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        Research Work Group (RWG)

Research Coordinator

Dr. Chia Chen Ciang

+603-8946 4389 
chia_cc@upm.edu.my

Research Advisor

Assoc. Prof.  Ir. Dr. Kamarul Arifin Ahmad

+603-8946 6405
aekamarul@upm.edu.my

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Group Members

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Aerodynamic
Research Work Group

Dr. Mohammad Zuber
Head of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*CFD
*Biomedical
*Combustion
*Aerodynamics
+603-8946 4410, mzuber@upm.edu.my

 Zubair, Mohammed

The Aerodynamics Research Group currently works on wing design which is a highly integrated process involving other engineering disciplines such as structures, vibration, and manufacturing.

Wind tunnel experimental work, especially for vortex generation, flow visualization and aerodynamic characteristics is carried out by using highly sophisticated devices such as Partial Image Velocimetry (PIV), Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA), Constant Temperature Anemometry (CTA), six-component balance, and is supported by subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels.

Besides experimental work, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) through programs such as FLUENT, PHOENIX and STAR CD is carried out by this group. Solving flutter and vibration problems utilizing analysis and testing in order to provide input to improve preliminary airplane design and to verify that margins of safety with respect to flutter are adequate is also one our interests.

Structure design using composite materials, high-speed dynamic loads, and projectile impact testing is also conducted by the Aerodynamics Research Group.

Assoc. Prof.  Ir. Dr. Kamarul Arifin Ahmad
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Aerodynamics
*CFD 
*Biomedical Engineering 
*Rocket Technology
+603-8946 6405, aekamarul@upm.edu.my

Assoc. Prof.  
Dr. Azmin Shakrine Mohd Rafie
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Aeroelasticity
*Aerodynamics
+603-8946 6394, shakrine@upm.edu.my

Assoc. Prof.  Dr.-Ing. Surjatin Wiriadidjaja 
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Aircraft Design
+603-8946 6407, surjatin@upm.edu.my

Ahmad, Kamarul Arifin Rifin 







Mohd Rafie, Azmin Shakrine Mohd






Wiriadidjaja, Surjatin





 

Propulsion and Thermofluids 
Research Work Group

Assoc. Prof.  Ir. Dr. Abd. Rahim Abu Talib 
Head of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Gas Turbine 
*Heat Transfer 
*Propulsion 
+603-8946 6392, abdrahim@upm.edu.my   

Abu Talib, Abd Rahim

Computational and experimental studies have been conducted for various cooling technique models. These include rotating disc systems and film cooling solutions. The flow and heat transfer data may be numerically simulated using a commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code. PHOENIX and STAR-CD, and a specific purpose CFD code is developed based on the TEACH-t code. The experimental study is equipped with a specific purpose testing facility that allows point-wise and whole field measurements of flow and heat transfer data.

This group also focuses on the turbine blade film cooling study and the basic operating principles of jet engines, microturbines and combustion. Previous work in propulsion is elucidated and applied in order to understand and predict the characteristics of engine components and heat exchanger performance. The related works are more on measuring the heat transfer using Thermochromic Liquid Crystal (TLC) techniques. 

Dr. Syamimi Saadon 
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Thermofluid
*Propulsion
+603-8946 4390, mimisaadon@upm.edu.my     

 Saadon, Syamimi

Avionics System and Technology
Research Work Group

Dr. Md Amzari Md Zhahir 
Head of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Avionics 
*Navigation
+603-8946 4419, amzari@upm.edu.my  

Zhahir, Amzari 

The demand for aerospace electronics specialists is expanding along with the aerospace industry. All airborne vehicles, whether they orbit the earth or fly from city to city, are equipped with a fascinating array of electronics systems that are on the cutting-edge of technology. The Avionics Systems and Technology Group was formed in 2003 in order to establish research in the state-of-the-art avionics systems such as:

 

  1. Satellite Communication Systems
  2. Display Systems
  3. Global Positioning Systems
  4. Data Link Equipment
  5. Smart Electronic Systems
  6. Airborne Communication and Navigation Systems
  7. Cryptographic Communication Systems
  8. Hybrid Agent Based Systems
  9. Radar Systems

         

                                              

 

Aerospace Materials and Structures
Research Work Group

Assoc Prof.  Dr. Rizal Zahari
Head of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Aircraft Structures
+603-8946 4426, rizal@upm.edu.my

 Zahari, Rizal Bin

The Aerospace Materials and Structures group has established a unique  research capability for theoretical, numerical and experimental investigation of the static and dynamic behavior of materials and structures. The group focuses on linear and non-linear Finite Element Method (FEM), structural crashworthiness, post-buckling of composite panels, progressive failure analysis of composite structures, impact on structures, structural dynamics, structural health monitoring (SHM), aeroelasticity and natural fibre composites.

Prof. Madya Ir. Dr. Faizal Mustapha 
Member of Research Work Group 
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring
+603-8946 6404, faizalms@upm.edu.my  

Dr. Dayang Laila Abang Abdul Majid 
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Advance Material 
*Aeroelasticity
+603-8946 6395, dlaila@upm.edu.my                      

Dr. Noorfaizal Yidris 
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Structural Instability 
*FEM
+603-8946 4413, nyidris@upm.edu.my          

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohamed Thariq Hameed Sultan
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
*Damage Detections and Repairs
*Low And High Velocity Impact Studies
*Composite Materials

+603-8946 6396, thariq@upm.edu.my

Dr. Mohamad Ridzwan Ishak 
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Biocomposite Materials
* Manufacturing Process
+603-8946 4396, mohdridzwan@upm.edu.my       

Dr. Norkhairunnisa Mazlan 
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Nanotechnology    
*Thermally Conductive and Insulator Materials 
*Materials Characterization 
*Geopolymer Coating/Composite
+603-8946 6403, norkhairunnisa@upm.edu.my       

Dr. Mohammad Yazdi Harmin  
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Nonlinear Aeroelastic Design
*Aeroelastic Tailoring
*Morphing Wing Structures 
*Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimisation
+603-8946 4415, myazdi@upm.edu.my    

Dr. Chia Chen Ciang   
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Nondestructive Evaluation 
*Structural Health Monitoring 
*Laser Ultrasonics 
*Phyoshock 
*Image Processing 
+603-8946 4389, chia_cc@upm.edu.my    

Mustapha, Faizal





 Majid, D. L. 




 

Yidris, Noorfaizal 




 



Sultan, Mohamed Thariq Hameed








Ishak, Mohamad Ridzwan

 





Norkhairunnisa, Mazlan

 




Harmin, Mohammad Yazdi







Chia, Chen Ciang

 

Aerospace Vehicle Guidance and Control 
Research Work Group

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ir. Renuganth Varatharajoo
Head of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Space Systems
+603-8946 6406, renu@upm.edu.my

 Varatharajoo, Renuganth

The Space Vehicle Guidance and Control Group was formed in 2003 in order to conduct space research works. The group has established good research facilities covering the flight-grade hardwares and softwares. The group research focuses mainly on the following fields:

 

  1. Space Systems
  2. Spacecraft Control
  3. Spacecraft Navigation
  4. Rocket Trajectories
  5. Hybrid Space System Solutions
  6. Spacecraft Design and Simulation

The Space Vehicle Guidance and Control Group has been constantly generating quality space research and development works.

Dr. Ermira Junita Abdullah 
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Flight Dynamics
*Aircraft Stability 
*Control Systems
+603-8946 7917, ermira@upm.edu.my 

Dr. Md Amzari Md Zhahir 
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Avionics 
*Navigation
+603-8946 4419, amzari@upm.edu.my         

Dr. Syaril Azrad Ali  
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Control System 
*Satellite 
+603-8946 4395, syaril@upm.edu.my    

Dr. Ahmad Salahuddin Mohd Harithuddin 
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Space System 
+603-8946 4412, a_salahuddin@upm.edu.my    

 Abdullah, Ermira Junita 







Zhahir, Amzari
 






Ali, Syaril Azrad Md






Harithuddin, Ahmad Salahuddin Mohd



Aerospace Design and Applications
Research Work Group

Dr. Fairuz Izzuddin Romli
Head of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Aerospace System Design Methods and Processes
+603-8946 6399, fairuz_ir@upm.edu.my

 Romli, Fairuz Izzuddin

The aerospace vehicle design group mainly focuses on aerospace vehicle design research. This group combines several disciplines to permit detailed analyses and design methods in order to catch-up with the widening and fast growth of aerospace vehicle transport systems. The design parameters and requirements of aerospace vehicles include standards and regulations authorized by DCA, FAA, BCAR, JAR, etc. 

The specialization areas are as follows:

    1. Overall design concept
    2. Statement of vehicle requirements
    3. Design specification
    4. Preliminary design and initial sizing
    5. Aerodynamic design
    6. Propulsion system
    7. Flight system design
    8. Flight mechanics and performance
    9. Flight control and stability
    10. Material and engineering data
    11. Avionics and instrumentation
    12. Loading, structural and stressing analysis 

Dr. Mohammad Yazdi Harmin  
Member of Research Work Group
Area of Interest (Expert)
*Nonlinear Aeroelastic Design
*Aeroelastic Tailoring
*Morphing Wing Structures 
*Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimisation
+603-8946 4415, myazdi@upm.edu.my  

 Harmin, Mohammad Yazdi

Kindly view department research website  http://aero.upm.edu.my/

 

For more details kindly contact

Head                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Department of Aerospace Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 Serdang,
Selangor, Malaysia
+603-8946 6400
+603-8656 7125

 

 

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