Associate Professor

Phone: (86) 18571758470

Email: zyan@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Solid Mechanics

Research Interests: Smart Materials and Structures, Modeling of Advanced Materials

Academic Degrees

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 2013, The University of Western Ontario;

MESc in Mechanical Engineering, 2009, The University of Western Ontario;

ME in Solid Mechanics, 2007, Huazhong University of Science & Technology;

BE in Engineering Mechanics, 2006, Huazhong University of Science & Technology.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor (2014-present); Huazhong University of Science & Technology,

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2013-2014); University of Alberta

Selected Publications

  • 1. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Effect of flexoelectricity on the electroelastic fields of a hollow piezoelectric nanocylinder, Smart Materials and Structures, 2015, in press.

  • 2. Z. Yan, Y. Zhang, J. Chen and Z. H. Xia, Statistical method for the fatigue life estimation of coke drums, Engineering Failure Analysis, 2015, 48, 259-271.

  • 3. Z. Zhang, Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Flexoelectric effect on the electroelastic responses and vibrational behaviors of a piezoelectric nanoplate, Journal of Applied Physics, 2014, 116, 014307.

  • 4. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Size-dependent bending and vibration behavior of piezoelectric nanobeams due to flexoelectricity, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2013, 46, 355502.

  • 5. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Flexoelectric  effect  on  the  electroelastic  responses  of  bending piezoelectric nanobeams, Journal of Applied Physics, 2013, 113, 194102.

  • 6. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Surface effects on the vibration and buckling of piezoelectric nanoplates, EPL (Europhysics Letters), 2012, 99, 27007.

  • 7. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Vibration and buckling analysis of a piezoelectric nanoplate considering surface effects and in-plane constraint, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2012, 468, 3458-3475.

  • 8. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Surface effects on the electroelastic responses of a thin piezoelectric plate with nanoscale thickness, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2012, 45, 255401.

  • 9. Z. Yan, M. Zaman and L. Y. Jiang, Thermo-electro-mechanical analysis of a curved functionally graded piezoelectric actuator with sandwich structure, Materials (special issue: Advances in Functionally Graded Materials), 2011, 4, 2151-2170.

  • 10. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Electromechanical response of a curved piezoelectric nanobeam with the consideration of surface effects, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2011, 44, 365301.

  • 11. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, The vibrational and buckling behaviors of piezoelectric nanobeams with surface effects, Nanotechnology, 2011, 22, 245703.

  • 12. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Surface effects on the electromechanical coupling and bending behaviors of piezoelectric nanowires, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2011, 44, 075404.

  • 13. M. Zaman, Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Thermal effect on the bending behavior of curved functionally graded piezoelectric actuators, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2010, 2, 787-805.

  • 14. L. Y. Jiang and Z. Yan, Timoshenko beam model for static bending of nanowires with surface effects, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 2010, 42, 2274-2279.

  • 15. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Interaction of parallel dielectric cracks in functionally graded piezoelectric materials (FGPMs), Acta Mechanica, 2010, 211, 251-269.

  • 16. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Investigation of the critical states of dielectric cracks in functionally graded piezoelectric materials, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2009, 465, 3187-3207.

  • 17. Z. Yan, L. Y. Jiang and J. R. Dryden, The fracture behaviour of functionally graded piezoelectric materials containing collinear dielectric cracks, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2009, 465, 1779-1798.

  • 18. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, On a moving dielectric crack in a piezoelectric interface with spatially varying properties, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2009, 76, 560-579.

  • 19. Z. Yan and L. Y. Jiang, Study of a propagating finite crack in functionally graded piezoelectric materials considering dielectric medium effect, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2009, 46, 1362-1372.

Awards and Honors

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) , 2011-2012, 2012-2013                                                                  

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, 2012

Graduate Thesis Research Award of the University of Western Ontario, 2008, 2010, 2012

Courses Taught

0800071: Mechanics of Materials

Project

The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 2015QN139)

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