Dr Giang Nguyen

Dr Giang Nguyen
 Position Associate Professor
 Org Unit School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
 Email g.nguyen@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 2259
 Location Floor/Room 1 55a ,  Engineering North ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

     

    • 01/2017-present: Associate Professor, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    • 07/2013-12/2016: Senior Lecturer, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia
    • 01/2012-08/2013: Research Fellow & Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia.
    • 01/2009-12/2011: University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia.
    • 09/2007-12/2008: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia.
    • 09/2005-04/2007: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Mexico, U.S.A.
    • 09/2000-09/2001: Structural Engineer & Programmer, ECG (Engineering Consulting Group), HoChiMinh City University of Technology, Vietnam.
    • 11/1999-09/2001: Research and Teaching Assistant, Centre of Computational Mechanics, HoChiMinh City University of Technology, Vietnam.
    • 08/1996-09/1999: Structural Engineer (1996-1998: part-time), API Co. Ltd, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam.
  • Qualifications

    • 2001-2005: D.Phil. (Engineering Science, major in Computational Mechanics), University of Oxford, U.K. Dissertation: A thermodynamic approach to constitutive modelling of concrete using damage mechanics and plasticity theory.
    • 1996-1998: M.Eng. (Civil Engineering, major in Computational Mechanics), University of Liege, Belgium. Thesis: Finite element application for the two-field variational principle in elasto-plastic analysis of plane stress/strain problems.
    • 1991-1996: B.Eng. (Civil Engineering), HoChiMinh City University of Architecture, Vietnam. Thesis: A finite element program for the analysis of plane frames and its application for the structural design of Ky Dong multi-storey apartment building.
  • Teaching Interests

    • Structural Engineering Design, 2014, The University of Adelaide, Course Coordinator & Lecturer in charge of steel design lectures.
    • Strength of Materials, 2014, The University of Adelaide, Course Coordinator.
    • Structural Engineering Design, 2013, The University of Adelaide, Lecturer in charge of steel design lectures.
    • CIVL 3411 Geotechnical Engineering, 2012, The University of Sydney, Course Coordinator.
    • CIVL 3411 Geotechnical Engineering, 2011, The University of Sydney, Assistant Lecturer.
    • Introduction to the Finite Element Method, 2001, Open University (HoChiMinh city, Vietnam), Visiting Lecturer.
  • Research Interests

    Research Interests (https://sites.google.com/site/giangnguyensites/home/research)

    • Constitutive modelling of engineering materials (soils, rocks, concrete, metals, composites).
    • Computational solid mechanics & Micromechanics of failure in quasi-brittle materials.

    Professional Service

       Reviewer for International Journal of Solids and Structures, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Geotechnique Letter, Engineering Structures, Advances in Structural Engineering, Mechanics Research Communication, Mechanics of Materials, Computers and Concrete, Computers and Geotechnics, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Acta Geotechnica, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering, Powder Technology, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, Journal of Structures.

     Supervision of Postdocs and PhD students

    • Dr Vinh Phu Nguyen (since 08/2014; under ARC Discovery Project DP140100945)
    • Mr Chi Thanh Nguyen (since 06/2014; under ARC Discovery Project DP110102645)
    • Dr Irene Guiamatsia (08/2010-02/2014; under ARC Discovery Project DP1093485)
    • Dr Rachel Gelet (06/2011-02/2013; under ARC Discovery Project DP110102645)
    • Dr Arghya Das (09/2009-03/2013; main supervisor; joint with Prof Itai Einav)
    • Dr Chunshun Zhang (07/2008-09/2012; associate supervisor; joint with Prof Itai Einav)
    • Mr Van Duc Vu (since 04/2014; associate supervisor; joint with A/Prof Hamid Sheikh)
    • Mr Arash Mirahmadi (since 01/2014; main supervisor; joint with A/Prof Hamid Sheikh)
    • Mr Sunly Bun (since 03/2014; associate supervisor; joint with A/Prof Andrei Kotousov)
    • Ms Elaheh Arjomand (since 07/2014; main supervisor; joint with Dr Terry Bennett)
    • Mr Alessandro Tengattini (since 07/2011; associate supervisor; joint with Prof Itai Einav)
    • Mr Sagar Das (since 03/2012; associate supervisor; joint with Dr Luming Shen)
  • Research Funding

    Competitive grants

     

    • 2017-2019: Giang D Nguyen, Ha H Bui, Jose Andrade, Liquefaction of silty soils: micromechanics, modelling and prediction, ARC Discovery Project DP170103793, $277K.
    • 2017-2019: Andrei Kotooussov, Giang D Nguyen, Arcady Dyskin, Elena Pasternak, Phillip Dight, Dr Jie Pan, Dr Ha Bui, Wenhui Duan, Chun Wang, Pier Marzocca, Martin Veidt, Nangallage Fernando, Vinh Dao, Cara MacNish, Stuart Wildy, Bridging time/size scales in strain measurements with advanced DIC facility, ARC LIEF LE170100079, $267K.
    • 2015-2017: Murat Karakus, Giang D Nguyen, Abbas Taheri, David Goodchild, A new damage model for rock burst in hard rocks during deep mining, ARC Linkage Project LP150100539, $184K.
    • 2014-2018: Giang D Nguyen, A kinematically and micromechanically enriched constitutive modelling framework for failure of geomaterials, ARC Future Fellowship FT140100408, $607K
    • 2014-2016: Luming Shen, Giang D Nguyen, Abbas El-Zein, Federico Maggi, A multi-scale theory of unsaturated porous media under extreme loading, ARC Discovery Project DP140100945, $405K.
    • 2011-2013: Giang D Nguyen & Pierre Rognon, The micro-mechanics of faulting and fluid flow in porous reservoir rocks, ARC Discovery Project DP110102645, $308K.
    • 2010-2012: Giang D Nguyen, A computational approach to fracture of quasi-brittle materials across the scales, ARC Discovery Project DP1093485, $280K.

    Internal grants

     

    • 2014: Giang D Nguyen, Andrei Kotousov, Terry Bennett, Mark Jaksa, Phillip Visintin, Abdul (Hamid) Sheikh, An Deng, Abbas Taheri, Mohamed Ali, Brendan Scott, Erwin Gamboa, Reza Ghomashchi, Zonghan Xie, Establishment of a cross-disciplinary facility for experimental analysis of engineering materials and structures with 3D Digital Image Correlation Technique, University of Adelaide, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, 2014 Research Support Scheme, $29K.
    • 2013: Giang D Nguyen, Development of a multi-scale constitutive modelling framework, University of Sydney research support grant, $30K.
    • 2012: Luming Shen, Rachel Gelet, Irene Guiamatsia & Giang D Nguyen, Experimental and Numerical Study of Unsaturated Soil Response to Impact, Civil Engineering Research Development Scheme (CERDS), The University of Sydney, $26K.
    • 2012: Irene Guiamatsia, Yixiang Gan, Rachel Gelet & Giang D Nguyen, A Particle-based Virtual Engineering Laboratory, ICT 'Pebbles' Research Funding, University of Sydney, $50K.
    • 2009: Giang D Nguyen, A nonlocal approach to the modelling of rock fracture, University of Sydney research support grant, $20K.

  • Publications

    http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=ZrHYXcgAAAAJ

    Book chapters

    B1.  Das A., Tengattini A., Nguyen G.D., Einav I., 2013, A micromechanics-based model for cemented granular materials, in Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials, Yang Q, Zhang J-M, Zheng H, Yao Y (Eds.), Springer Berlin Heidelberg, p. 527-534.

    B2.  Einav, I., and Nguyen, G.D., 2009, Cataclastic and ultra-cataclastic shear using breakage mechanics, in Meso-Scale Shear Physics in Earthquake and Landslide Mechanics, Editors Yossef H. Hatzor, Jean Sulem, Ioannis Vardoulakis, CRC Press.

    B3.  Einav, I., and Nguyen, G.D., 2009, Micromechanical alternatives to phenomenological hardening plasticity, in Mechanics of Natural Solids, Editors Dimitrios Kolymbas & Gioacchino Viggiani, Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

    Refereed journal articles

    J1.        Nguyen, G.D., Korsunsky A.M., Belnoue, J.P., 2015, A nonlocal coupled damage-plasticity model for the analysis of ductile failure, International Journal of Plasticity 64, 56-75.

    J2.        Flores-Johnson E.A., Shen L., Guiamatsia I., Nguyen G., 2014,          Finite-Element Modelling of the Impact Behaviour of Aluminium Nacre-Like Composite, Applied Mechanics and Materials 566, 457-462.

    J3.        Das A., Tengattini A., Nguyen G.D., Viggiani G., Hall S., Einav I., 2014, A thermomechanical constitutive model for cemented granular materials with quantifiable internal variables. Part II - Validation and localization analysis, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 70, 382–405.

    J4.        Tengattini A., Das A., Nguyen G.D., Viggiani G., Hall S., Einav I., 2014, A thermomechanical constitutive model for cemented granular materials with quantifiable internal variables. Part I – Theory, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 70, 281–296.

    J5.        Guiamatsia I., Nguyen G.D., 2014, Coupling friction and surface debonding in an interface cohesive model, Applied Mechanics and Materials 553, 649-654 (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.649).

    J6.        Nguyen G.D., 2014, An Enriched Constitutive Model for Fracture Propagation Analysis using the Material Point Method, Applied Mechanics and Materials 553, 731-736 (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.731).

    J7.        Flores-Johnson E.A., Shen L., Guiamatsia I., Nguyen G.D., 2014, Numerical investigation of the impact behaviour of bioinspired nacre-like aluminium composite plates, Composites Science and Technology 96, 13–22.

    J8.        Zhang C., Yang Z.X., Nguyen G.D., Jardine R.J., Einav I., 2014, Theoretical breakage mechanics and experimental assessment of stresses surrounding piles penetrating into dense silica sand, Geotechnique Letters 4 (January-March), 11-16.

    J9.        Nguyen, G.D., Korsunsky, A.M., Einav, I., 2014, A constitutive modelling framework featuring two scales of behaviour: fundamentals and applications to quasi-brittle failure, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 115, 221-240 (doi:10.1016/j.engfracmech.2013.11.006).

    J10.    Guiamatsia I., Nguyen G.D., 2014, A thermodynamics-based cohesive model for interface debonding and friction, International Journal of Solids and Structures 51(3-4), 647-659 (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.10.032).

    J11.    Das, A., Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., 2013, The propagation of compaction bands in porous rocks based on breakage mechanics, Journal of Geophysical ResearchSolid Earth 118, 1-18 (doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50193).

    J12.    Guiamatsia I., Nguyen G.D., 2013, Crack modelling using the Material Point Method and a strong discontinuity approach, Key Engineering Materials 525-526, 513-516.

    J13.    Zhang, C.S., Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., 2013, The end bearing capacity of piles penetrating into crushable soils, Geotechnique, 63(5), 341-354 (received George Stephenson Medal (second overall), for the best paper published by Geotechnique in 2013).

    J14.    Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., Korsunsky, A.M., 2012, How to connect two scales of behaviour in constitutive modelling of geomaterials, Geotechnique Letters (Special issue on Geomechanics Across the Scales) 2, 129-134.

    J15.    Guiamatsia, I., Nguyen G.D., 2012, A generic approach to constitutive modelling of composite delamination under mixed-mode loading conditions, Composites Science and Technology 72, 269-277 (doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2011.11.012).

    J16.    Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., Guiamatsia, I., 2012, On the partition of fracture energy in constitutive modelling of quasi-brittle materials, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 79, 225-244 (doi: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2011.11.002).

    J17.    Das, A., Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., 2011, Compaction bands due to grain crushing in porous rocks: a theoretical approach based on breakage mechanics, Journal of Geophysical ResearchSolid Earth 116 (B08203) (doi:10.1029/2011JB008265).

    J18.    Nguyen, G.D., 2011, A damage model with evolving nonlocal interactions, International Journal of Solids and Structures 48(10), 1544-1559.

    J19.    Levy, G., Coon, M., Nguyen, G.Sulsky, D., 2010, Physically-based data assimilation, Geoscientific Model Development 3, 669-677.

    J20.    Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., 2010, Nonlocal regularisation of a model based on breakage mechanics for granular materials, International Journal of Solids and Structures 47(10), 1350-1360.

    J21.    Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., 2010, A stress return algorithm for nonlocal constitutive models of softening materials, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 82(5), 637-670.

    J22.    Belnoue, J.P., Nguyen, G.D., Korsunsky A.M., 2009, Consistent tangent stiffness for local-nonlocal damage modelling of metals, Procedia Engineering 1, 177-180.

    J23.    Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., 2009, The energetics of cataclasis based on breakage mechanics, Pure and Applied Geophysics 166, 1693–1724.

    J24.    Levy, G., Coon, M., Nguyen, G.D., Sulsky, D.L., 2008, Metrics for evaluating linear features, Geophysical Research Letter 35, L21705.

    J25.    Nguyen, G.D., Korsunsky, A.M., 2008, Development of an approach to constitutive modelling of concrete: isotropic damage coupled with plasticity, International Journal of Solids and Structures 45(20), 5483-5501.

    J26.    Nguyen, G.D., Houlsby, G.T., 2008, A coupled damage-plasticity model for concrete based on thermodynamic principles: Part II: nonlocal regularization and numerical implementation, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 32(4), 353-389.

    J27.    Nguyen, G.D., Houlsby, G.T., 2008, A coupled damage-plasticity model for concrete based on thermodynamic principles: Part I: Model formulation and parameter identification, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 32(4), 391-413.

    J28.    Nguyen, G.D., 2008, A thermodynamic approach to non-local damage modelling of concrete, International Journal of Solids and Structures 45, 1918-1934.

    J29.    Belnuoe, J., Nguyen, G.D., Korsunsky, A.M., 2007, A one-dimensional non-local damage plasticity model for ductile materials, International Journal of Fracture 144, 53-60.

    J30.    Nguyen, G.D., Houlsby, G.T., 2007, Nonlocal damage modelling of concrete: a procedure for the determination of parameters, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 31, 867-891.

    J31.    Einav, I., Houlsby, G.T., Nguyen, G.D., 2007, Coupled damage and plasticity models derived from energy and dissipation potentials, International Journal of Solids and Structures 44(7-8), 2487-2508.

    J32.    Nguyen, G.D., Korsunsky, A.M., 2006, Damage-plasticity modelling of concrete: calibration of parameters using separation of fracture energy, International Journal of Fracture 139(2), 325-332.

    J33.    Korsunsky, A.M., Nguyen, G.D., Kim, K., 2006, The analysis of deformation size effects using multiple gauge length extensometry and the essential work of rupture concept, Materials Science and Engineering A 423(1-2), 192-198.

    J34.    Korsunsky, A.M., Nguyen, G.D., Houlsby, G.T., 2005, Analysis of essential work of rupture using non-local damage-plasticity modelling, International Journal of Fracture 135(1-4), L19-L26.

    Refereed conference papers in conference proceedings

    C1.      Nguyen, G.D., El-Zein, A., Bennett, T., 2014, A Conceptual Approach to Two-Scale Constitutive Modelling For Hydro-Mechanical Coupling, 7th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics ICEG2014, Melbourne, Australia, 10-14 Nov 2014.

    C2.      Nguyen, G., 2014, An enriched constitutive modelling framework for localised failure of geomaterials. Obras y Proyectos 14, 33-39.

    C3.      Flores-Johnson E.A., Shen L., Guiamatsia I., Nguyen G.D., 2014, Finite-element modelling of nacre-like composite subjected to shock loading, 1st International Conference on Computational and experimental methods for composite materials and structures, Harbin University of Science and Technology, China, 10-12 September 2014.

    C4.      Nguyen G.D., Einav I., Guiamatsia I., Korsunsky A.M., 2012, From diffuse to localized damage: the role of friction, The International Conference on Advances in Computational Mechanics (ACOME), August 14-16, 2012, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    C5.      Guiamatsia I., Nguyen G.D., 2012, A unified constitutive model for interface debonding and friction, XXIII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), 19–24 August 2012. Beijing, China 2012.

    C6.      Das, A., Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., 2011, A theoretical approach to the study of compaction bands in porous rocks, XI International Conference on Computational Plasticity - COMPLAS 2011, Barcelona, Spain, 7-9 Sep 2011.

    C7.      Zhang, C.S., Einav, I., Nguyen, G.D., 2011, A study of grain crushing around penetrating piles using a micromechanics-based continuum model, The Second International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo II), Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27-29 April, 2011.

    C8.      Zhang, C.S., Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., 2010, Steady state permeability profiles surrounding penetrating piles in crushable granular media, International Symposium on Geomechanics and Geotechnics, Shanghai, China, 10-12 Oct 2010.

    C9.      Belnoue, J.P., Nguyen, G.D., Korsunsky A.M., 2009, Crack path predictions in Ni-based superalloy plates using coupled nonlocal damage-plasticity, International Conference on CRACK PATHS (CP 2009), Vicenza, Italy, 23 – 25 September, 2009.

    C10.  Nguyen, G.D., Einav, I., Vardoulakis, I., 2008, Modelling high pressure shear using breakage mechanics, XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Adelaide, Australia, 24–30 August 2008.

    C11.  Einav, I., Nguyen, G.D., 2008, Hardening plasticity for geomaterials: implicit micromechanical roots and explicit alternatives, 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM8), Venice, Italy, 30 June – 4 July 2008.

    C12.  Belnoue, J., Armitage, P., Nguyen, G., Korsunsky, A., 2007, Parameter calibration in nonlocal damage-plasticity modelling of ductile materials, IX International Conference on Computational Plasticity, Fundamentals and Applications, Barcelona, 5-7 September 2007.

    C13.  Nguyen, G.D., Korsunsky, A.M., 2007, A nonlocal coupled damage-plasticity model for concrete, 6th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures, Catania, Italy, 17-22 June 2007.

    C14.  Nguyen, G.D., Houlsby, G.T., 2004, A thermodynamic approach to constitutive modelling of concrete, Proceedings of the 12th conference, Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering (ACME-UK), Cardiff, U.K., 5-6 April, 2004.

     

     

     

     

     

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