Imperial College London

Emeritus ProfessorDavidLloyd Smith

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Distinguished Research Fellow



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David Lloyd Smith is Professor of Structural Mechanics and Head of the Systems and Mechanics Section of the Department.  His primary research is in Structural Mechanics, mainly in respect of the plastic behaviour of structures under static and dynamic loading. Another research activity is that concerned with the analysis of masonry bridges and related construction.  He is author or co-author of seventy research papers and supervisor or co-supervisor of some fifteen PhD graduates.

In addition to this, he is one of five College Tutors having general responsibility for Pastoral Care and Discipline of students.



Khan A, Smith DL, Izzuddin BA, 2013, Investigation of rigid-plastic beams subjected to impact using linear complementarity, Engineering Structures, Vol:50, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:137-148

Pargana JB, Lloyd Smith D, Izzuddin BA, 2010, Fully Integrated Design and Analysis of Tensioned Fabric Structures: Finite Elements and Case Studies, Engineering Structures, Vol:32, Pages:1054-1068

A. Siyam, B.A. Izzuddin, D. Lloyd Smith, 2007, Large-Displacement Analysis of Planar RC Structures, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol:133, Pages:595-605

Pargana, J B, Lloyd-Smith, et al., 2007, Advanced material model for coated fabrics used in tensioned fabric structures, Engineering Structures, Vol:29, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:1323-1336


Khan A, Lloyd Smith D, Izzuddin BA, 2009, Rigid-Plastic Beam under Impulsive Loading, 12th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing

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