Computational Mechanics and Design Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Mr Richie Louks

Research student

Contact

r.louks@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 (0)144 222 5728

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street,
Sheffield,
S1 3JD

Profile

I started studying at the University of Sheffield in 2007, initially completing a foundation year which granted me access on to the Civil and Structural Engineering course. I completed the MEng course in 2012 and shortly afterwards started a PhD in Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics.

Qualifications

MEng, Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, 2012

Research project(s)

Publication(s)

Louks R, Susmel L (2015). The linear-elastic Theory of Critical Distances to estimate high-cycle fatigue strength of notched metallic materials at elevated temperatures. Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 38 (6), pp. 629-640.
Louks R, Gerin B, Draper J, Askes H, Susmel L (2014). On the multiaxial fatigue assessment of complex three-dimensional stress concentrators. International Journal of Fatigue, 63 (2168), pp. 12-24, Abstract: This paper assesses and quantifies the detrimental effects of complex tri-dimensional notches subjected to uniaxial and multiaxial fatigue loading. A number of experimental results taken from the technical literature and generated by testing specimens containing complex geometrical features were...
Louks R, Askes H, Susmel L (2014). Static assessment of brittle/ductile notched materials: An engineering approach based on the Theory of Critical Distances. Frattura ed Integrita Strutturale, 30 (5), pp. 23-30, Abstract: © 2014, Gruppo Italiano Frattura. All rights reserved.Engineering components often contain notches, keyways or other stress concentration features. These features raise the stress state in the vicinity of their apex which can lead to unexpected failure of the component. The Theory of Critical...
Louks R, Gerin B, Draper J, Askes H, Susmel L (2014). On the multiaxial fatigue assessment of complex three-dimensional stress concentrators. International Journal of Fatigue, 63 (12), pp. 12-24.