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Dr Tao Zhao

Dr Tao Zhao
Senior Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Howell Building 210

Research area(s)

Geotechnical Engineering, Geophysical Research

Research Interests

Discrete Element Method (DEM), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Random Discrete Element Analysis (RDEA)

Investigations of landslides, debris flow, rockfall and rock avalanche

Analyses of rock fragmentation, granular mechanics

Research grants and projects

Research Projects


Multiscale and probabilistic modelling of progressive slope failure
Funder: Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Duration: October 2021 - October 2023
Assessing the risks of giant landslides in Southwest China
Funder: Royal Society
Duration: December 2020 - December 2022
Walls Energizing Buildings: POWERSKIN
Funder: European Commission
Duration: November 2019 - October 2023