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Dr. Abdul Khadar Syed obtained his undergraduation degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India in 2005 and Double MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering from Lulea University of Technology, Sweden and Saarland University, Germany in 2008. In 2010 he joined The Open University, UK for his PhD study on Durability of Bonded Crack retarders for Aerospace and awarded a PhD in Aug-2014. During his PhD, he investigated the novel structural concept i.e. bonded crack retarders for life enhancements and improving airframe structural integrity and damage tolerance of the critical aircraft structures. The conclusions derived from his PhD will provide information for researchers and aircraft structural designers to improve the performance and life of critical aircraft structures and the possibilities of incorporating the bonded crack retarder concept in the initial design and fabrication stages. In November 2014 he joined Faculty of Engineering and computing, Coventry University as a Research Associate. Currently his research centres around the residual stress measurements, material performance of additively manufactured alloys and metal matrix composites.

Vision Statement

Materials science research is going to face dramatic challenges in the future due to rapidly changing technologies and increase in industrial demands. My research vision is to meet these challenges by the advancement of interdisciplinary research through understanding the relationship between processing, structure, property, and the performance of engineering materials. My current research focusses on the following areas:

•Structural integrity

•Residual stress measurements

•Material performance of additively manufactured alloys

•Fatigue and Fracture mechanics

•Mechanical properties and Materials characterisation

•Metal matrix composites

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Residual stresses Engineering & Materials Science
Cracks Engineering & Materials Science
Fatigue of materials Engineering & Materials Science
Fatigue crack propagation Engineering & Materials Science
Fatigue Mathematics
Crack Mathematics
Porosity Engineering & Materials Science
Neutron diffraction Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 68 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 16 Article
  • 1 Paper
6 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

A critical evaluation of the microstructural gradient along the build direction in electron beam melted Ti-6Al-4V alloy

Sharma, H., Parfitt, D., Syed, A., Wimpenny, D., Muzangaza, E., Baxter, G. & Chen, B., 28 Jan 2019, In : Materials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing. 744, p. 182-194 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Electron beams
electron beams
3 Citations (Scopus)
Fatigue crack propagation
residual stress
Residual stresses
tensile stress
8 Citations (Scopus)

Criticality of porosity defects on the fatigue performance of wire + arc additive manufactured titanium alloy

Biswal, R., Zhang, X., Syed, A., Awd, M., Ding, J., Walther, F. & Williams, S., May 2019, In : International Journal of Fatigue. 122, p. 208-217 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Titanium Alloy
Titanium alloys
2 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of residual stresses induced by cold spraying of Ti-6Al-4V on Ti-6Al-4V substrates

Boruah, D., Ahmad, B., Lee, T. L., Kabra, S., Syed, A., McNutt, P., Doré, M. & Zhang, X., 25 Sep 2019, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 374, p. 591-602 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

residual stress
Residual stresses
43 Downloads (Pure)

Interrupted fatigue testing with periodic tomography to monitor porosity defects in wire + arc additive manufactured Ti-6Al-4V

Biswal, R., Zhang, X., Shamir, M., Mamun, A., Awd, M., Walther, F. & Syed, A., Aug 2019, In : Additive Manufacturing. 28, p. 517-527 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fatigue testing
Fatigue of materials

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Participation in conference

AEROMAT 25-The Latest World in Aerospace Materials

Abdul Syed (Participant)
16 Jun 201419 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference