Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Head/Professor in Mechanics of Materials Division



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Professor Lin''s research experience is in Materials and process modelling, Solid/Computational mechanics, which includes micro-mechanics modelling, and its application in creep-damage, cyclic-plasticity-damage, viscoplasticity and advanced metal forming technologies.

At the University of Sheffield and UMIST, He worked on the development of unified creep-damage, viscoplasticity-damage, coupled creep and cyclic-plasticity damage constitutive equations. These equations were implemented in FE solvers to predict the damage and failure of engineering materials, such as copper, Al-alloys and nickel-based super-alloys, under different working conditions.

At the University of Birmingham, He worked on the development of unified viscoplastic constitutive equations to model micro-structure and damage evolution in hot/warm metal forming processes. Some examples include: (i) phase transformation in hot-stamping with cold-die quenching, (ii) grain growth in superplastic forming, (iii) age precipitation hardening in creep-age-forming, (iv) recrystallisation, grain size and damage evolution in hot rolling, etc.. He is one of the originators for the development of Evolutionary Algorithms (EA)-based optimization techniques for the determination of physically-based unified constitutive equations from experimental data.

He has also developed an integrated facility for micro-mechanics modelling. Particular applications include the forming of micro components, such as extrusion of micro pins, hydroforming of micro-tubes, etc.



Zhou X, Shao Z, Pruncu CI, et al., 2020, A study on central crack formation in cross wedge rolling, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:279, ISSN:0924-0136

Chavoshi S, Tagarielli V, Shi Z, et al., 2020, Predictions of the mechanical response of sintered FGH96 powder compacts, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol:142, ISSN:0094-4289

Lyu F, Li Y, Shi Z, et al., 2020, Stress and temperature dependence of stress relaxation ageing behaviour of an Al–Zn–Mg alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol:773, ISSN:0921-5093, Pages:1-10

Li Y, Shi Z, Lin J, 2019, Experimental investigation and modelling of yield strength and work hardening behaviour of artificially aged Al-Cu-Li alloy, Materials and Design, Vol:183, ISSN:0264-1275

Yasmeen T, Shao Z, Zhao L, et al., 2019, Constitutive modelling for the simulation of the superplastic forming of TA15 titanium alloy, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol:164, ISSN:0020-7403

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