Zhang Ji


     Associate Professor


     Email: zhang_ji@hust.edu.cn

     Academic Areas: Structural Engineering, Protection Engineering, Solid Mechanics

     Research Interests:Infinitesimal & finite strain elastoplastic damage models for concrete; Nonlinear analysis of concrete and composite structures subjected to moderate & intense dynamic loadings; Mechanical behavior of bones and horns

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, 2010,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
M.S. in Solid Mechanics, 2005,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
B.S. in Structural Engineering, 2001,
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Professional Experience

02/2016–present Associate Professor,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
03/2013–02/2016 Associate Professor,
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
02/2014–05/2014 Visiting Scholar,
University of California, Los Angeles, the United States
12/2010–03/2013 Postdoctoral Fellow,

Selected Publications

Zhou, C.L., Zhang, Z.X., Zhang, J. (2017). “Effect of Ceramic Waste Powder on the Performance of Concrete.” Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, 12, 899–902.
Zhang, J., Li, J., Ju, J.W. (2016). “3D elastoplastic damage model for concrete based on novel decomposition of stress.” International Journal of Solids and Structures, 94–95, 125–137.
Zhang, J., Li, J. (2016). “Semi-implicit algorithm for elastoplastic damage models involving energy integration.” Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2016, 1–9.
Zhou, C.L., Zhang, Z.X., Zhang, J. (2016). “Nonlinear finite element analysis of bearing capacity of concrete-filled steel tubular column.” Gummi, Fasern, Kunststoffe, 69, 1504–1509.
Zhang, J., Li, J. (2014). “Microelement formulation of free energy for quasi-brittle materials.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics-ASCE, 140, 06014008.
Zhang, J., Li, J. (2014). “Elastoplastic damage model for concrete based on consistent free energy potential”, Science China Technological Sciences, 57, 2278–2286.
Zhang, J., Li, J. (2014). “Construction of homogeneous loading functions for elastoplastic damage models for concrete.” Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, 57, 490–500.
Zhang, J., Li, J. (2012). “Investigation into Lubliner yield criterion of concrete for 3D simulation.” Engineering Structures, 44, 122–127.
Zhang, J., Zhang, Z.X., Chen, C.Y. (2010). “Yield criterion in plastic-damage models for concrete.” Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, 23, 220–230.

Courses Taught

0842461 Fundamental Theory of Concrete Structures (undergraduate)
0805081 Structural Design of High-Rise Buildings (undergraduate)
240.504 Advanced Theory of Concrete Structures (graduate)


2016–2018 “Application of 3D elastoplastic damage models for concrete in nonlinear analysis of structures”, PI, Innovation Foundation of HUST (Grant No. 2016YXMS094)
2014–2017 “Explorations in stochastic damage of concrete based on microcrack growth and friction”, PI, National Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51378377)
2012–2014 “3D extension of elastoplastic damage models for concrete”, PI, National Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51108336)
2011–2012 “Triaxial damage model for concrete based on free energy potential”, PI, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 20110490705)
2011–2012 “Theoretical explorations in multidimensional elastoplastic damage relations of concrete”, PI, Institute for Advanced Study, Tongji University


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