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Kaan Inal

Associate Professor, Associate Director

Contact InformationKaan Inal

Phone: 519-888-4567 x38114
Location: EC4 1103

Biography Summary

Kaan Inal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Professor Inal’s research interests are in metal formability, micromechanics, crystal plasticity, instabilities and localized deformation phenomena in materials, and high performance computing (parallel computing).

10 Canadian universities were given funding for research into more energy efficient and environmentally friendly cars, under a program funded jointly by the federal government and industry. Three researchers in the University of Waterloo's Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department received funding for projects and Professor Inal received $2.7 million for a project that is looking into the development of extruded aluminum front rails for lightweight automotive bodies.

Professor Inal constructs numerical and theoretical models of how the individual crystals in metal slip past one another. He runs his models on one of Canada’s most powerful supercomputer networks – SharcNET, of which Waterloo is a charter member. The models can predict to a fraction of a micron where, for example, a hydroformed tube will crumple in a head-on crash test. This modelling can lead to the design of stronger and lighter alloys and better, cost-effective automobile parts.

Research Interests

  • Finite-strain Plasticity
  • Micromechanics Of Deformation
  • Metal Formability
  • Crystal Plasticity
  • Numerical Modeling With FEM
  • Parallel Computing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Automotive
  • Instabilities And Localized Deformation Phenomena In Materials

Education

  • 2001, Doctorate, Civil Engineering, University of Sherbrooke
  • 1997, Master's, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sherbrooke
  • 1995, Bachelor's, Geological Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University

Courses

  • MTE 119 - Statics
  • ME 620 - Mechanics of Continua
  • ME 219 - Mechanics of Deformable Solids 1
  • ME 481 - Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1
  • ME 559 - Finite Element Methods

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Muhammad, Waqas and Brahme, Abhijit and Kang, Jidong and Mishra, Raja and Inal, Kaan, Large Strain Cyclic Simple Shear Behavior of Aluminum Extrusions: An xperimental and Numerical Study, Light Metals 2016, 2016, 169 - 174
  • Kohar, Christopher P and Mohammadi, Mohsen and Mishra, Raja K and Inal, Kaan, The effects of the yield surface curvature and anisotropy constants on the axial crush response of circular crush tubes, Thin-Walled Structures, 106, 2016, 28 - 50
  • Kohar, Christopher P and Cherkaoui, Mohammed and El Kadiri, Haitham and Inal, Kaan, Numerical Modeling of TRIP Steel in Axial Crashworthiness, International Journal of Plasticity, 2016
  • Lévesque, Julie and Mohammadi, Mohsen and Mishra, Raja K and Inal, Kaan, An extended Taylor model to simulate localized deformation phenomena in magnesium alloys, International Journal of Plasticity, 78, 2016, 203 - 222
  • Sabiston, Trevor and Mohammadi, Mohsen and Cherkaoui, Mohammed and Lévesque, Julie and Inal, Kaan, Micromechanics for a long fibre reinforced composite model with a functionally graded interphase, Composites Part B: Engineering, 84, 2016, 188 - 199
  • Kohar, Christopher P and Zhumagulov, Amir and Brahme, Abhijit and Worswick, Michael J and Mishra, Raja K and Inal, Kaan, Development of high crush efficient, extrudable aluminium front rails for vehicle lightweighting, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 95, 2016, 17 - 34
  • Sabiston, Trevor and Mohammadi, Mohsen and Cherkaoui, Mohammed and Inal, Kaan, Development of an Elastic Functionally Graded Interphase Model for the Micromechanics Response of Composites, Development, 1, 2016
  • Ali, Usman and Brahme, Abhijit P and Mishra, Raja K and Inal, Kaan, New Methodology to Determine Stable Texture Components Under Cold Rolling in FCC Metals, Light Metals 2016, 2016, 157 - 161
  • Popova, E and Brahme, AP and Staraselski, Y and Agnew, SR and Mishra, RK and Inal, K, Effect of extension twins on texture evolution at elevated temperature deformation accompanied by dynamic recrystallization, Materials & Design, 96, 2016, 446 - 457
  • Sabiston, Trevor and Mohammadi, Mohsen and Cherkaoui, Mohammed and Lévesque, Julie and Inal, Kaan, Micromechanics based elasto-visco-plastic response of long fibre composites using functionally graded interphases at quasi-static and moderate strain rates, Composites Part B: Engineering, 2016
  • Cyr, Edward D and Mohammadi, Mohsen and Mishra, Raja K and Inal, Kaan, A three dimensional (3D) thermo-elasto-viscoplastic constitutive model for FCC polycrystals, International Journal of Plasticity, 70, 2015, 166 - 190
  • Kohar, Christopher P and Mohammadi, Mohsen and Mishra, Raja K and Inal, Kaan, Effects of elastic--plastic behaviour on the axial crush response of square tubes, Thin-Walled Structures, 93, 2015, 64 - 87
  • Muhammad, Waqas and Mohammadi, Mohsen and Kang, Jidong and Mishra, Raja K and Inal, Kaan, An elasto-plastic constitutive model for evolving asymmetric/anisotropic hardening behavior of AZ31B and ZEK100 magnesium alloy sheets considering monotonic and reverse loading paths, International Journal of Plasticity, 70, 2015, 30 - 59
  • Popova, E and Staraselski, Y and Brahme, A and Mishra, RK and Inal, K, Coupled crystal plasticity--probabilistic cellular automata approach to model dynamic recrystallization in magnesium alloys, International Journal of Plasticity, 66, 2015, 85 - 102
  • Lévesque, Julie and Inal, Kaan and Neale, Kenneth W and Mishra, Raja K and Luo, Alan A, Numerical Modelling of Large Strain Deformation in Magnesium, Essential Readings in Magnesium Technology, 2014, 467 - 471
  • Mohammadi, Mohsen and Brahme, Abhijit P and Mishra, Raja K and Inal, Kaan, Effects of post-necking hardening behavior and equivalent stress--strain curves on the accuracy of M--K based forming limit diagrams, Computational Materials Science, 85, 2014, 316 - 323
  • Staraselski, Y and Brahme, A and Mishra, RK and Inal, K, Reconstruction of the 3D representative volume element from the generalized two-point correlation function, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 23(1), 2014
  • Rossiter, J and Brahme, A and Inal, K and Mishra, R, Numerical analyses of surface roughness during bending of FCC single crystals and polycrystals, International Journal of Plasticity, 46, 2013, 82 - 93
  • Rossiter, J and Brahme, A and Inal, K and Mishra, R, Inte rnational Journal of Plastic ity, International Journal of Plasticity, 46, 2013, 82 - 93
  • Staraselski, Yauheni and Brahme, Abhijit and Inal, Kaan and Mishra, Raja K, Analytical estimation of distance--disorientation function of the material microstructure, Philosophical Magazine, 93(24), 2013, 3314 - 3331
  • Dasappa, Prasad and Inal, Kaan and Mishra, Raja, The effects of anisotropic yield functions and their material parameters on prediction of forming limit diagrams, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49(25), 2012, 3528 - 3550
  • Izadbakhsh, Adel and Inal, Kaan and Mishra, Raja K, Crystal plasticity based finite element modelling of large strain deformation in AM30 magnesium alloy, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 20(3), 2012
  • Chandola, Nitin and Inal, Kaan and Mishra, Raja K and Cazacu, Oana, A Macroscopic Yield Function Coupled with Crystal Plasticity Theory for Modeling Forming of AZ31 Magnesium Alloy Sheets, Supplemental Proceedings: Materials Properties, Characterization, and Modeling, Volume 2, 2012, 427 - 436
  • Rossiter, Jonathan and Inal, Kaan and Mishra, Raja, Numerical modeling of the failure of magnesium tubes under compressive loading, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 134(2), 2012
  • Brahme, Abhijit and Staraselski, Yauheni and Inal, Kaan and Mishra, Raja K, Determination of the minimum scan size to obtain representative textures by electron backscatter diffraction, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 43(13), 2012, 5298 - 5307
  • Rossiter, Jonathan and Inal, Kaan and Mishra, Raja, Building Three Dimensional Microstructure of AA 5754 Aluminum Sheet for Formability Simulation, Minerals, Metals and Materials Society/AIME, 420 Commonwealth Dr., P. O. Box 430 Warrendale PA 15086 United States.[np]. Jul, 2012
  • Inal, Kaan and Mishra, Raja K, Crystal plasticity based numerical modelling of large strain deformation inhexagonal closed packed metals, Procedia IUTAM, 3, 2012, 239 - 273
  • Brahme, Abhijit and Staraselski, Yauheni and Mishra, Raja K and Inal, Kaan, A new model to predict grain nucleation during dynamic recrystallization, The 9th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (Mg 2012), 2012
  • Saimoto, Shigeo and Inal, Kaan and Jin, Hai Ou, Constitutive Analyses of Tensile Tests on Pre-Rolled AA3003 Sheets, Materials Science Forum, January 2014, 710 - 715
  • Gawad, Jerzy and Inal, Kaan and Van Bael, Albert and Van Houtte, Paul and Roose, Dirk and Mishra, Raj K, Hierarchical multi-scale modeling of magnesium alloys: from crystal level to macroscopic shear testing, Numisheet 2014 Book of Abstracts, January 2014, 14 - 15