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.  


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)
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)
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)
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)
Fly ash/silica fume coral concrete with modified polypropylene fiber for sustainable building construction
Wang Bo, Shi Wenhao, Wu Qing, Xi Xun, Yang Shangtong
Advances in Civil Engineering Vol 2022 (2022)
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)

More publications


  • 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
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (External organisation)
AIChE 2nd Sustainable Waste Management Conference
Member of programme committee
UK-China Workshop in Reutilizing Mining Wastes as Construction Materials
Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (External organisation)
Invited seminar to School of Civil, Environmenal and Chemical Engineering
Invited speaker

More professional activities


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)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2024
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 - 07-Jan-2022
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

More projects


Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir

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