School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • 123 Stranmillis Road, Ashby Building

    BT9 5AH Belfast

    United Kingdom

Student theses

A combined experimental and computational framework to optimise processing and design of poly(L-lactic acid) bioresorbable stents

Author: Blair, R., Dec 2019

Supervisor: Menary, G. (Supervisor), Lennon, A. (Supervisor) & Dunne, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Ageing Mechanisms in Automotive Catalysts

Author: Blades, L., Dec 2015

Supervisor: Douglas, R. (Supervisor) & McCullough, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

An Analytical Tool Wear Model for Drilling of Continuous Fibre Reinforced Composites

Author: McClelland, J., Dec 2020

Supervisor: Murphy, A. (Supervisor) & Jin, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

A study of heat transfer and process control in the rotational moulding of polymer powders

Author: Nugent, P. J., Dec 1990

Supervisor: Crawford, R. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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A Value Approach To Complex System Design Utilising A Non-Rigid Solution Space

Author: Quinn, C., Jun 2017

Supervisor: Soban, D. (Supervisor) & Price, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Catalytic Tar Reforming Using Biochar During Solid Waste Gasification

Author: Buentello Montoya, D., Dec 2019

Supervisor: Geron, M. (Supervisor), Zhang, X. (Supervisor) & Ranade, V. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Design and analysis of a viscous film dynamometer for wide range turbocharger turbine performance mapping

Author: Boyd, M., Feb 2018

Supervisor: Spence, S. (Supervisor) & Kim, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Development and assessment of calcium phosphate bone substitutes for orthopaedic applications

Author: Newe, C. F., Dec 2012

Supervisor: Dunne, N. (Supervisor), Buchanan, F. (Supervisor) & Walker, G. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Development and Validation of a Powertrain Simulation Model for Next Generation Mild-Hybrid Buses

Author: Stevens, G. C., 2019

Supervisor: Early, J. (Supervisor) & Cunningham, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Development of a new method for fibre reinforced rotational moulding

Author: Hooijdonk, J. P. V., Dec 2002

Student thesis: Masters ThesisMasters

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Development of a Time-Synchronised Multi-Input Computer Vision System for Structural Monitoring Utilising Deep Learning for Vehicle Identification

Author: Lydon, D., Jul 2020

Supervisor: Taylor, S. (Supervisor), Martinez del Rincon, J. (Supervisor) & Hester, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Development of Novel Bio-Polymers derived from Poultry Waste Streams

Author: McGauran, T., Dec 2019

Supervisor: Cunningham, E. (Supervisor) & Smyth, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Development of Optimisation Methodologies for the Internal Combustion Engine Airbox

Author: Branney, C., 2009

Supervisor: Cunningham, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Experimental and numerical developments in predicting the crashworthiness of Formula One composite structures

Author: Dalli, D., Jul 2020

Supervisor: Falzon, B. (Supervisor) & Catalanotti, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Further Studies of Unsteady Gas Flow in the Manifolds of Multi-Cylinder Automobile Engines

Author: Blair, A., 1986

Supervisor: Blair, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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High-resolution numerical models for damage assessment in composite materials

Author: Varandas, L., Dec 2020

Supervisor: Falzon, B. (Supervisor) & Catalanotti, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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In vitro osteoclast resorption of calcium phosphate bone substitutes

Author: Martin, J., Dec 2015

Supervisor: Buchanan, F. (Supervisor), Clarke, S. (Supervisor), Dunne, N. (Supervisor) & Nelson, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Microplasma-assisted synthesis of nanocomposites

Author: Sun, D., Jul 2020

Supervisor: McCoy, C. (Supervisor), Falzon, B. (Supervisor) & Sun, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Pelvic Positioning and Acetabular Orientation in Total Hip Replacement

Author: Rutherford, M., 2019

Supervisor: Lennon, A. (Supervisor), Dunne, N. (Supervisor), Beverland, D. (Supervisor) & Hill, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Phase Morphology and Fracture Toughness of CNT/Polyetherimide Modified Epoxy Polymer Nanocomposites as Matrices for Advanced CFRP Composites

Author: Ma, H., Jul 2020

Supervisor: Falzon, B. (Supervisor) & Aravand, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Pressure Losses at Bends and Junctions

Author: Crawford, N., 2005

Supervisor: Cunningham, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Reducing cycle times in rotational moulding of plastics: A theoretical and experimental analysis

Author: Khouri, R., Jul 2004

Supervisor: Harkin-Jones, E. (Supervisor) & Wright, E. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Self-reinforced Polymer Composites for Energy Absorbing Applications

Author: Hassani, F., Jul 2020

Supervisor: Martin, P. (Supervisor) & Falzon, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Shape optimization using feature-based CAD systems and adjoint methods

Author: Agarwal, D., 29 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Robinson, T. (Supervisor) & Armstrong, C. G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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Simulating artificial lightning and composite damage

Author: Millen, S., Dec 2019

Supervisor: Murphy, A. (Supervisor), Abdelal, G. (Supervisor) & Catalanotti, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy