Assoc. Prof. Xiaoying Zhuang

Dr Xiaoying Zhuang

Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering

Department of Geotechnical Engineering

Tongji University

Siping Road, Shanghai, 200092, China

E-mail: xiaoying.zhuang@gmail.com

ESTEEM

  • International Society for Rock Mechanics, committee member of DDA (Discontinuous Deformation Analysis) commission.
  • Adjunct Professor of the University of Western Australia, Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Computing.
  • Editorial board member of the international journal, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics.
  • Managing editor and editorial board member of the international journal, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering.
  • Invited instructor of FP7 ITN-INSIST project "Integrating Numerical Simulation and Geometric Design Technology" (FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN-INSIST) Summer School on "Meshless Methods and Fracture Modelling".

OVERVIEW OF CAREER

Nov 2010 – Feb 2011       Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Structural Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.

Dec 2010 – Dec 2012        Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Jan 2013 – present            Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING AT TONGJI

In the report on the assessment of research qualities of disciplines in China released by the Chinese Ministry of Education on Jan 29 2013, the discipline of Civil Engineering at Tongji University continues to be ranked as No. 1 among all 390 institutes including all the National "211" and "985" Programme of Elite Universities.

EDUCATION

2007.9-2010.10 PhD in Computational Mechanics, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, University of Durham, UK. PhD thesis awarded with Zienkiewicz Prize for Best PhD Thesis in Computational Mechanics in 2010 by ACME, UK.

2005.9-2007.9 MSc in Tunneling and Underground Engineering, Department of Geotechnical Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, GPA 90/100, ranked 1st among 65 master students in the major.

2001.9-2005.7 BEng in Civil Engineering, Department of Geotechnical Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, GPA 4.34/5.0 and among top 5% students and selected to continue master's study without National Entrance Examination.

JOURNALS

(I have reviewed papers for journals with *)

  • Acta Geotechnica*
  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal
  • Computational Mechanics*
  • Computers & Structures
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering*
  • Computer Modelling in Engineering & Sciences*
  • Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
  • Engineering Geology*
  • Finite Elements in Analysis and Design
  • Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering*
  • Géotechnique*
  • Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA
  • International Journal of Computational Methods*
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
  • Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering*
  • Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Meshless methods
  • Fracture modelling
  • Rock slope stability analysis
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Compressed air energy storage
  • Numerical analysis

My main research interests lie in numerical modelling of geotechnical and structural engineering problems using meshless methods looking at ways to improve usefulness, efficiency and accuracy.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal papers under review

  1. Xiaoying Zhuang, Hehua Zhu, Charles Augarde, A meshless Shepard and least square method possessing the delta property and requiring no singular weight function. Computational Mechanics, under review, 2013.
  2. Xiaoying Zhuang, Yongchang Cai, Hehua Zhu. A meshless sub-region radial point interpolation method for accurate calculation of crack tip fields. Computers & Structures, under review, 2013.
  3. Xiaojun Li, Yulong Zuo, Xiaoying Zhuang, Hehua Zhu. Estimation of fracture trace length distributions using probability weighted moments and L-moments. Engineering Geology, under review, 2013.
  4. Hehua Zhu,Yulong Zuo, Xiaojun Li, Jian Deng, Xiaoying Zhuang. Estimation of fracture diameter distribution using maximum entropy principle. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, under review, 2013.
  5. Yue Jia, Yongjie Zhang, Gang Xu, Xiaoying Zhuang, Timon Rabczuk. Reproducing Kernel Triangular B-spline-based FEM for Solving PDEs. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, under review, 2013.

Published or accepted peer reviewed journal papers

  1. Jin-Wu Jiang, Xiaoying Zhuang, Timon Rabczuk. Chirality dependent intrinsic thermal conductivity in single-layer MoS2. Scientific Reports, paper in press, 2013.
  2. Xiaoying Zhuang, Runqiu Huang, Hehua Zhu, Harm Askes, Kjell Mathisen. A new and simple locking-free triangular thick plate element using independent shear degrees of freedom. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, DOI: 10.1016/j.finel.2013.06.005, 2013.
  3. N. Vu-Bac, H. Nguyen-Xuan, L. Chen, S.P.A. Bordas, X. Zhuang, G.R. Liu and T. Rabczuk. A Phantom-Node with Edge-Based Strain Smoothing for Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics, Journal of Applied Mathematics, paper in press, 2013.
  4. Yingbin Zhang, Guangqi Chen, Jian Wu, Lu Zheng, Xiaoying Zhuang. Seismic slope stability analysis subjected to tension failure. Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA, paper in press, 2012.
  5. Yongchang Cai, Xiaoying Zhuang, Hehua Zhu. A generalized and efficient method for finite cover generation in the numerical manifold method. International Journal of Computational Methods, 10(5), DOI: 10.1142/S021987621350028X, 2013.
  6. Yingbin Zhang, Guangqi Chen, Lu Zheng, Yange Li, Xiaoying Zhuang. Effects of geometries on three-dimensional slope stability, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, doi: 10.1139/cgj-2012-0279, 2012.
  7. Xiaoying Zhuang, Charles Augarde and Kjell Mathisen. Fracture modelling using meshless methods and level sets in 3D: framework and modelling. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 92:969-998, 2012.
  8. Feng Huang, Hehua Zhu, Qianwei Xu, Yongchang Cai, Xiaoying Zhuang. The effect of weak interlayer on the failure pattern of rock mass around tunnel – Scaled model tests and numerical analysis. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, DOI: 10.1016/j.tust.2012.06.014, 2012.
  9. Wenbo Zheng, Xiaoying Zhuang, Yongchang Cai. A new method for seismic stability analysis of anchored rock slope and its application in anchor optimization. Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 6:111-120, 2012.
  10. Xiaoying Zhuang, Claire Heaney, Charles Augarde. On error control in the element-free Galerkin method. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 36:351-360, 2012.
  11. Xiaoying Zhuang, Charles Augarde and Stéphane Bordas. Accurate fracture modelling using meshless methods and level sets: formulation and 2D modelling. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 86:249-268, 2011.
  12. Hehua Zhu, Xiaojun Li, Xiaoying Zhuang. Recent advances of digitization in rock mechanics and rock engineering. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 3:220-233, 2011.
  13. Hehua Zhu, Xiaoying Zhuang, Yongchang Cai. High rock slope stability analysis using the enriched meshless Shepard and least squares method. International Journal of Computational Methods, 8:209-228, 2011.
  14. Xiaoying Zhuang, Charles Augarde. Aspects of the use of orthogonal basis functions in the element free Galerkin method. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 81: 366-380, 2010.
  15. Yongchang Cai, Xiaoying Zhuang, Charles Augarde. A new partition of unity finite element free from linear dependence problem and processing the delta property. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 199: 1036-1043, 2010.
  16. Xiaoying Zhuang, Hehua Zhu, Yongchang Cai. High rock slope stability analysis using the meshless Shepard and least squares method. Analysis of discontinuous deformation: new developments and applications: 405-411, 2009.
  17. Xiaoying Zhuang, Runqiu Huang, Hehua Zhu. Modelling 2D joint propagation in rock using the meshless methods and level sets. Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 31(11):2187-2196, 2012. (Chinese)
  18. Wenbo Zheng, Xiaoying Zhuang, Yongchang Cai, Fengzhong Xue. Modeling of prestressed anchors in rock slope under earthquake and optimization of anchor arrangement. Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 34(9):1668-1676, 2012. (Chinese)
  19. Xinxing Li, Yongchang Cai and Xiaoying Zhuang, Hehua Zhu. Design of permeable lining for high pressure hydraulic tunnel. Chinese Journal of Rock and Soil Mechanics, 30(5): 1403-1408, 2009. (Chinese)
  20. Xiaoying Zhuang, Yongchang Cai, Hehua Zhu. An FEM modeling method for anchored slope stability analysis and discussions on anchoring effect. Chinese journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 30(7): 1099-1104, 2008. (Chinese)
  21. Xiaoying Zhuang, Yongchang Cai, Hehua Zhu, Dingheng Zhou. Rock slope stability analysis based on meshless method and shortest path algorithms. Chinese Quarterly of Mechanics, 29(4): 537-543, 2008. (Chinese)
  22. Jianrui Fang, Hehua Zhu, Xiaoying Zhuang. Appraisal and analysis of three-dimensional slope stability based on elastic-plastic FEM, Rock and Soil Mechanics, 29(10): 2667-2672, 2008. (Chinese).
  23. Jianrui Fang, Yiguo Lin, Xiaoying Zhuang. Research and application of integrated technique with root pile and bag-form concrete in dealing with underwater slope. Chinese Journal of Underground Space and Engineering, 3(1): 187-192, 2007. (Chinese)

In conference proceedings (mostly peer reviewed)

  1. Wenbo Zheng, Xiaoying Zhuang, Yongchang Cai. High rock slope stability analysis based on current stress state during excavation using the numerical manifold method. International Conference on Analysis of Discontinuous Deformation (ICADD 2013), Fukoka, Japan, 2013.
  2. Junwei Chun, Xiaoying Zhuang, Hehua. Zhu, Xueqin. Chen. An experimental study on the propagation behavior of filled offset cracks and preliminary findings. The 3rd ISRM Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods, SINOROCK 2013, Shanghai, 2013.
  3. Zhang Y, Chen G, Zheng L, Wu J, Zhuang X. Effects of vertical seismic force on the initiation of the Daguangbao landslide induced by the Wenchuan earthquake. In: Kakimoto R, Yamada F, editors. The 8th Annual Conference of International Institute for Infrastructure, Renewal and Reconstruction. Kumamoto, Japan, 2012.
  4. WenboZheng, Xiaoying Zhuang, Yongchang Cai. The Use of Bellman-Ford Algorithms for High Rock Slope Stability Analysis Using the Numerical Manifold Method (NMM). 1st Workshop, ISRM DDA Commission, 7th Asian Rock Mechanics Congress (ARMS7) Korea, 2012.
  5. Yicheng Peng, Wenqi Ding, Xiaoying Zhuang, Hehua Zhu, Zhiguo Yan. A shell-joint model for analyzing lining structure of shield-driven tunnel. International Conference on Computational Methods, Gold Coast, Australia, 2012.
  6. Xiaoying Zhuang, Yongchang Cai. A meshless local Petrov-Galerkin Shepard and least square method requiring no singular weight function. Third International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (ISCM III), Taipei, Taiwan, 2011.
  7. Xiaoying Zhuang, Yongchang Cai, Hehua Zhu. Modelling 3D rock slope with a single elliptic joint surface by a meshless method. International Conference on Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICCES), Nanjing, China, 2011.
  8.  Xiaoying Zhuang, Charles Augarde. The use of the level set coordinates to introduce displacement jumps for arbitrary 3D crack surface modelling. World Congress on Computational Mechanics, WCCM, Sydney, Australia, 2010.
  9. Xiaoying Zhuang, Charles Augarde. A tying procedure for crack tip closure in fracture modelling using a meshless method and level sets, Proc. 18th annual conference of Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering, ACME, Southampton, UK, 2010.
  10. Xiaoying Zhuang, Roger Crouch, Charles Augarde. A novel least squares-based finite cover method for elastoplastic problems, 10th International conference on computational plasticity, COMPLAS X, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
  11. Xiaoying Zhuang, Charles Augarde. 2009. The effects of nodal arrangement on solution accuracy in meshless methods. 17th annual conference of Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering, ACME 2009, Nottingham, UK, 2009.
  12. Xiaoying Zhuang, Charles Augarde. Slope stability analysis using a meshless method and graph theory. 18th annual conference of Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering, ACME 2008, Newcastle, UK, 2008.
  13. Haifeng Qu, Hehua Zhu, Yongchang Cai, Xiaoying Zhuang. Design and construction of the longest road tunnel with eight-lane in China. Proceedings of the 33rd ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress - Underground Space, Prague, Czech republic, May, 2007, pp.1049-1054.
  14. Jianfeng Chen, Zhengming Shi, Xiaoying Zhuang. FEM Analysis of the Interaction between a Broad Embankment and Its Subsoil. IAEG2006-Engineering geology for tomorrow's cities, The 10th IAEG Congress, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2006.
  15. Jianfeng Chen, Hong Sun, Zhengming Shi, Xiaoying Zhuang. Probability Method for Assessing the Hazard of Sand Seismic Liquefaction Based on Monte Carlo Technique. ASCE, GSPs, No.152, pp373-378, 2006.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Natural Science Foundation Council of China: 3D stability analysis of high rock slope with multiple crossing joints using a meshless method and level sets, 2012-2014 (PI).
  • Fundamental Research Fund for China Central Universities: The development of a unified continuum and discontinuum modelling for stability analysis of tunnel surrounding rock. 2012-2014 (PI).
  • Key project of Natural Science Foundation Council of China: Towards accurate analysis of tunnel surrounding rock stability: theory, method and application. 2012-2016.
  • China National Key and Fundamental Scientific Research Program (973): Fundamental theory for the performance evolution and sensing-control of urban metro structures, 2011-2016.
  • China Ministry of Science and Technology 863 programme: Demonstration Project of Compressed Air Energy Storage in Inner Mongolia Grid, 2011-2016.

 

INVITED SPEECHES/SHORTCOURSES

  • Meshless methods for 3D fracture modelling: recent advances and challenges. Invited by Prof. Wei Wu, Feb 6, 2013, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Universität fur Bodenkultur Wien.
  • Short Course on Discontinuous Deformation Analysis of Rock Masses, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, by ISRM DDA Commission, Aug 20-24, 2012.
  • Meshless methods for arbitrary 3D fracture modelling and its application in geotechnical engineering. Invited by Prof. Guowei Ma, Jan 31, 2012, School of Civil and Resource Engineering, University of Western Australia.
  • A Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin Shepard and Least Square Method Requiring No Singular Weight Function. Invited speaker in Minisymposium "Multiscale Damage and Failure Mechanics of Engineering Materials", Third International Symposium on Computational Mechanics , Dec 5-7, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

  • Secretary general and DDA special session co-chair. The 3rd ISRM Symposium on Rock Mechanics, Characterisation, Modelling and Engineering Design Methods, SINOROCK 2013 Jun 18-20, 2013, Shanghai.
  • Co-organizer of the special symposium "Advances in Geotechnical Engineering", for H.H. Zhu receiving ICCES T.H.H. PIAN MEDAL, ICCES’13, May 24-28, 2013, Seattle.
  • Member of organizing committee and secretary of GeoShanghai International Conference 2014, Shanghai, May 26-28, 2014.

AWARDS

  • Zienkiewicz Prize for Best PhD Thesis in Computational Mechanics in 2010, UK.
  • Nomination for Best PhD Thesis in Computational Mechanics in 2010, ECCOMAS.
  • Best Research Paper by a PhD Student in 17th meeting of ACME: Computational Mechanics in Engineering, UK, 2009.
  • The UK Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards (EPSRC), 2007-2010.
  • The UK Overseas Research Student Award Scheme (ORSAS), 2007-2010. (replaced later by full DHPA covering tuition fees)
  • The US Lord Scholarship for outstanding postgraduate students, 2007.
  • Award of Best Bachelor's Degree Thesis, Tongji University, 2005.
  • Awards of Outstanding Undergraduates, Tongji University, 2002, 2003, 2004.

 

THESIS

  • Meshless methods: theory and application in 3D fracture modelling with level sets, http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/502, PhD thesis submitted to the Faculty of Engineering & Computing Sciences, Durham University, United Kingdom, 2010. Jointly supervised by Dr Charles Augarde and Professor Roger Crouch
  • Jointed rock slope stability analysis using a meshless method, MSc thesis submitted to Department of Geotechnical Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2007. Jointly supervised by Professor Hehua Zhu and Yongchang Cai
  • Slope stability analysis using the finite element method and graph theory, BEng thesis submitted to School of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 2005. Supervised by Professor Yongchang Cai.