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 Mohammed Khair Al-Solihat


Assistant Professor                  

Contact Information

Office               Bldg-63-210                                 

Phone              966-13-860-2548                                       

Fax                  966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 



Postdoctoral     Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, 2017-2020.

PhD                    Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Canada, 2017.

MASc                 Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, 2011.


Courses Taught

  • ME201: Dynamics
  • ME309: Mechanics of Machines

Research Areas

  • Nonlinear dynamics of rotors and elastic structures, 
  • Vibrations   
  • Dynamics of floating wind turbines and offshore platforms
  • Cable dynamics, fluid structure interactions
  • Vehicle dynamics and control systems

Representative Journal Publications

  • M. K. Al-Solihat, and K. Behdinan, "Effects of the nonlinear bearing stiffness and damping on the force transmissibility and frequency response of a flexible shaft-disk rotor system", International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 124, 2020.
  • M. K. Al-Solihat, and K. Behdinan "Nonlinear dynamic response and transmissibility of a flexible rotor system mounted on viscoelastic elements", Nonlinear Dynamics, 97(2), 2019.
  • M. K. Al-Solihat, M. Nahon, and K. Behdinan,"Dynamic modeling and simulation of a floating offshore wind turbine with consideration of the rotor speed variations", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 141(8), 2019.
  • M. K. Al-Solihat, and M. Nahon, "Flexible multibody dynamic modeling of a floating wind turbine", International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 142–143, 2018.
  • M. K. Al-Solihat, M.  Nahon,  and  K.  Behdinan  "Three-dimensional  nonlinear coupled dynamic modeling of a tip-loaded rotating cantilever", Journal of Vibration and Control, 24(22), 2018.
  • M. K. Al-Solihat, M. Nahon and , "Nonlinear hydrostatic restoring of floating platforms", ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 10(4), 2015.
  • M. K. Al-Solihat, and M. Nahon, "Stiffness of slack and taut moorings", Ships and Offshore Structures, 11(8), 2016.
  • M.  K.  Al-Solihat, S. Rakheja, and A.K.W Ahmed, "Influence of tire pressure  on an urban bus transient and steady state  handling  performance",  IMechE, Part D: J. Automobile Engineering, 224(D7), 2010.


  • FQRNT Postdoctoral Fellowship   [90, 000 $], 2017-2019
  • McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA) [36, 000 $], 2011- 2014
  • FQRNT Doctoral Scholarship  [60, 000 $], 2011- 2014
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (declined) [15, 000 $], 2011- 2012