Yunwei Xu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Undergraduate MEEN Advisor
Discovery Park F101F
  • Education
    PhD, University of Miami, 2018.
    Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Dissertation Title: An Orthotropic Augmented Finite Element Method (A-FEM) for High-F

    MS, Florida International University, 2015.
    Major: Mechanical and Material Engineering
    Dissertation Title: The strength of prototyping structures

    BS, Zhejiang University, 2012.
    Major: Machine Design, Manufacturing and Automation
  • Biography
    Dr. Yunwei Xu is a lecturer of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas (Denton, TX). Dr. Xu obtained her bachelor’s degree in Machine Design, Manufacturing and Automatization in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China. Later, she received her master’s degree in Florida International University under the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (2014), and her PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Miami (Miami, FL) at 2018. Most of her has graduate research projects were supported by university’s fellowship and the and industrial companies including Teledyne and Boeing.
  • Research
    Dr. Xu’s research interests include developing multi-scale methodologies that can lead to realistic virtual testing and designing of complex heterogeneous materials and structures, fracture-based finite element methods, progressive damage and failure analysis of composites, and additive manufacturing. She has over 5 years of experience in simulation, developing multiscale computational modeling for heterogeneous materials, finite element method, solid and fracture mechanics related applications in composite materials (such as composite laminates on Boeing-787 Dreamliner). She also has interdisciplinary research experiences in high-performance material manufacturing, designing of heterogeneous materials and structures, additive manufacturing and 3-D printed materials from her master. Robotics and automotive research and development, automotive industry; laboratory development, CNC machine control, dynamic/vibration systems and controls experience from her undergraduate.
  • Publications
    • Y. Xu, J. Jung, S. Nojavan, and Q. Yang, An orthotropic augmented finite element method (A-FEM) for high-fidelity progressive damage analyses of lamented composites. Composite Structures (submitted for review)
    • J. Hu, Y. Xu, H. Li, and K. Zhang, Modeling on bearing behavior and damage evolution of single-lap bolted composite interference-fit joints. Composite Structures (submitted for review)
    • J. Lu, K. Xiong, D. Liang, and Y. Xu, A cost-effective method of grating interchanges between uniform FBG and chirped FBG. (submitted for review)
    • Z. Jia, L. Song, Y. Xu, H. Li, A CAD module for press balancer using case-based reasoning methods. (submitted for review)
    • J. Li, Z. Jia, Y. Xu, and Z. Liu, Study on the Cavity Defects of Low-Pressure Lost Foam Casting for Magnesium Alloy. Applied Mechanics and Materials 201-202: 1151-1154, 2012.
  • Patents
    • Y. Xu (presenter), Q. Yang, 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, An Orthotropic Augmented Finite Element Method for Static Strength Prediction in Composite Laminates, New York, USA, United States of America. (2018 – 2018).
    • Y. Xu (presenter), Q. Yang, USNCTAM 2018, Orthotropic A-FEM for Arbitrary Cracking and Delamination in Composite Laminates., Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. (2018 – 2018).
    • Y. Xu (presenter), J. Jung, Q. Yang, ASME IMECE 2017, The origin of shear nonlinearity and its importance in progressive failure of composites, Tampa, USA, United States of America. (2017 – 2017).