Dr Yixiang Gan

Lecturer
School of Civil Engineering

J05 - J05 Civil Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

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

Website School of Civil Engineering

SciGEM

Teaching and supervision

CIVL3411 - Geotechnical Engineering

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • Heat flow in granular media under extreme loading conditions; Gan Y; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
  • 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 H, 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.

2012

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

Selected publications

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Journals

  • 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.
  • 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(5960), 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, 82(2), 189-206. [More Information]
  • 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, 42(26), 6628-6642. [More Information]

Conferences

  • 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).

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.
  • 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(5960), 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, 82(2), 189-206. [More Information]

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, 42(26), 6628-6642. [More Information]

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