Dr Salaheddin Rahimi

Principal Materials 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 24 staffs 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).


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)
Effect of stress relaxation on the evolution of residual stress during heat treatment of Ti-6Al-4V
Rae W, Rahimi S
The 14th World Conference on Titanium (2019)
Residual stress from 1953 to 2019
Rahimi Salah, Laidlaw Stuart
21 (2019)

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Professional activities

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
Vacuum (Journal)
Peer reviewer

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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
Rahimi, Salaheddin (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2023
Rahimi, Salaheddin (Principal Investigator)
12-Jan-2019 - 16-Jan-2019
Rahimi, Salaheddin (Principal Investigator)
15-Jan-2019 - 19-Jan-2019
Rahimi, Salaheddin (Principal Investigator)
13-Jan-2018 - 25-Jan-2018
Rahimi, Salaheddin (Principal Investigator)
28-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2018

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Advanced Forming Research Centre
Advanced Forming Research Centre

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