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Gan, Edward Dr

Associate Research Fellow

  • Associate Research Fellow - School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering 2021 -

Overview


Dr Edward Gan received his PhD from the University of Wollongong in 2021 and is currently an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong at the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering (CME). He currently works on research projects linked to the Defence and Mining industries in areas such as blast wave propagation, explosion risk exclusion zones around mine entries in emergency situations, and on the development of protective structures against hypervelocity projectile impacts and explosive threats.

Edward has collaborated on a number of industrial projects (with companies from Australia and Singapore) to study the dynamic responses of different full-scale protective structures and structural elements (e.g. concrete walls, masonry walls, cross-laminated timber walls, windows, blast-resistant steel doors for gas explosions, and many others) in a highly controlled and repeatable environment (with the Advanced Blast Simulator facility) that is relatable back to equivalent TNT explosive sizes and standoff distances to get outcomes just like performing tests in the field with actual explosives. Some of these projects have been recognised by the media.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Edward Gan’s research activities involve the use of Advanced Blast Simulators, shock tubes, and numerical simulations (e.g. Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element, and/or Fluid-Structure Interaction analyses to study the propagation of blast wave and to study the effects of blast on structural elements of buildings and to develop protective structures against bombs or hypervelocity projectiles. He is also interested in bio-inspired blast barriers such as trees, hedges, and shrubs to protect infrastructure and people.

Selected Publications


Keywords


  • Advanced Blast Simulator, shock tube, explosively formed projectiles, numerical simulation, blast modelling, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Fluid-Structure Interaction, protective structures, blast barriers, blast wave propagation

Full Name


  • Edward Chern Jinn Gan

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Edward Gan’s research activities involve the use of Advanced Blast Simulators, shock tubes, and numerical simulations (e.g. Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element, and/or Fluid-Structure Interaction analyses to study the propagation of blast wave and to study the effects of blast on structural elements of buildings and to develop protective structures against bombs or hypervelocity projectiles. He is also interested in bio-inspired blast barriers such as trees, hedges, and shrubs to protect infrastructure and people.

Selected Publications


Keywords


  • Advanced Blast Simulator, shock tube, explosively formed projectiles, numerical simulation, blast modelling, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Fluid-Structure Interaction, protective structures, blast barriers, blast wave propagation

Full Name


  • Edward Chern Jinn Gan