Projects per year
I am Dr Stephen Connolly and I am a Teaching Associate within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. This coming academic year 2020/2021 will be my 10th year at Strathclyde after having obtained both my undergraduate MEng (in 2016) and PhD (in 2020) degrees, both in Mechanical Engineering.
During my PhD, I studied the numerical prediction of the hyperelastic behaviour of rubber-like materials. This focused on parameter identification of hyperelastic constitutive models and the implementation of these constitutive models within the Finite Element Method. This work led to two journal publications as well as the opportunity to present at several international conferences. Though the work I enjoyed the most throughout my PhD was as a part-time Teaching Associate for several undergraduate classes.
My current teaching is in the area of engineering materials. This year I am involved in ME212, ME214, EO301, and ME966. I am also the advisor for Engineering Academy students for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department.
Doctor of Engineering, University Of Strathclyde
Oct 2016 → Jun 2020
Award Date: 23 Jun 2020
Master of Engineering
Sep 2011 → May 2016
Award Date: 27 Jun 2016
1/10/16 → 22/06/20
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Higher-order and higher floating-point precision numerical approximations of finite strain elasticity moduliConnolly, S. J., MacKenzie, D. & Gorash, Y., 7 Dec 2019, In: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 120, 10, p. 1184-1201 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)29 Downloads (Pure)
Isotropic hyperelasticity in principal stretches: explicit elasticity tensors and numerical implementationConnolly, S. J., MacKenzie, D. & Gorash, Y., 30 Nov 2019, In: Computational Mechanics . 64, 5, p. 1273-1288 16 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)124 Downloads (Pure)
Fortran programs and Abaqus subroutines: Higher-order and higher precision numerical approximations of finite strain elasticity moduli
Connolly, S. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 23 Apr 2018
Connolly, S. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 26 Apr 2019
Numerical modelling of rubber hyperelasticity : parameter identification and finite element implementationsAuthor: Connolly, S., 22 Jun 2020
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis