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Professor Yau Kai Cheung

Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Professor Y.K. Cheung, Honorary Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, is an internationally renowned researcher and scholar, well known in particular, for his research activities in engineering mechanics and for his pioneering contributions to the finite element method and the finite strip method for solving engineering problems. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. Over the past decade he has been appointed Honorary Professor at seventeen institutions in China and other countries.

Research Interests:
Analysis of plates and shell structures, Finite Element and Finite Strip Methods and analysis of soil-structure interactive problems

Selected Publications: Professor Cheung has authored 10 reference books and 390 international journal refereed papers, as well as numerous conference papers. There follows a selection.

O. C. Zienkiewicz and Y. K. Cheung, The finite element method for the analysis of elastic isotropic and orthotropic slabs. Proc. Inst. Civ. Engrs 28. 371-488 (1964).

Zienkiewicz, O. C., and Y. K. Cheung, “Finite Element Solution of Field Problems”, The Engineer, pp. 507-510, September 1965.

Zienkiewicz OC, Cheung YK (1967) The finite element method in structural and continuum mechanics: numerical solution of problems in structural and continuum mechanics. McGraw-Hill, London

Rockey, K. C., Anderson, R. G. and Cheung, Y. K. (1968) The behavior of square shear webs having a circular hole, in Thin Walled Steel Structures, (eds K. C. Rockey and H. V. Hill), Gordon and Breach, London, UK, pp. 48–172.

Cheung, Y. K. The finite strip method in the analysis of elastic plates with two opposite simply supported ends. Proc. Inst. Civ. Eng., 1968, 40(1), 1-7.

Cheung, M. S., Cheung, Y. K., and Ghali, A. Analysis of slab and girder bridges by the finite strip method. Bldg. Sci., 1970, 5(2), 95-104.

Cheung, Y. K. and Cheung, M. S. (1971) Flexural vibrations of rectangular and other polygonal plates. Proc. ASCE, Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 97, 391–411.

Cheung, M. S. and Cheung, Y. K. (1971) Natural vibrations of thin flat-walled structures with different boundary conditions. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 18, 325–37.

Y.K. Cheung, L.G. Tham, and K.P. Chong. Buckling of sandwich plate by finite layer method. Computers and Structures, 15(2):131–134, 1982.

Kong J., Cheung Y.K., Three-dimensional finite element analysis of thick laminated plates, Computers & Structures 57, 1995, 1051–1062

Cheung YK (1976) Finite strip methods in structural analysis. Pergamon, Oxford

Jones R, Mazumdar J, Cheung YK (1980) Vibration and buckling of plates at elevated temperatures. Int J Solids Struct 16:61–70

Cheung, Y. K. and Fan S. C. (1983) Static analysis of right box girder bridges by spline finite strip method. Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers, 75, 311–23.

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