

Dr.Abul
Fazal M. Arif 
Professor 




Contact
Information 


Office 
Bldg22 Room234 



Office Phone 
9663860 2579 



Fax 
9663860 2949 (ME Dept) 



Email 
afmarif@kfupm.edu.sa 



Websites 
Personal
Page 








Education 



Ph.D. 
(Mechanical
Engineering) from University of Minnesota, USA, in 1991 



M.Sc.

(Mechanical
Engineering) from University of Minnesota, USA, in 1988




B.Sc 
(Mechanical
Engineering) from NED University of Engineering, Pakistan,
in 1985. 








Courses
Taught 
ME206 
Manufacturing Processes I 
ME215 
Materials Science for ME 
ME307 
Machine Design I 
ME308 
Machine Design II 
ME487 
Mechanics of Materials 
ME489 
FEA in Mechanical Design 
ME543 
Nonlinear Finite Element
Analysis 
ME580 
Principles of metal forming 
ME586 
FEA in Metal Forming 
ME590 
FEA for Large Deformation
Problems 



Research Areas 
Computational Applied Mechanics ,Modeling
and Simulation of Manufacturing Processes, Engineering Design, Applications of
Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Engineering, Modeling of Laser
Applications in Mechanical Engineering. 


Representative
Publications 


Nicholas Zabaras and Abul
Fazal Muhammad Arif: " A Family of Integration
Algorithms for Constitutive Equations in Finite
Deformation ElastoViscoplasticity", International
Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol.
33, pp. 5984, 1992.

Abul Fazal M. Arif and Nicholas Zabaras: " On the Performance of
Two Tangent Operators for Finite Element Analysis of
Large Deformation Inelastic Problems",
International Journal for Numerical Methods in
Engineering, vol. 35, pp. 369389, 1992.

Bekir S.Yilbas and
A.F.M. Arif: “Laser short pulse heating and
elasticplastic wave generation”, Jpn. J. Appl.
Phys. Vol. 39, Part 1, No. 10, pp. 58795888,
October 2000.

Abul Fazal M. Arif,
Tasneem Pervez, M. Pervez Mughal: " Performance of a
finite element procedure for
hyperelasticviscoplastic large deformation problems
", Finite Elements in Analysis & Design, vol. 34,
issue 1, pp. 89112, 2000.

A.F.M. Arif, SZ
Shuja, BS Yilbas: “Gasassisted laser singlepulse
heating: study of thermal stresses”, Proc. Instn
Mech Engrs Vol 215 Part C, pp. 291306, 2001.

A.F.M. Arif,
A.K.Sheikh, S.Z. Qamar, K.M.AlFuhaid: “Variation of
pressure with ram speed and die profile in hot
extrusion of Aluminum6063”, J. of Mat & Mfg.
Proc.,Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 701716, 2001.

B.S.Yilbas, S.Z.Shuja, A.F.M. Arif: “Elastic displacement of the
surface due to a laser heating pulse”, Proc. Instn
Mech Engrs Vol 215 Part C, pp. 12711282, 2001.

B.S.Yilbas, A.F.M.
Arif: “Material response to thermal loading due
to short pulse laser heating”, Int. J. of Heat &
Mass Transfer, Vol. 44, pp. 37873798, 2001.

B.S.Yilbas, A.F.M.
Arif, S.Z. Shuja: “Simulation of elastic
displacement of surface during laser short pulse
heating of gold”, Optical & Quantum Electronics,
Vol. 33, pp. 12411258, 2001.

B.S.Yilbas and A.F.M.
Arif: “Elastic displacement of surface due to a
laser picosecond pulse heating of gold”, Optics &
Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 37, pp. 651672, 2002.

S.Z.Shuja, A.F.M.
Arif, B.S.Yilbas : “Laser Repetitive pulse
heating of steel surface: A material response to
thermal loading”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing
Science and Engineering, Vol. 124, No. 3; pp.
595603, Aug 2002.

S.Z.Shuja, B.S.Yilbas, A.F.M..Arif: “Investigation into
thermoelastic displacement of surfaces subjected to
gas assisted laser repetitive pulse heating”, J. of
Surface Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 3745,
2002.

B.S.Yilbas, M. Faisal,
SZ Shuja, A.F.M. Arif: “Laser pulse heating
of steel surface and flexural wave analysis”, Optics
& Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 37, pp. 6383, 2002.

B.S.Yilbas and A.F.M.
Arif: “Temperature and stress fields in silver
due to laser picosecond heating pulse.”, Numerical
Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Vol. 42, pp.
623646, 2002.

A.F.M. Arif:
“Numerical prediction of plastic deformation and
residual stresses induced by Laser Shock
Processing”, J. of Materials Processing Technology,
Vol. 136, pp. 120138, 2003.

A.F.M. Arif: "On
the use of nonlinear finite element analysis in
deformation evaluation and development of design
charts for extrusion processes", Finite Elements in
Analysis & Design, Vol. 39, pp.10071020, 2003.

A.F.M.Arif,
A.K.Sheikh, S.Z. Qamar: “A study of die failure
mechanisms in aluminum extrusion”, J. of Materials
Processing Technology, Vol. 134 (3), pp. 318328,
2003.

B.S.Yilbas, S.Z.Shuja, A.Arif, M.A. Gondal: “Laser shock processing
of steel” , J. of Materials Processing. Technology,
Vol. 135, pp. 617, 2003.

B.S. Yilbas and A.F.M
Arif: “Laser short pulse heating of
GoldChromiumGold multilayer assembly”, Proc.
Instn Mech Engrs Vol 217 Part C, pp. 797809, 2003.

N. Merah, A. AlZayer,
A. Shuaib, and A. Arif: “Finite Element
Evaluation of Clearance Effect on
TubeToTubesheet Strength”, Int. J. of Pressure
Vessels & Piping, Vol. 80, pp. 879885, 2003.

B.S.Yilbas, A.F.M.
Arif, S.Z. Shuja, M.A.Gondal and J. Shrikof:
“Investigation into Laser Shock Processing”, J. of
Materials Engineering and Performance, Vol. 13, pp.
4754, 2004.

A.F.M. Arif,
Ovaisullah Khan and A.K.Sheikh: “Roll deformation
and stress distribution under thermomechanical
loading in cold rolling process”, J. of Materials
Processing Technology, Vol. 147/2, pp. 255267, 2004

S.Z. Qamar, A.F.M.
Arif and A.K.Sheikh: “Statistical Analysis of
Product Defects in a Typical Aluminum Extrusion
Facility”, J. of Mat & Mfg. Proc.,Vol. 19, pp.
383397, 2004.

B.S.Yilbas, M.A. Gondal, A.F.M. Arif, S.Z. Shuja: “Laser shock
processing of Ti6Al4V alloy”, Proc. Instn Mech
Engrs, Vol 218 Part B, pp. 473482, 2004.

A.F.M Arif and
B.S.Yilbas: “Laser short pulse heating of copper:
thermoelastoplastic analysis”, J. Laser
Applications, Vol. 16, pp. 66132, 2004.

OvaisU.Khan, A. Jamal,
G.M. Arshed, A.F.M. Arif, and Syed M. Zubair:
“Thermal Analysis of a Cold Rolling Process A
Numerical Approach”,

Numerical Heat Transfer,
Part A, Vol. 46, pp. 613632, 2004.

S.Z. Qamar, A.F.M.
Arif, and A.K.Sheikh: “A New Definition of Shape
Complexity for Metal Extrusion”, J. of Materials
Processing Technology, Vol. 155156C, pp. 17341739,
2004

A.K.Sheikh, A.F.M.
Arif, and S.Z. Qamar: “A Probabilistic Study of
Failures of Solid and Hollow Dies in Hot Aluminum
Extrusion”, J. of Materials Processing Technology,
Vol. 155156C, pp. 17401748, 2004

A.F.M. Arif, O.
Khan and S.M. Zubair: “Prediction of roll
temperature with a nonuniform heat flux at tool and
workpiece interface”, Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol. 41,
pp. 7594, 2004.

B.S.Yilbas and A.F.M.
Arif: “Laser ShortPulse with Time Varying
Intensity Heating and Thermal Stress Development in
the Lattice SubSystem”, Proc. of IMechE, Part C,
Vol. 219, pp. 7382, 2005.

B.S.Yilbas, A.F.M.
Arif and A.M.Gondal: “HVOF Coating and Laser
Treatment: Three Point Bending Tests”, J. of
Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 164165,
AMPT/ANMEOS Part 2, pp. 954957, 2005

B.S.Yilbas, A.F.M.
Arif and M.A.Gondal: “Plastic Deformation of
Steel Surface Due to Laser Shock Processing”, Proc.
Instn Mech Engrs Part B (Journal of Engineering
Manufacture), Vol. 220, pp. 857867, 2006. {Received
Donald Julius Groen Award from
IMechE’s Manufacturing Industries Division during
Manufacturing Div. AGM on 13^{th} September
2007)

S.Z. Qamar, A.K. Sheikh, A.F.M. Arif and T. Pervez: “Regression
Based CVVK_{IC} Models for Hot Work Tool
Steels”, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol.
430, pp. 208215, 2006.

B.S.Yilbas and A.F.M.
Arif: “Laser ShortPulse Heating: Influence of
Pulse Intensity on Temperature and Stress Fields”,
Applied Surface Science, Vol. 252, pp. 842837,
2006.

A.F.M. Arif
and B.S.Yilbas: “Three Point Bend Testing of HVOF
Inconel 625 Coating: FEM Simulation and Experiment”,
Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 201, pp.
18731879, 2006.

B.S.Yilbas, A.F.M.
Arif, C. Karatas and M. Ahsan: “Cemented Carbide
Cutting Tool: Laser Processing and Thermal Stress
Analysis”, Applied Surface Science, Volume 253,
Issue 12, pp 55445552, April 2007

Qamar SZ, Sheikh AK,
Arif AFM, Pervez T, Siddiqui RA "Heat Treatment
of a Hotwork Die Steel," Archives of Materials
Science and Engineering, 28 (8), pp 503508, August
2007.

S.Z. Qamar, A.K. Sheikh, A.F.M. Arif and T. Pervez: “Defining
Shape Complexity of Extrusion Dies  A Reliabilistic
View”, Materials & Manufacturing Processes, 22 (7),
pp 804810, September 2007.

B.S.
Yilbas and A. F.M. Arif: “Laser Shock
Processing of Aluminum: Model and Experimental
Study”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 40,
pp 67406747, October 2007.

Qamar SZ, Pervez T,
Siddiqui RA, Sheikh AK, Arif AFM "Sensitivity
Analysis in Life Prediction of Extrusion Dies,"
Journal of Achievements in Materials and
Manufacturing Engineering, 25 (1), pp 4954,
November 2007

B.S. Yilbas and A.
F.M. Arif: “Residual Stress Analysis for HVOF
Diamalloy 1005 Coating on Ti6aAl4V Alloy”, Surface
and Coating Technology, 202 (3), pp 559568,
December 2007.

A.K.Sheikh, S.Z. Qamar and A.F.M. Arif: “A CVNKIC Correlation
for H13 tool steel”, Int. Jour.
of Manufacturing Processes & Technology.
(Accepted in March 2007)

A.F.M. Arif and
B.S. Yilbas : “Thermal Stress Developed During Laser
Cutting Process: Consideration of Different
Materials”, Int. J. of Advanced Manufacturing
Technology, submitted in December 2006. (Accepted in
March 2007

S.Z. Qamar,
A.K.Sheikh, A.F.M. Arif, M. Younas, T.
Pervez: “Monte Carlo Simulation of Extrusion Die
Life”, JMPT, Accepted in August 2007.

A. F.M. Arif and
B.S. Yilbas: “Laser Treatment of HVOF Coating:
Modeling and Measurement of Residual Stress in
Coating”, ASM Materials Performance, Accepted in
January 2008.

B.S. Yilbas, A. F.M.
Arif, C. Karatas, and K. Raza : “Laser Treatment
of Aluminum Surface: Analysis of Thermal Stress
Field in the Irradiated Region”, Journal of
Materials Processing Technology, Accepted in January
2008.

S.B. Mansoor, A.F.M.
Arif, and B.S.Yilbas: “Laser Shock Processing:
Modelling of Evaporation and Pressure Field
Developed in the Laser Produced Cavity”,
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing
Technology, accepted in April 200
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS IN
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

N. Zabaras and A.F.M.
Arif: "Unified Study of RateDependent and
RateIndependent Solids in Finite Deformation
Analysis", NUMETA 90 The Third International
Conference on Advances in Numerical Methods in
Engineering : Theory and Applications ( editors G.
N. Pande and J. Middleton), Vol. 2, pp. 886893,
1990 ( conference held at the University College
of Swansea, U.K., January 711, 1990).

N. Zabaras and A.F.M.
Arif: "A Tangent Stiffness Approach for Large
Deformation Inelastic Problems with a Generalized
MidPoint Rule", Third International Conference on
Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials:Theory
and Applications, (editors Chandra S. Desai, E.
Krempl, G. Frantziskonis, and H. Saadatmanesh), pp.
783786, 1991( conference held at the University
of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, January 712, 1991).

A.F.M. Arif:
"Some applications of large deformation analysis in
defense industry", Proc. of seminar on Research &
Development in support of technology with military
application, pp. 99114, 1992. (held at Naval
College of Engineering, Karachi, April 29, 1992 ).

A.F.M.Arif,
J.Chattah and A.Ahmad: “ A technology based
approach to control engine exhaust emission in
Pakistan”, Proc. of SAARC workshop on Urban Air
Control held at GIK Institute, Topi, 1618 December,
1996.

T. Pervez and A. F.
M. Arif: “A phenomenological model for
elastoplastic behavior of fiber reinforced
laminated composites”, Proc. of Int. Conf. On
Structure, Processing and Properties of Materials,
SPPM’97, pp. D22D31, held at BUET Dhaka
(Bangladesh), 1517 November 1997.

A.F.M. Arif and
T. Pervez: “Efficient constitutive evaluation
procedures for finite deformation analysis", Proc.
of Int. Conf. On Structure, Processing and
Properties of Materials, SPPM’97, pp. C1C10, held
at BUET Dhaka ( Bangladesh), 1517 November, 1997

A.F.M Arif, A.K.
Sheikh, S.Z. Qamar, K.M. AlFuhaid: “Effect of ram
speed & tool complexity on the extrusion of
Al6063”, Proc. of Int. Conf. on Advances in
Production & Processing of Aluminum (APPA'2001), pp.
(81)114, held in Bahrain, 1215 Feb 200

A.F.M. Arif:
“Finite Element Simulation of Extrusion to develop
pressure charts”, Proc. Of 16^{th} Int.
Conf. on Production Research (ICPR16), pp. K4.3,
held at Prague, 29 July – 3 August 2001.

A.F.M Arif, A.K.
Sheikh, S.Z. Qamar, K.M. AlFuhaid: “Modes of die
failure and tool complexity in hot extrusion of
Al6063”, Proc. Of 16^{th} Int. Conf. on
Production Research (ICPR16), pp. K4.1, held at
Prague, 29 July – 3 August 2001.

A.F.M.Arif,
A.K.Sheikh, S.Z.Qamar, M.K.Raza, K.M.AlFuhaid:
“Product defects in aluminum extrusion and its
impact on operational cost”, Proc. Of 6th Saudi
Engineering Conf., Vol. 5, pp. 137154, 2002. (held
at KFUPM, Dhahran, 1417 Dec, 2002).

A.K.Sheikh,
A.F.M.Arif, S.Z.Qamar: “Determination of
fracture toughness of tool steels”, Proc. Of 6th
Saudi Engineering Conf., Vol. 5, pp. 169182, 2002.
(held at KFUPM, Dhahran, 1417 Dec, 2002).

S.Z.Qamar, A.F.M.Arif,
A.K.Sheikh, K.M.AlFuhaid: “Some observation of
pressure distribution and die failure modes in hot
extrusion”, Proc. Of 6th Saudi Engineering Conf.,
Vol. 5, pp. 183200, 2002. (held at KFUPM, Dhahran,
1417 Dec, 2002).

N. Merah, A.AlZayer,
A.Shuaib, A.F.M.Arif: “Finite element
investigation of initial clearance effect on
tubetotubesheet joint strength”, Proc. Of 6th
Saudi Engineering Conf., Vol. 5, pp. 371384, 2002.
(held at KFUPM, Dhahran, 1417 Dec, 2002).

S.Z. Qamar, A.F.M.
Arif, A. K. Sheikh: “An investigation of Shape
Complexity in Metal Extrusion”, Proc. Of the Int.
Conf. On Advances in Materials and Processing
Technology (AMPT2003), Vol. 2, pp. 11781183, 2003.
(held at DCU, Dublin, Ireland, 811 July 2003).

A. K. Sheikh, A.F.M.
Arif, S.Z. Qamar: “Dielife probability and
reliability in hot aluminum extrusion”, Proc. Of the
Int. Conf. On Advances in Materials and Processing
Technology (AMPT2003), Vol. 2, pp. 11841189, 2003.
(held at DCU, Dublin, Ireland, 811 July 2003).

S.Z. Qamar, A.F.M.
Arif, and A. K. Sheikh: “Extrusion Product
Defects: A Statistical Study”, Proc. Of 8^{th}
Int. Sym. on Advanced Materials (ISAM2003), pp.
232239, 2003. (held at Islamabad, Pakistan, 1012
September 2003)

A. K. Sheikh, A.F.M.
Arif, and S.Z. Qamar: “Predicting Fracture
Toughness Values of Hot Work Tool Steels at Elevated
Temperatures”, Proc. Of 8^{th} Int. Sym. on
Advanced Materials (ISAM2003), pp. 284290, 2003.
(held at Islamabad, Pakistan, 1012 September 2003).

A.F.M.Arif,
S.Z.Qamar, A.K.Sheikh: “An Investigation Into the
Formation of Dead Metal Zone In Hot and Cold Metal
Extrusion”. Proc. Of the 3rd International
Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Technology
(ICAMT2004), pp. 941947, 2004. (held at Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia, 1113 May 2004)

S.Z. Qamar, A. K.
Sheikh, A.F.M. Arif : “Die Life Prediction
using a Form Feature Based Definition of Extrusion
Shape Complexity”. Proc. Of the 3rd International
Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Technology
(ICAMT2004), pp. 777783, 2004. (held at Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia, 1113 May 2004).

S.Z. Qamar , A.F.M.
Arif, and A. K. Sheikh : “Extrusion Die
Complexity ― A Feature Based Characterization”,
Proc. of 3rd International Conference and Exhibition
on Design and Production of Dies and Molds, pp.
161168, 2004. (held at Bursa, Turkey, 1719 June,
2004).

S.Z. Qamar, M. Younas,
A. K. Sheikh, and A.F.M. Arif: “Fatigue Life
Assessment of Extrusion Dies Using Monte Carlo
Simulation” , Proc. of 3rd International Conference
and Exhibition on Design and Production of Dies and
Molds, pp. 169176, 2004. (held at Bursa, Turkey,
1719 June, 2004).

A.F.M. Arif ,
B.S.Yilbas, and K. AlAthel: “Effect of Recoil
Pressure Intensity and Duration on the Residual
Stresses Induced By Laser Shock Processing”, Proc.
of International Mechanical Engineering Conference
(IMEC2004), Volume on Recent advances in industry
and different engineering disciplines, pp.
714733 (held at Kuwait, 58 December 2004)

AbulFazal M. Arif,
M. Kamran Raza, Anwar Khalil Sheikh, Sayyad Zahid
Qamar, and Muhammad Inam: “Analysis of Painting
Defects During Aluminum Extrusion Using SPC Tools”,
Proc. of International Conference on Modeling,
Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO),
ISBN:9948427009 (held at Sharjah, UAE, 13
February 2005)

A.F.M. Arif, A.K.
Sheikh, K. Raza, M. Inam, S.Z. Qamar: “A Review of
Some Surface Finish Defects Appearing on Aluminum
Extrusions”, Proc. of Second Int. Conf. on Advances
in Production & Processing of Aluminum (APPA'2005),
pp. (IV7)118, held in Bahrain, 57 Dec 2005.

M.K. Raza, A.K. Sheikh,
S.Z. Qamar, A.F.M. Arif,: “Extrusion Product
Quality Using Some SPC Tools”, Second Int. Conf. on
Advances in Production & Processing of Aluminum
(APPA'2005), pp. (IV6)114, held in Bahrain, 57
Dec 2005.

S.Z. Qamar, A.K. Sheikh, A.F.M. Arif, T. Pervez: “Fracture Toughness
of Extrusion Die Materials at Different Tempering
and Operating Temperatures”, Second Int. Conf. on
Advances in Production & Processing of Aluminum
(APPA'2005), pp. (III4)112, held in Bahrain, 57
Dec 2005.

J.B. Mousa, N. Merah, A.
Eleiche, A.F.M. Arif: “Experimental &
Numerical Analysis of Mixed Mode Crack Initiation
Angle”, Proceedings of ESDA2006, 8^{th}
Biennial ASME Conf. on Engineering Systems Design
and Analysis, Paper ESDA200695146, pp.16, held at
Torina, Italy, July 47, 2006,

A.K. Sheikh and A.F.M.
Arif: “On the Heat Treatment of Hot Extrusion
Dies”, Proceedings of ICOMAST2006, Int. Conf. on
Manufacturing Science & Technology, Paper 621,
pp.427430, held at Melaka, Malaysia, August 2830,
2006.

Abul Fazal M. Arif:
“Numerical Investigation of the Quality of Laser
Shock Processing Under Input Variability”,
Proceedings of ICOMAST2006, Int. Conf. on
Manufacturing Science & Technology, Paper 622,
pp.197200, held at Melaka, Malaysia, August 2830,
2006.

A.F.M. Arif, S.
Akhtar, and A. K. Sheikh: “Critical Die Failure
Types for Hot Aluminum Extrusion”, Proc. of 4th
International Conference and Exhibition on Design
and Production of Dies and Molds, Paper DM62, pp.
7376, 2007. (held at Cesme, Turkey, 2123 June,
2007).




Awards 

KFUPM Distinction Award for Excellence in
Research, 20072008.

College of Engineering Sciences Teaching
Award, 20062007.

College of Engineering Sciences Research
Award, 20052006.

College of Engineering Sciences Research
Award, 20032004.

KFUPM Distinction Award for Excellence in
Teaching & Advising, 20012002.

Scholarship:
Government of Pakistan Scholarship for Higher Studies
leading to Ph.D., 19861990.

{Received
Donald Julius Groen Award
from IMechE’s Manufacturing Industries Division
during Manufacturing Div. AGM on 13th September 2007):
B.S.Yilbas, A.F.M. Arif and M.A.Gondal: “Plastic
Deformation of Steel Surface Due to Laser Shock
Processing”, Proc. Instn Mech Engrs Part B (Journal of
Engineering Manufacture), Vol. 220, pp. 857867, 2006.



