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Biography Will Coombs is a Professor in the Department of Engineering. He graduated in Civil Engineering with a first class MEng honors degree from Durham University in 2008. Following his undergraduate studies, Will began a PhD at Durham University within the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. He successfully completed in 2011. The research conducted during this time concentrated on the theoretical development and numerical implementation of finite deformation constitutive models for pressure-sensitive particulate geomaterials.

Will's core research interests remain in the area of computational mechanics, focused on: (i) material (or constitutive) models with a specific focus on elasto-plasticity, (ii) finite-deformation mechanics, (iii) non-linear finite-elements, (iv) non-mesh-based numerical methods, (v) material point methods and (vi) fracture.
Research Interests elasto-plasticity
finite deformation mechanics
finite-elements (continuous and discontinuous Galerkin)
fracture prediction
material point method
stress integration
offshore geotechnics
ResearcherID C-3288-2012