Imperial College London

DrZahraSharif Khodaei

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Structural Integrity
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5116z.sharif-khodaei

 
 
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Location

 

329City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Structural Integrity and Health Monitoring - AERO70035

Aims

The course provides the students with in-depth knowledge of fundamentals safe design and assessment of components and structures under load, and advanced form of non-destructive evaluation methods to interrogate the structures.   The course will initially introduce the underlying fundamentals for damage tolerance design and assessment of aeronautical structures (Metallic and composite). Next, Damage detection techniques such as wave, impedance, and vibration-based damage detection techniques will be discussed and applied to different types of structures. Advanced signal processing techniques analysis will be used to make the damage more quantifiable. 

Role

Lecturer

Structures 3 - AERO60008

Aims

This module covers two main topics: idealized thin-walled structures and plate theory. The structural principles developed in the first year are applied to thin-walled structures representative of parts of airframes. These structures deform under transverse loads and are prone to instability under compressive or shear loading and students will learn how to analyse the effect of such loads.

Role

Lecturer

Structures 2 - AERO50008

Aims

This module builds on Mechanics and Structures 1, and provides a basis for Structures 3. It introduces matrix methods in overall structural analysis (stiffness and flexibility methods), structural dynamics (equations of motion for multi degree-of-freedom problems using force equilibrium, Hamilton’s principle and Lagrange’s equation; free vibrations; periodic and transient loads; modal analysis; damping; continuum) and buckling (stability analysis; buckling of struts; critical buckling load; failure envelopes).

Role

Lecturer