Dr Finian McCann
Senior Lecturer in Civil and Building Services Engineering
School/Division:Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering
Dr Finian McCann is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Civil and Building Services Engineering of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture, specialising primarily in structural engineering.
His research interests include steel structures, nonlinear mechanics, fire safety, structural behaviour in fire conditions, composite steel-concrete structures, metallic foam sandwich panels, glass fibre-reinforced polymers and modular construction techniques.
In investigating these topics he combines analytical theory and numerical modelling methods with experimentation, all conducted at LSBU.
He also conducts and oversees structural component qualification testing for external clients, along with knowledge development projects for industrial collaborators.
Finian lectures modules covering structural analysis, structural design and engineering mathematics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Most recent publications
Gonzalo, C and Paurine, A and McCann, F Improvement of the isolation of the air cavity for ventilated cladding systems for fire safety purposes. In: CIBSE - Technical Symposium 2018, 12 April 2018 - 13 April 2018, London.
McCann, F Numerical analysis and design of concrete-filled elliptical section columns and beam-columns. Engineering Structures, 131. 90-100. DOI 10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.10.024
McCann, F Postbuckling strength of slender elliptical hollow sections in compression. In: Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation, 05 September 2016 - 07 September 2016, Cape Town.
McCann, F and Wadee, MA Harmonic analysis of elliptical hollow section tubes in blending.. In: Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2016, 22 May 2016 - 25 May 2016, Nashville, USA.
Gardner, L and Bu, Y and Francis, P and Baddoo, NR and Cashell, KA and McCann, F Elevated temperature material properties of stainless steel reinforcing bar. Construction and Building Materials, 114. 977-997. DOI 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.04.009
McCann, F and Fang, C and Gardner, L and Silvestre, N Local buckling and ultimate strength of slender elliptical hollow sections in compression. Engineering Structures, 111. 104-118. DOI 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.12.020
McCann, F and Gardner, L and Qiu, W Experimental study of slender concrete-filled elliptical hollow section beam-columns. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 113. 185-194. DOI 10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.06.013
McCann, F and Gardner, L and Kirk, S Elevated temperature material properties of cold-formed steel hollow sections. Thin-Walled Structures, 90. 84-94. DOI 10.1016/j.tws.2015.01.007
McCann, F and Wadee, M and Gardner, L Lateral Stability of Imperfect Discretely Braced Steel Beams. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 139. 1341-1349. DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000586
McCann, F and Gardner, L and Wadee, A Design of steel beams with discrete lateral restraints.. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 80. 82-90. DOI 10.1016/j.jcsr.2012.09.011More publications at LSBU Research Open
- Chartered Engineer (CEng)
- Member of the Institution of Mathmatics and its Applications (MIMA)
- Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)