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Department of Civil Engineering
Ha Hong Bui

Ha Hong Bui

Lecturer (Geomechanics Engineering)
Ha.Bui@monash.edu
Phone:
+61 3 990 52599
Homepage:
https://sites.google.com/site/hhbuiinfo/
Office:
Room 132, Building 60, Clayton Campus
Qualification:
BEng, MEng, PhD

Ha Bui received his Master & PhD degrees in Civil Engineering in Sept. 2004 and Mar. 2007, respectively, from the School of Science and Engineering Ritsumeikan University, Japan. He then worked as a research fellow and adjunct lecturer at Department of Civil Engineering at Ritsumeikan University until the end of 2009. In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious JSPS Research Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and worked as a JSPS research Fellow at Ritsumeikan University until November 2011. He joined the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University in 2012.

Awards and honours:

"Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching", Department of Civil Engineering, 2014-2015.

"Fellowship Award for Young Scientists" from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2010-2012.

"Outstanding Paper Award" for Young Researcher granted by the Japanese Geotechnical Society (JGS), 2009.

"Best Paper Award" in the 15th International Conference of International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems (ISTVS), 2005.

"Encourage Paper Award" in the Symposium on Construction Practice and Construction Machinery granted by Japan Construction Mechanization Association (JCMA), 2005.

"Best Paper Award" in the Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Terramechanics (JaST), 2004.

Article "Lagrangian mesh-free particle method (SPH) for large deformation and post-failure flows of geomaterial using elastic-plastic soil constitutive model" by Bui et al. published in the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol.32(12):1537-1573, was Ranked No.1 in The Top 10 Hottest Papers in 2008.

Article "An improved SPH method for saturated soils and its application to investigate the mechanisms of embankment failure: Case of hydrostatic pore-water pressure" by Bui et al. published in the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol.37(1):31-50, was Ranked No.3 in The Top 10 Hottest Papers in 2013.

News:

10/2015: Ha Bui received a Discovery Project (DP160100775) from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for three years. Link

08/2015: Ha Bui was recognized by Elsevier as "Outstanding Reviewer" for Applied Mathematical Modelling". Link

07/2015: Ha Bui will attend The 3rd International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics (IWACM-III, 12-15th October 2015) in Japan as an invited speaker. His talk will be on the recent development of SPH for fracture modelling. Link

07/2015: We organize a mini-workshop on "Advances in Computational Geomechanics" at The 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2015), Auckland, New Zealand, 14-16th July 2015. Link

04/2015: A workshop on "Computational Failure Mechanics and Material Modelling" will be held on Tuesday (5th May 2015) at the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University. Details of the workshop can be found at: Link

03/2015: A PhD project is available within the Geomechancis Group of the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University (Asutralia) in partnership with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The project deals with landslide issues SPH simulation and/or laboratory tests. Applications are invited for the next round of PhD scholarship at Monash University with deadline May 31st, 2015. Link

07/2014: Ha Bui will give a keynote lecture at a workshop Application of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Environmental Engineering and Geosciences organized by the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW) and Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.

03/2014: One journal article published in the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics was listed in Top 10 Hottest Articles, Ranked No.3

Research Funding Since Joining Monash

Competitive grants

2016-2018: Ha Bui, J. Kodikara & M. Sanchez, A multi-scale approach to investigate desiccation cracking in clayey soils, ARC Discovery Project DP160100775, $340K.

2013-2017: J. Kodikara, Ha Bui, Jitsangiam & PIs, Development of advanced deterioration model for the design of stabilized pavement bases, ARC Linkage Project, LP130100884, $276k.

2013-2017: J. Kodikara, Ha Bui, J. Walker & Zhu, An innovative integrated algorithm for cost-effective management of water pipe networks, Smart Water Fund Project, $665k.

Other grants

2016: Ha Bui, A multi-scale approach to dynamic rock fractures, Monash Engineering Seed Funding, $20k.

2015: Ha Bui & Vincent Lemiale, Numerical simulations of heavy rainfall induced landslides using the mesh-free SPH method, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), $45k.

2014: Ha Bui, A multi-scale approach to dynamic rock fractures, Monash Engineering Seed Funding, $20k.

2013: Ha Bui, Modelling of fracture and damage in geomaterials using the mesh-free SPH method, Monash Engineering Seed Funding, $15k.

Teaching Commitments:

  • ENG1021
  • CIV2207
  • CIV5888

Publications:

  • Journal Articles
  • J38. Nguyen C.T, Nguyen G.D, Bui H.H (2016). Constitutive modelling of progressive localised failure in porous sandstones under shearing at high confining pressures, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (Under Review).
  • J37. Nguyen C.T, Nguyen G.D, Bui H.H, Shen L (2016). A size-dependent constitutive modelling framework for localised failure analysis, Computational Mechanics (Under Revision).
  • J36. Nusit K, Jitsangiam P, Kodikara J, Bui H.H, Leung GLM (2016) Advanced Characteristics of Cement-Treated Materials with Respect to Strength Performance and Damage Evolution, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE (Under Revision).
  • J35.Nguyen C.T, Bui H.H, Nguyen G.D & Fukagawa R. (2016). A new SPH based approach to simulation of granular flows using viscous damping and stress regularisation, Landslides (in press, doi:10.1007/s10346-016-0681-y).
  • J34. Nguyen G.D, Nguyen C.T, Bui H.H, Nguyen V.P (2016). Constitutive modelling of compaction localisation in porous sandstones, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol.83, pp.57-72 (doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2015.12.018)
  • J33.Gui Y, Kodikara J, Bui H.H (2016). Numerical modelling laboratory soil desiccation cracking using UDEC with a mix-mode cohesive fracture model, Engineering Geology, Vol.202, pp.14-23 (doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.12.028).
  • J32.Ranathunga AS, Perera MSA, Ranjith PG, Bui H.H (2016) Super-critical CO 2 saturation-induced mechanical property alterations in low rank coal: An experimental study, The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, Vol.109, pp.134-140 (doi:10.1016/j.supflu.2015.11.010).
  • J31. Matsuo T, Mori K, Hiraoka N, Bui H.H, Fukagawa R. (2016). Study of SPH simulation on tunnel face collapse, International Journal of GEOMATE, (Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment), Vol.10 (4), pp. 2077-2082.
  • J30.Gui Y, Bui H.H, Kodikara J, Zhang Q.B, Zhao J, Rabczuk T (2015). Modelling the dynamic failure of brittle rocks using a hybrid continuum-discrete elopement method with a Mixed-mode cohesive fracture model, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol.87, pp.146155. (doi:10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2015.04.010)
  • J29.Gui Y, Kodikara K, Bui H.H (2015). An application of a cohesive fracture model combining compression, tension and shear in soft rocks, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol.66, 142-157.
  • J28.Nguyen C.T, Bui H.H, Fukagawa R (2015). Failure mechanism of true 2D granular flows, Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan Vol.48(6), 395-402 (DOI: 10.1252/jcej.14we358).
  • J27.Nusit K, Jitsangiam P, Kodikara J, Bui HH, Leung GLM (2015), Dynamic Modulus Measurement of Bound Cement-Treated Base Materials, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 38, No.3, 1-15, doi:10.1520/GTJ20140233. ISSN 0149-6115
  • J26.Yu KL, Singh RM, Bouazza A, Bui H.H. (2015). Determining thermal conductivity through numerical simulation of a heating test on a geothermal energy pile, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. Vol.33, 239-252 (DOI 10.1007/s10706-015-9870-z)
  • J25.Oya A, Bui H.H, Hiraoka N. , Fujimoto M. and Fukagawa R (2015). Seepage flow-stability analysis of the riverbank of Saigon river due to river water level fluctuation, International Journal of GEOMATE (Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment), Vol.8, Issue 1, pp.1212-1217.
  • J24.Bui H.H, Kodikara J, Bouazza A, Haque A and Ranjith PG (2014). A novel computational approach for large deformation and post-failure analyses of the segmental retaining wall systems, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp.1321-1340. (doi.10.1002/nag.2253).
  • J23.Ukwattagea N.L, Ranjith P.G, Yellishetty M, Bui H.H, Xu T (2014). A laboratory-scale study of the aqueous mineral carbonation of coal fly ash for CO2 sequestration, Journal of Cleaner Production (doi.10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.03.005)
  • J22.Haque A, Tang C.K, Islam S, Bui H.H. (2014) Biochar sequestration in lime-slag treated synthetic soils: A green approach to ground improvement, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering - ASCE, 26(12): 06014024 (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001113)
  • J21.Mohadmed M, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J and Bui H.H (2014). A primary well sealant for carbon capture and storage wells, Fuel, Vol.117, pp.354-363.
  • J20. Nguyen C.T, Bui H.H, Fukagawa R (2014). Failure mechanism of two-dimensional granular columns: Numerical simulation and experiment, Vietnam Journal of Mechanics (VAST), Vol.37(4), pp.256-268 (doi:10.15625/0866-7136/37/4/5844)
  • J19.Verghese SJ and Bui H.H (2013). Numerical study of plasticity-based constitutive models for soil in simulation of braced excavation, International Journal of Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Vol.5, Issue 2, pp.672-677.
  • J18.Bui H.H and Fukagawa R (2013). An improved SPH method for saturated soils and its application to investigate the mechanisms of embankment failure: Case of hydrostatic pore-water pressure, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol.37, Issue 1, pp. 31-50, DOI: 10.1002/nag.1084.
  • J17.Hiraoka N, Oya A, Bui H.H and Fukagawa R (2013). Seismic slope failure modelling using mesh-free, International Journal of Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Vol.5, Issue 1, pp.660-665.
  • J16.Nguyen CT, Bui H.H, R Fukagawa (2013). Two-dimensional numerical modelling of modular-block soil retaining wall collapse using mesh-free method, International Journal of Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Vol.5, Issue 1, pp.647-652.
  • J15.Bui H.H, Fukagawa R, Sako K, and Wells J.C (2011). Slope stability analysis and discontinuous slope failure simulation by elasto-plastic smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), Gotechnique, Vol. 61, Issue 7, pp.565-574, DOI:10.1680/geot.9.P.046.
  • J14.Morizane C, Sako K, Bui H.H, Mizuta T, Fukagawa R and Satofuka Y (2010). Development of numerical simulation method based on SPH to mitigate damages of cultural assets due to riverbank erosion, Journal of Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historic Cities, Vol.4, pp.99-106.
  • J13.Bui H.H, Kobayashi T, Fukagawa R and Wells J.C (2009). Numerical and experimental studies of gravity effect on the mechanism of lunar excavation, Journal of Terramechanics, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp.115-124. DOI:10.1016/j.jterra.2009.02.006
  • J12.Murakami S, Bui H.H, Nakao H, and Izuno K (2009). SPH analysis on tsunami flow around bridge girder, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A1 (Structural Engineering & Earthquake Engineering (SE/EE)), Vol. 65, Issue 1, pp.914-920. DOI:10.2208/jscejseee.65.914.
  • J11.Sako K, Fukagawa R, Yasukawa I, Bui H.H and Nakaya J (2009). Results of ground survey at Kiyomizu temple slope, Journal of Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historic Cities, Vol.3, pp.105-110.
  • J10.Bui H.H and Fukawaga R (2009). A first attempt to solve soil-water coupled problem by SPH, Japanese Terramechanics, Vol. 29, pp.33-38.
  • J09.Yamashita D, Bui H.H and Fukawaga R (2009). DEM simulation of cohesive soil using capillary force models, Japanese Terramechanics, Vol. 29, pp.39-42.
  • J09.Daizo A, Bui H.H and Fukawaga R (2009). Modified DEM interlocking force model for Regolith simulant, Japanese Terramechanics, Vol. 29, pp.29-32.
  • J07.Bui H.H, Sako K and Fukagawa R (2008). Numerical simulation of slope failure for mitigation of rainfall induced slope disaster of an important cultural heritage, Journal of Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historic Cities, Vol.2, pp.111-118.
  • J06.Bui H.H, Fukagawa R, Sako K and Ohno S (2008). Lagrangian mesh-free particles method (SPH) for large deformation and failure flows of geomaterial using elastic-plastic soil constitutive model, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp.1537-1570. (DOI: 10.1002/nag.688; Top 5 most read articles of the journal in 2008)
  • J05.Bui H.H and Fukagawa R (2008). Elasto-plastic large deformation analysis of geomaterial using SPH, Japanese Terramechanics, Vol. 28, pp.177-182.
  • J04.Daizo A, Bui H.H and Fukagawa R (2008). Development of DEM simulation for lunar soil, Japanese Terramechanics, Vol. 28, pp.194-198.
  • J03.Bui H.H, Sako K and Fukagawa R (2007). Numerical simulation of soil-water interaction using smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) Method, Journal of Terramechanics, Vol. 45, Issue 5, pp.339-346. DOI: 10.1016/j.jterra.2007.10.003.(TOP 10 hottest articles of the journal)
  • J02.Bui H.H and Fukagawa R (2005). Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) for Soil Mechanics: Treatment of frictional boundary condition, Japanese Terramechanics, Vol. 25, pp.50-57.
  • J01.Bui H.H, Kobayashi T, Tamoi K. and Fukagawa R (2004). DEM simulation for deformation mechanism of soil cutting, Japanese Terramechanics, Vol. 24, pp. 141-146.
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  • Invited Talks & Keynote Lectures
  • I07. HH Bui & GD Nguyen (2015). A new computational approach to model quasi-brittle material with the SPH method, The 3rd International Workshops on Advances in Computational Mechanics (IWACM-III), Tokyo, Japan, 12-15th October 2015.
  • I06. CT Nguyen, GD Nguyen, HH Bui, VP Nguyen (2015). Spatial scaling issues in constitutive modelling of geomaterials, The 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2015), Auckland, New Zealand 14-17 July. 2015.
  • I05.Bui H.H (2014). Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and its applications to geotechnical engineeroing, Workshop on Application of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Environmental Engineering and Geosciences, BAW, Germany, July 30th-1st, 2014.
  • I04.Bui H.H (2011). SPH-based soil constitutive model, Workshop on Particle Methods for Geotechnical Applications, Technical University of Hamburg Harburg (TUHH), Germany, Feb. 23, 2011.
  • I03.Bui H.H (2011). Mesh free-particle method and its application to river embankment analysis, Th 41st Meeting of The Society for Discontinuous Rock Mechanics and Practical Applications , Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 16, 2011.
  • I02.Bui H.H (2010). State of the Art of SPH Application to Computational Geomechanics, LMMC Workshop on Fundamental and Application of SPH in Science and Engineering, Leuven Mathematical Modeling & Computational Science Centre (LMMC), Latholieke University Leuven (K. U. LEUVEN), Belgium, Oct. 2010.
  • I01.Bui H.H (2008). Numerical Simulations of Dynamics Behavior of Regolith Simulant using DEM and SPH, Japan-Germany Workshop on Lunar Mechanics, Kyoto, Japan, Nov., 2008.
  • Refereed conference papers
  • C39. Bui H.H Nguyen G.D, Kodikara J & Sanchez M (2015). Modelling of tensile crack behaviour in clayey soils using the mesh-free SPH method, The 12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Wellington, New Zealand 22-25 February 2015.
  • C38. Gui Y, Kodikara J and Bui H.H (2015). Modelling of rock fracture tests using a mix-mode cohesive fracture model, The 13th International Syposium on Rock Mechanics (ISRM), Canada 10-13 May, 2015.
  • C37. Nguyen T.H, Bui H.H and Robert D.J (2014). Numerical modelling of uplift soil-pipe interaction in granular soil using the mesh-free SPH method, The 8th Australian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM8), 23 November 2014 to 26 November 2014, Melbourne.
  • C36. Gui Y, Kodikara J and Bui H.H (2014). Numerical modelling of sandstone uniaxial compression test using a mix-mode cohesive fracture model, The 8th Australian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM8), 23 November 2014 to 26 November 2014, Melbourne.
  • C35. King D.J, Bouazza A, Bui H.H, Row R.K (2014). Preliminary observation of the behaviour of an instrumented geosynthetics reinforced piled embankment in Melbourne, Australia, 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (10ICG), 21-25 Sept. 2014, Germany.
  • C34. Yu KL, Singh RM, Bouazza A, Bui H.H (2014). Evaluation of thermal properties through numerical simulation of a heating test on a geothermal energy pile, 7th International Congress on Environmental Geosynthetics (IGEC), Melbourne, Australia.
  • C33. Kodikara J.K, Islam T, Wijesooriya S, Bui H.H, Brian Burman (2014). On controlling influence of the line of optimums on the compacted clayey soil behavior, International Conference on Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications (UNSAT), Vol.1, pp.219-225, July 2014. Sydney, Australia.
  • C22. Bui H.H, Kodikara J, Ranjith PG, Bouazza A, Haque A (2013). Large deformation and post-failure simulation of segmental retaining walls using mesh-free smoothed particle hydrodynamics, 18th International Conference for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (18th ICSMGE), Vol.1, pp.687-690, Paris, French
  • C21. Hiraoka R, Oya A, Bui H.H, and Fukagawa R. (2013). Dynamic analysis of large deformation of geomaterials using the mesh-free SPH method, The Third International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment GEOMAT, pp.274-279, Nagoya, Japan.
  • C20. C.T. Nguyen, Bui H.H, Oya A Hiraoka R, and Fukagawa R. (2013). Box-shape retaining wall system: Experiments and numerical predictions, The Third International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment GEOMAT, pp.298-303, Nagoya, Japan.
  • C19. S.J. Verghese and Bui H.H. (2013). Numerical study of plasticity-based constitutive models for soil in simulation of braced excavation, The Third International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment GEOMAT, pp.694-699, Nagoya, Japan.
  • C18. K. Sako, T. Danjo, R. Fukagawa and Ha H. Bui (2011). Measurement of pore-water and pore-air pressure in unsaturated soil, The 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils (AP-UNSAT), pp.443-448, Thailand, Nov.14-16, 2011.
  • C17. Ha H. Bui, and H.D.V. Khoa: Bearing capacity and failure mechanism of shallow foundation smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) analysis, The 2nd International Syposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeoII), pp.457-468, Croatia, April 27-29, 2011.
  • C16. A. Daizo, Ha H. Bui and R. Fukagawa: A study of the effect of apparent cohesion on lunar soil simulant FJS-1, The Joint 9th Asia-Pacific ISTVS Conference and Annulal Meeting of Japanese Society for Terrmechanics, Hokkaido, Japan, Sept 27-30, 2010.
  • C15. Ha H. Bui, R. Fukagawa, K. Sako : A study of the matter of SPH application to saturated soil problems, The 5th International Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics European Research Interest Community (SPHERIC), pp.354-361, Manchester, UK, June 22-25, 2010.
  • C14. Ha H. Bui, R. Fukagawa, K. Sako , T. Matsumoto: Earthquake induced slope failure simulation by SPH, The 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, CD, San Diego, California, USA, May 24-29, 2010.
  • C13. Ha H. Bui, R. Fukagawa, K. Sako : Slope stability analysis and runout prediction of slope failure by SPH, Geo-informatics and Zoning for Hazard Mapping, pp.174-177, Kyoto, Japan, Dec., 03-04, 2009.
  • C12. Ha H. Bui, K. Sako , R. Fukagawa: Slope stability analysis and slope failure simulation by SPH, The 17th International Conference for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering(ICSMGE), pp.1578-1581, Egypt, Oct., 05-09, 2009.
  • C11. Ha H. Bui, R. Fukagawa, K. Sako , J.C. WELLS: Numerical simulation of granular materials based on smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), Powders and Grains 2009 (AIP Conf. Proc.), pp.575-578, Colorado, USA, Jul., 13-17, 2009.
  • C10. Ha H. Bui, R. Fukagawa, and K. Sako : Numerical simulation of progressive/multi-stages slope failure due to the increase in groundwater table by SPH, International symposium on prediction and simulation method for geoharzard mitigation (IS-Kyoto2009), pp.121-126, Kyoto, Japan, May 25-27, 2009.
  • C09. Ha H. Bui, K. Sako , R. Fukagawa, and J.C. WELLS: SPH-based numerical solutions for large deformation of geomaterial considering soil-structure interaction, The 12th International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), pp.570-578, Goa, India, Oct., 01-06, 2008.
  • C08. Ha H. Bui, K. Sako and R. Fukagawa: SPH-based numerical simulation for slope stability and slope failure considering non-homogeneous slope, the 7th Japan-Korea Joint Geotechnical Conference, Kyoto, Japan, pp.61-68, Nov. 1-3, 2008.
  • C07. Ha H. Bui, R. Fukagawa, K. Sako and S. Ohno: Elastic-plastic model of geomaterial in the framework of smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method, International Conference on Computational Methods, CD, Hiroshima, Japan, April., 04-06, 2007.
  • C06. Ha H. Bui, K. Sako and R. Fukagawa: Smoothed particle hydrodynamics for soil mechanics, Sixth European Conference on Numerical Method in Geotechnical Engineering, pp.275-281, Graz, Austria, Sept. 6-8, 2006.
  • C05. Ha H. Bui and R. Fukagawa: Investigating the Contact Dynamics between Tool and granular material using Distinct Element Method (DEM), Symposium on Construction Practice and Construction Machinery, pp.183-189, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 15-16, 2005. (建設施工と建設機械シンポジウム, 2005).
  • C04. Ha H. Bui, K. Sako and R. Fukagawa: Numerical simulation of soil-water interaction using smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method, The 15th International Conference of the ISTVS, pp.398-418, Hayama, Japan, Sept., 2005.
  • C03. Ha H. Bui, T. Kobayashi and R. Fukagawa: Simulation of excavation on the lunar surface, Proceedings 10th European Conference of ISTVS, pp.265-279, Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 3-6, 2006.
  • C02. Ha H. Bui, K. Sako and R. Fukagawa: An approach of smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) for soil mechanics, The 16th International Conference for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (3rd iYGEC), pp.598-609, Osaka, Japan, Sept. 2005.
  • C01. Ha. H. Bui, R. Fukagawa, T. Kobayashi and K. Tamoi: DEM simulation of three dimensional soil failure with cutting-blade, Proc. of the 7th Asia-Pacific ISTVS Conference, pp.113-121, Changchun, China, Sept. 2004.

Editorial:

  • Asian-Pacific Journal of Computational Engineering (APJCE)

Supervision:

Postdoctoral Fellows
1. Chi Nguyen (10/2015-Current)
2. Yilin Gui, PhD (2013-2014)
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Current Postgraduate Students
Main Supervisor
1. Nhu Nguyen, Project title: "Numerical modelling of fatigue cracking behaviour of lightly cemented materials".
2. Hieu Tran, Project title: "Modelling of desiccation cracking behaviour in geomaterials using a fully coupled THM-SPH approach".
3. Shaohan Zhao, Project title: "Numerical modelling of strain localization and failure of geomaterials using the SPH method".
4. YingNang Wang, Project title: "Modelling of dynamic rock fractures using the SPH method with embedded cohesive crack model".
5. Thang Nguyen, Project title: "Analysis and model of an innovative geopolymer hybrid composite panel system (GHCPS)".
Associate Supervisor
1. King Daniel, Project title:"Load transfer platform behaviour in a geosynthetic reinforced piled embankment", co-supervisor with Prof. Bouazza Abdelmalek.
2. Abeyrathne Arunodi, Project title: "Multi-Scale Studies of the Compression of Unsaturated Geomaterials", co-supervisor with Prof. Jayantha Kodikara.
3. Nomerita, Project title: "SPH modelling of transient flow in pipes", co-supervisor with Dr. Daly Edoardo.
4. Weerashinge Darshana, Project title: "Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical modelling for solving geo-infrastructure problems in fractured soil", co-supervisor with Prof. Jayantha Kodikara.
5. Mahbub Asheque, Project title: "X-ray computed tomogrophy imaging and medelling the microstructure of artificially cemented acid sulphate soils for improved prediction of macro-scale behaviour", co-supervisor with Dr. Asadul Haque.
6. Sountharajah Arooran, Project title: "A study of fatigue damage of cement stabilised granular materials for pavement design", co-supervisor with Prof. Jayantha Kodikara.
7. Ranathuga Ashani, Project title: "Investigation of longterm safe storage of CO2 in coal seams with Enhanced Methane Recovery", co-supervisor with Prof. Ranjith Pathegama.
8. King Louis Evans, Project title: "Redundancy within geosynthetic reinforced piled embankments", co-supervisor with Prof. Bouazza Abdelmalek.
Graduated students
1. Yu Lai, Msc, Project title: "Numerical and experimental investigations into thermal aspects of Geothermal energy piles", co-supervisor Prof. Bouazza Abdelmalek.

Community Service:

Reviewer for International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Computers and Geotechnics, Soils and Foundations, International Journal of Geomechanics, Acta Geotechnica, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Geotechnique Letter, Engineering Geology, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, International Journal of Impact Engineering, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Advanced Powder Technology, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Computer and Fluids, Advances in Water Resource.

Professional Association:

Member of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).
Member of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG)
Member of International Society for Terrain-Vehicle System (ISTVS).

Research Interests:

  • Computational mechanics, constitutive modelling of geomaterials, large deformation and failure of geomaterials, soil cracking modelling, fracture and damage of geomaterials, slope stability and landslide, multiphase flow in porous media, soil-structure interactions, mesh-free approaches for computational geomechanics, granular flows, lunar soil mechanics, free-surface fluid flows, two-phase flow modeling.