David Nash, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FIES


  • United Kingdom

1986 …2021
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Research Interests

Applications of finite element analysis:

  • specifically pressure vessels and piping,
  • bio-mechanics,
  • materials

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Finite element analysis
  • Mechanical structural design
  • Pressure Vessels and piping systems
  • Bio-mechanics
  • CPD
  • Stress analysis in all its forms - ANSYS and ABAQUS
  • Design and optimisation of engineering structures
  • Use of codes and standards and design by analysis
  • Design of medical devices


  • Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Pressure Vessel DBA
  • Finite Element Analysis

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Projects 2006 2021

Research Output 1986 2018

Performance of a gasketed joint under bolt up and combined pressure, axial and thermal loading – FEA study

Abid, M., Nash, D. H., Javed, S. & Wajid, H. A., 31 Dec 2018, In : International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping. 168, p. 166-173 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Finite element method
Pipe joints
Bolted joints
Hot Temperature

Thermal buckling of cylindrical shell with temperature-dependent material properties: conventional theoretical solution and new numerical method

Wang, Z., Han, Q., Nash, D. H., Fan, H. & Xia, L., 1 Sep 2018, In : Mechanics Research Communications. 92, p. 74-80 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermal buckling
cylindrical shells
Numerical methods


A study of the metallurgical and mechanical property variability in a dual phase low alloy material

Author: Gill, D., 1 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Nash, D. (Supervisor) & McLaren, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Characterization of superelastic nitinol wire for application to aortic stent graft design

Author: Brodie, R., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Dempster, W. (Supervisor) & Nash, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis