Nadim Arafa

Nadim Arafa


Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Nadim Arafa is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology at Sheridan College. Dr. Arafa got his PhD from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in May 2017. His PhD research was about experimental investigation of the Fluid-Structure-Sound coupling mechanism encountered in complex geometries such as finned-tubes in heat exchangers.

Prior to joining Sheridan, Dr. Arafa was working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Aerospace Studies at University of Toronto (UTIAS) since Aug. 2019. His main expertise is in the fields of Experimental Aeroacoustics and Flow-Induced Noise and Vibrations. He was working within an industrial research collaboration between Bombardier, NSERC, and the University of Toronto with the purpose of developing next-generation aircraft sustainable designs with particular focus on noise control.

Dr. Arafa has a vast experience teaching courses such as Mechanical Vibrations, Kinematics of Machines, and Fluid Dynamics. He has worked as a researcher, teaching assistant, instructor, and lab coordinator for several institutions over 15 years of experience. He has authored/co-authored 27 publications. Dr. Arafa holds a BSc. and MSc. from Cairo University in Egypt (2007 and 2010) and currently registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario. He has a particular passion in airplanes, drones, and aerospace engineering applications.

Teaching Interests

  • Mechanical Vibrations, Dynamics, Kinematics of Machines, Fluid Dynamics

Research Interests

  • Aeroacoustics, Flow-Structure Interactions, Flow-induced Noise and Vibrations, Acoustics and Noise Control

Journal Articles

  • Arafa, N., Mohany, A. (2016). Flow-excited acoustic resonance of isolated cylinders in cross-flow.Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 138(1).

  • Arafa, N., Mohany, A. (2019). Wake structures and acoustic resonance excitation of a single finned cylinder in cross-flow..Journal of Fluids and Structures, 86, 70--93.

  • Arafa, N., Omer, A., Mohany, A., Hassan, M. (2016). The effect of upstream edge geometry on the acoustic resonance excitation in shallow rectangular cavities.International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 15(3), 253--275.

  • Arafa, N., Mohany, A. (2015). Aeroacoustic response of a single cylinder with straight circular fins in cross-flow.Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 137(5).

  • Arafa, N., Nouh, M., Abdel-Rahman, E. (2014). Stack parameters effect on the performance of anharmonic resonator thermoacoustic heat engine.Archives of Mechanical Engineering, 61(1), 115-127.

  • Arafa, N., Mohany, A. (2012). Developments and recent patents on Thermoacoustic devices.Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, 5(2), 79--88.

  • Arafa, N., Mohany, A. (2017). Noise Characterization and Reduction Techniques of Multiple Axial Fans Unit.Canadian Acoustics, 45, 110--111.

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