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Zhenxiang Su obtained his B.Eng in Civil Engineering in 2017 from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and M.S. in Civil Engineering in 2018 from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he is a PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Berkeley.
In the scope of his PhD, Zhenxiang is focusing on simulating hydraulic fracturing in 3d geo-materials using the Lattice Element Method (LEM). Besides hydraulic-mechanical coupling, He may also try to simulate the thermal effect in this process. He is also interested in the microscopic interaction between fluid and geo-materials, and crack tip behavior.
Here are some sample simulation results of the hydraulic fracturing tests on a cubic specimen with pre-existent penny shape crack using LEM.
Lattice Boltzmann Method
Lattice Element Method