About Dr Hao Zhang

Dr Hao Zhang’s research focuses on structural reliability analysis, probabilistic risk assessment of engineered facilities, advanced analysis and design for steel structures, and nonlinear finite element analysis.

Dr Hao Zhang obtained his BE and ME degrees in 1998 and 2001, respectively, from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. At Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Zhang completed his PhD degree in Civil Engineering in 2005. Prior to joining the University of Sydney in 2008, he spent three years with Uzun and Case Engineers, Atlanta, USA as a structural engineer. His responsibilities include modeling, analysis and design of concrete, steel and post-tensioned structures. Representative projects include high-rise concrete buildings in high seismic hazard regions. Dr Hao Zhang’s research focuses on structural reliability analysis, probabilistic risk assessment of engineered facilities, advanced analysis and design for steel structures, and nonlinear finite element analysis. Dr. Zhang is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a member of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and a member of Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG).

Selected publications

  • Zhang, H. and Muhanna, R.L. (2009). “Interval estimate of structural reliability.” 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR’09), Osaka, Japan.
  • Zhang, H., Chandrangsu, T., and Rasmussen, K.J.R. (2009). “Probabilistic assessment of the strength of steel scaffold systems using advanced analysis.” 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR’09), Osaka, Japan.
  • Zhang, H. and Muhanna, R. L. (2009). “Interval approach for nondeterministic linear static finite element method in continuum mechanics problems.” International Journal of Reliability and Safety (in press).
  • Muhanna, R. L., Zhang, H., and Mullen, R. L. (2007). 'Interval finite element as a basis for generalized models of uncertainty in engineering mechanics'. Reliable Computing, 13(2), 173-194
  • Muhanna, R. L., Zhang, H., and Mullen, R.L. (2007). 'Combined axial and bending stiffness in interval finite-element methods.' J. Struct. Engrg., ASCE, 133(12), 1700-1709.
  • Zhang, H. and Muhanna, R.L. (2005). 'Finite element analysis for uncertainty structures: an interval approach.' Proc. 9th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR’05), Rome, Italy
  • Muhanna, R. L., Mullen, R. L., and Zhang, H. (2005). 'Penalty-based solution for the interval finite element methods.' J. Engrg. Mech., ASCE, 131(10), 1102-1111.
  • H. and Muhanna, R.L. (2004). 'Finite element analysis for structures with interval parameters.' Proc. 9th ASCE Joint Spec. Conf. on Probabilistic Mech. And Struct. Reliability, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A
  • Yang, Q., Cheng, Y., and Zhang, H. (2003). 'Simulation of cracking processes of rock materials by lattice model.' Engrg. Mech., 20(1), 117-120
  • Zhang, Yang, Q., Ren, J., and Zhang, H. (2002). 'Numerical simulation of the pullout of anchor in rock.' J. Hydraulic Engrg., 12, 68-73
  • Yang, Q., Zhang, H., and Zhou, W. (2002). 'Lattice model for simulating failure process of rock.' J. Hydraulic Engrg., 4, 46-50
  • Yang, Q., Zhang, H., and Wu, R. (2000). 'Lattice model simulation of fracture in disordered brittle materials.' Chinese J. Rock Mech. and Engrg., 19(zk), 941-945.