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Reliability Modelling and Optimization group


Reliable Manufacturing

Process & Parameter control

Reliable Materials

Multiscale modelling

Reliable Design

Multidisciplinary Optimization


Journal papers

[1] M. Subasic, M. Olsson, S. Dadbakhsh, X. Zhao, P. Krakhmalev and R. Mansour, "Fatigue strength improvement of additively manufactured 316L stainless steel with high porosity through preloading," International Journal of Fatigue.

[2] M. Alzweighi, R. Mansour, A. Maass, U. Hirn and A. Kulachenko, "Predicting moisture penetration dynamics in paper with machine learning approach," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 288, 2024.

[3] M. Alzweighi, J. Tryding, R. Mansour, E. Borgqvist and A. Kulachenko, "Anisotropic damage behavior in fiber-based materials : Modeling and experimental validation,Journal of the mechanics and physics of solids, vol. 181, 2023.

[4] X. Zhao, Y. Wei, R. Mansour, S. Dadbakhsh and A. Rashid, "Effect of Scanning Strategy on Thermal Stresses and Strains during Electron Beam Melting of Inconel 625 : Experiment and Simulation," Materials, vol. 16, no. 1, 2023.

[5] G. Hultgren, R. Mansour and Z. Barsoum, "Fatigue strength assessment of welded joints incorporating the variability in local weld geometry using a probabilistic framework," International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 167, 2023.

[6] M. Alzweighi, R. Mansour, J. Tryding and A. Kulachenko, "Evaluation of Hoffman and Xia plasticity models against bi-axial tension experiments of planar fiber network materials,International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 238, 2022. 

[7] G. Hultgren, L. Myrén, Z. Barsoum and R. Mansour"Digital scanning of welds and influence of sampling resolution on the predicted fatigue performance: modelling, experiment and simulation," Metals, vol. 11, no. 5, 2021.

[8] G. Hultgren, R. Mansour, Z. Barsoum and M. Olsson, "Fatigue probability model for AWJ-cut steel including surface roughness and residual stress," Journal of constructional steel research, vol. 179, 2021.

[9] Z. Hu, R. Mansour, M. Olsson and X. Du, "Second-order reliability methods : a review and comparative study," Structural and multidisciplinary optimization, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 3233-3263, 2021. 

[10] M. Alzweighi, R. Mansour, J. Lahti, U. Hirn and A. Kulachenko, "The influence of structural variations on the constitutive response and strain variations in thin fibrous materials,Acta Materialia, vol. 203, 2021. 

[11] R. Mansour, J. Zhu, M. Edgren and Z. Barsoum, "A probabilistic model of weld penetration depth based on process parameters," The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol. 105, no. 1-4, pp. 499-514, 2019. 

[12] R. Mansour, A. Kulachenko, W. Chen and M. Olsson, "Stochastic constitutive model of isotropic thin fiber networks based on stochastic volume elements," Materials, vol. 12, no. 3, 2019. 

[13] R. Mansour and M. Olsson, "Efficient Reliability Assessment With the Conditional Probability Method," Journal of mechanical design, vol. 140, no. 8, 2018. 

[14] D. Sandberg, R. Mansour and M. Olsson, "Fatigue probability assessment including aleatory and epistemic uncertainty with application to gas turbine compressor blades," International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 95, pp. 132-142, 2017. 

[15] R. Mansour and M. Olsson, "Response surface single loop reliability-based design optimization with higher-order reliability assessment," Structural and multidisciplinary optimization, pp. 1-17, 2016. 

[16] R. Mansour and M. Olsson, "A Closed-Form Second-Order Reliability Method Using Noncentral Chi-Squared Distributions,Journal of mechanical design, vol. 136, no. 10, pp. 101402, 2014. 

Refereed conference papers

[15] J. Zhu, Z. Barsoum and R. Mansour"Numerical study of the influence of weld geometry variations on fatigue life using the notch stress analysis," in Fatigue Design 2021, International Conference Proceedings, 9th Edition,17-18 Nov 2021, Senlis, France, 2022, pp. 621-630.

[16] R. Mansour, S. Gillgren and S. Dadbakhsh, "Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing – A Numerical Study of Current Design Framework Capabilities and Limitations," in Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, 2022, pp. 592-603.

[17] R. Mansour and M. Olsson, "Second-order reliability method based on Edgeworth expansion with application to reliability-based design optimization," in Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, 2019.

[18] R. Mansour and M. Olsson, "The response surface single loop reliability-based design optimization method with reliability requirement on system failure," in Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, 2016.

Chapters in book

[19] R. Mansour and A. Kulachenko, "Stochastic constitutive model of thin fibre networks," in Mechanics of Fibrous Networks, Vadim V. Silberschmidt Ed., : Elsevier, 2022, pp. 75-112.