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


  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Kinematics and Mechanisms
  • Vibrations
  • Controls
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Tire/Terrain Mechanics
  • Vehicle System Design


  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Tire/Terrain Mechanics
  • NVH
  • Vibrations
  • Controls
  • Kinematics and Mechanisms
  • Machine Design
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Multi-Body Contact-Impact modeling
  • Optimization

“Machine Design, Vehicle Dynamics and Tire/Terrain Mechanics research will improve vehicle’s
riding comfortability and increase its safety and stability.”  -Yin-Ping Chang, 2015

Selected Publications

1. J. Chen, M. Qin, Y. Jiang, L. Jin, and Y.P. Chang, "Modeling, Analysis and
Optimization of the Twist Beam Suspension System," SAE International Journal of
Commercial Vehicle, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2015.

2. D. Wu and Y.P. Chang, “Dynamic Analysis and Simulation of a Double
Transition Shift Automatic Continuous Variable Transmission,” International
Journal of Vehicle Performance, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 119–136, 2013.

3. Y.P. Chang, and I. Her, “A Virtual Cam Method for Locating Instant Centers of
Kinematically Indeterminate Linkages,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design,
Volume 130, Issue 6, 062304, June 2008.

4. J. Iqbal, Y.P. Chang, and M.S. Qatu, “Optimization of Frequencies of A Two-
Span Shaft System Joined With A Hinge,” International Journal of Vehicle Noise
and Vibration, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp.317–338, 2008.

5. Y.P. Chang, “Tyre Vertical Transmissibility Transient Response Analysis,”
International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, Vol. 2,
No. 3, pp.191–208, 2006.