Professor David Nash

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Has expertise in:

    • Finite element analysis
    • Mechanical structural design
    • Pressure Vessels and piping systems
    • Bio-mechanics
    • CPD
    • Stress analysis in all its forms - ANSYS and ABAQUS
    • Design and optimisation of engineering structures
    • Use of codes and standards and design by analysis
    • Design of medical devices


A staged approach to erosion analysis of wind turbine blade coatings
Nash David, Leishman Grant, MacKie Cameron, Dyer Kirsten, Yang Liu
Coatings Vol 11 (2021)
Effect of the internal pressure and external loads on nozzles in cylindrical vessel
Bozkurt Murat, Nash David, Uzzaman Asraf
2020 the 6th International Conference on Mechanics and Mechatronics Research (2020)
Efficiently simulating an endograft deployment : a methodology for detailed CFD analyses
Kyriakou Faidon, Maclean Craig, Dempster William, Nash David
Annals of Biomedical Engineering Vol 48, pp. 2449-2465 (2020)
Web crippling behaviour of cold-formed steel channel sections with edge-stiffened and unstiffened circular holes under interior-two-flange loading condition
Uzzaman Asraf, Lim James BP, Nash David, Roy Krishanu
Thin-Walled Structures (2020)
Analysing the cross-section of the abdominal aortic aneurysm neck and its effects on stent deployment
Kyriakou Faidon, Dempster William, Nash David
Scientific Reports Vol 10 (2020)
Cold-formed steel channel sections under end-two-flange loading condition: Design for edge-stiffened holes, unstiffened holes and plain webs
Uzzaman Asraf, Lim James BP, Nash David, Roy Krishanu
Thin-Walled Structures Vol 147 (2020)

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Research interests

Applications of finite element analysis:

  • specifically pressure vessels and piping,
  • bio-mechanics,
  • materials


Msc placements with Vascutek Limited
Nash, David (Principal Investigator) Kyriakou, Faidon (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 10-Jan-2020
IAA - Irregular anatomical effects on fatigue safety and sealing performance of stent grafts
Nash, David (Principal Investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2019
Boiler Technologies - Strucutural and Thermal Aspects
Nash, David (Principal Investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2018
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Kucharek, Mariusz
Yang, Liu (Principal Investigator) Nash, David (Co-investigator) Zhang, Yonghao (Co-investigator) Kucharek, Mariusz (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 01-Jan-2021
Nitinol Complex Loads
Wheel, Marcus (Principal Investigator) Nash, David (Co-investigator)
18-Jan-2017 - 17-Jan-2020
Influence of Structure on Wind Turbine Blade Erosion
Nash, David (Principal Investigator)
03-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2019

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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