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 Mr. Muhammad Younas

Lecturer                       

Contact Information

Office               Bldg-63 Room-149-2                            
Phone              966-13-860 3049                                      
Fax                  966-13-860 2949 (ME Dept)                                 
Email               myounasa@kfupm.edu.sa
Websites          Personal Page                            

Education                                  

M.Sc.               (Mechanical Engineering), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, 1984  

B.Sc                (Mechanical Engineering), University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 1978                              

Courses Taught

  • ME 205             Materials Science
  • ME 206             Manufacturing Processes I
  • ME 210             ME Drawing and Graphics
  • ME 215             Materials Science for ME
  • ME301              Fluid Mechanics (Lab)
  • ME305              Heat transfer (Lab)
  • ME306             Manufacturing Processes II (Lab)
  • ME475              Mechanical Behavior of Materials (Lab)
  • ME482              Mechanical Vibrations (Lab)

Research Areas

Reliability, Materials and Manufacturing

Representative Publications       

Journal Publications:

  • N. Merah, Z. Khan, K. Mazghani, M.O. Budair, M. Younas and O. Olibisi, “Fatigue Crack Propagation in Weld Zone of CPVC Pipefittings at Different Temperatures”,  J. of Polymer Engineering, Vol.21, No.6, 2001, pp. 521-542.
  • A.K. Sheikh, Syed M. Zubair, M. Younas and M.O.Budair, “Statistical Aspects of Fouling Processes”, Proc Instn Mech Engrs, Vol 215 Part E, IMechE 2001, pp.331-354.
  • Z. Khan, F.S. Suliman and M. Younas, “ Fatigue life prediction in woven carbon fabric/polyester composites based on modulus degradation” J. of Reinforced Plastic and Composites, Vol. 20, No. 5, 2001, pp.377-398.
  • Syed M. Zubair, A.K. Sheikh, M. Younas and M.O.Budair, “A risk based heat exchanger analysis subject to fouling. Part I: Performance evaluation”, Energy, 25, (2000), pp.427-443.
  • A.K. Sheikh, Syed M. Zubair, M. Younas and M.O.Budair, “A risk based heat exchanger analysis subject to fouling. Part II: Economic of heat exchanger cleaning”, Energy, 25, (2000), pp.445 - 461.
  • A. K. Sheikh and M. Younas, "Statistical aspect of quenching and tempering processes," Proc. 5th Saudi Engineering Conference, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, 4, 145, Mar. 1999.
  • A. K. Sheikh, A. Raouf, U. A. Sekerdey and M. Younas, "Optimal tool replacement and resetting strategies in automated manufacturing system," Int. J. prod. Res., 37(4), 917, 1999.
  • Z. Khan, A. Raouf and M. Younas, "Prediction of fatigue crack propagation life in notched member under variable amplitude loading," Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 6(3), 365, June 1997.
  • Z. Khan and M. Younas, "Corrosion fatigue life prediction for notched components based on the local strain and linear elastic fracture mechanics concepts," Int. Journal of Fatigue, 18(7), 491, Oct. 1996.
  • Younas, M. and A. K. Sheikh, "Effect of Manufacturing Error in Fillet Radii on the Reliability of Stepped Shafts," Reliability Engineering, 13, 1985, pp. 121-130.
  • Younas, M. and A. K. Sheikh, "Characteristics of Birnbaum and Saunders Model," Reliability Engineering, 19, 1987, pp. 201-209.

Conference Publications:

  • A. K. Sheikh, Dahham M. Al- Anazi and M. Younas, “Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Analysis of Steam Turbines Used in an Oil Refinery,” paper accepted for presentation at ASME-PVP 2002, Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Aug.4-8, 2002), Vancouver, Canada.
  • M. Younas and A. K. Sheikh, “Performance Evaluation of Forging Dies,” paper accepted for presentation at 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, Oct 21-23, 2002, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • K. Mezghani, N. Merah, Z. Khan, M. O. Budair, M. Younas and O. Olabisi, “Fracture Analysis of Crack Growth in CPVC Pipefittings at Different Temperatures,” paper accepted for presentation at Polymer Processing Conference PP-18, June 18, 2002, Guimaraes, Portugal.
  • N. Merah, Z. khan, K. Mazghani, M.O. Budair, M. Younas and O. Olibisi, “Fatigue Crack Propagation in Injection Molded CPVC Pipefittings”, Proc. 9th Middle Eastern Corrosion Conference, Feb. 12-14, 2001, Manama, Bahrain, pp. 456-478.
  • Z. khan, N. Merah, K. Mazghani, M.O. Budair, M. Younas and O. Olibisi, “Fatigue Resistance of CPVC Pipefittings”, Proc. 9th Middle Eastern Corrosion Conference, Feb. 12-14, 2001, Manama, Bahrain, pp. 479-490.
  • A. K. Sheikh, S. M. Zubair, M. Younas and M. O. Budair, "Some remarks on probabilistic basis for characterizing fouling data," Paper presented at Engineering Foundation Conference entitled "Understanding Heat Exchanger Fouling and its Mitigation, Barga, Italy, May 11-16, 1997.
  • A. K. Sheikh and M. Younas, "Reliability characteristics of some metal forming tools," Keynote Presentation and published in Proc. 5th International Symposium on Advanced Materials, p.463, 1997.​