Zhuang Jin


Education background

  • Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France, 10/2015-05/2019
  • M.Sc. Road and Railway Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 09/2012-06/2015
  • B.Eng. Civil Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 09/2008-06/2010; 09/2011-06/2012
  • Exchange studying, Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 09/2010-06/2011


Working experience

  • Scholar Ocean Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China, 11/2019 till now


Research area

  • Finite element modelling of granular materials
  • Numerical modelling of geotechnical stability problems
  • Constitutive modelling of granular materials using generalized continuum mechanics
  • Laboratory experiments on granular soils and field tests on geotechnical structures



[1] Jin, Z., Z.-Y. Yin and P. Kotronis (2019). " A hypoplastic macroelement for caisson foundation in sand under general loading conditions." Marine Structures 66: 16-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.marstruc.2019.02.002  (Q1 IF: 2.865)

[2] Jin, Z., Z.-Y. Yin and P. Kotronis (2019). "Advanced numerical modelling of caisson foundations in sand to investigate the failure envelope in the H-M-V space." Ocean Engineering. DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106394 (Q1 IF: 2.730)

[3] Yin, Z.-Y., Z. Jin, P. Kotronis and Z.-X. Wu (2018). "Novel SPH SIMSAND–Based Approach for Modeling of Granular Collapse." International Journal of Geomechanics 18(11): 04018156. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001255 (Q2 IF: 2.450)

[4] Jin, Z., Z.-Y. Yin, P. Kotronis and Y.-F. Jin (2018). "Numerical investigation on evolving failure of caisson foundation in sand using the combined Lagrangian-SPH method." Marine Georesources & Geotechnology: 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/1064119X.2018.1425311 (Q3 IF: 1.166)


Conference report

[1] Jin, Z., Z.-Y. Yin, P. Kotronis and Z.-X. Wu (2018). On simulating the caisson penetration in sand using critical state based soil model. The China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Vienna, August 13-16, Austria

[2] Jin, Z., Z.-Y. Yin, Z.-X. Wu and P. Kotronis (2018). Simulating the Caisson Penetration in Sand Using a Critical State Based Soil Model. GeoShanghai International Conference, Shanghai, May 27-30, China

[3] Jin, Z., Z.-Y. Yin, P. Kotronis and Y.-F. Jin (2017). Numerical analysis of a suction bucket penetrating in sand with a combined Lagrangian–SPH approach. First international conference on the material point method for modelling large deformation and soil-water-structure interaction, Delft, January 10-12, Netherlands