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Fracture & Fatigue of Materials

Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

The Fracture & Fatigue of Materials research group, headed by Prof David Taylor, studies failure processes in materials and the prediction of failure in engineering components. Areas of particular interest are the application of advanced fracture mechanics concepts, such as the Theory of Critical Distances, and the study of biological tissues and biomaterials.

David Taylor is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

Group Leader

Selected Research Projects

Research Staff and Students

Name Position Tel. Email
Prof. David Taylor Professor +353 1 896 1703 [javascript protected email address]
Dr. Jan-Henning Dirks Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme
+353 1 896 1464 [javascript protected email address]
Dr. Clodagh Dooley Research Fellow [javascript protected email address]
Maeve O'Neill Postgraduate Research Student +353 1 896 3038 [javascript protected email address]

Equipment and Facilities

Mechanical Testing Equipment
  • 3 Instron servo-hydraulic testing machines
  • 3 Instron screw-driven tensile testing machines
  • 1 MTS Tytron electromagnetic testing machine
  • Hardness testing machines (macro, micro and nano)
  • Charpy/Izod impact tester
  • Optical microscopes and metallography facilities