Dr. Phu Nguyen

Dr. Phu Nguyen

Lecturer in Structural Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 137, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Dr.Phu got his Ph.D, from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geo-scienses, under the supervision of Prof. Lambertus Johannes Sluys. His PhD was about multi scale failure modelling of quasi-brittle materials like concrete using advanced discontinuous computational homogenization methods.

After his PhD he had been to a couple of different places (Johns Hopkins University, Cardiff University and The University of Adelaide) before joining Monash University as a lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering in 2016.

 

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Science, Civil Engineering., Hochiminh University of Technology.
  • Master of Science, University of Liege, Belgium
  • Ph.D, Civil Engineering, Computational Mechanics., Delft University of Technology,Netherlands.

Expertise

Computational mechanics.

 

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Isogeometric analysis.

 

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Multiscale modeling of materials.

 

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Computational fracture mechanics.

 

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Community Service

  • Editorial board of Computers, Materials and Continua, Tech Science Press
  • Associate Editor of Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Tech Science Press
  • Reviewers for:
    — Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (Elsevier, ERA A*, IF: 2.626)
    — International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering (Wiley and Sons, A*, IF: 1.961)
    — Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (Elsevier, A*, IF: 2.175)
    — Engineering Computations (Emerald, A*, IF: 1.206)
    — International Journal of Solids and Structures (Elsevier, A*, IF: 2.214)
    — Computational Materials Science (Elsevier, A, IF: 1.879)
    — Engineering Structures (A*, IF: 1.767)
    — Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier, B, IF: 0.86)
    — Computers and Structures (Elsevier, A*, IF: 2.17)
    — Advances in Engineering Softwares (Elsevier, IF: 1.673)
    — Ocean Engineering (Elsevier, IF: 1.351)
    — Computers and Concrete (B, IF: 0.637)
    — International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design (B, IF: 1.196)
    — Composite Structures (Elsevier, A, IF: 3.858)
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Research Interests

  1. Computational solid mechanics
  2. Computational failure (damage/fracture) mechanics
  3. Phase-field fracture/damage modelling
  4. Large deformation mechanics (MPM and mesh free methods)
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Research Projects

Current projects

Numerical modelling of hydraulic fracturing for unconventional gas recovery.

This project aims to determine key aspects of the mechanics and physics of hydraulic fractures in naturally
fractured unconventional reservoirs and build an efficient yet accurate continuum hydro-mechanical model for
hydraulic fracturing stimulation. The new computational approach and software will improve our fundamental
understanding of the underlying physics of initiation and propagation of hydraulic fractures and their interactions
with pre-existing natural faults in unconventional shale reservoirs. The outcomes will help to predict several
processes of vital importance to energy security, including gas recovery, the sequestration of carbon dioxide in
depleted reservoirs, and electricity generation from enhanced geothermal systems.

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Publications

  • The article “V.P. Nguyen, H. Lian, S. Bordas and T. Rabzuk. Modelling hydraulic fractures in porous media using flow cohesive interface elements. Engineering Geology, 225:68–82, 2017” was one of top downloaded articles in Engineering Geology.

  • The article “V.P. Nguyen, C.T. Nguyen, T. Rabczuk and S. Natarajan. On a family of Convected Particle Domain Interpolations in the Material Point Method. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 2016” was one of top downloaded articles in FEAD.

  • The article “V.P. Nguyen, C. Anitescu, S. Bordas and T. Rabczuk. Isogeometric analysis: An overview and computer implementation aspects. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 117:89-116, 2014” is the 5th most downloaded and 2nd most cited in the journal.

  • The article “V. P. Nguyen. An open source program to generate zero-thickness cohesive interface elements. Advances in Engineering Software, 74:27–39, 2014” was the 10th most downloaded in the journal. 

  • The article “V. P. Nguyen. Discontinuous Galerkin/Extrinsic cohesive zone modeling: implementation caveats and applications in computational fracture mechanics. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 128:37–68, 2014” was the 17th most downloaded in the journal. 

  • The article “V. P. Nguyen, M. Stroeven, and L. J. Sluys. Multiscale continuous and discontinuous modelling of heterogeneous materials: A review on recent developments. Journal of Multiscale Modelling, 3(4):1–42, 2012” is the 2nd most read and 3rd most cited in the journal. 

  • The article “V. P. Nguyen, M. Stroeven, and L. J. Sluys. Multiscale failure modelling of concrete: micromechanical modelling, discontinuous homogenization and parallel computations. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 201– 204:139–156, 2012.” ranks 13 in top 25 hottest articles in CMAME, full year of 2012. 

  • The article “V.P. Nguyen, O. Lloberas-Valls, M. Stroeven, and L. J. Sluys. Homogenization-based multi- scale crack modelling: from micro-diffusive damage to macro-cracks. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200(9-12):1220-1236, 2011.” ranks 25 in top 25 hottest articles in CMAME (October to December 2010).

  • The article “V.P. Nguyen, O. Lloberas-Valls, M. Stroeven, and L. J. Sluys. Homogenization-based multi- scale crack modelling: from micro-diffusive damage to macro-cracks. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200(9-12):1220-1236, 2011.” ranks 16 in top 25 hottest articles in CMAME (Jan to March 2011).

  • The article “V.P. Nguyen, T. Rabczuk, S. Bordas, and M. Duflot. Meshless methods: A review and computer implementation aspects. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 79(3):763-813, 2008” is the second most downloaded in the journal in the last 90 days.

Book chapters

V.P. Nguyen and S. Bordas. Extended Isogeometric Analysis for Strong and Weak Discontinuities, pages: 21-120. In G. Beer and S. Bordas, editors, Isogeometric Analysis for Numerical Simulation, CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Springer, 2015.

Refereed Journal Papers

V.P. Nguyen, C. Anitescu, S. Bordas and T. Rabczuk. Isogeometric analysis: An overview and computer implementation aspects. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 0(0):0-0, 2014.

V.P. Nguyen. Discontinuous Galerkin/Extrinsic cohesive zone modeling: implementation caveats and applications in computational fracture mechanics. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 128:37-68, 2014.

V.P. Nguyen, P. Kerfriden, and S. Bordas. Two- and three-dimensional isogeometric cohesive elements for composite delamination analysis. Composites Part B: engineering, 60:193-212, 2014.

V.P. Nguyen, P. Kerfriden, S.P.A. Bordas, and T. Rabczuk. Isogeometric analysis suitable trivariate NURBS representation of composite panels with a new offset algorithm. Computer Aided Design, 55:49-63, 2014.

V.P. Nguyen, P. Kerfriden, M. Brino, S. Bordas, and E. Bonisoli. Nitsche’s method for two and three dimensional NURBS patch coupling. Computational Mechanics, 53(6):1163-1182, 2014.

Nguyen-Xuan, C. H. Thai, J. Bleyer, and V.P. Nguyen. Upper bound limit analysis of plates using a rotation-free isogeometric approach. Asia Pacific Journal on Computational Engineering, 1(12), 2014, doi:10.1186/s40540-014-0012-5.

Karamnejad, V.P. Nguyen, and L.J. Sluys. A multi-scale rate dependent crack model for quasi-brittle heterogeneous materials. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 104:96-113, 2013.

V.P. Nguyen and H. Nguyen-Xuan. High order B-splines based finite elements for the delamination analysis of laminated composites. Composite Structures, 102:261-275, 2013.

V.P. Nguyen, O. Lloberas-Valls, M. Stroeven, and L. J. Sluys. Computational homogenization for multiscale crack modelling. Implementational and computational aspects. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 89(2):192-226, 2012.

V.P. Nguyen, M. Stroeven, and L. J. Sluys. An enhanced continuous-discontinuous multiscale method for modelling mode-I failure in random heterogeneous quasi-brittle materials. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 79:78-102, 2012.

V.P. Nguyen, M. Stroeven, and L. J. Sluys. Multiscale continuous and discontinuous modelling of heterogeneous materials: A review on recent developments. Journal of Multiscale Modelling, 3(4):1-42, 2012.

V.P. Nguyen, M. Stroeven, and L. J. Sluys. Multiscale failure modelling of concrete: micromechanical modelling, discontinuous homogenization and parallel computations. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 201-204:139-156, 2012.

V.P. Nguyen, O. Lloberas-Valls, M. Stroeven, and L. J. Sluys. Homogenization-based multi- scale crack modelling: from micro-diffusive damage to macro-cracks. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200(9-12):1220-1236, 2011.

Bordas, T. Rabczuk, H. Nguyen-Xuan, V.P. Nguyen, S. Natarajan, T. Bog, M.Q. Do, and H. Nguyen-Vinh. Strain smoothing in FEM and XFEM.Computers & Structures, 88(23-24):1419- 1443, 2010.

Nguyen-Xuan, T. Hoang, and V.P. Nguyen. An isogeometric analysis for elliptic homogenization problems. Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 67(9):1722-1741, 2014. (IF: 1.996, citations: 1)

V.P. Nguyen, T. Rabczuk, S. Bordas, and M. Duflot. Meshless methods: A review and computer implementation aspects. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 79(3):763-813, 2008.

Bordas, V.P. Nguyen, C. Dunant, A. Guidoum, and H. Nguyen-Dang. An extended finite element library. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 71(6):703-732, 2007.

V.P. Nguyen. An open source program to generate zero-thickness cohesive interface elements. Advances in Engineering Software, 74:27-39, 2014.

Dunand, V.P. Nguyen, M. Belgasmia, S. Bordas, A. Guidoum, and H. Nguyen-Dang. Architecture trade-offs of integrating a mesh generator to partition of unity enriched object- oriented finite element software. European Journal of Computational Mechanics/Revue Europeen de Mecanique Numerique, 16(2):237-258, 2007.

V.P. Nguyen, O. Lloberas Valls, M. Stroeven, and L. J. Sluys. On the existence of representative volumes for softening quasi-brittle materials-A failure zone averaging scheme. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 199(45-48):3028-3038, 2010.

 

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–ARC DECRA (2006-2019): Computational modelling of hydraulic fracturing process

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Supervision

Postgraduate

Tushar K Mandal
Phase field modelling of quasi brittle fracture
2018 to 2021

Teaching Commitments

  • CIV4235 - Advanced structural design.
  • CIV3284 - Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures
Last modified: 17/03/2020