Garth Pearce

Associate Professor
EU Swap Tank Prototype

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, specialising in the mechanics and design of composite structures.

My research exploits both simulation and experiment to explore the multiscale mechanics of composite materials. I investigate the relationships between composite constituents, manufacturing methods, microstructure and structural properties. With this knowledge, my research team build tools to efficiently design composite structures for improved structural integrity, stability and response to extreme conditions.

A strong industry connection is fundamental to my research. I have fostered relationships with organisations across the composites manufacturing sector (Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Omni Tanker) as well as defence and national research organisations (DST Group, ANSTO, German Aerospace Centre). I develop material models and design tools which my partners are using to shorten product develop cycles and reduce design risk.

Atoms to Aeroplanes: Multiscale Composite Analysis

Journal articles
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Islam MS; Benninger LF; Pearce G; Wang CH, 2021, 'Toughening carbon fibre composites at cryogenic temperatures using low-thermal expansion nanoparticles', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 150, pp. 106613 - 106613, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2021.106613
2021
Cai Z; Topa A; Djukic L; Herath M; Pearce G, 2021, 'Evaluation of rigid body force in liquid sloshing problems of a partially filled tank: Traditional CFD/SPH/ALE comparative study', Ocean Engineering
2021
Li X; Dufty J; Pearce GM, 2021, 'Automation of tow wise modelling for automated fibre placement and filament wound composites', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 147, pp. 106449 - 106449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2021.106449
2021
Atthapreyangkul A; Hoffman M; Pearce G, 2021, 'Effect of geometrical structure variations on the viscoelastic and anisotropic behaviour of cortical bone using multi-scale finite element modelling', Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, vol. 113, pp. 104153 - 104153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.104153
2021
Zhang J; Liu M; Pearce G; Yu Y; Sha Z; Zhou Y; Yuen ACY; Tao C; Boyer C; Huang F; Islam M; Wang CH, 2021, 'Strain stiffening and positive piezoconductive effect of liquid metal/elastomer soft composites', Composites Science and Technology, vol. 201, pp. 108497 - 108497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2020.108497
2021
Garg N; Prusty BG; Ooi ET; Song C; Pearce G; Phillips AW, 2020, 'Application of scaled boundary finite element method for delamination analysis of composite laminates using cohesive zone modelling', Composite Structures, vol. 253, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112773
2020
Tanulia V; Wang J; Pearce GM; Baker A; David M; Prusty BG, 2020, 'Corrigendum to “A procedure to assess disbond growth and determine fatigue life of bonded joints and patch repairs for primary airframe structures” [Int. J. Fatigue 137 (2020) 105664] (International Journal of Fatigue (2020) 137, (S014211232030195X), (10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2020.105664))', International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2020.105773
2020
Tanulia V; Wang J; Pearce GM; Baker A; David M; Prusty BG, 2020, 'A procedure to assess disbond growth and determine fatigue life of bonded joints and patch repairs for primary airframe structures', International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2020.105664
2020
Chowdhury NT; Balasubramani NK; Pearce GM; Tao C, 2019, 'A multiscale modelling procedure for predicting failure in composite textiles using an enhancement approach', Engineering Failure Analysis, vol. 102, pp. 148 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2019.04.013
2019
Chowdhury NT; C. T; Pearce GM; Walsh SDC; Latham SJ; Middleton JP; Beeching L, 2019, 'Design of an uncontaminated textile CFRP specimen optimised for both mechanical testing and X-ray microtomography', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 123, pp. 208 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.05.001
2019
Jap NSF; Pearce GM; Hellier AK; Russell N; Parr WC; Walsh WR, 2019, 'The effect of raster orientation on the static and fatigue properties of filament deposited ABS polymer', International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 124, pp. 328 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2019.02.042
2019
Yang M; Zhu Y; Fu W; Pearce G; Taylor RA, 2018, 'Linear solar concentrator structural optimization using variable beam cross sections', Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, vol. 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4040273
2018
Pearce GM; Mukkavilli A; Chowdhury N; Lim SH; Prusty G; Crosky A; Kelly D, 2018, 'Strain Invariant Failure Theory – Part 1: An extensible framework for predicting the mechanical performance of fibre reinforced polymer composites', Composite Structures, vol. 209, pp. 1022 - 1034, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.03.084
2018
Chowdhury N; Joosten M; Pearce G, 2018, 'An Embedded Meshing Technique (SET) for Analysing Local Strain Distributions in Textile Composites', Composite Structures, vol. 210, pp. 294 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.11.026
2018
Pei Y; Page JR; Pearce G, 2017, 'Methodologies of Stochastic Simulation for Helicopter Accidents and Nonparametric Evaluation of the Stochastic Responses', International Journal of Crashworthiness, vol. 22, pp. 332 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13588265.2016.1264099
2017
Pearce GM; Tao C; Quek YHE; Chowdhury NT, 2017, 'A modified arcan test for mixed-mode loading of bolted joints in composite structures', Composite Structures, vol. 187, pp. 203 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.12.062
2017
Subbaramaiah R; Prusty ; Pearce ; Lim SH; Thomson RS, 2016, 'Crashworthy Response of Fibre Metal Laminate Top Hat Structures', Composite Structures, vol. 160, pp. 773 - 781, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.10.112
2016
Hellier AK; Prusty ; Pearce GM; Reid M; PARADOWSKA ; SIMONS P, 2016, 'Effect of Ultrasonic Peening on Residual Stresses at a T-Butt Weld Toe', Materials Research Proceedings, vol. 2, pp. 19 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291173-4
2016
Lim SH; Prusty G; Pearce G; Kelly DW; Thomson RS, 2015, 'Study of Magnetorheological Fluids towards Smart Energy Absorption of Composite Structures for Crashworthiness', Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, vol. 23, pp. 538 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2015.1007187
2015
Kepple JI; Herath M; Pearce G; Prusty G, 2015, 'Stochastic analysis of imperfection sensitive composite cylinders using realistic imperfection models', Composite Structures, vol. 126, pp. 159 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.02.063
2015
Kepple J; Herath M; Pearce G; Prusty G; Thomson R; Degenhardt R, 2015, 'Improved stochastic methods for modelling imperfections for buckling analysis of composite cylindrical shells', Engineering Structures, vol. 100, pp. 385 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.06.013
2015
Pearce GM; Lim S; Sul JH; Prusty BG; Kelly DW, 2014, 'Atoms to Assemblies: A Physics-Based Hierarchical Modelling Approach for Polymer Composite Components', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 553, pp. 41 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.41
2014
Hou T; Pearce GMK; Prusty BG; Kelly DW; Thomson RS, 2014, 'Pressurised Composite Tubes as Variable Load Energy Absorbers', Composite Structures, vol. 120, pp. 346 - 357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.09.060
2014
Pearce GMK; Hellier AK, 2014, 'A study of dynamic pull-through failure of composite bolted joints using the stacked-shell finite element approach', Composite Structures, vol. 118, pp. 86 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.07.016
2014
Djukic L; Pearce GM; Herszberg I; Bannister MK; Mollenhauer DH, 2013, 'Contrast Enhancement of MicroCT Scans to Aid 3D Modelling of Carbon Fibre Fabric Composites', Applied Composite Materials, vol. 20, pp. 1215 - 1230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10443-013-9326-7
2013
Jelwan J; Chowdhury M; Pearce GM, 2013, 'Design for Creep: A Critical Examination of Some Methods', Engineering Failure Analysis, vol. 27, pp. 350 - 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2012.08.022
2013
Pearce GM; Johnson AF; Hellier AK; Thomson RS, 2013, 'A Stacked-Shell Finite Element Approach for Modelling a Dynamically Loaded Composite Bolted Joint Under in-Plane Bearing Loads', Applied Composite Materials, vol. 20, pp. 1025 - 1039, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10443-013-9316-9
2013
Tran T; Kelly DW; Prusty BG; Pearce GM; Gosse J, 2013, 'A Micromechanical Sub-Modelling Technique for Implementing Onset Theory', Composite Structures, vol. 103, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.03.016
2013
Pearce GM, 2012, 'From Atoms to Aeroplanes', Materials World, vol. 20, pp. 32 - 34, http://search.proquest.com.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/docview/1030744766?accountid=12763
2012
Kelly DW; Reidsema C; Bassandeh A; Pearce GM; Lee M, 2011, 'On interpreting load paths and identifying a load bearing topology from finite element analysis', Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, vol. 47, pp. 867 - 876, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.finel.2011.03.007
2011
Jelwan J; Chowdhury M; Pearce GM, 2011, 'Creep life design criterion and its applications to pressure vessel codes', Materials Physics and Mechanics, vol. 11, pp. 157 - 182, http://www.ipme.ru/e-journals/MPM/no_21111/jad_jelwan.pdf
2011
Jelwan J; Zarrabi K; Karpour A; Pearce G, 2011, 'High-temperature fracture mechanics: A comprehensive examination with a critical review', Composites:Mechanics,Computations,Applications,An International Journal, vol. 2, pp. 59 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1615/CompMechComputApplIntJ.v2.i1.40
2011
Jelwan J; Pearce GM; Chowdhury M, 2011, 'Integrity Assessment of the Yield Locus under a Plastic Flow for the Failure of Notched Bars Subjected to a Complex Behavior', International Journal of Mechanics and Solids, vol. 6, pp. 85 - 114, http://www.ripublication.com/ijms/ijmsv6n2_3.pdf
2011
Jelwan J; Chowdhury M; Pearce GM, 2011, 'Creep Life Forecasting of Weldment', Journal of Solid Mechanics, vol. 3, pp. 42 - 63, http://www.jsm-iauarak.com/
2011
Pearce GM; Johnson AF; Thomson RS; Kelly DW, 2010, 'Numerical investigation of dynamically loaded bolted joints in carbon fibre composite structures', Applied Composite Materials, vol. 17, pp. 329 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10443-009-9123-5
2010
Pearce GM; Johnson AF; Thomson RS; Kelly DW, 2010, 'Experimental investigation of dynamically loaded bolted joints in carbon fibre composite structures', Applied Composite Materials, vol. 17, pp. 271 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10443-009-9120-8
2010
Reports
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Cai Z; Herath T; Djukic L; Subbaramaiah R; Pearce G, 2020, L4 Swap Tank Container ADR/RID Design Report, 1
2020
Prusty G; McCarthy T; Ojeda R; White T; Pearce G; Mashiri F; Doh J-H; Marcus N; Burton L; Meyer J; Ford R; James M, 2015, The Virtual Workshop: An on-line adaptive resource for engineering and architecture - Final Report 2015
2015
Kelly D; Crosky A; Gosse J; Pearce GM; Lim SH; Prusty G; Christensen S; Georgiadis S, 2014, Experimental Validation of the Strain Invariant Failure Theory for Carbon/Epoxy Composites, LP100200607
2014
Pearce GM, 2008, Modelling Riveted Joints in Composite Structures, DLR - Institute for Structures and Design, DLR-IB 435 - 2008/4
2008
Conference Abstracts
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Balasubramani NK; Chowdhury N; Pearce G, 2019, 'Understanding Failure Initiation Locations in Stochastic Virtual Composite Specimens using a Machine Learning Framework', in 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, Melbourne, Australia, presented at 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, Melbourne, Australia, 11 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
2019
Conference Papers
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Kelly D; Pearce G; Schroder-Turner K, 2019, 'Plotting of load paths from finite element stress results for aerospace structures', in AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-0509
2019
Islam M; Pearce G; Djukic L; Benninger L; Wang C, 2019, 'Development of multiscale toughening technique to address the micro-cracking problem of composites at cryogenic temperature', in TWENTY-SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS (ICCM22), Melbourne, Australia, presented at TWENTY-SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS (ICCM22), Melbourne, Australia, 11 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
2019
Chowdhury N; Georgiadis S; Pearce G, 2019, 'Investigating meso-mechanical failure in composite materials using the Semi-conformal Embedded Technique (SET)', Melbourne, Australia, presented at 18th Australian International Aerospace Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 24 February 2019 - 26 February 2019, https://www.aiac18.com/full-papers/
2019
Tanulia V; Wang J; Pearce GM; Baker A; David M; Gangadhara Prusty B, 2019, 'Disbond growth assessment for bonded joints and patch repairs of primary airframe structures', in ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials
2019
Kelly D; Pearce G; Schroder-Turner K, 2019, 'Correction: Plotting Load Paths from Finite Element Stress Results for Aerospace Structures', in AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, presented at AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-0509.c1
2019
Kayastha S; Katupitiya J; Pearce G, 2018, 'Control of a Space Robot with Flexible Manipulator using Generalized Decoupling Technique', in 2018 2nd International Conference on Robotics and Automation Sciences, ICRAS 2018, Wuhan, China, pp. 123 - 128, presented at International Conference on Robotics and Automation Sciences, Wuhan, China, 23 June 2018 - 25 June 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICRAS.2018.8443266
2018
Kayastha S; Shi L; Katupitiya J; Pearce G, 2018, 'Post-impact Motion Control of a Space Robot with Flexible Manipulator', in 2018 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2018, Singapore, pp. 710 - 715, presented at The 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2018, Singapore, 18 November 2018 - 21 November 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICARCV.2018.8581178
2018
Pearce G; Howlin P; Kellermann D, 2018, 'Longitudinal Program Analytics - Interventions, quality assurance, credentialing and employability', in UNSW Engineering Education Showcase 2018, UNSW, presented at UNSW Engineering Education Showcase 2018, UNSW, 19 July 2018
2018
Chowdhury NT; Pearce G, 2017, 'A comparison of meshing techniques used for modelling composite materials at the meso-mechanical level', in 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 2017
2017
Kayastha S; Katupitiya J; Pearce G, 2017, 'A length offset based model for trajectory tracking of two-link planar robot arms', in 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 2017, UNSW, presented at ACAM9, UNSW, 27 November 2017 - 29 November 2017
2017
Pearce GM; Tao C; Quek YHE, 2017, 'A Modified Arcan Test for Mixed-Mode Loading of Bolted Joints in Composite Structures', in ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, Xi'an, China, presented at ICCM21, Xi'an, China, 20 August 2017, http://www.iccm-central.org/Proceedings/ICCM21proceedings/papers/3569.pdf
2017
Chowdhury NT; pearce G, 2017, 'Sensitivity of Orthotropic Material Parameters used within the Strain Invariant Failure Theory', in ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, Xian, China, presented at ICCM 21, Xian, China, 20 August 2017 - 25 August 2017
2017
Pearce GM, 2017, 'A Scaffolded Peer-Assessment Model for Individual Research Activities', in UNSW Engineering Education Showcase, UNSW Engineering Education Showcase, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, presented at UNSW Engineering Education Showcase, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 08 June 2017 - 08 June 2017
2017
Chowdhury NT; Pearce G, 2017, 'Preliminary observations on the architecture of textile composites using micro-Xray-CT', in Preliminary observations on the architecture of textile composites using micro-Xray-CT, ICCM 21, Xian, China, presented at ICCM 21, Xian, China, 20 August 2017 - 25 May 2018, http://www.iccm-central.org/Proceedings/ICCM21proceedings/papers/3688.pdf
2017
Mukkavilli A; Pearce G; Chowdhury NT; Crosky A, 2017, 'Predicting the effect of temperature on matrix cracking in thermoset matrix composites using a strain invariant approach', in Proceedings, International Conference on Composite Materials ICCM 21, Xian, China, presented at ICCM 21, Xian, China, 20 August 2017 - 25 August 2017, http://www.iccm-central.org/Proceedings/ICCM21proceedings/papers/3764.pdf
2017
Vo NNV; Pearce G; Crosky A, 2017, 'Damage Development in Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites', in Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, 11th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, Sharjah, UAE, presented at 11th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, Sharjah, UAE, 04 April 2017 - 06 April 2017
2017
Kayastha S; Shi L; Katupitiya JAY; Pearce GARTH, 2017, 'Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of a Planar Three-link Space Manipulator', in 2017 Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2017, Gold Coast, pp. 635 - 640, presented at The 2017 Asian Control Conference, Gold Coast, 17 December 2017 - 20 December 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ASCC.2017.8287244
2017
Yang M; Zhu Y; Fu W; Pearce G; Taylor R, 2017, 'Solar Concentrator Design Optimization Using Variable Cross Section Beams', in Solar Concentrator Design Optimization Using Variable Cross Section Beams, ASME 2017 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Bellevue, WA, USA, presented at ASME 2017 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Bellevue, WA, USA, 09 July 2017 - 14 July 2017, https://www.asme.org/events/shtc?_ga=1.141504561.2056140069.1484622051
2017
Yang M; Zhu Y; Fu W; Pearce G; Taylor RA, 2017, 'Solar concentrator structural optimization: A variable beam cross section design', in ASME 2017 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2017, Bellevue, Washington, USA, presented at ASME 2017 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, Bellevue, Washington, USA, 09 July 2017 - 12 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/HT2017-5082
2017
Taylor R; Tsafnat N; Pearce G; Otanicar T, 2016, 'Student Engagement in the Digital Age: A Review of Effective Teaching within Limited Physical Contact Hours', in Proceedings of the 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference, 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference, Coffs Harbour, presented at 27th Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) Annual Conference, Coffs Harbour, 04 December 2016 - 07 December 2016, http://scu.edu.au/aaee2016/
2016
Friedrich L; Lyssakow P; Pearce GM; Ruess M; Bisagni C; Schröder K-U, 2016, 'On the Structural Design of Imperfection Sensitive Laminated Composite Shell Structures Subjected to Axial Compression', in ECCOMAS Congress 2016 - Proceedings of the 7th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Crete Island, Greece, pp. 2182 - 2189, presented at ECCOMAS Congress 2016, Crete Island, Greece, 05 June 2016 - 10 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.7712/100016.1951.5838
2016
Hellier AK; Prusty G. ; Pearce G. ; Reid M; Paradowska A, 2016, 'Effect of Ultrasonic Peening on Fatigue Crack Propagation from a Weld Toe', in Proceedings of the 69th IIW ANNUAL ASSEMBLY AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF WELDING, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia, presented at IIW2016, 69TH IIW ANNUAL ASSEMBLY AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 10 July 2016 - 15 July 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.23109.24807
2016
Gould C; Pearce GM, 2015, 'Intermediate failure of bolted joints in composite materials', in Intermediate failure of bolted joints in composite materials, Engineers Australia, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 231 - 236, presented at AIAC16: 16th Australian International International Aerospace Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 23 February 2015 - 24 February 2015
2015
Pei Y; page JOHN; pearce GARTH, 2015, 'Investigation of Stochastic Simulation into Helicopter Structural Crash after Autorotation Scenarios', in 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, RMIT informit database, Cairns, Queensland, pp. 529 - 536, presented at 7th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Cairns, Queensland, 25 November 2015 - 27 November 2015
2015
Lim S-H; Pearce GM; Kelly D; Prusty G; Crosky A, 2015, 'Application of Onset Theory to Onset of Transverse Cracking in Fabric Composites', in ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, Copenhagen, Denmark, presented at 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19 July 2015 - 24 July 2015, http://www.iccm-central.org/Proceedings/ICCM20proceedings/
2015
Pei Y; Page J; Pearce G, 2015, 'Validating Airframe Simulation Model of R22 Helicopter by Using Crashworthiness Standards', in Monaghan M (ed.), Validating Airframe Simulation Model of R22 Helicopter by Using Crashworthiness Standards, SimTecT 2015 - Asia Pacific Simulation Training Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, South Australia, presented at SimTecT 2015 - Asia Pacific Simulation Training Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide, South Australia, 17 August 2015 - 21 August 2015
2015
Pei Y; Page J; Pearce G, 2015, 'A Methodology of Integrating Convex Hull into Data Mining for Simulation of Helicopter Autorotation', in Proceedings of 16th International Aerospace Congress, RMIT Informit, presented at the 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress., 23 February 2015 - 24 February 2015, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=255331735566846;res=IELENG
2015
Kepple JI; Herath M; Pearce G; Prusty G, 2015, 'Stochastic analysis of imperfection sensitive composite cylinders using realistic imperfection models', in Degenhardt R (ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Buckling and Postbuckling Behaviour of Composite Laminated Shell Structures, 3rd International Conference on Buckling and Postbuckling Behaviour of Composite Laminated Shell Structures, Braunschweig, presented at 3rd International Conference on Buckling and Postbuckling Behaviour of Composite Laminated Shell Structures, Braunschweig, 25 March 2015 - 27 March 2015
2015
Pei Y; Page J , 2014, 'Analysis of Monte-Carlo Simulation on Helicopter Accidents Caused by Engine Failure', in Fisher A (ed.), SimTecT 2014 and SimHealth 2014 Conference Proceedings, Simulation Australia, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 89 - 94, presented at Asia-Pacific Simulation Training Conference and Exhibition (SimTect2014), Adelaide, Australia, 25 August 2014 - 29 August 2014, http://conference.simulationaustralia.org.au/index.php/simtect/index/schedConfs/archive
2014
Kepple J; Prusty BG; Pearce GM; Kelly D, 2014, 'Improved Methods for Modelling Imperfections for Buckling Analysis of Composite Cylindrical Shells', in Proceedings of the 29th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, St Petersburg, Russia, presented at 29th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2014), St Petersburg, Russia, 07 September 2014 - 12 September 2014, http://www.icas.org/ICAS_ARCHIVE/
2014
Hou T; David M; Prusty G; Pearce G; Kelly D; Thomson R, 2014, 'Impact tests and simulations of crashworthy composite structures using Variable Load Concent', in Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International, pp. 1557 - 1568
2014
Hou T; David M; Prusty BG; Pearce G; Kelly D; Thomson R; Toso N, 2014, 'Experimental and numerical investigation of composite energy absorbers using variable load concept', in 40th European Rotorcraft Forum 2014, Southampton, UK, pp. 963 - 974, presented at 40th European Rotorcraft Forum 2014, Southampton, UK, 02 September 2014 - 05 September 2014
2014
Hou T; Prusty G; Pearce GM; Kelly D; Thomson RS, 2013, 'Experimental Investigation on Energy Absorbing Pressurised Composite Tubes', in Proceedings International Conference on Composite Materials 2013 (ICCM-19), Montreal, Canada, pp. 3654 - 3661, presented at 19th International Conference on Composite Materials, Montreal, Canada, 29 July 2013 - 02 August 2013
2013
Subbaramaiah R; Prusty BG; Pearce G; Lim SH; Kelly D; Thomson R, 2013, 'RUBBER PAD FORMING OF GLARE CRUCIFORM USING NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS', in Proceedings International Conference on Composite Materials 2013 (ICCM-19), Montreal, Canada, pp. 3525 - 3535, presented at 19th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM19), Montreal, Canada, 28 July 2013 - 02 August 2013
2013
Lim SH; Pearce G; Tran T; Kelly D, 2013, 'New Developments for Application of Onset Theory to Unidirectional and Fabric Laminates', in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Composite Structures, ICCS17, 17th International Conference on Composite Structures, Porto, Portugal, presented at 17th International Conference on Composite Structures, Porto, Portugal, 17 June 2013 - 21 June 2013
2013
Kepple J; Prusty BG; Pearce GM; Kelly DW; Thomson RS; Degenhardt R, 2013, 'INFLUENCE OF IMPERFECTIONS ON AXIAL BUCKLING LOAD OF COMPOSITE CYLINDRICAL SHELLS', in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Composite Materials, Montreal, Canada, pp. 5332 - 5341, presented at 19th International Conference on Composite Materials, Montreal, Canada, 28 July 2013 - 02 August 2013
2013
Pearce GM; Lim SH; Sul JH; Prusty BG; Kelly DW, 2013, 'Atoms to Assemblies: A Physics-Based Hierarchical Modelling Approach for Polymer Composite Components', in Applied Mechanics and Materials, Sydney, Australia, pp. 41 - 47, presented at 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, Sydney, Australia, 03 October 2013 - 04 October 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.41
2013
Hou T; Prusty BG; Pearce GM; Kelly D; Thomson RS, 2013, 'A NOVEL VARIABLE LOAD ENERGY ABSORBING COMPOSITE COMPONENT FOR IMPROVING HELICOPTER CRASHWORTHINESS', in SAMPE EUROPE TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AND TABLE TOP EXHIBITION. 8TH 2013. (SETEC 13) NOVEL ASPECTS IN COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGIES: FROM FIBRE TO LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES, SAMPE Europe SETEC 13 Conference, Wuppertal, Germany, presented at SAMPE Europe SETEC 13 Conference, Wuppertal, Germany, 11 September 2013 - 12 September 2013
2013
Lim S; Pearce GM; Kelly DW; Prusty BG; Crosky A, 2013, 'New Developments in Onset Theory for Onset of Resin Failure in Fibre Reinforced Composites', in ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials, Montreal, Canada, pp. 5551 - 5558, presented at 19th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM19), 28 July 2013 - 02 August 2013
2013
Autori C; Crosky A; Pearce G; Kelly D, 2013, 'Characterisation of Dilatation using Fractography', in Ferreira A (ed.), Characterisation of Dilatation using Fractography, 17th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS17), Porto, Portugal, presented at 17th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS17), 17 June 2013 - 21 June 2013
2013
Pearce G; Kelly D; Lim S, 2013, 'Application of a Damage Mechanics Algorithm Based on Critical Strain Invariants to Progressive Failure of a [0/90]s Specimen', in Ferreira A (ed.), Application of a Damage Mechanics Algorithm Based on Critical Strain Invariants to Progressive Failure of a [0/90]s Specimen, 17th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS17), Porto, Portugal, presented at 17th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS17)
2013
Bassandeh A; Pearce GM; Kelly DW, 2012, 'Identifying Load Paths from Finite Element Analysis with Application to Reinforcement of Membrane Structures', in Gu Y; Saha SC (ed.), Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Computational Mechanics, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Queensland, presented at 4th International Conference on Computational Method, Gold Coast, Australia, 25 November 2012 - 28 November 2012
2012
Tran T; Kelly DW; Prusty BG; Pearce GM; Gosse J, 2012, 'A Micromechanical Sub-Modelling Technique for Implementing Onset Theory', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanics of Nano, Micro and Macro Composite Structures, Politechnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, pp. 1 - 8, presented at International Conference on Mechanics of Nano, Micro and Macro Composite Structures, Torino, Italy, 18 June 2012 - 20 June 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.03.016
2012
Subbaramaiah R; Prusty BG; Pearce GM; Lim SH; Kelly DW; Thomson RS, 2012, 'A Feasibility Study for Multimaterial Retrofittable Energy Absorbing Structure for Aged Helicopter Subfloor', in ICAS 2012 CD-ROM PROCEEDINGS, Optimage Ltd. on behalf of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, UK, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, Brisbane, Australia, 23 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
2012
Kepple J; Prusty BG; Pearce GM; Kelly DW; Thomson RS, 2012, 'A New Multi-Objective Robust Optimisation Methodology', in Proceedings of 7th Australasian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Engineers Australia, Canberra ACT, pp. 1 - 10, presented at 7th Australasian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Adelaide, 09 December 2012 - 12 December 2012
2012
Crosky AG; Kelly DW; Pearce GM; Lim SH, 2012, 'Damage Development Ahead of Arrested Cracks in a Strain Gradient in Unidirectional Fibre Reinforced Plastic Composites', in Ferreira A; Carrera E (ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanics of Nano, Micro and Macro Composite Structures, International Conference on Mechanics of Nano, Micro and Macro Composite Structures, Torino, Italy, presented at International Conference on Mechanics of Nano, Micro and Macro Composite Structures, Torino, Italy, 18 June 2012 - 20 June 2012, http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~icnmmcs/abstracts/196.pdf
2012
Pearce GM; Page JR; Kealy J, 2012, 'Development of Stochastic Methods for Helicopter Crash Simulation', in SimTecT 2012: Simulation - Integrated Solutions, Simulation Australia Ltd, Australia, pp. 1 - 6, presented at Asia-Pacific Simulation Training Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, 18 June 2012 - 20 June 2012
2012
Pearce GM; Kelly DW, 2012, 'Pull-through Failure Prediction for Composite Bolted Joints Using Onset Theory', in Marino Q (ed.), Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, Venice, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, Venice, 24 June 2012 - 28 June 2012
2012
Hou T; Pearce GM; Prusty BG; Lim SH; Kelly DW; Thomson RS, 2012, 'Experimental Development and Analysis of an Active Crushing Element Using Pressurized Composite Tubes', in ICAS 2012 CD-ROM PROCEEDINGS, Optimage Ltd. on behalf of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, UK, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, Brisbane, Australia, 23 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
2012
Tran T; Simkins D; Lim SH; Kelly DW; Pearce GM; Prusty BG; Gosse J; Christensen S, 2012, 'Application of a Scalar Strain-Based Damage Onset Theory to the Failure of a Complex Composite Specimen', in Grant I (ed.), ICAS 2012 CD-ROM PROCEEDINGS, Optimage Ltd. on behalf of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, UK, presented at 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Brisbane, 23 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
2012
Pearce GM; Kelly DW, 2012, 'Bearing Failure Prediction for Composite Pin-Loaded Holes and Bolted Joints Using Onset Theory', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanics of Nano, Micro and Macro Composite Structures, Politechnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, presented at International Conference on Mechanics of Nano, Micro and Macro Composite Structures, Torino, Italy, 18 June 2012 - 20 June 2012, http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~icnmmcs/abstracts/113.pdf
2012
Lim SH; Prusty BG; Pearce GM; Kelly DW; Thomson RS, 2012, 'Directional Enhancement of Composite Structures Energy Absorption Using Magnetorheological Fluids', in ICAS 2012 CD-ROM PROCEEDINGS, Optimage Ltd. on behalf of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, UK, pp. 1 - 9, presented at 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, Brisbane, Australia, 23 September 2012 - 28 September 2012
2012
Kelly D; Pearce GM; Ip M; Bassandeh A, 2011, 'Plotting Load Paths from Vectors of Finite Element Stress Results', in NAFEMS World Congress 2011, NAFEMS World Congress 2011, Boston USA, presented at NAFEMS World Congress 2011, Boston USA, 23 May 2011 - 26 May 2011, https://www.nafems.org/downloads/nwc11/kelly_et_al_load_paths_nafems_2011.pdf/
2011
Pearce GM; Djukic LP; Johnson AF; Thomson RS, 2011, 'Application of CT Scanning to Investigate the Failure of Carbon Fibre Composite Bolted Joints', in Third Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, AIAC14 Congress Committee (Electronic), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1 - 10, presented at 3rd Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Aerospace Technology, Melbourne, Australia, 28 February 2011 - 03 March 2011, http://www.aiac14.com/
2011
Pearce GM; Page JR; Sammons P; Subbaramaiah R; Prusty BG, 2011, 'Crash Investigation using Integrated Flight Simulation and Finite Element Modelling', in SimTecT 2011, Simulation Australia, Rundle Mall, South Australia, pp. 82 - 85, presented at Asia-Pacific Simulation and Training Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, 31 May 2011 - 02 June 2011
2011
Tran T; Kelly DW; Prusty BG; Pearce GM, 2011, 'Micromechanical Modelling of Test Specimens for Onset of Dilatational Damage of Polymer Matrix in Composite Materials', in Lee WI (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Composite Materials, The Korean Society for Composite Materials, Seoul, Korea, pp. Electronic Publishing, presented at 18th International Conference on Composite Materials, Jeju,Korea, 21 August 2011 - 26 August 2011, http://www.iccm-central.org/Conferences.html
2011
Pearce GM; Djukic LP; Wootton RJ; Kelly DW, 2009, 'Application of SIFT to micro-cracking and lug failure.', in Love D (ed.), 13th Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC13) - Thirteenth Australian Aeronautical Conference, Engineers Australia, Australia, pp. 1 - 12, presented at 13th Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC13), Melbourne, Australia, 09 March 2009 - 12 March 2009
2009
Johnson AF; Pearce GM; Thomson RS; Kelly DW, 2008, 'Experimental Techniques and Data Acquisition for High-Rate Loading of Composite Joints and Structures', in Experimental Techniques and Data Acquisition for High-Rate Loading of Composite Joints and Structures, 4th International Conference on Composites Testing and Model Identification, Dayton, OH, USA, presented at 4th International Conference on Composites Testing and Model Identification, Dayton, OH, USA, 20 October 2008 - 22 October 2008, http://academic.udayton.edu/stevendonaldson/presentations/Garth%20Pearce.pdf
2008
Conference Presentations
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Pearce G, 2019, 'Design of a Linerless Carbon Fibre Composite Pressure Vessel for Cryogenic Fuel Tank Applications', presented at Hydrogen Liquefaction and Storage Symposium, University of Western Australia, Perth, 26 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
2019
Pearce GM; Chowdhury N; Mukkavilli , 2017, 'Multi-scale Modelling for Textile Composites using an Efficient Hierarchical Framework', presented at 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 9), UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 27 November 2017 - 29 November 2017
2017
Hellier AK; Prusty BG; Pearce GM; Reid M; Paradowska AM; Simons P, 2016, 'Effect of Ultrasonic Peening on Residual Stresses at a T-Butt Weld Toe', presented at ICRS-10, 10th International Conference on Residual Stresses, Brighton Novotel, Sydney, Australia, 03 July 2016 - 07 July 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.131401/RG.2.2.23738.39362
2016
Hellier AK; Prusty BG; Pearce GM; Reid M; Paradowska AM, 2016, 'Effect of Ultrasonic Peening on Fatigue Crack Propagation from a Weld Toe', presented at IIW2016, 69th International Institute of Welding Annual Assembly and International Conference, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 10 July 2016 - 15 July 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.23109.24807
2016
Pearce GM; Gould C, 2015, 'Design and implementation of an ARCAN-style test rig for off-axis testing of bolted joints in composite laminates', presented at 18th International Conference on Composite Structures, Lisbon, Portugal, 15 June 2015 - 18 June 2015
2015
Pearce GM, 2015, 'Bearing Failure Prediction for Hybrid Bolted-Bonded Composite Joints using Onset Theory', presented at 18th International Conference on Composite Structures, Lisbon, Portugal, 15 June 2015 - 18 June 2015
2015
Pearce GM; Johnson AF; Thomson RS; Kelly DW, 2008, 'Experimental Investigation of a Simple Composite Structure including Loading Rate Effects', presented at Composites CRC and Composites Australia Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Victoria, 13 March 2008 - 14 March 2008
2008
Pearce GM; Thomson RS; Kelly DW; Johnson AF, 2007, 'High Strain-Rate Response of Fastened Carbon Fibre Composite Joints in Composite Structures', presented at ECCOMAS Thematic Conference Mechanical Response of Composites, Porto, Portugal, 12 September 2007 - 14 September 2007
2007
Book Chapters
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Djukic L; Pearce GM; Hillier W; Crosky A; Bendemra H, 2016, 'Component Form and Manufacture', in Baker A; Scott M (ed.), Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures (2nd Edition), Knovel
2016
Crosky A; Grant C; Kelly D; Legrand X; Pearce G, 2015, '4 Fibre placement processes for composites manufacture', in Advances in Composites Manufacturing and Process Design, pp. 79 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-1-78242-307-2.00004-x
2015
Crosky A; Grant C; Kelly D; Legrand X; Pearce G, 2015, 'Fibre placement processes for composites manufacture', in Advances in Composites Manufacturing and Process Design, pp. 79 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-78242-307-2.00004-X
2015
Pearce GM; Kelly DW; Johnson AF; Thomson RS, 2011, 'Influence of dynamic loading on fastened composite joints', in Camanho P; Tong L (ed.), Composite joints and connections: Principles, modelling and testing, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK, pp. 257 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-84569-990-1.50008-9
2011
Pearce G; Kelly D; Johnson A; Thomson R, 2011, 'Influence of dynamic loading on fastened composite joints', in Composite Joints and Connections, Elsevier, pp. 257 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1533/9780857094926.1.257
2011
Camanho PP; Tong L; Fink A; Camanho PP; Rans CD; Turvey GJ; McCarthy MA; McCarthy CT; Stanley WF; Madenci E; Barut A; Guven I; Irisarri F-X; Laurin F; Carrere N; Schön J; Thomson RS; Pearce GM; Kelly DW; Johnson AF; Takao Y; Yang C; Alfano M; Furgiuele F; Pirondi A; Moroni F; Osnes H; Ole Guthu G; McGeorge D; Ahn J; Waas AM; Stapleton S; Brown SA; Tong L; Gong X-J; Luo Q; Madenci E; Barut A; Guven I; Elder D; Qi B; Feih S, 2011, 'Contributor contact details', in Composite Joints and Connections, Elsevier, pp. xi - xiv, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-1-84569-990-1.50020-x
2011
Theses / Dissertations
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Pearce GM, 2010, High strain-rate behaviour of bolted joints in carbon fibre composite structures, UNSW, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/44593
2010

Composite research facets: Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanics and Design

Research

  • Composite mechanics and design, including advance finite element techniques
  • Aerospace materials
  • Modelling and testing composite structures under dynamic loading conditions
  • Damage prediction and characterisation for laminated composite materials
  • Design of CFRP dangerous goods vessels

Teaching and Other

  • Aerospace structures
  • Finite element methods
  • Air crash and air travel disruptions resulting from airframe structural/design defects
     

I am Deputy Head of School (Education) for Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW.

I convene high level disciplinary and elective courses in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. My courses encourage research, open-ended problem solving, critical thinking, as well as personal and peer reflection.

I currently teach:

  • Finite Element Methods
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Composite Cryotanks (Vertically Integrated Project)