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Personal Statement

Shangtong’s research interests focus on the deterioration of building materials and its effects on the structure/infrastructure. Understanding the materials properties and the deterioration mechanisms at different scales is key to determining the performance of civil structures in terms of both safety and serviceability. Specifically his research looks into three main areas:

  • Corrosion of reinforced concrete structures and its effects on the structures, e.g., cracking of concrete, bond degradation etc. His strength in this area is modelling the cracking process and crack width of concrete under both reinforcement corrosion and applied load. A combination of analytical, numerical and experimental approaches has been adopted.
  • Whole life assessment and management of infrastructure. His interest in this area lies in assessing current state of buried pipelines by appropriate monitoring approaches and developing rational tools for risk classification. A variety of materials are examined, e.g., cast iron, concrete.
  • Multi-scales investigation of fracture of cementitious materials. This is his recently established interest and expertise is being developed. His research in this area is concerned with how cementitious materials are cracked at different scales under various conditions and how the engineering properties are influenced by the changes at nano/micro scale in a quantitative manner.

Research Group website: http://evxsty.wixsite.com/website

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Fracture mechanics
  • Durability of reinforced concrete
  • Failure prediction of infrastructure

Teaching Interests

  • Structural analysis
  • Building materials
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Finite element method

I currently teach:

  • CL207 Structural Mechanics and Materials
  • CL313 Structural Engineering

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Projects 2012 2023

Selected Research Output 2011 2019

25 Citations

Prediction of concrete crack width under combined reinforcement corrosion and applied load

Li, C-Q. & Yang, S., Nov 2011, In : Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 137, 11, p. 722-731 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Concrete construction
22 Citations
Stress intensity factors
Aspect ratio
Analytical models
9 Citations

Weight function method to determine stress intensity factor for semi-elliptical crack with high aspect ratio in cylindrical vessels

Yang, S., Ni, Y. L. & Li, C-Q., Sep 2013, In : Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 109, p. 138–149 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stress intensity factors
Aspect ratio
Failure modes
49 Citations

Multifunctional properties of carbon nanotube/fly ash geopolymer nanocomposites

Saafi, M., Andrew, K., Tang, P. L., McGhon, D., Taylor, S., Rahman, M., Yang, S. & Zhou, X., Dec 2013, In : Construction and Building Materials. 49, p. 46–55 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coal Ash
Carbon Nanotubes
Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCN)
Fly ash


Best Staff Poster - £2k International Travel Award

Shangtong Yang (Recipient), 7 Jun 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Outstanding Reviewer for Cement and Concrete Research

Shangtong Yang (Recipient), Aug 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Selected Activities 2012 2013

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Membership of committee

International Conference on Infrastructure Failures and Consequences (Event)

Yang, S. (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Invited seminar to School of Civil, Environmenal and Chemical Engineering

Yang, S. (Invited speaker)
16 Aug 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Invited presentation at the School Research Seminars, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow

Yang, S. (Contributor)
17 May 2012

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk