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).


Evolution of γ′ precipitation during the early stages of industrial forging of a nickel-based superalloy
Coyne-Grell A, Blaizot J, Rahimi S, Violatos I, Nouveau S, Dumont C, Nicolaÿ A, Bozzolo N
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (2022)
An innovative constitutive material model for predicting high temperature flow behaviour of inconel 625 alloy
Souza Paul M, Sivaswamy Giribaskar, Bradley Luke, Barrow Andrew, Rahimi Salah
Journal of Materials Science Vol 57, pp. 20794-20814 (2022)
Recrystallization mechanisms and associated microstructure evolution during billet conversion of a gamma-gamma' nickel based superalloy
Coyne-Grell A, Blaizot J, Rahimi S, Violatos I, Nouveau S, Dumont C, Nicolaÿ A, Bozzolo N
Journal of Alloys and Compounds Vol 916 (2022)
Microstructure and mechanical properties of dissimilar inertia friction welded 316L stainless steel to A516 ferritic steel for potential applications in nuclear reactors
Banerjee Amborish, Ntovas Michail, Da Silva Laurie, Rahimi Salah
Manufacturing Letters Vol 33, pp. 33-37 (2022)
Continuous drive friction welding of AISI 8630 low-alloy steel : experimental investigations on microstructure evolution and mechanical properties
Banerjee Amborish, Ntovas Michail, Da Silva Laurie, O'Neill Ryan, Rahimi Salaheddin
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering Vol 144 (2022)
Digital twins for high-value components
Rahimi Salah, Violatos Ioannis, Wynne Bradley, Jackson Martin
30 (2022)

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Professional activities

Materials Chemistry and Physics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
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

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Marine Vessel Lightweighting (MARILIGHT) Lead_06847
Rahimi, Salaheddin (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
Robotic Ultrasonic System for In-situ Residual Stress Measurement in Metal ‎Additive Manufacturing
Walker, Joseph (Post Grad Student) Javadi, Yashar (Principal Investigator) Heidari, Hadi (Co-investigator) Rahimi, Salaheddin (Co-investigator)
Residual Stress (RS) in engineering components yields unexpected and dangerous structural ‎failures, and thus ‎represents a significant challenge to quality assurance in both welding and metal ‎Additive Manufacturing ‎‎(AM) processes. As automation in welding and AM becomes increasingly ‎prevalent in the Industry 4.0 ‎manufacturing paradigm, so the importance of quantifying RS will ‎grow. In this PhD project, a novel robotic ‎ultrasonic approach to measuring such RS, in-situ, will be developed using the Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing ‎‎(PAUT) system, to automate the deployment of the ‎measurement in manufacturing applications. For the first ‎time, it will allow truly in-situ ‎measurements of RS to be undertaken at the elevated temperatures associated ‎with welding and ‎metal AM manufacture. The ambition is to use this in-situ measurement system for safety-‎critical and Industry 4.0 applications, through 5G wireless integration of the robotic system, where the ‎conventional manual and destructive methods of RS ‎measurement are not applicable for high throughput and ‎automated production lines.‎
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2026
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Dogan, Gulsum
Vorontsov, Vassili (Principal Investigator) Evans, Dorothy (Co-investigator) Rahimi, Salaheddin (Co-investigator) Dogan, Gulsum (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2025
Physics informed machine learning (ML) for the numerical solution of complex multi-physics problems
Dolean Maini, Victorita (Principal Investigator) Rahimi, Salaheddin (Research Co-investigator) Pestana, Jennifer (Co-investigator) Ritos, Konstantinos (Co-investigator) Kamenický, Robin (Co-investigator) Tant, Katherine Margaret Mary (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Maths DTP 2021/22 University of Strathclyde | Huxley, David
Dolean Maini, Victorita (Principal Investigator) Rahimi, Salaheddin (Co-investigator) Huxley, David (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2024
Easton, David (Principal Investigator) Rahimi, Salaheddin (Co-investigator)
09-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021

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