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Ali Nassiri


Office Hours:

Tuesday 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Simulation Capabilities:

  • 7+ years of experience in finite element analysis of high-speed joining/welding/forming processes
  • 7+ years of experience in thermal-structural finite element analysis of highly dynamic events

Experimental Capabilities:

  • 7+ years of experience in conducting magnetic pulse welding and vaporizing foil actuator welding, operating high voltage pulse generators, and class IV lasers
  • Experienced in materials characterization, mechanical testing, metallography, SEM, TEM, XRD and EBSD

Software Proficiency:

  • Abaqus

Recent Projects:

  • Developing explicit finite element platform with different algorithms to simulate the interface between dissimilar materials with diffusion layer/coating during solid-state welding
  • Implementing a computational platform based on smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method capable of simulating the interface between dissimilar materials during high-velocity impact welding
  • Leveraging numerical tools to identify weldability between high-strength steels (JSC 980/JAC 980) and aluminum alloys (series 2000/6000/7000) during high-velocity impact welding

Selected Publications:

  • Nassiri A., Vivek A., Abke T., Liu B. , Lee T., Daehn G., 2017, “Depiction of interfacial morphology in high-velocity impact welded Ti/Cu bimetallic systems using smoothed particle hydrodynamics”, Applied Physics Letters, (featured on the cover)
  • Nassiri A., Zhang S., Lee T., Abke T., Vivek A., Kinsey B., Daehn G., 2017, “Numerical investigation of CP-Ti & Cu110 impact welding using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian methods”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmapro.2017.04.032
  • Kinsey B., Nassiri A., 2017, “Analytical model and experimental investigation of electromagnetic tube compression with axi-symmetric coil and field shaper”, CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology, DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2017.04.121
  • Nassiri A., Kinsey B., Chini G., 2016, “Shear instability of plastically-deforming metals in high-velocity impact welding”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 95, 351-373
  • Nassiri A., Kinsey B.,  2016, “Numerical studies on high-velocity impact welding: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE)”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 24, 376-381
  • Nassiri A., Chini G., Vivek A., Daehn G., Kinsey B., 2015, “Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian finite element simulation and experimental investigation of wavy interfacial morphology during high velocity impact welding”, Materials & Design 88, 345-358
  • Nassiri A., Campbell C., Chini G., Kinsey B., 2015, “Analytical model and experimental validation of single turn, axi-symmetric coil for electromagnetic forming and welding”, Procedia Manufacturing 1, 814-827
  • Nassiri A., Chini G., Kinsey B., 2014, “Spatial stability analysis of emergent wavy interfacial patterns during magnetic pulsed welding”, CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology63(1), 245-248