Yap Fook Fah

Yap Fook Fah
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 4724
Email: mffyap@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-15
  • PhD University of Cambridge 1993
  • BA(Hons) University of Cambridge 1989

BA(Hons) First Class with Distinction - University of Cambridge - 1989

PhD - University of Cambridge – 1993

From 1994 - Successively lecturer, assistant professor, and tenured associate professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • Interest:
    Dynamics of machinery; Vibration control in railways and trains, aerial, marine and land vehicles; Shock mitigation of hard disk drives; Vehicle dynamics; Flywheel energy storage systems; Personal mobility technology; Technology for engineering education
  • Projects:
    Mitigating shock and vibration of crystal oscillators.
    [Mechanics of Machines Lab, Mechanics]
    Reducing Fuel Consumption Using Flywheel Battery Technology for Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes in Container Terminals
    [ERIAN, Mechanics]
    Driving simulation as an assessment of elderly driver fitness to drive and driver rehabilitation method.
    [Mechanics of Machines Lab, Mechanics]
    Electronic automatic gear transmission systems in light electric and human-powered vehicles.
    [Institute of Sports Research, Biomedical and Sports]
    Fabrikz: A Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Platform for Engineering Physics and Dynamics

Research Staff and Students under supervision

Research Staff
Name Title Email
Toh Boon Heng Elvin Project Officer BHTOH@ntu.edu.sg

PhD Student
Name Project
Liu Mingjun The Development of a New Design of the Hard Disk Drive Actuator with better Dynamic Properties in Terms of Positioning Accuracy and Shock Robustness, which can be used in Environments with Severe Shock and Vibration, Such as Consumer Electronics and Mobile Compting

Selected Publications
  • H. Hosseinloo, F. F. Yap, L. Y. Lim. (2013). Design and analysis of shock and random vibration isolation system for a discrete model of submerged jet impingement cooling system. Journal of Vibration and Control.
  • Ong, C.J., Yap, F.F., Djamari, D.W. (2013). An Investigation Into The Use of Four-Bar Linkage Mechanism as Actuator for Hard-Disk Drive. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 49(6), 2466-2472.
  • Shu Dongwei; Yap Fook Fah; Gu Bin; et al. (2011). Effect of Disk Clamping Conditions on the Operational Shock Response of Hard Disk Drives. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 47(7), 1874-1877.
  • YS Zhang, FF Yap. (2013). A Knowledge-based Web Platform for Collaborative Physical System Modelling and Simulation. Computer Applications in Engineering Education, doi: 10.1002/ca.
  • Yap F.F., Liu Mengjun, Hendri Harmoko. (2007). Shock Response Analysis of Hard Disk Drives Using Flexible Multibody Dynamics Formulation. Microsystem Technologies-Micro-And Nanosystems-Information Storage And Processing Systems, 13(8-10), 1039-1045.
  • Yap F.F., Nader Vahdati, Hendri Harmoko. (2006). Design and Analysis of Vibration Isolation Systems for Hard Disk Drives. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 303(2), 52-56.
  • Yap F.F., Yao G.Z., Li Wei Hua, Chen G. (2002). MR Damper and its Applications for Semi-active Control of Vehicle Suspension System. Mechatronics: The Science of Intelligent Machines. An International Journal., 12, 963-973.

  • Dynamics
  • Mechanical and Structural Engineering
  • Dynamic Vibration Absorber