Yuxiang Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
Email
yuxiang.chen@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-4562
Address
6-257 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Education

  • PhD., Building Engineering, 2013, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • MASc, Building Engineering, 2008, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • BEng., Building Engineering, 2006, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada



Research

Research Interests

Dr. Chen and his research team conduct research on high-performance buildings, such as net-zero energy (ready), focusing on performance modelling, modular design and prefabrication, utilization of renewable energy, and integrated intelligent design and operation.

Research Projects in Progress

  • Modelling, design and operation of building-integrated thermal energy storage;
  • Intelligent design and construction of masonry buildings;
  • Advanced thermal modelling and calculation of effective thermal resistance;
  • Design and data-driven modelling of hybrid heating systems;
  • Energy-efficient community greenhouses for cold-climate regions;
  • Adaptive system identification for predictive control;
  • Integrated design and operation for room thermal conditioning, daylighting, and electric lighting. 

Courses

CIV E 779 - Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering

Fall Term 2020
ENGG 130 - Engineering Mechanics

Equilibrium of planar systems. Analysis of statically determinate trusses and frames. Friction. Centroids and centres of gravity. Forces and moments in beams. Second moments of area. Note: Students in all sections of this course will write a common final examination. Corequisite: MATH 100.

Fall Term 2020
MEC E 466 - Building Systems Design

Design and analysis of building systems for maintaining the indoor environment. Design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems through load calculations, equipment selection and specification. Prerequisites: MEC E 340, 370 or 371.

Winter Term 2021

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