Institute of High Performance Computing


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Engineering Mechanics (EM)

Dr. PHAM Dinh Chi

Dr. PHAM Dinh Chi

Research Interests:

  • Progressive failure of composite structures
  • Fracture and Fatigue of composite materials
  • Impact and drop test analyses
  • Computational modeling of composite materials and  solid mechanics


  • Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore (2011)
  • Honors Bachelor Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Technology, Vietnam (2006)

Published Journals/ Articles:


    • Pham D.C., Sun X.S., Tan V.B.C, Chen B. and Tay T.E., “Progressive Failure Analysis of Scaled Double-Notched Carbon/Epoxy Composite Laminates”, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, DOI: 10.1177/1056789511430415, 2011
    • T.E. Tay, G. Liu, V.B.C. Tan, X.S. Sun and D.C. Pham, “Progressive Failure Analysis of Composites”, Journal of Composite Materials, 2008; 42



    • Pham D.C., Tay T.E. and Tan V.B.C., “An integrated approach for the progressive damage analysis of V-notched glass/epoxy composite laminates”, the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 15), Venice, Italy, 2012
    • Pham D.C., Tay T.E., Chen B., Sun X.S., “A comparative study of progressive failure models for composites”, the joint 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, Sydney Australia, 2010
    • Tay T.E.*, Ridha M., Liu G., Tan V.B.C, Pham D.C., “Progressive failure of notched and repaired composite”, the 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, Edinburg International Conference Centre, UK, July 2009
    • T.E. Tay, D.C. Pham & Vincent Tan, “Application of EFM and Cohesive Elements to Progressive Failure of Notched Composites”, the 13th Composite Durability Workshop (CDW13), NUS Singapore, 2008

Book Chapter(s)


    • Tay T.E.*, Liu G., Sun X.S., Ridha M., Tan V.B.C., Pham D.C., Pham H.T., coauthor of book chapter 5, “Progressive Failure Analysis of composites”, Strength and life of composites, Stanford University, 2009
    • Pham D.C., “Progressive Failure Analysis of Double-notched composite laminates”, LAP Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-8454-4401-7, 2011

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