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.
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
et al., 2019, Experimental investigation of novel fast-ageing treatments for AA6082 in supersaturated solid solution state, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol:810, ISSN:0925-8388
et al., 2019, An experimental investigation of the drawability of AA6082 sheet under different elevated temperature forming processes, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:273, ISSN:0924-0136
et al., 2019, An analytical solution for elastic buckling analysis of stiffened panel subjected to pure bending, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol:161-162, ISSN:0020-7403
et al., Predictions of the mechanical response of sintered FGH96 powder compacts, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, ISSN:0094-4289