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A/Prof Wenyi Yan was raised and educated in China. He received his Bachelor Degree in Engineering with first class honours from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1989 and his Masters of Science Degree in Engineering from the same university in 1992. He obtained his PhD degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995. After that, he spent over five years as a research fellow in Europe, including over three years at University of Leoben, Austria, and two years at Imperial College London, the United Kingdom. Dr Yan moved to Australia at the end of 2000. He first worked as a research fellow at the University of Sydney and then lectured at University of Southern Queensland and Deakin University. Dr Yan joined Monash University as a senior lecturer in 2007 and promoted to associate professor in 2014. His research interests include mechanical behaviours of advanced materials, biomechanics, fracture, fatigue and wear. Dr Yan has been awarded 12 research grants from Australian Research Council since 2006. Currently, he is supervising and co-supervising 12 postgraduate research students. In total, A/Prof Yan has published 3 book chapters, 108 journal papers and 49 conference papers. His h-index is 21 according to Google Scholar. 

Research area keywords

  • Design Optimisation
  • Mechanical Behaviours of Materials
  • Fracture and Fatigue
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Contact Mechanics and Wear

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Projects 2016 2021

ARC Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology

Yu, A., Chu, K., Dong, K., Guo, B., Hapgood, K., Jiang, X., Kuang, S., Rudman, M., Selomulya, C., Shen, Y., Strezov, V., Wang, G., Yan, W., Yang, R., Zeng, Q., Zhao, D., Zhao, B., Zhou, Z., Zhu, H., Zou, R., Curtis, J., Evans, T., Fan, L., Hu, D., Li, J., Luding, S., Mao, X., Pan, R., Song, S., Williams, R., Zhu, J., Huang, H., Zhang, L. & Jiang, Y.

Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Australian Research Council (ARC), Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI), Fujian Longking Co Ltd, Baosteel Group Corporation, Hamersley Iron Pty Limited, Monash University, The University of New South Wales, The University of Queensland , Western Sydney University, Macquarie University


Project: Research

Research Output 1996 2019

A 3D thermo-mechanically coupled model for describing rate-dependent super-elastic degeneration of NiTi shape memory alloys

Qiu, B., Kan, Q., Yu, C., Kang, G. & Yan, W., 1 Jul 2019, In : Mechanics Research Communications. 99, p. 32-41 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Evaluation of the mechanical properties of laser cladded hypereutectoid steel rails

Roy, T., Abrahams, R., Paradowska, A., Lai, Q., Mutton, P., Soodi, M., Fasihi, P. & Yan, W., 15 Aug 2019, In : Wear. 432-433, 12 p., 202930.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Influences of depositing materials, processing parameters and heating conditions on material characteristics of laser-cladded hypereutectoid rails

Lai, Q., Abrahams, R., Yan, W., Qiu, C., Mutton, P., Paradowska, A., Soodi, M. & Wu, X., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 263, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Numerical investigation into the simultaneous growth of two closely spaced fluid-driven fractures

Chen, X., Zhao, J., Yan, W. & Zhang, X., 1 Feb 2019, In : SPE Journal. 24, 1, p. 274-289 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review