Research interests

Computational simulation of large strain solid mechanics.
Fast dynamics under First Order Conservation Law formulations.
Numerical methods for solid dynamics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Solid Mechanics

Publications

  1. & A variationally consistent Streamline Upwind Petrov–Galerkin Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics algorithm for large strain solid dynamics. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 318, 514-536.
  2. & A first-order hyperbolic framework for large strain computational solid dynamics: An upwind cell centred Total Lagrangian scheme. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 109(3), 407-456.
  3. & A new Jameson–Schmidt–Turkel Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics algorithm for large strain explicit fast dynamics. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 311, 71-111.
  4. & A computational framework for large strain nearly and truly incompressible electromechanics based on convex multi-variable strain energies. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 310, 297-334.
  5. & A first order hyperbolic framework for large strain computational solid dynamics. Part II: Total Lagrangian compressible, nearly incompressible and truly incompressible elasticity. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 300, 146-181.

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Teaching

  • EG-120 Strength of Materials

    Introduction to the mechanics of materials. The module covers basic engineering concepts such as stress and strain and their relationships. It describes the way in which simple engineering components behave under the action of external forces or other actions such as thermal changes. The course serves as an introduction to more advanced modules on structural mechanics or stress analysis.

  • EGA216 Strength of Materials

    Introduction to the mechanics of materials. The module covers basic engineering concepts such as stress and strain and their relationships. It describes the way in which simple engineering components behave under the action of external forces or other actions such as thermal changes. The course serves as an introduction to more advanced modules on structural mechanics or stress analysis.

Supervision

  • Computational cardiac mechanics (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Antonio Gil
  • Title is to be confirmed at a later date as not yet agreed (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Antonio Gil

Key Grants and Projects

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2015 Present Research Fellow National Research Network in Advanced Engineering and Materials, College of Engineering, Swansea University
2014 2015 Research Officer Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE) project, College of Engineering, Swansea University
2012 2014 Research Assistant Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE) project, College of Engineering, Swansea University
2007 2011 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) College of Engineering, Swansea University