ZHAO Shiwei


PhD in Geotechnical Engineering
Research Assistant Professor
Research Area
Research Interests
Computational Geomechanics
Multiscale and Multi-physics Modeling
Numerical Methods and High-performance Computing
Modeling and Mitigation of Geohazards

PhD, South China University of Technology

Selected Publications

Chen, H., Zhao, S., Zhao, J., & Zhou, X. (2021). The microscopic origin of K0 on granular soils: The role of particle shape. Acta Geotechnica, 16, 2089–2109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11440-021-01161-5

Lai, Z., Zhao, S., Zhao, J., & Huang, L. (2021). Revisiting the GJK and shape erosion method for contact resolution in DEM. Powder Technology, 394, 363–371. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2021.08.068

Zhao, S., Zhao, J., & Liang, W. (2021). A thread-block-wise computational framework for large-scale hierarchical continuum-discrete modeling of granular media. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 122(2), 579–608. https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.6549

Liang, W., Zhao, S., Wu, H., & Zhao, J. (2021). Bearing capacity and failure of footing on anisotropic soil: A multiscale perspective. Computers and Geotechnics, 137, 104279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2021.104279

Zhang, C., Zhao, S., Zhao, J., & Zhou, X. (2021). Three-dimensional Voronoi analysis of realistic grain packing: An XCT assisted set Voronoi tessellation framework. Powder Technology, 379, 251–264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2020.10.054

Zhao, S., & Zhao, J. (2021). SudoDEM: Unleashing the predictive power of the discrete element method on simulation for non-spherical granular particles. Computer Physics Communications, 259, 107670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2020.107670

Zhao, S., Zhao, J., & Guo, N. (2020). Universality of internal structure characteristics in granular media under shear. Physical Review E, 101(1), 012906. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.101.012906

Zhao, S., Zhao, J., & Lai, Y. (2020). Multiscale modeling of thermo-mechanical responses of granular materials: A hierarchical continuum–discrete coupling approach. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 367, 113100.

Chen, H., Zhao, S., & Zhou, X. (2020). DEM investigation of angle of repose for super-ellipsoidal particles. Particuology, 50, 53–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.partic.2019.05.005

Zhang, N., Matthew Evans, T., Zhao, S., Du, Y., & Zhang, L. (2020). Discrete element method simulations of offshore plate anchor keying behavior in granular soils. Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, 38(6), 716–729. https://doi.org/10.1080/1064119X.2019.1614705

Zhao, S., & Zhao, J. (2019). A poly-superellipsoid-based approach on particle morphology for DEM modeling of granular media. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 43(13), 2147–2169. https://doi.org/10.1002/nag.2951

Zhao, S., Evans, T. M., & Zhou, X. (2018a). Three-dimensional Voronoi analysis of monodisperse ellipsoids during triaxial shear. Powder Technology, 323, 323–336. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2017.10.023

Zhao, S., Evans, T. M., & Zhou, X. (2018b). Shear-induced anisotropy of granular materials with rolling resistance and particle shape effects. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 150, 268–281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.06.024

Zhao, S., Evans, T. M., & Zhou, X. (2018c). Effects of curvature-related DEM contact model on the macro- and micro-mechanical behaviours of granular soils. Géotechnique, 68(12), 1085–1098. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgeot.17.P.158

Zhao, S., Evans, T. M., Zhou, X., & Zhou, S. (2017). Discrete element method investigation on thermally-induced shakedown of granular materials. Granular Matter, 19(1), 11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10035-016-0690-5

Zhao, S., Zhang, N., Zhou, X., & Zhang, L. (2017). Particle shape effects on fabric of granular random packing. Powder Technology, 310, 175–186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2016.12.094

Zhao, S., & Zhou, X. (2017). Effects of particle asphericity on the macro- and micro-mechanical behaviors of granular assemblies. Granular Matter, 19(2), 38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10035-017-0725-6

Zhao, S., Zhou, X., & Liu, W. (2015). Discrete element simulations of direct shear tests with particle angularity effect. Granular Matter, 17(6), 793–806. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10035-015-0593-x

Zhao, S., Zhou, X., Liu, W., & Lai, C. (2015). Random packing of tetrahedral particles using the polyhedral discrete element method. Particuology, 23, 109–117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.partic.2015.02.007

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