University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Dianyun Zhang

Dianyun ZhangDianyun Zhang
Assistant Professor

Department of Mechnical Engineering
United Technologies Engineering Building Rm. 366
Phone: (860) 486-5934
Fax: (860) 486-5088
E-mail: dianyun.zhang@uconn.edu
Group website: compomechanics.com

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Education

  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2014
  • M.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013
  • B.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009
  • B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2009
  • B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 2009
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Research Focus

  • Mechanics of composite materials
  • Multiscale computational modeling of composite structures
  • High temperature performance of ceramic matrix composites
  • Progressive damage and failure analysis of composites
  • Micromechanics of heterogeneous materials
  • Experimental characterization of composite materials with microstructure
  • Damage and fracture mechanics
  • Biologically inspired materials and structures
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Publications

Zhang, D., A. M. Waas, and C. F. Yen, “Progressive damage and failure response of hybrid 3D textile composites subjected to flexural loading, Part I: Experimental Studies,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2015. (accepted)

Zhang, D., A. M. Waas, and C. F. Yen, “Progressive damage and failure response of hybrid 3D textile composites subjected to flexural loading, Part II: Mechanics based multiscale computational modeling of progressive damage and failure,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2015. (accepted)

Zhang, D. and A. M. Waas, “A micromechanics based multiscale model for nonlinear composites”, Acta Mechanica225(4-5), 1391-1417, 2014. doi:10.1007/s00707-013-1057-1

Zhang, D., A. M. Waas, M. Pankow, C. F. Yen, and S. Ghiorse, “Flexural behavior of a layer-to-layer orthogonal interlocked three-dimensional textile composite”, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology134, 031009-1-8, 2012.doi:10.1115/1.4006501