Unified Design of Steel, Concrete and Composite Structures by Direct Analysis

Professor S. L. Chan
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Homl, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Chan, a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, a class I registered structural engineer in China and a chartered structural engineer in U.K. is the chief and founding editor of the SCI international journals “Advanced Steel Construction”, “Steel and Composite Structures (2002-2005)” and the regional editor of “International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering”. He also serves as a member of editorial boards in 7 other journals, and of ad-hoc committees in drafting guides for design of steel and glass structures in Hong Kong and the U.K. He is also a member in the Research Panel of the Institution of Structural Engineers, U.K. and a member of expert panel of American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the President of theHong Kong Institute of Steel Construction (HKISC),Honorary fellow of SSSS and adjunct professor at the Southeast University in Nanjing, Harbin Institute of Technology in Harbin and Tongji University in Shanghai. He is also a member of the editorial team of the textbook “Structural Uses of Glass” published by the Institution of Structural Engineers, U.K. which has been used as a guidebook for design of glass structures in U.K., Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Recently, in conjunction with a research team of the Tongji University, Professor Chan was given the first class award for research in steel structures by the Education Ministry in the Mainland China. Professor Chan also received research and consultancy awards from his university and serves as the Vice-chairman of the Structural Discipline Panel and in several other advisory committees in the The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). He has published some 300 papers with a recent one given the best paper award in transaction of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 2011.

Professor Chan is a first principal consultant of the Code of Practice for the Structural Uses of Steel 2005 Hong Kong published by the Buildings Department of the Hong Kong Government and a committee member of the Chinese steel code, GB50017. He is one of the developers and applicants of a new design method called the second-order analysis allowing for imperfections in practical structures bypassing the effective length assumption and the prescriptive use of charts and tables in Code. Since 1998, the method of second-order and advanced analysis has been applied to the design of a number of steel and composite structures which include numerous steel structures in Hong Kong, Mainland, Singapore, Myanmar, Taiwan and Macau including the 2008 award winning projects in Hong Kong and Macau. The software Nida has been used by universities and companies in Australia, China, Greece, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and U.K. for teaching and research.