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Professor Janice M Barton BSc, PhD, CEng, CPhys, FInstP, MIMechE

Visiting Professor of Experimental Mechanics

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Professor Janice M Barton is a Visiting Professor of Experimental Mechanics within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Biography (brief career summary) of Professor Janice Barton

DatesCareer Summary
1992 -1993 University of Central Lancashire
Department of Engineering and Product Design
1993 - 1999 University of Liverpool
Department of Mechanical Engineering (1993-1997)
Department of Engineering (1997-1999)
1999 - School of Engineering Sciences, FSIRG
Lecturer (1999-2002)
Senior Lecturer (2002-2004)
Reader in Experimental Mechanics (2004-2007)
Professor of Experimental Mechanics (2007-)

Research interests

  • experimental mechanics
  • imaging
  • thermography/thermoelastic stress analysis
  • non-destructive testing
  • damage assessment
  • mechanics of composites and sandwich structures
  • acoustic emission
  • small scale testing
  • high speed imaging
  • dynamic testing
  • image correlation

Affiliate research group

Maritime Engineering

Research project(s)

The use of optical techniques to assess the performance of composite materials under high velocity deformations

Analysis of adhesively-bonded composite joints

Improvements to experimental approach for application of optical methods to high-speed testing of composites

An investigation into the face sheet debonding of glass balsa sandwich composites

Applications of thermography for material and structures monitoring and assessment

Digital image correlation for high strain rate behaviour investigation on glass fibre reinforced polymers

Potential for evaluating residual stress using thermoelastic stress analysis

A new tool to identify defects in adhesively bonded joints

Thermal degradation of foam cored sandwich structures

Imaging the mechanical properties of welds

Welding is a very important industrial joining technique.

Novel Integrated Imaging Approaches for Damage Characterisation of Composite Materials and Structures

The project aims at developing an idea known as ‘Strain-based NDE’. Here full field imaging techniques are used to capture data that is directly related to the strain caused by the damage to provide prognostic information on the effect of damage in composite materials.

High-fidelity testing of wind turbine blade substructures

High-fidelity evaluation of wind turbine blade substructural components by combined submodelling and testing.

Integrated experimental and computational characterisation of advanced composite materials subjected to multiaxial loading

  • Associate Dean for Infrastructure
  • Responsible for coordinating the activities in the Transport Systems Research Laboratory (TSRL)
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Book Chapters



Module titleModule codeDisciplineRole
Analysis and Design Optimisation of Laminated Composite Structures SESG6024 Engineering Sciences Course leader
Experimental Mechanics SESG6031 Engineering Sciences Course leader
Marine Engineering SESS2004 Ship Science Course leader
Sensors and Signal Processing for Condition Monitoring SESG6027 Engineering Sciences Course leader
Composites Engineering SESG6022 Engineering Sciences Course leader
Professor Janice M Barton
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number : 176/3031

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