University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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Dr Yunming Yang

Associate Professor in Civil Engineering , Department of Civil Engineering

Qualifications

BSC & MSC (Dalian Univ Technology); PhD (Oklahoma)

Contact

 yunmingyang 20161011

Biography

Expertise summary

One of my research interests is elastoplastic constitutive modelling of soil stress-strain responses. I also study numerical integration schemes of soil models. The numerically integrated models are employed within the framework of the finite element method to study behaviours of various geotechnical engineering structures under both static and dynamic loading such as earthquake and wave loading.

While I was a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, I studied behaviours of granular solid flow in silos using the finite element method with large displacement and the discrete element method. I also worked closely with the industry through a project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Another research interest is to experimentally study soil behavior by using the double directional simple shear system and the hollow cylinder apparatus. The VDDCSS system (Variable Direction Dynamic Cyclic Simple Shear) manufactured by GDS UK is used in the experimental study.

As the principal investigator, I was awarded a few important research grants including the RAE grant, NSFC grant, municipal natural science grant and international cooperation grant. As a co-investigator, I participated in the Key Project of Chinese National Programs for Fundamental Research and Development (973 Program).

PhD supervision as the first supervisor:

Zhe Wang, 09/2012 – 12/2015, employment: Country Garden Real Estate, lecturer in Lishui University

Yao Li, 09/2013 – 09/2016, employment: lecturer in Chang’an University

Nan Lu, 09/2015 – 09/2018 (expected)

Hanwen Zhang, 09/2016 – 09/2019 (expected)

I am seeking PhD research students and scholarship can be provided. If you are interested in it, you are welcome to contact me.

 

Teaching

I am the PG student coordinator, senior tutor, and LCF staff representative.

The modules I am delivering and delivered are:

Structural Engineering and Mechanics; Engineering Solid Mechanics; Geotechnics 1; Geotechnics 2; Construction Issues; Transport Infrastructure 

 

Major research interests

Constitutive modelling of soil stress-strain responses

Experimental study of soil behavior

Finite element method and numerical integrations

Discrete element method

Offshore geotechnical engineering

Soil responses under earthquake loading

Bulk solid behavior in silos

 

Publications

Refereed journal papers

Wang, Z., Yang*, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2016), Effects of Principal Stress Rotation on the Wave-Seabed Interactions, Acta Geotechnica (available online; * Corresponding Author) (SCI)

Wang, Z., Yang*, Y., Yu, H.S. & Muraleetharan, K.K. (2016), Numerical Simulation of Earthquake-Induced Liquefactions Considering the Principal Stress Rotation, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 90, 432-441 (* Corresponding Author) (SCI)

Li, Y., Yang*, Y., Yu, H.S. & Roberts, G. (2016), Monotonic Direct Simple Shear Tests on Sand under Multidirectional Loading, International Journal of Geomechanics (available online; * Corresponding Author) (SCI)

Li, Y., Yang*, Y., Yu, H.S. & Roberts, G. (2016), Discussion: Radial Strain Behaviours and Stress State Interpretation of Soil under Direct Simple Shear, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, (available online; * Corresponding Author) (SCI)

Li, Y., Yang*, Y., Yu, H.S. & Roberts, G. (2016), Undrained Soil Behavior under Bidirectional Shear, Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP), ASCE (available online; * Corresponding Author) (EI)

Yang, Y., Fei, W., Yu, H.S., Ooi, J. & Rotter, M. (2015), Experimental Study of Anisotropy and Non-Coaxiality of Granular Solids, Granular Matter, 17, 189-196 (SCI)

Liu, L. & Yang*, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2014), Comparison of Silo Wall Pressures between Chinese Silo Design Code and European Code, Grain Storage, 43(4), 1-8 (* Corresponding Author) (in Chinese)

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2013), A kinematic Hardening Soil Model Considering the Principal Stress Rotation, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 37, 2106-2134 (SCI)

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S.(2013), A soil model considering principal stress rotation, Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 35, S2, 479-486 (EI)

Xia, K. & Yang, Y. (2012), Three-Dimensional Finite Element Modeling of Tire/Ground Interaction, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 36, 498-516 (SCI)

Yang, Y., Ooi, J., Rotter, M. & Wang, Y. (2011), Numerical Analysis of Silo Behavior using Non-Coaxial Models, Chemical Engineering Sciences, 66(8), 1715-1727 (SCI)

Yang, Y., Rotter, M., Ooi, J. & Wang, Y. (2011), ‘Study of Flow Channel Boundaries in Silos’, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 34(8), 1295-1302 (SCI)

Yang, Y., Yu, H.S. & Kong, L., (2011), ‘Implicit and Explicit Procedures for the Yield Vertex Non-Coaxial Theory’, Computers and Geotechnics, 38, 751-755 (SCI)

Chai, H., Wei, C., Phoon, K. & Yang, Y. (2011), Some Observations on the Performance of the Signal Matching Technique in Assessment of Pile Integrity, Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 30, 246-258 (SCI)

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2010), Numerical Aspects of Non-Coaxial Model Implementations, Computers and Geotechnics, 37, 93-102 (SCI)

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2010), Finite Element Analysis of Anchor Plates using Non-Coaxial Models, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2(2), 178-187

Yang, Y., Muraleetharan, K.K. & Yu, H.S. (2008), Generalized Trapezoidal Numerical Integration of an Advanced Soil Model, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 32, 43-64 (SCI)

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2006), Numerical Simulations of Simple Shear with Non-Coaxial Soil Models, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 30(1), 1-19 (SCI)

Yang, Y., Muraleetharan, K.K. & Yu, H.S. (2006), A Middle Surface Concept Model for Saturated Sands in General Stress Space, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 30(5), 389-412 (SCI)

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2006), FEM Analysis of Shallow Foundations Using Non-Coaxial Models, Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 1(2), 139-150

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2006), A Non-Coaxial Critical State Soil Model and Its Application to Simple Shear Simulations, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 30(13), 1369-1390 (SCI)

Yang, Y., Yu, H.S. & Muraleetharan, K.K. (2005), Solution Existence Conditions for Elastoplastic Constitutive Models of Granular Materials, International Journal of Plasticity, 21(12), 2406-2425 (SCI)

Yang, Y. & Muraleetharan, K.K. (2003), The Middle Surface Concept and Its Application to the Elastoplastic Behavior of Saturated Sands, Geotechnique, 53(4), 421-431 (SCI)

Refereed Conference Proceeding Papers and Presentations

Li, Y., Yang, Y., Yu, H.S. & Roberts, G. (2016), Undrained Soil Behavior under Bidirectional Shear, GeoChina2016, 25-27 July, Shandong, China

Yang, Y., Wang, Z., Li, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2015), principal stress rotation soil model & it applications, 7th International Conference on Mining Science and Technology (ICMST2015), 26-29 April, Xuzhou, China

Yang, Y., Li, Y., Wang, Z. & Yu, H.S. (2015), simulation and experimental study of soil behaviours under principal stress rotations, 3rd ISFOG, 10-12 June, Oslo, Norway

Yang, Y., Zhe, W. & Yu, H.S. (2014), modelling soil behaviours under principal stress rotation, 14th IACMAG, Sept 22-25, Kyoto, Japan

Yang, Y., Wang, Z. & Yu, H.S. (2014), a soil model considering principal stress rotations, 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, 18-20 June, Delft, The Netherlands

Yang, Y. (2014), the soil model with principal stress rotation and its applications, the 2nd Symposium on Soil Constitutive Modeling, 23-25 May 2014, Shanghai

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2014), a soil model considering principal stress rotations, GeoShanghai International Conference 2014, 26-28 May, Shanghai

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2014), finite element simulation of silo discharge, the 2nd Symposium of Green Grain Storage and Energy Saving in Silos, 21-24 April 2014, Changsha

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2013), a kinematic hardening soil model with the principal stress rotation, the 11th National Conference of Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, 29 Oct, Shanghai

Yang, Y. & Yu, H.S. (2013), a soil model considering principal stress rotations, Proceedings of the 23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, June 30-July 5, 2013, ISBN 978-1-880653-99-9, ISSN 1098-6189, page 722-727

Yang, Y. (2012), a kinematic hardening soil model considering the principal stress rotation, 2nd International Symposium on Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Advances & New Applications, 15-16 Oct, Beijing

Yang, Y. (2013) geotechnical engineering at the UNNC, Joint Meeting with Ningbo University of Science and Technology, 22 March 2013, UNNC

Yang, Y. (2012) aspects of geotechnical engineering in coastal and ocean engineering, International Marine Technologies Workshop, 11-12 June 2012, UNNC

Yang, Y. (2012) marine sediment and foundations, Marine Economy Workshop, January, 2012, UNNC

Yang, Y. (2010) numerical implementation of a yield vertex non-coaxial model, the International Symposium on Geomechanics and Geotechnics: From Micro to Macro, 10-12 Oct 2010, Shanghai

Yang, Y. (2010) Application of an Implicit and Explicit Integration Rules, the 1st International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering, 16-17 Sept, 2010, Shanghai

Yang, Y. (2010) Numerical Implementation of a Yield Vertex Non-Coaxial Model, 10th National Conference on Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 5-8 Nov 2010, Wenzhou,

Yang, Y. (2009) Application of Geotechnical Engineering in Silo Study, Scottish University Network Conference, Edinburgh

Yang, Y. (2009) Slope Stability in Determination of Silo Flow Patterns, the 2nd Joint Research Institute Conference in Edinburgh (JRI), Edinburgh, UK

Yang, Y. (2008) Consideration of Anisotropy and Non-Coaxiality in Granular Materials in Silos, the 1st Joint Research Institute Conference in Edinburgh (JRI), Edinburgh, UK

Yang, Y. (2007) Integration of DEM and FEM in Industrial Applications, the Joint Meeting between the University of Edinburgh and EDEM Solutions Ltd, Edinburgh, UK

Yu, H.S., Tan, S.M. and Yang, Y. (2007) Constitutive Modeling of Non-Coaxial Behavior and Bonding Effects in Geomaterials, International Workshop on Constitutive Modeling – Development, Implementation, Evaluation and Application, 12-13 January 2007, Hong Kong

Yang, Y., Muraleetharan, K.K. and Yu, H.S. (2005) Modeling the Stress-Strain Behavior of Unsaturated Soils Using the Middle Surface Concept, 11th International Conference of IACMAG, Turin, Italy, 19-24 June 2005, Vol. 1, 545-552

Yu, H.S., Yang, Y. and Yuan, X. (2005) Application of Non-Coaxial Plasticity Models in Geotechnical Analysis, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Osaka, Japan, 2005, Vol. 2, 993-996

Yu, H.S., Yuan, X. and Yang, Y. (2005) The Importance of Accounting for Non-Coaxial Behavior in Modeling Soil-Structure Interaction, Modern Trends in Geomechanics, 27-29 June 2005, Vienna, Austria

Yang, Y. and Muraleetharan, K.K. (2002) The Middle Surface Concept and Its Application in Geomaterials, 15th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, New York