Thermal and Fluid Analysis Expert for Compressors, Turbines, and Boilers

Technical Consultant #1857


Expertise

  • Thermal, heat transfer and fluid dynamics analysis.
  • AutoCAD, PDMS, Inventor and SolidWorks.
  • Thermal analysis, design with rotating and stationary equipment, thermal profiles, integration of surface facilities.
  • Rotating and stationary equipment (compressors, pumps, turbines, pressure vessels, boilers, heaters, heat exchangers, cooling towers, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, firefighting equipment).
  • Nano-particle preparation, characterization, and applications.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Thermal analysis and reliability study for a power generation plant components(pre heater, heating boilers, shell and tube steam heat exchangers, pumps, air blowers) operated by TVA.
  • Supervised material and hardware selection from suppliers considering quality, reliability, availability and cost of the product.
  • Provided technical and engineering consultation for the steel pipe demagnetizing unite and participated in designing and creating technical drawing.
  • Implemented Infrared (IR) application as a nondestructive testing to be applied defect detection.
  • Detected surface defects in steel sheets and blocks using infrared thermography
  • Improved thermal and mechanical properties of paint by the addition of carbon nanotubes.
  • Optimized energy efficiency of aluminum melting by the use of cleaner and energy efficient combustion technologies that improved efficiency by 25% with reduction in GHG and NOx.
  • Thermal design, selection and sizing for heat exchangers and fired H.E
  • Designed pipelines and selected equipment for the projects including pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, valves, seals, and pipe fittings.

Experience

Academic

Undisclosed University, Engineering Technology Department, 2011 - Present

  • Adjunct Professor with responsibilities; Teaching Applied Thermodynamics and Elements of Plant Design (PDMS) courses.

Undisclosed University, Adjunct Research Scholar, 2009 - 2011

  • Assistant Professor-Mechanical Engineering Department

Taif University, Taif Saudi Arabia, College of Engineering

  • Teaching includes: Introduction to Nanotechnology, Industrial Safety, Computer Aided Design and Technical Drafting.

Morehead State University, Morehead, KY, 2007 - 2009

  • Assistant Professor, Industrial and Engineering Technology Department, teaching includes: Computer Aided Design and Technical Drafting, Material Science, Technology Systems, Fundamentals of Computers and Computer Illustration and Visualization.

Institute of Research for Technology Development, Lexington, KY, 2006 - 2007

Project: Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan

  • Detected surface defects (More details in size of defects) in steel sheets and blocks using Infrared Thermography.

Project: MITSUI & Co. Ltd, Japan

  • Improved thermal and mechanical properties of paint through modification by the addition of Carbon Nanotubes. Developed a simulation model for Carbon Nanotube production by Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) reactor.

Research Assistant, 2001 - 2006

  • Synthesized novel carbon nanotubes by the chemical vapor deposition of xylene.
  • Improved Carbon nanotubes growth in CVD synthesis by enhancing mass and heat transfer in the reactor.
  • Assisted in energy balance estimate for a power generation plant operated by TVA; TVA manages the Tennessee river system, balancing the public benefits of navigation, flood control, power production and transmission, water quality, and recreation. This project studied the ways to develop energy efficiency/emission control research for TVA.
  • Used infrared camera for temperature measurements in biomedical field to control the growth of bacteria.
  • Carbon nanotubes applications in nano sensors.
  • Measurements of gas species by Gas Chromatographer (GC), and using LEASR in particle size and velocity measurement.
  • Designed, constructed, and operated the CVD reactor project in Department of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory.
  • Worked and assisted with the measurements using gas chromatographer, electronic microscopes (SEM and TEM) and laser (LDV and PIV).

Hellwan University, Cairo, Egypt, 1996 - 2001

  • Teaching Assistant in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Air Conditioning Systems and Equipment, and Refrigeration Systems and Equipment.
  • Assisted in examination administration, term paper, and laboratory report.
  • Supervised contracting air conditioning projects at IEC.
  • Carried out research in thermo-fluid field, specially the rotating and stationary equipment.

Industry Experience

Spatiality Services Inc., Morehead, KY, Engineering Consultant, 2008

  • Provided technical and engineering consultation for the steel pipe demagnetizing unite and participated in designing and creating technical drawing.

Stober Company, Maysville, KY, Engineering Consultant, 2008

  • Responsible for modifying cable drawing practices and designing cable tolerances. Created new template library of connectors, and developed a STOBER standard for the drawings.

Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO), Egypt, Project Engineer, 1992 - 1996

  • International company for oil exploration and production, co-owned by BP and Egyptian government.
  • Participated in project FEED undertaking planning, and scheduling.
  • Checked design and workshop drawings according to ASME and API standards.
  • Prepared tenders, contracts, MRQ and PO and studied offers.
  • Coordinated activities among contractors, follow-up on project progress and prepared punch lists.
  • Participated in project commissioning and start up.
  • Rotated in the different sections at the company including production fields at offshore and onshore, processing area, water injection plants, and site construction.
  • Designed pipelines and selected equipment for the projects including pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, valves, seals, and pipe fittings.
  • Worked with the oil tank design and operation team.

Research Activities

  • Green energy application
  • Application of CNTs in renewable energy
  • CNTs syntheses by chemical vapor deposition (CVD)
  • Nanocomposite (CNTs with paint)
  • Thermal and mechanical applications of CNTs
  • Quick curing of paint by using nanotechnology
  • Non destructive testing using IR technology

Honors & Publications

Credentials

Continuing Education

Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

  • True Colors Certification Training
  • BB100: Teaching with Blackboard
  • Quality Matters Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses
  • Developing Scholars of Teaching and Learning, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Faculty Professional Development workshop on Business Process Integration Overview( SAP software) at School of Business

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

  • Short course in Application Process Improvement in Painting Technology, Painting ~Technology Workshop
  • Lean Manufacturing seminar
  • Painting Technology seminar

Additional Activities

  • Workshop on using STAR-CD software in engineering simulation
  • Ph.D. dissertation: Heat transfer and Chemical Processing in Chemical Processes in Chemical Vapor Deposition Reactor for Synthesis

Tools

  • Operating Systems: Windows and UNIX
  • Application software: Auto-CAD, Google sketch, Solid Work Inventor, FrontPage, STAR CD, SAP and Microsoft office
  • Programming Languages: FORTRAN, Mat lab, and C++

License

Professional Engineer - P.E., Texas

Languages

  • Arabic: Native Language
  • English: Written and Spoken

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers - ASHRAE

Awards

  • Received two "First of the Class" awards from Mansoura University and GMC Company, (Egypt)

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of national and international professional journal publications, national and international conferences presentations.
  • One U.S. patent-paint curing time

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Fluid-Nanotechnology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • M.S. Technical Education, Refrigeration - Air Conditioning Fotys University of Professional Education
  • M.S. Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • B.S. Engineering, Mechanical, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
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