Wenbin Yu

Wenbin Yu

Associate Professor

Degrees

Georgia Tech, Aerospace Engineering, MS, 2000; PhD, 2002
Tsinghua University, China, Engineering Mechanics, MS, 1998
North China University of Water Conservancy and Hydroelectric Power, China, Hydraulic Engineering, BS, 1995

Contact

701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Office: ARMS 3321
Office Phone: (765) 494-5142
Office Fax: (765) 494-0307
Email: wenbinyu@purdue.edu

Interests

Structural Mechanics
Micromechanics
Computational Mechanics
Multiphysics Modeling
Multiscale Modeling
Composites Materials/Structures

Awards and Major Appointments


  1. Fellow, ASME, 2013
  2. Vice-chair, ASME Structures and Materials Technical Committee (2012-)
  3. Editorial board, Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science, An International Journal (2012-)
  4. Outstanding Researcher of the Year, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University, 2008, 2009, 2012
  5. Associate Fellow, AIAA, 2011
  6. CTO, AnalySwift, LLC, 2011-
  7. Five-Year Outstanding Researcher, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University, 2011
  8. Aerospace Engineering Educator of the Year, Utah Section, AIAA, 2011
  9. Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, Utah State University, 2009
  10. Outstanding Researcher of the Year, College of Engineering, Utah State University, 2009
  11. Outstanding Researcher of the Year, College of Engineering, Utah State University, 2008
  12. Georgia Tech Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award, 2008
  13. Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston Jr. Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award, ASEE, 2007
  14. Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University, 2006
  15. Sigma Xi Best PhD Thesis Award , Georgia Tech, 2002
  16. Luther S. Long III Memorial Award in Engineering Mechanics, Georgia Tech, 2002

Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Ren, W.; Yu, W.; and Liu, W.: "Stress and Stability Analysis of Revolution Vessels (I)," Journal of Tsinghua University Science and Technology, vol. 39, no. 8, 1999, pp. 121-124 (in Chinese).
  2. Ren, W.; Yu, W.; Liu, W.; and Li, H.: "Stress and Stability Analysis of Revolution Vessels (II)," Journal of Tsinghua University Science and Technology, vol. 39, no. 8, 1999, pp. 125-127 (in Chinese).
  3. Yu, W.; Volovoi, V. V.; and Hodges, D. H.: "Validation of the Variational Asymptotic Beam Sectional Analysis," AIAA Journal, vol. 40, no. 10, 2002, pp. 2105-2113.
  4. Yu, W.; Hodges, D. H.; Volovoi, V.; and Cesnik, C. E. S.: "On Timoshenko-Like Modeling of Initially Curved and Twisted Composite Beams," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 39, no. 19, 2002, pp. 5101-5121.
  5. Yu, W.; Hodges, D. H.; and Volovoi, V. V.: "Asymptotic Construction of Reissner-like Composite Plate Theory with Accurate Strain Recovery," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 39, no. 20, 2002, pp. 5185-5203.
  6. Yu, W.; Hodges, D. H.; and Volovoi, V. V.: "Asymptotic Generalization of Reissner-Mindlin Theory: Accurate Three-Dimensional Recovery for Composite Shells," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 191, no. 44, 2002, pp. 5087-5109.
  7. Yu, W.; Hodges, D. H.; and Volovoi, V. V.: "Asymptotically Accurate 3-D Recovery from Reissner-like Composite Plate Finite Elements," Computers and Structures, vol. 81, no. 7, 2003, pp. 439-454.
  8. Yu, W. and Hodges, D. H.: "Elasticity Solutions versus Asymptotic Sectional Analysis of Homoge-neous, Isotropic, Prismatic Beams," Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol. 71, no. 1, 2004, pp. 15-23.
  9. Yu, W. and Hodges, D. H.: "A Geometrically Nonlinear Shear Deformation Theory for Composite Shells," Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol. 71, no. 1, 2004, pp. 1-9.
  10. Yu, W. and Hodges, D. H.: "An Asymptotic Approach for Thermoelastic Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates," Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 130, no. 5, 2004, pp. 531-540.
  11. Yu, W. and Hodges, D. H.: "A Simple Thermopiezoelastic Model for Composite Plates with Accurate Stress Recovery," Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 13, no. 4, 2004, pp. 926-938.
  12. Yu, W. and Hodges, D. H.: "Mathematical Construction of an Engineering Thermopiezoelastic Model for Smart Composite Shells," Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 14, no. 1, 2005, pp. 43-55.
  13. Yu, W. and Hodges, D. H.: "Generalized Timoshenko Theory of the Variational Asymptotic Beam Sectional Analysis," Journal of the American Helicopter Society, vol. 50, no. 1, 2005, pp. 46-55.
  14. Li, L.; Orme, K.; and Yu, W.: "Effect of Joint Design on Mechanical Properties of AL7075 Weldment", Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, vol. 14, no. 3, 2005, pp. 322-326.
  15. Yu, W.; Liao, L.; Hodges, D. H.; and Volovoi, V. V.: "Theory of Initially Twisted, Composite, Thin-Walled Beams," Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 43, no. 8, 2005, pp. 1296-1311.
  16. Yu, W.; Hodges, D. H.; Volovoi, V. V.; and Eduardo, D. F.: "A Generalized Vlasov Theory of Composite Beams," Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 43, no. 9, 2005, pp.1493-1511.
  17. Yu, W.: "Mathematical Construction of a Reissner-Mindlin Plate Theory for Composite Laminates," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 42, no. 26, 2005, pp. 6680-6699.
  18. Chen, H. and Yu, W.: "Postbuckling and Mode Jumping Analysis of Composite Laminates Using an Asymptotically Correct, Geometrically Nonlinear Theory," International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics, vol. 41, no. 10, 2006, pp. 1143-1160.
  19. Yu, W.: "Efficient High-Fidelity Simulation of Multibody Systems with Composite Dimensionally Reducible Components," Journal of the American Helicopter Society, vol. 52, no. 1, 2007, pp. 49-57.
  20. Hodges, D. H. and Yu, W.: "A Rigorous, Engineering-Friendly Approach for Modeling Realistic, Composite Rotor Blades," Wind Energy, vol. 10, no. 2, 2007, pp. 179-193.
  21. Yu, W. and Tang, T.: "Variational Asymptotic Method for Unit Cell Homogenization of Periodically Heterogeneous Materials," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 44, 2007, pp. 3738-3755.
  22. Roy, S. and Yu, W.: "An Asymptotically Correct Model for Initially Curved and Twisted Thin-Walled Composite Beams," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 44, 2007, pp. 4039-4052.
  23. Han, D.; Yu, W.; and Roy, S.: "A Geometrically Exact Active Beam Theory for Multibody Dy-namics Simulation," Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 16, no. 4, 2007, pp. 1136-1147.
  24. Yu, W. and Tang, T.: "A Variational Asymptotic Micromechanics Model for Predicting Thermoelastic Properties of Heterogeneous Materials," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 44, no. 22-23, 2007, pp. 7510-7525.
  25. Chen, H. and Yu, W.: "Secondary Instability and Mode Jumping of Deep Thermoelastically Buckled Composite Laminates," International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, vol. 7, no. 3, 2007, pp. 457-486.
  26. Tang, T. and Yu, W.: "A Variational Asymptotic Micromechanics Model for Predicting Conductiv-ity of Composite Materials," Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, vol. 2, no. 9, 2007, pp. 1813-1830.
  27. Roy, S.; Yu, W.; and Han, D.: "An Asymptotically Correct Classical Model for Smart Beams," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 44, no. 25-26, 2007, pp. 8424-8439.
  28. Hodges, D. H.; Ho, J. C.; and Yu, W.: "The Effect of Taper on Section Constants for In-Plane Deformation of an Isotropic Strip," Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, vol. 3, no. 3, 2008, pp. 425-440.
  29. Liao, L. and Yu, W.: "Asymptotical Construction of a Fully Coupled, Reissner-Mindlin Model for Piezoelectric Composite Plates," Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 17, no. 1, Article 015010, 2008.
  30. Tang, T. and Yu, W.: "Variational Asymptotic Homogenization of Heterogeneous Electromagnetoelastic Materials," International Journal of Engineering Science, vol. 46, no. 8, 2008, pp. 741-757.
  31. Tang, T. and Yu, W.: "Variational Asymptotic Micromechanics Modeling of Heterogeneous Piezoelectric Materials," Mechanics of Materials, vol. 40, no. 10, 2008, pp. 812-824.
  32. Yu, W.; Kim, J. S.; Hodges, D. H.; and Cho, M.: "A Critical Evaluation of Two Reissner-Mindlin Type Models for Composite Laminated Plates," Aerospace Science and Technology, vol. 12, no. 5, 2008, pp. 408-417.
  33. Yu, W. and Hodges, D. H.: "Best Strip-Beam Properties Derivable from Classical Lamination The-ory", AIAA Journal, vol. 46, no.7, 2008, pp. 1719-1724.
  34. Neto, M. A.; Yu, W.; and Leal, R. P.: "Generalized Timoshenko Modeling of Composite Beam Structures: Sensitivity Analysis and Optimal Design," Engineering Optimization, vol. 40, no. 10, 2008, pp. 891-905.
  35. Roy, S. and Yu, W.: "Dimensional Reduction of an End-Electroded Piezoelectric Composite Rod," European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, vol. 28, no. 2, 2009, pp. 368-376.
  36. Liao, L. and Yu, W.: "An Electromechanical Reissner-Mindlin Model for Laminated Piezoelectric Plates," Composite Structures, vol.88, no. 3, 2009, pp. 394-402.
  37. Neto, M. A.; Yu, W.; and Roy, S. "Two Finite Elements for General Composite Beams with Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors," Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, vol. 45, no. 5, 2009, pp. 295-304.
  38. Hodges, D. H.; Yu, W.; and Patil, M.: "Geometrically-Exact, Intrinsic Theory for Dynamics of Moving Composite Plates," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 46, no. 10, 2009, pp. 2036-2042.
  39. Chen, H.; Li, L.; and Yu, W.: "Multiscale Finite Element Analysis of Bulk Nano-Particle Fabrication by a Mechanical Method," Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol. 209, no. 9, 2009, pp. 4243-4247.
  40. Roy, S. and Yu, W.: "A Coupled Timoshenko Model for Smart Slender Structures," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 46, no. 13, 2009, pp. 2547-2555.
  41. Tang, T. and Yu, W: "Micromechanical Modeling of Multiphysical Behavior of Smart Materials Using the Variational Asymptotic Method," Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 18, 2009, 125026
  42. Chen, H. and Yu, W.: "Asymptotical Construction of an Efficient High-Fidelity Model for Multilayer Functionally Graded Plates," AIAA Journal, vol. 48, no. 8, 2010, pp. 1171-1183.
  43. Ho, J. C.; Hodges, D. H.; and Yu, W.: "Energy Transformation to Generalized Timoshenko Form for Nonuniform Beams," AIAA Journal, vol. 48, no. 8, 2010, pp. 1268-1272.
  44. Neto, M. A.; Yu, W.; Tang, T. and Leal, R.: "Analysis and Optimization of Heterogeneous Materials Using the Variational Asymptotic Method for Unit Cell Homogenization," Composite Structures, vol. 92, no.12, 2010, pp. 2946-2954.
  45. Chen, H. and Yu, W. and Capellaro, M.: "A Critical Assessment of Computer Tools for Calculating Composite Wind Turbine Blade Properties," Wind Energy, vol. 13, no. 6, 2010, pp. 497-516.
  46. Tang, T. and Yu, W.: "Effective Nonlinear Behavior of Electrostrictive Multiphase Composites: A Micromechanical Study," International Journal of Engineering Science, vol. 48, no. 12, 2010, pp. 1769-1777.
  47. Hodges, D. H.; Rajagopal, A.; Ho, J. C.; and Yu, W.: "Stress and Strain Recovery for the In-plane Deformation of an Isotropic Tapered Strip-Beam," Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, vol. 5, no. 6, 2010, pp. 963-975.
  48. Lee, C.-Y. and Yu, W.: "Homogenization and Dimensional Reduction of Composite Plates with In-Plane Heterogeneity," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 48, no. 10, 2011, pp. 1474-1484.
  49. Wang, Q. and Yu, W.: "Variational Asymptotic Modeling of the Thermal Problem of Composite Beams," Composite Structures, vol. 93, 2011, pp. 2330-2339.
  50. Lee, C.-Y. and Yu, W.: "Variational Asymptotic Modeling of Composite Beams with Spanwise Heterogeneity," Computers & Structures, vol. 89, 2011, pp. 1503-1511.
  51. Tang, T. and Yu, W.: ???Asymptotical Approach to Initial Yielding Surface and Elastoplasticity of Heterogeneous Materials," Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, vol. 18, 2011, pp. 244-254.
  52. Boston, J.; Swenson, E.; Kunz, D.; Yu, W.; and Blair, M.: "Experiments with Geometric Non-Linear Coupling for Analytical Validation," Journal of Aircraft, vol. 48, 2011, pp. 1136-1146.
  53. Rajagopal, A.; Hodges, D. H. and Yu, W.: "Asymptotic Beam Theory for Planar Deformation of Initially Curved Isotropic Strips," Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 50, 2012, pp. 106-115.
  54. Wang, Q. and Yu, W.: "Asymptotic multiphysics modeling of composite slender structures," Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 21, 2012, 035002.
  55. Yu, W. and Blair, M.: "GEBT: A General-Purpose Nonlinear Analysis Tool for Composite Beams," Composite Structures, vol. 94, 2012, pp. 2677-2689.
  56. Teng, C.; Yu, W.; Chen, M. Y.: "Variational Asymptotic Homogenization of Temperature-Dependent Heterogeneous Materials under Finite Temperature Changes," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 49, 2012, pp. 2439-2449.
  57. Yu, W.; Ho, J. C. and Hodges, D. H.: "Variational Asymptotic Beam Sectional Analysis -- An Updated Version," International Journal of Engineering Science, vol. 59, 2012, pp. 40-64.
  58. Neto, M. A.; Leal, R. and Yu, W.: "A Triangular Finite Element with Drilling Degrees of Freedom for Static and Dynamic Analysis of Smart Laminated Structures," Computers & Structures, vol. 108-109, 2012, pp. 61-74.
  59. Yu, W.: "An Exact Solution for Micromechanical Analysis of Periodically Layered Composites," Mechanics Research Communications, vol.46, 2012, 71-75.
  60. Wang, Q. and Yu, W.: "A Refined Model for Thermoelastic Analysis of Initially Curved and Twisted Composite Beams," Engineering Structures, vol. 48, 2013, 233-244.
  61. Spall, R. and Yu, W.: "Imbedded Dual-Number Automatic Differentiation for CFD Sensitivity Analysis," Journal of Fluids Engineering, vol. 135, 2013, 014501.
  62. Ho, J. C., Yu, W. and Hodges, D. H.: "Proper Inclusion of Interiorly Applied Loads with Beam Theory," Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol. 80, 2013, 011007.
  63. Demasi, L. and Yu, W.: "Assess the Accuracy of the Variational Asymptotic Plate and Shell Analysis (VAPAS) Using the Generalized Unified Formulation (GUF)," Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, vol. 20, 2013, pp. 227-241.
  64. Pollayi, H., Harursampath, D., and Yu, W.: "Evaluation of Strength of Component-Laminates in Strip-based Mechanisms," Composite Structures, vol. 100, 2013, pp. 1-16.
  65. Ye, Z. and Yu, W.: "A New Approach to Bounding Effective Properties of Random Heterogeneous Materials," AIAA Journal, vol. 51, 2013, pp. 426-432.
  66. Yu, W. and Blair, M.: "DNAD, a Simple Tool for Automatic Differentiation of Fortran Codes Using Dual Numbers," Computer Physics Communications, vol. 184, 2013, pp. 1446-1452.
  67. Wang, Q. and Yu, W.: "A Variational Asymptotic Approach for Thermoelastic Analysis of Composite Beams," Advances in Aircraft and Spacecraft Science, vol. 1, 2014, pp. 93-123.
  68. Lee, C.-Y.; Yu, W.; and Hodges, D. H.: "A Refined Modeling of Composite Plates with In-Plane Heterogeneity," Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, vol. 94, 2014, pp. 85-100.
  69. Pollayi, H. and Yu, W.: "Modeling matrix cracking in composite rotor blades within VABS framework," Composite Structures, vol. 110, 2014, pp. 62-76.
  70. Ye, Z.; Berdichevsky, V.; and Yu, W.: "An Equivalent Plate Modeling of Corrugated Structures," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 51, 2014, pp. 2073-2083.
  71. Chen, H. and Yu, W.: "A Multiphysics Model for Magneto-Electro-Elastic Laminates," European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, vol. 47, 2014, pp. 23-44.



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