About Associate Professor Tim Wilkinson

I research the behaviour of steel structures. Knowing that the experiments you have conducted on beams and columns have resulted in design equations used by engineers everyday, and allows for the more efficient design of buildings, lets me know that "I made a difference.". Working with students and watching steel break is great fun too!

Research interests and projects: Behaviour, design and connections in cold-formed structural steel hollow sections and open sections; steel connections; welding; finite element analysis; internet; improving learning and teaching outcomes in engineering; Structural Behaviour of Hollow Flange Channels; Local Buckling of Structural Steel Hollow Sections; Connections in Steel Structures and Floor Vibrations in High Rise Buildings.

School of Civil Engineering Duties:

  • Pro-Head (IT)
  • Student advisor (2004 SIDs, surnames A-K)
  • Student advisor (2008 SIDs, surnames A-K)
  • School Seminar Convener
  • Learning and Teaching Committee, Member
  • IT Committee, Chairman
  • Civil Engineering Foundation, Academic Staff Representative
  •  Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies Duties:
  • Associate Dean (IT)
  • Dean's Advisory Committee
  • IT Committee, Chair
  • Learning and Teaching Committee, Member
  • Cluster of Science and Technology - eLearning Support Group
  • University of Sydney Duties:
  • ICT Shared Services Governance Group
  • eLearning Faculty Representative Group
  • Professional Service and Memberships:
  • CIMS2008 (5th International Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures) - Conference Secretary
  • Technical Expert, CIDECT (Comite International pour le Developpement et l'Etude de la Construction Tubulaire).
  • 2006-2007: Australian Steel Institute: Professional Development Lectures - AS 4100 Steel Design Refresher Course - Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne
  • Member, Standards Australia Committee WD003, Welded Structures.
  • Selected publications

    • Wilkinson T., (2006), Structural Mechanics, Pearson Education, ISBN 978-0-7339-8023-7
    • Wilkinson, T., (2006), “Classification for local buckling of cold-formed tubular members”, Proceedings, India Australia Workshop on Cold-Formed Steel Structures, Madras, India, January 2006, pp 201-218.
    • Wilkinson, T. & Teh, L. H., (2006), “Rotation Capacity of Hollow Section Connections”, Proceedings, India Australia Workshop on Cold-Formed Steel Structures, Madras, India, January 2006, pp 245-262.
    • Zhao X. L., Wilkinson T. and Hancock G. J., (2005), Cold-Formed Tubular Members and Connections: Structural Behaviour and Design, Elsevier, ISBN 0-080-4410-17
    • Wilkinson, T., Daniels, D., Wilton, M, & Wood, D, (2005), “Uplift Tests on Column Base Plate Connections”, Advances in Steel Structures, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Shanghai, China, Shen, Z. Y., Li, G. Q. & Chan, S. L. (eds), Elsevier, pp 1801-1806.
    • Wilkinson, T., & Jouaux, R., (2005), “Tests to Examine the Effect of Axial Compression on the Rotation Capacity of Square Hollow Sections”, Advances in Steel Structures, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Shanghai, China, Shen, Z. Y., Li, G. Q. & Chan, S. L. (eds), Elsevier, pp 1807-1812.
    • Yang, D., & Wilkinson, T., (2005), “Bearing Tests of LiteSteel Beams (LSB)”, Structural Engineering - Preserving and Building into the Future, Proceedings of the Australian Structural Engineering Conference 2005, Newcastle, Australia, Stewart, M & Dockrill, B. (eds), Engineers Australia, on CD.
    • Cao, Y., & Wilkinson, T., (2005), “Combined Axial Compression and Bending Tests of Cold-Formed Rectangular Hollow Sections”, Structural Engineering - Preserving and Building into the Future, Proceedings of the Australian Structural Engineering Conference 2005, Newcastle, Australia, Stewart, M & Dockrill, B. (eds), Engineers Australia, on CD.
    • Hancock G.J., Bradford M.A., Wilkinson T.J., Uy B. and Rasmussen K.J.R. (Eds), (2003), “Advances in Structures – Steel, Concrete, Composite and Aluminium”, Proceedings ASSCCA’03, Balkema, Rotterdam, Volumes 1&2. ISBN 90 5809 588 6.
    • Wilkinson T. and Hancock G. J., (2002), “Predicting the rotation capacity of cold-formed RHS beams using finite element analysis”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, Vol 58, No 11, November 2002, pp 1455 - 1471.