UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

Mechanical Engineering

Dr Philip Harrison BSc(Hons) PhD CEng MIMechE


CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Current research interests focus on the large deformation mechanics and multi-scale modelling of engineering and smart materials. Numerical and theoretical modelling is complemented by experimental work throughout. A list of currently active research interests is given below:

  • Characterisation and Modelling of the Forming of Engineering Fabrics and Textile Composites (with Farag Abdiwi)
  • Modelling of Magneto-Sensitive Shape Memory Polymer Foams (Haedong Park)
  • Manufacture and Modelling of Magneto-Rheological Elastomers (Gerlind Schubert)
  • Modelling of Cellular Materials  (Jafar Alsayednoor)
  • Characterisation and modelling of viscoelastic polymer foams (Qusai Hatem)
  • Microwave synthesis of SiC using microwave radiation (Lucia Caraissiti)
If you are interested in research in a related area and wish to apply for PhD funding, the university provides a limited number of scholarships, I will be happy to support applications from suitably qualified candiadates.

CURRENT PhD SUPERVISION (joint)

Haedong Park - started March 2010 for 6 months from Seoul National University (Modelling of Magneto-Sensitive Shape Memory Polymer Foams): hdp1@snu.ac.kr
Jafar Alsayednoor - started September 2009 (Modelling of X-Aerogels): j.alsayednoor.1@research.gla.ac.uk
Farag Abdiwi - started May 2009 (Forming of Textile Composites): ebdewe_farag@yahoo.com
Ali Biglari Fadafan - started 2009 (Large Increment Method): a.biglari-fadafan.1@research.gla.ac.uk
Gerlind Schubert - started January 2009 (Magneto-Rheological Elastomers): g.schubert@eng.gla.ac.uk
Qusai Hatem - started October 2008 (Viscoelastic foams): q.jebur.1@research.gla

CURRENT PhD SUPERVISION (second)

Mikko Finnila
Mike Yerbury

PAST PhD SUPERVISION (joint)

Lucia Carassiti - graduated 2011 (Si-C synthesis), University of Glasgow, PI (Prof Duncan Gregory), luccar@chem.gla.ac.uk
Joram Wiggers, Analysis of Textile Deformation during Preforming for Liquid Composite Moulding, University of Nottingham, 221, 2008
Jinhuo Wang, Predictive Modelling and Experimental Measurement of Composite Forming Behaviour, University of Nottingham, 244, 2007
Chee Chiew Wong, Modelling the effects of textile preform architecture on permeability, University of Nottingham, 2006


OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

External PhD Examiner for:

  • Kristof Vanclooster, Forming of Multilayered Fabric Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites, Composite Materials Group, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, April 2010
  • Abiodun Ogunribido, Influence of Fabric Weave on the Consolidation of Thermoplastic Composites, Composites Research Group, School of Materials, University of Manchester, Sept 2008

Conference Organisation

  • Co-organised the 'Textile Composites Forming Session' at the 17th International Conference of Composite Materials, Edinburgh, July, 2009