Priority Research Centre for
GEOTECHNICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Co-Director - Professor Daichao Sheng

Selected publications are available for download in PDF format below.

Journal and State-of-Art Papers

  1. Zhou AN, Sheng D, Sloan SW and Gens A. Interpretation of unsaturated soil behaviour in the stress - saturation space, I: Volume change and water retention behaviour. Computers and Geotechnics, 43, 178-187. (PDF 281 KB)
  2. Zhou AN, Sheng D, Sloan SW and Gens A. Interpretation of unsaturated soil behaviour in the stress - saturation space, II: Constitutive relationships and validations. Computers and Geotechnics, 43, 111-123. (PDF 346 KB)
  3. Sheng D, Pedroso and Burton GJ. Some questions about unsaturated soil modelling. Keynote Lecture presented at VII Simpósio Brasileiro de Solos Não Saturados (VII Brasilian Symposium on Unsaturated Soils), 29-31 August 2011, Pirenópolis-GO, Brazil, Proceeding edited by GFN Gitirana, MMA Mascarenha and J Camapum de Carvalho, Vol. 2, pp. 45-57. (PDF 1.6 MB)
  4. Sheng D and Yang C. Discussion of fundamental principles in unsaturated soil mechanics. Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 34(3), 438-456, 2012. (PDF 1.26 MB)
  5. Kardani M, Nazem M, Abbo AJ, Sheng D and Sloan SW. Refined h-adaptive finite element procedure for large deformation geotechnical problems. Computational Mechanics, 49(1), 21-33, 2012. (PDF 1.29 MB)
  6. Nazem M, Kardani M, Carter JP and Sheng D. A comparative study error assessment techniques for dynamic contact problems in geomechanics. Computers and Geotechnics, 40, 62-73, 2012. (PDF 2.65 MB)
  7. Chai JC, Sheng D, Carter JP and Zhu HH. Coefficient of consolidation from non-standard piezocone dissipation curves. Computers and Geotechnics, 41, 13-22, 2012. (PDF 1.06 MB)
  8. Yang C, Sheng D and Carter JP. Effect of hydraulic hysteresis on the seepage analysis for unsaturated soils. Computers and Geotechnics, 41, 36-56, 2012. (PDF 2.13 MB)
  9. Wang SY, Sloan SW, Sheng DC, Tang CA (2012) Numerical analysis of thefailure process around a circular opening in rock. Computers and Geotechnics, 39:8-16. (PDF 2.26MB)
  10. Sheng D. Review of fundamental principles in modelling unsaturated soil behaviour. Computers and Geotechnics, 38, 757-776, 2011.(PDF 1.3MB)
  11. Fredlund DG, Sheng D and Zhao J. Estimation of soil suction from the soil water characteristic curve. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48, 186-198, 2011. (PDF 1MB)
  12. Ansari Y, Merifield RS, Yamamoto H and Sheng D. Numerical analysis of soilbags under compression and cyclic shear. Computers and Geotechnics, 38, 659-668, 2011.(PDF 1.3MB)
  13. Sheng D and Zhou AN. Coupling hydraulic with mechanical models for unsaturated soils. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48, 826-840, 2011. (PDF 989KB)
  14. Sheng D, Augarde CE, Abbo AJ. A fast algorithm for finding the first intersection with a non-convex yield surface. Computers and Geotechnics, 38, 465-471, 2011. (PDF 1.2MB)
  15. Huang M, Liu Y and Sheng D. Simulation of yielding and stress-strain behavior of Shanghai soft clay. Computers and Geotechnics, 38, 341-353, 2011. (PDF 2.7MB)
  16. Sheng D. Constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils: discussion of fundamental principles. General Report presented at the 5th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (6-8 Sept 2010, Barcelona), In: Unsaturated Soils, (EE Alonso & A Gens, eds), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Vol. 1, pp. 91-122. 2010 (Corrected version of the paper in PDF: 436KB; PowerPoint Presentation in PDF: 2.41MB)
  17. Sheng D, Zhou AN and Fredlund DG. Shear strength criteria for unsaturated soils. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 29, 145-159, 2011. (PDF 1.1MB)
  18. Li XK, Zhang X, Han XH and Sheng D. An iterative pressure-stabilized fractional step algorithm in saturated soil dynamics. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 34, 733-753, 2010. (PDF 309KB)
  19. Nazem M, Carter JP, Sheng D and Sloan SW. Alternative stress-integration schemes for large-deformation probelms of solid mechanics. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 45, 934-943, 2009. (PDF 979KB)
  20. Zhou AN and Sheng D. Yield stress, volume change and shear strength behaviour of unsaturated soils: validation of the SFG model. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 46(9), 1034-1045, 2009. (PDF 394KB)
  21. Sheng D, Nazem M and Carter JP. Some computational aspects for solving deep penetration problems in Geomechanics. Computational Mechanics, 44(4), 549-561, 2009. (PDF 1.91MB)
  22. Pedroso DM, Sheng D & Zhao J. The concept of reference curves for constitutive modelling in soil mechanics. Computer and Geotechnics. 36(1), 149-165, 2009. (PDF 791KB)
  23. Sheng D, Fredlund DG and Gens A. Reply to the discussion by Zhang and Lytton on 'A new modelling approach for unsaturated soils using independent stress variables'. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45(12), 1788-1794, 2008. (PDF 203KB)
  24. Sun DA, Sheng D, L Xiang and Sloan SW. Elastoplastic prediction of hydro-mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils under undrained conditions. Computers and Geotechnics, 35, 845-852, 2008. (PDF 791KB)
  25. Sheng D, Yao YP and Cater JP. A volume-stress model for sands under isotropic and critical stress states. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45, 1639-1645, 2008. (PDF 339KB)
  26. Pedroso DM, Sheng D and Sloan SW. Stress update algorithm for elastoplastic models with nonconvex yield surfaces. International Journal for Numerical Mehtods in Engineering, 76, 2029-2062, 2008. (PDF 1.71MB)
  27. Sheng D, Gens A, Fredlund DG and Sloan SW. Unsaturated soils: from constitutive modelling to numerical algorithms. Computers and Geotechnics, 35, 810-824, 2008. (PDF 832KB)
  28. Sheng D and Fredlund DG. Elastoplastic modelling o unsaturated soils: an overview. Keynote Lecture presented at the 13th IACMAG Conference (Goa, India, 1-6 Oct 2008), page 2084-2105, 2008. (PDF 846KB)
  29. Sheng D, Pedroso DM & Abbo AJ. Non-convexity and stress path dependency of unsaturated soil models. Computational Mechanics, 42, 685-694, 2008. (PDF 1.64MB)
  30. Sheng D, Fredlund DG and Gens A. A new modelling approach for unsaturated soils using independent stress variables. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45(4), 511-534, 2008. (PDF 1.25MB)  (RM Guigley Award - Winner, CGS)
  31. Nazem M, Sheng D, Carter JP and Sloan SW. Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for large-strain consolidation problems.  International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 32, 1023-1050, 2008 (DOI: 10.1002/nag.657). (PDF 427KB)
  32. Sheng D, Yamamoto H and Wriggers P. Finite element analysis of enlarged end piles using frictional contact. Soils and Foundations, 48(1), 1-14, 2008. (PDF 10MB)
  33. Sun DA, Sheng D, and Xu XF. Collapse behaviour of unsaturated compacted soil. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44, 673-686, 2007. (PDF 1.33MB)
  34. Li XK, Duan QL, Han XH, Sheng D. Adaptive coupled Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element and meshfree method for injection moulding process, International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering, 73(8), 1153-1180. (PDF 491KB)
  35. Li XK, Chu XH, Sheng D. A saturated discrete particle model and characteristic based SPH method in granular materials, International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering, 72(7), 858-882, 2007. (PDF 598KB)
  36. Ficsher KA, Sheng D, Abbo AJ. Modelling of pile installation using contact mechanics and quadratic elements, Computers and Geotechnics, 34(6), 449-461, 2007. (PDF 1387KB)
  37. Zhao J, Sheng D, Sloan SW. Cavity expansion of a gradient dependent solid cylinder. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44(13), 4342-4369, 2007. (PDF 1594KB)
  38. Sun DA, Sheng DC, Cui HB, Sloan SW. A density-dependent elastoplastic hydromechanical model for unsaturated compacted soils. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 31(11), 1257-1279, 2007. (PDF 477KB)
  39. Sheng D, Wriggers P, Sloan SW. Application of frictional contact in geotechnical engineering. International Journal for Geomechanics, ASCE, 7(3), 176-185, 2007. (PDF 187KB)
  40. Zhao J, Sheng D, Sloan SW, K. Krabbenhoft. Limit theorems for gradient-dependent elastoplastic geomaterials. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44(2), 480-506, 2007. (PDF 809KB)
  41. Sun DA, Cui HB, Matsuoka H, Sheng D. A three-dimensional elastoplastic model for unsaturated compacted soils with hydraulic hysteresis. Soils and Foundations, 47(2), 253-264, 2007.
  42. Sun DA, Huang W, Sheng D, Yamamoto H. An elastoplastic model for granular materials exhibiting particle crushing, Key Engineering Materials. 340-341, 1273-1278, 2007. (PDF 272KB)
  43. Sun DA, Sheng D, Sloan SW. Elastoplastic modelling of hydraulic and stress-strain behaviour of unsaturated compacted soils, Mechanics of Materials, 39(3), 212-221, 2007. (PDF 256KB)
  44. Liu ZB, Shi B, Sheng D, A micropenetrometer for detecting structural strength inside soft soils. Geotechnical Testing Journal ASTM, 29(6), 15-22, 2006 (DOI: 10.1520/GTJ100304). (PDF 177KB)
  45. Sheng D, Wriggers P, Sloan SW. Improved numerical algorithms for frictional contact in pile penetration analysis.  Computers and Geotechnics, 33(6), 341-354, 2006. (PDF 614KB)
  46. Gens A, Sanchez M, Sheng D. On constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils. Acta Geomechanica, 1(3), 137-147, 2006. (PDF 391KB)
  47. Zhao J, Sheng D, Collins IF. Thermomechanical formulation of strain gradient plasticity for geomaterials. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 1(5), 837-863, 2006. (PDF 865KB)
  48. Huang W, Fityus SG, Bishop D, Smith DW, Sheng D. A finite-element parametric study of the consolidation behavior of a trial embankment on soft clay. International Journal of Geomechanics, 6(5), 328-341, 2006. (PDF 570KB)
  49. Zhao J, Sheng D. Strain gradient theory by internal variable approach with normality structure for geomechanics. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43(18-19), 5836-5850, 2006. (PDF 239KB)
  50. Nazem M, Sheng D, Carter JP. Stress integration and mesh refinement for large deformation in geomechanics.  International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 65(7), 1002-1027, 2006. (PDF 421KB) (Trollope Medal, AGS)
  51. Sheng D, Sun DA, Matsuoka H. Cantilever sheet-pile wall modelled by frictional contact. Soils and Foundations, 46(1), 29-39, 2006.(PDF 280KB)
  52. Cui LJ, Sheng D. Genetic algorithms in probability finite element analsys of geotechnical problems. Computers and Geotechnics,  32(8), 555-563, 2005. (PDF 225KB)
  53. Zhao J, Sheng D, Rouainia M, Sloan SW. Explicit stress integration of complex soil models. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 29(12), 1209-1229, 2005. (PDF 310KB)
  54. Sheng D. Numerical modelling of groundmovement under covered areas. Australian Geomechanics, 40(2), 15-22, 2005
  55. Zhao J, Sheng D, Zhou W. Shear banding analysis of geomaterials by strain gradient enhanced damage model. International Journal of Solids  and Structures, 42(20), 5335-5355, 2005. (PDF 625KB)
  56. Sheng D, Eigenbrod KD, Wriggers P. Finite element analysis of pile installation using large-slip frictional contact. Computers and Geotechnics, 32(1), 17-26, 2005. (PDF 713KB)
  57. Huang W, Sheng D, Sloan SW, Yu HS. Finite element analysis of cone penetration in cohesionless soil. Computers and Geotechnics, 31(7), 517-528, 2004. (PDF 736KB)
  58. Sheng D, Sloan SW, Gens A. A constitutive model for unsaturated soils: thermomechanical and computational aspects. Computational Mechanics, 33(6), 453-465, 2004. (PDF 380KB)
  59. Li J, Smith DW, Fityus SG, Sheng D. Numerical analysis of neutron moisture probe measurements. International Journal of Geomechanics, 3(1), 11-20, 2003. (PDF 165KB)
  60. Sheng D, Sloan SW. Time stepping schemes for coupled displacement and pore pressure analysis. Computational Mechanics, 31(1-2), 122-134,  2003. (PDF 267KB)
  61. Sheng D, Smith DW, Sloan SW, Gens A. Finite element formulation and algorithms for unsaturated soils, Part II Verification and Application. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 27(9), 767-790, 2003. (PDF 384KB)
  62. Sheng D, Sloan SW, Gens A, Smith DW. Finite element formulation and algorithms for unsaturated soils, Part I Theory. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 27(9), 745-765, 2003. (PDF 199KB)
  63. Sheng D. Non-convexity of the Barcenola Basic Model. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 27(10), 879-881, 2003. (PDF 76KB)
  64. Sheng D, Smith DW. 2D finite element analysis of competitive contaminant transport in soils. International Journal  of Geomechanics, ASCE, 2(1), 37-58, 2002. (PDF 1164KB)
  65. Sheng D, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ. An automatic Newton-Raphson scheme. International Journal for Geomechanics, ASCE, 2(4), 471-502, 2002. (PDF 3750KB) (IACMAG Best Paper Award)
  66. Sheng D, Sloan SW, Load stepping methods for critical state models, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 50(1), 67-93, 2001. (PDF 247KB)
  67. Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, Sheng D. Refined explicit integration of elastoplastic models with automatic error control. Engineering Computations, 18(1/2), 121-154, 2001. (PDF 593KB). Erratum: Engineering Computations, 19(5/6), 594-594, 2002. (PDF 302KB)
  68. Sheng D, Smith DW. Numerical modelling of competitive components transport with nonlinear adsorption. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 24 (1), 47-71, 2000. (PDF 238KB)
  69. Sloan SW, Sheng D, Abbo AJ. Accelerated initial stiffness methods for elastoplasticity. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 24(6), 579-599, 2000. (PDF 178KB)
  70. Sheng D, Sloan SW, Yu HS. Aspects of finite element implementation of critical state models. Computational Mechanics, 26(2), 185-196, 2000. (PDF 358KB)
  71. Sheng D, Smith DW. Analytic solution to the advective contaminant transport equation with non-linear sorption. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 23(9), 853-879, 1999. (PDF 371KB)
  72. Sheng D, Westerberg B, Mattsson H, Axelsson KB. Effects of end restraint and strain rate in triaxial tests. Computers and Geotechnics, 21(3), 163- 182, 1997. (PDF 1494KB)
  73. Knutsson S, Sheng D, Viklander P. Tjäle och tjälforskning (Frost and cold region research). Bygga Framtid (Building in Future), 5(e), 14-16, 1996.
  74. Magnusson O, Sheng D, Axelsson KB. Användning av neurala nät för bestämning av packingsgraden i jord (Application of neural network in soil compaction). Vbyggaren (J. Swedish Society of Civil Engineers), 3, 25–29, 1996.
  75. Eigenbrod KD, Knutsson S, Sheng D. Pore–water pressures in freezing and thawing fine–grained soils. Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, ASCE, 10 (2), 77–92, 1996. (PDF 767KB)
  76. Sheng D, Axelsson KB, Knutsson S. Frost heave due to ice lens formation: II. field application. Nordic Hydrology, 26 (2), 147–168, 1995. (PDF 3.82MB) (Stora Pris, NHF)
  77. Sheng D, Axelsson KB, Knutsson S. Frost heave due to ice lens formation: I. theory and verification. Nordic Hydrology, 26 (2), 125–146, 1995. (PDF 2.68MB) (Stora Pris, NHF)
  78. Sheng D, Axelsson KB. Uncoupling of coupled flows in soil – A finite element method. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 19(8), 537–553, 1995. (PDF 935KB)
  79. Sheng D, Axelsson KB, Knutsson S. Finite element analysis for convective heat diffusion with phase change. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics & Engineering, 104(1), 19–30, 1993. (PDF 661KB)

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