Dr Matthew Donough
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Matthew Donough

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

I am a post-doctoral researcher with ARC Training Centre for Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) at UNSW Sydney. I attained my PhD in Aerospace Engineering at RMIT University in 2015. My research includes aerospace structures, numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation, and composite and hybrid materials. My interests are oriented towards: 
 - modelling and prediction of fatigue crack growth in a composite structures;
 - the design and optimization of advanced grid structures;
 - predicting the response and damage evolution in composite laminates and sandwich structures;
 - improving the impact and ballistic resistance of composite structures through bio-inspired designs;
 - modeling of composite laminates under extreme thermal loads.

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Ainsworth Building (J17) Level 2, Room 208A
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Oromiehie E; Gain AK; Donough MJ; Prusty BG, 2022, 'Fracture toughness assessment of CF-PEEK composites consolidated using hot gas torch assisted automated fibre placement', Composite Structures, vol. 279, pp. 114762 - 114762, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114762
    Journal articles | 2021
    Garg N; Saputra A; Donough M; Song C; Phillips AW; Prusty BG, 2021, 'Application of scaled boundary finite element method for three-dimensional modeling of bi-axial bending in thick laminated composite plates', Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2021.1989526
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ghazlan A; Ngo T; Tan P; Xie YM; Tran P; Donough M, 2021, 'Inspiration from Nature's body armours – A review of biological and bioinspired composites', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 205, pp. 108513 - 108513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108513
    Journal articles | 2021
    Zhao C; Donough MJ; Prusty BG; Xiao J, 2021, 'Influences of ply waviness and discontinuity on automated fibre placement manufactured grid stiffeners', Composite Structures, vol. 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.113106
    Journal articles | 2020
    Gargano A; Donough M; Das R; Mouritz AP, 2020, 'Damage to fibre-polymer laminates caused by surface contact explosive charges', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108162
    Journal articles | 2015
    Donough MJ; Gunnion AJ; Orifici AC; Wang CH, 2015, 'Plasticity induced crack closure in adhesively bonded joints under fatigue loading', International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 70, pp. 440 - 450, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2014.07.003
    Journal articles | 2015
    Donough MJ; Gunnion AJ; Orifici AC; Wang CH, 2015, 'Scaling parameter for fatigue delamination growth in composites under varying load ratios', Composites Science and Technology, vol. 120, pp. 39 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2015.10.011
  • Conference Papers | 2015
    Donough MJ; Gunnion AJ; Orifici AC; Wang CH, 2015, 'A new scaling parameter for delamination growth in composite laminates under fatigue loading', in ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Donough MJ; Gunnion AJ; Orifici AC; Wang CH, 2012, 'Critical assessment of failure criteria for adhesively bonded composite repair design', in 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences 2012, ICAS 2012, pp. 4946 - 4956

Light weight composite conveyor support structures for underground coal mines. Funded by: Australia Coal Research Program (2021-2023)