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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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Research Output 1996 2020

The development of creep damage constitutive equations for high Cr steel

Zheng, X., Xu, Q., Lu, J., Wang, X. & Feng, X., 6 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Materials at High Temperatures.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

constitutive equations
Constitutive equations

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

analysis procedure
Vector spaces
2 Citations (Scopus)

Development of the FE In-House Procedure for Creep Damage Simulation at Grain Boundary Level

Xu, Q., Tu, J. & Lou, Z., 5 Jun 2019, In : Metals. 9, 6, p. 1-24 24 p., 656.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Grain boundaries
Insulator Elements
1 Citation (Scopus)

Feature Selection: Filter Methods Performance Challenges

Cherrington, M., Thabtah, F., Lu, J. & Xu, Q., 16 May 2019, 2019 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCIS 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 1-4 4 p. 8716478

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

Learning systems
Feature extraction
Big data
Feature selection

Feature Selection Methods for Linked Data: Limitations, Capabilities and Potentials

Cherrington, M., Airehrour, D., Lu, J., Xu, Q., Wade, S. & Madanian, S., 2 Dec 2019, BDCAT 2019: Proceedings of the 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 103-112 10 p.

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

Feature extraction
Data mining
Feature selection

Activities 2018 2018

  • 2 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