Publications - structural integrity

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2021

Mohammed Al-Bahrani and Alistair Cree, Micro-scale damage sensing in self-sensing nanocomposite material based CNTs, Composites Part B: Engineering, 15 January 2021, 205, 108479. 

M Aljuboury, MdJ Rizvi, S Grove and R Cullen, A numerical investigation of the sealing performance and the strength of a raised face metallic bolted flange joint, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, February 2021, 189, 104255

2020

Olalekan Adekola and Md Jahir Rizvi, How to recycle a huge ship – safely and sustainably, The Conversation, online 24 August 2020.

Md Jahir Rizvi, Md R Islam, O Adekola and ON Margaret, A sustainable shipbreaking approach for cleaner environment and better wellbeing, Journal of Cleaner Production, 10 October 2020, 270, 122522.

Mohammed Al‐Bahrani, J Graham‐Jones, Z Gombos, A Al‐Ani and A Cree, High‐efficient multifunctional self‐heating nanocomposite‐based MWCNTs for energy applications, International Journal of Energy Research, February 2020, 44(2), 1113-1124.

2019

M Al-Bahrani and AM Cree, A simple criterion to evaluate the degree of damage in composite materials after sudden impact loads by exploiting the MWCNTs piezo-resistive property, Carbon, September 2019, 150, 505-517.

M Al-Bahrani, ZJ Gombos and AM Cree, Investigation of the constancy of the MWCNTs on the fibres surface for manufactured self-sensing composites, Composites Part B: Engineering, 15 September 2019, 173, 106998.

M Al-Bahrani, M Aljuboury and AM Cree, Damage sensing and mechanical properties of laminate composite based MWCNTs under anticlastic test, Materials Research Express, 2019, 6(3), 035704.

D Bernard, DG Hattingh, WE Goosen and MN James, High speed friction stir welding of 5182-H111 alloy: temperature and microstructural insights into deformation mechanisms, Metals and Materials International, 2020.

MN James, L Matthews and DG Hattingh, Weld solidification cracking in a 304L stainless steel water tank, Engineering Failure Analysis, September 2020, 115, 104614.

JM Vasco-Olmo, FA Díaz, FV Antunes and MN James, Characterisation of fatigue crack growth using digital image correlation measurements of plastic CTOD, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 2019, 101, 332-341.

JM Vasco-Olmo, FA Díaz Garrido, EV Antunes and MN James, Plastic CTOD as fatigue crack growth characterising parameter in 2024‐T3 and 7050‐T6 aluminium alloys using DIC, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, August 2020, 43(8), 1719-1730.

M Vormwald, N James, Y Hong, L Susmel and F Iacoviello, Characterisation of crack tip fields—CCTF5, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, August 2020, 43(8), 1609-1610.

2018

E Maggiolini, D Benasciutti, L Susmel, DG Hattingh, MN James and R Tovo, Friction stir welds in aluminium: design S-N curves from statistical analysis of literature data, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, November 2018, 41(11), 2212-2230.

C Leighfield and MN James, The conclusion from one million tonnes of experience in galvanizing steel - LMAC is not a primary instigator of cracking, Engineering Failure Analysis, December 2019, 106, 104151.

T Palin-Luc, N James, Y Hong, l Susmel, F Morel, N Saintier and S Pommier, Guest Editorial: Crack tip fields 4, International Journal of Fatigue, October 2018, 115, 1 and Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, October 2018, 41(10), 2069-2070 (joint issue).

HB van der Merwe, MN James, DG Hattingh and W Rall, Fatigue life prediction for rotary friction welded Ti-6Al-4V under variable amplitude fatigue loading, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, December 2019, 104, 102321.

JM Vasco Olmo, FA Díaz, FV Antunes and MN James, Experimental characterisation of fatigue crack growth based on the CTOD measured from crack tip displacement fields using DIC, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 2019, 13(50).

JM Vasco-Olmo, B Yang, MN James and FA Díaz, Investigation of effective stress intensity factors during overload fatigue cycles using photoelastic and DIC techniques, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, October 2018, 97, 73-86

JM Vasco-Olmo, FA Díaz, MN James MN and B Yang, Crack tip plastic zone evolution during an overload cycle and the contribution of plasticity-induced shielding to crack growth rate changes, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, October 2018, 41(10), 2171-2186.

B Yang, JM Vasco-Olmo, FA Díaz and MN James, A more effective rationalisation of fatigue crack growth rate data for various specimen geometries and stress ratios using the CJP model, International Journal of Fatigue, September 2018, 114, 189-197.

B Yang and MN James, Fatigue crack growth rate curve based on the CJP model and its application method, Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2018, 54(18), 76-84.

M Al-Bahrani, ZJ Gombos and AM Cree, The mechanical properties of functionalised MWCNT infused epoxy resin: a theoretical and experimental study, International Journal of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, February 2018, 18(1), 76-86.

C Lavers, J Fisk and B Lavers, An innovative new planar evanescent microwave sensor for refractive index measurement, International Journal of Recent Trends in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, August 2018, 7(1), 1-12. ISSN: 2231-6612.

B Yang, JM Vasco-Olmo, FA Díaz and MN James, A more effective rationalisation of fatigue crack growth rate data for various specimen geometries and stress ratios using the CJP model, International Journal of Fatigue, 114, 189-197.

2017

P Ferro, F Berto and MN James, A simplified model for TIG-dressing numerical simulation, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 2017, 25(3), 035012-035012. PEARL.

JM Vasco-Olmo, FA Díaz, FV Antunes and MN James, Experimental evaluation of CTOD in constant amplitude fatigue crack growth from crack tip displacement fields, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 11(41), 157-165.

MN James, DG Hattingh, D Asquith, M Newby and P Doubell, Residual stresses in condition monitoring and repair of thermal power generation components, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 92, 289-297.

JM Vasco-Olmo, FA Díaz, MN James, CJ Christopher and EA Patterson, Experimental methodology for the quantification of crack tip plastic zone and shape from the analysis of displacement fields, Frattura ed Integrita Strutturale, 11(41), 166-174.

2016

F Berto and MN James, ICEAF-IV Engineering Against Failure, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics,2016, 83, 1-1.DOI PEARL

P Ferro, F Berto and MN James, Asymptotic residual stresses in butt-welded joints under fatigue loading, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 2016, 83, 114-124. PEARL.

DG Hattingh, MN James, M Newby, R Scheepers and P Doubell, Damage assessment and refurbishment of steam turbine blade/rotor attachment holes, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 2016, 83, 125-134. PEARL.

DG Hattingh, LG von Welligh, D Bernard, L Susmel, R Tovo and MN James, Semiautomatic friction stir welding of 38 mm OD 6082-T6 aluminium tubes' Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2016, 238, 255-266. PEARL

E Maggiolini, R Tovo, L Susmel, MN James and DG Hattingh, Crack path and fracture analysis in FSW of small diameter 6082-T6 aluminium tubes under tension-torsion loading, International Journal of Fatigue, 2016, 92, 478-487. PEARL.

JM Vasco-Olmo, MN James, CJ Christopher, EA Patterson and FA Díaz, Assessment of crack tip plastic zone size and shape and its influence on crack tip shielding, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 2016, 39(8), 969-981. PEARL.

2015

G Laboviciute, CJ Christopher, MN James MN and EA Patterson, Growth of inclined fatigue cracks using the biaxial CJP model, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 2015, 9(33), 167-173.

GF Abdelal, G Georgiou, JE Cooper, AJ Robotham, AJ Levers and P Lunt, Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Aircraft Panel Deformations during Riveting Process, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering,2015, 137(1), 011009.

GF Abdelal, AJ Robotham and P Carragher, Numerical simulation of a patent technology for sealing of deep-sea oil wells using nonlinear finite element method, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, September 2015, 133, 192-200. PEARL.

DG Hattingh, L von Wielligh, W Thomas and MN James, Friction processing as an alternative joining technology for the nuclear industry, Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2015, 903-912.

MN James and DG Hattingh, Case studies in marine concentrated corrosion, Engineering Failure Analysis, 2015, 47, 1-15. PEARL.

R Sieh, HR Le and AM Cree, Process optimisation of non-cyanide Ag–PTFE metal matrix composite electroplating for threaded connections, Transactions of the IMF, Volume 93, Issue 5, 2015. PEARL.

2014

A Álvarez, JL Bravo and C Christopher, On the trigonometric moment problem, Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, 2014, 34(1), 1-20.

DJ Erasmus, DG Hattingh, AB Young, A Els-Botes and MN James, Design of a motor glider landing gear strut ~ the role of failure analysis in structural integrity, Engineering Failure Analysis,2014, 41, 30-38.

DG Hattingh, MN James, L Susmel and R Tovo, Fatigue behaviour of Al 6082-T6 friction stir welded tubular joints under torsional loading, Key Engineering Materials,2014, 627, 193-196.

DG Hattingh, D Bernard, LG von Wielligh and MN James, The influence of plate gap on the fatigue properties of friction stir welded AA5182-H111 and a comparison with MIG welding, Advanced Materials Research, 2014, 1019, 112-119.

MN James, M Newby, P Doubell, DG Hattingh, K Serasli and DJ Smith, Weld residual stresses near the bimetallic interface in clad RPV steel: a comparison between deep-hole drilling and neutron diffraction data, Nuclear Engineering and Design,2014, 274, 56-65. PEARL.

M Newby, MN James and DG Hattingh, Finite element modelling of residual stresses in shot-peened steam turbine blades, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 2014, 37(7), 707-716. PEARL.