Professor Yuntian Feng
Personal Chair
Telephone: (01792) 295161
Room: Academic Office - A_132
First Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Specialist Subjects: Computational Mechanics, Computational Science and Engineering

Research Includes:

Finite/Discrete Element Methods for Discrete/Discontinuous Systems
Fluid-Solid(Particle)-Thermal Interaction
Stochastic Modelling of Engineering Problems
Computational Biomechanics
Large Scale Engineering & Scientific Computations
High Performance Computing for Engineering
Linear & Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
Structural Dynamics & Seismic Assessment

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computational Engineering
  • Computational Structural Dynamics
  • Discrete Element Modelling
  • Lattice Boltzmann method
  • Fluid–solid interaction
  • High performance computing


  1. & Mechanisms underlying the shape effect on nano-piezoelectricity. Nano Energy 53, 906-915.
  2. & Coupled DEM-LBM simulation of saturated flow velocity characteristics in column leaching. Minerals Engineering 128, 36-44.
  3. & Extended Greenwood–Williamson Models for Rough Spheres. Journal of Applied Mechanics 85(10), 101007
  4. & Characterising particle packings by principal component analysis. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 340, 70-89.
  5. & An extended Greenwood-Williamson modelbased normal interaction law for discrete element modelling of spherical particles with surface roughness. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics

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  • EG-320 Structural Mechanics III

    This module aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the principles of structural instability and the principles of limit state analysis and elasto-plastic bending. Study of structural instability will include the potential energy approach and stability analysis of beam/columns, rigid bar/spring systems. Statical and kinematic solution approaches to plastic collapse problems will be analysed and applied in the solution of the plastic collapse of beams/frameworks.

  • EGIM07 Dynamics and Transient Analysis

    This module aims to develop the understanding and skills necessary to analyse linear structures under general dynamic, including earthquake loading, and to understand the use of time stepping schemes for linear dynamic and transient problems.


  • Vibration and buckling of hybrid nanotubes based on carbon nanotubes (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • Finite Element modellin of interfacial effects of mechanical behaviour of concrete filled steel tube sections (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • 'Corrected Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics with Total Lagrangian Framework for Solid Dynamics' (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • Atomistic simulations and theoretical analysis of mechanical and electromechanical behavior of nanostructures (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • Stochastic Discrete Element Modelling of Particle Systems in Engineering«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

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    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Aspects of RVE-based computational multiscale modelling of solids (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Projection methods for stochastically parametrised structural systems (current)

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    Other supervisor: Prof Sondipon Adhikari
  • Wave propagation in the multi-phase medium (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Djordje Peric

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Joint Director - Discontinuum Mechanics for Engineering Disasters (DMED) (with Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

    2008 - Present

  • Co-Editor - Proceedings of International Symposium on Discrete Element Methods and Numerical Modelling of Discontinuum Mechanics

    2008 - Present

  • Guest Editor - Engineering Computations; Currently editing a special issue on DEM/Discontinuum Methods

    2008 - Present


  • 2009: Plumer visiting fellowship, St. Anne College, Oxford University
  • 2007-2009: Leverhulme research fellowship, Leverhulme Trust Foundation, UK
  • 2003: Sandia National Laboratories, USA