Imperial College London

DrArashSoleiman Fallah

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Visiting Researcher



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Dr. Arash S. Fallah joined Imperial College as a Research Student in Structures in 2003. Subsequent to completion of his PhD he was recruited by the College as a Research Associate in 2007, a position he held for 6 years before joining the the Mechatronics group at King's College London for a short period. He then returned to Imperial College to assume a research position in the Centre for Nuclear Engineering and subsequently was appointed a Lecturer in Aerostructures conducting research on and specialising in the mechanics of wind turbine composite blades. His primary research interest, however; has been computational and analytical modelling of blast and impact loaded monolithic, composite and hybrid structures and systems. These include fibre-reinforced plastic composites, fibre-metal laminates, hybrid perforated and protruded joints, metamaterials and lattices.

His research interests include: mechanics of composite wind turbine blades, assessment of blast and impact resistant structures, study of fracture in quasi-brittle materials using peridynamics, frequency filtering in phononic metamaterials, lattices and hyperlattices, extended finite element formulation of plated structures, damage and fracture in composites and constitutive visco-elastic, plastic and visco-plastic formulations for metals and composites.

He is currently a Professor of Applied Mechanics at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. He has been a Senior Lecturer in Vibration and Dynamics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Brunel University London. He holds a Visiting Researcher position in Aeronautics at Imperial College. He has also been a Visiting Professor in Solid State Physics at National Technical University of Ukraine (NTUU) and is a Visiting Senior Research Consultant at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). He is a professional member of Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Mehreganian N, Fallah AS, Sareh P, 2021, Structural mechanics of negative stiffness honeycomb metamaterials, Journal of Applied Mechanics-Transactions of the ASME, Vol:88, ISSN:0021-8936, Pages:051006-1-051006-10

Gorshkov V, Sareh P, Navadeh N, et al., 2021, Multi-resonator metamaterials as multi-band metastructures, Materials & Design, Vol:202, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:1-13

Mehreganian N, Fallah AS, Louca LA, 2019, Nonlinear dynamics of locally pulse loaded square Föppl-von Kármán thin plates, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol:163, ISSN:0020-7403

Soleiman Fallah A, Louca L, Mehreganian N, et al., 2019, Dynamic plastic response of beams subjected to localised pulse loads, International Journal of Protective Structures, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-4196, Pages:198-228

Mehreganian N, Fallah AS, Louca LA, 2019, Plastic dynamic response of simply supported thick square plates subject to localised blast loading, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol:126, ISSN:0734-743X, Pages:85-100

Fallah AS, Navadeh N, Tereshchuk VV, et al., 2019, Phononic dispersion in anisotropic pseudo-fractal hyper-lattices, Materials & Design, Vol:164, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:107560-107560

Mehreganian N, Fallah AS, Louca LA, 2019, Dynamic Performance of Simply Supported Rigid-Plastic Square Plates Subject to Localized Blast Loading, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol:145, ISSN:0733-9399

Rubiella C, Hessabi CA, Soleiman Fallah A, 2018, State of the art in fatigue modelling of composite wind turbine blades, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol:117, ISSN:0142-1123, Pages:230-245

Mehreganian N, Soleiman Fallah A, Louca L, 2018, Inelastic dynamic response of square membranes subjected to localised blast loading, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol:148, ISSN:0020-7403, Pages:578-595

Toolabi M, Fallah AS, Louca L, 2018, Enhanced mixed interpolation XFEM formulations for discontinuousTimoshenko beam and Mindlin-Reissner plate, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol:115, ISSN:0029-5981, Pages:714-737

Navadeh N, Hewson RW, Fallah AS, 2018, Dynamics of transversally vibrating non-prismatic Timoshenko cantilever beams, Engineering Structures, ISSN:0141-0296

Soleiman Fallah A, Mehreganian N, Boiger GK, et al., 2017, Response of Armour Steel Plates to localised Air Blast Load – A Dimensional Analysis, International Journal of Multiphysics, Vol:11, ISSN:1750-9548, Pages:387-412

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