Professor & Associate Head (Graduate Program)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room E2-327H EITC
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6
Finite element method and modelling; Computational mechanics; Mechanics of composite materials; Bone strength and fracture; Brain injury and prevention.
Understanding and solution of various mechanical and biomechanical problems by developing advanced finite element methods and models.
Dr. Luo’s research work has been devoted to the understanding and solution of various mechanical and biomechanical problems by developing advanced finite element methods and models. The involved research areas include:
1) Characterization and design of composite materials by developing novel micromechanics and finite element models
2) Understanding of biomechanical and biomedical factors affecting bone strength and hip fracture by developing multi-level biomechanics models
3) Study of mechanistic causes of brain injury and improvement of helmet performance for the prevention of concussion.
2019 - present Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
2012 - 2019 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
2006 - 2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
2004 - 2006 Research Associate, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
2002 - 2004 Research Associate, Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC),
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), New York, USA
2000 - 2002 Research Fellow, Karlsruhe University, Karlsruhe, Germany
Dr. Luo is seeking MSc and PhD students interested in computational micromechanics of composite materials.
1. Y. Luo (2022). Improved Voigt and Reuss formulas with the Poisson effect. Materials 15 (11), 4021.
2. Y. Luo (2022). Non-segmentation image-based finite element modeling (NSIB-FEM) for mechanical characterization and design of composites of fine particles. Composite Structures 282, 115079.
3. Y. Luo (2021). On challenges in clinical assessment of hip fracture risk using image-based biomechanical modelling: a critical review. Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism 39 (4), 523 – 533.
4. Y. Luo and X. Wu (2020). Bone quality is dependent on the quantity and quality of organic–inorganic phases. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering 40 (2), 273 – 281.
5. Y. Luo (2020). Age-related periosteal expansion at femoral neck among elderly women may maintain bending stiffness, but not femoral strength. Osteoporosis International 31 (2), 371 – 377.
6. Y. Luo and H. Yang (2019). Assessment of hip fracture risk by cross-sectional strain-energy derived from image-based beam model. Clinical Biomechanics 63, 48 – 53.
7. Y. Luo, S. Ahmed, W.D. Leslie (2018). Automation of a DXA-based finite element tool for clinical assessment of hip fracture risk. Computer methods and programs in biomedicine 155, 75 – 83.
8. Y. Luo (2017). Image-based multilevel biomechanical modeling for fall-induced hip fracture. Monograph published by Springer International Publishing.
9. Y. Luo and Z. Liang (2017). Understanding how a sport-helmet protects the head from closed injury by virtual impact tests. Bio-medical materials and engineering 28 (3), 279 – 291.
10. Y. Luo (2016). A biomechanical sorting of clinical risk factors affecting osteoporotic hip fracture. Osteoporosis International 27 (2), 423 – 439.
11. Y. Luo (2008). A nearest-nodes finite element method with local multivariate Lagrange interpolation. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 44 (12-13), 797 – 803.
12. Y. Luo (2008). Dealing with extremely large deformation by nearest-nodes FEM with algorithm for updating element connectivity. International Journal of Solids and Structures 45 (18-19), 5074 – 5087.
13. Y. Luo and A. Shah (2005). A genetic algorithm based procedure for automatic crack profile identification. International Journal of Computational Methods 2 (03), 401 – 417.
14. Y. Luo, U. Häussler‐Combe (2003). A gradient‐based adaptation procedure and its implementation in the element‐free Galerkin method. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 56 (9), 1335 – 1354.
15. Y. Luo (1997). Explanation and elimination of shear locking and membrane locking with field consistence approach. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 162 (1-4), 249 – 269.
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