Mr Patrick Conor

Consultant Profile

Mr Patrick Conor
Senior Research Officer, School of Engineering
E: patrick.conor@aut.ac.nz

Qualifications: BMet (Hons), MSc

Memberships & Affiliations: & SMNZI

Research Areas:

Materials engineering

Current Research Projects:

Applications of scanning electron microscopy

Current Consulting Areas & Projects:

Forensic engineering

Publications:

Recent Journal Publication

Conor, P.C., James, A.D., Hollis, M.J. and Campbell, S.K. 'Applications of Fractography for Aircraft Defect Causal Analysis'. Journal of Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures. 35. 2011.

Recent Conference papers:

Conor, P.C., James, A.D. 'Fractography for Flight Safety - A Systems Approach'. Proc. International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure. Auckland, 2010.

Conor, P.C., Hollis, M. J., Campbell, S. K. 'Helicopter Main Rotor Blade Fatigue'. Proc. International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure. Auckland, 2010.

Conor, P. C. 'Adhesive Fractography'. NZ Microscopy Conference, Christchurch 2013.

Cui, S., Chen, Z.W., Conor, P.C. 'Micro-measurements for Determining Strain and Strain Rate During Friction Stir Processing'. NZ Microscopy Conference, Christchurch 2013

Biography:

Before joining AUT in 2012, Patrick Conor had wide experience with materials engineering development and applications in ships, aircraft and land vehicles. His work has involved the analysis and rectification of engineering defects and failures in structures, propulsion systems, and mechanical systems caused by factors such as metal fatigue, corrosion, wear, adhesion failure and polymer degradation.