Publications

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Selected Recent Publications:

A. Soil Modelling (related to stress dilatancy, fabric and stress transmission in granular materials)

Force chain development in a granular material under dilative mode using photoelastic particles

  1. Wan, R., Guo, P.J, Al-Mamun. 2004. Behaviour of Granular Materials in Relation to their Fabric Dependencies. Submitted to Soils and Foundations.
  2. Wan, R. and Guo, P. 2004. Stress Dilatancy and Fabric Dependencies on Sand Behavior. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 130(6), 635-645, June 2004 issue. (download: 218KB)
  3. Wan, R., Al-Mamun, and Guo, P.J. 2004. Micromechanical investigation of a 2D granular material with respect to structure evolution and loading path. Proceedings of NUMOG IX, Aug, 2004, Ottawa, Canada. (download 308KB)
  4. Wan, R., Guo, P.J, Al-Mamun. 2003. Behaviour of Granular Materials in Relation to their Fabric Dependencies. IWS Athens Simulation and Prediction methods in geomechanics, Oct 14-15, 2003, Athens, Greece. Extended version to be submitted: Soils and Foundations, Feb. 28, 2004. (download: 510KB)
  5. Wan, R., and Guo, P.J. 2002. Constitutive Modelling of Granular Materials with Focus to Microstructure and its Effect on Strain-Localization. Procceedings of the International Workshop on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Geomechanics, Minnesota, June 2-5, 2002, 149-160. (download: 325KB)
  6. Wan, R. and Guo, P. 2001. Effect of Microstructure on Undrained behaviour of Sands, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38, 16-28. (download: 236KB)
  7. Wan, R., and Guo, P.J. 2001. Drained Cyclic Behaviour of Sand with Fabric Dependence. J. of Eng. Mech., ASCE, 127(1), 1106-1116. (download: 220KB)
  8. Wan, R. and Guo, P. 1999. A Pressure and Density Dependent Dilatancy Model for Granular Materials, Soils and Foundations, 39(6), 1-11. (no pdf available, but you must have a copy in the package you got from the University of Calgary)

B. Petroleum Geomechanics (Modelling sand fluidization/production)

Sand Production around wellbore under agressive pumping

  1. Wan, R., Y. Liu and Wang, J. 2004. A Multiphase Flow Approach to Modelling Sand Production using Finite Elements. Submitted to the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology. (download: 262KB)
  2. Wan, R. and Wang, J. 2004. Modelling of Sand Production and Wormhole Propagation in an Oil Saturated Sand Pack using Stabilized Finite Element Methods. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 43(4), 45-52, April 2004 issue. (download: 698KB)
  3. Wan, R. and Wang, J. 2004. Analysis of Sand Production in Unconsolidated Oil Sand Using a Coupled Erosional-Stress-Deformation Model. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 43(2), 45-52, February 2004 issue. (download: 662KB)
  4. Wang, J, and Wan, R. 2004. Computation of Sand Fluidization Phenomena using Stabilized Finite Elements. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design, 40, 1681-1699 (no download available)

C. Biomedical Engineering (Physics and modelling of tissue freezing)

Computed temperature distribution in Prostate using developed FE Computer Model

  1. Wan, R., Liu, Z, and Muldrew (2004). Finite Element Simulation of Multi-probe Cryosurgery with a Urethral Warmer. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Feb 25-28, 2004, Madrid, Spain. (download: 2.47 MB)
  2. Liu, Z, Wan, R, Muldrew, K, Sawchuk, S, & Rewcastle, J. 2004. A Level set Variational Formulation for Coupled Phase Change/Mass Transfer Problems: Application to Freezing of Biological Systems. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design, 40, 1641-1663. (no download available)
  3. Liu, Z, Muldrew, K, Wan, R, & Elliott, J. 2004. Retardation of Ice Growth in Glass Capillaries: Measurement of the Critical Radius. PHYSICAL REVIEW E 69, 021611, 2004, 8pages.(download: 404KB)
  4. Wan, R., Liu, Z, Muldrew, K., Rewcastle, J. (2003). A Finite Element Model for Iceball Evolution in a Multiprobe Cryosurgery. Journal of Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 6(3), 197-208. (download: 998KB)
  5. Lui, Z., Muldrew, K, Wan, R, & Elliott, J (2003) Measurement of Freezing Point Depression of Water in Glass Capillaries and Associated Ice Front Shape. Physical Review E, 67, 061602, 9 pages. (download: 907KB)