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Prof Ben Young

Professor (Structural Engineering)

Professor Ben YOUNG

Associate Dean of the Graduate School


BSc, University of Syndey
BEng (First Class Honours), University of Sydney
PhD, University of Sydney

FHKIE, MASCE, FHKISC



Office: HW 6-23
Phone: +852 28592674
Fax: +852 25595337
E-mail: young@hku.hk

 

Teaching Activities

  •   ENGG1003 Mathematics I
  •   ENGG1010 Foundations of Engineering Mechanics
  •   CIVL1004 Engineering Mathematics I
  •   CIVL1008 Structural Mechanics
  •   CIVL2001 Engineering Design and Communications
  •   CIVL3016 Steel Structures
  •   CIVL3023 Inter-disciplinary Design Project
  •   CIVL6072 Design of Cold-formed Steel Structures

 

Research Interests

  •   Cold-formed steel structures
  •   Testing and design of steel structures
  •   Thin-walled structures
  •   Structural stability
  •   Stainless steel structures
  •   Aluminium structures
  •   Fire resistance of metal structures
  •   Engineering education

 

Representative Research / Consultancy Projects

  •   Investigation of cold-formed steel structures under fire conditions
  •   Behaviour of stainless steel tubular structures
  •   Behaviour of aluminum alloy structural members
  •   One of the code writers "Code of practice for the structural use of steel 2005" published by the Buildings
          Department, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  •   Teaching approaches for large classes of engineering students

 

Representative Publications

  • Feng, R. and Young, B. (2015). "Theoretical Analysis of Cold-formed Stainless Steel Tubular Joints ", Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 83, 99-115.
  • Huang, Y. and Young, B. (2014). “The Art of Coupon Tests”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier Science, Vol. 96, 159-175.
  • Yan, S. and Young, B. (2013). “Effects of Elevated Temperatures on Double Shear Bolted Connections of Thin Sheet Steels”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 139, No. 5, 757-771.
  • Huang, Y. and Young, B. (2012). “Material properties of cold-formed lean duplex Stainless Steel Sections”, Thin-walled Structures, Elsevier Science, Vol. 54, 72-81.
  • Zhu, J.H. and Young, B. (2011). “Cold-formed-steel Oval Hollow Sections under Axial Compression”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 137, No. 7, 719-727.
  • Ellobody, E. and Young, B. (2010). “Investigation of Concrete Encased Steel Composite Columns at Elevated Temperatures”, Thin-walled Structures, Elsevier Science, Vol. 48, No. 8, 597-608.
  • Zhu, J.H. and Young, B. (2009). “Design of Aluminum Alloy Flexural Members using Direct Strength Method”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 135, No. 5, 558-566.
  • Young, B. (2008). “Research on Cold-formed Steel Columns”, Thin-walled Structures, Elsevier Science, Vol. 46, No. 7-9, 731-740.
  • Zhou, F. and Young, B. (2007). “Cold-formed High-Strength Stainless Steel Tubular Sections Subjected to Web Crippling”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 133, No. 3, 368-377.
  • Chen, J. and Young, B. (2006). "Stress-strain Curves for Stainless Steel at Elevated Temperatures." Engineering Structures, Elsevier Science, 28(2), 229-239.

 

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