Publications - structural integrity

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C Lavers, J Fisk and B Lavers, An innovative new planar evanescent microwave sensor for refractive index measurement, International Journal of Recent Trends in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, August 2018, 7(1), 1-12. ISSN: 2231-6612.

B Yang, JM Vasco-Olmo, FA Díaz and MN James, A more effective rationalisation of fatigue crack growth rate data for various specimen geometries and stress ratios using the CJP model, International Journal of Fatigue, 114, 189-197.

E Maggiolini, D Benasciutti, L Susmel, DG Hattingh, MN James and R Tovo, Friction stir welds in aluminium: Design S-N curves from statistical analysis of literature data, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, early view.


P Ferro, F Berto and MN James, A simplified model for TIG-dressing numerical simulation, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 2017, 25(3), 035012-035012. PEARL.

JM Vasco-Olmo, FA Díaz, FV Antunes and MN James, Experimental evaluation of CTOD in constant amplitude fatigue crack growth from crack tip displacement fields, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 11(41), 157-165.

MN James, DG Hattingh, D Asquith, M Newby and P Doubell, Residual stresses in condition monitoring and repair of thermal power generation components, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 92, 289-297.

JM Vasco-Olmo, FA Díaz, MN James, CJ Christopher and EA Patterson, Experimental methodology for the quantification of crack tip plastic zone and shape from the analysis of displacement fields, Frattura ed Integrita Strutturale, 11(41), 166-174.


F Berto and MN James, ICEAF-IV Engineering Against Failure, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics,2016, 83, 1-1.DOI PEARL

P Ferro, F Berto and MN James, Asymptotic residual stresses in butt-welded joints under fatigue loading, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 2016, 83, 114-124. PEARL.

DG Hattingh, MN James, M Newby, R Scheepers and P Doubell, Damage assessment and refurbishment of steam turbine blade/rotor attachment holes, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 2016, 83, 125-134. PEARL.

DG Hattingh, LG von Welligh, D Bernard, L Susmel, R Tovo and MN James, Semiautomatic friction stir welding of 38 mm OD 6082-T6 aluminium tubes' Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2016, 238, 255-266. PEARL

E Maggiolini, R Tovo, L Susmel, MN James and DG Hattingh, Crack path and fracture analysis in FSW of small diameter 6082-T6 aluminium tubes under tension-torsion loading, International Journal of Fatigue, 2016, 92, 478-487. PEARL.

JM Vasco-Olmo, MN James, CJ Christopher, EA Patterson and FA Díaz, Assessment of crack tip plastic zone size and shape and its influence on crack tip shielding, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 2016, 39(8), 969-981. PEARL.


GF Abdelal, G Georgiou, JE Cooper, AJ Robotham, AJ Levers and P Lunt, Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Aircraft Panel Deformations during Riveting Process, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering,2015, 137(1), 011009.

GF Abdelal, AJ Robotham and P Carragher, Numerical simulation of a patent technology for sealing of deep-sea oil wells using nonlinear finite element method, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, September 2015, 133, 192-200. PEARL.

DG Hattingh, L von Wielligh, W Thomas and MN James, Friction processing as an alternative joining technology for the nuclear industry, Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2015, 903-912.

MN James and DG Hattingh, Case studies in marine concentrated corrosion, Engineering Failure Analysis, 2015, 47, 1-15. PEARL.

R Sieh, HR Le and AM Cree, Process optimisation of non-cyanide Ag–PTFE metal matrix composite electroplating for threaded connections, Transactions of the IMF, Volume 93, Issue 5, 2015. PEARL.


A Álvarez, JL Bravo and C Christopher, On the trigonometric moment problem, Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, 2014, 34(1), 1-20.

DJ Erasmus, DG Hattingh, AB Young, A Els-Botes and MN James, Design of a motor glider landing gear strut ~ the role of failure analysis in structural integrity, Engineering Failure Analysis,2014, 41, 30-38.

DG Hattingh, MN James, L Susmel and R Tovo, Fatigue behaviour of Al 6082-T6 friction stir welded tubular joints under torsional loading, Key Engineering Materials,2014, 627, 193-196.

DG Hattingh, D Bernard, LG von Wielligh and MN James, The influence of plate gap on the fatigue properties of friction stir welded AA5182-H111 and a comparison with MIG welding, Advanced Materials Research, 2014, 1019, 112-119.

MN James, M Newby, P Doubell, DG Hattingh, K Serasli and DJ Smith, Weld residual stresses near the bimetallic interface in clad RPV steel: a comparison between deep-hole drilling and neutron diffraction data, Nuclear Engineering and Design,2014, 274, 56-65. PEARL.

M Newby, MN James and DG Hattingh, Finite element modelling of residual stresses in shot-peened steam turbine blades, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 2014, 37(7), 707-716. PEARL.