Dr. Tuo WANG

E-mail : tuo-cee.wang@polyu.edu.hk


Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, China, 2017 – 2021
  • M.Sc. Mining Engineering, in Guangxi University, China, 2013 – 2016
  • B.Sc. Mineral Resources Engineering, Guangxi University, China, 2009 – 2013

Professional experience (Industry)

  • Assistant Engineer Guangxi Geological Exploration Institute, 2016 – 2017

Research interests

  • Migration and damage mechanism of granular materials under fluid-solid interaction
  • Numerical simulation of Discrete element method

Topic 1:Migration and damage mechanism of granular materials under fluid-solid interaction

  • Significance: To reveal the migration mechanism of particles under the action of fluid and improve the safety of geotechnical engineering.



  • Wang T, Huang H, Zhang F*, et al. DEM-continuum mechanics coupled modeling of slot-shaped breakout in high-porosity sandstone[J]. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 2020, 98:103348
  • Zhang F, Wang T, Liu F, et al. Modeling of fluid-particle interaction by coupling the discrete element method with a dynamic fluid mesh: Implications to suffusion in gap-graded soils[J]. Computers and Geotechnics, 2020, 124
  • Zhang F, Wang T, Liu F*, et al. Hydro-mechanical coupled analysis of near-wellbore fines migration during production from unconsolidated reservoirs[J]. Acta Geotechnica, 2021
  • Wang T, Zhang F*, J Furtney, et al. Review of methods, applications and limitations for incorporating fluid flow in the Discrete Element Method[J]. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2021


Topic 2:Model Test on Backward Erosion Piping under a K0 Stress State

  • Contribution: developed a transparent specimen tank that allows a camera to clearly record the piping formation process and reveal the piping evolution.
  • Significance: the evolution process of piping and transition mechanism from suffusion to piping based on different testing conditions is revealed.



  • Zhang F, Wang C, Wang T*, Evolution Process and Mechanisms of Backward Erosion Piping Under a K0 Stress State[J]. International Journal of Geomechanics