Publications sorted by year

Mechanics vs. Energy/Environment related Materials and Systems

  1. Baoxing Xu^, Yibing Li, Taehyo Park and Xi Chen*, Effect of wall roughness on fluid transport resistance in nanopores. Journal of Chemical Physics, 2011, 135: 144703. Selected for the October 15, 2011 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research.
  2. Yoshiyuki Iso^ and Xi Chen, Flow Transition Behavior of the Wetting Flow between the Film Flow and Rivulet Flow on an Inclined Wall. ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 2011, 133: 091101.
  3. Baoxing Xu^, Yu Qiao, Moonho Tak, Taehyo Park, Qulan Zhou^ and Xi Chen*, A Conceptual Thermal Actuation System Driven by Interface Tension of Nanofluids. Energy and Environmental Science, 2011, 4: 3632-3639. Selected by Renewable Energy Global Innovations Series, which alerts the scientific community to breaking journal articles considered to be of importance to the progress in renewable energy technologies.
  4. Weiyi Lu, Taewan Kim, Aijie Han, Xi Chen and Yu Qiao, Effects of Electric Field on Confined Electrolyte in a Hexagonal Mesoporous Silica. Journal of Chemical Physics, 2011, 134: 204706.
  5. Baoxing Xu^, Yu Qiao, Qulan Zhou^ and Xi Chen*, Effect of Electric Field on Water Infiltration into Hydrophobic Nanopores. Langmuir, 2011, 27: 6349-6357.
  6. Baoxing Xu^, Yu Qiao, Yibing Li, Qulan Zhou^ and Xi Chen*, An Electroactuation System based on Nanofluids. Applied Physics Letters, 2011, 98: 221909.
  7. Bo Sun^, Yongwen Liu, Xi Chen*, Qulan Zhou, Ming Su, Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of Shell Gasifier in IGCC. Fuel Processing Technology, 2011, 92: 1418-1425.
  8. Jun Xu^, Yibing Li, XiChen*, Dongyun Ge, Bohan Liu, Mengyi Zhu and Taehyo Park, Automotive Windshield - Pedestrian Head Impact: Energy Absorption Capability of Interlayer Material. International Journal of Automotive Technology, 2011, 12: 687-695.
  9. Chen Dong^, Qulan Zhou^, Xi Chen*, Patricia J. Culligan, Qinxin Zhao, Tongmo Xu, Shien Hui, Experimental study on laminar flame speed of natural gas/carbon monoxide/air mixtures. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, in press.
  10. Baoxing Xu^, Ling Liu^, Qulan Zhou^, Yu Qiao, Jun Xu^, Yibing Li, Moonho Tak, Taehyo Park and Xi Chen*, Energy dissipation of nanoporous MFI zeolite under compressive loading. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, invited paper, 2011, 8: 881-886.
  11. Baoxing Xu^ and Xi Chen*, Microfluidic Channels formed by Collapse of Soft Stamp. Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, 2011, 1: 3-10. This paper is one of top 5 downloads of the journal in 2011.


  1. Hang Xiao^ and Xi Chen*, Modeling and simulation of curled dry leaves. Soft Matter, 2011, 7: 10794 - 10802. This paper is No.1 most read papers on Soft Matter in October 2011
  2. Baoxing Xu^ and Xi Chen*, The role of stress on the formation and selection of human hair curly pattern. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2011, 4: 212-221.
  3. Jie Yin^ and Xi Chen*, Bucking Patterns of Thin Films on Compliant Substrates: Effect of Plasticity. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2011, 44: 045401.

Nanoindentation and Impact/Contact Mechanics

  1. Jun Xu^, Yibing Li, Dongyun Ge, Xi Chen, Xuefeng Yao, Mengyi Zhu, Bohan Liu, Yueting Sun, Review of research on dynamic response and energy absorption characteristics of automotive PVB laminated windshield. Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2011, 47: 93-100.
  2. Jun Xu^, Mengyi Zhu, Bohan Liu, Yueting Sun, Xuefeng Yao, Yibing Li, XiChen*, Investigation of PVB laminated windshield dynamic cracking subject to light-weight impact using high-speed photography. Engineering Failure Analysis, 2011, 18: 1605-1612.
  3. Akio Yonezu and Xi Chen*, Evaluation of critical strain for crack nucleation of magnesium di-boride superconductor using indentation method. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2011, 125: 528-535.
  4. Jun Xu^, Yibing Li, XiChen*, Yuan Yan^, Dongyun Ge, Mengyi Zhu, Bohan Liu, Numerical Study of PVB Laminated Windshield Cracking Upon Human Head Impact. Computers, Materials & Continua, 2011, 18: 183-212.


  1. Hui Fang^, Tiejun Wang and Xi Chen*, Model updating of lattice structures: A substructure potential energy (SPE) approach. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 2011, 25: 1469-1484.
  2. Binglei Wang^, Shengjie Zhou, Junfeng Zhao and Xi Chen, Size-dependent Pull-in Voltage of Electrostatically Actuated MEMS. Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, 2011, 32: 541-548.
  3. Binglei Wang^, Shenjie Zhou, Xi Chen*, Junfeng Zhao, Size-dependent Pull-in Instability of Electrostatically Actuated Microplate-based MEMS. International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, 2011, 12: 1085-1094.
  4. Qingwei Dai^, Dingfei Zhang and Xi Chen*, On the Anisotropic Deformation of Mg Alloy under Compression. Materials and Design, 2011, 32: 5004-5009.
  5. Binglei Wang^, Junfeng Zhao, S. J. Zhou and Xi Chen*, A Size-Dependent Kirchhoff Micro-Plate Model based on Strain Gradient Elasticity Theory. European Journal of Solid Mechanics, 2011, 30: 517-524.
  6. Binglei Wang^, S. J. Zhou, Junfeng Zhao and Xi Chen*, Size-dependent Pull-in Instability of Electrostatically Actuated microbeam-based MEMS. Journal of Microengineering and Micromechanics, 2011, 21: 027001.


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