Computational Mechanics and Design Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Fatigue and fracture

Formalisation and validation a novel method to design notched components against fatigue

The ultimate aim of this PhD research work is the formalisation and validation of a novel method suitable for designing notched metallic components against proportional/non-proportional constant/variable amplitude multiaxial Fatigue. The above method will take as a starting point the assumption that the plane experiencing the maximum shear strain amplitude is...

Dynamics of micro-trusses

We study the mechanical behaviour of micro lattices (also known as micro-trusses) under a range of loading conditions. Where applicable, we apply homogenisation and continualisation principles to derive higher-order gradient theories with a transparent interpretation of the emerging internal length scales. Under elastic loading conditions, the emergence of stop bands...
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