Mr Nima Akhavan Zanjani

Nima Akhavan Zanjani
PhD Candidate
Research Area:

Mechanical engineering working in the Automotive industry Design of automatic and semi-automatic machines Design of special purpose machineries Jigs and fixture design Manufacturing supervision Process-lay-out design of manufacturing lines

Forming-Composite materials-Numerical simulations-Thermomechanical analysis of structures and systems

Research Desription

Conducting reserach on formability, failure and wrinkling of woven composites at room and elevated temperatures through experiments and finite element simulations
Developing nonlinear material models to predict formability, failure and wrinkling behaviours of composite materials
Characterisation experiments

Research Outline

My research aims at understanding formability and failure behaviour of woven composites under rapid manufacturing techniques. I develope material models to predict forming behaviours of composite materials through extensive characterisation experiments at room and elevated temperatures. I try to develope different criteria for predicting failure and wrinkling onset in composite materials. I incorporate material models and failure/wrinkling criteria into finite element simulations to investigate the accuracy of these predictions based on experimental outcomes.

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