Jun Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Dartmouth

Jun Li, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

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Education

2012University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPhD in Mechanical Engineering
2009University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignMS, Mathematics & Theoretical & Applied Mechanics
2005Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityBS in Mechanical Engineering

Teaching

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Computational Mechanics

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Finite element method (FEM) and its application to additive manufacturing problems. The objective of this course is to enable students to apply FEM to a wide range of engineering problems.Topics include: Introduction to the fundamentals of FEM; Applied finite element modeling and practical aspects of solid, heat transfer, time-dependent, and multiphysics coupled problems; Review of additive manufacturing processes and quality/reliability issues; FEM to predict part distortions, residual stresses, and in-service performance; Simulation-based design optimization for quality improvement.

Finite element method (FEM) and its application to additive manufacturing problems. The objective of this course is to enable students to apply FEM to a wide range of engineering problems.Topics include: Introduction to the fundamentals of FEM; Applied finite element modeling and practical aspects of solid, heat transfer, time-dependent, and multiphysics coupled problems; Review of additive manufacturing processes and quality/reliability issues; FEM to predict part distortions, residual stresses, and in-service performance; Simulation-based design optimization for quality improvement.

Research

Research Awards

  • $4770 3D Print Composite Pressure Vessel with Embedded Sensors

Research

Research Interests

  • Composite materials
  • Hierarchical materials and lightweight structures
  • Random heterogeneous materials
  • Inverse problems and optimization methods
  • Image-based multiscale modeling

Select publications

  • J. Li, K. Kwok and S. Pellegrino (2016).
    Thermoviscoelastic models for polyethylene thin films
    Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, 20, 13-43.
  • J. Li, A. Saharan, S. Koric and M. Ostoja-Starzewski (2012).
    Elastic-plastic transition in 3D random materials: Massively parallel simulations, fractal morphogenesis and scaling functions
    Philosophical Magazine, 92, 2733-2758.
  • J. Li and M. Ostoja-Starzewski (2009).
    Fractal solids, product measures and fractional wave equations
    Proceedings of Royal Society A, 465, 2521-2536.

Dr. Jun Li joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth as an assistant professor in September 2016. Before that, he worked as a R&D quality assurance manager at Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories in the California Institute of Technology, working on NASA Super Pressure Balloon project. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also earned M.S. degrees in Mathematics and in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interest is to develop theoretical and computational methods combined with experiments for the assessment, design, optimization and manufacturing of novel materials and structures in various applications.

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