Selected Journal Publications
W. Tan, E Martínez-Pañeda, Phase field predictions of microscopic fracture and R-curve behaviour of fibre-reinforced composites, Compos. Sci. Technol.. 2021, In press.
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
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.
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
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)
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.
W. Tan, B.G. Falzon, Modelling the crush behaviour of thermoplastic composites, Compos. Sci. Technol. 134 (2016) 57-71.
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.
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.
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: 205
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.
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)
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)
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.
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
 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)
 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
 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
 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
 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.
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.
 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.
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.