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.
et al., 2023, Analysis of solid-state welding in extruding wide aluminium hollow profiles using a new three-container extrusion system, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol:94, ISSN:1526-6125, Pages:146-158
et al., 2023, An efficient closed-form solution for springback prediction and compensation in elastic–plastic creep age forming, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol:125, ISSN:0268-3768, Pages:1115-1133
Zhou W, Lin J, Dean TA, 2023, Microstructure and mechanical properties of curved AZ31 magnesium alloy profiles produced by differential velocity sideways extrusion, Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, Vol:11, ISSN:2213-9567, Pages:493-508
Zhou W, Shi Z, Lin J, 2023, Semi-analytical study of buckling response for grid-stiffened panels during creep age forming, Thin-walled Structures, Vol:182, ISSN:0263-8231
et al., 2023, Feasibility study of a novel multi-container extrusion method for manufacturing wide aluminium profiles with low force, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol:85, ISSN:1526-6125, Pages:584-593