Publications

Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials:
Selected publications 2011 – Present

  • Y.M. Xie, Z.H. Zuo, X. Huang, T. Black and P. Felicetti, ‘Application of topological optimization technology to bridge design’, Structural Engineering International (accepted 27 November 2013).
  • X. Huang, Y. Li, S.W. Zhou and Y.M. Xie, ‘Topology optimization of compliant mechanisms with desired structural stiffness’, Engineering Structures (accepted 8 May 2014)
  • A. Radman, X. Huang and Y.M. Xie, ‘Topological design of microstructures of multi-phase materials for maximum stiffness or thermal conductivity’, Computational Materials Science (accepted 29 April 2014).
  • Y. Li, X. Huang, Y.M. Xie and S.W. Zhou, ‘Evolutionary topology optimization of hinge-free compliant mechanism’, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (accepted 15 October 2013). doi:10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2013.10.013
  • G. Chen, G. Zhang and Y.M. Xie, ‘Impact of transaction attributes on transaction costs in project alliances: a disaggregated analysis’, Journal of Management in Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (accepted 5 September 2013). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000259
  • G. Ren, Z.H. Zuo, Y.M. Xie and J.V. Smith, ‘Underground excavation shape optimization considering material nonlinearities’, Computers & Geotechnics, 58, pp 81-87, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2014.02.003
  • H. Latifi, Y.M. Xie, X. Huang and M. Bilgen, ‘Computational simulation of bone remodeling under natural mechanical loading or muscle malfunction using evolutionary structural optimization method’, Engineering, 6, pp 113-126, 2014. doi:10.4236/eng.2014.63015
  • Z.H. Zuo and Y.M. Xie, ‘Maximizing the effective stiffness of laminate composite materials’, Computational Materials Science, 83, pp 57-63, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.11.010
  • X. Yan, X. Huang, Y. Zha and Y.M. Xie, ‘Concurrent topology optimization of structures and their composite microstructures’, Computers & Structures, 133, pp 103-110, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.compstruc.2013.12.001
  • Y.M. Xie, S. Xu, C.S. Zhang and C.C. Xue, ‘Examination of surface conditions and other physical properties of commonly used stainless steel acupuncture needles’, Acupuncture in Medicine, 32, pp 146-154, 2014. doi:10.1136/acupmed-2013-010472
  • S. Zhou, S. Townsend, Y.M. Xie, X. Huang, J. Shen and Q. Li, ‘Design of fishnet metamaterials with broadband negative refractive index in visible spectrum’, Optics Letters, 39(8), pp 2415-2418, 2014. doi:10.1364/OL.39.002415
  • J. Shen, Y.M. Xie, S. Zhou, X. Huang and D. Ruan, ‘Water-responsive rapid recovery of natural cellular material’, Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 34, pp 283-293, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2014.02.022
  • A. Radman, X. Huang and Y.M. Xie, ‘Maximizing stiffness of functionally graded materials with prescribed variation of thermal conductivity’, Computational Materials Science, 82, pp 457-463, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.10.024
  • J.W. Tang, Y.M. Xie and P. Felicetti, ‘Conceptual design of building structures subjected to wind load by using topology optimization’, Wind & Structures, 18(1), pp 21-35, 2014. doi:10.12989/sss.2014.18.1.021
  • Z.H. Zuo, X. Huang, J.H. Rong and Y.M Xie, ‘Multi-scale design of composite materials and structures for maximum natural frequencies’, Materials & Design, 51, pp 1023-1034, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2013.05.014
  • Y.M Xie, Z.H. Zuo, X. Huang and X.Y. Yang, ‘Predicting the effective stiffness of materials and structures with self-similar hierarchical microstructures’, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 8(5-7), pp 341-357, 2013. doi:10.2140/jomms.2013.8.341
  • Z.H. Zuo, X. Huang, X.Y. Yang, J.H. Rong and Y.M Xie, ‘Comparing optimal material microstructures with optimal periodic structures’, Computational Materials Science, 69, pp 137-147, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2012.12.006
  • J. Shen, Y.M. Xie, X. Huang, S. Zhou and D. Ruan, ‘Behaviour of luffa sponge material under dynamic loading’, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 57, pp 17-26, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2013.01.004
  • S. Zhou, X. Huang, Q. Li and Y.M. Xie, ‘A study of shape optimization on the nanoparticles for thin-film solar cells’, Nanoscale Research Letters, 8:447 (6 pages), 2013. doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-447
  • J.H. Rong, Z.J. Zhao, Y.M. Xie and J.J. Yi, ‘Topology optimization of finite similar periodic continuum structures based on a density exponent model’, CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 90(3), pp 211-231, 2013. doi:10.3970/cmes.2013.090.211
  • J.H. Rong, Z.L. Tang, Y.M. Xie and F.Y. Li, ‘Topological optimization design of structures under random excitations using SQP method’, Engineering Structures, 56, 2098-2106, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.08.012
  • J.W. Tang, Y.M. Xie, P. Felicetti, J.Y. Tu and J.D. Li, ‘Numerical simulations of wind drags of straight and twisted polygonal buildings’, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 22, pp 62-73, 2013. doi:10.1002/tal.657
  • S. Zhou, X. Huang, Q. Li and Y.M. Xie, ‘Optimizing two-level hierarchical particles for thin-film solar cells’, Optics Express, 21(S2), pp A285-A294, 2013. doi:10.1364/OE.21.00A285
  • B. Ghabraie, G. Ren, K. Ghabraie and Y.M. Xie, ‘A study on truss bolt mechanism in controlling stability of underground excavation and cutter roof failure’, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 31, pp 667-682, 2013. doi: 10.1007/s10706-013-9617-7
  • X.Y. Yang, X. Huang, J.H. Rong and Y.M. Xie, ‘Design of 3D orthotropic materials with prescribed ratios for effective Young’s moduli’, Computational Materials Science, 67, pp 229-237, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2012.08.043
  • Radman, X. Huang and Y.M. Xie, ‘Topology optimization of functionally graded cellular materials’, Journal of Materials Science, 48, pp 1503-1510, 2013. doi:10.1007/s10853-012-6905-1
  • X. Huang, S. Zhou, Y.M. Xie and Q. Li, ‘Topology optimization of microstructures of cellular materials and composites for macrostructures’, Computational Materials Science, 67, pp 397-407, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2012.09.018
  • Radman, X. Huang and Y.M. Xie, ‘Topological optimization for the design of microstructures of isotropic cellular materials’, Engineering Optimization, 45(11), pp 1331-1348, 2013. doi:10.1080/0305215X.2012.737781
  • Y.M. Xie, Z.H. Zuo, X. Huang and J.H. Rong, ‘Convergence of topological patterns of optimal periodic structures under multiple scales’, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 46(1), pp 41-54, 2012. doi:10.1007/s00158-011-0750-8
  • J. Shen, Y.M. Xie, X. Huang, S. Zhou and D. Ruan, ‘Mechanical properties of luffa sponge’, Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 15, pp 141-152, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.07.004
  • Z.H. Zuo, Y.M. Xie and X. Huang, ‘Evolutionary topology optimization with multiple displacement and frequency constraints’, Advances in Structural Engineering, 15(2), pp 359-372, 2012. doi:10.1260/1369-4332.15.2.359
  • S. Zhou, J. Cadman, Y. Chen, W. Li, Y.M. Xie, X. Huang, R. Appleyard, G. Sun and Q. Li, ‘Design and fabrication of biphasic cellular materials with transport properties – A modified bidirectional evolutionary structural optimization procedure and MATLAB program’, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55, pp 8149–8162, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2012.08.028
  • X. Huang, Y.M. Xie, B. Jia, Q. Li and S.W. Zhou, ‘Evolutionary topology optimization of periodic composites for extremal magnetic permeability and electrical permittivity’, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 46, pp 385-398, 2012. doi:10.1007/s00158-012-0766-8
  • G. Chen, G. Zhang, Y.M. Xie and X.H. Jin, ‘Overview of alliancing research and practice in the construction industry’, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 8, pp 103-119, 2012. doi:10.1080/17452007.2012.659505
  • Z.H. Zuo, Y.M. Xie and X. Huang, ‘Optimal topological design of periodic structures for natural frequencies’, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 137(10), pp 1229-1240, 2011. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000347
  • Z.H. Zuo, Y.M. Xie and X. Huang, ‘Reinventing the wheel’, ASMEJournal of Mechanical Engineering, 133(2), 024502 (4 pages), 2011. doi:10.1115/1.4003411
  • Y.M. Xie, X. Huang, Z.H. Zuo, J.W. Tang and J.H. Rong, ‘Recent advances in evolutionary structural optimization (ESO) and bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO)’, Advances in Mechanics, 41(4), pp 462-471, 2011.
  • R. Das, R. Jones and Y.M. Xie, ‘Optimal topology design of industrial structures using an evolutionary algorithm’, Optimization and Engineering, 12, pp 681-717, 2011. doi:10.1007/s11081-010-9132-0
  • H. Tokhi, G. Ren and Y.M. Xie, ‘A new application of radar in improving pile dynamic formulae used in the quality control of pile foundations’, Australian Geomechanics, 46(4), pp 35-50, 2011.
  • X.Y. Yang, X. Huang, Y.M. Xie, Q. Li and J.H. Rong, ‘Topology optimization of composite materials with optimal stiffness and thermal conductivity’, International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering, 3, pp 397-417, 2011
  • X. Huang, A. Radman and Y.M. Xie, ‘Topological design of microstructures of cellular materials for maximum bulk or shear modulus’, Computational Materials Science, 50(6), pp 1861-1870, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.commatsci.2011.01.030
  • X. Huang and Y.M. Xie, ‘Evolutionary topology optimization of continuum structures including design-dependent self-weight loads’, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 47(8), pp 942-948, 2011. doi:10.1016/j.finel.2011.03.008

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