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Dr Xu has been Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Automotive Engineering at the School of Computing and Engineering, since June 2013 to present. He is a specialist in computational creep damage mechanics.
Previously, Dr Xu was Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering in the School of Science and Engineering at Teesside University from 2006 to 2013. In this role, Dr Xu supervised a number of PhD research projects and completed over 15 consultancy and grant applications.
Dr Xu was Visiting Professor at the Northwest Polytechnic University, China from  2007 to 2012 and served as Overseas Expert at the China Science and Technology Development Centre, Education Ministry, China, in June 2011for its on-line science and technology journal.
In addition he has held academic appointments at the Swansea Institute of Higher Education and as a Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield.
Dr Xu’s research work on creep damage mechanics has been cited worldwide by researchers in nations including China, the USA, India, Iran, Russia and in 1996 he worked on EPSRC and DTI funded projects at UMIST.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • 1.         Creep damage mechanics Characterisation of creep deformation and damage process
  • b)         Creep damage constitutive equations
  • c)         Creep damage mechanics theory and application
  • 2.         The development and application of advanced computational techniques including 
  • a)         non-linear multi-material zones finite element analysis software
  • b)         stochastic modelling techniques
  • c)         intelligent modelling such as ANN, Data Mining, et al
  • 3.         Weldment creep life modelling and optimisation
  • 4.         Manufacturing process simulation and optimisation
  • a)         Welding
  • b)         Metal forming
  • 5.         Elastic-plasticity analysis for design and manufacturing process
  • 6.         Material failure characterisation/analysis/prevention
  • 7.         Design analysis and performance enhancement
  • 8.         Consultancy for local industry 

Research Degree Supervision

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Creep Engineering & Materials Science
Constitutive equations Engineering & Materials Science
Steel Chemical Compounds
Constitutive Equation Mathematics
Damage Mathematics
Welds Engineering & Materials Science
Grain boundaries Engineering & Materials Science
Coarsening Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2014 2018

Open Access
Health care
3 Citations
constitutive equations
Constitutive equations
7 Citations
Open Access
Colonic Neoplasms
Feature extraction
Particle swarm optimization (PSO)
Support vector machines
Drug Discovery
information processing
image processing
data mining
research method
2 Citations

Influence of martensitic transformation on welding residual stress in plates and pipes

Wang, X., Hu, L., Xu, Q., Chen, D. X. & Sun, S. T., 18 Aug 2017, In : Science and Technology of Welding and Joining. 22, 6, p. 505-511 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Martensitic transformations
martensitic transformation
residual stress
Residual stresses