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Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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After graduating from the College of Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering at Hohai University in 2008, Dr Han joined the Research Institute of Hydraulic Structure at the same University, as a Research Assistant concentrating on the finite element analysis of large-scale hydraulic structures, and received his MSc in 2010. In the same year, he came to the Department of Civil Engineering at Imperial College to undertake research on hydro-mechanical coupled numerical analysis of the dynamic behaviour of geotechnical structures by using the bespoke finite element code ICFEP.

Since 2014, Dr Han has been a member of the academic staff at Geotechnics Section, responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil slope stability. His research interests are focused on soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering, particularly on numerical safety assessment of the seismic performance of geotechnical structures.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Han B, Zdravkovic L, Kontoe S, 2016, Numerical and analytical investigation of compressional wave propagation in saturated soils, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol:75, ISSN:0266-352X, Pages:93-102

Han B, Yang Z, Zdravkovic L, et al., 2015, Non-linearity of gravelly soils under seismic compressional deformation based on KiK-net downhole array observations, Geotechnique Letters, Vol:5, ISSN:2049-825X, Pages:287-293

Han B, Liu X, 2009, The safety assessment of Wanjiazhai concrete gravity dam based FEM, Yellow River, Vol:31, ISSN:1000-1379, Pages:116-117

Liu X, Li T, Han B, 2009, Direct algorithm for simulating cooling effect of water pipes in concrete, Shuili Xuebao/journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol:40, ISSN:0559-9350, Pages:892-896

SHIRE T, HAN B, PELECANOS L, et al., 2013, Current research in embankment dam engineering at Imperial College London, Dams and Reservoirs, Vol:23, ISSN:1756-8404, Pages:25-28

Han B, Zdravkovic L, Kontoe S, 2015, Stability investigation of the Generalised-alpha time integration method for dynamic coupled consolidation analysis, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol:64, ISSN:0266-352X, Pages:83-95


Han B, Zdravkovic L, Kontoe S, 2013, The stability of the generalised-A method in soil-pore fluid coupled formulation, Pages:2681-2695

Han B, Zdravković L, Kontoe S, 2014, Analytical and numerical investigations on the vertical seismic site response, Pages:1123-1128

Liu X, Han B, 2010, Structural safety evaluation of Wanjiazhai concrete gravity dam by monitoring observations, 12th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments; and Fourth NASA/ARO/ASCE Workshop on Granular Materials in Lunar and Martian Exploration, Pages:684-695

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