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Leslie Morland

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Key Research Interests and Expertise

My research has primarily focussed on the theory and application of continuum mechanics, with particular attention to geophysical applications. Following are the main areas:

 

Plasticity

The propagation of elastic-plastic waves and the associated motion of elastic-plastic and plastic-elastic interfaces; existence and uniqueness.

Finite deformation theory; rock mechanics

 

Linear viscoelasticity

Wave propagation

Thermal stress

Rolling contact

 

Singular integral equations

Generalised Cauchy and logarithmic kernels; finite Hilbert transforms

 

Anisotropy

Strongly anisotropic elastic solids

Jointed rock masses

 

Interacting continua

Fluid flow through a porous deformable matrix

Granular matrix; compaction and shear hysteresis

Earth tide effects

Phase change; singular surfaces; snow melt

 

Glaciology

Viscoelastic response of ice; impact dynamics

Flow of ice sheets and ice shelves; reduced models

Effects of basal topography; enhanced reduced model

Evolution of fabric-induced anisotropy

Sea ice dynamics; motion of ice packs

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester

Award Date: 5 Jul 1958

Bachelor of Science, University of Manchester

Award Date: 5 Jul 1955

External positions

Senior Scientific Officer, Fort Halstead

1961

Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Manchester

19611964

Stanford Research Institute

1960

Research Associate in Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University

19581960