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Robert Bell

Professor Emeritus

Degrees:B.Sc, Ph.D, Queen's Belfast
Email:Robert.Bell@carleton.ca

Research Interests:

  • Fatigue & Fracture Mechanics
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Experiment Stress Analysis
  • Fatigue of Welded Structures
  • Biomedical Materials
  • Offshore Structures

Research

Fatigue and fracture mechanics; development of life prediction software, multiple crack initiation, crack interaction and coalescence, weight function techniques, experimental studies; damage-tolerance performance of laser-welded aluminium joints and laser-welded stringer/skin panels; stress analysis and fatigue endurance of elastomer materials for biomedical applications (e.g., flexible diaphragm and blood sacs in artificial hearts), using the Finite Element Method.

Activities

Member, organizing committee, International Conference of Fracture, Ottawa, 2009

Journal Articles
Michael Bach, Robert Bell, Xin Wang, Ali Merati “Measurement of Through Thickness Residual Stress in Friction StirWelded Plate Using Crack Compliance Method” (Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal, 2011)

K. Guo, R. Bell and X.Wang
“Fatigue Life Prediction of Cracked Padded Plates” (Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 31, 234-241, 2008))

K. Guo, R. Bell and X.Wang
“The Stress Intensity Factor Solutions for edge Cracks in a Padded Plate Geometry under General Loading Condition” (International Journal of Fatigue 29, 2007, pp 48-488)

Conference Publications

Michael Bach, Michael Gharghouri, Ronald Rogge, Robert Bell, Xin Wang, and Ali Merati
“Residual Stress Measurement of a Friction Stir Welded Stringer to Skin Lap Joint by Neutron Diffraction”, (15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Porto, Portugal, July 22-27, 2012)

Michael Bach, Michael Gharghouri, Ronald Rogge, Robert Bell, Xin Wang and Ali Merati
“Residual Stress Measurement of a Friction Stir Welded Stringer to Skin Lap Joint by Neutron Diffraction”, (15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Porto, Portugal, July 22-27, 2012)“Residual Stress Measurement of a Friction Stir Welded Stringer to Skin Lap Joint by Neutron Diffraction”, (15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Porto, Portugal, July 22-27, 2012)