Dr Wen-Shao Chang

BS Arch, MS Arch, PhD, FHEA

School of Architecture

Senior Lecturer in Architectural Structure

w.chang@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0370

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Dr Wen-Shao Chang
School of Architecture
Profile

I joined the Sheffield School of Architecture in 2017 before I worked for the Kyoto University, Japan, as a JSPS Fellow and the University of Bath as a lecturer. I have a dual background in Architecture and Structural Engineering, and hold the degrees of BS Arch, MS Arch and PhD all from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. 

I am interested in exploring how natural materials can be used to minimise the environmental impact caused by the construction industry as well as strategies to achieve low impact in buildings.

Being part of our People, Environments and Performance (PEP) research group, I also work with industry and provide specialist advice to engineers and architects all over the world, I am partner of a UK-based consultancy firm: Time for Timber Ltd, and a Taiwan-based design consultancy: Studio Haruka. I also sit on a number of UK and European committees to facilitate the development of timber design guidelines for the industry.

I am now Director of Postgraduate Research Programme.

Research interests
  • Timber Engineering
  • Bamboo Engineering
  • Structural Materials
  • Building Conservation
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Vibration Control
Publications

Books

  • Reynolds T, Harris R & Chang W-S (2014) Wind-induced vibration in tall timber buildings. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chen C-J & Chang W-S (2003) 認識木建築. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Harris R & Chang W (2018) Designing Tall Buildings with Natural Materials In Ormondroyd G & Morris AF (Ed.), Designing with Natural Materials (pp. 199-215). CRC Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reynolds T, Chang W-S & Harris R (2014) Ambient vibration testing to identify lateral stiffness and damping in modern multi-storey timber buildings In Schober K-U (Ed.), Experimental research with timber RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang P, Chang W-S, Shea A, Ansell MP & Lawrence M (2014) Non-homogeneous Thermal Properties of Bamboo, Materials and Joints in Timber Structures (pp. 657-664). Springer Netherlands RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W-S & Nearchou N (2013) Investigation of the potential of hot-pressed wood in all-timber connections In Socratous M & Harris R (Ed.), Innovative timber composites – improving wood with other materials RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hsu M-F & Chang W-S (2007) Research efforts being devoted to traditional Chuan-Dou timber structures after Chi-Chi earthquake in Taiwan WIT Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang WS, Hsu MF & Chen WC (2005) A novel procedure for evaluating the rotational stiffness of traditional timber joints in Taiwan (pp. 169-178). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang WS, Hsu MF & Chen CJ (2003) Modified estimation method of fundamental periods of historic buildings with masonry shear walls in Taiwan (pp. 565-574). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chen CJ, Tsai PH, Hsu MF & Chang WS (2003) In-situ evaluation of timber roof structures of historic buildings (pp. 815-824). RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • YEO SY, GAO Y, KOMATSU K, CHUNG Y-L, CHANG W-S & HSU M-F (2020) PRELIMINARY STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS STUDY OF THE CHINESE COMPLEX BRACKET SYSTEMS. Structures Under Shock and Impact XVI, 22 June 2020 - 24 June 2020. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang H, Chang W-S & Chen K (2019) Study of SMA-dowelled timber connection reinforced by densified veneer wood under cyclic loading. MATEC Web of Conferences, Vol. 275 (pp 01015-01015) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang C & Chang W (2018) Screw Reinforcement on Beam-to-Column Dowel-Type Connection. Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering 2018, 20 August 2018 - 23 August 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W & Liu Y (2018) Does Timber-Concrete Floor System Save Energy?. Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering 2018, 20 August 2018 - 23 August 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang H & Chang W-S (2018) Reducing Footfall-Induced Vibration in the Timber Floor System Using a Pre-Stressed Shape Memory Alloy-Based Tuned Mass Damper. Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, 20 August 2018 - 23 August 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ida M & Chang WS (2018) The effect of self-tapping screw reinforcement on moisture induced stresses in dowel-type connections. WCTE 2018 - World Conference on Timber Engineering RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W, Goldsmith T & Harris R (2018) A New Design Method for Timber Floors – Peak Acceleration Approach. Proceedings of the International Network on Timber Engineering Research Meeting 2018 View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Breton C, Blanchet P, Beauregard R & Chang W-S (2017) Unveiling the Climate Change Mitigation Potential of a Mid-Rise Timber Building Using a Dynamic LCA Approach. Proceedings of the LCA XVII RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hein C, Kaluzni L, Twohig B & Chang WS (2016) Global stability of high-rise timber buildings. WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering RIS download Bibtex download
  • Xie W & Chang WS (2016) Employing super-elastic alloy to enhance the damping and re-centring capacity of a single bracket unit in traditional temples in Asia. WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ong CB, Chang WS, Brandon D, Sterley M, Ansell MP & Walker P (2016) Fire performance of hardwood finger joints. WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering RIS download Bibtex download
  • Feldmann A, Huang H, Chang WS, Harris R, Dietsch P, Gräfe M & Hein C (2016) Dynamic properties of tall timber structures under wind-induced vibration. WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang H & Chang WS (2016) A novel timber dowel-type connection using shape memory alloy. WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang C, Chang WS & Harris R (2016) Investigation of thread configuration of self-tapping screws as reinforcement for dowel-type connection. WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wu J, Li M, Xu H & Chang W (2016) Learning by doing: A joint studio experiment on the theme of timber building design. WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W-S, Huang H & Harris R (2016) Design of timber floor for vibration: some design and test questions. INTER Proceedings Meeting Forty-nine 2016 (pp 379-390) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reynolds T, Feldmann A, Ramage M, Chang W-S, Harris R & Dietsch P (2016) Design Parameters for Lateral Vibration of Multi-Storey Timber Buildings. Proceedings of the International Network on Timber Engineering Research View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang H, Xie W & Chang WS (2015) Materials characterisation of NiTi and CuAIMn shape memory alloy bars under dynamic bending. ASM International - International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies, SMST 2015 (pp 159-160) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bradley A, Chang WS & Harris R (2014) The effect of drying condition on post flooding mechanical properties of timber shear walls. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W-S, Reynolds T, Harris R & Mosalam K (2014) Using smartphone to identify dynamic characteristics of timber bridges. COST - Timber Bridges Conference 2014 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harris R & Chang WS (2014) Teaching timber engineering. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reynolds T, Bolmsvik Å, Vessby J, Chang WS, Harris R, Bawcombe J & Bregulla J (2014) Ambient vibration testing and modal analysis of multi-storey cross-laminated timber buildings. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang P, Chang WS, Ansell MP, Chew J, Shea A, Zeidler A & Pickering S (2014) Heat transfer simulation and experimental study of bamboo in the radial direction. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang P, Chang WS, Ansell MP, Chew J, Shea A, Zeidler A & Pickering S (2014) Heat transfer simulation and experimental study of bamboo in the radial direction. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yeo SY, Hsu MF, Komatsu K, Chung YL & Chang WS (2014) Damage behaviour of taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber frame. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bradley A, Chang WS & Harris R (2014) The effect of drying condition on post flooding mechanical properties of timber shear walls. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reynolds T, Bolmsvik Å, Vessby J, Chang WS, Harris R, Bawcombe J & Bregulla J (2014) Ambient vibration testing and modal analysis of multi-storey cross-laminated timber buildings. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harris R & Chang WS (2014) Teaching timber engineering. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reynolds T, Bolmsvik Å, Vessby J, Chang WS, Harris R, Bawcombe J & Bregulla J (2014) Ambient vibration testing and modal analysis of multi-storey cross-laminated timber buildings. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang P, Chang WS, Ansell MP, Chew J, Shea A, Zeidler A & Pickering S (2014) Heat transfer simulation and experimental study of bamboo in the radial direction. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harris R & Chang WS (2014) Teaching timber engineering. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yeo SY, Hsu MF, Komatsu K, Chung YL & Chang WS (2014) Damage behaviour of taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber frame. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yeo SY, Hsu MF, Komatsu K, Chung YL & Chang WS (2014) Damage behaviour of taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber frame. WCTE 2014 - World Conference on Timber Engineering, Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yeo SY, Hsu MF, Komatsu K & Chang WS (2013) Dynamic characteristics of Taiwanese traditional Dieh-Dou timber structures. Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XIII, 25 June 2013 - 27 June 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reynolds T, Harris R & Chang W-S (2013) In-service dynamic stiffness of dowel-type connections. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CIB - W18 (pp 103-112) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reynolds T, Harris R & Chang WS (2012) Dynamic stiffness and damping of dowel-type connections for timber structures under service conditions. World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012, WCTE 2012, Vol. 1 (pp 566-573) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang WS, Wakita T, Kitamori A, Komatsu K, Kataoka Y & Hsu MF (2012) Dynamic properties of a traditional complex bracket sets in an oriental temple. World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012, WCTE 2012, Vol. 5 (pp 460-463) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reynolds T, Harris R & Chang W-S (2012) Dynamic behaviour of timber perpendicular to the grain in dowel-type connections. Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Reynolds T, Harris R & Chang W-S (2011) Dynamic Response of Tall Timber Buildings to Wind Loading. Proceedings of the IABSE-IASS 2011 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yeo S, Chang W-S, Hsu M-F & Komatsu K (2011) The structural behaviour of timber joints subjected to uni-axial bending – using Taiwanese traditional Die-dou timber frame as a case study. Proceedings of the East Asian Architectural Culture International Conference RIS download Bibtex download
  • Yeo SY, Hsu MF, Chang WS & Chen JL (2011) Life Cycle Assessment of Timber Components in Taiwan Traditional Temples. Procedia Engineering, Vol. 14 (pp 2683-2691) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang WS & Hsu MF (2010) Full-scale experiment on reinforced Taiwanese traditional timber frames. 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010, WCTE 2010, Vol. 4 (pp 3345-3352) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang WS & Komatsu K (2010) Experiment on traditional timber connections subjected to bi-axial bending. 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010, WCTE 2010, Vol. 3 (pp 1836-1839) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Kitamor A, Jung K, Hassel I, Chang WS, Komatsu K & Suzuki Y (2010) Mechanical analysis of lateral loading behaviour on Japanese tradiotinal frame structure depending on the vertical load. 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010, WCTE 2010, Vol. 1 (pp 652-660) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jung K, Murakami S, Kitamori A, Chang W-S & Komatsu K (2010) GIR 接合部用引張ダボとしてのスギ圧縮材の利用に関する研究. Proceedings of the 60 Annual meeting of Japanese Wood Research Society RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W-S, Jung K, Kitamori A, Hsu M-F & Komatsu K (2010) Experimental study of structural behaviour of Kumimono in Taiwanese traditional temple under varying vertical load. Proceedings of the 60 Annual meeting of Japanese Wood Research Society RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hsu M-F, Yeo S & Chang W-S (2010) A Preliminary Research on the Life Cycle of Historic Timber Buildings in Taiwan – using ten traditional temples as a case study. Proceedings of the 60 Annual meeting of Japanese Wood Research Society RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W-S (2009) Reinforcement of traditional timber shear walls. Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium of Indonesian Wood Research Society RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W-S, Thomson A, Walker P & Harris R (2009) Optimization of the all-wood pegged beam-to-beam timber connections. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT 2009) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Thomson A, Harris R, Walker P, Ansell M & Chang W-S (2009) Contemporary metal free dowel connections for timber structures. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT 2009) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang WS, Hsu MF & Mao L (2008) Full-scale experiment on traditional timber frames of Taiwan. 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008, Vol. 4 (pp 1915-1922) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang WS, Hsu MF & Chen WJ (2006) Experimental study on traditional wooden shear walls in Taiwan. 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006, Vol. 2 (pp 1022-1029) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tseng YJ, Chen TH, Wu TC, Hsu MF & Chang WS (2006) The space information of traditional Dei-dou timber frames in taiwan and their applications. 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2006, WCTE 2006, Vol. 1 (pp 79-86) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W-S & Hsu M-F (2005) Evaluation of Rotational Performance of Traditional Nuki Joint. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W, Hsu M-F & Chen C-J (2004) Estimating Rotational Stiffness of Timber Joints by Using Fractional Factorial Experiments Combined with Computer Simulation. Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chen C-J, Chang W-S & Hsu M-F (2002) The Feasibility of Non-destructive Investigations on Structural Assessment of Historic Buildings in Taiwan. Proceedings of the 7th World Conference on Timber Engineering RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W-S (2001) Dynamic Characteristics of Adobe Buildings in Taiwan. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Planning and Design RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chang W-S (2001) Investigation on Dynamic Characteristics of Historic Buildings with Traditional Style by Using Ambient Vibration Measurement. Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Buildings and Structures RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

My background and experience enable me to have had an opportunity to understand the interactions between architects and engineers in the design process, and therefore enables me to become an experienced Studios Design Tutor and Lecturer in teaching architects Architectural Structures and Materials.

Professional activities

Committees

  • Committee member of BSI B/525/5 (Structural Use of Timber)
  • Committee member of BSI B/518 (Structural Timber)
  • UK lead expert on CEN/TC124/WG3
  • UK lead expert for EN16929:2018
  • UK lead expert to Technical Report of Bounded-in Rod Connection of CEN/TC250/SC5

Journals (Editorial Board members):

  • Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers – Engineering History and Heritage
  • Advances in Civil Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Vibration