Dr Jose L. Curiel-Sosa

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

Dr Jose L. Curiel-SosaLecturer in Aircraft Design and Aeroelasticity

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kroto G19
North Campus
Sheffield

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 7857
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 7890

Email: j.curiel-sosa@sheffield.ac.uk

Research Group:  CA2M





Profile

After undertaking his engineering studies at the University of Seville, Jose joined Reyplas, a composite manufacturing company supplying the aerospace sectors. He was later awarded a Master of Research (MRes) in Finite Element Analysis and Computer Modelling in Mechanical Engineering from Swansea University. This was followed by his PhD on Computational Modelling of Critical Points and Structural Instabilities, also completed at Swansea University.

From August 2005 to September 2007, Jose worked as a Research Assistant in Impact Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science of the University of Oxford. In September 2007, he joined the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics. Here he taught modules such as 'Numerical Methods' and 'Computer Modelling' in the Schools of Civil and Aerospace Engineering and the Faculty of Mathematics.

Jose's research focused on the development of new simulation software for calculating structural collapse and failure in a range of structures and mechanisms. In addition, he investigated the structural integrity of urban design concepts subjected to impact loading, a project that was sponsored by FDB Ltd. Jose also conducted research, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, on damage modelling of aircraft engine blade roots.

In January 2010 he joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, teaching topics such as Finite Element Method, Solid Mechanics, Fatigue, Fracture Mechanics and Aerospace Structures. Since January 2013, he has worked as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

Jose is a member of the European engineers association FEANI (EurIng), a chartered engineer (CEng), and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE). In his spare time he likes reading Spanish and English Literature, country walks, birdwatching and running.







Teaching

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.






Computer-Aided Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Computer-Aided Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering (CA2M)

Dr Curiel-Sosa leads the CA2M which is a research group based at the University of Sheffield.

The group investigate within a wide range of topics including:

  • Computational analyses of nonlinear structures (composites, FGM, piezoelectric, elastic-plastic)
  • Computational aerodynamics: active flow control, transonic buffet
  • Innovative aerospace designs and systems
  • Failure assessment and prediction of damage (fracture, fatigue, delamination)
  • Contribution to the advancement of methodologies for Aeroelasticity (flutter, divergence, control reversal, unsteady aerodynamics, energy harvesting) 






Professional Activities and Recognition

  • Nominated by University of Sheffield students to the Outstanding Teaching Students’ Union Academic Award (2017, 2018)
  • Nominated by PhD students to the Best Postgraduate Supervisor Students’ Union Academic Award (2018)
  • Full Member of the EPSRC College of Reviewers
  • Nominated to the TUOS Senate Award for “Sustained Excellence” in 2017
  • Inspirational Teaching Award nomination-by-students (2011)
  • PhD external examiner: University of Manchester, University of Oviedo (Spain), University of Castilla La Mancha (Spain), Putra Malaysia, University of Warwick, University of Greenwich
  • Invited talks: Imperial College, Barcelona UPC, Sheffield Hallam, Swansea University, University of Warwick)
  • Reviewer for research grant proposals: EPSRC, Croatian Science Foundation (CSF), National Science Centre, Poland (NCN)
  • Member of the European Engineers Association (FEANI): EurIng
  • Chartered engineer, UK Engineering Council (CEng)

Figure of aircraft design







Completed PhD's (as 1st supervisor)

[2015-2018] Dr Nur Azam bin Abdullah, with the thesis title “Numerical Modelling of Fracture and Aeroelasticity in Fluttering Composite Structures for Aerospace Applications”.

[2013-2017] Dr Behrooz Tafazzolimoghaddam with the thesis title “Computational Mechanics of Fracture and Fatigue on Composite Laminates by means of XFEM and CZM”

[2013-2017] Dr Joaquin Navarro-Zafra with the thesis title “Computational Mechanics of Fracture on Advanced Aerospace Structures”.




Long Term Research Projects and Technology Transfer Projects





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Journal articles

Chapters

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, Wirawan N, Curiel-Sosa JL & Akbar M (2018) Aerofracturelastic on Wing Box of Multi-Purpose Commuter Aircraft Under Gust Load by means of XFEM. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Integrity – Reliability -Failure. Lisbon, Portugal, 22 July 2018 - 26 July 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Abdullah NA, Curiel-Sosa JL, Wirawan N, Akbar M & Curiel Sosa JL (2018) Structural Integrity Assessment on Cracked Composite Plate under Aeroelastic Loading by means of XFEM. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Integrity – Reliability -Failure. Lisbon, Portugal, 22 July 2018 - 26 July 2018. 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
  • 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
  • (2017) Mechcomp3 3rd International Conference of Mechanics of Composite View this article in WRRO 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
  • 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

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