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Faculty - YUAN Xingfei

  • YUAN Xingfei


    Institute of Spatial Structure

    A723 An-Zhong Building Zijingang Campus


Research Interest

Spatial structures, long-span roof structures
Tensegrity structures, cable domes
Nonlinear analysis of structures
Computer-aided design of structures 


Sep.1991-Jul.1995    BEng Degree, Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology, P. R. China

Sep.1995-May.2000    PhD Degree, Zhejiang University, P.R.China

Professional Employment

May 2000-May 2002 Research Assistant, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

May 2002-Dec 2003  Lecturer, Zhejiang University
Dec 2003-Dec 2007  Associate professor, Zhejiang University
Dec 2007-Present      Professor, Zhejiang University

Selected Publication

1.    X.F. Yuan, S.L. Dong. Nonlinear analysis and optimum design of cable domes. Engineering Structures. 24(7): 965-977, 2002.

2.    X.F. Yuan, S.L. Dong. Study on static behaviour of cable domes. International Association of Shell and Space Structures. 43(2): 81-91, 2002.
3.    X.F. Yuan and J.G. Teng. Interactive web-based package for computer-aided learning of structural behavior. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 10(3):121-136, 2003.
4.    X.F. Yuan, S.L. Dong. Integral feasible prestress state of cable domes. Computers & Structures. 81(21): 2111-2119, 2003.
5.    J.G. Teng, C.Y. Song and X.F. Yuan. Fostering creativity in students in the teaching of structural analysis. The international journal of Engineering Eduction. 20(1): 96-102, 2004.
6.    Zhang Zhi-hong, Yuan Xing-fei and Dong Shi-lin. Some aspects of the application of dynamic relaxation method in space structures. International Journal of Space Structures. 19(2): 97-102, 2004.
7.    Dong Shilin, Yuan Xingfei. Development of lattice shells in China. IASS, 47(2): 111-124, 2006.
8.    S.L. Dong, X.F. Yuan. Prestension process analysis of prestressed space grid structures. Journal of constructional steel research. 63(3):406-411, 2007.
9.    X.F. Yuan,Chen lianmeng, S.L. Dong, Prestress design of cable domes with new forms. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 44(9): 2773-2782, 2007.
10.X.F. Yuan, S.H. Xia, L. Lam and S.T. Smith. Analysis and behavior of FRP-confined short concrete columns subject to eccentric loading. Journal of Zhejiang University Science. 9(1):38-49, 2008.
11.Xingfei Yuan, Zhangli Peng, Shilin Dong, Baojun Zhao. New tensegrity module – torus. Advances in Structural Engineering, 11(3):243-252, 2008.
12.Wang Zhenhua, Yuan Xingfei, Dong Shilin. Simple approach for force finding analysis of Geiger domes with consideration of self-weight. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 66(2): 317-322, 2010
13.Yuan Xingfei, Wang Zhenhua, Dong Shilin. Simplified techniques for prestress design and load analysis of Geiger domes. Advanced Science Letters, 4(8-10): 3256-3260, 2011.
14.Dong Shilin, Yuan Xingfei, Pang Bo and Tian Wei. Structural form and mechanical properties of the suspension cylindrical lattice shells. Advances in Structural Engineering, 14(4): 689-698, 2011.
15.Xingqiang Zhang, Xing Fei Yuan, Li Min. Structural system and conceptual model test of solar chimney.  Advanced Materials Research, 168-170:1601-1610, 2011.
16.Xiaodong Lv, Xing Fei Yuan, Lian Zhou. Wind-induced response of the solar chimney.  Advanced Materials Research, 163-167: 4100-4103,2011.
17.Li limin, Yuan Xingfei. Influence of joint stiffness on dynamic performance of the single-layer reticulated shell. Spatial Structures, 17(3):92-96, 2011.
18.Yuan Xingfei, Zhou lian. Singularity and kinematic bifurcation analysis of pin-bar mechanisms using stiffness theory. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49:1212-1226, 2012.
19.Ming-liang Zhu, Shi-lin Dong, Xing-fei Yuan. Failure analysis of a cable dome due to cable slack or rupture. Advances in Structural Engineering. 16(2):259-271, 2013.
20.Shaowen Fang, Xingfei Yuan. Construction analysis of the chimney of solar thermal power station.Applied Mechanics and Materials, 283 : 41-46, 2013
21. Zhou Qian-nan, Gu Guan-dong, Yuan Xing-fei, Qian Ruo-jun. Spatial beam element model based on deformation analysis. Spatial Structures, 19(3): 91-96, 2013.
22. Zhibin Lin, Xingfei Yuan, and Ruojun Qian. Modeling unstressed state of kinematic indeterminate systems. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 353-356: 3228-3231, 2013.
23.Shaowen Fang, Xingfei Yuan, Ruojun Qian, Shuhui Jiang. Finite element solution in fluid mechanics using exponential function based interpolation. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 580-583: 3051-3056, 2014.
24.Chen Chong, Yuan Xingfei, Qian Ruojun. Spatial fine beam model based on vector form intrinsic finite element analysis. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 638-640: 238-243, 2014.
25.Xingfei Yuan, Along Li, yanbin Shen, Ruojun Qian. Kinematic path analysis of kinematically indeterminate systems. KSCE journal of Civil Engineering, (0000)00(0):1-7.DOI 10.1007/ S12205-015-0481-2, 2015.