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Dr Wang obtained his PhD at the City University of Hong Kong in 2007. His PhD work focused on laboratory and numerical models for predicting soil deformation. In September 2007, he moved to the USA and worked as a full time postdoctoral research fellow at the Catholic University of America (CUA). During this period, Dr Wang gained experience on how to formulate and implement advanced constitutive models into the finite element program ABAQUS through its User MATerial (UMAT) interface. In November 2008, he joined the Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling (CGMM) at the University of Newcastle, Australia. In November 2011, due to his excellent track record, Dr Wang jointly won an ARC CoE Early Career Researcher Award worth $1,242,444 over three years. In November 2013, as the sole Chief Investigator, Dr Wang successfully won a Discovery project with $425,000 for three years. The title of this project is “Experimental and numerical study of Encapsulated Compaction Grouting (ECG) in a loose fill slope”. In July 2014, Dr Wang won a successful bid for a ARC Future Fellowship with a total value of $761,579 over 4 years.

His expertise and research interests lie in advanced computational analysis of soft soil deformation and improvement and fractures evolution in brittle materials by the finite element and discrete element methods, as well as the experimental study of loose fill slopes and pile foundations subject to grouting. He is a productive young researcher and since 2002, he has published, or has had accepted for publication, 40 refereed international journal articles and 28 conference papers. These papers are of a consistently high standard of content and presentation, and most of them have appeared in A* or A journals (according to ERA 2010 classification) and are first-authored by Dr Wang.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, City University of Hong Kong - China, 06/11/2007

Research

Research keywords

  • Compaction and fracture grouting
  • Coupled multi-physics modelling of fractured rocks
  • Damage and fracture mechanics
  • Discrete element methods
  • Finite element analysis
  • Soft and problematic soils improvement

Research expertise

• Computational mechanics and numerical modelling

• Experimental and numerical study of compaction and fracture grouting in soils and rocks

• Coupled multi-physics modelling of fractured rocks

• Limit analysis of the stability of tunnels

• Finite element analysis

• Discrete element methods

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090501Civil Geotechnical Engineering80
120299Building Not Elsewhere Classified20

Appointments

Fellowship
Australian Research Council (Australia)
01/12/2009

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Advanced geotechnical engineering
  • Finite element method
  • Geology and rock mechanics
  • Soils mechanics and foundations

Teaching expertise

Geology and rock mechanics

Soils mechanics and foundations

Advanced geotechnical engineering

Finite element method

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Publications

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Journal article (61 outputs)

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2014Chen B-R, Zhao X-J, Feng X-T, Zhao H-B, Wang S-Y, 'Time-dependent damage constitutive model for the marble in the Jinping II hydropower station in China', BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 73 499-515 (2014) [C1]
2014Wang SY, Sloan SW, Sheng DC, Yang SQ, Tang CA, 'Numerical study of failure behaviour of pre-cracked rock specimens under conventional triaxial compression', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51 1132-1148 (2014) [C1]
2014Zhang HQ, Nunoo S, Tannant DD, Wang SY, 'Numerical study of the evolution of cohesion and internal friction in rock during the pre-peak deformation process', Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 1-13 (2014)
2014Lin P, Liu X, Zhou W, Wang R, Wang S, 'Cracking, stability and slope reinforcement analysis relating to the Jinping dam based on a geomechanical model test', Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 1-18 (2014)
2014Lu MM, Wang SY, Sloan SW, Indraratna B, Xie KH, 'Nonlinear radial consolidation of vertical drains under a general time-variable loading', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 1-12 (2014)
2014Wang SY, Sloan SW, Tang CA, 'Three-Dimensional Numerical Investigations of the Failure Mechanism of a Rock Disc with a Central or Eccentric Hole', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 1-21 (2014)
2013Lu MM, Xie KH, Wang SY, Li CX, 'Analytical Solution for the Consolidation of a Composite Foundation Reinforced by an Impervious Column with an Arbitrary Stress Increment', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOMECHANICS, 13 33-40 (2013) [C1]
2013Wang SY, Chan DH, Lam KC, Au SKA, 'A new laboratory apparatus for studying dynamic compaction grouting into granular soils', SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS, 53 462-468 (2013) [C1]
2013Li L, Meng Q, Wang S, Li G, Tang C, 'A numerical investigation of the hydraulic fracturing behaviour of conglomerate in Glutenite formation', ACTA GEOTECHNICA, 8 597-618 (2013) [C1]
2013Wang SY, Sloan SW, Fityus SG, Griffiths DV, Tang CA, 'Numerical Modeling of Pore Pressure Influence on Fracture Evolution in Brittle Heterogeneous Rocks', ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING, 46 1165-1182 (2013) [C1]
2013Li LC, Tang CA, Wang SY, Yu J, 'A coupled thermo-hydrologic-mechanical damage model and associated application in a stability analysis on a rock pillar', TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE TECHNOLOGY, 34 38-53 (2013) [C1]
2013Wang SY, Su L, Yang C, Yang SQ, Tang CA, 'Numerical study on static and dynamic fracture evolution around rock cavities', Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 5 262-276 (2013)
2013Yang T, Xu T, Liu H, Zhang C, Wang S, Rui Y, Shen L, 'Rheological Characteristics of Weak Rock Mass and Effects on the Long-Term Stability of Slopes', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 1-11 (2013)
2012Yang SQ, Yang DS, Jing HW, Li YH, Wang SY, 'An experimental study of the fracture coalescence behaviour of brittle sandstone specimens containing three fissures', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45 563-582 (2012) [C1]
2012Li LC, Tang CA, Wang SY, 'A numerical investigation of fracture infilling and spacing in layered rocks subjected to hydro-mechanical loading', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45 753-765 (2012) [C1]
2012Liang ZZ, Xing H, Wang S, Williams DJ, Tang CA, 'A three-dimensional numerical investigation of the fracture of rock specimens containing a pre-existing surface flaw', Computers and Geotechnics, 45 19-33 (2012) [C1]
2012Wang S, Sloan SW, Sheng D, Tang CA, 'Numerical analysis of the failure process around a circular opening in rock', Computers and Geotechnics, 39 8-16 (2012) [C1]
2012Wang S, Sloan SW, Tang CA, Zhu WC, 'Numerical simulation of the failure mechanism of circular tunnels in transversely isotropic rock masses', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 32 231-244 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: SCOTT SLOAN

2012Li LC, Tang CA, Li G, Wang S, Liang ZZ, Zhang YB, 'Numerical simulation of 3D hydraulic fracturing based on an improved flow-stress-damage model and a parallel FEM technique', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45 801-818 (2012) [C1]
2012Wang S, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, Masia MJ, Tang CA, 'Numerical simulation of the failure process of unreinforced masonry walls due to concentrated static and dynamic loading', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49 377-394 (2012) [C1]
2012Liu X, Wang S, 'Mine water inrush forecasting during the mining under waters', Disaster Advances, 5 1804-1810 (2012) [C1]
2012Yang SQ, Jian XW, Wang SY, 'Experimental investigation on the strength, deformability, failure behavior and acoustic emission locations of red sandstone under triaxial compression', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45 583-606 (2012) [C1]
2012Liu X, Wang E, Han G, Wang S, 'Discontinuous deformation analysis for the slope stability in Jinping first stage hydropower station, Southwestern China', Disaster Advances, 5 1481-1485 (2012)
2011Lu MM, Xie KH, Wang S, 'Consolidation of vertical drain with depth-varying stress induced by multi-stage loading', Computers and Geotechnics, 38 1096-1101 (2011) [C1]
2011Jiang AN, Wang S, Tang SL, 'Feedback analysis of tunnel construction using a hybrid arithmetic based on Support Vector Machine and Particle Swarm Optimisation', Automation in Construction, 20 482-489 (2011) [C1]
2011Wang S, Sloan SW, Liu HY, Tang CA, 'Numerical simulation of the rock fragmentation process induced by two drill bits subjected to static and dynamic (impact) loading', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 44 317-332 (2011) [C1]
2011Wang S, Sloan SW, Huang ML, Tang CA, 'Numerical study of failure mechanism of serial and parallel rock pillars', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 44 179-198 (2011) [C1]
2011Wang S, Chan DH, Lam KC, Au SKA, 'Laboratory study of static and dynamic compaction grouting in triaxial condition', Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 6 9-19 (2011) [C1]
2010Wang S, Chan DH, Lam KC, Au SKA, 'Numerical and experimental studies of pressure-controlled cavity expansion in completely decomposed granite soils of Hong Kong', Computers and Geotechnics, 37 977-990 (2010) [C1]
2010Wang S, Chan DH, Lam KC, Au SKA, 'Effect of lateral earth pressure coefficient on pressure controlled compaction grouting in triaxial condition', Soils and Foundation, 50 441-445 (2010) [C1]
2009Wang S, Sun L, Au ASK, Yang TH, Tang CA, '2D-numerical analysis of hydraulic fracturing in heterogeneous geo-materials', Construction and Building Materials, 23 2196-2206 (2009) [C1]
2009Wang S, Chan D, Lam KC, 'Experimental study of the effect of fines content on dynamic compaction grouting in completely decomposed granite of Hong Kong', Construction and Building Materials, 23 1249-1264 (2009) [C1]
2007Yu XJ, Fang Z, Yin JH, Wang SY, Yan Y, 'Numerical modelling of soft soil installed by PVDs', Key Engineering Materials, 340-341 II 1249-1254 (2007)
2007Xu T, Wang S, Tang C-A, Song L, Tang S, 'Modeling of thermal cracking behaviors of fiber-reinforced composites', Key Engineering Materials, 334-335 I 237-240 (2007)
2007Su L-J, Liao H-J, Wang S-Y, Wei W-B, 'Study of interface problems using finite element method', Key Engineering Materials, 353-358 953-956 (2007)
2007Huang M, Wang S, Lu W, Zhu W, 'Numerical studies of end effect on crack propagation behavior of brittle specimen containing pre-existing crack under uniaxial compression', Key Engineering Materials, 353-358 1049-1052 (2007)
2007Wang SY, Chan D, Lam KC, Au SK, Tham LG, 'Soil improvement using compaction grouting - A laboratory investigation on the confining pressure and injection rate in completely decomposed granite', Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Soft Soil Engineering - Soft Soil Engineering, 697-702 (2007)
2007Wang S, Zhang J, Tang C, Wang S, 'Modeling of the effect of excavation mode on the extent of the anisotropic zone surrounding deep tunnels', Key Engineering Materials, 353-358 3014-3017 (2007)
2007Su L-J, Yin J-H, Wang S-Y, Liao H-J, 'Numerical simulation of pressure grouting in soil nail pull-out tests', Key Engineering Materials, 353-358 1037-1040 (2007)
2007Yu XJ, Fang Z, Wang SY, Yan Y, Yin JH, 'A simple plastic-damage model for the cement-soil admixture', Key Engineering Materials, 353-358 1145-1148 (2007)
2006Wang SY, Lam KC, Au SK, Tang CA, Zhu WC, Yang TH, 'Analytical and numerical study on the pillar rockbursts mechanism', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 39 445-467 (2006)
2006Yang TH, Tham LG, Wang SY, Zhu WC, Li LC, Tang CA, 'Micromechanical model for simulating hydraulic fractures of rock', Advanced Materials Research, 9 127-136 (2006)
2006Wang SY, Lam KC, Au SK, Su L, Yang XQ, 'Numerical study of rock failure due to the pre-existing crack initiation and propagation and hydraulic fractures interaction', Geotechnical Special Publication, 268-275 (2006)
2006Wang SY, Lam KC, Fung IWH, Zhu WC, Xu T, Li LC, 'Numerical study of crack propagation in stiff clays', Key Engineering Materials, 324-325 I 201-204 (2006)
2006Zhu W, Duan J, Tang C, Wang S, 'Digital image based simulation on failure process of heterogeneous brittle materials', Key Engineering Materials, 324-325 I 315-318 (2006)
2006Zhao ZY, Zhang HQ, Tang CA, Wang SY, 'Numerical study on breakage and shear behavior of intermittent rock joints', Geotechnical Special Publication, ASCE, 150 248-253 (2006)
2006Wang SY, Yeung AT, Au SK, Fang Z, Zhang HQ, Yang XQ, 'Numerical studies of fracture initiation and propagation in stiff soil', Geotechnical Special Publication, ASCE, 155 288-295 (2006)
2005Au SK, Wang SY, Lam KC, Tang CA, 'A numerical investigation of the progressive failure of jointed rock slope subjected to transient seepage', Key Engineering Materials, 297-300 IV 2579-2585 (2005)
2005Wang SY, Au SK, Lam KC, Tang CA, 'Numerical study on the fracture evolution around cavities in rock', Key Engineering Materials, 297-300 IV 2598-2604 (2005)
2005Tan ZH, Tang CA, Zhu WC, Wang SY, Chen ZH, 'Experimental study on infrared thermal image for failure process of granite with fracture', Yanshilixue Yu Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 24 2977-2981 (2005)
2005Zhu WC, Tang CA, Wang SY, ' Numerical study on the influence of mesomechanical properties on macroscopic fracture of concrete', Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 19 519-533 (2005)
2005Yang TH, Xie LK, Wang SY, Zheng H, Rui YQ, Tang CA, 'Effect evaluation of distortion for north project of side slope in fushun west open cast', Yanshilixue Yu Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 24 1841-1846 (2005)
2005Wang SY, Au SK, Lam KC, Tang CA, 'A numerical study of pillar failure based on a cusp-type catastrophe model', Key Engineering Materials, 297-300 IV 2628-2635 (2005)
2005Yang TH, Yu QL, Wang SY, Liang ZZ, Tang CA, Tham LG, 'Study on crack coalescence process under loading and hydraulic pressures', Yanshilixue Yu Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, 24 5026-5030 (2005)
2005Wang SY, Au SK, Lam KC, Tang CA, 'Numerical study of elastic-brittle failure of notched openings in rocks', Key Engineering Materials, 297-300 IV 2605-2611 (2005)
2004Liang ZZ, Tang CA, Zhu WC, Yang TH, Wang SY, 'Numerical simulation of influence of rock heterogeneity on the relation between magnitude and frequency', Journal of seismological of research, 126 151-155 (2004)
2004Xu T, Tang CA, Wang SY, Zhao XD, 'Influence of crack continuity on propagation of en echelon cracks in heterogeneous materials', Dongbei Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Northeastern University, 25 167-170 (2004)
2004Huang ML, Wong RHC, Wang SY, Tang CA, Jiao MR, 'Numerical studies of the influence of heterogeneity on rock failure with pre-existing crack in uniaxial compression', Key Engineering Materials, 261-263 1557-1562 (2004)
2003Wang SY, Tang CA, Xu T, Tan ZH, 'Numerical simulation on acoustic emission during pillar rock burst', The Chinese Journal of Nonferrous Metals, 13 752-759 (2003)
2002Chen XH, Shen HH, Wang SY, 'Research on theory and influence factors of self-sustaining structure of roadway surrounding rock', Liaoning Gongcheng Jishu Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)/Journal of Liaoning Technical University (Natural Science Edition), 21 261-263 (2002)
2002Wang SY, Tang CA, Wang SH, Lu PY, 'Numerical simulation and research of the influence on the excavation of the subway to the base sedimentation', Dongbei Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Northeastern University, 23 887-890 (2002)
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Conference (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Su L, Liao H, Wang S, Hang Z, 'Numerical simulation of end restraint effects on triaxial strength of soil', Proceedings Of The International Symposium On Geomechanics And Geotechnics: From Micro To Macro, Shanghai, China (2011) [E1]
2010Wang SY, Liang ZZ, Huang ML, Tang CA, '2-D FEM Analysis of the Rock Fragmentation by Two Drill Bits', ANALYSIS OF DISCONTINUOUS DEFORMATION: NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND APPLICATIONS, Nanyang Technol Univ, Singapore, SINGAPORE (2010) [E1]
2010Liang ZZ, Li LC, Tang CA, Wang SY, 'Numerical simulation of scale effect of jointed rock masses', Analysis of Discontinuous Deformation: New Developments and Applications (2010) [E1]
2010Su LJ, Xing XK, Song ZP, Liao HJ, Wang S, 'Application of single pass tunnel lining with steel fibre reinforced shotcrete on the ventilation shaft of Mount Motian tunnel', Deep and Underground Excavations (GSP 206). Proceedings of the GeoShanghai International Conference 2010, Shanghai (2010) [E1]
2010Abbo AJ, Wang S, Masia MJ, Sloan SW, 'Numerical simulation of the failure of unreinforced masonry using damage mechanics', Proceedings of the IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Paris, France (2010) [E3]
2009Wang S, Sloan SW, Zhu W-C, Yang T-H, Tang C-A, 'Numerical analysis of failure mechanism of two parrallel rock pillars', Controlling Seismic Hazard and Sustainable Development of Deep Mines: 7th International Symposium on Rockburst and Seismicity in Mines, Dalian, China (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: SCOTT SLOAN

2009Zhu W-C, Tang C-A, Zuo Y-J, Wang S, 'The dynamic disturbance as a mechanism to rigger the rockburst around the underground opening', Controlling Seismic Hazard and Sustainable Development of Deep Mines: 7th International Symposium on Rockburst and Seismicity in Mines, Dalian, China (2009) [E1]
2009Wang S, Zhu W, Wang S, Su L, 'Numerical analysis on effect of slenderness on the failure process of concrete', The Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference 24-26 May 2009, Sanya, P.R. China on New Development in Rock Mechanics and Engineering & Sanya Forum for the plan of City and City Construction, Sanya, China (2009) [E2]
2009Zhu W, Wei C, Wang S, 'Numerical simulation on excavation-damaged zone (EDZ) in fractured rockmass under coupled thermal-hydraulic-mechanical (THM) conditions', The Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference 24-26 May 2009, Sanya, P. R. China On New Development in Rock Mechanics and Engineering & Sanya Forum for the Plan of City and City Construction, Sanya, China (2009) [E2]
2002Wang SY, Tang CA, Wang SH, 'Approach to pillar rockburst and associated seismic behaviour.in: new development in rock mechanics and rock engineering', the proceeding of the 2nd international conference, Shenyang (2002)
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants4
Total funding$15,646,580

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2014 (3 grants)

Fundamental study of fracture-controlled compensation grouting for ground movement$761,580
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Shanyong Wang
SchemeRole
Future FellowshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$761,58020142018
GNo:G1301139

Experimental and numerical study of Encapsulated Compaction Grouting (ECG) in a loose fill slope $425,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Shanyong Wang
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$425,00020142016
GNo:G1300135

DVC(R) Research Support for Future Fellow (FT14)$60,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Shanyong Wang
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020142017
GNo:G1400946

2011 (1 grants)

ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering$14,400,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Mark Randolph, Professor John Carter, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Professor David White, Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft, Professor Andrei Lyamin, Professor Christophe Gaudin, Dr Richard Merifield, Mr Harry Poulos, Professor D Griffiths, Doctor Shanyong Wang
SchemeRole
ARC Centres of ExcellenceInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,400,00020112017
GNo:G0900169
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.8

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122016PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorStatic/ Dynamic Compaction Grouting for Driven Pile Foundation Improvement
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Dr Shanyong Wang

Work Phone(02) 4921 5745
Fax(02) 49216991
Email
PositionARC ECR Fellow
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaCivil Engineering
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/shanyong-wang