Dr Sergio Galindo Torres

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

Research Interests

  • Multiscale modelling
    The representation of problems found in civil and environmental engineering across multiple scales including the micro scale, the lab scale and the field scale.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Methods to solve fluid equations in a broad range of situations including flow in porous media and coastal engineering situations
  • Computational Mechanics
    Computational methods to represent the behavior of solids under deformation, including also fracture mechanics.
  • Computational electrodynamics
    Solutions for the equations for electromagnetic radiation and their application for civil engineering related technologies such as Ground Penetration Radar and Time Domain Reflectometry

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Sciences-Physics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Master of Science (Physics), Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Publications

  • Scheuermann, Alexander, Li, Ling, Muehlhaus, Hans, Bore, Thierry, Torres, Sergio Galindo, Pedroso, Dorival, Hamidi, Farzin, Harshani, H. M. D., Bittner, Tilman, Behraftar, Somayeh and Aminpour, Mohammad (2019). On How to Look Inside Geo-Materials. China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, 2018, Vienna, Austria, 13-16 August 2018. Heidelberg, Germany :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-14987-1_20

  • Aminpour, M., Greene, M., Galindo-Torres, S. A., Scheuermann, A. and Li, L. (2019). On porous media flow with non-steady boundary conditions. 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2018), Taipei, Taiwan, 5-8 November 2018. London, United Kingdom :CRC Press.

  • Palma, Sergio, Galindo-Torres, S. A., Delonca, A., Ruest, M., Scheuermann, A. and Finn, D. (2019). Universal laws for air velocities in airblast events during block caving. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 113303-309. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2018.12.007

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Supervision

  • (2019) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Scheuermann, Alexander, Li, Ling, Muehlhaus, Hans, Bore, Thierry, Torres, Sergio Galindo, Pedroso, Dorival, Hamidi, Farzin, Harshani, H. M. D., Bittner, Tilman, Behraftar, Somayeh and Aminpour, Mohammad (2019). On How to Look Inside Geo-Materials. China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, 2018, Vienna, Austria, 13-16 August 2018. Heidelberg, Germany :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-14987-1_20

  • Aminpour, M., Greene, M., Galindo-Torres, S. A., Scheuermann, A. and Li, L. (2019). On porous media flow with non-steady boundary conditions. 9th International Conference on Scour and Erosion (ICSE 2018), Taipei, Taiwan, 5-8 November 2018. London, United Kingdom :CRC Press.

  • Yan, Guanxi, Li, Zi, Bore, Thierry, Galindo-Torres, Sergio, Scheuermann, Alexander and Li, Ling (2018). Dynamic Effect in Capillary Pressure – Saturation Relationship Using Lattice Boltzmann Simulation. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Asia Urban GeoEngineering, Changsha, China, 24-27 November 2017. Heidelberg, Germany :Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-6632-0_2

  • Yan, Guanxi, Li, Zi, Bore, Thierry, Galindo-Torres, Sergio, Schlaeger, Stefan, Scheuermann, Alexander and Li, Ling (2017). An experimental platform for measuring soil water characteristic curve under transient flow conditions. International Workshop on Advances in Laboratory Testing and Modelling of Soils and Shales, ATMSS 2017, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, 18 - 20 January 2017. Heidelberg, Germany :Springer Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-52773-4_26

  • Lines, Scott, Williams, David J. and Galindo-Torres, Sergio A. (2017). Determination of thermal conductivity of soil using standard cone penetration test. 2nd International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research, ICACER 2017, Berlin, Germany, 7 - 9 April 2017. Amsterdam, Netherlands :Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.036

  • Lines, Scott H., Llano Serna, Marcelo, Williams, David J. and Galindo-Torres, Sergio (2017). Geothermal site selection based on varying thermal parameters using the finite cylinder source method. International Doctoral Students Conference, Hangzhou, China, 22-25 May 2017. Hangzhou, China :Zhejiang University.

  • Hamidi, Farzin, Scheuermann, Alexander and Galindo Torres, Sergio (2017). Introducing a 2D Experimental Set-Up for Modeling Hydraulic Fracturing in Synthetic Rock-Like Materials. 3rd Nordic Rock Mechanics Symposium - NRMS 2017, Helsinki, Finland, 11-12 October 2017. Lisboa, Portugal :International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.

  • Scheuermann, A., Muehlhaus, H. B., Galindo-Torres, S., Harshani, H. M. D., Aminpour, M., Bittner, T., To, P., Gholami-Korzani, M., Pedroso, D., Li, L. and Gross, L. (2017). Physical and mathematical modeling of erosion processes across the scales. 11th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials, IWBDG 2017, Limassol, Cyprus, 21-25 May 2017. Cham, Switzerland :Springer Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56397-8_73

  • Yan, Guanxi, Bore, Thierry, Galindo-Torres, Sergio, Scheuermann, Alexander, Li, Zi and Li, Ling (2017). Primary imbibition curve measurement using large soil column test. 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017, Seoul, korea, September 17-22, 2017. 19th ICSMGE Secretariat.

  • Hamidi, F., Galindo Torres, S. A. and Scheuermann, A. (2016). 3D modeling of hydraulically induced crack initiation and propagation. Itasca Symposium on Applied Numerical Modeling, Lima, Peru, 7-9 March 2016. Minneapolis, MN, United States :Itasca International.

  • Hamidi, Farzin, Scheuermann, Alexander and Galindo Torres, Sergio (2016). Synthetic rock materials for investigating crack propagation. International conference on geomechanics, geo-energy and geo-resources (IC3G2016), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 28-29 September 2016. Melbourne, Australia :IC3G.

  • Galindo-Torres, S. A., Behraftar, S., Scheuermann, A. and Li, L. (2015). A micromechanical model for studies of hydraulic fracturing. International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014, Kyoto, Japan, 22-25 September 2014. Leiden, The Netherlands :Taylor and Francis/CRC Press/Balkema. doi: 10.1201/b17435-278

  • Harshani, H. M. D., Galindo-Torres, S. A. and Scheuermann, A. (2015). Micromechanical simulation of hydraulic erosion instabilities. 7th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2014, Perth, WA, Australia, 2-4 December 2014. London, United Kingdom :Taylor & Francis. doi: 10.1201/b17703-22

  • Duc, To Huu, Galindov Torres, Sergio and Scheuermann, Alexander (2014). A numerical approach for the determination of the primary fabric of granular soils. 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM2013), Sydney, Australia, 3-4 October 2013. Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland :Trans Tech Publications. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.489

  • Galindo Torres, Sergio, Pedroso, Dorival, Williams, David and Muhlhaus, Hans (2014). An analysis of the strength of anisotropic granular assemblies via discrete methods. 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM2013), Sydney, Australia, 3-4 October 2013. Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland :Trans Tech Publications. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.525

  • Ma, Y., Yan, G., Scheuermann, A., Li, L., Galindo-Torres, S. A. and Bringemeier, D. (2014). Discrete microbubbles flow in transparent porous media. 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT 2014), Sydney, Australia, 2-4 July 2014. Leiden, Netherlands :CRC Press/Balkema. doi: 10.1201/b17034-177

  • Scheuermann, A., Galindo-Torres, S. A., Pedroso, D. M., Williams, D. J. and Li, L. (2014). Dynamics of water movements with reversals in unsaturated soils. 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT 2014), Sydney, Australia, 2-4 July 2014. Leiden, Netherlands :CRC Press/Balkema. doi: 10.1201/b17034-153

  • Busse, J., Scheurmann, A., Galindo-Torres, S. A., Bringemeier, D. and Li, L. (2014). In-situ and laboratory measurements of coal matrix and cleat permeability. 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT 2014), Sydney, Australia, 2-4 July 2014. Leiden, Netherlands :CRC Press/Balkema. doi: 10.1201/b17034-208

  • Galindo Torres, Sergio, Scheuermann, Alexander, Williams, David and Muhlhaus, Hans (2014). Micro-mechanics of contact erosion. 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM2013), Sydney, Australia, 3-4 October 2013. Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland :Trans Tech Publications. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.513

  • Gholami Korzani, Maziar, Galindo Torres, Sergio, Williams, David and Scheuermann, Alexander (2014). Numerical simulation of tank discharge using smoothed particle hydrodynamics. 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, ACCM 2013, , , October 3, 2013-October 4, 2013. Scientific.Net :Pfaffikon, Switzerland. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.168

  • Galindo-Torres, S., Scheuermann, A., Pedroso, D. M. and Li, L. (2013). Effect of boundary conditions on measured water retention behavior within soils. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA, 9-13 December, 2013.

  • Fortuna, S., Galindo-Torres, S. A. and Williams, D. J. (2011). Predicting the onset of instability of granular materials under undrained shearing using DEM simulations. 13th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG 13), Melbourne, Australia, 9-11 May 2011. Sydney, Australia :Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety.

  • Galindo-Torres, S. A., Fortuna, S. and Williams, D. J. (2011). Response of virtual granular specimens to undrained compression following different preconsolidation histories. 2nd International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics, COMGEO II, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, 27 - 29 April 2011.

  • Molebatsi, T., Galindo Torres, S., Li, L., Bringemeier, D. and Wang, X. (2009). Effect of Fracture Permeability on connectivity of fracture networks.. International Mine Water Conference 2009, Pretoria, South Africa, 19 - 23 October. Pretoria, South Africa :International Mine Water Association (IMWA).

  • Galindo Torres, S. A., Munoz Castano, J. D. and Lizcano, A. (2009). Effect of the heating of the intergranular water on the softening of a shear band. 6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Golden, CO, United States, 13-17 July 2009. College Park, MD, United States :American Institute of Physics. doi: 10.1063/1.3179997

  • Alonso-Marroquin, Fernando, Galindo-Torres, Sergio-Andres and Wang, Yucang (2009). Micromechanical aspects of granular ratcheting. 6th International Conference on the Micromechanics of Granular Media, Golden, Colorado, United States, 13-17 July 2009. College Park, MD, United States :Springer New York LLC. doi: 10.1063/1.3179986

  • Alonso-Marroquin, Fernando, Galindo-Torres, Sergio-Andres, Tordesillas, Antoinette and Wang, Yucang (2009). New perspectives for Discrete Element Modeling: Merging Computational Geometry and Molecular Dynamics. 6th International Conference on the Micromechanics of Granular Media, Golden, Colorado, United States, 13-17 July 2009. College Park, MD, United States :Springer New York LLC. doi: 10.1063/1.3180055

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision