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

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • 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. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Asia Urban GeoEngineering, Changsha, China, (8-22). 24-27 November 2017. 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. In: Alessio Ferrari and Lyesse Laloui, International Workshop on Advances in Laboratory Testing and Modelling of Soils and Shales, ATMSS 2017. International Workshop on Advances in Laboratory Testing and Modelling of Soils and Shales, ATMSS 2017, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland, (231-238). 18 - 20 January 2017. 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. In: Cui, W and Rusu, E, 2nd International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research, ICACER 2017. 2nd International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research, ICACER 2017, Berlin, Germany, (172-178). 7 - 9 April 2017. 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. In: International Doctoral Students Conference. International Doctoral Students Conference, Hangzhou, China, (). 22-25 May 2017.

  • Hamidi, Farzin , Scheuermann, Alexander and Galindo Torres, Sergio (2017). Introducing a 2D Experimental Set-Up for Modeling Hydraulic Fracturing in Synthetic Rock-Like Materials. In: Erik Johansson and Ville Raasakka, ISRM Specialized Conference 2017. 3rd Nordic Rock Mechanics Symposium - NRMS 2017, Helsinki, Finland, (139-146). 11-12 October 2017.

  • 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. In: Euripides Papamichos, Panos Papanastasiou, Elena Pasternak and Arcady Dyskin, Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials with Engineering Applications: Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials dedicated to Hans Muhlhaus, Limassol, Cyprus, 21-25 May 2017. 11th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials, IWBDG 2017, Limassol, Cyprus, (585-591). 21-25 May 2017. 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. In: ICSMGE 2017 - 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2017, Seoul, korea, (1261-1264). September 17-22, 2017.

  • Hamidi, F., Galindo Torres, S. A. and Scheuermann, A. (2016). 3D modeling of hydraulically induced crack initiation and propagation. In: Patricio Gómez, Christine Detournay, Roger Hart and Michele Nelson, Applied Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics - 2016: Proceedings of the 4th Itasca Symposium on Applied Numerical Modeling. Itasca Symposium on Applied Numerical Modeling, Lima, Peru, (629-636). 7-9 March 2016.

  • Hamidi, Farzin , Scheuermann, Alexander and Galindo Torres, Sergio (2016). Synthetic rock materials for investigating crack propagation. In: Challenge the limits with knowledge. International conference on geomechanics, geo-energy and geo-resources (IC3G2016), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, (833-839). 28-29 September 2016.

  • Galindo-Torres, S. A., Behraftar, S., Scheuermann, A. and Li, L. (2015). A micromechanical model for studies of hydraulic fracturing. In: Fusao Oka, Akira Murakami, Ryosuke Uzuoka and Sayuri Kimoto, Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proc. of the 14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014. International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014, Kyoto, Japan, (1575-1580). 22-25 September 2014. doi:10.1201/b17435-278

  • Harshani, H. M. D., Galindo-Torres, S. A. and Scheuermann, A. (2015). Micromechanical simulation of hydraulic erosion instabilities. In: Liang Cheng, Scott Draper and Hongwei An, Scour and Erosion. 7th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2014, Perth, WA, Australia, (183-187). 2-4 December 2014. 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. In: Grant P. Steven, Qing Li and Zhongpu (Leo) Zhang, Advances in Computational Mechanics. 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM2013), Sydney, Australia, (489-494). 3-4 October 2013. 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. In: Advances in Computational Mechanics. 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM2013), Sydney, Australia, (525-530). 3-4 October 2013. 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. In: N. Khalili, A. R. Russell and A. Khoshghalb, Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils: UNSAT 2014. 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT 2014), Sydney, Australia, (1219-1223). 2-4 July 2014. 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. In: Khalili, N, Russell, AR and Khoshghalb, A, Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils: UNSAT 2014. 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT 2014), Sydney, Australia, (1053-1059). 2-4 July 2014. 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. In: N. Khalili, A. R. Russell and A. Khoshghalb, Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014. 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT 2014), Sydney, Australia, (1425-1430). 2-4 July 2014. doi:10.1201/b17034-208

  • Galindo Torres, Sergio, Scheuermann, Alexander, Williams, David and Muhlhaus, Hans (2014). Micro-mechanics of contact erosion. In: Grant P. Steven, Qing Li and Zhongpu (Leo) Zhang, Advances in Computational Mechanics. 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM2013), Sydney, Australia, (513-518). 3-4 October 2013. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.513

  • Galindo-Torres, S., Scheuermann, A., Pedroso, D. M. and Li, L. (2013). Effect of boundary conditions on measured water retention behavior within soils. In: 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. In: 13th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG 13), Melbourne, Australia, (1-4). 9-11 May 2011.

  • Galindo-Torres, S. A., Fortuna, S. and Williams, D. J. (2011). Response of virtual granular specimens to undrained compression following different preconsolidation histories. In: Computational Geomechanics, COMGEO II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics. 2nd International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics, COMGEO II, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, (281-287). 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.. In: Proceedings, International Mine Water Conference 2009. International Mine Water Conference 2009, Pretoria, South Africa, (248-255). 19 - 23 October.

  • 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. In: Powders and Grains 2009: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media. 6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Golden, CO, United States, (595-598). 13-17 July 2009. doi:10.1063/1.3179997

  • Alonso-Marroquin, Fernando, Galindo-Torres, Sergio-Andres and Wang, Yucang (2009). Micromechanical aspects of granular ratcheting. In: Nakagawa, M. and Luding, S, Powders and Grains 2009. 6th International Conference on the Micromechanics of Granular Media, Golden, Colorado, United States, (557-560). 13-17 July 2009. 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. In: Nakagawa, M. and Luding, S, Powders and Grains 2009. 6th International Conference on the Micromechanics of Granular Media, Golden, Colorado, United States, (825-828). 13-17 July 2009. doi:10.1063/1.3180055

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision