Ext. Number:
  • Homogenization Theory
  • Interfacial Continuum Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Complex Systems
  • Mechanics of Granular Media
Recent Publications:
  • Spatial Connectivity of Force Chains in a Simple Shear 3D Simulation Exhibiting Shear Bands (2017) more
  • Machine learning framework for analysis of transport through complex networks in porous, granular media: A focus on permeability (2016) more
  • Machine learning framework for analysis of transport through complex networks in porous, granular media: A focus on permeability (2016) more
  • Granular vortices: Identification, characterization and conditions for the localization of deformation (2016) more
  • A characterization of the coupled evolution of grain fabric and pore space using complex networks: Pore connectivity and optimized flows in the presence of shear bands (2016) more

Selected Publications

Current Postgraduate Supervision:
Sanath KAHAGALAGE "An Optimal Control approach to medlling propulsion dynamics in fully submerged granular media environments"
Sebastian PUCILOWSKI "Modelling confined comminution processes in mineral exploration"
Joost Herman VAN DER LINDEN "Pore Scale Characterisation of Geomaterials"
Past Postgraduate Supervision:
Maya MUTHUSWAMY "Micromechanics of force transmission in dense, cohesionless granular assemblies."
Stuart WALSH "A thermomechanical approach for micromechanical continuum models of granular media"
Past MSc Students:
Shaun COLE "Higher order thermomicropolar models of granular media"
Richard WEBB "Analysis of granular-solid contact systems"
Stephen MCATEER "Unjamming as Structural Instability"
Xuan (Kevin) VO
Recent Grant History:
Year(s) Source Type Title
2012 - 2014 ARC Discovery A complex systems approach to granular rheology: interconnecting topology, stability, dynamics and function
2009 - 2011 ARC Discovery Confined comminution and particle flow: a general model for large-scale canonical solutions
2007 - 2010 ARC Discovery Micromechanical modelling of fault gouge dynamics: towards an improved fault constitutive relation
2007 - 2010 US Army Research Office Single Investigator Multiscale phenomena in the solid-liquid transition state of a granular material: Analysis, Modelling and Experimentation
2005 - 2007 ARC Discovery Seeing the discrete in a continuum: an integrated numerical-rheological-experimental approach approach towards high resolution micromechanical continuum models of granular materials
2002 - 2007 US Army Research Office Single Investigator Toward a generalized continuum model of granular soil and granular soil-tyre interaction
2006 ARC Linkage International Modelling and simulation of emergent behaviour in particulate assemblies under terrestrial and microgravity conditions: a focus on force propagation.
Year Name Organisation
2000 JH MICHELL Medal for distinguished research in Applied Mathematics Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematic
Research and Industry Committee (Deputy Chair)
Strategic Planning Committee