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Dr Payam Khazaeinejad

About

Dr Payam Khazaeinejad is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Solid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kingston University. He is also the Postgraduate Research Coordinator for Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a PhD in Engineering (OpenSees Group) in 2015. Following his PhD, he joined the Advanced Computational Mechanics group at Brunel University London as a Research Fellow. Dr Khazaeinejad 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. He is the Senior Editor of the Journal of Solid Mechanics.

His research interests lie within the broad area of Computational Solid and Structural Mechanics, with focus on the modelling and analysis of advanced materials and structures at different length scales. His current research is 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.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Solid Mechanics

Qualifications

  • PhD in Engineering (Computational Mechanics)
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Applied Mechanics)
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Solid Mechanics)

Teaching and learning

Qualifications and expertise

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework (KAPS) Certificate
  • Edinburgh Award (Work Experience)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

Dr Khazaeinejad's 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.

Areas of specialism

  • Computational solid mechanics
  • Computational structural mechanics
  • Architected materials and structures
  • Structural stability and dynamics
  • Finite element analysis

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 13.

Article

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

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

Conference or Workshop Item

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.

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Leadership and management

University responsibilities

  • Postgraduate Research Coordinator for RV Campus

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