Abdollah A. Afjeh


Abdollah A. Afjeh, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor
Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department
Nitschke Hall 4006
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 530-8210
FAX: (419) 530-8206
E-mail: aafjeh@eng.utoledo.edu


Biography
Research Interests
Publications
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Biography

Dr. Afjeh is currently Professor and Interim Chairman in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Toledo. He received his BSME from Arya Mehr University of Technology, and his MSME and Ph.D. from the University of Toledo. He is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Ohio Society of Professional Engineering (OSPE), Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi, and AIAA.

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Research Interests

Fluid Dynamics, Propulsion Systems, Computational Methods, Energy Conversion Systems

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Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • Interactive, Secure Web-enabled Aircraft Engine Simulation Using XML Databinding Integration,
    R. Lin, A.A. Afjeh, ASME Transactions, Journal of Computing & Information Science in Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 186-196, 2004
  • An Extensible, Interchangeable and Sharable Database Model for Improving Multidisciplinary Aircraft Design,
    R. Lin, A.A. Afjeh, AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 154-172, 2004.
  • Decision Fusion Analysis Detects Spiral Bevel Gear Damage,
    P.J. Dempsey, R.F. Handschuh, A. A. Afjeh, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 18, No. 9, pp. 11-17, 2003.
  • Flow Visualization and Pressure Distribution in a Model of the Glottis with a Symmetric and Oblique Divergent Angle of 10 Degrees,
    R. Scherer, D. Shinwari, K. DeWitt, A. A. Afjeh. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, No.4. 1, pp. 487-497, 2003
  • Investigation of Spur Gear Fatigue Damage Using Wear Debris,
    P. Dempsey, W. Morales, A.A. Afjeh. STLE Journal of Lubrication Engineering, Vo. 58, No. 11, pp. 18-22, 2002
  • Intraglottal Pressure Profiles for a Symmetric and Oblique Glottis with a Uniform Duct,
    R. Scherer, D. Shinwari, K. DeWitt, C. Zhang, B. Kucinschi, A.A. Afjeh. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2002.
  • Intraglottal Pressure Profiles for a Symmetric and Oblique Glottis with a Divergent Shape of 10 Degrees,
    R. Scherer, D. Shinwari, C. Zhang, and K. DeWitt, A.A. Afjeh. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, No. 4, pp. 1616-1631, 2001.
  • Improving the Aircraft Design Process using Web-based Modeling and Simulation,
    J. A. Reed, G. J. Follen, A. A. Afjeh. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 58-83, 2000 (special issue on Web-based Modeling and Simulation).
  • Computational Simulation of Gas Turbines: Part 1-Foundations of Component-based Models,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, J. of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 122, No. 3, pp. 366-376, 2000.
    [This paper received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Best Paper of the Year Award]
  • Computational Simulation of Gas Turbines: Part 2-Extensible Domain Framework,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh., J. of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 122, No. 3, pp. 377-386, 2000.
  • Developing Interactive Educational Engineering Software for the World Wide Web with Java,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, Computers & Education Vol. 30, No. 3/4, pp. 183-194, 1998
  • Three-Dimensional Pulsatile Flow Through a Bifurcation,
    K.J. De Witt, C.N. Yung, S. Subramanian, A.A. Afjeh, T.G. Keith, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Flow , Vol. 7, 8, pp. 843-862, 1997.
  • Implementing Monitoring and Zooming in a Heterogeneous Distributed Jet Engine Simulation,
    A. Afjeh, P. Homer, H. Lewandowski, J. Reed and R. Schlichting, SIMULATION, Vol. 69, 4, pp. 205-218, 1997.
  • Stability of Thin Liquid Sheet Flows,
    D. L. Chubb, M. W. McConley, M. S. McMaster, A.A. Afjeh, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 13, 1, pp. 74-81, 1997.
  • Geometry of Thin Liquid Sheet Flows,
    D. L. Chubb, Fredrick D. Calfo, M. W. McConley, M. S. McMaster, A.A. Afjeh, AIAA Journal, Vol. 32, 6, pp. 1325-29, 1994.
  • Predicted Aerodynamic Performance of a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Equipped with Vortex Generators,
    A.A. Afjeh, A. Fateh, T.G. Keith, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 33, pp. 515-529, 1990.
  • A Simple Computational Method for Performance Prediction of Tip-Controlled Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines,
    A.A. Afjeh, T.G. Keith, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 32, pp. 231-245, 1989.
  • A Simplified Free Wake Method for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Performance Prediction,
    A.A. Afjeh, T.G. Keith, ASME Transactions, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 108, pp. 400-406, 1986.
  • A Vortex Lifting Line Method for Analysis of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines,
    A.A. Afjeh, T.G. Keith, ASME Transactions, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 108, pp. 400-406, 1986.

Conference Papers & Proceedings

  • Computational Study of the Intake Flow in a Nutating Engine Under Dynamic Conditions
    O. Nitulescu, K.C. Masiulaniec, A.A. Afjeh, G. Naganathan, ICE 2003, 6th International Conference on Engines for Automobiles, Capri, Italy, 2003
  • An Extensible, Interchangeable and Sharable Database Model for Improving Multidisciplinary Aircraft Design,
    R. Lin,  A.A. Afjeh, Paper No. AIAA-2002-5613, 9th AIAA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, Atlanta, Georgia, 2002
  • Spiral Bevel Gear Damage Detection Using Decision Fusion Analysis,
    P.J. Dempsey, R.F. Handschuh, A. Afjeh, Fifth International Conference on Information Fusion, Annapolis, MD, 2002. Also published as NASA TM-211814, 2002, ARL-TR-2744
  • Integrating Oil Debris and Vibration Gear Damage Detection Technologies Using Fuzzy Logic,
    P.J. Dempsey, A.A. Afjeh, 58th Annual Conference of the American Helicopter Society, “Vertical Flight Technology: Building Global Consensus”, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2002. This paper received the Best Paper Award. Also published as NASA TM-211126, 2002
  • Interactive, Secure Web-enabled Aircraft Engine Simulation using XML Databinding Integration,
    R. Lin, A.A. Afjeh, Paper No. AIAA-2002-4058, 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2002
  • XML-based Data Modeling for Object-oriented CFD Simulation,
    R. Lin, A.A. Afjeh, IASTED International Conference on Modeling and Simulation, Marina del Rey, California, 2002
  • A Dynamic Data Binding Framework for High Performance Object-oriented Propulsion System Simulation,
    R. Lin, A.A. Afjeh, High Performance Computing Symposium San Diego, California, 2002
  • Computational Simulation of Gas Turbines: Part I - Foundations of Component-based Models,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, Indiana, June 1999. Also published in ASME Transactions Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power.
  • Computational Simulation of Gas Turbines: Part II - Extensible Domain Frameworks,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, Indiana, June 1999. Also published in ASME Transactions Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power.
  • Development of a Java Framework for Interactive Graphical Gas Turbine Propulsion System Simulation,
     J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, AIAA 38th Aerospace Science Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada (January 1999)
  • An Extensible Object-Oriented Framework for Distributed Computational Simulation of Gas Turbine Propulsion Systems,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, AIAA paper 98-3565, 34th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, Ohio (July 1998)
  • An Object-Oriented Framework for Distributed Computational Simulation of Aerospace Propulsion Systems, ,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, 4th USENIX Conference on Object-Oriented Technologies and Systems (COOTS), Santa Fe, New Mexico (April 1998)
  • A Comparative Study of High and Low Fidelity Fan Models for Turbofan Engine System Simulation,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, Proc. of the IASTED International Conference on APPLIED MODELLING and SIMULATION, Banff Canada (July 1997)
  • Using Java to Develop Educational Engineering Software,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, Proc. of the ASEE Annual Conference, (June 1997)
  • A Java-based Interactive Graphical Gas Turbine Propulsion System Simulator,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, AIAA paper 97-0233, 35th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno NV (Jan 1997)
  • A Java Simulator for Teaching Gas Turbine Operation,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, AIAA paper 97-0850, 35th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno NV (Jan 1997)
  • An Intelligent Visualization and Control System for Multidisciplinary Numerical Propulsion System Simulation,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, AIAA paper 96-4034, 6th AIAA/USAF/NASA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary and Optimization Conference, Bellevue, WA (Sep 1996)
  • An Interactive Graphical Simulation Environment for the Study of Gas Turbine Operation,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, AIAA paper 96-0118, 32nd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL (July 1996)
  • Development of an intelligent monitoring and control system for a heterogeneous numerical propulsion system simulation,
    A. Afjeh, P. Homer, H. Lewandowski, J. Reed and R. Schlichting, Proc. 28th Annual Simulation Symposium, Phoenix AZ, (April 1995), 278-287.
  • An Interactive Graphical System for Engine Component Zooming in a Numerical Propulsion System Simulation,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, AIAA paper 95-0118, 33rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno NV, (January 1995).
  • Development of an Interactive Graphical Propulsion System Simulator,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, AIAA paper 94-3216. 30th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Indianapolis IN (June 1994).
  • Distributed and Parallel Programming in Support of Zooming in Numerical Propulsion System Simulation,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, OAI/OSC/NASA Proc. of Syposium on Applications of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Columbus OH (April 1994).
  • Analysis of Blood Flow in the Arterial System of the Rat Kidney,
    S.S. Tan, A. A. Afjeh and R.K. Irey, 13th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Washington, DC. Abstract reviewed and published (refer to journal abstracts below). Full paper published in the conference proceedings, April 1994.
  • An Improved Solution Algorithm for the Determination of the 3-D Dynamic Response of the Tibio-Femoral Joint,
    E. Abdel-Rahman, M.S. Hefzy and A. A. Afjeh, 13th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Washington, DC. Abstract reviewed and published (refer to journal abstracts below). Full paper published in the conference proceedings, April 1994.
  • Integrating Fan Performance Data Generated by a High Fidelity Flow Model with a Low Fidelity Turbofan Engine in a Turbofan Engine Simulation,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, Proc. of Modelling, Simulation and Identification Conference, Vancouver BC (August 1992).
  • Connecting Components of Varying Fidelity in a Turbofan Engine Simulation,
    J. A. Reed and A. A. Afjeh, Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 23, 4, Control, Signal Processing, Robotics, Power , Pittsburgh PA (May 1992).
  • A Comparative Study of Single- and Double-Bladed Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines,
    A. A. Afjeh and T. G. Keith, 32nd Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute Sacramento, CA, June 1991.
  • Numerical Simulation of Shrouded Propellers,
    A. A. Afjeh, 32nd Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, CA, June 1991.
  • An Approximate Computational Method for Performance Prediction of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines,
    A. A. Afjeh and T. G. Keith), 6th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Laminar and Turbulent Flows, Swansea, England, reviewed and published in the conference proceedings, July 1989.
  • A Simple Wake Expansion Model for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines,
    A. A. Afjeh and T. G. Keith, 31st Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute Sacramento, CA, June 1989.
  • A Simplified Free Wake Method for Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Performance Prediction,
    A. A. Afjeh and T. G. Keith, ASME Applied Mechanics, Biomechanics and Fluids Engineering Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 21- 24, 1987.
  • A Prescribed Wake Model for Performance Prediction of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines,
    A. A. Afjeh and T. G. Keith, the European Wind Energy Association Conference, Rome, Italy, October 1986.
  • Simplified Wake Flow Models of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines,
    A. A. Afjeh and T. G. Keith, Wind Power' 85 Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 1985.
  • Aerodynamic Performance and Load Analysis of the NASA MOD- OA and MOD-1 Wind Turbines,
    A. A. Afjeh, D. R. Jeng T. G. Keith, and T. Y. Peng, Wind and Solar Energy Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 1982.
  • Aerodynamic Performance Prediction of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines,
    A. A. Afjeh, D. R. Jeng and T. G. Keith, Wind Turbine Dynamics Workshop, Cleveland State University, NASA CP-2185, DOE CONF- 810226, pp. 9-18, February 1981.
  • Study of the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Double and Single Bladed Wind Turbines Using Helical Vortex Theory,
    A. A. Afjeh, D. R. Jeng and T. G. Keith, International Conference on Energy and Environment, Manila, The Philippines, January 1981.

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