Dr Shangtong Yang

Senior Lecturer

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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.  

Expertise

Has expertise in:

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

Prizes 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

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 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-022-02922-8
Technology strategies to achieve carbon-peak and carbon-neutrality for China's metal mines
Guo Qifeng, Xi Xun, Yang Shangtong, Cai Meifeng
International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials Vol 29, pp. 626–634 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-021-2374-3
Meso-scale phase field modelling of reinforced concrete structures subjected to corrosion of multiple reinforcements
Hu Xiaofei, Xu Huiqian, Xi Xun, Zhang Peng, Yang Shangtong
Construction and Building Materials Vol 321 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.126376
Research progress in corrosion mechanism of reinforced alkali-activated concrete structures
Zhang Feng, Xi Xun, Yang Shangtong
Corrosion and Materials Degradation Vol 2, pp. 641-656 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.3390/cmd2040034
Modelling rock fracture induced by hydraulic pulses
Xi Xun, Yang Shangtong, McDermott Christopher I, Shipton Zoe K, Fraser-Harris Andrew, Edlmann Katriona
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Vol 54, pp. 3977-3994 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-021-02477-0
Using artificial neural network to predict the fracture properties of the interfacial transition zone of concrete at the meso-scale
Xi Xun, Yin Ziqing, Yang Shangtong, Li Chun-Qing
Engineering Fracture Mechanics Vol 242 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2020.107488

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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

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

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-2023
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 - 01-Jan-2021
KTP - Inex
Liggat, John (Principal Investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator) Hernandez, Jose Luis (Co-investigator) Yang, Shangtong (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
Reuse of mining waste into innovative geopolymeric-based structural panels, precast, ready mixes and insitu applications (REMINE) (H2020 MCSA RISE)
Yang, Shangtong (Principal Investigator)
Reuse of mining waste into innovative geopolymeric-based structural panels, precast, ready mixes and insitu applications
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2018
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTA - University of Strathclyde) | Romaniuk, Amy
Yang, Shangtong (Principal Investigator) Lue, Leo (Co-investigator) Romaniuk, Amy (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 17-Jan-2019

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Address

Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir Building

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