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Shasha Wang

On-Campus Lecturer

Civil Engineering

Melbourne Campus

shasha.wang@eit.edu.au

BEng, PhD

Biography

Dr Shasha Wang is an on-campus lecturer in civil engineering at Engineering Institute of Technology, Melbourne Campus. She obtained her PhD degree in civil engineering (structural engineering) from National University of Singapore. She previously worked as a sessional lecturer at Victoria University and a research fellow at National University of Singapore.

Dr Wang is a passionate lecturer and has been teaching into a number of engineering courses in both Australia and Singapore. She is a keen practitioner of a student-centred, industry-oriented approach to engineering teaching. Apart from teaching, she is an active researcher as well. Her primary research activities are in cement-based materials and concrete structures under impact loading, where she has regularly published peer-reviewed articles in premium journals (such as International Journal of Impact Engineering, Magazine of Concrete Research, Construction and Building Materials, and Cement and Concrete Composites). Her research interests also include high-performance concrete (HPC), ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC), green concrete, low-carbon concrete structures, and repair and rehabilitation of civil structures and infrastructures.

Fields of Research
  • Civil Engineering (4005)
  • Construction materials (40505)
  • Structural dynamics (400509)
  • Structural engineering (400510)
Research Interest
  • High-performance concrete (HPC) and ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC)
  • Concrete materials and structures under impact loading
  • Green concrete and low-carbon concrete structures
  • Sustainable construction materials
  • Repair and rehabilitation of civil structures and infrastructures
Grants Research Project: High-Performance Concrete for Protective Structures

Project Period: 2012 – 2015

Funding Type: Research Fellowship

Funding Body: Defence Science and Technology Agency, Ministry of Defence, Government of Singapore

Funding Amount: SGD 200,000

Research Project: Curved Steel-Concrete-Steel Sandwich Composite for Arctic Region

Project Period: 2011 – 2012

Funding Type: Research Fellowship

Funding Bodies: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and American Bureau of Shipping

Funding Amount: SGD 15,000

Memberships & Registrations
  • Member, Concrete Institute of Australia
  • Member, International Association of Protective Structures
  • Member, American Concrete Institute – Singapore Chapter
Professional Membership
  • Member, Concrete Institute of Australia
  • Member, International Association of Protective Structures
  • Member, American Concrete Institute – Singapore Chapter

 

Currently Teaching
  • Structural Analysis
  • Advanced Structural Engineering Methods
Years of experience (Tertiary)
  • 14 Years experience
Supervision
  • Three honors students (as a co-supervisor at Victoria University)
  • One PhD student, five honours students and four research internship students (as a co-supervisor at National University of Singapore)
Peer Reviewer for Journals
  • Advances in Structural Engineering
  • Cement and Concrete Composites
  • Construction and Building Materials
  • Engineering Structures
  • Green Materials
  • Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences
  • International journal of Impact Engineering
  • Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE
  • Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM
  • Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Basic and Applied Sciences
  • Scientific Research Essays
  • Structural Engineering and Materials
Journal Papers
  • [1] Rui ZHONG, Fengling ZHANG, Leong Hien POH, Shasha WANG, Hoang Thanh Nam LE and Min-Hong ZHANG (2021), “Assessing the Effectiveness of UHPFRC, FRHSC and ECC against High Velocity Projectile Impact”, Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 120, 104013. (Q1 Journal)

    [2] Shasha WANG, Hoang Thanh Nam LE, Leong Hien POH, Ser Tong QUEK and Min-Hong ZHANG (2017), “Effect of High Strain Rate on Compressive Behavior of Strain-Hardening Cement Composite in Comparison to That of Ordinary Fiber-Reinforced Concrete”, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 136, Pages 31-43. (Q1 Journal)

    [3] Hoang Thanh Nam LE, Leong Hien POH, Shasha WANG and Min-Hong ZHANG (2017), “Critical Parameters for the Compressive Strength of High-Strength Concrete”, Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 82, Pages 202-216. (Q1 Journal)

    [4] Shasha WANG, Hoang Thanh Nam LE, Leong Hien Poh, Huajun FENG, and Min-Hong ZHANG (2016), “Resistance of High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cement Composites against High-Velocity Projectile Impact”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Volume 96, Pages 89-104. (Q1 Journal)

    [5] Huajun FENG, Hoang Thanh Nam LE, Shasha WANG, and Min-Hong ZHANG (2016), “Effect of Silanes and Silane Derivatives on Cement Hydration and Mechanical Properties of Mortars”, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 129, Pages 48-60. (Q1 Journal)

    [6] Shasha WANG, Min-Hong ZHANG and Ser Tong QUEK (2012), “Mechanical Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete Subjected to High Strain-Rate Compressive Loading”, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 31, Pages 1-11. (Q1 Journal) Curriculum Vitae 4

    [7] Shasha WANG, Min-Hong ZHANG and Ser Tong QUEK (2011), “Effect of Specimen Size on Static Strength and Dynamic Increase Factor of High-Strength Concrete from SHPB Test”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, Volume 39, Issue 5, Pages 898-907.

    [8] Shasha WANG, Min-Hong ZHANG and Ser Tong QUEK (2011), “Tensile Strength versus Toughness of Cement-Based Materials against High-Velocity Projectile Impact”, International Journal of Protective Structures, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 207-219. (Q1 Journal)

    [9] Shasha WANG, Min-Hong ZHANG and Ser Tong QUEK (2011), “Effect of High Strain Rate Loading on Compressive Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete”, Magazine of Concrete Research, Volume 63, Issue 11, Pages 813-827. (Q1 Journal)

    [10] Shasha WANG, Min-Hong ZHANG and Ser Tong QUEK (2011), “Compressive Behavior of Plain and Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete subjected to High-Strain Rate Loading”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Special Issue for the 3rd International Workshop on Performance, Protection and Strengthening of Structures Under Extreme Loading, Volume 82, Pages 57-62.

Peer-Reviewed Full-Length Conference Papers
  • [1] Rui ZHONG, Fengling ZHANG, Leong Hien POH, Shasha WANG, Hoang Thanh Nam LE, and Min-Hong ZHANG (2020), “Resistance to High Velocity Projectile Impact: A Comparative Investigation of UHPFRC, FRHSC, and SHCC”, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete and High Performance Construction Materials, Kassel, Germany.

    [2] Min-Hong ZHANG, Hoang Thanh Nam LE, Shasha WANG, Leong Hien POH, and Huajun FENG (2016), “Resistance of Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concretes and Strain Hardening Cement Composites to High Velocity Projectile Impact”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions – Environment & Loading, Leeco, Italy.

    [3] Shasha WANG, Hoang Thanh Nam LE, Leong Hien POH and Min-Hong ZHANG (2015), “Effect of High Strain Rate Loadings on Compressive Behavior of Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composite”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Protective Structures (ICPS3), Newcastle, Australia. Curriculum Vitae 5

    [4] Shasha WANG and Min-Hong ZHANG (2013), “Determination of Specimen Sizes of Concrete Subjected to Static Loading in Comparison to Those from Split Hopkinson Bar Test for Computation of Dynamic Increasing Factor”, Proceedings of the High Speed Imaging for Dynamic Testing of Materials and Structures, 21st DYMAT Technical Meeting, London, UK.

    [5] Shasha WANG, Min-Hong ZHANG and Ser Tong QUEK (2012), “Static and Dynamic Compressive Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete”, Proceedings of DAPS 2012: the 4th International Conference on Design and Analysis of Protective Structures, Jeju, Korea.

    [6] Shasha WANG, Min-Hong ZHANG and Ser Tong QUEK (2011), “Compressive Behavior of Plain and Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete Subjected to High Strain Rate Loading”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Performance, Protection and Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, Lugano, Switzerland.

    [7] Shasha WANG, Min-Hong ZHANG and Ser Tong QUEK (2010), “Tensile Strength versus Toughness of Cement-Based Materials against High-Velocity Projectile Impact”, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Protective Structures (ICPS-2010), Manchester, UK.

    [8] Xin RUAN, Shasha WANG and Xuefei SHI (2007), “Analysis on Local Temperature Effect in the Piers of Pre-Stressed Concrete Continuous Rigid Frame Bridge”, Proceedings of fib Symposium “Concrete Structures: Simulators of Development”, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Publications and News

EIT publication

Assessing the effectiveness of UHPFRC, FRHSC and ECC against high velocity projectile impact


31 March, 2021
High velocity projectile impact (HVPI) test was carried out on three classes of cement composites to assess their performance. The tests were conducted on thick block specimens using non-deformable ogive-nosed projectiles with a mass of 250 g and a diameter of 28 mm at approximately 400 m/s. The severity of damage was quantified by the depth of penetration...Read More
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Critical parameters for the compressive strength of high-strength concrete


3 July, 2017
This study investigates the influence of several material properties underlying the failure mechanism of high-strength concrete (HSC) under uniaxial compression. An experimental-numerical characterization of a single inclusion block (SIB) – an idealized composite comprising of a granite cylindrical core embedded within a high-strength mortar (HSM) matrix – is first carried out.  Parametric...Read More
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Effect of high strain rate on compressive behavior of strain-hardening cement composite in comparison to that of ordinary fiber-reinforced concrete


16 January, 2017
This paper presents an experimental study on the effect of high strain rate on the compressive behavior of two strain-hardening cement based composites (SHCCs), compared to that of fiber-reinforced high-strength concretes (FRHSCs) with similar compressive strengths. One of the SHCCs was reinforced with 2% of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibers by...Read More
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Effects of silanes and silane derivatives on cement hydration and mechanical properties of mortars


12 November, 2016
An experimental research was conducted with the objectives to study the effects silanes (amino, vinyl, and epoxy-based) and their derivatives (silane oligomers and silane nanoparticles) on cement hydration and mechanical properties of mortars. Silanes and silane derivatives are used as coupling agents to combine different compositions in mortars and to...Read More
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Resistance of high-performance fiber-reinforced cement composites against high-velocity projectile impact


11 May, 2016
This paper presents experimental and numerical studies on the performance of seven high-performance fiber-reinforced cement-based composites against high velocity projectile impact (HVPI). The materials investigated involved four fiber-reinforced high-strength concretes (FRHSCs) with 28-day compressive strengths ranging from about 60 to 140 MPa, two strain hardening cement-based composites (SHCCs), and a fiber-reinforced high-strength mortar...Read More
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Mechanical behavior of fiber-reinforced high-strength concrete subjected to high strain-rate compressive loading


19 January, 2012
This paper presents an experimental study on effect of high strain rate on compressive behavior of plain and fiber-reinforced high-strength concrete (FRHSC) with strength between 80 and 90 MPa. A Split Hopkinson pressure bar equipment was used to determine the concrete behavior at strain rates from 40 to 300 s−1. Fracture patterns...Read More
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Compressive Behavior of Plain and Fiber-Reinforced High-Strength Concrete Subjected to High Strain Rate Loading


1 July, 2011
This paper presents a laboratory experimental study on the effect of high strain rate on compressive behavior of plain and fiber-reinforce high-strength concrete (FRHSC) with similar strength of 80-90 MPa. Steel fibers, polyethylene fibers, and a combination of these were used in the FRHSC. A split Hopkinson pressure bar equipment...Read More
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Tensile Strength versus Toughness of Cement-Based Materials against High-Velocity Projectile Impact


1 June, 2011
This paper presents a laboratory experimental study on the effect of tensile strength and toughness on the resistance of cement-based materials to high-velocity projectile impact. Three types of cement-based materials with similar compressive strength but different tensile strengths and toughnesses were examined in terms of the penetration depth, crater diameter,...Read More
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Effect of Specimen Size on Static Strength and Dynamic Increase Factor of High-Strength Concrete from SHPB Test


2 May, 2011
This paper presents an experimental study on effect of specimen size on the static strength and dynamic increase factor (DIF) of plain and fiber reinforced high-strength concrete determined from Split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) tests. Four types of specimens were used to determine the static strength of the concrete including...Read More
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