School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Dr. Han Fang is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide. She is also the Director of Internationalisation at the school. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary areas as advanced and functional construction materials and sustainable, self-sensing and resilient structures. Her research into functional materials and structural self-sensing and resilience has led to industry research and development of the use of functional materials for the monitoring and control of offshore oil and gas infrastructures. She is also contributing to incorporating the sustainable and flexibly-formed high strength steel polygonal structures, that she has been investigating, in automatic and modular construction of buildings.
For her research interests into advanced and functional materials, she investigates a wide range of advanced and functional materials such as high strength steel, ultra-high performance concrete, geopolymer concrete, shape memory alloys and conductive concrete in order to apply them to best leverage the material advantages. She also proposes pioneering material constitutive models for predicting the mechanical, thermal or coupled properties for the life-cycle performance prediction and design of structures and infrastructures made of these materials.
Furthermore, her research interest also aims to develop sustainable, self-sensing and resilient structures as the urgent global development target to prepare structures and infrastructures with mitigation and adaptability to climate change. Specifically, she investigates structures formed using aforementioned high strength materials and geopolymer concrete made of industry by-pass waste under critical loads and disaster and extreme working conditions. She develops the use of shape memory alloys in structures for structural monitoring and control. For these structures, her research also includes the development of unified design approaches that describe the structural mechanism and applicable to different critical loads and use of material strength for structures.
Dr. Han Fang also proactively commits as the organising committee member for leading international conferences. She has contributed as a member of the organising committees for 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in structures (2019) and 9th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (2018).
Date Position Institution name 2019 - ongoing Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2016 - 2019 Postdoctoral Fellow The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 Monash University Australia Doctor of Philosophy 2010 Monash University Australia Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Ist class honour)
Year Citation 2022 Fang, H., & Visintin, P. (2022). Structural performance of geopolymer-concrete-filled steel tube members subjected to compression and bending. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 188, 17 pages.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
2022 Chen, S., Fang, H., Liu, J. Z., & Chan, T. M. (2022). Design for local buckling behaviour of welded high strength steel I-sections under bending. Thin-Walled Structures, 172, 108792.
2022 Liu, J. Z., Fang, H., Chen, S., & Chan, T. M. (2022). Material properties and residual stresses of high strength steel hexagonal hollow sections. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 190, 23 pages.
2022 Wu, J., Ng, C. T., & Fang, H. (2022). Internal damages detection for structural timber members using low-frequency anti-symmetric guided wave. Construction and Building Materials, 322, 126355-1-126355-12.
2022 Liu, J. Z., Fang, H., & Chan, T. M. (2022). Experimental investigation on material properties and residual stresses in cold-formed high strength steel irregular octagonal hollow sections. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 191, 107170.
2021 Fang, H., Chan, T. M., & Young, B. (2021). Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Octagonal High-Strength Steel Tubular Stub Columns under Combined Compression and Bending. Journal of Structural Engineering (United States), 147(1), 04020282.
DOI Scopus11 WoS8
2021 Chen, J., Fang, H., & Chan, T. M. (2021). Design of fixed-ended octagonal shaped steel hollow sections in compression. Engineering Structures, 228, 1-12.
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2021 Fang, H., Chan, T. M., & Young, B. (2021). Structural performance of concrete-filled cold-formed high-strength steel octagonal tubular stub columns. Engineering Structures, 239, 1-12.
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2021 Liu, H. X., Fang, H., Zhu, J. Y., & Chan, T. M. (2021). Numerical investigation on the structural performance of octagonal hollow section columns. Structures, 34, 3257-3267.
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2019 Fang, H., & Chan, T. M. (2019). Buckling resistance of welded high-strength-steel box-section members under combined compression and bending. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 162, 11 pages.
DOI Scopus14 WoS11
2019 Fang, H., Chan, T., & Young, B. (2019). Behavior of Octagonal High-Strength Steel Tubular Stub Columns. Journal of Structural Engineering (United States), 145(12), 1-11.
DOI Scopus20 WoS17
2019 Fang, H., & Chan, T. (2019). Resistance of Axially Loaded Hot-finished S460 and S690 Steel Square Hollow Stub Columns at Elevated Temperatures. Structures, 17, 66-73.
DOI Scopus11 WoS8
2018 Fang, H., Chan, T., & Young, B. (2018). Structural performance of cold-formed high strength steel tubular columns. Engineering Structures, 177, 473-488.
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2018 Fang, H., Chan, T., & Young, B. (2018). Material properties and residual stresses of octagonal high strength steel hollow sections. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 148, 479-490.
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2018 Fang, H., & Chan, T. (2018). Axial compressive strength of welded S460 steel columns at elevated temperatures. Thin-Walled Structures, 129, 213-224.
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2017 Fang, H., Wong, B., & Bai, Y. (2017). Kinetic modelling of thermophysical properties of shape memory alloys during phase transformation. Construction and Building Materials, 131, 146-155.
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2017 Fang, H., Wong, M., & Bai, Y. (2017). Heating rate effect on the thermophysical properties of steel in fire. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 128, 611-617.
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2015 Fang, H., Wong, M., Bai, Y., & Luo, R. (2015). Effect of heating/cooling rates on the material properties of NiTi wires for civil structural applications. Construction and Building Materials, 101, 447-455.
DOI Scopus17 WoS12
2015 Fang, H., Wong, M. B., & Bai, Y. (2015). Use of kinetic model for thermal properties of steel at high temperatures. Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, 13(1), 40-47.
Year Citation 2020 Fang, H., & Chan, T. (2020). Structural performance of hot-finished high strength steel square tubular stub columns at elevated temperatures. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, ICASS 2018 (pp. 1-10). online: The Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction.
2013 Fang, H., Wong, M., & Bai, Y. (2013). A new kinetic model for steel specific heat during phase transformation. In From Materials to Structures: Advancement Through Innovation - Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM 2012 (pp. 807-811).
Structural Steel Design (2019-); Structural Design Practice (2020); Introduction to Infrastructures (2020)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor Development of guided wave damage detection technique for engineering structures Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jinhang Wu
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