Professor Neil James
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Professor Neil James

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Research)

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Neil can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Fatigue and fracture
  • Structural integrity
  • Failure analysis
  • Material properties
  • Welding
  • Residual stresses
Biography

Biography

I have been Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Plymouth since 1996 and my research interests lie in design for structural integrity, covering the fields of fatigue and fracture, residual stresses, fatigue life prediction and welded joints. I have variously been Dean of Technology (6½ years), Pro-Vice Chancellor (15 months) and Head of the School of Marine Science & Engineering/Associate Dean (6½ years).

I was educated at Allan Wilson Technical High School, Harare, Zimbabwe, hold a BSc(Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude 1976) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; a PhD (1984) in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Cambridge, England; a DTech (Honoris Causa - 2003) from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, and a DSc(Eng) (2005) from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Awards include the 2020 Robert Moskovic award from Technical Committee TC12 of the European Structural Integrity Society (one of 3 such awards in 2020) in “recognition of an outstanding contribution to Fatigue and Fracture of Structural Alloys and Materials”; the Coffin-Manson medal in 2019 awarded by the Italian Fracture Group in “recognition of the research work done throughout his academic career to understand and model the fatigue behaviour of metallic materials and welded joints”, and the Silver Medal of the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering in 1986.

I have held, or hold, Visiting or Honorary Professorial appointments at Sheffield-Hallam University, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa and the University of Ferrara, Italy.

I am Co-Editor (Europe, Middle East and Africa) of the International Journal of Fatigue (impact factor in 2019 of 4.369 and ranked 16/130 in Mechanical Engineering by Clarivate Analytics), am an Editorial Board member of Engineering Failure Analysis (Elsevier Science), and Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale - the International Journal of the Italian Fracture Group; have previously been on the Editorial Board of the ICE journal Forensic Engineering .

I have authored/co-authored more than 180 research publications in refereed International Journals and Conference Proceedings. I have given numerous invited Plenary or Keynote lectures at International Conferences. In 2008 I was invited to be the John Orr Memorial Lecturer for the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering. This prestigious lecture is intended to celebrate the achievements and contribution of Professor John Orr OBE, Hon. LLD (1870-1954) to engineering and engineering education in South Africa. My chosen topic was ‘Reliable Products and Structures’.  I am an Honorary Member of the Gruppo Italiano Frattura (Italian Fracture Group) in recognition of “outstanding achievements in the research fields of Material Science, Fracture Mechanics and Structural Integrity”.

I have significant experience of acting as a failure analysis and metallurgical consultant, generating some 180 reports over the last 40 years. My work has ranged over advising on fatigue design, through determining mechanisms and causes of failure in mechanical equipment, plant and structures, to metallurgical assessment, corrosion problems, fatigue life and fracture toughness testing. I have acted variously as a fatigue and fracture expert, an Expert Witness in court cases, and a forensic engineering consultant to industry and legal firms in a number of countries, including the UK, USA, South Africa, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.

Qualifications

1973-1976 BSc(Eng) (4 year degree) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Graduated Cum Laude in mechanical engineering.
 
1980-1983 PhD in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Cambridge, England. Thesis entitled The Growth of Small Surface Fatigue Cracks in Structural Steels (Supervisor Mr G C Smith and external examiner Dr C J Beevers, University of Birmingham).

2003 Doctor of Technology (Honoris Causa) degree conferred by the Port Elizabeth Technikon, South Africa, in recognition of standing in the field of mechanical properties of metals and development of mechanical engineering at the Technikon.

2005 DSc(Eng) conferred by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, for a thesis entitled A contribution to knowledge and understanding of fatigue crack growth phenomena representing a distinguished contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the subject.

2003 Honorary award of title of Visiting Professor to the Materials Research Institute at Sheffield-Hallam University for 6 years from June 2003.

2005 Appointed Advisory Professor of the Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, PR China in the State Key Laboratory of Traction Power.

2007 Appointed Honorary Professor of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa in the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering for 5 years from August 2007, re-appointed for a further 5 years in 2012.

2008  Appointed Professore di chiara fama and Docente at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (founded 1391) in the Department of Engineering from January 2008.

Professional membership

Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London

Registered as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council, London.

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Roles on external bodies

Member of Panel 30, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise organised by the Higher Education Funding Council of England.
 
Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College; grant Reviewer for the National Science Foundation, USA, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Austrian Science Fund, the National Research Foundation, South Africa, National Office for Science and Technology Awards, People's Republic of China, the Slovenian Research Agency, the Portuguese Foundation for Science & Technology; the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Centre of Science & Technology Evaluation, Kazakhstan.

Manager and PI of Phase 2 of the development and exploitation of FaME38, the Facility for Materials Engineering at the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France, on behalf of a UK consortium of 12 University partners (2005). Funded by EPSRC grant EP/C008847/1, £467 460 for 12 months, with €200 000 of matching support from the ILL and ESRF. Previously invited to join the Management Committee (2002).

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Holistic approaches to engineering design and design philosophy

Use of internet resources to promote student-centred learning, enhance access and support larger student groups

Development of high level on-line resources to support teaching, e.g. interactive tutorials and case studies

Fracture mechanics and fatigue

Materials engineering

Staff serving as external examiners

I have acted as an External Examiner for some 43 MPhil and PhD degrees for UK and overseas universities since 2001. Have been an external examiner at the University of Portsmouth and the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Research

Research

Research interests

Fatigue and fracture of structural alloys and materials

Residual stresses in components and structures

Fatigue design and life prediction

Friction stir welding - optimisation for dynamic performance

Failure analysis

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Recent research degrees candidates include:

P J McGrath, PhD An investigation of residual stresses induced by forming processes on the fatigue resistance of automotive wheels, 2001.

G R Bradley, PhD Fatigue Properties of Metal Inert Gas and Friction Stir Welded Aluminium Alloy 5383-H321, 2003.

H Lombard, PhD Optimized fatigue and fracture performance of friction stir welded aluminium plate: a study of inter-relationships between process parameters, TMAZ, microstructure, defect population and performance, 2007.

Yanwei Lu, PhD Full-field modelling of crack tip shielding phenomena, 2011.

Mark Newby, PhD Optimisation of shot peening for 12Cr steel in steam turbine blade applications, 2013 (ESKOM Research Programme).

A Mahmood, PhD Processing-performance relationships for fibre reinforced composites, 2015 (Iraqi Government Scholarship).

C A Yeo, MPhil The Development of a Methodology for a Dynamic Design Process, 2004.

Grants & contracts

As either PI or Co-PI, I have held research and/or teaching grants from a number of external funding bodies, including major industry, The International Lead Zinc Research Organisation, the EPSRC, the Leverhulme Foundation, the UK Centre for Materials Education, the Newton Fund of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Marques B, Borges MF, Antunes FV, Vasco-Olmo JM, Díaz FA & James MN (2021) 'Limitations of small-scale yielding for fatigue crack growth' Engineering Fracture Mechanics 252, , DOI Open access
Yang B, Wei Z, Díaz FA, Liao Z & James MN (2021) 'New algorithm for optimised fitting of DIC data to crack tip plastic zone using the CJP model' Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics 113, , DOI Open access
Vormwald M, James N, Hong Y, Susmel L & Iacoviello F (2020) 'Guest editorial: Characterisation of crack tip fields-CCTF5' International Journal of Fatigue 140, , DOI Open access
James MN, Matthews L & Hattingh DG (2020) 'Weld solidification cracking in a 304L stainless steel water tank' Engineering Failure Analysis 115, 104614-104614 , DOI Open access
Vormwald M, James N, Hong Y, Susmel L & Iacoviello F (2020) 'Characterisation of crack tip fields—CCTF5' Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 43, (8) 1609-1610 , DOI Open access
Vasco-Olmo JM, Díaz Garrido FA, Antunes FV & James MN (2020) '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 , DOI Open access
Bernard D, Hattingh DG, Goosen WE & James MN (2020) 'High Speed Friction Stir Welding of 5182-H111 Alloy: Temperature and Microstructural Insights into Deformation Mechanisms' Metals and Materials International , DOI Open access
Leighfield C & James MN (2019) 'The conclusion from one million tonnes of experience in galvanizing steel – LMAC is not a primary instigator of cracking' Engineering Failure Analysis 106, 104151-104151 , DOI Open access
van der Merwe HB, James MN, Hattingh DG & Rall W (2019) 'Fatigue life prediction for rotary friction welded Ti-6Al-4V under variable amplitude fatigue loading' Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics 104, 102321-102321 , DOI Open access
Olmo JMV, Díaz FA, Antunes FV & James MN (2019) 'Experimental characterisation of fatigue crack growth based on the CTOD measured from crack tip displacement fields using DIC' Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale 13, (50) , DOI Open access
Vasco-Olmo JM, Díaz FA, Antunes FV & James MN (2019) 'Characterisation of fatigue crack growth using digital image correlation measurements of plastic CTOD' Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics 101, 332-341 , DOI Open access
Vasco-Olmo JM, Yang B, James MN & Díaz FA (2018) 'Investigation of effective stress intensity factors during overload fatigue cycles using photoelastic and DIC techniques' Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics 97, 73-86 , DOI Open access
Mahmood A, James M & Summerscales J (2018) 'Process-property-performance relationships in CFRP composites using fractal dimension' IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 338, (Conference 1) 1-1 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Vasco-Olmo JM, Díaz FA, James MN & Yang B (2018) '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 , DOI Open access
Yang B, Vasco-Olmo JM, Díaz FA & James MN (2018) '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 , DOI Open access
Maggiolini E, Benasciutti D, Susmel L, Hattingh DG, James MN & Tovo R (2018) 'Friction stir welds in aluminium: Design S-N curves from statistical analysis of literature data' Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures 41, (11) 2212-2230 , DOI Open access
YANG B (2018) 'Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Curve Based on the CJP Model and Its Application Method' Journal of Mechanical Engineering 54, (18) 76-76 , DOI Open access
Vasco-Olmo JM, Diaz FA, James MN, Christopher CJ & Patterson EA (2017) 'Experimental methodology for the quantification of crack tip plastic zone and shape from the analysis of displacement fields' Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale 11, (41) 166-174 , DOI Open access
Vasco-Olmo JM, Díaz FA, Antunes FV & James MN (2017) 'Experimental evaluation of CTOD in constant amplitude fatigue crack growth from crack tip displacement fields' Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale 11, (41) 157-165 , DOI Open access
Ferro P, Berto F & James MN (2017) 'A simplified model for TIG-dressing numerical simulation' Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 25, (3) 035012-035012 , DOI Open access
James MN, Hattingh DG, Asquith D, Newby M & Doubell P (2017) 'Residual stresses in condition monitoring and repair of thermal power generation components' Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics , DOI Open access
Ferro P, Berto F & James NM (2016) 'Asymptotic residual stress distribution induced by multipass welding processes' International Journal of Fatigue 101, 421-429 , DOI Open access
Susmel L, Hattingh DG, James MN & Tovo R (2016) 'Multiaxial fatigue assessment of friction stir welded tubular joints of Al 6082-T6' International Journal of Fatigue 101, 282-296 , DOI Open access
Hattingh DG, von Welligh LG, Bernard D, Susmel L, Tovo R & James MN (2016) 'Semiautomatic friction stir welding of 38 mm OD 6082-T6 aluminium tubes' JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY 238, 255-266 Author Site , DOI Open access
Susmel L, Hattingh DG, James MN, Maggiolini E & Tovo R (2016) 'Designing aluminium friction stir welded joints against multiaxial fatigue' Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale 10, (37) 207-214 , DOI Open access
Vasco-Olmo JM, James MN, Christopher CJ, Patterson EA & Díaz FA (2016) 'Assessment of crack tip plastic zone size and shape and its influence on crack tip shielding' Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 39, (8) 969-981 , DOI Open access
Tovo R, Susmel L, James MN, Hattingh DG & Maggiolini E (2016) 'Crack initiation and propagation paths in small diameter FSW 6082-T6 aluminium tubes under fatigue loading' Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale 10, (36) 119-129 , DOI Open access
Maggiolini E, Tovo R, Susmel L, James MN & Hattingh DG (2016) 'Crack path and fracture analysis in FSW of small diameter 6082-T6 aluminium tubes under tension-torsion loading' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE 92, 478-487 Author Site , DOI Open access
Ferro P, Berto F & James MN (2016) 'Asymptotic residual stresses in butt-welded joints under fatigue loading' THEORETICAL AND APPLIED FRACTURE MECHANICS 83, 114-124 Author Site , DOI Open access
Hattingh DG, James MN, Newby M, Scheepers R & Doubell P (2015) 'Damage assessment and refurbishment of steam turbine blade/rotor attachment holes' THEORETICAL AND APPLIED FRACTURE MECHANICS 83, 125-134 Author Site , DOI Open access
Hattingh DG, von Wielligh L, Thomas W & James MN (2015) 'Friction processing as an alternative joining technology for the nuclear industry' Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 903-912 , DOI
Laboviciute G, Christopher CJ, James MN & Patterson EA (2015) 'Growth of inclined fatigue cracks using the biaxial CJP model' Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale 9, (33) 167-173 , DOI
Hattingh DG, James MN, Susmel L & Tovo R (2015) 'Multiaxial fatigue of aluminium friction stir welded joints: preliminary results' Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale 9, (33) 382-389 , DOI
James MN, Susmel L, Iacoviello F, Hong Y, Patterson EA & Lopez-Crespo P (2015) 'Guest editorial: characterisation of crack tip fields' FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES 38, (2) 139-139 Author Site , DOI Open access
James MN, Susmel L, Iacoviello F, Hong Y, Patterson EA & Lopez-Crespo P (2015) 'Guest Editorial: Characterisation of crack tip fields' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE 71, 1-2 Author Site , DOI Open access
James MN & Hattingh DG (2015) 'Case studies in marine concentrated corrosion' ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS 47, 1-15 Author Site , DOI Open access
Hattingh DG, Bernard D, von Wielligh LG & James MN (2014) 'The Influence of Plate Gap on the Fatigue Properties of Friction Stir Welded AA5182-H111 and a Comparison with MIG Welding' Advanced Materials Research 1019, 112-119 , DOI
James MN (2014) 'Fracture-Safe and Fatigue-Reliable Structures' Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale 8, (30) 293-303 , DOI
Hattingh DG, James MN, Susmel L & Tovo R (2014) 'Fatigue Behaviour of Al 6082-T6 Friction Stir Welded Tubular Joints under Torsional Loading' Key Engineering Materials 627, 193-196 , DOI
James MN, Newby M, Doubell P, Hattingh DG, Serasli K & Smith DJ (2014) '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 274, 56-65 Author Site , DOI Open access
Newby M, James MN & Hattingh DG (2014) 'Finite element modelling of residual stresses in shot-peened steam turbine blades' FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES 37, (7) 707-716 Author Site , DOI Open access
Torres Y, Tarrago JM, Coureaux D, Tarrés E, Roebuck B, Chan P, James M, Liang B, Tillman M & Viswanadham RK (2014) 'Fracture and fatigue of rock bit cemented carbides: Mechanics and mechanisms of crack growth resistance under monotonic and cyclic loading' International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 45, 179-188 , DOI
Erasmus DJ, Hattingh DG, Young AB, Els-Botes A & James MN (2014) 'Design of a motor glider landing gear strut - The role of failure analysis in structural integrity' ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS 41, 30-38 Author Site , DOI
Asquith D, Yerokhin A, James N, Yates J & Matthews A (2013) 'Evaluation of Residual Stress Development at the Interface of Plasma Electrolytically Oxidized and Cold-Worked Aluminum' METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE 44A, (10) 4461-4465 Author Site , DOI
James MN (2013) 'Fractographic insights into cracking mechanisms and microstructure' FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES 36, (9) 851-860 Author Site , DOI
James MN, Lu Y, Christopher CJ & Patterson EA (2013) 'Crack path support for deformation mechanisms in fatigue of polycarbonate' ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS 108, 89-97 Author Site , DOI
Christopher CJ, Laboviciute G, James MN & Patterson EA (2013) 'Extension of the CJP model to mixed mode I and mode II' Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale 7, (25) 161-166 , DOI
James MN, Yates JR, Susmel L, Iacoviello F, Nowell D, Lazzarin P, Patterson EA & Carpinteri A (2013) 'Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Characterisation of Crack Tip Stress Fields' FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES 36, (1) 1-2 Author Site , DOI
James MN, Christopher CJ, Lu Y & Patterson EA (2013) 'Local Crack Plasticity and its Influences on the Global Elastic Stress Field' International Journal of Fatigue 46, 4-15 , DOI
James MN, Christopher CJ, Lu Y & Patterson EA (2013) 'Local Crack Plasticity and its Influences on the Global Elastic Stress Field, International Journal of Fatigue' International Journal of Fatigue 46, 4-15 , DOI
Steuwer A, Hattingh DG, James MN, Singh U & Buslaps T (2012) 'Residual stresses, microstructure and tensile properties in Ti-6Al-4V friction stir welds' SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF WELDING AND JOINING 17, (7) 525-533 Author Site , DOI
James MN (2012) 'Interactive on-line resources for training forensic engineers' Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Forensic Engineering 165, (3) 143-153 , DOI
Blignault C, Hattingh DG & James MN (2012) 'Optimizing Friction Stir Welding via Statistical Design of Tool Geometry and Process Parameters' JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE 21, (6) 927-935 Author Site , DOI
Blignault C, Hattingh DG & James MN (2012) 'Optimizing Friction Stir Welding via Statistical Design of Tool Geometry and Process Parameters' JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE 21, (6) 927-935 Author Site , DOI
James MN, Christopher CJ, Lu Y & Patterson EA (2012) 'Fatigue crack growth and craze-induced crack tip shielding in polycarbonate' POLYMER 53, (7) 1558-1570 Author Site , DOI
James MN, Xie L, Zhao Y, Yao W & Chen X (2012) 'Guest Editorial' International Journal of Fatigue 35, (1) 1-1 , DOI
James MN (2011) 'Residual stress influences on structural reliability' ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS 18, (8) 1909-1920 Author Site , DOI
Klopper JJ, Laubscher RF, Steuwer A & James MN (2011) 'An investigation into the effect of weld technique on the residual stress distribution of 3CR12 (DIN 1.4003) built-up structural sections' PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART L-JOURNAL OF MATERIALS-DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS 225, (L3) 123-132 Author Site , DOI
Hattingh DG, Bulbring DLH, Els-Botes A & James MN (2011) 'Process parameter influence on performance of friction taper stud welds in AISI 4140 steel' MATERIALS & DESIGN 32, (6) 3421-3430 Author Site , DOI
Colombo C, Du Y, James MN, Patterson EA & Vergani L (2010) 'On crack tip shielding due to plasticity-induced closure during an overload' FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES 33, (12) 766-777 Author Site , DOI
Steuwer A, Hattingh DG, James MN, Singh U & Buslaps T (2010) 'Residual stresses, microstructure and tensile properties in Ti-6Al-4V friction stir welds' SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF WELDING AND JOINING 17, (7) 525-533 Author Site , DOI
James MN (2010) 'Intergranular crack paths during fatigue in interstitial-free steels' ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS 77, (11) 1998-2007 Author Site , DOI
Hattingh DG, Steuwer A, James MN & Wedderburn IN (2010) 'Residual Stresses in Overlapping Friction Taper Stud Welds' Materials Science Forum 652, 111-115 , DOI
James MN (2009) 'Designing against LMAC in galvanised steel structures' ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS 16, (4) 1051-1061 Author Site , DOI
Lombard H, Hattingh DG, Steuwer A & James MN (2009) 'Effect of process parameters on the residual stresses in AA5083-H321 friction stir welds' MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING 501, (1-2) 119-124 Author Site , DOI
James MN, Ting S-P, Bosi M, Lombard H & Hattingh DG (2009) 'Residual strain and hardness as predictors of the fatigue ranking of steel welds' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE 31, (8-9) 1366-1377 Author Site , DOI
James MN, Hughes DJ, Hattingh DG, Mills G & Webster PJ (2009) 'Residual stress and strain in MIG butt welds in 5083-H321 aluminium: As-welded and fatigue cycled' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE 31, (1) 28-40 Author Site , DOI
Christopher CJ, James MN, Patterson EA & Tee KF (2008) 'A quantitative evaluation of fatigue crack shielding forces using photoelasticity' ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS 75, (14) 4190-4199 Author Site , DOI
Christopher CJ, James MN, Patterson EA & Tee KF (2008) 'A quantitative evaluation of fatigue crack shielding forces using photoelasticity' ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS 75, (14) 4190-4199 Author Site , DOI
Hattingh DG, Blignault C, van Niekerk TI & James MN (2008) 'Characterization of the influences of FSW tool geometry on welding forces and weld tensile strength using an instrumented tool' JOURNAL OF MATERIALS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY 203, (1-3) 46-57 Author Site , DOI
Blignault C, Hattingh DG, Kruger GH, van Niekerk TI & James MN (2008) 'Friction stir weld process evaluation by multi-axial transducer' MEASUREMENT 41, (1) 32-43 Author Site , DOI
Lombard H, Hattingh DG, Steuwer A & James MN (2008) 'Optimising FSW process parameters to minimise defects and maximise fatigue life in 5083-H321 aluminium alloy' ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS 75, (3-4) 341-354 Author Site , DOI
Christopher CJ, James MN, Patterson EA & Tee KF (2007) 'Towards a new model of crack tip stress fields' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE 148, (4) 361-371 Author Site , DOI
REIFSNIDER K, JAMES M & HOSHIDE T (2007) 'Editorial' International Journal of Fatigue 29, (5) 795-795 , DOI
James MN, Hughes DJ, Chen Z, Lombard H, Hattingh DG, Asquith D, Yates JR & Webster PJ (2007) 'Residual stresses and fatigue performance' ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS 14, (2) 384-395 Author Site , DOI
James MN, Hughes DJ, Chen Z, Lombard H, Hattingh DG, Asquith D, Yates JR & Webster PJ (2007) 'Residual stresses and fatigue performance' Engineering Failure Analysis 14, (2) 384-395 , DOI
Christopher CJ, James MN, Patterson EA & Tee KF (2007) 'Towards a new model of crack tip stress fields' International Journal of Fracture 148, (4) 361-371
James MN, Webster PJ, Hughes DJ, Chen Z, Ratel N, Ting S-P, Bruno G & Steuwer A (2006) 'Correlating weld process conditions, residual strain and stress, microstructure and mechanical properties for high strength steel - the role of neutron diffraction strain scanning' MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING 427, (1-2) 16-26 Author Site , DOI
James MN, Webster PJ, Hughes DJ, Chen Z, Ratel N, Ting SP, Bruno G & Steuwer A (2006) 'Correlating weld process conditions, residual strain and stress, microstructure and mechanical properties for high strength steel - the role of neutron diffraction strain scanning' Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing 427, (1-2) 16-26 , DOI
James MN (2005) 'Design, manufacture and materials; their interaction and role in engineering failures' ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS 12, (5) 662-678 Author Site , DOI
Pacey MN, James MN & Patterson EA (2005) 'A new photoelastic model for studying fatigue crack closure' EXP MECH 45, (1) 42-52 , DOI
Pacey MN, James MN & Patterson EA (2005) 'A new photoelastic model for studying fatigue crack closure' Experimental Mechanics 45, (1) 42-52
James MN (2005) 'Design, manufacture and materials; their interaction and role in engineering failures' Engineering Failure Analysis 12, (5) 662-678 , DOI
James MN, Bradley GR, Lombard H & Hattingh DG (2005) 'The relationship between process mechanisms and crack paths in friction stir welded 5083-H321 and 5383-H321 aluminium alloys' FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES 28, (1-2) 245-256 Author Site , DOI
James MN, Bradley GR, Lombard H & Hattingh DG (2005) 'The relationship between process mechanisms and crack paths in friction stir welded 5083-H321 and 5383-H321 aluminium alloys' Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 28, (1-2) 245-256 , DOI
James MN, Hattingh DG, Hughes DJ, Wei LW, Patterson EA & Da Fonseca JQ (2004) 'Synchrotron diffraction investigation of the distribution and influence of residual stresses in fatigue' FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES 27, (7) 609-622 , DOI
James MN, Hughes DJ, Hattingh DG, Bradley GR, Mills G & Webster PJ (2004) 'Synchrotron diffraction measurement of residual stresses in friction stir welded 5383-H321 aluminium butt joints and their modification by fatigue cycling' FATIGUE FRACT ENG M 27, (3) 187-202 , DOI
Wei LW & James MN (2004) 'Numerical modelling of plasticity-induced crack closure for interfacial cracks in bi-material specimens' ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS 71, (3) 309-327 Author Site , DOI
Wei LW & James MN (2004) 'Numerical modelling of plasticity-induced crack closure for interfacial cracks in bi-material specimens' Engineering Fracture Mechanics 71 (3), 309-327 , DOI
James MN, Hattingh DG, Hughes DJ, Wei LW, Patterson EA & Da Fonseca JQ (2004) 'Synchrotron diffraction investigation of the distribution and influence of residual stresses in fatigue' Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 27, (7) 609-622
James MN, Hughes DJ, Hattingh DG, Bradley GR, Mills G & Webster PJ (2004) 'Synchrotron diffraction measurement of residual stresses in friction stir welded 5383-H321 aluminium butt joints and their modification by fatigue cycling' Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 27, (3) 187-202
Hattingh DG, van Niekerk TI, Blignault C, Kruger G & James MN (2004) 'Analysis of the FSW Force Footprint and its Relationship with Process Parameters to Optimise Weld Performance and Tool Design' Welding in the World 48, (1-2) 50-58 , DOI
James MN, Hughes DJ, Hattingh DG & Webster PJ (2003) 'The use of combs for evaluation of strain-free references for residual strain measurements by neutron and synchrotron X-ray diffraction' Journal of Neutron Research 11, (December 2003) 289-293 Publisher Site , DOI
James MN, Hattingh DG & Bradley GR (2003) 'Weld tool travel speed effects on fatigue life of friction stir welds in 5083 aluminium' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE 25, (12) 1389-1398 Author Site , DOI
James MN, Pacey MN, Wei LW & Patterson EA (2003) 'Characterisation of plasticity-induced closure-crack flank contact force versus plastic enclave' ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS 70, (17) 2473-2487 Author Site , DOI
Leavey CM, James MN, Summerscales J & Sutton R (2003) 'An introduction to wavelet transforms: a tutorial approach' Insight 45, (5) 344-353
James MN, Pacey MN, Wei LW & Patterson EA (2003) 'Characterisation of plasticity-induced closure-crack flank contact force versus plastic enclave' Engineering Fracture Mechanics 70, (17) 2473-2487 , DOI
Leavey CM, James MN, Summerscales J & Sutton R (2003) 'Damage detection in CFRP using wavelet scale correlation' Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis 440-4, 211-218
James MN, Hattingh DG & Bradley GR (2003) 'Weld tool travel speed effects on fatigue life of friction stir welds in 5083 aluminium' International Journal of Fatigue 25, (12) 1389-1398
James MN, Bradley GR, Hattingh DG, Hughes DJ & Webster PJ (2003) 'Residual stresses, defects and fatigue cycling in friction stir butt welds in 5383-H321 and 5083-H321 aluminium alloys' Thermec'2003, Pts 1-5 426-4, 2915-2920
Wei LW, de los Rios ER & James MN (2002) 'Experimental study and modelling of short fatigue crack growth in aluminium alloy Al7010-T7451 under random loading' INT J FATIGUE 24, (9) 963-975 , DOI
Wei LW & James MN (2002) 'Fatigue crack closure for inclined and kinked cracks' INT J FRACTURE 116, (1) 25-50 , DOI
James MN (2002) 'Crashing aircraft, sinking ships - fractographic and SEM support for unusual failure hypotheses' ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS 9, (3) 313-328 , DOI
James MN (2002) 'Crashing aircraft, sinking ships - fractographic and SEM support for unusual failure hypotheses' Engineering Failure Analysis 9, (3) 313-328
Wei LW, de los Rios ER & James MN (2002) 'Experimental study and modelling of short fatigue crack growth in aluminium alloy Al7010-T7451 under random loading' International Journal of Fatigue 24, (9) 963-975
Wei LW & James MN (2002) 'Fatigue crack closure for inclined and kinked cracks' International Journal of Fracture 116, (1) 25-50
Wei LW & James MN (2000) 'A study of fatigue crack closure in polycarbonate CT specimens' ENG FRACT MECH 66, (3) 223-242 , DOI
James MN & Li WF (1999) 'Fatigue crack growth in austempered ductile and grey cast irons - stress ratio effects in air and mine water' MAT SCI ENG A-STRUCT 265, (1-2) 129-139 , DOI
James MN (1998) 'Engineering materialism and structural integrity' J ENG DESIGN 9, (4) 329-342 , DOI
James MN & Paterson AE (1997) 'Fatigue performance of 6261-T6 aluminium alloy - Constant and variable amplitude loading of parent plate and welded specimens' International Journal of Fatigue 19, (SUPPL.1)
James MN, Peterson AE & Sutcliffe N (1997) 'Constant and variable amplitude loading of 6261 aluminium alloy I-beams with welded cover plates - Influence of weld quality and stress relief' INT J FATIGUE 19, (2) 125-133 , DOI
OQuigley DGF, Luyckx S & James MN (1997) 'An empirical ranking of a wide range of WC-Co grades in terms of their abrasion resistance measured by the ASTM standard B 611-85 test' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REFRACTORY METALS & HARD MATERIALS 15, (1-3) 73-79 , DOI
OQuigley DGF, Luyckx S & James MN (1996) 'New results on the relationship between hardness and fracture toughness of WC-Co hardmetal' MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING 209, (1-2) 228-230 , DOI
Nganga SP & James MN (1996) 'Variable amplitude loading in En8 (080M40) steel: A detailed experimental study of crack growth' FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES 19, (2-3) 207-216 , DOI
James MN & delosRios ER (1996) 'Variable amplitude loading of small fatigue cracks in 6261-T6 aluminium alloy' FATIGUE FRACT ENG M 19, (4) 413-426 , DOI
Ng'ang'a SP & James MN (1996) 'Variable amplitude loading in En8 (080M40) steel: A detailed experimental study of crack growth' Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures 19, (2) 207-216 , DOI
JAMES MN (1995) 'GUEST EDITORIAL' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE 17, (7) 455-455 Author Site , DOI
JAMES M (1995) 'SOME POTENTIAL PITFALLS IN FAILURE ANALYSIS' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE 17, (7) 457-462 , DOI
JAMES MN (1995) 'FRACTURE RESEARCH AT WITS - AN OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES, RESULTS, AND DIRECTIONS' JOURNAL OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY 95, (7) 309-317 Author Site
JAMES M, LAMBRECHT H & PATERSON A (1993) 'FATIGUE-STRENGTH OF WELDED COVER PLATES ON 6261 ALUMINUM-ALLOY I-BEAMS' INT J FATIGUE 15, (6) 519-524 , DOI
LUYCKX S, NABARRO F, WAI S & JAMES M (1992) 'THE ANISOTROPIC WORK-HARDENING OF WC CRYSTALS' ACTA METALL MATER 40, (7) 1623-1627 , DOI
KOTVIS P, TYSOE W & JAMES M (1992) 'AN INVESTIGATION OF FILM REMOVAL IN EXTREME PRESSURE LUBRICATION USING CHLORINATED-HYDROCARBON ADDITIVES' WEAR 153, (2) 305-314 , DOI
JAMES M & GARZ R (1991) 'RELATING CLOSURE DEVELOPMENT IN LONG CRACKS TO THE SHORT-CRACK REGIME' INT J FATIGUE 13, (2) 169-173 , DOI
JAMES M, TAIT R & MECH D (1991) 'COMPRESSION FATIGUE IN BETA''-ALUMINA' FATIGUE FRACT ENG M 14, (2-3) 227-235 , DOI
James MN (1991) 'Role of the fracture expert in failure analysis' Forensic engineering 3, (1) 7-21
JAMES M, HUMAN A & LUYCKX S (1990) 'FRACTURE-TOUGHNESS TESTING OF HARDMETALS USING COMPRESSION-COMPRESSION PRECRACKING' J MATER SCI 25, (11) 4810-4814 , DOI
GARZ R & JAMES M (1989) 'OBSERVATIONS ON EVALUATING FATIGUE CRACK CLOSURE FROM COMPLIANCE TRACES' INT J FATIGUE 11, (6) 437-440 , DOI
JAMES M & SHARPE W (1989) 'CLOSURE DEVELOPMENT AND CRACK OPENING DISPLACEMENT IN THE SHORT CRACK REGIME FOR FINE AND COARSE-GRAINED A533B-STEEL' FATIGUE FRACT ENG M 12, (4) 347-361 , DOI
JAMES M, DIMITRIOU C & CHANDLER H (1989) 'LOW-CYCLE FATIGUE LIVES OF NOTCHED COMPONENTS' FATIGUE FRACT ENG M 12, (3) 213-225 , DOI
JAMES M (1988) 'FATIGUE THRESHOLD BEHAVIOR OF SMALL HYDROGEN-INDUCED CRACKS' SCRIPTA METALL MATER 22, (2) 201-205 , DOI
BROMLEY JF & JAMES MN (1988) 'HIGH-RESOLUTION DISPLACEMENT MEASUREMENTS USING AUTOMATED LASER INTERFEROMETRY' SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 84, (11) 878-879 Author Site
JAMES M (1987) 'SOME OBSERVATIONS OF THE EFFECT OF MICROSTRUCTURE, WAKE PLASTICITY AND FAST COOLING ON FATIGUE CRACK CLOSURE' INT J FATIGUE 9, (3) 179-183 , DOI
JAMES M & KNOTT J (1985) 'AN ASSESSMENT OF CRACK CLOSURE AND THE EXTENT OF THE SHORT CRACK REGIME IN Q1N (HY80) STEEL' FATIGUE FRACT ENG M 8, (2) 177-191 , DOI
JAMES M & KNOTT J (1985) 'NEAR-THRESHOLD FATIGUE CRACK CLOSURE AND GROWTH IN AIR AND VACUUM' SCRIPTA METALL MATER 19, (2) 189-194 , DOI
JAMES M (1985) 'THE EFFECT OF GRAIN-SIZE ON THE LOCATION OF CRACK WAKE CLOSURE DURING LOAD SHEDDING' SCRIPTA METALL MATER 19, (11) 1301-1306 , DOI
JAMES MN & SMITH GC (1983) 'A NOTE ON SMALL SEMI-ELLIPTIC CRACKS IN NOTCHED AND PLAIN SPECIMENS' RES MECHANICA 9, (3) 129-136 Author Site
JAMES M & SMITH G (1983) 'CRACK CLOSURE AND SURFACE MICROCRACK THRESHOLDS - SOME EXPERIMENTAL-OBSERVATIONS' INT J FATIGUE 5, (2) 75-78 , DOI
JAMES M & SMITH G (1983) 'SURFACE MICROCRACK CLOSURE IN FATIGUE - A COMPARISON OF COMPLIANCE AND CRACK SECTIONING DATA' INT J FRACTURE 22, (2) R69-R75 , DOI
Editorial comments
James MN, Yates JR, Susmel L, Iacoviello F, Nowell D, Lazzarin P, Patterson EA & Carpinteri A (2013) 'Guest Editorial Special Issue: Characterisation of Crack Tip Stress Fields' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE 46, 1-1 , DOI
Letters
JAMES M (1991) 'A NOTE ON SHORT-CRACK GENERATION TECHNIQUES' MAT SCI ENG A-STRUCT 147, (1) L13-L16 , DOI
JAMES M & KNOTT J (1985) 'CRITICAL ASPECTS OF THE CHARACTERIZATION OF CRACK TIP CLOSURE BY COMPLIANCE TECHNIQUES' MATER SCI ENG 72, (1) L1-L4 , DOI
Books
Xie LY, James MN, Zhao YX & Qian WX (2010) Advanced Materials Research: Preface. 118-120
Shen ZY, James MN, Li WD & Zhao YX (2008) Materials and Product Technologies: Preface. 44-46
Chapters
James MN, Rall WH, Hattingh DG & Steuwer A (2011) 'Assessing residual stresses in predicting the service life of welded structures' in MacDonald KA Fracture and Fatigue of Welded Joints and Structures Woodhead Publishing 276-296
James MN, Rall WH, Hattingh DG & Steuwer A (2011) 'Assessing residual stresses in predicting the service life of welded structures' Fracture and Fatigue of Welded Joints and Structures Elsevier 276-296 , DOI
James MN, Hattingh DG, Lombard H, Bulbring DLH, Els-Botes A & Steuwer A (2010) 'Failure Mechanisms in Friction Stir Welds' in Sun X Failure Mechanisms of Advanced Welding Processes Woodhead Pub Limited 164-189
Frankland S, Cho P, James N, Miles M, Ricketts C, Burton C, Hoskins S, Jacobs C & MacKenzie H (2007) 'Teaching with Group Work, Peer and Self Assessment' Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Assessment Springer Netherlands 143-195 , DOI
Conference Papers
Yang B, James MN, Huang Y, Vasco-Olmo JM & Díaz FA (2019) 'An Improved Prediction of the Effective Range of Stress Intensity Factor in Fatigue Crack Growth' Springer International Publishing 133-138 , DOI Open access
James MN, Vasco-Olmo JM, Díaz FA, Antunes FV, Bing Y & Huang Y (2019) 'Characterisation of fatigue crack growth using the CJP model of crack tip fields or plastic CTOD' Elsevier BV 613-619 , DOI Open access
(2018) 'Neutron Diffraction Investigation of Residual Stresses in Nickel Based Austenitic Weldments on Creep Resistant Cr-Mo-V Material' Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation Materials Research Forum LLC , DOI Open access
James MN, Christopher CJ, Díaz Garrido FA, Vasco-Olmo JM, Kakiuchi T & Patterson EA (2016) 'Interpretation of Plasticity Effects Using the CJP Crack Tip Field Model' 117-124 , DOI Open access
James MN, Hattingh DG, Asquith D, Newby M & Doubell P (2016) 'Applications of Residual Stress in Combatting Fatigue and Fracture' Elsevier BV 11-25 , DOI
Ferro P, Berto F, James MN & Borsato T (2016) 'Review of recent advances in local approaches applied to pre-stressed components under fatigue loading' Elsevier BV 3467-3474 , DOI
Newby M, James MN & Hattingh DG (2013) 'Engineering failure analysis (Part III): Residual stress influences on structural integrity of Steam turbine blades' 927-936
Torres Y, Tarrés E, Roebuck B, Chan P, James M, Liang B, Tillman M, Viswanadham RK, Mingard KP & Mestra A (2012) 'Fracture toughness of rock bit cemented carbides'
James MN, Christopher CJ, Lu Y, Tee KF & Patterson EA (2011) 'Crack Tip Shielding from a Plastic 'Inclusion'' 1-8 , DOI
James MN, Lu Y, Christopher CJ & Patterson EA (2010) 'Full-field Modelling of Crack Tip Shielding via the 'Plastic Inclusion' Concept' 1-+ , DOI
James MN, Newby M, Hattingh DG & Steuwer A (2010) 'Shot-Peening of Steam Turbine Blades: Residual Stresses and their Modification by Fatigue Cycling' 441-451 , DOI
Hattingh DG, Newby M, Steuwer A, Wedderburn IN, Doubell P & James MN (2009) 'FRICTION TAPER STUD WELDING OF CREEP RESISTANT 10CrMo910' 75-+
Christopher C, James MN, Tee KF & Patterson EA (2008) 'Evaluation of crack tip shielding using a photoelastic model' 333-338
James MN (2008) 'Learning from history: The reliability of experts and expert systems' 15-23 , DOI
Tee KF, Christopher CJ, James MN & Patterson EA (2007) 'New insights into plasticity-induced crack tip shielding via mathematical modelling and full field photoelasticity' 199-+ , DOI
James MN, Lombard H, Hattingh DG & Steuwer A (2007) 'Optimising weld process conditions for enhanced fatigue performance' 561-+ , DOI
Tee KF, Christopher CJ, James MN & Patterson EA (2007) 'New insights into plasticity-induced crack tip shielding via mathematical modelling and full field photoelasticity' ICM-10 199-204
James MN, Lombard H, Hattingh DG & Steuwer A (2007) 'Optimising weld process conditions for enhanced fatigue performance' 561-564
James MN, Hughes DJ, Chen Z, Hattingh DG & Webster PJ (2005) 'Residual stresses and fatigue performance' 2605-2610
Webster PJ, Chen Z, Hughes DJ, Steuwer A, Malard B, Ratel N, James MN & Ting S-P (2004) 'Engineering Applications of Synchrotron X-Rays and Neutrons and the FaME38 Project' ASME 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 1-/-1/20041-/-1/2004ASMEDC , DOI
James MN, Bradley GR, Hattingh DG, Hughes DJ & Webster PJ (2003) 'Residual stresses, defects and fatigue cycling in friction stir butt welds in 5383-H321 and 5083-H321 aluminium alloys' 2915-2920 , DOI
James MN, Pacey MN, Wei LW & Patterson EA (2002) 'Invited keynote paper: New insights into fatigue crack closure using automated optical techniques' in Blom AF EMAS Cradley Heath 2317-2328
James MN, Hattingh DG & Bradley GR (2002) 'Influence of travel speed on fatigue life of friction stir welds in 5083 aluminium' in Blom AF EMAS Cradley Heath 413-420
Bull JW, Woodford CH, Christie WC, Neau E & James MN (2000) 'The low stress design of welded plates using the self-designing structures approach' 487-496 , DOI
Pacey MN, James MN, Patterson EA, SEM & SEM (2000) 'On the use of photoelasticity to study crack growth mechanisms' 375-378
Pacey MN, James MN & Patterson EA (1999) 'A photoelastic study of plasticity induced crack wake contact stresses in polycarbonate specimens' 2819-2824
Pacey MN, Wei LW, Patterson EA & James MN (1999) 'Computer techniques in assessing fatigue crack closure' 293-300
James MN & Wei LW (1999) 'Hail damage to polycarbonate roofing sheets' 715-724
James MN (1999) 'The relevance of crack closure and crack initiation evaluation techniques to small fatigue crack behaviour' 27-35
Li WF & James MN (1997) 'Fatigue crack propagation and crack closure in grey and austempered ductile cast irons' 1525-1532
James MN (1997) 'Some unresolved issues with fatigue crack closure measurement, mechanism and interpretation problems' 2403-2414
JAMES M (1988) 'Fatigue '87The Third International Conference on Fatigue and Fatigue Thresholds Charlottesville, VA, USA, 29 June–3 July 1987' Elsevier BV 57-57 , DOI
James MN, Boothroyd CA, Bulloch JH & Garrett GG (1986) 'FACETS ON FATIGUE' Elsevier 139-161 , DOI
James MN & Smith GC (1984) 'SHORT CRACK BEHAVIOUR IN A533B AND En8 STEELS' Elsevier 2117-2124 , DOI
Other Publications
Palin-Luc T, James N, Hong Y, Susmel L, Morel F, Saintier N & Pommier S Crack tip fields 4. Elsevier 1-1 , DOI Open access
James MN Editorial. Thomas Telford Ltd. 153-154 , DOI Open access
Susmel L, James MN, Hong Y & Iacoviello F Guest editorial: characterisation of crack tip fields. Wiley 923-923 , DOI Open access
Susmel L, James MN, Hong Y & Iacoviello F Guest editorial: Characterisation of crack tip fields 3. Elsevier BV 1-1 , DOI Open access
Berto F & James NM ICEAF-IV Engineering Against Failure. 1-1 , DOI Open access
Personal

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Reports & invited lectures

2020      Plenary Lecture at the 1st Virtual European Conference on Fracture, Google Meet http://www.vecf1.eu/, 29 June to 1 July 2020.

2019      Keynote Lecture at the 8th International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture, Brno, Czech Republic, 27-29 June 2019.

2019      Plenary Lecture at the 25th International Conference on Fracture and Structural Integrity, Catania, Sicily, 12-14 June 2019.

2018      Plenary Lecture at the 2018 Conference of the South African Advanced Materials Initiative, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, 23-26 October 2018.

2017      Plenary Lecture at the International Conference on Structural Integrity and Durability 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 15-18 August 2017.

2016      Plenary Lecture at the 21st European Conference on Fracture, Catania, Sicily, Italy, 20-24 June 2016.

2015      Keynote Lecture at the 4th International Conference of Engineering against Failure, Skiathos, Greece, 24-26 June 2015.

2014      Plenary Lecture at the 4th International Conference on Advances in Product Development and Reliability, Hangzhou, China, 29-321 July 2014.

2012      Plenary Lecture at the 4th International Conference on Crack Paths, Gaeta, Italy, 19 - 21 September, 2012.

2010      Plenary Lecture at the 18th Spanish National Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Ciudad Real, Spain, 305 November 2010. Only four invited plenary lectures were given at this conference.

2010       Plenary Lecture at the 10th International Fatigue Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 6-11 June 2010. Only four plenary lectures were given at this conference which attracts 300-400 delegates and is the premier fatigue conference series.

2010       Opening Keynote Lecture at the Gruppo Italiano Frattura Workshop on Problems of Fracture in Engineering Materials, Forni di Sopra, Italy, 7-9 January 2010.


Conferences organised

 I have been a member of the Advisory Committees for major international conference series in the area of fatigue, materials, failure analysis and residual stresses and chaired numerous conference sessions. Selected examples include:

Member of the Academy of Finland Mechanics and Materials (Mech1) Review Panel, 19 February 2019, Helsinki, Finland.

Member of the International Advisory Board of the 25th International Conference on Fracture and Structural Integrity, IGF25, Catania, Italy, 12-14 June 2019.

Member of the International Scientific Committee for 4th International Conference on Material and Component Performance under Variable Amplitude Loading, VAL4, Darmstadt, Germany, 30 March-3 April 2020.

Member of both the Scientific Committee and the Advisory Board of 12th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture, Bordeaux, France, 24-26 June 2019.

Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 6th International Conference on Crack Paths, Verona, Italy, 19-21 September, 2018.

Member of the International Advisory and Scientific Committees of the 19th International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals, Porto, Portugal, 5-7 September 2018.

Session Chair at the International Conference on Structural Integrity and Durability 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 15-18 August, 2017

Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 18th International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals, Gijón, Asturias, Spain, 5-7 September, 2016.

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 11th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture, Seville, Spain, 1-3 June, 2016.

Member of the International Advisory board for the 21st European Conference on Fracture, ECF21, Catania, Italy, 20-24 June, 2016.

Scientific Committee Member of the 16th International Conference on New Trends in Fatigue and Fracture NT2F16, to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 24-27 May 2016.

Member of the Exact Sciences and Engineering panel, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, which is the public research funding agency which selects and distributes research funds for a wide range of scientific fields of research, 2013.

Session Chair at the 3rd International Conference on Engineering against Failure, Kos, Greece, 26-28 June 2013.

Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 10th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture (ICMFF10) held in Kyoto, Japan, 3 -6 June, 2013.

Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 13th International Spring Meeting of the French Society for Metallurgy and Materials, Fatigue Behaviour: From Specimen to Structure, Paris, France, 22-23 May 2013.

Co-Instigator and Co-Organiser of a workshop under the joint aegis of the International Journal of Fatigue (Elsevier) and Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures (Wiley) on Characterisation of Crack Tip Fields, Forni di Sopra, Italy, 7-9 March 2011, and every two years since then in other venues around Europe.

Member of the International Scientific Committee of the 9th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture, Parma, Italy, 7-10 June 2010.

Co-Chair and Plenary Lecturer for the 1st International Conference on Advances in Product Development and Reliability (PDR’2008), organized by Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, 4-6 August 2008 and for the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Product Development and Reliability (PDR’2010), organized by Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, 28-30 July 2010.

Session Chair at the 6th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics,
Madeira, Portugal 17-19 July 2007.

Session Chair at the 10th International Conference on the Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Busan, Korea, 27-31 May 2007.

Member of the International Technical Committee of the Engineering Integrity Society for their International Fatigue Conference, Fatigue 2007, Cambridge, March 2007.

Chair of an Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining Workshop on Failure Analysis Techniques, Qinetiq, Farnborough, 25 January 2007.

Other academic activities

Editorial Advisory Board member of Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale - the International Journal of the Italian Fracture Group from August 2010.

Co-Editor (from January 2008), Regional Editor (Europe, Middle East & Africa) since 1999 of the respected Elsevier publication International Journal of Fatigue.

Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Elsevier journal Engineering Failure Analysis from 2004.

Member of Editorial Board of the Bentham Open Mechanical Engineering Journal from February 2007.

Links

Home page:

International Journal of Fatigue:
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Engineering Failure Analysis:
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30190/description#description