Shengyong Zhang, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Technology Building 291 
(219) 785-5521
syzhang@pnc.edu

Office Hours –

Education
            
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, 2005
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, P.R. China, 1989
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, P.R. China, 1986

Courses Taught

  • ENGR 45000 Engineering Analysis
  • ENGR 45100 Engineering Analysis II
  • ME 27400 Basic Mechanics II (Dynamics)
  • ME 32401 Mechanics of Materials
  • ME 32800 Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • ME 33001 Structure and Properties of Materials
  • ME 45101 Machine Design II
  • ME 45600 Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery
  • ME 45700 Vibration Analysis

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University North Central, 2015-present
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University North Central, 2010-2015
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Louisville, 2005-2010

Professional Activities

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Honors and Awards

  • Purdue Research Foundation Summer Faculty Grant, 2012
  • Hsing Chuang Award for Excellence in Graduate Study, University of Louisville, 2002
  • Graduate Research Assistant Fellowship, University of Louisville, 2000-2005

Service Activities

  • Member of PNC curriculum committee, 2011-present
  • Member of PNC faculty senate, 2011-present

Publications/Presentations

  • Zhang, S.Y., “Improving Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio of Spot-Welded Structures Based upon Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling,” World Journal of Engineering and Technology, accepted.
  • Zhang, S.Y., “Application of Gauge Sensitivity for Calculating Vehicle Body Natural Frequencies,” International Journal of Mechanics and Applications, 2013, 3(6), 139-144.
  • Zhang, S.Y., “Improving Vehicle Body Stiffness with Reinforcements at Optimal Locations Based Upon Local Gauge Sensitivity,” International Journal of Mechanics and Applications, 2013, 3(4), 81-87.
  • Zhang, S.Y. and Prater, G., “Gauge sensitivity indices and application for assessing vehicle body structural stiffness,” Int. J. Vehicle Design, 2011, 57(1), 1-16.
  • Prater, G., Zhang, S.Y., Shahhosseini, A.M. and Osborne, G.M., “Gauge Sensitivity Indices for Vehicle Body Structure Assessment and Optimization,” Int. J. Vehicle Systems Modeling and Testing, 2009, 4(1/2), 79-101.
  • Zhang, S.Y. and Prater, G., “A Study of the Effect of Elastic Instability on Stiffness-Based Gauge Sensitivity Indices for Vehicle Body Structure Assessment,” Thin-Walled Structures, 47(2009) 1590-1596.
  • Prater, G., Zhang, S.Y., Shahhosseini, A.M. and Osborne, G.M., “Application and Experimental Validation of Gauge Sensitivity Indices for Vehicle Body Structure Optimization,” SAE paper number 2008-01-0883.
  • Zhang, S.Y., Prater, G., Shahhosseini, A.M. and Osborne, G.M., “Experimental validation of noise, vibration and harshness-based gauge sensitivity indices,” Experimental Techniques, September/October(2008), 51-54.
  • Prater, G., Zhang, S.Y. and Shahhosseini, A.M., “Structural Gauge Sensitivity Indices for Vehicle Body Architecture Assessment and Optimization,” Proceedings of the VII International Conference on Mathematical Problems of Mechanics of Non-homogeneous Structures, Lviv, Ukraine, September 2006.