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Jian Chen

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Project Scientist
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Center for Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology

3173-25, Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa, 236-0001, Japan
jchen_at_jamstec.go.jp Personal Web Page


Short CV

To see a World in a grain of sand (and its neighbors) and to create a world from them: granular materials, soil liquefaction, computational mechanics, HPC, etc...

Employment

2019/03〜Present Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Center for Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology, Project Scientist
2017/06〜2019/02 RIKEN, Center for Computational Science (formerly: Advanced Institute for Computational Science), Research Scientist
2012/06〜20017/05 RIKEN, Center for Computational Science (formerly: Advanced Institute for Computational Science), Post-doc Researcher

Education

2008年10月〜2012年3月 The University of Electro-Communications, PhD. Course, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
2005年9月〜2008年7月 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Master Course, School of Mechatronics Engineering

Research Topics

Granular materials

Granular materials are ubiquitous in nature and technology. Nevertheless, no macroscopic equation for granular materials is known. The discrete element method (DEM) has been widely used to simulate complex behavior of granular materials without constitutive laws. In the last years, it has become increasingly clear that the dynamics (competition between rolling and sliding) of non-spherical granular materials is governed essentially by the deviations of the particle shape from ideal spheres, i.e. by the roughness and by the elongation. Up to now, among most of the simulations for round particles, a few DEM code modeled the particles with polyhedral shape while the contact force by the penetration depth which essentially is the same as for round particles. With the polyhedral DEM code, a larger phenomenology is (hopefully) accessible than either with round particles or with penetration-depth based force models.

Soil liquefaction

Liquefaction is a phenomenon that soil suffers a considerable lost of its shear strength caused by earthquakes. It has brought disastrous consequences such as ground failures and infrastructure damages in the past. Conventional assessment techniques tend to overestimate the liquefaction risk. To achieve more effective liquefaction hazard assessment, we adopt an automatic assessment approach based on soil dynamics analysis, which are suitable for efficient urban-wide assessment taking the advantage of HPC.
Liquefaction
Liquefaction assessment for urban region (for demonstration only)

Publications

Original Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Chongke Bi, Barran Fu, Jian Chen, Yudong Zhao, Lu Yang, Yulin Duan, Yun Shi, “Machine Learning Based Fast Multi-Layer Liquefaction Disaster Assessment”, World Wide Web: Internet and Web Information Systems, Online.
  • Jian Chen, Muneo Hori, Hideyuki O-tani, and Satoru Oishi (2018). “An Improvement of a Mathematical Interpretation of Moving Particle Semi-Implicit Method.” Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A2, Vol 74 (2) p. I_167-I_178, 2018
  • Jian Chen, Tomohide Takeyama, Hideyuki O-tani, Kohei Fujita, Hiroki Motoyama and Muneo Hori, “Using High Performance Computing for Liquefaction Hazard Assessment with Statistical Soil Models”, International Journal of Computational Methods, Vol.15 (2), p.184005(21 pages), 2018.
  • Jian Chen, Muneo Hori, Hideyuki O-tani, Satoru Oishi, Kohei Fujita and Hiroki Motoyama, “Proposal of Method of Numerically Manufactured Solutions for Code Verification of Elasto-Plastic Problems”, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A2 (Applied Mechanics (AM)), Vol. 73 (2), p.I_65-I_75, 2017.
  • Jian Chen, Sumet Supprasert, Hideyuki O-tani, Kohei Fujita, Lalith Wijerathne and Muneo Hori, “On elastic waves in granular assemblies: From a continuumnization viewpoint”. Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 109, p.101-113, 2017.
  • Jian Chen, Tomohide Takeyama, Hideyuki O-tani, Kohei Fujita and Muneo Hori, “A Framework for Assessing Liquefaction Hazard for Urban Areas Based on Soil Dynamics”, International Journal of Computational Methods, Vol. 13, p.1641011(1-20), 2016.
  • Muneo Hori, Lalith Wijerathne, Jian Chen and Tsuyohi Ichimura, “Continuumnization Of Regularly Arranged Rigid Bodies”, Journal of JSCE, Vol.4(1), p.38-45, 2016.
  • Sumet Supprasert, Lalith Wijerathne, Jian Chen, Muneo Hori and Tsuyoshi Ichimura, “Application of continuumnization and PDS-FEM for the analysis of wave propagation in brick structures”, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A2 (Applied Mechanics (AM)), Vol. 72 (2), p.I_133-I_142, 2016.
  • Dominik Krengel, Wei Shen Cheng, Jian Chen and Hans-Georg Matuttis, “The effect of the shape of granular particles on the density”, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol.84(6), p.064401(1-5), 2015.
  • Jian Chen, Hideyuki O-tani and Muneo Hori, “Stability analysis of soil liquefaction using a finite element method based on particle discretization scheme”, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol.67, p.64-72, 2015.
  • Jian Chen, Hideyuki O-tani and Muneo Hori, “On mathematical stability analysis of liquefaction considering soil-water coupling”, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A2 (Applied Mechanics (AM)), Vol.70(2), p.I_641-I_648, 2014.
  • Hideyuki O-tani, Jian Chen and Muneo Hori, “Automatic combination of the 3D shapes and the attributes of buildings in different GIS data”, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A2 (Applied Mechanics (AM)), Vol.70(2), p.I_631-I_639, 2014.
  • Hideyuki O-tani, Jian Chen and Muneo Hori, “Smart Visualization of Urban Area Earthquake Simulation”, Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A1 (Structural Engineering & Earthquake Engineering (SE/EE)), Vol. 69(4), p.I_95-I_101, 2013.
  • Jian Chen and Hans-Georg Matuttis, “Optimization and OpenMP Parallelization of A discrete element code for convex polyhedral on multi-core machines”, Vol. 24, No.2, International Journal of Modern Physics C, 1350001, 2013.
  • Jian Chen and Hans-Georg Matuttis, “Study of Quasi Two Dimensional Granular Heaps”, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Japan, Vol.60, p. 225-238, 2011.
  • Jian Chen, Alexander Schinner and Hans-Georg Matuttis, “Discrete Element Simulation for Polyhedral Granular Particles”, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Japan, Vol. 59, p. 335-346, 2010.
  • Jian Chen, Limei Xu and Hui Li, “Investigation on a Direct Modeling Strategy for the Effective Elastic Moduli Prediction of Composite Material”, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 491, No. 1-2, p. 385-389, 2008.

Other Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

  • Jian Chen, Hideyuki O-tani, Kohei Fujita, Hiroki Motoyama, Tomohide Takeyama and Muneo Hori, “High Performance Computing for Hazard Assessment of Soil Liquefaction in Urban Regions”, 15th IACMAG, Wuhan, Oct., 2017.
  • Jian Chen, Hideyuki O-tani and Muneo Hori, “Stability analysis for local liquefaction initiation of plane wave type”, Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics (14th IACMAG, Kyoto, Sep., 2014), p.661-666.
  • Wei Shen Cheng, Jian Chen and Hans-Georg Matuttis, “Granular Acoustics of Polyhedral Particles”, Powders and Grains 2013, AIP Conf. Proc. 1542, p. 567-570, 2013.
  • Jian Chen, Alexander Schinner and Hans-Georg Matuttis, “Static Friction, Differential Algebraic Systems and Numerical Stability”, Physics Procedia, Vol.6, p. 65-75, 2010 (Proceedings of the 21st Workshop Computer Simulations Studies in Condensed Matter Physics XXI).
  • Jian Chen, Lisa Watanabe, Hans-Georg Matuttis and Hide Sakaguchi, “History Dependence of the Density Distribution on Granular Heaps”, in M. Nakagawa and S. Luding, editors, “Powders and Grains 2009, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media”, p. 199-202, 2009.
  • Yusuke Sakai, Jian Chen and Hans-Georg Matuttis, “Simulation of Polygonal Grains in a Finite-Element-Fluid”, in M. Nakagawa and S. Luding, editors, “Powders and Grains 2009, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media”, p.1019-1022, 2009.
  • Jian Chen and Limei Xu, “Experimental analysis of a protective wafer coating process for the die preparation”, IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, 2008(ICMA2008), p. 447-451, Aug. 2008.
  • Jian Chen and Limei Xu, “Direct Modeling Strategy for the Effective Elastic Moduli Prediction of Composite Material”, IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, 2007 (ICMA2007), p. 2699-2704, Aug. 2007.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Muneo Hori, Jian Chen, Sumet Supprasert, Lalith Wijerathne, Tsuyohi Ichimura, “Effects of Local Spin on Overall Properties of Granule Materials”, Micromechanics and Nanomechanics of Composite Solids, Chapter 13, p. 371-389, Springer, 2018.
  • Hans-Georg Matuttis and Jian Chen, “Understanding the Discrete Element Method: Simulation of Non-Spherical Particles for Granular and Multi-body system”, Wiley, 2014.
  • Hans-Georg Matuttis and Jian Chen, “Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations for Modeling in Socio-Econo-Physics, A Friendly Introduction”, to appear in: Lectures on Socio- and Econo-physics Eds. J. Schneider and C. Hirtreiter, 26 pages, 2009, Springer (ISBN: 978-3-00-022948-0).