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2016-Present Professor of aeronautical and astronautical manufacturing engineering at Northwestern Polytechnical University
2012-2016 Associate professor of aeronautical and astronautical manufacturing engineering at Northwestern Polytechnical University
2008-2011 Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, France
2005-2008 Master of Aeronautical and Astronautical Manufacturing Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
2001-2005 Bachelor of Aircraft Manufacturing Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Mechanics of Polymeric Materials and Composites
Computational Modeling of Processing and Mechanical Behaviors of Polymers
Computational Modeling of Composites
Optimal Design of Advanced Materials and Structures
Publications in international peer-reviewed journals:
 Y.J. Xu, T.L. Gao, W.H. Zhang. Experimentation and modeling of the tension behavior of polycarbonate at high strain rates. Polymers, 2016, 8(3), 63.
 Y.J. Xu, H. Lu, W.H. Zhang. Processing-induced inhomogeneity of yield stress in polycarbonate product and its influence on the impact behavior. Polymers, 2016, 8(3), 72.
 Y.J. Xu, H. Lu, T.L. Gao, W.H. Zhang. Predicting the low-velocity impacted behavior of polycarbonate: influence of thermal history during injection molding. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 2015, 86: 265-273.
 Y.J. Xu, P. Zhang, W.H. Zhang. Numerical modeling of oxidized C/SiC microcomposite in air oxidizing environments below 800°C: microstructure and mechanical behavior. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 2015, 35: 3401-3409.
 Y.J. Xu, P. Zhang, H. Lu, W.H. Zhang. Hierarchically modeling the elastic properties of 2D needled carbon/carbon composites. Composite Structures, 2015, 133: 148-156.
 Y.J. Xu, T. Gao. Optimizing thermal-elastic properties of C/C-SiC composites by using a hybrid approach and PSO algorithm. Materials, 2016, 9(4), 222.
 Y.J. Xu, P. Zhang, W.H. Zhang. Two-scale micromechanical modeling of the time dependent relaxation modulus of plain weave polymer matrix composites. Composite Structures, 2015, 123: 35-44.
 Y.J. Xu, T. You, C.L. Du. An integrated micromechanical model and BP neural network for predicting elastic modulus of 3-D multi-phase and multi-layer braided composite. Composite Structures, 2015, 122: 308-315.
 Y.J. Xu, T. You. Minimizing thermal residual stresses in ceramic matrix composites by using Iterative MapReduce guided particle swarm optimization algorithm. Composite Structures, 2013, 99: 388-396.
 Y.J. Xu, W.H. Zhang. Numerical modelling of oxidized microstructure and degraded properties of 2D C/SiC composite in oxidizing environments below 800°C. Materials Science and Engineering A, 2011, 528: 7974-7982.
 Y.J. Xu, W.H. Zhang, D. Bassir. Stress analysis of multi-phase and multi-layer plain weave composite structure using global-local approach. Composite Structures, 2010, 92: 1143-1154.
 J. Wang, Y.J. Xu*, W.H. Zhang. Finite element simulation of PMMA aircraft windshield against bird strike by using a rate and temperature dependent viscoelastic constitutive model. Composite Structures, 2014, 108: 21-30.
 Y.J. Xu, Q. W. Zhang, W.H. Zhang, P. Zhang. Optimization of Injection Molding Process Parameters to Improve the Mechanical Performance of Polymer Product against Impact. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2015, 76: 2199-2208.
 Y.J. Xu, W.H. Zhang. A strain energy model for the prediction of the effective coefficient of thermal expansion of composite materials. Computational Materials Science, 2012, 53: 241-250.
 Y.J. Xu, W.H. Zhang, D. Chamoret, M. Domaszewski. Minimizing thermal residual stresses in C/SiC functionally graded material coating of C/C Composites by using particle swarm optimization algorithm. Computational Materials Science, 2012, 61: 99-105.
 Y.J. Xu, W.H. Zhang, M. Domaszewski. Microstructure modelling and prediction of effective elastic properties of 3D multiphase and multilayer braided composite. Materials Science and Technology, 2011, 27(7): 1213-1221.
 Y.J. Xu, W.H. Zhang, H.B. Wang. Prediction of Effective Elastic Modulus of Plain Weave Multi-phase and Multi-layer Silicon Carbide Ceramic Matrix Composite. Materials Science and Technology, 2008, 24(4): 435-442.
 T. You, Y.J. Xu*. An efficient global/multi-local stress analysis of complicated engineering composite structures using multi-goal MapReduce. Computational Materials Science, 2012, 65: 149-156.
 J. Wang, Y.J. Xu, W.H. Zhang, Z. Moumni. A new damage-based model for the non-linear behavior of polycarbonate polymers. Material & Design, 2016, 97: 519-531.
 W.H. Zhang, J.G. Yang, Y.J. Xu, T. Gao. Topology optimization of thermoelastic structures: mean compliance minimization or elastic strain energy minimization. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 2014, 49(3): 417-429.
 U.A. Dar, W. H. Zhang, Y. J. Xu. Thermal and strain rate sensitive compressive behavior of Polycarbonate polymer-Experimental and constitutive analysis. Journal of Polymer Research, 2014, 21: 519-530.
 U.A. Dar, W. H. Zhang, Y. J. Xu. Numerical implementation of strain rate dependent thermo viscoelastic constitutive relation to simulate the mechanical behavior of PMMA. International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 2014, 10: 93-107.
 A. Uzair, W. H. Zhang, Y. J. Xu. FE Analysis of Dynamic Response of Aircraft Windshield against Bird Impact. International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2013, Article ID 171768.
 H.B. Wang, W.H. Zhang, Y.J. Xu, Q.F. Zeng. Numerical computing and experimental validation of effective elastic properties of 2D multilayered C/SiC composite. Materials Science and Technology, 2008, 24(11): 1385-1398.
 T. Gao, W.H. Zhang, J.H. Zhu, Y.J. Xu, D.H. Bassir. Topology optimization of heat conduction problem involving design-dependent heat load effect. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 2008, 44(14): 805-813.
Senior member of International Association for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Senior member of Asian Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Senior member of Chinese Society for Composite Materials
Member of organization committee of The 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Design Optimization and Application
Member of organization committee of The 14th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics
Member of organization committee of International Symposium of Advanced Analysis and Optimization of Materials and Structures
Guest Editor of International Journal Polymers
Assistant Editor of International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals: Computational Materials Science, Materials & Design, Composite Structures, Journal of Composite Materials, Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, Journal of Materials Science and Technology