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Atef Mohany
Bsc, MSc, PhD (McMaster), PEng

Department Chair and Professor

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ACE 3027

905.721.8668 ext. 5720
905.721.3370 (fax)

atef.mohany@ontariotechu.ca


Research topics

  • Aeroacoustics
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Flow-Induced Vibration
  • Vibration and Structural Dynamics
  • Acoustics and Noise Control

Education

  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), McMaster University, Canada, 2006
  • MSc (Mechanical Power Engineering), Cairo University, Egypt, 2001
  • BSc (Mechanical Power Engineering), Cairo University, Egypt, 1998

Courses

  • Advanced Acoustics and Noise Control (graduate course)
  • Flow-Induced Vibration (graduate course)
  • Industrial Aeroacoustics (graduate course)
  • Automotive Noise, Vibration and Harshness (graduate course)
  • Mechanical Vibrations (undergraduate course)
  • Machine Design (undergraduate course)
  • Kinematic and Dynamics of Machines (undergraduate course)
  • Quality Control (undergraduate course)

Research and expertise

 

Patent Title: Pressure Relief Valve for Automobile

Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
Patent No.: US10286754B2
Patent Status: Granted
Inventor: Atef Mohany

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations
    • M. Abdelmwgoud and A. Mohany, (2021), “Control of the Self-Sustained Shear Layer Oscillations over Rectangular Cavities using High-Frequency Vortex Generators”, Physics of Fluids, 33 (4), 045115.
    • M.R. Islam, and A. Mohany, (2021), “Flow-Induced Acoustic Resonance of Finned Cylinders with Varying Fin Heights”, Journal of Pressure Vessel and Technology, 143 (4): 041405.
    • M. Abdelmwgoud and A. Mohany, (2021), “Shear Layer Synchronization of Aerodynamically Isolated Opposite Cavities due to Acoustic Resonance Excitation”, Physics of Fluids, 33 (5), 055112.
    • S.S. Rashwan, A. Mohany, I. Dincer, (2021), “Development of Efficient Sonoreactor Geometries for Hydrogen Production", International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46 (29), 15219-15240.
    • Y. Selima, M. Hassan, A. Mohany, W. Ahmed, (2021) “Modelling of Fluidelastic Instability in Tube Bundles under Two-Phase Bubbly Flow Conditions”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 103, 103256.
    • O. Elbanhawy, M. Hassan, A. Mohany, (2021), “Modelling of Fully Flexible Fuel Bundles”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 378, 111014.
    • M. Alziadeh and A. Mohany, (2021), “Vorticity Shedding and Acoustic Resonance Excitation of Two Tandem Spirally Finned Cylinders in Cross-Flow”, Journal of Pressure Vessel and Technology, 143 (2): 021405.
    • H.A. Kishawy, W. Ahmed, A. Mohany, (2021), “Analytical modeling of metal cutting process with self-propelled rotary tools”, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 33, 115-122.
    • O. Afifi and A. Mohany, (2021), “Parametric Investigation of the Flow-Sound Interaction Mechanism for Single Cylinders in Cross-Flow”, Journal of Pressure Vessel and Technology, 143(2): 021404.
    • W. Ahmed, H. Hegab, H. Kishawy, A. Mohany, (2021), “Estimation of Temperature in Machining with Self-Propelled Rotary Tools using Finite Element Method”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Volume 61, pp: 100 – 110.
    • M.R. Islam, and A. Mohany, (2020), “On the Three-Dimensional Flow Development around Circular Finned Cylinders”, Physics of Fluids, 32 (11), 115116. Chosen to be a Featured Article by the Editors of the Physics of Fluids.
    • M. Abdelmwgoud, M. Shaaban, A. Mohany, (2020), “Flow dynamics and Azimuthal Behaviour of the Self-Excited Acoustic Modes in Axisymmetric Shallow Cavities” Physics of Fluids, 32(11), 115109.
    • A. Elhelaly, M. Hassan, A. Mohany, S. Moussa, (2020), “Effect of the Flow Approach Angle on the Dynamics of Loosely-Supported Tube Arrays”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 368, 110802.
    • M.R. Islam, M. Shaaban, A. Mohany, (2020), “Vortex Dynamics and Acoustic Sources in the Wake of Finned Cylinders during Resonance Excitation”, Physics of Fluids, 32(7), 075117.
    • M.R. Islam and A. Mohany, (2020), “Vortex Shedding Characteristics in the Wake of Circular Finned Cylinders”, Physics of Fluids, 32(4), 045113. (Selected as the Editor's Pick).
    • O. Elbanhawy, M. Hassan, A. Mohany, (2020), “Simulation of Motion-Dependent Fluid Forces in Fuel Bundles”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 356:110373.
    • S.S. Rashwan, I. Dincer, A. Mohany, (2020), “An Investigation of Ultrasonic Based Hydrogen Production”, Energy, Volume 205, 118006.
    • M. Shaaban and A. Mohany, (2020), “Experimental Study of the Self-Excited Resonance Effect on the Dynamic Lift and Flow Structure around Inline Cylinders”, Journal of Fluids and Structures 96, 103015.
    • S.S. Rashwan, I. Dincer, A. Mohany, (2020), “Investigation of Acoustic and Geometric Effects on the Sonoreactor Performance”, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, Volume 68: 105174.
    • S.S. Rashwan, A. Mohany, I. Dincer, (2020), “Investigation of Self-Induced Thermoacoustic Instabilities in Gas Turbine Combustors”, Energy, Volume 190: 116362.
    • O. Sadek, A. Mohany, M. Hassan, (2020), “Numerical Simulation of Streamwise Fluidelastic Instability of Tube Bundles Subjected to Two-Phase Cross Flow”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 92:102816.
    • M. Shaaban and A. Mohany, (2019), “Characteristics of Acoustic Resonance Excitation by Flow around Inline Cylinders”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 141(5): 051301. Received the 2020 Literature Award from the ASME JPVT.
    • T. Lato, M. Hassan, A. Mohany, (2019), “A Passive Damping Device for Suppressing Acoustic Pressure Pulsations: The Infinity Tube”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146(6), 4534 – 4544.
    • S.S. Rashwan, I. Dincer, A. Mohany, B. Pollet, (2019), “The Sono-Hydro-Gen Process (Ultrasound Induced Hydrogen Production): Challenges and Opportunities”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(29): 14500 - 14526.
    • N. Arafa and A. Mohany, (2019), “Wake Structure and Acoustic Resonance Excitation of a Single Finned Cylinder in Cross-Flow”, Journal of Fluids and Structures (86), 70 - 93.
    • M. Alziadeh and A. Mohany, (2019), “Passive Noise Control Technique for Suppressing Acoustic Resonance Excitation of Spirally Finned Cylinders in Cross-Flow”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science (102), 38 – 51.
    • M. Shaaban and A. Mohany, (2019), “Phase-Resolved PIV Measurements of Flow over Three Unevenly Spaced Cylinders and its Coupling with Acoustic Resonance”, Experiments in Fluids, 60 (4), 71.
    • T. Lato and A. Mohany, (2019), “Passive Damping of Pressure Pulsations in Pipelines Using Herschel-Quincke Tubes”, Journal of Sound and Vibration (448), 160 – 177.
    • H. Hegab, H.A. Kishawy, U. Umer, A. Mohany, (2019), “A Model for Machining with Nano-Additives Based Minimum Quantity Lubrication”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology pp. 1 – 16.
    • O. Sadek, A. Mohany, M. Hassan, (2018), “Numerical Investigation of the Cross-Flow Fluidelastic Forces of Two-Phase Flow in Tube Bundles”, Journal of Fluids and Structures (79), 171 – 186.
    • M. Shaaban and A. Mohany, (2018), “Flow-Induced Vibration of Three Unevenly Spaced Inline Cylinders in Cross-Flow”, Journal of Fluids and Structures (76), 367 – 383.
    • M. Elkasaby, H. Hegab, A. Mohany, G. Rizvi, (2018), “Modeling and Optimization of Electrospinning of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)”, Advances in Polymer Technology, 37(6) 2114 – 2122.
    • K. Sachedina and A. Mohany, (2018), “A Review of Pipeline Monitoring and Periodic Inspection Methods”, Pipeline Science & Technology 2(3), 187 – 203.
    • A. Omer, N. Arafa, A. Mohany, M. Hassan, (2016), “The Effect of Upstream Edge Geometry on the Acoustic Resonance Excitation in Shallow Rectangular Cavities”, the International Journal of AeroAcoustics, Vol. 15, pp. 253-275.
    • M. Shaaban and A. Mohany, (2015), “Passive Control of Flow-Excited Acoustic Resonance in Rectangular Cavities using Upstream Mounted Blocks”, Experiments In Fluids, Vol. 56, Issue 4, 56:72.
    • H. Ciloglu, M. Alziadeh, A. Mohany, H. Kishawy, (2015), “Assessment of the Whole Body Vibration Exposure and the Dynamic Seat Comfort in a Passenger Aircraft”, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 45, pp. 116 – 123.
    • A. Miller, R. Machrafi, A. Mohany, (2015), “Development of a Semi-Autonomous Directional and Spectroscopic Radiation Detection Mobile Platform”, Journal of Radiation Measurements, Vol. 72, pp. 53 – 59.
    • J. R. Elliott, R. Dubay, A. Mohany, M. Hassan, (2014), “Model Predictive Control of Vibration in a Two Flexible Link Manipulator – Part 1”, Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control, Vol. 33, Number 4, pp. 455 - 468.
    • J. R. Elliott, R. Dubay, A. Mohany, M. Hassan, (2014), “Model Predictive Control of Vibration in a Two Flexible Link Manipulator – Part 2”, Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control, Vol. 33, Number 4, pp. 469 – 484.
    • A. Mohany, D. Arthurs, M. Bolduc, M. Hassan, S. Ziada, (2014), “Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Flow-Acoustic Resonance of Side-by-Side Cylinders in a Duct”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 48, pp. 316 – 331. 
    • J.B. Anderson, M. Hassan, A. Mohany, (2014), “Modelling of Fluidelastic Instability in a Square Inline Tube Array Including the Boundary Layer Effect”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 48, pp. 362 – 375.
    • A. Mohany and M. Hassan, (2013), “Modeling of Fuel Bundle Vibration and the Associated Fretting Wear in a CANDU Fuel Channel”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 264, pp. 214 – 222.
    • M. Hassan and A. Mohany, (2013), “Fluidelastic Instability Modelling of Loosely Supported Multi-Span U-Tubes in Nuclear Steam Generators”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 135, 011306 (9 pages). (Awarded the JPVT Editor’s Choice Award)
    • A. Mohany, V. Janzen, P. Feenstra, S. King, (2012), “Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Flow-Induced Vibration of Multi-Span U-Tubes”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 134, 011301.
    • A. Mohany and S. Ziada, (2011), “Measurements of the Dynamic Lift Force Acting on a Circular Cylinder in Cross-Flow and Exposed to Acoustic Resonance”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 1149 - 1164.
    • A. Mohany and S. Ziada, (2009), “Numerical Simulation of the Flow-Sound Interaction Mechanisms of a Single and two Tandem Cylinders in Cross-Flow”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 131, p. 031306.
    • A. Mohany and S. Ziada, (2009), “Effect of Acoustic Resonance on the Dynamic Lift Forces Acting on Two Tandem Cylinders in Cross-Flow”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 25, pp. 461 – 478.
    • R. Hanson, A. Mohany and S. Ziada, (2009), “Flow Excited Acoustic Resonance of Two Side-by-Side Cylinders in Cross-Flow”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 25, pp. 80 – 94.
    • A. Mohany and S. Ziada, (2009), “A Parametric Study of the Resonance Mechanism of Two Tandem Cylinders in Cross-Flow”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 131, p. 021302.
    • A. Mohany and S. Ziada, (2005), “Flow-excited Acoustic Resonance of Two Tandem Cylinders in Cross-Flow”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 21, pp. 103-119.
  • Industrial /government research reports
    1. Mohany, “Assessment of Bruce B Common Service Water (CSW) and Emergency Water System (EWS) piping under water hammer forces”, Technical Memo 705-18848602.174-MEM-M0001-00, 2020 July.
    2. Mohany, “Summary of Operating Experience with CANDU Fuel Bundle Failures”, CANDU Owners Group (COG), OP-19-2047, 2020 March.
    3. Mohany, “Assessment of the Noise and Vibration of Bruce Power U4 Steam Turbine Valve”, Technical Memo 705-18848602.016-MEM-G0001-00, 2018 December.
    4. Mohany, “Preliminary Guidelines for the Use of Passive Acoustic Damping Devices in Pipeline Systems”, CANDU Owners Group (COG), OP-17-2042, 2017 September.
    5. Mohany, “Preliminary Guidelines for Prediction of Acoustic Pressure Pulsations in Piping Systems”, CANDU Owners Group (COG), OP-15-2016, 2017 February.
    6. Sadek and A. Mohany, “Characterization of the gas flow in Parker XHX7 orifice for the suspension system in LAV III vehicles”, General Dynamics Land Systems, 2015 May.
    7. A. Mohany, “Mitigation of the Heat Transport Flow Signal Problems at Darlington Nuclear Power Plant”, AECL Technical Memo 153-63101-401-000, 2010 July.
    8. A. Mohany, “High Vibration and/or Excessive Noise of Condenser Steam Discharge Valves (CSDVs)” AECL Technical Memo 153-127460-401-000, 2010 February.
    9. Mohany, “Hydraulic Test Report of Orifice Assemblies for Shin-Kori Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4” GNP-30922-TR-001 Revision D1, 2009 December.
    10. A. Mohany and J. Pietralik, “Local Heat Transfer in the Shin-Kori Orifice Assemblies”, AECL Technical Memo GNP-30922-401-000, 2009 October.
    11. A. Mohany, “Plan for Testing of Orifice Assemblies for Shin-Kori Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4” GNP-30922-TP-001 Revision 0, 2009 July.
    12. A. Mohany and C. S. Schefski “CHECWORKS Primary Side Model at Gentilly 2 Generating Station” COG-07-4095, 2008 April.
    13. A. Mohany and C. S. Schefski “CHECWORKS Primary Side Model at Bruce Power Generating Station” COG-07-4031, 2008 February.
    14. C. S. Schefski, J. M. Pietralik and A. Mohany “CHECWORKS Primary Side Model at Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station” COG-06-4027, 2007 April.
    15. P. Feenstra and A. Mohany, “Millstone 3 Hydraulic Performance of Replacement Containment Sump Strainers” Dominion, MIL3-34325-AR-001 Revision D1, 2006 December.
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