Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201


Yin-ping (Daniel) Chang, Ph.D.
Yin-ping (Daniel) Chang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
418 EC; (248) 370-2209; Fax: (248) 370-4416

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2002 
  • Joined Oakland University in 2002
  • 1998-2002 Instructor, ME Department, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 1992-95 – Powertrain/chassis engineer, EV/HEV and NVH engineer, project manager, R&D Department, Mitsubishi Motor Corporation (MMC)
  • Member of ASME, SAE and ASEE


  • FEA tire modeling and dynamics simulations.
  • Vehicle modeling and dynamics simulations.
  • Vehicle passenger safety systems modeling and simulations.
  • Contact-impact problems experiments and simulations.
  • Machine/mechanism synthesis and analysis.
  1. High-speed tire transient response simulation. Tire high-speed standing waves phenomenon simulation by PAM-SHOCK, FEA tire modeling by Pro-Engineering/CATIA/HyperMesh, establishing virtual tire testing environment.
  2. FEA tire modeling and static response analysis. FEA tire modeling by ANSYS, contact patch pressure distribution detection, and static stress/strain analysis.
  3. Vehicle rollover simulation. A FEA truck model rollover crashworthiness simulation by PAM-CRASH, passenger safety investigation with dummy models and air bag/seat belt systems.
  4. Rigid Body vehicle dynamics simulation. Vehicle steady-state steering responses simulations under different operation conditions include lane change maneuver, double lane change, accelerating, braking, rollover, etc., by Car-Sim/Truck-Sim/ADAMS/DADS.
  5. Rigid body multi-impacts problems experiments and simulations. Analytical, numerical, and experimental parts sorting and contact-impact problems analyses and simulations by Matlab and Fortran codes.
  6. Classical mechanism design and kinematics synthesis and analysis. Classical and numerical mechanism kinematic synthesis/analysis, and the applications in graph theory and robotics.