• United Kingdom

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20112023

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Personal profile

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 pipelines by appropriate monitoring approaches and developing rational tools for risk classification. A variety of materials are examined, e.g., cast iron, concrete. Applicaitons include structural intregrity of burried water/sewer pipes and offshore pipelines. 
  • Multi-scales investigation of cementitious materials and application of nanotechnology in the context of increasing the durability of structures. This is his recently established interest and expertise is being developed. His research in this area is concerned with how cementitious materials are behaved at different scales under various conditions and how the engineering properties are influenced by the changes at nano/micro scale in a quantitative manner.

 

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Fracture mechanics
  • Cementitious materials
  • Durability of civil engineering structures 
  • Failure prediction and whole-life management 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

Research Output

Multiscale pore structure analysis of nano titanium dioxide cement mortar composite

Shafaei, D., Yang, S., Berlouis, L. & Minto, J., 31 Mar 2020, In : Materials Today Communications. 22, 10 p., 100779.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Thesis

    A molecular dynamics study on cementitious materials and nanocomposites

    Author: Fan, D., 26 Apr 2019

    Supervisor: Yang, S. (Supervisor) & Xu, Y. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Modelling the nanoscale properties of calcium silicate hydrate and ice

    Author: Romaniuk, A., 17 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Yang, S. (Supervisor) & Lue, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

    Prizes

    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)

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    Activities

    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Membership of committee

    Invited seminar to School of Civil, Environmenal and Chemical Engineering

    Shangtong Yang (Invited speaker)
    16 Aug 2013

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    International Conference on Infrastructure Failures and Consequences (Event)

    Shangtong Yang (Member)
    20132014

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee