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Researcher: Liu, H (Dr Hong Liu)

Fields of Research

Civil geotechnical engineering
Geomechanics and resources geotechnical engineering
Construction engineering
Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Petroleum and reservoir engineering

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in engineering
Civil construction processes
Civil construction design
Stone, ceramics and clay materials
Natural hazards
Mining and extraction of iron ores
Cement and concrete materials
Geothermal energy extraction
Oil shale and tar sands mining and extraction
Coal mining and extraction
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Oil and gas exploration

Career Best Publications

Characterisation of rock aggregate breakage properties using realistic texture-based modelling; International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Characterization of rock heterogeneity and numerical verification; Engineering Geology
Combined finite-discrete element modelling of rock fracture and fragmentation induced by contour blasting during tunnelling with high horizontal in-situ stress; International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
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
Full 3D modelling for effects of tunnelling on existing support systems in the Sydney region; Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology
GPGPU-parallelized 3D combined finite-discrete element modelling of rock fracture with adaptive contact activation approach; Computational Particle Mechanics
Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of dynamic fracture and resultant fragment casting and muck-piling by rock blast; Computers and Geotechnics
Hybrid finite–discrete element modeling of geomaterials fracture and fragment muck-piling; International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
Modelling of dynamic rock fracture process using the finite-discrete element method with a novel and efficient contact activation scheme; International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
Numerical simulation of the rock fragmentation process induced by indenters; International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
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

Research Publications

12th Australia and New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference Programme and Abstracts
3D nonlinear finite element modelling of mechanical behavior of a new wall-beam-strut joint for prefabricated underground construction and validation again experimental testing; Structures
3D numerical study on fracture process of concrete with different ITZ properties using X-ray computerized tomography; International Journal of Solids and Structures
A case study on key techniques for long-distance sea-crossing shield tunneling; Marine Georesources and Geotechnology
A case study on the strata movement mechanism and surface deformation regulation in Chengchao underground iron mine; Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
A combined finite-discrete element study of rock fracture process; 3rd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics
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
A hybrid continuous-discontinuous model for predicting rock failure in mining; The AusIMM Bulletin - The Journal of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
A mesostructure-based damage model for thermal cracking analysis and application in granite at elevated temperatures; Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
A Numerical Model for Failure and Collapse Analysis of Geostructures; Australian Geomechanics
A unified model for frost heave pressure in the rock with a penny-shaped fracture during freezing; Cold Regions Science and Technology
A wavelet transform method for studying the energy distribution characteristics of microseismicities associated rock failure; Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering
A zoning model for coal mining - induced strata movement based on microseismic monitoring; International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
An overview on advances in computational fracture mechanics of rock; Geosystem Engineering
An overview on performance of steel slag in highway industry; Journal of Advanced Research in Materials Science
Brittle fracture of rock under combined tensile and compressive loading conditions; Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Characterisation of rock aggregate breakage properties using realistic texture-based modelling; International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Characterisation of rock properties using texture-based modelling - a geometallurgical approach; Conference in Minerals Engineering 2011
Characteristics of stratum movement induced by downward longwall mining activities in middle-distance multi-seam; International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
Characterization of rock heterogeneity and numerical verification; Engineering Geology
Combined finite-discrete element modelling of dynamic rock fracture and fragmentation during mining production process by blast; Shock and Vibration
Combined finite-discrete element modelling of rock fracture and fragmentation induced by contour blasting during tunnelling with high horizontal in-situ stress; International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
Combined finite-discrete element modellings of rockbursts in tunnelling under high in-situ stresses; Computers and Geotechnics
Critical conditions for coal wellbore failure during primary coalbed methane recovery: a case study from the San Juan Basin; Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Deformation characterisation and distress diagnosis of a metro shield tunnel by adjacent constructions; Advances in Civil Engineering
Development of 2-D Hybrid FEM/DEM Method Code Using GPGPU; 10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium
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
Development of a GPGPU‐parallelized hybrid finite-discrete element method for modeling rock fracture; International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Development of excavation damaged zones around a rectangular roadway under mining-induced pressure; Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology
Development of thermal and deformation stability of Qinghai-Tibet Highway under sunny-shady slope effect in southern Tanglha region in recent decade; Soils and Foundations
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
Effect of web openings on flexural behaviour of underground metro station RC beams under static and cyclic loading; Advances in Civil Engineering
Effects of decoupled charge blasting on rock fragmentation efficiency; International Society for Rock Mechanics, International Congress
Effects of outlets on cracking risk and integral stability of super-high arch dams; The Scientific World Journal
Effects of tunnelling on existing support systems of intersecting tunnels in the Sydney region; Southern Hemisphere International Rock Mechanics Symposium (SHIRMS)
Effects of tunnelling on existing support systems of perpendicularly crossing tunnels; Computers and Geotechnics
Experimental and numerical studies on failure behaviours of sandstones subject to freeze-thaw cycles; Transportation Geotechnics
Experimental and numerical studies on the mechanical performance of a wall‑beam‑strut joint with mechanical couplers for prefabricated underground construction; International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials
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
Experimental investigation of the mechanical behaviour of wall–beam–strut joints for prefabricated underground construction; International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials
Experimental study on cracking, reinforcement, and overall stability of the Xiaowan super-high arch dam; Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Experimental study on failure behaviour of deep tunnels under high in-situ stresses; Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology
Experimental study on the effect of granular backfill with various gradations on the mechanical behavior of rock; International Journal of Mining Science and Technology
Failure mechanism and strengthening effect of shield tunnel lining reinforced by steel plates with corbels; European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering
Failure process and support method of roadways excavated in inclined rockmass strata; Civil Engineering and Architecture
FDEM modelling of rock fracture process during three-point bending test under quasistatic and dynamic loading conditions; Shock and Vibration
FDEM simulation of rock damage evolution induced by contour blasting in the bench of tunnel at deep depth; Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology
Full 3D modelling for effects of tunnelling on existing support systems in the Sydney region; Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology
GPGPU-based 3-D hybrid FEM/DEM for numerical modelling of various rock testing methods; 12th Australia and New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference
GPGPU-parallelised hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of rock chipping and fragmentation process in mechanical cutting; Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
GPGPU-parallelized 3D combined finite-discrete element modelling of rock fracture with adaptive contact activation approach; Computational Particle Mechanics
Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of asperity degradation and gouge grinding during direct shearing of rough rock joints; International Journal of Coal Science & Technology
Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of asperity shearing and gouge arching in rock joint fracturing; 34th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (China 2015)
Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of blast-induced excavation damaged zone in the top-heading of deep tunnels; Stavebni Obzor - The Civil Engineering Journal
Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of dynamic fracture and resultant fragment casting and muck-piling by rock blast; Computers and Geotechnics
Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of dynamic fracture of rock and resultant fragment arching by rock blast; 8th Annual Asian Rock Symposium Rock Mechanics for Global Issues - Natural Disasters, Environment and Energy
Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of dynamic fracture of rocks with various geometries; Applied Mechanics and Materials
Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of excavation damaged zone formation process induced by blasts in a deep tunnel; Advances in Civil Engineering
Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of rock fracture during conventional compressive and tensile strength tests under quasi-static and dynamic loading conditions; Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures
Hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of rock fracture process in intact and notched Brazilian disc tests; European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering
Hybrid finite-discrete element simulator based on GPGPU-parallelized computation for modelling crack initiation and coalescence in sandy mudstone with prefabricated cross-flaws under uniaxial compression; Engineering Fracture Mechanics
Hybrid finite-discrete modelling of dynamic fracture of rock under impact loads and resultant fragment grinding; International Conference on Geomechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources (IC3G 2016)
Hybrid finite–discrete element modeling of geomaterials fracture and fragment muck-piling; International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
Hydraulic fracture and microseismicity in unconventional formations using a coupled stress-fracture-flow model; 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium
Hydraulic fracturing propagation mechanism during shale gas reservoir stimulation through horizontal well; Tehnicki Vjesnik
Influence of air-decoupling charge on rock blasting; Beijing Ligong Daxue Xuebao: Transactions of the Beijing Institute of Technology
Microseismic monitoring and 3D finite element analysis of the Right Bank Slope, Dagangshan hydropower station, during reservoir impounding; Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Microstructural modelling approach applied to rock material; Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Modelling Dynamic Fracture in Mechanical Rock Cutting using SPAM; EUROCK
Modelling of dynamic rock fracture process using the finite-discrete element method with a novel and efficient contact activation scheme; International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
Modelling of geostructure fracture and fragment muck-piling using hybrid finite-discrete element method; 11th Australia - New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics
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.
Numerical investigation of dynamic rock fragmentation in mechanical cutting using combined FEM/DEM; 3rd Nordic Rock Mechanics Symposium, NRMS 2017
Numerical Investigation of particle breakage as applied to mechanical crushing - Part II: Interparticle breakage; International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
Numerical model for the cracking behavior of heterogeneous brittle solids subjected to thermal shock; International Journal of Solids and Structures
Numerical modeling of rock fracture mechanism under disc cutters and associated cutter spacing optimization; Journal of Mining and Safety Engineering
Numerical modelling of soft soil improvement using wick drains; 11th Australia - New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics
Numerical modelling of the heterogeneous rock fracture process using various test techniques; Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Numerical modelling of the rock fragmentation process induced by multiple indenters; MARNS-TAC2002
Numerical procedure for modelling dynamic fracture of rock by blasting; RASIM: International Symposium on Rockburst and Seismicity in Mines
Numerical Simulation of production blasting in sublevel caving; APS Blasting
Numerical Simulation of shear fracutre (Mode II) in heterogeneous brittle rock; SINOROCK2004
Numerical simulation of the fracture process in cutting heterogeneous brittle material; International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Numerical simulation of the rock fragmentation process induced by indenters; International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences
Numerical simulation of the rock fragmentation process induced by two drill bits subjected to static and dynamic (impact) loading; Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Numerical Studies on bit-rock fragmentation mechanisms; International Journal of Geomechanics
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
Numerical studies on the inter-particle breakage of a confined particle assembly in rock crushing; Mechanics of Materials: An International Journal
Performance of modified asphalt binder with tire rubber powder; Jurnal Teknologi
Reinforcement design and stability analysis for large-span tailrace bifurcated tunnels with irregular geometry; Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology
Rheological characteristics of weak rock mass and effects on the long-term stability of slopes; Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
Rock failure progressive process and resultant fragment muck-piling using a hybrid finite-discrete element method; 3rd ISRM SINOROCK Symposium
Rock Fragmentation mechanisms induced by a drill bit; SINOROCK2004
Scale effect in macroscopic permeability of jointed rock mass using a coupled stress-damage-flow method; Engineering Geology
Stress-damage-flow coupling model and its application to pressure relief coal bed methane in deep coal seam; International Journal of Coal Geology
Study on optimal grouting timing for controlling uplift deformation of a super high arch dam; Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
The University of Tasmania's geotechnical engineering program - now officially recognised by the AusIMM; Journal of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Thoughts on future development and application of hybrid finite-discrete element method; Journal of Advanced Civil Engineering Practice and Research
Three dimensional hybrid continuous-discrete multi-physical modelling of heterogeneous rock fracture
Three-dimensional combined finite-discrete element modeling of shear fracture process in direct shearing of rough concrete-rock joints; Applied Sciences
Three-dimensional finite element modelling of excavation-induced tunnel wall movement and damage: a case study; Sadhana
Three-dimensional hybrid continuous-discontinuous modelling of the failure process of rock in Brazilian tests; 3rd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics
Three-dimensional hybrid finite-discrete element modelling of rock failure process; 10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium - The ISRM International Symposium for 2018
Three-dimensional modelling for effects of tunnelling on existing support systems; NUMOG: International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics
Three-dimensional modelling of the rock breakage process; EUROCK
Two-stage cultivation strategy for simultaneous increases in growth rate and lipid content of microalgae: A review; Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews
UCS and BTS tests of rock cores from northern Tasmania

Research Projects

2014 ISRM International Symposium - the 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium - Sapporo Japan; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Failure and Collapse Analyses of Geostructures; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Impact Loading of Rock to Improve Fragmentation Efficiency in Mechanical Excavation; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Link Geomechanics Groups at Hokkaido University and University of Tasmania ; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Numerical model of the rock breakage with Wobble; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Tunnelling-induced ground movement, failure and control; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
GPGPU-parallelized FDEM modelling of geothermal outburst
Point load tests of drill rock cores
Point load tests of rock cores
Scientific Visit to China 2010-11

Research Candidate Supervision

Experimental and Numerical Investigation on Static and Dynamic Stress-Strain Behaviour of Granular Granitic Sediments of Tasmania