Faculty Profile

Yunwei Xu

Title
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department
Mechanical Engineering
College
College of Engineering

    

Education

PhD, University of Miami, 2018.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Degree Specialization: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dissertation Title: An Orthotropic Augmented Finite Element Method (A-FEM) for Progressive Damage Analyses of Laminated Composites (High-F)
MS, Florida International University, 2015.
Major: Mechanical and Material Engineering
Degree Specialization: Masters
Dissertation Title: The strength of prototyping structures
BS, Zhejiang University, 2012.
Major: Machine Design, Manufacturing and Automation

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MEEN 4140.001, Finite Element Analysis, Fall 2024
MEEN 4140.101, Finite Element Analysis, Fall 2024
MEEN 3250.003, Numerical Methods for MEE Engineers, Fall 2024
MEEN 2240.001, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Fall 2024
MEEN 2240.002, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Fall 2024

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.001, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.301, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.001, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
ENGR 2301.003, Statics, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.003, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2110.002, Engineering Data Analysis, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.001, Finite Element Analysis, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.101, Finite Element Analysis, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.001, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.001, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.301, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5440.001, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5440.101, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5440.601, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5440.615, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.001, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.003, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.001, Finite Element Analysis, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.101, Finite Element Analysis, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.001, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.002, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.001, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.301, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5440.001, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5440.101, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5440.601, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5440.615, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.001, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.003, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.001, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.002, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ENGR 2302.001, Dynamics, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2302.001, Mechanics II, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.001, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Summer 10W 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.001, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 4140.301, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2021 SPOT
MEEN 2240.001, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5800.005, Selected Topics of Contemporary Interest in Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.003, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.001, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2240.002, Programming for Mechanical Engineers, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2301.001, Mechanics I, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.003, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2302.001, Mechanics II, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2302.002, Mechanics II, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Summer 10W 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 2301.001, Mechanics I, Summer 10W 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.001, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 3250.002, Analytical Methods for MEE Engineers, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 1000.001, Discover Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MEEN 5600.006, Feedback Control of Dynamical Systems, Spring 2019 SPOT
MEEN 5600.606, Feedback Control of Dynamical Systems, Spring 2019 SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Ma, Z., Xu, Y., Yang, Q. (2021). A Conforming A-FEM for Modeling Arbitrary CrackPropagation and Branching in Solids.
Hu, J., Xu, Y., Zhang, K. (2019). Modeling on bearing behavior and damage evolution of single-lap bolted composite interference-fit joints.
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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