Dr Weilong Ai is a Research Associate in Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London and a member of the Electrochemical Science and Engineering group. He got the PhD degree from Durham University on Computational Mechanics in 2018. Before coming to UK, he obtained the Master (2014) and Bachelor (2011) degrees in Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.
His research is focused on developing numerical methods to solve engineering problems. During previous years, he worked on meshless methods for modeling crack propagation and fracture. Meshless methods are advantageous over the traditional finite element method for their meshless nature and smoothness of results. These methods can be applied to multi-physic fields, including thermal environments and electrochemical situations (current project). His research interests include: battery modelling; computational fracture; meshless methods.
Publication list can be found in Google Scholar through the link below: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=uM-wL_IAAAAJ&hl=zh-CN
et al., 2020, Electrochemical thermal-mechanical modelling of stress inhomogeneity in lithium-ion pouch cells, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol:167, ISSN:0013-4651
et al., 2019, The effect of cell-to-cell variations and thermal gradients on the performance and degradation of lithium-ion battery packs, Applied Energy, Vol:248, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:489-499
et al., 2019, A configurational force driven cracking particle method for modelling crack propagation in 2D, Engineering Analysis With Boundary Elements, Vol:104, ISSN:0955-7997, Pages:197-208