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Academic Report: A Cloud Report By Prof. K. F. CHUNG and Dr. Y. F. HU from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

On November 5, 2020, the “Innovation Base of Earthquake Engineering Comprehensive Simulation” 33rd “Cloud Report” was successfully held. This lecture invited Prof. K. F. CHUNG and Dr. Y. F. HU from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, to give a special report entitled “Research into high strength S690 steels in construction” and “Structural Behavior of T-joints between High Strength S690 Tubular Sections”. 

This report was hosted by Associate Prof. Liang Zong, the School of Civil Engineering. Prof. Qinghua Han, dean of the School of Civil Engineering, attended the report and delivered a welcome speech. During the lecture, Prof. K. F. CHUNG provided latest research findings and engineering applications of high strength S690 steels and their welded sections conducted at the CNERC, in particular, structural adequacy of both strengths and ductility of the S690 welded sections. Dr. Y. F. HU illustrated details about the structural behavior of T-joints between high strength S690 tubular sections.  

After the report, the participating teachers and students had a heated discussion on related issues and took a group photo online (Fig. 1). According to statistics, this lecture attracted 174 teachers and students from Tianjin University and other universities, including 11 teachers, 116 postgraduates, 15 international students, and 32 undergraduates. The effect of the lecture was remarkable. Teachers and students responded enthusiastically to this lecture. 


 Fig.1. Online group photo of some participating teachers and students


        Introduction to Prof. K F CHUNG:

Prof. K F CHUNG is an internationally renowned academic, researcher and structural engineer with established expertise in steel construction. Currently, Prof. Chung is a Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Founding Director of Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prof. Chung works on a wide range of inter-disciplinary engineering investigations, analyses and simulations, especially on modern steel and steel-concrete composite structures.  His research interests include materials and behaviour of high strength steels, structural behaviour, limit state analyses and performance-based design of structural systems, structural fire engineering and fire protection in buildings and tunnels, and design codification.  In the recent years, with strong supports from the construction industry and various government departments and agents, Prof. Chung has extended his applied research interests into effective use of high performance materials, sustainable infrastructure development, corrosion protection of structural steelwork.  Currently, Prof. Chung is a Member of the Construction Industry Council in Hong Kong, and Vice President of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the U.K..

        Introduction to Dr. Y.F. HU:

Dr. Yi-Fei Hu is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Tongji University in 2012, and his Master’s Degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2013. He gained one year experience in an international consultancy company in Hong Kong in design of high-rise buildings.  Dr. Hu was awarded a Doctoral Degree in Structural Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2019.  His research interests are high strength steels in construction and structural performance of tubular structures.

        (Corresponding:Dazhi Dang, Hao Cao)