Dr Salaheddin Rahimi

Principal Knowledge Exchange Fellow

Advanced Forming Research Centre

Personal statement

Salah leads the Materials and Residual Stress team at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), one of the UK’s seven High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres. He is an expert in measurements, modelling and control of residual stress and in the mechanical and microstructural characterisations of materials. A key theme of his research is to utilise advanced materials characterisation techniques combined with in-situ mechanical loading experiments to better understand how microstructure affects the mechanical response of materials. The results from these experiments are then used to validate finite element simulations. Salah’s previous research had focused on meso-scale fracture  and the behaviour of materials under service loads in critical environments, using advanced photography techniques and electron microscopy to determine how microstructural features interacts with cracks. More recently, he has focused on developing novel techniques for measurements of manufacturing induced residual stresses to control dimensional tolerance and part’s non-conformance during manufacturing, while retaining desired microstructure. Salah joined the University of Strathclyde in 2010 where he is currently a Principal Materials Fellow leading the Materials and Residual Stress Team with over 20 staff including Research Fellows, Research Associates and Manufacturing Engineers.  He is also supervising  PhD and EngD students at Strathclyde Engineering Doctorate Centre funded by EPSRC.

Dr Rahimi, is a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and he is registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).


Effect of texture and mechanical anisotropy on flow behaviour in Ti-6Al-4V alloy under superplastic forming conditions
da Silva L, Sivaswamy G, Sun L, Rahimi S
Materials Science and Engineering: A Vol 819 (2021)
Mechanical response and microstructure evolution of commercially pure titanium subjected to repetitive bending under tension
Tamimi Saeed, Sivaswamy Giribaskar, Siddiq M Amir, Rahimi Salah, Leacock Alan, Blackwell Paul
Materials & Design Vol 193 (2020)
A new method for predicting susceptibility of austenitic stainless steels to intergranular stress corrosion cracking
Rahimi S, Marrow TJ
Materials & Design Vol 187 (2020)
In situ characterization of work hardening and springback in grade 2 α-titanium under tensile load
Sofinowski K, Šmíd M, Van Petegem S, Rahimi S, Connolley T, Van Swygenhoven H
Acta Materialia Vol 181, pp. 87-98 (2019)
Unusual fatigue behavior of friction-stir welded Al-Mg-Si alloy
Vysotskiy Igor, Malopheyev Sergey, Rahimi Salaheddin, Mironov Sergey, Kaibyshev Rustam
Materials Science and Engineering: A Vol 760, pp. 277-286 (2019)
Evolution of microstructure during double-sided friction stir welding of microalloyed steel
Baker T N, Rahimi S, Wei B, He K, McPherson N A
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A Vol 50, pp. 2748–2764 (2019)

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Professional activities

PhD Viva
Materials Characterization (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Materials Characterization (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Corrosion Science (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Heat Treat 2017

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Easton, David (Principal Investigator) Rahimi, Salaheddin (Co-investigator)
09-Jan-2021 - 09-Jan-2021
Rahimi, Salaheddin (Principal Investigator)
11-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2021
Doing More With Less: A Digital Twin for state-of-the-art and emerging high value manufacturing routes of high integrity titanium alloy components
Wynne, Bradley (Principal Investigator) Rahimi, Salaheddin (Co-investigator) Vorontsov, Vassili (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2024
Rahimi, Salaheddin (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Rahimi, Salaheddin (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2023
Industrial Case Account - University of Strathclyde 2019 | Catterson, John Conor
Vorontsov, Vassili (Principal Investigator) Rahimi, Salaheddin (Co-investigator) Catterson, John Conor (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2024

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Advanced Forming Research Centre

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