Dr Frank Abraham
Profiles

Dr Frank Abraham

Visiting Researcher

Discretionary Member

Role

Frank Abraham is the Associate Head (Engineering) of the School of Marine Science and Engineering at Plymouth University, UK. 

He is responsible for the Mechanical & Marine Engineering subject group and oversees the Civil and Coastal Engineering group as well. 

As an Associate Professor in Mechanical and Marine Engineering he is teaching in the fields of Engineering Design, CAD and Materials as well as leading research and development projects. 

Frank Abraham has conducted several state and industrial funded projects in different fields. 

He has previously worked as a Senior Lecturer at Department of Mechanical and Design Engineering (now School of Engineering) at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
Previous employments include, Postdoctoral Researcher Department Engineering Sciences, University of Oxford, UK, Tutorial Lecturer at St Anne’s College and St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, UK, as well as Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Dundee, UK; Postdoctoral Researcher at the ACC, Automotive Competence Centre of the Hochschule Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany; Researcher at the Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e.V., DIK, (German Institute of Rubber Technology), Hannover and Researcher at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover, Germany.

Research interests

  • Rubber technology
  • Fatigue and fracture mechanics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Engineering design            
  • Advanced dynamic testing

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Ramadhar AJ, Abraham F & McAllen C 2019 '“Gravity” - a new simple negative pressure wound therapy self-build design for low income countries' Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology 42, (7) 518-524 , DOI PEARL
Abang-Ismawi-Hassim DH, Abraham F, Summerscales J & Brown P 2019 'The effect of interface morphology in waste tyre rubber powder filled elastomeric matrices on the tear and abrasion resistance' eXPRESS Polymer Letters 13, (3) 248-260 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Habibah A.I.H. D, Abraham F, Summerscales J & Brown P 2018 'Fatigue Properties and Fracture Morphology of Micronised Rubber Powder (MRP) from Waste Tyres in Unfilled Elastomers' International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing 6, (4) 281-285 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Abraham F, Clauß G, Heilbronn, Alshuth T & Kroll J 2005 'Investigation and simulation of the influence of flaws on the cut growth resistance and the fatigue of elastomers' KGK Kautschuk Gummi Kunststoffe 58, (11) 595-599
Abraham F, Alshuth T & Jerrams S 2005 'The effect of minimum stress and stress amplitude on the fatigue life of non strain crystallising elastomers' Materials & Design 26, (3) 239-245 , DOI
Alshuth T & Abraham F 2003 'Fatigue Properties of Elastomers - Parameter Dependence and Criteria' Muanyag Es Gumi/Plastics and Rubber 40, (10)
Abraham F, Alshuth T & Jerrams S 2002 'Fatigue resistance of elastomers in dependence of stress - Amplitude and minimum stress Part II' KGK-Kautschuk und Gummi Kunststoffe 55, (12) 674-678
Alshuth T, Abraham F & Jerrams S 2002 'Parameter Dependence and Prediction of Fatigue Properties of Elastomer Products' Rubber Chemistry and Technology 75, (4) 635-642 , DOI
Abraham F, Alshuth T & Jerrams S 2001 'Dependence on mean stress and stress amplitude of fatigue life of EPDM elastomers' Plastics, Rubber and Composites Processing and Applications 30, (9) 421-425
Abraham F, Alshuth T & Jerrams S 2001 'Fatigue resistance of elastomers in dependence of stress amplitude and minimum stress' KGK-Kautschuk und Gummi Kunststoffe 54, (12) 643-647
Chapters
Coveney VA 2006 'Elastomers and components' Woodhead Publishing Limited , DOI
Conference Papers
Taha J, Salehi V & Abraham F 2018 'Development of a Low Powered Wireless IoT Sensor Network based on MBSE' 2018 IEEE International Systems Engineering Symposium (ISSE) 01/10/2018 03/10/2018 IEEE , DOI PEARL
Abraham F & Alshuth T 2015 'A new fatigue wear simulation method for road tyre wear' 123-126
Abraham F 2012 'Definition and use of an Effective Flaw Size for the simulation of elastomer fatigue' 331-335
Präffcke J & Abraham F 2012 'Potentials of FEA-simulation for elastomer stress softening in engineering practice' 375-380
Abraham F, Clauß G & Alshuth T 2005 'Testing and simulation of the influence of glass spheres on fatigue life and dynamic crack propagation of elastomers' 71-76