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 Dr. Sahin, Ahmet Z.

 


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Professor
 
Contact Information

Office:                   Bldg 63-Room 303
Phone:                  +966- 3 -860- 2548
Fax:                      +966-3-860 -2949 (ME Dept)
Email:                    azsahin@kfupm.edu.sa
Website                 Personal Page

Education

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), The University of Michigan,1988
M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), The University of Michigan,1984
B.Sc. (Aeronautical Engineering), Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 1982

Courses Taught

  • AE 325  Gas Dynamics
  • AE 450 Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering
  • ME 200  Mechanical Engineering Drawing
  • ME 201  Dynamics
  • ME 203  Thermodynamics I
  • ME 204  Thermodynamics II
  • ME 205  Materials Science
  • ME 305  Heat Transfer
  • ME 423  Energy Conversion
  • ME 425  Compressible Fluid Flow
  • ME 427  Turbomachinery
  • ME 431  Refrigeration
  • ME 532  Advanced Fluid Mechanics I
 
Research Areas

Thermodynamic Design Optimization, Entropy Generation Minimization, Energy and Exergy Analysis of Thermal Systems, Renewable Energy Applications.
 
Representative Publications 

  • Al-Sharafi, A; Ali, H; Yilbas, BS; Sahin, AZ; Khaled, M; Al-Aqeeli, N; Al-Sulaiman, F ; Influence of thermalcapillary and buoyant forces on flow characteristics in a droplet on hydrophobic surface; 2016
  • Sunar, M; Sahin, AZ; Yilbas, BS ; Entropy generation rate in a mechanical system subjected to a damped oscillation; 2015
  • Ali, H; Yilbas, BS; Sahin, AZ ; Exergy analysis of a thermoelectric power generator: influence of bi-tapered pin geometry on device characteristics; 2015
  • Heris, SZ; Mohammadpur, F; Mahian, O; Sahin, AZ ;EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF TWO PHASE CLOSED THERMOSYPHON USING CuO/WATER NANOFLUID IN THE PRESENCE OF ELECTRIC FIELD;2015
  • Sahin, AZ; Yilbas, BS ; First- and second-law analyses of thermal power plants in connection with irreversibility ratio;2015
  • Mahian, O; Kianifar, A; Sahin, AZ; Wongwises, S ;Heat Transfer, Pressure Drop, and Entropy Generation in a Solar Collector Using SiO2/Water Nanofluids: Effects of Nanoparticle Size and pH;2015
  • Al-Sharafi, A; Sahin, AZ; Yilbas, BS ; Overall performance index for hybrid power plants;2015
  • Rehman, S; Sahin, AZ;  Performance Comparison of Diesel and Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems for Water Pumping in Saudi Arabia; 2015​
  • Al-Merbati, AS; Yilbas, BS; Sahin, AZ ;  A model study for cyclic thermal loading and thermal performance of a thermoelectric generator ;2014​
  • Rehman, S; Sahin, AZ;   COMPARING THE USE OF DIESEL AND WIND POWER IN PUMPING WATER IN SAUDI ARABIA; 2014
  • Kianifar, A; Mahian, O; Sahin, AZ; Khan, WA; Wongwises, S;  Costs Due to Entropy Generation in a Vertical Annulus Using Nanofluids and Different Thermophysical Models; 2014
  • Mahian, O; Kianifar, A; Sahin, AZ; Wongwises, S ; Entropy generation during Al2O3/water nanofluid flow in a solar collector: Effects of tube roughness, nanoparticle size, and different thermophysical models; 2014
  • Mahian, O; Kianifar, A; Sahin, AZ; Wongwises, S ;Performance analysis of a minichannel-based solar collector using different nanofluids ;2014
  • Al-Ahmed, AI; Kahraman, R; Sahin, AZ; Arshad, MH ;  Second law analysis of a gravity-driven liquid film flowing along an inclined plate subjected to constant wall temperature; 2014
  • Yilbas, BS; Sahin, AZ ;Thermal characteristics of combined thermoelectric generator and refrigeration cycle ;2014
  • Ali, H; Sahin, AZ; Yilbas, BS ;Thermodynamic analysis of a thermoelectric power generator in relation to geometric configuration device pins ;2014​

Patents

  • Dondurur, M. and Sahin, A.Z., “Grill Cleaning Brush”, US Patent 8 209 812 B1, July 3, 2012.
  • Dondurur, M. and Sahin, A.Z., “Multiple Paint Roller Holder”, US Patent 8 413 289 B1, April 9, 2013. 
  • Dondurur, M. and Sahin, A.Z., “Shield for Paint Roller”, US Patent 8 434 192 B2, May 7, 2013. 
 
 
Books

  • Sahin, A.Z., “First and Second Law Thermodynamics Analysis of Pipe Flow”, BOOK CHAPTER in “Fluid Mechanics and Pipe Flow: Turbulence, Simulation and Dynamics” ISBN: 978-1-60741-037-9, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 317-342, 2009.
  • Sahin, A.Z., Yilbas, B.S., and Ayar T., “Laser Drilling and Efficiency Analysis”, BOOK CHAPTER in “Comprehensive Materials Processing”, Chapter 9.05, Elsevier Ltd., 2014. 
  • Sahin, A.Z., Yilbas, B.S., and Akhtar, S., “Laser Surface Treatment and Efficiency Analysis”, BOOK CHAPTER in “Comprehensive Materials Processing”, Chapter 9.16, Elsevier Ltd., 2014.  
  • Sahin, A.Z., Yilbas, B.S., and Ayar, T., “Laser Cutting Efficiency and Quality Assessments”, BOOK CHAPTER in “Comprehensive Materials Processing”, Chapter 9.18, Elsevier Ltd., 2014