PhD Students

Mr Zhiyuan Ma

Zhiyuan Ma is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. In 2017, he did his MSc. in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK and bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from Hohai University, China in 2016. His PhD project will be focused on assessing the structural integrity of components subjected to cyclic high temperature and mechanical loads. Also, he will extend the LMM framework to support various material models with kinematic hardening and isotropic hardening behaviour.

Mr Manu Puliyaneth

Manu Puliyaneth is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. In 2012, he did his MSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK and B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India in 2010. His PhD project will investigate the high-temperature strength of the similar/dissimilar joints under low cycle and thermo-mechanical fatigue loading, in comparison with those of the base materials. The aim of the project is also to generate iso-thermal low-cycle fatigue (LCF) data of a weld and apply the developed numerical method for practical engineering applications.

Mr Nak Kyun Cho

Nak Kyun Cho is a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde. He had 7 years of professional work experience as a mechanical engineer  for chemical, marine engineering, and renewable energy industries. His research project is focused on the behaviour of components operating at elevated temperature in terms of structural integrity and life assessment.

Mr Dario Giugliano

Dario Giugliano is a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde with particular interest in micromechanical multiscale modelling of cyclic plasticity and creep of Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs).  He holds a MEng in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering (2012) and a BEng in Mechanical and Energy Engineering (2009) from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. His PhD project investigates the design and life prediction of MMCs under the combined action of cyclic loading and high-temperature condition where creep-fatigue interaction damage becomes the main failure.  A further aim is to develop a novel simulation technique based on multiscale modelling of plasticity theory, which for the first time uses the direct method to effectively and accurately capture the creep-fatigue interaction of MMCs.

Mr Graeme Jackson

Graeme Jackson is an EngD Research Engineer interesting in the life assessment of engineering components operating in high temperature environments. He holds a MEng in Aero-Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and a PGDip in Enterprise Management from the University of Manchester. His research project is focused on the extension of the LMM software tool for assessing both the creep rupture life and creep-fatigue interaction of components subject to high temperature loads. This involves the development of an appropriate interface for the user within ABAQUS commercial finite element code and the modification and integration of the existing numerical procedure into a format that allows the user to utilise multiple cores.

Mr Ross Beesley

Ross Beesley is an EngD student at the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. He started the project in 2012 and is currently in the writing up stage, planning to defend his thesis in January 2017. Prior to starting the EngD, he gained a Merit class MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. The EngD scheme is sponsored by Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd and the project investigates the development of crack growth modelling techniques for fatigue life assessment, with a particular focus on the nozzle guide vanes of industrial gas turbines.

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