Long YAN

Academic History

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Hohai University, Nanjing, China (2014-2016) and visiting PhD. Candidate at the University of Toronto from 2016
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Hohai University, Nanjing, China (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Guizhou University, Guiyang, China (2011)
Thesis Projects
  • Analysis and Evaluation on Long-term Stability of Surrounding Rock for Water Sealed Large Underground Oil Storage Cavern. Master dissertation, Hohai University.

Research Interest

Research Interest
  • Experimental studies of rock mechanics
  •  Anisotropic characteristics and size effect of columnar jointed rock masses
  • Numerical simulation of rock masses and its engineering application (dams, rock slope, tunnels and underground caverns)


Journal Articles
  • YAN Long, Xu Weiya, Zhang Qiang. Modeling of complex Geological Body in FLAC3D Based on HYPERMESH. Journal of China Three Gorges University (In Chinese), 2013, 35(03):40-44.
  • YAN L, MENG Q, XU W, et al. A numerical method for analysing the permeability of heterogeneous geomaterials based on digital image processing. Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A, 2017,18(2):124-137.
  • Huan-ling Wang, Wei-ya Xu, Long Yan, et al. Investigation on time-dependent behaviour and long-term stability of underground water-sealed cavern. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, 2015, 19(sup1): s119-s139.


University of Toronto;
Department of civil and mineral engineering;
Rock physics and Geomechanics research group
Room MB108, 170 college street;
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3E3
Email: long.yan@mail.utoronto.ca