dr. H. Cheng (Hongyang)


About Me

Dr. Cheng is a postdoc in the Multi Scale Mechanics group of Prof. Stefan Luding. Before joining the group, he worked on multiscale characterization of geosynthetic-reinforced soil (GRS), probabilistic parameter estimation and analytical modeling of GRS. His research now focuses on wave propagation in granular media, using coupled numerical methods (DEM/FEM/LBM). He is developing a fast and automated Bayesian framework for uncertainty quantification in multiscale simulations of granular media.


Discrete Element Method
Finite Difference Method


Cheng, H., Pellegrino, A., & Magnanimo, V. (2017). Bayesian calibration of microCT-based DEM simulations for predicting the effective elastic response of granular materials. Paper presented at V International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017, Hannover, Germany.
Cheng, H., Yamamoto, H., Thoeni, K., & Wu, Y. (2017). An analytical solution for geotextile-wrapped soil based on insights from DEM analysis. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 45(4), 361-376. DOI: 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2017.05.001
Cheng, H., Shuku, T., Thoeni, K., & Yamamoto, H. (2017). Calibration of micromechanical parameters for DEM simulations by using the particle filter. EPJ Web of Conferences , 140, [12011]. DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201714012011
Cheng, H., & Yamamoto, H. (2016). Evaluating the Performance of Geotextile Wrapped/Layered Soil: A Comparative Study Using the DEM. In S-J. Chao, X. Cui, & K-L. Pun (Eds.), Geo-China 2016: Geosynthetic Civil Infrastructure, Disaster Monitoring, and Environmental Geotechnics (pp. 122-130). (Geotechnical special publications; Vol. 261). American Society of Civil Engineers. DOI: 10.1061/9780784480045.016
Cheng, H., Yamamoto, H., & Thoeni, K. (2016). Numerical study on stress states and fabric anisotropies in soilbags using the DEM. Computers and Geotechnics, 76, 170-183. DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2016.03.006
Cheng, H., Yamamoto, H., Guo, N., & Huang, H. (2016). A Simple Multiscale Model for Granular Soils with Geosynthetic Inclusion. In L. Xikui, F. Yuntain, & M. Graham (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods (pp. 445-453). (Springer proceedings in physics; Vol. 188). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1926-5_47
Cheng, H., & Yamamoto, H. (2015). Modeling microscopic behavior of geotextile-wrapped soil by discrete element method. Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication, 2215-2220. DOI: 10.3208/jgssp.IGS-13
Cheng, H., & Yamamoto, H. (2015). Discrete modeling of geotextile-wrapped soil under simple shear. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2015 (pp. 485-496). International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.

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