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Cohesive Crack Model in Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Theory of Partially Saturated Soils

The fissuring and healing of clay is modeled using a novel approach, within a finite-element framework, that will allow the design of new materials and new geotechnical structures w more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

Discontinuous Discrete Methods for Solving the Multi-phase Hydro-mechanical Behaviour of Partially-saturated Soils

The goal of the project is to develop robust finite-element type solvers of the equations describing the multi-phase hydro-mechanical behaviour of partially saturated soils, hence a more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

Mechanobiolgocial role of endosteum and periosteum in bone remodelling

We earlier demonstrated by finite element analusis(FEA), that soft tissue dental ollicle surrounding nerupted teeth experiences compression over crowns, and tension beneath roots du more...

Supervisor(s): Sarrafpour, Babak (Dr)

Inverse Methods for Characterising Hydraulic Properties of Soils Under Unsaturated Conditions

New indirect methods for estimating material properties of partially saturated soils are developed based on infiltration tests and inversion of multi-phase hydro-mechanical equation more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

Structural Engineering

Visit our website at https://sydney.edu.au/engineering/our-research/infrastructure-and-transport/centre-for-advanced-structural-engineering.html We welcome applications from hi more...

Supervisor(s): Rasmussen, Kim (Professor), Wilkinson, Tim (Associate Professor), Ranzi, Gianluca (Professor), Shen, Luming (Associate Professor), Zhang, Hao (Dr)

Simulation of dynamic fracture propagation

The purpose of this research is to develop a computational method for dynamic fracture propagation associated with impact and blast. more...

Supervisor(s): Dias-da-Costa, Daniel (Dr)

XFEM methods for fracture propagation

The purpose of this research is to develop a FEM method for simulation of fracture. more...

Supervisor(s): Dias-da-Costa, Daniel (Dr)

Building Nano-X: a smaller and smarter cancer treatment machine

Nano-X is a smaller and smarter machine that will transform cancer treatment for millions of patients around the world every year. PhD positions are now available in advanced biomed more...

Supervisor(s): Keall, Paul (Professor)

Modelling plasma synthesis of nanoparticles for non-invasive diagnosis and targeted treatment of disease

This project will develop multiphysics models of a low temperature capacitively coupled plasma reactor to engineer functionalised nanoparticles for biomedical applications.This proj more...

Supervisor(s): Bilek, Marcela (Professor), Baldry, Mark (Dr)

Local and distortional buckling of stainless steel sections

The project aims to provide an understanding of how the unique material properties of stainless steel affect the local and distortional buckling behaviour. more...

Supervisor(s): Rasmussen, Kim (Professor)