Dr Shangtong Yang

Senior Lecturer

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Personal statement

My research interest is focused on the understanding of basic principles that control the mechanical properties and behaviours of civil engineering materials, in particular, rock-like materials such as concrete and rock. Under a variety/combination of loads and environemnts, the mechanical response of these materials is still a challenging topic. I look at the fundemental questions in developing rational constitutive models and the engineering applications to creating novel solution and technology.  

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Area of Expertise

  • Fracture mechanics
  • Rock-like materials, e.g., concrete, rock
  • Durability of civil engineering structures¬†
  • Failure prediction and whole-life management of infrastructure

Prize And Awards

Visiting Professor
Recipient
2019
Outstanding Reviewer for Engineering Structures
Recipient
9/2018
Outstanding Reviewer for Cement and Concrete Research
Recipient
8/2018
Outstanding Reviewer for Engineering Fracture Mechanics
Recipient
5/2017
Best Staff Poster - International Travel Award
Recipient
7/6/2012
UKCCSC Travel Grant
Recipient
2/4/2012

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Publications

Sulfate diffusion in coal pillar : experimental data and prediction model
Wang Min, Xi Xun, Guo Qifeng, Pan Jiliang, Cai Meifeng, Yang Shangtong
International Journal of Coal Science & Technology Vol 10 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40789-023-00575-8
Effect of strain levels on the corrosion resistance of an enamel-coated steel rebar
Tang Fujian, Cui Hao, Li Gang, Yang Shangtong
Coatings Vol 13 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings13030510
Predicting mixed mode damage propagation in snowpack using the extended cohesive damage element method
Chen Jiye, Fyffe Blair, Han Dawei, Yang Shangtong
Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics Vol 122 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tafmec.2022.103567
A non-linear cohesive zone model for low-cycle fatigue of quasi-brittle materials
Xi Xun, Yang Shangtong
Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics Vol 122 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tafmec.2022.103641
Modelling the near-wellbore rock fracture tortuosity : role of casing-cement-rock well system, perforation and in-situ stress
Xi Xun, Yang Shangtong, Shipton Zoe, Cai Meifeng
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences Vol 157 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2022.105182
Mixed-mode fracture modelling of the near-wellbore interaction between hydraulic fracture and natural fracture
Xi Xun, Shipton Zoe K, Kendrick Jackie E, Fraser-Harris Andrew, Mouli-Castillo Julien, Edlmann Katriona, McDermott Christopher I, Yang Shangtong
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Vol 55, pp. 5433-5452 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-022-02922-8

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Teaching

  • Structural analysis
  • Building materials
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Finite element method

I currently teach:

  • CL207 Structural Mechanics and Materials
  • CL313 Structural Engineering
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Professional Activities

ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute International Conference
Keynote/plenary speaker
22/3/2021
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (External organisation)
Member
2020
AIChE 2nd Sustainable Waste Management Conference
Member of programme committee
2020
UK-China Workshop in Reutilizing Mining Wastes as Construction Materials
Chair
20/5/2019
Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (External organisation)
Advisor
2016
Invited seminar to School of Civil, Environmenal and Chemical Engineering
Invited speaker
16/8/2013

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Projects

Understanding the rock fatigue mechanisms in underground hydrogen storage FUSE (Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund)
Yang, Shangtong (Principal Investigator) Lunn, Rebecca (Co-investigator) Shipton, Zoe (Co-investigator)
02-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2025
Discovering the Corrosion Mechanisms of Reinforced Low-Carbon Concrete Infrastructure
Yang, Shangtong (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
GigaWattHour Subsurface Thermal Energy storAge: Engineered structures and legacy Mine shafts: STEaM
Shipton, Zoe (Principal Investigator) Burnside, Neil (Co-investigator) Tuohy, Paul Gerard (Co-investigator) Yang, Shangtong (Co-investigator) Johnson, Gareth (Research Co-investigator)
13-Jan-2022 - 12-Jan-2025
Novel Utilization of Mining Wastes in Construction Materials
Yang, Shangtong (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2019
Smart pumping for Subsurface Engineering (Prosperity Partnership)
Shipton, Zoe (Principal Investigator) Corney, Jonathan (Co-investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Perry, Marcus (Co-investigator) Pytharouli, Stella (Co-investigator) Stankovic, Lina (Co-investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator) Yang, Shangtong (Co-investigator) Fan, Ding (Researcher) Parastatidis, Emmanouil (Researcher) Rizzuto, Francesco (Researcher) Xi, Xun (Researcher)
Prosperity Partnership: Predictive pumping
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | shafaei, Davood
Yang, Shangtong (Principal Investigator) Pytharouli, Stella (Co-investigator) shafaei, Davood (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 07-Jan-2022

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Contact

Dr Shangtong Yang
Senior Lecturer
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: shangtong.yang@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted