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Dr. Imad Barsoum

Dr. Imad Barsoum

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering



Office: +971 (0)2 607 5273
Email: imad.barsoum@ku.ac.ae

 

Prof. Imad Barsoum received his PhD in Solid Mechanics from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden and his MSc in Metallurgical Engineering from Univeristy of Utah in USA. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Departmentin Khalifa University. Prior to joining Khalifa University, he worked as a research scientist in the European automotive industry, from which he has extensive experience. His research interest is in the field of mechanics of materials, finite element analysis, and failure modeling applied to the design and analysis of machine elements, pressure vessels and piping components, and plastic pipes. Dr. Barsoum has published numerous research articles in renowned refereed journals and conference proceedings, and his work is highly cited and recognized internationally. He also serves as a reviewer for a number of reputable international journals and is an affiliated research faculty at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Barsoum has received several educational awards for his outstanding teaching performance. His senior design team of undergraduate students were the receipt of the nation-wide Think Science award 2018.

Advisor to the following (past/current) students and scientific staff:

Research Engineers

  • Nissar Ahmed (KU)

MSc and PhD Students

  • Farhat Khan, MSc (KU)
  • Khaled Al-Faisal, MSc (KU)
  • Adel Khalad, MSc (KU)
  • Mohammed Al-Khaled, MSc (KU)
  • Danar Yurindatama, MSc (KU)
  • Sadiq Lawal, MSc (KU)
  • Melad Fahed, MSc (KU)
  • Sanad Sulaiman, MSc (KU)
  • Nareg Baghous, MSs (KU)
  • Ahmed Shahin, MSc (KU)
  • Shivinandan Pingle, MSc (KTH)
  • Ehsan Delkhosh, MSc (KTH)
  • Mansoor Kurshid, PhD (KTH)
  • Ayjwat Bhatti, PhD (KTH)
  • PhD, Solid Mechanics, Royal Institute of Tech. (KTH), Sweden (2008)
  • MSc, Mechanical Metallurgy, University of Utah, USA (2002)
  • BSc, Materials Engineering, Royal Institute of Tech. (KTH), Sweden (2000)
  • MEEG404 Intro to Finite Element Analysis
  • MEEG374 Machine Design
  • MEEN360 Computational Methods for Mechanical Engineers
  • MEEN325 Mechanics of Solids

Research Topics:

  • Laser Powder Bed Fusion Metallic Additive Manufacturing
  • Constitutive and Failure Modelling of Plastics
  • Design of Plastic Pipes Components
  • Pressure Vessel and Piping Design
  • Consitutve and Failure Modelling of Metals

Recent Research Projects

  • Design and Optimization of the Metal Additive Manufacturing Powder‐Bed Fusion Process (Sponsor: ADAM Research Center, Khalifa Univeristy, Principal/Co-Investigor: Imad Barsoum, Greg Haidemenopoulos, 2019-2022).

The project aims to simulate, through a computational mechanics and physical metallurgical framework, the metal additive manufacturing powder-bed fusion process of austenitic stainless steel AISI 304.

  • Visco-Elastic Constitutive Modelling of High Density Polyethylene (Sponsor: Internal, Khalifa Univeristy, Principal/Co-Investigor: Imad Barsoum, 2019-2020).

The project aims through experiments determine the visco-elastic and elastic-plastic mechanical behavior of HDPE pipe grades under isothermal conditions. Based on the experimental results, a consititve model will be developed to be implemented in a computational framework (e.g. finite element method) to predict the integrity of pipes and fittings made of this HDPE grade.

  

  • Thermo-mechanical Evaluation of the Performance and Integrity of HDPE Bolted Flange with CNAF Gaskets (Sponsor: Internal, Khalifa Univeristy, Principal/Co-Investigor: Imad Barsoum, 2017-2019).

The project aims through experiments and thermos-mechanical finite element analysis assess the performance (e.g. prevention of leakage) and the integrity (e.g. prevention of yielding) of high density polyethylene bolted flange have a compressed non-asbestos fiber (CNAF) gasket. Various parameters are considered such as temperature, bolt torques and operational pressure and failure assessment charts (FAC) are developed. The FACs are used to better understand the combined effect of all the parameters on performance and integrity and hence to find an optimum operational window when a  CNAF gasket is used in such plastic pipe fittings and components.

  1. I Barsoum, J Dymock and R Walters, “Interaction between an Aramid-Reinforced Flexible Composite Liner and a Carbon Steel Pipeline Containing Corrosion Defects”, Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, Vol. 10, Issue 3, 04019020, 2019.
  2. I Barsoum, Z Barsoum and D Islam, “Thermo-Mechanical Evaluation of the Performance and Integrity of a HDPE Stub-End Bolted Flange Connection”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 141 (5), 051206, 2019.
  3. I Barsoum, J Dymock, R Walters, “Interaction between an Aramid-Reinforced Flexible Composite Liner and a Carbon Steel Pipeline Containing Corrosion Defects”, Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice 10 (3), 1-10, 2019.
  4. J Li, E Gunister, I Barsoum, ”Effect of graphene oxide as a filler material on the mechanical properties of LLDPE nanocomposites”, Journal of Composite Materials 53 (19), 2761–2773, 2019.
  5. I Barsoum, SA Lawal, RJ Simmons, CC Rodrigues, “Failure analysis of a pressure vessel subjected to an internal blast load”, Engineering Failure Analysis 91, 354-369, 2018.
  6. I Barsoum, SA Lawal, RJ Simmons and CC Rodrigues, ” Failure analysis of a pressure vessel subjected to an internal blast load”, Engineering Failure Analysis, 91, 354-369, 2018.
  7. MA Al-Khaled, I Barsoum, “New ring specimen geometries for determining the failure locus of tubulars”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 140 (1), 011405, 2018.
  8. D Yurindatama, I Barsoum, ”Constitutive model and failure locus of a polypropylene grade used in offshore intake pipes”, Polymer Testing, 57, 245-259, 2017.
  9. I Barsoum, AM Khalaf, “Evaluation of a Pipe–Flange Connection Method Based on Cold Work”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 137 (061407), 1-8, 2015.
  10. I Barsoum, KF Al Ali, “A procedure to determine the tangential true stress-strain behavior of pipes”, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping 128, 59-68, 2015.

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