PhD., Virginia Tech 2012

PhD., Virginia Tech 2012

Lab: Nonlinear Dynamics & Energy Harvesting Laboratory (NDEHL)

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Research Interests

Dynamics & Vibrations, Aeroelasticity and Fluid Structure Interaction, Robotics and Controls.

Nonlinear Dynamics, Energy Harvesting, Smart Structures, Aeroelasticity, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Vibration and Control, Reduced-order Modeling, Flight Dynamics, Identification of Nonlinear Systems, Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting, Thermochemical Energy Storages, Renewable Energy (Wind Turbines)

Recent Publications

  1. R. Vasconcellos and A. Abdelkefi “ Nonlinear dynamical analysis of an aeroelastic system with multi-segmented moment in the pitch degree-of-freedom,” Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.cnsns.2014.05.017.
  2. H. L. Dai, A. Abdelkefi, and L. Wang “Theoretical modeling and nonlinear analysis of piezoelectric energy harvesting from vortex-induced vibrations,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1045389X14538329.
  3. Z. Yan and A. Abdelkefi “ Nonlinear characterization of concurrent energy harvesting from galloping and base excitations,” Nonlinear Dynamics, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s11071-014-1369-2.
  4. A. Abdelkefi and N. Barsallo “ Comparative modeling of low-frequency piezomagnetoelastic energy harvesters,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1045389X14523860.
  5. H. L. Dai, A. Abdelkefi, and L. Wang “ Piezoelectric energy harvesting from concurrent vortex-induced vibrations and base excitations,” Nonlinear Dynamics, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s11071-014-1355-8.
  6. A. Abdelkefi and A. O. Nuhait “ Modeling and performance analysis of cambered wing-based piezoaeroelastic energy harvesters,” Smart Materials and Structures, 2013, 22, 095029.
  7. A. Abdelkefi, J. M. Scanlon, E. McDowell, and M. R. Hajj “ Performance enhancement of piezoelectric energy harvesting from wake galloping,” Applied Physics Letters, 2013, 103, 033903.
  8. A. Abdelkefi, Z. Yan, and M. R. Hajj “ Nonlinear dynamics of galloping-based piezoaeroelastic energy harvesters,” European Physical Journal – Special Topics, 2013, 222, 1483-1501.
  9. R. Vasconcellos, A. Abdelkefi, F. D. Marques, and M. R. Hajj “ Representation and analysis of control surface freeplay nonlinearity,” Journal of Fluids and Structures, 2012, 31, 79-91.
  10. A. Abdelkefi, R. Vasconcellos, F. D. Marques, and M. R. Hajj “ Modeling and identification of freeplay nonlinearity,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2012, 331, 1898-1907.
  11. A. Abdelkefi, A. H. Nayfeh, and M. R. Hajj “ Modeling and analysis of piezoaeroelastic energy harvesters, ” Nonlinear Dynamics, 2012, 67, 925-939.
  12. A. Abdelkefi, F. Najar, A. H. Nayfeh, and S. Ben Ayed “ An energy harvester using piezoelectric cantilever beams undergoing coupled bending-torsion vibrations,” Smart Materials and Structures, 2011, 20, 115007.