Technical Seminar – Tubular Structures

Date, time & venue
2020-01-07;6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Refreshment), 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Talk);Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F


Speakers: Dr. Tak Ming CHAN, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Tubular construction is synonymous with modern architecture. The familiar range of steel tubular sections includes square, rectangular, circular and elliptical tubular sections. This seminar will present an overview on the historical development of tubular construction, the manufacturing routes of those tubular sections and the corresponding worldwide practical design information to inform the choice of this type of construction. Recent research on steel tubular members with polygonal cross-sections will also be discussed.


About the Speaker:

Dr Tak Ming Chan is an Associate Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick in the U.K. He is a council member of the IStructE. Dr Chan has received numerous research awards from the HKIE and the IStructE. He is also a recipient of the Departmental Teaching Excellence Award at PolyU. Dr Chan graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a first-class honours degree in civil engineering before starting his structural engineering career at Arup (Hong Kong). His master’s degree and PhD were both from Imperial College London.


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