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Professor Christopher Truman

Professor Christopher Truman

Professor Christopher Truman
B.Sc.(Manc.), Cert.A.Stud.(Cantab), Ph.D., C.Phys., C.Eng., F.Inst.P.

Professor of Solid Mechanics

Office Room 2.51
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 117 331 5911


Research interests are primarily focussed on measuring and modelling residual stress, and fracture of structural materials. Residual stresses are self-equilibrating stresses existing in materials or components under uniform temperature conditions and no applied loads. Residual stresses are introduced into components by processes which cause the material to undergo some form of inelastic response, such as welding, quenching and rolling. The presence of residual stresses can have a significant effect on the subsequent failure characteristics of engineering components and structures.


I am a Professor of Solid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. I am also an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow (ARF) until 2010. My official Departmental page is located here. 


  • modelling
  • Residual stresses


I work on problems related to failure of materials, the integrity of components and structures. This includes determining stress states in loaded components, the influence of external parameters such as temperature and problems of a dynimc nature.

  • structural integrity
  • mechanical engineering
  • stress analysis
  • contact mechanics
  • material behaviour
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