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Yongxing Shen
Associate Dean / Associate Professor, JI
Office 400D
Tel +86-21-34206765 Ext. 4004
Email yongxing.shen@sjtu.edu.cn
Webpage http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn/~yxshen/Index.php


Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University (2008)
MSc. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (2006)
B.Eng. Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University (2003)

Work Experience

2014-pres. Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, SJTU
2011-2014 Tenure-track Lecturer, Applied Mathematics, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
2008-2011 Postdoctoral Scholar, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA

Honors and Awards

Excellent graduate, Tsinghua University, 2003

Research Interests

Professor Shen has broad interests in the field of computational mechanics, especially computational fracture mechanics. His interests range from designing numerical methods and analyzing their convergence properties, to discovering materials’ fracture behaviors with numerical simulations, and to applying numerical methods to make an impact to practical engineering problems. His current and past topics of interests include:

  • Efficient numerical methods for crack propagation and hydraulic fracturing
  • Phase-field methods for crack propagation
  • Fracture of thin shells
  • Discontinuous Galerkin methods
  • Universal meshes
  • Simulation methods to study material properties
  • Mathematical analysis of numerical methods
  • Modeling of scanning probe microscopy
  • Phase transformation of alloys

Publications (10 selected in chronological order)

  1. W. Lai, J. Gao, Y. Li, M. Arroyo, Y. Shen. Phase field modeling of brittle fracture in an Euler-Bernoulli beam accounting for transverse part-through cracks. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 361 (2020) 112787
  2. M. Mollaali, V. Ziaei-Rad, and Y. Shen. Numerical modeling of CO2 fracturing by the phase field approach. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 70 (2019) 102905
  3. S. Zahiri, Z. Xu, Y. Hu, H. Bao, Y. Shen. A semi-Lagrangian method to solve the nongray phonon Boltzmann transport equation. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 138 (2019) 267–276
  4. Y. Li, W. Lai, and Y. Shen. Variational h-adaption method for the phase field approach to fracture. International Journal of Fracture 217(1)(2019)83-103
  5. Y. Wan, T. Xue, Y. Shen, The successive node snapping scheme for an evolving branched curve in 2D and 3D, Computer-Aided Design 111 (2019) 13-28
  6. M. M. Chiaramonte, Y. Shen, and A. J. Lew. Mapped finite element methods: High-order approximations of problems on domains with cracks and corners. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 111 (9) (2017) 864-900
  7. V. Ziaei-Rad, L. Shen, J. Jiang, and Y. Shen. Identifying the crack path for the phase field approach to fracture with non-maximum suppression. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 312 (2016) 304—321
  8. V. Ziaei-Rad and Y. Shen. Massive parallelization of the phase field formulation for crack propagation with time adaptivity. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 312 (2016) 224—253
  9. M. M. Chiaramonte, Y. Shen, L. M. Keer, and A. J. Lew. Computing stress intensity factors for curvilinear cracks. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 104(4) (2015) 260—296
  10. R. Rangarajan, M. M. Chiaramonte, M. J. Hunsweck, Y. Shen, A. J. Lew. Simulating curvilinear crack propagation in two dimensions with universal meshes. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 102(3-4) (2015) 632–670.

Past and Current Sponsors of Research

  1. Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (European Commission)
  2. Acciones Integradas (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation)
  3. National Natural Science Foundation of China
  4. Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality
  5. Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province
  6. Luxshare Precision

Synergistic Activities

  • Reviewer for Applied Mathematics and Computation, Applied Physics Letters, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering