Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Visiting Professor in Solid Mechanics



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Dr. O''Dowd is a reader in solid mechanics in the department of Mechanical Engineering . He is a member of the Mechanics of Materials Division   and of the Materials Characterisation and Modelling   research group.

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Yatomi M, O'Dowd NP, Nikbin KM, et al., 2006, Theoretical and numerical modelling of creep crack growth in a carbon-manganese steel, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:73, ISSN:0013-7944, Pages:1158-1175

Zhao LG, O'Dowd NP, Busso EP, 2006, A coupled kinetic-constitutive approach to the study of high temperature crack initiation in single crystal nickel-base superalloy, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol:54, ISSN:0022-5096, Pages:288-309

Lee, H.Y., Nikbin, K.M., O'Dowd, N.P., 2005, A generic approach for a linear elastic fracture mechanics analysis of components containing residual stress, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol:82, ISSN:0308-0161, Pages:797-806

Davies CM, O'Dowd NP, Nikbin KM, et al., 2005, Comparison of methods for obtaining crack-tip stress distributions in an elastic-plastic material, Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, Vol:40, ISSN:0309-3247, Pages:431-450

Dolby RE, Wiesner CS, Ainsworth RA, et al., 2005, Review of a procedure for performing constraint and attenuation-corrected fracture mechanics safety case calculations for Magnox reactor steel pressure vessels, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol:82, ISSN:0308-0161, Pages:496-508

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