Dr. David Nolan

DavePP

B.E. Biomedical Engineering, NUI Galway (2011)

Research Interests

  • Computational solid mechanics
  • Hyperelastic constitutive models for soft tissue
  • Hyper-plastic constitutive models for trabecular bone

My research interests lie primarily in the fields of experimental and computational solid mechanics. My Ph.D. research is on the biomechanics of trabecular bone and arterial tissue. Specifically I am looking at large strain pressure-dependent finite strain plasticity models for trabecular bone that feature differential hardening, where post-yield hardening behaviour is determined by the ratio of deviatoric-to-pressure loading.

Also I’m examining the effect of material compressibility on anisotropic hyperelastic models for arteries and the consequences that compressibility has for computational predictions of in vivo artery behaviour and simulations of medical devices such as stents.

Awards and Honours

  • Engineers Ireland Biomedical Research Award (2015)
  • University of California Education Abroad Scholarship (2013)
  • Medtronic Award for graduating top of Biomedical Engineering class (2011)
  • Irish Research Council Postgraduate Fellowship (2011)
  • University Scholar (2008-2010)

Contact

david.r.nolan@gmail.com

Links

Publications

DR Nolan, JP McGarry (2015) On the correct interpretation of measured force and calculation of material stress in biaxial tests. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials. Link

DR Nolan, JP McGarry (2015) On the compressibility of arterial tissue: an experimental and computational investigation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering Link

D.R. Nolan, A.L. Gower, M. Destrade, R.W. Ogden, J.P. McGarry (2014) A robust anisotropic hyperelastic formulation for the modelling of soft tissue. Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials. Link

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