Dr Yuan Xu

Position

Postdoctoral research associate

Contact

yuan.xu [at] eng.ox.ac.uk

 

 

 

 


Research Interests

  • Rate dependent material characterisation
  • Advanced loading in pressure and rate dependent behaviours characterisation
  • Numerical simulation of rate dependent behaviours
  • Development of new methods for fracture toughness testing

Selected Publications

1. Y. Xu, F. Dai. Dynamic response and failure mechanism of brittle rocks under combined compression-shear loading experiments. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (2018) 51:747–764.
2. Y. Xu, F. Dai, T. Zhao, N. Xu, Y. Liu. Fracture toughness determination of cracked chevron notched Brazilian disc rock specimen via Griffith energy criterion incorporating realistic fracture profiles. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (2016) 49:3083–3093.
3. Y. Xu, F. Dai, N. Xu, T. Zhao. Numerical investigation of dynamic rock fracture toughness determination using a semi-circular bend specimen in split Hopkinson pressure bar testing. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (2016) 49:731-745.
4. F. Dai, Y. Xu, T. Zhao, N. Xu, Y. Liu. Loading-rate-dependent progressive fracturing of cracked chevron notched Brazilian disc specimens in split Hopkinson pressure bar tests. International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences (2016) 88:49–60.