Publications

Full publication list can be found from my Google Scholar profile.

2022

  • Cheng ZQ, Tan W, Xiong JJ (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 DOI10.1016/j.tws.2022.109349
    10-05-2022
  • 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. DOI10.1515/mt-2021-2099 Abstract
    01-05-2022
  • Tan W and Martínez-Pañeda E (2022). “Phase field fracture predictions of microscopic bridging behaviour of composite materials.” Elsevier  Composite Structures vol. 286 DOI10.1016/j.compstruct.2022.115242 Abstract
    05-02-2022

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. International Journal of Fatigue, p.106618. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2021.106618.
    05-11-2021
  • Koliolios, E., Mills, D. G., Busfield, J. J., & Tan W*. (2021). The Nail Penetration Behaviour of Carbon Nanotube Composite Electrodes for Energy Storage. Frontiers in Materials, 429. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2021.741541.
    01-11-2021
  • 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, DOI10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114262
    01-10-2021
  • 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, DOI10.1016/j.est.2021.102757
    01-09-2021
  • 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. DOI10.1016/j.ijlmm.2020.06.004
    01-07-2021
  • 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. DOI10.3390/catal11030368
    11-03-2021

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. DOI10.1016/j.compscitech.2020.108539
    06-11-2020
  • 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  DOI10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108032
    08-04-2020

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. DOI10.11817/j.issn.1672-7207.2019.10.018
    26-10-2019
  • 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. DOI10.1016/j.carbon.2019.04.118
    01-09-2019
  • 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. DOI10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.01.070
    01-07-2019
  • 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. DOI10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.09.093
    01-01-2019

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. DOI10.1177/0731684418799948
    01-12-2018
  • 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. DOI10.1017/aer.2018.78
    01-09-2018
  • 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) DOI10.1088/1361-6528/aacd7b
    04-07-2018
  • 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. DOI10.1111/jace.15473
    01-07-2018
  • 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. DOI10.1016/j.eml.2018.03.003
    01-05-2018
  • 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. DOI10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.11.043
    01-04-2018
  • 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. DOI10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.10.016
    01-03-2018
  • 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. DOI10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.11.021
    01-02-2018

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. DOI10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.06.011
    15-09-2017
  • 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. DOI10.1007/s12221-017-7384-4
    01-08-2017
  • 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. DOI10.1080/09276440.2016.1237113
    13-06-2017
  • 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. DOI10.1007/s12221-017-6606-0
    01-01-2017

2016

  • Tan W and Falzon BG (2016). “Modelling the crush behaviour of thermoplastic composites.” Elsevier  Composites Science and Technology  vol. 134, 57-71. DOI10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.07.015
    06-10-2016
  • 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. DOI10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.07.011
    01-10-2016
  • 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) DOI10.4271/2016-01-0497
    05-04-2016
  • 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. DOI10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.02.008
    01-04-2016
  • 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  DOI10.1007/978-3-319-46120-5_24
    01-01-2016

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. DOI10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.01.025
    01-01-2015
  • 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. DOI10.11817/j.issn.1672-7207.2015.01.014
    01-01-2015
  • 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. DOI10.1080/13588265.2014.972122
    01-01-2015


Selected Conference Proceedings/Oral Presentations

  1. W. Tan, Multiscale modelling the fracture behaviour of composite materials, UK Association for Computational Mechanics 2022 (UKACM2022), Nottingham. (Session chair)
  2. W. Tan, E Martínez-Pañeda, Phase field modelling of the microstructural fracture and bridging behaviours of composite materials, 18th European Mechanics of Materials Conference (EMMC18), 2022, Oxford.
  3. W. Tan, Stallard JC, Jo C, De Volder MFL and Fleck NA. “The mechanical and electrochemical properties of polyaniline-coated carbon nanotube mat”, 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Milano, 2021. (The most prestigious conference in mechanics)
  4. W. Tan and Martínez-Pañeda E. “Phase field predictions of microscopic fracture and R-curve behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites”, UKACM 2021 conference, Loughborough, 2021. (Session chair)
  5. W. Tan, Towards structural solid-state pseudocapacitors: the electrochemical and mechanical behaviour of carbon nanotube-polyaniline composites. ICCS23 – 23rd International Conference on Composite Structures & MECHCOMP6 – 6th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites. (Oral presentation)
  6. W. Tan, The mechanical and energy-storage properties of carbon nanotube-polymer composites, International Workshop on Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes in Experimental Mechanics, BSSM, Manchester, UK; 05/2019 (invited speaker)
  7. W. Tan, H. Tankasala, NA. Fleck, The stiffness and strength of epoxy-infilled carbon-nanotube mats, 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference, Bologna, Italy; 07/2018 (Oral presentation)
  8. W. Tan, B.G. Falzon, L.N.S. Chiu, M. Price, Modelling the low-velocity impact damage and compression after impact (CAI) strength of composite laminates. 22nd Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering, St Julians, Malta; 07/2014 (Oral presentation)
  9. W. Tan, B.G. Falzon, L.N.S. Chiu, M. Price, Numerical prediction of the low-velocity impact damage and compression after impact strength of composite laminates, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, IOP Publishing, 2015, p. 012015. (Oral presentation)

Book Chapter

B.G. Falzon, W. Tan. Virtual testing of composite structures, The Structural Integrity of Carbon Fibre Composites: Fifty Years of Progress and Achievement, November 2016, Springer. (*Corresponding author)


Invited talks

  1. Delivered a lecture “Multiscale modelling of composite materials”, Campus Arts et Métiers de Metz, on invitation from Dr. Francis Praud, May 2022, France.
  2. Delivered a lecture “Multiscale modelling of composite materials: from load-bearing to shape-morphing”, Dalian University of Technology, on invitation from Prof. Bin Niu, May 2022, China.
  3. Delivered a lecture “Mechanics of composite materials: From load bearing to shape morphing”, Materials Engineering & Mechanics Seminars, Imperial College London, on invitation from Dr. Emilio Martínez-Pañeda, April 2022, UK.
  4. Deliver an invited talk “Multifunctional composite materials: From load bearing to energy storage”, at University of Manchester, on invitation from Prof. Shengping Shen, Dec 2019, China
  5. Deliver an invited talk “The mechanical and energy-storage properties of carbon nanotube-polymer composites”, at University of Manchester, on invitation from Dr. Daniel Mulvihill, June 2019, UK
  6. Deliver an invited talk “Progress in composite damage modelling”, at Wuhan University, on invitation from Prof. Sheng Liu, May 2019, China
  7. Deliver an invited talk “Mechanics of composite materials: From load bearing to energy storage”, at Southern University of Science and Technology, on invitation from Prof. Yijun Liu, May 2019, China
  8. Deliver an invited talk “Multiscale modelling of composites materials”, at Central South University, on invitation from Prof. Kui Wang, April 2018, China
  9. Deliver an invited talk “Crushing modelling of composites structures”, at Hunan University, on invitation from Prof. Guangyong Sun, April 2018, China
  10. Delivered a lecture “Properties of Carbon nanotube and their composites”, Micromechanics seminar, University of Cambridge, on invitation from Prof. Norman Fleck, October 2017, UK.
  11. Delivered a lecture “Advanced Damage modelling of composite aerostructures”, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, on invitation from Prof. Renfu Li, December 2016, China.
  12. Delivered a lecture “Advanced computational modelling of composite aerostructures”, Northwestern Polytechnical University, on invitation from Prof. Yongjie Zhang, December 2016, China.
  13. Delivered a lecture “Modelling the behaviour of thermoplastic composite under crushing loading”, IMDEA material institute, on invitation from Dr. Claudio Lopes, April 2016, Spain.
  14. Delivered a lecture “Virtual testing of composite aerostructures”, Beihang University, on invitation from Prof. Zixing Lu, January 2015, China.
  15. Delivered a lecture “Damage modelling of composite aerostructures”, Shanghai Jiaotong University, on invitation from Prof. Hai Wang, January 2015, China.

Editorial Service

Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering: Associate Editor in the Solid Mechanics Section

Polymers: Topic Editor

Reviewer for ESRPC proposals

Service to The Community


Regular reviewer for journals: Composite Science and Technology, Composite Part A , Composite Part B, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Internationals Journal of Impact Engineering, Journal of Composite Materials, Thin-walled structure, etc.