Imperial College London

Professor M Ahmer Wadee

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor of Nonlinear Mechanics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6050a.wadee Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Ruth Bello +44 (0)20 7594 6040

 
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Location

 

421Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Research interests

Nonlinear Structural Stability

My research group's work has been profiled on the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute website (Link). We have investigated the following aspects of nonlinear structural mechanics:

  • Nonlinear mechanical systems
  • Geometric approaches to mechanical modelling
  • Coupled instabilities in optimized structures
  • Sandwich structures
  • Composite and layered materials
  • Thin-walled structural components
  • Prestressed steel structures
  • Tubular structures

On-going research projects

Research lineage

My current Erdös number is 5.

Collaborators

Motohiro Sato, Hokkaido University, Japan, Buckling of complete spherical shells, 2010

Christina Völlmecke, Institute of Mechanics, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, Nonlinear structural mechanics of laminated composites, 2006

Stylianos Yiatros, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus, Localized buckling in sandwich structures, 2006

Roger Hobbs, Imperial College London, UK, Structural mechanics of wire and fibre ropes, 1999

Rorie Edmunds, University of Bath, UK, Kink banding in layered structures and materials, 2003

Luis Simoes da Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Mathematical modelling of sandwich structures, 2000

Chris Budd, Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics, University of Bath, UK, Nonlinear Mechanics, 1996

Giles Hunt, Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics, University of Bath, UK, Nonlinear Mechanics, 1995

Luke Louca, Imperial College London, UK, Blast loading of composite structures, 2001

Mark Peletier, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Mathematical modelling of geological folding, 1998

Khurram Wadee, Computational Engineering, University of Exeter, UK, Localized buckling in circular tubes, 2004

Leroy Gardner, Imperial College London, Nonlinear mechanics and design of prestressed stayed columns, 2007

Gary Hunt, University of Cambridge, UK, Fluid-Structure Interaction, 2006

Nigel Kaye, Clemson University, USA, Localized buckling in pressurized elastic tubes, 2006

Guest Lectures

Sandwiches, Snakes and Stays: Interacting with Instabilities, Professorial Inaugural Lecture, Imperial College London, London, UK, 2016

The behaviour and design of prestressed stayed steel columns, The Institution of Structural Engineers, London, 2017

Nonlinear mechanics and design of prestressed stayed columns, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 2017

Nonlinear Mathematics in Structural Engineering: Interacting with Instabilities, Institute of Mathematics and its Application, London, 2017

Behaviour and design of prestressed stayed steel columns, School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 2016

Analytical modelling of nonlinear instabilities in long thin-walled structural components: Recent developments, Western Sydney University, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, 2016

Behaviour and Design of Prestressed Stayed Columns, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong, 2016

Mathematical modelling of nonlinear instabilities in long thin-walled structural components: Recent developments, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2016

Analytical modelling of nonlinear instabilities in thin-walled I-sections, University of Bath, Bath, UK, 2015

Behaviour of I-section columns experiencing local–global mode interaction:Analytical and finite element modelling, SEMC 2013: Special session on Stability, Strength and Design of Steel Structures, 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2013

Fail safe or fail dangerous?, Evening Talk, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, London Branch, UK, 2014

Recent developments from analytical studies of nonlinear instabilities in lightweight structural components, Institute of Physics Workshop on Lightweight Structures, Cardiff University, UK, 2014

Simplified kink banding: A predictive model for localized failure in layered structures, ICCE/10: 10th International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering, Distinguished Lecture: New Orleans, USA, 2003

Interactive buckling of thin-walled I-section columns, CST 2012: Special session on "Stability, nonlinear behaviour and design of steel structures", Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2012

Interactive buckling in structural components: Analytical modelling, ESMC 2012: Mini-symposium on "Stability and nonlinear behaviour of steel structures", Graz, Austria, 2012

Analytical modelling of buckling driven delamination in composite plates, 2009 ASCE-ASME-SES Joint Conference: Symposium in honor of Zdenek Bazant, Blacksburg, USA, 2009

Behaviour and design of slender columns withpre-tensioned external stays, Arup, London, 2012

Geometric modelling of kink banding in structural laminates, Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics, University of Bath, Bath, 2012

Cellular buckling in I-beams under pure bending, Institute of Mechanics, Technical University of Berlin, 2011

Cellular buckling in I-beams under pure bending, Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics, University of Bath, Bath, 2011

Behaviour and design of slender columns with pre-tensioned external stays, Joint Structural Division (SAICE and IStructE), Pretoria, South Africa, 2010

Nonlinear instabilities in sandwich construction and composite materials, Reflections in Nonlinear Mechanics, Bath Institute for Complex Systems, University of Bath, Bath, 2009

Localization and mode interaction in compression sandwich panels, Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and its Applications, University College London, London, 2000

Behaviour and design of slender columns withpre-tensioned external stays, Joint Structural Division (SAICE and IStructE), Johannesburg, South Africa, 2010

Case studies of interactive buckling in efficientstructural components, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2010

Mechanics of kink banding: Initiation and propagation in layered structures, GeoIndaba, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa, 2009

Kink band instability and propagation in layered structures, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, London, 2006

Localized buckling in sandwich structures: Monosymmetric struts and beam-columns, Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics, University of Bath, Bath, 2006

Simplified kink banding: Experiments and predictive modelling of localized deformation in layered structures, Folding Patterns in Structural Geology, Theory and Experiments. Theme day for Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics, University of Bath, Bath, 2003

Localized buckling in sandwich structures: an example of solitary waves in structural mechanics, East Midlands Mathematical Physics Seminar on Solitary Waves in Nonlinear Mechanics, University of Leicester, Leicester, 2003

Modelling kink bands in geological strata, Delamination and Folding Team Day 1: Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics, University of Bath, Bath, 2002

Localization and mode interaction in delaminated sandwich struts, Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics, University of Bath, Bath, 2002

Formation of kink bands in geological strata, Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics, University of Bath, Bath, 1999

Localization and mode interaction in optimal sandwich structures, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, 1998

Localization and mode interaction in sandwich structures with orthotropic core materials, School of Engineering, University of Exeter, Exeter, 1997

Localization and mode interaction in sandwich structures, Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Bristol, Bristol, 1996

Research Staff

Afshan,S

Fallah,AS

Theofanous,M

Edmunds,R

Daniel,L

McCann,F

Research Student Supervision

Wu,K, Nonlinear structural mechanics of graphene (Started 2017)

Bekele,A, Mechanical behaviour and application of metamaterials (Started 2016)

Hadjipantelis,N, Behaviour and design of prestressed steel components (started 2015)

Fajuyitan,OK, Instability of circular tubes under bending (started 2015)

Shen,J, Interactive buckling in thin-walled box-section columns (Started 2014)

Yu,J, Nonlinear mechanics in multi-bay prestressed stayed columns

Liu,EL, Mode interaction in thin-walled steel structural components

Madrazo Aguirre,F, Behaviour of bridge decks with external prestressing

Gosaye Fida Kaba,J, Behaviour of prestressed steel arched trusses

Farsi,M, Localization in stringer-stiffened plates

Bai,L, Interactive buckling in thin-walled I-section columns

Osofero,AI, Mechanics and design of prestressed stayed columns

Yiatros,S, Mode interaction and localization in sandwich struts and beam-columns

Saito,D, Post-buckling behaviour of prestressed steel stayed columns

Vollmecke,C, Nonlinear buckling of delaminated panels

McCann,F, Stability of beams with discrete lateral restraints

Kimura,F, Probabilistic design of steel structures applied to offshore pipelines