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Research interests

My recent research has looked at the potential of non-symmetric composite laminates to improve structural performance in geometrically non-symmetrical structures, such as stringer run-outs. I have been involved with the HiPerDuCT program to investigate the non-linear responses of hierarchical helical lattice systems coupled with restraints in order to produce pseudo-ductile behaviour.

My current focus has been developing novel computational analysis techniques in order to improve the efficiency of semi-analytical approaches to composite optimisation for variable stiffness plates. I developed a triple-product approach using Legendre polynomials that is an order of magnitude faster than traditional quadrature. In addition, I have also been investigating the potential to use heated vasucles to control thermal gradients to improve cure quality in thick composite components.


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  • Engineering Education Research Group
  • ACCIS Core Team

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Research Output

Exploring adaptive behaviour of non-linear hexagonal frameworks

O'Donnell, M. P., Towes, M., Groh, R. & Chenchiah, I. V., 7 Apr 2020, In : Frontiers in Materials. 7, 64

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    Reconsidering Laminate Nonsymmetry

    O'Donnell, M. P. & Weaver, P. M., 3 Feb 2020, In : AIAA Journal. 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
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    Visualising Compliance of Composite Shell Mechanisms

    Stacey, J., O'Donnell, M. P., Schenk, M. & Kim, C. J., 6 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the ASME 2020 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2020). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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