Dr TAY Tong-Earn

Rm EA-07-17
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Singapore
9 Engineering Drive 1
Singapore 117576
Contact: +65-6516-2887

T.E. (Tong-Earn) Tay is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore. He obtained his Bachelors of Engineering (First Class) and PhD in Solid Mechanics from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Reinforced Plastics & Composites, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Composite Materials, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Applied Composite Materials, and Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiment and Design. He has served on a number of scientific advisory committees of international conferences on composites. His current research interests are in progressive damage, failure, fracture, impact and computational analysis of composite materials and structures, multi-scale modeling, natural fibre composites, molecular mechanics of polymers and composites. He is the author or co-author of 114 international journal papers, 3 book chapters, 3 patents and 213 conference and seminar presentations (as of 5 May 2017). Over the years, he has obtained significant research funding from various agencies and industry, including Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Boeing, Vestas, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, A-Star SERC, Defence Science Organization, Marine Port Authority and Ministry of Education. To date, he has graduated 12 PhD students and 20 Masters students. His current research team consists of 3 postdoctoral research fellows, 2 research engineers and 4 PhD students. In the university, he teaches a course on Aircraft Structures. Prof Tay is a recipient of JEC Asia Life Achievement Award, a registered Professional Engineer (PE), Founding Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering (FSAE) and Council Member of the Asian-Australasian Association for Composite Materials. He was Head of Department from Oct 2011 to Dec 2015, and Vice-Dean for Research from Nov 2009 to Sep 2011.

PhD (Univ of Melb); BEng (Mechanical), 1st Class (Univ of Melb); Professional Engineer (Singapore).

Modules Taught
ME4212 Aircraft Structures

Research Interests
Composites, progressive damage, failure, fracture, impact and computational analysis of composite materials and structures, multi-scale modeling, natural fibre composites, molecular mechanics of polymers and composites.

Selected Publications
Selected publications:
1. Chen B.Y., Tay T.E., Pinho S.T., Tan V.B.C., “Modelling delamination migration in angle-ply laminates”, Composites Science & Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2017.02. 010, (2017), vol 142, p145-155.
2. Abir M.R., Tay T.E., Ridha M., Lee H.P., “Modelling damage growth in composites subjected to impact and compression after impact”, Composite Structures, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.compstruct.2017.02.018 (2017), vol 168, p13-25.
3. Ravandi M., Teo W.S., Tran L.Q.N., Yong M.S., Tay T.E., “Low velocity impact performance of stitched flax/epoxy composite laminates”, Composites Part B: Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.02.003, (2017), vol 117, p89-100.
4. Hu X.F., Chen B.Y., Tirvaudey M., Tan V.B.C., Tay T.E., “Integrated XFEM-CE analysis of delamination migration in multi-directional composite laminates”, Composites Part A: Applied Science & Manufacturing, doi: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.07.007, (2016), vol 90, p161-173.
5. Chen B.Y., Tay T.E., Pinho S.T., Tan V.B.C., “Modelling the tensile failure of composites with the floating node method”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2016.05.027, (2016), vol 308, p414-442.
6. Ravandi M., Teo W.T., Tran L.Q.N., Yong M.S., Tay T.E., “The effects of through-the-thickness stitching on the Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of flax/epoxy composite laminates”, Materials & Design, doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.07.093, (2016), vol 109, p659-669.
7. Chen Y., Seeman R., Krause D., Tay T.E., Tan V.B.C., "Prototyping and testing of composite riser joints for deepwater application", Jour. of Reinforced Plastics & Composites, doi: 10.1177/ 0731684415607392 (2016), vol 35, no 2, p95-110.
8. Su Z.C., Tay T.E., Ridha M., Chen B.Y., “Progressive damage modelling of open-hole composite laminates under compression”, Composite Structures, doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.12.022, Apr (2015), vol 122, p507-517.
9. Tay T.E., Sun X.S., Tan V.B.C., “Recent efforts towards modeling interactions of matrix cracks and delaminations: An integrated XFEM-CE approach”, Advanced Composite Materials, doi: 10.1080/09243046.2014.915092, (2014), vol 23, no 5-6, p391-408.
10. Chen B.Y., Pinho S.T., De Carvalho N.V., Baiz P.M., Tay T.E., “A floating node method for the modelling of discontinuities within a finite element”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, doi: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2014.05.018, (2014), vol 127, p104–134.
11. Sun X.S., Tan V.B.C., Chen Y., Tan L.B., Jaiman R.K., Tay T.E., “Stress analysis of multi-layered hollow anisotropic composite cylindrical structures using the homogenization method”, Acta Mechanica, doi:10.1007/s00707-013-1017-9, (2014), vol 225, no 6, p1649–1672.
12. Sun X.S., Chen Y., Tan V.B.C., Jaiman R.K., Tay T.E., “Homogenization and stress analysis of multilayered composite offshore production risers”, Jour. of Applied Mechanics - Transactions of the ASME, (2014), vol 81, no 3, article no.031003.
13. Ridha M., Wang C.H., Chen B.Y., Tay T.E., “Modelling complex progressive failure in notched composite laminates with varying sizes and stacking sequences”, Composites Part A: Applied Science & Manufacturing, doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2013.11.012, (2014), vol 58, p16-23.
14. Chen B.Y., Tay T.E., Baiz P.M., Pinho S.T., “Numerical analysis of size effects on open-hole tensile composite laminates”, Composites Part A: Applied Science & Manufacturing, (2013), vol 47, Is 1, p52-62.