Dr Jianping Zhang

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School/Department
Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 6460
Email
j.zhang@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 27A10
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Jianping Zhang is a Lecturer in Fire Dynamics and Materials at the School of Built Environment. He holds a BEng (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in China.

After obtaining his PhD on "Numerical modelling of pool fires and flame spread" at Kingston University in 2005, he joined the University of Ulster working as a research associate in the FP6 project PredFIRE-Nano, in which he was responsible for the development and validation of a complete methodology for predicting the burning behaviours of polymer nanocomposites based on intrinsic properties extracted from micro- and small-scale tests.

After PredFIRE-Nano, he worked in several FP7 projects including ENFIRO, AircraftFire and ELISSA as well as projects funded by local companies and UK government (Atomic Weapons Establishment). His research interests consist of fundamental experimental investigation of material flammability and fire dynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of flames and fires, numerical analysis of heat transfer and pyrolysis of solids, and application of quantitative risk analysis in fire safety engineering.

He has published widely in the fields of fire safety, material flammability and combustion, including two book chapters and more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Fire behaviour and external flames in corridor and tunnel-like enclosures. / Beji, Tarek; Ukleja, Sebastian; Zhang, Jianping; Delichatsios, Michael.

In: Fire and Materials, Vol. 36, No. 8, 12.2012, p. 636-647.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Flame extinction properties of solids obtained from limiting oxygen index tests. / Suzanne, M; Delichatsios, M; Zhang, Jianping.

In: Combustion and Flame, Vol. 161, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 288-294.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Experimental investigation and numerical modelling of the fire performance for epoxy resin carbon fibre composites of variable thicknesses. / Fateh, Talal; Zhang, Jianping; Delichatsios, Michael. A; Rogaume, T.

In: Fire and Materials, Vol. 41, 2017, p. 307-322.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Vertical safe separation distance between openings in multi-storey buildings having a fire resistant spandrel. / Delichatsios, Michael. A; Ryan, Joe; Tian, Ning; Zhang, Jianping.

Unknown Host Publication. EDP Sciences, 2016.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Burning behaviour of intumescent coating and nanoparticles applied on flaxboard. / Zhang, Jianping; Delichatsios, Michael; McKee, Maurice; Ukleja, S.

Unknown Host Publication. INTERSCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED, 2010. p. 569-580.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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An alternative way for the ignition times for solids with radiation absorption in-depth by simple asymptotic solutions. / Delichatsios, Michael; Zhang, Jianping.

In: Fire and Materials, Vol. 36, No. 1, 02.2012, p. 41-47.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Experimental study of burning behaviors of intumescent coatings and nanoparticles applied on flaxboard. / Zhang, Jianping; Delichatsios, Michael; McKee, Maurice; Ukleja, S; Pagella, P.

In: Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 6, 11.2011, p. 519-530.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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A global soot model developed for fires: Validation in laminar flames and application in turbulent pool fires. / Yao, Wei; Zhang, Jianping; Nadjai, Ali; Beji, Tarek; Delichatsios, Michael.

In: Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 46, No. 7, 04.06.2011, p. 371-387.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Experimental and numerical study of the effects of nanoparticles on pyrolysis of a polyamide 6 (PA6) nanocomposite in the cone calorimeter. / Zhang, Jianping; Delichatsios, Michael; Bourbigot, Serge.

In: Combustion and Flame, Vol. 156, No. 11, 27.08.2009, p. 2056-2062.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Determination of the convective heat transfer coefficient in three-dimensional inverse heat conduction problems. / Zhang, Jianping; Delichatsios, Michael.

In: Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 44, No. 5, 18.03.2009, p. 681-690.

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