Dr Tao Liu is a member of the Centre for Structural Engineering & Informatics Research Group.
- Structural Analysis 1 (CIVE1020)
- Portfolio of Civil Engineering Studies 2 (CIVE1005 )
- Advanced Structural Analysis (CIVE4097 )
- 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 and bio-inspired designs
- Cell Mechanics
- Multiscale / multiphysical modeling
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.
I currently have three funded PhD positions. Please feel free to contact with me for more information .
PhD 1- Mechanics and biomimicking of marine mussel plaque-substratum interactions
PhD 2 - The experimental characterisation and numerical modelling of mussel plaque-substratum
PhD 3 - Life Prediction of Power Plant Components with Welds under Flexible, Thermal-Mechanical Loadings and Operation Cycle Optimization
Funded research projects :
2020-23, Leverhulme Trust Research Grant, Mechanics and biomimicking of marine mussle plaques , £323,000.00 - PI Description of the project
2018-20, EU Horizon 2020 Clean Sky, LIFT-Lightweight Innovative Generator for Future Air Transportation, €600, 000.00 - CI
2018-19, International Collaboration Grant with UCSB, £ 3800.00 - PI
2017-20, Industry funding, Development of high performance graphene Lithium-sulphur battery, £ 1,170,000.00 - Principal Investigator (multiphysics modelling and integrated optimisation).
2016-17, EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Partnered Access Fund, £ 3500.00-PI
2016-18, Royal Society Research Grant, £ 12,500.00 - PI
2016-17, Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Ministry of Defense), £92,000.00 -PI
2014, Nottingham-Tsinghua Collaboration Fund, £ 5000.00 -PI
2012-14, Nottingham university, Early Career Research and Knowledge Transfer Awards, £35,000.00-PI
2012-15, EPSRC Doctor Training Grant, £45,000 - PI
2012, Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Ministry of Defense), Optimized armor systems for protection against soil impact: £30,000 -CI
T.LIU, N.A. FLECK, H.N.G. WADLEY and V.S. DESHPANDE, 2013. The impact of sand slugs against beams and plates: Coupled discrete particle/finite element simulations Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 61(8), 1798–1821 T LIU, HNG WADLEY and VS DESHPANDE, 2014. Dynamic compression of foam supported plates impacted by high velocity soil International Journal of Impact Engineering. 63, 88-106
RUSSELL, B.P., LIU, T., FLECK, N.A. and DESHPANDE, V.S., 2012. The soft impact of composite sandwich beams with a square-honeycomb core International Journal of Impact Engineering. 48(October), 65-81