Ali Moussawi, Ph.D.

PhD Student

Engineer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., NYC, USA


Research Interests

I am a Ph.D candidate developing methods for the local identification of material properties using full-field measurements. Full-field displacement measurement based on X-ray tomography or digital camera techniques provides a rich amount of kinematic information in comparison to standard strain gauge techniques. More than one parameter at various locations can be estimated with a single experiment, by taking advantage of ever increasing computing power and robust identification methods. Our accomplishments include the development of a full-field measurement based identification method in that is robust to current problems in identification such as non-uniqueness and is capable of processing large data obtained from full-field measurements.

Selected Publications

  • ​A. Moussawi, J. Xu, H. Nouri, S. Guessasma, G. Lubineau, Volume digital image correlation to assess displacement field in compression loaded bread crumb under X-ray microtomography. Innov. Food Sci. Emerg. Technol. 2014
  • A. Moussawi, ​G. Lubineau, E. Florentin, B. Blaysat, The Constitutive Compatibility Method for identification of material parameters based on full-field measurements, Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg. 265 (2013) 1-14
  • G. Lubineau, E. Florentin, A. Moussawi, B. Blaysat, A dissipation based method for identifying material properties using full-field measurements (Une approche en dissipation pour l'identication de proprietes heterogenes a partir de mesures de champs.), Materiaux et techniques [doi:10.1051] (2012).
  • B. Blaysat, E. Florentin, G. Lubineau, A. Moussawi, A Dissipation Gap Method for full-field measurement-based identication of elasto-plastic material parameters, Int. J. Numer. Meth. Eng. 91 (2012) 685-704.


  • ​Bachelors in mechanical Engineering, The Cooper Union, US (2009)
  • Masters in Mechanical Engineering, KAUST, THUWAL, KSA (2009-2010)

Non-KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Simpson Gumpertz and Heger, New York

Research Interests Keywords

Identification - Full Field Measurement Computational Strategies