Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Professor Daichao Sheng

Selected publications are available for download in PDF format below.

Journal and State-of-Art Papers

1. Sheng D, Axelsson KB, Knutsson S (1993). Finite element analysis for convective heat diffusion with phase change. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics & Engineering, 104(1), 19–30.

2. Sheng D, Axelsson KB (1995). Uncoupling of coupled flows in soil – A finite element method. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 19(8), 537–553.

3. Sheng D, Axelsson KB, Knutsson S (1995). Frost heave due to ice lens formation: I. theory and verification. Nordic Hydrology, 26 (2), 125–146. (Stora Pris, NHF)

4. Sheng D, Axelsson KB, Knutsson S (1995). Frost heave due to ice lens formation: II. field application. Nordic Hydrology, 26 (2), 147–168. (Stora Pris, NHF)

5. Eigenbrod KD, Knutsson S, Sheng D (1996). Pore–water pressures in freezing and thawing fine–grained soils. Journal of Cold Regions Engineering,ASCE, 10 (2), 77–92.

6. Magnusson O, Sheng D, Axelsson KB (1996). 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.

7. Knutsson S, Sheng D, Viklander P (1996). Tjäle och tjälforskning (Frost and cold region research). Bygga Framtid (Building in Future), 5(e), 14-16.

8. Sheng D, Westerberg B, Mattsson H, Axelsson KB (1997). Effects of end restraint and strain rate in triaxial tests. Computers and Geotechnics, 21(3), 163- 182.

9. Sheng D, Smith DW (1999). Analytic solution to the advective contaminant transport equation with non-linear sorption. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 23(9), 853-879.

10. Sheng D, Sloan SW, Yu HS (2000). Aspects of finite element implementation of critical state models. Computational Mechanics, 26(2), 185-196.

11. Sloan SW, Sheng D, Abbo AJ (2000). Accelerated initial stiffness methods for elastoplasticity. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 24(6), 579-599.

12. Sheng D, Smith DW (2000). Numerical modelling of competitive components transport with nonlinear adsorption. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 24 (1), 47-71.

13. Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, Sheng D (2001). Refined explicit integration of elastoplastic models with automatic error control. Engineering Computations, 18(1/2), 121-154. Erratum: Engineering Computations, 19(5/6), 594-594, 2002.

14. Sheng D, Sloan SW (2001). Load stepping methods for critical state models, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 50(1), 67-93.

15. Sheng D, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ (2002). An automatic Newton-Raphson scheme. International Journal for Geomechanics, ASCE, 2(4), 471-502.  (IACMAG Best Paper Award)

16. Sheng D, Smith DW (2002). 2D finite element analysis of competitive contaminant transport in soils. International Journal  of Geomechanics, ASCE, 2(1), 37-58.

17. Sheng D (2003). Non-convexity of the Barcenola Basic Model. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 27(10), 879-881.

18. Sheng D, Sloan SW, Gens A, Smith DW (2003). Finite element formulation and algorithms for unsaturated soils, Part I Theory. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 27(9), 745-765.

19. Sheng D, Smith DW, Sloan SW, Gens A (2003). 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.

20. Sheng D, Sloan SW (2003). Time stepping schemes for coupled displacement and pore pressure analysis. Computational Mechanics, 31(1-2), 122-134, .

21. Li J, Smith DW, Fityus SG, Sheng D (2003). Numerical analysis of neutron moisture probe measurements. International Journal of Geomechanics, 3(1), 11-20.

22. Sheng D, Sloan SW, Gens A (2004). A constitutive model for unsaturated soils: thermomechanical and computational aspects. Computational Mechanics, 33(6), 453-465.

23. Huang W, Sheng D, Sloan SW, Yu HS (2004). Finite element analysis of cone penetration in cohesionless soil. Computers and Geotechnics, 31(7), 517-528.

24. Sheng D, Eigenbrod KD, Wriggers P (2005). Finite element analysis of pile installation using large-slip frictional contact. Computers and Geotechnics, 32(1), 17-26.

25. Zhao J, Sheng D, Zhou W (2005). Shear banding analysis of geomaterials by strain gradient enhanced damage model. International Journal of Solids  and Structures, 42(20), 5335-5355.

26. Sheng D (2005). Numerical modelling of groundmovement under covered areas. Australian Geomechanics, 40(2), 15-22.

27. Zhao J, Sheng D, Rouainia M, Sloan SW (2005). Explicit stress integration of complex soil models. International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 29(12), 1209-1229.

28. Cui LJ, Sheng D (2005). Genetic algorithms in probability finite element analsys of geotechnical problems. Computers and Geotechnics,,  32(8), 555-563.

29. Sheng D, Sun DA, Matsuoka H (2006). Cantilever sheet-pile wall modelled by frictional contact. Soils and Foundations, 46(1), 29-39.

30. Nazem M, Sheng D, Carter JP (2006). Stress integration and mesh refinement for large deformation in geomechanics.  International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 65(7), 1002-1027.  (Trollope Medal, AGS)

31. Zhao J, Sheng D (2006). Strain gradient theory by internal variable approach with normality structure for geomechanics. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43(18-19), 5836-5850.

32. Huang W, Fityus SG, Bishop D, Smith DW, Sheng D (2006). A finite-element parametric study of the consolidation behavior of a trial embankment on soft clay. International Journal of Geomechanics, 6(5), 328-341.

33. Zhao J, Sheng D, Collins IF (2006). Thermomechanical formulation of strain gradient plasticity for geomaterials. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 1(5), 837-863.

34. Gens A, Sanchez M, Sheng D (2006). On constitutive modelling of unsaturated soils. Acta Geomechanica, 1(3), 137-147.

35. Sheng D, Wriggers P, Sloan SW (2006). Improved numerical algorithms for frictional contact in pile penetration analysis.  Computers and Geotechnics, 33(6), 341-354.

36. Liu ZB, Shi B, Sheng D (2006). A micropenetrometer for detecting structural strength inside soft soils. Geotechnical Testing Journal ASTM, 29(6), 15-22, (DOI: 10.1520/GTJ100304).

37. Sun DA, Sheng D, Sloan SW (2007). Elastoplastic modelling of hydraulic and stress-strain behaviour of unsaturated compacted soils. Mechanics of Materials, 39(3), 212-221.

38. Sun DA, Huang W, Sheng D, Yamamoto H (2007). An elastoplastic model for granular materials exhibiting particle crushing. Key Engineering Materials, 340-341, 1273-1278.

39. Sun DA, Cui HB, Matsuoka H, Sheng D (2007). A three-dimensional elastoplastic model for unsaturated compacted soils with hydraulic hysteresis. Soils and Foundations, 47(2), 253-264.

40. Zhao J, Sheng D, Sloan SW, Krabbenhoft K (2007). Limit theorems for gradient-dependent elastoplastic geomaterials. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44(2), 480-506.

41. Sheng D, Wriggers P, Sloan SW (2007). Application of frictional contact in geotechnical engineering. International Journal for Geomechanics, ASCE, 7(3), 176-185.

42. Sun DA, Sheng DC, Cui HB, Sloan SW (2007). A density-dependent elastoplastic hydromechanical model for unsaturated compacted soils. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 31(11), 1257-1279. 

43. Zhao J, Sheng D, Sloan SW (2007). Cavity expansion of a gradient dependent solid cylinder. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44(13), 4342-4369.

44. Ficsher KA, Sheng D, Abbo AJ (2007). Modelling of pile installation using contact mechanics and quadratic elements. Computers and Geotechnics, 34(6), 449-461.

45. Li XK, Chu XH, Sheng D (2007). A saturated discrete particle model and characteristic based SPH method in granular materials. International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering, 72(7), 858-882. 

46. 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.

47. Sun DA, Sheng D, Xu XF (2007). Collapse behaviour of unsaturated compacted soil. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44, 673-686.

48. Sheng D, Yamamoto H, Wriggers P (2008). Finite element analysis of enlarged end piles using frictional contact. Soils and Foundations, 48(1), 1-14. 

49. Nazem M, Sheng D, Carter JP, Sloan SW (2008). Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for large-strain consolidation problems.  International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 32, 1023-1050, (DOI: 10.1002/nag.657).

50. Sheng D, Fredlund DG, Gens A (2008). A new modelling approach for unsaturated soils using independent stress variables. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45(4), 511-534.  (RM Guigley Award – Winner, CGS)

51. Sheng D, Pedroso DM & Abbo AJ (2008). Non-convexity and stress path dependency of unsaturated soil models. Computational Mechanics, 42, 685-694.

52. Sheng D, Fredlund DG (2008). Elastoplastic modelling o unsaturated soils: an overview. Keynote Lecture presented at the 13th IACMAG Conference (Goa, India, 1-6 Oct 2008), 2084-2105.

53. Sheng D, Gens A, Fredlund DG, Sloan SW (2008). Unsaturated soils: from constitutive modelling to numerical algorithms. Computers and Geotechnics, 35, 810-824.

54. Pedroso DM, Sheng D, Sloan SW.  (2008). Stress update algorithm for elastoplastic models with nonconvex yield surfaces. International Journal for Numerical Mehtods in Engineering, 76, 2029-2062. 

55. Sheng D, Yao YP, Carter JP (2008). A volume-stress model for sands under isotropic and critical stress states. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45, 1639-1645.

56. Sun DA, Sheng D, L Xiang, Sloan SW (2008). Elastoplastic prediction of hydro-mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils under undrained conditions. Computers and Geotechnics, 35, 845-852.

57. Sheng D, Fredlund DG, Gens A (2008). 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.

58. Pedroso DM, Sheng D & Zhao J (2009). The concept of reference curves for constitutive modelling in soil mechanics. Computer and Geotechnics, 36(1), 149-165.

59. Sheng D, Nazem M, Carter JP (2009). Some computational aspects for solving deep penetration problems in Geomechanics. Computational Mechanics, 44(4), 549-561.

60. Zhou AN, Sheng D (2009). Yield stress, volume change and shear strength behaviour of unsaturated soils: validation of the SFG model. Canadian Geotchnical Journal, 46(9), 1034-1045.

61. Nazem M, Carter JP, Sheng D, Sloan SW (2009). Alternative stress-integration schemes for large-deformation probelms of solid mechanics. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 45, 934-943.

62. Li XK, Zhang X, Han XH, Sheng D (2010). An iterative pressure-stabilized fractional step algorithm in saturated soil dynamics. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 34, 733-753, 2010.

63. Sheng D, Zhou AN, Fredlund DG (2011). Shear strength criteria for unsaturated soils. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 29, 145-159.

64. Sheng D (2010). 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 ; PowerPoint Presentation in

65. Huang M, Liu Y, Sheng D (2011). Simulation of yielding and stress-strain behavior of Shanghai soft clay. Computers and Geotechnics, 38, 341-353.

66. Sheng D, Augarde CE, Abbo AJ (2011). A fast algorithm for finding the first intersection with a non-convex yield surface. Computers and Geotechnics, 38, 465-471.

67. Sheng D, Zhou AN (2011). Coupling hydraulic with mechanical models for unsaturated soils. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48, 826-840.

68. Ansari Y, Merifield RS, Yamamoto H, Sheng D (2011). Numerical analysis of soilbags under compression and cyclic shear. Computers and Geotechnics, 38, 659-668.

69. Fredlund DG, Sheng D, Zhao J (2011). Estimation of soil suction from the soil water characteristic curve. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48, 186-198.

70. Sheng D (2011). Review of fundamental principles in modelling unsaturated soil behaviour. Computers and Geotechnics, 38, 757-776.

71. Wang SY, Sloan SW, Sheng DC, Tang CA (2012). Numerical analysis of the
failure process around a circular opening in rock. Computers and
Geotechnics,
39, 8-16.

72. Yang C, Sheng D, Carter JP (2012). Effect of hydraulic hysteresis on the seepage analysis for unsaturated soils. Computers and Geotechnics, 41, 36-56.

73. Chai JC, Sheng D, Carter JP, Zhu HH (2012). Coefficient of consolidation from non-standard piezocone dissipation curves. Computers and Geotechnics, 41, 13-22.

74. Nazem M, Kardani M, Carter JP, Sheng D (2012). A comparative study error assessment techniques for dynamic contact problems in geomechanics. Computers and Geotechnics, 40, 62-73.

75. Kardani M, Nazem M, Abbo AJ, Sheng D, Sloan SW (2012). Refined h-adaptive finite element procedure for large deformation geotechnical problems. Computational Mechanics, 49(1), 21-33.

76. Sheng D, Yang C (2012). Discussion of fundamental principles in unsaturated soil mechanics. Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 34(3), 438-456.

77. Sheng D, Pedroso, Burton GJ (2011). 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, Pirenópolis-GO, Brazil, Proceeding edited by GFN Gitirana, MMA Mascarenha and J Camapum de Carvalho., Vol. 2, pp. 45-57.

78. Zhou AN, Sheng D, Sloan SW, Gens A. Interpretation of unsaturated soil behaviour in the stress – saturation space, II: Constitutive relationships and validations. Computers and Geotechnics, 43, 111-123.

79. Zhou AN, Sheng D, Sloan SW, 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.

80. Yang C, Sheng DC, Carter JP (2012). Effect of hydraulic hysteresis on seepage analysis for unsaturated soils. Computers and Geotechnics, 41, 36-56.

81. Sheng DC, Yang C (2012). Discussion of fundamental principles in unsaturated soil mechanics. Yantu Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 34(3), 438-456.

82. Yang C, Sheng DC, Carter JP (2013). Stochastic Analysis of Hydraulic Hysteresis in Multi-Layer Unsaturated Soil Covers Under Random Flux Boundary Conditions. Foundation Engineering in the Face of Uncertainty, 542-554.

83. Kouretzis GP, Sheng DC, Sloan SW (2013). Sand-pipeline-trench lateral interaction effects for shallow buried pipelines. Computers and Geotechnics, 54, 53-59.

84. Zhang X, Krabbenhoft K, Pedroso DM, Lyamin AV, Sheng D, Vicente da Silva M,
Wang D (2013). Particle finite element analysis of large deformation and
granular flow problems. Computers and Geotechnics, 54, 133-142.

85. Chai J, Sheng D, Carter JP, Zhu H (2013). Corrigendum to “Coefficient of consolidation from non-standard piezecone dissipation curves” [Comput. Geotech. 41(2012)13-22]. Computers and Geotechnics, 51, 128.

86. Huang M, Wang H, Sheng D, Liu Y (2013). Rotational-translational mechanism for the upper bound stability analysis of slopes with weak interlayer. Computers and Geotechnics, 53, 133-141.

87. Luo T, Qin Z, Feng X, Xia F, Yao Y, Sheng D (2013). A symmetrisation method for non-associated unified hardening model. Computers and Geotechnics, 52, 38-45.

88. Sheng D, Zhang S, Yu Z (2013). Unanswered questions in unsaturated soil mechanics. Science China Technological Sciences, 56(5), 1257-1272.

89. Huang W, Sloan SW, Sheng D (2014). Analysis of plane Couette shear test of granular media in a Cosserat continuum approach. Mechanics of Materials, 69, 106-115.

 

90. Kouretzis GP, Sheng D, Wang D (2014). Numerical simulation of cone penetration testing using a new critical state constitutive model for sand. Computers and Geotechnics, 56, 50-60.