About Associate Professor Luming Shen

Associate Professor Luming Shen is interested in multiscale modelling and simulation of multiphysics involved in bio/nano-materials and structures under various environmental conditions. He believes that simulation-based engineering science is a key element for achieving progress in the 21st century’s science and engineering.

Luming received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Tongji University in China and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in USA.

He was a structural engineer (building structures design) in Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences, China, from April 1997 to August 1999. Prior to joining the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney as Senior Lecturer in July 2008, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University.

Luming’s research interests mainly focus on the development of multiscale simulation approaches for the applications in bioengineering, nanomechanics and materials, advanced structural materials and blast-resistant design.

He has completed several research projects involving multi-scale modelling and simulation, molecular dynamics, kinetic Monte Carlo method, mesh-free methods, thin film delamination, thin film growth, water film formation, etc.

Aiming to develop the novel epoxy/nanomaterials as adhesives for retrofitting structures with CFRP, he is performing molecular dynamics simulations to study the epoxy-carbon nanotubes interactions.

He is also performing atomistic simulations to study the nanoflow between graphite layers, and to investigate the effect of structural hierarchy on the robustness of nanobar system.

Luming Shen currently holds an ARC Discovery Grant on the topic of “Multi-Scale Model-Based Simulation of Glass Fragmentation under Blast Loading”. In collaboration with the University of Missouri-Columbia and with funding support from the Department of Homeland Security in USA, he is also developing a novel nano-materials enhanced glass window panel for improved resistance against impact and blast.

Selected publications

  • Shen, L. and Chen, Z., "The Loading History and Crystal Orientation Effects On the Size-Dependency of Single Crystal Diamond Properties", Computational Mechanics, 42(4), pp. 619-629, 2008.
  • Shen, L. and Chen, Z., "A Study of the Loading Path and Crystal Orientation Effects on Size-Dependent Limit Strength", Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 74(7), pp. 1190-1202, 2007.
  • Shen, L. and Chen, Z., "A Numerical Study of the Size and Rate Effects on the Mechanical Response of Single Crystal Diamond and UNCD Films", International Journal of Damage Mechanics, vol. 15(2), pp. 169-195, 2006.
  • Shen, L. and Chen, Z., "Study of Combined Temperature, Rate and Size Effects on Tungsten Crystalline Block Strength", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part N, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, vol. 219, No. 3, pp. 111-122, 2006.
  • Shen, L. and Chen, Z., "An Investigation of Grain Size and Nitrogen-Doping Effects on the Mechanical Properties of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Films", International Journal of Solids and Structures, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp. 3379-3392, 2007.
  • Shen, L. and Chen, Z., "A Silent Boundary Scheme with the Material Point Method for Dynamic Analyses", Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, vol.7, no.3, pp.305-320, 2005.
  • Shen, L. and Chen, Z., "A Multi-Scale Simulation of Tungsten Film Delamination from Silicon Substrate", International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol.42, no.18-19, pp.5036-5056, 2005.
  • Chen, Z., Shen, L., Gan, Y. and Fang, H. E., "A Hyper-Surface for the Combined Loading Rate and Specimen Size Effects on the Material Properties", International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, vol. 3(4), pp. 451-461, 2005.
  • Shen, L. and Chen, Z., "An Investigation of the Effect of Interfacial Potentials on the Stress Transition in Thin Films", Modelling and Simulations in Materials Science and Engineering, vol.12, pp.s347-s369, 2004.
  • Chen, Z., Feng, R., Xin, X., and Shen, L., "A Computational Model for Impact Failure with Shear-Induced Dilatancy", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol.56, pp.1979-1997, 2003.
  • Zhao, J., Ranjith, P. G., Khalili, N., Dyskin, A.V., Liyanapathirana, S., Williams, D.J., Einav, I., Karakus, M., Sanjayan, J.G., Shen, L., Ma, G., Wu, C., Xu, C., Scheuermann, A., Pasternak, E., LeoC. J., Zhao, G., Perera, S. Three dimensionally compressed and monitored Hopkinson bar. ARC LIEF (LE150100058), 2015