Professor Paul Hazell

Professor
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 8266
+61 2 626 88276

LOCATION

Bldg 26: G01
School of Engineering and Information Technology
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
UNSW CANBERRA
PO Box 7916, CANBERRA BC 2610, Australia

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Paul Hazell is a Professor of Impact Dynamics in the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) at UNSW Canberra. Prior to taking up this appointment he was a Reader at Cranfield University (UK), head of the Centre for Ordnance Science and Technology and head of the Dynamic Response Group. 

His main research interests centre on the dynamic behaviour of materials and structures that have been subjected to impact / shock loading. In particular his recent work has involved examining the role that microstructure plays in the shock and spall behaviour of certain metals. He has also been actively involved in discovering methods for improving the performance of lightweight armour systems including ways of defending against attack from shaped-charge weapon systems and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Paul's teaching experience includes courses on armour systems design, military vehicle lethality & survivability, computational modelling techniques, shock and impact mechanics, impact dynamics, ballistics, firepower technologies, lethality and survivability and weapon technologies. He has won two awards for his 'motivated' lecturing style.

Paul is chairman of the Impact Dynamics Research Group (IDRG) at UNSW Canberra and has published extensively in the fields of shock, impact and ballistics. He is also on the Editorial Board for the journal Shock Waves (Springer) and written two books on the subject of armour.

Books

Hazell PJ, 2015, Armour: Materials, Theory, and Design, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b18683

Hazell PJ, 2006, Ceramic Armour: Design and Defeat Mechanisms, 1st, Argos Press, Canberra, Australia

Book Chapters

Hazell PJ, 2016, 'Shock loading of polymer composites', in Silberschmidt VV (ed.), Dynamic Deformation, Damage and Fracture in Composite Materials and Structures, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Oxford, pp. 337 - 363

Journal articles

Wang H; Hazell P; Shankar K; Morozov E; Jovanoski Z; Brown AD; Li Z; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2019, 'Tensile properties of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene single yarns at different strain rates', JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021998319883416

Dhari RS; Patel NP; Wang H; Hazell PJ, 2019, 'Progressive damage modeling and optimization of fibrous composites under ballistic impact loading', Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2019.1655688

Li X; Ashraf M; Li H; Zheng X; Wang H; Al-Deen S; Hazell PJ, 2019, 'An experimental investigation on Parallel Bamboo Strand Lumber specimens under quasi static and impact loading', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116724

Aryal B; Morozov EV; Wang H; Shankar K; Hazell PJ; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2019, 'Effects of impact energy, velocity, and impactor mass on the damage induced in composite laminates and sandwich panels', Composite Structures, vol. 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111284

Ameri AAH; Brown AD; Ashraf M; Hazell PJ; Quadir MZ; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2019, 'An Effective Pulse-Shaping Technique for Testing Stainless Steel Alloys in a Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar', Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, vol. 5, pp. 39 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40870-019-00181-3

Brown AD; Walters JB; Zhang YX; Saadatfar M; Escobedo-Diaz JP; Hazell PJ, 2019, 'The mechanical response of commercially available bone simulants for quasi-static and dynamic loading', Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, vol. 90, pp. 404 - 416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.10.032

Li Z; Khennane A; Hazell PJ; Remennikov AM, 2018, 'Performance of a hybrid GFRP-concrete beam subject to low-velocity impacts', Composite Structures, vol. 206, pp. 425 - 438, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.08.036

Sun G; Chen D; Wang H; Hazell PJ; Li Q, 2018, 'High-velocity impact behaviour of aluminium honeycomb sandwich panels with different structural configurations', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 122, pp. 119 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2018.08.007

Wood DC; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Hameed A; Barnes NR; Hughes A; Hazell PJ, 2018, 'The variance on the shock response of a carbon fibre composite due to the orientation of the weave', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 53, pp. 11415 - 11425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-018-2431-0

Islam MA; Brown AD; Hazell PJ; Kader MA; Escobedo JP; Saadatfar M; Xu S; Ruan D; Turner M, 2018, 'Mechanical response and dynamic deformation mechanisms of closed-cell aluminium alloy foams under dynamic loading', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 114, pp. 111 - 122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2017.12.012

Appleby-Thomas GJ; Fitzmaurice B; Hameed A; Painter J; Gibson M; Wood DC; Hazael R; Hazell PJ, 2018, 'On differences in the equation-of-state for a selection of seven representative mammalian tissue analogue materials', Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, vol. 77, pp. 586 - 593, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.10.012

Wang H; Hazell PJ; Shankar K; Morozov EV; Escobedo JP; Wang C, 2017, 'Effects of fabric folding and thickness on the impact behaviour of multi-ply UHMWPE woven fabrics', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 52, pp. 13977 - 13991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-1482-y

Wang H; Hazell PJ; Shankar K; Morozov EV; Escobedo JP, 2017, 'Impact behaviour of Dyneema® fabric-reinforced composites with different resin matrices', Polymer Testing, vol. 61, pp. 17 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2017.04.026

Li Z; Khennane A; Hazell PJ; Brown AD, 2017, 'Impact behaviour of pultruded GFRP composites under low-velocity impact loading', Composite Structures, vol. 168, pp. 360 - 371, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.02.073

Brown LB; Hazell PJ; Crouch IG; Escobedo JP; Brown AD, 2017, 'Computational and Split-Hopkinson Pressure-Bar studies on the effect of the jacket during penetration of an AK47 bullet into ceramic armour', Materials and Design, vol. 119, pp. 47 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2017.01.062

Kader MA; Islam MA; Saadatfar M; Hazell PJ; Brown AD; Ahmed S; Escobedo JP, 2017, 'Macro and micro collapse mechanisms of closed-cell aluminium foams during quasi-static compression', Materials and Design, vol. 118, pp. 11 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2017.01.011

Kader MA; Islam MA; Hazell PJ; Escobedo JP; Saadatfar M; Brown AD; Appleby-Thomas GJ, 2016, 'Modelling and characterization of cell collapse in aluminium foams during dynamic loading', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 96, pp. 78 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2016.05.020

Petel OE; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Wood DC; Capozzi A; Nabavi A; Goroshin S; Frost DL; Hazell PJ, 2016, 'Lateral stress evolution in chromium sulfide cermets with varying excess chromium', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4945114

Islam MA; Kader MA; Hazell PJ; Brown AD; Saadatfar M; Quadir MZ; Escobedo JP, 2016, 'Investigation of microstructural and mechanical properties of cell walls of closed-cell aluminium alloy foams', Materials Science and Engineering A, vol. 666, pp. 245 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.04.046

Rashed MG; Ashraf M; Mines RAW; Hazell PJ, 2016, 'Metallic microlattice materials: A current state of the art on manufacturing, mechanical properties and applications', Materials and Design, vol. 95, pp. 518 - 533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.01.146

Mitra E; Hazell PJ; Ashraf M, 2015, 'A discrete element model to predict the pressure-density relationship of blocky and angular ceramic particles under uniaxial compression', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 50, pp. 7742 - 7751, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-015-9344-y

Chen H; Zhang YX; Zang M; Hazell PJ, 2015, 'An accurate and robust contact detection algorithm for particle-solid interaction in combined finite-discrete element analysis', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 103, pp. 598 - 624, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nme.4913

Crouch IG; Appleby-Thomas G; Hazell PJ, 2015, 'A study of the penetration behaviour of mild-steel-cored ammunition against boron carbide ceramic armours', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 80, pp. 203 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2015.03.002

Goff M; Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Wood DC; Stennett C; Taylor P, 2015, 'Gas gun ramp loading of Kel-F 81 targets using a ceramic graded areal density flyer system', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 80, pp. 152 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2015.02.010

Islam MA; Hazell PJ; Escobedo JP; Saadatfar M, 2014, 'In-Situ Quasistatic Compression and Microstructural Characterization of Aluminium Foams of Different Cell Topology', World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 1258 - 1263

Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Wielewski E; Escobedo JP, 2014, 'The shock and spall response of three industrially important hexagonal close-packed metals: magnesium, titanium and zirconium', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 372, pp. 20130204 - 20130204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2013.0204

Lin X; Zhang YX; Hazell PJ, 2014, 'Modelling the response of reinforced concrete panels under blast loading', Materials and Design, vol. 56, pp. 620 - 628, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.11.069

Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Toone S, 2014, 'Ballistic compaction of a confined ceramic powder by a non-deforming projectile: Experiments and simulations', Materials and Design, vol. 56, pp. 943 - 952, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.12.042

Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Philbey D; Tolman W, 2013, 'The effect of gilding jacket material on the penetration mechanics of a 7.62 mm armour-piercing projectile', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 54, pp. 11 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2012.10.013

Appleby-Thomas GJ; Hazell PJ; Sheldon R; Stennett C; Hameed A; Wilgeroth J, 2013, 'The high strain-rate behaviour of selected tissue analogues', Journal of The Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, vol. 33, pp. 124 - 135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.05.018

Wielewski E; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Hazell PJ; Hameed A, 2013, 'An experimental investigation into the micro-mechanics of spall initiation and propagation in Ti-6Al-4V during shock loading', Materials Science and Engineering A, vol. 578, pp. 331 - 339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2013.04.055

Appleby-Thomas GJ; Hazell PJ; Cleave R, 2012, 'Penetration mechanisms in glass laminate/resin structures', Materials and Design, vol. 34, pp. 541 - 551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2011.05.006

Hazell PJ; Lawrence T; Stennett C, 2012, 'The defeat of shaped charge jets by explosively driven ceramic and glass plates', International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology: ceramic product development and commercialization, vol. 9, pp. 382 - 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7402.2011.02656.x

Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ, 2012, 'More on penetration of ceramic based targets by non-deforming projectiles', Advances in Applied Ceramics, vol. 111, pp. 171 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743676111Y.0000000056

Appleby-Thomas GJ; Hazell PJ; Wood DC; Wilgeroth JM; Leighs JA, 2012, 'On the effects of lateral gauge misalignment in shocked targets', Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 83, pp. 063904-1 - 063904-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4727882

Leighs JA; Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ, 2012, 'The effect of shock loading on the survival of plant seeds', Icarus, vol. 220, pp. 23 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2012.04.015

Wood D; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Hazell PJ; Barnes N, 2012, 'Shock propagation in a tape wrapped carbon fibre composite', Composites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 43, pp. 1555 - 1560, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2012.04.013

Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ, 2012, 'The impact of structural composite materials. Part 1: ballistic impact', Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, vol. 47, pp. 396 - 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309324712448298

Appleby-Thomas GJ; Hazell PJ, 2012, 'The impact of structural composite materials. Part 2: hypervelocity impact and shock', Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, vol. 47, pp. 406 - 418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309324712448299

Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Wielewski E; Stennett C; Siviour C, 2012, 'The influence of microstructure on the shock and spall behaviour of the magnesium alloy, Elektron 675', ACTA Materialia, vol. 60, pp. 6042 - 6050, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2012.07.041

Wilgeroth J; Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ, 2012, 'On the behaviour of porcine skeletal muscle tissue under shock compression', International Journal of Impact Engineering, vol. 50, pp. 83 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2012.07.008

Leighs J; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Stennett C; Hameed A; Wilgeroth J; Hazell PJ, 2012, 'A sealed capsule system for biological and liquid shock-recovery experiments', Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 83, pp. 115113-1 - 115113-6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4767901

Appleby-Thomas GJ; Hazell PJ; Wilgeroth JM; Shepherd CJ; Wood DC; Roberts A, 2011, 'On the dynamic behavior of three readily available soft tissue simulants', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 109, pp. 084701, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3573632

Nanda H; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Wood DC; Hazell PJ, 2011, 'Ballistic behaviour of explosively shattered alumina and silicon carbide targets', Advances in Applied Ceramics, vol. 110, pp. 287 - 292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743676111Y.0000000015

Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Trinquant X; Chapman D, 2011, 'In-fiber shock propagation in Dyneema®', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 110, pp. 043504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3622294

Wood DC; Hazell PJ; Appleby-Thomas GJ; Barnes NR, 2011, 'Shock behaviour of a phenolic resin', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 46, pp. 5991 - 5999, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-011-5560-2

Appleby-Thomas GJ; Hazell PJ; Dahini G, 2011, 'On the response of two commercially-important CFRP structures to multiple ice impacts', Composite Structures, vol. 93, pp. 2619 - 2627, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2011.04.029