Ali Hossain Alewai Daraji

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  • 35 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
20122018
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Biography

Ali Daraji is a lecturer in the analytical methods at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering. He joined Coventry University in 15Sep2015. He is a member of the structural integrity research group in the Insitute of Future Transport and Cities. Prior to this, he worked for two years as a research associate at Lancaster University for the project entitled Energy Harvesting Powered Wireless Monitoring Systems Based on Integrated Smart Composite Structures and Energy Architecture. This project is collaborative research work between Lancaster, Exeter and Central Lancashire Universities. He joined Newcastle University and got a PhD in mechanical engineering in Nov2013. His PhD research entitled Active Vibration Control of Flexible Structures by Optimally Placed Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators. After that, he joined the University of Technology in Baghdad as a lecturer at Electromechanical Department for two years. 

He finished his degree in Baghdad in the summer of 1988. His rank was the first out of thirty-two graduates in mechanical engineering. He received MSc in mechanical engineering/ dynamic structures in Nov1995. He worked a lecturer directly after graduation in 1988 for more than fifteen years at University of Technology/Al-Rasheed college in Baghdad, at the same time, he worked a consultant, leading engineering and technician teams and conducted a number of industrial projects between the University and industrial companies. 

I accept Master by Research and PhD study on active vibration control, piezoelectric energy harvesting and structural health monitoring.

Teaching:

  • M49MAE: Stress and Dynamic Analysis II/ MSc student  
  • 206MAE: Solid Mechanics and Dynamics/ Second year
  • 208MAE: Analytical Modelling/ Second year
  • 326MAE: Stress and Dynamic Analysis I/ Third year

MSc and PhD Supervision:

  • I supervise MSc students for the research projects in the area of smart structures including active vibration control, energy harvesting and structural health monitoring.
  • I supervise PhD student for the project entitled Energy Harvesting from Road Pavements.

 

Funded Project:

I’m working on the European funded international project in the area of Structural Health Monitoring for Aircraft to make the flight safer for people.  

 

Research Interests

Ali Daraji is interseted in modelling of passive and smart structures using finite element, ANSYS simulation and experimental methods to investigate: 

1. Active vibration control of flexible structures by optimally placed of discrete piezoelectric sensors and actuators using genetic algorithms. 

2. Optimisation of energy harvesting from structural vibration.

3. Cracks and damage detection in concrete, composite and steel structures using ultrasonic waves and wave propagation.

4. Optimal placement of discrete piezoeelectric sensors and actuators using genetic algorithms and developed methodologies for active vibration control, energy harvesting and structure health monitoring. 

 

Selected published papers 

Daraji, A. H., J. M. Hale, and J. Ye, New methodology for optimal placement of piezoelectric sensor/actuator pairs for active vibration control of flexible structures. Journal of Vibration and Acoustic transactions of the ASME, 2018, v.140(1),01105-13 

Daraji, A. H. and J. Ye, Optimisation of energy harvesting for stiffened composite shells with application to the aircarft wing at structural flight frequency, 20ICCS, Pairs,2017.

Daraji, A. H. and J. Ye, Energy harvesting of composite cantilever beam mounted on flexible structures to protect piezoelectric sensor and maximisation of the output power,20ICCS,Pairs, 2017. 

Daraji, A. H. and J. M. Hale, Reduction of structural weight, costs and complexity of control system in active vibration reduction of flexible structures. Journal of Smart Materials and Structures. 2014,v.23, 115018.

Daraji, A. H. and J. M. Hale, Active vibration control by optimally placed piezoelectric sensors and actuators with application to stiffened plate by beams. Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, 2014, v.23, 115018.

Daraji, A. H. and J. M. Hale, Active vibration reduction of a flexible structure bonded with optimised piezoelectric pairs using half and quarter chromosomes in genetic algorithms. Journal of Physics,  Confrence series, 2012, 328(1). 

PhD Project

 The following link includes Ali Daraji PhD thesis.

https://theses.ncl.ac.uk/dspace/handle/10443/2484

 The following link shows a movie of a PhD rig and experiment for vibration control.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ITlzOYQb6M

 The following link shows a movies of optimal placement of sensors and actuators using genetic algorithms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDUP5oHuChE

 

Research Interests

 

 

Vision Statement

PhD in mechanical engineering

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engnieering/ Active vibration control , Doctorate, Newcastle University

1 Oct 200911 Nov 2013

Mechanical Engineering/ Dynamics structures , MSc

1 Oct 199328 Nov 1995

Mechanical Engineering , Degree, University of Technology, Iraq

1 Oct 198415 Jun 1988

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Research Output 2012 2018

  • 35 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 4 Conference proceeding
  • 3 Abstract
3 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
fiber composites
Vibration control
Macros
Actuators
actuators
Crack detection
Damage detection
Genetic algorithms
Structural health monitoring
Sensors
Flexible structures
Energy harvesting
Cantilever beams
Piezoelectric transducers
Sensors
4 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Flexible structures
Vibration control
Actuators
Sensors
Frequency domain analysis
Energy harvesting
Composite materials
Sensors
Electric loads
Piezoelectric transducers