Dr. Wael G. Abdelrahman

Assistant Professor

Department of Aerospace Engineering

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

 

 

Contact Info

Office:           KFUPM, Building 59, Room 1052

Office Tel:     +966-3-860-7236

E-mail:          wgamal@kfupm.edu.sa

 

Biography

  • 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

Publications

Scopus citation h-index is 6

Books

  • A.Z. Al-Garni and W.G. Abdelrahman, “الكوكب الوضاء في الطيران والفضاء”, A book under publication by Obaikan Publishing, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2011.

Patents

  • Al-Garni, A.Z., Kassem, A. H., and Abdelrahman, W. G., "Evaporative Desalination System," US Patent No. 8083902, Dec. 2011.

Journal Publications

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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)

  8. 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

  9.  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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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)

  15. 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.

  16. 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. 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.

  2. 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.    

  3. 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)

  4. 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)

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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

3.      Member of M.Sc thesis committee of Mr. Faizan Ahmed, M.Sc, “Experimental and Numerical Study of the Enhancement Parameters on a Double Slope Solar Still Productivity,” March 2011.

4.      Member of M.Sc thesis committee of Mr. Mohamed Avez, M.Sc, “Experimental Enhancement of Single Slope Solar Still,” Jan 2011.

5.      Member of M.Sc thesis committee of Mr. Bilal Siddiqui, Aerospace Engineering, “Reconfigurable Control of High Angle of Attack Fighter Aircraft,” April 2010.

6.      Member of M.Sc thesis committee of Mr. Abdurrahman Arvind, Aerospace Engineering, “Effect of Base Caveties on the Drag and Wake of a Two-Dimensional Bluff Body," April 2009.

7.      Member of M.Sc thesis committee of Mr. Salman Al-Fifi, Aerospace Engineering, “Experimental and Numerical Study of Open-Air Active Cooling," May, 2010.

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

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

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

 

 

Honors and Awards

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

  • Recognition of Scientific Patent Award, KFUPM, 2012.

  • 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.

 

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