- Numerical and Analytical Fracture Mechanics
- Fatigue and Fracture of Welded Structures
- Failure Assessment Methods
- Finite Element Applications
- Advanced Design Methods for Pressure Vessels and Piping
Solid mechanics, linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics, finite element method, fatigue and fracture analyses of engineering materials and structures, structural integrity assessment methods, material characterization and numerical simulation of metal forming process.
Fatigue and fracture assessment of engineering components in pressure vessel, offshore and aerospace industries. The research enables laboratory testing to better predict the fatigue and fracture properties of actual full-scale engineering structures. Development of advanced manufacturing process for metal forming industries.
- Recipient of Carleton University Research Achievement Award (2007-2008)
- Member of Scientific Committee, Session Organizer/Chair: International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (ASME)
- Session Chair: International Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (ASTM)
- Member of Organizing Committee: 12th International Conference on Fracture (ICF 12)
P. Ding and X. Wang, “An Estimation Method for the Determination of the Second Elastic- Plastic Fracture Mechanics Parameters”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 79, pp. 295-311, 2012
P. Ding and X. Wang, “Solutions of the Second Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics Parameter in Test Specimens”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 77, pp. 3462-3480, 2010.
X. Wang, “Two-Parameter Characterization of Elastic–Plastic Crack Front Fields: Surface Cracked Plates under Tensile Loading”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 76, pp. 958–982, 2009.