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A portrait of Professor Yuping He

Yuping He
BASc, MASc, PhD (Waterloo), PEng

Professor

Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ACE 4022

905.721.8668 ext. 5719
905.721.3370 (fax)

yuping.he@ontariotechu.ca

Office hours:
Monday 15:30 - 17:00


Research topics

  • Autonomous Driving
  • Vehicle System Dynamics
  • Vehicle Chassis Design
  • Vehicle Active Safety Systems
  • Automated Design Synthesis
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Driver-Hardware-in-the-Loop Real-Time Simulations
  • Application of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Mechatronic Systems

Education

  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), University of Waterloo, 2002
  • MASc (Automotive Engineering), Tsinghua University, China, 1991
  • BASc (Automotive Engineering), Hubei Automotive Industries Institute, China, 1985

Courses

  • Chassis Systems Design
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Control
  • Powertrain Design
  • Automotive Component Design
  • Dynamics
  • Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Modelling and Simulation of Mechanical Systems
  • Automotive Vehicle Dynamics (Graduate course)
  • Automotive Engineering (Graduate course)
  • Dynamic Modelling and Simulation of Road Vehicle Systems (Graduate course)

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations

    Journal Publications

    • Jinhai Wang, Jianwei Yang, Yunlei Lin, and Yuping He (2022), “Analytical Investigation of Profile Shifts on the Mesh Stiffness and Dynamic Characteristics of Spur Gears”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, January 2022, Vol. 167, 104529, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2021.104529.
    • Shenjin Zhu, Zhituo Ni, Amir Rahimi and Yuping He (2021), “On Dynamic Stability Evaluation Methods for Long Combination Vehicles”, Vehicle System Dynamics, published online on October 12, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1080/00423114.2021.1986223
    • Wei Gao, Zhaowen Deng, and Yuping He (2020), “A Comparative Study of TrailAir-Deflector Designs on Aerodynamic Drag Reduction of Medium-Duty Trucks”, International Journal of Vehicle Performance, Vol. 8, Nos. 2/3, pp.316–333.
    • Jinhai Wang, Jianwei Yang, Yongliang Bai, Yue Zhao, Yuping He, and Dechen Yao (2021), “A Comparative Study on Vibration Feature of Axlebox Bearing of Railway Vehicles with Inner/Outer Races Faults”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, published online, Vol. 235, No. 8, pp. 1035-1047.
    • Zhituo Ni, Shenjin Zhu, and Yuping He (2020), “A Comparison of Test Maneuvers for Determining Rearward Amplification of Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 405-421.
    • Jinhai Wang, Jianwei Yang, Yue Zhao, Yongliang Bai, and Yuping He (2020), “Nonsmooth Dynamics of a Gear–Wheelset System of Railway Vehicles Under Traction/Braking Conditions”, ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, August 2020, Vol. 15, No. 8/081003-1-13.
    • Smitha Vempaty, Yuping He, and Lin Zhao (2020), “A Review of Control Schemes for Improving the Lateral Stability of Car-Trailer Combinations”, International Journal of Vehicle Performance, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 151-199.
    • Huiyong Zhao, Guandde Zhang, Baohua Wang, Yuping He, and Lin Zhao (2020), “An Energy-Saving Strategy for Steering-Motors of Steer-by-Wire Vehicles”, International Journal of Vehicle Performance, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 234-262.
    • Jesse Brown, Yuping He, and Haoxiang Lang (2020), “Quantifying Drivers’ Driving Skills with Closed-Loop Directional Performance Measures of Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Vol. 99, February 2020, 102014.
    • Shenjin Zhu, and Yuping He (2020), “A Unified Lateral Preview Driver Model for Road Vehicles”, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 21, No.11, pp. 4858-4868.
    • Shenjin Zhu, Yuping He, and Jing Ren (2019), “On Robust Controllers for Active Steering Systems of Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 1-30.
    • Lin Zhao, and Yuping He (2019), “An Investigation of Active Safety Control Strategies for Improving the Lateral Stability of Car-Trailer Systems”, International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp.295-318.
    • Zhituo Ni, and Yuping He (2019), “Design and Validation of a Robust Active Trailer Steering System for Multi-Trailer Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 57, No. 10, pp. 1545-1571.
    • Shenjin Zhu, and Yuping He (2018), “Design and Validation of Differential Braking Controllers for Sport Utility Vehicles Considering the Interactions of Driver and Control System”, Ergonomics International Journal, Vol. 2, No.5, pp.1-15.
    • Divya Teja Ayyagari, and Yuping He (2017), “Aerodynamic Analysis of an Active Rear Split Spoiler for Improving Lateral Stability of High-speed Vehicles”, International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing, Vol. 12, No. 3-4, pp. 217-239.
    • Eungkil Lee, Saurabh Kapoor, Tushita Sikder and Yuping He (2017), “An Optimal Robust Controller for Active Trailer Different Braking Systems of Car-Trailer Combinations”, International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing, Vol. 12, No.1-2, pp. 72-93.
    • Jiawang Yong, Nenggen Ding, Feng Gao, and Yuping He (2017), “An Integrated Algorithm for Vehicle Stability Improvement with the Coordination of Direct Yaw Moment and Four-Wheel Steering Control”, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 74, No. 3, pp.231-256.
    • Shenjin Zhu, and Yuping He (2017), “A Driver-Adaptive Stability Control Strategy for Sport Utility Vehicles”, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol.55, No.8, pp.1206-1240.
    • Jiawang Yong, Nenggen Ding, Feng Gao, and Yuping He (2017), “Design of a Novel Electric Booster for Electro-Hydraulic Brake Systems Using Hardware-in-the-Loop Real-Time Simulation”, International Journal of Automotive Technology, Vol.18, No.4, pp.603-612.
    • Yuping He, Md. Manjurul Islam, Shenjin Zhu, and Thomas Hu (2017), “A Design Synthesis Framework for Directional Performance Optimization for Multi-Trailer Articulated Heavy Vehicles with Trailer Lateral Dynamic Control Systems”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 231, No. 8, pp. 1096-1125.
    • Tao Sun, Eungkil Lee, and Yuping He (2016), “Non-Linear Bifurcation Stability Analysis for Articulated Vehicles with Active Trailer Differential Braking Systems”, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, SAE Paper No.: 2016-01-0433, V125-5.
    • Qiushi Wang, and Yuping He (2016), “A Study on Single Lane-Change Maneuvers for Determining Rearward Amplification of Multi-Trailer Articulated Heavy Vehicles with Active Trailer Steering Systems”, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol.54, No.1, pp.102-123.
    • Shenjin Zhu, and Yuping He (2015), “Articulated Heavy Vehicle Lateral Dynamic Analysis Using an Automated Frequency Response Measuring Technique”, International Journal of Vehicle Performance, Vol.2, No.1, pp.30-57.
    • Qiushi Wang, Yuping He (2015), “Design and Validation of Active Trailer Steering Systems for Multi-Trailer Articulated Heavy Vehicles Considering Driver-Vehicle-Controller Interactions”, International Journal of Vehicle Performance, Vol.2, No.1, pp.58-84.
    • Md. Manjurul Islam, Yuping He, Shenjin Zhu, and Qiushi Wang (2015), “A Comparative Study of Multi-Trailer Articulated Heavy Vehicle Models”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 229, No.9, pp.1200-1228.
    • Tao Sun, Yuping He, and Jing Ren (2014), “Dynamics Analysis of Car-Trailer Systems with Active Trailer Differential Braking Strategies”, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical System, SAE Paper No.: 2014-01-0143, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.73-85.
    • Md. Manjurul Islam, and Yuping He (2013), “Design of a Preview Controller for Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation, Vol. 3, pp. 661-676.
    • Md. Manjurul Islam, and Yuping He (2013), “A Parallel Design Optimization Method for Articulated Heavy Vehicles with Active Safety Systems”, International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 20, No.4, pp.327-341.
    • Yuping He, Md Manjurul Islam, and Dhruv Oberoi (2013), “An Automated Design Synthesis Method for Multi-Trailer Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, International Journal of Vehicle Performance, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 183-204.
    • Yuping He, and Jing Ren (2013), “A Comparative Study of Car-Trailer Dynamics Models”, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars- Mechanical Systems, SAE Paper No.:2013-01-0695, Vol. 6(1), pp.177-186.
    • Xuejun Ding, Steve Mikaric, and Yuping He (2013), “Design of an Active Safety System for Multi-Trailer Articulated Heavy Vehicles Using Real-Time Simulations”, Proc IMechE Part D: J Automobile Engineering, Vol. 227, No. 5, pp.643-655.
    • Tao Sun, Yuping He, Ebrahim Esmailzadeh, and Jing Ren (2012), “Lateral Stability Improvement of Car-Trailer Systems Using Active Trailer Braking Control”, Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation, Vol. 2, pp.555-562.
    • Xuejun Ding, and Yuping He (2012), “Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Closed-Loop Driver/Articulated Vehicle Dynamic Systems”, SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, Vol. 5, No.1, pp. 111-118.
    • Xuejun Ding, and Yuping He (2012), “Real-Time Simulations for Design of Active Safety Systems for Multi-Trailer Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 190-191, pp. 865-869.
    • He, Y. and Islam, M., “An Automated Design Method for Active Trailer Steering Systems of Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, Transactions of ASME, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 134/041002, pp.1-15, 2012.
    • Islam, M., Ding, X. and He, Y., “A Closed-Loop Dynamic Simulation Based Design Method for Articulated Heavy Vehicles with Active Trailer Steering Systems”, Vehicle System Dynamics, DOI:10.1080/00423114.2011.622904, 2011. Vol. 50, No.5, pp. 675-697.
    • He, Y., Islam, M. and Webster, T.D., “An Integrated Design Method for Articulated Heavy Vehicles with Active Trailer Steering Systems”, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, Vol. 119-6, pp. 158-174, 2010.
    • Chi, Z., He, Y. and Naterer, N., “Convective Heat Transfer Optimization of Automotive Brake Discs”, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, Vol. 118-6, pp. 961-969, 2009.
    • Chi, Z., He, Y. and Greg Naterer, G., “Design Optimization of Vehicle Suspensions with a Quarter-Vehicle Model”, Transactions of the CSME, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 297-312, 2008.
    • Chi, Z., Naterer, G. and He, Y., “Effects of Brake Disc Geometrical Parameters and Configurations on Automotive Braking Thermal Performance”, Transactions of the CSME, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 313-324, 2008.
    • He, Y., “Design Synthesis of Mechatronic Vehicles with Coordinated Control Systems”, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 46, Supplement, pp.923-936, 2008.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “A Review of Automated Design Synthesis Approaches for Virtual Development of Ground Vehicle Suspensions”, SAE Transactions, Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, Paper No. 2007-01-0856, 2007.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “Application of Optimization Algorithms and Multibody Dynamics to Ground Vehicle Suspension Design”, International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 158-192, 2007.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “Application of SQP and Dynamic Mode Tracking to the Identification of the Critical Speed of Rail Vehicles”, International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 193-212, 2007.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “A Design Methodology for Mechatronic Vehicles: Application of Multidisciplinary Optimization, Multibody Dynamics, and Genetic Algorithms”, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 43, No. 10, pp. 697-733, 2005.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Mechatronic Vehicles with Active Suspensions”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 283/1-2, pp.217-241, 2005.
    • He, Y., ElMaraghy, H. and ElMaraghy, W., “A Design Analysis Approach for Improving the Stability of Dynamic Systems with Application to the Design of Car-Trailer Systems”, Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 11, No. 12, pp. 1487-1509, 2005.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “Optimization of Curving Performance of Rail Vehicles”, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 43, No. 12, pp. 895-923, 2005.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “Multidisciplinary Optimization of Multibody Systems with Application to the Design of Rail Vehicles”, Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 14, pp. 111-135, 2005.
    • He, Y., Khajepour, A., McPhee, J. and Wang, X., “Dynamic Modeling and Stability Analysis of Articulated Frame Steer Vehicles”, International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 28-59, 2005.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “Optimization of the Lateral Stability of Rail Vehicles”, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 361-390, 2002.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “Design Optimization of Rail Vehicles with Passive and Active Suspensions: A Combined Approach Using Genetic Algorithms and Multibody Dynamics”, Vehicle System Dynamics, Vol. 37 supplement, pp. 397-408, 2002.

    Conference Publications

    • Ding, X., He, Y., Ren, J. and Sun, T., “A Comparative Study of Control Algorithms for Active Trailer Steering Systems of Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, Proceedings of 2012 American Control Conference, June 27-29, Montreal, 2012.
    • Sun, T., Esmailzadeh, E., Ren, J. and He, Y., “Lateral Stability Improvement of Car-Trailer Systems Using Active Trailer Braking Control”, Proceedings of the CSME International Congress 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 4-6, 2012.
    • Islam, M. and He, Y., “Design Synthesis of Articulated Heavy Vehicles with Active Safety Systems Using a Parallel Computation Technique”, Proceedings of the CSME International Congress 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 4-6, 2012.
    • Ding, X. and He, Y., “Design and Evaluation of Active Trailer Steering Systems of Long Combination Vehicles Using Driver-Software-in-the-Loop Simulations”, SAE Paper No.: 2012-01-0934, SAE World Congress, Detroit, April 24-26, 2012.
    • Ding, X. and He, Y., “Numerical Simulation and Analysis of Closed-Loop Driver/Articulated Vehicle Dynamic Systems”, SAE Paper No.: 2012-01-0244, SAE World Congress, Detroit, April 24-26, 2012.
    • Ding, X. and He, Y., “An Investigation of Driver Models for Closed-Loop Dynamic Stability Analysis of Articulated Vehicles”, Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Paper ID: VE0040, Suzhou, China, August 11-12, 2011.
    • Oberor, D. and He, Y., “Simulation-Based Design Synthesis of Articulated Heavy Vehicle for Improving Maneuverability and Stability”, Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Paper ID: VE0040, Suzhou, China, August 11-12, 2011.
    • Ding, X. and He, Y., “Active Trailer Steering for Improving Maneuverability of Long Combination Vehicles with B-Train Double Configuration”, Proceedings of 23rd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Vancouver, June 5-9, 2011.
    • Oberor, D., Islam, M. and He, Y., “Design Optimization of Articulated Heavy Vehicles Using Genetic Algorithms and Multibody Vehicle Model”, Proceedings of 23rd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Vancouver, June 5-9, 2011.
    • Shamim, R., Islam, M. and He, Y., “A Comparative Study of Active Control Strategies for Improving Lateral Stability of Car-Trailer Systems”, SAE Paper No: 2011-01-0959, SAE 2011 World Congress, Detroit, April 14, 2011.
    • Islam, M. and He, Y., “An Optimal Preview Controller for Active Trailer Steering Systems of Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, SAE Paper No: 2011-01-0983, SAE 2011 World Congress Detroit, April 14, 2011.
    • Islam, M., He, Y. and Webster, T.D., “Automated Design Synthesis of Articulated Heavy Vehicles with Active Trailer Steering Systems”, Proceedings of ASME IDETC/CIE 2010, Paper No: DETC2010-28160, Montreal, Canada, August 15-18, 2010.
    • Islam, M., He, Y. and Webster, T.D., “A Compound Lateral Position Deviation Preview Controller for Active Trailer Steering Systems of Articulated Heavy Vehicles”, Proceedings of CSME Forum 2010 (CD), Victoria, Canada, 2010.
    • Islam, M. and He, Y., “Design Synthesis of Heavy Articulated Vehicles with Rearward Amplification Control”, Proceedings of 22nd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Halifax, Canada, May 31 to June 4, 2009.
    • He, Y., “Comparative Study of Design Synthesis Approaches for Mechatronic Vehicles with Integrated Control Systems”, Proceedings of 22nd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Halifax, Canada, May 31 to June 4, 2009.
    • Islam, M. and He, Y., “Stability Optimization of Articulated Frame Steer Vehicles”, Proceedings of 2nd CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CD), Toronto, pp.498-508, 2008.
    • Chi, Z., He, Y. and Naterer, G., “Geometrical Optimization of Vented Brake Discs of Automotive Vehicles”, Proceedings of 2nd CIRP Conference on Assembly Technologies and Systems (CD), Toronto, pp.562-571, 2008.
    • Chi, Z., Naterer, G. and He, Y., “Thermal Performance Analysis of Vented Automotive Brake Discs”, Proceedings of CSME Forum 2008, Ottawa, June 5-8, 2008.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “Mechatronic Vehicle Design via Multidisciplinary Optimization”, Proceedings of CSME Forum 2004 (CD), London, Canada, pp. 504-513, 2004.
    • He, Y., Azard, N.L., Urbaniak, C., Khajepour, A. and McPhee, J., “Lateral Stability Analysis and Parameter Estimation of Articulated Frame Steer Vehicles”, Proceedings of CSME Forum 2004 (CD), London, Canada, pp. 962-971, 2004.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “Application of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization to the Design of Ground Vehicles with Active Suspensions”, Colloquium on Computer-Aided Optimization of Mechanical Systems, Erlangen-Nurenmberg, Germany, 2003.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “An Integrated Approach Using Genetic Algorithms, Multibody Dynamics, and LQG Control Algorithm for Design Optimization of Ground Vehicles with Active Suspensions”, Proceedings of CSME Forum 2002 (CD), Kingston, Canada, 2002.
    • He, Y. and McPhee, J., “Comparative Study of Optimization Algorithms Used in Ground Vehicle Suspension Design”, The Sixth U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Dearborn, Michigan, 2001.