LU Yaohui

Professor, Ph.D., Ph.D. Supervisor

Email: yhlu2000@swjtu.edu.cn

Office: Room 205, Engineering Research Center of Advanced Driving Energy-saving Technology, Ministry of Education Building, Jiuli Campus Southwest Jiaotong University.




Visiting Scholar, School of Engineering, Plymouth University, UK (2017)

Visiting Scholar, Department of Mechanics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (2013-2014)

PhD, Southwest Jiaotong University, Vehicle engineering (2011)

M.S., Southwest Jiaotong University, Vehicle engineering (2003)

B.S., Southwest Jiaotong University, Mechanical engineering (ICE)(1998)  


Academic Appointments

Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China(2018)

Ph.D Supervisor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China (2018)

 Research Interests

Vehicle modern design theories and methods(including FEA, Lightweight design, Dynamic reliability design, CAE, etc.)

Vibration fatigue and welding fatigue fracture

Vehicle aerodynamics(the vehicle Including automobiles and high-speed trains )

Design and analysis of new energy power system

Collision large deformation and safety design


Principal Publications of the Last Five Years

Analysis of thermal temperature fields and thermal stress under steady temperature field of diesel engine piston. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2017

Analysis of the effects of vibration modes on fatigue damage in high-speed train bogie frames. Engineering Failure Analysis, 2018

Analysis methods of the dynamic structural stress in a full-scale welded carbody for high-speed trains. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2018

Analysis of the dynamic response and fatigue reliability of a full-scale carbody of a high-speed train. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F-Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 2018

Fatigue life reliability evaluation in a high-speed train bogie frame using accelerated life and numerical test. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 2019

Calculation method of dynamic loads spectrum and effects on fatigue damage of a full-scale carbody for high-speed trains. Vehicle System Dynamics, 2019

Numerical computation methods of welding deformation and their application in bogie frame for high-speed trains. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 2019

Analysis of the aerodynamic pressure effect on the fatigue strength of the carbody of high-speed trains passing by each other in a tunnel. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part F-Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 2019

Numerical simulation of residual stresses in aluminum alloy welded joints. Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 2020 

Selected Awards and Honors

High-level overseas talents of Sichuan Province

2020 Southwest Jiaotong University undergraduate college-level excellent graduation thesis supervisor

2019 Southwest Jiaotong University undergraduate college-level excellent graduation thesis supervisor

2018 SRTP national innovation excellent instructor

Professional Activities

    At present, I’m an evaluation expert of National Natural Science Foundation of China, an expert of Sichuan Expert Evaluation Committee, a communication evaluation expert of Degree Center of the Ministry of Education, a member of the Professional and Technical Committee of the Railway Society and the Aerodynamics Branch of the China Automotive Engineering Association. Editor-in-Chief of Vibration Fatigue, Journal of Equipment Environmental Engineering, 2019, Reviewer of Journal of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Applied Thermal Engineering, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Structural Engineering and Mechanics etc. Reviewer of Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Journal of Beijing Jiaotong University, Changsha University of Technology, Journal of Dalian Jiaotong University, Journal of Zhengzhou University, Equipment Environmental Engineering, Automotive Engineering and other domestic journals.



Current Research

The industrial design of hypersonic nozzle and the numerical simulation of fluid-structure coupling, multiphase flow and the influence of manufacturing

Aerodynamic profile optimization, aerodynamic influence, aerodynamic noise and comfort, aerodynamic fatigue of automobiles and high-speed trains

Lightweight optimization design of vehicle structures, modal analysis, vibration fatigue, welding fatigue and residual life analysis methods

Numerical Simulation of Engine Crankshaft Strengthening Process (Laser Shock, Rolling, Quenching, etc. 

Research Group

    There are 24 postgraduate students in total, including 20 master students and 4 doctoral students.


Primary Teaching areas

Vehicle engineering

Energy and power engineering

Mechanical engineering

Current Courses

Finite Element AnalysisUndergraduate course

Engine designUndergraduate course

Automotive designUndergraduate course

New energy power and technologyDoctoral and master's course

Modern design theory of vehiclesDoctoral and master's course

Cutting-edge automotive technologyDoctoral and master's course


    I am available for supervision. Over the past years, I have supervised and graduated 20 Master degree candidates. At present, there are 24 postgraduate students, including 4 doctoral students and 20 master students.