ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

RHD Students

Libao Zhu

RHD Students


BEng, MEng


  • 2011
    Master of Engineering in Mining Engineering at Central South University - China
  • 2009
    Bachelor of Engineering in Safety Engineering at Jiangxi University of Science and Technology - China

Research Interests

  • Particle breakage
  • Impact loads
  • Rock mechanics
  • Fracture mechanics


  • Dr Sanjay Nimbalkar
  • Professor Buddhima Indraratna
  • Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

Research Topic

Application of Fracture Mechanics for qualifying particle breakage under Impact Loads

Research Abstract

This project would develop the constitutive model based on fracture mechanics for rock aggregate assembly in order to predict the stability and its overall behaviour under high impact load caused by trains. It involves the impact experiments in the laboratory by employing the high-capacity drop-weight impact testing equipment at University of Wollongong, which is currently the largest in Australia.