Hisham A Abdel-Aal

Hisham Abdel-Aal

Associate Teaching Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Hisham Abdel-Aal

Associate Teaching Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte,1998
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University, 1994
  • Diploma of Higher Graduate Studies, Fluid Mechanics, Alexandria University 1989
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, 1987
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, 1984

Research Areas

Research Interests

Design of surfaces, Tribology, Thermodynamics of Damage, Bio-inspired Manufacturing, Machining of Hard-to-cut alloys

Areas of Study

Select Publications

Book Chapters

  • Hisham A Abdel-Aal "Review of Friction and surface properties of snakeskin," Book Chapter in upcoming book, Handbook of Research on Biomimetics and Biomedical Robotics, ed, Maki Habib, December, 2017 ISBN13: 9781522529934, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2993-4, IGI Global-In Press
  • H. A. Abdel-aal, The structure of Ventral Scale Textures in Snakes in comparison to Texturing of Deterministic Tribological Surfaces, to appear in: Processing Techniques and Tribological Behavior of Composite Materials, Rajnesh Tyagi, J. P. Davim (eds)-IGI-Global Publication (2015) 268-316, ISBN13: 9781466675308
  • H. A. Abdel-aal, Measurement of contact temperatures, in: Encyclopedia of Tribology, Wang, Q. Jane; Chung, Yip-Wah (Eds.), Springer, ISBN 978-0-387-92896-8, 2012.
  • H. A. Abdel-Aal, Flash temperature theory, in Encyclopedia of Tribology, Wang, Q. Jane; Chung, Yip-Wah (Eds.), Springer, ISBN 978-0-387-92896-8, 2012.
  • H. A. Abdel-Aal, Thermodynamics of Wear, in Encyclopedia of Tribology, Wang, Q. Jane; Chung, Yip-Wah (Eds.), Springer, ISBN 978-0-387-92896-8, 2013.
  • Abdel-Aal H.A., El Mansori M. Python Regius (Ball Python) Shed Skin: Biomimetic Analogue for Function-Targeted Design of Tribo-Surfaces, In: Biomimetics - Materials, Structures and Processes. Examples, Ideas and Case Studies, Eds: Bruckner D., Gruber P., Springer, ISBN: 978-3-642-11933-0

Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Abdel-Aal, H. A., Surface structure and tribology of legless squamate reptiles, (2018) JMBBM,79,2018,354-398, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.11.008.
  • H. Abdel-Aal; H. Zahouani; M. El Mansori, A comparative Study of Frictional Response of Shed Snakeskin and Human Skin, (2017) WEAR 376–377, A, 281–294, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2016.12.055.
  • P. Cuervo, D.A. López, J.P. Cano, J.C. Sánchez, S. Rudas, H. Estupiñán1, A. Toro, H. A. Abdel-Aal, Development and tribological behavior of snake-inspired Ti6Al4V surfaces with deterministic patterns, STMP-IOP, 4, 2, (2016) doi/10.1088/2051-672X/4/2/024013.
  • H. A. Abdel-Aal, Functional Surfaces for Tribological Applications: From Inspiration to Design- Topical Review STMP-IOP, 4 043001, doi/10.1088/2051-672X/4/4/043001
  • H. A. Abdel-Aal M. El Mansori ,Characterization of Load Bearing Metrological Parameters in Reptilian Exuviae In Comparison To Plateau Honed Surfaces, IOP-J. Surf. Topogr.: Metrol. Prop. 2 (2014) 045002
  • H.A. Abdel-Aal, M. El Mansori, Wear of WC-Co Inserts in Dry High Speed Machining of Submicron Particle Size Aeronautical Grade near β Titanium Alloy, Mécanique et Industrie15. (2014) 413-426
  • H. A. Abdel-Aal, On Surface Structure and Friction Regulation in Reptilian Locomotion, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2013), 115-135, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.09.014
  • H. A. Abdel-Aal, M. El Mansori, Tribological analysis of ventral scale structure in a python regius in relation to laser textured surfaces IOP-J. Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties. 1 (2013) 015001, doi:10.1088/2051-672X/1/1/015001