Dr Xiang Yun
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Lecturer in Structural Engineering
+44 114 222 5756
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Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building (Broad Lane Building)
My research helps to create more resilient and efficient steel buildings and wind turbine towers through strategic use and design of high performance steels.
Dr Xiang Yun
Xiang’s research has been focused on the development of accurate and efficient design rules for high performance metallic structures as well as onshore and offshore wind turbine towers using experimental, numerical and analytical techniques. His research interests include high strength steel structures, aluminium alloy structures, stainless steel structures, metal 3D printed structures, structural stability and structural fire engineering.
Xiang obtained his PhD in 2018 at Imperial College London. The main theme of his PhD was material modelling and design of hot-rolled and cold-formed steel structures. He proposed constitutive material models that actually represent the stress-strain response of hot-rolled and cold-formed steels, which have been extensively used by researchers around the globe in their analytical, numerical and design models. These material models have recently been incorporated into the latest version of Eurocode 3: Part 1.14. He also extended a deformation-based design approach named the Continuous Strength Method (CSM) for the design of structural steel elements, which shows significant benefit over traditional design methods including increased structural safety, efficiency and accuracy.
After obtaining his PhD degree, Xiang worked as a Research Associate at Imperial College London on a European funded project “Stronger Steels in the Built Environment (STROBE)”. The main objective of the project was to increase the application of high performance strength steels in structural engineering, underpinned by state-of-the-art design standards, thus promoting a sustainable and resilient built environment that provides well-being to the society. He then worked at Johns Hopkins University as a visiting researcher on the design of wind turbine towers before he was appointed as a Lecturer in Structural Engineering in 2022.
- Research interests
- High strength steel structures
- Aluminium alloy structures
- Stainless steel structures
- Metal 3D printed structures
- Metallic materials
- Structural stability
- Structural fire engineering.
- Behaviour of high strength steel butt joints exposed to arctic low temperatures. Thin-Walled Structures, 192, 111157-111157.
- Behaviour, finite element modelling and design of high strength steel homogeneous and hybrid welded I‐section beams. ce/papers, 6(3-4), 539-544.
- Applications of 3D scanning and digital image correlation in structural experiments. ce/papers, 6(3-4), 1674-1679.
- Experimental investigation of steel frames made of hybrid steel welded I‐sections. ce/papers, 6(3-4), 1668-1673.
- Numerical study and design of swage-locking pinned aluminium alloy shear connections. Thin-Walled Structures, 190, 110949-110949.
- Local buckling behaviour and design of aluminium alloy plates in fire. Thin-Walled Structures, 189, 110886-110886.
- Welded steel I-section columns: Residual stresses, testing, simulation and design. Engineering Structures, 282, 115631-115631.
- Numerical modelling and design of normal and high strength steel non-slender welded I-section beam–columns. Thin-Walled Structures, 186.
- Cross-sectional behaviour and design of normal and high strength steel welded I-sections under compression and uniaxial bending. Advances in Structural Engineering.
- 8-MW wind turbine tower computational shell buckling benchmark. Part 1: an international ‘round-robin’ exercise. Engineering Failure Analysis, 148.
- Behaviour and design of high strength steel homogeneous and hybrid welded I-section beams. Engineering Structures, 275, 115275-115275.
- The continuous strength method – review and outlook. Engineering Structures, 275(Part A).
- Structural fire behaviour of aluminium alloy structures: Review and outlook. Engineering Structures, 268, 114746-114746.
- Benchmark tests on high strength steel frames. Engineering Structures, 258, 114108-114108.
- Design of cold-formed steel SHS and RHS beam–columns considering the influence of steel grade. Thin-Walled Structures, 171, 108600-108600.
- An improved and robust finite element model for simulation of thin-walled steel bolted connections. Engineering Structures, 250, 113368-113368.
- Structural behaviour and continuous strength method design of high strength steel non-slender welded I-section beam–columns. Thin-Walled Structures, 169, 108273-108273.
- Experimental study of swage-locking pinned aluminium alloy shear connections. Thin-Walled Structures, 163, 107641-107641.
- Full-Range Stress–Strain Curves for Aluminum Alloys. Journal of Structural Engineering, 147(6).
- Numerical modelling of extruded aluminium alloy T-stubs connected by swage-locking pins: FE validation and parametric study. Thin-Walled Structures, 155, 106926-106926.
- Experimental and Numerical Study of Fixed-Ended High-Strength Aluminum Alloy Angle-Section Columns. Journal of Structural Engineering, 146(10).
- Structural performance and design of hot-rolled steel SHS and RHS under combined axial compression and bending. Structures, 27, 1289-1298.
- Behaviour and design of eccentrically loaded hot-rolled steel SHS and RHS stub columns at elevated temperatures. Thin-Walled Structures, 149, 106646-106646.
- Steel Design by Advanced Analysis: Material Modeling and Strain Limits. Engineering, 5(2), 243-249.
- Description of stress-strain curves for cold-formed steels. Construction and Building Materials, 189, 527-538.
- The continuous strength method for the design of cold-formed steel non-slender tubular cross-sections. Engineering Structures, 175, 549-564.
- Numerical modelling and design of hot-rolled and cold-formed steel continuous beams with tubular cross-sections. Thin-Walled Structures, 132, 574-584.
- Ultimate capacity of I-sections under combined loading – Part 2: Parametric studies and CSM design. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 148, 265-274.
- Ultimate capacity of I-sections under combined loading – Part 1: Experiments and FE model validation. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 147, 408-421.
- Bearing Capacity of A Fabricated Asymmetric Bolted-welded Spliced Connection Based on the Component Method. Yingyong Jichu yu Gongcheng Kexue Xuebao/Journal of Basic Science and Engineering, 26(3), 585-595.
- The continuous strength method for the design of hot-rolled steel cross-sections. Engineering Structures, 157, 179-191.
- Stress-strain curves for hot-rolled steels. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 133, 36-46.
- Hot-Rolled Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Design Incorporating Strain Hardening. Structures, 9, 21-28.
Conference proceedings papers
- Experimental investigation of buckling of thin-walled cylindrical shells subjected to combined bending and torsion. Proceedings of the Annual Stability Conference Structural Stability Research Council, SSRC 2023
- NUMERICAL STUDY OF STRUCTURAL STEEL CONTINUOUS BEAMS WITH TUBULAR CROSS-SECTIONS
- Research group
- PhD Opportunities
Within the general area of metallic structures, there are numerous ongoing research projects and opportunities for collaboration. Highly motivated and talented individuals with background in civil and structural engineering are always welcome. Enquiries may made to email@example.com. Current PhD opportunities in the department can be viewed here.