Dr Jose L Curiel-Sosa

IngInd, MRes, PhD, CEng, MIMechE, EurIng, SFHEA

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Dr Jose L Curiel-Sosa
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

Dr Curiel-Sosa has been an academic staff since 2013 at the University of Sheffield. He has a six-years engineering diploma from Escuela Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, University of Seville and, a PhD in engineering modelling and simulation from Swansea University.

He has previously worked for both industry (composites engineer in manufacturing and design) and academia (aerostructures postdoc - University of Oxford).

His research is polymathic spanning from computational analysis to fundamental research; being applied in a range of industrial sectors, from aerospace (interaction aerostructures-aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, aviation safety) to manufacturing and machining (composite structures).

He is a member of the European engineers association FEANI (EurIng), a chartered engineer (CEng), a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Book reviews

  • Curiel-Sosa JL (2015) Book Review of 'Introduction to Aeronautics: a Design Perspective'-Third Edition. Aeronautical Journal, 1463-1464. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Ahmad MIM, Curiel-Sosa JL, Akbar M & Abdullah NA (2018) Numerical Inspection based on Quasi-Static Analysis using Rousselier Damage Model for Aluminium Wingbox Aircraft Structure. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 1106(1) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wirawan N, Abdullah NA, Akbar M & Curiel-Sosa JL (2018) Analysis on Cracked Commuter Aircraft Wing under Dynamic Cruise Load by Means of XFEM. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 1106(1) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Abdullah NA, Curiel-Sosa JL, Wirawan N & Akbar M (2018) Structural Integrity Assessment on Cracked Composite Plate under Aeroelastic Loading by means of XFEM. Proceedings IRF2018: 6th International Conference Integrity-Reliability-Failure. Lisbon, Portugal RIS download Bibtex download
  • Apetrei R, Curiel-Sosa JL & Qin N (2018) Prediction of Unsteady Transonic Buffeting using the SU2 Open-Source Code. Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7). Glasgow, 11 June 2018 - 15 June 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Abdullah NA, Wirawan N, Sosa JLC & Akbar M (2018) AEROFRACTURELASTIC ON WING BOX OF MULTI-PURPOSE COMMUTER AIRCRAFT UNDER GUST LOAD BY MEANS OF XFEM. IRF2018: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTEGRITY-RELIABILITY-FAILURE (pp 153-158) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Akbar M & Curiel-Sosa JL (2017) Implementation of Multiphase Piezoelectric Composites on Aircraft Wingbox Structure for Energy Harvesting Purpose. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Composite Structures. Paris, France, 4 September 2017 - 7 September 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2017) Mechcomp3 3rd International Conference of Mechanics of Composite View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Abdullah NA, Curiel-Sosa JL & Akbar M (2017) Flutter assessment on composite plate with crack by means of fully coupled Finite Element and Doublet Lattice Method. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites. Bologna, 4 July 2017 - 7 July 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Curiel Sosa J, Ahmad MIM & Rongong J (2017) Development of modified-Rousselier model for creep damage problems in eXtended finite element method (XFEM) approach. CFRAC 2017. Nantes, France, 14 June 2017 - 16 June 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Akbar M & Sosa JLC (2017) HYBRID MATHEMATICAL/ISOGEOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTER COMPOSITE UNDER DYNAMIC BENDING. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MECHANICS AND MATERIALS IN DESIGN (M2D2017) (pp 53-62) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Curiel-Sosa JL, Tafazzolimoghaddam B, Navarro-Zafra J, Akbar M, Abdullah NA & Ahmad MIM (2017) MODELLING TECHNIQUES FOR DELAMINATION AND FRACTURE OF COMPOSITES. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MECHANICS AND MATERIALS IN DESIGN (M2D2017) (pp 1181-1182) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Curiel-Sosa J & Apetrei R (2016) A numerical investigation on Circulation Controlled Lift Augmentation for STOL Aircraft. The 2016 Applied Aerodynamics Conference: Evolution & Innovation Continues- The Next 150 Years of Co. Bristol, 21 July 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Abdullah NA & Curiel-Sosa J (2016) Aerodynamics Modelling of a New Smart Light Aircraft. Applied Aerodynamics Conference. London, 19 July 2016 - 21 July 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Curiel-Sosa J, Navarro-Zafra J, Tafazzolimoghaddam B & Serna Moreno MC (2016) Extended Finite Element Method: Strategies for Delamination and Fracture in Composites. Proceedings of II MechComp conference. Porto, Portugal, 11 July 2016 - 14 July 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tafazzolimoghaddam B, Curiel-Sosa J & Navarro Zafra J (2015) Energy release rates in composite laminates by finite element, boundary element, and analytical methods. 23rd UK Conference of the Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering.. Swansea, 8 April 2015 - 10 April 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Curiel-Sosa JL, Tafazzolimoghadam B, Navarro-Zafra J & Serna Moreno MC (2014) Damage and Failure in Composites. 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI). Barcelona, Spain, 20 July 2014 - 25 July 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Serna Moreno MC, Curiel Sosa JL & Navarro Zafra J (2014) Initiation and evolution of cracks in a chopped glass-reinforced composite under biaxial testing by means of XFEM. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Navarro-Zafra J, Curiel-Sosa JL & Serna Moreno MC (2014) 3D crack analysis of a chopped glass-reinforced polyester cruciform specimen under biaxial loading using two different numerical techniques for modelling cracks: XFEM and a progressive damage model. 18th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS18). Lisbon, Portugal, 15 June 2015 - 19 June 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Curiel Sosa JL, Muñoz JJ, Pinho ST, Li Q & Beg OA (2012) Simulation of damage on laminates. ECCOMAS 2012 - European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, e-Book Full Papers (pp 1940-1946) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Curiel Sosa JL (2008) A novel directional damage model for composites. Civil-Comp Proceedings, Vol. 88 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Curiel Sosa J, Petrinic N, Siviour CR & Elliot BCF (2007) On competing volumetric and deviatoric damage mechanisms in simulation of ductile fracture in Ti64 alloy at high rates of strains. 10th European Mechanics of Materials Conference (EMMC10), Multi-phases and multi-components material. Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 11 June 2007 - 14 June 2007. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sosa JLC, Petrinic N, de Neto EAS & Owen DRJ (2006) Modelling of reinforced materials by a subcycling algorithm (pp 121-121) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Curiel Sosa JL, De Souza Neto E & Owen DRJ (2005) In-time implicit-explicit algorithm for nonlinear finite element analysis. 3rd M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics (pp 1090-1094) RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Curiel Sosa JL (2006) Computational Modelling of Critical Points and Structural Discontinuities. Swansea University. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Datasets

Teaching activities

Jose’s learning and teaching approach is best described as project-based and research-led. Project-based learning is recognised as very effective for the development of professional skills in engineering students, aligning effectively learning outcomes to those skills.

In his Aircraft Design module, students work cooperatively to design an aircraft concept, encouraging the incorporation of recent innovations from the aeronautical sector.

Short period activities are embedded within his lectures to promote student interaction, critical thinking and problem-solving, making use of learning technology –e.g. audience response systems- to communicate and receive feedback from students in real time.

Strategies to improve inclusivity of all students independently of their background or origin is an area he is keen on finding new teaching methods to enhance it. Thus, he created the Aircraft Design Café in which informal discussions on this and any matters of interest for students can be raised.

He has consistently received high scores for his learning and teaching strategy, which has led to several award nominations for teaching and doctoral supervision.

Jose is recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He acts as assessor for the Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme ( LTPRS ) at TUOS. LTPRS follows the UK Professional Standards Framework to acknowledge success in Higher Education.

Professional activities
  • Full Member, EPSRC College of Reviewers.
  • Assessor, Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme.
  • Career Learning Assessor, Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Nominated by PhD students to the Best Postgraduate Supervisor Academic Award in 2018 and shortlisted in 2019.
  • Nominated by University of Sheffield students to the Outstanding Teaching Academic Award, 2017 & 2018.
  • Nominated to the TUOS Senate Award for Sustained Excellence 2017.
  • Inspirational Teaching Award nomination-by-students, 2011.
  • PhD external examiner: University of Manchester, University of Oviedo, UCLM (Spain), Putra Malaysia, University of Warwick, University of Greenwich.
  • Invited seminars: Imperial College, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Swansea University, University of Warwick.