Prof. Ng’s research group was very fortunate to have the company of Prof. Aronne Armanini of the University of Trento (in Italy) for several days in August. Prof. Armanini gave a fascinating seminar, covering topics such as how different types of geophysical flows may be quantifiably differentiated using rheological properties, as well as the governing equations that must be used to describe mixtures of grains and viscous fluids. He also discussed some of the mitigation measures for geophysical flows that are installed in Europe, covering how their effectiveness can be quantified and showing examples of undesirable designs. Continue reading
The journal paper Back-analysis of geophysical flows using a 3-dimensional runout model has been accepted for publication in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. The finite-element software package LS-DYNA was used to calculate the internal friction angle of a series of debris flows in Hong Kong. Read the full article here.
Koo, R.C.H., Kwan, J.S.H., Lam, C. Goodwin, G. R., Choi, C. E., Ng, C. W. W., Yiu, J. Ho, K. K. S., Pun, W. K. (2017). Back-analysis of geophysical flows using a 3-dimensional runout model. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2016-0578.
Mr. Stephen Au-Yeung completed his MPhil degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2015. The topic of his MPhil thesis is Flume Investigation of Run-up Mechanisms of Granular and Water Surge Flows Impacting a Rigid Barrier.
Dr. Anthony Gunawan completed his PhD degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2017. His PhD topic was on ultimate and serviceability limit states of floating energy piles in sand.
Dr. Jason Lim Coo obtained his MSc and PhD degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2012 and 2017, respectively. His doctoral research thesis was on water infiltration into a new three-layer landfill cover system using recycled concrete and nanomaterials.
Dr Soomro graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science and Technology in Pakistan with top marks. He later came to HKUST for his doctoral studies and studied the effects of advancing twin tunnels on a pile group.