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  1. A Al-Shabibi and JR Barber, “Finite element implementation of the eigenfunction series solution for transient heat conduction problems with low Biot number”, J. Mechanical Engineering Science, 226(6), pp. 1579-1588, 2012.

  2. Ahad Ali and Mohammad Khadem, Editorial, International Journal of Industrial and System Engineering, Vol. 11 no. 1/2, 2012.

  3. Akhtar M, Qamar SZ, Pervez T, Khan R, Al-Kharusi MSM (2012) “Elastomer Seals in Cold Expansion of Petroleum Tubulars: Comparison of Material Models,” Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 27 (7), 2012, p 715-720.

  4. Al Yahmadi, A.S.,Shuai, F. and Zengqi, S. (2012) ‘Torso swaying and walking of a biped robot’,Int. J. Vehicle Noise and Vibration, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp.95–113.

  5. Alzebdeh, K., (2012), Evaluation of the in-plane effective elastic moduli of single-layered graphene, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Vol. 8(3), pp. 269-278.

  6. Ghiani G., Laganà D., Manni E. and Triki, C. 2012.Capacitated Location of Collection Sites in an Urban Waste Management System, Waste Management,32(7), pp. 1291—1296.

  7. J. Abdo and Danish Haneef, Nano-Enhanced Drilling Fluids: Pioneering Approach to Overcome Uncompromising Drilling Problems, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, V 134 (1), 2012.

  8. J. Abdo and R. Zaier, Design and Construction of a Novel Pin-on-Disk Machine for Stick-Slip Measurements, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, V 27/9, 2012.

  9. Leggieri V., Haouari M. and Triki, C. 2012. A Branch and Cut algorithm for the Steiner Tree Problem with Delays,Optimization Letters, 6(8), pp. 1753—1771, 2012.

  10. M. Nouby and J. Abdo, A Study of the Influence of Brake Pad Topography on the Generation of Brake Noise and Vibration, International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, V. 8 (1), 2012.

  11. Md. Anisul Islam, Mohammad Khadem and Md. Alauddin, 2012, Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty in Bangladeshi apparel fashion Retail: an empirical Study, International Journal of Fashion Design Technology and Education, vol. 1-12, 2012.

  12. Mohammad Khadem, Special Issue Preface, International Journal of Industrial Engineering-Theory, Application and Practice, Vol. 19 no 3, 2012.

  13. Piya, S., Takahashi, K., Morikawa K., Order acceptance decision in Make-to-Order System: Satisfaction Level based approach, Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Vol. 5 (2), pp.84-96, 2012.

  14. Qamar SZ, Akhtar M, Pervez T, Al-Kharusi MSM (2012) “Mechanical and Structural Behavior of a Swelling Elastomer under Compressive Loading,” Materials and Design, 45 (2013) 487–496.

  15. Qamar SZ, Pervez T, Akhtar M, Al-Kharusi MSM (2012) “Design and Manufacture of Swell Packers: Influence of Material Behavior,” Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 27 (7), 2012, p 727-732.

  16. R. Zaier and J. Abdo, HDD Manufacturing Process Optimization, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, V 27/7, 2012.

  17. R. Zaier and J. Abdo, Legged vehicle control and vibration reduction, International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration V. 8 (1), 2012.

  18. T. Pervez, S. A. Al-Hiddabi, A. AlYahmadi and A. C. Seibi,”Dynamic Analysis and Vibration of Beam Inside Annulus for Ultra Short-Radius Water Jet Drilling”, The Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2012, pp 57-65.

  19. Triki, C. 2012. Solving the Flood Propagation Problem with Newton Algorithm on Parallel Systems, SQU Journal for Science.17 (1), pp. 147—156.

  20. Triki, C., Alalawin A. and Ghiani G. 2012. Optimization via Simulation of Level of Repair Analysis, Open Journal of Applied Sciences (Special supplement for the the 2012 Symposium on Applied and Engineering Mathematics), pp. 281—284.

  21. Zhiqiang Ge, Lei Xie, Uwe Kruger, Zhihuan Song. Local ICA for multivariate statistical fault diagnosis in systems with unknown signal and error distributions. AIChE Journal, Vol. 58, No. 8, pp. 2357–2372, 2012.

  22. Ozer, A., Sekiguchi, A. and Arai, H. 2012. Experimental Implementation and Analysis of Robotic Metal Spinning with Enhanced Trajectory Tracking Algorithms.Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 28(4): 539–550.


1.        Abdul-Wahab S.A., “A Preliminary Investigation into the Environmental Awareness of the Omani Public and their Willingness to Protect the Environment”, American Journal of Environmental Sciences (AJES), 4(1), 39-49 (2008).



2.        Siddiqui R.A., Abdul-Wahab S.A., and Pervez T., “Effect of Aging Time and Aging Temperature on Fatigue and Fracture Behaviour of 6063 Aluminum Alloy under Seawater Influence”, Materials & Design, 29, 70-79 (2008).

3.        Mahmoudi H., Abdul-Wahab S.A., Goosen M.F.A., Sablani S.S., Perret j., Ouagued A., and Spahis N., “Weather Data and Analysis of Hybrid Photovoltaic-Wind Power Generation Systems Adapted to a Seawater Greenhouse Desalination Unit Designed for Arid Coastal Countries”, Desalination, 222, 110-127 (2008).

4.        Abdo J., Shamseldeen E., and Lafdee K., “Humidity Effects on Carbon–Carbon Composites (fiber pre-form + CVI)”, Materials Science and Engineering, 472, 2–14 (2008).

5.        Pervez T., Qamar S.Z., Seibi A.C., and Al-Jahwari F.K., “Use of SET in Cased and Open Holes: Comparison between Aluminum and Steel”, Materials and Design, 29, 811-817 (2008).

6.        Qamar S. Z., Sheikh A.K., Arif A .F., Younas M., and Pervez T., “Monte Carlo Simulation of Extrusion Die Life,” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 202, 96-106  (2008).

7.        Bashir H.A., “Modeling of Development Time for Hydroelectric Generators Using Factor and Multiple Regression Analyses”, International Journal of Project Management, 26(4), 457-464 (2008).

8.        Alzebdeh K., Al-Ostaz A., and Alkhateb H., “Parametric Evaluation of Progressive Damage in Polymer Concretes: Size Effect and Statistics”, Journal of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Element, 32(4), 336-352 (2008).

9.        Shikdar A.A., and Al-Kindi, M.A., “Office Ergonomics: Deficiencies in Computer Workstation Design”, International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 13(2), 215-223 (2007).

10.     Das B., Shikdar A.A., and Winters, T., “Workstation Redesign for a Repetitive Drill Press Operation: a Combined Work Design and Ergonomics Approach”, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 17(4), 395-410 (2007).

11.     Shikdar A.A., and Al-Hadhrami, M.A., “Smart Workstation Design: an Ergonomics and Methods Engineering Approach”, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2(4), 363-374, (2007).

12.     Abdul-Wahab S.A, Al-Hinai H., Al-Najar K.A., and Al-Kalbani M.S., “Feasibility of Fog Water Collection: A case Study from Oman”, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-AQUA, 56(4), 275-280 (2007).

13.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., Elkamel A., Al-Weshahi M.A., and AlYahmadi A.S., “Troubleshooting for MSF PlantUsing a Fuzzy Logic-Based Expert System”, Desalination, 217, 100-117 (2007).

14.     Abdul-Wahab S.A, Al-Hinai H., Al-Najar K.A., and Al-Kalbani M.S., “Fog Water Harvesting: Quality of Fog Water Collected for Domestic and Agricultural Use”, Environmental Engineering and Science, 24(4), 446-456 (2007).

15.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Characterization of Water Discharges from two Thermal Power/Desalination Plants in Oman”, Environmental Engineering and Science, 24(3), 321-337 (2007).

16.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., and Abdo J., “Optimization of Multistage Flash Desalination Process by Using a 2-Level Factorial Design”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 27(2-3), 413-421(2007).

17.     Rashid M.K., “Simulation of Intelligent Single Wheel Mobile Robot,” International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 4(1), 73-80 (2007). 

18.     Rashid M. K, and Shihab K. I., “Intelligent Design of Cutting Tools Using Smart Material” International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 3(1), 17-27 (2007).

19.     Shihab K. I., and, Rashid M. R., “Probabilistic Models for Assessing the Impact of Salinization and Chemical Pollutants”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research (IJCIR), 3(3), 251-263 (2007).

20.     Al-Yahmadi A.S., Hsia T.C, and. Abdo J, ”Modeling & Control of Two Manipulators handling a Flexible Object ”, Journal of the Franklin Institute , 344(5), 349-361 (2007).

21.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., Elkamel A., Al-Weshahi M.A., and AlYahmadi A.S., “Troubleshooting for MSF Plant Using a Fuzzy Logic-Based Expert System”, Desalination, 217, 100-117 (2007).

22.     Abdo J., and Shamseldin E., “Experimental Technique for Characterization of Friction in Dry Contact” The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering: Journal of Solid Mechanics and Material Engineering, 1(10), 1197-1208 (2007).

23.     Abdil-Wahab S., and Abdo J., “Prediction of Troposphere Ozone Concentrations by Using the Design System Approach,” Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 42, 19-26 (2007).

24.     Qamar S.Z., Sheikh A.K., Arif A.F.M., Pervez T “Defining Shape Complexity of Extrusion Dies ― A Reliabilistic View,” Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 22 (7), 804-810 (2007).

25.     Qamar S.Z., Sheikh A.K., Arif A.F.M., Pervez T., Siddiqui R.A.  “Heat Treatment of a Hot-Work Die Steel,” Archives of Materials Science and Engineering, 28 (8), 503-508 (2007).

26.     Qamar S.Z., Pervez T., Siddiqui R.A., Sheikh A.K., Arif A.F.M. “Sensitivity Analysis in Life prediction of Extrusion Dies,” Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, 25 (1), 49-54 (2007).

27.     Bashir, H.A. “Using Factor Analysis as an Aided Tool for Evaluating Layout Design Alternatives”, International Journal of Industrial Engineering, 13(3), 267-272 (2007).

28.     Al-Ostaz A., Diwakar A., and Alzebdeh K., “Statistical Model for Characterizing Random Microstructure of Inclusion-matrix Composites”, Journal of Materials Science, 42(16), 7016-7030 (2007).

29.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Indoor and Outdoor Relationships of Atmospheric Particulates in Oman”, Indoor and Built Environment, 15(3), 247-255 (2006).

30.     Abu-Arabi M.K., Abdul-Wahab S.A., and Goosen M.F.A., “Study of Desiccant Regeneration in a Structured Packed Tower”, Separation Science and Technology, 41(8), 1679-1695 (2006).

31.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., “Impact of Fugitive Dust Emissions from Cement Plants on Nearby Communities”, Ecological Modelling, 195(3-4), 338-348 (2006).

32.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., Elkamel A., and Al-Otaibi M.B., “Building Inferential Estimators for Modeling Product Quality in a Crude Oil Desalting and Dehydration Process”, Chemical Engineering and Processing, 45(7), 568-577 (2006).

33.     Seibi, A. C., Pervez, T., Karrech, A., and Al-Hiddabi, S. A., “Coupled Stress and Pressure Waves Propagation in an Elastic Solid Tube Submerged in Fluids”, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 128, 247-256 (2006).

34.     Abdo J., “Modeling of Frictional Contact Parameters of a Mechanical Systems,” International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 11(3), 449-465 (2006).

35.     Abdo J., “Investigation of Contact Stiffness and its Relation to Friction-Induced Noise and Vibration” International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, 26(4), 295-302 (2006).

36.     Abdo J., and Meinhardt G., “Vibration Response of a Disc Brake: Evaluation and Design” International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 11, 467-479 (2006).

37.     Qamar S.Z., Sheikh A.K., Arif A.F.M., Pervez T. “Regression-Based CVN-KIC Models for Hot Work Tool Steels,” Materials Science and Engineering A, 430 (1-2), 208-215 (2006). 

38.     Bashir H.A., El-Bouri A., and Thomson V., “Estimating Design Effort Using a Neural Network Methodology”, International Journal of Industrial Engineering13(4), 341-348 (2006).

39.     Pervez T., Seibi A.C., and Al-Jahwari F.K., “Analysis of Thick Orthotropic Laminated Composite Plates Based on Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory”, Journal of Composite Structures, 71 (2005).

40.     Mahmud J., Ismail A.F. and Pervez T., “Employing A Failure Criterion with Interactive Terms to Simulate the Progressive Failure of Carbon-Epoxy Laminates”, IEM Journal, 66(2) (2005).

41.     Seibi A.C., Al-Hiddabi S.A., and Pervez T., “Structural Behavior of Solid Tubular Expansion under Large Plastic Deformation”, ASME Journal of Energy Resource Technology (2005).

42.     Pervez T., Seibi A.C., and Karrech A., “Simulation of Solid Tubular Expansion in Well Drilling Using Finite Element Method”, Journal of Petroleum Science & Technology, 237, 75-794 (2005).

43.     Shikdar A.A., and Al-Hadhrami M.A., “Operator Performance and Satisfaction in an Ergonomically Designed Assembly Workstation”, The Journal of Engineering Research, 2(1), 69-76 (2005).

44.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., Bakheit C.S., and Siddiqui R.A., “Study the Relationship between the Health Effects and Characterization of Thermal Inversions in the Sultanate of Oman”, Atmospheric Environment, 39, 5466-5471 (2005).

45.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., Bakheit C.S., and Al-Alawi S.M., “Principal Component and Multiple Regression Analysis in Modelling of Ground-Level Ozone and Factors Affecting its Concentrations”, Environmental Modelling & Software, 20(10), 1263-1271 (2005).

46.     Rashid M. K., and Al-Yahmadi A. S., “Dynamic Simulation for Error Attenuation in smart toolpost” Proc. Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 210(1),611–622  (2005). 

47.     Pervez, T., Seibi, A., Al-Hiddabi S. A., and Karrech A., “Review of Solid Expandable Tubular Technology”, SPE Drilling and Completion Journal, 88820 (2005).

48.     Samanta B., and Al-Araimi S.A., “Application of an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System to Inventory Control”, International Journal of Smart Engineering Systems, 5, 547-553 (2005).

49.   Munif F., Yahmadi A., “Recursive Backstepping Stabilization of a Wheeled Mobile Robot”, Proceedings of the I MECH E Part I Journal of Systems & Control Engineering, 219 (6), 419-429 (2005).

50.     Fatmi A.,Yahmadi A., Khriji L., and Masmoudi N., “A Fuzzy Logic Based Navigation of a Mobile Robot”, IJAMCS , International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences, 1(2),87-92 (2005).

51.     Rashid M. K., and Al-Yahmadi A. S., “Integrated Model for Error Attenuation in Smart Toolpost”, Mechatronics, 16(3), 821-836 (2005).

52.     Abdo J., “Experimental Technique to Study Tangential to Normal Contact Load Ratio,” Tribology Transactions, 48, 389-403 (2005).

53.     Abdo J., and Farhang K., “Elastic-Plastic Contact Model for Rough Surfaces Based on Plastic Asperity Concept,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 40(4), 495 – 506 (2005).

54.     Abdo J., “A Modified Approach in Modeling and Calculation of Contact Characteristics of Machine Components” The Journal of Engineering Research, 2, 43-52 (2005).

55.     Tryggvason G., Esmaeeli A., and Al-Rawahi N., “Direct Numerical Simulations of Flows with Phase Change” Computers and Structures Journal, 83, 445-453 (2005).

56.     Albadawi Z., Bashir H.A., and Chen M., A Mathematical Approach for the Formation of Manufacturing Cells”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 48(1), 3-21 (2005).

57.     Wahab S.A.A, Bakheit C.S., Siddiqui R.A., and Al-Alawi S.A., Atmospheric Corrosion of Metals, The Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering, 5, 1-15 (2004).

58.     Shikdar A.A., “Identification of Ergonomic Issues that Affect Workers in Oilrigs in Desert Environments”, International Journal of Occupational Safety & Ergonomics, 10(2), 169-177 (2004).

59.     Shikdar A.A., and Sawaqed M.N., “Ergonomics, and Occupational Health and Safety in the Oil Industry: a Managers’ Response”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 47, 223-232 (2004).

60.     Massada M., Tahat M., Jaradat O., and Al-Momani I. “Lead Cadmium Contamination in Roadside Soil in Irbid City, Jordan: A Case Study”, Soil and Sediment Contamination Journal, 13(4) (2004).

61.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., Al-Saifi S.Y., Alrumhi B.A., Abdulraheem M.Y., and Al-Uraimi M., “Determination of the Features of the Low-Level Temperature Inversions above a Suburban Site in Oman Using Radiosonde Temperature Measurements: Long-Term Analysis”, Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres (JGR – Atmospheres), 109(D20101), 1029/2004JD004543 (2004).

62.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., “An Application and Evaluation of the CAL3QHC Model for Predicting Carbon Monoxide Concentrations from Motor Vehicles near a Roadway Intersection in Muscat, Oman”, Environmental Management, 34 (3), 372-382 (2004).

63.     Abdul-Wahab S.A., Zurigat Y.H. and Abu-Arabi M.K., “Effect of Structured Packing Density on Performance of Air Dehumidifier”, Energy Conversion and Management, 45(15-16), 2539-2552 (2004).

64.     Rashid M.K., Khalil Z.A, “Configuration Design and Intelligent Stepping of a Spherical Motor in Robotic Joint” Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 40(2),165 – 181 (2004).

65.     Rashid M.K., “Smart Actuator Stiffness and Switching Frequency in Vibration Suppression of a Cutting Tool” Smart Materials and Structures, 13, 478-486 (2004).

66.     Rashid M.K., and Khalil Z.A., “Tool Orientation and Motion Error in Microsurgical Parallel Manipulator” Int. J. of Computer Applications in Technology, 20(4), 193-202 (2004).

67.     Seibi C., Pervez T., Al-Hiddabi, S. A., and Karrech “Finite Element Modeling of a Solid Tubular Expansion – A Typical Well Engineering Application”, SPE Paper # 84943, (2004).

68.     Jubran A., Al-Abdali H., Al-Hiddabi S., Al-Hinai H., and. Zurigat Y., ” Numerical Modelling of Convective Layers in Solar Ponds”, Solar Energy, 77(3), 339-345 (2004).

69.     Seibi, A. C., Al-Hiddabi, S. A., Pervez, T., "Structural Behavior of Solid Tubular Expansion under Large Plastic Deformation, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, (2004).

70.     Samanta B., Al-Balushi K.R., and Al-Araimi S.A., “Bearing Fault Detection using Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms”, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, 3, 366-377 (2004).

71.     Abdo J., and AL-Yahmadi A., “A Wear Model for Rough Surfaces Based on the Ultimate-Stress Asperity Concept,” International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 9, 11-19 (2004).

72.     Abdo J., “Investigation of Noise and Vibration at Frictional Contact of a Mechanical Systems,” International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 9, 181-189 (2004).

73.     Al-Rawahi N., and Tryggvason G., "Numerical Simulation of Dendritic Solidification with Convection: Three-Dimensional Flow" Journal of Computational Physics, 194, 677 – 696 (2004).

74.     Qamar S.Z., Arif A.F.M., Sheikh A.K., “A New Definition of Shape Complexity for Metal Extrusion,” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 155-156(30), 1734-1739 (2004).

75.     Bashir H.A., and Thomson V., “Estimating Design Effort for GE Hydro Projects”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 46(2), 195-204 (2004).

76.     Samanta B., Al-Balushi K., Siddiqui R.A, and.Al- Araimi S.A, “Failure Analysis of Seal Lock Plates in Electric Submersible Pumps”, Society of Petroleum Engineering International, SPE 81541 (2003).

77.     Shikdar A.A., and Sawaqed M.N., “Worker Productivity, and Occupational Health and Safety Issues in Selected Industries”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 45, 563-572 (2003).

78.     Shikdar A.A., and Das B., "The Relationship Between Worker Satisfaction and Productivity in a Repetitive Industrial Task”, Applied Ergonomics, 34, 603-610 (2003).

79.     Shikdar A.A., and Das B., “A Strategy for Improving Worker Satisfaction and Job Attitudes in a Repetitive Industrial Task: Application of Production Standards and Performance Feedback”, Ergonomics, 46(5), 466-481(2003).

80.     Al-Hiddabi S. A., Samanta, B.,  and Seibi, A., “Nonlinear Control of Torsional and Bending Vibrations of Oil Well Drill Strings”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 265, 401-415 (2003).

81.     Samanta B., Al-Balushi K.R., and Al-Araimi, S.A., “Artificial Neural Networks and Support Vector Machines with Genetic Algorithm for Bearing Fault Detection”, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 16(7-8), 657-665 (2003).

82.     Samanta B., and Al-Balushi K R., “Artificial Neural Network Based Fault Diagnostics of Rolling Element Bearings Using Time Domain Features”, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 17(2), 317-328 (2003).


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