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My Journey

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Research Interests

  • Fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for structural application;

  • Mechanics of laminated composite materials;

  • Structural joints — bonded, screwed, interlocked etc.;

  • Sandwich structures, layered structures;

  • FRP-steel, FRP-timber hybrid structures;

  • Finite element analysis — solid mechanics & structural

Ph.D. Thesis

Title: Splice Connection for Tubular Section Pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer Members in Building Construction

Author: Chengyu Qiu

Supervisor: Prof. Yu Bai

Certified by Monash University on 27 May 2020

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Journal Publications

  • Ding C., Bai Y.*, Qiu C., Wan C., and Zhao X-L. "Steel bolted flanged connections in tension: Effects of stiffener configurations". Thin-Walled Structures. 2020;154:106824. Download journal paper

  • Qiu C., Bai Y.*, Cai Z., and Zhang Z. "Cyclic performance of splice connections for hollow section fibre reinforced polymer members". Composite Structures. 2020;243:112222. Download journal paper

  • Bai Y. and Qiu C.*. "Load-dependent composite action for beam nonlinear and ductile behavior". ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. 2020;146(4):04020028. Download journal paper

  • Xie L., Qi, Y. Bai Y.*, Qiu C., Wang H., Fang H. and Zhao X-L. "Sandwich assemblies of composites square hollow sections and thin-walled panels in compression". Thin-Walled Structures. 2019;145:106412. Download journal paper

  • Qiu C., Bai Y.*, Zhang L. and Jin L. "Bending performance of splice connections for assembly of tubular section FRP members: Experimental and numerical study". ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction. 2019;23(5): 04019040. Download journal paper

  • Qiu C., Ding C., He X., Zhang L. and Bai Y.*. "Axial performance of steel splice connection for tubular FRP column members". Composite Structures. 2018;189:498-509. Download journal paper

  • Qiu C., Feng P., Yang Y., Zhu L. and Bai Y.*. "Joint capacity of bonded sleeve connections for tubular fibre reinforced polymer members". Composite Structures. 2017;163:267-279. Download journal paper

  • Chen S.J., Qiu C.Y., Korayem A.H., Barati M.R. and Duan W.H.*. "Agglomeration process of surfactant-dispersed carbon nanotubes in unstable dispersion: A two-stage agglomeration model and experimental evidence". Powder Technology. 2016;301:412-420. Download journal paper


  • 9th International Young Scholars Forum of Sun Yat-sen University. December 28-29 2019. Shenzhen & Zhuhai, China. Download slideshow

  • 10th Annual Civil Engineering Postgraduate Conference "New Ways". November 29 2019. Monash University, Australia. Download poster

  • ICM-13, 13th International Conference on the Mechanical Behaviour of Materials. June 11-14 2019. Melbourne, Australia.  Download poster

  • ACMSM25, 25th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials. December 4-7 2018. Brisbane, Australia. Download conference paper

  • ICCE-26, 26th Annual International Conference on Composites and Nano Engineering. July 15-20 2018. Paris, France. Download slideshow

  • CICE 2018, 9th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering. July 17-19 2018. Paris, France. Download conference paper

  • 8th Annual Civil Engineering Postgraduate Conference "Innovation + Industry". November 17 2017. Monash University, Australia. Download poster

  • ICCE-25, 25th Annual International Conference on Composites and Nano Engineering. July 16-22 2017. Rome, Italy. Download conference paper

  • ISERCI-2017, International Symposium for Emerging Researchers in Composites for Infrastructure. July 10-11 2017. University of Wollongong, Australia. Download slideshow

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Awards and Scholarships

  • Certificate of Overseas High-Caliber Personnel (Level C). 2021. Human Resources and Social Security Administration of Shenzhen Municipality.

  • Postgraduate Publication Award. Feb 2020. Monash University.

  • Monash Departmental Scholarship. Oct 2019 - Feb 2020. Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University.

  • Monash Graduate Scholarship. Jan 2017 - Sep 2019. Monash University.

  • Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Mar 2016 - Feb 2020. Monash University.

  • Best posters award (3rd place), 7th Annual Civil Engineering Postgraduate Conference. Nov 2017. Monash University.

  • Monash Graduate Research International Travel Grant. July 2018. Monash University.

  • Structural anaysis of a modular inn building constructed of fibre reinforced polymer composite materials.

  • Review of building structures made of FRP composite materials, and connections developed for FRP structural members.

  • Static and fatigue testing of screwed and screwed & bonded joints for FRP composite roofs.

  • Finite element stress & modal analysis of a fibre reinforced composite material wind turbine blade.

  • Theoretical derivation of stress distribution in a hollow section bonded sleeve joint under bending.

  • Effect of seawater exposure on the tensile strength of basalt fibre reinforced epoxy polymer composite material.

  • Fabrication and flexural testing of timber poles reinforced by glass fibre fabric composite wraps.

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