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Numerical Modeling on Metallic Materials Topic Workshop

21 Jul 2022, 09:30 (CEST)

Numerical Modeling, Metallic Materials, Microstructure and Properties, Ab Initio Calculation, Molecular Dynamics MD, Finite Element Method FEM, Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD, Modeling and Simulation, Verification and Validation
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

Numerical modeling and its application in materials research as well as engineering have been advanced for quite a few decades so far. The usage of various numerical modeling techniques is steadily increasing both in academia and industry, with greater maturity and a stronger impact. Nevertheless, it is also recognized that the awareness of the benefits that numerical modeling may bring should be adequately raised in line with its advantages as well as its limitations, particularly in comparison and conjunction with physically based trials and experimentation. The purpose of this Topic Workshop is to provide a collective platform for the appreciation of the current state of the art in the numerical modeling of metallic materials, in order to further promote interdisciplinary interaction and crossfertilization for the future development and application of numerical modeling techniques in materials science and engineering.

Dr. Shuwen Wen
Dr. Yongle Sun
Dr. Xin Chen
Topic Editors

Speakers' Profiles

Dr. Shuwen Wen (Chair)

Shuwen Wen has nearly 30 years of experience in R&D for metals processing technologies, particularly in the area of numerical modelling and simulation. Shuwen obtained his PhD from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Birmingham (UK) and became a research fellow in the IRC of Materials for High Performance Applications in 1994. Over the years Shuwen had worked in both academia and industry, primarily focusing on developing through process models in solving real industrial problems using numerical modelling as a tool, coupled with systematic experimental characterisation techniques, including synchrotron X-ray imaging and neutron diffraction, through funding from Europe, UK as well as the private sector. So far, Shuwen has published more than 60 conference and journal papers, co-supervised 5 PhD students, and is currently Visiting Professor at the Department of Engineering, the University of Leicester (UK).

Dr. Yongle Sun

Dr. Yongle Sun’s research expertise and experience broadly encompass process-feature-property relationships for engineering materials and structures. At Cranfield University, Yongle’s research is focused on modelling, design, and evaluation of metal directed energy deposition and welding processes. His research has been contributing to the new mechanism understanding gained mainly through thermal, metallurgical and mechanical modelling, and the outputs of his research have been applied to solve real-world engineering problems and to underpin the development of new technologies / applications in energy and aerospace industries. Currently, he is a co-investigator in three UK government-funded large research projects: New Wire Additive Manufacturing (£5.9M), Sustainable Additive Manufacturing (£1.7M), and Landing Gear Industrial Breakthroughs (£1.9M). He has been also the lead researcher in several other projects sponsored by the government and industry, such as UK EPSRC programme grant New Nuclear Manufacturing (£4.1M) and Innovate UK project Material / Manufacturing Technology Evaluation for Advanced Reactors (£1.3M). Yongle obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Manchester in 2015, and then he worked as a Research Associate in Weld Modelling at the same university before joining Cranfield University as a Lecturer in Additive Manufacture in 2020. Yongle has published 44 peer-reviewed journal papers (first authored 15 papers), 2 book chapters and many conference papers / presentations, with a Google Scholar H-index of 18. He is a member of British Standard Institution BS 7910 WEE/37/-/4 Residual Stress Panel and International Association NAFEMS Manufacturing Process Simulation Working Group, and acts a guest / topic editor for 4 journals on manufacturing and mechanics.

Dr. Xin Chen

Dr. Xin Chen’s expertise and experience are mainly in the dynamic physical processes of welding and metal additive manufacturing. Since he joined Cranfield University as a research fellow in 2019, Xin has been working on the fluid flow modelling of the new wire additive manufacturing (NEWAM), which helps the development of the next generation of large-scale metal additive manufacturing. Besides, he is in charge of modelling the wobble laser welding of batteries for electric mobility. Before that, Xin had been doing modelling of welding (laser, laser-arc hybrid, electron beam) at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) for six years. Xin has published more than 30 conference and journal papers and was invited to give a speech at two international conferences.


This is a FREE webinar. The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.



Time in CEST

Speaker Introduction
Chair Welcome Message

9:30 - 9:40 am

Dr. Shuwen Wen

Through process modelling of UOE linepipe manufacture: a case study

9:40 - 10:10 am

Dr. Yongle Sun

Modelling and understanding the rolling-enabled mitigation of residual stress and distortion in wire arc additive manufacturing

10:10 - 10:40 am

Dr. Xin Chen

Modelling of plasma-based direct energy deposition considering the wire-feeding process

10:40 - 11:10 am


11:10 - 11:30 am

Workshop Recordings

Dr. Wenshu Wen: Through process modelling of UOE linepipe manufacture: a case study

Dr. Yongle Sun: Modelling and understanding the rolling-enabled mitigation of residual stress and distortion in wire arc additive manufacturing
Dr. Xin Chen: Modelling of plasma-based direct energy deposition considering the wire-feeding process

Related Topics

Numerical Modeling on Metallic Materials

edited by: Dr. Shuwen Wen, Dr. Yongle Sun, Dr. Xin Chen

Abstract submission deadline
31 October 2022
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2022

- numerical modeling
- metallic materials
- microstructure and properties
- Ab initio calculation
- molecular dynamics (MD)
- finite element method (FEM)
- computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
- modeling and simulation
- verification and validation
- engineering
- manufacturing processes
- fatigue and fracture
- service performance

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