Dr Tai Thai

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: 413
  • Building: Engineering Block D
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Beam and Plate Theories
  • Beam-to-Column Composite Connections
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Nonlinear Analysis and Advanced Desgin
  • Steel and Composite Structures
  • Structural System Reliability

Personal webpage

https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=6x96L_YAAAAJ&hl=en

Biography

Dr Thai is a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering. He received his PhD in Structural Engineering from Sejong University in February 2010. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, he was a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University, an ARC DECRA Fellow at The University of NSW and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Hanyang University and Sejong University. He is a member of Standards Australia Committee BD-032 on Composite Construction. He is also Associate Editor for Shock and Vibration and Advances in Civil Engineering, and Regional Editor (for Australia) for Open Mechanical Engineering Journal. His research interests have been in the areas of steel, steel-concrete composite, laminated composites and functionally graded materials with an emphasis on developing robust computational tools for the advanced analysis and design purposes. His current research focuses on high strength materials for sustainable construction of buildings, bridges and other infrastructure.

Recent publications

  1. Al Abadi, H.; Paton-cole, V.; Patel, V.; Huu-tai, T. Axial strength and elastic stiffness behaviour of partially confined concrete columns. Construction and Building Materials. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 196, pp. 727-741. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.11.104
  2. Hu, Y.; Tang, SL.; George, AK.; Tao, Z.; Wang, XQ.; Thai, HT. Behaviour of stainless steel bolts after exposure to elevated temperatures. Journal of Constructional Steel Research. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 157, pp. 371-385. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2019.02.021
  3. Thai, S.; Thai, HT.; Uy, B.; Ngo, T. Concrete-filled steel tubular columns: Test database, design and calibration. Journal of Constructional Steel Research. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 157, pp. 161-181. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2019.02.024
  4. Waqas, R.; Uy, B.; Thai, H-T. Experimental and numerical behaviour of blind bolted flush endplate composite connections. Journal of Constructional Steel Research. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 153, pp. 179-195. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.10.012
  5. Huang, Z.; Li, D.; Uy, B.; Thai, HT.; Hou, C. Local and post-local buckling of fabricated high-strength steel and composite columns. Journal of Constructional Steel Research. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 154, pp. 235-249. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.12.004
  6. Patel, V.; Hassanein, MF.; Thai, H-T.; Al Abadi, H.; Elchalakani, M.; Bai, Y. Ultra-high strength circular short CFST columns: Axisymmetric analysis, behaviour and design. Engineering Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2019, Vol. 179, pp. 268-283. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.10.081
  7. Ngoc-duong, N.; Trung-kien, N.; Huu-tai, T.; Vo, TP. A Ritz type solution with exponential trial functions for laminated composite beams based on the modified couple stress theory. Composite Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 191, pp. 154-167. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.02.025
  8. Thai, S.; Huu-tai, T.; Vo, TP.; Patel, VI. A simple shear deformation theory for nonlocal beams. Composite Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 183, Issue 1, pp. 262-270. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.03.022
  9. Thai, HT. Application of the component method to bolted endplate composite beam-to-CFST column joints. Tubular Structures XVI - Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS 2017. CRC Press. 2018, pp. 239-245. DOI: 10.1201/9781351210843-29
  10. Wang, J.; Uy, B.; Huu-tai, T.; Li, D. Behaviour and design of demountable beam-to-column composite bolted joints with extended end-plates. Journal of Constructional Steel Research. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 144, pp. 221-235. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.02.002
  11. Al Abadi, H.; Huu-tai, T.; Paton-cole, V.; Patel, VI. Elastic properties of 3D printed fibre-reinforced structures. Composite Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 193, pp. 8-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.03.051
  12. Hassanein, MF.; Patel, VI.; Elchalakani, M.; Huu-tai, T. Finite element analysis of large diameter high strength octagonal CFST short columns. Thin-Walled Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 123, pp. 467-482. DOI: 10.1016/j.tws.2017.11.007
  13. Ngoc-duong, N.; Trung-kien, N.; Thien-nhan, N.; Huu-tai, T. New Ritz-solution shape functions for analysis of thermo-mechanical buckling and vibration of laminated composite beams. Composite Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 184, pp. 452-460. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.10.003
  14. Son, T.; Huu-tai, T.; Vo, TP.; Lee, S. Postbuckling analysis of functionally graded nanoplates based on nonlocal theory and isogeometric analysis. Composite Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 201, pp. 13-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.05.116
  15. Ngoc-duong, N.; Trung-kien, N.; Vo, TP.; Huu-tai, T. Ritz-Based Analytical Solutions for Bending, Buckling and Vibration Behavior of Laminated Composite Beams. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD. 2018, Vol. 18, Issue 11. DOI: 10.1142/S0219455418501304
  16. Trinh, LC.; Vo, TP.; Huu-tai, T.; Trung-kien, N. Size-dependent vibration of bi-directional functionally graded microbeams with arbitrary boundary conditions. Composites Part B: Engineering. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 134, pp. 225-245. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.09.054
  17. Trinh, LC.; Vo, TP.; Huu-tai, T.; Trung-kien, N.; Keerthan, P. State-space Levy solution for size-dependent static, free vibration and buckling behaviours of functionally graded sandwich plates. Composites Part B: Engineering. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2018, Vol. 149, pp. 144-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.05.017
  18. Huu-tai, T.; Trung-kien, N.; Vo, TP.; Tuan, N. A new simple shear deformation plate theory. Composite Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2017, Vol. 171, pp. 277-285. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.03.027
  19. Huu-tai, T.; Vo, TP.; Trung-kien, N.; Kim, S-E. A review of continuum mechanics models for size-dependent analysis of beams and plates. Composite Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2017, Vol. 177, pp. 196-219. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.06.040
  20. Patel, VI.; Hassanein, MF.; Thai, H-T.; Al Abadi, H.; Paton-cole, V. Behaviour of axially loaded circular concrete-filled bimetallic stainless-carbon steel tubular short columns. Engineering Structures. ELSEVIER SCI LTD. 2017, Vol. 147, pp. 583-597. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.05.064

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