Dr Maozhou Meng
Profiles

Dr Maozhou Meng

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Qualifications

  • Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK (July 2018 - present)
  • Research Fellow, University of Derby, UK (February 2016 - June 2018)
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Plymouth, UK (October 2013 - May 2016)
  • Research associate, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (April 2011 - August 2013)
  • FEA specialist, CnTech Ltd., China (March 2007 - March 2011)
  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (September 2005 - June 2007)
  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (September 2001 - June 2005)

Teaching interests

Current courses:
  • MATS348 Composites Engineering
  • MECH532 Applied Computer Aided Engineering
  • MECH539 Computer Aided Engineering
Student project supervision:
  • Fracture of high modulus carbon fibre composites
  • Aligment of nanofiller in composites
  • Dynamic friction of coatings

Research interests

  • Composite fatigue
  • Nano-filler reinforced polymer
  • Surface coating for corrosion resistance alloys (CRAs)
  • Renewable energy devices (Marine turbine & wave energy converter)
  • FEA modelling (COMSOL/ABAQUS/ANSYS)
For the publications, please refer to Google scholar:

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Chen D, Sun G, Meng M, Li G & Li Q 2018 'Residual crashworthiness of CFRP structures with pre-impact damage – An experimental and numerical study' International Journal of Mechanical Sciences , DOI PEARL
Meng M & Le H 2017 'Tribological properties of nanoclay reinforced polyimide nanocomposite coatings for alloy steels' International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 14, (5) 1013-1019 , DOI
Collins KM, Meng M, Le HR, Greaves D & Bellamy NW 2017 'Modelling of the buckling of a diaphragm–spine structure for a wave energy converter' Materials & Design 119, 159-170 , DOI PEARL
Meng, M, Le, H, Grove, S, Rizvi & MJ 2016 'Moisture effects on the bending fatigue of laminated composites' Composite Structures 154, (15 October 2016) 49-60 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Meng M, Rizvi MJ, Le H & Grove STEPHEN 2016 'Multi-scale modelling of moisture diffusion coupled with stress distribution in CFRP laminated composites' , DOI PEARL
Meng M, Rizvi MDJ, Grove S & Le HR 2015 'Effects of hygrothermal stress on the failure of CFRP composites' Composite Structures Author Site , DOI PEARL
Meng M, Le HR, Rizvi MJ & Grove SM 2015 'The effects of unequal compressive/tensile moduli of composites' Composite Structures 126, 207-215 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Meng M, Le HR, Rizvi MJ & Grove SM 2015 '3D FEA modelling of laminated composites in bending and their failure mechanisms' Composite Structures 119, 693-708 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL