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Dr. Shudong Yu

Shudong Yu
BEng, MASc, PhD, PEng
416-979-5000 ext. 7687

Areas of Academic Interest

Fluid and structure interactions

System dynamics



Year University Degree
1995 University of Toronto PhD
1984 Northeastern University MASc
1982 Jiangxi University of Technology BEng

Selected Courses

Course Code Course
MEC 411 Mechanics of Machines
MEC 626 Applied Finite Elements
MEC 613 Machine Design I


If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you’ve likely felt the vibrations from the engine and the force of the wind on the wings. Shudong Yu is fascinated by these types of vibrations. 

Yu and his colleagues in fluid-structure interaction study the mechanics of vibration in systems like aircraft, engines and bridges. They test for and resolve the impact of structural vibrations, which can create noise, fluctuating stresses and material losses. “I want systems to perform properly,” says Yu. “I want a bridge not to sway in the wind, or a condo building not to howl on a blustery day, or a car not to lose control on the highway.”

Through theoretical analyses, computer simulations and experimentation, Yu helps industry understand the long-term behaviour of systems. “A small event can trigger a series of outcomes with a significant impact over time,” he says. “I always keep that in mind when I design systems.”

Shudong Yu

“How can I improve this system and, as a result, human life? This question drives me.”

  • Fellow, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME)
  • Associate editor, Journal of VIbration Testing and System Dynamics 
  • Member, International Scientific Committee, FIV/FSI
  • Yu, S.D., and Yin, X.W. “A Generalized Superposition Method for Accurate Free Vibration Analysis of Rectangular Plates and Assemblies.” The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 145, no. 1, 2019, pp. 185-203.    
  • Fadaee, M., and Yu, S.D. “The Effects of Endcaps and Spacer Pads on the Unsteady Fluid Forces and Flow Through a 37-element CANDU Fuel Bundle.” Nuclear Science and Engineering, vol. 188, 2017, pp. 85–101. 
  • Fadaee, M., Yu, S.D. “Dynamic Behaviour of MDOF Oscillators Subjected to Multiple Gap-activated Visco-elastic Constraints.” International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, vol. 131-132, 2017, pp. 218-226. 
  • Yu, S.D., and Fadaee, M. “A Comprehensive Model for In-plane and Out-of-plane Vibration of CANDU Fuel Endplate Rings.” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 304, 2016, pp. 19-29. 
  • Yu, S.D. “An Efficient Computational Method for Vibration of Unsymmetric Piecewise-Linear Dynamical Systems with Multiple Degrees of Freedom.” Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 71, no. 3, 2013, pp. 493-504.
  • Vibration Research Facility
  • Associate editor, Journal of Vibration Testing and System Dynamics 
  • Member, International Scientific Committee, FIV/FSI