Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Mr Ngoc Trung Ngo


BSc, MEng


  • 2009
    Master of Engineering , major in Civil Engineering (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • Bachelor degree, major in Civil Engineering ( University of Technology in Hochiminh city, Vietnam)


  • 2009
    Study PhD, major in Geotechnical Engineering (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • 2008
    Study Master, major in Civil Engineering (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • 2004
    Construction project management unit of Danang city, Vietnam, 4 years
  • 2001
    Quang Nam construction company, 3 years

Research Interests

  • Ballast
  • Coal fouling in ballast
  • Numerical modelling
  • Discrete Element Method


  • Professor Buddhima Indraratna
  • Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

Research Topic

Performance of Geotextile Stabilised Fouled Ballast in Rail Tracks.

Research Abstract

This project will examine the potential use of geosynthetics (e.g. Polymer grids and geotextiles), in improving the performance of fouled ballast. This project will model the interface behaviour between ballast and geogrid using Discrete Element Method (DEM) techniques. It will be possible to come up with the design modifications to existing guidelines to compensate for this adverse fouling effect.