Y. Charles Lu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Extended Campus Programs
208 Crounse Hall
Paducah, KY 42002-7380
Phone: 270-534-3115
Fax: 270-534-6292
Email: chlu@engr.uky.edu


Professional Preparation

University of Western Ontario     Mechanical and Materials Engineering     Ph.D. 2000.

Appointments

06-08 of 2010 Visiting Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB

05-08 of 2009 Research Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB

05-08 of 2008 Research Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB

06-08 of 2007 Visiting Researcher, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB

2006- Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

2001-2006 Sr. FE Analysis Engineer, Sr. Development Engineer, Dana Corporation.

2000-2001 Research Scientist,  Akron Rubber Development Laboratory.

 

Selected Publications

  • Q. Zhang, Y.C. Lu*, F. Du., L. Dai, F. Bauer., D.C. Foster, Viscoelastic creep of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, Journal of Physics, D: Applied Physics,  43 (2010) 315401.
  • J. T. Fulcher, Y.C. Lu*, G. P. Tandon, D.C. Foster, Thermomechanical characterization of shape memory polymers using high temperature nanoindentation, Polymer Testing, 29 (2010) 544–552.
  • Lu, Y.C., D.C. Jones, G. P. Tandon, S, Putthanarat, G. A. Schoeppner, “High Temperature Nanoindentation of PMR-15 Polyimide”, Experimental Mechanics, 50: 491-499 (2010).
  • Lu, Y.C. and Shinozaki, D.M, “Temperature dependent viscoelastic properties of polymers investigated by small-scale dynamic mechanical analysis”, Experimental Mechanics, 50:71–77 (2010).
  • Lu, Y.C.*, G. P. Tandon, D.C., Jones, G. A. Schoeppner, “Elastic and viscoelastic characterization of thermally-oxidized polymer resin using nanoindentation”, Journal of Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, 13: 245–260 (2009) .
  • Lu, Y.C., Kurapati, S. K. N. and Yang, F., “Finite element analysis of cylindrical indentation for determining plastic properties of small volumes of materials”, Journal of Physics, D: Applied Physics, 41 (2008) 115415.
  • Lu, Y.C., Kurapati, S. K. N. and Yang, F., “Finite element analysis of deep indentation by a spherical indenter”, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 43, Issue 18, p6331-6336 (2008).
  • Lu, Y.C. and Shinozaki, D.M, “Characterization and Modeling of Large Displacement Micro-/Nano-indentation of Polymeric Solids”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol. 130, Oct. 1-7 (2008).
  • Nash, D.A., Lu, Y.C.*, Anderson, M.E., “Finite Element Analysis of Elastomeric Isolation System for Cam Cover Vibration”, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp.287–302 (2009).
  • Lu, Y.C.*, “Fractional derivative viscoelastic model for frequency-dependent complex moduli of automotive elastomers”, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Vol.3, 329-336, (2007).