At the invitation of IRSM, Dr. ZHU Jianbo from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) visited IRSM and delivered an academic report with the title First Discussion about application of 3D Printing in Rock Dynamics. The Meeting was hosted by researcher LI Jianchun.
Dr. ZHU applied 3D printing to rock dynamics to provide new ideas for studying the dynamics of rock materials and 3D crack expansion. Report first briefly introduced the characteristics of 3D printing, at the same time introduced the use of uniaxial compression test to select suitable printing materials. He focused on using the CT scan image to establish the numerical model of the internal defect rock, and apply it to 3D printing technology and 3D numerical simulation.
Dr. ZHU Jianbo is a professor of civil engineering, director of rock mechanics laboratory at PolyU, the main research directions are rock mass dynamics and rock underground engineering. His research fund accumulates over 12 million HK dollars, it includes the Hong Kong Research Grants Committee (RGC) project, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He has published more than 50 academic papers. Also he is one editorial board member of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, and experts of HK RGC.