Imperial College London

DrZahraSharif Khodaei

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Structural Integrity



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Brief Biography:

Zahra Sharif Khodaei is a reader (Associate Professor) in structural integrity. She obtained her PhD from Czech Technical University in Prague in numerical modelling of functionally graded materials in 2008. Prior to her lectureship post in 2014, she was a research associate at Imperial College London, department of Aeronautics since 2009 where she conducted research in fatigue modelling and analysis of metallic and Fibre Metallic Laminates (FML) and more significantly in developments of technologies and methodologies for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of composite structures.



Goossens S, Berghmans F, Sharif Khodaei Z, et al., 2021, Practicalities of BVID detection on aerospace-grade CFRP materials with optical fibre sensors, Composite Structures, Vol:259, ISSN:0263-8223

Lambinet F, Khodaei ZS, 2020, Damage detection & localization on composite patch repair under different environmental effects, Engineering Research Express, Vol:2

Lopes JAG, Bacarreza O, Khodaei ZS, 2020, Design and Analysis of Composite Window Frame for a Regional Aircraft, Journal of Multiscale Modelling, Vol:11, ISSN:1756-9737

Morse L, Sharif Khodaei Z, Aliabadi MH, 2020, Statistical inference of the equivalent initial flaw size for assembled plate structures with the dual boundary element method, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol:238, ISSN:0013-7944


Ceri S, Bacarreza O, Khodaei ZS, 2020, SPH, FEM and FEM-SPH numerical analysis of aluminium plate under low velocity impact, ISSN:0094-243X

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