Wen-Shao Chang

Dr Wen-Shao Chang

Senior Lecturer in Architectural Structure

BS Arch, MS Arch, PhD, FHEA

T: +44 (0)114 222 0370
E: w.chang@sheffield.ac.uk

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. To 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. I also sit on a number of committees to facilitate the development of design guidelines for the industry.

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.

Year 1 (UG) Studio
ARC 6821 (PGT): Materials for Low Impact Building: Theory

Administrative Roles

Coordinator MEng Structural Engineering and Architecture (HK21)

Deputy Director of Postgraduate Research Programmes

Leader of People, Environments and Performance (PEP) Research Group

Research Interests

Timber Engineering
Bamboo Engineering
Structural Materials
Building Conservation
Earthquake Engineering
Structural Control

Professional Standing and Distinctions

Committee member of BSI B/525/5 (Structural Use of Timber)
Committee member of BSI B/518 (Structural Timber)
UK lead delegate on CEN/TC124/WG3


Publications

A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of recent publications please click here.

Books

  • Reynolds T, Harris R & Chang W-S (2014) Wind-induced vibration in tall timber buildings. 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

Conference proceedings papers

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Harris R & Chang WS (2014) Teaching timber engineering. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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