CAO Yanlong


Basic information

Teacher Name:Yanlong Cao
Job title:



Research interests:

Precision Design and QualityEngineering, Measurement


Education/qualifications and Appointments held

Dec. 2012-


School of MechanicalEngineering, Zhejiang University, P. R. China.

Jun. 2005-Nov. 2012

Associate Professor

School of MechanicalEngineering, Zhejiang University, P. R. China.

Oct. 2007- Oct. 2009

Visiting Scholar

College of Computing and Engineering,University of  Huddersfield, UK

May 2003-May 2005

Lecturer and postdoctor

College of Bio-systems Engineering and Food Science,

ZhejiangUniversity,P. R. China.

Mar. 1997-May 2003

PhD degree in

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University.P. R. China.

Sept. 1993-Jul. 1997

BSc degree  in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing

School of Mechanical Engineering, ShanDong University of Technology (SDUT)(Now its name is ShanDong University),P. R. China.

Sept. 1995-Jul. 1997

minor in Industry Automatization

Department of Industry Automation, ShanDong University of Technology (SDUT), P. R. China.

Membership of learned or professional societies

· Member of National Gear Standardization Technical Committees of China (TC52)

· Member of National GPS Standardization Technical Committees of China (SAC/TC240)

· Deputy secretary ofProduction Engineering Branch, Zhejiang Province, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society

RESEARCH over the past five years

Scientific Research Project

[1] “Theoryand method for toleranceanalysisfor complex assemblies based on number theory” by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)(51575484 2016.01~2019.12).

[2] Theoryand method for tolerance design based on concurrent function-structure decomposition by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)(51275464 2013.01~2016.12).

[3] Qianjiang Talent Plan Project “The technology of extraction and recognition for weak impulse signal in the strong noise environment” (2011R10016, 2011.08-2013.07).

[4] Flexible assembly tolerance modelling and analysis based on improved GPS by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)(50975257, 2010.01~2012.12).

[5] Research on the Methodology and Technology of 3-D Tolerance Modeling based on GPSby National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)(50505046, 2006.1~2008.12).

[6] Research on the technology of complex mechanical and electrical product quality characteristic'smulti-scale coupling and preventive control by National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC)(50835008, 2009.1~2012.12).

[7] The National Key Basic Research and Development Plan (973 Plan) “Key scientific problem of large scale and low consumption for complex air separation class outfit”, Subject “Research on the technology of quality guaranteed manufacturing of large components with strong strength in the key machine(2011CB706560, 2011.1~2014.12).

[8] High-end CNC machine tool  and basic manufacturing equipment”major science and technology issues “The closed-loop dynamic comprehensive compensation technology based on sensitive point surveillance”(2009ZX04014-026, 2009.03-2010.12).

Refereed Papers

[1] Cao Yanlong, Yan Huiwen, Liu Ting. Application of Quasi-Monte Carlo Method Based on Good Point Set in Tolerance Analysis[J]. JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. 2016, V16(2).

[2] Cao Yanlong, Liu Ting, Ye Xuefeng. Lathe errors identification based on surface topography analysis after turning[J]. PRECISION ENGINEERING-JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETIES FOR PRECISION ENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY. 2016, V46,243-253.

[3] Wu Zijian, Liu Ting, Gao Zhenbo, Cao Yanlong. Tolerance design with multiple resource suppliers on   cloud-manufacturing platform[J].INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTU-RING TECHNOLOGY. 2016, V84(1-4): 335-346.

[4] Cao Yanlong, Wu Zijian, Liu Ting. Multivariate process capability evaluation of cloud manufacturingresource based on intuitionistic fuzzy set[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY. 2016, V84(1-4): 227-237.

[5] Yang Jiangxin, Yang Biyu, Liu Mingzhou,Cao Yanlong.Detection method of loose parts in nuclear react-or based on eigenvector   algorithm[J]. PROGRESS IN NUCLEAR ENERGY. 2016, V91: 250-255.

[6] Cao Yanlong, Li Bo, Guan Jiayan, Yang Jiangxin. A point-based variation propagation model for multi-pass machining process. Proc IMechE Part B: J Engineering Manufacture .2015,V 229,1164-1179.

[7] Cao Yanlong, Li Bo, Ye Xuefeng, Guan Jiayan, Yang Jiangxin. Geometrical Simulation of Multi-Scale Toleranced Surface with Consideration of the Tolerancing Principle. ASME J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. 2015, V15(2):21006-21016.

[8] Cao Yanlong, Zhao Kui, Yang Jiangxin.Research on the method of constructing the integrated strategic performance indicator system for manufacturing enterprises.  International Journal of Production Research,2015, V53(13):1-15

[9] Cao Yanlong, Wu Zijian, Zhao Qijian. Study on Resource Configuration on Cloud Manufacturing[J]. MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING. 2015,1-13.

[10] Gao Zhenbo, Wang Zhexing, Wu Zijian,Cao Yanlong. Study on Generation of 3D Assembly Dimension Chain: Procedia CIRP[Z]. CIRP, 2015,163-168.

[11] Wu Zijian, Gao Zhenbo, Cao Yanlong. Tolerance Design and Adjustment of Complex Customized Product Based on Cloud Manufacturing: Procedia CIRP[Z]. CIRP, 2015,169-175.

[12] Hu Weixin, Guan Jiayan, Li Bo,Cao Yanlong,Yang Jiangxin. Influence of Tool Assembly Error on Machined Surface in Peripheral Milling Process: Procedia CIRP[Z]. CIRP, 2015,137-142.

[13] Tang Shuying, Guan Dayan, Wu Xiangji,Cao Yanlong. Analysis on virtual assembly tolerance for pitch-adjustable lateral propulsion device: Procedia CIRP[Z]. CIRP, 2015,131-136.

[14] Cao Yanlong, Srinivasan V. Special Issue: Geometric Tolerancing[J]. JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. 2015, 15,20301

[15] Ye Xuefeng, Guan Jiayan, Wang Jing,Wang Lele,Cao Yanlong. Model for surface topography prediction in cylinder tu-rning: Procedia CIRP[Z]. CIRP, 2015,286-291.

[16] Li B, Cao Y, Ye X, et al. Multi-scale prediction of the geometrical deviations of the surface finished by five-axis ball-end milling[J]. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 2015, 387(2): 255-265.

[17] Cao Yanlong, Mathieu Luc, Jiang Jane. Key research on computer aided tolerancing[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University. 2015, 16(5): 335-340.

[18] Yang Jiangxin, Guan Jiayan, Ye Xuefeng,Cao Yanlong. Effects of geometric and spindle errors on the quality of end turning surface[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science, 2015, 16(5): 371-386.

[19]    YanlongCao, HengZhang, BoLi, ZijianWu, JiangxinYang. Study on functional specification scheme on interface based on positioning features. Proc IMechE PartB: J Engineering Manufacture, 2013,V227(5),745-753

[20] Xiaolong Chen; yanlong cao; zaiyu lin; Jiangxin Yang; Xiaoqi Hu. Study on Extraction of Electrical Runout in Eddy Current Measurement Using Finite Element Method, Proc IMechE Part C: J Mechanical Engineering Science, 2014, Vol. 228(6) 1077–1086

[21] Cao Yanlong, Guan Jaiyan, Li Bo. Modeling and simulation of grinding surface topography considering wheel vibration[J]. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY. 2013, 66(5-8): 937-945.

[22]   Yanlong Cao, Bo Li, Jiayan Guan, Jiangxin YangA study on mutative scale straightness measurement based on uncertainty analysisMeasurement, 46(1), pp 145-153

[23]   Cao, Yanlong, He, Yuanfeng, Yang, Jiangxin, Gan, ChunbiaoA method for weak impact signal discrimination based on para-approximate entropyProgress in Nuclear Energy, 2012/960, pp 53-60

[24] Mao Jian, Cao Yanlong, Yang Jiangxin. A Tolerance Analysis Method for Assembly Yield: Advanced Materials Research[Z]. 2012753-757.

[25] Wang Yifeng, Zhang Heng, Cao Yanlong. Concurrent Tolerance Design System based on Manufacturing Context: Advanced Materials Research[Z]. 2012,634-639.

[26] Y Cao,J Mao,H Ching and J Yang. A Robust Tolerance Optimization Method Based on Fuzzy Quality Loss. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 2009 vol. 223( 11): 2647-2653

[27] Cao Y, Zhang. H,Mao.J, Yang J. Novel cost–tolerance model based on fuzzy neural networks. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part BJ. Engineering Manufacture. 2010, vol. 224(11):1757-1765

[28] Cao Yanlong,Jin Lu,Wang Kaiwei,Yang Jiangxin. Real-Time Surface Topography Measurement with Graphic Processing Unit. Adv. Sci. Lett. 2011,Vol.4(4-5): 1434-1438

[29] YanlongCao,Heng Zhang, JianMao, Xusong Xu,Yang Jiangxin,Study on tolerance modeling of complex surface,Int. J. Adv. Manuf. Technol. 2011,V53:1183-1188

[30] Cao Yanlong, Zhao Kui, Yang Jiangxin. Novel economic house of quality model based on quality economic analysis. Adv. Sci. Lett.

[31] Cao Y, Zhang H, Mao J, et al. Novel cost-tolerance model based on fuzzy neural   network[J]. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 2010, 224: 1757-1765.

[32] Cao Yanlong, He Yuan Feng, Yang Jiangxin. An Alarm Method for a Loose Parts Monitoring System. Shock and Vibration, 2012, 19(4): 753-761.

[33] He Yuan Feng, Cao Yanlong, Yang Jiangxin. Mass Estimation of  Loose Part in Nuclear Power Plant Based on Multiple Regression. Measurement Science and Technology, 2012, 23(5).

[34] Mao Jian , Wu Shancheng, Cao Yanlong C. Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation of Manufacturability in Concurrent Tolerance Design: International Conference on Computer Aided Industrial Design and Conceptual Design[Z]. IEEE, 2009852-857.

[35] Mao Jian, Cao Yanlong, Yang Jiangxin,Implementation uncertainty evaluation of cylindricity errors based on geometrical product specification (GPS),Measurement2009,Vol.42(5): 742-747

[36] Mao Jian, Cao Yanlong, Yang Jiangxin, Manufacturing environment-oriented robust tolerance optimization method, Int. J. Adv. Manuf. Technol. 2009,V41:57-65SCIAccepted

[37] Jian Mao, Yanlong Cao, and Jiangxin Yang. A Transmission Error Analysis Method Using Monte Carlo Simulation. Adv. Sci. Lett. 2011,Vol4(6-7)2474-2477SCIAccepted

[38] Yusheng Liu, Shuming Gao, Yaolong Cao. An Efficient Approach to Interpreting Rigorous Tolerance Semantics forComplicated Tolerance Specification. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, 2009,VOL. 6( 4):670-684

[39] Wang Yifeng, Cao Yanlong, Chen Xiaolong, Lin Zaiyu, Yang Jiangxin, Development of Electrical Runout Online Measurement System Based on Eddy Current Technique and Laser Triangulation, Sensors Transducers, 154(7),2013,pp 158-164

[40] Jian Mao,Yanlong Cao,HoChing,Ruxu Du. Fuzzy Tolerancing Based on Available Manufacturing Resources. Computer-Aided Design and Applications.2009,Vol. 6(2), 253-261

[41] Jian MAO,Yanlong CAO. Tolerance sensitivity robust design and evaluation method. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 2011, Vols. 55-57:924-928

[42] Mao Jian, Cao Yanlong, Yang Jiangxin. Mathematical model for linear symmetry based on tole-rancing principle: International Conference on Computer-Aided Design Conceptual Design[Z]. 2006815-820.

[43] Mao Jian , Cao Yanlong , Yang Jiangxin . A novel method for uncertainty evaluation of roundness errors based on geometrical product specification, PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS(SPIE)[Z]. 200635738.

[44] Mao Jian, Zheng Huawen, Cao Yanlong, et al. Planar straightness error evaluation based on particle swarm optimization: Proceedings of SPIE[Z]. 2006.

[45] Cao Yanlong, Mao Jian, Yang Jiangxin. A Robust Tolerance Design Method Based on Fuzzy Quality Loss[J]. Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering. 2006, 1(1): 101-105.

[46] Cao Yanlong , Yang Jiangxin, Wu Zhaotong, et al. A robust tolerance design method based on pr-ocess capability[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A. 2004, 5(1): 81-85

[47] YANGJiangxin, XU Xusong, CAO Yanlong, LIU Yancong. Functional Tolerance Specification Design Based on Assembly Positioning. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2010, 46(2):1-8(in Chinese).

[48] YANG Jiangxin, ZHENG Huawen, CAOYanlong, CHENG Shi, FANG Lixian, XIE Yongcheng. Estimation Method for Impact Location of Loose Parts Based on Hilbert Transform. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2009,45(12):232-236(in Chinese).

[49] CAO Yanlong, CHENG Shi, YANG Jiangxin, ZHENG Huawen, HE Yuanfeng. Method for Mass Estimation of Loose Parts Based on Wavelet Packet. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2010,46(22):1-5 (in Chinese).

[50] Mao Jian, Cao Nailiang, Cao Yanlong, Yang Jiangxin. Matching Method for Quality Knowledge in Product Designing Process. Transactions of the Chinese Society for Agricultural Machinery, 2012,43(1):197-201 (in Chinese).

[51] FANG Li-xian, ZENG Fu, YANG Jian-gxin, YANG Jiang-xin, WANG Chi-hu, XIE Yong-cheng, SHEN Xiao-yao. Alarm Method for Loose Part of Nuclear Reactor Based on Fractal Theory. Nuclear Power Engineering, 2010,31(6):113-116 (in Chinese).

[52] YANG Jiang-xin, CHENG Shi, CAO Yan-long, ZHENG Hua-wen, HE Yuan-feng, XIE Yong-cheng. Location estimation method for loose part based on AR model and wavelet transform. Journal of Zhejiang University(Engineering Science), 2011,45(8):1366-1369 (in Chinese).

[53] YANG Jiang-xin, ZHENG Hua-wen, CAO Yan-long, FANG Li-xian, XIE Yong-cheng, SHEN Xiao-yao. Alarming Method of Loose Parts in Nuclear Power Plant Based on Adaptive Auto-regressive Model. Atomic Energy Science and Technology, 2010,44(6):701-705 (in Chinese).

[54] ZHENG Hua-wen, CAO Yan-long, YANG Jiang-xin, HE Yuan-feng, FANG Li-xian, XIE Yong-cheng. Mass estimation of loose parts in nuclear power plant based on SVM. Journal of Zhejiang University(Engineering Science), 2010,44(8):1525-1529 (in Chinese).

[55] MAO Jian, ZHANG Heng, CAO Yan-long. Research and application on model of size tolerance for plane based on SDT. Journal of Engineering Design, 2010,17(5):321-324 (in Chinese).