Xiong (Bill) Yu, PhD

Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Case School of Engineering
Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case School of Engineering

Research Information

Research Interests

My research focuses on addressing emerging engineering and societal issues associated with civil infrastructure system.  The activities are pursued with a strong interdisciplinary perspective that integrate engineering principles with the socioeconomic context.  The dynamic research program aims to advance the state of art and practice with the design and operation of infrastructure system at multiple scales.  Example topics of my research activities include:

  • Resilient, sustainable and intelligent infrastructure, infrastructure/city informatics
  • Smart and functional materials
  • Multi-scale and multiphysics modeling and characterization of engineering materials and systems
  • Sensor, non-destructive testing, and structural health monitoring
  • Efficient design, operation, and management of infrastructure systems
  • Interactions of critical infrastructure systems under system of systems context

Publications

Guo, Y. and Yu, X. 2016. Comparison of the implementation of three common types of coupled CFD-DEM model for simulating soil surface erosion. Journal of Multiphase Flow, Volume 91, May 2017, Pages 89–100

Liang F.Y., Wang, C, and Yu, X., 2016, Experimental and Numerical Investigations on the Performance of Sacrificial Piles in Reducing Local Scour around Pile Groups, Natural Hazards, accepted.

Guo, Y. and Yu, X. 2016, Design and analyses of open-ended pipe piles in cohesionless soils, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, March 2016, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 22–29.

Yang, Y. and Yu, X. 2016. Image analyses for video-based remote structure vibration monitoring system, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, March 2016, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 12–21.

Han, C.J. and Yu, X. 2016c, Feasibility of Geothermal Heat Exchanger Pile-Based Bridge Deck Snow Melting System: A Simulation Based Analysis, Renewable Energy, accepted.

Han, C.J. and Yu, X., 2016a, Performance of a residential ground source heat pump system in sedimentary rock formation, Applied Energy, 164, p. 89–98, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.12.003, Volume 164, 15 February 2016, Pages 89–98   

Han, C.J. and Yu, X., 2016b, Sensitivity Analysis of a Vertical Geothermal Heat Pump System, Applied Energy, Volume 170, 15 May 2016, Pages 148–160  

Li, J.L. and Yu, X. (2014). Model and Procedures for Reliable Near Term Wind Energy production Forecast, Wind Engineering 39(6):595-608 · December 2015.

Gao, Q. and Yu, X. (2015). Design and evaluation of a high sensitivity spiral TDR scour sensor, Smart Mater. Struct., Vol. 24,No. 8, 085005, doi:10.1088/0964-1726/24/8/085005  

Gao. Q. and Yu, X. (2015). Design, Analyses, and Evaluation of A Spiral TDR Sensor with High Spatial Resolution, Smart Structures and Systems, An International Journal, Volume 16, Issue 4,  2015, pp.683-699  

Guo, Y. and Yu, X. (2015). Understanding the Microscopic Moisture Migration in Pore Space using DEM Simulation, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages 171–177 

Hu, J.Y. and Yu, X. (2015). Reflectance Spectra of Thermochromic Asphalt Binder: Characterization and Optical Mixing Model, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Volume 28, Issue 2 (February 2016) 

Hu, J.Y. and Yu, X. (2015). Innovative Thermochromic Asphalt Coating: Characterization and Thermal Performance, Road Materials and Pavement Design, 17(1):1-16 · July 2015

Wu, G.X. and Yu, X. (2015). A Comprehensive 3D Finite Element Model of a Thermoelectric Module Used in a Power Generator: A Transient Performance Perspective, Journal of Electronic Materials, June 2015, Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 2080–2088

Zhang, B., Han, C.J. and Yu, X. (2015). A non-destructive method to measure the thermal properties of frozen soils during phase transition, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages 155–162

Gao, Q., Tao, J.L, Hu, J.Y., and Yu, X. (2015). Laboratory study on the mechanical behaviors of an anisotropic shale rock,  Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages 213–219

Wu, G, Yu, X. (2015) The Feasibility of a Current-Source Thermoelectric Power Generator and Its Corresponding Structure Design, Journal of Electronic Materials, June 2015, Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 1943-1947.  

Tao, J.L. and Yu, X. (2015). Bio-inspired directional sensor with piezoelectric microfiber and helical electrodes, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and structure, Published online before print November 17, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1045389X15610904 

Hu, J.Y., Wanasekara, N., Yu, X. (Bill) (2014). Thermal Properties of Thermochromic Asphalt Binders by Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Transportation Research Record, in press.

Hu, J.Y., Gao, Q., and Yu, X. (2014),  Characterization of the Optical and Mechanical Properties of Innovative Multifunctional Thermochromic Asphalt Binders, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, in press.

Liu, Z. and Yu, X. (2014). Predicting the Phase Composition Curve in Frozen Soils using Index Properties: A Physico-Empirical Approach, Cold Region Science and Technology, accepted

Liu, Z., Yu, X., Wan, L. (2014). Capillary Rise Method for the Measurement of the Contact Angle of Soils, Acta Geotechnica, accepted.

Dai Q.L., Xiao, X., Zhang, B.. Yu. X. (2014). Investigation of Internal Curing Effects on Microstructure and Permeability of Interface Transition Zones in Cement Mortar with SEM Imaging, Transport Simulation and Hydration Modeling Techniques, Construction & Building Materials, in press.

Liu, Z. and Yu, X. (2014). Multiphysics Modeling of Pavement under Frost Action, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Volume 15, Issue 5, 2014, pp. 427-437.

Wu, G.X. and Yu, X. (2014), A Holistic 3D Finite Element Simulation Model for Thermoelectric Power Generator Element, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 86, October 2014, pp 99–110.

Sun, Y. and Yu, X. (2014).  An Innovative Non-intrusive Driver Assistance System for Vital Signal Monitoring, Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI), IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. 10.1109/JBHI.2014.2305403.

Dai, Q.L., Kenneth, N.G., Sun, Y., and Yu, X. (2014). Investigation of Internal Frost Damage in Cementitious Materials with Micromechanics Analysis, SEM Imaging and Ultrasonic Wave Scattering Techniques, Construction & Building Materials, Volume 50, 15 January 2014, pp 478–485.

Education

PhD
Purdue University
2003
Master of Science
Purdue University
2003
Master of Science
Tsinghua University
2000
Bachelor of Science
Tsinghua University
1997
Bachelor of Science
Tsinghua University
1997