Dr Tom Allen

BE(Hons), PhD

Teaching | Current

MECHENG 340: Mechanics of Materials II

MECHENG 743: Composite Materials

MECHENG 731: Design 4M

MECHENG 747: Manufacturing and Industrial Processes

ENGGEN 701: Professional Project

Postgraduate supervision

PhD students

Mr Kariappa Maletira Karumbaiah (Co-supervisor)

2015 – 

Fatigue Performance of Composites under the Influence of Local Geometry and Manufacturing Defects

 

Mr Abhiram Ramesh (Co-supervisor)

2017-

Effect of Manufacturing Induced Defects on Autoclave Cured Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Parts

 

Mr Samuel van Oosterom​ (Co-supervisor)

2017-

Quantifying the Magnitude and Influence of Manufactured in Defects, in Advanced Composite Structures Produced using Liquid Moulding

 

Miss Elinor Swery (Co-supervisor)

2014-2016

Numerical Predictions of Fibre Preform Permeability for Enhanced Process Modelling of Advanced Composite Structures 

 

ME(Thesis) Students

Mr Ryan Calder

(2018)

Validation of finite element analysis of aluminium to composite bonded joints in aircraft interiors

Mr Shem Harris

(2019)

Mr Daniel Cassidy

(2019)

 

Responsibilities

Formula - SAE Faculty Advisor

Newmarket Governance Committee

Newmarket Community Activation Team

Women In Engineering - 33% Departmental Representative

 

Areas of expertise

  • Composites analysis
  • Finite element modelling
  • Hull slamming
  • Liquid composite moulding
  • Natural fibre composites

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Newmarket Action Group (NAG)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Swidan, A., Thomas, G., Penesis, I., Ranmuthugala, D., Amin, W., Allen, T. D., & Battley, M. (2017). Wetdeck slamming loads on a developed catamaran hullform – experimental investigation. Ships and Offshore Structures, 12 (5), 653-661. 10.1080/17445302.2016.1194555
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33293
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Battley
  • Swery, E. E., Allen, T., & Kelly, P. (2016). Capturing the influence of geometric variations on permeability using a numerical permeability prediction tool. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 35 (24), 1802-1813. 10.1177/0731684416669249
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Piaras Kelly
  • Swery, E. E., Allen, T., Comas-Cardona, S., Govignon, Q., Hickey, C., Timms, J., ... Bickerton, S. (2016). Efficient experimental characterisation of the permeability of fibrous textiles. Journal of Composite Materials, 50 (28), 4023-4038. 10.1177/0021998316630801
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31773
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Piaras Kelly, Simon Bickerton
  • Allen, T., & Battley, M. (2016). Estimation of transverse shear force during slamming impacts on a simply supported composite panel using a strain derivative method. Composite Structures, 153, 42-49. 10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.06.001
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29158
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Battley
  • Swidan, A., Thomas, G., Ranmuthugala, D., Amin, W., Penesis, I., Allen, T., & Battley, M. (2016). Experimental drop test investigation into wetdeck slamming loads on a generic catamaran hullform. Ocean Engineering, 117, 143-153. 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.03.059
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28616
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Battley
  • Swery, E. E., Allen, T., & Kelly, P. (2016). Automated tool to determine geometric measurements of woven textiles using digital image analysis techniques. Textile Research Journal, 86 (6), 618-635. 10.1177/0040517515595031
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33452
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Piaras Kelly
  • Allen, T., & Battley, M. (2015). Quantification of hydroelasticity in water impacts of flexible composite hull panels. Ocean Engineering, 100, 117-125. 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.04.012
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Battley
  • Battley, M. A., Clark, A. M., Allen, T. D., & Cameron, C. J. (2014). Shear strength of sandwich core materials subjected to loading rates relevant to water slamming. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 33 (6), 506-513. 10.1177/0731684413509424
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Battley

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Primary office location

BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
Level 2, Room 243
262 KHYBER PASS
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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