Group News

  • 2015 New Publication
    Song, G., et al. "Mechanical characterization and inclusion based boundary element modeling of lightweight concrete containing foam particles." Mechanics of Materials.
  • 2015 New Award
    Gan Song won first place in the Inelasticity paper competition by Modeling Inelasticity & Multiscale Behavior Committee. EMI 2015, Stanford university.
  • 2015 New Award
    Sung-Hwan Jang was the winner in the Experimental Analysis and Instrumentation student poster competition. EMI 2015, Stanford university.
  • April 2015 New Publication
    Sung-Hwan Jang and Prof. Huiming Yin published ''Effect of aligned ferromagnetic particles on strain sensitivity of multi-walled carbon nanotube/polydimethylsiloxane sensors'' in Applied physics letter.
  • 3/31/2015 New project award:
    Sherif L. Abdelaziz (PI), Huiming Yin, David P. Orr, and Jon Longtin, the University Transportation Research Center Region II – Department of Transportation, Recommended funding Up to $79,899 is available from UTRC for the proposed study. (Yin’s Expense $21,050)
  • March 2015 New Award
    Gan Song and Sung-Hwan Jang have just been selected to receive a US National Science Foundation (NSF) Travel Award to participate in the upcoming Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) 2015 Conference at Stanford University.
  • March 2015 New Publication
    Sung-Hwan Jang and Prof. Huiming Yin published ''Effective electrical conductivity of carbon nanotube-polymer composites: a simplified model and its validation'' in Materials Research Express.
  • 9/18/2014 New Publication
    Lingqi Yang and Prof. Yin published ''Parametric study of particle sedimentation by dissipative particle dynamics simulation'' in Physical Review E.
  • 9/12/2014 New Publication
    Prof. Yin and P.-h. Lee and Y. J. Liu published ''Equivalent inclusion method for the Stokes flow of drops moving in a viscous fluid'' in Journal of applied mechanics.
  • 8/18/2014 Lingqi Yang has won the first place in the poster competition at EMI 2014.
    The 2014 Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), was held from August 5th through August 8th at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. Lingqi Yang has been a Ph.D. candidate in this group since Fall 2012, working under the direction of Prof. Huiming Yin. He won the first place in the competition for his poster, “Dissipative particle dynamics simulation of size effect on particle sedimentation toward functionally graded material fabrication.” The award included a $300 honorarium, and the certificate was presented at the conference banquet held at McMaster University, on August 7, 2014.
    Lingqi Yang (middle)
  • 6/25/2014 Professor Yin, F.L. Chen, L.Q. Yang received an award from Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
    We have received an award on the topic "Particulate Composite Mixing Processes" from Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The overall objective of the proposed work is to develop a DEM/DPD coupled granular mixing algorithms for both wet and viscous fluid operating conditions and a final software package that is able to accurately model particulate composite mixing processes in a viscous fluid in a high shear mixing environment with two or more material types of different shape, size, density, or surface roughness to a mechanically stable and homogeneous state.
  • 6/25/2014 Professor Yin's textbook - Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials- is offered for publication
    After several years' preparation, the textbook - Introduction to the Micromechanics of Composite Materials - for Professor Yin's class "ENME E4115 - Micromechanics of Composite Materials" is offered for publication by CRC Press and Spon Press (imprints of Taylor & Francis). After a critial review process by five reviewers, the Senior Editor, Mr. Tony Moore, announced this decision by the Publishing Committee. Dr. Yingtao Zhao will coauthor with Professor Yin on this textbook. It has been cited as "... a very rigorous and strong book" in their communication. We look forward to seeing a very useful book emerge.
  • 3/27/2014 - New publication
    Prof. Yin and P.-h. Lee and Y. J. Liu published ''Equivalent inclusion method for the Stokes flow of drops moving in a viscous fluid'' in Journal of applied mechanics.
  • Abstract: The equivalent inclusion method is presented to derive the Stokes flow of multiple drops moving in a viscous fluid at a small Reynolds number. The drops are replaced by inclusions with the same viscosity as the fluid, but an eigenstrain rate field that is a fictitious non-mechanical strain rate field is introduced to represent the viscosity mismatch between each drop and the matrix fluid. The velocity and pressure fields can be solved by considering the body force and eigenstrain rate on the inclusions with the Green’s function technique. When one spherical drop is considered, the solution recovers the closed-form classic solution. This method is versatile and can be used in the simulation of a many-body system with different drop size, elongation ratio, and viscosity. Numerical examples demonstrate the capability and accuracy of the proposed formulation and illustrate particles’ rotation and motion caused by particle interactions.
  • 2/20/2014 - New project award:
    Environmental impacts of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), Y. Mehta, B. Yan, H. Yin, A. McElroy, A. Ali, Department of Transportation – State of New Jersey.
  • 1/31/2014 - New project award:
    Characterization and Modeling of Photon Absorption in Asphalt Materials for Improved Accuracy and Consistency of Nuclear Density Measurement, H. Yin, $80,000, A. Ali, University Transportation Research Centre.