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


Effects of edge-stiffened web openings on the behaviour of cold-formed steel channel sections under compression
Chen Boshan, Roy Krishanu, Uzzaman A, Raftery Gary M, Nash D, Clifton G Charles, Pouladi P, Lim James BP
Thin-Walled Structures Vol 144 (2019)
Repeated impact of simulated hail ice on glass fibre composite materials
Macdonald Hamish, Nash David, Stack Margaret M
Wear Vol 432-433 (2019)
Evaluation of a new approach for modelling full ring stent bundles with the inclusion of manufacturing strains
Kyriakou Faidon, Bow David, Dempster William, Brodie Robbie, Nash David
Annals of Biomedical Engineering (2019)
Characterisation of a whirling arm erosion test rig
Mackie Cameron, Nash David, Boyce Dean, Wright Matthew, Dyer Kirsten
2018 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification, ACEPT 2018 2018 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification, ACEPT 2018 (2019)
Performance of a gasketed joint under bolt up and combined pressure, axial and thermal loading – FEA study
Abid Muhammad, Nash David Hugh, Javed Saif, Wajid Hafiz Abdul
International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping Vol 168, pp. 166-173 (2018)
Thermal buckling of cylindrical shell with temperature-dependent material properties : conventional theoretical solution and new numerical method
Wang Zewu, Han Quanfeng, Nash David H, Fan Haigui, Xia Liangzhi
Mechanics Research Communications Vol 92, pp. 74-80 (2018)

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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
WARC2 - Design Optimisation
Riccardi, Annalisa (Principal Investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Minisci, Edmondo (Co-investigator) Nash, David (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-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
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems | Leishman, Grant
Nash, David (Principal Investigator) Yang, Liu (Co-investigator) Leishman, Grant (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2020

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
James Weir Building

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