Fast Reactor Structures: Calculation of the shakedown
and ratchetting boundaries (safe plastic loading boundary) for combinations
thermal and mechanical loading. The cases correspond to known scenarios
within the operation of fast breeder reactors, which are liquid sodium
cooled. This work gives expertise into the effects of severe thermal loading
Bolted Joints: Development of generic design rules for bolted joints
in gas turbines for both rotating and static components for proof, ultimate
and fatigue loading cases as well as blade off impact criteria. These
rules were then incorporated into software to be used in the design environment
Railway Rolling Stock: Finite element modelling of seating and
seat rails in a passenger compartment as well as other structures integral
to the carriage design. Detailed finite element assessment of the mechanism
of an automatic spring loaded emergency escape door to improve operational
Gas Transmission Pipeline: The elastic-plastic analysis of Tee-Joints
in high-pressure gas transmission pipes by inelastic finite element analysis.
This assessment was to establish the safe load margin when the gas pipeline
pressure was significantly increased to increase transmission rates.
Chemical Process Tower: Structural finite element analysis of the
tower subject to localized corrosion by the internal flows of hot chemicals.
The effects of additional severe wind loading of the tower were assessed,
as well as the structures own dead weight.
Independent Assessment: Cases ranging from the structural integrity
of boiler beams in nuclear reactors to personal injury caused by a letterbox.
Further example projects