Sze, K.Y.

BSc(Eng) (HK), PhD (HK), FHKIE, FIMechE, RPE, CEng

Professor K.Y. Sze graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong with First Class Honours and as the Williamson Prizeman of the year. He continued his studies in the same Department and earned his PhD three years later. Before returning to his alma mater, he had taken up faculty positions in Singapore and Hong Kong. He serves in the editorial boards of Finite Elements in Analysis & Design and a couple more journals. Professor Sze a Registered Professional Engineer, Hong Kong and a Chartered Engineer, United Kingdom.

Research Interests: Computational Mechanics, Advanced Finite Element Methods, Biomechanics, Fabric Mechanics, Vibrations, Fracture Mechanics.

Teaching Areas: Mechanics of Solids, Finite Element Method and Analysis, Mechanics of Fracture & Fatigue, Vibrations.

Email:      Tel: (852) 3917 2637      Fax: (852) 2858 5415



Fu HC, Ho JDL, Lee KH, Hu YC, Au SKW, Cho KY, Sze KY, Kwok KW (2020). Interfacing soft and hard: a spring reinforced actuator. Soft Robotics 7: 44-58.

Jin YG, Zhang T, Lui YF, Sze KY, Lu WWJ (2020). The measured mechanical properties of osteoporotic trabecular bone decline with the increment of deformation volume during micro-indentation. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 103 103546.

Jin YG, Zhang T, Cheung JPY, Wong TM, Feng XR, Sun TH, Zu HY, Sze KY, Lu WWJ (2020). A novel mechanical parameter to quantify the microarchitecture effect on apparent modulus of trabecular Bone: a computational analysis of ineffective bone mass. Bone 135: 115314.

Sze KY, Yuan WC, Zhou YX (2020). Four-node tetrahedral elements for gradient-elasticity analysis. Inter.J.Numer.Methods Engrg. 121: 3660®C3679.

Zhang T, Sze KY, Peng ZW, Cheung KMC, Kui YF, Wong YW, Kwan KYH, Cheung JPY (2020). Systematic investigation of metallosis associated with magnetically controlled growing rod implantation for early-onset scoliosis. Bone & Joint Journal 102-B(10): 1376-1383

Le T, Lun T, Wang K, Ho JDL, Lee KH, Sze KY, Kwok KW (2019). Real-time surface shape sensing for soft and flexible structures using Fiber Bragg Gratings. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 4: 1454-1461.

Sun HT, Sze KY, Tang AYS, Tsang ACO, Yu ACH, Chow KW (2019) Effects of aspect ratio, wall thickness and hypertension in the patient specific computational modeling of cerebral aneurysms using fluid-structure interaction analysis. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics 13: 229-244.

Sze KY, Wu ZH (2019). 24 DOFs four©\node quadrilateral elements for gradient elasticity. Inter.J.Numer.Methods Engrg. 119: 128-149.

Xie Q, Zhou YX, Zhan Y, Sze KY, Han WS (2019). A comparative study on the beam and continuum finite element models for the rail-wheel vibration. International Journal of Structural Stability & Dynamics 19: 1950076 (28 pages).

Chen ZP, Zhang X, Sze KY, Kan L, Qiu XM (2018). v-p material point method for weakly compressible problems. Computers & Fluids 176: 170-181. 

Kulper SA, Sze KY, Fang CX, Ren XD, Guo M, Schneider K, Leung F, Lu W, Ngan A (2018). A novel fracture mechanics model explaining the axial penetration of bone-like porous, compressible solids by various orthopaedic implant tips. Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 80: 128-136.

Kulper SA, Fang CX, Ren XD, Guo M, Sze KY, Leung FKL, Lu WW (2018). Development and initial validation of a novel smoothed-particle hydrodynamics-based simulation model of trabecular bone penetration by metallic implants. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 36: 1114-1123.

Sze KY, Hu YC (2017). Assumed natural strain and stabilized quadrilateral Lobatto spectral elements for C0 plate/shell analysis. Inter.J.Numer.Methods Engrg. 111: 403-446.

Lee KH, Fu DK, Leong MC, Chow M, Fu HC, Althoefer K, Sze KY, Yeung CK, Kwok KW (2017). Nonparametric Online Learning Control for Soft Continuum Robot: An Enabling Technique for Effective Endoscopic Navigation. Soft Robotics 4: 324-337.

Zhang F, Zhang X, Sze KY, Lian YP, Liu Y (2017). Incompressible material point method for free surface flow. J.Comput.Physics 330: 92-110.

Li DH, Zhang X, Sze KY, Liu Y. (2016) Extended layerwise method for laminated composite plates with multiple delaminations and transverse cracks. Computational Mechanics 58: 657-679. 

Sze KY, Hu YC (2016). Assumed natural strain and stabilized quadrilateral Lobatto spectral elements for C0 plate/shell analysis. Inter.J.Numer.Methods Engrg.

Sze KY, Zhou YX (2016). An efficient rotation-free triangle for drape/cloth simulations - Part I: model improvement, dynamic simulation and adaptive remeshing. Inter J Comput. Methods. 13(3): 1650021 (27 pages).

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Pang GF, Chen W, Sze KY (2016). A comparative study of finite element and finite difference methods for two-dimensional space-fractional advection-dispersion equation. Advances in Appl.Math.&Mech. 8: 166-186.

Xie Q, Sze KY, Zhou YX (2016). Modified and Trefftz unsymmetric finite element models. Inter.J.Mechanics & Materials in Design 12: 53-70.

Chik TK, Chooi WH, Li YY, Ho FC, Cheng HW, Choy TH, Sze KY, Luk KKD, Cheung KMC, Chan BP (2015). Spinal Implants: Bioengineering a Multicomponent Spinal Motion Segment Construct°™A 3D Model for Complex Tissue Engineering. Adv. Healthcare Mater. 4: 99-112.

Hu YC, Sze KY, Zhou YX (2015). Stabilized plane and axisymmetric Lobatto finite element models. Computational Mechanics 56: 879-903.

Xie Q, Sze KY, Zhou YX (2015). Drape simulation using solid-shell elements and adaptive mesh subdivision. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design 106: 85-102.

Lin Y, Wei X, Qian J, Sze KY, Shenoy VB (2014). A combined finite element-Langevin dynamics (FEM-LD) approach for analyzing the mechanical response of bio-polymer networks. Journal of the Mechanics & Physics of Solids 62: 2-18.

Pang GF, Chen W, Sze KY (2014). Differential quadrature and cubature methods for steady-state space-fractional advection-diffusion equations. Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 97: 299-322. 

Zhang QH, Sze KY (2013). Hybrid linear and quadratic finite element models for 3D Helmholtz problem. Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica  26: 603-618.

Chan LKY, Leung VYL, Tam V, Lu W, Sze KY, Cheung KMC (2013). Decellularized bovine intervertebral disc as a natural scaffold for xenogenic cell studies. Acta Biomaterialia 9: 5262-5272.

Zhou YX, Sze KY (2013). A rotation-free beam element for beam and cable analyses. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design 64: 79-89.

Sun HG, Chen W, Sze KY (2013). A semi-analytical finite element method for a class of time-fractional diffusion equations.  Phil.Trans.R.Soc. A. 371: 20120268.

Wu Z, Lo SH, Sze KY (2013). Influence of transverse normal strain and temperature profile on thermoelasticity of sandwich plates in terms of the enhanced Reddy's theory. J.Thermal Stress 36: 19-36.

Pang GF, Chen W, Sze KY (2013) Gauss-Jacobi-type quadrature rules for fractional directional integrals. Computers & Mathematics with Applications  66: 597-607.

Zhou YX, Sze KY (2012) A geometric nonlinear rotation-free triangle and its application to drape simulation. Inter.J.Numer.Methods Engrg.

Sze KY, Zhang QH, Liu GH (2012). Hybrid quadrilateral finite element models for axial symmetric Helmholtz problem, Finite Elem.Anal.Des. 52: 1-10.

Wu Z, Lo SH, Sze KY, Chen WJ (2012). A higher order finite element including finite element including transverse normal strain for linear elastic composite plates with general lamination configurations. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design 48: 1346-1357.

Sze KY, Zhang QH, Liu GH (2012). Hybrid quadrilateral finite element models for axial symmetric Helmholtz problem, Finite Elem.Anal.Des. 52: 1-10.

Lin J, Chen W, Sze KY (2012). A new radial basis function for Helmholtz problems. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 36: 1923-1930.

Leung CY, Chik TK, Sze KY, Cheung MC, Chan BP (2012). Development of a shear test system for measuring the interfacial strength of osteochondral grafts from rabbits of different skeletal maturity. The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Transactions 39: 39-45.

Sze KY, Zhang QH, Liu GH (2011). Multi-field three-node triangular finite element models for Helmholtz Problem. J.Comput.Acoustics 19: 317-344.

Sze KY, Wu D (2011). Transition finite element families for adaptive analysis of axisymmetric elasticity problems. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design 47: 360-372.

Sze KY, Wu D (2011). New slave-node constraints and element for adaptive analysis of C0 plates. Structural Engineering & Mechanics 39: 339-360.

Liu GH, Zhang QH, Sze KY (2011). Spherical-wave based triangular finite element models for axial symmetric Helmholtz problems. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design 47: 342-350.

Lo SH, Wu Z, Sze KY, Chen WJ (2011) C0-type global-local theory with non-zero normal strain for the analysis of thick multilayer composite plates. Comput.Mech. 47: 479-491.

Lo SH, Wu Z, Sze KY, Chen WJ (2011) An improved in-plane displacement model for the stability analysis of laminated composites with general lamination configurations. Composite Structures 93: 1584-1594.



Last updated in December 2020