Doctor Yaping He

Doctor Yaping He

Senior Lecturer,
Construction Management

Biography

Dr He obtained his first engineering degree from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, and his PhD from the University of Queensland. He served in a number of institutions and industry before he joined University of Western Sydney in 2004. Dr He has vast experience in research, education as well as consulting in the area of fire safety science and engineering. He was a group leader in the Australian Fire Code Reform Centre project, responsible for model development and validation. He participated in the development of the Australian Fire Safety Engineering Guidelines (2nd Ed) and the International Fire Engineering Guidelines.

Dr He is a member of Editorial Board of two international journals.

This information has been contributed by Doctor He.

Qualifications

  • MEngSc University of Queensland
  • PhD University of Queensland
  • BEng Beijing University of Science and Technology

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Construction Management

Contact

Email: Y.He@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 4604
Mobile:
Location: ED.G.135
Parramatta

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300597 Master Project 1, 2017
  • 300598 Master Project 2, 2017
  • 300710 Fire Engineering 2 (Fire Models), 2017

Publications

Books

  • Ramsay, C., He, Y., Taylor, P., Horason, M. and Verghese, D. (2005), 'International fire engineering guidelines', : Australian Building Code Board 1741614562.
  • Ramsay, C., He, Y., Taylor, P., Horason, M. and Kilmartin, R. (2001), 'Fire safety engineering guidelines', : Australian Building Code Board 0957989709.

Chapters in Books

  • He, Y. (2012), 'Thermal radiation and fire safety', Radiation Exposure in Medicine and the Environment: Risks and Protective Strategies, Nova Biomedical 9781612098272.

Journal Articles

  • Eftekharian, E., Rashidi, M., Ghodrat, M., He, Y. and Kwok, K. (2020), 'LES simulation of terrain slope effects on wind enhancement by a point source fire', Case Studies in Thermal engineering, vol 18 .
  • Eftekharian, E., Ghodrat, M., He, Y., Ong, R., Kwok, K. and Zhao, M. (2020), 'Correlations for fire-wind enhancement flow characteristics based on LES simulations', International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, vol 82 .
  • Wei, R., Huang, S., Sun, R., Liu, X., He, Y., Yuen, R. and Wang, J. (2020), 'Characteristics of steady burning over inclined polymethyl methacrylate surface in different pressure environments', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, vol 140, no 2 , pp 637 - 644.
  • Ong, R., Patruno, L., Yeo, D., He, Y. and Kwok, K. (2020), 'Numerical simulation of wind-induced mean and peak pressures around a low-rise structure', Engineering Structures, vol 214 .
  • Ouyang, D., He, Y., Weng, J., Liu, J., Chen, M. and Wang, J. (2019), 'Influence of low temperature conditions on lithium-ion batteries and the application of an insulation material', RSC Advances, vol 9 , pp 9053 - 9066.
  • Eftekharian, E., He, Y., Kwok, K., Ong, R. and Yuan, J. (2019), 'Investigation of fire-driven cross-wind velocity enhancement', International Journal of Thermal Sciences, vol 141 , pp 84 - 95.
  • Douglas, G. and He, Y. (2019), 'Design bushfire selection for bushfire protection in adaptation to global warming', Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, vol 5 .
  • Eftekharian, E., Ghodrat, M., He, Y., Ong, R., Kwok, K., Zhao, M. and Samali, B. (2019), 'Investigation of terrain slope effects on wind enhancement by a line source fire', Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, vol 14 .
  • Eftekharian, E., Ghodrat, M., He, Y., Ong, R., Kwok, K. and Zhao, M. (2019), 'Numerical analysis of wind velocity effects on fire-wind enhancement', International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, vol 80 .
  • Weng, J., He, Y., Ouyang, D., Yang, X., Zhang, G. and Wang, J. (2019), 'Thermal performance of PCM and branch-structured fins for cylindrical power battery in a high-temperature environment', Energy Conversion and Management, vol 200 .
  • Eftekharian, E., Ghodrat, M., He, Y., Ong, R., Kwok, K. and Zhao, M. (2019), '[In Press] Numerical analysis of the effect of fire source configuration on fire-wind enhancement', Heat Transfer Engineering, .
  • Ouyang, D., He, Y., Chen, M., Liu, J. and Wang, J. (2018), 'Experimental study on the thermal behaviors of lithium-ion batteries under discharge and overcharge conditions', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, vol 132, no 1 , pp 65 - 75.
  • Yuan, C., He, Y., Feng, Y. and Wang, P. (2018), 'Fire hazards in heritage villages : a case study on Dangjia Village in China', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol 28 , pp 748 - 757.
  • Chen, Q., He, Y., Wang, X., Zhou, T., Ding, C. and Wang, J. (2018), 'Flash point and fire hazard analysis of three organic fuels and their aqueous solutions at low pressures', Fire and Materials, vol 42, no 7 , pp 805 - 815.
  • Wei, R., He, Y., Zhang, Z., He, J., Yuen, R. and Wang, J. (2018), 'Effect of different humectants on the thermal stability and fire hazard of nitrocellulose', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, vol 133, no 3 , pp 1291 - 1307.
  • Wang, X., He, Y., Zhou, T., Chen, Q., Ding, C. and Wang, J. (2018), 'Experimental study on fire behaviors of kerosene/additive blends', Fire Technology, vol 54, no 6 , pp 1841 - 1869.
  • Dang, X., He, Y. and Wang, J. (2018), 'Experimental and numerical study on burning behavior of pool fire with different lip heights', Fire Safety Science, vol 27, no 4 , pp 213 - 221.
  • Zhou, T., He, Y., Lin, X., Wang, X. and Wang, J. (2017), 'Influence of constraint effect of sidewall on maximum smoke temperature distribution under a tunnel ceiling', Applied Thermal Engineering, vol 112 , pp 932 - 941.
  • Wei, R., He, Y., Liu, J., He, Y., Mi, W., Yuen, R. and Wang, J. (2017), 'Experimental study on the fire properties of nitrocellulose with different structures', Materials, vol 10, no 3 .
  • He, Y. and Park, L. (2017), 'A statistical analysis of occurrence and association between structural fire hazards in heritage housing', Fire Safety Journal, vol 90 , pp 169 - 180.
  • He, Y., He, Y., Liu, J., Li, P., Chen, M., Wei, R. and Wang, J. (2017), 'Experimental study on the thermal decomposition and combustion characteristics of nitrocellulose with different alcohol humectants', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol 340 , pp 202 - 212.
  • Chen, M., Liu, J., He, Y., Yuen, R. and Wang, J. (2017), 'Study of the fire hazards of lithium-ion batteries at different pressures', Applied Thermal Engineering, vol 125 , pp 1061 - 1074.
  • Tao, C., He, Y., Zhuang, Y., Qian, Y., Cheng, X. and Wang, X. (2017), 'The investigation of flame length of buoyancy-controlled gas fire bounded by wall and ceiling', Applied Thermal Engineering, vol 127 , pp 1172 - 1183.
  • Wang, S., He, Y., Yang, H., Wang, K. and Wang, J. (2017), 'Video smoke detection using shape, color and dynamic features', Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, vol 33, no 1 , pp 305 - 313.
  • Lin, X., He, Y., Jiang, W., Liu, J., Chen, M., Yao, W., Ma, P., Ding, C. and Wang, J. (2017), 'Prediction of heat release rate of shredded paper tapes based on profile burning surface', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, vol 130, no 3 , pp 2215 - 2225.
  • Chen, M., Zhou, D., Wang, J., He, Y. and Yuen, R. (2016), 'Experimental study on the combustion characteristics of primary lithium batteries fire', Fire Technology, vol 52, no 2 , pp 365 - 385.
  • Krezo, S., Mirza, O., He, Y., Makim, P. and Kaewunruen, S. (2016), 'Field investigation and parametric study of greenhouse gas emissions from railway plain-line renewals', Transportation Research. Part D: Transport and Environment, vol 42 , pp 77 - 90.
  • Liu, J., He, Y., Zhou, Z., Yao, W., Yuen, R. and Wang, J. (2016), 'The burning behaviors of pool fire flames under low pressure', Fire and Materials, vol 40, no 2 , pp 318 - 334.
  • Liu, J., He, Y., Zhou, Z., Yuen, R. and Wang, J. (2016), 'Investigation of enclosure effect of pressure chamber on the burning behavior of a hydrocarbon fuel', Applied Thermal Engineering, vol 101 , pp 202 - 216.
  • Zhu, P., Wang, X., He, Y., Tao, C. and Ni, X. (2016), 'Flame characteristics and burning rate of small pool fires under downslope and upslope oblique winds', Fuel, vol 184 , pp 725 - 734.
  • Ding, C., He, Y., Yin, J., Yao, W., Zhou, D. and Wang, J. (2015), 'Study on the pressure dependence of boiling point, flashpoint, and lower flammability limit at low ambient pressure', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol 54, no 6 , pp 1899 - 1907.
  • Wang, S., He, Y., Zou, J., Zhou, D. and Wang, J. (2014), 'Early smoke detection in video using swaying and diffusion feature', Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, vol 26 , pp 267 - 275.
  • Wang, F., He, Y., Li, P., Chen, X., Zhou, D. and Wang, J. (2014), 'Experimental and theoretical study of the ignition of timber by an incandescent lamp', Journal of Fire Sciences, vol 32, no 2 , pp 165 - 178.
  • Wang, S., Wang, J., He, Y., Zou, J. and Duan, B. (2014), 'A flame detection synthesis algorithm', Fire Technology, vol 50, no 4 , pp 959 - 975.
  • Li, H., He, Y. and Wang, J. (2014), 'Determination of smoke point of laminar acetylene diffusion flames under subatmospheric pressures', Combustion Science and Technology, vol 186, no 9 , pp 1237 - 1248.
  • Hardie, M., Green, M. and He, Y. (2014), 'Fire and heritage protection in Australian public housing', Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, vol 4, no 2 , pp 196 - 212.
  • Niu, Y., He, Y., Hu, X., Zhou, D., Lin, C., Yin, J., Yao, W. and Wang, J. (2013), 'Experimental study of burning rates of cardboard box fires near sea level and at high altitude', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol 34, no 2 , pp 2565 - 2573.
  • Tao, C., He, Y., Li, Y. and Wang, X. (2013), 'Effects of oblique air flow on burning rates of square ethanol pool fires', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol 260 , pp 552 - 562.
  • He, Y. (2013), 'Probabilistic fire-risk-assessment function and its application in fire resistance design', Procedia Engineering, vol 62 , pp 130 - 139.
  • Turhanlar, D., He, Y. and Stone, G. (2013), 'The use of lifts for emergency evacuation - a reliability study', Procedia Engineering, vol 62 , pp 680 - 689.
  • An, K., He, Y., Li, Z., Mi, W. and Wang, J. (2012), 'A study of ignition of timber by incandescent lamp', Journal of Fire Sciences, vol 30, no 6 , pp 552 - 565.
  • Kwok, K., He, Y. and Douglas, G. (2012), 'Bushfire-enhanced wind load on structures', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol 165, no EM4 , pp 253 - 263.
  • Yang, M., He, Y., Li, H., Zhang, X., Li, Z. and Wang, J. (2012), 'Combustion of laminar non-premixed acetylene jet at two different altitudes', Combustion Science and Technology, vol 184, no 12 , pp 1950 - 1969.
  • Hu, X., He, Y., Li, Z. and Wang, J. (2011), 'Combustion characteristics of n-heptane at high altitudes', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol 33, no 2 , pp 2607 - 2615.
  • Hu, X., He, Y., Li, Z., Chen, J. and Wang, J. (2011), 'Combustion and smoke characteristics of circle-pan fire under low pressure and low oxygen concentration', Ranshao Kexue Yu Jishu/Journal of Combustion Science and Technology, vol 17, no 2 , pp 115 - 120.
  • Chen, J., He, Y. and Wang, J. (2010), 'Multi-feature fusion based fast video flame detection', Building and Environment, vol 45, no 5 , pp 1113 - 1122.
  • He, Y. and Grubits, S. (2010), 'A risk-based equivalence approach to fire resistance design for buildings', Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, vol 20, no 1 , pp 5 - 26.
  • Zhou, D., Wang, J. and He, Y. (2010), 'Numerical simulation study of smoke exhaust efficiency in an atrium', Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, vol 20, no 2 , pp 117 - 142.
  • He, Y. (2010), 'Linking safety factor and failure probability for fire safety engineering', Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, vol 20, no 3 , pp 199 - 217.
  • Zhang, X., Yang, M., Wang, J. and He, Y. (2010), 'Effects of computational domain on numerical simulation of building fires', Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, vol 20, no 4 , pp 225 - 251.
  • Yeo, S. and He, Y. (2009), 'Commuter characteristics in mass rapid transit stations in Singapore', Fire Safety Journal, vol 44, no 2 , pp 183 - 191.
  • Li, Z., He, Y., Zhang, H. and Wang, J. (2009), 'Combustion characteristics of n-Heptane and wood crib fires at different altitudes', Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 32, vol 32 , pp 2481 - 2488.
  • Wakefield, T., He, Y. and Dowling, V. (2009), 'An Experimental Study of Solid Timber External Wall Performance under Simulated Bushfire Attack', Building and Environment, vol 44, no 10 , pp 2150 - 2157.
  • He, Y. and Nelson, D. (2008), 'A comparative study of effectiveness of smoke alarms in two types of buildings', Journal of Fire Sciences, vol 26, no 5 , pp 415 - 434.
  • Wang, J., Wu, Z., Xiao, X. and He, Y. (2006), 'Selection of Computational Domain in Numerical Simulation of Building Fires', Fire Safety Science, vol 25, no 4 , pp 232 - 240.
  • Wang, J., Wu, Z., Xiao, X. and He, Y. (2005), 'Determination of Fire Scenario in Performance-Based Fire Safety Design', Fire Safety Science, vol 24, no 1 , pp 38 - 43.
  • Wang, J., Wu, Z., Xiao, X. and He, Y. (2005), 'Mesh Independent in Numerical Simulation of Building Fires', Fire Safety Science, vol 24, no 3 , pp 274 - 278.
  • Wang, J., Wu, Z., Xiao, X. and He, Y. (2005), 'Results Differentia of Different Numerical Simulation Model Versions', Fire Safety Science, vol 24, no 6 , pp 698 - 700.
  • He, Y., Wang, J., Wu, Z., Hu, L., Xiong, Y. and Fan, W. (2002), 'Smoke Venting and Fire Safety in an Industrial Warehouse', Fire Safety Journal, vol 37, no 2 , pp 191 - 215.
  • He, Y. (2001), 'Evaluation of The Maximum Configuration Factor for Cylindrical Flame Hazard Calculation', Journal of Fire Sciences, vol 19, no 2 , pp 121 - 136.

Conference Papers

  • Eftekharian, E., Ghodrat, M., He, Y., Ong, R., Kwok, K. and Samali, B. (2020), 'Numerical simulation of the effect of terrain slope on fire-wind enhancement', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Brisbane, Qld..
  • Eftekharian, E., Ghodrat, M., Ong, R., He, Y. and Kwok, K. (2018), 'CFD investigation of cross-flow effects on fire-wind enhancement', Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, S.A..
  • Ghassempour, N., Zou, J. and He, Y. (2018), 'A SIFT-based forest fire detection framework using static images', IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, Cairns, Qld..
  • Douglas, G., He, Y. and Kwok, K. (2017), 'Extreme value analysis of forest fire behavior parameters', International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, Hefei, China.
  • Douglas, G. and He, Y. (2017), 'Moving forward on a verification method for bushfire protection under the national construction code', Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Barnett, A., Horasan, M. and He, Y. (2017), 'Fire resistance level assessments in buildings and development of appropriate input data', Fire Australia Conference and Tradeshow, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Camille, C., Mirza, O., Kwok, K. and He, Y. (2017), 'Numerical investigation on impact of bushfire enhanced wind on building structures', International Conference on Structural Engineering Research , Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Krezo, S., Mirza, O., He, Y. and Kaewunruen, S. (2016), 'Bootstrap statistical analysis of GHG emission from railway maintenance and renewal projects', International Conference on Railway Technology, Sardinia, Italy.
  • Kaewunruen, S., Krezo, S., Mirza, O., He, Y. and Sussman, J. (2015), 'Achieving carbon efficiency in construction & maintenance of railway turnouts, crossovers and diamonds', National Convention on Civil Engineering , Pattaya, Thailand.
  • Douglas, G., He, Y., Xiang, Y. and Morris, E. (2015), 'The role of extreme value analysis to enhance defendable space for construction practice and planning in bushfire prone environments', Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and AFAC Conference, Adelaide, S.A..
  • Zhang, W. and He, Y. (2015), 'Smart evacuation guiding systems and evaluation', International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, Cambridge, England.
  • Krezo, S., Mirza, O., He, Y., Kaewunruen, S. and Sussman, J. (2014), 'Carbon emissions analysis of rail resurfacing work : a case study and practical guidelines', International Conference on Railway Technology, Ajaccio, France.
  • Douglas, G., He, Y., Xiang, Y. and Morris, C. (2014), 'Use of the extreme value analysis in determining annual probability of exceedance for bushfire protection design', International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Christchurch, N.Z..
  • Tang, Y., Ding, C., He, Y., Zhou, D. and Wang, J. (2014), 'Studies on the effect of altitude on the flammable liquids' flash point', International Conference on Environmental Science and Material Application, Wuhan, China.
  • Wu, Z., Li, H., He, Y., Zhou, D. and Wang, J. (2014), 'Comparative evaluation method for fire safety design of large storage spaces', International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Christchurch, N.Z..
  • He, Y., Kwok, K., Meroney, R., Ly, J. and Choulet, B. (2013), 'Numerical study of pressure distribution around asymmetric building structures subjected to fire enhanced wind', Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Seattle, Wash..
  • He, Y., Kwok, K., Mason, M. and Douglas, G. (2013), 'How should future building structure and emergency response cope with bushfire attacks?', Australasia Fire Authority Council. Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Kwok, K., He, Y. and Poty, M. (2012), 'Computational study of wind-fire-structure interactions and their impact on bushfire resistance design of housing', International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications, Shanghai, China.
  • He, Y., Kwok, K., Douglas, G. and Razali, I. (2011), 'Numerical Investigation of Bushfire-Wind Interaction and its Impact on Building Structure', the 10th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Maryland, USA.
  • Douglas, G., He, Y. and Kwok, K. (2010), 'Wind Impacts on Fire Spread and Structural Failure in a Complex Terrain', 14th Australasian Wind Engineering Society (AWES) Workshop, Canberra, Australia.
  • Kwok, K., He, Y. and Douglas, G. (2010), 'Wind Impacts on Fire Spread and Structural Failure during Bushfire in Complex Terrain', 9th UK Conference on Wind Enginnering, Bristol, UK.
  • Sharma, T., He, Y. and Mahendran, M. (2008), 'Lifts for Emergency Evacuation in Apartment Buildings', EASEC 2009 - Ninth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, University of Karlsruhe, GERMANY.
  • He, Y., Jamieson, C., Jeary, A. and Wang, J. (2008), 'Effect of Computation Domain on Simulation of Small Compartment Fires', EASEC 2009 - Ninth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Townsville.
  • Wakefield, T., He, Y., Dowling, V. and Liu, Y. (2008), 'Performance Of Solid Timber External Walls Under Simulated Bushfire Attack', The Seventh Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, Hong Kong.
  • Vistnes, J., Grubits, S. and He, Y. (2005), 'A Stochastic Approach to Occupant Pre-Movement in Fires', Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium, Beijing.
  • Sharma, T., He, Y., Odgers, C. and Mahendran, M. (2005), 'Acceptable use of vertical transport systems during fire emergencies', Australian Structural Engineering Conference, Newcastle, N.S.W..
  • He, Y. (2003), 'Numerical Study of the Fire Induced Flow around the Balconies of a Multi-Storey Building', Proceedings of the International Conference on Fire Safety Engineering ? Research, Practice and Education, Brisbane.
  • He, Y., Horasan, M., Taylor, P. and Ramsay, C. (2003), 'Stochastic Modelling for Risk Assessment', Fire Safety Science ? Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium, Worcester, MA, USA.
  • He, Y., Horasan, M., Taylor, P., Ramsay, C. and Lai, D. (2001), 'A Probabilistic Fire Safety Engineering Assessment Of A Refurbished High Rise Office Building', Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineered Fire protection Design, San Francisco, USA..

Dr He's research interests are in the areas of fire safety science and engineering, bushfire protection, risk analysis, carbon footprint of railway contatruction/maintenance activities. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor He.

Current Projects

Title: Development of FULL-SCALE fire testing program for fire retardant materials [Project 4] [via UNSW]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Fire and Rescue NSW
Western Researchers: Yaping He and Swapan Saha
Years: 2018-07-05 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00025013
Title: Development of REDUCED-SCALE fire testing program for fire retardant materials [Project 5] [via UNSW]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Swapan Saha and Yaping He
Years: 2018-07-05 - 2022-10-27
ID: P00024103

Previous Projects

Title: Bushfire-enhanced wind and its effects on buildings
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Kenny Kwok and Yaping He
Years: 2016-03-31 - 2017-06-01
ID: P00022617
Title: Hybrid Fourier Transform Dispersive Raman Micro-Spectrometer
Funder:
  • University of New South Wales
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
  • University of Newcastle
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Western Sydney
  • CSIRO Petroleum Resources
  • Australian National University (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Kamali Kannangara, Adriyan Milev, John Bartlett, Peter Williams, Bill Price, Nguyen Tran, Gary Dennis, Andrew Shalliker, Glenn Porter, John Cairney, Ian Anderson and Yaping He
Years: 2009-02-24 - 2010-02-23
ID: P00016189
Title: The Value of Fire Hose Reels in Residential Buildings
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Yaping He
Years: 2009-06-24 - 2010-06-24
ID: P00017541

Supervision

Doctor He is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Carbon Footprints in Railway Construction
Field of Research:

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