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Dr Xincai Cato Tan

Job: Senior Research Fellow

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): De Montfort University Interdisciplinary Group in Intelligent Transport Systems (DIGITS)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 2078580

E: xtan@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk/digits

 

Personal profile

A researcher/engineer/teaching assistant with over twenty years of academic and industrial experiences in mechanical engineering, materials manufacturing and geotechnical engineering. Hold B.Eng., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees. Won R & D grants. Developed and/or delivered modules and training courses for manufacturing and design. Experienced Multi-disciplinary research including multiphysics and multi-bodies. Published over fifty papers in international quality peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Cooperated with international universities and firms. Built up international research networks. Proven leadership skills as a coordinator and manager.

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

  • New friction model (dynamic friction model) has been developed and applied in materials processing.
  • Life cycle cost models developed have been applied in QinetiQ and Airbus.
  • Numerical analysis tools developed have been used in Shell.

Research interests/expertise

  • Finite element analysis
  • Numerical computation
  • Product development
  • Multiphysics simulation
  • Tribology
  • Materials processing
  • Engineering design and application.

Areas of teaching

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Product Development and Engineering Design
  • Material Processing Technology

Qualifications

  • PGCertHE, De Montfort University, UK
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • M.Phil. Materials Engineering, Anshan University of Science and Technology, China 
  • B.Eng. (Hons.) Materials Engineering, University of Science & Technology Beijing, China

Courses taught

  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Total Design
  • Aircraft Preliminary Design
  • Materials Processing
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modelling in Tribology

Membership of professional associations and societies

2007-2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

1994-1999 Chinese Materials Research Society

Conference attendance

  • Tan X, Goodyer CE, Jimack PK, Walkley MA, Taylor RI, ‘Transient Analysis of Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Using Multiphysics Software’, 38th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, INSA, Lyon, France, September 2011.
  • Rehman F, Yan X, Li Y, Tan X, Miller E,Woodfine N,’Strengthening Asian Advanced Design and Manufacture Education through a Framework Approach’, International Conference on Engineering Design 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2011. 
  • Tan X, Goodyer CE, Jimack PK, Walkley MA, Taylor RI, ‘Adaptive Computational Tools for Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication’, 37th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Leeds, UK, September 2010.
  • Tan X, Wang J, Xu Y, Raghunathan S, Gore D, Doherty J, 2008, ‘Costing of Aluminium Process for Life Cycle’, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, USA, January 2008, AIAA-2008-1123.
  • Tan X, Chen X, Wang J, Raghunathan S, 2008, ‘Modelling Energy Absorption in Textile Composite Cellular Structures’, 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 4th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference,Schaumburg, IL, USA, April 2008, AIAA-2008-1871.
  • Tan X, Xu Y, Wang J, Curran R, Raghunathan S, Gove D, Doherty J, 2008, ‘Life Cycle Assessment of Aluminium for Engineering Application’, the 8th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, September 2008, AIAA-2008-8906.
  • Tan X, Xu Y, Wang J, Curran R, Raghunathan S, Gove D, Doherty J, 2008, ‘Risk Analysis in Lifecycle Costing of Aluminium’, the 12th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 2008, AIAA-2008-5826. 
  • Xu Y, Wang J, Tan X, Early J, Curran R, Raghunathan S, Doherty J, Gove D, 2008, ‘Life Cycle Costing for An Aircraft Wing Using An Object-Oriented Systems Engineering Approach’, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, USA, January 2008, AIAA-2008-1118.
  • Xu Y, Tan X, Wang J, Curran R, Raghunathan S, Doherty J, Gove D, 2008, ‘Manufacturing Cost Modelling for Technology Assessment’, the 6th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR08), September 2008, Brunel University, London, UK.
  • Xu Y, Tan X, Wang J, Curran R, Early J, Raghunathan S, Doherty J, Gove D, 2008, ‘Life Cycle Cost Modelling for Technology Assessment’, the 12th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, September 2008, AIAA-2008-5974. 
  • Tan X, Xu Y, Wang J, Curran R, Raghunathan S, Gove D, Doherty J, 2008, ‘Cost-Efficient Materials in Aerospace: Composite vs Aluminium’, the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Belfast, UK, August 2008, in “Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World” (Eds. By R. Curran, S.Y. Chou, A. Trappey), pp.259-266.
  • Xu Y, Wang J, Tan X, Curran R, Raghunathan S, Doherty J, Gove D, 2008, ‘A Generic Life Cycle Cost Modeling Approach for Aircraft System’, the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Belfast, UK, August 2008, in “Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World” (Eds. By R. Curran, S.Y. Chou, A. Trappey), pp.251-258.
  • Tan X, Xu Y, Early J, Wang J, Curran R, Raghunathan S, 2007, ‘A Framework for Systematically Estimating Life Cycle Cost for Integrated Wing’, 7th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration and Operations Conference (ATIO), Belfast, UK, September 2007, AIAA-2007-7809.
  • Tan X, Yan XT, Eynard B, Jiang C, Juster NP, 2007, ‘Establishing a Euro-Asia Network in Design and Manufacture Through EU Projects’, 16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED’07, August 2007, Paris, France, Paper ID 438.
  • Yan XT, Tan X, Eynard B, Jiang CY, Hein L, Qin XS, Tang H, Fan Z, Zhao CH, 2005, ‘Europe-China’s Cooperation: Promoting Engineering Education in China’, Advances in Engineering Higher Education, Seminar on China Europe Engineering Education 2005 (Edited by X.T. Yan, C.Y. Jiang, N.P. Juster and X. Tan), Chongqing, China, November 2005.
  • Tan X, Yan XT, Juster NP, Ion WJ, Duffy AHB, 2005, ‘Promoting China’s Higher Education in Product Development’, Advances in Engineering Higher Education, Seminar on China Europe Engineering Education 2005 (Edited by X.T. Yan, C.Y. Jiang, N.P. Juster and X. Tan), Chongqing, China, November 2005.
  • Tan X, Yan XT, 2004, ‘Comparisons of Education in Science and Technology in China to the Developed World’, Perspectives from Europe and Asia on Engineering Design and Manufacture (Ed. X.T. Yan, C.Y. Jiang and N.P. Juster), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, pp.271-281. (ISBN 1-4020-2211-5). 
  • Chen X, Tan X, 2004, ‘Characterisation of Cellular Textile Composites for Energy Absorption Applications’, Proceedings of the Textile Institute 83rd World Conference, Shanghai, China, May 2004.
  • Tan X, Chen X, 2003, ‘Analysis on Textile Composite Cellular Structures for Specific Impact Deflection’, Modeling and Simulation in the Textile Industry, The Industrial Simulation Conference 2003, (Edited by Juan Carlos Guerri, Ana Pajares and Carlos Palau), June 2003, Valencia, Spain, ISC’2003 Proceedings, EUROSIS Publication, ISBN 90-77381-03-1, pp.483-490.
  • Chen X, Tan X, 2003, ‘Comparisons of Cellular Structures between Textile Composite and Al Alloy’, Computational Engineering in Systems Applications (CESA2003), Lille, France, July 2003.
  • Bay N, Eriksen M, Tan X, Wibom O, 2002, ‘An Empirical Model for Friction in Cold Forging’, keynote paper, Proceedings of Euromech 435 Colloquium, FWMF (Friction and Wear in Metal Forming), June 2002, LAMIH, Valenciennes, France, pp.105-124.
  • Tan X, Conway PP, Sarvar F, 2000, ‘Effects of Clamping and Beam Position in Laser Micro-Welding of Sensor’, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XIV (Editors: R. Perryman and C.D. Ellis), Proceedings of the 16th National Conference on Manufacturing Research, September 2000, London, UK, Professional Engineering Publishing Ltd., ISBN 1-86058-267-2, pp.369-373.
  • Tan X, Bay N, Zhang W, 1999, ‘A New Friction Test Using Simple Upsetting and Flow Analysis’, Advanced Technology of Plasticity 1999 (M. Geiger (Ed.)), Proceedings of 6th International Conference of Technology of Plasticity, Nuremberg, Germany, September 1999, Springer-Verlag, Vol.1, 365-370.
  • Tan X, Martins PAF, Bay N, Zhang W, 1998, ‘Friction Studies at Different Normal Pressures with Alternative Ring-Compression Tests’, 7th International Conference of Metal Forming, Birmingham, UK, September 1998.
  • Tan X, Bay N, Zhang W, 1997, ‘On Parameters Affecting Metal Flow and Friction in the Double Cup’, The Baltic Sea Metal Forming and Cutting Seminar (BAMFAC), Warsaw, Poland, May 1997, pp.19/1-10.
  • Tan X, Peng D, 1995, ‘Numerical Calculation of Rolling Force for Laminates in Roll Bonding Process’, ’94 C-MRS Materials Conference Proceedings, ISBN 7-5025-1513-5, Beijing, China, Vol.4, pp.142-146, C-MRS: Chinese Materials Research Society, in Chinese. 

Referee for

  • Computational Materials Science
  • Experimental Techniques
  • Indian Journal of Engineering and Materials Sciences 
  • International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Journal of Engineering Manufacture
  • Journal of Engineering Tribology
  • Journal of Materials Processing Technology
  • Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design
  • Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A
  • Tribology International
  • Tribology Letters
  • (Rapporteur for) UK Economic and Social Research Council

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