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Two Scale Modelling of Crack Initiation and Failure in Polycrystalline Materials
Release time:June 4, 2018

Topic: Two Scale Modelling of Crack Initiation and Failure in Polycrystalline Materials

Speaker: Prof. Ferri M H Aliabadi, Imperial College London

Date: June 6, at 14:30

Venue: Room C708, Main New Building


In this talk, a two-scale approach to degradation and failure in polycrystalline materials will be presented. It is generally recognized that macroscopic material properties depend on the features of the microstructure. The understanding of the links between microscopic and macroscopic material properties, main topic of Micromechanics, is of relevant technological interest, as it may enable deep understanding of the mechanisms governing materials degradation, damage characteristics and failure. In this talk, damage initiation and failure in two very different type of material, that is, Polycrystalline and Woven Composite, are discussed.

Biography of the Speaker:

Ferri M H Aliabadi, PhD, FRAeS holds the Chair of Aerostructures and Zaharoff Chair in Aviation at Imperial College London. He was the head of Department of Aeronautics from 2009 to 2017. He has published close to 400 papers in international journals and sixty authored or edited books. He has supervised over 55 PhD students. Professor Aliabadi is the Editor of International Journal of Multiscale Modeling and serves on editorial boards of eight other journals. He is Editor in Chief of book series Computer and Experimental Methods in Structures. He is currently coordinating a Cleansky II project (€10M) on structural health monitoring for composite fuselage (SHERLOC).


School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering