Dr Adel Abdel-Wahab PhD, PGCAP, FHEA, CEng, MIMechE

Dr Adel Abdel-Wahab

Dubai Campus
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

Dr Adel Abdel-Wahab is a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

Dr Abdel-Wahab was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, in 2011. His research interests span a broad range of areas in mechanical engineering and focus largely on experimental studies and numerical simulations of the deformation and fracture behaviours of advanced materials under various loading regimes and at different length scales. He is also interested in developing and validating 3D dynamic models of musculoskeletal system of the human body. 

Dr Abdel-Wahab has contributed to several research projects and KTPs funded by EU, UK research councils and industry. He published over 30 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and book chapters. 

Dr Abdel-Wahab is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a registered Chartered Engineer in the UK. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, 2011
  • PGCAP, University of the West of Scotland, UK, 2019
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, 2018
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE), UK, 2012
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng), UK, 2012
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, 2006
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, 2002

Biography

Dr Abdel-Wahab was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK (2011), His research work focused on experimental and numerical analysis of deformation and fracture of cortical bone tissue. The aim of his PhD study was to acquire a robust experimental-based material data of cortical bone tissue to enable adequate numerical modelling of its deformation and fracture behaviours under impact loading at various time and length scales.

Immediately after his PhD, Dr Abdel-Wahab started working as a Postdoc Research Associate at Loughborough University on an EPSRC-funded project to design and develop miniature ultrasonic cutting devices for high precision minimal access orthopaedic surgical procedures. In 2012, he was appointed as a lecturer in mechanics of materials in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University, UK. Then, he moved to work as an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering in KSA between 2014 and 2017. Dr Abdel-Wahab returned to the UK in 2017 to work as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). While working at UWS, has obtained Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and become a Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Dr Abdel-Wahab is a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching

Teaching Programmes

  • BEng (Mechanical Engineering)

Teaching Modules

  • Engineering Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics and Energy Transfer

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Abdel-Wahab has the experience of supervising students at PhD, MSc and BSc levels.

Dr Abdel-Wahab is interested to supervise PhD students in the area of Mechanics of Advanced Materials including, but not limited to, biomaterials, bioinspired materials and composites. If you are interested, please email him: a.a.m.abdelwahab@bham.ac.uk

Research

Research Interests

  • Finite-element modelling of deformation and fracture of engineering materials exposed to quasi-static, fatigue and impact loading regimes. 
  • Characterization of mechanical properties of engineering materials and composites.
  • Computational mechanics and micromechanics of micro-structured materials.
  • Multi-scale analysis of damage and failure evolution in advanced materials.
  • Effect of microstructure on effective properties and performance of advanced engineering materials.
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence and optimization in the mechanics of materials.
  • Applications of magnetorheological fluid (MRF) in active vibrations and biomedical fields

 

Past Research Projects 

  • CEPS IV, Hand Rehabilitation Device Feasibility Study for Ho Ho Design, Innovate UK.
  • TAMER Trans-Atlantic Micromechanics Evolving Research "Materials containing inhomogeneities of diverse physical properties, shapes and orientations" EC-funded, Grant IRSES-GA-2013-610547


KTP (Innovate UK)

  • KTP - SME -Touch-less Hygiene and UWS #11519
  • KTP - SME - Phoenix Instinct Limited and UWS #11724 

Publications

Journal Papers

  • Abdel-Wahab, A. A., Murmu, T. & Olabi, A. G, “Applications of magnetorheological (MR) fluids in the biomedical field”, 24 Dec 2018, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Hashmi, S. (ed.). Elsevier Limited, p. 1-25 25 p.
  • Abdel-Wahab, Adel A., Ataya, Sabbah, and Silberschmidt, Vadim V., “Temperature-dependent mechanical behaviour of PMMA: Experimental analysis and modelling”, Polymer Testing, 2017, Vol. 58, PP. 86–95. doi: 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2016.12.016
  • Mayao Wang, Xing Gao, Adel Abdel-Wahab, Simin Li, Elizabeth A. Zimmermann, Christoph Riedel, Bjorn Busse, and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Effect of micromorphology of cortical bone tissue on crack propagation under dynamic loading”, EPJ Web of Conferences 94, 03005 (2015) DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/20159403005
  • Murat Demiral, Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, and Vadim Silberschmidt, “A Numerical study on indentation properties of cortical bone tissue: Influence of anisotropy”, Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics, 2015, Vol. 17, No.2, pp. 3–14. doi: 10.5277/ABB-00073-2014-03
  • Schiavone AZhao LG, and Abdel-Wahab AA, “Effects of material, coating, design and plaque composition on stent deployment inside a stenotic artery-Finite element simulation”, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, 2014; Vol. 42, pp. 479-88. doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2014.05.057
  • Simin Li, Adel Abdel-Wahab, Emrah Demirci, and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Penetration of cutting tool into cortical bone: Experimental and numerical investigation of anisotropic mechanical behaviour”, Journal of Biomechanics, 2014, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 1117–1126.
  • Attia, E.M., Mohamed K.T., Abdel-Wahab, A.A., Awad, T.H., “Javelin Thrower’s upper arm effect on the elbow joint muscles, ligaments and reaction forces during the release stage”, International Journal on Numerical and Analytical Methods in Engineering, 2014, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp.
  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab and Vadim V. Silberschmidt,”Plastic Behaviour of Microstructural Constituents of Cortical Bone Tissue: A Nanoindentation Study", the International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics, 2013, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 136 – 157.
  • Simin Li, Adel Abdel-Wahab and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Analysis of fracture processes in cortical bone tissue”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2013, Vol. 110, pp. 448-458.
  • Simin Li, Adel A. Abdel-Wahab and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Fracture process in cortical bone: X-FEM analysis of microstructured models”, International Journal of Fracture, 2013, Vol. 184, No. 1, pp. 43 – 55. DOI 10.1007/s10704-013-9814-7.
  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, Angelo R. Maligno and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Micro-scale modelling of bovine cortical bone fracture: Analysis of crack propagation and microstructure using X-FEM”, Computational Materials Science, 2012, Vol. 52, pp. 128-135. 
  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Izod Impact Test of Cortical Bone Tissue”, The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 2012, Vol. 206, pp. 41-50.
  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Numerical Modelling of Impact Fracture of Cortical Bone Tissue Using X-FEM”, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2011, Vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 599-619.
  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Dynamic Properties of Cortical Bone Tissue: Impact Tests and Numerical Study”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 2011, Vol. 70, pp. 387-392.
  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, Khurshid Alam and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Analysis of anisotropic viscoelastoplastic properties of cortical bone tissues”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2011, Vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 807-820.
  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, Angelo R. Maligno and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Dynamic Properties of Cortical Bone Tissue: Izod Tests and Numerical Study”, Computers, Materials & Continua, 2010, Vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 217-238.
  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, Khaked T. Mohamed, El Arabi M. Attia and Taher H. Awad, " The Effect of the Trajectory of Javelin Thrower's Upper Limb on the Muscles, Ligaments, and Reaction Forces at Elbow Joint", International Journal of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering IJMME-IJENS, 2010,Vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 19-29.
  • El Arabi M. Attia, Khaked T. Mohamed, Taher H. Awad, and Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, "A Comprehensive Three Dimensional Dynamic Model of the Human Elbow Joint", International Review of Physics, 2009, Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 143-148.

 

Refereed Publications in Conference Proceedings

  • Leslie A.J., Gibson, D., Abdel-Wahab, A.A., Couturier, “Analysis of the effect that Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNPs) have upon the Interlaminar Shear Strength (ILSS) of contemporary aerospace composite materials”, ICCE-27, 27th Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering on 14-20 July 2019 in Grenada, Spain
  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, Tony Murmu, Abdul G. Olabi, “Magnetorheological fluids technology and its applications in the biomedical field” Materials Science & Smart Materials: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Materials Science and Smart Materials, 7 Aug 2018 → 10 Aug 2018, (pp. 510-515), Paisley, UK.
  • J.C. Howie and Adel A. Abdel-WahabTopology optimisation of simple structural elements using ANSYS” Materials Science & Smart Materials: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Materials Science and Smart Materials, 7 Aug 2018 → 10 Aug 2018, (pp. 510-515), Paisley, UK.
  • Schiavone, A, Zhao, L and Abdel-Wahab, A “Finite element simulation of stent deployment inside a stenotic artery”, 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI), 5th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM V), 6th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD VI) July 20-25, 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Schiavone, A, Zhao, L and Abdel-Wahab, A Dynamic simulation of stent deployment – effects of design, material and coating”, International Symposium on Dynamic Deformation and Fracture of Advanced Materials (D2FAM 2013), Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Loughborough University, UK, 451 (2013) 012032, DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/451/1/012032.
  • Gao, X, Abdel-Wahab, A and Silberschmidt, V “Effect of random microstructure on crack propagation in cortical bone tissue under dynamic loading”. International Symposium on Dynamic Deformation and Fracture of Advanced Materials (D2FAM 2013), Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Loughborough University, UK, 451 (2013) 012033, DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/451/1/012033.
  • Abdel-Wahab, A.A., Nordin, N. and Silberschmidt, V.V., “Variability and Anisotropy of Fracture Toughness of Cortical Bone Tissue” In: Proceedings of Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis 2012 (MPSVA2012), J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., 382 012045, University of Glasgow, UK, 2012. DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/382/1/012045.
  • Ullah, H., Abdel-Wahab, A.A., Harland, A.R. and Silberschmidt, V.V. “Damage in woven CFRP laminates subjected to low velocity impacts”. In Proceedings of Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis 2012 (MPSVA 2012), J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., 382 012015, University of Glasgow, UK, 2012. DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/382/1/012015.
  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, Angelo R. Maligno and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, ”Micro−scale numerical model of bovine cortical bone: analysis of plasticity localization” In: Proceedings of the ASME 2010 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA2010), July 12-14, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey. Paper no. ESDA2010-25329, Vol. 1, pp. 821-829.

Book Chapter

  • Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, Simin LiandVadim V. Silberschmidt, “Modelling Fracture Processes in Bones”, Computational modelling of biomechanics in the musculoskeletal system: tissues, replacements and regeneration (Edited by Professor Zhongmin Jin, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China), Woodhead Publishing Limited.
  • Simin Li, Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, Emrah Demirci and Vadim V. Silberschmidt, “Fracture of Cortical Bone Tissue”, Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015, H. Altenbach and M. Brünig (eds.), Inelastic Behavior of Materials and Structures Under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading, Advanced Structured Materials 57, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-14660-7_8

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