Professor Yuntian Feng
Personal Chair
Telephone: (01792) 295161
Room: Academic Office
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. & Towards stochastic discrete element modelling of spherical particles with surface roughness: A normal interaction law. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 315, 247-272.
  2. & A generic contact detection framework for cylindrical particles in discrete element modelling. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 315, 632-651.
  3. & Periodic boundary conditions of discrete element method-lattice Boltzmann method for fluid-particle coupling. Granular Matter 19(3)
  4. & Numerical modelling of fluid-induced soil erosion in granular filters using a coupled bonded particle lattice Boltzmann method. Computers and Geotechnics 82, 134-143.
  5. & Numerical investigation of initiation and propagation of hydraulic fracture using the coupled Bonded Particle–Lattice Boltzmann Method. Computers & Structures 181, 32-40.

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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 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.


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

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • CFD and Structural Analysis of High Rise Unconventional Buildings Subject to Extreme Wind Loading (current)

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

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • Multiscale modelling on the wrinkling of grapheme and its applications in nanotechnology (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • N/A (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang
  • A computational multiscale approach to the modelling of acoustic metamaterials (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Reduced order modelling and error estimates for time varying stochastic systems (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Sondipon Adhikari
  • Stochastic Discrete Element Modelling of Particle Systems in Engineering (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Untitled (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