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Professor Noel O’Dowd

Chair of Mechanical Engineering

My expertise is in computational modelling, focusing on mechanical behaviour of materials. This includes the development of material models and prediction of service behaviour of materials using finite-element analysis. I have experience in composite materials, Ni-base alloys and austenitic/ferritic steels for structural applications, particularly at high temperature, fracture mechanics, residual stress measurement and micromechanics, including fracture mechanics testing. I teach on the Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Modules: Non-linear finite element analysis; Fracture Mechanics. I am currently working with ESB, Electric Ireland and MCS Kenny, on a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) project related to power plant efficiency and integrity of welded offshore pipelines.

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Professor Noel O’Dowd
Chair of Mechanical Engineering
Product & Process Modelling
+353 (0)61 202 545
+353 (0)86 020 3054

PhD, Mechanics of Solids and Structures, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA (PhD awarded, 1992). Thesis title: Studies in Brittle and Ductile Fracture.

Chartered Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Research is in the area of composite materials, Ni-base alloys and austenitic/ferritic steels for structural applications, particularly at high temperature, fracture mechanics, residual stress measurement and micromechanics, including fracture mechanics testing. I teach on the Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Modules: Non-linear finite element analysis; Fracture Mechanics. I am currently working with ESB, Electric Ireland and MCS Kenny, on a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) project related to power plant efficiency and integrity of welded offshore pipelines.

Micromechanical finite element modelling of thermo-mechanical fatigue for P91 steels Li, Dong-Feng; Barrett, Richard A.; O'Donoghue, Padraic E.; Hyde, CJ; O'Dowd, NP; Leen, SB International Journal of Fatigue, Volume: 87 Pages: 192-202, 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2015.11.025 Microscale deformation of a tempered martensite ferritic steel: Modelling and experimental study of grain and sub-grain interactions, Golden, Brian J.; Li, Dong-Feng; Guo, Yina; Tiernan, P; Leen, SB; O'Dowd, NP, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Volume: 86 Pages: 42-52, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2015.09.015 Qualification of Reeled Mechanically Lined Pipes for Fatigue Service Pepin, Aurelien; Tkaczyk, Tomasz; O'Dowd, Noel; Nikbin, K, International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Volume: 26 Issue: 3 Pages: 296-303, 2016, DOI: 10.17736/ijope.2016.bn09 Creep relaxation in the presence of residual stress, Nezhad, H. Yazdani; O'Dowd, N. P. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Volume: 138 Pages: 250-264, 2015, DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2015.03.037 Fracture mechanics analysis of heterogeneous welds: Numerical case studies involving experimental heterogeneity patterns, Hertele, Stijn; O'Dowd, Noel; Van Minnebruggen, Koen; et al., Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume: 58 Pages: 336-350, 2015, DOI: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2015.07.007

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