Bernard Chen


Accepting PhD Students

1989 …2019
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Academic Qualifications

  • BEng 1st Class Hon, Monash Univ.
  • PhD, Monash Univ.
  • MBA, Graduate School of Business, Rmit Univ.


  • Senior Lecturer - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University
  • Associate Professor - Principal Fellow - Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science, The University of Melbourne
  • Associate Editor - International Journal of Agile Systems and Management

Research Strength and Expertise
• Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Solid Mechanics

Applied Mechanics in multi-disciplinary research – crack and failure analysis, thermo-mechanical deformation, microstructural modelling, geo-materials, light alloys, composite materials and optimisation

• Railways technology and research

Rail materials, track and wagon dynamics and structural health, real-time sensing, Laser Speckle Imaging

• Computational fracture mechanics:

Fatigue of high strength aluminium alloys, damage of materials and life assessment

• Biomechanics and Medical Engineering:

Cochlea implant, medical devices, orthopaedic implants, impact simulation and injury assessment, minimally invasive surgical tools

• Design: CAD, high speed forming, light weight structures, 3D printing and agile manufacturing systems



Research area keywords

  • Bio-Mechanical and Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Computational Mechanics and Rail Materials
  • Finite Element Modelling
  • Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Forming Processes

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Research Output 1989 2019

An investigation of plastic behaviour in cold-rolled aluminium alloy AA2024-T3 using laser speckle imaging sensor

Pang, Y., Chen, B. K. & Liu, W., 1 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 103, 5-8, p. 2707-2724 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A numerical scheme of convex yield function with continuous anisotropic hardening based on non-associated flow rule in FE analysis of sheet metal

Liu, W. & Chen, B. K., 2018, Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Kuwabara, T., Hama, T., Kuroda, M., Takahashi, S. & Yamanaka, A. (eds.). Bristol UK: IOP Publishing, Vol. 1063. 7 p. 012092. (Journal of Physics: Conference Series; vol. 1063).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Development of a non-contact laser speckle imaging system for strain measurements in rails

Pang, Y., Chen, B. K., Lingamanaik, S. N. & Yu, S. F., 2018, Proceedings CORE 2018 - Conference on Railway Excellence . Gerstmann, K. (ed.). Sydney Australia: The Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA), 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review