Researchers and their Projects

 

J. Patrick McGarry, Research Engineer, 1999-2004, Projects in micromechanics applied to MMCs, surface coatings and cardiovascular stents.

 

Barry O’Donnell, Research Engineer, 1999-2001, Projects in micromechanics applied to MMCs and cardiovascular stents.

 

Dermot O’Reilly, M.Eng.Sc. 2003, “Finite element modelling of the cone/synchroniser friction interface in heavy automotive manual transmissions”.

 

Philip Niland, M.Eng.Sc. 2003, “Experimental and numerical study of friction for bodies undergoing relative motion”.

 

Liam Farrissey, Ph.D. 2001, “Thin coatings: computational methods for the determination of mechanical properties and the prediction of wear life”.

 

Constantine Christofides, M.App.Sc., 2001, “Modelling deformation and wear of coated metals during pin on disc tests”.

 

Lisa Weldon, M.Eng.Sc., 2001, “The effects of passivation processes on the mechanical performance of stainless steels for stent applications”, co-supervised by C. O’Bradaigh, Mechanical Engineering Dept., NUI, Galway.

 

Timothy Condon, M.Eng.Sc., 2001, “Experimental and computational analysis to aid the optimisation of a pressing process for high performance components”, co-supervised by P. Molloy, Mechanical Engineering Dept., NUI, Galway.

 

Dermot Ryder, M.Eng.Sc., 2001, “Frictional behaviour of PTCA catheters”, co-supervised by C. O’Bradaigh, Mechanical Engineering Dept., NUI, Galway.

 

Mark Bruzzi, Ph.D., 2000, “Development of models to predict the mechanical response of aluminium and aluminium matrix composites in static and fatigue loading”.

 

Brendan Cunniffe, Ph.D., 2000, “Numerical and experimental analysis of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty“, co-supervised by C. O’Bradaigh, Mechanical Engineering Dept., NUI, Galway.

 

John Cunningham, M.Eng.Sc., 1999, “Development of a finite element software design aid for automotive rear-view mirrors”.

 

Patrick Connolly, Ph.D., 1998, “Computational modelling of crack growth in WC-Co hardmetal”.

 

David Quinn, Ph.D., 1998, “Void growth in metal in constrained regions”.

 

Michael Gilvarry, M.Eng.Sc., 1998, “Experimental analysis of the fatigue behaviour of aluminium and aluminium matrix composites”.

 

James Borge, M.Eng.Sc., 1998, “Finite element modelling in hard material production”.

 

Liam Farrissey, M.Eng. Sc., 1997, “An atomistic study of single crystal void growth”. 

 

Michael Howe, M.Eng.Sc., 1997, “Experimental observation of failure in WC-Co milling tools”.

 

Brian McCarthy, M.Eng.Sc., 1997, “Development of a finite element software design aid for automotive rear-view mirrors”.

 

Thomas O’Regan, M.Eng.Sc., 1996, “Void growth simulations in single crystals incorporating remeshing”.

 

Marcus O’Grady, M.Eng.Sc., 1995, “Finite element software design aids for automobile rear-view mirrors”.

 

 Visitors

Dr. Ewa Soppa, MPA, University of Stuttgart, Germany, February, 1997.

Max Eberhardt, MPA, University of Stuttgart, Germany, October, 1996 to March, 1997.

Thomas Linder, University of Stuttgart, Germany, October, 1997 to April, 1998.

Thierry Lucas, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaisaeu, France. April to July, 1999.