Dr Shanshan Cheng
Profiles

Dr Shanshan Cheng

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Qualifications

 2017 - present  Plymouth University, UK  Lecturer
 2015 - 2016  The University of Sheffield, UK  Postdoc
 2011 - 2015 Plymouth University, UK    PhD
 2009 - 2011  Harbin Institute of Technology, China MEng
 2005 - 2009  Central South University, China BEng 

Research interests

Dr Cheng's research expertise lies in Structural Fire Safety in general. Her PhD project was entitled “Fire performance of cold-formed steel sections”, where she focused on the fire performance of partially protected cold-formed steel (CFS) members. In 2015 she worked on the side wall buckling of rectangular hollow section (RHS) full-width X-joints,considering the effect of compressive chord pre-load. Since 2016 she extended her research interests to the fire-induced spalling behaviour of concrete. Her research interests include Performance-based Modelling and Design, Instability of Class 4 Steel Structural Members, Concrete Spalling in Fire, and Reliability Analysis. 

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Becque J & Cheng S 2017 'Sidewall Buckling of Equal-Width RHS Truss X-Joints' Journal of Structural Engineering 143, (2) 04016179-04016179 , DOI
Cheng S & Becque J 2016 'A design methodology for side wall failure of RHS truss X-joints accounting for compressive chord pre-load' Engineering Structures 126, 689-702 , DOI
Ding F-X, Li Z, Cheng S & Yu Z-W 2016 'Composite action of hexagonal concrete-filled steel tubular stub columns under axial loading' Thin-Walled Structures 107, 502-513 , DOI
Ding F-X, Li Z, Cheng S & Yu Z-W 2016 'Composite action of octagonal concrete-filled steel tubular stub columns under axial loading' Thin-Walled Structures 107, 453-461 , DOI
Gu J-Z & Cheng S 2016 'Shear effect on buckling of cellular columns subjected to axially compressed load' Thin-Walled Structures 98, 416-420 , DOI
Cheng S, Li L-Y & Kim B 2015 'Buckling analysis of cold-formed steel channel-section beams at elevated temperatures' Journal of Constructional Steel Research 104, 74-80 , DOI
Cheng S, Li L-Y & Kim B 2015 'Buckling analysis of partially protected cold-formed steel channel-section columns at elevated temperatures' Fire Safety Journal 72, 7-15 , DOI
Cheng S, Yan Q-W, Li L-Y & Kim B 2015 'Thermal Buckling Analysis of Axially Loaded Columns of Thin-Walled Open Section with Nonuniform Sectional Properties' International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics 15, (06) 1450088-1450088 , DOI
Yuan W-B, Cheng S, Li L-Y & Kim B 2014 'Web-flange distortional buckling of partially restrained cold-formed steel purlins under uplift loading' International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 89, 476-481 , DOI
Zha XX, Wang HY & Cheng SS 2013 'Finite Element Analysis of the Subsidence of Cap Rocks during Underground Coal Gasification Process' Advanced Materials Research 859, 91-94 , DOI
Cheng SS, Kim B & Li LY 2013 'Lateral–torsional buckling of cold-formed channel sections subject to combined compression and bending' Journal of Constructional Steel Research 80, 174-180
Zha XX & Cheng SS 2011 'Numerical Simulation of Natural and Super-Critical Carbonation on Concrete Porous Brick' Advanced Materials Research 343-344, 112-115 , DOI
Zha XX & Cheng SS 2011 'Study of Transverse Section Temperature Distribution in Underground Coal Gasification' Applied Mechanics and Materials 71-78, 2513-2517 , DOI
Conference Papers
Cheng S & Becque J 2016 'Design of equal-width RHS truss X-Joints for side wall buckling in the presence of chord pre-load' 927-934
Meza F, Cheng S, Becque J & Hajirasouliha I 2016 'Experimental investigation of the cross-sectional stability of cold-formed steel built-up columns' 353-360