Fan Lifeng

Personal profile

Name:Lifeng Fan




Tel: +86 17801127161

Address: 100 Pingleyuan road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, 100124

Research Interests

  1. Rock Dynamics and Rock Dynamic Test;

  2. Seismic Wave Propagation;

  3. Multi-Physics Modelling

Teaching Experiences

  1. Underground Engineering (to Undergraduate Students);

  2. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (to Graduate Students);

  3. Frontier of Urban Construction (to International Students);

  4. Engineering Elasticity and Plasticity (to Graduate Students)

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore;

Master of Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China;

Bachelor of Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Editorial Board Members

  • Scientific Editor,Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering;

  • Editorial Board Member,Journal of Zhejiang University – Science A (Applied Physics and Engineering);

  • Guest Editor, Tunnelling and Underground SpaceTechnology (2019)


  1. Fan, L.F., Gao, J.W. & Du, X.L. Thermal Cycling Effects On Micro-Property Variation Of Granite By A Spatial Micro-observation. Rock Mech Rock Eng (2020).

  2. Zhijun Wu, Xunkai Ji, Quansheng Liu,Lifeng Fan*(2020), Study Of Microstructure Effect On Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior And Failure Process Of Rock Using An Image-based-FDEM Model, Computer And Geotechnics. 121, 103480.

  3. Zhang, H. H.*, Liu, S. M., Han, S. Y., &Fan, L. F. *(2020). T-stress Evaluation for Multiple Cracks in FGMs by The Numerical Manifold Method And The Interaction Integral. Theoretical And Applied Fracture Mechanics, 105, 102436,

  4. L.F. Fan,L. Zhao, X.M. Liu(2020). Influences of Morphology Parameters on The Contact Behavior Of A Steel Interface: A Numerical Study. International Journal of Applied Mechanics.

  5. L.F. Fan, C. Xu, Z.J. Wu (2020), Effects of Cyclic Freezing And Thawing On The Mechanical Behavior Of Dried And Saturated Sandstone.Bulletin of Engineering Geology And The Environment.79 (2), 755-765.

  6. L.F. Fan,H.D. Wang, Z.J. Wu, S.H. Zhao. Effects of Angle Patterns At Fracture Intersections On Fluid Flow Nonlinearity And Outlet Flow Rate Distribution At High Reynolds Numbers. International Journal of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences. 124, 104136, 2019.

  7. L.F. Fan, L.J. Wang, G.W. Ma, P.F. Li, M.J. Xia (2019), Enhanced Compressive Performance Of Concrete Via 3D-printing Reinforcement. Journal Of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A.20 (9), 675-684.

  8. H.H. Zhang, S.M. Liu, S.Y. Han,L.F. Fan*(2019), Computation of T-Stresses For Multiple-branched And Intersecting Cracks With The Numerical Manifold Method.Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements.107, 149-158.

  9. L.F. Fan, X.F. Zhou, Z.J. Wu (2019), Investigation Of Stress Wave Induced Cracking Behavior Of Underground Rock Mass By The Numerical Manifold Method,Tunnelling And Underground Space Technology.92, 103032.

  10. Z.J. Wu, Y. Zhou,L.F. Fan*(2019), A Fracture Aperture Dependent Thermal-cohesive Coupled Model for Modelling Thermal Conduction In Fractured Rock Mass,Computers And Geotechnics.114, 103108

  11. Z.J. Wu, P.L. Zhang,L.F. Fan*, Q.S. Liu (2019), Numerical Study Of The Effect Of Confining Pressure On The Rock Breakage Efficiency And Fragment Size Distribution Of A TBM Cutter Using A Coupled FEM-DEM Method.Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology.88, 260-275.

  12. Z.J. Wu, P.L. Zhang,L.F. Fan*, Q.S. Liu (2019), Investigation Of Debris Characteristics And Scattering Pattern Of Reinforced Concrete Structure Subjected To Internal Blast Loads,International Journal Of Impact Engineering.131, 1-16.

  13. Z.J. Wu, W.J. Cui,L.F. Fan*, Q.S. Liu (2019), Mesomechanism of The Dynamic Tensile Fracture And Fragmentation Behaviour Of Concrete With Heterogeneous Mesostructured,Construction And Building Materials.217, 573-591.

  14. H.H. Zhang, S.M. Liu, S.Y. Han,L.F. Fan*(2019), The Numerical Manifold Method For Crack Modelling Of Two-dimensional Functionally Graded Materials Under Thermal Shocks,Engineering Fracture Mechanics.208, 90-106.

  15. P.F. Li, F. Wang,L.F. Fan*, H.D. Wang, G.W. Ma (2019), Analytical Scrutiny Of Loosening Pressure On Deep Twin-tunnels In Rock Formations,Tunnelling And Underground Space Technology .83, 373-380.

  16. G.W. Ma, H.D. Wang,L.F. Fan*, Y. Chen (2019), A Unified Pipe-Network-based Numerical Manifold Method For Simulating Immiscible Two-phase Flow In Geological Media,Journal Of Hydrology.568, 119-134.

  17. L.F. Fan, L.J. Wang, Z.J. Wu (2018), Wave Transmission Across Linearly Jointed Complex Rock Masses,International Journal of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences. 112, 193-200.

  18. H.H. Zhang, S.M. Liu, S.Y. Han,L.F. Fan*(2018), Modelling of 2D Cracked FGMs Under Thermo-mechanical Loadings With The Numerical Manifold Method,International Journal Of Mechanical Sciences.148, 103-117.

  19. Z. Wu, L. Ma,L. Fan*(2018), Investigation of The Characteristics Of Rock Fracture Process Zone Using Coupled FEM/DEM Method,Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 200, 355-374.

  20. G.W. Ma, H.D. Wang,L.F. Fan*, Y. Chen (2018), Segmented Two-Phase Flow Analysis In Fractured Geological Medium Based On The Numerical Manifold Method,Advances In Water Resources.121, 112-129.

  21. L.F. Fan, J.W. Gao, Z.J. Wu, S.Q. Yang, G.W. Ma (2018), An Investigation Of Thermal Effects On Micro-properties Of Granite By X-ray CT Technique,Applied Thermal Engineering.140, 505-519.

  22. H.H. Zhang, S.Y. Han,L.F. Fan*, D. Huang (2018), The Numerical Manifold Method For 2D Transient Heat Conduction Problems In Functionally Graded Materials,Engineering Analysis With Boundary Elements. 88, 145-155.

  23. G.W. Ma, Q.Q. Dong,L.F. Fan*, J.W. Gao (2018), An Investigation Of Non-straight Fissures Cracking Under Uniaxial Compression,Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 191, 300-310.

  24. Z.J. Wu,L.F. Fan*, S.H. Zhao (2018), Effects Of Hydraulic Gradient, Intersecting Angle, Aperture And Fracture Length On The Nonlinearity Of Fluid Flow In Smooth Intersecting Fractures: An Experimental Investigation,Geofluids. 9352608.

  25. G.W. Ma, H.D. Wang,L.F. Fan*, B. Wang (2017), Simulation of Two-phase Flow In Horizontal Fracture Networks With Numerical Manifold Method,Advances In Water Resources. 108, 293-309

  26. L.F. Fan, Z.J. Wu, Z. Wan, J.W. Gao (2017). Experimental Investigation Of Thermal Effects On Dynamic Behavior Of Granite,Applied Thermal Engineering. 125, 94-103.

  27. H.H. Zhang*, S.Y. Han,L.F. Fan*(2017). Modelling 2D Transient Heat Conduction Problems by The Numerical Manifold Method On Wachspress Polygonal Elements.Applied Mathematical Modelling. 48, 607-620.

  28.  Z.J. Wu,L.F. Fan*, Q.S. Liu, G.W. Ma (2017), Micro-mechanical Modelling of The Macro-mechanical Response And Fracture Behavior Of Rock Using The Numerical Manifold Method,Engineering Geology.225(20), 49-60.

  29. L.F. Fan, Z.J. Wu (2016), Evaluation Of Stress Wave Propagation Through Rock Mass Using A Modified Dominate Frequency Method,Journal Of Applied Geophysics. 132, 53-59.

  30. L.F. Fan, H.Y. Sun (2015), Seismic Wave Propagation through An In-situ Stressed Rock Mas,Journal Of Applied Geophysics. 121, 13-20.

  31. Y.J. Jiang,L.F. Fan*(2015), An Experimental Investigation of Optimal Asphalt– aggregate Ratio For Different Compaction Methods,Construction And Building Materials. 91, 111-115.

  32. Z.J. Wu,L.F. Fan*(2014), The Numerical Manifold Method for Elastic Wave Propagation In Rock With Time-dependent Absorbing Boundary Conditions,Engineering Analysis With Boundary Elements. 46, 41-50.

  33. Y.J. Jiang,L.F. Fan*(2013), An Investigation Of Mechanical Behavior Of Cement-stabilized Crushed Rock Material Using Different Compaction Methods,Construction and Building Materials. 48, 508-515.

  34. L.F. Fan, L.N.Y. Wong, G.W. Ma (2013), Experimental Investigation and Modelling of Viscoelastic Behavior Of Concrete,Construction And Building Materials. 48, 814-821.

  35. L.F. Fan, L.N.Y. Wong (2013), Stress Wave Transmission Across A Filled Joint With Different Loading/Unloading Behavior,International Journal Of Rock Mechanics And Mining Science. 60, 227-234.

  36. L.F. Fan, X.W. Yi, G.W. Ma (2013), Numerical Manifold Method (NMM) Simulation Of Stress Wave Propagation Through Fractured Rock,International Journal Of Applied Mechanics. 5, 238-249.

  37. L.F. Fan, G.W. Ma, L.N.Y. Wong (2012), Effective Viscoelastic Behaviour Of Rock Mass With Double-scale Discontinuities,Geophysical Journal International. 191, 147-154.

  38. L.F. Fan, G.W. Ma, J.C. Li (2012), Nonlinear Viscoelastic Medium Equivalence For Stress Wave Propagation In A Jointed Rock Mass,International Journal Of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences. 50, 11-18.

  39. L.F. Fan, F. Ren, G.W. Ma (2012), Experimental Study on Viscoelastic Behavior Of Sedimentary Rock Under Dynamic Loading,Rock Mechanics And Rock Engineering. 45, 433-438.

  40. L.F. Fan, F. Ren, G.W. Ma (2011), An Extended Displacement Discontinuity Method For Analysis Of Stress Wave Propagation In Viscoelastic Rock Mass,Journal Of Rock Mechanics And Geotechnical Engineering. 3, 73-81.

  41. SQ Yang, WL Tian, D Elsworth, JG Wang,LF Fan, An Experimental Study Of Effect Of High Temperature On The Permeability Evolution And Failure Response Of Granite Under Triaxial Compression, Rock Mechanics And Rock Engineering, 1-25, 2019. doi:10.1007/s00603-019-01982-7.

  42. X.D. Hu,G.F. Zhao, X.F. Deng, Y.F. Hao,L.F. Fan, G.W. Ma, J. Zhao (2018), Application of The Four-dimensionalLattice Spring Model For Blasting Wave Propagation Around The Underground Rock Cavern,Tunnelling And Underground Space Technology. 82, 135-147.

  43. S.Q. Yang, W.L. Tian, Y.H. Huang, Z.G. Ma,L.F. Fan, Z.J. Wu (2018), Experimental And Discrete Element Modeling On Cracking Behavior of Sandstone Containing A Single Oval Flaw Under Uniaxial Compression,Engineering FractureMechanics. 194, 154-174.

  44. F. Ren, G.W. Ma,L.F. Fan, Y. Wang, H.H. Zhu (2017), Equivalent Discrete Fracture Networks For Modelling Fluid Flow In Highly Fractured Rock Mass,Engineering Geology. 229, 21-30.

  45. F. Ren,G.W. Ma,Y. Wang,L.F. Fan, H.H. Zhu (2017), Two-phase Flow Pipe Network Method For Simulation Of CO2Sequestration In Fractured Saline Aquifers,International Journal Of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences. 98, 39-53.

  46. F. Ren,G.W. Ma, Y. Wang,L.F. Fan(2016), Pipe Network Model For Unconfined Seepage Analysis In Fractured Rock Masses,International Journal Of Rock Mechanics And Mining Sciences. 88, 183-196.

  47. M.J. Zhang, Y. Liu,L.F. Fan,P.F. Li(2017), Performance of Constructing A Double-deck Subway Station By Combining The Shield Method And Cavern-pile Method,Tunnelling And Underground Space Technology. 67, 120-131.

  48. X.Z. Li,Z.S. Shao,L.F. Fan(2016), A Micro–macro Method For Predicting The Shear Strength Of Brittle Rock Under Compressive Loading,Mechanics Research Communications. 75, 13-19.

  49. Y.Q. Zhang, M. Pang,L.F. Fan(2016), Analyses Of Transverse Vibrations Of Axially Pretensioned Viscoelastic Nanobeams With Small Size And Surface Effects,Physics Letters A. 380(29-30), 2294-2299.

  50. G.W. Ma,L.F. Fan, J.C. Li (2013), Evaluation Of Equivalent Medium Methods For Stress Wave Propagation In Jointed Rock Mass,International Journal For Numerical And Analytical Methods In Geomechanics. 37, 701-715.

  51. Z.J. Wu, L.N.Y. Wong,L.F. Fan(2013), Dynamic Study On Fracture Problems In Viscoelastic Sedimentary Rocks Using The Numerical Manifold Method,Rock Mechanics And Rock Engineering. 46(6), 1415-1427.

  52. Z.N. Yin,L.F. Fan,T.J. Wang(2008), Experimental Investigation Of The Viscoelastic Deformation Of PC, ABS And PC/ABS Alloys,Materials Letters. 62(17-18), 2750-2753.

  53. Z.S. Shao,L.F. Fan,G.W. Ma(2010), Theoretical Investigation On Thermo- mechanical Stresses In Laminated Cylindrical Panels,Journal Of Thermoplastic Composite Materials. 23(1), 111-136.

  54. F. Ren,L.F. Fan, G.W. Ma(2011), Simulation Of Viscoelastic Behavior Of Defected Rock By Using Numerical Manifold Method,Frontiers Of Architecture And Civil Engineering In China. 5, 199-207.