Dr Liu Yang


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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Area of Expertise

  • Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
  • Multi-scale Material Modelling
  • Aerogel composites
  • Composites Recycling
  • Composites Interface
  • Reinforcement Fibres
  • Surface Coating
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Polymer and Elastomer 
  • Thermomechanical Analysis

Prize And Awards

Industry Fellow of Royal Academic of Engineering
Scottish Crucible Award

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Experimental and computational analysis of elastomer membranes used in oscillating water column WECs
Abad Farhad, Lotfian Saeid, Dai Saishuai, Zhao Guangwei, Idarraga Alarcon Guillermo, Yang Liu, Huang Yang, Xiao Qing, Brennan Feargal
Renewable Energy Vol 226 (2024)
A novel investigation of co-processing porous geopolymer using glass fibres recycled from waste turbine blades
Wang Kaibao, Yang Liu
International Journal of Materials Research Vol 115, pp. 336-348 (2024)
Thermoset droplet curing performance in the microbond test
Bryce David, Thomason James L, Yang Liu
Composite Interfaces, pp. 1-22 (2024)
Numerical analysis of structured sheet material in flexible oscillating water column wave energy converter
Huang Yang, Idarraga Guillermo, Xiao Qing, Yang Liu, Dai Saishuai, Abad Farhad, Brennan Feargal, Lotfian Saeid
Proceedings of the ASME 2024 43rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2024) 43rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (2024)
Glass fibre composites recycling using the fluidised bed : a comparative study into the carbon footprint in the UK
Pender Kyle, Yang Liu
Sustainability Vol 16 (2024)
A general FSI framework for an effective stress analysis on composite wind turbine blades
Deng ZhongSheng, Xiao Qing, Huang Yang, Yang Liu, Liu YuanChuan
Ocean Engineering Vol 291 (2024)

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ME16232 Engineering Mechanics: Structural Mechanics

ME523 Polymer and Polymer Composites

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Research Interests

Current research activities focus on 

Composites recycling and reuse (This work includes the development of economically viable routes to recycling fibre reinforced composites and reusing recyclates in new industrial applications) 

Composites interface (This work centres around fibre-matrix physicochemcial interactions through surface characterisation, coating development, and fibre-matrix adhesion engineering)

Aerogel composites (This work includes the design and development of ultralight, strong, superinsulating aerogel composites for energy saving applicaitons)

Self-healing elastomer  (This work centres on the chemical design and material engineering of elastomer materials for improving wear resistance and damage self-mitigation)

Multi-scale material modelling (This work revolves around understanding and engineering of structure-property relationship through multi-scale material modelling) 

Professional Activities

Characterisation of validation of microscale testing of fibre matrix interphases
Frontiers in Materials (Journal)
Associate Editor
RECOMP 2020 - Reuse and Recycling of FPR Composites
Invited speaker
Polymers (Journal)
Guest editor
Wind Power Research in Focus
Invited speaker
Numerical Modelling of Interfacial behaviour of Carbon Fibre composites
External Examiner

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DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Kelly, Lewis
Minty, Ross (Principal Investigator) Yang, Liu (Academic) Liggat, John (Co-investigator) Kelly, Lewis (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2027
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics & Orthotics | Thompson, Harry
Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator) Thompson, Harry (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
KTP - RUA. Embed an understanding of polymer chemistry, rheology and process engineering for the in-house development of medical devices.
Liggat, John (Principal Investigator) Cormack, Peter (Co-investigator) Oliveira, Monica (Co-investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator)
09-Jan-2022 - 08-Jan-2024
Products from Recycled Glass Fibre at Economic and Sustainable Scale (Progress)
Yang, Liu (Principal Investigator) Bomphray, Iain (Co-investigator) Thomason, James (Co-investigator) Liu, Zhe (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2025
Bionic Adaptive Stretchable Materials for WEC (BASM-WEC)
Xiao, Qing (Principal Investigator) Bomphray, Iain (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | McGurk, Michael
Feng, Jinglang (Principal Investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator) McGurk, Michael (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025

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Dr Liu Yang
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Email: l.yang@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2324