Dr Chris Kingsley Seal
BE (Chem. & Mats.), ME (Chem. & Mats.), PhD Auckland
I have a BE in Chemical and Materials Engineering and hold a research Masters and PhD in Materials Engineering, all of which were earned from The University of Auckland.
With a background in solid mechanics and metallurgy, I worked for the Light Metals Research Centre as a senior research Engineer before taking a postition as a Postodoctoral Researcher at The University of Manchester.
While in Manchester I worked with Professors Bob Ainsworth and Andrew Sherry on industrially sponsored structural integrity projects for BP and Rolls-Royce.
Research | Current
- The influence of the constraint state on fracture
- Probablistic fracture mechanics
- Structural integrity assessment methods
I also have an interest in the use of magnesium as a potential surgical metal.
Areas of expertise
- Fracture mechanics
- Finite Element Analysis
- Solid Mechanics
- Structural Integrity
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Seal, C. K., & Sherry, A. H. (2017). Predicting the effect of constraint on cleavage and ductile fracture toughness using area contour toughness scaling. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 186, 347-367. 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2017.09.029
- Seal, C. K., Han, J. J., & Ainsworth, R. A. (2015). A comparison of various plastic work curvature methods. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRESSURE VESSELS AND PIPING, 135, 26-35. 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2015.10.001
- Seal, C. K. (2009). Cyclic Plasticity of Steel under Seismic Load Conditions The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
- Seal, C. K., Hodgson, M. A., & Vince, K. (2009). Biodegradable surgical implants based on magnesium alloys - A review of current research. The Institute of Physics IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 4.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michael Hodgson