Professor Richard Yang

Professor Richard Yang

Lead DAP - Engineering,
Engineering and Construction Management

Professor,
Engineering and Construction Management

Biography

Prof Richard Yang joined the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics in January 2012 as Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures and he was promoted as Professor in 2018. Prior to this, Richard was holding the position of Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, the School of Engineering, Deakin University (Deakin). Prior to his almost six-year working in Deakin University, he also has worked for a couple of years each in the University of Sydney (USyd) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as post-doc research fellow after he finished his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2002. He was awarded the Graduate Certificate for Higher Education by Deakin University in 2008.

In research, he has been mainly working in computational mechanics about 20 years with focusing on characterisation of material properties and mechanical behaviours via numerical modelling and simulations, including multi-scale modelling of advanced engineering materials and structures, structural health monitoring (SHM) and smart structures, advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0, metal forming, and metal surface treatment, etc. He has been awarded 1 ARC DP grant in composites, 2 ARC Linkage grants in roll forming of metal sheets, and 4 ARC LIEF grants as well as three competitive overseas research grants, including 1 Beijing Natural Science Foundation Grant (BNSF) on roll forming and 2 National Natural Science Foundation of China Grants (NFSC) on bio-materials from China. In scientific publication, he has published more than 150 journal/conference papers and confidential reports for industrial partners in his main fields of research - Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, etc.

In teaching, he mostly involves in Year-3/4 undergraduate and Year-2 postgraduate subjects in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics & Mechatronics with bringing teaching innovations and modern technologies into class, i.e. Mechanics of Materials, Dynamics of Machines, Finite Element Analysis, Computer-Aided Engineering, Mechanical/Mechatronic Design and Automated Manufacturing, etc.

As for external service, he is serving as assessor for ARC, editor board member, conference committee member, reviewers of international journals and conferences, and examiner for Master and PhD thesis, etc.

This information has been contributed by Professor Yang.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Hong Kong
  • MEng Tianjin University
  • BEng Harbin University of Engineering

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2015 - 2015)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Engineering and Construction Management
  • Engineering and Construction Management

Contact

Email: R.Yang@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 112
Mobile: 0437541177
Location: XB.3.39
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300483 Engineering Project, 2012
  • 300674 Engineering, Design and Construction Practice, 2012
  • 300735 Automated Manufacturing, 2012
  • 300600 Mechatronic System Design, 2012
  • 300487 Mechatronic Design, 2012
  • 300483 Engineering Project, 2013
  • 300674 Engineering, Design and Construction Practice, 2013
  • 300735 Automated Manufacturing, 2013
  • 300487 Mechatronic Design, 2013
  • 300764 Mechanical Design, 2013
  • 300600 Mechatronic System Design, 2013
  • 300483 Engineering Project, 2014
  • 300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice, 2014
  • 300764 Mechanical Design, 2014
  • 300487 Mechatronic Design, 2014
  • 300600 Mechatronic System Design, 2014
  • 300735 Automated Manufacturing, 2014
  • 301000 Computer Aided Engineering, 2014
  • 300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice, 2015
  • 300764 Mechanical Design, 2015
  • 300735 Automated Manufacturing, 2015
  • 301018 Mechanical System Design, 2015
  • 300487 Mechatronic Design, 2015
  • 300600 Mechatronic System Design, 2015
  • 301000 Computer Aided Engineering, 2015
  • 300764 Mechanical Design, 2016
  • 301018 Mechanical System Design, 2016
  • 300735 Automated Manufacturing, 2016
  • 300487 Mechatronic Design, 2016
  • 300600 Mechatronic System Design, 2016
  • 301000 Computer Aided Engineering, 2016

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Bafekrpour, E., Simon, G., Yang, C., Habsuda, J. and Fox, B. (2013), 'Fabrication, characterization, and modeling of functionally graded synthetic graphite/polymer nanocomposites', Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, Nova 9781629482262.
  • Yang, C. and Zhang, Y. (2011), 'Special Finite Element-based Unit Cell Approaches for Heterogeneous Materials', Advances in Engineering Mechanics, Nova Science 978-1-60876-901-8..
  • Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2011), 'Shear-flexible Quadrilateral Composite Plate Elements Based on Timoshenko's Composite Beam Function Method', Advances in Engineering Mechanics, Nova Science 978-1-60876-901-8.

Journal Articles

  • Spagnol, J., Wu, H. and Yang, C. (2018), 'Vibration analysis of a cracked rotor with an unbalance influenced breathing mechanism', International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, vol 7, no 1 , pp 22 - 29.
  • Fu, K., Sheppard, L., Chang, L., An, X., Yang, C. and Ye, L. (2018), 'Length-scale-dependent nanoindentation creep behaviour of Ti/Al multilayers by magnetron sputtering', Materials Characterization, vol 139 , pp 165 - 175.
  • Lin, F., Yang, C., Zeng, Q. and Xiang, Y. (2018), 'Morphological and mechanical properties of graphene-reinforced PMMA nanocomposites using a multiscale analysis', Computational Materials Science, vol 150 , pp 107 - 120.
  • Hossain, M., Wu, H. and Yang, C. (2018), 'Effect of unbalance force on the crack breathing mechanism', International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, vol 7, no 2 , pp 174 - 178.
  • Zhao, G., Li, J., Zhang, Y., Liang, Z. and Yang, C. (2018), 'An inverse analysis-based optimal selection of cohesive zone model for metallic materials', International Journal of Applied Mechanics, vol 10, no 2 .
  • Zhan, H., Zhang, G., Yang, C. and Gu, Y. (2018), 'Graphene helicoid : distinct properties promote application of graphene related materials in thermal management', The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol 122, no 14 , pp 7605 - 7612.
  • Fu, K., Sheppard, L., Chang, L., An, X., Yang, C. and Ye, L. (2018), 'Comparative study on plasticity and fracture behaviour of Ti/Al multilayers', Tribology International, vol 126 , pp 344 - 351.
  • Majji, R., Xiang, Y., Ding, S. and Yang, C. (2018), 'Case studies on chain-die forming for AHSS', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol 1063, no 1 .
  • Zhang, Y., Pei, Q., Wang, C., Yang, C. and Zhang, Y. (2018), 'Interfacial thermal conductance and thermal rectification of hexagonal BCnN/graphene in-plane heterojunctions', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol 122, no 39 , pp 22783 - 22789.
  • Fu, K., Ye, L., Chang, L., Yang, C. and Zhang, Z. (2017), 'Modelling of lightning strike damage to CFRP composites with an advanced protection system. Part I. Thermal-electrical transition', Composite Structures, vol 165 , pp 83 - 90.
  • Tian, H., Cui, Y., Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2017), 'The application of general self-consistent model on mechanical behaviour of fibre-reinforced cementitious composites', Construction and Building Materials, vol 146 , pp 114 - 121.
  • Zhan, H., Zhang, Y., Yang, C., Zhang, G. and Gu, Y. (2017), 'Graphene helicoid as novel nanospring', Carbon, vol 120 , pp 258 - 264.
  • Hossain, M., Wu, H. and Yang, C. (2017), 'Dependence of shaft stiffness on the crack location', International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering, vol 11, no 2 , pp 276 - 281.
  • Fu, K., An, X., Chang, L., Sheppard, L., Yang, C., Wang, H. and Ye, L. (2017), 'Ultra-high specific strength and deformation behavior of nanostructured Ti/Al multilayers', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol 50, no 36 .
  • Fu, K., Chang, L., Yang, C., Sheppard, L., Wang, H., Maandal, M. and Ye, L. (2017), 'Plastic behaviour of high-strength lightweight Al/Ti multilayered films', Journal of Materials Science, vol 52, no 24 , pp 13956 - 13965.
  • Wang, J., Yang, C. and Hodgson, P. (2016), 'Strain gradients in Cu-Fe thin films and multilayers during micropillar compression', Materials Science and Engineering A, vol 651 , pp 146 - 154.
  • Han, F., Chen, R., Yang, C., Li, X. and Wang, D. (2016), 'Cellular automata simulation on dynamic recrystallization of TA16 alloy during hot deformation', Materials Science Forum, vol 849 , pp 245 - 250.
  • Wang, Y., Yang, C., Mai, Y. and Zhang, Y. (2016), 'Effect of non-covalent functionalisation on thermal and mechanical properties of graphene-polymer nanocomposites', Carbon, vol 102 , pp 311 - 318.
  • Wang, Y., Yang, C., Pei, Q. and Zhang, Y. (2016), 'Some aspects on thermal transport across the interface between graphene and epoxy in nanocomposites', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol 8, no 12 , pp 8272 - 8279.
  • Huang, T., Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2016), 'Multiscale modelling of multiple-cracking tensile fracture behaviour of engineered cementitious composites', Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol 160 , pp 52 - 66.
  • Tian, H., Zhang, Y., Yang, C. and Ding, Y. (2016), 'Recent advances in experimental studies of the mechanical behaviour of natural fibre-reinforced cementitious composites', Structural Concrete, vol 17, no 4 , pp 564 - 575.
  • Liu, C., Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2016), 'Numerical modelling of mechanical behaviour of aluminium foam using a representative volume element method', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, vol 118 , pp 155 - 165.
  • Tian, H., Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2016), 'Numerical modelling of mechanical behaviour of fibre reinforced cementitious composites', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol 846 , pp 139 - 144.
  • An, Y., Hodgson, P. and Yang, C. (2016), 'Simulation of multipass hot rolling for 7050 aluminum alloys', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol 846 , pp 145 - 150.
  • Liu, C., Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2016), 'Representative volume element-based modelling of closed-cell aluminum foams', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol 846 , pp 530 - 534.
  • Amini, A., Yang, C., Cheng, C., Naebe, M. and Xiang, Y. (2015), 'Nanoscale variation in energy dissipation in austenitic shape memory alloys in ultimate loading cycles', Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, .
  • Wang, B., Li, J. and Yang, C. (2015), 'Thermal shock fracture mechanics analysis of a semi-infinite medium based on the dual-phase-lag heat conduction model', Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol 471, no 2147 .
  • Wang, Y., Zhan, H., Yang, C., Xiang, Y. and Zhang, Y. (2015), 'Formation of carbon nanoscrolls from graphene nanoribbons : a molecular dynamics study', Computational Materials Science, vol 96, no A , pp 300 - 305.
  • Amini, A., Yang, C. and Xiang, Y. (2015), 'Improved nanoindentation phase transformation in functional structure of NiTi SMA and graphene', Advanced Materials Research, vol 1119 , pp 160 - 164.
  • Wang, Y., Zhan, H., Xiang, Y., Yang, C., Wang, C. and Zhang, Y. (2015), 'Effect of covalent functionalization on thermal transport across graphene-polymer interfaces', Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Nanomaterials, Interfaces and Hard Matter, vol 119, no 22 , pp 12731 - 12738.
  • Wang, J., Yang, C. and Hodgson, P. (2015), 'Mechanical behavior of nano-crystalline metallic thin films and multilayers under microcompression', Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, vol 46A, no 3 , pp 1405 - 1412.
  • Ma, L., Yang, Q. and Yang, C. (2015), 'Effects of the junction functionality and chain entanglements in chemomechanical behavior of polyelectrolyte gels', Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, vol 2015 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Liu, Y., Chen, Y. and Yang, C. (2015), 'A study on atomic diffusion behaviours in an Al-Mg compound casting process', AIP Advances, vol 5, no 8 .
  • Tian, H., Zhang, Y., Ye, L. and Yang, C. (2015), 'Mechanical behaviours of green hybrid fibre-reinforced cementitious composites', Construction and Building Materials, vol 95 , pp 152 - 163.
  • Wang, Y., Yang, C., Cheng, Y. and Zhang, Y. (2015), 'A molecular dynamics study on thermal and mechanical properties of graphene-paraffin nanocomposites', RSC Advances, vol 5, no 101 , pp 82638 - 82644.
  • Yang, C., An, Y., Tort, M. and Hodgson, P. (2014), 'Fabrication, modelling and evaluation of microstructured materials in a digital framework', Computational Materials Science, vol 81 , pp 89 - 97.
  • An, Y., Yang, C. and Hodgson, P. (2014), 'A study on bending behaviours of aluminium foam-filled tubes', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol 620 , pp 413 - 416.
  • Shen, R., Wang, X. and Yang, C. (2014), 'Coupled FE-SPH simulation of a high-speed grinding process using a multiple-grain model', Advanced Materials Research, vol 989-994 , pp 3248 - 3251.
  • Shen, R., Wang, X. and Yang, C. (2014), 'Numerical simulation of high speed single-grain cutting using a coupled FE-SPH approach', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol 483 , pp 3 - 8.
  • Liu, Y., Chen, Y., Rolfe, B. and Yang, C. (2014), 'Finite element analysis of residual stresses in metallic coatings through a compound casting', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol 553 , pp 48 - 53.
  • Burke, E. and Yang, C. (2014), 'A theoretical study on bending behaviour of conducting polymer actuator', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol 553 , pp 551 - 556.
  • Yang, C., An, Y., Tort, M. and Hodgson, P. (2014), 'Digital material representation and testing of metal foams', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol 553 , pp 54 - 59.
  • Bafekrpour, E., Yang, C., Simon, G., Abvabi, A., Khoshmanesh, K. and Fox, B. (2014), 'A study on mechanical behavior of functionally-graded carbon nanotube-reinforced nanocomposites', International Journal of Computational Methods, vol 11, no Suppl. 1 .
  • Shen, R., Wang, X. and Yang, C. (2014), 'Modelling of high speed cutting using a coupled finite element (FE)-smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) single-grain model', Journal of Mechatronics, vol 2, no 1 , pp 33 - 38.
  • Bafekrpour, E., Simon, G., Yang, C., Chipara, M., Habsuda, J. and Fox, B. (2013), 'A novel carbon nanofibre/phenolic nanocomposite coated polymer system for tailoring thermal behaviour', Composites. Part A, Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol 46 , pp 80 - 88.
  • Sabirov, I., Yang, C., Mullins, J. and Hodgson, P. (2013), 'A theoretical study of the structure-property relations in ultra-fine metallic materials with fractal microstructures', Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials, Properties, Microstructure and Processing, vol 559 , pp 543 - 548.
  • Bafekrpour, E., Simon, G., Yang, C., Chipara, M., Habsuda, J. and Fox, B. (2013), 'Functionally graded carbon nanofiber-phenolic nanocomposites for sudden temperature change applications', Polymer, vol 54, no 15 , pp 3940 - 3948.
  • Bafekrpour, E., Simon, G., Naebe, M., Habsuda, J., Yang, C. and Fox, B. (2013), 'Preparation and properties of composition-controlled carbon nanofiber/phenolic nanocomposites', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol 52 , pp 120 - 126.
  • Bafekrpour, E., Yang, C., Natali, M. and Fox, B. (2013), 'Functionally graded carbon nanofiber/phenolic nanocomposites and their mechanical properties', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol 54 , pp 124 - 134.
  • Wang, J., Yang, C. and Hodgson, P. (2013), 'Extrinsic size effect in microcompression of polycrystalline Cu/Fe multilayers', Scripta Materialia, vol 69, no 8 , pp 626 - 629.
  • Bafekrpour, E., Yang, C. and Fox, B. (2013), 'Bending behaviour of step-wise graded carbon nanofiber/polymer nanocomposites', International Journal of Advanced Engineering Applications, vol 6, no 4 , pp 47 - 52.
  • Wang, X., Lv, S. and Yang, C. (2013), 'Numerical investigation on press forming of self-lubricating spherical plain bearings', International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, vol 47, no 1/2/3/4 , pp 46 - 62.
  • Yang, C., Greenfield, R., Hodgson, P. and An, Y. (2013), '2-/3-D digital material representation and evaluation of metal foams', Computer Methods in Materials Science, vol 13, no 4 , pp 425 - 435.
  • Bafekrpour, E., Simon, G., Yang, C., Habsuda, J., Naebe, M. and Fox, B. (2012), 'Effect of compositional gradient on thermal behavior of synthetic graphite?phenolic nanocomposites', Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, vol 109, no 3 , pp 1169 - 1176.
  • Asgari, A., Yang, C. and Rolfe, B. (2012), 'Modern enhancements in teaching design theories to mechanical engineering students', Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, vol 18, no 1 , pp 25 - 33.
  • An, Y., Wen, C., Hodgson, P. and Yang, C. (2012), 'Impact response and energy absorption of aluminium foam-filled tubes', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol 152-154 , pp 436 - 439.
  • An, Y., Wen, C., Hodgson, P. and Yang, C. (2012), 'Investigation of cell shape effect on the mechanical behaviour of open-cell metal foams', Computational Materials Science, vol 55 , pp 1 - 9.
  • Bafekrpour, E., Simon, G., Habsuda, J., Naebe, M., Yang, C. and Fox, B. (2012), 'Fabrication and characterization of functionally graded synthetic graphite/phenolic nanocomposites', Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties Microstructure and Processing, vol 545 , pp 123 - 131.
  • Weiss, M., Rolfe, B., Hodgson, P. and Yang, C. (2012), 'Effect of residual stress on the bending of aluminium', Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol 212, no 4 , pp 877 - 883.
  • Wang, J., Hodgson, P. and Yang, C. (2012), 'Effects of mechanical properties on the contact profile in Berkovich nanoindentation of elastoplastic materials', Journal of Materials Research, vol 27, no 1 , pp 313 - 319.
  • Ma, L., Rolfe, B., Yang, Q. and Yang, C. (2011), 'The Configuration Evolution and Macroscopic Elasticity of Fluid-filled Closed Cell Composites: Micromechanics and Multiscale Homogenization Modelling', Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, vol 79, no 2 , pp 131 - 158.
  • Kaynak, A. and Yang, C. (2011), 'Electrochemical fabrication and modelling of mechanical behavior of a tri-layer polymer actuator', Materials Chemistry and Physics, vol 125, no 1-2 , pp 113 - 117.
  • Jennings, M., Blanchonette, I., Lucas, S., Morgan, S., Helmer, R. and Yang, C. (2010), 'Instrumentation of a field hockey stick to detect stick and ball interaction during a drag flick', Procedia Engineering, vol 2, no 2 , pp 2979 - 2984.
  • Wang, J., Hodgson, P., Zhang, J., Yan, W. and Yang, C. (2010), 'Effects of pores on shear bands in metallic glasses : a molecular dynamics study', Computational Materials Science, vol 50, no 1 , pp 211 - 217.
  • supasuthakul, J., Weiss, M., Hodgson, P. and Yang, C. (2010), 'Analytical solutions and finite element modelling of deep drawing process for cylindrical metal cups', Key Engineering Materials, vol 443 , pp 104 - 109.
  • Madej, L., Rauch, L. and Yang, C. (2009), 'Strain distribution analysis based on the digital material representation', Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, vol 54, no 3 , pp 557 - 566.
  • Asgari, A., Yang, C., Hodgson, P. and Rolfe, B. (2009), 'Modeling of advanced high strength steels with the realistic microstructure-strength relationships', Computational Materials Science, vol 45, no 4 , pp 860 - 866.
  • Wang, J., Hodgson, P., Zhang, J., Yan, W. and Yang, C. (2009), 'Effects of quenching rate on amorphous structures of Cu46Zr54 metallic glass', Journal of Material Processing Technology, vol 209, no 9 , pp 4601 - 4606.
  • Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2009), 'Recent developments in finite element analysis for laminated composite plates', Composite Structures, vol 88, no 1 , pp 147 - 157.
  • Yang, C., Hodgson, P., Liu, Q. and Ye, L. (2008), 'Geometrical effect on residual stresses in 7050-T7451 aluminum alloy rods subject to laser shock peening', Journal of Material Processing Technology, vol 201, no 1-3 , pp 303 - 309.
  • Lu, Y., Ye, L., Su, Z. and Yang, C. (2008), 'Quantitative crack assessment based on lamb wave scattering in aluminium plates', NDT and E Journal, vol 41, no 1 , pp 59 - 68.
  • Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2008), 'Recent advances of finite elements for laminated composite plates', Recent Patents on Engineering, vol 2, no 1 , pp 36 - 46.
  • Yang, C., Sabirov, I., Mullins, J., Yazipour, N., Asgari, S. and Hodgson, P. (2007), 'Structure-properties relations of metallic materials with multiscale microstructures', Materials Forum (CD-ROM), vol 31 , pp 177 - 185.
  • Yang, C., Hodgson, P., Liu, Q. and Ye, L. (2007), 'Three-dimensional Finite Element modeling of Laser Shock Peening Process', Materials Science Forum, vol 561/565, no 3 , pp 2261 - 2264.
  • Yang, C., Su, Z., Ye, L., Lu, Y. and Bannister, M. (2007), 'Propagation characteristics of lamb waves in stringer-stiffened panels', Key Engineering Materials, vol 334-335 , pp 637 - 640.
  • Yang, C., Su, Z., Ye, L., Zhou, L. and Hodgson, P. (2007), 'A signal processing approach for elastic wave-based structural health monitoring using active piezoelectrics', Key Engineering Materials, vol 334-335 , pp 1141 - 1144.
  • Yang, C., Sabirov, I., Mullins, J., Yazdipour, N., Asgari, A. and Hodgson, P. (2007), 'Structure-property relations of metallic materials with multiscale microstructures', Materials Forum, vol 31 , pp 177 - 185.
  • Liu, Q., Yang, C., Ding, K., Barter, S. and Ye, L. (2007), 'The effect of laser power density on the fatigue life of laser-shock-peened 7050 aluminium alloy', Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, vol 30, no 11 , pp 1110 - 1124.
  • Su, Z., Yang, C., Pan, N., Ye, L. and Zhou, L. (2007), 'Assessment of delamination in composite beams using shear horizontal (SH) wave mode', Composites Science and Technology, vol 67, no 2 , pp 244 - 251.
  • Yang, C., Zhang, Y. and Huh, H. (2006), 'Hybrid special finite element method for bi-material crack', Key Engineering Materials, vol 312 , pp 95 - 104.
  • Yang, C., Ye, L., Su, Z. and Bannister, M. (2006), 'Some aspects of numerical simulation for Lamb wave propagation in composite laminates', Composite Structures, vol 75, no 1-4 , pp 267 - 275.
  • Ye, L., Su, Z., Yang, C., He, Z. and Wang, X. (2006), 'Hierarchical development of training database for artificial neural network-based damage identification', Composite Structures, vol 76, no 3 , pp 224 - 233.
  • Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2006), 'A family of simple and robust finite elements for linear and geometrically nonlinear analysis of laminated composite plates', Composite Structures, vol 75, no 1-4 , pp 545 - 552.
  • Yang, C., Huh, H. and Hahn, H. (2005), 'Investigation of effective material properties in composites with internal defect or reinforcement particles', International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol 42, no 24-25 , pp 6141 - 6165.
  • Soh, A. and Yang, C. (2004), 'Numerical modeling of interactions between a macro-crack and a cluster of micro-defects', Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol 71, no 2 , pp 193 - 217.
  • Yang, C., Huh, H. and Hahn, H. (2003), 'Evaluation of effective material properties of composite materials using special FEM', Journal of Materials Processing Technology, vol 140, no 1-3 , pp 185 - 190.
  • Li, X., Soh, A., Huang, C., Yang, C. and Shi, H. (2002), 'Detection of small cracks and cavities using laser diffraction', Optical Engineering, vol 41, no 6 , pp 1295 - 1308.
  • Yang, C. and Soh, A. (2002), 'Modeling of voids/cracks and their interactions', Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, vol 38, no 1 , pp 81 - 101.

Conference Papers

  • Majji, R., Xiang, Y., Ding, S. and Yang, C. (2018), 'Numerical simulation on chain-die forming of an AHSS top-hat section', ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, Palermo, Italy.
  • Mehrabi, H. and Yang, C. (2018), 'A theoretical study on pure bending of hexagonal close-packed metal sheet', ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, Palermo, Italy.
  • Tian, H., Zhang, Y., Cui, Y. and Yang, C. (2017), 'Analytical study on material properties of fibre reinforced cementitious composites', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, W.A..
  • Majji, R., Xiang, Y., Ding, S. and Yang, C. (2017), 'Finite element modelling of chain-die forming for ultra-high strength steel', ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Lendrum, P., Yang, C., Fu, K., Chang, L. and Ye, L. (2017), 'Material degradation for carbon fiber/phenolic composites subject to lightning strikes', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, W.A..
  • Majji, R., Xiang, Y., Ding, S. and Yang, C. (2017), 'Numerical simulation on chain-die forming U-channel made of ultra-high strength steel', Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, Sydney, Australia.
  • Amini, A., Yang, C. and Xiang, Y. (2016), 'Hypothesis on phase transition nucleation and propagation in polycrystalline NiTi shape memory alloys under nanoscale compressive loading', International Conference on Advances in Functional Materials, Stony Brook University, N.Y..
  • Liu, C., Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2016), 'Numerical investigation on mechanical behaviour of closed-cell aluminium foams using a representative volume element method', International Conference on Nanomaterial, Semiconductor and Composite Materials, Singapore.
  • Liu, Y., Chen, Y. and Yang, C. (2016), 'CFD simulation of liquid Mg drop impact on an Al substrate for compound casting', International Conference on Advanced Materials, Technology and Application, Changsha, China.
  • Zhang, R., Wu, H., Karsten, A. and Yang, C. (2015), 'Better understanding of stability of turnouts in CWR track by in field measurement and numerical study', International Heavy Haul Railway Conference, Perth, W.A..
  • Lendrum, P., Ye, L. and Yang, C. (2015), 'Numerical investigation of elastic wave propagation in functionally graded materials', International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Sydney; N.S.W..
  • Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2015), 'Effective implementation of contemporary principles on learning and teaching a fundamental first-year engineering course', International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Wang, T. and Yang, C. (2014), 'Effective models of PZT actuators for numerical simulation of elastic wave propagation', Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • An, Y., Yang, C. and Hodgson, P. (2014), 'A study on compressive behaviour of aluminium foam-filled tubes', APCFS/SIF International Congress, University of Sydney.
  • Wang, T., Yang, C., Ye, L., Spray, D. and Xiang, Y. (2014), 'Evaluation of guided wave propagation in steel pipes', APCFS/SIF International Congress, University of Sydney.
  • Wang, J., Yang, C. and Hodgson, P. (2012), 'Experimental studies and modelling of the deformation behaviour of multiple nanolayers', International Conference on Metal Forming, Krakow, Poland.
  • Abvabi, A., Rolfe, B., Larranaga, J., Galdos, L., Yang, C. and Weiss, M. (2012), 'Using the solid-shell element to model the roll forming of large radii profiles', International Conference on Metal Forming, Krakow, Poland.
  • Bafekrpour, E., Simon, G., Naebe, M., Habsuda, J., Yang, C. and Fox, B. (2012), 'Composition-optimized synthetic graphite/polymer nanocomposites', Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, Orlando, Fla..
  • Supasuthakul, J., Hodgson, P. and Yang, C. (2011), 'Analytic Study on Pure Bending of Metal Sheets', the 8th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes (NUMISHEET 2011), Seoul, Korea.
  • Weiss, M., Rolfe, B., Yang, C., de Sousa, T. and Hodgson, P. (2011), 'Review of Approximate Analyses of Sheet Forming Processes', 8th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes (NUMISHEET 2011), Seoul, Korea.
  • Ma, L., Rolfe, B., Yang, Q. and Yang, C. (2010), 'A new solution method for homogenization of effective properties of electromagnetic honeycombs', 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Materials Processing, Sydney, NSW; Australia.
  • Ma, L., Rolfe, B., Yang, Q. and Yang, C. (2010), 'On the effective mechanical properties of fluid-saturated composites : a homogenization approach', 7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, Cairns, QLD; Australia.
  • An, Y., Yang, C., Hodgson, P. and Wen, C. (2010), 'Effect of pore size on mechanical properties of titanium foams', 7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7, Cairns, QLD; Australia.
  • Kaynak, A., Yang, C. and Kouzani, A. (2010), 'Synthesis, characterization and analytical modelling of mechanical behavior of a conducting polymer actuator', 7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7, Cairns, QLD; Australia.
  • Wang, X., Yang, C. and Rolfe, B. (2010), 'Numerical Simulations on Warm Forming of Stainless Steel with TRIP-Effect', 10th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes (NUMIFORM 2010, Pohang, South Korea.
  • Kouzani, A., Ivankovic, M., Kaynak, A., Yang, C., Duan, W. and Hu, E. (2010), 'Design and construction of a micropump for drug delivery applications', 2010 International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Weiss, M., Ryan, W., Rolfe, B. and Yang, C. (2010), 'The effect of skin passing on the material behaviour of metal strip in pure bending and tension', 10th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes (NUMIFORM 2010), Pohang, South Korea.
  • Weiss, M., Yang, C. and Rolfe, B. (2010), 'Effect of skin passing on bending and tension : an experimental investigation', International Conference on Metal Forming, Toyohashi, Japan.
  • Asgari, S., Rolfe, B., Lemiale, V., Sunter, P. and Yang, C. (2008), 'Multiscale particle-in-cell modeling of advanced high strength steels', International Conference on Frontiers in Materials Science and Technology, FMST 2008, Brisbane, QLD; Australia.
  • Yang, C., Sabirov, I., Mullins, J. and Hodgson, P. (2008), 'Analytic prediction of structural stress-strain relations of microstructured metal', International Conference on Frontiers in Materials Science and Technology, FMST 2008, Brisbane, QLD; Australia.
  • Wang, J., Hodgson, P., Zhang, J. and Yang, C. (2008), 'Residual thermal stresses in a Fe3Al/Al2O3 gradient coating system', International Conference on Frontiers in Materials Science and Technology, FMST 2008, Brisbane, QLD; Australia.
  • Zhang, Y. and Yang, C. (2008), 'Laminated plate elements based on higher-order shear deformation theories', International Conference on Frontiers in Materials Science and Technology, Brisbane, QLD; Australia.
  • Asgari, A., Yang, C., Hodgson, P. and Rolfe, B. (2008), 'Multiphase material modelling by multiscale particle-in-cell method', 4th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM-2008), Jeju, Korea.
  • Yang, C. and Zhang, C. (2008), 'Special finite element method for heterogeneous materials', 4th International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM-08),, Jeju, Korea.
  • Zhang, C. and Yang, C. (2008), 'Nonlinear finite element analysis of steel-tied reinforced concrete arch', 4th International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM-08), Jeju, Korea.
  • Yang, C. and Zhang, C. (2008), 'Study of bi-material cracks for laminated composites', 4th International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM-08), Jeju, Korea.
  • Yang, C. and Zhang, Y. (2008), 'Modelling of laser beam spot-weld using 2-D hybrid crack finite elements', Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Materials Processing (8TH APCMP), Guilin-Guangzhou, China.
  • Yang, C., Zhang, Y. and Rolfe, B. (2008), 'Special finite element-based unit cell approach for the prediction of mechanical properties of foamed titanium', 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics (ICHMM-2008), Huangshan, China.
  • Yang, C., Hodgson, P., Liu, Q. and Ye, L. (2008), 'Geometrical effect on residual stresses in 7050-T7451 aluminum alloy rods subject to laser shock peening', 10th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technology (AMPT 2007), Daejeon, Korea.
  • Yang, C., Hodgson, P., Liu, Q. and Ye, L. (2007), 'Three-dimensional finite element modelling of laser shock peening process', Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, Jeju, South Korea.
  • Yang, C., Ye, L. and Su, Z. (2005), 'Mechanistic models for PZT actuators/sensors of elastic wave propagation in plate-like structures', Australian Structural Engineering Conference (ASEC-2005), Newcastle, Australia.
  • Yang, C., Soh, A. and Li, X. (2004), 'Experimental and numerical analysis of the deformation process of small cracks', 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 18), Perth, WA.
  • Zhang, Y., Kim, K. and Yang, C. (2004), 'A simple displacement-based quadrilateral laminated composite plate element:part I: Linear analysis', 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 18), Perth WA.
  • Zhang, Y., Kim, K. and Yang, C. (2004), 'A simple displacement-based quadrilateral laminated composite plate element:part II: Geometrically nonlinear analysis', 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 18), Perth, WA.

Prof Yang has been mainly working in computational mechanics and its applications in mechanical engineering about 20 years with focusing on characterisation of material properties and mechanical behaviours via numerical modelling and simulations, i.e., multi-scale modelling of advanced engineering materials and structures, structural health monitoring (SHM) and smart structures, advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0, metal forming, metal surface treatment, etc. He has been awarded 1 ARC DP in composites, 2 ARC Linkage grants in roll forming of metal sheets, 4 ARC LIEF on large research facilities as well as three competitive overseas research grants, including 1 Beijing Natural Science Foundation grant (BNSF) on roll forming and 2 National Natural Science Foundation of China grants (NFSC) on bio-materials with his colleagues from China.

Areas of Research and Expertise:

  • Multi-scale Modelling and Simulations of Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures
  • Engineering Numerical Methods and their Applications
  • Digital Representation, Fabrication and Characterisation of Materials
  • Elastic Wave-based in-situ Structural Health Monitoring System and Smart Structures
  • Advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Metal Forming
  • Metal Surface Treatment and Coating
  • Polymeric nanocomposites
  • Metal Foams
  • Conductive Polymers

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Yang.

Current Projects

Title: 3D Printing Facility using Concrete for Construction Automation Research [via SUT - no funding to WSU]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Zhong Tao and Richard Yang
Years: 2017-01-01 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00023717

Previous Projects

Title: Renewing Intersect's share of the National Computational Infrastructure's peak facility [via UNSW - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Richard Yang and Ming Zhao
Years: 2014-05-23 - 2015-05-22
ID: P00021636
Title: Flexible roll forming of advanced high strength steel sheet [via Deakin Uni - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Richard Yang
Years: 2014-01-28 - 2015-11-20
ID: P00021799
Title: Development of novel compostable polymeric composites with graphane nanofiller using indentation moulding method for the health and water treatment industries
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Richard Yang and Yang Xiang
Years: 2014-09-16 - 2015-10-16
ID: P00022342
Title: Chain-die forming for fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • SNS Unicorp Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Richard Yang and Yang Xiang
Years: 2015-05-19 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00022381
Title: A tool to observe nanoscale deformation by transmission Kikuchi diffraction [via USYD - no funding to Western Sydney Uni]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Richard Yang and Yang Xiang
Years: 2016-06-22 - 2017-06-21
ID: P00022819
Title: Development of an efficient and effective management system on after-sales service (Phase 1)
Funder:
  • L & A Pressure Welding Pty Ltd
  • Department of Industry NSW
Western Researchers: Richard Yang and Tosin Famakinwa
Years: 2017-07-01 - 2018-01-01
ID: P00024140
Title: Integrity analysis of advanced composites after lightening strike [via USYD]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Richard Yang
Years: 2015-01-12 - 2018-01-11
ID: P00022486

Supervision

Professor Yang is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Effects of Microstructure on the Fatigue Crack Growth Behaviour of the New Aluminium Alloys (AA2027-T3511, AA2050-T7951 and AA7056-T84)
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Synthesis of chitosan/PEO/TiO2 electrospun nanofiber for water filtration application
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Optimisation of effective parameters from incremental sheet metal forming.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Atomistic Investigation and Continuum Modelling of Nanoparticle/fiber Reinforced Polymer based Composites
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Finite Element Approach to Evaluate Bending and Contact Stresses on Spur, Bevel Gears Design and Full Investigation of Contacted Bending Fatigue of Spur and Bevel Gears
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of Advanced Materials Using Lamb Waves
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Stability Analysis of Turnouts in Continuous Welded Rails Track
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Enhancing the cooling performance of electronic devices using nanofluids
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Development of Efficient Welding for Advanced High Strength Steel
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Single Point Incremental Forming Using Cold Forming Technique (Sustainable Metal Forming)
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Multiscale Modelling on Material Properties and Mechanical Behaviours of Graphene Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites
Field of Research: Engineering And Related Technologies; Materials Engineering; Civil Engineering
Thesis Title: Development of Bio-based Glucose Biosensor using Cellulose Nanocrystals
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Enhancing the cooling performance of electronic devices using nanofluids
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: MD-FEM: A Novel multiscale bridging algorithm towards a better understanding of the mechanical properties of metallic alloys under dynamic loading conditions
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Study of 1st year Engineering Education: Diverse Learners, retention and digitised delivery
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Development of Elastic Waves-based Structural Health Monitorin for Damage Detection and Identificationin Structures
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Vibration Analysis of a Cracked Shaft Subject to Non-Trivial Mass Unbalance
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Fabrication and Characterisation of Polymeric Nano-composites
Field of Research: Other Engineering And Related Technologies
Thesis Title: The Effect of Aging Treatment and the Additional Elements on the Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Thermodynamic Parameters of CuAINi-X Shape Memory Alloys (SMAS)
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Finite Element Modelling and Simulation of Guided Wave Propagation in Steel Structural Members
Field of Research: Materials Engineering; Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified; Mechanical And Industrial Engineering And Technology Nec
Thesis Title: Computer Vision in Target Pursuit Using a UAV
Field of Research: Practical Computing Skills; Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified; Other Engineering And Related Technologies
Thesis Title: Molecular Dynamics Modelling and Simulations on Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposites
Field of Research: Materials Engineering; Physics; Other Engineering And Related Technologies
Thesis Title: Crack Breathing Mechanism in a Cracked Shaft Subject to Nontrivial Mass Unbalance
Field of Research: Structural Engineering; Other Engineering And Related Technologies

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