Yue Guan

Guan headshot Assistant Professor
Email: yguan1@memphis.edu  
Phone: 901.678.5013
Office: Engineering Science 310A
Research Areas
Solid Mechanics, Nonlinear Dynamics and Biomechanics
Research Area Specifics
  • Lightweight structures
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Biomechanics
Brief Description
My overall research goal is to discover new mechanical mechanisms that underlie the nonlinearity and multi-stability for lightweight structures both in engineering and in organisms. The research is a combination of theoretical (nonlinear dynamics), computational (meshless methods) and experimental (mechanical apparatus design and biomechanical studies) mechanics analysis.

Research Laboratory Name
Tunable Nonlinearity and Stability Lab
Research Laboratory
The Tunable Nonlinearity and Stability Lab is located at ET 214. Future facilities to be provided include a Digital Image Correlation (DIC) system, high-speed cameras, laser displacement sensors, etc.
Research Applications
  • Deployable aerospace structures
  • Bio-inspired structures and robots
  • Mate-materials
Brief Description
My research on lightweight structures has a broad application in the design and safety monitoring of plate and shell structures such as the body of aircrafts or satellites, deployable aerospace structures, and mate-materials assembled by slender cell structures. My studies on animal locomotion also provide insights into the field of bio-inspired propulsion systems.
Research Sponsors

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