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Tsinghua University (TSU) has been consistently rated as the top university for Engineering in mainland China in national and international rankings. The Hydraulic Engineering Department of TSU has a long history of conducting physical tests, field observations of landslides and debris flows.

Multi-scale mechanics has been employed for the analysis and prediction of landslides. Current research also focuses on constitutive modelling of soils, anti-seismic engineering, properties of geo-synthetics, rock mechanics and environmental geotechnical engineering. Within the framework of the IRSES project, exhanges were carried out mainly with the University of Edinburgh (UE) and the University of Warwick (UWA).

• Research activities/achievements within Geohazards and Geomechanics project

- Multi-state behavior of granular materials
- Granular elasticity

Lateral profiles of the granular collapse.  (Liu et al., 2015).

Lateral profiles of the collapse of a granular column (Liu et al., 2015).

• Relevant Publications

Liu C., Sun Q and Jin F (2016). Structural signature of a sheared granular flow. Powder Technology, 28: 55-64.

Chen SG, Sun QCh, Jin F and Liu JG (2014). Simulations of Bingham plastic flows with the multiple-relaxation-time lattice Boltzmann model. Science China-physics Mechanics & Astronomy, 57(3):532-540.

Liu C., Sun Q and Zhang G (2015). Multiscale properties of dense granular materials. Engineering Computations, 32(4): 956-972.

Sun Q., Jin F., Wang G., Song S. and Zhang G (2015). On granular elasticity. Scientific reports, 5: 9652.