Dr Jin Sun




+44(0)131 6519028


3.07 Alexander Graham Bell building

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Granular Mechanics and Industrial Infrastructure
Dr Jin Sun
Dr Jin Sun

Academic Qualifications: 


  • Computational Geomechanics 5 CIVE11036
  • Analytical Techniques for Civil Engineers 2 CIVE08016
  • Foundation Engineering 4 CIVE10004

Research Interests: 

Granular Materials and multiphase flow

Our research focuses on mechanics and transport of granular materials and multiphase media. The main thrust is to understand the macroscopic behaviour of such materials from interactions at different spatial/temporal scales and to devise mathematical models for the rheology and dynamics.

Multiscale modelling and computation is utilised as a paradigm, under which new methodology and tools are developed to solve the research problems.

DEM-CFD modelling of gas-solid flow dynamics in fluidised beds

Algorithms and computing code are being developed for a hybrid simulation approach coupling discrete element (DEM) and computation fluid dynamics (CFD).

Constitutive modelling of dense granular materials

Constitutive models are being developed to link microstructure and particle properties to macroscopic behavior of dense granular flow.


  • Granular flow
  • Multiphase flow
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Discrete element method
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • High performance computing

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