Dr

Longhui Zhang BSc DPhil MSc

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • Biography
  • Research
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Biography

Dr. Longhui Zhang holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (2018) from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and graduated in Solid Mechanics (Direct BSc-MSc) from South China University of Technology.

Longhui’s interest is in experimental impact mechanics, with emphasis on the high rate thermo-mechanical coupling, constitutive modelling and the dynamic failure mechanism.

He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Oxford. His work is mainly funded by aerospace manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce. Longhui is a member of the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and International Society of Impact Engineering, and serves as a peer reviewer for Polymer Engineering & Science, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, International Journal of Crashworthiness, Journal of Materials Processing Technology et al., more than 10 journals.

Awards and Achievements

July 2017  Excellent Dissertation for Master's Degree, South China University of Technology

August 2016  The paper “Constitutive model of aviation transparent polyurethane at high strain rates” was selected as "Top Articles from Outstanding S&T Journals of China in 2015" on F5000 Frontrunner Platform

October 2014  National Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (About $3300)

June 2013  Excellent Dissertation for Bachelor's Degree, South China University of Technology

Research Interests

  • Hopkinson Bar Techniques
  • High Speed Photography
  • Thermomechanical Coupling
  • Adiabatic Shear Banding
  • Dynamic Necking Localization
  • Ballistic Penetration and Perforation
  • Thermal-Viscoplastic Constitutive Modelling
  • Microstructural Failure Analysis

Current Projects

PHENOMENA 3  Understanding of the effects of temperature and strain rate on isotropic and kinematic hardening of titanium alloys.

Research Groups

Publications

  • L.H. Zhang, G. Gour, N. Petrinic, A. Pellegrino, Rate Dependent Behaviour and Dynamic Strain Localisation of Three Novel Impact Resilient Titanium Alloys: Experiments and Modelling, Materials Science & Engineering A, 2020, 771, 138552.
  • Z.S. Liao, X.H. Yao, L.H. Zhang, M. Hossain, J. Wang, S.G. Zang, Temperature and Strain Rate Dependent Large Tensile Deformation and Tensile Failure Behavior of Transparent Polyurethane at Intermediate Strain Rates, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 2019, 129:152-167.
  • L.H. Zhang, D. Rittel, S. Osovski, Thermo-mechanical characterization and dynamic failure of near α and near β titanium alloys, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2018, 729:94-101.
  • D. Rittel, L.H. Zhang, S. Osovski, The dependence of the Taylor-Quinney coefficient on the dynamic loading mode, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2017,107:96-114.
  • D. Rittel, L.H. Zhang, S. Osovski, Mechanical characterization of impact-induced dynamically recrystallized nanophase, Physical Review Applied, 2017,7(4): 044012.
  • L.H. Zhang, X.H. Yao, S.G. Zang, Q. Han, Temperature and strain rate dependent tensile behavior of a transparent polyurethane interlayer, Materials & Design, 2015,65:1181-1188.
  • L.H. Zhang, X.H. Yao, S.G. Zang, Y.B. Gu, Temperature and strain rate dependent constitutive modeling of the large deformation behavior of a transparent polyurethane interlayer, Polymer Engineering & Science,2015,55(8):1864–1872.
  • L.H. Zhang, X.Q. Zhang, X.H. Yao, S.G. Zang, Experimental investigation on the tensile behavior of a transparent polyurethane interlayer, International Journal of Materials Research, 2015 ,106(9):996-1001.
  • X.H. Yao, L.H. Zhang, X.Q. Zhang, W.G. Guo, S.G. Zang, Experiment study on the dynamic mechanical behavior of aerospace-transparent polyurethane interlayer, Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica,2015,7:2236-2243.
  • L.H. Zhang, X.Q. Zhang, X.H. Yao, S.G. Zang, Constitutive model of aviation transparent polyurethane at high strain rates, Explosion and Shock Waves,2015,35(1):51-56.
  • S.Z. Tan, X.H Yao, P. Yu, L.H. Zhang, S.G Zang, Bird impact resistance analysis of laminated glass structure, Transactions of Beijing Institute of Technology, 2016,36(S1):170-173.
  • S.Z. Tan, X.H. Yao, S.G. Zang, P Yu, L.H. Zhang, Z.Q. Li, Damage and failure mechanism of inorganic glass under impact by rigid projectile, Transactions of Beijing Institute of Technology, 2014, 34(S1):18-20.
  • Xiaohu Yao, Longhui Zhang, Shuguang Zang, Zhiqiang Li, Study on Modified SHPB Experimental Techniques for Aviation Polyurethane, The Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2013.