Associate Professor

Phone: 027-87556941

Email: yhsun@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Digital Nondestructive Testing

Yanhua Sun was born in Hubei, China, in 1979. He received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2003, 2006, and 2010, respectively. He has been a visiting scholar of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He is currently an Associate Professor with HUST. His current research interests include electromagnetic nondestructive testing technology and instrumentation. Recent publications include 1 book, 53 papers and 6 authorized patents, and recent projects include 7 ones supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Key Basic Research Program of China (NKBRPC), or Enterprise cooperation. Recipient of the first prize of Science and Technology Invention Award of Hubei Province, the Silver medal (gold medal vacancy) of HIWIN Doctorial Dissertation Award (bonus: 300,000 RMB, the geographic scope: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China), the National Excellent Doctorial Thesis nomination award, the Excellent Doctorial Thesis prize in Hubei province, the second prize of the Ninth session "The Challenge Cup" National University Student Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Work Competition, the first prize of the fifth session "The Challenge Cup" University Student Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Work Competition in Hubei Province, the Science and Technology Top 10 award of HUST (the Ninth session), Multiple Innovation Prize, Patent Award, Advanced Individual Award, Technology Achievement Award, Excellent Learning Award in Huake Mechanical and Electronic Engineering Ltd. Co. or HUST. Over 30 electromagnetic nondestructive testing instruments or apparatuses are developed by him and they are applied in practical engineering.

Academic Degrees

May 2010 School of Mechanical Science & Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology PHD

July 2006 School of Mechanical Science & Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology MS

July 2003 School of Mechanical Science & Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology BS

Professional Experience

Sept., 2012-Jan. 2013, Visiting Scholar of WPI

Dec., 2013- present, Associate Professor of HUST

Sept., 2010 –Dec., 2013 , Assistant Professor at HUST, Wuhan, China

2003 – present, Development Department Minister and Deputy General Manager at Huake Mechanical and Electronic Engineering Ltd. Co. (part time job), Wuhan, China

Selected Publications

1.Yanhua Sun, Yihua Kang, Qiu Chen. Nondestructive Testing Technology Based on Permanent Magnetic Perturbation [M], ISBN 978-7-5609-7965-6, HUST Press, 2012, June.

2.Yanhua Sun*, Yihua Kang, Magnetic Mechanisms of Magnetic Flux Leakage Nondestructive Testing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4828556, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 184104, 2013.

3.Yanhua Sun*, Yihua Kang, An Opening Electromagnetic Transducer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4839855, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 214904, 2013.

4.Yanhua Sun, Yihua Kang, Chen Qiu. A permanent magnetic perturbation testing sensor, Sensors and Actuators A, 155:226-232, 2009.

5.Yanhua Sun, Yihua Kang. A new MFL principle and method based on near-zero background magnetic field. NDT&E Int. 43:348-353, 2010.

6.Yanhua Sun, Yihua Kang. Magnetic compression effect in present MFL testing sensor, Sensors and Actuators A., 160:54-59, 2010.

7.Yanhua Sun, Yihua Kang. A new NDT method based on permanent magnetic perturbation, NDT&E Int. 44:1-7, 2011.

8.Yanhua Sun, Jianbo Wu, Bo Feng, Yihua Kang, An opening electric-MFL detector for the NDT of in-service mine hoist wire, IEEE Sensors J. DOI:10.1109/JSEN.2014.2307760.

9.Yanhua Sun, Yihua Kang, High-Speed Magnetic Flux Leakage Technique and Apparatus Based on Orthogonal Magnetization for Steel Pipe. Materials Evaluation, 68(4):452-458, 2010.

10.Yanhua Sun, Yihua Kang. High-speed MFL method and apparatus based on orthogonal magnetization for steel pipe, Insight, 51(10):548-552, 2009.

11.Yanhua Sun, Yihua Kang. The feasibility of omni-directional defects MFL inspection under a unidirectional magnetization, International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (IJAEM), 33(3): 919-925, 2010.

12.Yihua Kang, Jianbo Wu, Yanhua Sun*, The Use of Magnetic Flux Leakage Testing Method and Apparatus for Steel Pipe, Materials Evaluation, July, 821-827, 2012.

13.Jianbo Wu, Yanhua Sun*, Theoretical analysis of MFL testing signal affected by discontinuity orientation and sensor-scanning direction. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 10.1109/TMAG.2014.2350460.

14.Zhijian Ye, Yanhua Sun*, An alternating current electric flux leakage testing methodology and experimental research for metallic materials, NDT&E International, 67: 36–45, 2014.

15.Zhijian Ye, Yanhua Sun*, Non-contact surface defect detection for metal material using displacement current sensor, Materials Evaluation, 2014.

16.Zhijian Ye, Yanhua Sun*, Theoretical analyses of alternating current electric flux leakage inspection method and experimental verification, Insight, 2014.

17.Yan-hua SUN, Jian-bo WU, Yihua KANG. The MFL Testing Methods for Welded Pipes. Journal of Measurement Science and Instrumentation.2011. 04:330-332.

18.SUN Yanhua, KANG Yihua.The feasibility of omni-directional defects MFL inspection under a unidirectional magnetization, IJAEM. The 14th International Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (ISEM’2009),2009.

19.Yihua kang, Songkai, Yanhua Sun, MFL testing of omni-directional cracks in steel strip using strong longitudinal magnetization. International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (IJAEM), 33(3):1231-1236, 2010.

20.Yanhua Sun, Rotate Handle Type Glass Turntable, Patent number: 200620098840.7, Publication number: CN200941906.

21.Yihua Kang, Yanhua Sun, Jiuzheng Li, Portable Drill-Pipe MFL Nondestructive Apparatus, Patent number: CN200520096779.8, Publication number: CN2849718.

22.Yihua Kang, Yanhua Sun, An Oblique Magnetization Apparatus for Steel Pipe, Patent number: ZL200710053671.4, Publication number: CN201110841.

23.Yihua Kang, Yanhua Sun, MFL Testing Method and Apparatus for Steel Pipe under Unidirectional Axial Magnetization, Patent number: ZL200810236601.7, Publication number: CN201110841.

24.Yihua Kang, Yanhua Sun, A MFL Nondestructive Testing Method Based on Magnetic Vacuum Leakage,Applying Patent number: 2010101025578.

25.Yihua Kang, Yanhua Sun, A Electrical Field Leakage Testing Method and Apparatus, Applying Patent number: 201110167841.8,Posting serial number: 2011062200024170.

26.Yanhua Sun, Yihua Kang, Wangbo, An Open Loop Electromagnetic Magnetizing Device, Applying Patent number: 201210006900.8, Posting serial number: 2012011100481570.

Awards and Honors

Recipient of the first prize of Science and Technology Invention Award of Hubei Province, the Silver medal (gold medal vacancy) of HIWIN Doctorial Dissertation Award (bonus: 300,000 RMB, the geographic scope: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China), the National Excellent Doctorial Thesis nomination award, the Excellent Doctorial Thesis prize in Hubei province, the second prize of the Ninth session "The Challenge Cup" National University Student Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Work Competition, the first prize of the fifth session "The Challenge Cup" University Student Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Work Competition in Hubei Province, the Science and Technology Top 10 award of HUST (the Ninth session), Multiple Innovation Prize, Patent Award, Advanced Individual Award, Technology Achievement Award, Excellent Learning Award in Huake Mechanical and Electronic Engineering Ltd. Co. or HUST.

Courses Taught

Nondestructive Testing

Engineering Design for Mechanical and Electrical Equipment

Engineering Testing Technique

Basic Training of Instruments and Measurement

Centers/Programs

1.The project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51475194): Online Magnetic inspection Principle and Method for the Surface Topography and Subsurface Performance of Ferrous Parts, (January 2015 – December 2018, the person of charge).

2.The project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51105158): A new nondestructive testing principle and method based on electric field leakage. (January 2012 – December 2014, the person of charge).

3.Enterprise cooperation Project supported by Wuhan Huake Electrical and mechanical engineering technology co., LTD (School Number: 20101412), The key technology research of electromagnetic nondestructive testing method and apparatus for coiled tubing in service. (October 2010 – December 2011, the person of charge).

4.Enterprise cooperation Project supported by Wenshang Yiqiao Coal Mine of Shandong Province: the apparatus and its practice of catcher underground. (August 2010 – December 2011, the person of charge).

5.The project supported by the National Special Fund for Colleges and Universities of China (Grant No. 2011QN131): the research of key technology and principle of MFL (magnetic flux leakage) nondestructive testing under super magnetization. (June 2011 – December 2012, the person of charge).

6.The project supported by National University of Singapore (NUS): the research of focusing technology of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). (August 2010 – December 2011, the person of charge).

7.The project supported by CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) Tubular Goods Research Institute: The key technology research of electromagnetic nondestructive testing method and apparatus for coiled tubing in service. (October 2010 – December 2010, the person of charge).

8.The project supported by CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) Tubular Goods Research Institute: the technique research and apparatus development of fast nondestructive testing for washover pipe on the scene. (May 2009 – December 2009, the person of charge).

9.The project supported by China Daqing Oilfield: the research and development of portable EMT (electromagnetic testing) equipment for coiled tubing on the scene. (June 2011 – December 2011, the person of charge) .

10.The development, popularization and application of portable MFL testing apparatus for drill pipe (including its thread) respectively supported and applied by China Daqing Oilfield, China Shengli Oilfield, China Liaohe Oilfield and East China Petroleum Bureau of China National Petroleum Corporation, etc. (September 2003 – Present, the person of charge).

11.The development, popularization and application of high-speed and on-line electromagnetic testing apparatus for mine wire rope supported and applied by Shandong Tangkou coal mine, Shanxi Daqong coal mine, Shanxi Tongchuan coal mine and Helongjiang Dongrong coal mine, etc. (June 2010 – Present, the person of charge).

12.The project supported by HUST (Huazhong University of Science and Technology) Innovation Fund for doctoral thesis: The new MFL principle and its applications for steel pipe. (September 2009 –September 2010, the person of charge).

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