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Dr Payam Khazaeinejad is a Senior Lecturer in Solid Mechanics, School Director for Postgraduate Research, and Course Director for mechanical engineering undergraduate programmes in the School of Engineering and the Environment at Kingston University London.
Prior to joining Kingston, Payam was a research fellow at Brunel University London. He obtained his PhD in Engineering from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Institute of Physics (IOP). He is the recipient of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) Travel Award from Stanford University, Edinburgh Award (Work Experience) and Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPE) Funding from the University of Edinburgh.
Payam's research interests lie within the broad area of computational solid and structural mechanics, with special interest on the computational modelling and simulation of materials and structures at different length scales. His ongoing research projects are aimed at: (i) better understanding of the interactions between different load-carrying mechanisms which determine the overall behaviour of structures under different loading and support conditions and (ii) establishing complex relationships between internal structures of advanced materials and their thermal and mechanical properties using novel computational approaches.
Senior Lecturer in Solid Mechanics; School Director for Postgraduate Research; Course Director for Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Programmes
Dr Khazaeinejad has a specific interest in computational modelling and simulation of advanced materials and structures. His research involves collaborative projects as well as individual research activities. His current research projects and activities include:
Bio-inspired design rationalised by computational mechanics: This research is aimed at developing a computational framework for multi-scale modelling and simulation of bio-inspired engineering structures as part of a systematic approach to optimise form and function.
Shape optimisation using CAD/FEM integration in the context of additive manufacturing: This research is intended to explore the feasibility of using a computationally efficient visualisation approach coupled with an efficient shape optimisation technique to achieve a harmonious balance between form and function in engineering designs.
Modelling and simulation of pharmaceutical tablet compaction: The aim of this research is to evaluate and model the compaction behaviour and predict the evolution of local mechanical properties of pellets during compaction in orodispersible tablets' matrices.
Enriched finite elements for thermomechanical problems: This research is aimed at developing enriched finite elements capable of capturing fields of interest with reduced computational effort in thermomechanical problems.
Nonlinear analysis of shell structures under moderate or extreme thermomechanical actions: This research is to provide a range of novel and unprecedented fundamental solutions for beams, plates, and shells subject to moderate or extreme thermomechanical loads such as those resulting from a fire.
Numerical modelling of heat transfer in floating solar panels: This research is devoted to development and implementation of an efficient and novel finite element formulation for convective and radiative heat transfer analysis of floating solar panels.
Papathanasiou, T K, Markolefas, S, Khazaeinejad, P and Bahai, H (2017) An efficient structural finite element for inextensible flexible risers. IOP Conference Series : Materials Science and Engineering, 276(1), 012023. ISSN (print) 1757-8981
Gheisari, M., Nezamabadi, A. and Khazaeinejad, P. (2017) On buckling of cylindrical shells under combined loading. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 11(2), pp. 9-18. ISSN (print) 1985-3157
Khazaeinejad, P. and Usmani, A. S. (2016) On thermo-mechanical nonlinear behaviour of shallow shells. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 82, pp. 114-123. ISSN (print) 0020-7462
Khazaeinejad, P. and Usmani, A. S. (2016) Temperature-dependent nonlinear analysis of shallow shells : a theoretical approach. Composite Structures, 141, pp. 1-13. ISSN (print) 0263-8223
Khazaeinejad, P., Usmani, A. S. and Laghrouche, O. (2015) Temperature-dependent nonlinear behaviour of thin rectangular plates exposed to through-depth thermal gradients. Composite Structures, 132, pp. 652-664. ISSN (print) 0263-8223
Khazaeinejad, P., Usmani, A.S. and Laghrouche, O. (2014) An analytical study of the nonlinear thermo-mechanical behaviour of thin isotropic rectangular plates. Computers & Structures, 141, pp. 1-8. ISSN (print) 0045-7949
Khazaeinejad, P, Usmani, AS and Laghrouche, O (2012) Nonlinear stress analysis of plates under thermomechanical loads. Journal of Physics : Conference Series, 382, 012022. ISSN (print) 1742-6588
Najafizadeh, M. M., Mohammadi, J. and Khazaeinejad, P. (2012) Vibration characteristics of functionally graded plates with non-ideal boundary conditions. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 19(7), pp. 543-550. ISSN (print) 1537-6494
Khazaeinejad, P., Najafizadeh, M. M., Jenabi, J. and Isvandzibaei, M. R. (2010) On the buckling of functionally graded cylindrical shells under combined external pressure and axial compression. Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 132(6), 064501. ISSN (print) 0094-9930
Najafizadeh, M M, Mahdavian, M and Khazaeinejad, P (2010) Superposition buckling analysis of rectangular plates composed of functionally graded materials subjected to non-uniform distributed in-plane loading. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 224(11), pp. 2299-2307. ISSN (print) 0954-4062
Khazaeinejad, P and Najafizadeh, M M (2010) Mechanical buckling of cylindrical shells with varying material properties. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 224(8), pp. 1551-1557. ISSN (print) 0954-4062
Khorramabadi, M. Karami and Khazaeinejad, P. (2009) On stability of stiffened cylindrical shells with varying material properties. International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, 3(8), pp. 898-903. ISSN (online) 1307-6892
Najafizadeh, M.M., Hasani, A. and Khazaeinejad, P. (2009) Mechanical stability of functionally graded stiffened cylindrical shells. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 33(2), pp. 1151-1157. ISSN (print) 0307-904X
Jenabi, J., Khazaeinejad, P. and Nezamabadi, A. (2020) Size-dependent nonlinear analysis of composite laminated micro skew plates reinforced with functionally graded graphene sheets. In: UK Association for Computational Mechanics (UKACM) Conference 2020; 2020, Loughborough, U.K..
Papathanasiou, Theodosios, Khazaeinejad, Payam and Bahai, Hamid (2017) Finite element analysis of heat transfer in thin multilayered plates. In: UK Heat Transfer Conference (UKHTC2017); 04 - 05 Sep 2017, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Papathanasiou, T K, Markolefas, S, Khazaeinejad, P and Bahai, H (2017) An efficient structural finite element for inextensible flexible risers. In: First Conference of Computational Methods in Offshore Technology; 30 Nov - 01 Dec 2017, Stavanger, Norway.
Khazaeinejad, Payam and Usmani, Asif S. (2016) Visualisation of internal structures in thin composite plates and shells. In: 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites (MECHCOMP2); 11-14 Jul 2016, Porto, Portugal.
Khazaeinejad, P., Dai, X. and Usmani, A. (2015) Analysis of heated beams : modelling benchmarks. In: The First International Conference on Structural Safety under Fire and Blast (CONFAB) 2015; 02-04 Sep 2015, Glasgow, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Khazaeinejad, Payam and Usmani, Asif (2015) Anatomy of the "compressive ring" in plates under fire. In: ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference; 16 - 19 Jun 2015, Stanford, U.S.. (Unpublished)
Khazaeinejad, Payam and Usmani, Asif S. (2014) Analytical solutions for nonlinear response of plates under thermal loading. In: 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF'14); 11 - 13 Jun 2014, Shanghai, China.
Khazaeinejad, Payam (2014) Demystifying the compressive ring in slabs under fire. In: 16th Young Researchers' Conference; 05 Mar 2014, London, U.K..
Khazaeinejad, Payam, Usmani, Asif S. and Laghrouche, Omar (2013) Transient thermoelastic analysis of plates by hybrid-Trefftz method. In: ICOVP-2013 : 11th International Conference on Vibration Problems; 09 - 12 Sep 2013, Lisbon, Portugal. (Unpublished)
Khazaeinejad, Payam (2013) Thermo-mechanical analysis of shells using a hybrid-Trefftz formulation. In: 15th Young Researchers' Conference; 14 Mar 2013, London, U.K..
Jiang, Jian, Khazaeinejad, Payam and Usmani, Asif (2012) Nonlinear analysis of shell structures in fire using OpenSees. In: ACME2012 : 20th UK Conference of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering; 27 - 28 Mar 2012, Manchester, U.K..
Khazaeinejad, P., Najafizadeh, M.M., Wang, X.H. and Tanbakuei Kashani, M. (2010) FEM buckling analysis of functionally graded toroidal shells. In: The Second Asian Conference on Mechanics of Functional Materials and Structures (ACMFMS 2010); 22 - 25 Oct 2010, Nanjing, China. (Unpublished)
Jenabi, J. and Khazaeinejad, P. (2010) The effect of combined loading on buckling loads of functionally graded cylindrical shells surrounded by an elastic medium. In: 2nd International Conference Topical Problems of Continuum Mechanics (TPCM2010); 04 - 08 Oct 2010, Dilijan, Armenia. (Unpublished)
Isvandzibaei, M. R., Najafizadeh, M. M. and Khazaeinejad, P. (2009) Influence of symmetrical boundary conditions on free vibration of functionally graded cylindrical shells with ring support. In: ASME 2009 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference; 26 - 30 Jul 2009, Prague, Czech Republic.
Khorramabadi, Mehdi Karami, Najafizadeh, Mohammad Mehdi, Shahraki, Jamshid Alibabaei and Khazaeinejad, Payam (2008) Effect of shear theories on free vibration of functionally graded plates. In: World Congress on Science, Engineering and Technology; 17 - 19 Dec 2008, Bankok, Thailand.
Narimani, Ramin, Khorramabadi, Mehdi Karami and Khazaeinejad, Payam (2007) Mechanical buckling of functionally graded cylindrical shells based on the first order shear deformation theory. In: ASME 2007 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference; 22 - 26 Jul 2007, San Antonio, Texas, U.S..