Dr Mike Warby
Lecturer (Education) in Mathematics
My main research area is computational solid mechanics usually involving the use of the finite element method. In particular I have many years of experience in the computational modelling of the thermoforming process which involves large deformations, contact and material behaviour such as hyperelastic, viscoelastic and elasto-plastic. Recent activity involves considering goal orientated techniques to assess both the discretization error and the modelling error when attempting to compute some quantity of interest.
Other research activities have involved viscoelastic fracture and numerical techniques in conformal mapping.