Dr Thien Tran-Duc

Dr Thien Tran-Duc
 Position Research Associate
 Org Unit School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
 Email thien.tran-duc@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 6955
 Location Floor/Room 6.19 ,  Ingkarni Wardli ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    My undergraduate background in Mathematics and Computer Science was attained from Vietnam National University, Hochiminh City Brand in 2002. My research career in Applied Mathematics started with a research position in Institute of Applied Mechanics, Vietnamese Academy of Sciences and Technology. I completed Master of Science in Mathematics in Vietnam National University, Hochiminh City Brand in 2007 and right then I had one-year working as a Research Visitor in Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. I received PhD Scholarship from The University of Wollongong, Australia, in 2008, and completed my PhD degree in Nanomechanics under supervision of Professor Jim Hill and Professor Natalie Thamwattana in 2012. Moving to Singapore afterwards, I had a great research period in Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore from 2012 to 2019, where I participted in multiple interdisciplinary and industrial-related research projects. Moving back Australia in 2019, I had worked in School of Information and Computer Sciences, The University of Newcastle, until 2022, and now I am in School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide.        

  • Research Interests

    My research interest focuses in:

    - Mathematical and multiscale modelling

    - Computational fluid mechanics

    - Non-Newtonian fluids 

    - Numerical methods

    - Particle-based/Lagrangian methods, for examples, Smoothed Paticle Hydrodynamics (SPH), Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD), Molecular Dynamics (MD)



  • Publications

    1.      T. Tran-Duc, J.E. Bunder, A.J. Roberts (2023), Effect computational homogenisation of 2D beams of heterogeneous elasticity using the patch scheme, International Journal of Solids and Structures (under revision).

    2.      K. Le-Cao, T. Tran-Duc, N. Mai-Duy, Y.Q. Nguyen, B.C. Khoo, N. Phan-Thien (2023), Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics simulations of microstructure induced stress overshoot in structured fluids Physics of Fluids (under revision).

    3.      T. Tran-Duc, M. H. Meylan, N. Thamwattana (2023), Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Simulations for Wave Induced Ice Floe Melting, Physics of Fluids 35, 046604 (https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0138858)

    4.      K. Stevens, N. Thamwattana, T. Tran-Duc (2023), Continuum modelling with functional Lennard-Jones parameters for DNA-graphene interactions, Advanced Theory and Simulations, 2200896. (https://doi.org/10.1002/adts.202200896)

    5.      T. Tran-Duc, M.H. Meylan, N. Thamwattana (2022), Numerical simulations for largely deformed beams and rings adopting a nontensile smoothed particle hydrodynamics algorithm, ANZIAM Journal, 64, 355-379. (https://doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v64.17588)

    6.      T. Tran-Duc, M. H. Meylan ,N. Thamwattana (2022), Dynamical Response of A Floating Plate to Water Waves Using A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Algorithm for Nonlinear Elasticity, Physics of Fluids 34, 053316. (https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0088536)

    7.      B. Duangkamon, N. Thamwattana, T. Tran-Duc (2022), Critical sizes for PET cylindrical and hourglass-shaped pores for selective ion channels, Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter 633, 413476. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physb.2021.413476)

    8.      K. Stevens, N. Thamwattana, T. Tran-Duc, J. M. Hill (2020), Modelling interactions between graphene and heterogeneous molecules, Computation 8(4), 107. (https://doi.org/10.3390/computation8040107)

    9.      T. Tran-Duc, M. Meylan, N. Thamwattana, B. Lamichhane (2020), Wave Interaction and Overwash with a Flexible Plate by Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Water 12(12), 3354. (https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123354)

    10.   K. Stevens, N. Thamwattana, T. Tran-Duc (2020), New Functional Lennard-Jones Parameters For Heterogeneous Molecules, Journal of Applied Physics 128, 204301. (https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0025066)

    11.   T. Tran-Duc, T. Ho, N. Thamwattana (2020), A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Study on Effect of Coarse Aggregate on Self-Compacting Concrete Flows, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 190, 106046. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2020.106046)

    12.   S. Putthikorn, T. Tran-Duc, N. Thamwattana, J. M. Hill, D. Baowan (2020), Interacting Ru-(bpy)-32 Dye Molecules and TiO2 Semiconductor in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Mathematics 8(5), 841. (https://doi.org/10.3390/math8050841)

    13.   Z. Lyu, T. C. A. Ng, T. Tran-Duc, G. J. H. Lim, Q. Gu, L. Zhang, Z. Zhang, J. Ding, N. Phan-Thien, J. Wang, H. Yong Ng (2020), 3D-Printed Surface-Patterned Ceramic Membrane with Enhanced Performance in Crossflow Filtration, Journal of Membrane Science 606, 118138. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118138)

    14.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Phan-Thien, N. Thamwattana (2020), On Permeability of Corrugated Pore Membranes, AIP Advances 10(4), 045317. (https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0006017)

    15.   K. Stevens, T. Tran-Duc, N. Thamwattana, J. M. Hill (2020), Continuum Modelling for Interacting Coronene Molecules with a Carbon Nanotube, Nanomaterials 10(1), 152. (https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10010152)

    16.   E. L. Bertevas, T. Tran-Duc, K. Le-Cao, B. C. Khoo, N. Phan-Thien (2019), A smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) formulation of a two-phase mixture model and its application to turbulent sediment transport, Physics of Fluids 31, 103303. (https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5122671)

    17.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Phan-Thien, B. C. Khoo (2019), A Three-Dimensional Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Dispersion Simulation of Polydispersed Sediment on the Seafloor Using a Message Passing Interface Algorithm, Physics of Fluids 31, 043301. (https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5090441)

    18.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Phan-Thien, J. Wang (2019), A Theoretical Study of Permeability Enhancement for Ultrafiltration Ceramic Membranes with Conical Pores and Slippage, Physics of Fluids 31, 022003(10). (https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5085140)

    19.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Phan-Thien, B. C. Khoo (2018), A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Study on Polydisperse Sediment from Technical Activities on Seabed, Physics of Fluids 30, 023302. (https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5019811)

    20.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Phan-Thien, B. C. Khoo (2017), A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Study of Sediment Dispersion on the Seafloor, Physics of Fluids 29, 083302. (https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4993474)

    21.   T. Tran-Duc, E. L. Bertevas, N Phan-Thien, B. C. Khoo (2016), Simulation of Anisotropic Diffusion Processes in Fluids with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 82(11), 730-747. (https://doi.org/10.1002/fld.4238)

    22.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Thamwattana, and D. Baowan (2014), Modelling Gas Storage Capacity for Porous Aromatic Frameworks, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 11, 234–241. (https://doi.org/10.1166/jctn.2014.3343)

    23.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Phan-Thien, and B. C. Khoo (2013), Rheology of Bubble Suspensions Using Dissipative Particle Dynamics. Part I: A Hard-Core DPD Particle Model for Gas Bubbles, Journal of Rheology 57, 1715-1737. (https://doi.org/10.1122/1.4824387)

    24.   N. Thamwattana, T. Tran-Duc, D. Baowan (2013), Modelling Interactions between a PBB and a Fullerene, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry 51, 1001-1022. (https://doi.org/10.1166/jctn.2014.3343)

    25.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Thamwattana (2011), Modelling encapsulation of acetylene molecules into carbon nanotubes for super-conducting nanowires, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 23, 225302. (https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/23/22/225302)

    26.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Thamwattana, B. J. Cox, J. M. Hill (2011), Encapsulation of a benzene molecule into a carbon nanotube, Computational Materials Science 50, 2720-2726. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2011.04.026)

    27.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Thamwattana, J. M. Hill (2011), Orientation of a benzene molecule inside a carbon nanotube, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry 49, 1115-1127. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10910-011-9809-4)

    28.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Thamwattana (2011), Modelling carbon nanostructures for filtering and absorbing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 8, 2072-2077. (https://doi.org/10.1166/jctn.2011.1928)

    29.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Thamwattana, B. J. Cox, J. M. Hill (2010), General Model for Molecular Interactions in a Benzene Dimer, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 15, 782-799. (https://doi.org/10.1177/1081286510375343)

    30.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Thamwattana, B. J. Cox, J. M. Hill (2010), Modelling the interaction in a benzene dimmer, Philosophical Magazine 90, 1771-1785. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14786430903476349)

    31.   T. Tran-Duc, N. Thamwattana, B. J. Cox, J. M. Hill (2010), Adsorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on graphite surfaces, Computational Materials Science 49, S307-S312. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2010.03.001)

    32.   T. Tran-Duc, S. Suslov (2009), Stability of Plane Poiseuille-Couette Flows of a Piezo-Viscous Fluid, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 156(3), 139-149. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnnfm.2008.07.009)

    S. Suslov, T. Tran-Duc (2008), Revisiting Plane Couette-Poiseuille Flows of a Piezo-Viscous Fluid, Journal Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 154, 170-178. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnnfm.2008.04.010)

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