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Jian Dai

Jian Dai


Dr Jian Dai is currently an Associate Professor of structural engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology. His research work mainly lies in computational structural dynamics, with applications to railway systems and very large floating structures.

Positions Held
2020 - date: Associate Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University
2019 - 2021: Postdoctoral Fellow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
2015 - 2019: Research Fellow, National University of Singapore
2013 - 2015: Executive Engineer, KTP Consultants, Singapore

PhD, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2015
BEng, Tongji University, China, 2009

Research Areas
Very large floating structures, train-track dynamics, sloshing inside road/rail tankers, numerical methods

Professional Societies
Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK
Member, Institution of Engineers, Singapore

Research projects

  • Net-Zero Future

    To enable a rapid global movement toward the built environmentʼs carbon footprint reduction, this project will initiate an international alliance to coordinate and perform research, educational, and outreach activities to realize net-zero built structures.

Scientific publications

Dai, Jian; Lim, Joshua Guan Yi; Ang, Kok Keng (2023). Dynamic Response Analysis of High-Speed Maglev-Guideway System. Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies.

Jiang, Zhiyu; Dai, Jian; Saettone, Simone; Tørå, Glenn; He, Zhao; Bashir, Musa; Souto-Iglesias, Antonio (2023). Design and model test of a soft-connected lattice-structured floating solar photovoltaic concept for harsh offshore conditions. Marine Structures . Vol. 90.

Ahmed, Khondaker S.; Chuan, Max T. W.; Dai, Jian; Kok Keng, Ang (2022). Dynamic Responses of Padma Multipurpose Bridge Truss due to Moving Train Load. MIST International Journal of Science and Technology. Vol. 10.

Dai, Jian; Joshua Guan Yi, Lim; Kok Keng, Ang (2022). Moving Element Analysis of Maglev Train Over Multi-span Elevated Bridge. Dimitrovová, Zuzana; Biswas, Paritosh; Gonçalves, Rodrigo; Silva, Tiago (Ed.). Recent Trends in Wave Mechanics and Vibrations. RML: Recent Advances in Railway Mechanics and Moving Load Problems. p. 607-614. Springer.

Dai, Jian; Abrahamsen, Bjørn Christian; Hansen Viuff, Thomas; Leira, Bernt Johan (2022). Effect of wave-current interaction on a long fjord-crossing floating pontoon bridge. Engineering structures . Vol. 266.

Dai, Jian; Hellan, Øyvind; Watn, Arnstein; Kok Keng, Ang (2022). Modular Multi-purpose Floating Structures for Space Creation. Piątek, Ł; Lim, SH; Wang, CM; de Graaf-van Dinther, R (Ed.). WCFS2020 Proceedings of the Second World Conference on Floating Solutions, Rotterdam. Chapter 2: Research. p. 257-271. Springer.

Stefanakos, Christos; Dai, Jian; Leira, Bernt Johan (2021). Investigation of inhomogeneous wave conditions in Sulafjorden. ISOPE, . (Ed.). Proceedings of the Thirty-first (2021) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Rhodes, Greece, June 20 – 25, 2021. KAPITTEL. International Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers.

Wan, Ling; Dai, Jian; Jiang, Dongqi; Ang, Kok Keng (2021). Parametric study and dynamic response analysis of three single curved discrete pontoon floating bridges. Ships and Offshore Structures . Vol. 17.

Dai, Jian; Stefanakos, Christos; Leira, Bernt Johan; Alsos, Hagbart Skage (2021). Effect of modelling inhomogeneous wave conditions on structural responses of a very long floating bridge. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering . Vol. 9.

Jiang, Dongqi; Tan, Kiang Hwee; Wang, Chien Ming; Dai, Jian (2021). Research and development in connector systems for very large floating structures. Ocean Engineering . Vol. 232.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete