Ashraf
Nassef

Position
Professor
Department
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Profile

Brief Biography

Ashraf Nassef is is a professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Sciences and Engineering at The American University in Cairo.

Education

  • BSc,1987,Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University
  • MS,1990, Mechanical engineering, Cairo University
  • PhD, 1996, McMaster University, Canada

Selected Publications

  • Gaafar, L.K., Nassef, A.O., and Aly, A.I., “Fixed Quantity Dynamic Lot Sizing using Simulated Annealing”,International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, (accepted).
  • Gaafar, L.K, Massoud, S.A. and Nassef, A.O., 2008, “A Particle Swarm-based Genetic Algorithm for Scheduling in an Agile Environment”, Computers and Industrial Engineering, (accepted).
  • Badran, S. F., Nassef, A.O. and Metwalli, S.M.,  2007, “Stability of Y-stiffeners in Ship Plating under Uni-axial Compressive Loads”, Ships and Offshore Structures, Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 87-94.
  • Gharib, H.H., Wifi, A.S., Younan, M. and Nassef, A.O., 2007, “An Incremental Finite Difference Model for the Cup Drawing Process”, International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering. Vol. 1, No.1, pp. 40-56.
  • Gharib, H.H., Wifi, A.S., Younan, M. and Nassef, A.O., 2007, “Blank Holder Force Optimization Strategy in Deep Drawing Process”, International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering. Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 226-241.

Courses Taught

  • ENGR 517: Engineering Systems Analysis and Design
  • ENGR 592: Advanced Topics in Engineering
  • MENG 356: Mechanical Design I
  • MENG 457: Mechanical Design II
  • MENG 458: Integrated Design

 

Research Interest
  • Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms
  • Structural Optimization
  • Shape and Topology Optimization