Dr. Wael G. Abdelrahman

Assistant Professor

Department of Aerospace Engineering

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

 

 

Office:   KFUPM, Building 75, Room 112

Office Tel:     +966-13-860-7236

E-mail:          wgamal@kfupm.edu.sa

 

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ResearcherID:  B-6686-2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, A Micromechanical Model for the Failure and Damage Assessment of Woven Composites, U. Cincinnati, 1999.

  • M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Static and Dynamic Behavior of Composite Swept Wings, Cairo U., 1995.

  • B.Sc., Aeronautical Engineering, graduation project "Structural Design of an Ultra Light Airplane," Cairo U., 1993.

 

Active Research Fields

  •  Stochastic methods in reliability evaluation of composite structures

  • Wave propagation in composites

  • Micromechanical modeling and characterization of composite materials

  • Failure of laminated and woven composites

Honors and Awards

  • Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Engineering Sciences, KFUPM, 2018.

  • Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Applied Engineering, KFUPM, 2012.

  • Recognition of Scientific Patent Award, KFUPM, 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

  • Department Service Award, College of Engineering, KFUPM, May 2009.

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Work, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, 2009.

  • Distinction Award for Excellence in Thesis Supervision, College of Engineering, Cairo U., 2007.

  • Selected for inclusion in the Academic Keys Who's Who in Engineering Higher Education (WWEHE), http://engineering.academickeys.com/whoswho.php, Jan. 2007.

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Work, Deanship of Student Affairs, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dec. 2006.

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Cairo U., 2005.

  • Honor Roll Professor, U. Cincinnati, USA, 1998.

  • Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship, U. Cincinnati, 1998.

  • University Teaching / Research Assistantship, U. Cincinnati, 1995-1997, Research work was supported by the Air Force Office for Scientific Research fund: AFOSR 95-0269, Dr. Walter Jones, Program Manager.

  • The Exemplary Student of Faculty of Engineering and of Cairo University, 1992.

 

Employment History

·        Assistant Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Instructor Teaching Evaluation Score Minimum of 90%, 2006-present.

·        Assistant Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Cairo U.  2000-2013.

·        Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute of Aviation Engineering and Technology, Cairo, 2000-2006.

·        Senior Engineer, Structural Integrity Engineering SIE, Chatsworth, California, 1999-2000.

·        Instructor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, U. Cincinnati, 1998-1999. Chosen as Honor Roll Professor of the year.

·        Research/Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, U. Cincinnati, 1995-1998.

·        Lecturer, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Cairo U., 1993-1995.

 

Research Projects

1.      Co-Investigator, “Improved Aeroelastic Model for Active Vibration Suppression of Smart Composite Wind Turbine Blades including Rotatory Inertia Effects,” Ongoing KFUPM Internal Funding Project No. IN161026, April 2017-April 2019.

2.      Co-Investigator, “Use of Artificial Neural Networks for Failure Modeling and Prediction of Critical Aircraft Components in Severe Desert Conditions,” King Abdul-Aziz City of Science and Technology KACST Project No. AT-35-106, Mar. 2015 – Nov. 2017.

3.      Co-Investigator, “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Rolling Stability Analysis of Delta- and Double Delta Wing,” Project No. 11-SPA1648-04 under the Aerospace Engineering Program of the National Science and Technology Plan, March 2012-Feb. 2014.

4.      Co-Investigator, “Design, Testing and Optimization of Economically-Sound Small Solar Seawater Desalination Units”, KFUPM Internal Funding Project No. IN090026, KFUPM, Sept. 2010-April 2012.

5.      Co-Investigator, “Introduction to Flight”, Arabic book translation Project No. AR100008, KFUPM, Sept. 2010-Aug. 2012.

6.      Co-Investigator, “Detailed Design and Capability Development for Saudi Autonomous UAV,” Project No. 08-SPA467-4 under the Aerospace Engineering Program of the National Science and Technology Plan, Sept 2009-Aug. 2011.

7.      Co-Investigator, “Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering”, Arabic book writing Project No. AR090007, KFUPM, June 2009-June 2011.

8.      Co-Investigator, “Dictionary of Aerospace Engineering and Sciences Terms”, Arabic book writing Project No. AR070003, KFUPM, May 2007-May 2009.

9.      Passenger to Freighter Conversion of the Extended Fuselage DC-8-61 Series, Funded by the FAA-Industry DC-8 Joint Task Force, 1999-2000.

10.    Failure and Damage Assessment of Textile Composites, Funded by the Air Force Office for Scientific Research, Fund # AFOSR 95-0269, 1995-1999.

 

Publications

Scopus citation h-index is 6, with more than 140 citations.

Books

1.      Al-Garni and Abdelrahman, W.G., “أساسيات هندسة الطيران والفضاء” – Basics of Aerospace Engineering, Al-Homaidi Press, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 1st Edition, 2015.

2.      Al-Garni and Abdelrahman, W.G.,الكوكب الوضاء في الطيران والفضاء” – Dictionary of Aerospace Terms, Obaikan Research and Development, Saudi Arabia, 2011.

 

Patents

1.  Al-Garni A.Z. and Abdelrahman, W.G., "Solar-Powered Air Conditioning System," US Patent No. US 9,476,601-B2, Oct. 2016.

2. Al-Garni, A. Z. and Abdelrahman, W. G., “Water Desalination System Using Geothermal Energy,” US Patent No. US 9,289,696-B2, March 2016.

3. Al-Garni, A. Z., Kassem, A. H., and Abdelrahman, W. G., “Evaporative Desalination System,” US Patent No. US 8,083,902-B2, Dec. 2011.

4. Al-Garni A.Z. and Abdelrahman, W.G., “Solar-Powered Air conditioning System,” SA Patent No. 5249, 2018.

 

Journal Publications

  1. Abdelrahman, W.G., Al-Garni, A.Z., and Hamid, M.D.T., “MISO Control System for Noise Reduction in 3-D Enclosures using PZT Actuators,” Accepted for publication in Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, May 2018.

  2. Al-Garni, A.Z., Sahin, A.Z., and Abdelrahman, W.G., “Performance Comparison of a Single Slope Solar Still Equipped with Water Heater and an External Fan during Summer and Winter,” Accepted for publication in Desalination and Water Treatment, Oct. 2018.

  3. Abdelrahman, W. G., Al-Garni, A.Z., Abdelmaksoud, S. I., and Abdallah, A., “Effect of Piezoelectric Patch Size and Material on Active Vibration Control of Wind Turbine Blades,” Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 155-161, April 2018.

  4. Abdelrahman, W. G., Al-Garni, A. Z., and Al-Wadiee, W., “Application of Back Propagation Neural Network Algorithms on Modeling Failure of B-737 Bleed Air System Valves in Desert Conditions,” Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 225, pp. 505-510, 2012.

  5. Al-Garni, A. Z., Tuzan, M., and Abdelrahman, W. G., “Managing Field Failures of Aircraft Systems by Co-application of Parametric and Nonparametric Methods,” Journal of Aircraft, , Vol. 48, No. 2, pp.468-475, 2011.

  6. Al-Garni, A. Z., Tuzan, M., and Abdelrahman, W. G., “Graphical Techniques for Managing Field Failures of Aircraft Systems and Components,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 608-616, March-April 2009.

  7. Shaker, A., Abdelrahman, W. G., Tawfik, M., and Sadek E. A. “Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of the Free Vibration of Laminated Composite Plates,” Computational Mechanics, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 493-501, 2008. DOI: 10.1007/s00466-007-0205-7 (PDF)

  8. Shaker, A., Abdelrahman, W. G., Tawfik, M., and Sadek E. A. “Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of the Free Vibration of Functionally Graded Material Plates,” Computational Mechanics, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 707-714, 2008. DOI: 10.1007/s00466-007-0226-2  (PDF)

  9. Nayfeh, A. H. and Abdelrahman, W. G., “Vibration Characteristics of Fibrous Composites with Damage,” Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 709-729, 2003, DOI: 10.1177/1077546303009006005  (PDF)

  10. Nayfeh, A. H. and Abdelrahman, W. G., “An Approximate Model for Wave Propagation in Rectangular Rods and Their Geometric Limits,” Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 3-17, 2000, DOI: 10.1177/107754630000600101  (PDF)

  11. Nayfeh, A. H., Abdelrahman, W. G. and Nagy, P. B., “Analysis of Axisymmetric Waves in Layered Piezoelectric Rods and Their Composites,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 108, Issue 4, pp. 1496-1504, 2000, DOI: 10.1121/1.1289666  (PDF)

  12. Abdelrahman, W. G. and Nayfeh, A. H., “Stress Transfer and Stiffness Reduction in Orthogonally Cracked Laminates,” Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 31, pp. 303-316, 1999, DOI: 10.1016/S0167-6636(99)00002-2

  13.  Nayfeh, A. H. and Abdelrahman, W. G., “Dynamic Stress Transfer in Fibrous Composites with Damage,” Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 30, pp. 233-243, 1999, DOI :10.1016/S1359-8368(98)00057-2  (PDF)

  14. Nayfeh, A. H., Faidi, W. and Abdelrahman, W. G., “An Approximate Model for Wave Propagation in Piezoelectric Materials: I. Laminated Composites,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 85, No. 4, pp. 2237-2346, 1999, DOI: 10.1063/1.369547  (PDF)

  15. Nayfeh, A. H., and Abdelrahman, W. G., “Dynamically Induced Stress Distribution in Undulated Fibrous Composites,” Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 17, pp. 1627-1634, 1998.

  16. Nayfeh, A. H. and Abdelrahman, W. G., “Micromechanical Modeling of Load Transfer in Fibrous Composites,” Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 30, pp. 307-324, 1998, DOI: 10.1016/S0167-6636(98)00038-6

  17. Abdelrahman, W. G. and Nayfeh, A. H., “Micromechanical Modeling of Stress Distribution in Undulated Composites under Axial Loading,” Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 30, pp. 83-90, 1998.

  18. Nayfeh, A. H. and Abdelrahman, W. G., “An Improved Continuum Mixture Model for Wave Propagation in Fibrous Composites,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 104, Issue 2, pp. 867-873, 1998, DOI: 10.1121/1.423331  (PDF)

  19. Abdelrahman, W. G. and Negm, H. M., “Static Aeroelastic Behavior of Swept Composite Wings,” Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 961-974, 1997.

  20. Abdelrahman, W. G. and Negm, H. M., “Analysis of Composite Swept Wing Structures,” Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 325-338, 1997.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Ghazzawi, S. and Abdelrahman, W. G., “Effect of Shear Deformation on Static and Dynamic Behavior of Thick Functionally Graded Material Panels,” Accepted for Presentation at AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2019, San Diego, California, 7-11 Jan, 2019 . 

  2. Abdelrahman, W.G., Al-Garni, A.Z., and Al-Wadiee, W., “Application of Back Propagation Neural Network Algorithms on Modeling Failure of B-737 Bleed Air System Valves in Desert Conditions,” Accepted for Presentation in Conference on Recent Advances in Aerospace Technology AEROTECH IV-2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21-22 Nov. 2012.

  3. Al-Garni, A. Z. and Abdelrahman, W. G., “A Wave Dispersion Model for Health Monitoring of Plates with Piezoelectric Coupling in Aerospace Applications,”  4th Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference & Exhibition 2007, Kingdom of Bahrain, December 2-5, 2007.    

  4. Abdelrahman, W. G., Shaker, A., Tawfik, M., and Sadek E. A."Stochastic Finite Element Analysis of the Free Vibration of Functionally Graded Material Plates,” International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV14), Cairns, Australia, 9-12 July 2007. (PDF)

  5. Abdelrahman, W. G., “A Micromechanical Model for Wave Propagation in Plain-Weave Textile Composites," AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2007 Conference and Exhibit, Paper No. AIAA-2007-2946, Rohnert Park, California, May 7-10, 2007.  (PDF)

  6. Abdelrahman, W. G. and Negm, H. M., “Dynamic Aeroelastic Behavior of Slender Composite Swept Wings,” 8TH International Conference on Aerospace Sciences & Aviation Technology, Military Technical College, May 4-6, 1999.

  7. Nayfeh, A. H. and Abdelrahman, W. G., "Micromechanical Modeling of the static and Dynamic Behavior of Undulated Fibrous Composites," International Conference on Advanced Composites ICAC 98, Hurghada, December 15-18, 1998.

  8. Abdelrahman, W. G. and Nayfeh, A. H., “Micromechanical Modeling of Stress Distribution in Textile Composites,” Fourth International Conference on Composites Engineering, Hawaii, July 6-14, 1997, D. Hui, editor.

 

 

Courses Taught

 

KFUPM

1.   Flight and Aviation Safety (AE 566)

2.   Aerospace Structures I (AE 530)

3.   Aerospace System Design (AE 427)

4.   Flight and Air Traffic Control (AE 414)

5.   Flight Structures I (AE 328)

 

Cairo U.

1.   Design of Aircraft Structures (AER 403)

2.   Composite Materials (AER 454)

3.   Mechanics of Structures (AER 203)

4.   Structural Analysis I (AER 103)

5.   Analysis and Design of Composite Structures (AER 624)

6.   Structural Dynamics (AER 622)

7.   Analysis of Aircraft Structures, (AER 504)

8.   Design of Aircraft Structures (AER 507)

9    NDT Techniques & A/C Structural Repair, (AER 506)

 

U. Cincinnati

1.   Continuum Mechanics

2.   Elasticity

3.   Mechanics I and II (AERO EN 232)

 

Thesis and Dissertation Supervision

1. Hamza Mir, M.Sc., "Aeroelastic Analysis of Actively Controlled Smart Wind Turbine Blades," 2018.

2. Tarique Bin Hamid, M.Sc., "Noise Control in Closed Aircraft Cabins using Piezoelectric Patches," 2015.

3. Member of M.Sc. thesis committee of Mr. Muhammed Yunus," Numerical Investigation of Edge-Tones in High Speed Jets," 2015

4. Shereef Abdelmaksoud, M.Sc., "Optimal Active Vibration Suppression of Smart Composite Wind Turbine Blades," 2014

5. Nizar Qattan, M.Sc. Thesis, “Artificial Neural Network Application in Turboprop Engines Gearbox Maintenance Scheduling,” 2013.

6. Waheed Al-Wadie, M. Sc “Neural Network Modeling of Turbofan Engine Components Reliability,” 2011.

7. Saeed Al-Ahmary, M.Sc, “Design and Fabrication of a Two Seated Aircraft with Advanced Rotating Leading Edge Wing,”  2011.

8. Afeefa Shokry, M.Sc. Thesis, “Reliability Analysis of the Free Vibration of Composite Plates,” Aerospace Engineering, Cairo U., 2006.

9. Ahmed Desouki, M.Sc. Thesis “Development of Analytical Model for the Horizontal Tail Unit of a Jet Trainer Using Modal Analysis,” Aerospace Engineering, Cairo U., 2004.

10.Hesham Ibrahim, M.Sc. Thesis “Structural Design of Small Remote-Sensing Satellites,” Aerospace Engineering, Cairo U., 2003.

 

 

Reviewer/Editorial Board Membership

  • Reviewer of CMES Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences

  • Reviewer of AJSE Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

  • Reviewer of KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

  • Reviewer, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering

  • Associate Editor, Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology