Building:Mackenzie, Room 4514C
Department:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Degrees:B.Sc., M.Sc. Washington State, Ph.D. Waterloo, P.Eng.


Research Interests:

  • Vibrations
  • Structural Dynamics and Control
  • Smart Structures
  • Stability Theory
  • Elastic Stability

Structural modelling of thin-walled, open and closed cross-section beams; dynamic modelling and stability of helicopter rotors; modelling and investigation of blade-sailing effects in shipboard rotor aircraft, using numerical and analytical methods; controlling blade-sailing phenomena by using smart structures technology; optimization of actuator configuration and positioning using genetic algorithms; stability analysis of elastic systems subjected to follower type forces.

Development of smart structures for aerospace applications. Elastic and dynamic stability of various structural systems and elements.

Advisor, Stability Committee of Engineering Mechanics Division, ASCE

Journal Articles

F. Khouli; A.S. Wall; F.F Afagh; R.G. Langlois; 2012; “Experimental Investigation and Numerical Correlation of the Influence of Representative Ship Motion in Various Sea States on the Aeroelastic Response of a Froude-scaled Maritime Rotor System”; Journal of Ocean Engineering; under review.

Wall, A.S.; Zan, S.J.; Langlois, R.G. and Afagh, F.F.; 2012; “Correlated Turbulance Modelling: An Advancing Fourier Series Method”; Journal of Wind Engineering; under review.

Saxton, C.E. and Afagh, F.F.; 2010; AModelling and Dynamic Stability of a Hingeless Active Fibre Composite Blade@; Archive of Applied Mechanics; vol. 80, Issue (8), pp. 843-869;

Conference Publications

Riazi, Mohammad; Langlois, Robert G.; Afagh, Fred F.; 2012; “Aerodynamic Modelling of the Blade Sailing Phenomenon for Active Control”; Proceedings of International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Ottawa, Canada; pp198(1) – 198(8).

Bourassa, M.; Burlton, B.; Afagh, F.; and Langlois, R,; 2012; “Modelling Luni-Solar Perturbations Acting on Highly Eccentric Earth-Orbiting Satellites”; Proceedings of Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) ASTRO 2010 Conference, Quebec City, Canada; 7 pages.