Dr Yan Ding’s research activities are funded by RMIT through the System Modelling research group, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences. Her research interests are in the area of numerical modelling analysis using the Finite Element Method (FEM) and Finite Volume Method (FVM), including the applications of these methods in a wide range of applied sciences and engineering fields.
Dr Yan Ding’s current research topics are:
- Hemodynamics and tissue growth – the research of the understanding of atherosclerosis formation process using fluid-structure interaction (FSI) modeling of biomechanical behavior of human arteries due to the effect of blood flow through a stenosed section of the artery.
- Tropical cyclone modelling – the research on developing the mathematical models that utilise GPS data to simulate the impact of large-scale environmental variables such as sea surface temperatures, atmospheric pressure, temperature, moisture and vertical wind shear on tropical cyclone genesis and development.
- Nanocomposite materials properties – the research of the microstructure mechanical properties of composites in solid state, focusing on mathematical and numerical modeling of the mechanical behavior, and related thermal and electrical responses of nano-composites.
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling projects including:
- wind dynamics in vertical-axised wind turbines under wide range of design and/or operating conditions;
- pedestrian wind environment due to geostrophic flow around high-rise buildings in Melbourne CBD area;
- influence of microscopic surface topologies on the aerodynamic characteristics in boundary layer.
- Contact fatigue life prediction – the research of small crack initiation and propagation under a compressive stress field, aiming to develop a more reliable fatigue life prediction model
- Polymer film blowing process – the research of modeling the thermal dynamic behavior of the polymer flow during film blowing process, in order to predict the FLH (freeze line height) in film blowing dynamics. The research is focused on: (a) the modification of PPT model by introducing the material modulus as a function of temperature and crystallinity and a proper balance (differential) equation for the crystallinity into the governing equations of the system; (b) the development of the FEM algorithm in solving the governing equations of the system, involving a moving boundary interface between the molten state and crystallized state of the polymer, to obtain both transient and steady state solutions.
- Senior Lecturer,School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences
- Member of the System Modeling research team
- Editor of Mathematics and Statistics Research Report Series, RMIT University
- MATH1122 - Mathematics for Engineers
- MATH2144 - Numerical Solutions of DE’s
- MATH1115B - Honours Numerical Analysis
- MATH2175 - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in Engineering Modelling
- MATH2173 - The Finite Element Method
- MIET2012 - Computational Engineering 2 (CFD) (co-teaching with Prof. Jiyuan Tu)
- B Eng (Hons Mechanical and Material), Taiyuan University of Technology (P. R. China), 1982
- DipEd (Physics, Mathematics and Sciences), Monash University, 1998
- PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Monash University, 1998
- Nguyen, H.,Nguyen, V.,Wu, J.,Le, T.,Ding, Y. (2019). Mesh-based and meshfree reduced order phase-field models for brittle fracture: One dimensional problems In: Materials, 12, 1 - 22
- Gabriel, S.,Ding, Y.,Feng, Y. (2018). Modelling the period-average transport of species within pulsatile blood flow In: Journal of Theoretical Biology, 457, 258 - 269
- Gabriel, S.,Ding, Y.,Feng, Y. (2017). Quantifying the influence of oscillatory flow disturbances on blood flow In: Journal of Theoretical Biology, 430, 195 - 206
- Gabriel, S.,Ding, Y.,Gear, J.,Feng, Y. (2017). Oscillatory flow and mass transport in a coronary artery In: 12th International Conference on CFD in Oil & Gas, Metallurgical and Process Industries, Trondheim, Norway, 30 May-June 1 2017
- Gabriel, S.,Ding, Y.,Feng, Y. (2016). Extending the Oscillatory Index to Discern Oscillatory Flow Modes In: Proceedings of 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, Australia, 5-8 December 2016
- Gabriel, S.,Ding, Y.,Feng, Y.,Gear, J. (2015). Wall-free modelling of atherosclerosis growth In: CMBE15 - 4th International Conference on Computational & Mathematical Biomedical Engineering, Cachan, France, 29 June - 01 July, 2015
- Gabriel, S.,Lu, S.,Ding, Y.,Feng, Y.,Gear, J. (2015). Investigating the feasibility of implementing steady relative to pulsatile flow in atherosclerosis growth modeling In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne, Australia , 7-9 December 2015
- Gabriel, S.,Ding, Y.,Feng, Y.,Gear, J. (2014). Deposition-driven growth in atherosclerosis modelling In: Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2014, Melbourne, Australia, 8-11 December 2014
- Moya Castro, R.,Prohasky, D.,Watkins, S.,Ding, Y.,Burry, J.,Burry, M. (2014). Aerodynamic strategy applied in an urban shelter design - Simulation and analysis of aerodynamic phenomena in an urban context In: Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference - Fusion: Volume 1, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 10-12 September 2014
- Moya Castro, R.,Watkins, S.,Ding, Y.,Burry, J.,Burry, M. (2014). Aerodynamic features as auxiliary architecture In: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2014), Kyoto, Japan, 14-16 May 2014
5 PhD Completions and 1 Masters by Research Completions
- Multiphase blood flow and its influence on atherosclerotic plaque growth mechanism. Funded by: CSIRO Contract from (2013 to 2017)