Research Assistant Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Hu Yucai is currently a research assistant professor in the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology. From 2006 to 2010, he studied at the Northwestern Polytechnical University, majoring in aircraft design and engineering, and obtained a bachelor's degree. From 2011 to 2016, he studied at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Hong Kong and obtained a doctorate. His research interests are computational solid mechanics and origami structures.

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1. Y.C. Hu, H.Y. Liang* (2020). Folding simulation of rigid origami with Lagrange multiplier method, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 202, 552-561

2. Y.C. Hu, Y.X. Zhou, H.Y. Liang* (2020), Constructing rigid-foldable generalized Miura-ori tessellations for three-dimensional curved surfaces, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics,

3. Y.C. Hu, H.Y. Liang*, H.L. Duan (2019). Design of cylindrical and axisymmetric origami structures based on generalized Miura-ori cell, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 11(5): 051004.

4. K.Y. Sze*, Y.C. Hu (2017). Assumed natural strain and stabilized quadrilateral Lobatto spectral elements for C0 Plate/Shell analysis. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 111(5), 403-446.

5. Y.C. Hu, K.Y. Sze*, Y.X. Zhou (2015). Stabilized plane and axisymmetric Lobatto finite element models. Computational Mechanics, 56(5), 879-903.

6. S. Feng, Y.C. Hu, H.Y. Liang* (2018). Entropic elasticity based coarse-grained model of lipid membranes, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 148(16), 164705.

7. Q. Xie*, Y.C. Hu, Y.X. Zhou, W.S. Han (2019). Improving the bending response of four-node quadrilateral and eight-node hexahedral elements for Cosserat elasticity problems, Engineering Computations,

8. H.C. Fu, J.D.L. Ho, K.H Lee, Y.C. Hu, S.K.W. Au, K.J Cho, K.Y. Sze, and K.W. Kwok* (2019). Interfacing soft and hard: a spring reinforced actuator, Soft Robotics,

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Founded in December 2015, the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of departments in the College of Engineering of SUSTech. It aims to establish a world-leading department in mechanics and aerospace engineering, covering various research areas such as fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, aeroacoustics, combustion, and system control. The Department will learn from the best practice of peer departments over the world in order to develop into an international research institution that attends to the national strategic needs in mechanics and aerospace, cultivates outstanding innovative talents, and conducts frontier fundamental research and applied research with social impact.

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