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Dr Andy Nguyen

Dr Andy Nguyen
Name Andy Nguyen
Position Lecturer (Structural Engineering)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office B425
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4711
Extension 4711
Email
Qualifications BEng NUCE , MEng NUCE , PhD QUT
Languages Vietnamese (non accredited translator)
Homepage https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=fbFaxREAAAAJ&hl=en
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Structural Engineering ( 090506 )
  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management ( 090505 )

Research interests
Structural health monitoring
Bridge assessment
Smart sensors and automation in monitoring
SHM-oriented modelling and model updating of structures
Rehabilitation of concrete, steel and timber structures

Professional memberships
Co-Chair, Oceania Division of Early Career Researcher’s Committee, International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII)
Executive Committee Member, Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM)

Industry affiliations
Member, International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS)

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
As Examiner (ie. Course Leader):
CIV2503 Structural Design I
CIV8801 Code Based Structural Design

As Assistant Examiner:
ENG1002 Introduction to Engineering and Built Environment Applications
CIV4508 Structural Design II
CIV3906 Civil Materials Practice

As Moderator:
CIV2502 Structural and Building Technology (starting from 2019-S2)

As Course Team Member
CIV3907 Civil Systems Practice
CIV1501 Engineering Statics (in 2018-S2 only)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
5 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
3 Years

Research most recent
Le, N. T. and Thambiratnam, D. P. and Nguyen, A. and Chan, T. H. T (2019) A new method for locating and quantifying damage in beams from static deflection changes. Engineering Structures, 180 (2019). pp. 779-792. ISSN 0141-0296

Chen, Z. and Chan, T.H.T. and Nguyen, A. and Yu, L. (2019) Identification of vehicle axle loads from bridge responses using preconditioned least square QR-factorization algorithm. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 128. pp. 479-496. ISSN 0888-3270

Jayasundara, N., Thambiratnam, D and Chan, T. and Nguyen, A. (2019) Vibration-based dual-criteria approach for damage detection in arch bridges. Structural Health Monitoring. ISSN 1475-9217


Research most notable
Nguyen, T and Chan, T.H.T. and Thambiratnam, D.P. and King, L. (2015) Development of a cost-effective and flexible vibration DAQ system for long-term continuous structural health monitoring. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 64-65 (Article 3857). pp. 313-324. ISSN 0888-3270

Wickramasinghe, W.R. and Thambiratnam, D.P. and Chan, T.H.T. and Nguyen, T. (2016) Vibration characteristics and damage detection in a suspension bridge. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 375. pp. 254-274. ISSN 0022-460X

Kodikara, K. A. T. L. and Chan, T. H. T. and Nguyen, T. and Thambiratnam, D. P. (2016) Model updating of real structures with ambient vibration data. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 6 (3). pp. 329-341. ISSN 2190-5452


Publications in ePrints

Le, N. T. and Thambiratnam, D. P. and Nguyen, A. and Chan, T. H. T (2019) A new method for locating and quantifying damage in beams from static deflection changes. Engineering Structures, 180 (2019). pp. 779-792. ISSN 0141-0296

Jayasundara, N. and Thambiratnam, D. P. and Chan, T. H. T. and Nguyen, A. (2019) Damage detection and quantification in deck type arch bridges using vibration based methods and artificial neural networks. Engineering Failure Analysis (Article 104265). ISSN 1350-6307

Chen, Zhen and Chan, Tommy H.T. and Nguyen, Andy and Yu, Ling (2019) Identification of vehicle axle loads from bridge responses using preconditioned least square QR-factorization algorithm. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 128. pp. 479-496. ISSN 0888-3270

Nguyen, Andy and Chan, Tommy H. T. and Zhu, Xinqun (2019) Special issue: real world application of SHM in Australia. Structural Health Monitoring, 18 (1). pp. 3-4. ISSN 1475-9217

Chen, Zhen and Qin, Lifeng and Zhao, Shunbo and Chan, Tommy H. T. and Nguyen, Andy (2019) Toward efficacy of piecewise polynomial truncated singular value decomposition algorithm in moving force identification. Advances in Structural Engineering, 22 (12). pp. 2687-2698. ISSN 1369-4332

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Structural Engineering ( 090506 )
  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management ( 090505 )


Dr Andy Nguyen is a Smart Structures and Health Monitoring expert and Lecturer at the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying and a member of Centre for Future Materials, Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences at USQ. His research interest includes smart structures, structural health monitoring (SHM) and smart sensing technologies. He has developed a few full-scale vibration-based SHM systems including the long-term SHM system of the P block building at Gardens Point Campus. Dr Nguyen is an Executive Committee member of Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM) - an association for promoting civil SHM applications in Australia. He also co-chairs the Oceania Division of Early Career Researcher Committee of International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII). Dr Nguyen has edited a few journal special issues as a guest editor and he would be delighted to have research collaborations with other researchers with long-term academic goals on the above listed topics to increase national and international research impact and mutual benefits.