Dr. Xiang WANG


E-mail : xiang.wang@polyu.edu.hk

Academic qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Central South University,China, 09/2016 – 06/2020
  • M.Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China, 09/2014 – 06/2015
  • B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, Central South University, China, 09/2010 – 06/2014

Professional experience (University)

  • Postdoc fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, 12/2020 – present
  • Research fellow, Shenzhen University, China, 06/2020 – 12/2020
  • Visit Scholar, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, 09/2019 – 06/2020
  • Visit Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China, 09/2018 – 06/2019

Professional experience (Industry)

  • Engineer, WSP, Hong Kong, China, 12/2015 – 09/2016

Research interests

  • Analysis of granular materials based on machine learning and computational geometry.
  • Morphology analysis and realistic reconstruction of granular materials.
  • Development of discrete element program for real irregular particles.
  • Micromechanical study on granular materials based on fabric anisotropy and micro-pore analysis.

Topic:A systematic framework from automated particle recognition to DEM modeling of realistic granular materials

  • Contribution: (a) an automated particle extraction approach is developed through FCN network; (b) an quantitative shape evaluation method is proposed through computational geometry; (c) an efficient discrete element method is developed for simulation of irregular shape granular materials.

  • Wang X., Yin Z.Y., Huang H.H., Su D, Zhao J.D. (2021) A novel approach of random packing generation of complex-shaped 3D particles with controllable sizes and shapes. Acta Geotechnica. (Accepted) IF:4.350, Rank:3/39.
  • Wang X, Nie Z.H., Zhang Junqi, Gong J. (2020). Random generation of three-dimensional convex aggregates for DEM-based study of particle shape effect. Construction and Building Materials, 268. IF:4.419, Rank:11/134.
  • Wang X., Gong J., An A., Zhang K., & Nie Z.H. (2019). Random generation of convex granule packing based on weighted Voronoi tessellation and cubic-polynomial-curve fitting. Computers and Geotechnics, 113, 103088. IF:3.818, Rank:29/200.
  • Wang X, Su D, Zhao J.D. (2019). Superellipsoid-based study on predicting 3D particle geometry from 2D projections. Computers and Geotechnics, 114. 103131. IF:3.818, Rank:29/200.
  • Wang X., Liang Z.Y., Nie Z.H., Gong J. (2019). Stochastic numerical model of stone-based materials with realistic stone-inclusion features. Construction and Building Materials, 197, 830-848. IF:4.419, Rank:11/134.
  • Su D., Wang X.* (2021) Fourier series-based discrete element method for two-dimensional concave irregular particles. Computers and Geotechnics, (Accepted). IF:3.818, Rank:29/200.
  • Zhang J.Q., Wang X.*, Yin Z.Y.*, Liang Z.Y. (2020) DEM modeling of large-scale triaxial test of rock clasts considering realistic particle shapes and flexible membrane boundary. Engineering Geology, 279: 105871. IF:4.779, Rank:1/39.
  • Su D., Wang X.*. (2020). Characterization and regeneration of 2D general-shape particles by a Fourier series-based approach. Construction and Building Materials, 250, 118806. IF:4.419, Rank:11/134.
  • Su D., Wang X.*, Wang X.T. (2020). An in-depth comparative study of three-dimensional angularity indices of general-shape particles based on spherical harmonic reconstruction, Powder Technology, 364, 1009-1024. IF:4.142, Rank:32/143.
  • Su, D., Wang, X.*, Yang, H. W., & Hong, C. (2019). Roughness analysis of general-shape particles, from 2D closed outlines to 3D closed surfaces. Powder Technology, 356, 423-438. IF:4.142, Rank:32/143.
  • Gong J., Wang X., Li L., & Nie Z.* (2019). DEM study of the effect of fines content on the small-strain stiffness of gap-graded soils. Computers and Geotechnics, 112, 35-40. IF:3.818, Rank:29/200.
  • Nie Z.H., Wang X., Liang Z., Gong J.* (2018). Quantitative analysis of the three-dimensional roundness of granular particles. Powder technology, 336, 584-593. IF:4.142, Rank:32/143.