Dr Ted Donchev

About

I am an Associate Professor in Structural Engineering with 10 years' industrial and 20 years' academic experience in research, teaching and project supervision. I am a Chartered Structural Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers; Member and Past Chairmen of the Branch Committee of Surrey Regional Group and member of Educational Committee of IStructE.

I am a Chairmen of the Editorial Board and Honorary Editor of Forensic Engineering Journal (ICE). I review eleven international journals, am editorial board member of four of them and sit on the technical committees of three international conferences. I also lead research projects investigating topics such as Prestressing with FRP reinforcement, Hybrid and FRP infill plates for shear walls, NDT applications in structural engineering and fire resistance of structural elements. I have published over 100 papers for global conferences and journals in the field of advanced technologies in structural engineering.

In aspect of PhD supervision I am Leading Supervisor of 10 PhD students till their successful completion and Leading Supervisor of 5 PhD students at the moment

My teaching is mainly on structural design of Steel Structures, following Eurocode 3 as a design basis. I am a Course Leader for Structural Design and Construction Management MSc courses. I am a Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor

Qualifications

  • 2007 Fellow, Higher Educational Academy, UK
  • 2006-2007 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, Kingston University, London, UK.
  • 2003 Chartered Structural Engineer, Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), UK.
  • 1996-1999 PhD. in Structural Engineering, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 1981-1986 M Eng. in Civil Engineering with specialisation in Transportation Engineering (Roads and Bridges), UACEG, Sofia, Bulgaria

Teaching and learning

Research

I am a reviewer for 11 international journals, editorial board member of 4 international journals and a member of the technical committees of three international conferences. The research projects leaded by me are including investigation in NDT applications in Structural Engineering, Fire resistance of structural elements, developing of hybrid (steel/FRP) elements and RC elements with hybrid FRP reinforcement, including pre-stressing with FRP rebars. I have published over 90 papers in national and international conferences and journals in the area of advanced technologies in Structural Engineering.

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision

Publications

Number of items: 39.

Article

Donchev, Ted (2019) Editorial. Institution of Civil Engineers : Proceedings : Forensic Engineering, 172(2), pp. 41-42. ISSN (print) 2043-9903

Dakhel, M., Donchev, T. and Hadavinia, H. (2019) Behaviour of connections for hybrid FRP/steel shear walls. Thin-Walled Structures, 134, pp. 52-60. ISSN (print) 0263-8231

Akhundzada, Hikmatullah, Donchev, Ted and Petkova, Diana (2019) Strengthening of slab-column connection against punching shear failure with CFRP laminates. Composite Structures, 208, pp. 656-664. ISSN (print) 0263-8223

Petkune, Natalja, Donchev, Ted, Hadavinia, Homa, Wertheim, David F. and Limbachiya, Mukesh (2018) Comparison of the behaviour of steel, pure FRP and hybrid shear walls under cyclic seismic loading in aspect of stiffness degradation and energy absorption. Construction and Building Materials, 165, pp. 621-630. ISSN (print) 0950-0618

Petkune, Natalja, Donchev, Ted, Hadavinia, Homayoun, Limbachiya, Mukesh and Wertheim, David (2016) Performance of pristine and retrofitted hybrid steel / fibre reinforced polymer composite shear walls. Construction and Building Materials, 117, pp. 198-208. ISSN (print) 0950-0618

Petkova, Diana, Donchev, Ted and Wen, Jennifer (2014) Experimental study of the performance of CFRP strengthened small scale beams after heating to high temperatures. Construction and Building Materials, 68, pp. 55-61. ISSN (print) 0950-0618

Dogan, Fatih, Hadavinia, Homayoun, Donchev, Todor and Bhonge, Prasannakumar S. (2012) Delamination of impacted composite structures by cohesive zone interface elements and tiebreak contact. Central European Journal of Engineering, 2(4), pp. 612-626. ISSN (print) 1896-1541

Pereira, J., Tam, V., Ghasemnejad, H., Shariff, H., Wen, J. and Donchev, T. (2011) Numerical and experimental investigations on the blast resistance of lightweight metal boxes. FABIG Newsletter(57),

Xu, B.P., El Hima, L., Wen, J.X., Dembele, S., Tam, V.H.Y. and Donchev, T. (2008) Numerical study on the spontaneous ignition of pressurized hydrogen release through a tube into air. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 21(2), pp. 205-213. ISSN (print) 0950-4230

Wen, J.X., Kang, K., Donchev, T. and Karwatzki, J.M. (2007) Validation of FDS for the prediction of medium-scale pool fires. Fire Safety Journal, 42(2), pp. 127-138. ISSN (print) 0379-7112

Book Section

Kadhim, M., Donchev, T., Al-Mishhdani, S. and Al-Shaarbaf, I. (2009) Comparison between design codes and procedures for concrete beams with internal FRP reinforcement through innovation. In: Limbachiya, Mukesh C. and Kew, Hsein Y., (eds.) Excellence in concrete construction through innovation. London, U.K. : Taylor & Francis. pp. 413-417. ISBN 9780415475921

Petkova, D., Donchev, T. and Wen, J. (2009) FE modelling of the effect of elevated temperatures on the anchoring of CFRP laminates. In: Limbachiya, Mukesh C. and Kew, Hsein Y., (eds.) Excellence in concrete construction through innovation. London, U.K. : Taylor & Francis. pp. 351-355. ISBN 9780415475921

Donchev, T.D., Abouamer, S. and Wertheim, D. (2009) Microscopic analysis of the connection between CFRP laminates and concrete at elevated temperatures. In: Grantham, Michael , Salomoni, Valentina and Majorana, Carmelo, (eds.) Concrete Solutions. London : CRC Press. pp. 57-62. ISBN 9780415550826

Donchev, T. and Djelebov, E. (2008) Standard developments of vehicle collision loading on bridge piers. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Bridges, Buildings and Construction Practice. Zurich, Switzerland : IABSE. (IABSE Reports, (94)) ISBN 9783857481178

Conference or Workshop Item

Zhelyazov, T. and Donchev, T. (2019) Finite element modelling of FRP – strengthened structural elements. In: IABSE Symposium 2019 : Towards a Resilient Built Environment Risk and Asset Management; 27 - 29 Mar 2019, Guimaraes, Portugal. (Unpublished)

Pavlovic, Ana, Donchev, Ted, Petkova, Diana, Limbachiya, Mukesh and Almuhaisen, Refad (2019) Pretensioned BFRP reinforced concrete beams : flexural behaviour and estimation of initial prestress losses. In: Concrete Solutions 2019 – 7th International Conference on Concrete Repair; 30 Sep - 02 Oct 2019, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

Mirshekari, M., Donchev, T., Petkova, D. and Limbachiya, M. (2016) Differences in losses of prestress between steel and FRP reinforcement. In: 6th International Conference on Concrete Repair; 20-23 Jun 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Mirshekari, M., Donchev, T., Petkova, D. and Limbachiya, M. (2015) Influence of the degree of prestressing on the behaviour of BFRP reinforced beams. In: The 12th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymers for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-12) & The 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Structures (APFIS-2015); 14-16 Dec 2015, Nanjing, China.

Tavallaee, Mahmood, Donchev, Ted, Petkova, Diana, Hadavinia, Homayoun and Mirshekari, Mohammad (2014) Bi-directional strengthening of two-way spanning reinforced concrete slabs using fiber reinforced polymers. In: The 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2014); 20 - 22 Aug 2014, Vancouver, Canada.

Petkune, N., Donchev, T., Hadavinia, H. and Limbachiya, M. (2014) Investigation in connections between steel, composite and hybrid structural elements. In: MCM-2014: 8th International Conference Mechanics of composite materials; 2-6 Jun 2014, Riga, Latvia.

Petkune, N., Donchev, T., Wertheim, D., Limbachiya, M. and Hadavinia, H. (2013) The application of infrared thermography for assessment of the condition of structural elements. In: Second Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures (SMAR 2013); 9 –11 September 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. (Unpublished)

Petkune, N., Donchev, T., Petkova, D., Hadavinia, H., Limbachiya, M.C. and Hussein, Y. (2012) Opportunities for strengthening of damaged steel shear walls. In: 1st International Conference on Civil Engineering Infrastructure Based on Polymer Composites; 22 - 23 Nov 2012, Krakow, Poland.

Maleki, Ahmad, Donchev, Ted, Hadavinia, Homayoun and Limbachiya, Mukesh (2011) Numerical modelling and experimental investigation of GFRP-steel sandwich shear walls. In: ICTWS 2011 The 6th International Conference on Thin Walled Structures ICTWS 2011; 05 - 07 Sep 2011, Timisoara, Romania. (Unpublished)

Donchev, T., Blanco, P. and Shah, P. (2011) Behaviour of RC elements internally reinforced with BFRP at elevated temperatures. In: Concrete Solutions 2011, 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair; 26-28 Sep 2011, Dresden, Germany. ISBN 9780415616225

Kew, H. Y., Donchev, T. and Petkune, N. (2011) Behaviour of concrete containing lightweight expanded clay aggregates under high temperatures. In: Concrete Solutions 2011, 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair; 26-28 Sep 2011, Dresden, Germany.

Petkova, D. and Donchev, T. (2011) Residual strength of CFRP strengthened beams after heating and cooling. In: Concrete Solutions 2011, 4th International Conference on Concrete Repair; 26-28 Sep 2011, Dresden, Germany.

Pearson, M.C.K., Donchev, T. and Limbachiya, M. (2011) An investigation into the sustainability of FRP reinforcing bars. In: Fourth International Conference on Durability & Sustainability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Construction and Rehabilitation; 20-22 July 2011, Quebec City, Canada.

Heidari, A., Pereira, J.M., Wen, J., Tam, V., Ghasemnejad, H., Shariff, H., Donchev, T. and Johnson, M (2011) Towards understanding the Buncefield explosion through advanced numerical analysis and experimental investigations. In: Hazards XXII - process safety and environmental protection; 11-14 Apr 2011, Liverpool, U.K..

Donchev, Ted and Nabi, Parviz (2010) Non-bolted anchorage systems for CFRP laminates applied for strengthening of RC slabs. In: 5th International Conference on Composites in Civil Engineering; 27-29 Sept 2010, Beijing, China.

Maleki, A, Donchev, T., Hadavinia, H. and Cheah, A (2010) Behaviour of steel shear wall systems with cut-outs and stiffeners. In: International Conference on Structures & Architecture; 21 -23 July 2010, Guimaraes, Portugal. ISBN 9780415492492

Sayari, A, Donchev, T., Limbachiya, M.C. and Kew, H.Y. (2010) Out-of-Plane behaviour of FRP strengthened masonry walls. In: 8th International Masonry Conference- Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Masonry Construction; 4 - 7 July 2010, Dresden, Germany.

Donchev, Ted (2009) Experimental study of the behaviour of various non-bolted anchorages for CFRP laminates. In: 9th International symposium on fiber reinforced polymer reinforcement for concrete structures; 13-15 July 2009, Sydney, Australia.

Kadhim, M., Donchev, T., Al-Mishhdani, S. and Al-Shaarbaf, I. (2008) Comparison between design codes and procedures for concrete beams with internal FRP reinforcement through innovation. In: Excellence in Concrete Construction through Innovation; 9 - 10 September 2008, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. ISBN 9780415475921

Donchev, T., Thomopoulos, G. and Bradsell, C. (2008) Application of FRP materials for retrofitting of RC beams after shear failure. In: Fourth International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2008); 22 - 24 Jul 2008, Zurich, Switzerland. ISBN 9783905594508 (Unpublished)

Donchev, Ted and Djelebov, Evgueniy (2008) Standard developments of vehicle collision loading on bridge peirs. In: IABSE conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Bridges, Buildings and Construction Practice; 04 - 06 Jun 2008, Helsinki, Finland. ISBN 9783857481178

Petkova, D., Donchev, T. and Wen, J. (2008) FE modelling of the effect of elevated temperatures on the anchoring of CFRP laminates. In: International Conference on Concrete Construction; 9-10 September 2008, Kingston-upon-Thames, U.K.. ISBN 9780415475921

Petkova, Diana, Donchev, T., Wen, J., Etebar, K. and Hadavinia, H. (2007) Effect of elevated temperatures on the bond between FRP and concrete. In: Interflam 2007: 11th International Fire Science and Engineering Conference; 3-5 Sept 2007, London, U.K.. (Conference Proceedings Volumes 1 & 2 interflam 2007) ISBN 9780955654800

Donchev, T., Wen, J., Etebar, K. and Hadavinia, H. (2007) Determination of mode II fracture toughness in delamination of angle-ply composite beams. In: World Congress on Engineering 2007; 2-4 July 2007, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Donchev, Ted. and Wen, J. (2007) Effect of elevated temperatures on CFRP strengthened structural elements. In: Fire and Materials; 29 31 Jan 2007, San Francisco, California, U.S.A..

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