Faculty + Staff

 Sichen Yuan
P 248.204.2578
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Sichen Yuan

Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor


  • 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

Research Interests

  • Data-driven computational solid mechanics
  • Dynamics and control

Selected Publications

  • Yuan, S., Yang, B., and Fang. H., 2019, "Self-Standing Truss with Hard-Point-Enhanced Large Deployable Mesh Reflectors." AIAA Journal pp.1-13. doi: 10.2514/1.J058446
    Yuan, S., Yang, B., and Fang, H., 2018, "Enhancement of Large Deployable Mesh Reflectors by the Self-Standing Truss with Hard-Points." 2019 AIAA Scitech Forum.
    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
    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
    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).
    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.
    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
    Yuan, S., Yang, B. and Fang, H., 2016, "Improvement of Surface Accuracy for Large Deployable Mesh Reflectors." AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference.
    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.
    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).


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