4306 Alan drive apt. d
Phone: 410 - 455 - 3395 (Lab)
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Feb. 2001– present,
Ph. D. Student (Research and Teaching Assistant), Mechanical Engineering,
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, Advisor: Dr. Weidong Zhu
1998 – Jan. 2001, Graduate Research Assistant, Applied Mechanics and Engineering,
Zhongshan (SUN YAT-SEN) University, Guangzhou, P. R. China, Advisor: Dr. Shuhui Chen
Sep. 1994 – Jul. 1998, B. S., Applied Mechanics and Engineering
Zhongshan (SUN YAT-SEN) University, Guangzhou, P. R. China
Dynamics, Linear and Nonlinear Vibration, Structural Damage Detection
Zhu, G.Y. Xu, Vibration of Elevator Cables with Small Bending Stiffness,
Journal of sound and vibration, Vol. 263, pp. 679-699, 2003.
C. N. Wong, W.D. Zhu and G.Y. Xu, On an Iterative, General Order Perturbation Method for Multiple Structural Damage Detection, Journal of sound and vibration, Vol. 273, pp. 363-386, 2004.
S.H. Chen, W.J. Lin, G.Y. Xu and J.L. Huang, The Dynamic Relaxation Method for Static Analysis of Cable Nets, Chinese Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 2, pp. 34-38, 2002.
Chen and G.Y. Xu, A New Perturbation Procedure for Strongly Nonlinear
Oscillators, presented at the ICAVP2000 (International Conference on Advanced
Vibration Progress) and published in the conference proceedings, Xi’an, P. R.
China, June 2000.
W. J. Lin, S.H. Chen and G.Y. Xu, A Farther Discussion on the Initial Conditions for Applying L-P Method, presented at the MMM-III (Modern Mathematics and Mechanics) and published in the conference proceedings, Guangzhou, P. R. China, Nov. 1999.
Xu, W.D. Zhu and B.H. Emory, Experimental and Numerical Investigation of
Structural Damage Detection Using Changes in natural Frequencies, to be
Presented at the 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and
Exposition, Anaheim, California; also Experimental Mechanics, to be
G.Y. Xu, W.D. Zhu and B.H. Emory, Vibration-Based Healthy Monitoring of Lightning Masts Using an Iterative Algorithm, to be Presented at the XXIII International Modal Analysis Conference, Orlando, Florida, 2005.
Graduate Student Award, first prize, 2000
Foundation Scholarship, 1999
Graduate of Zhongshan University, 1998
Student Awards, first prize, 1996, 1997 and 1998
Student Leadership of Guangdong province, P. R. China, 1998
Student leadership of Zhongshan University, P. R. China, 1997
Mitsui banking Corporation Global Foundation Scholarship, 1997
Bank Global Foundation Scholarship, 1996
Student Awards, third prize, 1995
Student Leadership of Putian city, Fujian, P. R. China, 1994
Weidong Zhu, Guangyao Xu, Chun-Nam Wong, Nengan Zheng and Benjamin Emory, System and Method for Detecting Structural Damage, US utility patent filed, 2004 (This application includes disclosure on an iterative method for detecting structural damage using changes in natural frequencies and/or mode shapes and a random impact series method for modal testing of structures and is likely to support as many as 3 or more separate patents.)
of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association, 1999
President of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate
Student Association, 1998
Assistant Organizer for the MMM-III (Modern Mathematics and Mechanics Conference, Guangzhou), 1999
At University of Maryland:
Linear Vibrations (A) Advanced Dynamics (A)
Random Vibrations of Structural Systems (A) Advanced Systems Control (A)
Systems Optimization (A) Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (A)
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (A) Applied Elasticity (A)
Introduction to Dynamical Systems (A)
At Zhongshan University:
Nonlinear Vibration (A) Reliability Analysis of Structure (A)
Computational mechanics and Program Design (A) Modern High Building Structures (A)
principle and General Finite Element Methods (A)
Introduction to Modern Solid Mechanics (A)
Mandarin, Cantonese, and English