Xuhai Tang
Professor at Wuhan University

Prof. Tang obtained PhD degree from Imperial College London, and has been a research assistant at Princeton University. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. His group developed the AiFrac-TOUGH simulator and microscale rock mechanics experiment (micro-RME) system, in order to investigate the fracturing of geological media induced by Hydraulic-Mechanical-Thermal (H-M-T) coupling process at multiple scales. With micro-RME system, the micro-cracking and mechanical property evolution of rock-forming minerals during HMT process are able to be understood. The AiFrac-TOUGH is developed for modelling the three-dimensional fracturing, which contributes to smarter unconventional petroleum production and thermal energy exploitation, while reducing environmental impacts and contributing towards safer field operations.

Micro-sensitive fractured geological media …

Jingjing Xu, Xuhai Tang, Zhengzhi Wang, Yufei Feng, Kang Bian, 2020. Investigating the softening of weak interlayers during landslides using nanoindentation experiments and simulations, Engineering Geology, 277: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2020.105801
Fracturing with HMT coupling

SJ Tao, XH Tang, J Rutqvist, QS Liu, MS Hu, 2021, “The influence of stress anisotropy and stress shadow on frost cracking in rock”, Computers and Geotechnics,133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2020.103967

SJ Tao, XH Tang, J Rutqvist, MS Hu, QS Liu, 2020, “Simulating three dimensional thermal cracking with TOUGH-FEMM”, Computers and Geotechnics,124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2020.103654

ZY Liu, XH Tang, S Tao, GQ Zhang, M Chen, 2020, “Mechanism of Connecting Natural Caves and Wells Through Hydraulic Fracturing in Fracture-Cavity Reservoirs”, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-020-02225-w

ZL ShaoY Wang, XH Tang, 2020, “The influences of heating and uniaxial loading on granite subjected to liquid nitrogen cooling”, Engineering Geology, 271, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2020.105614

XH Tang, J Rutqvist, MS Hu, NM Rayudu, 2019, “Modeling three-dimensional fluid-driven propagation of multiple fractures using TOUGH-FEMM”, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 52(2), 611-627. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-018-1715-7

 L Sun, G Grasselli, Q Liu, XH Tang, 2019, “Thermal cracking simulation of functionally graded materials using the combined finite-discrete element method”, Computational Particle Mechanics, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40571-019-00290-9

NM Rayudu, XH Tang, G Singh, 2019, “Simulating three dimensional hydraulic fracture propagation using displacement correlation method”, Tunnelling and Underground Space technology, 85, 84-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2018.11.010

 QS Liu, L Sun, XH Tang, B Guo, 2019, “Modelling Hydraulic Fracturing with a Point-Based Approximation for the Maximum Principal Stress Criterion”, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 52(6), 1781-1801. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-018-1648-1

QS Liu, L Sun, XH Tang, L Chen,2018, “Simulate intersecting 3D hydraulic cracks using a hybrid “FE-Meshfree”method”, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 91, 24-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2018.03.005

YT Yang, XH Tang, H Zheng, QS Liu, ZJ Liu, 2018, “Hydraulic fracturing modelling using the enriched numerical manifold method”, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 53, 462-486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2017.09.024

 K Su, XY Zhou, XH Tang, XY Xu, QS Liu,2017, “Mechanism of cracking in dams using a hybrid FE-Mseshfree Method”, International journal of Geomechanics, 17(9). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000950

YT Yang, XH Tang, H Zheng, QS Liu, L He, 2016, “Three-dimensional fracture propagation with numerical manifold method”, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 72, 65-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2016.08.008

YT Yang, L Chen, XH Tang, H Zheng, QS Liu, 2017, “A partition-of-unity based ‘FE-Meshfree’ hexahedral element with continuous nodal stress”, Computers & Structures, 178 :17-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2016.10.012

 YT Yang, XH Tang, H Zheng, 2015, “Construct 'FE-Meshfree' Quad4 using mean value coordinates. Engineering analysis with boundary elements”, 59, 78-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2015.04.011

 XH Tang, SC Wu, C Zheng, JH Zhang, 2009, “A Novel Virtual Node Method for Polygonal Elements.Applied Mathematics and Mechanics”, 30(10): 1233-1246. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10483-009-1003-3

XH Tang, C Zheng, SC Wu, JH Zhang, 2009, “A novel four-node quadrilateral element with continuous nodal stress. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics”, 30(12): 1519-1532. https://doi.org/10.1007/sl0483-009-1204-1

Rock fragmentation with ETM
A. Paluszny, X.H. Tang, M. Nejati, R.W. Zimmerman, 2016. A direct fragmentation method with Weibull function distribution of sizes based on finite- and discrete element simulations,International Journal of Solids & Structures, 80:38-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.10.019
X.H. Tang, A. Paluszny, R.W. Zimmerman, 2014. An impulse-based energy tracking method for collision resolution, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 278 (15), 160-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2014.05.004
X.H. Tang, A. Paluszny, R.W. Zimmerman, 2013. Energy conservative property of impulse-based methods for collision resolution. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 95(6): 529-540. https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.4537
A. Paluszny, X.H. Tang, R.W. Zimmerman, 2013. Fracture and impulse based finite-discrete element modelling of fragmentation. Computational Mechanics, 52(5), 1071-1084. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00466-013-0864-5
许婧璟,唐旭海,刘泉声,冯禹菲,2019. 基于能量跟踪法研究岩石破碎对滚石运动轨迹的影响,岩土力学,第40卷,增刊1 https://doi.org/10.16285/j.rsm.2018.2334