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Professor Daichao Sheng

Head of Discipline

School of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

A strong foundation

Professor Daichao Sheng's research expertise covers the areas of unsaturated soil mechanics, computational geomechanics, cold region geotechnics and geo-environmental engineering.

Professor Daichao ShengProfessor Sheng, Head of Discipline of Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering, has a Bachelor of Science from Lanzhou University in China and a Licentiate in Engineering and a PhD from Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.

In his role as Co-Director of the Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling, Sheng will be chief investigator for a large 2015 ARC-funded study on the mechanics of hard soils and soft rocks, and will also be an investigator on another 2015 ARC-funded study on unsaturated soil-structure interaction with emphasis on buried pipelines.  

Hard soils and soft rocks are transitional materials that have properties evolving from soft rock to soft soil. They are widespread in Australia and typical examples include mudstone, claystones, shales and tuffs. These materials are very difficult to handle in construction, mainly due to the fact that their strength, stiffness and volume can change substantially in response to environmental actions such as wetting and drying. Proper prediction of the transitional behaviour of these materials is crucially important for analysing the stability and serviceability of civil structures founded on them.

The ARC-funded project aims to develop a theoretical and practical framework for characterising the transitional behaviour of hard soils and soft rocks. It will deliver a high-quality experimental data base and a validated theoretical framework that can encapsulate the behaviour of transitional geomaterials under environmental actions, and hence provide guidelines for handling these materials in civil works and tools for predicting the short- and long-term stability and serviceability of civil structures.

Professor Sheng has a prolific body of research to his name with over 110 journal articles and 82 conference papers to date. Career highlights include three international best paper awards and the Young Investigator Award at the 6th World Congress on Computational Mechanics which recognises the outstanding achievements of an investigator aged under 41 through their published works in computational mechanics.

Recently Sheng was awarded the John Booker Medal for his outstanding contribution towards understanding the behaviour of unsaturated soils and frozen soils, an award Sheng received in 2014 from the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and also a Distinguished Professor at Central South University School of Civil Engineering in China, a role he has had since 2013. In the latter role, he is helping Chinese researchers and railway engineers to understand the unexpected frost heave in a high-speed railway embankment in north-east China. The unexpected frost heave has caused a significant reduction in train speed, from the design speed of 350 km/hour to an operational speed of 200 km/hour in winter seasons. Sheng's research also leads to practical solutions to the problem for future high-speed railway construction in cold regions.

In early 2014, Professor Sheng took on the role of Editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, for which he served as an Associate Editor since 2008. First published in 1963, this is one of the three oldest geotechnical journals and was ranked as an A* journal in the ERA 2010 journal rankings. He is the first non-Canadian editor of the journal. In addition, he serves on the editorial boards of three other international journals.

With co-author Dr Jubert Pineda, in 2013 Professor Sheng was commissioned by the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer to evaluate potential subsidence and possible mitigation measures that are available to minimise and control subsidence during coal seam gas extraction.

In 2014 Sheng received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Supervision Excellence in his Faculty, which recognises the important role supervisors play in supporting the University's PhD and research masters students. He is currently supervising five civil engineering PhD students.

"Working with PhD students is a satisfying and rewarding experience. We are not only solving challenging scientific and engineering problems, we are also training the next generation of research leaders. It satisfies me most to see my students and research associates doing well in their career," explains Sheng.

Sheng sums up his motivation for being involved in so many different arenas. "As an academic, we spend much our time, including weekends and holidays, reviewing and assessing our colleagues' work, in addition to our own research. It is difficult to understand our motivation from a financial point of view, but the bottom line is we are doing things that interest us. For me, research is the one thing that I'm most interested in and that I feel like I am doing best. I thank my wife and children for allowing me to have this indulgence."

Professor Daichao Sheng

A strong foundation

Professor Sheng’s research expertise covers the areas of unsaturated soil mechanics, computational geomechanics, cold region geotechnics and geo-environmental e

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Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
(1) Unsaturated soil mechanics (2) Computational geomechanics (Numerical analysis, finite element method, etc) (3) Constitutive modelling and testing of geomaterials (4) Geo-environmental engineering

Teaching Expertise
(1) Geomechanics (2) Stress and finite element analysis (2) Geotechnical engineering

Administrative Expertise
(1) Co-Director, Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling (2007-) (2) Assistant Dean Research Training (2007-2009) (3) Program Convenor of Civil Engineering (2003-2006)


Qualifications

  • PhD, Lulea University of Technology - Sweden
  • Bachelor of Science, Lanzhou University - China
  • Licentiate in Engineering, Lulea University of Technology - Sweden

Keywords

  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Geomechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Stress Analysis
  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Swedish (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering 80
091499 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified 5
091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified 15

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Head of Discipline University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 -  Fellow - Engineers Australia Engineers Australia
1/01/2008 -  Editorial Board - Canadian Geotechnical Journal Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Canada
1/01/2006 -  Editorial Board - Computers and Geotechnics (Elsevier) Computers and Geotechnics Journal (Elsevier)
Australia
1/04/1994 - 1/05/1997 Research Fellow Lulea University
Engineering and Built Environments
Sweden

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2009 RM Guiley Award
Canadian Geotechnical Society
2005 Best Paper Award
International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics
2004 Young Investigator Award
International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2010 General Report at 5th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (2010)
Organisation: UPC, Barcelona, Spain Description: One of the invited general reporters with conference fee waived
2008 Keynote Lecture at the 12th IACMAG conference (2008)
Organisation: International Association of Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics Description: One of the invited keynote lectures (registration fee waived)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 36
Total funding $15,034,493

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20171 grants / $50,000

UON 2017 Researcher Equipment Grant $50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Researcher Equipment Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701167
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20152 grants / $1,281,046

Mechanics of Hard Soils and Soft Rocks$801,423

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng, Doctor Jubert Pineda, Professor Antonio Gens
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1400377
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Unsaturated soil-structure interaction with emphasis on buried pipelines$479,623

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor George Kouretzis, Professor Daichao Sheng, Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1400255
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20142 grants / $85,000

National Facility for Cyclic Testing of High-speed Rail (FCTHSR)$45,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Daichao Sheng, Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Professor Kiet Tieu, Emeritus Professor John Carter, Professor Andries Fourie, Professor Nasser Khalili, Dr Abdelmalek Bouazza, Associate Professor Jayantha Kodikara, Professor Kenny Kwok, Professor Manicka Dhanasekar, Professor Priyan Mendis, Professor David Williams, Professor Brian Uy, Associate Professor Arul Arulrajah, Professor Hadi Khabbaz, Associate Professor Mohamed Shahin, Associate Professor Alex Remennikov, Professor J. Antonio Harb Carraro, Professor John Wilson, Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft, Professor Christophe Gaudin, Dr Sanjay Nimbalkar, Associate Professor Chin Leo, Doctor Adrian Russell, Professor Paul Meehan, Mr Norm Grady
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300234
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Research of partial embedment of pipelines and study of pipeline 3D lateral buckling analysis$40,000

Funding body: Hyundai Heavy Industries

Funding body Hyundai Heavy Industries
Project Team Doctor George Kouretzis, Professor Daichao Sheng, Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Mr Ji Lim
Scheme Visiting Researcher
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400118
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

20135 grants / $855,497

A National Facility for In situ Testing of Soft Soils$345,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Randolph, Emeritus Professor John Carter, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Professor David White, Professor Nasser Khalili, Professor David Williams, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield, Associate Professor Jayantha Kodikara, Associate Professor David Airey, Associate Professor Itai Einav, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Dr Samuel Stanier, Dr Conleth O'Loughlin, Dr Dorival Pedroso, Dr Alexander Scheuermann, Dr Ha Bui
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200139
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

A National Facility for In situ Testing of Soft Soils$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Randolph, Emeritus Professor John Carter, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Professor David White, Professor Nasser Khalili, Professor David Williams, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield, Associate Professor Jayantha Kodikara, Associate Professor David Airey, Associate Professor Itai Einav, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Dr Samuel Stanier, Dr Conleth O'Loughlin, Dr Dorival Pedroso, Dr Alexander Scheuermann, Dr Ha Bui
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200460
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

A National Facility for In situ Testing of Soft Soils$193,600

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Randolph, Emeritus Professor John Carter, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Professor David White, Professor Nasser Khalili, Professor David Williams, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield, Associate Professor Jayantha Kodikara, Associate Professor David Airey, Associate Professor Itai Einav, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Dr Samuel Stanier, Dr Conleth O'Loughlin, Dr Dorival Pedroso, Dr Alexander Scheuermann, Dr Ha Bui
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300956
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Subsidence due to CSG extraction$11,897

Funding body: NSW Trade & Investment

Funding body NSW Trade & Investment
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng, Doctor Jubert Pineda
Scheme Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300873
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Hydro-Mechanical coupling in unsaturated soils: experimental observations and constitutive modelling$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Marti Lloret Cabot, Doctor Jubert Pineda, Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301107
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $360,000

Mechanics of unsaturated soils and its applications$360,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100191
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20114 grants / $9,412,313

ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering$8,212,313

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Mark Randolph, Emeritus 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, Prof DV Griffiths, Associate Professor Shanyong Wang, Doctor Olivier Buzzi
Scheme ARC Centres of Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G0900169
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering$500,000

Funding body: NSW Office for Science & Medical Research

Funding body NSW Office for Science & Medical Research
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Mark Randolph, Emeritus 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
Scheme Science Leveraging Fund
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0900187
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering$350,000

Funding body: Coffey Geotechnics

Funding body Coffey Geotechnics
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Mark Randolph, Emeritus 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, Prof DV Griffiths, Doctor Olivier Buzzi
Scheme ARC Centres of Excellence Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1200004
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering$350,000

Funding body: Douglas Partners

Funding body Douglas Partners
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Mark Randolph, Emeritus 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, Prof DV Griffiths, Doctor Olivier Buzzi
Scheme ARC Centres of Excellence Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1200005
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20091 grants / $150,000

An effective stress approach to mine backfill$150,000

Funding body: Australian Centre for Geomechanics in WA

Funding body Australian Centre for Geomechanics in WA
Project Team Professor Andries Fourie, Mr Matthew Helinski, Professor Daichao Sheng, Laureate Professor Scott Sloan
Scheme Research Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0189771
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20082 grants / $930,000

Pile and penetrometer analysis using computational contact mechanics$600,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0187534
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Unsaturated soil mechanics and risk assessment for mine waste management$330,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng, Emeritus Professor John Carter
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0187531
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20064 grants / $623,222

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical & Materials Modelling$524,282

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Irina Belova, Emeritus Professor John Carter, Professor Graeme Murch, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Stephen Fityus, Professor Andrei Lyamin, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G0186948
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Two-scale modelling of geomaterials$80,640

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Linkage International Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185348
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for penetration problems in geomechanics$15,900

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186689
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

7th World Congress on Computational Mecanics 16-22 July 2006$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186626
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $352,400

FRICTION AND CONTACT IN SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION AT LARGE DEFORMATION$350,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0184353
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

11th International Conference of Intl Assoc of Computer Methods & Advances in Geomechanics/The 2nd Intl Symposium on Advanced Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics, 19-29 June 2005$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185401
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20044 grants / $29,121

Probabilistic finite element method in geotechnical engineering$12,256

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng, Associate Professor David Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183485
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Finite element algorithms for large deformation analysis of coupled displacemnet and pore pressure problems$9,427

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183403
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Visit of Dr D A Sun 29/02/04 to 10/05/04$4,938

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183829
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The 7th Int Symp on Numerical Models in Geomechanics, 25-27 Aug 2004, Canada$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184430
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20033 grants / $512,217

Static and dynamic analysis of saturated and unsaturated soils.$503,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0182084
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Visit of Prof Kurt D Eigenbrod, from 15 March 2003 to 17 March 2003$6,717

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182746
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Second Asian Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Osaka, Japan 9-13 November 2003$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182793
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20022 grants / $12,109

Constitutive modelling of expansive soils$9,609

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181325
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Third International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Brazil 10-14 March, 2002$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181711
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20011 grants / $5,000

Finite Element Algorithms for Competitive Contaminant Transport in Soils$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0179960
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $375,090

Fully coupled finite element algorithms for expansive unsaturated soils with automatic time stepping and error control$375,090

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Australian Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0178580
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19971 grants / $1,478

9th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Wuhan, China, 2-7 November 1997$1,478

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Daichao Sheng
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179565
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
Current11

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.2
PhD3.45

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Probabilistic Stability Analysis of Slopes under Heavy Rainfalls PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Studying on Time Dependent Deformation of Compacted Loess PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Experimental and Numerical Study of Grouted GFRP Soil Nail PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Studying on Evolution of Particle Breakage and Particle Migration Based on Breakage Matrix and Numerical Simulation Method PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters Influence of Rate Effects on Ballina Clay and the Implications for Settlement and Stability Analysis of Embankments M Philosophy (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Experimental and theoretical investigation of chemo-mechanical interaction of hard soil-soft rock PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Advanced Modelling of Soft Soil Behaviour PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Study of Grouting for Soft Soil PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Numerical Analysis Performance of Bridge System under Scour Conditions PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Reliability analysis of slopes based on site investigation data PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Experimental Study on the Hydro-Mechanical Degradation of Clayey Rocks PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD An Experimental Investigation of Unsaturated Clay: Volume Change and Microstructural Considerations PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD The Evaluation of Metal Ion Competition on the Fluoride Removal From Solutions Using Natural Molecular Seive and Calcite PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Applications of Large Deformation Finite Element Method to Geotechnical Problems with Contact PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Particle Finite Element Method in Geomechanics PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Large Deformation Analysis in Geomechanics using Adaptive Finite Element Methods PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Constitutive Modelling of Hydromechanical Behaviour of Unsaturated Soils PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD Numerical Algorithms for Large Deformation Problems in Geomechanics PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 211
China 69
Spain 17
Japan 13
United Kingdom 12
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News

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Project funding success

November 21, 2014

Professor Daichao Sheng and Dr Jubert Pineda have been awarded more than $782,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Mechanics of Hard Soils and Soft Rocks.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Project funding success

November 19, 2014

Dr Georgios Kouretizis, Professor Daichao Sheng and Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft have been awarded more than $463,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Unsaturated soil-structure interaction with emphasis on buried pipelines.

ARC funding

UON secures $11m ARC funding

November 5, 2014

The University of Newcastle (UON) was today awarded almost $11 million in competitive research funding by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in its 2015 Major Grants announcement.

Professor Daichao Sheng

Position

Head of Discipline
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Civil Engineering

Contact Details

Email daichao.sheng@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5746
Fax (02) 4921 6991

Office

Room EA225
Building Engineering A
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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