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Dr. Khaled Saleh Al-Athel

Assistant Professor    
Contact Information
Office Bldg-22 Room-124-7      
Office Phone 966-3-860 7450      
Fax 966-3-860 2949 (ME Dept)      
Email kathel@kfupm.edu.sa      
Websites Personal Page      
Post-doctoral Associate Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT, Cambridge, USA      
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2010      
M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2005      
B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering) King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2002      
Courses Taught
ME 201 Dynamics
ME 413 Systems Dynamics and Control Laboratory
ME 322 Manufacturing Processes I
ME 475 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
ME 488 System Control Laboratory

Research Areas

Computational Mechanics, Simulation of Manufacturing Processes, Applications of Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Engineering, Adhesive bonding and joints, Modeling and Simulation of composites and nanocomposites, Vibration Analysis and Control, Piezoelectric Actuators/Sensors
Representative Publications  

Journal Publication

  •  K. Al-Athel, K. Loeffel, H. Liu and L. Anand, “Modeling decohesion of a top-coat from a thermally-grown oxide in a thermal barrier coating”, Surface Coatings & Technology, Vol. 222, pp. 68-78, 2013

  • M. Sunar, K. Al-Athel, B. S. Yilbas, H. Al-Qahtani and T. Ayar, “Modeling and Placement of Thermopiezoelectro-Magnetic Materials”, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 445, pp. 520-525, 2012

  • K.S. Al-Athel and M.S. Gadala, “Eulerian Volume of Solid (VOS) Approach in Solid Mechanics and Metal Forming”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 200, Issues 25-28, pp. 2145-2159, 15 June 2011

  • K.S. Al-Athel and M.S. Gadala, “Volume of Solid (VOS) and Surface Tracking Method for Metal Forming Applications”, Computers and Structures, Vol. 89, Issues 1-2, pp. 234-245, 2011

  • K.S. Al-Athel and M.S. Gadala, “The Use of Volume of Solid (VOS) in Simulating Metal Cutting with Chamfered and Blunt Tools”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 53, Issue 1, pp. 23-30, 2011

Conference Publications

  • K.S. Al-Athel and A.F.M. Arif, “Evaluation of thermal conductivity of CNT composites using a modified representative volume element (RVE) approach”, 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, Venice, June 2012

  • K.S. Al-Athel and M.S. Gadala, “Eulerian FEA with Volume of Solid (VOS) Application in Metal Forming”, Proc. Of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (ICEME2010), Volume on CAE Transient and Processing Simulations, Vancouver, Canada, November 2010

  • 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)


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