Computational mechanics as a power tool for exploration of deformation mechanism of nanomaterials and mechanobiology

30 November 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Ainswoth Building, Room 102

Prof. YuanTong Gu
Queensland University of Technology

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Recent years, advanced material and biomechanics are becoming hot topics, and a large number of experimental studies have been conducted in the relevant fields.  To explore the deformation mechanism of advanced materials and mechanobiology system, advanced computer modelling becomes more and more important. This talk reports recent research in speaker’s group for the numerical and experimental exploration of the newly synthesized diamond nano-tube, advanced multiscale modelling for cellular mechanics, and SPH/FEM fluid-structure modelling of for impact analysis of water-filled road barrier system. It has proven that, with the aid of experimental studies, computational mechanics is a power tool to explore deformation mechanism of nanomaterials and the mechanobiology system. The challenges and future directions of computational mechanics are also discussed.


Professor YuanTong Gu is a prestigious ARC Future Fellow and Discipline Leader of mechanical engineering at School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering of Queensland University of Technology. His research interests include Computational mechanics; Mechanical Engineering. Biomechanics; and Nanomaterials. He has secured 13 ARC grants with more than $9million in research funding. He authored more than 260 refereed journal publications and one popular book. Most of his publications are in highly ranked journals including Nature Communications, AFM, CMAME, IJNME, Computational Mechanics, Nano Letters, Carbon. His publications have been well cited, with 6500 citations in Google scholar. His expertise has been acknowledged through appointments as Editor-in-Chief for two journals including Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering (2013-2016), Associate Editor for a prestigious Q1 journal, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, International subject editor for Q1 journal, Applied Mathematical Modelling, and an Editorial Board Member for other five journals. He served as the conference chair for the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods held at Gold Coast in 2012 and The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics held at Brisbane in 2015.


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