Fadi Kahwash

fadi kahwash

Dr Fadi Kahwash

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Fadi Kahwash is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering & The Built Environment of the Edinburgh Napier University. He teaches several modules in design and energy topics. He has obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2018 from Northumbria University at Newcastle based on his research into novel numerical methods applied to modelling of machining composite materials.
Dr Kahwash’s research interests are varied (renewable technologies, energy storage, aerodynamics, materials and manufacturing) with common denominator of physics-based modelling/numerical methods. Prior to joining Napier University in 2021, he worked as research assistant then research fellow at Northumbria University, where he was involved in several EU funded projects related to renewable energy teaching (Erasmus+) and research (Horizon 2020).

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8 results

Optimising Electrical Power Supply Sustainability Using a Grid-Connected Hybrid Renewable Energy System—An NHS Hospital Case Study

Journal Article
Kahwash, F., Barakat, B., Taha, A., Abbasi, Q. H., & Imran, M. A. (2021)
Optimising Electrical Power Supply Sustainability Using a Grid-Connected Hybrid Renewable Energy System—An NHS Hospital Case Study. Energies, 14(21), https://doi.org/10.3390/en14217084
This study focuses on improving the sustainability of electrical supply in the healthcare system in the UK, to contribute to current efforts made towards the 2050 net-zero car...

Integration and optimisation of high-penetration Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for fulfilling electrical and thermal demand for off-grid communities

Journal Article
Kahwash, F., Maheri, A., & Mahkamov, K. (2021)
Integration and optimisation of high-penetration Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for fulfilling electrical and thermal demand for off-grid communities. Energy Conversion and Management, 236, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2021.114035
The recent steep decline in the cost of PV panels and wind turbines provides an opportunity to utilise Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES) to fulfil thermal loads as well a...

Enhancing thermal conductivity of paraffin wax 53–57 °C using expanded graphite

Journal Article
Kenisarin, M., Mahkamov, K., Kahwash, F., & Makhkamova, I. (2019)
Enhancing thermal conductivity of paraffin wax 53–57 °C using expanded graphite. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 200, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2019.110026
The latent heat thermal storage using Phase Change Materials (PCMs) is one of the essential aspects to be addressed for rapid expansion of utilisation of Renewable Energy sour...

Novel Twin-Screw Stirling Cycle Machine for Cryogenic and Refrigeration Applications

Conference Proceeding
Mahkamov, K., Makhkamova, I., & Kahwash, F. (2018)
Novel Twin-Screw Stirling Cycle Machine for Cryogenic and Refrigeration Applications. In ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. https://doi.org/10.1115/imece2018-86853
This paper describes design and principles of operation of a novel rotary type Stirling cycle machines based on rotary positive displacement mechanisms such as twin-screw, gat...

Dynamic simulation of machining composites using the explicit element-free Galerkin method

Journal Article
Kahwash, F., Shyha, I., & Maheri, A. (2018)
Dynamic simulation of machining composites using the explicit element-free Galerkin method. Composite Structures, 198, 156-173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.05.034
Machining operations are performed on composite parts to obtain the final geometry. However, machining composites is challenging due to their low machinability and high cost. ...

An Investigation into the Dependency of Cutting Forces on the Volume Fraction and Fibre Orientation during Machining Composite Materials

Journal Article
Kahwash, F., Shyha, I., & Maheri, A. (2017)
An Investigation into the Dependency of Cutting Forces on the Volume Fraction and Fibre Orientation during Machining Composite Materials. Materials Science Forum, 882, 61-65. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.882.61
This paper presents an empirical force model quantifying the effect of fibre volume fraction and fibre orientation on the cutting forces during orthogonal cutting of unidirect...

Machining Unidirectional Composites using Single-Point Tools: Analysis of Cutting Forces, Chip Formation and Surface Integrity

Journal Article
Kahwash, F., Shyha, I., & Maheri, A. (2015)
Machining Unidirectional Composites using Single-Point Tools: Analysis of Cutting Forces, Chip Formation and Surface Integrity. Procedia Engineering, 132, 569-576. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.534
The need for high quality machining of composite materials is rising due to the increased utilisation of these materials across several applications. This paper presents exper...

Modelling of cutting fibrous composite materials: current practice

Journal Article
Kahwash, F., Shyha, I., & Maheri, A. (2015)
Modelling of cutting fibrous composite materials: current practice. Procedia CIRP, 28, 52-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2015.04.010
Using fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) is increasing across many industries. Although FRP are laid-up in the near-net shape, several cutting operations are necessary to meet qu...

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