Professor David M Knowles


  • BS8 1TR


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Research interests

My research interests are in the area of mechanical properties of materials and their interrelation with the structural integrity of components.  Specifically much of my work addresses fitness for service of static and rotating components operating at high temperature or within aggressive environments in the Energy Sector.

Particular areas in which I have worked in recent years include:

  • creep and creep-fatigue of high temperature  components in gas turbines, petrochemical, conventional and nuclear power plant
  • fatigue in offshore steel structures
  • thermomechanical fatigue in petrochemical plant and gas turbine blades



External positions

Atkins Fellow, Atkins

1 Jan 2016 → …

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8036 EPSRC via University of Birmingham

Knowles, D. M.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • 7 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 2 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 2 Conference Paper
  • A novel methodology for estimating tensile properties in a small punch test employing in-situ DIC based deflection mapping

    Vijayanand, V. D., Mokhtarishirazabad, M., Peng, J., Wang, Y., Gorley, M., Knowles, D. M. & Mostafavi, M., 1 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Nuclear Materials. 538, 14 p., 152260.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 8 Downloads (Pure)

    Microstructure-informed, predictive crystal plasticity finite element model of fatigue-dwells

    Agius, D. J., Mamun, A. A., Simpson, C. A., Truman, C. E., Wang, Y., Mostafavi, M. & Knowles, D. M., 7 Jun 2020, In : Computational Materials Science. 183, 14 p., 109823.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)