Geotechnical Engineering Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Mr Hang Li

Postgraduate Research Student
Mr. Hang Li


Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street,
S1 3JD


Hang Li graduated from Dalian Maritime University in 2015. Following one-year study of Msc Civil Engineering he obtained the master degree in the University of Sheffield in 2016. He then joined the geotechnical group in the University of Sheffield and started the PhD programme in 2016. His current research scope is numerical modelling of granular soil at the particle level.


Msc, Civil Engineering, University of Sheffield, 2016
MEng, Civil Engineering, Dalian Maritime University, 2015


Research project(s)

Limit Analysis of Unsaturated Soil Problems using Discontinuity Layout Optimization

Computational limit analysis (CLA) is a tool that has found significant application in conventional geotechnical engineering design and analysis, building on the long standing use of limit analysis and limit equilibrium methods in geotechnical engineering. The aim of this study is to extend CLA to include unsaturated soil behavior, providing...