Dr Adam Vellender

MMath (Wales), PhD (Aberystwyth)

Dr Adam Vellender

Research Lecturer

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Born and raised in Gloucestershire, Adam Vellender was educated at Pate's Grammar School, Cheltenham and then the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He graduated with First Class Honours in his MMath degree in 2009 and then embarked upon Ph.D studies in Aberystwyth under the supervision of Prof. Gennady Mishuris, which he completed in 2013 with his thesis entitled "Mathematical modelling of crack problems in bi-material structures containing imperfect interfaces using the weight function technique". Adam is now a Research Lecturer in IMPACS, conducting research into mathematical modelling of solids while also lecturing applied mathematics and statistics undergraduate modules.



  • Mathematical modelling of solids containing cracks and imperfect interfaces
  • Weight function techniques using the Wiener-Hopf method
  • Waves in complex structures
  • Singular integral equations.

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Diffraction of antiplane shear waves and stress concentration in a cracked couple stress elastic material with micro inertiaNobili, A., Radi, E. & Vellender, A., 2019 , In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.124, p. 663-68018 p.
Integral identities for fracture along imperfectly joined anisotropic ceramic bimaterialsVellender, A., Pryce, L. & Zagnetko, A., 2016 , In : Journal of the European Ceramic Society.36, 9, p. 2389-2402
Boundary integral formulation for cracks at imperfect interfacesMishuris, G., Piccolroaz, A. & Vellender, A., 2014 , In : Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics.67, 3, p. 363-38725 p.
Perturbation analysis for an imperfect interface crack problem using weight function techniquesVellender, A., Mishuris, G. & Piccolroaz, A., 2013 , In : International Journal of Solids and Structures.50, 24, p. 4098-410710 p.
Application of imperfect interface weight function techniques for modelling of glued structures containing cracks and small defectsVellender, A., Mishuris, G. & Piccolroaz, A., 2013 , INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DYNAMIC DEFORMATION AND FRACTURE OF ADVANCED MATERIALS (D2FAM 2013). BRISTOL: IOP Publishing, 6 p. 451. (Journal of Physics Conference Series; vol. 451).
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