Professor Bill Clyne
Emeritus Fellow in the Mechanics of Materials
Professor of the Mechanics of Materials

MA, PhD, FREng

My research is focussed on the thermo-mechanical behaviour of various composite systems, including certain types of surface coating. There is an emphasis on processing and also on the development of analytical and numerical models - both for process simulation and for prediction of thermo-mechanical performance. Current activities include use of the nanoindentation technique and various studies of residual stresses, interfacial adhesion, thermal barrier coatings, metal fibre-reinforced ceramics etc. Applications include components offering improved impact resistance, high temperature insulation, wear resistance, interfacial adhesion etc, in a wide range of fields.

1. EK Oberg, J Dean & TW Clyne, "Effect of inter-layer toughness in ballistic protection systems on absorption of projectile energy". Int. J. Impact Eng., 76 (2015) p.75-82.

2. J Dean, J Campbell, G Aldrich-Smith & TW Clyne, "A critical assessment of the "stable indenter velocity" method for obtaining the creep stress exponent from indentation data". Acta Mater., 80 (2014) p.56–66.

3. SK Lam & TW Clyne, "Toughness of metal fibre/ceramic matrix composites (MFCs) after severe heat treatments". Mat. Sci. Techn., 30 (2014) p.1135-1141.

4. M Shinozaki, K Roberts, B van de Goor & TW Clyne, "Deposition of ingested volcanic ash on surfaces in the turbine of a small jet engine". Adv. Eng. Mats, 15 (2013) p.986-994.

5. J Dean, A Bradbury, G Aldrich-Smith & TW Clyne, "A procedure for extracting primary and secondary creep parameters from nanoindentation data". Mechanics of Mats.., 65 (2013) p.124-134.

6. CS Dunleavy, JA Curran & TW Clyne, "Time-dependent statistics of plasma discharge parameters during bulk AC plasma electrolytic oxidation of aluminium". Appl. Surf. Sci., 268 (2013) p.397-409.