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Hongyuan Liu

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Hong Y Liu

Senior Lecturer
Geotechnical Engineering
Program Coordinator of Civil Engineering

Room 221, Engineering Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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Dr Hongyuan Liu is a lecturer in geomechanics at the School of Engineering and ICT in the College of Sciences and Engineering. Hong's research interest is in the field of computational geomechanics, tunnelling, and rock mechanics. In particular, Hong's research focuses on the development of advanced computational methods such as enriched finite element method and hybrid finite-discrete element method and their application in studying rock/rock mass fracture and failure, associated microseismicities, and their interactions with underground fluids such as groundwater, oil, gas and hazardous waste. Hong's research has resulted in 1 book and more than 35 peer-reviewed journal papers including many in the leading geomechanics journals, which has attracted 416 Scopus citations and an h-index of 14 till July 2015.

Biography

Dr Hongyuan Liu's current research at UTAS encompasses the broad areas of computational geomechanics, tunnelling and rock mechanics. He is the coordinator of the Geotechnical Engineering program and teaches KNE273 Geology and Soil Mechanics, KNE372 Mining Methods, KNE373 Geotechnical Engineering and KNE487 Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.

Hong was a research fellow at the Golder Geomechanics Centre led by Prof David Williams within the University of Queensland before being appointed in UTAS in 2010. Prior to joining in UQ in 2008, Hong was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Sydney funded by an ARC Discovery Project 'Effects of Tunnelling on Existing Support System' held by Profs John Small and John Carter.Hong completed his PhD at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden in 2004 and later worked there as a research scientist till moving to Australia in 2006. During the period as a research scientist, Hong, together with Profs Per-Arne Lindqvist and SQ Kou, attracted research grants of over $1M SEK from LKAB, Atlas Copco, SKB's Aspo Hard Rock Laboratory and SGU. Prior to being awarded scholarships by LTU Sweden in 2001, Hong completed his Masters and Bachelor degrees at Northeastern University China in 2000 and 1997, respectively. He was the early developer of the RFPA code led by Cheung Kong Professor Tang.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryDate of award
PhDNumerical Modelling of Rock Fragmentation Process by Mechanical toolsLulea University of TechnologySweden2004
LicEngNumerical Modelling of the Rock Fracture Process under Mechanical LoadingLulea University of TechnologySweden2002
MEVirtual Research on Overburden Rock Strata Movement and Collapse Process Induced by Mining ExcavationNortheastern UniversityChina2000
BENumerical Simulation of Rock Slope Failure Progressive ProcessNortheastern UniversityChina1997

Languages (other than English)

Chinese, Swedish

Memberships

Committee associations

  • Member of International Society of Rock Mechanics
  • Member of Australian Geomechanics Society
  • Committee member of Australian Geomechanics Society Tasmanian Chapter
  • Member of Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Editorial Board Member of the journal 'Civil Engineering and Architecture' published by Horizon Research Publishing Corporation, USA
  • Regular peer reviewer for more than 10 international journals including International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Computers and Geotechnics, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, and ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics

Teaching

Rock Mechanics, Rock Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Numerical Methods in Geomechanics

Teaching expertise

At UTAS, Hong has taught and/or coordinated the following units

Hong currently teaches the course of Bachelor of Engineering and is the champion (coordinator) of the School of Engineering and ICT's Geotechnical Engineering program

Teaching responsibility

Research Invitations

Hong has been invited to work as a visiting scholar for a short time or conduct cooperative researches by Tsinghua, Institute of Mechanics at Chinese Academy of Science, DLUT, NEU, Golder Associates, Rinker Australia, Ground Control Engineering, Shree Minerals, LTU, SKB's Aspo Hard Rock Laboratory, LKAB, Atlas Copco, and SP.

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Expertise

Hong conducts fundamental and applied research on geomechanics and tunnelling, which includes:

  • Development and application of hybrid finite-discrete element methods in geomechanics
  • Microseismicity monitoring and analysis
  • Dam and foundation interaction and stability
  • Large-scale laboratory test of mine backfilling materials and design of backfill mining method
  • Rockburst and rock support in deep underground excavations subjected to dynamic loads
  • Damage and failure of geomaterials under static and impact (dynamic) loads
  • Computational methods in geomechanics
  • Geomaterial characterisation using integrated microscopic observation, image analysis and numerical modelling
  • Mechanical fragmentation (rock cutting, drilling and crushing)
  • Rock fragmentation by blast and blast-induced vibration
  • Shallow tunnelling in soil/weak rock mass, tunnelling by tunnel boring machine, and effects of tunnelling on adjacent structures
  • Rock/soil - structure interaction in designing support system and foundation
  • Soft soil improvement in wick drains

Research Themes

Hong's research aligns to the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. His research interests include understanding failure behaviour of geomaterials under various loads and their interactions with underground fluids such as groundwater, oil, gas and hazardous waste. On one hand, this research helps develop high-tech rock excavation techniques for efficient extraction of natural resources such as minerals, oil and gas in deep underground to stimulate sustainable Australia's economy. On the other hand, this study prevents the geostructures, such as dams, tunnels, foundations, embankments, shafts, slopes and backfills made from these geomaterials from fracture, failure and collapse to safeguard Australia's important infrastructure. Moreover the study on the interaction between geomaterial and underground fluids contributes to management of hazardous waste to protect Australian environment.Hong's research has spread to working with Sandvik and Atlas Copco for developing rock boring tools, Swedish SP and CBI for realistic texture-based microscopic observation, mechanical testing and numerical modelling, Tsinghua in China for tunnel and dam stability, and local Tasmanian mining industry for mechanical testing of rock cores and cemented rockfill. Hong is also working on development and application of enriched finite element method and hybrid finite-discrete element method in geomechanics, which connects him with USTB in China for modelling rock blasting, NEU in China for modelling concrete structure collapse under external collision and blast / earthquake-induced vibration, and CMT, IMS, and DLUT for modelling geomaterial failure-induced microseismicities.

Collaboration

Hong's research focus on computational mechanics, rock mechanics and tunnelling, which connects him to collaborate with several universities, research organisations and civil and mining industries across Australia, Europe and Asia.

Awards

  • Top 15 highest ranked paper by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering regional conference - ANZ2012 on Geomechanics
  • Australian Academy of Science's scientific exchange program award in 2010/2011
  • Top 25 hottest paper in the leading geomechanics journal Computers and Geotechnics in 2010
  • President's scholarship award at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden in 2004
  • 1st class science and technology award (as a team member) by China National Metallurgy Association in 2002
  • 2nd class natural science award (as a team member) by China Ministry of Education in 2001

Current projects

  • Development and application of a hybrid continuous-discontinuous model: the project is aimed to develop a hybrid model for transition from continua to discontinua of geomaterials during geostructure failure, and interaction between the geomaterials, initiated cracks and underground fluids such as groundwater, oil, gas and hazardous waste, which has wide applications in ground improvement, coal seam gas, hydraulic fracturing, gas outburst, and geothermal energy.
  • Dynamic fracture of rock under impact loads: this project investigates the failure behaviour of hard and brittle rock under static & dynamic loads with various loading rates and the microseismicity associated with rock failure, i.e. the elastic energy release. This research is aimed to improve rock fragmentation efficiency, control the excavation damage/distributed zone, and design appropriate support and reinforcement system in mechanical excavation and rock blasting.
  • Effects of tunnelling on adjacent structures: this project develops full three-dimensional elasto-plastic finite element analysis software for tunnelling and structure interaction, which takes into account the presence of the adjacent structure, the tunnelling procedure, the interaction between the shotcrete lining and ground, the interaction between the rock bolts and ground, and the elasto-plastic behaviour of the support system and ground. This research is aimed to develop an design chart for effects of tunnelling on adjacent structures for various ground conditions, structures and tunnelling techniques.
  • Geomaterial characterisation using integrated microscopic observation, image analysis, mechanical test and numerical modelling: the microstructure of geomaterials is first observed using various kinds of microscopes and characterised by quantitative image analysis. Microstructural and/or micromechanical models are then built on the basis of geomaterial microstructure or its characterised parameters and numerically tested under various loading conditions to investigate the relationship between geomaterial microstructure and breakage properties and evaluate its mechanical properties as rock aggregates, decoration materials or other construction materials.

Fields of Research

  • Civil Geotechnical Engineering (090501)
  • Geomechanics and Resources Geotechnical Engineering (091402)
  • Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
  • Construction Engineering (090502)
  • Petroleum and Reservoir Engineering (091406)

Research Objectives

  • Civil Construction Processes (870401)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Civil Construction Design (870201)
  • Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments (961010)
  • Stone, Ceramics and Clay Materials (870304)
  • Cement and Concrete Materials (870301)
  • Mining and Extraction of Iron Ores (840204)
  • Coal Mining and Extraction (850201)
  • Oil Shale and Tar Sands Mining and Extraction (850204)
  • Geothermal Energy Extraction (850202)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Oil and Gas Exploration (850103)

Publications

Hong has published 1 book, over 35 peer-reviewed journal papers, and about 15 peer-reviewed conference papers. Hong's publications have attracted 416 Scopus citations and an h-index of 14 till July 2015.  Hong is an editorial board member of Civil Engineering and Architecture published by Horizon Research Publishing Corporation, USA. Hong is also a regular reviewer for more than 10 international journals such as International Journal of Rock mechanics and Mining Sciences, Rock mechanics and Rock Engineering, Computers and Geotechnics, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, and International Journal of Geomechanics.

Total publications

81

Journal Article

(54 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Fukuda D, Mohammadnejad M, Liu H, Dehkhoda S, Chan A, et al., 'Development of a GPGPU‐parallelized hybrid finite-discrete element method for modeling rock fracture', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 43, (10) pp. 1797-1824. ISSN 1096-9853 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/nag.2934 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Fukuda D; Mohammadnejad M; Chan A; Han H

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2019Fukuda D, Mohammadnejad M, Liu H, Zhang Q, Zhao J, et al., 'Development of a 3D hybrid finite-discrete element simulator based on GPGPU-parallelized computation for modelling rock fracturing under quasi-static and dynamic loading conditions', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering pp. 1-34. ISSN 0723-2632 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00603-019-01960-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Fukuda D; Mohammadnejad M; Dehkhoda S; Chan A

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2019Kang Y, Liu H, Aziz MMA, Kassim KA, 'A wavelet transform method for studying the energy distribution characteristics of microseismicities associated rock failure', Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering pp. 1-16. ISSN 2095-7564 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jtte.2018.03.007 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Liu H, 'Thoughts on future development and application of hybrid finite-discrete element method', Journal of Advanced Civil Engineering Practice and Research, 8 pp. 1-3. ISSN 2550-1933 (2019) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2019Liu T, Huang H, Yan Z, Tang X, Liu H, 'A case study on key techniques for long-distance sea-crossing shield tunneling', Marine Georesources and Geotechnology pp. 1-18. ISSN 1064-119X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1064119X.2019.1630871 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Liu T

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2019Mohammadnejad M, Fukuda D, Liu H, Dehkhoda S, Chan A, 'GPGPU-parallelized 3D combined finite-discrete element modelling of rock fracture with adaptive contact activation approach', Computational Particle Mechanics pp. 1-19. ISSN 2196-4378 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40571-019-00287-4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mohammadnejad M; Dehkhoda S; Chan A

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2019Tan X, Chen W, Yang D, Liu H, Chan AHC, 'Experimental and theoretical studies on effect of height-to-diameter ratios on failure forms and mechanical characteristics of foamed concrete', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 31, (1) Article 04018341. ISSN 0899-1561 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002557 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Chan AHC

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2019Huang F, Kang Y, Liu H, You L, Li X, 'Critical conditions for coal wellbore failure during primary coalbed methane recovery: a case study from the San Juan Basin', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering pp. 1-17. ISSN 0723-2632 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00603-019-01825-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Huang F

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2018Tang X, Chen W, Liu H, Wang L, Ma W, et al., 'A unified model for frost heave pressure in the rock with a penny-shaped fracture during freezing', Cold Regions Science and Technology, 153 pp. 1-9. ISSN 0165-232X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2018.04.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Tang X; Chan AHC

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2018Mohammadnejad M, Liu H, Chan A, Dehkhoda S, Fukuda D, 'An overview on advances in computational fracture mechanics of rock', Geosystem Engineering pp. 1-24. ISSN 1226-9328 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/12269328.2018.1448006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Mohammadnejad M; Chan A

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2018Yu Q, Liu H, Yang T, Liu H, '3D numerical study on fracture process of concrete with different ITZ properties using X-ray computerized tomography', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 147 pp. 204-222. ISSN 0020-7683 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.05.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2017An HM, Liu HY, Han H, Zheng X, Wang XG, 'Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of dynamic fracture and resultant fragment casting and muck-piling by rock blast', Computers and Geotechnics, 81 pp. 322-345. ISSN 0266-352X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2016.09.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: An HM; Han H; Zheng X

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2017Cheng C, Chen C, Ma T, Liu H, Tang C, 'A case study on the strata movement mechanism and surface deformation regulation in Chengchao underground iron mine', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50, (4) pp. 1011-1032. ISSN 0723-2632 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00603-016-1132-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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2017Cheng G, Ma T, Tang C, Liu H, Wang S, 'A zoning model for coal mining - induced strata movement based on microseismic monitoring', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 94 pp. 123-138. ISSN 1365-1609 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2017.03.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 37

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2017Liu X, Tang C, Li L, Lv P, Liu H, 'Microseismic monitoring and 3D finite element analysis of the Right Bank Slope, Dagangshan hydropower station, during reservoir impounding', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50, (7) pp. 1901-1917. ISSN 0723-2632 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00603-017-1191-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

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2017An H, Liu H, Wang X, Shi J, Han H, 'Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of blast-induced excavation damaged zone in the top-heading of deep tunnels', Stavebni Obzor - The Civil Engineering Journal, 2017 Article 3. ISSN 1805-2576 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14311/CEJ.2017.01.0003 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Han H

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2017Xianjun T, Chen W, Liu H, Chan AHC, Tian H, et al., 'A combined supporting system based on foamed concrete and U-shaped steel for underground coal mine roadways undergoing large deformations', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 68 pp. 196-210. ISSN 0886-7798 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2017.05.023 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Xianjun T; Chan AHC

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2017Yang T, Liu HY, Tang CA, 'Scale effect in macroscopic permeability of jointed rock mass using a coupled stress-damage-flow method', Engineering Geology, 228 pp. 121-136. ISSN 0013-7952 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2017.07.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2017Tang SB, Bao CY, Liu HY, 'Brittle fracture of rock under combined tensile and compressive loading conditions', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 54, (1) pp. 88-101. ISSN 0008-3674 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2016-0214 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2016Lin P, Zhu X, Li Q, Liu H, Yu Y, 'Study on optimal grouting timing for controlling uplift deformation of a super high arch dam', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49, (1) pp. 115-142. ISSN 0723-2632 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00603-015-0732-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 14

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2016Liu HY, Han H, An HM, Shi JJ, 'Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of asperity degradation and gouge grinding during direct shearing of rough rock joints', International Journal of Coal Science & Technology, 3, (3) pp. 295-310. ISSN 2095-8293 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40789-016-0142-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

Co-authors: Han H; An HM

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2016Ma T, Wu Q, Tang C, Liu HY, 'Hydraulic fracturing propagation mechanism during shale gas reservoir stimulation through horizontal well', Tehnicki Vjesnik, 23, (2) pp. 477-490. ISSN 1330-3651 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17559/TV-20151216024823 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Tang SB, Zhang H, Tang CA, Liu HY, 'Numerical model for the cracking behavior of heterogeneous brittle solids subjected to thermal shock', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 80 pp. 520-531. ISSN 0020-7683 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.10.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32

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2015Hainin MR, Aziz MMA, Adnan AM, Hassan NA, Jaya RP, et al., 'Performance of modified asphalt binder with tire rubber powder', Jurnal Teknologi, 73, (4) pp. 55-60. ISSN 0127-9696 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.11113/jt.v73.4288 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2015Lin P, Liu H, Zhou W, 'Experimental study on failure behaviour of deep tunnels under high in-situ stresses', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 46 pp. 28-45. ISSN 0886-7798 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2014.10.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 48

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2015Lin P, Zhou W, Liu H, 'Experimental study on cracking, reinforcement, and overall stability of the Xiaowan super-high arch dam', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 48, (2) pp. 819-841. ISSN 0723-2632 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00603-014-0593-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 37

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2015Liu HY, Kang YM, Lin P, 'Hybrid finite-discrete element modeling of geomaterials fracture and fragment muck-piling', International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 9, (2) pp. 115-131. ISSN 1938-6362 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1179/1939787913Y.0000000035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 2

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2015Luo D, Lin P, Li Q, Zheng D, Liu H, 'Effect of the impounding process on the overall stability of a high arch dam: a case study of the Xiluodu dam, China', Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 8, (11) pp. 9023-9041. ISSN 1866-7511 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12517-015-1868-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2015Yu QL, Ranjith PG, Liu HY, Yang TH, Tang SB, et al., 'A mesostructure-based damage model for thermal cracking analysis and application in granite at elevated temperatures', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 48, (6) pp. 2263-2282. ISSN 0723-2632 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00603-014-0679-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23

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2014Gao J, Liu HY, Zhang M, Aziz MMA, 'Failure process and support method of roadways excavated in inclined rockmass strata', Civil Engineering and Architecture, 2, (8) pp. 304-312. ISSN 2332-1091 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.13189/ cea.2014.020803 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Gao J

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2014Lin P, Liu H, Li Q, Hu H, 'Effects of outlets on cracking risk and integral stability of super-high arch dams', The Scientific World Journal, 2014 Article 312827. ISSN 1537-744X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2014/312827 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 4

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2014Yang T, Xu T, Liu H, Zhang C, Wang S, et al., 'Rheological characteristics of weak rock mass and effects on the long-term stability of slopes', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 47, (6) pp. 2253-2263. ISSN 1434-453X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00603-013-0527-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

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2013Liu HY, 'A hybrid continuous-discontinuous model for predicting rock failure in mining', The AusIMM Bulletin - The Journal of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, (2) pp. 52-55. ISSN 1034-6775 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Liu HY, 'Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of dynamic fracture of rocks with various geometries', Applied Mechanics and Materials, 256-259 pp. 183-186. ISSN 1662-7482 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.256-259.183 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2013Lin P, Zhou Y, Liu H, Wang C, 'Reinforcement design and stability analysis for large-span tailrace bifurcated tunnels with irregular geometry', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 38 pp. 189-204. ISSN 0886-7798 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2013.07.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 31

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2012Liang W-M, Liu Hong-Yuan, Zhou F-J, 'Influence of air-decoupling charge on rock blasting', Beijing Ligong Daxue Xuebao: Transactions of the Beijing Institute of Technology, 32, (12) pp. 1215-1218,1228. ISSN 1001-0645 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 11

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2012Liu H, Lindqvist P-A, Akesson U, Kou S, Lindqvist J-E, 'Characterisation of rock aggregate breakage properties using realistic texture-based modelling', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 36, (10) pp. 1280-1302. ISSN 1096-9853 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/nag.1053 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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2012Liang Z-Z, Yu Y, Tang S-B, Liu H, Tang C-A, 'Numerical modeling of rock fracture mechanism under disc cutters and associated cutter spacing optimization', Journal of Mining and Safety Engineering, 29, (1) pp. 84-90. ISSN 1673-3363 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2011Liu H, 'The University of Tasmania's geotechnical engineering program - now officially recognised by the AusIMM', Journal of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, (5) pp. 74-76. ISSN 1034-6775 (2011) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2011Wang SY, Sloan SW, Liu H, Tang CA, 'Numerical simulation of the rock fragmentation process induced by two drill bits subjected to static and dynamic (impact) loading', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 44, (3) pp. 317-332. ISSN 0723-2632 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00603-010-0123-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 71Web of Science - 58

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2011Yang TH, Xu T, Liu H, Tang CA, Shi BM, et al., 'Stress-damage-flow coupling model and its application to pressure relief coal bed methane in deep coal seam', International Journal of Coal Geology, 86, (4) pp. 357-366. ISSN 0166-5162 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.coal.2011.04.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 51

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2010Liu H, 'A Numerical Model for Failure and Collapse Analysis of Geostructures', Australian Geomechanics, 45, (3) pp. 11-19. ISSN 0818-9110 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 5

2009Liu H, Small JC, Carter JP, Williams DJ, 'Effects of tunnelling on existing support systems of perpendicularly crossing tunnels', Computers and Geotechnics, 36, (5) pp. 880-894. ISSN 0266-352X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2009.01.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 43

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2008Liu H, Small JC, Carter JP, 'Full 3D modelling for effects of tunnelling on existing support systems in the Sydney region', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 23, (4) pp. 399-420. ISSN 0886-7798 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2007.06.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 72Web of Science - 53

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2008Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, 'Numerical Studies on bit-rock fragmentation mechanisms', International Journal of Geomechanics, 8, (1) pp. 45-67. ISSN 1532-3641 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)1532-3641(2008)8:1(45) [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 28

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2007Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, Tang CA, 'Numerical modelling of the heterogeneous rock fracture process using various test techniques', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 40, (2) pp. 107-144. ISSN 0723-2632 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00603-006-0091-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 30

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2005Duarte MT, Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, Miskovsky K, 'Microstructural modelling approach applied to rock material', Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 14, (1) pp. 104-111. ISSN 1059-9495 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1361/10599490522158 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2005Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, 'Numerical studies on the inter-particle breakage of a confined particle assembly in rock crushing', Mechanics of Materials: An International Journal, 37, (9) pp. 935-954. ISSN 0167-6636 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2004.10.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21

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2004Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, Tang CA, 'Numerical studies on the failure process and associated microseismicity in rock under triaxial compression', Tectonophysics: International Journal of Geotectonics and The Geology and Physics of The Interior of The Earth, 384, (1-4) pp. 149-174. ISSN 0040-1951 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2004.03.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 38

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2004Liu H, Roquete M, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, 'Characterization of rock heterogeneity and numerical verification', Engineering Geology , 72, (1-2) pp. 89-119. ISSN 0013-7952 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2003.06.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 85Web of Science - 70

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2004Tang CA, Liu H, Zhu WC, Yang TH, Li WH, et al., 'Numerical approach to particle breakage under different loading conditions', Powder Technology: An International Journal on The Science and Technology of Wet and Dry Particulate Systems., 143-144, (SI) pp. 130-140. ISSN 0032-5910 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2004.04.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 14

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2002Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, 'Numerical simulation of the fracture process in cutting heterogeneous brittle material', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 26, (13) pp. 1253-1278. ISSN 0363-9061 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/nag.243 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 31

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2002Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, Tang CA, 'Numerical simulation of the rock fragmentation process induced by indenters', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 39, (4) pp. 491-505. ISSN 1365-1609 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S1365-1609(02)00043-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 190Web of Science - 130

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2001kou SQ, Liu H, Lindqvist PA, Tang CA, Xu XH, 'Numerical Investigation of particle breakage as applied to mechanical crushing - Part II: Interparticle breakage', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 38, (8) pp. 1163-1172. ISSN 1365-1609 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S1365-1609(01)00076-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24

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Conference Publication

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2018Fukuda D, Liu H, Mohammadnejad M, Chan A, Cho SH, et al., 'Development of 2-D Hybrid FEM/DEM Method Code Using GPGPU', Proceedings of 10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, 29 October - 3 November 2018, Singapore, pp. 1-11. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fukuda D; Mohammadnejad M; Chan A

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2018Fukuda D, Mohammadnejad M, Liu H, Cho S, Oh S, et al., 'GPGPU-based 3-D hybrid FEM/DEM for numerical modelling of various rock testing methods', Proceedings of 12YGPC, 6-9 November 2018, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-10. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fukuda D; Mohammadnejad M; Chan A

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2018Liu H, Ructon N, Mills P, Mazengard C, '12th Australia and New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference Programme and Abstracts', Australian Geomechanics Society, 6-9 November 2018, Hobart, Australia (2018) [Conference Edited]

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2018Liu HY, Mohammadnejad M, Han H, Chan AHC, 'Three-dimensional hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of rock failure process', Proceedings of 10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, 29 October-3 November 2018, Singapore, pp. 1-9. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mohammadnejad M; Han H; Chan AHC

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2018Mohammadnejad M, Liu H, Fukuda D, Dehkhoda S, Chan AHC, 'A combined finite-discrete element study of rock fracture process', Proceedings of the 3rd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, 12-14 February 2018, Geelong, Australia, pp. 1-8. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mohammadnejad M; Chan AHC

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2018Liu H, Han H, Wu Y, Chan A, 'Three-dimensional hybrid continuous-discontinuous modelling of the failure process of rock in Brazilian tests', Proceedings of the 3rd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, 12-14 February 2018, Geelong, Australia, pp. 1-6. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Han H; Wu Y; Chan A

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2017Mohammadnejad M, Liu Hongyuan, Dehkhoda S, Chan A, 'Numerical investigation of dynamic rock fragmentation in mechanical cutting using combined FEM/DEM', Proceedings of the 3rd Nordic Rock Mechanics Symposium, NRMS 2017, 11-12 October 2017, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 116-124. ISBN 978-951-758-622-1 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mohammadnejad M; Chan A

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2016Liu HY, An HM, 'Hybrid finite-discrete modelling of dynamic fracture of rock under impact loads and resultant fragment grinding', Proceedings of the International Conference on Geomechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources (IC3G 2016), 28-29 September 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9780995392908 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: An HM

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2015Liu HY, An HM, Gao J, 'Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of asperity shearing and gouge arching in rock joint fracturing', Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (China 2015), 17-19 October, Jiaozuo, Henan, China, pp. 159-165. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: An HM; Gao J

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2015Liu HY, Chan AHC, 'Hydraulic fracture and microseismicity in unconventional formations using a coupled stress-fracture-flow model', 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: The art and science of water, 7-10 December, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 274-281. ISBN 9781922107497 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014An HM, Liu HY, 'Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of dynamic fracture of rock and resultant fragment arching by rock blast', Proceedings of the 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, 14-16 October 2014, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 701-707. ISBN 978-4-907430-03-0 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: An HM

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2013Liu H, Gao JH, Kang Y, 'Rock failure progressive process and resultant fragment muck-piling using a hybrid finite-discrete element method', Proceedings of the 3rd ISRM SINOROCK Symposium, 18-20 June 2013, Shanghai, China, pp. 373-378. ISBN 978-1-138-00057-5 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1201/b14917-67 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Liu H, 'Modelling of geostructure fracture and fragment muck-piling using hybrid finite-discrete element method', 11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2012) Conference Proceedings, 15-18 July, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 523-528. ISBN 978-0-646-54301-7 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Liu H, Williams D, 'Numerical modelling of soft soil improvement using wick drains', 11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2012) Conference Proceedings, 15-18 July, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1365-1370. ISBN 978-0-646-54301-7 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Liang WM, Liu H, Yang XL, Williams DJ, 'Effects of decoupled charge blasting on rock fragmentation efficiency', Harmonising rock engineering and the environment : proceedings of the 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics, 18-21 Oct. 2011, Beijing, China, pp. 1237-1240. ISBN 978-0-415-80444-8 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Liu H, Lindqvist PA, Akesson U, Kou SQ, Lindqvist JE, 'Characterisation of rock properties using texture-based modelling - a geometallurgical approach', Proceedings of the Conference in Minerals Engineering 2011, 8-9 Feb 2011, Lulea, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-91-7439-220-3 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Liu H, Liang WM, Williams DJ, 'Modelling Dynamic Fracture in Mechanical Rock Cutting using SPAM', Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 15-18 June 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 417-420. ISBN 978-0-415-58654-2 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Liu H, Alonso-Marroquin F, Williams DJ, 'Three-dimensional modelling of the rock breakage process', Rock Engineering in Difficult Ground Conditions - soft rocks and karst, 29-31 October 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia, pp. 283-289. ISBN 978-0-415-80481-3 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Liu H, Williams DJ, Pedroso DM, Liang WM, 'Numerical procedure for modelling dynamic fracture of rock by blasting', Proceeding of the 7th International Symposium on Rockburst and Seismicity in Mines, 21-23 August 2009, Dalian, China, pp. 1551-1560. ISBN 978-1-58949-058-1 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Liu H, Small JC, Carter JP, 'Effects of tunnelling on existing support systems of intersecting tunnels in the Sydney region', Proceedings of the 1st Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium (SHIRMS2008), 16-19 September 2008, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 113-126. ISBN 978-0-9804185-5-2 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, Zhang ZD, 'Numerical Simulation of production blasting in sublevel caving', Proceedings for the Asian-Pacific Symposium on new development on engineering blasting, 8-11 May 2007, Kunming, China, pp. 23-30. (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Liu H, Small JC, Carter JP, 'Three-dimensional modelling for effects of tunnelling on existing support systems', Proceedings for the 10th International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics, 25-27 April 2007, Rhodes, Greece, pp. 373-379. ISBN 978-0-415-44027-1 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, Tang CA, 'Numerical Simulation of shear fracutre (Mode II) in heterogeneous brittle rock', Proceedings for the International Society of Rock Mechanics Regional Symposium Sinorock2004 - International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 18-22 May 2004, Three Gorges, China, pp. 23-30. ISBN 0080438644 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, Tang CA, 'Rock Fragmentation mechanisms induced by a drill bit', Proceedings for the International Society of Rock Mechanics Regional Symposium Sinorock2004 - International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 18-22 May 2004, Three Gorges, China, pp. 23-30. ISBN 0080438644 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Liu H, Kou SQ, Lindqvist PA, Tang CA, 'Numerical modelling of the rock fragmentation process induced by multiple indenters', Proceedings of the 5th North American Rock Mechanics Symposium and the 17th Tunning Association of Canada Conference: Mining and Tunnelling innovation and Opportunity, 7-10 July 2002, Toronto, Canada, pp. 757-764. ISBN 0772767084 (2002) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Liu H, 'UCS and BTS tests of rock cores from northern Tasmania', Shree Minerals (2013) [Consultants Report]

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Other Public Output

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Liu H, 'Three dimensional hybrid continuous-discrete multi-physical modelling of heterogeneous rock fracture', Australian Academy of Science International Exchange Grant report, Australian Academy of Science, Australia (2011) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

9

Total funding

$107,789

Projects

Link Geomechanics Groups at Hokkaido University and University of Tasmania (2018)$14,000
Description
Dr Hong Liu at University of Tasmania will conduct collaborative research with A/Prof Daisuke Fukuda at Hokkaido University on the development of GPGPU based hybrid finite-discrete element method and its application on investigating rock fracture in mechanical cutting and hydraulic fracturing for unlocking natural resource and energy in depth
Funding
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ($14,000)
Scheme
Grant-Australia-Japan Foundation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Liu H
Year
2018
Tunnelling-induced ground movement, failure and control (2018 - 2020)$21,000
Description
A hybrid FEM/DEM code (Y2D/3D IDE) developed by Dr Hong Liu and his research group is utilized to numerically model tunnelling-induced ground movement, failure and control including the effect of de-stress blasting for controlling in-situ stresses as well as smooth blasting
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($21,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Top-Up
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Liu H; Sellers E; Han H
Period
2018 - 2020
Numerical model of the rock breakage with Wobble (2017 - 2019)$40,614
Description
A hybrid FEM/DEM code (Y2D/3D IDE) developed by Dr Hong Liu is utilized to model rock chipping and fragmentation during cutting process of an undercutting disc.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($40,614)
Scheme
Scholarship-Top-Up
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Liu H; Dehkhoda S
Period
2017 - 2019
Point load tests of drill rock cores (2016)$125
Description
Conduct point load tests of sandstone and mudstone drill cores to obtain their point load strength index.
Funding
Tasman Geotechnics Pty Ltd ($125)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Liu H
Year
2016
Point load tests of rock cores (2014)$450
Description
The project will conduct point load tests of rock cores to obtain their point load strength index.
Funding
Ground Control Engineering Pty Ltd ($450)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Liu H
Year
2014
2014 ISRM International Symposium - the 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium - Sapporo Japan (2014)$2,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Liu H
Year
2014
Failure and Collapse Analyses of Geostructures (2011)$20,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Liu H
Year
2011
Scientific Visit to China 2010-11 (2010)$4,100
Funding
Australian Academy of Science ($4,100)
Scheme
China Exchange Program
Administered By
University of Queensland
Research Team
Liu HY
Year
2010
Impact Loading of Rock to Improve Fragmentation Efficiency in Mechanical Excavation (2010)$5,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Liu H
Year
2010

Research Supervision

Hong highly appreciates PhD student's intellectual achievement and original creative productivity. He is looking for PhD students with a good background on continuous or discrete mechanics, computer programming (preferably C/C++), and computer graphics (preferably OpenGL) to join in the geomechanics research team in Tasmania.

Current

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAdvanced FDEM Modelling of Rock Fracture Process and Applications in Rock Cutting2016
PhDEffect of Excavations on Adjacent Existing Structures2017
PhDDynamic fracture of rock/concrete under impact and cyclic loads and resultant fragment arching2017