Byeng Dong Youn

Byeng Dong Youn


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Inha University


Dr. Youn's primary research area is design under engineering uncertainties, which deteriorate product reliability and quality. With a basic understanding of uncertainties in manufacturing and operational processes, product design is optimized by meeting its performances, by enhancing a target reliability, and simultaneously by maximizing quality. Additional research interests include possibility-/evidence-based design, statistical information technology (SIT), design sensitivity analysis, and biomechanics.

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Reliability-Based Design
  • Multi-scale Computational Analysis and Design
  • Statistical Information Technology (SIT)
  • Biomechanics

Research Interests

  • Design under engineering uncertainties
  • Possibility-/evidence-based design
  • Statistical information technology (SIT)
  • Design sensitivity analysis
  • Biomechanics

Recent Publications

  • Youn, Byeng D., Wang, P.F., and Xi, Z., "Complementary Interaction Method for System Reliability Assessment," Submitted, AIAA Journal, 2006
  • Youn, Byeng D., and Wang, P.F., "Bayesian Reliability-Based Design Optimization Under Both Aleatory and Epistemic Uncertainties," Submitted, AIAA Journal, 2006
  • Youn, Byeng D., Zhimin, X., and Wells, L.J., "Eigenvector Dimension-Reduction (eDR) Method for Derivative-Free Uncertainty Quantification," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Submitted, 2006
  • Xie, K., Wells, L., Camelio, J.A., and Youn, B.D., "Variation Propagation Analysis on Compliant Assemblies Considering Contact Interaction," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, ASME, Submitted, 2006
  • Choi, J.H., Lee, W.H., Park, S.Y., and Youn, B.D., "A Study on Robust Design Optimization of Layered Plates Bonding Process Considering Process Uncertainties," Submitted, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 2006 Read More
  • Youn, Byeng D., "Integrated Framework for Design Optimization under Aleatory and/or Epistemic Uncertainties Using Adaptive-Loop Method," Journal of Risk and Reliability, Submitted, 2006
  • Youn, Byeng D., Du, L., Choi, K.K., Gorsich, D., "Integration of Possibility-Based Optimization to Robust Design for Epistemic Uncertainty," ASME, Journal of Mechanical Design, Accepted, 2005 Read More