Faculty Profile 2

Dr. Wael A. Samad

Designation:Associate Professor
Department:Mechanical Engineering
Phone number:043712081

About

Wael A. Samad is a Mechanical Engineering faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai Campus. He earned his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and the University of Wisconsin – Madison respectively. Dr. Samad is an active researcher in the broad area of Solid Mechanics, with his work published in journals such as Experimental Mechanics, Aerospace Science & Technology, and 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing.  

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering: University of Wisconsin – Madison, US (2013)
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering: University of Wisconsin – Madison, US (2009)
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering: American University of Beirut, Lebanon (2007)
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  • Solid Mechanical
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Hybrid Mechanics
  • Composite Materials
  • Material Characterization
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Digital Image Correlation
  • Thermoelastic Stress Analysis
  • ist of papers being worked on throughout the last year M. Duparc & W. A. Samad, “On the Flexural Behavior of Paper-based Honeycomb Sandwich Composites” (in progress)
  • M. Zia, S. Pervaiz, S. Anwar & W. A. Samad, “Sustainability Interpretation of Electrical Discharge Machining Process using Triple Bottom Line Approach” International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology (under review)
  • S. Pervaiz & W. A. Samad (2021), “Drilling Force Characterization During Inconel 718 Drilling: A Comparative Study between Numerical and Analytical Approaches” Materials, status: in press
  • A. A. Khaja & W. A. Samad (2020), “Hybrid Digital Image Correlation” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Volume 146, Issue 4, Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • M. Zia, S. Pervaiz, S. Anwar & W. A. Samad (2019), “Sustainability Interpretation of Electrical Discharge Machining Process using Triple Bottom Line Approach” International Journal of Precision Engineering & Manufacturing-Green Technology, Volume 6, Issue 5, 931 - 945
  • M. Shehata, T. Hatem & W. A. Samad (2019) “Build Orientation in Direct Laser Sintering of 17-4PH Stainless Steel”, Journal of 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing, Volume 6, Issue 4, 227 - 233
  • W. A. Samad & E. Azar (2018) "Smart Cities in the Gulf: Current State, Opportunities and Challenge", Palgrave McMillan, ISBN: 978-9811320101
  • W. A. Samad & R.E. Rowlands (2017) “Individual Stress Determination in Irregularly Perforated Unsymmetrically-loaded Structures from Temperature Data”, Journal of Aerospace Science and Technology, Volume 63, 91 - 99
  • S. Paneerselvam, W. A. Samad, R. Venkatesh, K. W. Song, R. F. El-Hajjar & R. E. Rowlands (2017) “Displacement-Based Experimental Stress Analysis of Perforated Asymmetrical Structures”, Journal of Experimental Mechanics, Volume 57, Issue 1, 129 – 142
  • S. J. Lin, W. A. Samad, A. A. Khaja & R. E. Rowlands (2014) “Hybrid Thermoelastic Stress Analysis”, Infra-red Imaging and Thermomechanics”, Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Mechanics. Volume 55, Issue 4, 653 - 665
  • W. A. Samad & R. E. Rowlands (2014) “Full-Field Thermoelastic Stress Analysis of a Finite Structure Containing an Irregularly-Shaped Hole”, Journal of Experimental Mechanics, Volume 54, Issue 3, 457 - 469
  • W. A. Samad, A. A. Khaja, A. R. Kaliyanda & R. E. Rowlands (2014) “Hybrid Thermoelastic Stress Analysis of a Pinned Joint”, Journal of Experimental Mechanics SEM, Volume 54, Issue 4, 515 - 525
  • W. A. Samad & K. Suresh (2011) “CAD-Integrated Analysis of 3-D Beams: A Surface-Integration Approach”, Journal of Engineering with Computers. Volume 27, No. 3, 201-21
  • M. Yousefi, C. Wachiuri, V. Palitharathna, M. Hamdy, B. Tlili, M. Barbosu, W.A. Samad (2019) “Computational Design of a CubeSat Compatible Reentry Capsule” 8th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, July 1 - 4, Madrid, Spain
  • M. Yousefi, X. Balandraud & W. A. Samad (2019) “Contact Stress Determination for Granular Materials using TSA: an Inverse Approach” SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 3 – 6, Reno, NV
  • S. Pervaiz, S. Kannan & W. A. Samad (2018) “A Numerical Study to Investigate the Influence of Edge Preparation in Vibration Assisted Machining” IMECE International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Nov 9 – 15, Pittsburgh, PA
  • S. Pervaiz, S. Kannan, K. Ram & W. A. Samad (2018) “Numerical Modeling of Charpy Impact Test to Determine the Fracture Characteristics of Aluminum Alloy 6061” SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, June 4 – 7, Greenville, SC
  • W. A. Samad & S. Pervaiz  (2017) “Strain Rate effects on Sandwich Panel’s Core Shear properties via Beam Flexure”, 3rd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites Integrity, July 4 – 7, Bologna, Italy
  • S. Pervaiz, A. Daneji, A. Ghoshal & W. A. Samad (2017) “An Experimental Study on the Flatwise Compressive Behavior of Insulated Composite Panels with respect to Different Foam Densities and Loading Rates”, 11th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, American University of Sharjah, April 4 – 6, UAE
  • A. Alshaya, W. A. Samad & R. E. Rowlands (2017) “Desirable Features of Processing DIC Date with a Stress Function”, International Digital Image Correlation Society conference, November 7-10, Philadelphia, PA, 241 - 242
  • S. Paneerselvam, K. W. Song, W. A. Samad, R. Venkatesh, R. F. El-Hajjar & R. E. Rowlands (2015) “Stress Analysis of a Perforated Asymmetrical Vehicle Cooling Module Structure from Unidirectional DIC Displacement Information”, Advancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics, Volume 3, 111 - 116
  • W. A. Samad & R. E. Rowlands (2014) “Stress Analysis of a Metal-Plate-Connection in a Beam under 3-Point-Bending Using Digital Image Correlation”, Advancement of Optical Methods in Experimental Mechanics, Volume 3, 179-185, Springer International Publishing
  • W. A. Samad & R. E. Rowlands (2013) “Full-Field Thermoelastic Stress Analysis of an Unsymmetrically-loaded Elliptically Perforated Structure”, conference paper: PhotoMechanics, May 27-29, Montpellier University, France
  • S. J. Lin, D. R. Matthys, W. A. Samad, A. A. Khaja, B. R. Boyce & R. E. Rowlands (2012) “Infrared Stress Analysis of an Unsymmetrically-loaded Perforated Member”, conference paper: International Symposium on Experimental Mechanics ISEM’12, November 8-11, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Khaja, A. R. Kaliyanda, W. A. Samad & R. E. Rowlands (2011) “Thermoelastic Stress Analysis of Mechanical Fasteners”, Imaging Methods for Novel Materials and Challenging Applications, Volume 3, 105-110