Xiaodong Wang, PhD, PEng, FCSME
Contact
Professor, Faculty of Engineering  Mechanical Engineering Dept
 xiaodong@ualberta.ca
 Phone
 (780) 4924517
 Address

10332 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211116 StEdmonton ABT6G 2H5
Overview
About
Education:
PhD University of Toronto
Research
Research Interest:
Electromechanical systems; Health monitoring of materials/structures; Smart structures; Micro/Nanomechanics; Failure analysis of materials and structures; Mechanics of composite materials; Dynamic response and failure of structures; Wave propagation; Damage and fracture mechanics.
Publications:
(selected publications, since 2000)
Y.G. BAO and X.D. Wang, 2011. Identification of multiple cracks based on optimization methods using harmonic elastic waves, Int. J. Fracture, 172:7795.
M. Hosseini, M. Zuo, and X. D. Wang, 2011. Denoising ultrasonic pulseecho signal using twodimensional analytic wavelet theesholding measurement, Measurement, Accepted on December 17, 2011.
C. R. JIN and X. D. Wang, 2011. The effect of adhesive layers on the dynamic behavior of surfacebonded piezoelectric sensors with debonding, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 22: 655670.
C.R. JIN and X.D. Wang, 2011. Analytical modeling of the electromechanical behaviour of surfacebonded piezoelectric actuators including the adhesive layer, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 78:25472562.
X.D. Wang, 2010. Simulation of multiple interaction in piezoelectric systems using Pseudoincident wave method, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, 23:7682.
H. X. Chen, M. Zuo, X. D. Wang and M. HOSEINI, 2010. An adaptive morlet wavelet filter for timeofflight estimation in ultrasonic damage assessment, Measurement, (43)4: 570585, 2010.
Y.G. BAO and X.D. Wang, 2009. Crack identification based on optimization methods using harmonic elastic waves, Int. J. Fracture, 160:118.
C. R. JIN and X. D. Wang, 2010. The effect of imperfect bonding layer on the electromechanical behaviour of surfacebonded piezoelectric sensors, Journal of Mechanics and MEMS, Accepted May 4, 2010, 39 pages, 18 figures.
G. L. Huang, F. Song and X. D. Wang, 2010. Quantitative modeling of coupled piezoelastodynamic behavior of piezoelectric actuators bonded to an elastic medium for structural health monitoring : a review, Sensors, 10:36813702.
C. R. Jin, X. D. Wang and M. J. Zuo, 2010, The dynamic behaviour of surfacebonded piezoelectric actuators with debonded adhesive layers, Acta Mechanica, 211, pp. 215235.
X. D. Wang and J. W. Zu, 2009, On the nonlinear mechanical behaviour of circular dielectric elastomer films under large deformation, Journal of Mechanics and MEMS, 1, 323334.
L. Han, X. D. Wang and Y. Sun, 2008, The effect of bonding layer properties on the dynamic behaviour of surfacebonded piezoelectric sensors, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 45, pp. 5599–5612.
L. Han, X. D. Wang and M. Zuo, 2008, The dynamic behaviour of a surfacebonded piezoelectric actuator with a bonding layer, Acta Mechanica, 206, pp. 193205.
C. Jin and X. D. Wang, 2008, A theoretical study of a thinfilm delamination using shaftloaded blister test: constitutive relation without delamination, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 56, 28152831.
X. D. Wang and S. Gan, 2009, The generalized self consistent method for fibre reinforced composites under plane stress wave, Journal of Mechanics and MEMS, 1, 119131.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2008, On the dynamic behaviour of piezoelectric sensors and actuators embedded in elastic media, Acta Mechanica, 197, pp. 117.
Y. G. Bao and X. D. Wang, 2007, A computational model for nanoscale selfassembly of monolayer surfaces. PSolid State Phenomena, 121123, 10331036.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2006, Wave propagation generated by piezoelectric actuators attached to elastic substrates, Acta Mechanica, 183, 155176.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2006, The coupled dynamic behaviour of piezoelectric sensors bonded to elastic media, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 17, 883894.
X. F. Fan, M. J. Zuo and X. D. Wang, 2006, Identification of weak ultrasonic signals in testing of metallic materials using wavelet transform, Smart Materials & Structures 15(6), 15311539.
G. L. Huang and X. D. Wang, 2006, On the dynamic behaviour of interfacial cracks between a piezoelectric layer and an elastic substrate, International Journal of Fracture, 141, pp. 6373.
X. D. Wang and L. Y. Jiang, 2005, Coupled behaviour of interacting dielectric cracks in piezoelectric materials, Int. J. Fracture, 132, pp. 115133.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2006, The coupled dynamic behaviour of piezoelectric sensors bonded to elastic media, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 17, pp. 883894.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2006, Wave propagation generated by piezoelectric actuators attached to elastic substrates, Acta Mechanica, 183, pp. 155–176.
X. D. Wang and L. Y. Jiang, 2004, The effective electromechanical behaviour of piezoelectric materials with randomly distributed cracks, Acta Mechanica,177, pp. 97113.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2004, Study of elastic wave propagation induced by piezoelectric actuators for crack identification, Int. J. Fracture, 126, pp. 287306.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2004, Identification of embedded cracks using backpropagating elastic waves, Inverse Problems, 20, pp.13931409.
X. D. Wang and L. Y. Jiang, 2004, The nonlinear fracture behaviour of an arbitrarily oriented dielectric crack in piezoelectric materials, Acta Mechanica. 172, pp. 195210.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2004, Evaluation of cracks in elastic media using surface signals, Int. J. Mechanics and Materials in Design.1, pp. 383398.
X. D. Wang and L. Y. Jiang, 2003, The effective electroelastic property of a piezoelectric media with dielectric cracks, Int. J. Solids and Structures, 40, pp. 52875303.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2002, On the elastic wave propagation induced by a network of piezoelectric actuators, Acta Mechanica, 160, pp.118.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2002, Wave propagation induced by multiple piezoelectric actuators in electromechanical structures, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 124, pp.311318.
X. D. Wang and L. Y. Jiang, 2002, Nonlinear behaviour of interacting dielectric cracks in piezoelectric materials, Int. J. Solids and Structures, 39, pp.585600.
X. D. Wang and L. Y. Jiang, 2002, Fracture behaviour of cracks in piezoelectric media with electromechanically coupled boundary conditions, Proc. R. Soc. London, Series A, 458, pp.25452560.
X. D. Wang and S. Gan, 2002, Effective dynamic properties of fibre reinforced composites, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 69, pp.696699.
S. A. Meguid, X. D. Wang and L. Y. Jiang, 2002, On the dynamic propagation of a finite crack in functionally graded materials, Engng. Fracture Mechanics, 69, pp.17531768.
L. Y. Jiang and X. D. Wang, 2001, On the dynamic crack propagation in an interphase with spatially varying properties under inplane loading, Int. J. Fracture, 114, pp.225244.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2001, Wave propagation in electromechanical structures: induced by surfacebonded piezoelectric actuators, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 12, pp.105115.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2001, Wave propagation in electromechanical structures: induced by embedded piezoelectric actuators, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 12, pp.117125.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2001, Modelling and analysis of piezoelectric actuators in anisotropic structures, Acta Mechanica, 155, pp.4563.
X. D. Wang and G. L. Huang, 2001, The electromechanical behaviour of a piezoelectric actuator bonded to an anisotropic elastic medium, Int. J. Solids and Structures, 38, pp.47214740.
X. D. Wang and S. A. Meguid, 2000, Modelling and analysis of the dynamic behaviour of piezoelectric materials containing interacting cracks, Mechanics of Materials, 32, pp. 723737.
S. A. Meguid and X. D. Wang, 2000, An elastodynamic analysis of interacting inhomogeneities in advanced composites, Mechanics of Materials, 32, pp. 797805.
X. D. Wang, 2001, On the dynamic behaviour of interacting interfacial cracks in piezoelectric media, Int. J. Solids and Structures, 38, pp. 815831.
X. D. Wang and S. A. Meguid, 2001, Modelling and analysis of dynamic interaction between piezoelectric actuators, Int. J. Solids and Structures, 38, pp.28032820.
X. D. Wang and S. A. Meguid, 2000, Effect of electromechanical coupling on the dynamic interaction of cracks in piezoelectric materials, Acta Mechanica, 143, pp.115.
X. D. Wang, 2000, Coupled electromechanical behaviour of piezoelectric actuators in smart structures, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 10, pp.232241.
X. D. Wang and S. A. Meguid, 2000, Micromechanical modelling of FRCs containing matrix cracks and partially debonded fibres, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 121, pp.445453.
X. D. Wang, S. A. Meguid and P. Papanikos, 1999, Analysis of curved cracks emanating from adjacent holes, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 64, pp.337355.
X. D. Wang and S. A. Meguid, 2000, On the electromechanical behaviour of a thin sheet piezoelectric actuator attached to an infinite host structure, Int. J. Solids and Structures, 37, pp.32313251.
Courses
MEC E 380  Advanced Strength of Materials I
Stress, strain, stressstrain relation, timeindependent and timedependent behavior, virtual work and energy theorems, deformations, indeterminate systems, matrix methods. Prerequisite: CIV E 270.
MEC E 656  Wave Propagation in Structures
Introduction to advanced structures, dynamic elasticity equations and concepts, wave propagation in flexural structures, active control of wave propagation and vibration.
MEC E 680  Continuum Mechanics
Introduction to cartesian tensor algebra and calculus; analysis of finite deformation and kinematics of motion; transport theorems and balance laws; analysis of stress; continuum thermodynamics, constitutive equations and material symmetry with application to solids and fluids.