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 Dr. Al-Saeed, Ali

Assistant Professor                  

Contact Information

Office               Bldg-63Room-246                                
Phone              966-13-860 9898                                      
Fax                  966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 
Email               aalsaeed@kfupm.edu.sa
Websites          Personal Page 

Education                                  

Ph.D.                Mechanical Engineering (May 2010),Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA.           

M.Sc.                Mechanical Engineering (May 2005), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA.

B.Sc                 Mechanical Engineering (May 2000), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.                             

Courses Taught

  • ME 413           Systems Dynamics and Control
  • ME 413           Systems Dynamics and Control Laboratory
  • ME 415           Design Project
  • ME 482           Mechanical Vibrations Laboratory
  • ME 486           Optimization of Mechanical Systems Laboratory

​Research Areas

Research & Development in the field of Design, Dynamics, Vibrations, and Control, with a focus on Rotating Machinery and Turbomachinery.
 
Representative Publications

Journal Papers:
  • Alsaeed, A (Alsaeed, A.)[ 1 ] ; Kirk, G (Kirk, G.)[ 2 ] ; Bashmal, S (Bashmal, S.)[ 1 ] ; Effects of Radial Aerodynamic Forces on Rotor-Bearing Dynamics of High-Speed Turbochargers ;2014
  • Kirk, R. G. Alsaeed; A.; and Mondschein, B. ;  Turbocharger vibration shows nonlinear jump ;2012​
  • Kirk, R. G. Alsaeed, A. A., 2011, “Induced Unbalance as a Method for Improving the Dynamic Stability of High-Speed Turbochargers,” International Journal of Rotating Machinery, doi:10.1155/2011/952869. 
  • Kirk, R. G. Alsaeed, A., and Mondschein, B., 2010, “Turbocharger vibration shows nonlinear jump,” Journal of Vibration and Control, 18 (10), pp. 1454-1461. 
  • Kirk, RG, Kornhauser, A, Sterling J , and Alsaeed, A, 2009, “Turbocharger On-Engine Experimental Vibration Testing,” Journal of Vibration and Control, 16 (3), pp. 343–355. 
  • Kirk RG, Alsaeed A, Sterling J, et al., 2008, “Experimental Test Results for Vibration of a High Speed Diesel Engine Turbocharger” Tribology Transactions, Volume 51, Issue 4, July 2008 , pages 422 – 427. 
  • Kirk RG, Alsaeed AA, and Gunter EJ, 2007, “Stability Analysis of a High Speed Automotive Turbocharger,” Tribology Transactions, Volume 50, Issue 3, July 2007 , pages 427 – 434.

Conferences/ Meetings:

  • Alsaeed, A., Kirk, R. G. et al., 2013, “Effect of Flexible Damped Bearing-Supports on the Dynamic Stability of High-Speed Turbochargers,” ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), November 15-21, 2013, San Diego, California, USA, accepted.  
  • Alsaeed, A. A., and Kirk, R. G., 2010, “Turbocharger Stability - Part II: Effect of Aerodynamic Forces and Engine-Induced Vibration,” 22nd Annual Meeting of the Virginia Tech Rotor Dynamics Lab & Industry Affiliates Group, May 3-4, 2010, Blacksburg, VA, USA. 
  • Alsaeed, A. A., and Kirk, R. G., 2010, “Turbocharger Stability - Part I: Methods for Improvement,” 22nd Annual Meeting of the Virginia Tech Rotor Dynamics Lab & Industry Affiliates Group, May 3-4, 2010, Blacksburg, VA, USA. 
  • Kirk, R. G., Alsaeed, A., Mondschein, B., 2010, “High Speed Turbocharger On-Engine Vibration Monitoring” 23rd Annual Review Meeting of the Virginia Tech Center For Turbomachinery and Propulsion Research, April 21-22, 2010, Blacksburg, VA, USA. 
  • Kirk, R. G. Alsaeed, A., et al., 2010, “Influence of Bearing Design on Observed Linear and Nonlinear Vibration,” STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, October 18-20, 2010, San Francisco, California, USA. 
  • Kirk, R. G. Alsaeed, A., and Mondschein, B., 2010, “Turbocharger vibration shows nonlinear jump,” Thirteenth Conference on Nonlinear Vibrations, Dynamics, and Multibody Systems, May 23-27, 2010, Blacksburg, Virginia. 
  • Alsaeed Ali, , 2009, “Turbocharger Stability Optimization Using Damped Support,” Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Virginia Tech Rotor Dynamics Lab & Industry Affiliates Group, April 20-21, 2009, Blacksburg, VA, USA. 
  • Kirk RG, , Sterling J, Kornhauser A, Alsaeed A, 2008, “Turbocharger On-Engine Experimental Vibration Testing,” Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Nonlinear Vibrations, Dynamics, and Multibody Systems, June 1-5, 2008, Blacksburg, VA. 
  • Alsaeed Ali, , 2008, “ Proposed Research Plan for Turbocharger Analysis,” Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Tech Rotor Dynamics Lab & Industry Affiliates Group, April 22-24, 2008, Blacksburg, VA, USA 
  • Kirk RG, Sterling J, Kornhauser A, Alsaeed A, 2007, “High Speed Turbocharger Instability,” Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Stability Control of Rotating Machinery (ISCORMA-4), 27-30 August, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 
  • Kirk RG, Alsaeed A, Sterling J, et al., 2007, “Experimental Test Results for Vibration of a High Speed Diesel Engine Turbocharger” Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE), May 6-10 2007, Philadelphia, USA (Also presented at the 5th EDF/LMS Poitiers Workshop: Bearing Behavior Under Unusual Operating Conditions, Futuroscope, October 5, 2006, France). 
  • Kirk RG, Alsaeed AA, and Gunter EJ, 2006, “Stability Analysis of a High Speed Automotive Turbocharger,” Proceedings of STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, October 22-25, 2006, San Antonio, TX, USA. 
  • Alsaeed AA, Kirk RG, 2006, “ Analysis of a High Speed Automotive Turbocharger,” Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Tech Rotor Dynamics Lab & Industry Affiliates Group, April 26-27, 2006, Blacksburg, VA, USA. 
  • Kirk RG, Alsaeed AA, 2004, “ Turbocharger Analysis and Future Testing,” Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Tech Rotor Dynamics Lab & Industry Affiliates Group, October 21-22, 2004, Blacksburg, VA, USA. 
  • Alsaeed AA, 2001, “ Independent Study on REBAM® Technology,” Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Tech Rotor Dynamics Lab & Industry Affiliates Group, October 2-4, 2001, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

Theses/ Reports:

  • Alsaeed, A. A., 2010, “A Study of Methods for Improving the Dynamic Stability of High-Speed Turbochargers,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA. 
  • Alsaeed, A. A., 2005, “Dynamic Stability Evaluation of an Automotive Turbocharger Rotor-Bearing System,” Master’s Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA. 
  • Al-Bedoor, B. O., Alsaeed, A. A, and Adewusi, S. A., 2000, “Experimental Testing on REBAM® Technology Compared to Casing-Mounted Accelerometers for a Variety of Rolling Element Bearing Defects,” Report Submitted to Bently Nevada Corp., Minden, NV, USA.  

Honors/Awards

  • KFUPM 10-years Service Award, 2010. 
  • Prestigious ​King Abdullah Scholar Award from KAUST, 2008. 
  • Awarded KFUPM Scholarship towards PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2005. 
  • Awarded KFUPM Scholarship towards MS in Mechanical Engineering in 2001. 
  • Academic Honors from KFUPM, 2000. 
  • Nominated for best senior project in ME Dept. 2000.