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Zuheir Barsoum

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About me

Research areas:

  • Computational weld mechanics
  • Finite element analysis, modeling and simulation of manufacturing processes
  • Fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures
  • Structural integrity
  • Welding and joining of lightweight metals

- The research is mainly funded by VINNOVAs SIPs, Industrial partners (SSAB, Volvo Group, Cargotec, among other) and KTH in collaboration with other institutes and universities (Swerim, Chalmers University of Technology, among other).

- Yearly endowment through SSAB (Swedish Steel Company)

Principal supervisor, PhD students:

Jinchao Zhu: Computational weld mechanics - digitalization of welding and joining processes

Martin Edgren: Prolonged life for existing steel bridges and structural health monitoring

Sara Eliasson: Fatigue assessment of polymer materials for automotive applications

Yuki Banno: FE modeling and simulation of High Frequency Mechanical Impact processes (in collaboration with: Professor Koji Kinoshita, Gifu University, Japan)

Gustav Hultgren: Fatigue of lightweight welded high strength steel structures

Mehdi Ghanadi: Fatigue of lightweight thin walled welded structures subjected to complex loading

Co-supervisor, PhD students:

Harsha Cheemakurthy: Efficient craft for waterborne urban mobility (Naval Architecture, KTH ,co-supervisors Karl Garme, Magnus Burman)

Martin Machac: Fatigue of thin walled welded structures for aircraft applications (in collaboration with Czech Technical University, Prof. J Papuga)

Other academic and professional assignments:

 Director of Impact at KTH School of Engineering Sciences

International Institute of Welding (IIW): v. Chairman XIII, Tech. Managment Board

Editorial Board Member and Associate Manager:Welding in the World - The International Journal of Materials Joining (Springer)



Advanced design of welded structures (SD2420), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Lightweight Structures, Second Cycle (SD241X), examiner | Course web

Marine Structures (SD2722), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web