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Profiles

Maozhou Meng

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Role

PhD student in School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University (10/2013 - present)

Qualifications

BEng in Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Research associate, Chinese Academy of Sciences

General teaching associate certificate, Plymouth University

Professional membership

Reviewer: Composite Part B

Student representative of Mechanical Engineering, Plymouth University

Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Committee member of the annual conference of Plymouth Marine Science & Education Foundation

Visiting scholar in Sheffield University

Roles on external bodies

Co-founder of the charity school in Wuhan Union Hospital for the children with Leukaemia

Teaching interests

Teaching & tutorial two modules for MSc students:
1) Structural design with FEM;
2) Simulation of Engineering System

Supervised MSc project: short fibre composite joint for pressure vessels and pipe line

Research interests

Fatigue failure of FRP composites for marine environment
Marine renewable energy devices
Micro electronic mechanical system (MEMS)

Peer-reviewed papers
M. Meng, H.R. Le*, M.J. Rizvi and S.M. Grove. Multi-scale analysis of moisture diffusion coupled with stress distribution in CFRP composites. Accepted for publication in Composite Structures (22 November 2015).

M. Meng, M.J. Rizvi, S.M. Grove and H.R. Le*. Effects of hygrothermal stress on the failure of CFRP composites. Composite Structures, Volume 133, December 2015, Pages 1024-1035.

M. Meng*, H.R. Le, M.J. Rizvi, S.M. Grove, The effects of unequal compressive/tensile moduli of composites, Composite Structures, Volume 126, August 2015, Pages 207–215.

M. Meng*, H.R. Le, M.J. Rizvi, S.M. Grove, 3D FEA modelling of laminated composites in bending and their failure mechanisms, Composite Structures, Volume 119, January 2015, Pages 693–708. 

*corresponding author

Conference presentations
Maozhou Meng*, Huirong Le, Stephen Grove and Md. Jahir Rizvi. Multiscale modelling of hygrothermal effects on CFRP composites. N8 HPC Network Event - Multiscale Computing Mechanics, Sheffield, UK, 30 October 2015.

Maozhou Meng*, Huirong Le, Stephen Grove and Md. Jahir Rizvi. Multiscale analysis of moisture diffusion coupled with stress distribution in CFRP composites. 18th International Conference of Composite Structures. Listbon, Portugal, 15-18 June 2015.

Maozhou Meng*, Huirong Le, Ming Dai. Design of a straight blade Darrieus tidal current turbine using composite-composite joint. 10th European Symposium of International Network on Ocean Renewable Energy. Naples, Italy, 23-29 May 2015.

Maozhou Meng*. 3D Modelling of Composites in Marine Environment: Moisture and Thermal effects. Presented to the US Office of Naval Research. Plymouth, UK, 30 July 2014.

Maozhou Meng*. Modelling failure modes of laminated composites: shell and solid strategies. Engineering Research Seminars, Plymouth, UK, 18 June 2014.

*presenting author

Grants & contracts

Santander Seed-Corn research scholarship (£5,000): straight blade Darrieus marine current tidal turbine using composite-composite joint

Additional information

Personal interest: tennis, badminton, cycling and hiking. I have some experience of traveling including Shangri-La treks and Mountain Everest.

Links

Google scholar citation:
https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=FxkSj9sAAAAJ&hl=en