Prof J. Chen

Assistant Professor (Structural Engineering)
Dr. X.W. Deng

BEng, Southeast University, China
MSc, Tshinghua University, China
PhD, California Institute of Technology, US




Office: HW 6-28
Phone: +852 2859 1974
Fax: +852 2559 5337
Homepage: Google Scholar


Teaching Activities
    Undergraduate Courses:
  • CIVL1113 Engineering Mechanics & Materials
  • CIVL2107 Theory & Design of Structures I
  • CIVL2112 Structural Analysis


Research Interests
  • Design of lightweight and deployable structure
  • Fluid-structure interaction of renewable energy system
  • Computational mechanics with focus on isogeometric analysis and finite element method
  • Structural optimization


Representative Research / Consultancy Projects
  • Deployment of super-pressure balloon; sponsor: NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), US
  • Fluid-structure interaction and high-performance computing for wind energy applications; sponsor: NSF (National Science Foundation), US
  • Advanced simulation, optimization, and health monitoring of large scale structural systems; sponsor: AFOSR (Air Force Office of Scientific Research), US


10 Selected Representative Publications
  • Yan, J., Deng, X., Korobenko, A., & Bazilevs, Y. (2016) Free-surface flow modeling and simulation of horizontal-axis tidal-stream turbines. Computers & Fluid.
  • Cai, J., Deng, X., & Feng, J. (2016) Effects of symmetric imperfections on the behavior of bistable struts. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, 1081286516664565.
  • Deng, X., Wang, Y., Yan, J., Liu, T., & Wang, S. (2016) Topology optimization of total femur structure: application of parameterized level set method under geometric constraints. Journal of Mechanical Design, 138(1), 011402.
  • Bazilevs, Y., Deng, X., Korobenko, A., di Scalea, F.L., Todd, M.D., & Taylor, S.G. (2015) Isogeometric fatigue damage prediction in large-scale composite structures driven by dynamic sensor data. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 82(9), 091008.
  • Cai, J., Deng, X., Feng, J., & Zhou, Y. (2015) Geometric design and mechanical behavior of a deployable cylinder with Miura origami. Smart Materials and Structures, 24(12), 125031.
  • Wang, Y., Wang, Q., Deng, X., Xia, Z., Yan, J., & Xu, H. (2015) Graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerated fast multipole BEM with level-skip M2L for 3D elasticity problems. Advances in Engineering Software, 82, 105-118.
  • Cai, J., Deng, X., Xu, Y., & Feng, J. (2015). Geometry and Motion Analysis of Origami-Based Deployable Shelter Structures. Journal of Structural Engineering, 141(10), 06015001.
  • Deng, X., Korobenko, A., Yan, J., & Bazilevs, Y. (2015). Isogeometric analysis of continuum damage in rotation-free composite shells. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 284, 349-372.
  • Raknes, S. B., Deng, X., Bazilevs, Y., Benson, D. J., Mathisen, K. M., & Kvamsdal, T. (2013). Isogeometric rotation-free bending-stabilized cables: statics, dynamics, bending strips and coupling with shells. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 263, 127-143.
  • Deng, X., & Pellegrino, S. (2012). Wrinkling of orthotropic viscoelastic membranes. AIAA journal, 50(3), 668-681.


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