Dr Yixiang Gan

Dr. -Ing (KIT, Germany)
Senior Lecturer
School of Civil Engineering

China studies centre

J05 - J05 Civil Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3721
Fax +61 2 9351 3343

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Biographical details

Dr. Yixiang Gan received the Dr.-Ing degree (with summa cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2008. He received the BE/BBA and ME degrees from the Xi'an Jiaotong University, China in 2002 and 2005, respectively.

Research interests

Granular materials include everything from sand and rocks to flour and salt, and can display some of the characteristics of gases, liquids and solids. They are of interest not only to children playing on the beach but to mining and pharmaceutical engineers as well as a range of other industries. Dr Yixiang Gan studies how they can affect the efficiency and reliability of our energy systems.

"We are living in a time of transition from fossil-based to sustainable energy sources. I don't know what name will be given to this time in the future, but I believe it will be considered as important as the 19th century's industrial revolution.

"In energy systems, granular media are commonly used to store, convert, capture and produce energy. Examples include lithium-ion batteries, solid oxide fuel cells and thermal storage systems.

"The function of granular materials in energy systems involves essentially the transport of electrons, heat and ionic species. Controlling the performance of such systems is encumbered by complex multi-physical interactions of matter and structure across a large range of length scales.

"My research focuses on the fundamental mechanics of heterogeneous materials, including sands, powders and foams. It aims to improve our fundamental understanding of these transport phenomena, to improve the functionality of energy systems and reduce their risks of failure.

"I feel fortunate to be able to work on many types of energy systems, including nuclear fusion and various energy storage systems.

"I'm excited about finding solutions to these engineering challenges. For complex engineering problems, the solutions can often be simple and beautiful.

"I have been working in this field for more than 10 years, and joined the University of Sydney in 2010. The University provides me with the freedom to carry out varied research in a supportive environment."

Teaching and supervision

CIVL6455 - Engineering Behaviour of Soils

CIVL5020 - Capstone Project A

CIVL5021 - Capstone Project B

CIVL4022 - Thesis A

CIVL4023 - Thesis B

Research supervision - (PhD/MPhil)

Current research students

Project title Research student
Pore-scale Simulations of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media: with Applications to Carbon Sequestration Yanyao BAO
Effective thermal conductivity of compacted granular materials Weijing DAI
Modelling of rock blasting using coupled finite element and smoothed particle hydrodynamics method Saba GHAREHDASH
Dynamic Responses of Unsaturated Porous Media Under Impact Loading Pengyu HUANG
Internal dynamics and flow properties of dense granular material Prashidha KHAREL
A thermo-hydro-mechanical model of healing in soils Noor MOHAMMAD
Gradation and Heating of Cemented Granular Materials Mojtaba NAZEMI
Dynamic Fracturing of Rock by Experimental SHPB and Combined Distinct-Finite Element Method (CDFEM) Mansour SHARAFISAFA
Instability of Unsaturated Soil Slopes in Rainfall-Induced Landslides Simon SHI
Electro-mechanical behaviour of granular materials Chongpu ZHAI
Static and Dynamic Behaviour of Inter-granular Liquid Bridges: Hysteresis of Contact Angle and Capillary Forces. Yi ZHANG

Current projects

  • Conduction in compacted granular media
  • Multiscale mechanics of granular materials
  • Unsaturated soils
  • Rough surfaces and grain morphology

Awards and honours

2017 Sydney Accelerator Fellowship Awards (SOAR)

Themes

Materials and structures; Clean energy

PhD and master's project opportunities

International links

China

(Tsinghua University) Collaborating with Professor Changqing Chen from Tsinghua University on the mechanics of porous media.

Germany

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Collaborating with Professor Marc Kamlah from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology on the mechanics of granular energy systems.

India

(Indian Institute of Technology Madras) Collaborating with Professor Ratna Annabattula from IIT, Madras on the numerical modelling of nuclear materials.

United States

(UCLA) Collaborating with Professor Mohamed Abdou and Dr Alice Ying from UCLA on the thermo-mechanics of solid fuels for nuclear fusion reactors.

United States

(University of California, Santa Barbara) Collaborating with Professor Robert McMeeking from UCSB on the mechanics of solid oxide fuel cells.

Selected grants

2017

  • Assessing reservoir performance for carbon storage in saline aquifers; Shen L, Maggi F, Gan Y, El Zein A, Pan Z; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • The mechanics of healing and self-healing in clayey soils; Airey D, El Zein A, Gan Y, Proust G, Dias-da-Costa D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • SOAR proposal - Gan, Yixiang; Gan Y; DVC Research/SOAR Fellowships.
  • An Analytical method for X-ray tracking of contacts between rough sand particles; Einav I, Zhai C, Gan Y; Universities Australia/Germany Joint Research Co-operation scheme.

2015

  • Transport phenomena in granular materials for energy applications; Gan Y, Hanaor D, Proust G, Kamlah M, Abdou M, McMeeking R; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2013

  • nanoIR - nanoscale bioimaging with continuous mapping of chemical and physical properties; Gomes V, Dehghani F, Gan Y, Chang L, Jabbarzadeh-Khoei A, McKenzie D, Hanaor D, Zhou F, Chrzanowski W, Braet F, Bilek M, Chan K, Perrier S, O'Neill G, Ammit A, Brand-Miller J, McEwan A, Hawkett B, Kondyurin A, Li Q, Burgess J, Li Z; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Heat flow in granular media under extreme loading conditions; Gan Y; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

2012

  • The micro-mechanical origins of creep in granular materials; Einav I, Gan Y; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Plasticity and creep of granular materials at elevated temperatures; Gan Y, Kamlah M; Group of Eight/Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Zhang, Y., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y. (2016). Rate effects in inter-granular capillary bridges. In Zhenghan Chen, Changfu Wei, Dean Sun, Yongfu Xu (Eds.), Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - from Theory to Practice, (pp. 463-466). Leiden: CRC Press.
  • Nguyen, G., Gan, Y. (2014). A multiphase constitutive modeling framework for unsaturated soil behavior. In N. Khalili, A.R Russell, A. Khoshghalb (Eds.), Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications (vol 1), (pp. 335-341). Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press/Balkema.

Journals

  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Revay, M., Airey, D., Einav, I. (2016). 3D printable geomaterials. Geotechnique, 66(4), 323-332. [More Information]
  • Liu, M., Zhang, Y., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Chen, C. (2016). Analytical solutions for elastic response of coated mesoporous materials to pore pressure. International Journal of Engineering Science, 107, 68-76. [More Information]
  • Flores-Johnson, E., Wang, S., Maggi, F., El Zein, A., Gan, Y., Nguyen, G., Shen, L. (2016). Discrete element simulation of dynamic behavior of partially saturated sand. International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 12(4), 495-507. [More Information]
  • Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Chen, C. (2016). Evaporation Limited Radial Capillary Penetration in Porous Media. Langmuir, 32(38), 9899-9904. [More Information]
  • Zhai, C., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Brassart, L., Gan, Y. (2016). Interfacial electro-mechanical behaviour at rough surfaces. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 9(3), 422-429. [More Information]
  • Desu, R., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Annabattula, R. (2016). Mechanics of binary crushable granular assembly through discrete element method [In Press]. Nuclear Materials and Energy. [More Information]
  • Pupeschi, S., Knitter, R., Kamlah, M., Gan, Y. (2016). Numerical and experimental characterization of ceramic pebble beds under cycling mechanical loading. Fusion Engineering and Design, 112, 162-168. [More Information]
  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2016). Static friction at fractal interfaces. Tribology International, 93, 229-238. [More Information]
  • Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Chen, C. (2016). The pore-load modulus of ordered nanoporous materials with surface effects. AIP Advances, 6(3), 035324-1-035324-7. [More Information]
  • Zhai, C., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Retraint, D. (2016). The Role of Surface Structure in Normal Contact Stiffness. Experimental Mechanics, 56(3), 359-368. [More Information]
  • Liu, M., Jin, P., Xu, Z., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Chen, C. (2016). Two-dimensional modeling of the self-limiting oxidation in silicon and tungsten nanowires. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, 6(5), 195-199. [More Information]
  • Hanaor, D., Chrzanowski, W., Gan, Y. (2015). An approach for the in-situ specific surface area assessment of aqueous oxide particles. Journal of the Australian Ceramics Society, 51(2), 88-93.
  • Liu, M., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Liu, B., Chen, C. (2015). An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 149, 134-143. [More Information]
  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2015). Contact mechanics of fractal surfaces by spline assisted discretisation. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 59, 121-131. [More Information]
  • Flores-Johnson, E., Rupert, T., Hemker, K., Gianola, D., Gan, Y. (2015). Modelling wrinkling interactions produced by patterned defects in metal thin films. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 4, 175-185. [More Information]
  • Hanaor, D., Kolb, M., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Knitter, R. (2015). Solution based synthesis of mixed-phase materials in the Li2TiO3-Li4SiO4 system. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 456, 151-161. [More Information]
  • Alonso-Marroquin, F., Huang, P., Hanaor, D., Flores-Johnson, E., Proust, G., Gan, Y., Shen, L. (2015). Static friction between rigid fractal surfaces. Physical Review E, 92(3), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Zhai, C., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Gan, Y. (2015). Stress-Dependent Electrical Contact Resistance at Fractal Rough Surfaces [In Press]. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. [More Information]
  • Hanaor, D., Ghadiri, M., Chrzanowski, W., Gan, Y. (2014). Scalable Surface Area Characterization by Electrokinetic Analysis of Complex Anion Adsorption. Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 30(50), 15143-15152. [More Information]
  • Annabattula, R., Kolb, M., Gan, Y., Rolli, R., Kamlah, M. (2014). Size dependent crush analysis of lithium orthosilicate pebbles. Fusion Science and Technology, 66(1), 136-141. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Hernandez, F., Hanaor, D., Annabattula, R., Kamlah, M., Pereslavtsev, P. (2014). Thermal discrete element analysis of EU solid breeder blanket subjected to neutron irradiation. Fusion Science and Technology, 66(1), 83-90. [More Information]
  • Ott, J., Volker, B., Gan, Y., McMeeking, R., Kamlah, M. (2013). A micromechanical model for effective conductivity in granular electrode structures. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 29(5), 682-698. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Maggi, F., Buscarnera, G., Einav, I. (2013). A particle-water based model for water retention hysteresis. Geotechnique Letters, 3(October - December 2013), 152-161. [More Information]
  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2013). Effects of surface structure deformation on static friction at fractal interfaces. Geotechnique Letters, 3(2), 52-58. [More Information]
  • Alonso-Marroquin, F., Ramirez-Gomez, A., Gonzalez-Montellano, C., Balaam, N., Hanaor, D., Flores-Johnson, E., Gan, Y., Chen, S., Shen, L. (2013). Experimental and numerical determination of mechanical properties of polygonal wood particles and their flow analysis in silos. Granular Matter, 15(6), 811-826. [More Information]
  • Zhao, S., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2013). Failure initiation and propagation of Li4SiO4 pebbles in fusion blankets. Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(1), 8-16. [More Information]
  • Zhao, S., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Kennerknecht, T., Rolli, R. (2013). Influence of plate material on the contact strength of Li4SiO4 pebbles in crush tests and evaluation of the contact strength in pebble-pebble contact. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 100, 28-37. [More Information]
  • Choi, I., Gan, Y., Kaufmann, D., Kraft, O., Schwaiger, R. (2012). Measurement of Young's modulus of anisotropic materials using microcompression testing. Journal of Materials Research, 27(21), 2752-2759. [More Information]
  • Annabattula, R., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2012). Mechanics of binary and polydisperse spherical pebble assembly. Fusion Engineering and Design, 87(5-6), 853-858. [More Information]
  • Annabattula, R., Gan, Y., Zhao, S., Kamlah, M. (2012). Mechanics of crushable pebble assembly using discrete element method. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 430(1-3), 90-95. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Rognon, P., Einav, I. (2012). Phase transitions and cyclic pseudotachylyte formation in simulated faults. Philosophical Magazine (London, 2003), 92(28-30), 3405-3417. [More Information]
  • Zhao, S., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2012). Spherical ceramic pebbles subjected to multiple non-concentrated surface loads. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49(3-4), 658-671. [More Information]
  • Ying, A., Reimann, J., Boccaccini, L., Enoeda, M., Kamlah, M., Knitter, R., Gan, Y., van der Laan, J., Magielsen, L., Di Maio, P., et al (2012). Status of ceramic breeder pebble bed thermo-mechanics R&D and impact on breeder material mechanical strength. Fusion Engineering and Design, 87(7-8), 1130-1137. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Riesch-Oppermann, H., Rolli, R., Liu, P. (2011). Crush probability analysis of ceramic breeder pebble beds under mechanical stresses. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 417, 706-709. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Reimann, J. (2010). Computer Simulation of Packing Structure in Pebble Beds. Fusion Engineering and Design, 85, 1782-1787. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2010). Discrete element modelling of pebble beds: With application to uniaxial compression tests of ceramic breeder pebble beds. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 58(2), 129-144. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2010). Thermo-mechanical modelling of pebble bed-wall interfaces. Fusion Engineering and Design, 85(1), 24-32. [More Information]
  • Rupert, T., Gianola, D., Gan, Y., Hemker, K. (2009). Experimental observations of stress-driven grain boundary migration. Science, 326, 1686-1690. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2009). Thermo-mechanical analyses of HELICA and HEXCALIBER mock-ups. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 386-388(C), 1060-1064. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2008). Thermo-mechanical analysis of pebble beds in HELICA mock-up experiments. Fusion Engineering and Design, 83(7-9), 1313-1316. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2007). Identification of material parameters of a thermo-mechanical model for pebble beds in fusion blankets. Fusion Engineering and Design.
  • Gan, Y., Chen, C., Shen, Y. (2005). Three-dimensional modeling of the mechanical property of linearly elastic open cell foams. International Journal of Solids and Structures.

Conferences

  • Huang, P., Shen, L., Gan, Y., Maggi, F., El Zein, A., Nguyen, G. (2016). A Coarse-Grained Approach to Modelling Tensile Fracture of Sand Grains and Surface Tension of Water at Mesoscale. 10th International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure (SIF-2016): Advances in Materials and Structures, Millersville, Pennsylvania, USA: Materials Research Forum LLC (MRF).
  • Kazzaz, A., Einav, I., Proust, G., Gan, Y. (2016). Effect of ground mineralogy on energy pile performance in dense sand. The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2015), Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. [More Information]
  • Dai, W., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D. (2016). Effective thermal conductivity of submicron powders: A numerical study. The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2015), Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. [More Information]
  • Mohammad, N., Hanaor, D., El Zein, A., Gan, Y. (2016). Effects of tension cracks on hydro-mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils. International Conference on Geomechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources (IC3G 2016), Melbourne: Monash University.
  • Zhai, C., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D. (2016). Numerical Analysis of Normal Contact Stiffness of Rough Surfaces. The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2015), Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. [More Information]
  • Gharehdash, S., Shen, L., Gan, Y., Flores-Johnson, E. (2016). Numerical investigation on fracturing of rock under blast using coupled finite element method and smoothed particle hydrodynamics. The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2015), Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. [More Information]
  • Liu, M., Gan, Y., Wu, J., Chen, C. (2016). Surface Effect on the Adsorption-Induced Deformation of Ordered Porous Material. 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Canada: The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).
  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I., Airey, D. (2015). Simulation of realistic printable granular matter. 8th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, Tel Aviv.
  • Huang, P., Proust, G., Alonso-Marroquin, F., Flores-Johnson, E., Gan, Y., Shen, L., Hanaor, D. (2014). Computing the Friction Coefficient of Fractal Surfaces Using SPOLY. 8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 8), Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
  • Fan, Y., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Zhang, Y., Einav, I. (2014). Dynamic contact angles of droplets and capillary bridges. 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University.
  • Zhai, C., Bevand, S., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Guelorget, B., Retraint, D. (2014). Measurement of normal contact stiffness on fractal rough surfaces. 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University.
  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2014). Normal contact stiffness at fractal interfaces. 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University.
  • Zhai, C., Xu, M., Feng, B., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D. (2014). Vibration control system with digitally adjustable electromagnetic damping and stiffness. 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University.
  • Einav, I., Rognon, P., Gan, Y., Miller, T., Griffani, D. (2013). 10,000 - A Reason to Study Granular Heat Convection. 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media: Powders and Grains 2013, Melville, New York, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP). [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Maggi, F., Einav, I. (2013). Water retention in discrete element method. 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media: Powders and Grains 2013, Melville, New York, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP). [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2012). The competition between grain melting and solidification during shear heating in simulated faults. 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing: The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).

2016

  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Revay, M., Airey, D., Einav, I. (2016). 3D printable geomaterials. Geotechnique, 66(4), 323-332. [More Information]
  • Huang, P., Shen, L., Gan, Y., Maggi, F., El Zein, A., Nguyen, G. (2016). A Coarse-Grained Approach to Modelling Tensile Fracture of Sand Grains and Surface Tension of Water at Mesoscale. 10th International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure (SIF-2016): Advances in Materials and Structures, Millersville, Pennsylvania, USA: Materials Research Forum LLC (MRF).
  • Liu, M., Zhang, Y., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Chen, C. (2016). Analytical solutions for elastic response of coated mesoporous materials to pore pressure. International Journal of Engineering Science, 107, 68-76. [More Information]
  • Flores-Johnson, E., Wang, S., Maggi, F., El Zein, A., Gan, Y., Nguyen, G., Shen, L. (2016). Discrete element simulation of dynamic behavior of partially saturated sand. International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 12(4), 495-507. [More Information]
  • Kazzaz, A., Einav, I., Proust, G., Gan, Y. (2016). Effect of ground mineralogy on energy pile performance in dense sand. The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2015), Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. [More Information]
  • Dai, W., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D. (2016). Effective thermal conductivity of submicron powders: A numerical study. The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2015), Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. [More Information]
  • Mohammad, N., Hanaor, D., El Zein, A., Gan, Y. (2016). Effects of tension cracks on hydro-mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils. International Conference on Geomechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources (IC3G 2016), Melbourne: Monash University.
  • Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Chen, C. (2016). Evaporation Limited Radial Capillary Penetration in Porous Media. Langmuir, 32(38), 9899-9904. [More Information]
  • Zhai, C., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Brassart, L., Gan, Y. (2016). Interfacial electro-mechanical behaviour at rough surfaces. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 9(3), 422-429. [More Information]
  • Desu, R., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Annabattula, R. (2016). Mechanics of binary crushable granular assembly through discrete element method [In Press]. Nuclear Materials and Energy. [More Information]
  • Zhai, C., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D. (2016). Numerical Analysis of Normal Contact Stiffness of Rough Surfaces. The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2015), Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. [More Information]
  • Pupeschi, S., Knitter, R., Kamlah, M., Gan, Y. (2016). Numerical and experimental characterization of ceramic pebble beds under cycling mechanical loading. Fusion Engineering and Design, 112, 162-168. [More Information]
  • Gharehdash, S., Shen, L., Gan, Y., Flores-Johnson, E. (2016). Numerical investigation on fracturing of rock under blast using coupled finite element method and smoothed particle hydrodynamics. The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM 2015), Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y. (2016). Rate effects in inter-granular capillary bridges. In Zhenghan Chen, Changfu Wei, Dean Sun, Yongfu Xu (Eds.), Unsaturated Soil Mechanics - from Theory to Practice, (pp. 463-466). Leiden: CRC Press.
  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2016). Static friction at fractal interfaces. Tribology International, 93, 229-238. [More Information]
  • Liu, M., Gan, Y., Wu, J., Chen, C. (2016). Surface Effect on the Adsorption-Induced Deformation of Ordered Porous Material. 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Canada: The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).
  • Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Chen, C. (2016). The pore-load modulus of ordered nanoporous materials with surface effects. AIP Advances, 6(3), 035324-1-035324-7. [More Information]
  • Zhai, C., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Retraint, D. (2016). The Role of Surface Structure in Normal Contact Stiffness. Experimental Mechanics, 56(3), 359-368. [More Information]
  • Liu, M., Jin, P., Xu, Z., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Chen, C. (2016). Two-dimensional modeling of the self-limiting oxidation in silicon and tungsten nanowires. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, 6(5), 195-199. [More Information]

2015

  • Hanaor, D., Chrzanowski, W., Gan, Y. (2015). An approach for the in-situ specific surface area assessment of aqueous oxide particles. Journal of the Australian Ceramics Society, 51(2), 88-93.
  • Liu, M., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Liu, B., Chen, C. (2015). An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 149, 134-143. [More Information]
  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2015). Contact mechanics of fractal surfaces by spline assisted discretisation. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 59, 121-131. [More Information]
  • Flores-Johnson, E., Rupert, T., Hemker, K., Gianola, D., Gan, Y. (2015). Modelling wrinkling interactions produced by patterned defects in metal thin films. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 4, 175-185. [More Information]
  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I., Airey, D. (2015). Simulation of realistic printable granular matter. 8th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, Tel Aviv.
  • Hanaor, D., Kolb, M., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Knitter, R. (2015). Solution based synthesis of mixed-phase materials in the Li2TiO3-Li4SiO4 system. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 456, 151-161. [More Information]
  • Alonso-Marroquin, F., Huang, P., Hanaor, D., Flores-Johnson, E., Proust, G., Gan, Y., Shen, L. (2015). Static friction between rigid fractal surfaces. Physical Review E, 92(3), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Zhai, C., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Gan, Y. (2015). Stress-Dependent Electrical Contact Resistance at Fractal Rough Surfaces [In Press]. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. [More Information]

2014

  • Nguyen, G., Gan, Y. (2014). A multiphase constitutive modeling framework for unsaturated soil behavior. In N. Khalili, A.R Russell, A. Khoshghalb (Eds.), Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications (vol 1), (pp. 335-341). Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press/Balkema.
  • Huang, P., Proust, G., Alonso-Marroquin, F., Flores-Johnson, E., Gan, Y., Shen, L., Hanaor, D. (2014). Computing the Friction Coefficient of Fractal Surfaces Using SPOLY. 8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 8), Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia.
  • Fan, Y., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Zhang, Y., Einav, I. (2014). Dynamic contact angles of droplets and capillary bridges. 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University.
  • Zhai, C., Bevand, S., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Guelorget, B., Retraint, D. (2014). Measurement of normal contact stiffness on fractal rough surfaces. 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University.
  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2014). Normal contact stiffness at fractal interfaces. 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University.
  • Hanaor, D., Ghadiri, M., Chrzanowski, W., Gan, Y. (2014). Scalable Surface Area Characterization by Electrokinetic Analysis of Complex Anion Adsorption. Langmuir: the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 30(50), 15143-15152. [More Information]
  • Annabattula, R., Kolb, M., Gan, Y., Rolli, R., Kamlah, M. (2014). Size dependent crush analysis of lithium orthosilicate pebbles. Fusion Science and Technology, 66(1), 136-141. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Hernandez, F., Hanaor, D., Annabattula, R., Kamlah, M., Pereslavtsev, P. (2014). Thermal discrete element analysis of EU solid breeder blanket subjected to neutron irradiation. Fusion Science and Technology, 66(1), 83-90. [More Information]
  • Zhai, C., Xu, M., Feng, B., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D. (2014). Vibration control system with digitally adjustable electromagnetic damping and stiffness. 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University.

2013

  • Einav, I., Rognon, P., Gan, Y., Miller, T., Griffani, D. (2013). 10,000 - A Reason to Study Granular Heat Convection. 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media: Powders and Grains 2013, Melville, New York, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP). [More Information]
  • Ott, J., Volker, B., Gan, Y., McMeeking, R., Kamlah, M. (2013). A micromechanical model for effective conductivity in granular electrode structures. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 29(5), 682-698. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Maggi, F., Buscarnera, G., Einav, I. (2013). A particle-water based model for water retention hysteresis. Geotechnique Letters, 3(October - December 2013), 152-161. [More Information]
  • Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2013). Effects of surface structure deformation on static friction at fractal interfaces. Geotechnique Letters, 3(2), 52-58. [More Information]
  • Alonso-Marroquin, F., Ramirez-Gomez, A., Gonzalez-Montellano, C., Balaam, N., Hanaor, D., Flores-Johnson, E., Gan, Y., Chen, S., Shen, L. (2013). Experimental and numerical determination of mechanical properties of polygonal wood particles and their flow analysis in silos. Granular Matter, 15(6), 811-826. [More Information]
  • Zhao, S., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2013). Failure initiation and propagation of Li4SiO4 pebbles in fusion blankets. Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(1), 8-16. [More Information]
  • Zhao, S., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Kennerknecht, T., Rolli, R. (2013). Influence of plate material on the contact strength of Li4SiO4 pebbles in crush tests and evaluation of the contact strength in pebble-pebble contact. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 100, 28-37. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Maggi, F., Einav, I. (2013). Water retention in discrete element method. 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media: Powders and Grains 2013, Melville, New York, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP). [More Information]

2012

  • Choi, I., Gan, Y., Kaufmann, D., Kraft, O., Schwaiger, R. (2012). Measurement of Young's modulus of anisotropic materials using microcompression testing. Journal of Materials Research, 27(21), 2752-2759. [More Information]
  • Annabattula, R., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2012). Mechanics of binary and polydisperse spherical pebble assembly. Fusion Engineering and Design, 87(5-6), 853-858. [More Information]
  • Annabattula, R., Gan, Y., Zhao, S., Kamlah, M. (2012). Mechanics of crushable pebble assembly using discrete element method. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 430(1-3), 90-95. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Rognon, P., Einav, I. (2012). Phase transitions and cyclic pseudotachylyte formation in simulated faults. Philosophical Magazine (London, 2003), 92(28-30), 3405-3417. [More Information]
  • Zhao, S., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2012). Spherical ceramic pebbles subjected to multiple non-concentrated surface loads. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49(3-4), 658-671. [More Information]
  • Ying, A., Reimann, J., Boccaccini, L., Enoeda, M., Kamlah, M., Knitter, R., Gan, Y., van der Laan, J., Magielsen, L., Di Maio, P., et al (2012). Status of ceramic breeder pebble bed thermo-mechanics R&D and impact on breeder material mechanical strength. Fusion Engineering and Design, 87(7-8), 1130-1137. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2012). The competition between grain melting and solidification during shear heating in simulated faults. 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing: The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM).

2011

  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Riesch-Oppermann, H., Rolli, R., Liu, P. (2011). Crush probability analysis of ceramic breeder pebble beds under mechanical stresses. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 417, 706-709. [More Information]

2010

  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Reimann, J. (2010). Computer Simulation of Packing Structure in Pebble Beds. Fusion Engineering and Design, 85, 1782-1787. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2010). Discrete element modelling of pebble beds: With application to uniaxial compression tests of ceramic breeder pebble beds. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 58(2), 129-144. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2010). Thermo-mechanical modelling of pebble bed-wall interfaces. Fusion Engineering and Design, 85(1), 24-32. [More Information]

2009

  • Rupert, T., Gianola, D., Gan, Y., Hemker, K. (2009). Experimental observations of stress-driven grain boundary migration. Science, 326, 1686-1690. [More Information]
  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2009). Thermo-mechanical analyses of HELICA and HEXCALIBER mock-ups. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 386-388(C), 1060-1064. [More Information]

2008

  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2008). Thermo-mechanical analysis of pebble beds in HELICA mock-up experiments. Fusion Engineering and Design, 83(7-9), 1313-1316. [More Information]

2007

  • Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2007). Identification of material parameters of a thermo-mechanical model for pebble beds in fusion blankets. Fusion Engineering and Design.

2005

  • Gan, Y., Chen, C., Shen, Y. (2005). Three-dimensional modeling of the mechanical property of linearly elastic open cell foams. International Journal of Solids and Structures.

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