Ryan Wai Man YAN 甄偉文

Ryan Wai Man

Adjunct Professor
Research Area


Representative Publications

Su, D., Yan, W.M. (2020). Prediction of 3D size and shape descriptors of irregular granular particles from projected 2D images. Acta Geotechnica, 15 (6), 1533-1555.

Elsaidy, E., Yan, W.M., Pender, M.J. (2019). A novel formula for the prediction of swelling pressure of compacted expansive soils. Géotechnique Letters, 9 (3), 231-237.

Yan, W.M., Su, D. (2018). Inferring 3D particle size and shape characteristics from projected 2D images: Lessons learned from ellipsoids. Computers and Geotechnics, 104, 281-287.

Yan, W.M., Chiu, C.F., Yuen, K.V. (2017). Prediction and modeling of permeability function and its application to the evaluation of breakthrough suction of a two-layer capillary barrier. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 54 (6), 778-788.

Shi, Y., Yan, W.M. (2015). Segmentation of irregular porous particles of various sizes from X-ray microfocus computer tomography images using a novel adaptive watershed approach. Géotechnique Letters, 5 (4), 299-305.

Leung, F.T.Y., Yan, W.M., Hau, B.C.H., Tham, L.G. (2015). Root systems of native shrubs and trees in Hong Kong and their effects on enhancing slope stability. Catena, 125, 102-110.

Yan, W.M., Yuen, K.V. (2015). On the proper estimation of the confidence interval for the design formula of blast-induced vibrations with site records. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 48 (1), 361-374.

Chiu, C.F., Yan, W.M., Yuen, K.V. (2012). Reliability analysis of soil-water characteristics curve and its application to slope stability analysis. Engineering Geology, 135, 83-91.

Yan, W.M., Sun, T.K., Tham, L.G. (2012). Coupled-consolidation modeling of a pile in consolidating ground. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138 (7), 789-798.

Yan, W.M., Dong, J. (2011). Effect of particle grading on the response of an idealized granular assemblage. International Journal of Geomechanics, 11 (4), 276-285.

Yan, W.M., Li, X.S. (2011). A model for natural soil with bonds. Géotechnique, 61 (2), 95-106.

Yan, W.M. (2009). Fabric evolution in a numerical direct shear test. Computers and Geotechnics, 36 (4), 597-603.

Wang, Y.H., Lo, K.F., Yan, W.M., Dong, X.B. (2007). Measurement biases in the bender element test. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 133 (5), 564-574.

Ng, C.W.W., Yan, W.M. Stress transfer and deformation mechanisms around a diaphragm wall panel. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 124 (7), 638-648.

Honors and Awards

Higher Education Research Excellence Natural Science Award (First Class), Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (2016)

ICACM Young Investigator Award, International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics (2013)

Best Master Thesis of the Year, ASCE (Hong Kong Section) (2000)