Dr Jie Yuan


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Personal statement

Dr. Jie Yuan currently is a Lecturer in Aerospace Centre of Excellence at the University of Strathclyde. His research interests are mainly on the nonlinear dynamics and control with main applications to aerospace structures. He graduated as an aerospace engineer from University of Bristol in 2012 and then obtained the PhD degree in aerospace dynamics from the Rolls Royce Composite UTC within Bristol Composite Institute in 2016. Before joining Strathclyde in 2020, he had worked as a research associate in Rolls Royce Vibration Technology Centre at Imperial College London. He also worked with Airbus UK between 2015 and 2017, leading the research in the multi-diciplinanry aircraft design and optimisation. He holds honorary/Visiting research fellow position from University of Bristol from 2016, Cranfield University from 2017 and Imperial College London 2020.


A numerical approach to evaluate temperature-dependent peridynamics damage model for destructive atmospheric entry of spacecraft
Peddakotla SA, Yuan J, Minisci E, Vasile M, Fossati M
The Aeronautical Journal (2022)
Yekai Sun, Yaguang Wu, Xing Wang, Yu Fan, Jie Yuan, Dayi Zhang
Journal of Aerospace Power , pp. 1-21 (2022)
A multi-step interpolated-FFT procedure for full-field nonlinear modal testing of turbomachinery components
Wang Xing, Szydlowski Michal, Yuan Jie, Schwingshackl Christoph
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Vol 169 (2022)
A novel test rig for the validation of nonlinear friction contact parameters of turbine blade root joints
Alarcón Daniel, Yuan Jie, Schwingshackl Christoph
IMAC XL (40th) - 2022 (2022)
Effects of the geometry of friction interfaces on the nonlinear dynamics of jointed structure
Yuan Jie, Salles Loic, Schwingshackl Christoph
Nonlinear Structures & Systems, Volume 1 Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, pp. 67-74 (2021)
Flutter analysis of blisks with friction ring dampers
Sun Yekai, Yuan Jie, Salles Loïc
Proceedings of the Global Power & Propulsion Society 2021 (2021) (2021)

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Research interests

The purpose of his research is to advance the understanding of complicated dyanmic phenomenon, and improve the vibration prediction of these systems involving different type of nonlinearities and uncertainties. It can help to shift the conventional paradigm from deterministic and linear design to robust and nonlinear design, which would expand the feasible design space and tolerable operational conditions leading to safer, more resilient and efficient aerospace structure.  The main focus of his current research is to address four main themes:

  • Development of advanced numerical methods to predict vibration level and stability of the mechanical system with various types of nonlinearities;
  • Design of novel friction based or new material based damping concepts for vibration suppression or reduction; 
  • Uncertainty quantification and optimisation of nonlinear aerospace systems;
  • Data driven techniques to improve the design and identification of nonlinear dynamical system.  

Professional activities

High fidelity modelling of large-scale jointed structures in aircraft engines
Computational dynamics of complex aerospace structures with friction interfaces
Rice University (External organisation)
Applied Mechanics (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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EPSRC IAA: Uncertainty Quantification of Novel Aeroelastic Systems using Advanced Composite Materials
Yuan, Jie (Principal Investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2022
Multi-functional nonlinear tuned vibration energy harvester for intelligent rotating systems International Exchanges 2021 Cost Share (NSFC)
Yuan, Jie (Principal Investigator) Cartmell, Matthew (Research Co-investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Research Co-investigator)
31-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2024
Multi-scale uncertainty quantification for nonlinear dynamic systems with friction interface (Saltire Workshop scheme)
Yuan, Jie (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2023
Multi-scale thermomechanical analysis of friction involved complex dynamic systems (RSE Small Grant)
Yuan, Jie (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | McGurk, Michael
Yuan, Jie (Principal Investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator) McGurk, Michael (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025

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