Publications

Selected Journal Publications


IF=6.86

W. Tan and B. Liu. A physically-based constitutive model for the shear-dominated response and strain rate effect of Carbon Fibre Reinforced composites. Composites Part B: Engineering (2020): 108032. Free link

IF=7.42

W. Tan, J. Stallard, F.S. Smail, A.M. Boies, N.A. Fleck, Mechanical and electrical properties of direct-spun carbon-nanotube composites, Carbon, 150 (2019) 489-504.

IF=4.07

J.C. Stallard, W. Tan, F.R. Smail, A.M. Boies, N.A. Fleck, Mechanical and electrical properties of direct-spun carbon nanotube mats, Extrem. Mech. Lett. 21 (2018) ,65-75

IF=3.40

X. Zhang, W. Tan, F.R. Smail, M. De Volder, N.A. Fleck, A.M. Boies, , High-fidelity Characterization on Anisotropic Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube Sheets and on Their Effects of Thermal Enhancement of Nanocomposites, Nanotechnology. (2018)

IF=6.86

W. Tan, F. Naya, et al., The role of interfacial properties on the intralaminar and interlaminar damage behaviour of unidirectional composite laminates: experimental characterization and multiscale modelling, Compos. Part B. 138 (2018) 206-221.

IF=6.30

W. Tan, B.G. Falzon, Modelling the crush behaviour of thermoplastic composites, Compos. Sci. Technol. 134 (2016) 57-71.

IF=6.30

W. Tan, B.G. Falzon, Modelling the nonlinear behaviour and fracture process of AS4/PEKK thermoplastic composite under shear loading, Compos. Sci. Technol. 126 (2016) 60-77.

IF=4.82

W. Tan, B.G. Falzon, M. Price, H. Liu, The role of material characterisation in the crush modelling of thermoplastic composite structures, Compos. Struct. 153 (2016) 914-927.

IF=6.28

W. Tan, B.G. Falzon, L.N.S. Chiu, M. Price, Predicting low velocity impact damage and Compression-After-Impact (CAI) behaviour of composite laminates, Compos. Part A. 71 (2015) 212-226. Citations: 140

IF=1.32

W. Tan, B.G. Falzon, et al., Predicting the crushing behaviour of composite material using high-fidelity finite element modelling, Int. J. Crashworthiness. 20 (2015) 60-77.

IF=3.09

R. Jiang, L. Yang, H. Liu, W. Tan*, et al. A multiscale methodology quantifying the sintering temperature‐dependent mechanical properties of oxide matrix composites. J Am Ceram Soc. (2018), 1–13 (*Corresponding author)

IF=2.21

T. Chang, L. Zhan, W. Tan*, S. Li, Void content and interfacial properties of composite laminates under different autoclave cure pressure, Compos Interfaces, (2016), 1-12 (*Corresponding author)

IF=6.28

H. Liu, B.G. Falzon, W. Tan. Predicting the Compression-After-Impact (CAI) strength of damage-tolerant hybrid unidirectional/woven carbon-fibre reinforced composite laminates. Compos. Part A, 2018, 105: 189-202.

IF=6.86

H. Liu, B.G. Falzon, W. Tan. Experimental and numerical studies on the impact response of damage-tolerant hybrid unidirectional/woven carbon-fibre reinforced composite laminates. Compos. Part B, 136 (2018), 101-118.

Selected Conference Proceedings/Oral Presentations


[1] W. Tan, The mechanical and energy-storage properties of carbon nanotube-polymer composites, International Workshop on Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes in Experimental Mechanics, Manchester, UK; 05/2019 (invited speaker)

[2] W. Tan, H. Tankasala, NA. Fleck, The stiffness and strength of epoxy-infilled carbon-nanotube mats, 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference, Bologna, US; 07/2018

[3] W. Tan, B.G. Falzon, M. Price, A three-dimensional finite element-based damage model for composite structures under crush loading, RAeS 4th Aircraft Structural Design Conference, Belfast, UK; 09/2014

[4] 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

[5] 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.

Book Chapter


B.G. Falzon, W. Tan. Virtual Testing of Composite Structures: Progress and Challenges in Predicting Damage, Residual Strength and Crashworthiness, The Structural Integrity of Carbon Fibre Composites: Fifty Years of Progress and Achievement, November 2016, Springer.

Invited talks


[1] Delivered a lecture “Properties of Carbon nanotube and their composites”, Micromechanics Seminar, University of Cambridge, on invitation from Prof. Norman Fleck, October 2017.

[2] Delivered a lecture “Modelling the behaviour of thermoplastic composite under crushing loading”, IMDEA Material Institute, on invitation from Dr. Claudio Lopes, April 2016.

[3] Delivered a lecture “Virtual testing of composite aerostructures”, Beihang University, on invitation from Prof. Zixing Lu, January 2015.

[4] Delivered a lecture “Damage modelling of composite aerostructures”, Shanghai Jiaotong University, on invitation from Prof. Hai Wang, January 2015.

Service to The Community


Reviewer for journals: Composite Science and Technology (once), Composite Part A (three times), Composite Part B (four times), Internationals Journal of Impact Engineering (once), Journal of Composite Materials (twice), Thin-walled structure (three times), etc.


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