Faculty

HOU Chao
Associate Professor
0755-88015270
houc@sustech.edu.cn


Biography

Dr. Chao Hou received his BEng degree from Tsinghua University in 2009, where he was awarded as an excellent graduate student and continued academic research as a doctoral candidate. He received his PhD in 2014 and was awarded as an outstanding PhD graduate of Tsinghua University as well as Beijing City.Ever since his PhD study, Dr. Chao Hou has been pursuing original and innovative research at the forefront of advanced structural and construction engineering. His research agenda has focused on the new challenges facing society in the structural performance, the construction technology and the design methodology for advanced engineering structures. His research work includes comprehensive investigations on structures under multiple loading conditions, natural hazards as well as corrosive environments, with particular emphasis on composite tubular members, connections and structural systems.

Educational Background

Tsinghua University, Beijing 2009.09 – 2014.07

Ph.D. Structural Engineering

“Performance of concrete-filled double skin steel tube to steel tubular K-joints”

Tsinghua University, Beijing 2005.08 – 2009.07

B.E. Structural Engineering

“Performance of concrete-filled steel tubes under combined effects of loading and chloride corrosion”

Work Experience

Associate Professor in Ocean Engineering, Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, 2019.09-present;

Lecturer in Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, 2018.01-2019.08;

Associate Lecturer in Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, 2015.06-2017.12

Honors and Awards

• Dean’s School Award for Outstanding Teaching (Civil), Faculty of Engineering & IT, The University of Sydney, 2018.

• Outstanding PhD Graduate of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University, 2014.

• Outstanding PhD Graduate of Beijing City, Beijing, 2014.

• First Class Award for Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University, 2014.

• National Scholarship of China, 2013.

Projects

Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme 2016, AUD 17,000, Faculty of Engineering & IT, The University of Sydney, Rank: 1/1.

First Class General Financial Grant 2015 (No. 2015M570104), RMB 80,000, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Rank: 1/1.

China Studies Centre Research Scheme 2018, AUD 4,125, China Studies Centre, The University of Sydney, Rank: 1/1.

NSFC 2017 (No. 51678341), RMB 660,000, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Rank: 4/9.

NSFC 2014 (No. 51378290), RMB 850,000, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Rank: 4/8.

Industry Grant, 2014, RMB 1,830,000, State Electric Powder Planning Design & Research Institute Co., LTD., Rank: 2/8.

NSFC 2012 (No. 51178245), RMB 600,000, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Rank: 3/8.

National Basic Research Program of China (No. 2009CB623200), 2010, RMB 590,000, Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, Rank: participant as research student.

Publications

  • Journal Papers

1. Peng Jiaohao, Hou Chao* and Shen Luming. 2021. Lateral resistance of multi-story modular      buildings using tenon-connected inter-module connections. Journal of      Constructional Steel Research, 106453.

2. Chen Silin, Hou Chao*, Zhang Hao, Han Linhai and Mu Tingmin. 2021. Reliability      calibration for the design of multiple-chord CFST trusses by advanced      analysis. Structural Safety, 89: 102051

3.   Chen Silin, Hou Chao*, Zhang Hao and Han Linhai. 2020. Reliability-based evaluation for concrete-filled steel tubular (CFST) truss under flexural loading. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 169:106018.

4.  Jin Dengyiding, Hou Chao*, Shen Luming and Han Linhai. 2021. Numerical performance of blind bolted demountable square CFST K-joints. Journal of Building Engineering, 33:101646.

5. Peng Jiaohao, Hou Chao* and Shen Luming. 2020. Numerical simulation of weld fracture using cohesive interface for novel inter-module connections. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 1174:106302.

6.  Wang Yuhang, Wang Yuyan, Hou Chao*, Zhou Xuhong, Deng Ran, Lan Yongsen, Luo Wei and Kong Weibo. 2020. Combined compression-bending-torsion behavior of CFST columns confined by CFRP for marine structures. Composite Structures, 242:112181.

7. Li Gen, Hou Chao*, Han Linhai and Shen Luming. 2020. Numerical study of concrete-encased CFST under preload followed by sustained service load. Steel and Composite Structures, 35(1):93-109.

8.  Bai Liang, Li Yilin, Hou Chao*, Zhou Tianhua and Cao Mingwei. 2020. Longitudinal shear behaviour of composite slabs with profiled steel sheeting and ECC. Engineering Structures, 205:110085.

9.  Han Linhai, Hou Chao and Hua Youxing. 2020. Concrete-filled steel tubes subjected to axial compression: Life-cycle based performance. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 169:106063.

10.  Yong Fang, Wang Yuyin, Hou Chao and Lu Bo. 2020. CFDST stub columns with galvanized corrugated steel tubes: Concrept and axial behaviour. Thin-Walled Structures, 157:107116.

11.  Yang Youfu, Hou Chao and Liu Min. 2020. Test and numerical simulation of rectangular RACFST stub columns under concentric compression. Structures. 27:396-410

12.    Chen Silin, Hou Chao*, Zhang Hao and Han Lin-Hai. 2019. Structural behaviour and reliability of CFST trusses with random initial imperfection. Thin-Walled Structures, 143:106192.

13.    Jin Dengyiding, Hou Chao*, Shen Luming and Han Lin-Hai. 2019. Numerical investigation of demountable CFST K-joints using blind bolts. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 160:428-443.

14.    Yang You-Fu, Bie Xue-Meng, Hou Chao* and Han Lin-Hai. 2019. Analytical behaviour and design of square CFDST subjected to local bearing. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 159:198-214.

15.    Li Yong-Jin, Li Gen, Hou Chao* and Zhang Wei-Jie. 2019. Long-term experimental behavior of concrete-encased CFST with preload on the inner CFST. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 155:355-369.

16.    Liao Fei-Yu, Hou Chao*, Zhang Wei-Jie and Ren Jie. 2019. Experimental investigation on sea sand concrete-filled stainless steel tubular stub columns. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 155C:46-61.

17.    Chen Yi-Su, Hou Chao*, and Peng Jia-Hao, 2019. Stability study on tenon-connected SHS and CFST columns in modular construction. Steel and Composite Structures, 30(2):185-199.

18.    Yang You-Fu, Liu Min, Hou Chao and Bie Xue-Meng. 2019. Behaviour of four-legged square latticed members under lateral cyclic loading. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 156: 54-74.

19.    Hua You-Xing, Han Lin-Hai, Wang Qing-Li and Hou Chao. 2019. Behaviour of square CFST beam-columns under combined sustained load and corrosion: Experiments. Thin-Walled Structures, 136:353-366.

20.    Li Dong-Xu, Huang Zhi-Chao, Uy Brian, Thai Huu-Tai and Hou Chao. 2019. Slenderness limits for fabricated S960 ultra-high-strength steel and composite columns. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 159:109-121.

21.  Huang Zhi-Chao, Li Dong-Xu, Uy Brian, Thai Huu-Tai and Hou Chao. 2019. Local and post-local buckling of fabricated high-strength steel and composite columns. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 154:235-249.

22.   Li Dong-Xu, Uy Brian, Aslani Farhad and Hou Chao. 2019. Behaviour and design of spiral-welded stainless steel tubes subjected to axial compression. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 154:67-83.

23.  Yang You-Fu, Hou Chao and Liu Min. 2018. Experimental study and numerical analysis of CFSST columns subjected to lateral cyclic loading. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 144(12): 04018219.

24.  Li Shuai, Han Lin-Hai and Hou Chao. 2018. Concrete-encased CFST columns under combined compression and torsion: analytical behaviour. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 144:236-252.

25.  Ma Dan-Yang, Han Lin-Hai, Li Wei, Hou Chao and Mu Ting-Min. 2018. Behaviour of concrete-encased CFST stub columns subjected to long-term sustained loading. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 151:58-69.

26.  Ren Qing-Xin, Zhou Kan, Hou Chao, Tao Zhong and Han Lin-Hai. 2018. Dune sand concrete-filled steel tubular (CFST) stub columns under axial compression: Experiments. Thin-Walled Structures, 124:291-302.

27.  Chang Hongfei, Xia Junwu, Guo Zhen, Hou Chao, Din Wei and Qin Fuyang. 2018. Experimental study on the axial compressive strength of vertical inner plate reinforced square hollow section T-joints.Engineering Structures, 172:131-140.

28.  Shi Yan-Li, Li Hua-Wei, Wang Wen-Da and Hou Chao, 2018. A fiber model based on secondary development of ABAQUS for elastic-plastic analysis. International Journal of Steel Structures. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13296-018-0053-7.

29.  Hou Chao, Han Lin-Hai and Mu Ting-Min. 2017. Behaviour of CFDST chord to CHS brace composite K-joints: Experiments. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 135:97-109.

30.  Yang You-Fu and Hou Chao. 2017. Performance of partially compressed CFST columns through dissimilarly shaped bearing plates under axial load. Thin-Walled Structures, 120:333-354.

31. Hou Chao, Han Lin-Hai, Mu Ting-Min and He Shan-Hu. 2017. Analytical behaviour of CFST chord to CHS brace truss under flexural loading. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 134:66-79.

32.  Hou Chao and Han Lin-Hai. 2017. Analytical behaviour of CFDST chord to CHS brace composite K-joints. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 128:618-632.

33.  Ren Qing-Xin, Han Lin-Hai, Hou Chao, Tao Zhong and Li Shuai. 2017. Concrete-encased CFST columns under combined compression and torsion: Experimental investigation. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 138:729-741.

34.  Han Lin-Hai, Hua You-Xing, Hou Chao and Wang Qing-Li. 2017. Circular concrete-filled steel tubes subjected to coupled tension and chloride corrosion. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 143(10): 04017134.

35.  Ren Qing-Xin, Han Lin-Hai, Hou Chao and Hua You-Xing. 2017. Experimental behaviour of tapered CFST columns under combined compression and bending. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 128:39-52.

36.  Hou Chuang-Chuang, Han Lin-Hai, Wang Qing-Li and Hou Chao. 2016. Flexural Behavior of circular concrete filled steel tubes (CFST) under sustained load and chloride corrosion. Thin-Walled Structures, 107:182-196.

37.  Hou Chao, Han Lin-Hai and Zhao Xiao-Ling. 2015. Behaviour of circular concrete filled double skin tubes subjected to local bearing force. Thin-Walled Structures, 93:36-53.

38.  Yang You-Fu, Hou Chao, Meng Chun-Yuan and Han Lin-Hai. 2015. Investigation on square concrete filled double-skin steel tube (CFDST) subjected to local bearing force: Experiments. Thin-Walled Structures, 94:394-409.

39. Yang You-Fu and Hou Chao. 2015. Behaviour and design calculations of recycled aggregate concrete filled steel tube (RACFST) members. Magazine of Concrete Research, 67:611-620.

40.  Hou Chao, Han Lin-Hai and Zhao Xiao-Ling. 2014. Concrete-filled circular steel tubes subjected to local bearing force: Finite element analysis. Thin-Walled Structures, 77:109-119.

41. Yang You-Fu, Hou Chao, Wen Zhu, and Han Lin-Hai. 2014. Experimental behaviour of square CFST under local bearing. Thin-Walled Structures, 74:166-183.

42.  Ren Qing-Xin, Hou Chao, Lam Dennis and Han Lin-Hai. 2014. Experiments on the bearing capacity of tapered concrete filled double skin steel tubular (CFDST) stub columns. Steel and Composite Structures, 17:667-686.

43.  Ren Qing-Xin, Han Lin-Hai, Lam Dennis and Hou Chao. 2014. Experiments on special-shaped CFST stub columns under axial compression. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 98:123-133.

44.  Hou Chao, Han Lin-Hai and Zhao Xiao-Ling. 2013. Concrete-filled circular steel tubes subjected to local bearing force: Experiments. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 83: 90-104.

45.  Hou Chao, Han Lin-Hai and Zhao Xiao-Ling. Full-range analysis on square CFST stub columns and beams under loading and chloride corrosion. Thin-Walled Structures, 68:50–64.

46.  Han Lin-Hai, Hou Chao and Wang Qing-Li. 2012. Square concrete filled steel tubular (CFST) members under loading and chloride corrosion: Experiments. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 71:11-25.

  • Conference Papers

1. Chen Silin, Hou Chao, and Zhang Hao. System-based reliability analysis for CFST chord to CHS brace truss bridges, Proceedings of the 2019 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM19). September 17-21, 2019, Jeju Island, Korea.

2. Saleh Shameer, Hou Chao*, Han Lin-Hai and Hua You-Xing. Numerical behaviour of composite K-joints subjected to combined loading and corrosive environment. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Advances in Steel and Concrete Composite Structures, June 27-29, 2018, València, Spain.

3. Liao Feiyu, Hou Chao, Zhang Weijie and Ren Jie. Tests on sea sand concrete filled stainless steel tubular stub columns. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Advances in Steel and Concrete Composite Structures, June 27-29, 2018, València, Spain.

4. Li Dongxu, Uy Brian, Aslani Fahard and Hou Chao. Numerical analysis of concrete-filled spiral welded stainless steel tubes subjected to compression. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Advances in Steel and Concrete Composite Structures, June 27-29, 2018, València, Spain.

5. Chen Silin, Hou Chao* and Zhang Hao. Sensitivity analysis on the initial geometric imperfection of CFST trusses with flexural behaviour. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Damage Mechanics. July 4-6, 2018, Shanghai, China.

6. Hu Songbo, Li Yimin and Hou Chao*. Directional collapse of steel and composite workshop under seismic load. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Damage Mechanics. July 4-6, 2018, Shanghai, China.

7. Huang Zheng-Da, Hou Chao*, Han Lin-Hai and Hua You-Xing. Numerical behaviour of circular concrete filled steel tubular T-joints in corrosive environment. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Steel, Space and Composite Structures, January 31-February 2, 2018, Perth, Australia.

8. Hou Chao, Han Lin-Hai and He Shan-Hu. Analytical behaviour of CFST chord to hollow tubular brace truss subjected to bending. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures, December 7-9, 2016, Hong Kong, China.

9. Wang Tao, Hou Chao, Li Wei, Han Lin-Hai and Rasmussen Kim. Analytical behaviour of concrete-filled steel tubular K-joint using stainless steel. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Steel and Aluminium Structures, December 7-9, 2016, Hong Kong, China.

10. Jing Dengyiding and Hou Chao*, Discussions on the design rules for thin-walled steel and composite K-joints. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures, November 7-8, 2016, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

11. Li Shuai, Hou Chao and Han Lin-Hai. Behavior of concrete-encased CFST members under combined compression and torsion. Proceedings of the 25th National Conference on Structural Engineering, 12-14 August, 2016, Baotou, China, III: 60-66.

12. Hua You-Xing, Hou Chao, Wang Qing-Li and Han Lin-Hai. Behaviour of circular concrete filled steel tubular (CFST) beam-columns subjected to long-term loading and chloride corrosion. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advances in Steel and Concrete Composite Structures, December 3-5, 2015, Beijing, China. 364-371.

13. Hou Chao, Han Lin-Hai and Zhao Xiao-Lin. Behaviour of concrete-filled steel tube (CFST) subjected to lateral partial compression. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, July 2-4, 2012, Singapore, 354-361.

14. Ding Qi-Rong, Wang Wei-Hua and Hou Chao. Analysis on axial behaviour of composite-sectioned square concrete filled stainless steel tubular stub columns reinforced by circular steel tube. Proceedings of the 23rd National Conference on Structural Engineering, October 10-12, 2014, Lanzhou, China, 128-133.

15. Han Lin-Hai, Hou Chao and Wang Qing-Li. Concrete filled steel tubular (CFST) members subjected to long-term sustained loading and chloride corrosion. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs & Maintenance of Structures, April 23-25, 2010, Yantai, China, 37-44 (Keynote).