Dr. Chunwei Zhang received his Ph.D degree in 2005 from Harbin Institute of Technology (China), where he was former associate professor, Ph.D supervisor and deputy director for the Laboratory of Blast Resistance & Protective Engineering. In 2010 he was appointed Senior Lecturer, Structural Control, in the School of Engineering, College of Health and Science at Western Sydney University. He has also served as the Secretary-general for the Young Researcher's Forum at the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, and committee member of Dynamics and Control Division of American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE).
Dr. Zhang has been in charge of and participated in several major research programs, including major and key and general projects from the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Key Technology R&D and 863 discovery and 973 major fundamental programs from Ministry of Science and Technology of China as well as industry grants etc. He was also the external assessor for the National Science Foundation of China. He was awarded the first grade prize for Science and Technology Progress in 2009 by China's Ministry of Education, the Japan Society of Seismic Isolation (JSSI) award in 2004, and the best paper award for the Eleventh International Symposium on Structural Engineering, among other accolades.
Areas of Research/Teaching Expertise
Dr Zhang has published more than 70 journal papers and conference papers, edited 5 book chapters including two textbooks, and successfully applied for 5 patents including one international PCT patent. He has supervised and co-supervised 5 Ph.D students, 15 postgraduate students and 8 double degree bachelor students in the research area of structural active control, semi-active control, passive control and structural anti-blast and protective engineering, his main points of research interest. He has been teaching Finite Element Method (S0933003Q, 36Hrs) in HIT, which is a compulsory course at the postgraduate level, earning the Excellent Course award by the Heilongjiang Provincial Department of Education in 2010. He has also been teaching courses including Intelligent Structural Control (S0933035CB, postgraduate degree course, 36Hrs), Structural Stochastic Vibration (S0933004Q, postgraduate degree course, 18/36Hrs) and Structural Vibration Control (S533, undergraduate course, 16/32Hrs).
National Natural Science Foundation of China (General Research) - Numerical simulation, experimental verification and parametric inverse analysis of gas explosion induced shock load field in a blast simulator (Zhang), (Project ID: 51078116, 2011.1-2013.12; $60,000)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key Research) - Theory and method for seismic damage control of key engineering structures (Zhou, Guo and Zhang), (Project ID: 90815027, 2009.1-2012.12; $300,000)
China Ministry of Science and Technology - Smart vibration control of urban infrastructures (Wu and Zhang), (National Key Technology R&D Program No. 2006BAJ03B06, 2007.1-2010.12; $600,000)
China Ministry of Science and Technology - Earthquake Damage and Control of Urban Infrastructures (Wu, Guan, and Zhang), (National Major Fundamental Program No. 2007CB714204, 2007.7-2011.8; $750,000)
Guangzhou New TV Tower Inc. - Hybrid Mass Damper Control system for Guangzhou New TV Tower structure (Zhou, Ou, Li and Zhang), 2006-2012 ($1,600,000)
Awards and Recognition
2010: Best Paper Awards for the Eleventh International Symposium on Structural Engineering (11-ISEE), Dec 18-20, Guangzhou, China (No.1 awardee)
2009: China Ministry of Education, the First Grade Prize for Science and Technology Progress, Structural Vibration Control and its Applications (No.5 awardee)
2009: Liaoning Province, the First Grade Prize for Natural Science Achievement, LNL1294, titled "Development of wireless MEMS inclination sensor system for swing monitoring of Large-Scale hook structures" (No.3 awardee)
2005: China Postdoctoral Research Foundation Award, 2nd grade.
2004: Japan Society of Seismic Isolation Awards for International Idea Competition as Commemorative Project to Mark the 10th Anniversary of the Foundation of JSSI (No.1 awardee)
Zhang Chunwei and Ou Jinping. Vibration Control, Edited by Mickael L., Chapter title "Mass Inertia Effect based Vibration Control Systems for Civil Engineering Structure and Infrastructure", SCIYO Press, publishing date, August 2010. ISBN 978-953-307-117-6, pages : 105-158.
Zhang Chunwei, Li Luyu, Ou Jinping. Swinging motion control of suspended structures: Principles and applications, Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Volume 17, Issue 5, pages 549–562, August 2010
Zhang Chunwei, Hao Hong, Tarasov Boris. Some special phenomena and preliminary interpretations about measured strain signals from high-speed impact tests, International Journal of Structural Engineering, 2010, in press.
Yu Yan, Li Luyu, Ou Jinping and Zhang Chunwei. A Swing Control Module for Large Off-shore Hook Structures: Design and Validation Using a Wireless Inclination Measurement System. International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control. 2010, 6(8):3611-3620
Yu Yan, Ou Jinping, Zhang Jun, Zhang Chunwei, Li Luyu. Development of Wireless MEMS Inclination Sensor System for Swing Monitoring of Large-Scale Hook Structures, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2009, 56(4), 1072-1078. (SCI Impact Factor 5.468)
Zhang Chunwei, Ou Jinping. Control Structure Interaction of Electromagnetic Mass Damper System for Structural Vibration Control, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2008, 134(5), 428-437.
Zhang Chunwei, Ou Jinping. Control strategies and experimental verifications of the electromagnetic mass damper system for structural vibration control, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, 2008, 7(2), 181-192.
Zhang Xiuhua, Duan Zhongdong, Zhang Chunwei. Numerical Simulation of Dynamic Response and Collapse for Steel Frame Structures Subjected to Blast Load, Transactions of Tianjin University, 2008, 14(suppl.), 523-529.
Zhang Chunwei, Ou Jinping, Zhang Jinqiu. Parameter Optimization and Analysis of Vehicle Suspension System Controlled by Magnetorheological Fluid Dampers, Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 2006, 13: 885-896.
He Lin, Zhang Chunwei, Ou Jinping. Sensor Placement Selection of SHM Using Tolerance Domain and Second Order Eigenvalue Sensitivity, International Journal of Smart Structures and Systems, 2006, 2(2), 189-208.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY SERVICES
14th World Conference of Earthquake Engineering (WCEE), October 14-19, 2008, Secretary-general of Young Researcher's Forum
Member of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineer), committee member of Dynamics and Control Division (March 2008 – present )
Member of Chinese Society of Rock Mechanics and Engineering, board director of Underground Space Sub-society (November 2009 – present )
Ou Jinping, Li Hui, Zhang Chunwei. An Initiative Mass Magnetic-driving Vibration Control Device. International Patent: Publication number: WO2004025035, Publication date: 2004-03-25, I03CN080/GP
Ou Jinping, Li Hui, Zhang Chunwei. Electromagnet Driven Active Mass Driver Control Systems. China Invention Patent, ZL 02 1 32938.9
Ou Jinping, Li Hui, Zhang Chunwei, Li Luyu. Innovative Hybrid Mass Driver and Variable Damping System for Structural Vibration Control. China Invention Patent, CN200710071676.X
Ou Jinping, Jiang Jihai, Zhang Chunwei, Liu Junlong, Liu Qinghe. Valveless Driven Active Mass Driver Control Systems for Structural Vibration Control. China Invention Patent, CN200910071791.6
Ou Jinping, Li Hui, Zhang Chunwei. Electromagnet Driven Active Mass Driver Control Systems. China Utility Model Patent, ZL 02 2 75273.0