Yifan Yang has been a doctoral candidate at the Department of Rail Vehicles since 2022.
He obtained his master’s degree from State Key Laboratory of Traction Power (TPL) in Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) in 2022, specializing in locomotive-track coupled dynamics. The title of his master’s thesis is “Analyses on Dynamic Response Characteristics and Structural Optimization of the Heavy-Haul Locomotive Coil Spring”, in which the root cause of the locomotive coil spring fracture was analyzed and corresponding optimization scheme was proposed.
His doctoral work in this department focused on the train-track interaction and wear problem. He is also interested in the health condition monitoring and maintenance technology for rail vehicles.