Fuh-Gwo Yuan

Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor

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  • Engineering Building III (EB3) 3306

Dr. Yuan’s long-term goal is to create new and unique innovations in the area of smart structures and to bring these advances into the classroom.

At the graduate level, Dr. Yuan teaches Structural Health Monitoring (MAE 589). This class exposes students to state-of-the-art sensors and signal processing methods for in in-situ, continual monitoring of the health of structural systems.

At the undergraduate level, Dr. Yuan teaches the Bio-flight option of Aerospace Senior Design (MAE 478 and 479). In this year-long course, students study the different flight principles of birds. They select the feature(s) that can best be translated into human flight, and then build working prototype aircraft that utilize the selected feature(s). The class is also unique in that it brings in the latest research in bio-flight, in particular, understanding of bi-flight resulting from recent studies, and new methods of actuation and sensing tailored to aircraft morphing.

In his research, Dr. Yuan looks for graduate students with a multi-disciplinary background. He trains his students to methodically solve challenging technical problems and his students are drawn to Dr. Yuan’s research, in large part, because his research involves making advancements to multi-disciplinary problems that are both challenging and of high societal impact.

Outside of work, Dr. Yuan enjoys travel and chatting with students and friends.

Education

Ph.D.

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S.

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S.

Engineering Science

National Cheng-Kung University

Research Description

Dr. Yuan is interested in structural health monitoring, damage tolerance of composite structures, smart materials and structures, and fracture and life prediction of advanced materials and structures. Dr. Yuan is currently developing methods for structural diagnosis and prognosis (involves evaluating remaining life of structures using failure/statistical analysis tools), is developing a wireless sensor that monitors structural integrity, is developing methods for in-situ, mount-ed/embedded sensors for multi-functional composite structures, and is studying bio-inspired morphing technologies for civil, mechanical, and aerospace structures. Within MAE, Dr. Yuan collaborates with Dr. Peters and Dr. Wu.

Publications

Thermal buckling and post-buckling analysis of functionally graded beams based on a general higher-order shear deformation theory
She, G. L., Yuan, F. G., & Ren, Y. R. (2017), Applied Mathematical Modelling, 47, 340-357.
Lamb-wave-based two-dimensional areal scan damage imaging using reverse-time migration with a normalized zero-lag cross-correlation imaging condition
He, J. Z., & Yuan, F. G. (2017), Structural Health Monitoring, 16(4), 444-457.
Thermal buckling and post-buckling analysis of functionally graded beams based on a general higher-order shear deformation theory
She, G. L., Yuan, F. G., & Ren, Y. R. (2017), Applied Mathematical Modelling, 47, 340-357.
Lamb wave-based BVID imaging for a curved composite sandwich panel
He, J. Z., & Yuan, F. G. (2017), In 43rd review of progress in quantitative nondestructive evaluation. (AIP Conference Proceedings, 1806).
Probabilistic fatigue damage prognosis using surrogate models trained via three-dimensional finite element analysis
Leser, P. E., Hochhalter, J. D., Warner, J. E., Newman, J. A., Leser, W. P., Wawrzynek, P. A., & Yuan, F. G. (2017), Structural Health Monitoring, 16(3), 291-308.
An enhanced performance of a horizontal diamagnetic levitation mechanism-based vibration energy harvester for low frequency applications
Palagummi, S. V., & Yuan, F. G. (2017), Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 28(5), 578-594.
Research on nonlinear bending behaviors of FGM infinite cylindrical shallow shells resting on elastic foundations in thermal environments
She, G. L., Yuan, F. G., & Ren, Y. R. (2017), Composite Structures, 170, 111-121.
Imaging of local porosity/voids using a fully non-contact air-coupled transducer and laser Doppler vibrometer system
Hudson, T. B., Hou, T. H., Grimsley, B. W., & Yuan, F. G. (2017), Structural Health Monitoring, 16(2), 164-173.
Nonlinear analysis of bending, thermal buckling and post-buckling for functionally graded tubes by using a refined beam theory
She, G. L., Yuan, F. G., & Ren, Y. R. (2017), Composite Structures, 165, 74-82.
Design and optimization of an OPFC ultrasonic linear phased array transducer
Wang, Z. P., Luo, Y., Zhao, G. Q., & Yuan, F. G. (2017), International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 13(1), 57-69.

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Grants

In-Processing Cure Monitoring of Composites
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(8/18/16 - 8/14/17)
NIA Graduate Research Assistantship for Mr. Dongwon Lee
US Air Force - Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)(8/16/16 - 8/15/17)
Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor Program (LaP)-FY16
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(10/01/15 - 9/30/16)
An Advanced Ultrasonic Imaging System for Rapid Inspection of Ultra Large Complex Composite Structures using Time Reversal-MUSIC Technique
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(7/07/15 - 12/07/15)
In-Processing Cure Monitoring of Composites
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(8/15/15 - 8/14/17)
Automated Data Analysis for the CLANDE System (NIA GRA for Donato Girolamo)
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(3/01/15 - 2/28/17)
Automated Monitoring of Composite Structures (NIA GRA for Rey-Yie Fong)
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(1/01/15 - 8/15/16)
Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor Program (LaP)-FY15
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(10/01/14 - 6/30/16)
Defect Detection of Composite Panels
National Institute of Aerospace(7/01/14 - 7/31/15)
“In-situ Cure Monitoring Using Fiber Optic/PZT Sensors”(NIA GRA for Mohammad Harb)
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(3/01/14 - 2/29/16)