Associate Professor Yixia Zhang

Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 8169
+61 2 6268 8581

LOCATION

Building 20 Room 101
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor in School of Engineering and Information Technology in the University of New South Wales, Canberra. She gained intensive research experience as a postdoctoral research fellow in UNSW, the University of Queensland of Australia, Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea after completing her PhD in the University of Hong Kong in 2001. She obtained her Bachelor degree and Master degree in Engineering Mechanics from Tianjin University, China in 1992 and 1995. She was awarded the Postgraduate certificate for Higher Education by the University of New South Wales in 2007.

Dr. Zhang’s main research areas are Composite materials and structures including high performance construction and building materials and green construction and building materials, numerical methods and modelling, and structural behaviour under extreme loadings including impact and blast. She has strong expertise on computer simulation and numerical modelling of engineering structures in various engineering areas in particularly under extreme loadings such as fire, impact and blast. Till Jan. 2019, she has published over 220 scholarly peer-reviewed research papers including over 80 papers in the top leading International journals. She has supervised 10 PhD students and one Master by Research student to completion.  Currently she works on an ARC DP project on numerical analysis and optimisation of composite  laminates with thermal dimensional stability and a defence funded research project on high performance nanocomposite adhesive materials. She has also been working on ARC project to develop green and environmental friendly Magnesium Oxychloride cement under the ARC research hub.

PhD scholarships are  available  and please contact Dr. Zhang (y.zhang@adfa.edu.au) for details.

Book Chapters

Guo Y; Zhang YX; Soe K, 2020, 'Influence of Silica Fume on Material Properties of Magnesium Oxychloride Cement', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, pp. 45 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_5

Meng D; Zhang YX; Lee CK, 2020, 'Structural Performance of Steel Reinforced PVA-ECC Beams Subjected to Fatigue Flexural Loading', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, pp. 419 - 426, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_41

Liu XF; Wang Q; Duan XZ; Zhang YX; Yu KQ, 2020, 'Mechanical Properties of Nano-Particle Modified Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, pp. 449 - 454, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_44

Pathak P; Zhang YX, 2017, 'Finite element analysis of fibre reinforced polymer strengthened reinforced concrete beams', in Reinforced Concrete: Design, Performance and Applications, pp. 1 - 48

Zhang YX; Lin X, 2015, 'Toughening mechanisms for fiber-reinforced polymer-reinforced concrete beams', in Toughening Mechanisms in Composite Materials, pp. 373 - 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-78242-279-2.00014-7

Zhang Y; Tian H, 2015, 'Toughening mechanisms for whisker-reinforced composites', in Qin Q; Ye J (ed.), Toughening Mechanisms in Composite Materials, edn. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Enginee, Woodhead Publishing, pp. 191 - 207, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9781782422792

Zhang Y; Lin X, 2015, 'Toughening mechanics for FRP reinforced concrete beams', in Qin Q; Ye J (ed.), Toughening mechanisms in composite materials, edn. Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Enginee, Woodhead Publishing, pp. 373 - 392, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9781782422792

Zhang YX; Tian H, 2014, 'Toughening mechanisms for whisker-reinforced composites', in Qin Q; Ye J (ed.), Toughening mechanisms in composite materials, Elsevier Science and Technology (Woodhead Publishing, UK), pp. 191 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-78242-279-2.00007-X

Crouch T; Zhang YX, 2011, 'Development and application of fibre-reinforced metal laminates in aerospace structures', in Davies JM (ed.), composite materials in engineering structures, Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, USA, pp. 293 - 311

Yang C; Zhang YX, 2010, 'Special finite element-based unit cell approach', in Qin Q-H; Sun B (ed.), Advances in Engineering Mechanics, edn. Volume 1, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 259 - 294

Yang C; Zhang YX, 2010, 'Shear-flexible quadrilateral composite plate elements based on Timoshenko's composite beam function method', in Qin Q-H; Sun B (ed.), Advances in Engineering Mechanics, edn. Volume 1, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 93 - 126, https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23_29&products_id=12194&osCsid=26623f08c5306ac46d1766a8204d7bbe

Bradford MA; Zhang Y, 2005, 'A rectangular layered plate-shell element for nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete slabs at elevated temperature', in Topping BHV (ed.), Innovations in Computational Structures Technology, Saxe-Coburg Publications, Stirlingshire, UK, pp. 501 - 516, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000248945600023&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Journal articles

Yu K; Guo Y; Zhang YX; Soe K, 2020, 'Magnesium oxychloride cement-based strain-hardening cementitious composite: Mechanical property and water resistance', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119970

Yu K; Ding Y; Zhang YX, 2020, 'Size effects on tensile properties and compressive strength of engineered cementitious composites', Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2020.103691

Khan MKI; Lee CK; Zhang YX, 2020, 'Numerical modelling of engineered cementitious composites-concrete encased steel composite columns', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2020.106082

Lee CK; Khan MKI; Zhang YX; Rana MM, 2020, 'Compressive performance of ECC-concrete encased high strength steel composite columns', Engineering Structures, vol. 213, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.110567

Guo Y; Zhang Y; Soe K; Hutchison WD; Timmers H; Poblete MR, 2020, 'Effect of fly ash on mechanical properties of magnesium oxychloride cement under water attack', Structural Concrete, vol. 21, pp. 1181 - 1199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/suco.201900329

Fu K; Wang H; Zhang YX; Ye L; Escobedo JP; Hazell PJ; Friedrich K; Dai S, 2020, 'Rheological and energy absorption characteristics of a concentrated shear thickening fluid at various temperatures', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 139, pp. 103525 - 103525, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2020.103525

Jojibabu P; Zhang YX; Rider AN; Wang J, 2020, 'Mechanical performance of adhesive joints using high-performance nanocomposite adhesive material with carbon nanotube and triblock copolymer hybrids', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.107813

Lee CK; Khan MKI; Zhang YX; Rana MM, 2020, 'Engineered cementitious composites (ECC) encased concrete-steel composite stub columns under concentric compression', Structures, vol. 24, pp. 386 - 399, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.01.023

Khan MKI; Rana MM; Zhang YX; Lee CK, 2020, 'Compressive behaviour of engineered cementitious composites and concrete encased steel composite columns', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2020.105967

Jojibabu P; Zhang YX; Rider AN; Wang J; Wuhrer R; Prusty BG, 2020, 'High-performance epoxy-based adhesives modified with functionalized graphene nanoplatelets and triblock copolymers', International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, vol. 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2019.102521

Kabir MI; Lee CK; Rana MM; Zhang YX, 2020, 'Strength enhancement of high strength steel beams by engineered cementitious composites encasement', Engineering Structures, vol. 207, pp. 110288 - 110288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.110288

Chen Y; Ye L; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Zhang YX, 2020, 'Effect of initiator geometry on energy absorption of CFRP tubes under dynamic crushing', International Journal of Crashworthiness, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13588265.2020.1761585

Jojibabu P; Zhang YX; Prusty BG, 2020, 'A review of research advances in epoxy-based nanocomposites as adhesive materials', International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, vol. 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2019.102454

Jojibabu P; Zhang YX; Rider AN; Wang J; Gangadhara Prusty B, 2019, 'Synergetic effects of carbon nanotubes and triblock copolymer on the lap shear strength of epoxy adhesive joints', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107457

Meng D; Lee C; Zhang Y, 2019, 'Flexural fatigue properties of a polyvinyl alcohol-engineered cementitious composite', Magazine of Concrete Research, vol. 71, pp. 1130 - 1141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jmacr.18.00197

Meng D; Zhang YX; Lee CK, 2019, 'Flexural fatigue behaviour of steel reinforced PVA-ECC beams', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 221, pp. 384 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.06.088

Chen Y; Ye L; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Zhang YX; Fu K, 2019, 'Quasi-static and dynamic progressive crushing of CF/EP composite sandwich panels under in-plane localised compressive loads', Composite Structures, vol. 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.04.011

Zhang W; Zhang YX; Jia Z; Wang F; Ding L, 2019, 'Test method and material design of asphalt mixture with the function of photocatalytic decomposition of automobile exhaust', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 215, pp. 298 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.04.196

Thanh HT; Li J; Zhang YX, 2019, 'Numerical modelling of the flow of self-consolidating engineered cementitious composites using smoothed particle hydrodynamics', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 211, pp. 109 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.03.210

Kabir MI; Lee CK; Rana MM; Zhang YX, 2019, 'Flexural and bond-slip behaviours of engineered cementitious composites encased steel composite beams', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 157, pp. 229 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2019.02.032

Li L; Cai Z; Yu K; Zhang YX; Ding Y, 2019, 'Corrigendum to “Performance-based design method of SHCC with compressive strength from 40 to 120 MPa” [Cement and concrete composite, 97 (2019) 202–217] (Cement and Concrete Composites (2019) 97 (202–217), (S0958946518300672), (10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.01.001))', Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 99, pp. 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.03.022

Li T; Yang QS; Ma LH; Zhang YX, 2019, 'A non-Gaussian model for the chemo-mechanical coupling behavior of largely deformed hydrogels', Soft Materials, vol. 17, pp. 126 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1539445X.2019.1568260

Zhao G; Li J; Zhang YX; Zhong J; Liang Z; Xiao S, 2019, 'A study on ductile fracture of coiled tubing based on cohesive zone model', Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol. 209, pp. 260 - 273, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2019.01.027

Li L; Cai Z; Yu K; Zhang YX; Ding Y, 2019, 'Performance-based design of all-grade strain hardening cementitious composites with compressive strengths from 40 MPa to 120 MPa', Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 97, pp. 202 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.01.001

Brown AD; Walters JB; Zhang YX; Saadatfar M; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Hazell PJ, 2019, 'The mechanical response of commercially available bone simulants for quasi-static and dynamic loading', Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, vol. 90, pp. 404 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.10.032

Pathak P; Zhang YX, 2019, 'Numerical study of structural behavior of fiber-reinforced polymer-strengthened reinforced concrete beams with bond-slip effect under cyclic loading', Structural Concrete, vol. 20, pp. 97 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/suco.201800035

Zhang W; Jia Z; Zhang Y; Hu K; Ding L; Wang F, 2019, 'The effect of direct-to-plant styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymer components on bitumen modification', Polymers, vol. 11, pp. No. 140 - No. 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym11010140

Zhao G; Zhong J; Zhang YX, 2019, 'Research progress on mechanical properties of short carbon fibre/epoxy composites', Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, vol. 12, pp. 3 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/2212797612666181213091233

Liu LY; Yang QS; Zhang YX, 2019, 'Plastic damage of additive manufactured aluminium with void defects', Mechanics Research Communications, vol. 95, pp. 45 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechrescom.2018.12.002

Fu K; Cui X; Zhang YX; Ye L; Chang L; Friedrich K, 2018, 'Confined compression behaviour of a shear thickening fluid with concentrated submicron particles', Composites Communications, vol. 10, pp. 186 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2018.10.002

Wang R; Zhang YX, 2018, 'Recycling fresh concrete waste: A review', Structural Concrete, vol. 19, pp. 1939 - 1955, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/suco.201800057

Guo Y; Zhang Y; Soe K; Pulham M, 2018, 'Recent development in magnesium oxychloride cement', Structural Concrete, vol. 19, pp. 1290 - 1300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/suco.201800077

Yu Y; Zhang YX, 2018, 'Effect of capillary connectivity and crack density on the diffusivity of cementitious materials', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, vol. 144, pp. 849 - 857, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2017.07.058

Shi L; Lin STK; Lu Y; Ye L; Zhang YX, 2018, 'Artificial neural network based mechanical and electrical property prediction of engineered cementitious composites', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 174, pp. 667 - 674, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.04.127

Zhao G; Li J; Zhang YX; Liang Z; Yang C, 2018, 'An Inverse Analysis-Based Optimal Selection of Cohesive Zone Model for Metallic Materials', International Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S1758825118500151

Zhang YX; Kerr Z; Jarvis B; Volant RJ, 2018, 'High-velocity impact behaviour of a new hybrid fibre-reinforced cementitious composite', Advances in Structural Engineering, vol. 21, pp. 589 - 597, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1369433217732667

Huang T; Zhang YX, 2018, 'Numerical modelling on degradation of mechanical behaviour for engineered cementitious composites under fatigue tensile loading', Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol. 188, pp. 309 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2017.08.036

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