School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Difan Tang received the B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from South China University of Technology, China, in 2006; the M.Sc. degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, U.K., in 2007; the M.Eng.Sc. degree in Mechatronics from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2012; the Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics from the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2019.
He was an engineer at ZWCAD Software Co., Ltd. (ZWSOFT), China, from 2008 to 2009, and has been taking up roles in casual teaching support within the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide since 2009. As a researcher and an engineer, he specialises in mechatronic/systems engineering and is perusing his research interests in emerging mechatronic systems in the aerospace, mining and healthcare sectors.
- Active-truss-based morphing wing
- Virtual stiffness-damping system
- Robust tracking control via unknown-input estimation and compensation
- Adaptive, nonlinear and optimal control using neural networks
- Active suppression of aerofoil flutter
Date Position Institution name 2009 Tutor The University of Adelaide 2008 - 2009 Overseas Technical Support Engineer ZWCAD Software Co. Ltd. (ZWSOFT)
Date Institution name Country Title — The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy — The University of Adelaide Australia Master of Engineering Science — The University of Sheffield United Kingdom Master of Science — South China University of Technology China Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Year Citation 2020 Tang, D., Chen, L., Tian, Z., & Hu, E. (2020). Developing a virtual stiffness-damping system for airfoil aeroelasticity testing. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 468, 16 pages.
2019 Tang, D., Chen, L., Tian, Z., & Hu, E. (2019). Modified value-function-approximation for synchronous policy iteration with single-critic configuration for nonlinear optimal control. International Journal of Control, 13 pages.
2018 Tang, D., Chen, L., Tian, Z., & Hu, E. (2018). Adaptive nonlinear optimal control for active suppression of airfoil flutter via a novel neural-network-based controller. Journal of Vibration and Control, 24(22), 5261-5272.
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2016 Tang, D., Chen, L., Hu, E., & Tian, Z. (2016). A novel actuator controller: delivering a practical solution to realization of active-truss-based morphing wings. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 63(10), 6226-6237.
DOI Scopus5 WoS3
- Auto Control I
- Mechatronics IM
- Mechatronics II
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