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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Steel-concrete composite structures
  • Steel structures
  • Structural concrete
  • Structural fire engineering
  • Structural optimization

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About Qing Quan Liang

Dr Qing Quan (Stephen) Liang is the Founder and President of the Australian Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (AASCCS), a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and was a member of the ASCE Technical Committees on Optimal Structural Design and Composite Construction. He received the ASCE 2004 State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award from ASCE. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Steel and Composite Structures-An International Journal.

Dr Liang has contributed over 100 publications in the research areas of topology optimization, computational mechanics, steel-concrete composite structures, structural fire engineering, steel structures, and concrete structures. He is the sole author of the research book entitled "Performance-Based Optimization of Structures: Theory and Applications" (2004, Spon Press) and of the textbook entitled "Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures" (2014, CRC Press), and the co-author of the research books entitled "Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns" (2015, Scholar’s Press) and "Concrete-Filled Stainless Steel Tubular Columns" (2018, CRC Press). His books have been well received worldwide.

Qing Quan Liang on Google Scholar

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University of Technology, Australia, 2002
  • GradCert Tertiary Education, Victoria University, Australia, 2011
  • ME (Hons), The University of Wollongong, Australia, 1998

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Patel, V. I., Liang, Q. Q., & Hadi, M. NS. (181218). Concrete-Filled Stainless Steel Tubular Columns (1st). Boca Raton and London: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
2015 Patel, V. I., Liang, Q. Q., & Hadi, M. NS. (150630). Nonlinear Analysis of Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns (1st Edition). Germany: Scholar's Press.
2014 Liang, Q. Q. (140101). Analysis and Design of Steel and Composite Structures.

doi: 10.1201/9781315274843

Year Citation
2022 Phan, D. HH., Patel, V. I., Liang, Q. Q., Al, Abadi., & Thai, H. T. (220301). Numerical investigations of circular double-skin steel tubular slender beam-columns filled with ultra-high-strength concrete. Engineering Structures, 254

doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.113814

2021 Le, T. T., Patel, V. I., Liang, Q. Q., & Huynh, P. (210115). Axisymmetric simulation of circular concrete-filled double-skin steel tubular short columns incorporating outer stainless-steel tube. Engineering Structures, 227

doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111416

2019 Kamil, G. M., Liang, Q. Q., & Hadi, M. NS. (191201). Fiber element simulation of interaction behavior of local and global buckling in axially loaded rectangular concrete-filled steel tubular slender columns under fire exposure. Thin-Walled Structures, 145

doi: 10.1016/j.tws.2019.106403

2019 Ahmed, M., Liang, Q. Q., Patel, V. I., & Hadi, M. NS. (191001). Local-global interaction buckling of square high strength concrete-filled double steel tubular slender beam-columns. Thin-Walled Structures, 143

doi: 10.1016/j.tws.2019.106244

2018 Ahmed, M., Liang, Q. Q., Patel, V. I., & Hadi, M. NS. (181115). Nonlinear analysis of rectangular concrete-filled double steel tubular short columns incorporating local buckling. Engineering Structures, 175 (13-26).

doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.08.032

2015 Patel, V. I., Liang, Q. Q., & Hadi, M. NS. (150701). Biaxially loaded high-strength concrete-filled steel tubular slender beam-columns, part II: Parametric study. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 110 (200-207).

doi: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2012.03.029

2014 Patel, V. I., Liang, Q. Q., & Hadi, M. NS. (140101). Numerical analysis of high-strength concrete-filled steel tubular slender beam-columns under cyclic loading. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 92 (183-194).

doi: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2013.09.008

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Principal supervisor
1 PhD Integrated Principal supervisor
1 Master of Applied Research Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Principal supervisor
PhD Integrated (1) Principal supervisor
Master of Applied Research (1) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Principal supervisor
2 PhD by Publication Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Principal supervisor
PhD by Publication (2) Principal supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Currently, Dr Liang teaches the following units:

  • NEC2201 Introduction to Structural Engineering Design (Steel Design)
  • NEC4102 Structural Engineering Design 2 (Steel and Composite Structures)
  • NEF4206 Advanced Engineering Design (Design of Multistory Steel Buildings)
  • NEF4207 Engineering Applications (Prestressed Concrete Structures).

 

Dr Liang has taught the following units:

  • VAN1022 Solid Mechanics 1
  • VAC4021 Structural Engineering Analysis and Design 1
  • VAC4022 Structural Engineering Analysis and Design 2
  • VAC4091 Structural Engineering Design 1
  • VAC4092 Structural Engineering Design 2
  • VAC4191 Structural Engineering Design 2
  • VAC4192 Structural Engineering Design 3
  • NEC2102 Solid Mechanics
  • NEC4201 Civil Engineering Design 2 (Design of Multistory Steel Buildings)
  • NEC4202 Structural Engineering Design 3 (Prestressed Concrete Structures).

Awards

Year Award
2004

The ASCE 2004 State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Professional memberships

  • Founder and President, Australian Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member, The Association for Steel-Concrete Composite Structures
  • Member, Australian Association for Computational Mechanics
  • Member, The International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • Member, International Association for Computational Mechanics