Professor Grant Steven

BSc, DPhil, FIEAust, FTSE, FRAeS
Emeritus Professor
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

J07 - Mechanical Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2183
Fax +61 2 9351 4841

Website School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Strand7

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Biographical details

Emeritus Professor Grant Steven was born in Clydebank, Scotland in 1945 with a family background in shipbuilding and tool-making. His engineering career started at 14 when he commenced as an apprentice fitter and turner in John Brown's shipyard. The trade certificate was finally gained in 1964 in conjunction with the beginning of an undergraduate course in mechanical engineering at the University of Glasgow. This was followed by a four year scholarship to undertake research at Oxford University.

In 1970, Professor Steven took up an academic position in aeronautics at the University of Sydney, Department of Aeronautical Engineering. He was appointed Lawrence Hargrave Professor of Aeronautical Engineering in 1985. In December 2000 Professor Steven took up the post as Professor in Engineering at the University of Durham. In 2004, he returned to Sydney where he re-joined the Research and Development team at Strand7, the FEA company he founded in the 1980's. Strand7 has over 4000 clients worldwide and has been employed in many major design projects.

He has authored over 350 research papers and several research books. Much of the research undertaken has been in the fields of numerical methods, especially FEA, and structural optimization.

Professor Steven is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and was a council member of NAFEMS from 2001-2004. He was awarded the Institution of Engineers prestigious A G M Michell medal for 2014.

Teaching and supervision

MECH1560 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

MECH3361 - Mechanics of Solids II

Associations

  • Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Council member of NAFEMS from 2001-2004

Awards and honours

Conference Organisation

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Selected grants

2000

  • Evolutionary structural optimisation as an efficient and reliable design tool; Steven G, Xie Y; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • Solid waste minimisation by structural design optimisation; Steven G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.
  • Evolutionary topology optimisation for steady state field problems; Steven G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

1999

  • Old Blocs migration for ACS CRC. See notes tab; Mai Y, Ye L, Barr A, Steven G; Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures Limited/Project Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Tong, L., Tan, P., Steven, G. (2002). Effect of yarn waviness on strengths of 3D orthogonal woven CFRP composite materials. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 21(2), 153-173.
  • Chee, C., Tong, L., Steven, G. (2002). Piezoelectric actuator orientation optimization for static shape control of composite plates. Composite Structures, 55, 169-184.
  • Chee, C., Tong, L., Steven, G. (2002). Static shape control of composite plates using a slope-displacement-based algorithm. AIAA Journal, 40(8), 1611-1618.
  • Li, Q., Steven, G., Xie, Y. (2001). Evolutionary thickness design with stiffness maximization and stress minimization criteria. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 52, 979-995.
  • Higgs, W., Tong, L., Steven, G. (2001). Lateral Buckling behavior of pneumatically stiffened, reinforced composite beams in bending. AIAA Journal, 39, 303-307.
  • Tan, P., Tong, L., Steven, G. (2001). Mechanical behavior for 3-D orthogonal woven E-glass/epoxy composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 20(04), 274-303.
  • Chee, C., Tong, L., Steven, G. (2001). Static shape control of composite plates using a curvature-displacement based algorithm. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 38, 6381-6403.
  • Li, Q., Steven, G., Querin, O., Xie, Y. (2001). Stress based optimization of torsional shafts using an evolutionary procedure. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 38, 5661-5677.
  • Li, Q., Steven, G., Xie, Y. (2001). Thermoelastic topology optimization for problems with varying temperature fields. Journal of Thermal Stresses, 24, 347-366.

Conferences

  • Li, Q., Steven, G., Xie, Y., Querin, O. (2001). Disceret sensitivity analysis for evolutionary topology optimization of thermal field. 3rd ASMO UK/ISSMO Conference on Engineering Design Optimization, : Ads & Adea.

2002

  • Tong, L., Tan, P., Steven, G. (2002). Effect of yarn waviness on strengths of 3D orthogonal woven CFRP composite materials. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 21(2), 153-173.
  • Chee, C., Tong, L., Steven, G. (2002). Piezoelectric actuator orientation optimization for static shape control of composite plates. Composite Structures, 55, 169-184.
  • Chee, C., Tong, L., Steven, G. (2002). Static shape control of composite plates using a slope-displacement-based algorithm. AIAA Journal, 40(8), 1611-1618.

2001

  • Li, Q., Steven, G., Xie, Y., Querin, O. (2001). Disceret sensitivity analysis for evolutionary topology optimization of thermal field. 3rd ASMO UK/ISSMO Conference on Engineering Design Optimization, : Ads & Adea.
  • Li, Q., Steven, G., Xie, Y. (2001). Evolutionary thickness design with stiffness maximization and stress minimization criteria. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 52, 979-995.
  • Higgs, W., Tong, L., Steven, G. (2001). Lateral Buckling behavior of pneumatically stiffened, reinforced composite beams in bending. AIAA Journal, 39, 303-307.
  • Tan, P., Tong, L., Steven, G. (2001). Mechanical behavior for 3-D orthogonal woven E-glass/epoxy composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 20(04), 274-303.
  • Chee, C., Tong, L., Steven, G. (2001). Static shape control of composite plates using a curvature-displacement based algorithm. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 38, 6381-6403.
  • Li, Q., Steven, G., Querin, O., Xie, Y. (2001). Stress based optimization of torsional shafts using an evolutionary procedure. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 38, 5661-5677.
  • Li, Q., Steven, G., Xie, Y. (2001). Thermoelastic topology optimization for problems with varying temperature fields. Journal of Thermal Stresses, 24, 347-366.

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