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Associate ProfessorDigby Symons

Civil & Mechanical Engineering E537
Internal Phone: 92171
Passionate engineering educator and researcher focused on problems of design in sports engineering, medical devices, process and structural mechanics.

Qualifications

Research Interests

My research concerns the appropriate application of engineering science to problems of mechanical design and system optimisation. I work in the fields of sports engineering, medical devices, process engineering and structural mechanics.

Recent Publications

  • Nourani SA., Pons DJ., Tamadon A. and Symons D. (2021) Microstructural deformation in the clinching process. Journal of Advanced Joining Processes 3 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jajp.2021.100041.
  • Symons D. and Brooks T. (2020) Design of a tandem racing bicycle. Auckland, New Zealand: Manufacturing, Design & Entrepreneurship Conference MaDE2020, 7-8 Dec 2020.
  • Symons D. and Brooks T. (2020) Loading and structural performance of tandem bicycle frames. Christchurch, New Zealand: Sport & Exercise Science NZ Conference, 25-27 Nov 2020.
  • Symons D. and Murton B. (2020) Energy absorption of FDM 3D printed TPMS structures. Auckland, New Zealand: Manufacturing, Design & Entrepreneurship Conference MaDE2020, 7-8 Dec 2020.
  • Symons D., Stilwell G. and Murton B. (2020) Design and development of a quick release arm brace for a Paralympic cyclist. Auckland, New Zealand: Manufacturing, Design & Entrepreneurship Conference MaDE2020, 7-8 Dec 2020.