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Dr. Yehia A. Khulief,

PhD, PE (Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama, USA).  
Contact Information    
Office Bldg-22 Room-203      
Office Phone 966-3-860 2327      
Fax 966-3-860 2949 (ME Dept)      
Email khulief@kfupm.edu.sa      
Websites Personal Page      

(Mechanical Engineering), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.


M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. 1983.      

Department of Optimization & Control, University of Hertfordshire, (The Hatfield Polytechnic), Hatfield, Herts, U.K. 1980.


Aeronautical Engineering Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. 1974.

Courses Taught
ME 201 Dynamics
ME 309 Mechanics of Machines
ME 413 System Dynamics & Control
ME 428 Structure of Flight Vehicles
ME 482 Mechanical Vibrations  
ME-484 Acoustics
ME 541 Continuum Mechanics
ME 542 Elasticity
ME 562 Vibration Measurement & Analysis
ME 558



Research Areas

Dynamic modeling and analysis of multibody systems with interconnected rigid and elastic Components; Dynamic simulation of impact and intermittent motion; Vibrational response calculations using finite element modeling; FEM dynamic modal response analysis of rotating beams & shafts; Rotordynamics; Flow-induced Vibrations; and Active control of vibrations in flexible mechanical systems.


Areas of Expertise & Consulting

Vibration Measurements & Analysis, Vibration monitoring, spectrum analysis & diagnostics of rotating machinery, Rotor balancing, Turbojet engines ground acceptance tests, Vehicle collision & crash accident diagnosis, Elevators & escalators performance tests, Acoustic measurements & sound level standards, Leak detection in Pipelines, Flow-induced Vibrations and Fluid Structure interaction.

Representative Publications  
  • Khulief, Y.A.  and Shabana, A.  "Dynamic Analysis of Constrained System of Rigid and Flexible Bodies with Intermittent Motion", ASME J. Mechanisms, Transmission & Automation in Design, Vol.108, 1986, p.38‑45.

  • Khulief, Y.A., and Sun, S. "Finite Element Modeling and Semi‑active Control of Vibrations in Long Road Vehicles", ASME J. Dynamic Systems, Measurements & Control, Vol.111, l989, p.521‑527.

  • Khulief, Y.A., "On the Finite Element Dynamic Analysis of Flexible Mechanisms" J. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics & Engineering, Vol.97, pp.23‑32, l992.

  • Khulief, Y.A. "Sudden Imposition of Massless‑Link Constraint in Elastic Structural Systems," Int. J. of Computers and Structures, Vol.52 (3), pp.541-549, 1994.

  • Khulief, Y.A. and Mohiuddin, M. “On the Dynamic Analysis of Rotors Using Modal Reduction”, Int. J. Finite Element in Analysis & Design, Vol.26 (1), p.41-55, 1997.

  • Khulief, Y.A., “Spatial Formulation of Elastic Multibody Systems with Impulsive Constraints”, Journal of Multibody System Dynamics, Vol. 4(4), 2000, p.383-406.

  • Khulief, Y.A., “Vibration Suppression in Rotating Beams using Active Modal Control”, Journal of Sound & Vibrations, Vol. 242 (4), 2001, p.681-699.

  • Khulief, Y.A., and Shabaik, H “Application of Multiple-model State Estimation Scheme to Leak Detection and Isolation in a Laboratory Pipeline Setup”, J. Systems & Control Engineering, IMechE Vol. 220 Part I, 2006, p.1-13.

  • Khulief, Y.A, Al-Sulaiman, F., and Bashmal, S., “Vibration Analysis of Drillstrings with Self-Excited Stick-Slip Oscillations”, Journal of Sound & Vibration, Vol.299, 2007, pp. 540-558.

  • Khulief, Y.A., Al-Kaabi, S., Said, S., and Anis, M., “Flow-Induced Vibrations in Tubular Heat Exchangers: Part-I Numerical Modeling”, ASME J. Pressure Vessel Technology, February 2009, Vol. 131 / 011301-1.

  • Honorary Member, Pi Tau Sigma,  The Mechanical Engineering Honorary Fraternity, USA.

  • Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Guidance & Control Software Group, NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA, USA. A sabbatical leave Sept. 1997 to July 1998.

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