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Prof. Nguyen Thoi Trung

Nguyen-Thoi-Trung

Director of Institute for Computational Science

Head of Division of Computational Mathematics and Engineering

H-Index (Scopus): 40;  Citation (Scopus): > 5283


 

1. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Engineer degree in Civil Engineering,  Bach Khoa University – Vietnam National University – HCMC, Vietnam, 04/1999. 
  • Bachelor of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Science – Vietnam National University – HCMC, Vietnam, 04/2001. 
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Political Science), Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities –Vietnam National University – HCMC,12/2015. 
  • Master in Applied Mechanics, University of Science – Vietnam National University – HCMC, Vietnam, 04/2003.   
  • European Master in Construction Mechanics (EMMC), University of Liege, Belgium,  09/2003.  
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 2010.
  • Associate Professor in Mechanics, University of Science – Vietnam National University – HCMC, 2013.
  • Research full Professor, Ton Duc Thang University, 2017.

2. WORKING HISTORY

  • From 2001 to 8/2014: Lecturer and researcher of Department of Mechanics, Faculty of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Science – Vietnam National University – HCMC, Vietnam. 
  • From 03/2010 to 11/2013: Deputy head of Division of Computational Mechanics, Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU). 
  • From 11/2013 to 02/2014: Director assistant (part time) of Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, TDTU. 
  • From 11/2013 to now: Head of Division of Computational Mathematics and Engineering, TDTU. 
  • From 02/2016 to 8/2017: Vice - President of Ton Duc Thang University. 
  • Since 02/2014 to now: Director of Institute for Computational Science (INCOS), TDTU.

3. RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Computational Mechanics (Numerical Methods (Smoothed Finite Element Methods (SFEM), Isogeometric elements (IGA), Fracture Mechanics (X-FEM, eXtended SFEM), Non-linear analysis (materials, geometry), Interaction in multiphysics environment (solid, fluid, soil, acoustic, temperature, electric), etc ) 
  • Analysis of structures (2D, 3D, plates, shells, stiffened plates, folded plates) using intelligent materials (FGM, Composite, Piezo-electricity) …)
  • Structural Optimization & Applied Optimization (Topology optimization, structural optimization, dynamic optimization, intelligent optimization, multi-objective optimization, reliability-based optimization, limit analysis)
  • Reliability Analysis of Structures (FORM, SORM, Monte Carlo, Surface Response, Intelligent reliability analysis (Neural-Network)…)
  • Intelligent Computation (Neural Network, Fuzzy, Artificial intelligence, Adaptive Neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) …)
  • Numerical methods for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
  • Parallel Computing (Clusters and GPU)

4. EDITORSHIPS 

  • Editorial Board of SCIE journal: Mathematical Problems in Engineering (From 2011 - 2015).
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Advanced Engineering and Computation (JAEC) (Since 5/2017 to now). 
  • International Editorial Board, Journal of Computational Applied Mechanics (JCAMECH) (ESCI, Emerging Sources Citation Index) (Since 2/2018 to now).

5. STUDENT ADVISING

  • Finished advising 10 undergraduate students for  Bachelor/Engineer degree.
  • Finished advising 61 master students for Master degree.
  • Advising 03 Ph.D. candidates for Ph.D degree. 

6. TEACHING

  • Undergraduate courses (From 2001 to now): Continuum Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Advanced mathematics (Linear Algebra, One and Many Variables Analysis, Differential Equations).
  • Graduate courses (From 2010 to now): Structural optimization, Reliability of Structures, Reliability-based structural optimization, Advanced Finite Element Methods, Research methodology, Foundation knowledge (for researchers in engineering fields) etc.  

7. AWARDS

  • Silver medal upon graduation: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) – Vietnam National University – HCMC, Vietnam: 1999.
  • Master scholarship of the program EU-EMMC (University of Liege, Belgium): 2003.
  • PhD scholarship of National University of Singapore (NUS): 2005 – 2009
  • President graduate fellowship (NUS, Singapore): 2007 – 2008
  • Best PhD Thesis award (NUS, Singapore): 2011
  • Excellence research award of Vietnam National University – HCMC: 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Excellence research award of Ton Duc Thang University, 2013, 2014.
  • Exceptional Excellence research award of Ton Duc Thang University, 2017.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award of Ton Duc Thang University, 2018

8. RESEARCH PROJECTS

[7]. Development of numerical methods for computation, optimization and health monitoring of the structures in the multiple physical environments (Principal Investigator, No.107.02-2017.08), National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), from 11/2017 to 11/2019 (Ongoing).

[6]. Development of numerical methods for computation, optimization and reliability analysis of some problems in the multiple physical environments (Principal Investigator, No.107.99-2014.11), National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), from 06/2015 to 06/2017 (Completed).

[5]. Development of smoothed finite element methods for free vibration analysis of cracked Mindlin plate/shell structures (Principal Investigator, FOSTECT.2014.BR.01), Ton Duc Thang University (FOSTECT), from 02/2015 to 02/2016 (Completed).

[4]. Development of smoothed finite element methods for computation, optimization and reliability analysis of stiffened plate and shell structures (Principal Investigator,  B2013-18-03) Princial Project – Rank B (VNU-HCM), from 03/2013 to  03/2015 (Completed).

[3]. Development of smoothed finite element methods for computation and optimization of some problems in the multiphysics environments (Principal Investigator, No. 107.02-2012.05), National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), from 03/2013 to 01/2015 (Completed).

[2]. Research and development of the smoothed finite element methods for modeling and simulating the interaction problems in the multiphysics environments (Principal Investigator, No.107.02-2010.01), National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), from 11/2010 to 11/2012 (Completed).

[1]. Application of optimization methods for composite material (Principal Investigator, T2003-06), University of Science – VNU-HCMC, from 2003 to 2004 (Completed).

9. PUBLICATIONS

  • Books:

[2]. Nguyen Thoi Trung, Nguyen Xuan Hung, Finite element Method using Matlab, Construction Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2015.

[1]. G.R. Liu, Nguyen Thoi Trung, Smoothed Finite Element Methods, CRC Press: NewYork, 2010.

  • Journals: 

[115]. Pham Toan Thang, T Nguyen-Thoi, Dongkyu Lee, Joowon Kang, Jaehong Lee, Elastic buckling and free vibration analyses of porous-cellular plates with uniform and non-uniform porosity distributions, Aerospace Science and Technology, 79: 278-287 (2018) (SCI)

[114]. D. Dinh-Cong, T. Vo-Duy, V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Damage assessment in plate-like structures using a two-stage method based on modal strain energy change and Jaya algorithm, Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, (2018) (SCIE)

[113]. K. Nguyen-Quang, T. Vo-Duy, H. Dang-Trung, T. Nguyen-Thoi, An isogeometric approach for dynamic response of laminated FG-CNT reinforced composite plates integrated with piezoelectric layers, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 332: 25-46 (2018) (SCIE)

[112]. Vinh Ho-Huu, Trung Vo-Duy, Trung Nguyen-Thoi, Dung Duong, Thang Le-Duc, An efficient combination of multi-objective evolutionary optimization and reliability analysis for reliability-based design optimization of truss structures, Expert Systems with Applications, 102: 262-272, (2018) (SCIE) 

[111]. V. Ho-Huu, L. Le-Anh, T. Nguyen-Thoi, A global single-loop deterministic algorithm for reliability-based design optimization of structures with continuous and discrete design variables, Engineering Optimization, 50(12): 2071-2090, (2018) (SCIE)

[110]. T. Vo-Duy, T. Truong-Thi, V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Frequency optimization of laminated FG-CNT reinforced composite quadrilateral plates using smoothed FEM and evolution algorithm, Journal of Composite Materials, 124: 184-201, (2018) (SCIE)

[109]. T. Vo-Duy, T. Truong-Thi, V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Frequency optimization of laminated FG-CNT reinforced composite quadrilateral plates using smoothed FEM and evolution algorithm, Journal of Composite Materials, (2018) (SCIE)

[108]. C. Le-Quoc, Linh A. Le, V. Ho-Huu, Huynh P.D, T. Nguyen-Thoi, An Immersed Boundary Proper Generalized Decomposition (IB-PGD) for fluid-structure interaction problems, International Journal of Computational Methods, 15(6): 1850045, (2018) (SCIE)

[107]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Bui-Xuan, GR. Liu, T. Vo-Duy, Static and free vibration analysis of stiffened flat shells by a cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (CS-FEM-DSG3) using three-node triangular elements, International Journal of Computational Methods, 15(6): 1850056, (2018) (SCIE)

[106]. T. Vo-Duy, V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Free vibration analysis of laminated FG-CNT reinforced composite beams using finite element method, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, pp. 1-13, (2018) (SCIE)

[105]. N. Nguyen-Minh, N. Tran-Van, T. Bui-Xuan, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Static analysis of corrugated panels using homgenization models and a cell-based smoothed mindlin plate element (CS-MIN3), Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, pp. 1-22, (2018) (SCIE)

[104]. K. Nguyen-Quang, T. Vo-Duy, H. Dang-Trung, T. Nguyen-Thoi, An isogeometric approach for dynamic response of laminated FG-CNT reinforced composite plates integrated with piezoelectric layers, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 332: 25-46, (2018) (SCI)

[103]. T. Vo-Duy, V. Ho-Huu, T.D. Do-Thi, H. Dang-Trung, T. Nguyen-Thoi, A global numerical approach for lightweight design optimization of laminated composite plates subjected to frequency constraints, Composite Structures, 159: 646-655, (2017) (SCIE)

[102]. Nguyen Dinh Duc, Jaehong Lee, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Pham Toan Thang, Static response and free vibration of functionally graded carbon nanotube-reinforced composite rectangular plates resting on Winkler-Pasternak elastic foundations, Aerospace Science and Technology, 68: 391-402, (2017) (SCI)

[101]. Pham-Toan Thang, Nguyen-Dinh Duc, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Thermomechanical buckling and post-buckling of cylindrical shell with functionally graded coatings and reinforced by stringers, Aerospace Science and Technology, 66: 392-401, (2017) (SCI)

[100]. T. Banh-Thien, H. Dang-Trung, L. Le-Anh, V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi. Buckling analysis of non-uniform thickness nanoplates in an elastic medium using the Isogeometric analysis, Composite Structures, 162: 182-193, (2017) (SCIE)

[99]. D. Dinh-Cong, V. Ho-Huu, T. Vo-Duy, H.Q. Ngo-Thi, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Efficiency of Jaya algorithm for solving the optimization-based structural damage identification problem based on a hybrid objective function, Engineering Optimization, (2017) (SCIE)

[98]. L. Le-Anh, T. Bui-Vinh, V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, An efficient coupled numerical method for reliability-based design optimization of steel frames, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 138: 389-400, (2017) (SCIE)

[97]. D. Dinh-Cong, T. Vo-Duy, V. Ho-Huu, H. Dang-Trung, T. Nguyen-Thoi, An efficient multi-stage optimization approach for damage detection in plate structures, Advances in Engineering Software, 112: 76-87, (2017) (SCIE)

[96]. Duy Dat Vo, Aleksey Lipnitskii, Truong Khang Nguyen, Thoi Trung Nguyen, Nitrogen trapping ability of Hydrogen-induced vacancy and the formation of AlN layer on Aluminum surface, Coatings, 7(6): 79, (2017) (SCIE)

[95]. T. Nguyen-Sy, A.D. Tran-Le, T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Langlet, A multi-scale homogenization approach for the effective thermal conductivity of dry lime–hemp concrete, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, (2017) (SCIE)

[94]. Sy Dzung Nguyen, Huu-Vinh Ho, Thoi-Trung Nguyen, Nang Toan Truong, Tae-Il Seo. Novel fuzzy sliding controller for MRD suspensions subjected to uncertainty and disturbance, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 61: 65–76, (2017) (SCIE)

[93]. Tai Vo-Van, Trung Nguyen-Thoi, Trung Vo-Duy, Vinh Ho-Huu, Thao Nguyen-Trang, Modified Genetic Algorithm-based Clustering for Probability Density Functions, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 87(10):  1964-1979, (2017) (SCIE)

[92]. T. Vo-Duy, D. Duong-Gia, V. Ho-Huu, H.C. Vu-Do, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Multi-objective optimization of laminated composite beam structures using NSGA-II algorithm, Composite Structures, 168, 498-509, (2017) (SCIE)

[91]. D. Dinh-Cong, T. Vo-Duy, N. Nguyen-Minh, V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, A two-stage assessment method using DLV method and DE algorithm for damage identification of cross-ply laminated composite beams, Advances in Structural Engineering,  (2017) (SCIE)

[90]. K. Nguyen-Quang, H. Dang-Trung, V. Ho-Huu, H. Luong-Van, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Analysis and control of FGM plates integrated with piezoelectric sensors and actuators using cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (CS-DSG3), Composite Structures, 165: 115-129, (2017) (SCIE)

[89]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, A. Tran-Viet, N. Nguyen-Minh, T. Vo-Duy, V. Ho-Huu, A combination of damage locating vector method (DLV) and differential evolution algorithm (DE) for structural damage assessment, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, (2017) (SCIE)

[88]. Ao Hung Linh, Nguyen Thoi Trung, Ho Huu Vinh, Le Anh Linh, Nguyen Trang Thao, Chau Minh Quang, A support vector machine parameter optimization method based on backtracking search optimization algorithm and its application for roller bearing fault diagnosis, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, 21(4): 445-452, (2016) (SCIE)

[87]. Le Duc Thang, Ho Huu Vinh, Nguyen Thoi Trung, Nguyen Quoc Hung, A new design approach based on differential evolution algorithm for geometric optimization of magnetorheological brakes, Smart Materials and Structures, 25(12): 125020, (2016) (SCI)

[86]. Wei Zeng, Gui-Rong Liu, Chen Jiang, Trung Nguyen-Thoi, Yong Jiang, A generalized beta finite element method with coupled smoothing techniques for solid mechanics, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 73: 103-119, (2016) (SCI)

[85]. V. Ho-Huu, T. Vo-Duy, T. Luu-Van, L. Le-Anh, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Optimal design of truss structures with frequency constraints using improved differential evolution algorithm based on an adaptive mutation scheme, Automation in Construction, 68: 81-94, (2016) (SCI)

[84]. Pham-Toan Thang, T. Nguyen-Thoi, A new approach for nonlinear dynamic buckling of S-FGM toroidal shell segments with axial and circumferential stiffeners, Aerospace Science and Technology, 53: 1-9, (2016) (SCI)

[83]. V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Vo-Duy, T. Nguyen-Trang, An adaptive elitist differential evolution for optimization of truss structures with discrete design variables, Computers and Structures, 165: 59-75, (2016) (SCI) 

[82]. Hai Le-The; Bao Ta-Quoc; Hoa Le-Thanh; Tao Dong; Trung Nguyen-Thoi, Frank Karlsen, Geometric effects on mixing performance in a novel passive micromixer with trapezoidal-zigzag channels, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 25(9): 094004, (2016) (SCI)

[81]. Jafar Amani, Erkan Oterkus, P.M. Areias, G. Zi, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Timon Rabczuk, A non-ordinary state-based peridynamics formulation for thermoplastic fracture, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 87: 83-94, (2016) (SCI)

[80]. Pham Toan Thang, Nguyen Dinh Duc, Nguyen-Thoi T, Effects of variable thickness and imperfection on nonlinear buckling of sigmoid-functionally graded cylindrical panels, Composite Structures, 155: 99-106, (2016) (SCIE)

[79]. Pham Toan Thang, Nguyen-Thoi T, Effect of stiffeners on nonlinear buckling of cylindrical shells with functionally graded coatings under torsional load, Composite Structures, 153: 654-661, (2016) (SCIE)

[78]. V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Khac-Truong, L. Le-Anh, T. Vo-Duy, An improved differential evolution based on roulette wheel selection for shape and size optimization of truss structures with frequency constraints, Neural Computing and Applications, 29(1): 167-185, (2016) (SCIE)

[77]. N. Vu-Bac, T. Lahmer, X. Zhuang, T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Rabczuk, A software framework for probabilistic sensitivity analysis for computationally expensive models, Advances in Engineering Software, 100: 19-31, (2016) (SCIE)

[76]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Rabczuk, V. Ho-Huu, L. Le-Anh, H. Dang-Trung, T. Vo-Duy, An extended cell-based smoothed three-node Mindlin plate element (XCS-MIN3) for free vibration analysis of cracked FGM plates, International Journal of Computational Methods, 14(1): 1750011, (2016) (SCIE)

[75]. T. Vo-Duy, V. Ho-Huu, H. Dang-Trung, T. Nguyen-Thoi, A two-step approach for damage detection in laminated composite structures using modal strain energy method and an improved differential evolution algorithm, Composite Structures, 147: 42-53, (2016) (SCIE)

[74]. V. Ho-Huu, T.D. Do-Thi, H. Dang-Trung, T. Vo-Duy, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Optimization of laminated composite plates for maximizing buckling load using improved differential evolution and smoothed finite element method, Composite Structures, 146: 132-147, (2016) (SCIE)

[73]. Pham-Toan Thang, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Jaehong Lee, Closed-form expression for nonlinear analysis of imperfect sigmoid-FGM plates with variable thickness resting on elastic medium, Composite Structures, 143: 143-150, (2016) (SCIE)

[72]. H. Dang-Trung, H. Luong-Van, T. Nguyen-Thoi, K. K. Ang, Analyses of stiffened plates resting on the viscoelastic foundation subjected to a moving load by a cell-based smoothed triangular plate element, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 16(10): 1750011, (2016) (SCIE)

[71]. V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, L. Le-Anh, T. Nguyen-Trang, An effective reliability-based Improved Constrained Differential Evolution for reliability-based design optimization of truss structures, Advances in Engineering Software, 92: 48-56 (2016) (SCIE)

[70]. V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, M.H. Nguyen-Thoi, L. Le-Anh, An improved constrained differential evolution using discrete variables (D-ICDE) for layout optimization of truss structures, Expert Systems with Applications, 42: 7057-7069, (2015) (SCI)

[69]. Khader M. Hamdia, Tom Lahmer, Trung Nguyen-Thoi, Timon Rabczuk, Predicting The Fracture Toughness of PNCs: A Stochastic Approach Based on ANN and ANFIS, Computational Materials Science, 102: 304-313, (2015) (SCI)

[68]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, P. Phung-Van, M.H. Nguyen-Thoi, H. Dang-Trung, An upper-bound limit analysis of Mindlin plates using CS-DSG method and second-order cone programming, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 281: 32-48, (2015) (SCI)

[67]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, P. Phung-Van, V. Ho-Huu, L. Le-Anh, An edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-FEM) for dynamic analyses of 2D fluid-solid interaction problems, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 19(3): 641-650, (2015) (SCIE)

[66]. T. Vo-Duy, N. Nguyen-Minh, H. Dang-Trung, A. Tran-Viet, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Damage assessment of laminated composite beam structures using damage locating vector (DLV) method, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 9(4): 457-465, (2015) (SCIE)

[65]. M.H. Nguyen-Thoi, L. Le-Anh, V. Ho-Huu, T. Nguyen-Thoi, An extended cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (XCS-DSG3) for free vibration analysis of cracked Reissner-Mindlin shells, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, 9(4): 341-358, (2015) (SCIE)

[64]. Khader M. Hamdia, Mohammed A. Msekh, Mohammad Silani, Nam Vu-Bac, Xiaoying Zhuang, Trung Nguyen-Thoi, Timon Rabczuk, Uncertainty quantification of the fracture properties of polymeric nanocomposites based on phase field modeling, Composite Structures, 133: 1177-1190, (2015) (SCIE)

[63]. N. Nguyen-Minh, T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Bui-Xuan, T. Vo-Duy, Static and free vibration analyses of stiffened folded plates using a cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (CS-FEM-DSG3), Applied Mathematics and Computation, 266: 212-234, (2015) (SCIE)

[62]. L. Le-Anh, T. Nguyen-Thoi, V. Ho-Huu, H. Dang-Trung, T. Bui-Xuan, Static and frequency optimization of folded laminated composite plates using an adjusted differential evolution algorithm and a smoothed triangular plate element, Composite Structures, 127: 382-394, (2015) (SCIE)

[61]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, M.H. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Vo-Duy, N. Nguyen-Minh, Development of the cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap plate element (CS-FEM-DSG3) using three-node triangles, International Journal of Computational Methods, 12: 1540015, (2015) (SCIE)

[60]. Loc. V. Tran, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Chien. H. Thai, H. Nguyen-Xuan, An edge-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (ES-DSG) using the C0-type higher-order shear deformation theory for analysis of laminated composite plates, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 22(4): 248-268, (2015) (SCIE)

[59]. H. Nguyen-Van, N. Nguyen-Hoai, T. Chau-Dinh, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Geometrically nonlinear analysis of composite plate and shell via a quadrilateral element with good coarse-mesh accuracy, Composite Structures, 112: 327-338, (2014) (SCIE)

[58]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Rabczuk, T. Lam-Phat, V. Ho-Huu, P. Phung-Van, Free vibration analysis of cracked Mindlin plate using an extended cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (XCS-DSG3), Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 72: 150-163, (2014) (SCIE)

[57]. P. Phung-Van, T. Nguyen-Thoi, H. Dang-Trung, N. Nguyen-Minh, A cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (CS-FEM-DSG3) using layerwise theory based on the C0-type higher-order shear deformation for static and free vibration analyses of sandwich and composite plates, Composite Structures, 111: 553-565, (2014) (SCIE)

[56]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, P. Phung-Van, S. Nguyen-Hoang, Q. Lieu-Xuan, A smoothed coupled NS/nES-FEM for dynamic analysis of 2D fluid-solid interaction problems, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 232: 324-346, (2014) (SCIE)

[55]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Bui-Xuan, P. Phung-Van, S. Nguyen-Hoang, H. Nguyen-Xuan, An edge-based smoothed three-node Mindlin plate element (ES-MIN3) for static and free vibration analyses of plates, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 18(4): 1072-1082, (2014) (SCIE)

[54]. P. Phung-Van, T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Bui-Xuan, Q. Lieu-Xuan, A cell-based smoothed three-node Mindlin plate element (CS-MIN3) based on the C0-type higher-order shear deformation for geometrically nonlinear analysis of laminated composite plates, Computational Materials Science, 96(Part B): 549-558, (2014) (SCI)

[53]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, P. Phung-Van, S. Nguyen-Hoang, Q. Lieu-Xuan, A coupled alpha-FEM for dynamic analyses of 2D fluid-solid interaction problems, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 271: 130-149, (2014) (SCI)

[52]. P. Phung-Van, H. Luong-Van, T. Nguyen-Thoi, H. Nguyen-Xuan, A cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (CS-DSG3) based on the higher-order shear deformation theory for dynamic responses of Mindlin plates on the viscoelastic foundation subjected to a moving sprung vehicle, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 98(13): 988-1014, (2014) (SCI)

[51]. P. Phung-Van, T. Nguyen-Thoi, H. Luong-Van, C. Thai-Hoang, H. Nguyen-Xuan, A cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (CS-FEM-DSG3) using layerwise deformation theory for dynamic response of composite plates resting on viscoelastic foundation, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 272: 138-159, (2014) (SCI)

[50]. P. Phung-Van, Chien H. Thai, T. Nguyen-Thoi, H. Nguyen-Xuan, Static and free vibration analyses of composite and sandwich plates by an edge-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (ES-DSG3) using triangular elements based on layerwise theory, Composites Part B: Engineering, 60: 227-238, (2014) (SCI)

[49]. P. Phung-Van, T. Nguyen-Thoi, H. Luong-Van, Q. Lieu-Xuan, Geometrically onlinear analysis of functionally graded plates using a cell-based smoothed three-node plate element (CS-MIN3) based on the C0-HSDT, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 270: 15-36, (2014) (SCI)

[48]. H. Luong-Van, T. Nguyen-Thoi, GR. Liu, P. Phung-Van, A cell-based smoothed finite element method using three-node shear-locking free Mindlin plate element (CS-FEM-MIN3) for dynamic response of laminated composite plates on viscoelastic foundation, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 42: 8-19, (2014) (SCI)

[47].P. Phung-Van, T. Nguyen-Thoi, L. Tran-Vinh, H. Nguyen-Xuan, A cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (CS-DSG3) based on the C0-type higher-order shear deformation theory for static and free vibration analyses of functionally graded plates, Computational Materials Science, 79: 857-872, (2013) (SCI)

[46]. P. Phung-Van, T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Le-Dinh, H. Nguyen-Xuan, Static, free vibration analyses and dynamic control of composite plates integrated with piezoelectric sensors and actuators by the cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (CS-FEM-DSG3), Smart Materials and Structures, 22 (9): 095026, (2013) (SCI) 

[45]. H. Nguyen-Xuan, Chien H. Thai, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Isogeometric finite element analysis of composite sandwich plates using a new higher order shear deformation theory, Composite Part B: Engineering, 55: 558-574, (2013) (SCI)

[44]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, P. Phung-Van, Chien H. Thai, H. Nguyen-Xuan, A cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (CS-DSG3) using triangular elements for static and free vibration analyses of shell structures, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 74: 32-45, (2013) (SCI)

[43]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Bui-Xuan, P. Phung-Van, H. Nguyen-Xuan, P. Ngo-Thanh, Static, free vibration and buckling analyses of stiffened plates by CS-FEM-DSG3 using triangular elements, Computers and Structures, 125: 100-113, (2013) (SCI)

[42]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, P. Phung-Van, H. Luong-Van, H. Nguyen-Van, H. Nguyen-Xuan, A cell-based smoothed three-node Mindlin plate element (CS-MIN3) for static and free vibration analyses of plates, Computational Mechanics, 51(1): 65-81, (2013) (SCI)

[41]. H.H. Phan Dao, H. Nguyen-Xuan, Chien. H. Thai, T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Rabczuk, An edge-based smoothed finite element method for analysis of laminated composite plates, International Journal of Computational Methods, 10(1): 1340005, (2013) (SCIE)

[40]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, P. Phung-Van, T. Rabczuk, H. Nguyen-Xuan, C. Le-Van, An application of the ES-FEM in solid domain for dynamic analysis of 2D fluid-solid interaction problems, International Journal of Computational Methods, 10(1): 1340003, (2013) (SCIE)

[39]. Canh.V. Le, H. Nguyen-Xuan, H. Askes, T. Rabczuk, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Computation of limit load using edge-based smoothed finite element method and second-order cone programming, International Journal of Computational Methods, 10(1): 1340004, (2013) (SCIE)

[38]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, P. Phung-Van, T. Rabczuk, H. Nguyen-Xuan, C. Le-Van, Free and forced vibration analysis using the n-sided polygonal cell-based smoothed finite element method (nCS-FEM), International Journal of Computational Methods, 10(1): 1340008, (2013) (SCIE)

[37]. C. Thai-Hoang, H. Nguyen-Xuan, N. Nguyen-Thanh, T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. Rabczuk, Static, free vibration, and buckling analysis of laminated composite Reissner–Mindlin plates using NURBS-based isogeometric approach, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 91(6): 571-603, (2012) (SCI)

[36]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, P. Phung-Van, H. Nguyen-Xuan, Chien H. Thai, A cell-based smoothed discrete shear gap method (CS-DSG3) using triangular elements for static and free vibration analyses of Reissner-Mindlin plates, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 91(7): 705-741, (2012) (SCI)

[35]. H. Nguyen-Xuan, T. Rabczuk, T. Nguyen-Thoi, T. N. Tran. N. Nguyen-Thanh, Computation of limit and shakedown loads using a node-based smoothed finite element method, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 90(3): 287-310, (2012) (SCI)

[34]. Chien H. Thai, Loc V. Tran, Dung T. Tran, T. Nguyen-Thoi, H. Nguyen-Xuan, Analysis of laminated composite plates using higher-order shear deformation plate theory and node-based smoothed discrete shear gap method, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 36(11): 5657-5677, (2012) (SCIE)

[33]. H. Nguyen-Xuan, Loc V. Tran, Chien H. Thai, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Analysis of functionally graded plates by an efficient finite element method with node-based strain smoothing, Thin-Walled Structures, 54: 1-18, (2012) (SCIE)

[32]. L. Chen, GY. Zhang, J. Zhang, T. Nguyen-Thoi, Q. Tang, An adaptive edge-based smoothed point interpolation method for mechanics problems, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 88(11): 2379-2402, (2011) (SCIE)

[31]. H. Nguyen-Xuan, Loc V. Tran, T. Nguyen-Thoi, H.C Vu Do, Analysis of functionally graded plates using an edge-based smoothed finite element method, Composite Structures, 93(11): 3019-3039, (2011) (SCIE)

[30]. Liu GR, Nguyen-Xuan H, Nguyen-Thoi T, A variationally consistent aFEM (VCaFEM) for solid mechanics problems, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 85(4): 461-497, (2011) (SCI)

[29]. Nguyen-Thoi T, Liu GR, Nguyen-Xuan H, An n-sided polygonal edge-based smoothed finite element method (nES-FEM) for solid mechanics, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering (International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering), 27(9): 1446-1472, (2011) (SCI)

[28]. Nguyen-Thoi T, Liu GR, Nguyen-Xuan H, Nguyen-Tran C, Adaptive analysis using the node-based smoothed finite element method (NS-FEM), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 27(2): 198-218, (2011) (SCI)

[27]. T. Nguyen-Thoi, H.C. Vu-Do, T. Rabczuk, H. Nguyen-Xuan, A node-based smoothed finite element method (NS-FEM) for upper bound solution to visco-elastoplastic analyses of solids using triangular and tetrahedral meshes, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 199(45-48): 3005-3027, (2010) (SCI)

[26]. H. Nguyen-Xuan, T. Rabczuk, N. Nguyen-Thanh, T. Nguyen-Thoi, S. Bordas, A node-based smoothed finite element method with stabilized discrete shear gap technique for analysis of Reissner–Mindlin plates, Computational Mechanics, 46(5): 679-701, (2010) (SCI)

[25]. Liu GR, Nguyen-Xuan H, Nguyen-Thoi T,  A theoretical study on the smoothed FEM (S-FEM) models: properties, accuracy and convergence rates, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 84(10), 1222-1256, (2010) (SCI)

[24]. Liu GR, Chen L, Nguyen-Thoi T, Zeng K, G. Y. Zhang, A novel singular node-based smoothed finite element method (NS-FEM) for upper bound solutions of fracture problems, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 83(11), 1466-1497, (2010) (SCI)

[23]. Tran Ngoc Thanh, GR Liu, Nguyen-Xuan H, Nguyen-Thoi T, An edge-based smoothed finite element method for primal-dual shakedown analysis of structures, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 82 (7): 917-938, (2010) (SCI)

[22]. Wu SC, Liu GR, Cui XY, Nguyen TT, Zhang GY, An edge-based smoothed point interpolation method (ES-PIM) for heat transfer analysis of rapid manufacturing system, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53 (9-10): 1938-1950, (2010) (SCI)

[21]. Chen L, Nguyen-Xuan H, Nguyen-Thoi T, Zeng KY, Wu SC, Assessment of smoothed point interpolation methods (PIMs) for elastic mechanics, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering (International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering), 26(12): 1635-1655, (2010) (SCI)

[20]. Nguyen-Thoi T, Liu GR, Nguyen-Xuan H, Additional properties of the node-based smoothed finite element method (NS-FEM) for solid mechanics problems, International Journal of Computational Methods, 6(4): 633-666, (2009) (SCIE)

[19]. Nguyen-Xuan H, Liu GR, Thai-Hoang C, Nguyen-Thoi T, An edge-based smoothed finite element method with stabilized discrete shear gap technique for analysis of Reissner-Mindlin plates, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 199 (9-12): 471-489, (2009) (SCI)

[18]. Nguyen-Thoi T, Liu GR, Vu-Do HC, Nguyen-Xuan H, An edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-FEM) for visco-elastoplastic analyses of 2D solids using triangular mesh, Computational Mechanics, 45(1): 23-44, (2009) (SCI)

[17]. Nguyen-Thoi T, Liu GR, Vu-Do HC, Nguyen-Xuan H, A face-based smoothed finite element method (FS-FEM) for visco-elastoplastic analyses of 3D solids using tetrahedral mesh, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 198(41-44): 3479-3498, (2009) (SCI)

[16]. Nguyen-Xuan H, Nguyen-Thoi T, A stabilized smoothed finite element method for free vibration analysis of Mindlin-Reissner plates, Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering (International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering), 25(8): 882-906, (2009) (SCI)

[15]. Nguyen-Xuan H, Liu GR, Nguyen-Thoi T, Nguyen-Tran C, An edge–based smoothed finite element method (ES-FEM) for analysis of two–dimensional piezoelectric structures, Smart Materials and Structures, 18:065015, 12pp, (2009) (SCI)

[14]. Liu GR, Nguyen-Xuan H, Nguyen-Thoi T, Xu X, A novel Galerkin-like weakform and a superconvergent alpha finite element method (SFEM) for mechanics problems using triangular meshes, Journal of Computational Physics, 228(11): 4055-4087, (2009) (SCI)

[13]. Liu GR, Nguyen-Thoi T, Nguyen-Xuan H, Dai KY, Lam KY, On the essence and the evaluation of the shape functions for the smoothed finite element method (SFEM) (Letter to Editor), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 77(13): 1863-1869, (2009) (SCI)

[12]. Nguyen-Thoi T, Liu GR, Lam KY, Zhang GY, A Face-based Smoothed Finite Element Method (FS-FEM) for 3D linear and nonlinear solid mechanics problems using 4-node tetrahedral elements, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 78(3): 324-353, (2009) (SCI)

[11]. Liu GR, Nguyen-Thoi T, Lam KY, An edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-FEM) for static, free and forced vibration analyses in solids, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 320(4-5): 1100-1130, (2009) (SCI)

[10]. Liu GR, Nguyen-Thoi T, Nguyen-Xuan H, Lam KY, A node-based smoothed finite element method (NS-FEM) for upper bound solution to solid mechanics problems, Computers and Structures, 87(1-2): 14-26, (2009) (SCI)

[9]. Liu GR, Xu X, Zhang GY, Nguyen-Thoi T, A superconvergent point interpolation method (SC-PIM) with piecewise linear strain field using triangular mesh, International journal for numerical methods in Engineering, 77: 1439-1467, (2009) (SCI)

[8]. Liu GR, Nguyen-Thoi T, Lam KY, A novel FEM by scaling the gradient of strains with factor a (aFEM), Computational Mechanics, 43(3): 369-391, (2009) (SCI)

[7]. Cui XY, Liu GR, Li GY, Zhao X, Nguyen-Thoi T, Sun GY, A smoothed finite element method (SFEM) for linear and geometrically nonlinear analysis of plates and shells, CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 28(2): 109-125, (2008) (SCIE)

[6]. Liu GR, Nguyen-Thoi T, Lam KY, A novel Alpha Finite Element Method (aFEM) for exact solution to mechanics problems using triangular and tetrahedral elements, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 197: 3883-3897, (2008) (SCI)

[5]. Nguyen-Thoi T, Liu GR, Dai KY, Lam KY, Selective Smoothed Finite Element Method, Tsinghua Science and Technology, 12(5): 497-508, (2007) (SCIE)

[4]. Zhang GY, Liu GR, Nguyen-Thoi T, Song CX, Han X, Zhong ZH, Li GY, The upper bound property for solid mechanics of the linearly conforming radial point interpolation method (LC-RPIM), International Journal of Computational Methods, 4(3): 521-541, (2007) (SCIE)

[3]. Dai KY, Liu GR, Nguyen-Thoi T, An n-sided polygonal smoothed finite element method (nSFEM) for solid mechanics, Finite elements in analysis and design, 43: 847-860, (2007) (SCI)

[2]. Liu GR, Nguyen-Thoi T, Dai KY, Lam KY, Theoretical aspects of the smoothed finite element method (SFEM), International journal for numerical methods in Engineering; 71(8): 902-930, (2007) (SCI).

[1]. Liu GR, Dai KY, Nguyen-Thoi T, A smoothed finite element method for mechanics problems, Computational Mechanics, 39(6): 859-877, (2007) (SCI)