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Tao Liu

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering

Contact

  • workRoom B68 Coates Building
    University Park
    Nottingham
    NG7 2RD
    UK
  • work+44 (0) 1157484059
  • fax+44 (0) 1159513898

Biography

Dr Tao Liu is a member of the Centre for Structural Engineering & Informatics Research Group.

Teaching Summary

  1. H21CEM , Civil Engineering Materials
  2. H24SFE , Finite Element Analysis
  3. H22MOA, Construction Management

Research Summary

  • Ultralight weight cellular materials/structures, small structures, multi-functional and smart materials/structures
  • Micromechanics of cellular materials and composite materials
  • Computer simulation of granular material impact and dynamic soil-structural interaction.
  • Impact engineering & dynamic fracture
  • Finite element analysis
  • Design Optimization
  • Cell Mechanics
  • Health monitor on existing structures

Full publication list : https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=01cSuSEAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

Research facility : The research group has a single stage gas gun impact test rig ( 4 m long gun barrel ), Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar ( SHPB ), high speed camera and digital image correlation measurement system.

Engineering Research Fellowships : https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/research/engineering-research-fellowships.aspx

Selected Publications

  • Multifunctional design of metallic / composite sandwich structures - The project aims to develop high performance,lightweight sandwich structures to fulfill multifunctional requirements in engineering applications such as energy absorption, active cooling and acoustic noise reduction.
  • Polymer Composites and composite sandwich panels under high velocity impact - This project includes numerical modelling of failure and damage of composite materials.
  • Computational simulations of cell / tissue mechanics - The project aims to develop bio-chemo- mechanical computational modelling of cells under chemical or mechanical stimulation such as cell- substrate interaction. This is an interdisciplinary research that combines computational biology and computational mechanics. The outcome of the project will be used to (i) develop novel understanding on mechanical stimulation induced cellular behaviour as well as tissue behaviour,(ii) design novel experimental protocols and (iii) design of engineered tissues.
  • Coupled discrete element (DE ) / finite element simulation - on high speed soils / powders impact event. This includes simulations of explosion of a shallow buried landmine,dynamic soil -structure interaction and dynamic fracture for geo-materials
  • Cellular concrete and cellular concrete based sandwich structures
  • Structural impact
  • Self-healing materials / structures

Scholarship information :http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/international-applicants/scholarships-fees-and-finance/scholarships/research-scholarships/research-scholarships.aspx

Please feel free to contact with me for more information .

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD



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