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Dr.Iyad Al-Zaharnah

Assistant Professor/ Director (A), Innovation Center  
     
Contact Information
   
Office Bldg-22 Room-111      
Office Phone 966-3-860 4946      
Fax 966-3-860 2949 (ME Dept)      
Email iyadtz@kfupm.edu.sa      
Websites Personal Page      
         
Education      
Ph.D. (School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering), Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, 2002      
M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, 1991      
B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, 1990      
         
Courses Taught
ME 205 Materials Science (Lab)
ME 307 Machine Design Lecture/Lab
ME 308 Machine Design II Lecture/Lab
ME 413 System Dynamics and Control Lecture/Lab
ME 482 Mechanical Vibrations Lecture/Lab
ME 486 Optimization of Mechanical Systems (Lab)
 

Research Areas

  • Stress and strain analysis in solids.

  • Optimization of mechanical systems (dynamic, thermal, solar, etc.).

  • Conjugate heat transfer in pipes for different types of flow (laminar, turbulent, pulsating, etc.).

  • Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

  • Numerical methods.

  • Dynamic and vibration problems.

  • Energy, exergy and entropy analysis of mechanical systems.

   
Representative Publications  
  • I.T. Alzaharnah, “Flexural Characteristics of a Cantilever Plate Subjected to Heating at Fixed End”, Journal of Mechanics, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 1-8, March 2009.

  • Al-Zaharnah, I, 2006, "Suppressing Vibrations of Machining Processes in Both Feed and Radial Directions Using An Optimal Control Strategy: The Case of Interrupted Cutting", Journal of Materials Processing Technology. Vol. 172, pp.305-310.

  • Al-Zaharnah, I., "Entropy Analysis in Pipe Flow Subjected to External Heating", Entropy. Vol. 5 (2003), pp. 391-403.

  • T. Alzaharnah and B.S. Yilbas, “Investigation into flexural characteristics of a bar subjected to local heating: The effect of heat source location”, Journal of Engineering Manufacture (IMechE). Proc. IMechE Vol. 222 Part B: J. Engineering Manufacture, pp. 1355-1362, 29 July 2008.

  • I.T. Alzaharnah, B.S. Yilbas and S.A. Al-Kaabi, “Flexural Characteristics of a Laser Welded Cantilever Plate: Influence of Speed of the Heating Source”, Lasers in Engineering. Lasers in Eng., Vol. 18, pp. 337–350, 2008.

  • I.T. Alzaharnah, S.A. Al-Kaabi and B.S. Yilbas, “Effect of Temperature Field on Flexural Wave Characteristics of a Flat Solid Resembling Welding to Rigid Body” Accepted for publication in Advanced Materials Research.

  • I.T. Alzaharnah, S.A. Al-Kaabi and B.S. Yilbas, “Effect of Temperature Field on Flexural Wave Characteristics of a Flat Solid Resembling Welding to Rigid Body” Presented in AMPT2008 (The International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies) held in Manama-Bahrain on 2-5 Nov. 2008 and published in Conference Book of Abstracts.

  • Al-Zaharnah, I., Yilbas, B. S. and Hashmi, M. S., “Conjugate Heat Transfer in Fully Developed Laminar Pipe Flow and Thermally Induced Stresses”, Computer Methods and Applied Mechanical Engineering. Vol. 190 (2000), pp. 1091-1104.

  • Al-Zaharnah, I., Yilbas, B. S and Hashmi, M. S., “Pulsating Flow in Circular Pipes-The Analysis of Thermal Stresses”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping. Vol. 78 (2001), pp. 567-579.

  • Al-Zaharnah, I., Yilbas, B. S. and Hashmi, M. S, “Thermal Stresses in Thick-Walled Pipes Subjected to Fully Developed Laminar Flow” Journal of Materials Processing Technology. Vol. 118 (2001), pp. 50-57.

  • Al-Zaharnah, I., Yilbas, B. S. and Hashmi, M. S. “A Study Into Thermal Stresses in Pipes Subjected to Turbulent Flow”, Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol. 40 (2004), pp. 191-202.

  • Al-Zaharnah, I. and B.S. Yilbas, "Thermal Analysis in Pipe Flow: Influence of Variable Viscosity on the Entropy Generation"2004, Entropy, 6, 344-363.

  • Al-Zaharnah, I., Yilbas, B. S. and Hashmi, M. S. “Entropy Generation in Pipe flow Due to Different Solid to Fluid Conductivity Ratios” Proceedings of the Twelfth International Symposium on Transport Phenomena” ISTP-12 (16-20July 2000), pp. 173-177.

  • Al-Zaharnah, I., Hashmi, M. S. and Yilbas, B. S. “Thermal Stresses in Thick Walled Pipes Subjected to Fully Developed Laminar Flow” Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, AMP’99 and 16th Annual Conference of The Irish Manufacturing Committee, IMC 16, Vol. II (1999), pp. 1073-1086.

  • Al-Zaharnah, I., and H.A. El-Sinawi, “Two-Dimensional Vibration Suppression in Machining a Smooth Surface with Uniform Cross Section and Zero Modulation” Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA 2005), Budapest, Hungary, 27-29 June 2005, pp. 919-924. (To be considered in the 1 point for promotion)

  • Al-Zaharnah, I., B.S. Yilbas and M.S. Hashmi “Thermal Stresses in Externally Heated Pipes: A Flow Pressure Oscillating Case” Proceedings International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT 2003), pp. 1698-1701.

  • Faleh Al-Sulaiman and Iyad Alzaharnah, “Aspects/prospects of the technology innovation development at KFUPM: A global model for innovation” presented in the XX ISPIM 2009 conference (The Future of Innovation) Vienna-Austria 21-24 June 2009. Published in the book of abstracts and in Proceedings of the XX ISPIM2009 ISBN 978-952-214-767-7(2009)-Published by Lappeenranta University of Technology Press

  • H. E. Emara-Shabaik, M. A. HABIB and I. Al-Zaharnah "Prediction of risers' tubes temperature in water tube boilers" Accepted  for publication

  • Habib, M. A., Said, S. A. M and Al-Zaharnah, I., “Optimization of Reheat Pressures in Thermal Power Plants”, Energy. Vol. 20, No. 6 (1995), pp. 555-565.

  • Habib, M. A., Said, S. A. M and Al-Zaharnah, I., “Thermodynamic Optimization of Reheat Regenerative Thermal Power Plants”, Applied Energy. Vol. 63 (1999), pp.17-34.

  • Habib, M. A., Said, S. A. M, Al-Hadidy, M. A. and Al-Zaharnah, I., “Optimization Procedure of a Hyprid Photovoltic Wind Energy System”, Energy. Vol. 24 (1999), pp. 919-929.

  • Dincer, I., Hussain, M.M. and Al-Zaharnah, I., "Energy and Exergy Use in Industrial Sector of Saudi Arabia", IMechE-Part A: Journal of Power and Energy Vol. 217, No. 5 (2003), pp. 481-492.

  • Dincer, I., Hussain, M.M. and Al-Zaharnah, I., "Energy and Exergy Utilization in Transportation Sector of Saudi Arabia", Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 24, No. 4, (2004), pp. 525-538.

  • Dincer, I., Hussain, M.M. and Al-Zaharnah, I., "Analysis of Sectoral Energy and Exergy Use of Saudi Arabia", International Journal of Energy Research. Vol. 28, No. 3 (2004), pp. 205-243.

  • Dincer, I., Hussain, M.M. and Al-Zaharnah, I., "Energy and Exergy Use in Public and Private Sector of Saudi Arabia", Energy Policy. Vol. 32 (2004), pp. 1615-1624.

  • Dincer, I., Hussain, M.M. and Al-Zaharnah, I., "Energy and Exergy Use in Utility Sector of Saudi Arabia", Desalination. Vol. 3, (2004), pp. 245-255.

  • Dincer, I., Hussain, M.M. and Al-Zaharnah, I., "Energy and Exergy Use in Residential Sector of Saudi Arabia", Energy Source.Vol. 26, No. 13, (November 2004), pp. 1239-1252.

  • Dincer, I., Hussain, M.M. and Al-Zaharnah, I., "Energy and Exergy Utilization in Agricultural Sector of Saudi Arabia", Energy Policy. Vol. 33 (2004), pp.1461-1467.

  • M. A. Habib, H. E. Emara-Shabaik, I. Al-Zaharnah, and T. Ayinde, “A thermal nonlinear dynamic model for water tube drum boilers” Int. J. Energy Res. Accepted 7 March 2009, Published Online: 20 Apr 2009

  • H. E. Emara-Shabaik, M. A. Habib and I.T. Alzaharnah, “Prediction of Risers' Tubes Temperature in Water Tube Boilers”, Applied Mathematical Modeling, 33 (2009) 1323–1336.

  • M. A. Habib, H. E. Emara-Shabaik, I. Al-Zaharnah,Numerical investigation of thermal and physical characteristics of circulating flow in boiler risers using a nonlinear dynamic model” Accepted for publication in Journal of Computational Thermal Sciences.           

  • K. Al-Dheylan, Z. Khan, F. Al-Sulaiman, I.T. Alzaharnah and A. Kounain “Part I: Damage Characterizations in [0/0] s Woven E-Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite laminates under Low Velocity Impact”. Presented in AMPT2008 (The International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies) held in Manama-Bahrain on 2-5 Nov. 2008 and published in Conference Book of Abstracts. (Also forwarded for a journal review)

  • K. Al-Dheylan, Z. Khan, F. Al-Sulaiman,  I.T. Alzaharnah, and A. Kounain “Part II: Low Velocity Impact Damage Characterizations in Plain, [0/90] s Woven E-Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite laminates” Presented in AMPT2008 (The International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies) held in Manama-Bahrain on 2-5 Nov. 2008 and published in Conference Book of Abstracts. (Also forwarded for a journal review)

  • K. Al-Dheylan, Z. Khan, F. Al-Sulaiman,  I.T. Alzaharnah, and A. Kounain “Impact Failure Mocromechanisms of 6061 Aluminum Reinforced Submicron A1203 Metal Matrix Composites” Presented in AMPT2008 (The International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies) held in Manama-Bahrain on 2-5 Nov. 2008 and published in Conference Book of Abstracts. (Also forwarded for a journal review)

  • Habib, M. A., Said, S. A. M. and Al-Zaharnah, I. and Al-Hadidy, M. A. “Sizing Optimization of Hyprid Photovoltic Wind Energy Systems” Proceedings of The Fifth Saudi Engineering Conference, Vol. 4 (1999), pp. 439-447.

 

 
 
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