• 439 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20152019
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Personal profile

Vision Statement

I strive to get better understanding of how construction materials and structures respond to loadings across multiple scales (micro, meso, macro) by a combination of experimental and computational methods in a view to optimise their performances for practical design in terms of structural integrity, reliability, durability and sustainability.

 

Biography

I have 20 years of teaching and research experience in a few UK and overseas universities. I have secured over £1m research grants as the Principal Investigator from EPSRC, Royal Society and US Air Force etc since 2007, and has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, including 80 SCI-indexed high-impact journal papers (cited 1900 times by SCI with H=28 and 2990 by GoogleScholar with H=32(https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=qAnwKk4AAAAJ)). I have served on scientific/advisory committees of over 35 international conferences and delivered many keynote/plenary lectures. I am a member of EPSRC Peer Review College and have reviewed proposals for many EU national research councils. I have been invited as an external examiner for PhDs worldwide and have graduated (as the first supervisor) 10 PhDs and supervised 3 postdoctoral researchers.

I am a Fellow of Institution of Structural Engineers UK (FIStructE) and a Chartered Engineer.

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 439 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 17 Article
2 Citations (Scopus)

A quadtree-polygon-based scaled boundary finite element method for image-based mesoscale fracture modelling in concrete

Guo, H., Ooi, ET., Saputra, AA., Yang, Z., Natarajan, S., Ooi, EH. & Song, CM., 15 Apr 2019, In : Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 211, p. 420-441 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insulator Elements
Concretes
Finite element method
Tomography
X rays

Interface crack between dissimilar one-dimensional hexagonal quasicrystals with piezoelectric effect

Hu, KQ., Jin, H., Yang, Z. & Chen, X., 1 Jul 2019, In : Acta Mechanica. 230, 7, p. 2455-2474 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quasicrystals
Piezoelectricity
Cracks
Energy release rate
Stress intensity factors
5 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Band Structure
Collocation Method
Radial Functions
Band structure
Basis Functions
17 Downloads (Pure)

Seismic Performance of Multistorey Masonry Structure with Openings Repaired with CFRP Grid

Gu, J-B., Tao, Y., Xin, R., Yang, Z. & Shi, QX., 8 May 2018, In : Advances in Civil Engineering. 11 p., 4374876.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Strengthening (metal)
Formability
Ductility
Energy dissipation
1 Citation (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

Three-dimensional in situ XCT characterisation and FE modelling of cracking in concrete

Ren, W., Yang, Z., Sharma, R., McDonald, S. A. & Mummery, P., 18 Jul 2018, In : Complexity. 2018, 11 p., 3856584.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Tomography
Concretes
X rays
Cracks
Civil engineering

Activities 2016 2017

Multiscale characterisation and modelling of quasi-brittle materials

James Yang (Invited speaker)
23 Feb 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

External examiner of a PhD thesis

James Yang (Examiner)
17 Jul 2017

Activity: Examination

The 8th International Conference on Computational Methods

James Yang (Session Chair)
25 Jul 201729 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

In-situ X-ray Computed Tomography tests of concrete and FRC

James Yang (Invited speaker)
1 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

The 8th International Conference on Computational Methods

James Yang (Scientific Committee Member)
25 Jul 201729 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference