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

Msc placements with Vascutek Limited

Nash, D. & Kyriakou, F.

Vascutek Limited


Project: Research - no external fundingResearch (No External Funding)

Research Output 1986 2019

Characterisation of a whirling arm erosion test rig

Mackie, C., Nash, D., Boyce, D., Wright, M. & Dyer, K., 11 Jan 2019, 2018 Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification, ACEPT 2018. 6 p. 8610804

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

Offshore wind turbines
High speed cameras
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of edge-stiffened web openings on the behaviour of cold-formed steel channel sections under compression

Chen, B., Roy, K., Uzzaman, A., Raftery, G. M., Nash, D., Clifton, G. C., Pouladi, P. & Lim, J. B. P., 20 Jul 2019, In : Thin-Walled Structures. 144, 21 p., 106307.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Axial compression
Finite element method


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