Homayoun Hadavinia

Kingston University, United Kingdom

Dr Hadavinia main work is concerned with measuring, modelling and predicting the performance and behaviour of composite structures under monotonic and fatigue loading, experimental and numerical modelling of impact of composite structures, polymer foams, adhesives and bonded joints, and lifetime prediction methodology of composite and metallic structures. Dr Hadavinia has worked extensively on characterisation of delamination of composite structures under different loading modes. He studied the interlaminar crack propagation in Mode-I, Mode-II and Mixed Mode I/II and their effect on the progressive crushing mode and specific energy absorption of composite structures for analysis of their crashworthiness. He also worked on the buckling of composite structures and the effect of stacking sequence on buckling of damaged composite laminates. As renewable energy becomes a necessity for energy supply of te world, he is currently focusing his research on renewable energy and particularly on the design of composite blades for industrial wind turbine.

Biography Updated on 4 March 2011

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