Dr Chanel Fallon is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Impact Engineering Group at the University of Oxford. She obtained her PhD in 2019 from the University of Cambridge where she investigated the application of elastomer coatings to concrete structures for blast and impact mitigation.
Chanel obtained her MEng degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Cambridge, gaining a first class degree and winning the Archibald Denny Prize in Theory of Structures.
She is currently engaged in a research project, funded by Innovate UK and Rolls-Royce, which aims to establish the deformation and failure modes of titanium alloys during impact with ice.
Chanel’s research focuses on the dynamic behaviour of materials and structures. Her research interests include:
- Dynamic experimental techniques using gas gun and Split-Hopkinson pressure bar apparatus
- Numerical modelling of extreme, dynamic loading conditions and pressure-dependent materials
- Blast and impact mitigation strategies for civilian infrastructure
- Strain-rate and temperature-dependent characterisation of materials
DE-ICER (Design Excellence – Ice Crystal Engine Research)
This project, funded by Innovate UK and Rolls-Royce, investigates the deformation and failure modes of titanium alloys during impact with ice.
- Fallon, C. and McShane, G. J., Fluid-structure interactions for the air blast loading of elastomer-coated concrete, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Volume 168, 15 August 2019, Pages 138-152.
- Fallon, C. and McShane, G. J., Impact mitigating capabilities of a spray-on elastomer coating applied to concrete structures, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Volume 128, June 2019, Pages 72-85.
- Fallon, C. (2019). Blast and impact response of elastomer-coated concrete (Doctoral thesis), University of Cambridge.