Dr TAY Tong-Earn
Professor

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

Dr T.E. Tay is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore and is also currently the head of the department. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (First Class) and PhD in Solid Mechanics from the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests are in damage, fracture, impact and computational analysis of composite structures, and multiscale modelling and molecular mechanics of polymers and composites. He is the author or co-author of 65 international journal papers, more than 130 conference and seminar presentations, 2 patents and a book chapter. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Composite Materials, International Journal of Damage Mechanics and Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, and is a regular reviewer for various journals in the field of composites and mechanics. He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM), a series of premier biennial conferences. Prof Tay is also a registered professional engineer, and actively involved in projects with industry.

Qualification
PhD (Univ of Melb); BEng, 1st Class (Univ of Melb)

Research Interests
Damage, Delamination, Fracture and Fatigue of Composites.
Multiscale Modelling, Molecular Mechanics of Composites and Polymers.

Selected Publications
Selected publications:
1. Tay T.E., Liu G., Tan V.B.C., Sun X.S., Pham D.C., "Progressive failure analysis of composites", Jour. of Composite Materials, (2008), vol 42, no 18, p1921-1966, (40th anniversary volume).
2. Sun X.S., Tan V.B.C., Liu G.Y., Tay T.E., "An enriched element-failure method (REFM) for delamination analysis of composite structures", Int. Jour. for Numerical Methods in Engineering, (in press).
3. Tan V.B.C., Zeng X.S., Deng M., Lim K.M., Tay T.E., "Multiscale modeling of polymers - the pseudo amorphous cell", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, (2008), vol 197, no 6-8, p536-554.
4. Tay T.E., Tan V.B.C., Tan S.H.N., "Element-failure: An alternative to the material property degradation method for progressive damage in composite structures", Jour. of Composite Materials, (2005), vol 39, no 18, p1659-1675.
5. Tay T.E., "Characterization and analysis of delamination fracture in composites - an overview of developments from 1990 to 2001", Applied Mechanics Reviews, January (2003), vol 56, no 1, p1-32.
6. Tay T.E., Tan V.B.C., Deng M., "Element-Failure Concepts for Dynamic Fracture and Delamination in Low-Velocity Impact of Composites", Int. Jour. of Solids & Structures, (2003), vol 40, no 3, p555-571.