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Dr Foroogh Hosseinzadeh

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  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Engineering & Innovation
  • foroogh.hosseinzadeh

Professional biography

My research interests lie in residual stresses (locked-in stresses) in engineering structures, experimental techniques for the measurement of residual stresses and fatigue and fracture of materials. I completed my MEng and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering and received my PhD in 2009 from the University of Bristol in the area of residual stress. I then joined the Materials Engineering Group at the Open University (OU) and was appointed as the lead researcher for a £1m “Contour Method Research Programme” funded by EMDA (East Midland Development Agency), Rolls Royce, LIoyd’s Register Foundation and the OU. In 2012 I moved to my current position as a Lecturer at the OU. 

Research Activity

Externally funded projects

Complex Contour Method

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead01/Mar/201531/Jul/2017EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
The safe operation of engineering structures is vital in safety critical industries. Structural integrity failures can have catastrophic consequences in terms of loss of life and financial circumstances. Meanwhile there is a strong interest in reducing costs, light-weighting, increasing design life and life extension. To this end reliable structural assessments are essential at the design stage and through in-service life to ensure continuous profitable operation of assets. Residual stresses are inevitably introduced in engineering structures during manufacturing processes. Their presence can have adverse effects on the behaviour of structures and contribute to driving force promoting degradation mechanisms including crack initiation, crack growth, stress corrosion cracking, fatigue and fracture. Therefore it is of paramount importance that the state of residual stresses in engineering structures is carefully and reliably characterised so that remedial actions could be taken to enhance the lifetime of current materials or novel designs and manufacturing methods developed and optimised. For the first time, this project proposes novel advances that will radically bring new capabilities for the contour method of residual stress measurement in several ways: it will unlock maps of residual stress in multiple directions simultaneously. Of a true step change is extending the application of the technique to measure 3D maps of residual stress. The application of novel advances enables the technique to be implemented on complex engineering structures. The proposed research has the potential to provide far more complete residual stress information about safety critical components of high interest to engineers in the aerospace, petrochemical, power generation and nuclear industries.

Publications

Quantification of Residual Stresses in Electron Beam Welded Fracture Mechanics Specimens (2017-02)
Kapadia, Priyesh; Davies, Catrin; Pirling, Thilo; Hofmann, Michael ; Wimpory, Robert; Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh; Dean, David and Nikbin, Kamran
International Journal of Solids and Structures, 106-107 (pp. 106-118)
Evaluation of Errors Associated with Cutting-Induced Plasticity in Residual Stress Measurements Using the Contour Method (2017)
Sun, Y. L.; Roy, M. J.; Vasileiou, A. N.; Smith, M. C.; Francis, J. A. and Hosseinzadeh, F.
Experimental Mechanics ((Early access))
Mitigating Cutting-Induced Plasticity in the Contour Method, Part 2: Numerical Analysis (2016-09)
Muransky, O.; Hamelin, C. J.; Hosseinzadeh, F. and Prime, M. B.
International Journal of Solids and Structures, 94-95 (pp. 254-262)
Mitigating cutting-induced plasticity in the contour method, part 1: Experimental (2016-09)
Hosseinzadeh, F.; Traore, Y.; Bouchard, P. J. and Muransky, O.
International Journal of Solids and Structures, 94-95 (pp. 247-253)
Measurement and prediction of residual stresses in quenched stainless steel components (2014-09)
Hosseinzadeh, F.; Hossain, S.; Truman, C. E. and Smith, D. J.
Experimental Mechanics, 54(7) (pp. 1151-1162)
Towards good practice guidelines for the contour method of residual stress measurement (2014-08-27)
Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh; Kowal, Jan and Bouchard, Peter John
Journal of Engineering ((Online only))
Plasticity in the contour method of residual stress measurement (2014-08-01)
Traore, Yeli; Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh and Bouchard, P. John
Advanced Materials Research, 996 (pp. 337-342)
Numerical analysis of retained residual stresses in C(T) specimen extracted from a multi-pass austenitic weld and their effect on crack growth (2014-08)
Muránsky, O.; Bendeich, P. J.; Smith, M. C.; Hosseinzadeh, F. and Edwards, L.
Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 126 (pp. 40-53)
Controlling the cut in contour residual stress measurements of electron beam welded Ti-6Al-4V alloy plates (2013-06)
Hosseinzadh Torknezhad, F.; Ledgard, P. and Bouchard, P. J.
Experimental Mechanics, 53(5) (pp. 829-839)
Mapping multiple components of the residual stress tensor in a large P91 steel pipe girth weld using a single contour cut (2013-02)
Hosseinzadeh, F. and Bouchard, P. J.
Experimental Mechanics, 53(2) (pp. 171-181)
Mapping multiple components of the stress tensor using the contour method (2013)
Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh and Bouchard, Peter John
Materials Science Forum, 768-769 (pp. 87-94)
Slitting and Contour Method Residual Stress Measurements in an Edge Welded Beam (2012-02)
Hosseinzadh, Foroogh; Toparli, Muhammed Burak and Bouchard, Peter John
Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 134(1) (pp. 011402-1-011402-6)
Application of deep hole drilling to the measurement and analysis of residual stresses in steel shrink fitted assemblies (2011-12)
Hosseinzadeh, F.; Mahmoudi, A. H.; Truman, C. E. and Smith, D. J.
Strain, 47(S2) (pp. 412-426)
Measurements of Residual Stress in a Welded Compact Tension Specimen Using the Neutron Diffraction and Slitting Techniques (2010)
Hosseinzadh, Foroogh; Bouchard, P. John and James, Jonathan A.
Materials Science Forum, 652 (pp. 210-215)
Through thickness residual stresses in large rolls and sleeves for metal working industry (2009-07)
Hosseinzadeh, F.; Smith, D. J. and Truman, C. E.
Materials Science and Technology, 25(7) (pp. 862-873)
Experimental evaluation of the effect of residual stress field on crack growth behaviour in CT specimen (2006-09)
Farrahi, G. H.; Majzoobi, G. H.; Hosseinzadeh, F. and Harati, S. M.
Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 73(13) (pp. 1772-1782 )
Residual stress measurement in a stainless steel clad ferritic plate using the contour method (2013)
Naveed, Nida; Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh and Kowal, Jan
In : ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (14–18 July 2013)
Residual stress measurement of a hipped bonded valve seat using the contour method (2013)
Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh and Bouchard, P. John
In : ASME 2013 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (14–18 July 2013, Paris)
Making the cut for the contour method (2012-07)
Bouchard, P. John; Ledgard, Peter; Hiller, Stan and Hosseinzadh Torknezhad, Foroogh
In : 15th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (22-27 July 2012, Porto, Portugal)
Residual stress measurement of a ferritic bead on plate benchmark test specimen using the contour method (2012)
Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh and Bouchard, P. John
In : ASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (15–19 July 2012, Toronto)
Application of the contour method to validate residual stress predictions (2011)
Hosseinzadeh , Foroogh and Bouchard, Peter
In : Second International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Materials (ANM-2011) (09-11 Feb 2011, Mumbai, India)
A novel cutting strategy for reducing plasticity induced errors in residual stress measurements made with the contour method (2011)
Traore, Yeli; Bouchard, Peter; Francis, John and Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh
In : ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference 2011 (17-21 July 2011, Baltimore, USA)
Residual stress measurements in an edge welded beam specimen (2010)
Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh; Toparli, Muhammed and Bouchard, Peter
In : ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (18 - 22 Jul 2010, Bellevue, Seattle Washington )
Prediction and measurement of through thickness residual stresses in large quenched components (2009)
Hosseinzadeh, F.; Mahmoudi, A. H.; Truman, C. E. and Smith, D. J.
In : World Congress on Engineering (WCE 2009) (1-3 July 2009, London, U.K.)
Residual stresses in a machined and shrink fitted assemblies (2008)
Su, Bin; Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh; Smith, David and Truman, Chris
In : 8th International Conference on Residual Stresses (ICRS8) (6-8 Aug 2008, Denver, CO, USA)
Measured residual stresses in large steel rolling components (2007)
Smith, D.; Hosseinzadh, F. and Truman, C.
In : Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exhibition (07-10 May 2007, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Measurement and mapping of through thickness residual stresses in large steel rolling components (2007)
Hosseinzadeh, Foroogh; Truman, Chris and Smith, David
In : 3rd International Steel Conference on New Developments in Metallurgical Process Technologies (METECH) (11-15 Jun 2007, Duesseldorf, Germany)
Measurement of residual stresses in large engineering components (2007)
Hosseinzadeh, F.; Truman, C. and Smith, D.
In : Experimental Analysis of Nano and Engineering Materials and Structures, Proceedings of the 13 th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (01–06 Jul 2007, Alexandroupolis , Greece )

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