Contact Dr Haibao Liu
Areas of expertise
- Aerospace Structures
- Aircraft Design
- Computing, Simulation & Modelling
- Aerospace Materials
- Structures and Materials
Dr. Haibao Liu is a Lecturer in Aerospace Structures at Centre for Aeronautics, Cranfield University. He obtained his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast (2018) and then joined Imperial College London as a Research Associate. His research focuses on the performance assessment of lightweight materials and structures, involving both experimental and computational endeavours. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal papers and received 5 patents. He is also the Assistant Editor of International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture. In 2019, he received the Excellent Paper Awards from Lightweight Materials and Manufacture Conference and the Bronze Award of Written Paper Prizes from Royal Aeronautical Society. He has supervised a number of PhD and Master students. He is currently the Module Leader of Engineering Stress Analysis for Pre-Master students at Cranfield University.
With the target to achieve low carbon emission, lightweight materials and structures have been increasingly used in the modern manufacturing industry. This requires more efforts on the development of new understanding and techniques for the manufacture and assessment of such materials and structures.
My research focuses on the design and manufacture of lightweight materials and structures as well as related performance assessments, involving both experimental and computational endeavours. In particular, I am interested in the development of reliable characterisation methods and high-fidelity numerical tools, which can be used to support the design and manufacture of lightweight materials and structures.
I am currently recruiting full-time PhD students, visiting PhD students and visiting academics. Applicants with research background of Material Science, Mechanical Engineering and Finite Element Analysis are welcome to send inquiry for further discussion.
1. Damage prediction and failure analysis of composite materials for structural application
2. Stamp forming techniques for the fast manufacture of thermoplastic composite components
3. Experimental and numerical assessment on the performance of repaired composites
1. Engineering Stress Analysis
2. Design and Analysis of Composite Structures
Articles In Journals
- Wang H, Liu H, Ding Z & Li N (2021) Experimental and constitutive modelling studies of semicrystalline thermoplastics under solid-state stamp forming conditions, Polymer, 228 (June) Article No. 123939.
- Zhang X, Liu H, Maharaj C, Zheng M, Mohagheghian I, Zhang G, Yan Y & Dear JP (2020) Impact response of laminated glass with varying interlayer materials, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 139 (September 2019) Article No. 103505.
- Liu H, Liu J, Ding Y, Zhou J, Kong X, Harper LT, Blackman BR, Falzon BG & Dear JP (2020) Modelling damage in fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite laminates subjected to three-point bend loading, Composite Structures, 236 (January) Article No. 111889.
- Liu H, Liu J, Ding Y, Zheng J, Kong X, Zhou J, Harper L, Blackman BR, Kinloch AJ & Dear JP (2020) The behaviour of thermoplastic and thermoset carbon fibre composites subjected to low-velocity and high-velocity impact, Journal of Materials Science, 55 (33) 15741-15768.
- Liu H, Liu J, Ding Y, Hall ZE, Kong X, Zhou J, Blackman BRK, Kinloch AJ & Dear JP (2020) A three-dimensional elastic-plastic damage model for predicting the impact behaviour of fibre-reinforced polymer-matrix composites, Composites Part B: Engineering, 201.
- Kong X, Zhou H, Zheng C, Liu H, Wu W, Guan Z & Dear JP (2019) An experimental study on the mitigation effects of fine water mist on confined-blast loading and dynamic response of steel plates, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 134 (August) Article No. 103370.
- Liu H, Falzon BG, Li S, Tan W, Liu J, Chai H, Blackman BR & Dear JP (2019) Compressive failure of woven fabric reinforced thermoplastic composites with an open-hole: An experimental and numerical study, Composite Structures, 213 (January) 108-117.
- Liu H, Falzon BG & Dear JP (2019) An experimental and numerical study on the crush behaviour of hybrid unidirectional/woven carbon-fibre reinforced composite laminates, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 164 (August) Article No. 105160.
- Liu H, Falzon BG & Tan W (2018) Predicting the Compression-After-Impact (CAI) strength of damage-tolerant hybrid unidirectional/woven carbon-fibre reinforced composite laminates, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 105 (February) 189-202.
- Liu H, Falzon BG & Tan W (2018) Experimental and numerical studies on the impact response of damage-tolerant hybrid unidirectional/woven carbon-fibre reinforced composite laminates, Composites Part B: Engineering, 136 (March) 101-118.