Fields of expertise and research interests

  • Composite structural design and optimisation
  • Mechanics and analysis of composite materials and structures
  • Composite manufacture
  • FEM (composites, structures, fluid-structure interface)
  • Computational mechanics (nonlinear numerical, thermal and thermal-mechanical, progressive damage analyses)
  • Repair design and application
  • Renovation and rehabilitation of engineering structures
  • Joint design and analysis
  • High temperature structural applications
  • Composite steel-concrete structures
  • Mechanical characterisation and experimental diagnostics of polymer and metal matrix composites
  • Fracture and fatigue testing
  • Durability of composite materials (stress corrosion of glass fibres)
  • Impact testing
  • Non-destructive inspection of composites (NDI)
  • Nano-particulate metal matrix composites


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