Emeritus Professor Sritawat Kitipornchai

Chair of Structural Engineering

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Emeritus Professor

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
s.kitipornchai@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53655

Overview

Research Interests

  • Interests
    Structural stability; nonlinear analysis; thin-walled structures, transmission towers; cold-formed structures; structural mechanics; vibration of plates; composite structures; laminated plates; smart materials; wave propagation techniques; structural engineering, particularly steel design problems and smart materials

Qualifications

  • Fellow ATSE
  • Eminent Fellow
  • PhD, The University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Monash University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

  • Kitipornchai, S., Woolcock, S. T. and Bradford, M. A. Design of portal frame buildings. Sydney: Aust. Insititute of Steel Construction, 1999.

  • Kitipornchai, S. (Sritawat), Dux, P. F. (Peter Francis) and Richter, Neville John Buckling and bracing of cantilevers. St. Lucia: Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, 1983.

  • Dux, P. F. (Peter Francis) and Kitipornchai, S. (Sritawat) Buckling approximations for inelastic beams. St. Lucia, Qld: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, 1982.

  • Dux, P. F. (Peter Francis) and Kitipornchai, S. (Sritawat) Inelastic beam buckling experiments. St. Lucia, Qld: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, 1981.

  • Dux, P. F. (Peter Francis) and Kitipornchai, S. (Sritawat) Buckling approximations for laterally continuous elastic I-Beams. St Lucia: Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, 1980.

  • Dux, P. F. (Peter Francis) and Kitipornchai, S. (Sritawat) Buckling approximations for laterally continuous elastic I-Beams. St. Lucia: Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, 1980.

  • Woolcock, S. T. and Kitipornchai, S. (Sritawat) The design of single angle struts. St. Lucia: Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, 1980.

  • Kitipornchai, S. (Sritawat) and Trahair, N. S. (Nicholas S.) Buckling properties of monosymmetric I - Beams. St. Lucia: University of Queensland, Dept. of Civil Engineering, 1979.

Book Chapter

  • Kitipornchai, S., Liew, K. M. and Lim, M. K. (1999). Computational aspects of the Ritz method for vibration analysis of dynamic structural system elements. In C. T. Loendes (Ed.), Structural dynamic systems, computational techniques and optimizations 14th ed. (pp. 165-239) Netherlands: Gordon & Breach Science publication.

  • Kitipornchai, S. and Albermani, F. G. A. (1999). Nonlinear analysis of thin-walled structures. In C. T. Leondes (Ed.), Structural dynamic systems, computational techniques and optimizations (pp. 239-287) Netherlands: Gordon & Breach Science Publishers.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Chu, N. H. , Feng, C. , Yang, J. and Kitipornchai, S. (2017). Finite element analysis on free vibration of polymer composite beams reinforced with graphene platelets. In: Hong Hao and Chunwei Zhang, Mechanics of Structure and Materials: Advancements and Challenges. 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, WA, Australia, (1803-1808). 6-9 December 2016.

  • Chen, D., Kitipornchai, S. and Yang, J. (2017). Postbuckling of shear deformable sandwich beam with a functionally graded porous metal foam core. In: Hong Hao and Chunwei Zhang, Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges. Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, Australia, (1797-1802). 6 - 9 December 2016. doi:10.1201/9781315226460-282

  • Wu, H. L., Kitipornchai, S. and Yang, J. (2017). Thermal buckling and free vibration of thermo-electro-mechanically loaded piezoelectric FG-CNTRC beams. In: Hong Hao and Chunwei Zhang, Mechanics of Structure and Materials: Advancements and Challenges. 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, WA, Australia, (1783-1788). 6-9 December 2016.

  • Yang, J., Rafiee, M., Ke, L. L. and Kitipornchai, S. (2014). Active nonlinear vibration control of CNT-reinforced composite beams in thermal environment. In: 4th International Conference on Dynamics, Vibration and Control (ICDVC2014), Shanghai, China, (). 23-25 August 2014.

  • Jia, X. L., Yang, J. and Kitipornchai, S. (2014). Characterization of FGM micro-switches under electrostatic and Casimir forces. In: Nasser Khalili, 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, WCCM/APCOM 2010. 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, WCCM 2010, Held in Conjuction with the 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, APCOM 2010, Sydney, NSW Australia, (). 19 - 23 July 2010. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/10/1/012178

  • Jia, X. L., Ke, L. L., Yang, J. and Kitipornchai, S. (2014). Thermal effect on the free vibration of geometrically nonlinear functionally graded micro-beams under electrical actuation. In: 1st International Conference on Computational and Experimental Methods for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin, China, (). 10-12 September 2014.

  • Ke, L. L., Wang, Y. S., Yang, J. and Kitipornchai, S. (2014). Thermo-electric-mechanical vibration of nonlocal piezoelectric nanobeams. In: 4th International Conference on Dynamics, Vibration and Control (ICDVC2014), Shanghai, China, (). 23-25 August 2014.

  • Liu, Chen, Ke, Liaoliang, Wang, YueSheng, Yang, Jie and Kitipornchai, Sritawat (2013). Free vibration of piezoelectric nanoplates based on the nonlocal theory. In: International Conference on Science and Technology of Heterogeneous Materials and Structures (ICSTHMS2013), Wuhan, China, (). 11-13 October 2013.

  • Yang, J., Rafiee, M., Kitipornchai, S. and Jia, X. (2013). Nonlinear thermo-electrical free vibration of functionally graded CNT-reinforced piezoelectric composite beams resting on an elastic foundation. In: Malcolm J. Crocker, Marek Pawelczyk and Boonchoat Paosawatyanyong, 20th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2013 (ICSV 2013). 20th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2013 (ICSV 2013), Bangkok, Thailand, (1804-1811). 7-11 July 2013.

  • Yang, Jie, Rafiee, Mohammad, Kitipornchai, Sritawat and Ke, LiaoLiang (2013). Thermal buckling and postbuckling of piezoelectric FGCNTRC microbeams. In: International Conference on Science and Technology of Heterogeneous Materials and Structures (ICSTHMS2013), Wuhan, China, (). 11-13 October 2013.

  • Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J., Yan, T. and Xiang, Y. (2012). Dynamic stability of piezoelectric braided composite plates. In: 7th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures & IJSSD Symposium on Progress in Structural Stability and Dynamic (CSE II), Nanjing, China, (). 6-8 April 2012.

  • Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. and Yan, T. (2012). Free vibration of functionally graded sandwich beams with variable thickness in thermal environment. In: The Third International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (ISCM III) and Second Symposium on Computational Structural Engineering (CSE II), Taipei, Taiwan, (). 5-7 December 2011.

  • Yang, J., Hu, Y. J., Kitipornchai, S. and Yan, T. (2012). Nonlinear vibration of functionally graded piezoelectric actuator. In: 7th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures & IJSSD Symposium on Progress in Structural Stability and Dynamic (CSE II), Nanjing, China, (). 6-8 April 2012.

  • Wang, Chien Ming, Gao, Rui Ping, Koh, Chan Ghee and Kitipornchai, Sritawat (2012). Novel hybrid system for reducing hydroelastic response of very large floating structures. In: Proceedings of the Asme 31St International Conference On Ocean, Offshore and Artic Engineering. 31st ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2012), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (7-14). 1-6 July 2012. doi:10.1115/OMAE2012-83124

  • Wang, C. M., Gao, R. P., Koh, C.G. and Kitipornchai, S. (2012). Novel solution to mitigate hydroelastic response of very large floating structures. In: J. N. Reddy and M. K. Shrimali, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics. 4th International Conference on Structural Stability and Dynamics, Jaipur, India, (626-632). 4-6 January 2012.

  • Yang, J., Hu, Y. J. and Kitipornchai, S. (2012). Static bending of a size-dependent micro-ring using the modified couple stress theory. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods. The 4th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2012), Gold Coast, Qld, Australia, (). 25-28 November 2012.

  • Peng, L. X., Liew, K. M. and Kitipornchai, S. (2011). Bending analysis of folded laminated plates by the FSDT meshfree method. In: Proceedings of the 12th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC12. 12th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC12, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (2714-2721). 26-28 January 2011. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2011.07.341

  • Jia, X. L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. and Lim, C. W. (2011). Forced vibration of electrically actuated FGM micro-switches. In: Proceedings of the 12th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC12. 12th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC12, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (280-287). 26-28 January 2011. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2011.07.034

  • Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. and Yan, T. (2011). Nonlinear transient electro-mechanical response of functionally graded piezoelectric beams. In: The Third International Symposium on Computational Mechanics (ISCM III) and Second Symposium on Computational Structural Engineering (CSE II), Taipei, Taiwan, (). 5-7 December 2011.

  • Zhengying, Li, Albermani, Faris, Chan, Richy W. K. and Kitipornchai, S. (2011). Pinching effect in yielding shear panel passive device. In: The proceedings of the Twelfth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC12). 12th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC12), Hong Kong, China, (241-249). 26-28 January 2011. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2011.07.029

  • Chan, Ricky, Albermani, Faris and Kitipornchai, S. (2011). Stiffness and strength of perforated steel plate shear wall. In: The proceedings of the Twelfth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC12). 12th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC12), Hong Kong, China, (675-679). 26-28 January 2011. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2011.07.086

  • Yang, Jie, Kitipornchai, Sritawat and Xiang, Yang (2010). Parametric Instability of Functionally Graded Timoshenko Beams with an Open Edge Crack. In: ISCM II and EPMESC XII : Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Computational Mechanics and the 12th International Conference on the Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science. 2nd International Symposium on Computational Mechanics, Hong Kong Peoples R China, (107-112). 30 November - 03 December 2009. doi:10.1063/1.3452051

  • Kitipornchai, S., Lam, H. F. and Reichl, T. (2009). A New Approach to Teaching and Learning Structural Analysis. In: Jose Cordeiro, Csedu 2009: Proceedings of the First International Conference On Computer Supported Education. 1st International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Lisbon Portugal, (379-383). 23 - 26 March 2009.

  • Yang, J. and Kitipornchai, S. (2009). Nonlinear vibration of simply supported functionally graded plates with edge crack. In: ICCSM: The 6th International Congress of the Croatian Society of Mechanics, Dubrovnik, Croatia, (). 30 September - 2 October 2009.

  • Kitipornchai, S., Lam, H. F. and Reichl. T. (2008). A new approach to teaching and learning structural analysis. In: J. Michael Rotter, J. F. Chen, J. Y. Ooi and J. G. Teng, Structures and granular solids : from scientific principles to engineering applications : proceedings of the International Conference on Structures and Granular Solids. International Conference on Structures and Granular Solids - From Scientific Principles to Engineering Applications, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, (247-257). 01 - 02 July 2008. doi:10.1201/9780203884447.sec3

  • Kitipornchai, S., Lam, H. F., Reichl, T. and Albermani, F. (2008). An innovative approach for structural engineering education. In: EASEC-11 : building a sustainable environment ; keynote lectures and extended abstracts of the Eleventh East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering & Construction. 11th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC-11, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, (). 19-21 November 2008.

  • Chan, R., Albermani, F. and Kitipornchai, S. (2008). Numerical study of yielding shear panel device for passive control of structures. In: Thin-walled structures: recent innovations and developments: proceedings of the fifth International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures. ICTWS 2008 - The 5th International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures, Gold Coast, Australia, (655-662). 18-20 June 2008.

  • Yang, J., Liew, K. M., Kitipornchai, S. and Veidt, M. (2003). Nonlinear vibration of inhomogeneous FGM plates on elastic foundations. In: Proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Vibration Conference : 12-14 November, 2003, Gold Coast, Australia. 10th Asia-Pacific Vibration Conference, Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Qld., (808-813). 12-14 November 2003.

  • Albermani, F.G. and Kitipornchai, S. (2002). Cold-formed purlin-sheeting systems. In: S L Chan and J G Teng and K F Chung, Advances in Steel Structures. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Hong Kong, (429-436). 9-11 December 2002.

  • Veidt, M., Liu, T. and Kitipornchai, S. (2001). Transduction characteristics of adhesively bonded piezoelectric transmitter and receiver elements. In: Sri Bandyopadhyay, N. Gowripalan and Noel Drayton, Proceedings of the ACUN-3 International Conference Technology Convergence in Composite Applications. ACUN-3 International Conference Technology Convergence in Composite Applications, University of New South Wales, (512-517). 5 February, 2001.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

  • (2008) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • (2004) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor