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Dr.Abul Fazal M. Arif

Professor  
     
Contact Information
   
Office Bldg-22 Room-234      
Office Phone 966-3-860 2579      
Fax 966-3-860 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 Elasto-Viscoplasticity",  International Journal for Numerical Methods in  Engineering,  vol. 33, pp. 59-84, 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. 369-389, 1992. 

  • Bekir S.Yilbas and A.F.M. Arif: “Laser short pulse heating and elastic-plastic wave generation”, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 39, Part 1, No. 10, pp. 5879-5888, October 2000.

  • Abul Fazal M. Arif, Tasneem Pervez, M. Pervez Mughal: " Performance of a finite element procedure for hyperelastic-viscoplastic large deformation problems ", Finite Elements in Analysis & Design, vol. 34, issue 1, pp. 89-112, 2000.

  • A.F.M. Arif, SZ Shuja, BS Yilbas: “Gas-assisted laser single-pulse heating: study of thermal stresses”, Proc.  Instn Mech Engrs Vol 215 Part C, pp. 291-306, 2001.

  • A.F.M. Arif, A.K.Sheikh, S.Z. Qamar, K.M.Al-Fuhaid: “Variation of pressure with ram speed and die profile in hot extrusion of Aluminum-6063”, J. of Mat & Mfg. Proc.,Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 701-716, 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. 1271-1282, 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. 3787-3798, 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. 1241-1258, 2001.

  • B.S.Yilbas and A.F.M. Arif: “Elastic displacement of surface due to a laser pico-second pulse heating of gold”, Optics & Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 37, pp. 651-672, 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. 595-603, 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. 37-45, 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. 63-83, 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. 623-646, 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. 120-138, 2003.

  • A.F.M. Arif: "On the use of non-linear finite element analysis in deformation evaluation and development of design charts for extrusion processes", Finite Elements in Analysis & Design, Vol. 39, pp.1007-1020, 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. 318-328, 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. 6-17, 2003.

  • B.S. Yilbas and A.F.M Arif: “Laser short pulse heating of Gold-Chromium-Gold multi-layer assembly”, Proc. Instn Mech Engrs Vol 217 Part C, pp. 797-809, 2003.

  • N. Merah, A. Al-Zayer, A. Shuaib, and A. Arif: “Finite Element Evaluation of Clearance Effect on Tube-To-Tubesheet Strength”, Int. J. of Pressure Vessels & Piping, Vol. 80, pp. 879-885, 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. 47-54, 2004.

  • A.F.M. Arif, Ovaisullah Khan and A.K.Sheikh: “Roll deformation and stress distribution under thermo-mechanical loading in cold rolling process”, J. of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 147/2, pp. 255-267, 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. 383-397, 2004.

  • B.S.Yilbas, M.A. Gondal, A.F.M. Arif, S.Z. Shuja: “Laser shock processing of Ti-6Al-4V alloy”, Proc.  Instn Mech Engrs, Vol 218 Part B, pp. 473-482, 2004.

  • A.F.M Arif and B.S.Yilbas: “Laser short pulse heating of copper: thermo-elasto-plastic analysis”, J. Laser Applications, Vol. 16, pp. 66-132, 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. 613-632, 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. 155-156C, pp. 1734-1739, 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. 155-156C, pp. 1740-1748, 2004

  • A.F.M. Arif, O. Khan and S.M. Zubair: “Prediction of roll temperature with a non-uniform heat flux at tool and workpiece interface”, Heat & Mass Transfer, Vol. 41, pp. 75-94, 2004.

  • B.S.Yilbas and A.F.M. Arif: “Laser Short-Pulse with Time Varying Intensity Heating and Thermal Stress Development in the Lattice Sub-System”, Proc. of IMechE, Part C, Vol. 219, pp. 73-82, 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. 164-165, AMPT/ANMEOS Part 2, pp. 954-957, 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. 857-867, 2006. {Received Donald Julius Groen Award from IMechE’s Manufacturing Industries Division during Manufacturing Div. AGM on 13th September 2007)

  • S.Z. Qamar, A.K. Sheikh, A.F.M. Arif and T. Pervez: “Regression Based CVV-KIC Models for Hot Work Tool Steels”, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 430, pp. 208-215, 2006.

  • B.S.Yilbas and A.F.M. Arif: “Laser Short-Pulse Heating: Influence of Pulse Intensity on Temperature and Stress Fields”, Applied Surface Science, Vol. 252, pp. 8428-37, 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. 1873-1879, 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 5544-5552, 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 503-508, 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 804-810, 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 6740-6747, 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 49-54, November 2007

  • B.S. Yilbas and A. F.M. Arif: “Residual Stress Analysis for HVOF Diamalloy 1005 Coating on Ti-6aAl-4V Alloy”, Surface and Coating Technology, 202 (3), pp 559-568, December 2007.

  • A.K.Sheikh, S.Z. Qamar and A.F.M. Arif: “A CVN-KIC 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 Rate-Dependent and Rate-Independent 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. 886-893, 1990 ( conference held at the University  College of  Swansea,  U.K., January  7-11, 1990).

  • N. Zabaras and A.F.M. Arif: "A Tangent Stiffness Approach for Large Deformation Inelastic Problems with a Generalized Mid-Point  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. 783-786, 1991( conference  held at the  University  of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona,  January  7-12, 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. 99-114, 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, 16-18 December, 1996.

  • T. Pervez and A. F. M. Arif: “A phenomenological model for elasto-plastic behavior of fiber reinforced laminated composites”, Proc. of Int. Conf. On Structure, Processing and Properties of Materials, SPPM’97, pp. D22-D31, held at BUET Dhaka (Bangladesh), 15-17 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. C1-C10, held at BUET Dhaka ( Bangladesh), 15-17 November, 1997

  • A.F.M Arif, A.K. Sheikh, S.Z. Qamar, K.M. Al-Fuhaid: “Effect of ram speed & tool complexity on the extrusion of Al-6063”, Proc. of Int. Conf. on Advances in Production & Processing of Aluminum (APPA'2001), pp. (8-1)1-14,  held in Bahrain, 12-15 Feb 200 

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

  • A.F.M Arif, A.K. Sheikh, S.Z. Qamar, K.M. Al-Fuhaid: “Modes of die failure and tool complexity in hot extrusion of Al-6063”, Proc. Of 16th Int. Conf. on Production Research (ICPR-16), 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.Al-Fuhaid: “Product defects in aluminum extrusion and its impact on operational cost”, Proc. Of 6th Saudi Engineering Conf., Vol. 5, pp. 137-154, 2002. (held at KFUPM, Dhahran, 14-17 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. 169-182, 2002. (held at KFUPM, Dhahran, 14-17 Dec, 2002).

  • S.Z.Qamar, A.F.M.Arif, A.K.Sheikh, K.M.Al-Fuhaid: “Some observation of pressure distribution and die failure modes in hot extrusion”, Proc. Of 6th Saudi Engineering Conf., Vol. 5, pp. 183-200, 2002. (held at KFUPM, Dhahran, 14-17 Dec, 2002).

  • N. Merah, A.Al-Zayer, A.Shuaib, A.F.M.Arif: “Finite element investigation of initial clearance effect on tube-to-tubesheet joint strength”, Proc. Of 6th Saudi Engineering Conf., Vol. 5, pp. 371-384, 2002. (held at KFUPM, Dhahran, 14-17 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 (AMPT-2003), Vol. 2, pp. 1178-1183, 2003. (held at DCU, Dublin, Ireland, 8-11 July 2003).

  • A. K. Sheikh, A.F.M. Arif, S.Z. Qamar: “Die-life probability and reliability in hot aluminum extrusion”, Proc. Of the Int. Conf. On Advances in Materials and Processing Technology (AMPT-2003), Vol. 2, pp. 1184-1189, 2003. (held at DCU, Dublin, Ireland, 8-11 July 2003).

  • S.Z. Qamar, A.F.M. Arif, and A. K. Sheikh: “Extrusion Product Defects: A Statistical Study”, Proc. Of 8th Int. Sym. on Advanced Materials (ISAM2003), pp. 232-239, 2003. (held at Islamabad, Pakistan, 10-12 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 8th Int. Sym. on Advanced Materials (ISAM2003), pp. 284-290, 2003. (held at Islamabad, Pakistan, 10-12 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 (ICAMT-2004), pp. 941-947, 2004. (held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11-13 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 (ICAMT-2004), pp. 777-783, 2004. (held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11-13 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. 161-168, 2004. (held at Bursa, Turkey, 17-19 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. 169-176, 2004. (held at Bursa, Turkey, 17-19 June, 2004).

  • A.F.M. Arif , B.S.Yilbas, and K. Al-Athel: “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. 714-733 (held at Kuwait, 5-8 December 2004)

  • Abul-Fazal 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:9948-427-00-9 (held at Sharjah, UAE, 1-3 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. (IV-7)1-18,  held in Bahrain, 5-7 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. (IV-6)1-14,  held in Bahrain, 5-7 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. (III-4)1-12,  held in Bahrain, 5-7 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, 8th Biennial ASME Conf. on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, Paper ESDA2006-95146, pp.1-6, held at Torina, Italy, July 4-7, 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.427-430, held at Melaka, Malaysia, August 28-30, 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.197-200, held at Melaka, Malaysia, August 28-30, 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 DM-62, pp. 73-76, 2007. (held at Cesme, Turkey, 21-23 June, 2007).

 

Awards

  •  KFUPM Distinction Award for Excellence in Research, 2007-2008.

  •  College of Engineering Sciences Teaching Award, 2006-2007.

  •  College of Engineering Sciences Research Award, 2005-2006.

  •  College of Engineering Sciences Research Award, 2003-2004.

  •  KFUPM Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching & Advising, 2001-2002.

  •  Scholarship:     Government of Pakistan Scholarship for Higher Studies leading to Ph.D.,  1986-1990.

  • {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. 857-867, 2006.

 
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