Professor Neil James
Profiles

Professor Neil James

Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Research)

Faculty of Science & Engineering

Role

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.

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 (ranked 14th in the world on impact factor in 2009 out of 125 mechanical engineering journals), am an Editorial Board member of Engineering Failure Analysis (Elsevier Science), The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal (Bentham Science Publishers), the ICE journal Forensic Engineering and Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale - the International Journal of the Italian Fracture Group.

I have authored/co-authored more than 160 research publications in refereed International Journals and Conference Proceedings, and have received several awards related to these publications, e.g. Silver Medal of the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (1986).  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 160 reports over the last 30 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, People's Republic of China, National Office for Science and Technology Awards, 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 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 40 MPhil and PhD degrees for UK and overseas universities since 2001.

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

I have held research and teaching grants from a number of external funding bodies, including major industry, the EPSRC and the UK Centre for Materials Education.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
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 PEARL
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 PEARL
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 PEARL
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 PEARL
Hattingh DG, James MN, Newby M, Scheepers R & Doubell P 2016 'Damage assessment and refurbishment of steam turbine blade/rotor attachment holes' THEORETICAL AND APPLIED FRACTURE MECHANICS 83, 125-134 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Susmel L, James MN, Hong Y & Iacoviello F 2016 'Guest editorial: characterisation of crack tip fields' Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 39, (8) 923-923 , DOI
Susmel L, James MN, Hong Y & Iacoviello F 2016 'Guest editorial: Characterisation of crack tip fields 3' International Journal of Fatigue 89, 1-1 , DOI
Berto F & James NM 2016 'ICEAF-IV Engineering Against Failure' THEORETICAL AND APPLIED FRACTURE MECHANICS 83, 1-1 Author Site , DOI PEARL
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 PEARL
James MN & Hattingh DG 2015 'Case studies in marine concentrated corrosion' ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS 47, 1-15 Author Site , DOI PEARL
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
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 PEARL
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 PEARL
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 , 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
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 PEARL
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, 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 PEARL
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
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, 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 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 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
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
James MN 2011 'Residual stress influences on structural reliability' ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS 18, (8) 1909-1920 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
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
Hattingh DG, Steuwer A, James MN & Wedderburn IN 2010 'Residual Stresses in Overlapping Friction Taper Stud Welds' Materials Science Forum 652, 111-115 , 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 427, (1-2) 16-26 , DOI
Pacey MN, James MN & Patterson EA 2005 'A new photoelastic model for studying fatigue crack closure' EXP MECH 45, (1) 42-52 , 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
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
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
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
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
Leavey CM, James MN, Summerscales J & Sutton R 2003 'An introduction to wavelet transforms: a tutorial approach' INSIGHT 45, (5) 344-353 , DOI
James MN, Pacey MN, Wei L-W & 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, 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 2002 'Crashing aircraft, sinking ships - fractographic and SEM support for unusual failure hypotheses' ENGINEERING FAILURE ANALYSIS 9, (3) 313-328 , DOI
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
LUYCKX S, NABARRO F, WAI S & JAMES M 1992 'THE ANISOTROPIC WORK-HARDENING OF WC CRYSTALS' ACTA METALL MATER 40, (7) 1623-1627 , DOI
JAMES M, TAIT R & MECH D 1991 'COMPRESSION FATIGUE IN BETA''-ALUMINA' FATIGUE FRACT ENG M 14, (2-3) 227-235 , 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, HUMAN A & LUYCKX S 1990 'FRACTURE-TOUGHNESS TESTING OF HARDMETALS USING COMPRESSION-COMPRESSION PRECRACKING' J MATER SCI 25, (11) 4810-4814 , 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
GARZ R & JAMES M 1989 'OBSERVATIONS ON EVALUATING FATIGUE CRACK CLOSURE FROM COMPLIANCE TRACES' INT J FATIGUE 11, (6) 437-440 , 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
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, 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
Conference Papers
Newby M, James MN & Hattingh DG 2013 'Engineering failure analysis (Part III): Residual stress influences on structural integrity of Steam turbine blades' 927-936
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
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-+
James MN, Hughes DJ, Chen Z, Hattingh DG & Webster PJ 2005 'Residual stresses and fatigue performance' 2605-2610
Webster PJ, James MN, Ting SP, Chen Z, Hughes DJ, Steuwer A, Malard B & Ratel N 2004 'Engineering applications of synchrotron x-rays and neutrons and the FAME38 project' 63-69
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
James MN, Hattingh DG & Bradley GR 2002 'Influence of travel speed on fatigue life of friction stir welds in 5083 aluminium' Blom AF EMAS Cradley Heath 413-420
James MN, Pacey MN, Wei LW & Patterson EA 2002 'Invited keynote paper: New insights into fatigue crack closure using automated optical techniques' Blom AF EMAS Cradley Heath 2317-2328
Pacey MN, James MN, Patterson EA, SEM & SEM 2000 'On the use of photoelasticity to study crack growth mechanisms' 375-378
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 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 MN 1988 'Fatigue '87. The Third International Conference on Fatigue and Fatigue Thresholds Charlottesville, VA, USA, 29 June-3 July 1987'
James MN, Boothroyd CA, Bulloch JH & Garrett GG 1986 'FACETS ON FATIGUE' 139-161
James MN & Smith GC 1984 'SHORT CRACK BEHAVIOUR IN A533B AND En8 STEELS' 2117-2124

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:

https://www.fose1.plymouth.ac.uk/uoa30/

International Journal of Fatigue:
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30433/description#description

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