Publication in refereed journals

[25]. Li, Z., Liao, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Xia, W. (2021) Microstructure and dynamics of nanocellulose films: Insights into the deformational behavior. Extreme Mechanics Letters 50, p.101519. DOI: 10.1016/j.eml.2021.101519

[24]. Sisodiya, M., Zhang, Y. (2021) A rate-dependent directional damage theory for brittle rocks considering the kinetics of microcrack growth. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, published online, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-021-02577-x.

[23]. Singh, S., Zurakowski, Z., Dai, S., Zhang, Y. (2021) Effect of grain crushing on hydraulic conductivity of tailings sand. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, in press, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002667.

[22]. Wen, Y., Zhang, Y. (2021) Evidence of a Unique Critical Fabric Surface for Granular Soils. Géotechnique, published online, DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.21.00126.

[21]. Sisodiya, M., Singh, S., Thomas, D., Zhang, Y. (2021) Effect of water-rock interaction on the axial capacity of drilled caissons socketed in claystone bedrock. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, published online. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002600

[20]. Eskandari-Ghadi, M., Zhang, Y. (2021) Mechanics of shrinkage-swelling transition of microporous materials at the initial stage of adsorption. International Journal of Solids and Structures, p.111041, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2021.111041

[19]. Zhou, X., Liu, S., Zhang, Y. (2021) Permeability Evolution of Fractured Sorptive Geomaterials: A Theoretical Study on Coalbed Methane Reservoir. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. published online, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-021-02404-3

[18]. Zheng, H., Yang, Z.X., Zhang, Y. (2020) CFD-DEM modeling of suffusion effect on undrained behavior of internally unstable soils. Computers and Geotechnics 126, 103692, DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2020.103692.

[17]. Zheng, H., Zhang, Y., Yang, Z.X., (2019) Suffusion-induced evolution of mechanical and microstructural properties of gap-graded soils using CFD-DEM. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 146(5), 04020024, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002245.

[16]. Zhang, Y., Zhou, X., Wen, Y. (2019) A constitutive theory for sand based on the concept of critical fabric surface. Journal of Engineering Mechanics 146(4), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001741.

[15]. Kim, J., Zhang, Y., Seol, Y, Dai, S. (2019) Particle crushing in hydrate-bearing sands. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, published online, DOI: 10.1016/j.gete.2019.100133.

[14]. Zheng, H., Zhang, Y., Yang, Z.X., (2019) Suffusion-induced deformation and microstructural change of granular soils: a coupled CFD-DEM study. Acta Geotechnica 14(3), 795-814.

[13]. Zhang, Y. (2018). Mechanics of adsorption-deformation coupling in porous media. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 114, 31-54.

[12]. Zhou, X., Ma, G., Zhang, Y. (2018). Grain size and time effect on the deformation of rockfill dams: a case study on the Shuibuya CFRD. Géotechnique 69(7), 606-619

[11]. Ma, G., Zhou, W., Zhang, Y., Wang, Q., Chang, X. (2017). Fractal behavior and shape characteristics of fragments produced by the impact of quasi-brittle spheres. Powder Technology 325, 498-509.

[10]. Ma, G., Zhang, Y., Zhou, W., Ng, T.T., Wang, Q., Chen, X. (2017). The effect of different fracture mechanisms on impact fragmentation of brittle heterogeneous solid. International Journal of Impact Engineering 113, 132-143.

[9]. Zhang, Y.D., Buscarnera, G. (2017). Breakage mechanics for granular materials in surface-reactive environments. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 112, 89-108.

[8]. Sohn, C., Zhang, Y.D., Cil, M., Buscarnera, G. (2017) Experimental assessment of continuum breakage models accounting for mechanical interactions at particle contacts. Granular Matter 19(4), 67.

[7]. Zhang, Y.D., Buscarnera, G. (2017). A rate-dependent breakage model based on the kinetics of crack growth at the grain scale. Géotechnique 67(11), 953-967.

[6]. Gao, S., Zhang, Y.D., Sonta, A., Buscarnera, G. (2016). Evolution of water retention characteristics of granular material subjected to grain crushing. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 142 (9), 06016006.

[5]. Zhang, Y.D., Buscarnera, G., Einav, I. (2015). Grainsize dependence of yielding in granular soils interpreted using fracture mechanics, breakage mechanics, and Weibull statistics. Géotechnique 66(2), 149-160.

[4]. Zhang, Y.D., Buscarnera, G. (2016). Implicit Integration under Mixed Controls of a Breakage Model for Unsaturated Crushable Soils. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 40 (6). 887-918.

[3]. Zhang, Y.D., Buscarnera, G. (2015). Prediction of breakage-induced couplings in unsaturated granular soils. Géotechnique 65(2), 135-140.

[2]. Zhang, Y.D., Buscarnera, G. (2014). Grainsize dependence of clastic yielding in unsaturated granular soils. Granular Matter 16(4), 469-483.

[1]. Voyiadjis, G.Z., Faghihi, D., Zhang, Y.D. (2014). A theory for grain boundaries with strain-gradient plasticity. International Journal of Solids and Structures 51, 1872-1889.

Book chapters

[1]. Zhang Y., Buscarnera G. (2018). Energetics of Crushable Granular Materials: from Particle Fracture to Breakage Mechanics. In book: Energetical Methods in Geomechanics, Alert Doctoral School, Aussois, France.

Contributions to international and national conferences

[11]. Singh, S., Sisodiya, M., Zhang, Y. (2020) Interaction between fine-grained bedrock and water during caisson construction and its effect on the axial bearing capacity. In 54th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Golden, CO.

[10]. Sisodiya, M., Zhang, Y. (2020) A thermodynamic-consistent micro-crack damage model for brittle rocks. In 54th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Golden, CO.

[9]. Zhang, Y. (2019). Thermodynamic-consistent adsorption-swelling models for coal. In 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, New York City, NY.

[8]. Zhou, X., Zhang, Y., Ma, G. (2019). Deformation analysis of the 233 m Shuibuya rockfill dam using breakage mechanics. In Geo-Congress 2019, Philadelphia, PA.

[7]. Zhou, X., Ma, G., Zhang, Y. (2018). Settlement analysis of the Shuibuya rockfill dam using breakage mechanics. In 52th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Seattle, WA.

[6]. Hu, Z., Yang, Z.X., Zhang, Y. (2018). Suffusion-induced deformation and microstructural change of granular soils: a CFD-DEM coupling perspective. In IS-Atlanta 2018, Geomechanics from Micro to Macro in Research and Practice, Atlanta, GA.

[5]. Zhang, Y.D., Park J.S., Gao S., Sonta A., Horin B., Buscarnera G. (2017) Effect of grain crushing and grain size on the evolution of water retention curves. In PanAm UNSAT, Dallas, TX.

[4]. Zhang, Y.D., Buscarnera, G. (2017). Creep of unconsolidated sand due to delayed grain breakage. In 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA

[3]. Marinelli, F., Zhang, Y.D., Buscarnera, G. (2017) Compaction localization in granular rocks: modeling grain-size effects. In 51th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA

[2]. Zhang, Y.D., Buscarnera, G. (2015). Constitutive couplings in unsaturated granular media with crushable grains. In 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA.

[1]. Zhang, Y.D., Buscarnera, G. (2014). Model predictions of hydro-mechanical coupling in unsaturated crushable soils. In Unsaturated Soils: Research & Applications, CRC Press, 471-477.


[1]. Sisodiya, M., Singh, S., Zhang, Y., Pak, R. (2020). Caisson drilling fluid interaction with fine grained bedrock. Technical report submitted to Colorado Department of Transportation.

Presentations in virtual conferences

Y. Zhang (2021) A multiscale theory explaining the initial shrinkage of microporous materials upon adsorption, Biot-Bazant 2021

M. Sisodiya (2021) A directional micro-crack damage theory for rate-dependent deformation and failure of brittle rocks, ARMA 2021

M. Eskandari-Gahdi (2021) Initial shrinkage of microporous solid upon gas adsorption, EMI 2021

Y. Wen (2021) Evidence of a unique critical fabric surface for granular soils, EMI 2021

X. Zhou (2021) Predicting permeability change of fractured coals during methane depletion, ARMA 2021