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Dr Jo Yetman 

Consulting Engineer

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Jo is a versatile engineer with a strong technical background in composite materials and is an expert in structural analysis and damage propagation.  Jo studied a Master of Engineering at the University of Cambridge specialising in mechanical engineering and an Engineering Doctorate sponsored by Lloyd's Register and the Ministry of Defence Surface Ships in Damage Tolerance of Marine Composites at the University of Southampton.  Between degrees Jo gained industrial experience in naval shipbuilding, composite manufacturing and composite marine craft at GURIT UK, VT Halmatic and BVT Surface Fleet.  Jo joined RIfI in October 2013 and is currently involved in a number of industry led research and consultancy projects.

Research interests


Maritime Composite (current)

Support to UK MOD on maritime composites.

Selected consultancy reports

Global Strategic Trends 6: Out to 2050 ‘The future of the oceans. 15/03/2017

Evaluation by finite element analysis of the fatigue service life of a typical composite hose for LNG transfer. 14/11/2016

A study of NDE techniques and acceptance criteria for composite structures. 13/05/2016

  • Affiliated with Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) and the Fluid Structures Interactions Research Group (FSI)
  • Associate member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • University contact for EU FP7 project ADAM4EVE (Adaptive and smart materials and structures for more efficient vessels)
Dr Jo Yetman
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