Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Head/Professor in Mechanics of Materials Division



+44 (0)20 7594 7082jianguo.lin




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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.



Lu X, Yu J, Yardley VA, et al., 2021, Solid-state welding and microstructural features of an aluminium alloy subjected to a novel two-billet differential velocity sideways extrusion process, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:296, ISSN:0924-0136, Pages:1-14

Rong Q, Shi Z, Li Y, et al., 2021, Constitutive modelling and its application to stress-relaxation age forming of AA6082 with elastic and plastic loadings, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:295, ISSN:0924-0136, Pages:1-12

Zhou W, Shi Z, Li Y, et al., 2021, Elastic-plastic buckling analysis of stiffened panel subjected to global bending in forming process, Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol:115, ISSN:1270-9638, Pages:1-14

Altıparmak SC, Yardley VA, Shi Z, et al., 2021, Challenges in additive manufacturing of high-strength aluminium alloys and current developments in hybrid additive manufacturing, International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture, Vol:4, ISSN:2588-8404, Pages:246-261

Chung T-F, Yang Y-L, Tai C-L, et al., 2021, HR-STEM investigation of atomic lattice defects in different types of η precipitates in creep-age forming Al-Zn-Mg-Cu aluminium alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol:815, ISSN:0921-5093, Pages:1-16

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