Dr Wei Tan

Wei Tan

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering and Materials Science
223, Engineering, Mile End

www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/staff/wei.tan

Research

novel characterisation methods, composites under impact, multifunctional composites using carbon nanotube materials

Publications of specific relevance to Materials Research

Publications

2022

  • Tan W (2022). Modelling Pre-fatigue, Low-velocity Impact and Post-impact Fatigue Behaviours of Composite Helicopter Tail Structures under Multipoint Coordinated Loading Spectrum. Elsevier  Thin-Walled Structures  10.1016/j.tws.2022.109349
  • Wang X, Li P, Xiang D, Wang B, Zhang Z, Zhang J, Zhao C, Li H, Tan W, Wang J and Li Y (2022). Influence of high-temperature, high-pressure, and acidic conditions on the structure and properties of high-performance organic fibers. Materialpruefung/Materials Testing  vol. 64, (5) 623-635. 10.1515/mt-2021-2099
  • Tan W and Martínez-Pañeda E (2022). Phase field fracture predictions of microscopic bridging behaviour of composite materials. Elsevier  Composite Structures  vol. 286, 10.1016/j.compstruct.2022.115242

2021

  • Cheng Z-Q, Xiong J-J and Tan W (2021). Fatigue Crack Growth and Life Prediction of 7075-T62 Aluminium-alloy Thin-sheets with Low-velocity Impact Damage under Block Spectrum Loading. Elsevier  International Journal of Fatigue  106618-106618. 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2021.106618
  • Koliolios E, Mills DG, Busfield JJC and Tan W (2021). The Nail Penetration Behaviour of Carbon Nanotube Composite Electrodes for Energy Storage. Frontiers Media  Frontiers in Materials  vol. 8, 741541-741541. 10.3389/fmats.2021.741541
  • Zhang X, Xiang D, Wu Y, Harkin-Jones E, Shen J, Ye Y, Tan W, Wang J, Wang P, Zhao C and Li Y (2021). High-Performance Flexible Strain Sensors Based on Biaxially Stretched Conductive Polymer Composites with Carbon Nanotubes Immobilized on Reduced Graphene Oxide. Elsevier  Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing  106665-106665. 10.1016/j.compositesa.2021.106665
  • Cheng ZQ, Tan W and Xiong JJ (2021). Progressive damage modelling and fatigue life prediction of Plain-weave composite laminates with Low-velocity impact damage. Composite Structures  vol. 273, 10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114262
  • Tan W, Stallard JC, Jo C, De Volder MFL and Fleck NA (2021). The mechanical and electrochemical properties of polyaniline-coated carbon nanotube mat. Journal of Energy Storage  vol. 41, 10.1016/j.est.2021.102757
  • Tan W and Falzon BG (2021). A crystal plasticity phenomenological model to capture the non-linear shear response of carbon fibre reinforced composites. International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture  vol. 4, (1) 99-109. 10.1016/j.ijlmm.2020.06.004
  • Kansara H, Koh G, Varghese M, Luk JZX, Gomez EF, Kumar S, Zhang H, Martínez-Pañeda E and Tan W (2021). Data-driven modelling of scalable spinodoid structures for energy absorption. Ukacm Conference Proceeding 2021 
  • Gspann TS, Kaniyoor A, Tan W, Kloza PA, Bulmer JS, Mizen J, Divitini G, Terrones J, Tune D, Cook JD, Smail FR and Elliott JA (2021). Catalyst-Mediated Enhancement of Carbon Nanotube Textiles by Laser Irradiation: Nanoparticle Sweating and Bundle Alignment. Mdpi Ag  Catalysts  vol. 11, (3) 368-368. 10.3390/catal11030368

2020

  • Tan W and Martínez-Pañeda E (2020). Phase field predictions of microscopic fracture and R-curve behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites. Elsevier Bv  Composites Science and Technology  108539-108539. 10.1016/j.compscitech.2020.108539
  • Tan W and Liu B (2020). A physically-based constitutive model for the shear-dominated response and strain rate effect of carbon fibre reinforced composites., Editors: Wang H. Elsevier  Composites Part B: Engineering  10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108032

2019

  • Wang Y, Li Y, Tan W, Tang M and Du W (2019). Experimental study on shear properties of concrete pile-clay interface considering surface roughness of structure. Zhongnan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)/Journal of Central South University (Science and Technology)  vol. 50, (10) 2502-2509. 10.11817/j.issn.1672-7207.2019.10.018
  • Tan W, Stallard JC, Smail FR, Boies AM and Fleck NA (2019). The mechanical and electrical properties of direct-spun carbon nanotube mat-epoxy composites. Carbon  vol. 150, 489-504. 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.04.118
  • Liu H, Falzon BG, Li S, Tan W, Liu J, Chai H, Blackman BRK and Dear JP (2019). Compressive failure of woven fabric reinforced thermoplastic composites with an open-hole: An experimental and numerical study. Composite Structures  vol. 213, 108-117. 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.01.070
  • Li X, Ma D, Liu H, Tan W, Gong X, Zhang C and Li Y (2019). Assessment of failure criteria and damage evolution methods for composite laminates under low-velocity impact. Composite Structures  vol. 207, 727-739. 10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.09.093

2018

  • Chang T, Zhan L, Tan W and Wu X (2018). Cohesive zone modeling of the autoclave pressure effect on the delamination behavior of composite laminates. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites  vol. 37, (24) 1468-1480. 10.1177/0731684418799948
  • Liu H, Falzon BG, Catalanotti G and Tan W (2018). An experimental method to determine the intralaminar fracture toughness of high-strength carbon-fibre reinforced composite aerostructures. Aeronautical Journal  vol. 122, (1255) 1352-1370. 10.1017/aer.2018.78
  • Zhang X, Tan W, Smail F, De Volder M, Fleck N and Boies A (2018). High-fidelity characterization on anisotropic thermal conductivity of carbon nanotube sheets and on their effects of thermal enhancement of nanocomposites. Nanotechnology  vol. 29, (36) 10.1088/1361-6528/aacd7b
  • Jiang R, Yang L, Liu H, Tan W, Sun X, Cheng H and Mao W (2018). A multiscale methodology quantifying the sintering temperature-dependent mechanical properties of oxide matrix composites. Journal of The American Ceramic Society  vol. 101, (7) 3168-3180. 10.1111/jace.15473
  • Stallard JC, Tan W, Smail FR, Gspann TS, Boies AM and Fleck NA (2018). The mechanical and electrical properties of direct-spun carbon nanotube mats. Extreme Mechanics Letters  vol. 21, 65-75. 10.1016/j.eml.2018.03.003
  • Tan W, Naya F, Yang L, Chang T, Falzon BG, Zhan L, Molina-Aldareguía JM, González C and Llorca J (2018). The role of interfacial properties on the intralaminar and interlaminar damage behaviour of unidirectional composite laminates: Experimental characterization and multiscale modelling. Composites Part B: Engineering  vol. 138, 206-221. 10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.11.043
  • Liu H, Falzon BG and Tan W (2018). Experimental and numerical studies on the impact response of damage-tolerant hybrid unidirectional/woven carbon-fibre reinforced composite laminates. Composites Part B: Engineering  vol. 136, 101-118. 10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.10.016
  • Liu H, Falzon BG and Tan W (2018). Predicting the Compression-After-Impact (CAI) strength of damage-tolerant hybrid unidirectional/woven carbon-fibre reinforced composite laminates. Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing  vol. 105, 189-202. 10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.11.021

2017

  • Falzon BG, Liu H and Tan W (2017). Comment on “A tensorial based progressive damage model for fibre reinforced polymers”. Composite Structures  vol. 176, 877-882. 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.06.011
  • Chang T, Zhan L, Tan W and Li S (2017). Effect of autoclave pressure on interfacial properties at micro- and macro- level in polymer-matrix composite laminates. Fibers and Polymers  vol. 18, (8) 1614-1622. 10.1007/s12221-017-7384-4
  • Chang T, Zhan L, Tan W and Li S (2017). Void content and interfacial properties of composite laminates under different autoclave cure pressure. Composite Interfaces  vol. 24, (5) 529-540. 10.1080/09276440.2016.1237113
  • Chang T, Zhan L, Tan W and Li S (2017). Optimization of curing process for polymer-matrix composites based on orthogonal experimental method. Fibers and Polymers  vol. 18, (1) 148-154. 10.1007/s12221-017-6606-0

2016

  • Tan W and Falzon BG (2016). Modelling the crush behaviour of thermoplastic composites. Elsevier  Composites Science and Technology  vol. 134, 57-71. 10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.07.015
  • Tan W, Falzon BG, Price M and Liu H (2016). The role of material characterisation in the crush modelling of thermoplastic composite structures. Composite Structures  vol. 153, 914-927. 10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.07.011
  • Falzon B and Tan W (2016). Predicting Impact Damage, Residual Strength and Crashworthiness of Composite Structures. Sae International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing  vol. 9, (3) 718-728. 10.4271/2016-01-0497
  • Tan W and Falzon BG (2016). Modelling the nonlinear behaviour and fracture process of AS4/PEKK thermoplastic composite under shear loading. Elsevier  Composites Science and Technology  vol. 126, 60-77. 10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.02.008
  • Falzon BG and Tan W (2016). Virtual testing of composite structures: Progress and challenges in predicting damage, residual strength and crashworthiness. The Structural Integrity of Carbon Fiber Composites: Fifty Years of Progress and Achievement of The Science, Development, and Ap  10.1007/978-3-319-46120-5_24

2015

  • Tan W, Falzon BG, Chiu LNS and Price M (2015). Predicting low velocity impact damage and Compression-After-Impact (CAI) behaviour of composite laminates. Composites Part a: Applied Science and Manufacturing  vol. 71, 212-226. 10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.01.025
  • Tan Z, Tan J, Liu Y and Tan W (2015). Electromagnetic characteristics of large gap magnetic driving axial flow blood pump. Zhongnan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)/Journal of Central South University (Science and Technology)  vol. 46, (1) 99-106. 10.11817/j.issn.1672-7207.2015.01.014
  • Tan W, Falzon BG and Price M (2015). Predicting the crushing behaviour of composite material using high-fidelity finite element modelling. International Journal of Crashworthiness  vol. 20, (1) 60-77. 10.1080/13588265.2014.972122

Grants

Grants of specific relevance to Materials Research
CELLCOMP: Data-driven Mechanistic Modelling of Scalable Cellular Composites for Crash Energy Absorption
Tan W
£392,388 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-07-2021 - 01-07-2024)
European Commission Graphene Flagship Core Project 3 (GrapheneCore3)
Tan W
£376,501 European Commission (01-04-2020 - 31-03-2023)