Structures subjected to cyclic loading under high temperature are prone to failure ascribed to gradual stiffness degradation. To address this issue, reliable and robust numerical models can be useful tools, which will help approximating the life cycle of structures employed in harsh environments.
In the quest for advanced numerical models, I have joined as a Ph.D. student at the Nuclear Futures Institute. Currently, I am working on the phase field modelling of fracture of high temperature resistant alloys conceptualized for spacecraft and nuclear applications. Besides, I am involved in mechanical experiments to validate the numerical models.
After the working hours, you will find me hiking or running in the quite streets of Bangor. Bangor is a lovely coastal city, perfect for country-side living.
If you would like to know more about my work or are interested in collaboration, please send me an e-mail. I will happily reply.