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Saeid Hadidimoud joined Coventry University in summer 2016 as Senior Lecturer in Solid Mechanics. He has worked as Research Associate and Visiting Research Fellow within the Structural Integrity Research team at the University of Bristol, UK (2000-2009), academic member of staff overseas (2009-2013) and in the UK (2014-2016) before joining Coventry University. He completed his first degree in Mechanical Engineering (1st Class) and MSc in Solid Mechanics (Distinction) at the University of Tehran, Iran. On completion of his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Surrey, UK he received a national award as distinguished graduate from Iran Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in 2000.

He has over 15 years of experience focused on developing design tools for failure prediction using computational fracture mechanics. His scientific research interest is on quantification of follow up elasticity and classification of residual stresses for incorporation into the integrity assessment codes whereas on applied research his interest is focused on predicting failure in presence of defects and residual stresses. His current publication profile consists of around 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and more than 50 research outputs in conference proceedings.

Vision statement:

Material fabrication, associated manufacturing processes, and in-service conditions are likely to induce residual stresses into mechanical components. Developing reliable design tools to assess the integrity of structures requires realistic estimates of residual stresses at all length scales. Emerging advanced engineered materials and manufacturing processes have introduced new dimensions to this already challenging issue. Evolution of emerging and existing cracks or defects adds another dimension to the complication of real life situations in structural components. Management of residual stresses throughout the life cycle of a component is key to achieving the desired performance of components and structures. My main research objectives are therefore:

  1. To understand, measure and manage residual stresses
  2. To develop design tools to predict the performance of materials, components, and structures in presence of residual stresses and defects
  3. To incorporate the influence of these parameters into integrity assessment procedures/codes for failure prediction

My mission is to achieve these objectives through experimentation (observation, measurement, exploration) and modelling (using computational fracture mechanics).

Research Interests

Residual stresses; Mechanics of Materials; Fracture and Damage Mechanics; Structural Integrity Assessment; Fatigue Life / Damage Tolerance; Finite Element Analysis /Modelling

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Finite Element Modelling of Material Damage and Rupture, University of Surrey

May 1996May 2000

Award Date: 1 Dec 2000

MSc, Finite element analysis of stress and deformation in non-circular section components under torsion, Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research

Sept 1984Jul 1986

Award Date: 1 Jul 1986

Degree, Design of Ball mill and continuous tunnel kiln for chinaware production line, Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research

Sept 1980Jul 1984

Award Date: 1 Jul 1984


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Structural Integrity Assessment
  • Residual Stress management
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Fracture and Damage Mechanics


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