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

Publications

  1. Extended Greenwood-Williamson Models for Rough Spheres. Journal of Applied Mechanics
  2. & Characterising particle packings by principal component analysis. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  3. & 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
  4. & Simulation of Ceramic Grinding Mechanism Based on Discrete Element Method. International Journal of Computational Methods, 1843008
  5. & A coupled 3-dimensional bonded discrete element and lattice Boltzmann method for fluid-solid coupling in cohesive geomaterials. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics

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Teaching

  • 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 wlll 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.

Supervision

  • Finite Element Analysis and Optimal Design of Joints for Concrete Filled Tubes in Steel Structures (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • A Modified Applied Element for Progressive Collapse of Structures Subject to Earthquakes (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Oubay Hassan
  • 'Corrected Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics with Total Lagrangian Framework for Solid Dynamics' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • Vibration and Buckling of Hybrid Nanotubes Based on Carbon Nanotubes coating with functional materials.«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • Aspects of RVE-based computational multiscale modelling of solids (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Eduardo De Souza Neto
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    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sondipon Adhikari
  • Stochastic Discrete Element Modelling of Particle Systems in Engineering«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Wave propagation in the multi-phase medium (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    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

Fellowships

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