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The Effect of Occupants’ Behaviour on the Building Performance Gap: UK Residential Case Studies

Journal Article
Bahadori-Jahromi, A., Salem, R., Mylona, A., Hasan, A. U., & Zhang, H. (in press)
The Effect of Occupants’ Behaviour on the Building Performance Gap: UK Residential Case Studies. Sustainability,
Studies have shown that the assumptions used to create dynamic thermal models of buildings do not reflect their actual energy use. Bridging the energy performance gap is vital...

Comparing building performance of supermarkets under future climate change: UK case study

Journal Article
Hasan, A. U., Bahadori-Jahromi, A., Mylona, A., Ferri, M., & Zhang, H. (in press)
Comparing building performance of supermarkets under future climate change: UK case study. Advances in Energy Research, 8, https://doi.org/10.12989/eri.2022.8.0.000
Focus on climate change and extreme weather conditions has received considerable attention in recent years. Civil engineers are now focusing on designing buildings that are mo...

Thermal and Acoustic Properties of Sustainable Structural Lightweight Aggregate Rubberized Concrete

Journal Article
Pongsopha, P., Sukontasukkul, P., Zhang, H., & Limkatanyu, S. (in press)
Thermal and Acoustic Properties of Sustainable Structural Lightweight Aggregate Rubberized Concrete. Results in Engineering,
This study investigated the effect crumb rubber recycled from wasted tires on properties of structural lightweight aggregate concrete (LWAC). Two types of concrete were teste...

Seismic behavior of non seismically designed eccentric reinforced concrete beam column joints

Journal Article
Liu, Y., Wong, S. H., Zhang, H., Kuang, J. S., Lee, P., & Kwong, W. (2021)
Seismic behavior of non seismically designed eccentric reinforced concrete beam column joints. Earthquakes and Structures, An International Journal, 21(6), 613-625. https://doi.org/10.12989/eas.2021.21.6.613
Non seismically designed eccentric reinforced concrete beam column joints were extensively used in existing reinforced concrete frame buildings, which were found to be vulnera...

An Eigendecomposition-based and Mesh-sensitivity Reduced Constitutive Model for Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete Structures under Non-proportional Cyclic Loading

Journal Article
Yuen, T. Y., Wen, T., Hung, C., Zhang, H., Huy Pham, P. A., & Deng, Y. (in press)
An Eigendecomposition-based and Mesh-sensitivity Reduced Constitutive Model for Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete Structures under Non-proportional Cyclic Loading. Journal of Building Engineering,
Emerging 3D printed concrete techniques has raised numerous possibilities in contemporary architectural creations that are often beyond the scope of prevailing structural desi...

Flexibility-Based Stress-Driven Nonlocal Frame Element: Formulation and Applications

Journal Article
Limkatanyu, S., Sae-Long, W., Sedighi, H. M., Rungamornrat, J., Sukontasukkul, P., Zhang, H., & Chindaprasirt, P. (in press)
Flexibility-Based Stress-Driven Nonlocal Frame Element: Formulation and Applications. Engineering with Computers,
In the present work, a novel flexibility-based nonlocal frame element for size-dependent analyses of nano-sized frame-like structures is proposed. The material small-scale eff...

Study on Crack Width and Crack Resistance of Eccentrically Tensioned Steel-Reinforced Concrete Members Prestressed by CFRP Tendons

Journal Article
Deng, Y., Gui, J., Zhang, H., Taliercio, A., Zhang, P., Wong, S. H. F., …Chen, X. (2022)
Study on Crack Width and Crack Resistance of Eccentrically Tensioned Steel-Reinforced Concrete Members Prestressed by CFRP Tendons. Engineering Structures, 252, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.113651
In recent decades, steel-reinforced concrete (SRC) members under eccentrical tension have been adopted more frequently in modern buildings due to the constraints of more compl...

Residual Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams under Sequential Small Impact Loads

Journal Article
Chayanon, H., Limkutanyu, S., Zhang, H., & Imjai, T. (2021)
Residual Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams under Sequential Small Impact Loads. Buildings, 11(11), https://doi.org/10.3390/+buildings11110518
Abstract: Sequential small impact loads may not collapse structures directly but could weaken the strength of structures. This study aimed to investigate the impact of these s...

Verification of the Photogrammetric Approach on the Torsion Test Method for Timber Beams

Journal Article
Mohamed, A., Uheida, K., Quan, Y., & Zhang, H. (in press)
Verification of the Photogrammetric Approach on the Torsion Test Method for Timber Beams. International Wood Products Journal, https://doi.org/10.1080/20426445.2021.1983690
The photogrammetric approach was proposed in this study to evaluate torsional behaviour of glulam timber beams during the torsion test. The main objectives of the experimental...

Performance study on mounting system for displacement transducer in mechanical tests of timber samples using photogrammetry method

Journal Article
Mohamed, A., Zhang, H., Deng, Y., Lehmann, M., Sigrist, C., Uheida, K., …Caudoux, R. (in press)
Performance study on mounting system for displacement transducer in mechanical tests of timber samples using photogrammetry method. Wood Material Science and Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1080/17480272.2021.1978107
This paper presents a unique study to reveal the effect of the mounting system of the linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) on the mechanical property tests of timbe...
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Monitoring expansion rate of timber for Jacket Pile Gripper Application

2021 - 2022
Monitoring expansion rate of timber for Jacket Pile Gripper Application
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling for the Design of Spill-proof Coffee Cup Lid

2021 - 2022
The project team conducted CFD modelling for the Design of Spill-proof Coffee Cup lid designed and patented by SipSecure Ltd. The results of the numerical simulation will be utilised the product desig...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Adapting to Industry 4.0 oriented international education and research collaboration

2020 - 2025
The project aims to utilise the seed fund from British Council to develop an international research and education network to 1) form a virtual research centre on AI and Robotic for Industry 4.0; 2) co...
Funder: British Council | Value: £70,000

Prestressed Bamboo-Timber Composite - Phase Two

2020 - 2020
The main objectives of this project include: 1) completion of the full-scale pre-stressed Bamboo-Timber Composite Beam prototype with the support of manufacturing expertise and capacity from the indus...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £21,950

Innovative Engineered Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials

2019 - 2020
The proposed project aims to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Bamboo-timber Sandwich Composite Beam; 2) to improve the I-bone Bamboo-timber Composite Beam with the support of the manufacturing ex...
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering | Value: £39,070

Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials for Structural Use

2019 - 2019
Based on the successful proof-of-concept pioneering timber structures manufactured in the university lab, the proposed project aims to explore the potentials to 1) develop an innovative prestressed Ba...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,998

Innovative Glulam timber composites

2015 - 2021
To investigate the timber and glulam thermal and moisture impacts to the composite effects, to study the different possibilities of combining the timber and bamboo materials and propose innovative way...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £30,000

KTP Action Scaffolding (KTP007069)

2008 - 2011
To embed engineering expertise in the company to support the specification of safe scaffolding structures for complex applications through the development of CAD software.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £124,422

KTP Simpson Strong Tie (KTP006646)

2007 - 2012
To develop a structural element for the timber frame market that provides efficient racking resistance to multi-storey timber-frame buildings and facilitates design for large openings.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £191,048

KTP Diageo Plc (KTP006209)

2007 - 2011
To optimise the design of the traditional whisky cask to improve maturation performance and reduce whisky loss; to develop a novel cask that is less costly to manufacture.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £213,688
16 results

Prestressed Bamboo-Timber Composite Materials for Construction

2021 - date
Shen Minhe | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Ahmed Mohamed

Economic and environmental sustainability evaluation of bamboo-timber composite for construction based on an integrated LCC and LCA approach

2021 - date
Jianbin Yang | Director of Studies: Dr Bernardino D'Amico | Second Supervisor: Prof Francesco Pomponi

Research on the four-wheel steering vehicle control strategy

2021 - date
Haiying Yuan | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Prof Johnson Zhang

Dynamic response of timber floors reinforced with transverse bridging spine systems

2020 - date
Abel Munoz Herraez | Director of Studies: Dr Aamir Khokhar | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Hairstans

The Development of Novel Numerical Tooling for Subsurface Storage of Gas Mixture

2020 - date
Richard Wallace | Director of Studies: Dr Zuansi Cai | Second Supervisor: Dr John McDougall

Analysis on the latest bicycle sharing schemes in China

2018 - date
Yusong Zhang | Director of Studies: Prof Achille Fonzone | Second Supervisor: Dr Jonathan Cowie

A feasibility study for the development of sustainable theoretical framework for smart air-conditioning

2018 - date
Tosin Oye | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Prof Naren Gupta

A feasibility study for the development of sustainable theoretical framework for smart water-energy bathroom unit

2018 - date
Toyosi Oye | Director of Studies: Dr Keng Goh | Second Supervisor: Prof Naren Gupta

Transportation engineering - green port strategies in China

2017 - 2019
Ke Du | Director of Studies: Dr Jonathan Cowie | Second Supervisor: Dr Jason Monios

Experimental study on the torsional mechanics of laminated structural glass beams

2017 - 2021
Mr Kal Uheida | Director of Studies: Prof Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Keng Goh

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