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Yinghui Tian

Dr Yinghui Tian

Senior Research Fellow
Offshore Foundation Systems, Centre for

Contact details
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
The University of Western Australia (M053)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 7076
BEng(Port) Dalian, PhD Tianjin

Yinghui Tian obtained his Bachelor degree in Port Engineering at the Dalian University of Technology, China in 1998. After his graduation, he worked in the CCCC First Habour Consultants, Co., Ltd. He achieved his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering at Tianjin University in 2007. He had worked at COFS as an academic visitor for a year and joined the team as a research associate in June 2007.
Key research
•Pipe-Soil interaction
•Wave-stucture-soil interaction
•Pipeline analysis and simulation
•Numerical methods and algorithms
Tian, Y.H. (2007) Theoretical analysis and experimental study of thermally insulated subsea pipelines. PhD Thesis, Tianjin Uinversity, China

Journal Papers:
1. Tian, Y. and Cassidy, M. J. (2008). "Modelling of Pipe-Soil Interaction and Its Application in Numerical Simulation." Int. J. Geom., 8(4), 213-229
2. Yan, S., Tian, Y., Liu, R. and Wang. Z. (2006). “Analysis on interface shear stress of thermally insulated ocean pipelines under installation” China Ocean Engineering, 20(2), 315-323
3. Yan, S. and Tian, Y. (2006) “Analysis of pipeline damage to impact load by dropped objects”. Transactions of Tianjin University, v 12, n SUPPL., p 138-141
4. Tian, Y., Zhao, Y., Yan, S., Liu, L. and Cheng, D. (2005). “Numerical simulation and optimization of tension sequence of prestressed reinforcing steel bar based on ANSYS”. Journal of Southeast University (Natural Science Edition), v 35, n SUPPL., p 124-128 (Chinese)

Conference Papers:
1.Tian, Y. and Cassidy, M. (2009) Pipe-soil interaction analysis with a three-dimensional macroelement model. ISOPE 2009, Osaka, Japan
2.Tian, Y. and Cassidy, M. (2008) Explicit and implicit integration algorithms for an elastoplastic pipe-soil interaction macroelement model. OMAE, Estoril, Portugal
3.Tian, Y. and Cassidy, M. (2008) A Practical Approach to Numerical Modeling of Pipe-Soil Interaction. ISOPE, Vancouver, Canada
4.Tian, Y.H.; Yan, S.W. (2004) Risk assessment for pipelines subjected to dropped objects. Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Safety Science and Technology, 2004, p 1849-1854

1. Cassidy, M. and Tian, Y. (2007) “PIPESOIL DATA INTERACTION MODEL TESTING”. GEO: 7421. COFS, University of Western Australia
2. Cassidy, M. and Tian, Y. (2008) “IMPLEMENTATION OF UWAPIPE INTO ABAQUS”. GEO: 08451. COFS, University of Western Australia
3. Tian, Y., Cassidy, M. and Gaudin, C. (2008) “CENTRIFUGE TESTS OF SHALLOWLY EMBEDDED PIPELINE ON SILT SNAD”. COFS, University of Western Australia
Future research
Pipe-Soil-Wave interaction development
Pipe-soil interaction model development suitable for large displacement
Pipeline uplifting analysis under hydrodynamics
Pipeline free span analysis
Three dimensional model development
Industrial relevance
Yinghui Tian together with Professor Mark Cassidy is working on the incorporation of UWAPIPE (in-house pipe-soil interaction models) into ABAQUS/SimTab cooperating with industrial parties, e.g. Gorgon and JP Kenny.
Current projects
Pipeline integrity project within the CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship Cluster on Subsea Pipelines
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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