Dr. Kong Sih Ying

School of Engineering

+603 5514 5889
Room 5-4-50

Personal statement

Research interests include: Prestressed concrete structures, GFRP composite structures, application of phase change materials in buildings

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2012
  • Master in Structural Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, 2008
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2006

Professional affiliations

Member of National Professional Bodies

  • Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Members

Research Interests

Prestressed concrete structures, GFRP composite structures, application of phase change materials in buildings

Research Projects

Title: FE modelling of prestressed transfer plate –effect of staged construction

This study presented finite element modelling of post-tensioned concrete structures considering effects of staged concrete casting and stressing sequence. Multi-step static analysis was defined using finite element software Abaqus according to the sequence of concrete casting and stressing of prestressing stands to capture the lock-in stresses due to staged construction.

This modelling technique could simplify analysis process for structures with staged casting and sequenced stressing as it could predict the stress distribution accurately during various construction stages using single FE model.


Units taught

CIV3222 - Bridge Design and Assessment

CIV3221 - Building Structures and Technology


Kong, Sih Ying; See, Ziu Hoe; Lee, Chern Leing; Yang, Xu; Wong, Leong Sing; Goh, Teck Shang (2019) Thermal and mechanical properties of mortar incorporated with paraffin/palm oil fuel ash composite, Journal of Building Engineering, Volume: 26, 10.1016/j.jobe.2019.100923

Low, Hin Foo; Kong, Sih Ying; Kong, Daniel; Paul, Suvash Chandra (2019) Interface slip of post-tensioned concrete beams with stage construction: Experimental and FE study, Computers and Concrete, (173-183), Volume: 24, Issue Number: 15988198, 10.12989/cac.2019.24.2.173

Paul, Suvash Chandra; Mbewe, Peter B.K.; Kong, Sih Ying; Šavija, Branko (2019) Agricultural solid waste as source of supplementary cementitious materials in developing countries, Materials, Volume: 12, 10.3390/ma12071112

Kong, Sih Ying; Yang, Xu; Paul, Suvash Chandra; Wong, Leong Sing; Šavija, Branko (2019) Thermal response of mortar panels with different forms of macro-encapsulated phase change materials: A finite element study, Energies, Volume: 12, 10.3390/en12132636

Kong, Sih Ying; Yang, Xu; Lee, Ze Yang (2018) Mechanical performance and numerical simulation of GFRP-concrete composite panel with circular hollow connectors and epoxy adhesion, Construction and Building Materials, (643-654), Volume: 184, Issue Number: 09500618, 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.07.008

Wong, Leong Sing; Mousavi, Seyedesmaeil; Sobhani, Shahab; Kong, Sih Ying; Birima, Ahmed Hussien; Mohd Pauzi, Nur Irfah (2016) Comparative measurement of compaction impact of clay stabilized with cement, peat ash and silica sand, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, (498-504), Volume: 94, Issue Number: 02632241, 10.1016/j.measurement.2016.08.029


Low, Hin Foo; Kong, Sih Ying; Kong, Daniel (2018) A review on prestressed transfer plate analysis and design, IABSE Conference, Kuala Lumpur 2018: Engineering the Developing World - Report, (1037-1044), https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85050021990&origin=resultslist

Local grants

  • Multi-phase analysis of effective thermal conductivity of shape-stable PCM  mortar to improve thermal inertia of buildings, Kong Sih Ying, Sivakumar Naganathan, Wong Leong Sing, Tan Chee Pin, Nov 2015 till May 2019, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, RM107,000

Current supervision

Low Hin Foo

Prestressed Concrete Slab at Transfer Floor to Support Shear Walls of a Multi-Story Building

2015 - Present

Monash University Malaysia

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