Jie Yang

Professor Jie Yang

Professor in Engineering

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Contact details

STEM College | School of Engineering


Email: j.yang@rmit.edu.au


Phone: +61 3992 56169


Campus: Bundoora


Programs

 MIET1076 - Mechanical Vibrations in
BH070 - Mechanical Engineering Program


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Profile photo of Professor Jie Yang. Jie is standing in front of a grey wall, looking at the camera. Jie is wearing glasses, a white button up shirt and a black blazer.

Contact details

STEM College | School of Engineering


Email: j.yang@rmit.edu.au


Phone: +61 3992 56169


Campus: Bundoora


Programs

 MIET1076 - Mechanical Vibrations in
BH070 - Mechanical Engineering Program


More information

Jie Yang is the full Professor in Engineering in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Discipline, School of Engineering, RMIT University.

Overview

Prof Yang teaches and conducts academic research in mechanical engineering and automotive engineering programs. His main research interests include advanced composite structures, nanocomposites, structural stability and dynamics, smart structures and control, and nano/micro-mechanics. He is an author of over 300 papers including 249 international journal papers and over 90 conferences papers. He is the Highly Cited Researcher (Cross Field) in 2019 and 2020 by Clarivate Analytics and named Global Field Leader in Mechanical Engineering in 2020, Australia’s Research Field Leader in Mechanical Engineering in 2019 and 2020, both by Australian Research Magazine.

Prof Yang is the Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Structures, Associate Editor of Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, the editorial board member of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Thin-Walled Structures, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, Scientific Reports, Materials, and Shock and Vibration.

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Research

Prof Jie Yang undertakes interdisciplinary research spanning across a broad range of areas in mechanical, aerospace, civil, and automotive engineering disciplines with a particular focus on the design, analysis, modelling and fabrication of lightweight and smart materials and structures made of advanced composites and carbon nanotubes or graphene reinforced materials at macro-, micro- and nano-scales.

Research keywords

Composite Structures, Functionally graded Materials, Nanocomposites, Structural Dynamics, Buckling and Postbuckling, Micro/nano-mechanics, Sandwich Constructions, Computational Mechanics

Research output summary

249

Publications

14

Projects

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Awards

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Advanced composite
  • Functionally graded structures
  • Structural dynamics and stability
  • Smart structures
  • Mechanics of micro- and nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS)
  • Sandwich construction
  • Computational mechanics

Supervisor projects

  • Damage monitoring and assessment of very large floating structures
  • Dynamic behaviors of graphene reinforced nanocomposite structure with graded porosity
  • Study on damping characteristics of functionally graded metamaterials for optimal vibration attenuation
  • Thermo-electro-mechanical response of graphene based elastomeric soft nanocomposites
  • Graphene origami/kirigami enabled metamaterials

Feature publications

Significantly improved interfacial shear strength in graphene/copper nanocomposite via mechanically induced wrinkles and functionalization

Carbon, 174: 335-344

Zhao, S.Y., Zhang, Y.Y., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S (2021).

Buckling and postbuckling of functionally graded multilayer graphene platelet-reinforced composite beams

Composite Structures, 161: 111-118

Yang, J., Wu, H.L., Kitipornchai, S (2017).

Nonlinear bending analysis of shear deformable functionally graded plates subjected to thermo-mechanical loads and under various boundary conditions

Composites Part B- Engineering, 34(2): 103-115

Yang, J., Shen, H.S. (2003).

Key publications by year

  • Zhao, S.Y., Zhang, Y.Y., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Enhanced thermal buckling resistance of folded graphene reinforced nanocomposites with negative thermal expansion: From atomistic study to continuum mechanics modelling. Composite Structures. 2022; 279: 114872.
  • Wang, Y., Feng, C., Yang, J., Zhou, D., Wang, S.G. Numerical analyses on stability of functionally graded graphene platelets (GPLs) reinforced dielectric composite plate. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2022; 101: 239-258.
  • Liu, D.Y., Chen, D., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Buckling and free vibration of axially functionally graded graphene reinforced nanocomposite beams. Engineering Structures. 2021; 249: 113327.
  • Zhao, S.Y., Zhang, Y.Y., Zhang, Y.H., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Graphene origami-enabled auxetic metallic metamaterials: An atomistic insight. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2021; 212: 106814.
  • Cai, Y., Liu, Z.F., Zhao, T.Y., Yang, J. Parameter interval uncertainty analysis of internal resonance of rotating porous shaft-disk-blade assemblies reinforced by graphene nanoplatelets. Materials. 2021; 14: 5033.
  • Yang, Z.C., Zhao, S.Y., Yang, J., Lv, J.G., Liu, A.R., Fu, J.Y. In-plane and out-of-plane free vibrations of functionally graded composite arches with graphene reinforcements. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures.2021; 28 (19): 2046-2056.
  • Yang, Z.C., Wu, D., Yang, J., Lv, J.G., Liu, A.R., Lai, S.K., Fu, J.Y. Dynamic buckling of rotationally restrained FG porous arches reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets under a uniform step load. Thin-Walled Structures. 2021; 166: 108103.
  • Huang, X.G., Yang, J., Yang, Z.C. Thermo-elastic analysis of functionally graded graphene nanoplatelets (GPLs) reinforced closed cylindrical shells. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2021; 97: 754-770.
  • Yang, L., Peng, J.S., Sun, F.C., Yang, J. A nonlinear model for a self-powered electromechanical actuator using radioactive thin films. Microsystem Technologies. 2021; 27 (5): 2229–2235.
  • Lin, F., Peng, J.S., Xue, S.F., Yang, L., Yang, J. Nonlinear free vibration of size-dependent microbeams with nonlinear elasticity under various boundary conditions. Journal of Mechanics. 2021; 37: 380-403.
  • Wang, Y., Feng, C., Yang, J., Zhou, D., Wang, S.G. Nonlinear vibration of FG-GPLRC dielectric plate with active tuning using differential quadrature method. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 2021; 379: 113761.
  • Zhang, Z.X., Liu, A.R., Fu, J.Y., Yang, J., Liu, Y.Y., Huang, Y.H. A theoretical study on nonlinear in-plane buckling of shallow angle-ply laminated arches with elastic supports. Composite Structures. 2021; 269: 114009.
  • Yang, Z.C., Liu, A.R., Yang, J., Lai, S.K., Lv, J.G., Fu, J.Y. Analytical prediction for nonlinear buckling of elastically supported FG-GPLRC arches under a central point load. Materials.2021; 14: 2026.
  • Sun, R., Li, L.L., Zhao, S.Y., Feng, C., Kitipornchai, S, Yang, J. Temperature-dependent mechanical properties of defective graphene reinforced polymer nanocomposite. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures. 2021; 28 (10): 1010-1019.
  • Zhou, B., Kang, Z.T., Ma, X., Xue, S.F., Yang, J. Thermo-mechanical behaviors of functionally graded shape memory alloy Timoshenko composite beams. Transactions of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 2021; 38(1): 29-43.
  • Yang, J.H., Sun, G.F., Yang, J. Bifurcation and chaos of functionally graded carbon nanotube reinforced composite beam with piezoelectric layer. Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics. 2021; 13(3): 569-589.
  • Zhang, Y.Y., Ma, J., Wei, N., Yang, J., Pei, Q.X. Recent progress in the development of thermal interface materials. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2021; 23 (2): 753-776.
  • Zhao, T.Y., Lu, P.J., Pan, H.G., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Coupled free vibration of a functionally graded pre-twisted blade-shaft system reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets. Composite Structures. 2021; 262: 113362.
  • Zhao, T.Y., Cui, Y.S., Pan, H.G., Yuan, H.Q., Yang, J. Free vibration analysis of a functionally graded graphene nanoplatelet reinforced disk-shaft assembly with whirl motion. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2021; 197: 106335.
  • Gao, K., Huang, Q., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Nonlinear dynamic buckling of functionally graded porous beams. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures. 2021; 28 (4): 418-429.
  • Zhao, S.Y., Zhang, Y.Y., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Significantly improved interfacial shear strength in graphene/copper nanocomposite via mechanically induced wrinkles and functionalization. Carbon. 2021; 174: 335-344.
  • Zhang, L.H., Lai, S.K., Wang, C., Yang, J. DSC regularized Dirac-delta method for dynamic analysis of functionally graded graphene platelets reinforced porous beams on elastic foundation under a moving load. Composite Structures. 2021; 255: 112865.
  • Liu, J., Zhang, Y.Y., Zhang, H.N., Yang, J. Mechanical properties of graphene-reinforced aluminium composite with modified substrate surface: A molecular dynamics study. Nanotechnology. 2021; 32 (8): 085712.
  • Yang, Z.C., Tam, M.F., Zhang, Y.Y., Kitipornchai, S., Lv, J.G., Yang, J. Nonlinear dynamic response of FG graphene platelets reinforced composite beam with edge cracks in thermal environment. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. 2020; 20 (14): 2043005.
  • Wu, H.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Mechanical analysis of functionally graded porous structures: A review. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. 2020; 20 (13): 2041015.
  • Zhao, T.Y., Ma, Y., Zhan, H.Y., Yang, J. Coupled free vibration of spinning functionally graded porous double-bladed disk systems reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets. Materials. 2020; 13: 5610.
  • Yang, Z.C., Feng, C., Yang, J., Wang, Y., Lv, J.G., Liu, A.R., Fu, J.Y. Geometrically nonlinear buckling of graphene platelets reinforced dielectric composite (GPLRDC) arches with rotational end restraints. Aerospace Science and Technology. 2020; 107: 106326.
  • Wang, Y., Feng, C., Yang, J., Zhou, D., Liu, W.Q. Static response of functionally graded graphene platelet reinforced composite plate with dielectric property. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. 2020; 31 (19): 2211-2228.
  • Huang, S., Feng, C., Mayes, E., Yao, B.C., He, Z.J., Asadi, S., Alan, T., Yang, J. In situ synthesis of silver nanowire gel and their super-elastic composite foams. Nanoscale. 2020; 38 (12): 19861-19869.
  • Li, H.C., Ke, L.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Size dependent free vibration of microbeams submerged in fluid. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. 2020; 20 (12): 2050131.
  • Zhang, Z.X., Liu, A.R., Yang, J., Pi, Y.L., Huang, Y.H., Fu, J.Y., Analytical study on nonlinear in-plane buckling of shallow laminated arches under a uniform radial load: Effect of transverse shear deformation. Composite Structures.2020; 252: 112732.
  • Tam, M.F., Yang, Z.C., Zhao, S.Y., Zhang, H., Zhang, Y.Y., Yang, J. Nonlinear bending of elastically restrained functionally graded graphene nanoplatelet reinforced beams with an open edge crack. Thin-Walled Structures. 2020; 156: 106972.
  • Zhao, S.Y., Fan, S.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. A spherical smart aggregate sensor based electro-mechanical impedance method for quantitative damage evaluation of concrete. Structural Health Monitoring. 2020; 19 (5): 1560-1576.
  • Zhao, S.Y., Zhang, Y.Y., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Improving interfacial shear strength between graphene sheets by strain-induced wrinkles. Carbon. 2020; 168: 135-143.
  • Li, L.L., Sun, R., Zhang, Y.H., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Mechanical behaviours of graphene reinforced copper matrix nanocomposites containing defects. Computational Materials Science. 2020; 182: 109759
  • Yang, J.H., Sun, G.F., Zou, T., Yang, J. Dynamic stability of piezoelectric plate reinforced with BNNTs considering temperature effect. Advanced Composite Materials. 2020; 29 (3): 217-233.
  • Zhang, L.H., Lai, S.K., Yang, J. A DSC regularized Dirac-Delta method for flexural vibration of elastically supported FG beams subjected to a moving load. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. 2020; 20 (3): 2050039.
  • Huang, X.G., Gao, K., Yang, J. Fracture analysis of a functionally graded multilayer graphene nanoplatelets reinforced composite strip. European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids. 2020; 83: 104038.
  • Lei, Y.L., Gao, K., Wang, X.W., Yang, J. Dynamic behaviors of single- and multi-span functionally graded porous beams with flexible boundary constraints. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2020; 83: 754-776.
  • Wu, H.L., Zhu, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wang, Q., Ke, L.L., Yang, J. Large amplitude vibration of functionally graded graphene nanocomposite annular plates in thermal environments. Composite Structures. 2020; 239; 112047.
  • Zhao, S.Y., Zhao, Z., Yang, Z.C., Ke, L.L., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Functionally graded graphene reinforced composite structures: A review. Engineering Structures. 2020; 210: 110339.
  • Sun, R., Li, L.L., Zhang, Y.H., Yang, J. Effect of hydrogen functionalization on interfacial behaviour of defective-graphene/polymer nanocomposites. Polymer Composites. 2020; 41: 1291-1298.
  • Zhao, S.Y., Fan, S.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Numerical and experimental investigation of electro- mechanical impedance based concrete quantitative damage assessment. Smart Materials and Structures. 2020; 29 (5): 055025.
  • Dong, Y.H., Li, Y.H., Li, X.Y., Yang, J. Active control of dynamic behaviors of graded graphene reinforced cylindrical shells with piezoelectric actuator/sensor layers. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2020; 82: 252-270.
  • Gao, K., Do, D.M., Li, R.L., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Probabilistic stability analysis of functionally graded graphene reinforced porous beams. Aerospace Science and Technology. 2020; 98: 105738.
  • Dong, Y.H., Zhu, B., Gao, K., Li, Y.H., Yang, J. Harmonic resonances of graded graphene reinforced nonlinear cylindrical shells: Effects of spinning motion and thermal environment. Nonlinear Dynamics. 2020; 99 (2): 981-1000.
  • Zhang, Z.X., Liu, A.R., Yang, J., Pi, Y.L., Huang, Y.H., Fu, J.Y. A theoretical and experimental study on in-plane buckling of orthotropic composite arches under an arbitrary radial point load. Composite Structures. 2020; 237: 111933.
  • Song, H.X., Ke, L.L., Su, J., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wang, Y.S. Surface effect on the contact problem of a piezoelectric half-plane. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2020; 185-186: 380-393.
  • Li, H.C., Ke, L.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wang, Y.S. Free vibration of variable thickness FGM beam submerged in fluid. Composite Structures. 2020; 233: 111582.
  • Zhao, S.Y., Yang, Z.C., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Dynamic instability of functionally graded porous arches reinforced by graphene platelets. Thin-Walled Structures. 2020; 147: 106491.
  • Song, M.T., Gong, Y.H., Yang, J., Zhu, W.D., Kitipornchai, S. Nonlinear free vibration of cracked functionally graded graphene platelet-reinforced nanocomposite beams in thermal environments. Journal of Sound and Vibration. 2020; 468: 115115.
  • Yang, Z.C., Liu, A.R., Yang, J., Fu, J.Y., Yang, B. Dynamic buckling of functionally graded graphene nanoplatelets reinforced composite shallow arches under a step central point load. Journal of Sound and Vibration. 2020; 465: 115019.
  • Zhao, Z., Feng, C., Dong, Y.H., Wang, Y., Yang, J. Geometrically nonlinear bending of functionally graded nanocomposite trapezoidal plates reinforced with graphene platelets (GPLs). International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design. 2019; 15: 791-800.
  • Song, M.T., Chen, L., Yang, J., Zhu, W.D., Kitipornchai, S. Thermal buckling and postbuckling of edge-cracked functionally graded multilayer graphene nanocomposite beams on an elastic foundation. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2019; 161-162: 105040.
  • Liu, D.Y., Li Z., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Three-dimensional free vibration and bending analyses of functionally graded graphene nanoplatelets-reinforced nanocomposite annular plates. Composite Structures. 2019; 229: 111453.
  • Gao, K., Li, R.L., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Dynamic characteristics of functionally graded porous beams with interval material properties. Engineering Structures.2019; 197: 109441.
  • Yang, L., Peng, J.S., Fang, F., Yang, J. Static pull-in instability and free vibration of functionally graded graphene nanoplatelet reinforced micro-sandwich beams under thermo-electrical actuation. Microsystem Technologies. 2019; 25: 3599-3608.
  • Zhang, Z.X., Liu, A.R., Yang, J., Huang, Y.H. Nonlinear in-plane elastic buckling of a laminated circular shallow arch subjected to a central concentrated load. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences.2019; 161-162: 105023.
  • Song, M.T., Gong, Y.H., Yang, J., Zhu, W.D., Kitipornchai, S. Free vibration and buckling analyses of edge-cracked functionally graded multilayer composite beams reinforced by graphene nanoplatelets. Journal of Sound and Vibration. 2019; 458: 89-108.
  • Sun, R., Li, L.L., Feng, C., Kitipornchai, S, Yang, J. Tensile property enhancement of defective graphene/epoxy nanocomposite by hydrogen functionalization. Composite Structures. 2019; 224: 111079.
  • Wang, Y., Feng, C., Zhao, Z., Yang, J. Buckling and postbuckling of dielectric composite beam reinforced with graphene platelets (GPLs). Aerospace Science and Technology. 2019; 91: 208-218.
  • He, L.W., Lou, J., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J., Du, J.K. Peeling mechanics of hyperelastic beams: bending effect. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2019; 167: 184-191.
  • Tam, M.F., Yang, C.Z., Zhao, S.Y., Yang, J. Vibration and buckling characteristics of functionally graded graphene nanoplatelets reinforced composite beams with open edge cracks. Materials.2019; 12: 1412.
  • Li, X.Q., Song, M.T., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Primary and secondary resonances of functionally graded graphene platelet-reinforced nanocomposite beams. Nonlinear Dynamics. 2019; 95(3): 1807-1826.
  • Wang, Y., Feng, C., Wang, X.W., Zhao, Z., Romero, C.S., Yang, J. Nonlinear free vibration of graphene platelets (GPLs)/polymer dielectric beam. Smart Materials and Structures. 2019; 28 (5): 055013.
  • Song, M.T., Li, X.Q., Kitipornchai, S., Bi, Q.S., Yang, J. Low-velocity impact response of geometrically nonlinear functionally graded graphene platelet-reinforced nanocomposite plates. Nonlinear Dynamics.2019; 95:2333-2352.
  • Dong, Y.H., Zhu, B., Wang, Y., He, L.W., Y.H. Li, Yang, J. Analytical prediction of the impact response of graphene reinforced spinning cylindrical shells under axial and thermal loads. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2019; 71: 331-348.
  • Wang, Y., Feng, C., Wang, X.W., Zhao, Z., Romero, C.S., Dong, Y.H., Yang, J. Nonlinear static and dynamic responses of graphene platelets reinforced composite beam with dielectric permittivity. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2019; 71: 298-315.
  • Yang, J., Dong, J.H., Kitipornchai, S. Unilateral and bilateral buckling of functionally graded corrugated thin plates reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets. Composite Structures. 2019; 209: 789-801.
  • Chen, D., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Buckling and bending analyses of a novel functionally graded porous plate using Chebyshev-Ritz method. Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering. 2019; 19 (1): 157-170.
  • Liu, C., Ke, L.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wang, Y.S. Nonlinear vibration of piezoelectric nanoplates using nonlocal Mindlin plate theory. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures. 2018; 25 (15-16): 1252-1264.
  • He, L.W., Lou, J., Dong, Y.H., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. A shearable and thickness stretchable finite strain beam model for soft structures. Meccanica. 2018; 53 (15): 3759-3777.
  • He, L.W., Lou, J., Dong, Y.H., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Variational modeling of plane-strain hyperelastic thin beams with thickness stretching effect. Acta Meccanica. 2018; 229 (12): 4845-4861.
  • Wu, H.L, Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Free vibration of thermo-electro-mechanically postbuckled FG-CNTRC beams with geometric imperfections. Steel and Composites Structures. 2018; 29 (3): 319-332.
  • Dong, Y.H., He, L.W., Wang, L., Y.H. Li, Yang, J. Buckling of spinning functionally graded graphene reinforced porous nanocomposite cylindrical shells: An analytical study. Aerospace Science and Technology. 2018; 82-83: 466-478.
  • Zhang, H.Q., Zhang, Z., Wu, H.L., Kitipornchai, S., Chai, G.Z., Yang, J. Thermal buckling and postbuckling analyses of functionally graded concrete slabs with initial imperfections. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. 2018; 18 (11): 1850142 (19 pages)
  • Lou, J., He, L.W., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wu, H.P. A dynamic homogenization model for long-wavelength wave propagation in corrugated sandwich plates. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2018; 149; 27-37.
  • Li, L.L., Sun, R., Yang, J. Mechanical behaviors of angle-ply black phosphorus by molecular dynamics simulations. Nanomaterials. 2018; 8 (10): 758 (8 pages).
  • Lai, S.K., Xu, C.J., Yang, J., Zeng, L.L., Tong, L.H. Nonlocal scale effect on Rayleigh wave propagation in porous fluid-saturated materials. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2018; 148: 459-466.
  • Dong, Y.H., Zhu, B., Wang, Y., Y.H. Li, Yang, J. Nonlinear free vibration of graphene reinforced cylindrical shells: Effects of spinning motion and axial load. Journal of Sound and Vibration. 2018; 437: 79-96.
  • Guo, X.Y., Jiang, P., Zhang, W., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Sun, L. Nonlinear dynamic analysis of composite piezoelectric plates with graphene skin. Composite Structures. 2018; 206: 839-852.
  • Jia, X.L., Ke, L.L., Zhong, X.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Thermal-mechanical-electrical buckling behavior of functionally graded micro-beams based on modified couple stress theory. Composite Structures. 2018; 202: 625-634.
  • Wang, Y., Feng, C., Zhao, Z., Yang, J., Eigenvalue buckling of functionally graded cylindrical shells reinforced with graphene platelets (GPL). Composite Structures. 2018; 202: 38-46.
  • Lou, J., He, L.W., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wu, H.P. Size and foundation effects on the vibration of buckled functionally graded microplates within the modified couple stress theory framework. International Journal of Applied Mechanics. 2018; 10 (6): 1850068 (20 pages).
  • Song, H.X., Ke, L.L., Wang, Y.S., Yang, J., Jiang, H. Two-dimensional frictionless contact of a coated half-plane based on couple stress theory. International Journal of Applied Mechanics. 2018; 10 (5): 1850049.
  • Gao, K., Gao, W., Chen, D., Yang, J., Nonlinear free vibration of functionally graded graphene platelets reinforced porous nanocomposite plates resting on elastic foundation. Composite Structures. 2018; 204: 831-846.
  • Yang, Z.C., Yang, J., Liu, A.R., Fu, J.Y. Nonlinear in-plane instability of functionally graded multilayer graphene reinforced composite shallow arches. Composite Structures. 2018; 204: 301-312.
  • Lou, J., He, L.W., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wu, H.P. Wave propagation in viscoelastic phononic crystal rods with internal resonators. Applied Acoustics. 2018; 141: 382-392.
  • Mao, J.J, Ke, L.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wang, Y.S., Zhang, W. The coupled thermoelastic instability of FGM coatings with arbitrarily varying properties: in-plane sliding. Acta Mechanica. 2018; 229 (7): 2979-2995.
  • Huang, S., Zhao, Z., Feng, C., Mayes, E., Yang, J. Nanocellulose reinforced P(AAm-co-AAc) hydrogels with improved mechanical properties and biocompatibility. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 2018; 112: 395-404.
  • Ma, L.H., Ke, L.L., Reddy, J.N., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wang, Y.S. Wave propagation characteristics in magneto-electro-elastic nanoshells using nonlocal strain gradient theory. Composite Structures. 2018; 199: 10-23.
  • Wang, Y., Feng, C., Zhao, Z., Lu, F.Z., Yang, J., Torsional buckling of graphene platelets (GPLs) reinforced functionally graded cylindrical shell with cutout. Composite Structures. 2018: 197:72-79.
  • He, L.W., Lou, J., Chen, J.B., Zhang, A.B., Yang, J., An adhesion model for plane-strain shearable hyperelastic beams. Mechanics Research Communications. 2018; 90: 42-46.
  • Ravindran, A.R., Feng, C., Huang, S., Wang, Y., Zhao, Z., Yang, J. Effects of graphene nanoplatelet size and surface area on the AC electrical conductivity and dielectric constant of epoxy nanocomposites. Polymers. 2018; 10: 477.
  • Yang, J., Chen, D., Kitipornchai, S. Buckling and free vibration analyses of functionally graded graphene reinforced porous nanocomposite plates based on Chebyshev-Ritz method. Composite Structures. 2018; 193:281-294.
  • Dong, Y.H., Li, Y.H., Chen, D., Yang, J. Vibration characteristics of functionally graded graphene reinforced porous nanocomposite cylindrical shells with spinning motion. Composites Part B- Engineering. 2018; 145: 1-13.
  • Li, L.L., Yang, J. On mechanical behaviors of few-layer black phosphorus. Scientific Reports. 2018; 8: 3227.
  • Mao, J.J, Ke, L.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wang, Y.S. Thermoelastic instability of functionally graded materials with interaction of frictional heat and contact resistance. Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines. 2018; 46 (2): 139-156.
  • Chen, W., Xia, L., Yang, J., Huang, X.D. Optimal microstructures of elastoplastic cellular materials under various macroscopic strains. Mechanics of Materials. 2018; 118: 120-132.
  • Liu, D.Y., Kitipornchai, S., Chen, W.Q., Yang, J. Three-dimensional buckling and free vibration analyses of initially stressed functionally graded graphene reinforced composite cylindrical shell. Composite Structures. 2018; 189: 560-569.
  • Feng, C., Wang, Y., Yang, J. Effects of reorientation of graphene platelets (GPLs) on Young's modulus of polymer composites under bi-axial stretching. Nanomaterials. 2018; 8 (1): 27 (20 pages).
  • Chen, D., Kitipornchai, S, Yang, J., Dynamic response and energy absorption of functionally graded porous structures. Materials & Design. 2018; 140:473-487.
  • Wu, H.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Parametric instability of thermo-mechanically loaded functionally graded graphene reinforced nanocomposite plates. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2018; 135: 431-440.
  • Sun, R., Li, L.L., Feng, C., Kitipornchai, S, Yang, J. Tensile behavior of polymer nanocomposites reinforced with graphene containing defects. European Polymer Journal. 2018; 98: 475-482.
  • Song, M.T., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Bending and buckling analyses of functionally graded polymer composite plates reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2018; 134: 106-113.
  • Yang, B., Mei, J., Chen, D., Yu, F., Yang, J., 3D thermo-mechanical solution of transversely isotropic and functionally graded graphene reinforced elliptical plates. Composite Structures. 2018; 184: 1040-1048.
  • Zhang, Z., Li, Y., Wu, H.L., Chen, D.D., Yang, J., Wu, H.P., Jiang, S.F., Chai, G.Z. Viscoelastic bistable behaviour of antisymmetric laminated composite shells with time-temperature dependent properties. Thin-Walled Structures. 2018; 122: 403-415.
  • Wang, Y., Feng, C., Yang, J., Zhao, Z. Buckling of graphene platelet (GPL) reinforced composite cylindrical shell with cutout. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. 2018; 18 (3): Art No. 1850040.
  • Song, M.T, Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Zhu, W.D. Buckling and postbuckling of biaxially compressed functionally graded multilayer graphene nanoplatelet-reinforced polymer composite plates. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2017; 131-132: 345-355.
  • Zhao, Z., Feng, C., Wang, Y., Yang, J. Bending and vibration analysis of functionally graded trapezoidal nanocomposite plates reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets (GPLs). Composite Structures. 2017; 180: 799-808.
  • Li, L.L., Yang, J. Mechanical properties of prestrained single-layer black phosphorus: Effect of thermal environment. Nanotechnology. 2017; 28: Art. No. 475701 (13 pages)
  • Feng, C., Wang, Y., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Effects of reorientation of graphene platelets (GPLs) on Young's modulus of polymer composites under bi-axial stretching. Polymers. 2017; 9 (10): 532 (14 pages)
  • Wu, H.L., Kitipornchai, S, Yang, J., Thermal buckling and postbuckling of functionally graded graphene nanocomposite plates. Materials & Design. 2017; 132: 430-441.
  • Yang, B., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Thermoelastic analysis of functionally graded graphene reinforced rectangular plates based on 3D elasticity. Meccanica. 2017; 52(10): 2275-2292.
  • Yang, B, Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. 3D thermo-mechanical bending solution of functionally graded graphene reinforced circular and annular plates. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2017; 49; 69-86.
  • Li, L.L., Feng, C., Yang, J. Tensile and compressive behaviors of prestrained single-layer black phosphorus: A molecular dynamics study. Nanoscale. 2017; 9: 3609-3619.
  • Chen, D., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Nonlinear vibration and postbuckling of functionally graded graphene reinforced porous nanocomposite beams. Composites Science and Technology. 2017; 142: 235-245.
  • Feng, C., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Nonlinear free vibration of functionally graded polymer composite beams reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets (GPLs). Engineering Structures. 2017; 140: 110-119.
  • Yang, L., Fang, F., Peng, J.S., Yang, J. Dynamic pull-in instability of a thermoelectromechanically loaded micro-beam based on “symmetric stress” gradient elasticity theory. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. 2017; 17 (10): 1750117, (17 pages)
  • Kitipornchai, S, Chen, D., Yang, J., Free vibration and elastic buckling of functionally graded porous beams reinforced by graphene platelets. Materials & Design. 2017; 116: 656-665.
  • Mao, J.J, Ke, L.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Wang, Y.S. Thermoelastic instability of functionally graded coating with arbitrarily varying properties considering contact resistance and frictional heat. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2017; 43: 521-537.
  • Zhang, Z., Ye G.F., Wu, H.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Chai, G.Z. Bistable behaviour and microstructure characterization of carbon fiber/epoxy resin anti-symmetric laminated cylindrical shell after thermal exposure. Composites Science and Technology. 2017; 138: 91-97.
  • Peng, J.S., Yang, L., Yang, J. Dynamic analysis of size-dependent micro-beams with nonlinear elasticity under electrical actuation. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2017; 43: 441-453.
  • Wu, H.L., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S. Dynamic instability of functionally graded multilayer graphene nanocomposite beams in thermal environment. Composite Structures. 2017; 162: 244-254.
  • Yang, J., Wu, H.L., Kitipornchai, S. Buckling and postbuckling of functionally graded multilayer graphene platelet-reinforced composite beams. Composite Structures. 2017; 161: 111-118.
  • Wu, H.L., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Imperfection sensitivity of thermal post-buckling behaviour of functionally graded carbon nanotube-reinforced composite beams. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 2017; 42: 735-752.
  • Feng, C., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Nonlinear bending of polymer nanocomposite beams reinforced with non-uniformly distributed graphene platelets (GPLs). Composites Part B: Engineering. 2017; 110: 132-140.
  • Chen, W.Q., Liu, D.Y., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Bifurcation of pressurized functionally graded elastomeric soft hollow cylinders. Composites Part B: Engineering. 2017; 109: 259-276.
  • Peng, J.S., Yang, L., Yang, J. Size effect on the dynamic analysis of electrostatically actuated micro-actuators. Microsystem Technologies. 2017; 23 (5): 1247-1254.
  • Wang, C.M., Ke, L.L., Chowdhury, A.N.R., Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Fernando, D. Critical examination of midplane and neutral plane formulations for vibration analysis of FGM beams. Engineering Structures. 2017; 130: 275-281.
  • Song, M.T., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J. Free and forced vibrations of functionally graded polymer composite plates reinforced with graphene nanoplatelets. Composite Structures. 2017; 159: 579-588.
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Feature projects

Functionally graded ultra high performance concrete structure under flexure

ARC DP (DP210103656)

Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Zhang, Y.Y 

2021 - 2023

Buckling of functionally graded multilayer graphene nanocomposites

ARC DP (DP160101978)

Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S

2016 - 2018

Thermal upheaval buckling of functionally graded pavement slabs

ARC DP (DP140102132)

Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S.

2014 - 2016

Key projects by year

  • 2021- 2023 ARC DP (DP210103656) Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Zhang, Y.Y.: Functionally graded ultra high performance concrete structure under flexure
  • 2016-2018 ARC DP (DP160101978): Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S.: Buckling of functionally graded multilayer graphene nanocomposites
  • 2014-2017 ARC LP (LP140100747): Duan, W.H., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J., O’Moore, L.M., Zhang, J.: Controlling alkali-silica reaction in concrete for road pavements and bridge using graphene oxide and dune sand
  • 2014-2016 ARC DP (DP140102132): Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S.: Thermal upheaval buckling of functionally graded pavement slabs
  • 2011.7-2014.7 Research Grants Council of Hong Kong GRF Grant (9041668): Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J., Leung, A.Y.T.: Active repair and control of compressed light-weight structural members with imperfections
  • 2009.3- 2012.9 AutoCRC Grant: Yang, J.: Reliability-based optimization design of lightweight composite side door structure
  • 2009- 2011 Research Grants Council of Hong Kong GRF Grant (1233/08E): Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Liew, K.M.: Active repair and control of imperfect slender structures under compression
  • 2004-2007 Research Grants Council of Hong Kong CERG Grant, HK (1139/04E): Kitipornchai, S., Liew, K.M., Yang, J.: Stochastic modeling of FGM sandwich structures – local deformation prediction and failure characterisation
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Awards

Highly Cited Researcher (Cross Field) 

Award date: 2019, 2020, 2021

Recipients: Jie Yang

Australia's Research Field Leader (Mechanical Engineering) 

Award date: 2019, 2020

Recipients: Jie Yang

Global Field Leader (Mechanical Engineering)

Award date: 2020

Recipients: Jie Yang

Key awards by year

  • Highly Cited Researcher (Cross Field) 2021
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Cross Field) 2020
  • Australia's Research Field Leader (Mechanical Engineering) 2020
  • Global Field Leader (Mechanical Engineering) 2020
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Cross Field) 2019
  • Australia's Research Field Leader (Mechanical Engineering) 2019
  • Shanghai Science and Technology Award, Shanghai Municipal Government, China, 2019
  • Best paper award, Advanced Composites Innovation Conference (ACI2017), 2017
  • Excellent PhD Dissertation Award, Shanghai Municipal Education Committee, China, 2004.
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2002
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Grants

  • 2021- 2023 ARC DP (DP210103656) Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Zhang, Y.Y.: Functionally graded ultra high performance concrete structure under flexure
  • 2016- 2018 ARC DP (DP160101978): Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S.
  • Buckling of functionally graded multilayer graphene nanocomposites
  • 2014- 2017 ARC LP (LP140100747): Duan, W.H., Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J., O’Moore, L.M., Zhang, J.
  • Controlling alkali-silica reaction in concrete for road pavements and bridge using graphene oxide and dune sand
  • 2014- 2016 ARC DP (DP140102132): Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S.
  • Thermal upheaval buckling of functionally graded pavement slabs
  • 2011.7- 2014.7 Research Grants Council of Hong Kong GRF Grant (9041668): Kitipornchai, S., Yang, J., Leung, A.Y.T.
  • Active repair and control of compressed light-weight structural members with imperfections
  • 2009.3- 2012.9 AutoCRC Grant: Yang, J.
  • Reliability-based optimization design of lightweight composite side door structure
  • 2009- 2011 Research Grants Council of Hong Kong GRF Grant (1233/08E): Yang, J., Kitipornchai, S., Liew, K.M.
  • Active repair and control of imperfect slender structures under compression
  • 2004-2007 Research Grants Council of Hong Kong CERG Grant, HK (1139/04E): Kitipornchai, S., Liew, K.M., Yang, J.
  • Stochastic modeling of FGM sandwich structures – local deformation prediction and failure characterisation
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.