Publications

Selected Journal Publications

[1] W. Tan, and E. Martinez-Paneda*, Phase field predictions of microscopic fracture and R-curve behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites. Compos. Sci. Technol. (2021) 108539.

[2] 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.

[3] W. Tan*, B.G. Falzon, A crystal plasticity phenomenological model to capture the non-linear shear response of carbon fibre reinforced composites. International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture, (2020).

[4] W. Tan#, J. Stallard#, F.S. Smail, A.M. Boies, N.A. Fleck*, The mechanical and electrical properties of direct-spun carbon-nanotube composites, Carbon, 150 (2019) 489-504.

[5] 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.

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

[7] 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.

[8] 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.

[9] 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.

[10] 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. Cited over 200 times

[11] 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.

[12] T. Chang, L. Zhan, W. Tan*, S. Li, Optimization of curing process for polymer-matrix composites based on orthogonal experimental method, Fibers and polymers, 2017, 18(1), 148-154.

[13] T. Chang, L. Zhan, W. Tan*, S. Li, Effect of autoclave pressure on interfacial properties at micro- and macro- level in polymer-matrix composite laminates, Fibers and polymers, 2017, 18(8):1614-1622.

[14] 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;00:1–13.

Notation: * Corresponding author, # Co-first author

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


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, The Structural Integrity of Carbon Fibre Composites: Fifty Years of Progress and Achievement, November 2016, Springer. (*Corresponding author)


Invited talks

  • Delivered a lecture “Properties of Carbon nanotube and their composites”, Micromechanics seminar, University of Cambridge, on invitation from Prof. Norman Fleck, October 2017.
  • Delivered a lecture “Modelling the behaviour of thermoplastic composite under crushing loading”, IMDEA material institute, on invitation from Dr. Claudio Lopes, April 2016.
  • Delivered a lecture “Virtual testing of composite aerostructures”, Beihang University, on invitation from Prof. Zixing Lu, January 2015.
  • Delivered a lecture “Damage modelling of composite aerostructures”, Shanghai Jiaotong University, on invitation from Prof. Hai Wang, January 2015.

Editorial Service

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

Polymers: Topic Editor

Service to The Community


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