Contact Dr Hamed Yazdani Nezhad

Areas of expertise

Background

Hamed received his PhD in mechanical engineering on a collaborative project between the University of Limerick, Imperial College London and Helmholtz-Zentrüm Berlin, titled "Effect of prior deformation on creep behaviour of AISI 316H austenitic stainless steels" funded by Science Foundation Ireland and EDF (formerly British Energy Ltd.).

He worked at the Irish Centre for Composites Research as lecturer in Finite Element Analysis and Aircraft Structures, and as a post-doctoral researcher on three consecutive industrial-oriented projects on composites materials, MAAXIMUS project funded through EU FP7 grant agreement nº213371 led by Airbus (www.maaximus.eu), Design of Optimised Composites for Impact Applications (OPTCOM) project funded by Enterprise Ireland (grant CF/2013/3012B), and the Science Foundation Ireland funded FALCOM project (www.falcom.ie) on a novel adhesively bonded joining technology.

Current activities

Hamed is a lecturer in Composite Engineering at the Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre in School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield University. He is the principal investigator of the EPSRC First Grant project on 'Self-Tuning Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Adaptive Nanocomposite (STRAINcomp)', Ref. EP/R016828/1, EPSRC DTP grant for 'Microstructural Study of Multifunctional Nanocomposites', Ref. EP/R513027/1, and the former EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship Award for 'Dielectric Activated Resin Cure for Composite Repair (DARCRep)', Ref. EP/P511134/1.

His research experiences are: 

  • Experimental and computational mechanics of fibre-reinforced composites
  • Material characterisation of steels and composites
  • Plasticity and residual stress engineering
  • Impact damage response of composite structures
  • Adhesively bonded and bolted composite joints
  • Nanoparticle modified adhesives 
  • Microwave curing
  • In-situ structural measurement
  • Creep fracture mechanics

His research interests are: 

  • Intelligent sustainable composite transport structures
  • Non-destructive testing 
  • Polymer composite repair
  • Creep fracture and fatigue in metals and composites
  • Processing of high toughness composites
  • Finite element damage modelling
  • Structural health and in-situ monitoring

Clients

  • EPSRC/UKRI
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Airbus UK
  • Munro Technology Ltd.
  • Cambridge Nanosystems
  • Oxford Advanced Surfaces
  • Through-life Engineering Services Centre
  • Cambond Ltd.
  • Cametics Ltd.

Selected publications are listed below. For full list of publications please visit:

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=FxKeO8UAAAAJ

OR through my ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0832-3579

Publications

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Conference Papers