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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, University of Surrey

May 1996May 2000


Sep 1984Jul 1986

Degree, ACECR

Sep 1980Jul 1984


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

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Research Output 2002 2018

  • 234 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 32 Article
  • 4 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
  • 1 Paper
7 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Pre-bent shape design of full free-form curved beams using isogeometric method and semi-analytical sensitivity analysis

Hosseini, S. F., Moetakef-Imani, B., Hadidi-Moud, S. & Hassani, B., Dec 2018, In : Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. 58, 6, p. 2621–2633 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Curved Beam
Shape Design
Sensitivity analysis
Sensitivity Analysis
Isogeometric Analysis
266 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Displacement control
Plastic deformation
Cyclic loads
Fatigue damage
16 Downloads (Pure)

Influence of combined impact and cyclic loading on the overall fatigue life of forged steel, EA4T

Malekzadeh, A., Hadidimoud, S. & Farhangdoost, K., 23 Mar 2017, In : Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology. 31, 3, p. 1097-1103 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fatigue of materials

Application of the GTN Model in Ductile Fracture Prediction of 7075-T651 Aluminum Alloy

Hosseini, SF. & Moud, S. H., 2016, In : Journal of Solid Mechanics. 8, 2, p. 326-333 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ductile fracture
Aluminum alloys
Mechanical properties
10 Citations (Scopus)
253 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Rotating Disk
Functionally graded materials
Rotating disks
Pressure vessels
Isogeometric Analysis