Dr. Ray K.L. SU

Associate Professor (Structural Engineering)
Ir Dr. Ray K.L. SU

BSc (Eng), The University of Hong Kong, China
PhD, The University of Hong Kong, China


MHKIE, MIStructE, IRSE-PRC, RPE (Structural), CEng


Office: HW 6-06
Phone: +852 2859 2648
Fax: +852 2559 5337
E-mail: klsu@hku.hk
Homepage: https://www.civil.hku.hk/klsu/


Teaching Activities
  • CIVL1114 Surveying and Drawing
  • CIVL3118 Theory and Design of Structures III
  • CIVL4101 Capstone Design Project
  • CIVL6003 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structure Design
  • CIVL7008 Seismic Analysis of Building Structures


Research Interests
  • Seismic resistant design of reinforced concrete buildings
  • Durability of concrete structures
  • Plate-strengthened concrete structures
  • Fracture mechanics


Representative Research / Consultancy Projects
  • Seismic collapse behavior of reinforced concrete squat walls under high axial loads
  • Seismic-resistant design standards for buildings in Hong Kong
  • Seismic detailing for concrete buildings in Hong Kong
  • Strengthening of reinforced concrete structures by bolted external steel plates
  • Strut and tie modelling for non-flexural components


Professional Activities
  • Honorary Secretary, The Structural Discipline, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, 2014-present
  • Chief examiner, Professional examination of Structural Discipline, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, 2014-present
  • Honorary / Deputy Honorary Treasurer, Joint Structural Division, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and The Institution of Structural Engineers, 2011-2013
  • Assessor, The Australian Research Council, 2014-present


10 Selected Representative Publications
  • Su RKL and Looi DWT (2016). "Revisiting the strut efficiency factor." ACI Structural Journal, 113(2), 301-312.
  • Su RKL and Zhang YL (2015). "A double-cylinder model incorporating confinement effects for the analysis of corrosion-caused cover cracking in reinforced concrete structures." Corrosion Science, 99, 205-218.
  • Su RKL and Wang L (2015). "Flexural and axial strengthening of preloaded concrete columns under large eccentric loads by flat and precambered steel plates." Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 11(8), 1083-1101.
  • Su RKL, Li LZ and Lo SH (2013). "Shear transfer in bolted side-plated RC beams." Engineering Structures, 56, 1372-1383.
  • Su RKL, Chen HH, Fok SL, Li H, Singh G, Sun L and Shi L, (2013). "Determination of the tension softening curve of nuclear graphites using the incremental displacement collocation method." Carbon, 57, 65-78.
  • Su RKL, Lam WY and Pam HJ (2008). "Behaviour of embedded steel plate in composite coupling beams." Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 4(10), 1112-1128.
  • Su RKL and Wong SM (2007). "Seismic behaviour of slender reinforced concrete shear walls under high axial load ratio." Engineering Structures, 29(8), 1957-1965.
  • Feng WJ and Su RKL (2006). "Dynamic internal crack problem of a functionally graded magneto-electro-elastic strip." International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43(17) p5196-5216.
  • Su RKL and Zhu Y (2005). " Experimental and numerical studies of external steel plate strengthened reinforced concrete coupling beams." Engineering Structures, 27(10), 1537-1550.
  • Leung, A.Y.T., and Su, R.K.L. (1994). "Mode-I crack problems by fractal 2-level finite-element methods." Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 48(6), 847-856.


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