Habib Benabdallah

Dr.
Habib Benabdallah
B.Ing., M.Sc.A., Ph.D., P.Eng., Associate Professor
Office:
SB3118
Telephone:
(613) 541-6000 ext 6382
Fax:
(613) 542-8612
E-mail:
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

Brief History

M.Sc.A. (Chemical Engineering) - École Polytechnique de Montréal (1983)

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) - École Polytechnique de Montréal (1987)

Specializations and Research Interests

Tribology

Tribology is defined as the science of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It covers the study of friction, wear, lubrication and contact mechanics. The word tribology is based on the Greek word tribos, meaning rubbing.

Dr. Benabdallah's main research interests are in the area of friction and wear of advanced materials, specifically in the following topics:

  • Analysis of friction and wear mechanisms: case of dry contact and reciprocating motion.
  • Friction and wear behavior of new materials including high performance plastics and ceramics.
  • Coated sliders.
  • Wear modeling using FEM.
  • Measurements of the real area of contact.
  • Fatigue phenomenon arising from variable contact stresses during reciprocating movement.
  • Acoustic emissions from contact region between surfaces in relative motion and its relationship with friction behaviours.
  • Static friction.
  • Solid lubricants containing contaminants.
  • Simulation of friction arising from the dynamic contact between the endpoint of a robot and a surface.

The lab contains many versatile testing rigs (tribometers) equipped with modern sensors that allow measurement of friction, wear, temperature and acoustic emissions in real time. Reciprocating motion as well as continuous can be simulated for a wide range contact geometries under controlled environment of temperature humidity and lubrication.

Reciprocator
recipricator

Tribometer
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Robot
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Small Depth Indentation of Plastic Materials

Effects of temperature, rate of indentation, and shape of sharp indenter on the small depth indentation resistance of plastic materials.

Current and Recent Teaching Duties

Courses taught at RMC:

  • ME549 Tribology
  • AE537 Aircraft Structures and Materials
  • GMF431 Analyse des contraintes
  • GMF331 Résistance des matériaux
  • GMF333 Métallurgie et matériaux
  • GMF301 Éléments des machines
  • GMF303 Principes du design en ingénierie

Courses taught at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario):

  • CIVL 220 Statics and Solid Mechanics
  • MECH 321 Solid Mechanics II

Courses taught at École Polytechnique de Montréal (Montréal, Québec):

  • ING1040 Introduction au génie et aux projets d'ingénierie
  • 2.322 Méthodologie du design
  • 2.338 Matières plastiques
  • 2.462 Projet de design avec l'industrie I

Publications

Reviewed Scientific Journal Publications

  • H.S. Benabdallah and D. Aguilar, "Acoustic Emissions for Dry and Grease Lubricated Steel Sliding Contacts and its Relationship with Friction and Wear", Tribology Transactions, 51, p. 738-747, 2008.
  • H.S. Benabdallah, "Friction Wear and Acoustic Emissions of some Plastics Sliding against Si3N4", Wear, 264, p. 152-156, 2008.
  • H.S. Benabdallah, "Static Friction Coefficient Of Some Plastics Against Steel and Aluminum Under Different Conditions", Tribology International, Volume 40, Issue 1, p. 64-73, 2007.
  • H.S Benabdallah, "Tribological Behaviour and Acoustic Emissions of Some Thermoplastics Sliding Against Steel", Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Tribology, 128, p. 96-103, 2006.
  • H.S. Benabdallah and D. Olender, "Finite Element Simulation Of The Wear Of Polyoxymethylene In Pin-On-Disc Configuration", Wear, 261, p. 1213-1224, 2006.
  • E. Eder, V. Hubka and H. Benabdallah, "Educating for Engineering Design using Design Science", Journal of Design Engineering and Innovation, 01E1, p. 9-18, 2005.
  • H.S. Benabdallah and J. Wei, "Effects of Lubricants on the Friction and Wear Properties of PTFE and POM", Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Tribology, 127, p. 766-775, 2005.
  • H. Benabdallah and V.T. BUI, "Indentation of Poly(formaldehyde) Reinforced Nylons and Poly(ethyl terephthalate)", Polymer Engineering & Science, 44, 8, p. 1439-1447, 2004.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Friction and Wear of Blended Polyoxymethylene Sliding against Coated Steel Plates", Wear, 254, p.1239-1246, 2003.
  • H. Benabdallah and R.J. Boness, "Tribological Behaviour and Acoustic Emissions of Alumina, Silicon Nitride and SAE52100 under Dry Sliding", Journal Of Materials Science, 34, p. 1-10, 1999.
  • H. Benabdallah and I.E. Boros, "FEM Analysis of Axisymetric Indentation of Layer Bonded to a Rigid Foundation", Transactions Of The Canadian Society For Mechanical Engineering, 4A Vol. 22, p. 379-396, 1998.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Reciprocating Sliding Friction and Contact Stress of some Thermoplastics against Steel", Journal Of Materials Science, 32, p. 5069-5083, 1997.
  • H. Benabdallah and I.E Boros, "Finite Element Analysis of the Indentation of Thick Coatings by Cylindrical Indenter", Transactions Of The Canadian Society For Mechanical Engineering, 20 Vol. 3, p. 217-232, 1996.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Small Depth Indentation of UHMW (Polyethylene)", Transactions Of The Canadian Society For Mechanical Engineering, 19 Vol. 3, p.247-259, 1995.
  • H. Benabdallah and J.P. Chalifoux, "Small Depth Indentation of Plastic Materials", Polymer Testing, 13, p.377-393, 1994.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Static Shear Strength and Adhesion Friction of some Thermoplastics", Polymer Engineering & Science, 9 Vol. 33, p.543-548, 1993.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Shear Strength resulting from Static Friction of some Thermoplastics", Journal Of Materials Science, 28, p.3149-3154, 1993.
  • H. Benabdallah, "The Running-In and Steady State Coefficient of Friction of some Engineering Thermoplastics", Polymer Engineering & Science, 2 Vol. 33, p.70-74, 1993.
  • H. Yelle, H. Benabdallah and H. Richards, "Friction and Wear of Polyethylene-Nylon blends", Wear, 149, p.341-352, 1991.
  • H. Benabdallah and H. Yelle, "Static and Quasi-Dynamic coefficient of Friction of Three Engineering Thermoplastics", Journal Of Materials Science, 26, p.2445-2450, 1991.
  • H. Benabdallah and J.P. Chalifoux, "Computer Aided Friction Tester", Tribology International, 6 Vol. 24, p.403-408, 1991.
  • H. Benabdallah and J. Lapierre, "A New Device for Measuring the Real Area of Contact of Polymeric Material", Journal Of Materials Science, 25, p.3497-3500, 1990.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Reciprocating Sliding Friction and Wear Test Apparatus", Polymer Testing, 9, p.195-211, 1990.
  • H. Benabdallah and J.P. Chalifoux, "Ploughing of Soft Asperities by a Hemispherical Slider", Tribology International, 6 Vol. 22, p.383-388, 1989.

Papers in Reviewed Conference Proceedings

  • H. Benabdallah, "Triblogical behaviour and Acoustic Emissions of some Plastics Sliding against SI3N4", Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Wear of Materials, Montreal, QC, April 15-19, 2007.
  • H. Benabdallah and D. Olender, "Finite Element Simulation of Wear in Pin-On-Disc Configuration", Proceedings of the ASME conference IMECE, Orlando, Florida, November 5-11, 2005.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Effects of Lubricants on Friction and Wear of PTFE and POM", Proceedings of the STLE/ASME joint conference, Long Beach, CA, p.204-209, October 24-27, 2004.
  • E. Eder, V. Hubka and H. Benabdallah, "Educating for Engineering Design using Design Science", Proceedings of the Inaugural CDEN Design Conference, Montreal, QC, July 29-30, 2004.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Static Friction Coefficient of some Polymer Composites", Proceedings of the STLE Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, p. 56-68, May 17-20, 2004.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Tribological Behaviour and Acoustic Emissions of Some Thermoplastics Sliding Against Steel", Proceedings of the STLE/ASME joint conference, Ponte Vedra, FL, p.1-9, October 26-29, 2003.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Indentation of some Plastic Materials by Indenters of Different Shapes", 60th Technical Conference, Society of Plastics Engineers, San Francisco, CA, p.1581-1586, May 5-9, 2002.
  • H. Benabdallah and I.E. Boros, "A Finite Element Analysis of the Indentation of Thick Coatings by Spherical and Cylindrical Indenters", 1 st Canadian Conference on Non-linear Solid Mechanics, Victoria, British Columbia, p.455-466, June 16-20, 1999.
  • H. Benabdallah, V.T. Bui, H. Morrison and C. Manuel, "Indentation of Commercially Available Thermoplastics", 48th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, Ontario, October 4-7, 1998.
  • H. Benabdallah, "Reciprocating Sliding Friction and Contact Stresses of some Thermoplastics Against Steel", 54th Technical Conference, Society of Plastics Engineers, Indianapolis, IN, p.2349-2354, May 5-10, 1996.
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