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Shaun Mc Fadden
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Manuf. Eng

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Zimmermann, G. Sturz, L. Nguyen-Thi, H. Mangelinck-Noel, N. Li, Y. Z. Gandin, C.-A. Fleurisson, R. Guillemot, G. McFadden, S. Mooney, R. P. Voorhees, P. Roosz, A. Ronaföldi, A. Beckermann, C. Karma, A. Chen, C.-H. Warnken, N. Saad, A. Grün, G.-U. Grohn, M. Poitrault, I. Pehl, T. Nagy, I. Todt, D. Minster, O. Sillekens, W., Columnar and Equiaxed Solidification of Al-7 wt.% Si Alloys in Reduced Gravity in the Framework of the CETSOL Project, The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), 69, (8), 2017, p1269 - 1279 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Robin Patrick Mooney, Shaun McFadden, Sensitivity analysis of dendritic growth kinetics in a Bridgman furnace front tracking model, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 117, (1), 2016, p012012 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI

Sara Battaglioi; Robin Patrick Mooney; Anthony Robinson; Shaun McFadden, Macroscale modelling of Bridgman furnace solidification for the prediction of texture evolution and columnar to equiaxed transition, 8th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling, Dijon, France, 9/10/2016, Institute of Physics, 2016 Poster, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text

S. Battaglioli, R. P. Mooney, M. Seredyñski, A. Robinson, S. McFadden, Computer Modelling of Manufacturing Processes: The Development of a 2D Axisymmetric Model of the Bridgman Casting Process, 32nd International Manufacturing Conference, Queens University Belfast, 3-4 September, edited by J. Butterfield, P. Hermon , 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

R. P. Mooney, J. Lapin, A. Klimová, and S. McFadden, Conditions for CET in a gamma TiAl alloy, IOP Conference Series Material Science and Engineering, 84, 2015, p012088- Journal Article, 2015 URL TARA - Full Text

R. P. Mooney, U. Hecht, Z. Gabalcová, J. Lapin and S. McFadden, Directional solidification of a TiAl alloy by combined Bridgman and power-down technique, Kovové materiály - Metallic Materials, 53, (3), 2015, p187 - 197 Journal Article, 2015 URL

D. Trimble, H. Mitrogiannopoulos, G. E. O'Donnell, and S. McFadden, Friction Stir Welding of AA2024-T3 plate - the influence of different pin types, Mechanical Sciences, 6, 2015, p51 - 55 Journal Article, 2015

Transportation and Energy in, editor(s)Eugene D. Coyle and Richard A. Simmons , Understanding the Global Energy Crisis, Indiana, Purdue University Press, 2014, pp215 - 254, [Richard A. Simmons, Shaun McFadden, David Kennedy, Mary Johnson] Book Chapter, 2014

Mooney, R.P., McFadden, S., Order verification of a Bridgman furnace front tracking model in steady state, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 48, 2014, p24 - 34 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

R.P. Mooney, S. McFadden, Z. Gabalcova, J. Lapin, An experimental-numerical method for estimating heat transfer in a Bridgman furnace, Applied Thermal Engineering, 67, (1-2), 2014, p61 - 71 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Juraj Lapin, Zuzana Gabalcová, Ulrike Hecht, Robin P. Mooney, Shaun McFadden, Columnar to Equiaxed Transition in Peritectic TiAl Based Alloy Studied by a Power-Down Technique, Materials Science Forum, 790-791, 2014, pp193 - 198 Conference Paper, 2014

Karen Johanna Quintana Cuellar, Harry Mitrogiannopoulos, Daniel Hiller, Daniel Trimble, Rocco Lupoi, Garret O'Donnell, Jose Luis Silveira, Shaun McFadden, A STUDY ON INTERNAL DEFECTS IN FRICTION STIR WELDING OF ALUMINIUM ALLOYS, 31st International Manufacturing Conference (IMC31) , Cork (Ireland), 3rd of September, 2014, pp69 - 74 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

R. P. Mooney, S. McFadden, THE ROLE OF VERIFICATION IN COMPUTER MODELLING: A CASE STUDY IN SOLIDIFICATION PROCESSING, proceeding of the 31st International Manufacturing Conference, Cork Institute of Technology, 4-5 Sep 2014, edited by G. Kelly , 2014, pp173 - 180 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

H. Mitrogiannopoulos, D Trimble, G.E. O'Donnell, S. Mc Fadden, Microstructure and Micro Hardness of Friction Stir Welded AA2024-T3 Joints, Proceedings of the 31st International Manufacturing Conference, Cork Institute of Technology, 4-5 Sep 2014, edited by G. Kelly , 2014, pp181 - 188 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

R. Mooney and S. McFadden, An investigation into Bridgman furnace solidification of titanium alloys, 30th International Manufacturing Conference, University College dublin, 3-4 September, edited by G. Byrne, B. Mullaney, P. Connolly, E. Ahearne , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

R. P. Mooney, S. McFadden, M. Rebow and D. J. Browne, A Front Tracking Model for Transient Solidification of Al-7wt%Si in a Bridgman Furnace, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 65, (6), 2012, p527 - 530 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

S. McFadden, D.J. Browne, , A generalized version of an Ivantsov-based dendrite growth model incorporating a facility for solute measurement ahead of the tip, Computational Materials Science, 55, 2012, p245-254 Journal Article, 2012

R. P. Mooney, S. McFadden, M. Rebow, D. J. Browne, A front tracking model of the MAXUS-8 microgravity solidification experiment on a Ti-45.5at.%Al-8at.%Nb alloy, IOP Conf. Ser.:Mat. Sci. Eng., 27, (012020), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

R. Mooney, D. Browne, O. Budenkova, Y. Fautrelle, L. Froyen, A. Kartavykh, S. McFadden, S. Rex, B. Schmitz, D. Voss, Review of the MAXUS 8 sounding rocket experiment to investigate solidification in a Ti-Al-Nb alloy, Proceedings of 20th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Hyère, France, 22-26 May 2011, SP-700, ESA, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

F. Lemoisson, S. McFadden, M. Rebow, D.J. Browne, L. Froyen, D. Voss, D.J. Jarvis, A. Kartavykh, S. Rex, W. Herfs, D. Groethe, J. Lapin, O. Budenkova, A. Noeppel, J. Etay, Y. Fautrelle, The development of a microgravity experiment involving columnar to equiaxed transition for solidification of a Ti-Al based alloy, Materials Science Forum, 649, 2010, p17-22 Journal Article, 2010

S.McFadden, D.J. Browne, L. Sturz. G. Zimmermann, Analysis of a microgravity solidification for columnar to equiaxed transitions with modelling results, Materials Science Forum, 649, 2010, p361-366 Journal Article, 2010

W. Mirihanage, S. McFadden, D. J. Browne, Macroscopic model for predicting columnar to equiaxed transitions using columnar front tracking and average equiaxed growth, Materials Science Forum, 649, 2010, p355-360 Journal Article, 2010

S.McFadden, D.J. Browne, L. Sturz. G. Zimmermann, Analysis of a microgravity solidification for columnar to equiaxed transitions with modelling results, Materials Science Forum, 649, 2010, p361-366 Journal Article, 2010

S. McFadden, P.L. Schaffer, R.H. Mathiesen, and D.J. Browne, Analysis of an Equiaxed Dendrite Growth Model with Comparisons to In-Situ Results of Equiaxed Dendritic Growth in an Al-Ge Alloy, Materials Science Forum, 654-656, 2010, p1359-1362 Journal Article, 2010

Ch-A Gandin, J. Blaizot, S. Mosbah, M. Bellet, G. Zimmermann, L. Sturz, D.J. Browne, S. McFadden, H. Jung, B. Billia, N. Manglenick, H. Nguyen-Thi, Y. Fautrelle, X. Wang,, Modeling of heat and solute interactions upon grain structure solidification, Materials Science Forum, 649, 2010, p189-198 Journal Article, 2010

S. McFadden and D.J. Browne, A Front-Tracking Model to Predict Solidification Macrostructures and Columnar to Equiaxed Transitions in Alloy Castings, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 33, 2009, p1397-1416 Journal Article, 2009

Shaun McFadden, David J. Browne, A combined experimental-model approach to estimate the solidification macrostructures formed during a microgravity experiment on Ti-Al based intermetallic alloys, proceedings of Modeling of Casting, Welding and Advanced Solidification Processes XII, edited by S. Cockroft snd D. M. Majier , TMS, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

S.McFadden, D.J. Browne, Ch.-A. Gandin, A Comparison of Columnar-to-Equiaxed Transition Prediction Methods using Simulation of the Growing Columnar Front, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 40, 2009, p662-672 Journal Article, 2009

Wajira Mirihanage, Shaun McFadden, David Browne, Prediction of Columnar to Equiaxed Transition in Alloy Castings with Convective Heat Transfer and Equiaxed Grain Transportation, Shape castings: third international symposium , edited by John Campbell, Paul Crepeau, Murat Tiryakioglu , TMS, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

S. McFadden, L. Sturz, H. Jung, N. Mangelinck-Noel, H. Nguyen-Thi, G. Zimmermann, B. Billia, D.J. Browne, D. Voss, D.J. Jarvis, Validation of a front-tracking model of the columnar to equiaxed transition using solidification results from the Maxus 7 sounding microgravity platform, Journal of the Japan Society of Microgravity Application, 25, (3), 2008, p489-494 Journal Article, 2008

S. McFadden and D.J. Browne, Modelling the columnar to equiaxed transition using a front tracking method, Proceedings of the Fifth Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing, University of Sheffield, edited by H. Jones , 2007, pp172-175 Conference Paper, 2007

J. Banaszek, S. McFadden, D.J. Browne, L. Sturz, and G. Zimmermann, Natural convection and CET prediction in a front tracking model of alloy solidification, Metallurgical and Material Transactions A, 38A, 2007, p1476-1484 Journal Article, 2007

Shaun McFadden, A Front Tracking Model for Predicting the Columnar to Equiaxed Transition in Alloy Solidification, NUID, University College Dublin, 2007 Thesis, 2007

C.-J. Huang, D.J. Browne and S. McFadden, A Phase-Field Simulation of Austenite to Ferrite Transformation Kinetics in Low Carbon Steels, Acta Materialia, 54, 2006, p11-21 Journal Article, 2006

S. McFadden, D.J. Browne, and J. Banaszek, Prediction of the formation of an equiaxed zone ahead of a columnar front in binary alloy castings: indirect and direct methods, Materials Science Forum, 508, 2006, p325-330 Journal Article, 2006

S. McFadden, D.J. Browne, and J. Banaszek, Prediction of the formation of an equiaxed zone ahead of a columnar front in binary alloy castings: indirect and direct methods, Materials Science Forum, 508, 2006, p325-330 Journal Article, 2006

S. McFadden and D.J. Browne, Meso-scale simulation of grain nucleation, growth, and interaction in castings, Scripta Materialia, 55, 2006, p847-850 Journal Article, 2006

C.A. Gandin, B. Billia, G. Zimmermann, D.J. Browne, M.D. Dupouy, G. Guillemot, H. Nguyen-Thi, N. Mangelinck-Noel, G. Reinhart, L. Sturz, S. McFadden, J. Banaszek, Y. Fautrelle, K. Zaidat, and A. Ciobanas, Columnar-to-equiaxed transition in solidification processing (CETSOL): A project of the European Space Agency (ESA) - Microgravity Applications Programme (MAP), Materials Science Forum, 508, 2006, p393-404 Journal Article, 2006

S. McFadden and D.J. Browne, Columnar to equiaxed transition in binary alloys - modelling and experiments, Proceedings of Eurotherm Seminar 82: Numerical Heat Transfer, Institute of thermal Technology, Silesian University of Technology, edited by A.J. Nowak and R.A. Bialecki and G. Wecel , 2005, pp205-214 Conference Paper, 2005

S. McFadden, D.J. Browne, and J. Banaszek, A Front-Tracking Method of predicting the solidification macrostructure in shape castings, Shape Casting: the John Campbell Honorary Symposium, edited by M. Tiryakioglu and P.N. Crepeau , TMS, 2005, pp365-374 Conference Paper, 2005

J. Bares, D. Stager, S. McFadden, and C. Richards, Initial field testing results from Spinner, a high mobility hybrid UGCV, Proceedings of the AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2003 Conference, Baltimore, July, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

J. Bares, S. McFadden, T. Stentz, C. Richards, and S. Murray, Designing crash-survivable unmanned vehicles, Proceedings of the AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2002 Conference, Orlando, July, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Shaun McFadden, Development of an adaptive control strategy for elastic mechanical systems, NUID, University College Dublin, 1999 Thesis, 1999

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

S. McFadden, M. Morhan, B. Hurley, Reducing whole body vibration levels in off-road, heavy-duty vehicles: a case study with computer modelling, proceedings of the first Irish Transport Research Network conference, UCD Dublin, Ireland, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Shaun McFadden, Marek Rebow, David. J. Browne, Using custom-built solidification models to determine as-cast macrostructures in a sounding rocket experiment, proceedings of the Materials Ireland 2nd annual conference, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, 14-15 December , 2009, pp13 Conference Paper, 2009

Research Expertise

Description

I have a research interest in modelling the solidification of metallic alloys. I am interested in dendritic growth in metallic systems and the development of microstructure. A particular interest of mine is the Columnar to Equiaxed Transition in various cast alloy systems. I also have research interest and industry experience in automotive design, specifically, in off-road platforms. In this regard I have experience in design, manufacture, engineering analysis, and performance of off-road vehicles. I have experience of designing bespoke Electric Vehicle drivelines.

Projects

  • Title
    • GRADECET
  • Summary
    • Gravity Dependence of the Columnar to Equiaxed Transition in Metallic alloys
  • Funding Agency
    • European Space Agency - PRODEX
  • Title
    • CETSOL
  • Summary
    • Columnar to Equiaxed Transition in Solidification Processing of alloys.
  • Funding Agency
    • European space Agency

Keywords

Automotive Engineering; Computer Modelling; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; Design Engineering; FATIGUE FAILURE; HEAVY VEHICLES; Hybrid and electrical vehicles; Materials Sciences; Microgravity/Reduced Gravity Experiments; SOLIDIFICATION; Transportation Engineering Design

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Professor Seamus Timoney Research Medal 2007

Memberships

Engineers Ireland, CEng MIEI 1999 – Present