Professor David Nash

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Experienced Professor in the field of Mechanics and Materials. Strong track record in Pressurised Systems and wider applications of finite element analysis.


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


Influence of heat treatments on the microstructure and mechanical properties of two fine Mg-Li-Y alloy wires for bioresorbable applications
MacLeod Kenneth, Nash David H, Bow David R, Ma Le
Advanced Engineering Materials (2022)
A novel approach for wind turbine blade erosion characterization : an investigation using surface gloss measurement
Leishman Grant, Nash David, Yang Liu, Dyer Kirsten
Coatings Vol 12 (2022)
A comparison of stress analysis and limit analysis approaches for single and multiple nozzle combinations in cylindrical pressure vessels
Bozkurt Murat, Nash David, Uzzaman Asraf
International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping Vol 194 (2021)
Calculation of outer crack stress intensity factors for nozzle junctions in cylindrical pressure vessels using FCPAS
Bozkurt Murat, Nash David, Uzzaman Asraf
Proceedings of the ASME 2021 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference ASME 2021 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference Volume 2: Computer Technology and Bolted Joints; Design and Analysis (2021)
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)

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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 - 23-Jan-2022
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
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