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School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS)

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Dr Will Coombs, MEng PhD

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42516
Room number: E328 (Floor 3.5 Christopherson)

(email at w.m.coombs@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Will Coombs is a Lecturer in the Mechanics Group in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.  He graduated in Civil Engineering from Durham University in 2008.  During vacation periods throughout this degree, he worked for Capita Symonds (previously Symonds Group), a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy company.   Following his undergraduate studies, Will began a PhD at Durham University within the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.  He successfully completed in 2011.  The research conducted during this time concentrated on the theoretical development and numerical implementation of finite deformation constitutive models for pressure-sensitive particulate geomaterials.

Research Groups

  • Mechanics Research Group

Research Interests

  • Elasto-plasticity
  • Finite deformation mechanics
  • Finite-elements
  • Fracture prediction
  • Geomaterials
  • Hyperplasticity
  • Stress integration

Selected Publications

Conference papers

  • Charlton, T J, Coombs, W M & Augarde, C E (2014), A review of the Material Point Method and its links to other computational methods, in Javadi, A & Hussain, M S eds, 22nd UK National Conference of the Associated for Computational Mechanics in Engineering. Exeter, England.
  • Coombs, W.M. (2014), UNIQUE CRITICAL STATE SINGLE-SURFACE ANISOTROPIC HYPERPLASTICITY, in E. Onate D.R.J. Owen, D. Peric & B. Suarez eds, XII International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Fundamentals and Applications (COMPLAS XII). Barcelona, Spain.
  • Ullah, Z., Augarde, C.E. & Coombs, W.M (2013), Three-dimensional FE-EFGM adaptive coupling and its applications in the nonlinear adaptive analysis, in Osman, A., Akkerman, I., Augarde, C., Coombs, W., Crouch, R., Koziara, T & Trevelyan, J eds, CM13. Durham, UK, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University.
  • Coombs, W.M., Crouch, R.S. & Heaney, C.E. (2012), Plane-strain Mohr-Coulomb inelasticity, in Yang, Z.J. eds, 20th UK National Conference of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering (ACME). Manchester, UK, 259-262.
  • Coombs, W.M., Crouch, R.S. & Augarde, C.E. (2011), On the f fields of inadmissible stress space, in Oñate, E, Owen, DRJ, Peric, D & Suárez, B eds, Computational Plasticity XI: Fundamentals and Applications (COMPLAS XI). Barcelona, Spain, International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE).
  • Coombs, W.M. & Crouch, R.S. (2011), Reuleaux plasticity: improving Mohr-Coulomb and Drucker-Prager, in Barends, F.B.J. Breedeveld, J., Brinkgreve, R.B.J., Korff, M. & van Paassen, L.A. eds, Geotechnical Engineering: New Horizons. Proceedings of the 21st European Young Geotechnical Engineers' Conference. Rotterdam, the Netherlands, IOS Press, 241-247.
  • Coombs, W.M., Crouch, R.S. & Augarde, C.E. (2011), Unique Critical State Hyperplasticity, in Laghrouche, O., EL Kacimi, A. Woodward, P. & Medero, G. eds, 19th UK National Conference of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering (ACME). Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 49-52.
  • Coombs, W.M., Crouch, R.S. & Augarde, C.E. (2010), 70-line 3D finite deformation elastoplastic finite-element code, in Benz, T. & Nordal, S. eds, 7th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE). Trondheim, Norway, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 151-156.
  • Coombs, W.M., Crouch, R.S. & Augarde, C.E. (2010), On the use of Reuleaux plasticity for geometric non-linear analysis, in Zervos, A. eds, 18th UK Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACME). Southampton, England, 113-116.
  • Coombs, W.M., Crouch, R.S. & Augarde, C.E. (2009), Influence of Lode Angle Dependency on the Critical State for Rotational Plasticity, in Oñate, E., Owen, D.R.J. & Suárez, B. eds, Computational Plasticity X: Fundamentals and Applications (COMPLAS X). Barcelona, Spain.
  • Coombs, W.M., Crouch, R.S. & Augarde, C.E. (2009), On the necessity for rotational yielding in anisotropic plasticity, in Sansour, C. eds, 17th UK Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACME). Nottingham, England, 345-348.

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