Professor Wing Chiu

Professor Wing Chiu

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Room G27A, 17 College Walk (Building 31), Clayton Campus

Prof. Wing. Chiu have been consulted widely for industries within Australia and overseas. He main areas of expertise are in structural mechanics, failure analysis, fatigue analysis, noise and noise control, and mechanical vibrations. He conducts his consulting work through his private practice.



  • Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Hons), Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosopy (Ph.D),Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Australia.

Professional Associations

Associate Editor, Structural Health Monitoring – An International Journal.

Editorial Board Member, Polymers and Polymer Composites.

Member, National Committee on Applied Mechanics (Engineers Australia).

Co-chair, Asia Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring.

Research Projects

Not started projects

Acoustic Actuation Authority of Relaxor Ferroelectric Single Crystals

AIC Infrastructure Cluster Investment Plan - Building Sustainable and resilient portal cities

Safety assessment of draglines using elastic waves

Current projects

Wireless TRR Heads Up Display for enhanced Trauma Resuscitation Decision Support

Acoustic Actuation Authority of Relaxor Ferroelectric Single Crystals

This project aim to develop a new approach, based on remote sensing and computational modelling, to assess
and manage the structural health of large floating covers to prevent its unexpected failures. This project will
address the impediments that are plaguing current state-of-the-art structural health monitoring and inspection
techniques. A successful completion of the present project would clearly provide a superior alternative to the
current hazardous walk-around inspection used by Melbourne Water, and a sound basis for identifying early
indications of distress or of potential failure. The project has potential benefits for high-value-added manufacturing and maintenance of these floating covers by Australian industry.

Aircraft Composite Structure Fatigue Life Assessment

Advanced Thermoelastic Stress Analysis Technology for Aircraft Sustainment

Diagnostic Sensing Hardware Development and Validation for Aircraft Sustainment

Baseline-free Methods for Early Damage Diagnosis using Nonlinear Ultrasound

To address the significant limitation of existing non-destructive evaluation techniques in detecting and characterising early damage, this proposal aims to discover the physical nature of self-generated nonlinear waves by structural damage and to explore its potential for an entirely new class of non-destructive
evaluation and structural health monitoring techniques. Major applications include baseline-free structural health monitoring technique capable of detecting and quantifying barely-visible impact damage in advanced composite materials, non-destructive evaluation of structures made by additive manufacturing, and detection
of hard-to-inspect locations in unitized structures.

Advanced Steel Development for Rail and Sleepers

Smart Equipment for Remote Monitoring of Isolated and Mobile Infrastructure

The partners research involves the collection and assessment of data to determine the condition, maintenance strategies and risk of failure of plant in diverse areas such as transport, cargo and packaging, mining and power. Recent advances in data processing, computing and telemetry mean that it is now possible to actually install small and rugged data acquisition equipment on remote infrastructure or mobile plant. This equipment can acquire, condition and process the signals and use wireless telemetry to transmit the data for remote assessment. The proposed infrastructure will enable the partners research to be extended to these challenging applications.

Past projects

Aircraft composite structure fatigue life assessment

This project is to develop an integrated approach to the structural integrity assessment of composite air frames in supporting ADF aircraft fleet management. The proposed investigation will include assessment of the effects of loading spectrum, defects introduced during manufacture and damage occurred during service on fatigue life of composite structures. Test specimens are to be manufactured and tested at DST Group. A post-doctoral researcher will conduct modelling work at Monash University under supervision of the senior researchers. DST Group takes overall leading role and provides the research directions. Expected outcome will be significant enhancement of DST Group and Monash University’s scientific knowledge and capability in supporting aircraft composite structure management.

Conference Support (6th Asia Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring)

Volgren Lifecycle Cost

Determine a comparative life cycle cost in the Australian bus market. Deliverable is a report by end August 2016.

Novel quantitative sizing of inaccessible and hard-to-inspect defects to address the challenges posed by innovations in airframe design

This project aims to engage the challenges posed by innovations in unitized air frame constructions by establishing new knowledge to address a foreseeable and serious shortfall in diagnostic capability that has serious implications for through-life support of future metallic and composite aircraft structures and pose a risk to air safety. This is because a unitized structure provides limited access for inspection and renders some traditional forms of inspection techniques obsolete. This project will extend the benefits of ultrasonic inspection and structural health monitoring techniques to unitized structural forms, and to improve the diagnostic performance of these methods on difficult inspection problems in general.

Advanced Condition Assessment and Failure Prediction Technologies for Optimal Management of Critical Pipes ("Critical Pipes")

Non-contact strain prediction for the structural health monitoring of large membrane-like structures

Scanning laser vibrometers for non-contact linear and torsional vibration measurement

Smart Sensor Technology for Pipelines

Rapid Start Project

Infrastructure Cluster Investment Planning Project

The role of the Fibre/Matrix interace in graphic/epoxy composite: The role of yielding and debonding

Stress Corrosion Cracking

Healing assesment routines and protocols for early return to service

Systems Development for Structural Health Monitoring

Effects of repair patching on the structural integrity of transversely excited cracked panels

A hybrid Acousto-Ultrasonic Optical-Fibre System for In-Situ SHM of Military Structures

Non-linear behaviour of composite structure

Asset Life Improvement of rail Infrastructure

To Present An Invited Paper At the 5th International Conference on Composite Engineering and Associated Research Visit to Stanford University, Usa

Advanced Composites Research

Wayside Detection Systems

A Supplemental Proposal to Structural Health Monitoring for Aging Aircraft Structures of Contract Number AOARD-06-4083

A Research Facility for Quantitative Digital Visualisation and Laser Diagnostics

This proposal is a response to the identification of an urgent need for a research facility dedicated to quantitative digital visualization and laser diagnostics in fluid mechanics, combustion and structural dynamics.

Computerised diffraction tomography for structural health monitoring

Structural health monitoring (SHM) offers the prospect of a quantum gain in performance and efficiency for the design and structural integrity management of high-value assets (e.g. aircraft). The aims of this project are to develop and validate efficient computational tools for: (i) Characterizing the scattering of the Lamb waves by defects or boundaries, and (ii) Implementing robust and versatile approaches to tomographic imaging of laminar defects or damage from experimental/synthetic scattered field data. This project will result in the development of a validated and versatile SHM system for quantifying damage that is analogous to computerized tomography in medical imaging.

Structural Upgrading of Concrete Column Using Smart Composite Wraps

CRC Railway Engineering and Technologies

Ajax Technology Ctr P/L - Dr W K Chiu

Quantitative characterisation of delamination damage using plate waves

Towards zero false positives in structural health monitoring

Advanced Facility for Ultra High-speed Visualisation and real-time Diagnostics of Particles and Droplets

The characteristics and dynamics of particles, droplets and bubbles are critical elements for a large range of engineering applications. This facility will provide ultra-high speed and real-time testing of these entities to provide a deeper insight into processes and phenomena that previously only remained as a topic of discussion. Now, a unique 3-D ultra high-speed visualization of the dynamic interaction of droplets, particles and bubbles, real-time particle characterization in air and solution and a real-time particle testing by indentation will provide important and unknown insights into combustion, fluid mechanics, material processing and material structure.

Sensors for crack and disbond/delamination detection and monitoring (AS301)

Present Invited Paper (ices 2k) At the International Conference on Computational Engineering & Science, Usa

Dept Defence - C O E Structural Mechs Department Of Defence - Dsto - Prof R Jones Old Mars Code: 18.139.057

Enhancement of POD for structural health monitoring of bonded repaired structures

Structural Integrity Monitoring Using Smart Materials

CRC Advanced Composite Structures

Structural health monitoring pertaining to critical A-10 aircraft structural components

Time-resolved Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry Facility

Turbulent flows and dynamics of solids in engineering and geophysics have time-dependent and highly threedimensional
complex features. Understanding them requires time-resolved quantitative information of the 3-
components of velocity in a fluid and surface strain in solids over significant 3-dimensional domains. The
proposed time-resolved tomographic particle image velocimetry facility will provide this capability, integrated into
existing world-leading test facilities. The infrastructure will lead to experimental data that will give unique insights
into the yet-to-be understood physical mechanisms responsible for skin-friction drag on aircraft, ships and any
vehicle and the complex strain dynamics and stress fields of solids.

A Non Contact Facility For Measuring Irreversible Energy, Residual Stress, and Full Field Stresses for Critical Rail Infra-Structure Assessment

To meet the national rail objectives as enunciated in the 2002 Green Paper there is an urgent requirement for a capability for: i) advanced (rail) prototype assessment, ii) rapid assessment of rail infra-structure, iii) for increasing the capacity of existing (rail) infra-structure. To address this we propose a facility with both a dissipative energy measurement and a lock in thermograpghy capability. Recent Australian developments in thermo-elasticity enables the researchers to extend this facility to measure residual stress in complex components. The ability to measure dissipated energy, residual stress, ultrasonic waves, and full field stress will create a unique research capability.

Tunable Filter

Teaching Commitments

  • MEC3453 - Dynamics 2
  • MEC4444 - Industrial noise and control
  • MEC3458 - Experimental project
Last modified: July 18, 2018