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School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS)


Mr Gareth Bird, MEng

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42487


Gareth Bird graduated from the University of Durham in 2002 with an MEng from the School of Engineering. He has worked within the School on a number of Research Associate positions between 2002 and 2006 in the field of computational mechanics including development of commericial- and research-level BEM and FEM codes. He returned to the School in 2007 to undertake a School-funded postgraduate study program under the supervision of Dr. Jon Trevelyan and Dr. Charles Augarde.

His current work focuses on the coupling of numerical methods for efficient mathematical modelling of crack propagation in fracture mechanics problems.

Research Interests

  • BEM, SBFEM, Linear elastic stress analysis, computational methods


Edited works: conference proceedings

  • Bird, G. E., Trevelyan, J. & Augarde, C. E. (2008). Coupling of the BEM and SBFEM for fracture mechanics. University of Newcastle, School of Civill Engineering and Geosciences.
  • Bird, G. E., Trevelyan, J. & Augarde, C. E. (2008). Efficient Calculation of Stress Intensity Factors using a Coupled BEM-SBFEM Algorithm. 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Venice, Italy.
  • Bird, G. E., Trevelyan, J., Augarde, C. E., Chidgzey, S. R. & Deeks, A. J. (2007). Coupling of the BEM with the Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method for fracture mechanics problems. 6th UK Conference on Boundary Integral Methods, Durham University, School of Engineering.
  • Trevelyan, J., Scales, D. J., Morris, R. & Bird, G. E. (2004). Acceleration of boundary element computations in reanalysis of problems in elasticity. 6th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Beijing, China.