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.



Pan R, Pirling T, Zheng J, et al., 2019, Quantification of thermal residual stresses relaxation in AA7xxx aluminium alloy through cold rolling, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:264, ISSN:0924-0136, Pages:454-468

Lyu F, Li Y, Huang X, et al., 2019, An investigation of creep age forming of AA7B04 stiffened plates: Experiment and FE modelling, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol:37, ISSN:1526-6125, Pages:232-241

Shao Z, Jiang J, Lin J, 2018, Feasibility study on direct flame impingement heating applied for the solution heat treatment, forming and cold die quenching technique, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol:36, ISSN:1526-6125, Pages:398-404

, 2018, Professor Trevor A. Dean and his contribution to the Journal, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol:133, ISSN:0890-6955, Pages:1-3


Kopec M, Wang K, Wang Y, et al., 2018, Feasibility study of a novel hot stamping process for Ti6Al4V alloy

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