Dr. Abdul Samad, Mohammad
Location: 63-Room 329
Tribology Group at KFUPM Dr. M. Abdul Samad – Tribology of polymer composites and polymer coatings, lubrication
Dr. Zuhair M. Gasem – Tribology of hard metallic coatingsDr. Ahmad Suroor – Tribology of metals
Dr. Amro Al- Qutub – Tribology of metal matrix composites
Introduction to the Lab
The laboratory is used for both research and teaching purposes. Facilities are available for heat treatment, surface polishing, metallography, fatigue testing, hardness testing, creep testing, and for the determination of mechanical properties of metals and alloys. It is equipped with Rockwell and Brinell hardness testing machines, a microhardness tester, fatigue, creep and impact testing facilities, grinding and polishing machines, heat treatment furnaces, metallurgical microscopes, a Jominy hardenability testing unit, and support facilities for conducting research in powder metallurgy.
Courses supported are:
- ME 411 - Senior Design Project I
- ME 412 - Senior Design Project II
- ME 491 - Mechanical Engineering Instrumentation
- ME 576 - Tribology
The laboratory is designed to undertake design and applied research activities in the areas of friction wear and lubrication of materials. Refer to page on experiments/tests to see the types of tests that can be performed in this lab.
The Tests Can Be Performed For:
Testing Of Bulk Materials
Disc Wear By Measuring The Wear Track Profile, Dimension Loss And Volume Loss.
Testing Of Coatings
Same Comments As On The Bulk Materials With The Coating Lifetime As An Additional Result.
Testing Of Lubricants
Lubricity Of Different Lubricants Can Also Be Tested On This Tribometer.