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Dr Zhong Yi Zhang

Principal Lecturer

  1. 2020
  2. Published

    Characterization of nano-mechanical, surface and thermal properties of hemp fiber-reinforced polycaprolactone (HF/PCL) biocomposites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Sikiru Oluwarotimi Ismail, Johnny Beaugrand, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang & Dr Jurgita Zekonyte, 10 Apr 2020, In : Applied Sciences. 10, 7, 16 p., 2636.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    Falling weight impact damage characterisation of flax and flax basalt vinyl ester hybrid composites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Elwan Le Méner, Marc Feldner, Dr Chulin Jiang & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 3 Apr 2020, In : Polymers. 12, 4, 806.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. 2019
  5. Published

    Study on the mechanical properties of unsaturated polyester sandwich biocomposites composed of uniaxial warp-knitted and non-woven viscose fabrics

    Mikael Skrifvars, Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Joseph Gentilcore & Dan Akesson, 1 Jun 2019, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 121, p. 196-206 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    The post-impact response of flax/ UP composite laminates under low velocity impact loading

    Professor Hom Dhakal, H. Ghasemnejad, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Sikiru Oluwarotimi Ismail & V. Arumugam, 1 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Damage Mechanics. 28, 2, p. 183-199 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. 2018
  8. Published

    Influence of barely visible impact damage on post-impact residual flexural properties of hybrid Fibri Rock – Aero Eco-composites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Sikiru Oluwarotimi Ismail, Dr Chulin Jiang, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang & Tim Sweatman, 15 Dec 2018, In : Materials Letters. 233, p. 233-237 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    Mechanical properties of leaf sheath date palm fibre waste biomass reinforced polycaprolactone (PCL) biocomposites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Alain Bourmaud, Francoise Berzin, Fahad Almansour, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Darshil U Shah & Johnny Beaugrand, 15 Dec 2018, In : Industrial Crops and Products. 126, p. 394-402 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Early online

    Development of sustainable biodegradable lignocellulosic hemp fiber/ polycaprolactone biocomposites for light weight applications

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Sikiru Oluwarotimi Ismail, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Asa Barber, Euan Welsh, Jean-Eudes Maigret & Johnny Beaugrand, 7 Aug 2018, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Investigation into Mode II interlaminar fracture toughness characteristics of flax/basalt reinforced vinyl ester hybrid composites

    F. A. Almansour, Professor Hom Dhakal & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 18 Jan 2018, In : Composites Science and Technology. 154, p. 117-127

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. 2017
  13. Published

    Effect of water absorption on Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of flax/basalt reinforced vinyl ester hybrid composites

    F. A. Almansour, Professor Hom Dhakal & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 15 May 2017, In : Composite Structures. 168, p. 813-825 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. 2016
  15. Published

    Preparation and characterization of biodegradable poly(ε-caprolactone)-based gel polymer electrolyte films

    M. Ravi, Shenhua Song, Jingwei Wang, Reddeppa Nadimicherla & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, May 2016, In : Ionics: International Journal of Ionics The Science and Technology of Ionic Motion. 22, 5, p. 661-670 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Published

    A study of structural, electrical and electrochemical properties of PVdF-HFP gel polymer electrolyte films for magnesium ion battery applications

    Xin Tang, Ravi Muchakayala, Shenhua Song, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang & Anji Reddy Polu, 7 Mar 2016, In : Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. 2015
  18. Published

    Testing and characterization of natural fiber-reinforced composites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, James MacMullen & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 10 Nov 2015, Natural fiber composites. Campilho, R. D. S. G. (ed.). CRC Press Inc, p. 175-198 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  19. Published

    Testing and characterisation of natural fibre-reinforced composites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, James MacMullen & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 3 Nov 2015, Natural fibre composites. Campilho, R. D. S. G. (ed.). CRC Press Inc

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  20. Published

    Moisture measurement and effects on properties of marine composites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, James MacMullen & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 25 Sep 2015, Marine applications of advanced fibre-reinforced composites. Graham-Jones, J. & Summerscales, J. (eds.). Woodhead Publishing

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  21. Early online

    Effect of hybridization on the mode II fracture toughness properties of flax/vinyl ester composites

    F.A. Almansour, Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang & H. Ghasemnejad, 10 Aug 2015, In : Polymer Composites.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. Published

    Effect of basalt fibre hybridisation on post-impact mechanical behaviour of hemp fibre reinforced composites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, F. Sarasini, C. Santulli, Jacopo Tirillo, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang & V Arumugam, Aug 2015, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 75, p. 54-67 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Published

    Effect of lithium thiocyanate addition on the structural and electrical properties of biodegradable poly(ε-caprolactone) polymer films

    M. Ravi, S.-H. Song, K.-M. Gu, J.-N. Tang & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Aug 2015, In : Ionics: International Journal of Ionics The Science and Technology of Ionic Motion. 21, 8, p. 2171–2183

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Published

    Composite structure repair scheme assessment

    A. E. Tsovolos, K. I. Giannakopoulos, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, G. I. Tsamasphyros, G. N. Kanderakis, K. Kalkanis, P. Vouthounis, D. T. G. Katerelos & Professor Hom Dhakal, 1 May 2015, In : Sensor Letters. 13, 5, p. 405-410 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Published

    Experimental monitoring of patch repaired composite structures under curing

    A. E. Tsovolos, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, K. Kalkanis, G. I. Tsamasphyros, G. N. Kanderakis, K. I. Giannakopoulos, Y. Botsev, M. Tur, I. Kressel, Professor Hom Dhakal & 1 others, D. T. G. Katerelos, 1 May 2015, In : Sensor Letters. 13, 5, p. 419-422 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Published

    Electrical properties of biodegradable poly(-caprolactone): lithium thiocyanate complexed polymer electrolyte films

    M. Ravi, Shenhua Song, Kunming Gu, Jiaoning Tang & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, May 2015, In : Materials Science and Engineering: B. 195, p. 74-83

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  27. Published

    Study on T-bolt and pin-loaded bearing strengths and damage accumulation in E-glass/epoxy blade applications

    Alexander JE Ashworth Briggs, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang & Professor Hom Dhakal, 7 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Composite Materials. 49, 9, p. 1047-1056

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Published

    Characterization and properties of layered silicate reinforced Spent DuraForm EX nanocomposites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Barjas Aldousiri, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, M Alhubail & Nicholas George Bennett, Apr 2015, In : Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering. 54, 5, p. 484-493

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Published

    The use of hemp fibres as reinforcements in composites

    Professor Hom Dhakal & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 2015, Biofiber reinforcements in composite materials: the use of hemp fibres as reinforcements in composites. Faruk, O. & Sain, M. (eds.). United Kingdom: Elsevier, p. 86-101 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  30. 2014
  31. Published

    Low velocity impact and creep-strain behaviour of vinyl ester matrix nanocomposites based on layered silicate

    A. I. Alateyah, Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang & Barjas Aldousiri, 6 Nov 2014, In : International Journal of Polymer Science. 2014, 541096.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Published

    Silver nanoparticulate enhanced aqueous silane/siloxane exterior facade emulsions and their efficacy against algae and cyanobacteria biofouling

    James MacMullen, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Jovana Radulovic, Alkistis Karabela, Dr Gianluca Tozzi, Samuel Hannant, Mohammed Ali Alshehri, Vincent Buhe, Constandinos Herodotou & 2 others, Miltiadis Totomis & Nick Bennett, Sep 2014, In : International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation. 93, p. 54-62

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Published

    Characterization of submicrometer-sized NiZn ferrite prepared by spark plasma sintering

    Shenhua Song, Qingguo Song, Junqin Li, Venkata Ramana Mudinepalli & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Jun 2014, In : Ceramics International. 40, 5, p. 6473-6479

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. Published

    Influence of temperature and impact velocity on the impact response of jute/UP composites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, V. Arumugam, A. Aswinraj, C. Santulli, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang & A. Lopez-Arraiza, 1 May 2014, In : Polymer Testing. 35, p. 10-19 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  35. Published

    Effect of water immersion ageing on the mechanical properties of flax and jute fibre biocomposites evaluated by nanoindentation and flexural testing

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Nick Bennett, A. Arraiza & F. J. Vallejo, May 2014, In : Journal of Composite Materials. 48, 11, p. 1399-1406

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  36. Published

    Falling weight impact response of jute/methacrylated soybean oil bio-composites under low velocity impact loading

    Professor Hom Dhakal, M. Skrifvars, Kayode Adekunle & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 24 Feb 2014, In : Composites Science and Technology. 92, p. 134-141

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Published

    Impact strength of composites with nano-enhanced resin after fire exposure

    P. Reis, J. Ferreira, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, T. Benameur & Professor Mel Richardson, Jan 2014, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 56, p. 290-295

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Published

    Water absorption behavior, mechanical and thermal properties of vinyl ester matrix nanocomposites based on layered silicate

    A. I. Alatayeh, Professor Hom Dhakal & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 2014, In : Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering. 53, 4, p. 327-343

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. 2013
  40. Published

    Masonry remediation and protection by aqueous silane/siloxane macroemulsions incorporating colloidal titanium dioxide and zinc oxide nanoparticulates: mechanisms, performance and benefits

    James MacMullen, Dr Jovana Radulovic, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Professor Hom Dhakal, L. Daniels, J. Elford, M. Leost & Nick Bennett, Dec 2013, In : Construction and Building Materials. 49, p. 93-100 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Published

    Properties and characterisation of natural fiber–reinforced polymeric composites

    Professor Hom Dhakal & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 25 Nov 2013, Green composites from natural resources. Thakur, V. K. (ed.). CRC Press Inc

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  42. Published

    An Integrated approach to the design of high performance carbon fibre reinforced risers – from micro to macro – scale

    Angelos Mintzas, Steve Hatton, Dr Sarinova Simandjuntak, Andrew Little & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 1 Oct 2013, p. 1-16. 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

  43. Published

    Development of flax/carbon fibre hybrid composites for enhanced properties

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, R. Guthrie, James MacMullen & Nick Bennett, 1 Jul 2013, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 96, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Published

    Impact response of Kevlar composites with nanoclay enhanced epoxy matrix

    P. Reis, J. Ferreira, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, T. Benameur & Professor Mel Richardson, Mar 2013, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 468, 46, p. 7-14 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  45. Published

    An advanced FRP floor panel system in buildings

    Yijian Gao, Dr Jiye Chen, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang & Dominic Fox, Feb 2013, In : Composite Structures. 96, p. 683-690 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  46. Published

    Biofouling resistance of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide nanoparticulate silane/siloxane exterior facade treatments

    Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, James MacMullen, Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Jovana Radulovic, C. Herodotou, M. Totomis & Nick Bennett, Jan 2013, In : Building and Environment. 59, p. 47-55 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. Published

    Biofouling resistance and practical constraints of titanium dioxide nanoparticulate silane/siloxane exterior facade treatments

    Dr Jovana Radulovic, James MacMullen, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Professor Hom Dhakal, S. Hannant, L. Daniels, J. Elford, C. Herodotou, M. Totomis & Nick Bennett, 2013, In : Building and Environment. 68, p. 150-158 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  48. Published

    Processing, properties, and applications of polymer nanocomposites based on layer silicates: a review

    Abdulrahman Alateyah, Professor Hom Dhakal & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 2013, In : Advances in Polymer Technology. 32, 4, p. 21368 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  49. 2012
  50. Published

    An investigation of hydroxyl end-terminated polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) in exterior oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion treatments

    James MacMullen, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Dr Jovana Radulovic, Professor Hom Dhakal & Nick Bennett, Dec 2012, In : Construction and Building Materials. 37, p. 283-290 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  51. Published

    Structure characterisation and mechanical properties of crystalline alumina coatings on stainless steel fabricated via sol–gel technology and fibre laser processing

    Y. Adraider, S. Hodgson, M. Sharp, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, F. Nabhani, A. Al-Waidh & Y. Pang, Dec 2012, In : Journal of the European Ceramic Society. 32, 16, p. 4229-4240 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  52. Published

    Enhanced water repellence and thermal insulation of masonry by zinc oxide treatment

    Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, James MacMullen, Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Jovana Radulovic, C. Herodotou, M. Totomis & Nick Bennett, Nov 2012, In : Energy and Buildings. 54, p. 40-46 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  53. Published

    Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide nano-particulate enhanced oil-in-water (O/W) facade emulsions for improved masonry thermal insulation and protection

    James MacMullen, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Dr Jovana Radulovic, C. Herodotou, M. Totomis, Professor Hom Dhakal & Nick Bennett, Sep 2012, In : Energy and Buildings. 52, p. 86-92 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  54. Published

    Evaluation of water absorption damage in hemp fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester composites by the nanoindentation testing

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, P. Reis, S. Surip & Nick Bennett, Aug 2012, In : Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. 6, 4, p. 493-499 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  55. Published

    Polymer matrix composites: moisture effects and dimensional stability

    Professor Hom Dhakal & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, 20 Jul 2012, Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. Nicolais, L. & Borzacchiello, A. (eds.). 2 ed. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Vol. 5. p. 2179-2185

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  56. Published

    Influence of fibre treatment and glass fibre hybridisation on thermal degradation and surface energy characteristics of hemp/unsaturated polyester composites

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang & Nick Bennett, 14 May 2012, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 43, 7, p. 2757-2761 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  57. Published

    Low-velocity impact response of non-woven hemp fibre reinforced unsaturated polyester composites: Influence of impactor geometry and impact velocity

    Professor Hom Dhakal, Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Nick Bennett & P Reis, 10 Apr 2012, In : Composite Structures. 94, 9, p. 2756-2763 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  58. Published

    Investigation into the thermal performance of recycled glass screed for construction purposes

    A. Alani, James MacMullen, O. Telik & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Apr 2012, In : Construction and Building Materials. 29, p. 527-532 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  59. Published

    Post-impact static and cyclic flexural characterisation of hemp fibre reinforced laminates

    I. De Rosa, Professor Hom Dhakal, C. Santulli, F. Sarasini & Dr Zhong Yi Zhang, Apr 2012, In : Composites Part B: Engineering. 43, 3, p. 1382-1396 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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