Fan Hui

Fan Hui
Associate Professor
Tel: 6790 4860
Email: mhfan@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-13 
  • PhD University of Illinois at Chicago 1989
  • MS Tsing Hua University 1985
  • BS Tsing Hua University 1982

Prof. Fan is an associate professor with the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering since Dec. 1992. He received his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1989, and his B. Eng and M. Eng in Solid Mechanics from Tsinghua University (China) in 1982 and 1985, respectively.

  • Interest:
    Micromechanics, Fracture mechanics, some topics in Applied Physics
  • Projects:
    Micromechanics of interfaces
    Estimate the interface stiffness by using micromechanics concepts together with a statistical consideration. Solutions to the problems are usually involving analytical and numerical formulation and procedure associated with the hyper-singular integro-differential equations.
    Surface energy effect in solid, liquid and solid/liquid/air systems
    When the dimensions of devices are getting smaller to the level of micrometers and below, the surface energy plays the dominant part in total energy of the system. Traditional formulation in solid and fluid mechanics where the bulk energy associated with volume of the system is dominant part failed to describe the physics. A new branch of theory is proposed to bridge the classical continuum mechanics and lower dimensional physics.

Research Staff and Students under supervision

PhD Students
Name Project
Wang Xue Boundary element micromechanical modelling of imperfect interfaces

Selected Publications
    • Ying Zhang; Hui Fan; Weimin Huang; Yan Chen, (2010), Droplet atop a wrinkled substrate, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, V224, c11, pp2451-2467.(Q3)
    • Fan H., Xie X.M. and Sze K.Y. (2010), “Effective Modulus of Polycrystalline Aggregates in Different Geometrical Configurations”, Materials Science & Engineering A, v.527, pp5008-5017.
    • Xie X.M. and H. Fan (2010), “Effective Modulus of Heterogeneous Materials in Thin Film Configurations”, Materials Science & Engineering A.,V.527, pp5452-5461.
    • E. L. Chen, W. T. Ang and H. Fan,(2011), “A hypersingular boundary integral analysis of axisymmetric steady-state heat conduction across a non-ideal interface between two dissimilar materials”, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements,  v.35, pp.1090-1100.
    • Zhang Yin, Chen Yan and H. Fan, (2011), "Giant liposome spreading on a silicon wall," Journal of Applied Physics 110, 034904 
    • Xu L.M., Xie X.M. and Fan H. (2011), “Effective modulus of polycrystalline thin wire”,  J. Applied Physics, Vol.110  Issue: 8,  Article Number: 084909  DOI: 10.1063/1.3653254  
    • Fan H and Xie XM (2012), “DEPENDENCY OF EFFECTIVE MODULUS OF POLYCRYSTALLINE AGGREGATES ON MACRO-GEOMETRIC CONFIGURATION”, International Journal of Applied Mechanics.Vol. 4 Issue: 3 Article Number: 1250031 DOI: 10.1142/S1758825112500317.
    • X Wang, WT Ang and H Fan (2012), “Micro-mechanics models for an imperfect interface under anti-plane shear load: Hypersingular integral formulations”, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol. 36, pp. 1856-1864.
    • Zhang, Ying; Chen, Yan; Fan, Hui (2013) “Spreading of giant liposomes on anisotropically patterned substrates“, COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A- PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS, V. 419  Pages: 1-6 DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2012.11.036
    • Xue Wang, Hui Fan Whye-Teong Ang (2014), “On micromechanical-statistical modeling of microscopically damaged interfaces under anti-plane deformations”, International Journal solids and Structures, accepted for publication. 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2014.03.001  

    • Advanced Solid Mechanics
    • Solid Mechanics And Vibration
    • Machine Design Element
    • Dynamics
    • Machine Design
    • Conservation of Momentum
    • Unsymmetric Bending