Tian Yu

I received my PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech in December 2019, and joined Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in February 2020. My PhD work was focusing on mechanics of thin structures, such as bifurcations of thin rods/strips/sheets. 

In the Form Finding Lab, I am working on bifurcations and multi-stability of elastic networks (made of slender strips/rods), and mechanics of flexible nets (e.g., dancing nets), through a combination of experiments and numerical simulations. I am also interested in structural design and optimization.

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