• Journal Papers
  • Authored Books
  1. Manufacturing Processes and Materials Processing

1) S. Wei, G. Wang, D. Deng, and Y. Rong, "Micro-structure characterization and thermal behavior around crack tip under electropulsing", Applied Physics A, 2015, 121(1), pp. 69-76;

2) Y. Zhang, G. Wang, Z. Nie, W. Shi, Y. Rong, “Experimental study of high temperature hydrozing annealing 1J50 alloy’s magnetic properties”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2013, Vol. 135, No. 6, 061024-061024-5

3) Y. Peng, G. Wang, T. Zhu, S. Pan, and Y. Rong, “Dynamic mechanical behaviors of 6082-T6 Aluminum alloy”, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2013, doi:10.1155/2013/878016

4) G. Wang, Y. Rong, “Advances of physics-based precision modeling and simulation for manufacturing processes”, Advances in Manufacturing, Vol. 1, 2013, 75-81

5) B. Xiao, Q. Wang, G. Wang, R. Sisson, Y. Rong, “Robust methodology for determination of heat transfer coefficient distribution in convection”, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 17, pp. 2815-2821, 2010


  1. Machining and Grinding Processes

1) P. Yan, X. Su, G. Wang, Y. Rong, “Preliminary experimental study on effect of cutting fluid on milled surface quality of iron-based superalloy”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1077, pp. 61-65, 2015

2) X. Li, S. Wolf, G. Zhi, Y. Rong, “The modelling and experimental verification of the grinding wheel topographical properties based on the ‘through-the-process’ method”, Int. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.70, pp. 640-659, 2014

3) X. Li, S. Wolf, T. Zhu, G. Zhi, Y. Rong, “Modelling and analysis of the bonding mechanism of CBN grains for electroplated superabrasive tools- Part 1: Introduction and application of a novel approach for determining the bonding force and the failure modes”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2014 (DOI 10.1007/s00170-014-6411-5)

4) X. Li, G. Zhi, S. Wolf, T. Zhu, Y. Rong, “Modelling and analysis of the bonding mechanism of CBN grains for electroplated superabrasive tools- Part 2: Finite Element Modelling and experimental verification”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2014 (DOI 10.1007/s00170-014-6412-4)

5) X. Li, Y. Lu, Q. Li, F. Li, Y. Rong, “The study on the influences of superabrasive grain spatial orientation for micro-cutting processes based on response surface methodology”; International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Nov. 2012 (doi:10.1007/s00170-012-4587-0)


  1. Computer-aided Fixturing

1) G. Qin, H. Ye, Y. Rong, “A unified point-by-point planning algorithm of machining fixture layout for complex workpiece”, International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2013.842020, October 2013

2) H. Wang, Y. Rong, H. Li, P. Shaun, “Computer Aided Fixture Design: Recent Research and Trend”, Journal of Computer Aided Design, Vol. 42, No. 12, pp. 1085-1094, 2010

3) I. Boyle, Y. Rong, D. Brown, “A review and analysis of current computer-aided fixture design approaches”, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 1-12, 2011

4) Y. Zheng, Z. Hou, and Y. Rong, “The Study of Fixture Stiffness, part 1: A Finite Element Analysis for Stiffness of Fixture Units”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 36, No. 9-10, April 2008

5) Y. Kang, Y. Rong, J-C. Yang, “Computer-aided Fixture Design Verification, part 1: the Framework and Modeling”, Int. J. Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 21, 2003, pp. 827-835.


  1. Manufacturing Systems

1) H. Wang, Y. Rong, D. Xiang, “Mechanical assembly planning using ant colony optimization”, Computer aided design, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 59-71, 2014

2) H. Wang, D. Xiang, Y. Rong, L. Zhang, “Intelligent disassembly planning: a review on its fundamental methodology”, Assembly Automation, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 78-85, 2013

3) N. Xu, S. Huang, Y. Rong, “Automatic Setup Planning: Current State-of-the-Art and Future Perspective”, Int. J. Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2007, pp. 193-208

4) S. Yao, X. Han, Y. Yang, Y. Rong, S. H. Huang, D. W. Yen and G. Zhang, “Computer-aided Manufacturing Planning for Mass Customization, part 1, Framework”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 32, 2007, pp. 194-204

5) X. Xu, L. Wang and Y. Rong, “STEP-NC and Function Blocks for Interoperatable Manufacturing”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 297-308, 2006


  1. Design and Dynamics

1) X. Jin, Y. Rong, X. Zhong, “Wind turbine manufacturing industry in China: current situation and problems”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 33, 2014, pp. 729–735.

2) Y. Rong and H. S. Tzou, "Dynamic characteristics evaluation of elastically jointed structures through stochastic simulation," Computers and Structures, Vol. 42, No. 2, 1992, pp. 311-330

3) Y. Rong and H. S. Tzou, "Diagnostic monitoring and sensitivity analysis of contact dynamics in jointed structures," AIAA Journal, Vol. 29, No. 12, 1991, pp. 2215-2221

4) H. S. Tzou and Y. Rong, "Contact dynamics of a spherical joint and a jointed truss-cell unit system: theory and stochastic simulation," AIAA Journal, Vol. 29, No. 1, 1991, pp. 81-88

5) H, S. Tzou, Y. Rong and A. Nassirharnd, "Design and stochastic simulation of elastically jointed mechanical systems," Journal of CAD. Vol. 21, No. 7, 1989, pp. 435-440


  1. Engineering Education

1) Y. Rong, “Ten Year Experience of Global Capstone Design Projects in China”, ASEE 2015 International Forum, June 14, 2015, Seattle, WA

2) X. Li, D. Wu, H. Zhao, Y. Rong, “3D Engineering education under globalization”, Proceeding of Engineering Education Reform, Tsinghua University Press, 2014 (in Chinese)

3) Y. Rong, H. Zhao, D. Wu, “Make Engineering Curriculum Flexible: an Experimental Design in China”, Joint International Conference on Engineering Education & International Conference on Information Technology ICEE/ICIT-2015, July 20-24, Zagreb, Croatia

4) Y. Rong, “Integration and Practice of Entrepreneurship in Global Senior Projects”, Capstone Design Conference, Boulder, CO, June 7-9, 2010

5) Y. Rong and A. Zeng, “Integration of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Globalization in Engineering Senior Projects”, 7th Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Cape Town, South Africa, October 19-23, 2008



1) G. Wang, Y. Rong, Computational Modeling and Simulation of Heat Treatment for Metal Alloy, Willey & Sons, 2015 (under development)

2) G. Wang, Y. Rong, R. Sisson, “Heating and Heat Flow Simulation”, ASM Handbook Volume 22 Modeling and Simulation: Processing of Metallic Materials – Article 13A, 2009, pp.459-474.

3) Y. Rong, S. H. Huang, and Z. Hou, Advanced Computer-aided Fixture Design, Elsevier Science & Technology, ISBN 0125947518, Academic Press, April 2005; translated into Chinese and published in 2010

4) Y. Rong and Y. Zhu, Computer-aided Fixture Design, ISBN: 0-8247-9961-5, Marcel Dekker, New York, Apr. 1999 (A book review introducing this book was published at International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, June 2001; and was translated into Chinese and published by China Machinery Industry Press, 2002)


1) F. Looft and Y. Rong, “The Capstone Project: Integrated Experience”, Chapter 8 in Shaping Our World, Engineering Education for the 21st Century, Editors, G. Tryggvason and D. Apelian, Wiley and Sons, 2012, pp. 123-150.

2) V. Ivanov, V. Karpus, Y. Rong, Modular Fixtures: Analysis and Optimization, Willey & Sons, 2015 (under development)

3) H. Wang, Y. Zheng , Y. Rong, “Contact Stiffness Study: Modelling and Identification”, A Chapter in Finite element analysis: from biomedical applications to industrial developments, Edited by David Moratal, InTech, 2012, pp.319-342

4) Y. Rong and X. Li, (Guest Editors), Special Issue on Advanced Manufacturing Tooling, Int. Journal of Computer Application in Technology, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2007

5) Y. Rong, “Computer-aided Modular Fixture Design,” An invited chapter (Chapter 4) in the Computer Aided and Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. IV, Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), editor, C. T. Leondes, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, NJ, 2003, pp. 103-170

6) Y. Rong, “Automated Fixture Planning,” Chapter 7 in Computer-aided Process and Assembly Planning: Method, Tools, and Technologies, J. M. Usher and H. R. Parsaei (eds.), Gordon and Breach, New York, 2003

7) Y. Rong, “Automated Modular Fixture Configuration Design for Integrated Product and Process Design,” Chapter 13 in Simultaneous Engineering: Methodologies and Applications, U. Roy, J. M. Usher and H. R. Parsaei (eds.), ISBN: 9-0569-9660-6, Taylor and Francis, New York, 1999, pp. 359-400

8) Y. Rong, “Tolerance Assurance in Computer-aided Fixture Design and Verification,” Chapter 15 in Advanced Tolerancing Techniques, H. C. Zhang (ed.), John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1997, pp. 381-425


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