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Dr Abolfazl Zahedi

Job: Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Computational material modelling

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 201 3971




Personal profile

Dr Abolfazl Zahedi awarded his PhD (2013) in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University. Following the completion of his PhD, Abolfazl received a Marie Curie research fellowship, which provided funding for a year to extend his collaboration with Mechanics of Advanced Material research group in Loughborough University. After finishing his fellowship, he joint to Advance Forming Research Centre (AFRC) in University of Strathclyde. He led a number of large engineering projects including manufacturing of a complex part by hydroforming process. Abolfazl started his position (2015) as a research fellow in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) in the University of Manchester. Since 2016 Abolfazl has appointed a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer role at De Montfort University. His main research interest are computational material modelling, biomechanics, and dynamic and vibration analysis. He conducts his full time research study in a range of topics, such as fracture, crystal plasticity, metal forming, and vibration analysis.

Dr Zahedi is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in UK.

Research group affiliations

Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Research interests/expertise

Dr Abolfazl Zahedi as a lecturer in the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development is looking to develop his research further through the supervision of PhD students and his own personal contributions. Current research activities involve a mixture of modelling and experimental work, including:

  • Experimental and Computational Biomechanics
  • Solid Mechanics, Continuum (Damage) Mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture Analysis
  • Dynamics & Vibrations of Structures 

Areas of teaching

ENGT5201Engineering Systems: Dynamics and Control

ENGD1005 Mechanical Principles

Honours and awards

Best PhD Student- Loughboroug University, January 2013

Best MSc Project- Mazandran University, January 2009

Membership of professional associations and societies

Instituation of Mechanical Enginner, IMechE 2014 to present

Recent research outputs

  1. S Li, S.A. Zahedi, V Silberschmidt (2017) Numerical Simulation of Bone Cutting: Hybrid SPH-FE Approach, Book chapter
  2. S.A. Zahedi, V. Babitsky (2016) "Modelling of autoresonant control of a parametrically excited screen machine" Journal of sound and vibration, Vol. 380, pp 78–89
  3. S.A. Zahedi, A. Jivkov (2016) "Two-parameter fracture characterization of a welded pipe in the presence of residual stresses" Structural integrity journal, Vol. 2, pp 777-784
  4. S.A. Zahedi, A. Roy, V.V. Silberschmidt (2015) "Modelling of vibration assisted machining fcc Single Crystal" Procedia CIRP, Vol. 31, pp 393–398
  5. S.A. Zahedi, A. Roy, V.V. Silberschmidt (2015) "Variation of cutting forces in machining of fcc single crystals" Acta Mechanica, DOI 10.1007/s00707-015-1418-z
  6. S. A. Zahedi, Murat Demiral, Anish Roy, Vadim V. Silberschmidt, (2013) "FE/SPH modelling of orthogonal micro-machining of f.c.c. single crystal" Computational Materials Science, Vol. 78, pp 104–109
  7. S.A. Zahedi, A. Roy, V.V. Silberschmidt (2013) "Modelling of micro-machining single crystal fcc metals" Procedia CIRP, Vol. 8, pp 346–350
  8. S.A. Zahedi, M. Demiral, A. Roy, V. Babitsky, V. Silberschmidt (2012) "Indentation in f.c.c. single crystals", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 188, pp. 219-225.
  9. A. Shamsi, S.A. Zahedi, M. Bakhshi-jouybari, S.J. Hossinipour, D. Banabic (2012) "Optimizitation of the pressure path in sheet metal hydroforming", Proceedings of the romanian academy, Series A, Vol.13, No. 4, pp. 351–359.
  10. S.A. Zahedi, M. Kazemnia, N. Tolou (2010) "Approximation of nonlinear stability and dynamics for solidification of a dilute binary alloy (kuramoto sivashinsky equation) using HPM", Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 41-53.
  11. M. Alinia, G. Domairry, M. Gorji, S.A Zahedi, S. Soleimani (2011) "Analysis on viscoelastic fluid flow and heat transfer over a stretching sheet", International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics Vol. 12, No. 6, pp 278-289.

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