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  • 150 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
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Wangcheng Zhang graduated from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a BEng degree in Civil Engineering in 2010, and obtained a MEng degree in Geotechnical Engineering at Tongji University in 2013. Following this, he joined the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems firstly as an academic visitor for a year and then pursued a PhD at UWA, investigating the initiation mechanism and criteria for submarine landslides. Upon completion of PhD thesis in 2017, he worked for COFS as a Research Associate immediately.


Submarine Landslides; Slope stability; Strain localization
Geotechnical large deformation numerical modelling, include: large deformation finite element method (LDFE); discrete element method (DEM); computational fluid dynamics (CFD)



Education/Academic qualification

Geotechnical Engineering, PhD, The University of Western Australia

Geotechnical Engineering, ME

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 150 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
3 Citations (Scopus)

Transition from shear band propagation to global slab failure in submarine landslides

Zhang, W., Randolph, M. F., Puzrin, A. M. & Wang, D., Apr 2019, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 56, 4, p. 554-569 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
submarine landslide
shear band
Shear bands
2 Citations (Scopus)

Coupled CFD-DEM method for undrained biaxial shear test of methane hydrate bearing sediments

Jiang, M., Shen, Z., Zhou, W., Arroyo, M. & Zhang, W., Nov 2018, In : Granular Matter. 20, 4, 17 p., 63.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

From progressive to catastrophic failure in submarine landslides with curvilinear slope geometries

Zhang, W., Wang, D., Randolph, M. F. & Puzrin, A. M., 1 Dec 2017, In : Geotechnique. 67, 12, p. 1104-1119 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

submarine landslide
Shear bands
shear band
146 Downloads (Pure)

Initiation and mechanisms of catastrophic submarine landslides

Zhang, W., 2017, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

submarine landslide
shear band
marine resource
debris flow
8 Citations (Scopus)
Fracture mechanics