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.



Yue N, Khodaei ZS, Aliabadi MH, 2021, Damage detection in large composite stiffened panels based on a novel SHM building block philosophy, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol:30, ISSN:0964-1726

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, Pages:1-12

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


Giannakeas IN, Sharif-Khodaei Z, Aliabadi MH, 2020, Assessment of the performance of different element types for guided wave simulations in abaqus, FRACTURE AND DAMAGE MECHANICS: Theory, Simulation and Experiment, American Institute of Physics, Pages:1-10, ISSN:1551-7616

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