Behrooz Tafazzolimoghaddam

CA2M PhD Researcher


Behrooz joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Sheffield in November 2013 as a PhD student. Currently he is working on numerical modelling of fatigue fracture in aerospace structures. Having done his master thesis on Finite Element and Extended Finite Element analysis of composite fracture (2013), he is now continuing his research on XFEM in order to develop a model that includes non-linearity and fatigue for composite structure analysis.


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Department of Mechanical Engineeing

Portobello Building

Mappin Street

S1 3JD, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 6077

Email: btafazzolimoghaddam1@sheffield.ac.uk



Three-dimensional transversal crack and delamination

on a cross-ply composite structure




esearch Interests

•Finite Element modelling of heterogeneous material fracture

•Numerical Modelling of delamination in composite materials

•Progressive damage modelling

•Computational Fluid Mechanics and Micro Electro Mechanical systems


- MSc Dissertation: “Numerical Modelling of Damage in [0/90]s Fibre Reinforced Composite Laminate Subjected to Generalized Plane Strain”, Sheffield Hallam University, December 2012.


- BSc Dissertation: “Analytical Solution for Pressure Driven Flow of Electrolyte in Rectangular and Tubular Micro-Channel in Presence of

Electric Double Layer”, University of Birjand, Iran, August 2007.

onference Papers

(1) Deformation and Fracture of Composites (DFC-12) & Structural Integrity and Multi-scale Modelling (SI-6), A Joint Sheffield-Cambridge-Manchester Conference Queens’ College, Cambridge, 8-11 April 2013.


(2) Analytical Solution for Pressure-Driven flow of Electrolytes in Tubular Micro channel, The 16th International Conference of Mechanical Engineering ISME2008, ShahidBahonar University, Kerman, Iran, ISME2008_2423