• Centre for Precision Technologies University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

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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 

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Research Output

Deep Learning Decision Support for Sustainable Asset Management

Cherrington, M., Lu, Z. ., Xu, Q., Airehrour, D., Madanian, S. & Dyrkacz, A., 28 Aug 2020, Advances in Asset Management and Condition Monitoring: COMADEM 2019. Ball, A., Gelman, L. & Rao, B. K. N. (eds.). 1st ed. Springer, Vol. 166. p. 537-547 11 p. (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technology; vol. 166).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Investigation on the validity of creep damage mechanics for the life time prediction of T92 welded joint

    Wang, X., Wang, X., Xu, Q., Wang, C., Zhang, Y-L. & Xiao, D-M., 1 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Damage Mechanics. 29, 3, p. 467-481 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Modelling of creep deformation and creep fracture

    Xu, Q. & Lu, Z., 25 Mar 2020, Strength of Materials. Jaramillo S., H. (ed.). IntechOpen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • The development of creep damage constitutive equations for high Cr steel

    Zheng, X., Xu, Q., Lu, J., Wang, X. & Feng, X., 1 Mar 2020, In : Materials at High Temperatures. 37, 2, p. 129-138 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • An efficient framework of utilizing the latent semantic analysis in text extraction

    Ababneh, A. H., Lu, J. & Xu, Q., 1 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Speech Technology. 22, 3, p. 785-815 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 5 Oral presentation

    Development and Validation of In-House Software for Creep Damage Analysis

    Qiang Xu (Speaker), Jiada Tu (Speaker) & Joan Lu (Speaker)

    6 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Modelling of Creep deformation and Damage

    Qiang Xu (Speaker) & Joan Lu (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    5 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    An Intelligent System for Analyzing Welding Defects using Image Retrieval Techniques

    Raoul Pascal Pein (Speaker), Joan Lu (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), John B. Stav (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Qiang Xu (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Miro Uran (Contributor to Paper or Presentation) & Luboš Mráz (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    7 Jul 2009

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Understanding the Dynamic Response of a Machine Tool Structure by Finite Element Analysis

    Qiang Xu (Speaker) & Simon Barrans (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)

    7 Jul 2009

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    A review of finite element analysis of metal cutting

    Qiang Xu (Speaker) & Joan Lu (Speaker)

    6 Jul 2009

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation