International Journal of Mechanics and Applications

International Journal of Mechanics and Applications publishes refereed articles on original research, short communications and reviews covering mechanics and applications of industrial materials. In addition to regular issues, special issues on specific subjects are published. These special issues contain invited reviews by eminent researchers in the specific field.

Lei Chen

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Mechanics and Applications

Research Scientist, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore

Research Areas

1.Multiscale fracture and electromechanical coupling analyses of biological materials; 2.Characterization of fracture toughness based on indentation; 3.Development of numerical methods related to XFEM and crack tip element for facture analyses


2007-2011PH.D.National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
2005-2007M.E.HuaZhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China
2001-2005B.E.HuaZhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China

Academic Achievement

2011, Chinese Excellent Self-financed St udent Abroad Scholarship (only one for ME in Singapore)
2009, President Graduate Fellowship (top 5%), NUS
2005, Excellent Bachelor Graduate Award (top 5%), HUST
2004, First-Class Scholarship of Study (top 5%), HUST
2003, University Excellent Paper, HUST


Member, International Association for Computational Mechanics

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  L. Chen, K.B. Yeap, K.Y. Zeng, C.M. She, G.R. Liu, Interfacial delamination cracking shapes and stress states during wedge indentation in thin film systems-computational simulation and experimental studies. Journal of Materials Research, 2011, 26: 2511-2523.
[2]  L. Chen, K.B. Yeap, C.M. She, G.R. Liu, A computational and experimental investigation of three-dimensional micro-wedge indentation-induced interfacial delamination in a soft-film-on-hard-substrate system. Engineering Structures, 2011, 33, 3269-3278.
[3]  L. Chen, K.B. Yeap, K.Y. Zeng, G.R. Liu, Finite element simulation and experimental determination of interfacial adhesion properties by wedge indentation. Philosophical Magazine 2009, 89: 1395-1413.
[4]  L. Chen, T. Rabczuk, G.R. Liu, S. Bordas, K.Y. Zeng, P. Kerfriden, Extended finite element method with edge-based strain smoothing (ESm-XFEM) for linear elastic crack growth. Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2012, 209: 250-265.
[5]  Y. Jiang, G. R. Liu, Y. W. Zhang, L. Chen, A singular ES-FEM for plastic fracture mechanics. Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2011, 200: 2943-2955.
[6]  L. Chen, G.R. Liu, K.Y. Zeng, J. Zhang, A novel variable power singular element in G space with strain smoothing for bi-material fracture analyses. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2011, 35: 1303-1317.
[7]  L. Chen, G. R. Liu, Y. Jiang, K.Y. Zeng, J. Zhang, A singular edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-FEM) for crack analysis in anisotropic media. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2011, 78(1): 85-109.
[8]  L. Chen, G. R. Liu, K.Y. Zeng, A combined extended and edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-XFEM) for fracture analysis of 2D elasticity. International Journal of Computational Methods, 2011, 8(4): 1-14.
[9]  L. Chen, G.Y. Zhang, J. Zhang, K.Y. Zeng, An adaptive edge-based smoothed point interpolation method (ES-PIM) for mechanics problems. International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 2011, 88: 2379-2402.
[10]  N. Vu-Bac, H. Nguyen-Xuan, L. Chen, P. Kerfriden, S. Bordas, R.N. Simpson, G.R. Liu, T. Rabczuk, A node-based smoothed extended finite element method (NS-XFEM) for fracture analysis. Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science, 2011, 1898: 1-25.
[11]  G.R. Liu, Y. Jiang, L. Chen, G.Y. Zhang, A singular cell-based smoothed radial point interpolation method (CS-RPIM) for fracture problems. Computers and Structures, 2011, 89: 1378-1396.
[12]  S. Wang, G.R. Liu, G.Y. Zhang, L. Chen, Accurate bending stress analysis of the asymmetricgear using the novel ES-PIM with triangular mesh. International Journal of Automotive & Mechanical Engineering, 2011, 3: 373-397.
[13]  L. Chen, J. Zhang, K.Y. Zeng, P.G. Jiao, An edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-FEM) for adaptive analysis. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, an International Journal, 2011, 39 (6): 767-793.
[14]  S. Wang, G.R. Liu, Z.Q. Zhang, L. Chen, Nonlinear 3D numerical computations for the square membrane versus experimental data. Engineering Structures, 2011, 33: 1828-1837.
[15]  L. Chen, G.R. Liu, N. Nourbakhsh-Nia, K.Y. Zeng, A singular edge-based smoothed finite element method (ES-FEM) for bimaterial interface cracks. Computational Mechanics, 2010, 45: 109-125.
[16]  G.R. Liu, L. Chen*, T. Nguyen-Thoi, K.Y. Zeng, G.Y. Zhang, A novel singular node-based smoothed finite element method (NS-FEM) for upper bound solutions of fracture problems. International Journal for Numeral Methods in Engineering, 2010, 83: 1466-1497.
[17]  L. Chen, X. Nguyen-Xuan, T. Nguyen-Thoi, K.Y. Zeng, S.C. Wu, Assessment of smoothed point interpolation methods for elastic mechanics. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 2010, 89: 1635-1655.
[18]  N. Nourbakkhsh-Nia, G.R. Liu, L. Chen, Y.W. Zhang, A general construction of singular stress field in the ES-FEM method for analysis of fracture problems of mixed modes. International Journal of Computational Methods, 2010, 7: 191-214.
[19]  S.C. Wu, H.O. Zhang, Q. Tang, L. Chen, G.L. Wang, Meshless analysis of the substrate temperature in plasma spraying process. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2009, 48: 674-681.
[20]  J. H. Li, L. Chen, H.M. Zhou, D.Q. Li, Surface model based modeling and simulation of filling processing gas-assisted injection molding. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2009, 131 (011008): 1-8.
[21]  L. Chen, J. H. Li, H.M. Zhou, D.Q. Li, Z.C. He, Q. Tang, A study on gas-assisted injection molding filling simulation based on surface model of a contained circle channel part. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2008, 208: 90-98.
[22]  K. Y. Zeng, K. B. Yeap, A. Kumar, L. Chen, H.Y. Jiang, Fracture toughness and interfacial adhesion strength of thin films-indentation and scratch studies, in: Handbook of Nano-structured Thin Films and Coatings Three-Volume Set, 2009, Editors: S. Zhang, CRC, USA.