Dr. Longhui Zhang holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (2018) from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and graduated in Solid Mechanics (Direct BSc-MSc) from South China University of Technology. He is currently a researcher and engineer working in Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) at the University of Oxford.
Inspired by working and completing a series of UTC industrial projects, Longhui's interest is in solid mechanics of advanced engineering materials and structures under impact loading, with emphasis on dynamic deformation and failure under complex environments and stress states, to provide important findings and results for critical engineering applications as well as being good physics
Longhui is a member of DYMAT society and International Society of Impact Engineering, Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and serves as a monthly peer reviewer for Mechanics of Materials, Materials Science and Engineering: A, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials al. about 20 journals.
Awards and Achievements
July 2017 Excellent Dissertation for Master's Degree, South China University of Technology
August 2016 The paper “Constitutive model of aviation transparent polyurethane at high strain rates” was selected as "Top Articles from Outstanding S&T Journals of China in 2015" on F5000 Frontrunner Platform
October 2014 National Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (About $3300)
June 2013 Excellent Dissertation for Bachelor's Degree, South China University of Technology
- Novel Material Systems
- Thermomechanical Coupling
- Dynamic Strain Localization
- PHENOMENA: Temperature and Strain rate Dependent Behaviour of Alloys for High-performance Aerospace Applications.
- COSAP: Development Fan Containment Casing Material
- Tumble: High Strain Rate Characterization of Turbine Materials at Ultra-high Temperatures
Completed Rolls Royce UTC Projects
- LH.Zhang et al., Rolls Royce UTC Report 4xx 2020.
- D.Townsend, LH.Zhang et al, Rolls Royce UTC Report 4xx, 2020.
- LH.Zhang et al., Rolls Royce UTC Report 4xx, 2021.
Publications in Impact Engineering in Oxford
- L.H. Zhang*, D. Townsend, N. Petrinic, A. Pellegrino, Pressure and Temperature Dependent Dynamic Flow and Failure Behavior of PMMA at Intermediate Strain Rates, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 158, 104026, 2021.
- L.H. Zhang*, D. Townsend, N. Petrinic, A. Pellegrino, Strain rate and temperature dependent strain localization of dynamically stretched lightweight bars: from metal to polymer, EPJ Web Conf., 250 (2021) 05001.
- L.H. Zhang*, A. Pellegrino, D. Townsend, N. Petrinic, Thermomechanical aspects of constitutive behavior of a near α Titanium alloy over a wide range of strain rates, International Journal of Mechanical Science, 2021, 189, 105970.
- L.H. Zhang*, D. Townsend, N. Petrinic, A. Pellegrino, Measurement of Pure Shear Constitutive Relationship From Torsion Tests under Quasi-static Condition, Medium and High Strain Rates, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2021, 88(12): 121003.
- L.H. Zhang*, A. Pellegrino, D. Townsend, N. Petrinic, Strain rate and temperature dependent strain localization of a near α titanium alloy, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 2020, (145):103676
- L.H. Zhang, G. Gour, N. Petrinic, A. Pellegrino*, Rate dependent behaviour and dynamic strain localisation of three novel impact resilient titanium alloys: experiments and modelling, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 2020, 138552.
- L.H. Zhang, A. Pellegrino*, D. Townsend, N. Petrinic, Temperature Dependent Dynamic Strain Localization and Failure of Ductile Polymeric Rods under Large Deformation, International Journal of Mechanical Science, 2021, 204, 106563.
- • L.H. Zhang, A. Pellegrino*, N. Petrinic, Dynamic necking of a near α titanium alloy at high strain rates: experiments and modelling, Defense Technology, 2021,17:1126-1134.
- R.M. Quinn, L.H. Zhang, M.J. Cox, D. Townsend, T. Cartwright, G. Aldrich-Smith, P.A. Hooper, J.P. Dear*, Development and Validation of a Hopkinson Bar for Hazardous Materials, Experimental Mechanics, 60, 1275–1288 (2020).
- L. Varley, M. Rutherford, L.H. Zhang, A. Pellegrino*, The mechanical response of wet volcanic sand to impact loading, effects of water content and initial consolidation, Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, 6, 358–372 (2020).