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Sichen Yuan

Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Robotics, and Industrial Engineering


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Courses And Advising

  • EGE 2013 - Statics
  • EME 3013 - Mechanics of Materials
  • EME 3043 - Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Data-driven computational solid mechanics
  • Deep learning
  • Deployable structures
  • Mechanical Metamaterials
  • Robotics
  • Dynamics and control

Selected Publications

  1. Yuan, S., Yang, B. and Fang, H., 2020. Direct Root-Mean-Square Error for Surface Accuracy Evaluation of Large Deployable Mesh Reflectors. In AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum (p. 0935). doi:10.2514/6.2020-0935
  2. Yuan, S., Yang, B. and Fang, H., 2019. "Self-Standing Truss with Hard-Point-Enhanced Large Deployable Mesh Reflectors." AIAA Journal, 57(11), pp.5014-5026. doi: 10.2514/1.J058446
  3. Yuan, S., Yang, B. and Fang, H., 2019. "Enhancement of Large Deployable Mesh Reflectors by the Self-Standing Truss with Hard-Points." In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum (p. 0752). doi:10.2514/6.2019-0752
  4. Yuan, S. and Yang, B., 2019, "The fixed nodal position method for form finding of high-precision lightweight truss strctures." International Journal of Solids and Structures, 161, pp. 82-95. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.11.011
  5. Yuan, S., Yang, B. and Fang, H., 2018, "The Projecting Surface Method for improvement of surface accuracy of large deployable mesh reflectors." Acta Astronautica, 151, pp. 678-690. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2018.07.005
  6. Yang, B., and Yuan, S., 2018, "The Fixed Nodal Position Method for Form Finding of High-Precision Large Deployable Mesh Reflectors." The 4th International Workshop on Space Deployable Structures (IWSDS).
  7. Yuan, S., Yang, B., and Fang, H, 2018, "Form-Finding of Large Deployable Mesh Reflectors with Elastic Deformations of Supporting Structures." 2018 AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference. doi:10.2514/6.2018-1198
  8. Shi, H., Yuan, S. and Yang, B. 2018, "New Methodology of Surface Mesh Geometry Design for Deployable Mesh Reflectors." Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 55(2), pp. 266-281. doi: 10.2514/1.A33867
  9. Yuan, S., Yang, B. and Fang, H., 2016, "Improvement of Surface Accuracy for Large Deployable Mesh Reflectors." AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. doi:10.2514/6.2016-5571
  10. Yuan, S., and Yang, B., 2016, "Design and Optimization of Tension Distribution for Space Deployable Mesh Reflectors." 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 158, Univelt, Napa, CA, pp. 765–776.
  11. Yuan, S., Zhang, H., Wang, N., and Luan, N., 2011, "Motion study of a redundant 7-DOF operation robot." 2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering (ICECE).