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

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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...

Evaluation of the End Effect Impact on the Torsion Test for Determining the Shear Modulus of a Timber Beam through a Photogrammetry Approach

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Gharavi, N., Zhang, H., & Xie, Y. (2017)
Evaluation of the End Effect Impact on the Torsion Test for Determining the Shear Modulus of a Timber Beam through a Photogrammetry Approach. Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 11(3), 666-669
The timber beam end effect in the torsion test is evaluated using binocular stereo vision system. It is recommended by BS EN 408:2010+A1:2012 to exclude a distance of two to t...

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

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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...

A finite-difference formulation of elastic rod for the design of actively bent structures

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D’Amico, B., Zhang, H., & Kermani, A. (2016)
A finite-difference formulation of elastic rod for the design of actively bent structures. Engineering Structures, 117, 518-527. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.03.034
A discrete formulation of elastic rod has been tailored for the particular design task of geometric modelling, form finding and analysis of actively bent structural systems. T...

Timber gridshells: Numerical simulation, design and construction of a full scale structure

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D'Amico, B., Kermani, A., Zhang, H., Pugnale, A., Colabella, S., & Pone, S. (2015)
Timber gridshells: Numerical simulation, design and construction of a full scale structure. Structures, 3, 227-235. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2015.05.002
Timber gridshell structures, such as the Multihalle for the federal garden festival in Mannheim or the Downland Museum, have been the result of a creative–generative process t...

Optimization of cross-section of actively bent grid shells with strength and geometric compatibility constraints

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D’Amico, B., Kermani, A., Zhang, H., Shepherd, P., & Williams, C. (2015)
Optimization of cross-section of actively bent grid shells with strength and geometric compatibility constraints. Computers and Structures, 154, 163-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2015.04.006
The use of bending as self forming process allows the realization of shape-resistant systems, such as grid shell structures. Here, a numerical method for optimisation of the c...

Eight-node Reissner–Mindlin plate element based on boundary interpolation using Timoshenko beam function

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Zhang, H., & Kuang, J. S. (2007)
Eight-node Reissner–Mindlin plate element based on boundary interpolation using Timoshenko beam function. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 69(7), 1345-1373. https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.1809
A new eight-node Reissner-Mindlin plate element is developed with a special interpolation within the element. This special interpolation is an extension of the element boundar...

Experimental and theoretical study of bond behaviour between FRP bar and high-volume fly ash-self-compacting concrete

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Zheng, Y., Zhou, N., Zhou, L., Zhang, H., Li, H., & Zhou, Y. (2021)
Experimental and theoretical study of bond behaviour between FRP bar and high-volume fly ash-self-compacting concrete. Materials and Structures, 54, https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-021-01624-x
The combination of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) and high-volume fly ash self-compacting concrete (HVFA-SCC) reinforced is expected to solve the problem of steel corrosion in...

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

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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...

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