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Salah leads the Materials and Residual Stress team at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), one of the UK’s seven High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres. He is an expert in measurements, modelling and control of residual stress and in the mechanical and microstructural characterisations of materials. A key theme of his research is to utilise advanced materials characterisation techniques combined with in-situ mechanical loading experiments to better understand how microstructure affects the mechanical response of materials. The results from these experiments are then used to validate finite element simulations. Salah’s previous research had focused on meso-scale fracture and the behaviour of materials under service loads in critical environments, using advanced photography techniques and electron microscopy to determine how microstructural features interacts with cracks. More recently, he has focused on developing novel techniques for measurements of manufacturing induced residual stresses to control dimensional tolerance and part’s non-conformance during manufacturing, while retaining desired microstructure. Salah joined the University of Strathclyde in 2010 where he is currently a Principal Materials Fellow leading the Materials and Residual Stress Team with over 20 staff including Research Fellows, Research Associates and Manufacturing Engineers. He is also supervising PhD and EngD students at Strathclyde Engineering Doctorate Centre funded by EPSRC.
Dr Rahimi, is a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and he is registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester
1 Jan 2006 → 5 Mar 2010
Award Date: 5 Mar 2010
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
1 Sep 1999 → 30 Jun 2004
Award Date: 30 Jun 2004
- Materials science
- Residual Stress Measurement & Prediction
- scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
- Electron backscattering diffraction (EBSD)
- Forging and Forming of Metallic Materials and Alloys
- Structural Integrity
- Advanced Characterisations of Materials
- Stress Corrosion Cracking
- materials performance
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Effect of texture and mechanical anisotropy on flow behaviour in Ti-6Al-4V alloy under superplastic forming conditionsda Silva, L., Sivaswamy, G., Sun, L. & Rahimi, S., 5 Jul 2021, In: Materials Science and Engineering: A. 819, 17 p., 141367.
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A new method for predicting susceptibility of austenitic stainless steels to intergranular stress corrosion crackingRahimi, S. & Marrow, T. J., 29 Feb 2020, In: Materials & Design. 187, 15 p., 108368.
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