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Dr. Ha Bui works in the Faculty of Engineering at Monash University. His major research interests are in the areas of computational mechanics and material modelling with particular focus on large deformation and failure of geomaterials. He is the leading of Monash Computational Geomechanics (MCG) Lab.

Ha Bui received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the School of Science and Engineering Ritsumeikan University, Japan. He then worked as a Research Fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering at Ritsumeikan University. His research focused on the development of advanced numerical methods to model large deformation and flow failure of geomaterials. In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious JSPS Research Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and worked at Ritsumeikan University until December 2011. He joined Monash University as a full-time tenured academic staff in 2012.

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Research area keywords

  • Computational geomechanics
  • Constitutive modelling
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Fracture/Damage Modelling
  • Soil Liquefactions
  • Mesh-free methods

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Research Output 2006 2020

Localisation and lode-angle dependence of geomaterial behaviour

Le, L. A., Nguyen, G. D., Bui, H. H., Sheikh, A. H. & Kotousov, A., 2020, ACMSM25: Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials. Wang, C. M., Ho, J. C. M. & Kitipornchai, S. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 581-590 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; vol. 37).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOther

A discrete element modelling approach for fatigue damage growth in cemented materials

Nguyen, N. H. T., Bui, H. H., Kodikara, J., Arooran, S. & Darve, F., Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Plasticity. 112, p. 67-88 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A generic approach to modelling flexible confined boundary conditions in SPH and its application

Zhao, S., Bui, H. H., Lemiale, V., Nguyen, G. D. & Darve, F., 10 Apr 2019, In : International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. 43, 5, p. 1005-1031 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A micromechanical investigation for the effects of pore size and its distribution on geopolymer foam concrete under uniaxial compression

Nguyen, T. T., Bui, H. H., Ngo, T. D., Nguyen, G. D., Kreher, M. U. & Darve, F., 15 Mar 2019, In : Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 209, p. 228-244 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A new SPH-based continuum framework with an embedded fracture process zone for modelling rock fracture

Wang, Y., Bui, H. H., Nguyen, G. D. & Ranjith, P. G., 1 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Solids and Structures. 159, p. 40-57 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Best Geotextiles and Geomembranes Paper for 2017

Ha Hong Bui (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching

Ha Hong Bui (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Editors' Choice - Canadian Geotechnical Journal

Ha Hong Bui (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

JSPS Fellowship Award for Young Scientists

Ha Hong Bui (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)