Xuhai Tang
Professor at Wuhan University
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Prof. Tang is the editorial board member of the “International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences”. His group developed the microscale Rock Mechanics Experiment (micro-RME) system and AiFrac-TOUGH software, in order to understand and control the rock fracturing with Hydraulic-Mechanical-Thermal coupling process. This micro-RME system, including nanoindentation and atomic force microscope, is able to investigate the mechanical property of rock-forming minerals and micro-cracking, which is especially useful to test the filling in fractures and arbitrarily-shaped meteorites. Meanwhile, this AiFrac-TOUGH software is able to simulate three-dimensional fracturing at multiscale, such as fracking in field work. His achievement contributes to the smarter unconventional petroleum production, thermal energy exploitation and future space mining.

1. Accurate grain-based model (AGBM) and planetary rock mechanics

X.H. Tang, Y.H. Zhang, J.J. Xu*, J. Rutqvist, M.S. Hu, Z.Z. Wang, Q.S. Liu, 2022,Determining Young's modulus of granite using accurate grain-based modeling with microscale rock mechanical experiments, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2022.105167

JJ Xu, XH Tang*, ZZ Wang, YF Feng*, K Bian, 2020. Investigating the softening of weak interlayers during landslides using nanoindentation experiments and simulations, Engineering Geology, 277, 105801.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2020.105801

唐旭海,许婧璟,张怡恒,何琦,王正直,张国平,刘泉声.基于微观岩石力学试验和NWA13618陨石的小行星岩石力学参数分析[J].岩土力学,2022,43(05):1157-1163.DOI:10.16285/j.rsm.2021.1342.

2.Simulating rock fracturing with HMT coupling process

Jiangmei Qiao, Xuhai Tang*, Mengsu Hu, Jonny Rutqvist, Zhiyuan Liu, 2022, The hydraulic fracturing with multiple influencing factors in carbonate fracture-cavity reservoirs, Computers and Geotechnics, 147, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2022.104773

Xuhai Tang, Siji Tao*, Ping Li, Jonny Rutqvist, Mengsu Hu, Lei Sun, 2022. The propagation and interaction of cracks under freeze-thaw cycling in rock-like material, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 154, 105112, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2022.105112

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

Siji Tao, Xuhai Tang*, Jonny Rutqvist, Mengsu Hu, Quansheng Liu, 2020. Simulating three dimensional thermal cracking with TOUGH-FEMM, Computers and Geotechnics,124, 103654.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2020.103654

ZL Shao, Y Wang, XH Tang*, 2020. The influences of heating and uniaxial loading on granite subjected to liquid nitrogen cooling, Engineering Geology, 271, 105614.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

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. DOI: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

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, 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, 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, A. Paluszny*, RW 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

YT Yang, XH Tang*, H Zheng, 2014. A three-node triangular element with continuous nodal stress, Computers & Structures, 141, 46-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2014.05.001

XH Tang, A Paluszny*, RW 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