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A smoothed finite element approach for computational fluid dynamics: applications to incompressible flows and fluid–structure interaction

Journal Article
He, T., Zhang, H., & Zhang, K. (2018)
A smoothed finite element approach for computational fluid dynamics: applications to incompressible flows and fluid–structure interaction. Computational Mechanics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00466-018-1549-x
In this paper the cell-based smoothed finite element method (CS-FEM) is introduced into two mainstream aspects of computational fluid dynamics: incompressible flows and fluid–...

End effect on determining shear modulus of timber beams in torsion tests

Journal Article
Gharavi, N., Zhang, H., Xie, Y., & He, T. (2018)
End effect on determining shear modulus of timber beams in torsion tests. Construction and Building Materials, 164, 442-450. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.191
The end effect plays an important role in determining where the rotation measuring gauges should be located in a torsion test. A thorough review on the impact of end effect in...

The use of artificial compressibility to improve partitioned semi-implicit FSI coupling within the classical Chorin–Témam projection framework

Journal Article
He, T., Wang, T., & Zhang, H. (2018)
The use of artificial compressibility to improve partitioned semi-implicit FSI coupling within the classical Chorin–Témam projection framework. Computers and Fluids, 166, 64-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.01.022
Over the last decade the classical Chorin–Témam projection method has been utilized to address fluid- structure interaction in a semi-implicit manner. In previous studies the ...

Study on the Impact of Size and Position of the Shear Field in Determining the Shear Modulus of Glulam Beam Using Photogrammetry Approach

Journal Article
Gharavi, N., & Zhang, H. (2018)
Study on the Impact of Size and Position of the Shear Field in Determining the Shear Modulus of Glulam Beam Using Photogrammetry Approach. International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 12(3), 194-198. https://doi.org/10.1999/1307-6892/10008636
The shear modulus of a timber beam can be determined using torsion test or shear field test method. The shear field test method is based on shear distortion measurement of the...

The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists

Conference Proceeding
Khokhar, A., & Zhang, J. (2012)
The Use of Torsion Test Method to Evaluate the Shear Properties of Timber Joists. In P. Quenneville (Ed.), Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2012)
This paper presents details of the experimental method and test results from a series of torsion tests undertaken to evaluate the shear modulus and shear strength of solid tim...

Form finding and structural analysis of actively bent timber grid shells

Journal Article
D’Amico, B., Kermani, A., & Zhang, H. (2014)
Form finding and structural analysis of actively bent timber grid shells. Engineering Structures, 81, 195-207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.09.043
Grid shells are efficient structural systems covering large open spaces with relatively small amount of materials. Also, post forming techniques allow realization of geometric...

Eight-node membrane element with drilling degrees of freedom for analysis of in-plane stiffness of thick floor plates

Journal Article
Zhang, H., & Kuang, J. S. (2008)
Eight-node membrane element with drilling degrees of freedom for analysis of in-plane stiffness of thick floor plates. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 76(13), 2117-2136. https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.2395
The development of eight-node arbitrary quadrilateral membrane elements with drilling degrees of freedom is presented using the compatible displacement interpolation within th...

A Low Cost Non-Contact and Non-Destructive Method for Evaluating the Variation of the Shear Modulus for Glued Laminated Timber Beams using a Photogrammetric Approach

Conference Proceeding
Mohamed, A., Zhang, H., Smith, I., & Xiao, Z. (2015)
A Low Cost Non-Contact and Non-Destructive Method for Evaluating the Variation of the Shear Modulus for Glued Laminated Timber Beams using a Photogrammetric Approach. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computingdoi:10.4203/ccp.108.260
This paper presents the experimental studies performed to investigate the feasibility of the proposed photogrammetric system for torsion tests. In this study, two binocular st...

Evaluation of the Shear Constant of a Timber Beam using a Photogrammetric Approach

Conference Proceeding
Zhang, H., Mohamed, A., & Xiao, Z. (2011)
Evaluation of the Shear Constant of a Timber Beam using a Photogrammetric Approach. In Y. Tsompanakis, & B. H. V. Topping (Eds.), Proceedings of the thirteenth international conference on civil, structural and environmental engineeringdoi:10.4203/ccp.96.164
The shear modulus is a fundamental mechanical property of wood that is used in general timber design [1,2,3]. Compared with other engineering materials, timber has relatively ...

An Industrial Knowledge Collaborative CAD System for Scaffolding Structures

Conference Proceeding
O'Neill, S., Zhang, H., & Pawelak, M. (2011)
An Industrial Knowledge Collaborative CAD System for Scaffolding Structures. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computingdoi:10.4203/ccp.96.111
Scaffolds are a form of temporary structure widely used throughout the construction industry for various purposes. Some common uses are to provide access, for storage of mater...
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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 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

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 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

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 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
13 results

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

Investigations into the application of engineered bamboo for future hybrid beams

2015 - 2020
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
Niaz Gharavi | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Kenneth Leitch

Photogrammetric and stereo vision techniques for evaluating material properties in timber and timber-based composite structures

2010 - 2016
Dr Ahmed Mohamed | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Prof Abdy Kermani

Modelling and simulation of traffic or driver behaviour

2013 - 2018
Joseph Appiah | Director of Studies: Prof Wafaa Saleh | Second Supervisor: Dr Kathryn Stewart

Topology optimisation of elastoplastic structures

2015 - 2019
Mengxiao Li | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Aamir Khokhar

Analysis on the latest bicycle sharing schemes in China

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

The use of torsion test method to evaluate the shear modulus and the shear strength of timber joists

2005 - 2011
Dr Aamir Khokhar | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang

A new space-time finite element method for the dynamic analysis of truss-type structures

2009 - 2015
Jie Ma | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang

Transportation engineering - green port strategies in China

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

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