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FACULTY FACULTY OF OF MECHANICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ENGINEERING Research Research Achievement Achievement 2000 2000

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ResearchResearch AchievementAchievement 20002000 -- 20102010

Dean’s Foreword

Dean’s Foreword This Research Achievements 2000-2010 book is a collection of research projects carried out by

This Research Achievements 2000-2010 book is a collection of research projects carried out by our academic staff over the span of ten (10) years. With the tremendous concerted effort shown by our management team and Deputy Dean (Research & Networking), the total grant that the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has acquired stands out to nearly RM7.8 Million over this period. Our faculty has grown from strength to strength with merely 60 staff in year 2000 to 130 staff currently. Over and above the research grant acquired, the faculty has participated in various competitions that allow us to win in a major event at British Invention Show 2009 where two prestigious awards were won, Diamond Best Innovation Award and the Best Innovation Award from Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovation Technologies Archimedes.

The publication of Research Achievements 2000-2010 is for references by other universities and industries with interest in collaborative research work in enhancing future directions of our research projects to meet the industrial requirements as well as global demand. The faculty also believes that with our strength in human capital, facilities, and networking, the opportunity to obtained international overseas grants is higher. Finally, the faculty is looking forward to having strategic collaboration with our present and future partners from industries and universities in near future.

TOWARDS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

PROF. IR. DR. HJ. AHMED JAFFAR Dean Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Universiti Teknologi MARA

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Deputy Dean’s Foreword

Deputy Dean’s Foreword Alhamdulillah! This Research Achievements 2000-2010 compilation was finally completed and

Alhamdulillah! This Research Achievements 2000-2010 compilation was finally completed and timely produced for the Anugerah Kuality Naib Cancelor (AKNC) Award Competition, which the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering had won the Overall Champion twice for the year 2008 and 2010. The motivation behind the compilation of Research Achievements 2000-2010 arises from the request of our industrial partners and stakeholders expressed during many of our engagements with them. The debut of this piece reflects how serious we took suggestions and requests of our partners from various industries and universities locally and abroad. Indeed, we hope to work together in every avenue possible. Research and Industrial Networking division have also published other complementary series namely Directory of Equipment, Directory of Expertise, and i-META. The next series, Strategic Partners in Industry and Academia will be out soon, insyaAllah. We hope to reach-out and continuously serve our stakeholders and partners better.

Research Achievements 2000-2010 presents two major sections. The first section describes the achievements of the most recent projects (2008 onwards). There are 51 projects complete with their descriptions. In the second section, research projects are described in brief, but suffice to provide important information. Through Research Achievements 2000-2010, industrial and academic communities are aware of the past and present research interests as carried out in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

My deepest gratitude goes to all the committee members especially Mr. Helmey Rahmat helping out with the typing of the manuscript. Many thanks also to Mr. Hazimin Safiq Mohd Mahsop and Mr Mohd Azrol Zulkefli for coming up with the wonderful design of the book. A special thank is dedicated to our beloved Dean, Prof. Ir. Dr. Hj. Ahmed Jaffar, for his continuous support. Thank you to everyone for directly and indirectly supporting Research Achievements 2000-2010 debut. Syabbas!

‘CARE FOR ALL AND TOGETHER WE GROW’

ASSOC. PROF. DR. SALMIAH KASOLANG @ KASALUNG Deputy Dean (Research and Industrial Networking) Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Universiti Teknologi MARA

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

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Committee Members

Committee Members PROF. IR. DR. HJ. AHMED JAFFAR ASSOC. PROF. DR. SALMIAH KASOLANG @ KASALUNG HAZIMIN

PROF. IR. DR. HJ. AHMED JAFFAR

Committee Members PROF. IR. DR. HJ. AHMED JAFFAR ASSOC. PROF. DR. SALMIAH KASOLANG @ KASALUNG HAZIMIN

ASSOC. PROF. DR. SALMIAH KASOLANG @ KASALUNG

AHMED JAFFAR ASSOC. PROF. DR. SALMIAH KASOLANG @ KASALUNG HAZIMIN SAFIQ MOHD MAHSOP MOHD FIRDAUS MOHD

HAZIMIN SAFIQ MOHD MAHSOP

DR. SALMIAH KASOLANG @ KASALUNG HAZIMIN SAFIQ MOHD MAHSOP MOHD FIRDAUS MOHD SAHIR MOHD AZROL ZULKEFLI

MOHD FIRDAUS MOHD SAHIR

@ KASALUNG HAZIMIN SAFIQ MOHD MAHSOP MOHD FIRDAUS MOHD SAHIR MOHD AZROL ZULKEFLI HELMEY RAHMAT FACULTY

MOHD AZROL ZULKEFLI

HAZIMIN SAFIQ MOHD MAHSOP MOHD FIRDAUS MOHD SAHIR MOHD AZROL ZULKEFLI HELMEY RAHMAT FACULTY OF MECHANICAL

HELMEY RAHMAT

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Basic study of interference screw fixation stability in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

RESEARCHERS :

Abdul Halim Bin Abdullah Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud Helmi Bin Rashid Muhamad Fauzi Bin Othman Mohd Asri Bin Mohd Nor Alias Bin Mohd Saman

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 50, 740.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 50, 740.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The failure of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) produces abnormal kinematics of the knee joint and leads to knee instability. Graft fixation is the critical issue in the ACL reconstruction especially during the primary post operative period. Interference screw has become as one of the most commonly used fixation methods for ACL reconstruction. In this study, the stress distribution and displacement in the ACL reconstruction are established using finite element method. The treated knee model consists of a interference screw implanted inside the distal femoral. Contact force and tensile load are simulated along the tunnel axis towards the tibia which approximates the graft tension of the knee during gait. The objectives of this research are to formulate the mechanical model of interference screw fixation in ACL reconstruction on the resulting stress distribution and total displacement. Also, to investigate the fundamental mechanical factors that influence the stability of the interferences screw fixation, i.e. screw design, material selection using finite element method. Initial stage of the research methodology is to concentrate on the literature study of the knee joint, anatomy and function of the ACL and ACL reconstruction. The next stage is the development of CAD model that represents the mechanism involved in the ACL reconstruction. The respective models are adapted from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data. The models of the femur and interference screws will be simulated using finite element analysis. Then, simulations with different geometries and materials of interference screw are established. The results of the screws fixation will be discussed with respect to the primary stability of ACL reconstruction. Findings from the computational study will be discussed and validated with previous works done by others researches including clinical findings. Outcomes of the study will contribute to predict the primary stability of the interference screw fixation. Some fundamental factor will be identified especially mechanical factor to minimize the failure of ACL reconstruction. This work could be extended to look other aspects of biomechanics through experimental and clinically.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Abdul Halim Bin Abdullah Position : Lecturer

Qualification : M.Eng (Mechanical), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2009

B .E n g

( Ho n s)

Mec ha n ica l,

Univ ers it i

S ai n s

M al ays ia ,

2005

Expertise/SIG : Computational Solid Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis, Biomechanical Engineering

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Muscle Fatigue Solutions for Prolonged Standing at Workplace Using Electromyography (EMG) and Customer Reliability Methodology

RESEARCHERS :

Abdul Rahman Omar (PI), Alias Mohd Saman, Ibrahim Othman, Isa Halim (UTeM).

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS:

Mas Alina Mohd Ali, Anis Salwa Ahmad

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : E-Science

TYPE OF GRANT : 143,000

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : E-Science TYPE OF GRANT : 143,000 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : ( copied

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : (copied and adapted from e-science project document) Industrial occupations such as metal stamping workers, electronic assembly operators and automotive industry welders require standing in one area for long periods of time. Due to improper design of flooring conditions and shoe insoles, they may experience muscles fatigue in the lower back and legs. Ideally all standing task should permit workers to adopt different working position i.e. seated or standing position without affecting the capability to perform the task. Work-related musculoskeletal problems associated with prolonged standing potentially reduce occupational health quality of Malaysian industrial workers. In reality, the efforts to minimize the work-related musculoskeletal problems associated with prolonged standing have several constrains that can be summarized as follow:

(i)

There is no Malaysian standard for prolonged standing for Malaysian industrial workers.

(ii)

The solutions to counter muscle fatigue associated with prolonged standing are not well documented

and their effectiveness has not been proven. Realizing negative impacts of prolonged standing to the workers’ health, the objective of this research is to manage muscle activity of workers and explore effective solutions in order to remove muscle fatigue associated with prolonged standing.

DURARATION:

01/9/2009 To 30/06/2011

OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:

2 BOOK CHAPTERS AND 3 PROCEEDING PAPERS

TRAINED 1 PhD; 3 MASTERS STUDENT

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Abdul Rahman specialized and researched in mostly systems and knowledge engineering and he has produced more than 60 publications in the area of quality function deployment, knowledge based modeling, ergonomics design and system identification. His active involvement in research has obtained recognition from various government funded agencies and has been receiving research grants. He has also participated in invention competition both national and international levels and has won awards and recognition in each of the event. He is currently supervising 3 PhD and 3 Masters students.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Detection and Assessment of Damage Using Ambient Modal Response in 3D Structures with Applications to Large Structures such as Tower Cranes anf Offshore Structures

RESEARCHERS :

Ahmad Azlan Bin Mat Isa Muhamad Azhan Bin Anuar Mohamed Dahalan Mohamed Ramli Zamri Bin Abdul Rahman

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : For

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

For the past few years, a considerable number of damage identification techniques have been proposed and successfully tested on vibration data obtained from a wide range of mechanical structures. Most techniques, for the identification of cracks, make use of an analytical model (e.g., finite element model) of the structure. Other techniques aim for the same objective without making use of of such models. Until recently, some of these non-finite element model damage identification techniques were restricted to the domain of input-output data (i.e. experimental modal analysis method). For instance, the sensitivity-based technique, and the changes in flexibility method both require normalized mode shape estimates. Since the most straightforward normalization procedure of mode shapes involves the combined measurement of force and response at a driving point location, the application of such techniques to output-only data was not evident.

This research is about applying output only modal models (as oppose to input-output data normally used method) on damage detection specifically on large 3D structure such as space frame, tower cranes, offshore structures etc. Numerical simulations and experimental works are carried out to achieve the objective. The method allows the normalization of operational mode shape estimates, as obtained from output-only data, purely on a basis of output-only modal models. Combination of this method with the existing damage identification techniques extends their applicability towards output-only data.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Ahmad Azlan Bin Mat Isa (Prof. Madya Dr.) Position : Lecturer Qualitifications : University Of Malaya, Malaysia Q. ENG (HONS) IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (

1980-84)

University Of Birmingham, U.K M.SC (ENGINEERING) (1987 -88) University Of Aston. U.K PHD. ( ROTORDYNAMICS) (1997-2001)

Expertise/SIG : Mechanics of Machines, Dynamics of Rigid Bodies, Dynamic, Systems and Control, Modal

Testing

Mechancical

and Analysis, Mechanical Engineering Design I,Mechanical Engineering Design II and

Engineering Design III.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

A New Failure Criterion for Composite Material

RESEARCHERS :

Ahmad Kamil Bin Hussain Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud Mohd Suhairil Bin Meon

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS:

Norzihan Rahimi

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 44, 720.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 44, 720.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The present study is aimed to model, simulate and experimentally and analytically evaluate the progressive failure of the plates from the initial failure, which is the First Ply Failure, up to the total failure, which is the Last Ply Failure. A failure criterion with the existence of coupling terms to determine the mode of failure for composite materials is employed. The uniqueness of this criterion compared to all other existing criteria which could determine mode of failure, is that it includes the coupling terms, which relate the interaction between the longitudinal and transverse stresses. As a consequence, it allows the interaction between the fiber properties and the matrix properties in terms of strength of the material, which other failure criteria have neglected. The behavior and the pattern of the progressive failure are studied. The results obtained with current failure criterion are then compared with the results obtained with existing failure criteria.

DURATION:

01/09/2010 To 31/08/2012

OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:

2 JOURNAL PAPERS AND 2 PROCEEDING PAPERS

1 MASTERS STUDENT

APPLICATION TO TEXTILE COMPOSITES

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Assoc Prof. Ahmad Kamil has worked in the areas of Advanced Materials and Experimental Stress Analysis. His latest research is on the Thermoelastic Stress Analysis of polymers and elastomers. Position : Associate Professor Deputy Director, Centre for Foundation Studies UiTM (2010 present) Qualification : Associate in Science Degree, Columbia Greene Community College, New York (1984) BSc., Civil Engineering, Clarkson University, New York (1986) M. Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, Wyoming (1998) Expertise/SIG : Composite Materials - Modelling and Testing Experimental Stress Analysis Techniques Thermoelasticity, Infrared Solid Mechanics

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

New Configuration of Meso-Scale Hollow Cone Rocket Injectors for Improved Swirling Flow Characteristics

RESEARCHERS :

Ahmad Hussein Bin Abdul Hamid Rahim Bin Atan Mohd Hafiz Bin Mohd Noh Salmiah Binti Kasolang Fauziah Binti Jerai @ Junaidi Zainoor Hailmee Bin Solihin Zulkifli Abdul Ghaffar (Research Assistants)

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 40, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 40, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :( copied

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :(copied and adapted from FRGS project document) Rocket injector is a very critical component since that small differences in its design can result in dramatically different performance. The principal function of the injector is to break the fuel up into very small droplets. The smaller droplets are necessary for fast quiet ignition and to establish a flame front close to the injector head, thus shorter combustion chamber is possible to be utilized. A number of swirl injectors of different geometrical dimensions is to be fabricated from Perspex. An experimental test rig is to be constructed to measure the discharge coefficient, spray cone angle, spray breakup length and air core diameter for different injection pressure. These data are crucial in designing an efficient and high performance rocket injector.

designing an efficient and high performance rocket injector. Figure 1: Swirl injector DURATION: 01/3/2010 To 29/02/2012
designing an efficient and high performance rocket injector. Figure 1: Swirl injector DURATION: 01/3/2010 To 29/02/2012

Figure 1: Swirl injector

DURATION:

01/3/2010 To 29/02/2012 OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:

6 PROCEEDING PAPERS

TRAINED 2 MASTERS STUDENTS

DEVELOPMENT OF ROCKET INJECTOR FURTHER WORK

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Ahmad Hussein Abdul Hamid has worked in the areas of Aerospace Propulsion, Liquid Atomization, Gas Turbine and Renewable Energy. He is currently supervising 2 Masters students working on liquid atomization of rocket injectors.

Qualification : 2006-2008: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah

Alam,

Expertise : Fluid atomization, gas turbine, rocket propulsion, renewable energy, composite material

Malaysia. 2001-2005: BEng (Mechanical Engineering) UiTM, Shah Alam, Malaysia

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Development of Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) Model for Furniture Industry

RESEARCHERS :

Ahmed Jaffar (P.I) Nor Hayati Saad

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 20,000

TYPE OF GRANT : STG-IRDC

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 20,000 TYPE OF GRANT : STG-IRDC EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The research

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The research involved building and testing FMS modeling for the furniture industry. Questionnaires were developed to gauge the understanding and the implementation of FMS by other industries particularly automotive assembly plant, electrical and electronics manufacturing industry, car components manufacturing plant, plastic manufacturing industry and furniture manufacturing industry. An FMS model was developed using Delmia QUEST software simulation which is used to validate the new proposed FMS set- up and form a basis for measuring the time, productivity, quality and cost attributes. The physical model developed shows the possible flexibility of the equipment and the speed to change from one product variant to another. The simulation result has proven that furniture company could increase their productivity by 100 per cent if they were to adopt the FMS layout to their plant.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Ahmed Bin Jaffar Position : Professor, Dean (2009 present) Qualification : Ph.D. in Manufacturing (1998) UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (Royal Holloway), UNITED KING DOM MBA (International Management) (1994) UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON, UNITED KING DOM Certificate in Low-Cost Automation and Production Management (1982) UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (1978) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1976) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Expertise/SIG : Robotics & Automation, World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Development

and

Improvement

of

the

Car

Seat

Polyurethane

Injection

Moulding Process.

RESEARCHERS :

Ahmed Jaffar (P.I) Jamaluddin Mahmud

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 43,970

(P.I) Jamaluddin Mahmud AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 43,970 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The present methods and

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The present methods and techniques of injecting the polyurethane (p/u) for car seat are still done manually. Therefore; cost is not minimized, inconsistent product quality, inconsistent production efficiency and productivity, difficulty in meeting customer’s demands, market variance, reliable and on time delivery. A research study will be carried out at the car seat p/u injection moulding plant. The objective of the research study will be to evaluate the existing methods and techniques of injecting and moulding the p/u for the production of car seat. A new process and technology for higher productivity will be developed to attain consistent product quality through layout and line automation improvements as well as robotic applications. Delmia QUEST software will be used for the simulation of the new improved process and technology and to determine the cost effectiveness of the overall project.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Ahmed Bin Jaffar Position : Professor, Dean (2009 present) Qualification : Ph.D. in Manufacturing (1998) UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (Royal Holloway), UNITED KING DOM MBA (International Management) (1994) UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON, UNITED KING DOM Certificate in Low-Cost Automation and Production Management (1982) UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (1978) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1976) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Expertise/SIG : Robotics & Automation, World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Development of Pick-And-Place Robotics Chucking System

RESEARCHERS :

Ahmed Jaffar (P.I) Roseleena Binte Jaafar Sukarnur Bin Che Abdullah

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 20,000

TYPE OF GRANT : STG-IRDC

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 20,000 TYPE OF GRANT : STG-IRDC EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : This research

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

This research study focus on the developing the new chucking concept of pick and place robot at any machine in manufacturing production process at the identified premise. The scope of the research is the overall process improvement of the pick and place in the production line. In this research, work-study method will be adopted as a means of developing the new technology of the pick and place machine that will be made of stainless steel material. The work study method will encapsulate the overall method improvement and technology development.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Ahmed Bin Jaffar Position : Professor, Dean (2009 present) Qualification : Ph.D. in Manufacturing (1998) UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (Royal Holloway), UNITED KING DOM MBA (International Management) (1994) UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON, UNITED KING DOM Certificate in Low-Cost Automation and Production Management (1982) UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (1978) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1976) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Expertise/SIG : Robotics & Automation, World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

A New Computerized And Automated Grading System For Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) In Palm Oil Mill

RESEARCHERS :

Ahmed Jaffar (P.I) Bulan Binti Abdullah Roseleena Binte Jaafar Wan Shabuddin Wan Ali (FKK UiTM) Nursuriati Jamil (FTMSK UiTM)

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 236,000

TYPE OF GRANT : E-Science

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 236,000 TYPE OF GRANT : E-Science EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Oil extraction

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Oil extraction rate in the palm oil mill is a critical contributing factor to the mill revenue. Higher oil extraction rate with less amount of Fresh Fruit Bunch processed is what palm oil millers aimed to achieve. The oil content in riped palm oil fruits is higher than that of unriped palm oil fruits. Since the main contributing factor to the maximization of oil extraction rate on the palm oil fruits is on the degree of ripeness of palm oil fruits, a proper grading system should be developed to assist the palm oil millers. The normal practice in grading FFB at palm oil mill is done by mill operators through visual inspection and this is extremely tedious and time consuming which is prone to errors and inconsistencies in grading results. Thus, modifying and redesigning the manual grading process to become an automated grading system by introducing a Vision System which uses CCD camera to capture the image of the fruits to recognize the degree of ripeness of FFB would help to increase the oil extraction rate, quality and productivity of palm oil production. This study will also look into computerizing the current manual grading form that is being practiced by the mill.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Ahmed Bin Jaffar Position : Professor, Dean (2009 present) Qualification : Ph.D. in Manufacturing (1998) UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (Royal Holloway), UNITED KING DOM MBA (International Management) (1994) UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON, UNITED KING DOM Certificate in Low-Cost Automation and Production Management (1982) UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (1978) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1976) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Expertise/SIG : Robotics & Automation, World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Anatomically-Corrected-Testbed Robotics Hand

RESEARCHERS :

Ahmed Jaffar (P.I) Azianti Binti Ismail Roseleena Binte Jaafar Nasriah Zakariah (USM)

(ACT)

for

Anthropomophic

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 255,500

TYPE OF GRANT : E-Science

Multfingered

(RM) : 255,500 TYPE OF GRANT : E-Science Multfingered EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : With the growth of

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

With the growth of interest towards humanoid robots, anthropomorphism of robotic hands becomes a necessary design goal that has been purposely addressed by most research projects such as Utah Hand (Jacobsen, Iversen, Knutti, Johnson and Biggers 1986), UB Hand (Bonivento, Melchiorri and Vassura 1992) and Barrett Hand (Townsend 2000). An anthropomorphic placement allows to easily transferring grasp strategies from a human hand to the robot hand but the different sizes of each finger and their asymmetric placement makes the construction more expensive and the control system more complicated. Even though there is so many efforts devoted to designing and building of anthropomorphic robotic hands but many of it is not anatomical. It could not mimic all materials and structure of a human hand because human cells are replaced every day to deal with wear and state of upper-limb prosthesis technology. Upper-limb prosthesis is either hook or hand-shaped and are actuated by body or external power. The problem is the current devices are lack of degree of freedom (DOF), heavy and did not have any aesthetic value. This project will focus on improving the existing prosthetic hand and creating a variable choice of application for the amputation people depending on their preference.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Ahmed Bin Jaffar Position : Professor, Dean (2009 present) Qualification : Ph.D. in Manufacturing (1998) UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (Royal Holloway), UNITED KING DOM MBA (International Management) (1994) UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON, UNITED KING DOM Certificate in Low-Cost Automation and Production Management (1982) UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (1978) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1976) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Expertise/SIG : Robotics & Automation, World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Intelligent Tactile Sensor System with Single Miniature Sensing Element based on Optical Waveguide Transduction Method

RESEARCHERS :

Ahmed Bin Jaffar (P.I) Hanafiah Bin Yussof Low Cheng Yee Amalina Binti Amir

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : A

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

A tactile sensor is a device that can measure a given property of an object or contact event through physical contact between the sensor and the object. A rapid increasing of researches and industries related with robotics, mechatronics and medical have urged the development of a reliable tactile sensor system to support and improve robotics system. Tactile sensor has great potential to define object’s physical property information such as stiffness, structure and texture that cannot be done accurately by other type of sensors, thus make it essential as sensory device in robotic system to effectively work and operate in real world. This project proposed the development of intelligent tactile sensor system for application in humanoid robot hand. The proposed tactile sensor applies a new sensing principle using a waveguide transduction method. Such a sensing principle is expected to provide better sensing accuracy to realize contact phenomena by acquiring the three axial directions of the forces, so that normal and shearing forces can be measured simultaneously. The proposed tactile sensor is design in a hemispherical dome shape with an array of sensing elements to mimic human finger structure. The sensor hardware structure consists of light source, optical fibre scope, high resolution CCD camera and acrylic dome. The image taken by the CCD camera is analyzed using an image processing software installed in a PC. This project scope is starting from development of the sensor hardware structure and control system. The next step is calibrations and performance evaluations of the tactile sensor. The research and development will be conducted mainly at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam with technical support from Nagoya University. The duration of the proposed project is expected within 24 months.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Ahmed Bin Jaffar

Position : Professor, Dean (2009 present) Qualification : Ph.D. in Manufacturing (1998) UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (Royal Holloway), UNITED KING DOM MBA (International Management) (1994) UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON, UNITED KING DOM Certificate in Low-Cost Automation and Production Management (1982) UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (1978) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1976) UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, MALAYSIA Expertise/SIG : Robotics & Automation, World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Impact

Applications

Energy

Absorption

RESEARCHERS :

Amir Radzi bin Ab. Ghani Hafizan Bin Hashim Hafizi Bin Lukman

of

Multi

Slotted

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 40, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

Column

for

Automotive

: 40, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS Column for Automotive EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The quest

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The quest for improved vehicle safety especially in the aspects of structural crashworthiness has prompt designers and engineers to come up with new and innovative ideas in fulfilling the above requirements. Although most types of transportation for example locomotive, marine and aerospace will be subjected to some form of crash incidents, it is the automotive sector that exhibits the most widespread cases and highly publicized in the media. Therefore, much attention and effort have been put into improving the structural crashworthiness of such vehicles. Although 90% of the causes of accidents are due to human factors, safer vehicles can still save considerable number of lives and reduce the severity of injuries to the occupants. A typical passenger car chassis consists of a combination of framework and shell structures. They are pressed , welded and bolted to form the complete structure. The framework structures are typically hollow sections or column of various shapes and sizes. The shell structures for example hood, boot and door panel are in principles, plates with stiffeners. The total crashworthiness of a full car structure involves the plastic deformation (yielding) and interaction of all the components and sub-components within the structure. To gain better understanding and appreciation of the behavior of structures when subjected to impact loading, the individual component is therefore studied in depth. Extensive work has been carried out to study the energy absorbing capability of selected geometries that represent individual component of car chassis structure. The front chassis structure can be approximated as a rectangular hollow section subjected to axial crushing during frontal impact. The chassis “A”, “B” and “C” pillars can be approximated as a rectangular hollow structure subjected to lateral loading during rollover of the car. The side impact bar can be approximated as hollow bars subjected to mid span loading (bending) during side impact. This research will focus on the performance of slotted square column subjected to dynamic axial load with the aim of reducing the initial peak impact force and maintaining the stable energy absorption capability.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Amir Radzi bin Ab. Ghani Position : Lecturer DM45 Qualifications : 1994 B. Eng (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool, UK 1995 M.Sc. (Eng.) Mechanical Systems and Design, Liverpool, UK 2010 Professional Engineer Expertise : Mechanical design, Structural Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Impact Engineering and Structural Crash worthiness

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

The Effects of Secondary Filler on the Impact Behavior the Hybrid Polymer Composites

RESEARCHERS :

Anizah Binti Kalam Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan Nor 'Aini Binti Wahab

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 43, 860.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 43, 860.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Oil

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Oil Palm fruit bunch fibre (OPFB) derived from empty fruit bunch (EFB) that are abundantly available in Malaysia as oil palm mill waste, is worthy to explore its capability as filler in composites. Previous work, showed that the addition of PPnanoclay into OPFB/PP composites has improved its tensile modulus, flexural properties and impact strength. The study has also found out that the combination of its clay and coarser OPFB particles (250 µm) indicate more properties improvement. Thus this study will further investigate the effect of clay as secondary fillers on the impact behavior of OPFB/PPnanoclay/PP hybrid composites at various PPnanoclay loading and OPFB size of greater than 250 µm (however less than 500 µm within the capability of available injection moulding). The optimum PPnanoclay loading and OPFB size will be investigated for those composites. Thereby, hybrid composites consisted of oil palm fruit bunch (OPFB) fibre, polypropylene-clay (PPnanoclay) nanocomposites and pure polypropylene at various PPnanoclay loading and OPFBsize will be compounded by using thermal mixer. The test samples will be prepared by using injection moulding machines. The composite samples will be characterized according to ASTM standard for tensile, flexural and impact tests. Fracture surface observation will also be conducted to have further understanding on the role of secondary filler in hybrid composites.

Some basic mechanical propeties and the impact strength of the composites will be obtained to complement the existing data or information on OPFB filled polymer composites. The information is expected to be useful in promoting OPFB as natural filler in polymer composites especially for automotive application.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Anizah Binti Kalam Position : Senior Lecturer Head of Postgraduate Programme (Research: 2010 present) Qualification : Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (1991) M. Sc. In Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia (2003) PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi MARA (2010) Expertise/SIG : Polymer Composites, Natural fibre composites, Polymer Nanocomposites, Material Characterisation, Hybrid Composites, Fracture Mechanics.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

New Heat Treatment Technique (Tempering-Austempered in single treatment) for Matrix Transformation and Mechanical Properties of Ductile Iron

RESEARCHERS :

Bulan Binti Abdullah Ahmed Bin Jaffar Freddawati Binti Rashiddy Wong Amirul Bin Abd. Rashid Abdullah Ramli Mahesh Kumar Talari Syarif Junaidi Syarifuddin Djalil

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 40, 000.00

Syarifuddin Djalil AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 40, 000.00 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : A new heat treatment

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

A new heat treatment process which synthesized using the concepts from Austempered Ductile Cast Iron (ADI), Tempering and Quenching technology. The metallurgy of materials matrix transformation on each sequential cycle with different parameter such as time and temperature will be determine through the mechanical properties of ductile iron. Samples for the testing specimen will produce using the CO² casting. The compositions of samples will be determined by using the spectrometer machine. The heat treatment process consists of Quenching, Austempering and new developed heat treatment process with different parameter such as time and temperature. The new developed heat treatment process will be synthesized using the concepts from Austempered Ductile Cast Iron (ADI) and Quenching technology. The microstructure of specimens will be observed on each sequential cycle of heat treatment process. The chemical information of matrix surface will gain through the energy Dispersive X-Ray spectroscopy (EDX). The hardness, impact (ASTM E23), tensile (TS 138 EN10002-1) and density test were carried out before and after heat treatment process. The fracture surface of the tensile and impact samples will examine under Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). A treatment process is expected possessed the better mechanical properties compared to conventional heat treatment can be used for the specific application that suite the properties requirement such as in automotive part, heavy machinery and pipe industries. The scientific understanding of materials matrix transformation on each sequential cycle of new heat treatment technique will be contribute to a knowledge for Metallurgical area.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Bulan Binti Abdullah Position : Head of Program- Master In Engineering Management (EM774) Qualification : 1996- Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 1998- Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Industrial) 2002- Master of Engineering (Mechanical) 2011- PhD Mechanical Engineering Expertise/SIG : Advance Materials, Advance Manufacturing, Quality Management, Six Sigma

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Studying Thermal Performance of Split-Type Air-Conditioners at Building Re-Entrant Via Computer Simulation

RESEARCHERS :

Fauziah Binti Jerai @ Junaidi Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 8, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : Dana Kecemerlangan

GRANT (RM) : 8, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : Dana Kecemerlangan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The use

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The use of split-type air-conditioners is a common standard provision in new residential projects of Malaysia. The advantages of the split type units lie in the quiet operation and flexibility in multi-room services. However, installation of more than 50 condensing units of the split-type air-conditioning system in a high-rise residential building has become a common problem for architectural design. Building developers often try to squeeze the space to a narrowly confined area due to skyrocketing land price while architects usually seek a solution to hide the condensing units at building re-entrant surrounded by walls on three-sides or even four sides based on aesthetic consideration.

A potential problem for a significant temperature rise in the confined spaced due to the heat rejected from a large number of condensing units can lead serious consequences. High temperature in the confined space not only causes uncomfortable thermal environment to neighbouring residents, who have access to the space such as windows, corridors or balconies, but also affect seriously performance of the air-conditioning system and shorten the lifespan of compressors. If the on-oil temperature of a condensing units is raised by 1°C, the coefficient of performance (COP) of the system drops by around 3%. If the temperature remains above 46°C for a longer period, it will by design automatically trip because of excessive working refrigerant pressure.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Fauziah Binti Jerai @ Junaidi Position : Lecturer Qualification : Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Hons), University Technology of MARA (UiTM), 2000 Master Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Technology of MARA (UiTM), 2007 Expertise/SIG : Fluid Mechanics, Building Services, CFD, Two-phase Fluids

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

New Flow Field configurations and process visualization technique of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell bipolar plate for effective water flooding management

RESEARCHERS :

Hazran Bin Husain Rahim Bin Atan Wan Ahmad Najmi Bin Wan Mohamed Baljit Singh A/L Bhathal Singh

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 49, 940.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 49, 940.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : In

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

In the demand of alternative energy, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cells has emerged as the most widely embraced system in the hydrogen fuel cell family, mainly applied for power requirements up to approximately 100 kW. The Alternative Energy Research Center (AERC) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam has identified the opportunity to improve fundamental concepts in flow field channel designs of PEM fuel cells that offers numerous advantages, mainly related to water flooding management leading to power output maximization and operational stability. New flow field configurations are to be explored for effective water removal and analyzed by computational simulation. Physical correlation to simulated results will be conducted using an innovative process visualization test rig that directly allows water formation to be monitored. The project serves as a platform for the development of locally designed PEM fuel cell stacks in the future. Development of skilled manpower in the fundamental aspect of fuel cell water management is fittingly expected.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Hazran Bin Husain Position : Lecturer Qualification : B. Eng. (Hons) Mechanical (2005) MSc. Energy Conversion & Management (2008) Expertise/SIG : HVAC & Building Services Renewable Energy & Power Plant Technology

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Finite Element Analysis to Determine the Mechanical Properties of Human Skin

RESEARCHERS :

Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud Azlin Binti Mohd Azmi Mohd Hanif Bin Mohd Ramli

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 10, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : Dana Kecemerlangan

GRANT (RM) : 10, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : Dana Kecemerlangan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Skin is

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Skin is the largest organ of the human body with a complicated multi-layered structure. Its mechanical properties are important in many applications but not well understood. The complex behavior of skin makes it challenging, yet interesting, when measuring and quantifying its mechanical properties. Accepting this challenge, this study aims to simulate human skin deformation based on the information and data obtained from experiments employing a novel experimental technique developed earlier. The experimental protocol to measure in vivo the deformation of human skin has been conducted successfully; and this research will continue the work in quantifying the mechanical properties of human skin.

Finite element (FE) models will be developed using software (i.e. MSc Nastran) to simulate skin deformation based on the information gained from the experiments. Systematic case studies will be built up to study the effect of element types, mesh sizes, loading types. It is hypothesized that the material parameters for human skin could be estimated based on the Ogden mathematical model using inverse FE analysis approach.

The experimental-computational integration will be highlighted and the results will compared with existing literatures. This research is expected to produce simple but robust FE models that could simulate skin deformation with reasonable accuracy. Moreover, the success in integrating experimental and numerical approaches will be invaluable knowledge and experience to the researchers.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud Position : Senior Lecturer Head of Programme (EM220: 2010 present; EM110: 2003-2006) Qualification : Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) from Universiti Teknologi MARA

(1994)

B. Eng (Hons) Mechanical from Universiti Teknologi MARA (1996) M. Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering from International Islamic University Malaysia (2002) PhD in Engineering from Cardiff University (2010) Expertise/SIG : Biomechanics (Skin; in vivo experiments; Motion Analysis; Digital Image Correlation DIC); Finite Element Method (i-FEM; Structural Analysis; Pressure vessels; Nastran, ANSYS) Mechanics of Composite Materials (FE programming, Failure Theories) Reverse Engineering

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Mechanism Study of the Corrosion Behavior of Electrodeposited Nanocrytalline Cobalts and its Alloys using Potentiodynamic Polarization

RESEARCHERS :

Koay Mei Hyie Nik Rozlin Binti Nik Mohd Masdek Zuraidah Binti Salleh Nor Amalina Binti Nordin Fauziah Binti Md Yusof

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48, 160.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48, 160.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Corrosion

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Corrosion is a major problem in many industrial applications and the damage effect has been estimated to cost millions annually. Chromium coatings typically produced from hexavalent chromium plating baths have been mainly used to impart corrosion resistant to various components for these industrial applications. However, these types of coatings have shown to increase the risk of lung and nose cancer of personal working in plating shops. Further drawbacks of this particular coating are the relatively high costs involved in producing chromium deposits and low plating efficiency-as temperature increases thermal motion of atoms weakens the bonding strength resulting in a decrease of wear resistant and hardness of plated layer. Hence, the present research project proposed will address this problem by developing a new coating alternative focusing on nanostructured cobalt coatings. Recent efforts have shown that nanocrystalline Co and its alloys have been identified as candidate materials for replacing hexavalent Cr coatings in wear and corrosion resistant coating applications due to their comparable hardness and lower volume wear loss compared to that of hexavalent Cr coatings. Unfortunately very limited work has been done on the corrosion properties of cobalt. Therefore, this project aims at establishing a detailed mechanism of the corrosion behavior of electrodeposited Co and its alloys using potentiodynamic polarization. The effects of grain size reduction on the corrosion properties of nanocrystalline Co and its alloys will also be assessed to achieve superior mechanical and corrosion properties. This research work will significantly contribute to the improvements of the wear resistant in nanocrystalline materials and thus provide the solution of replacing the poisonous chromium plating with enhanced corrosion resistant properties of nanostructured Co alloy coating.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Koay Mei Hyie Position : Lecturer, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Qualification : - Phd, University of Malaya, 2009 - Master of Science Engineering , University of Malaya, 2004 - Bachelor Degree of Materials Engineering, University of Malaya, 2001. Expertise/SIG : Nanotechnology, Ceramic Processing, Materials Characterization

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Ergonomic

Interventions

in

the

Manufacturing

of

Air

Handlers

for

Air

Conditioning Plants

RESEARCHERS :

Loo Huck Soo (PI), Paul Yeow Heng Ping and Mohd Ridhwan Mohammed Redza

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Mohammed Redza TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The research emphasizes ergonomic interventions in

The research emphasizes ergonomic interventions in central station air handler manufacturing for industrial improvements in terms of quality and productivity (Q&P), manufacturing cost (MC), occupational health and safety (OHS), and other economic benefits. Industrial information comprising both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Five major Ergonomic Interventions in three studies were conducted involving four organisations in Malaysia. New ergonomic tools, equipment and methods were developed. The results showed significant business improvements comprising Q&P uplifting, MC savings, etc. OHS improved through better health and comfort via tool and workstation redesigns, and improved work methods.

DURATION :

15/09/2007 to 14/03/2010

OUTPUT :

3 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PAPERS

3 INTERNATIONAL INVENTION AWARDS (2 GOLD & 1 BEST INVENTION)

5 LOCAL INVENTION AND INNOVATION AWARDS (2 GOLD, 2 Silver & 1 BRONZE)

1 PATENT FILING

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Assoc Prof. Ir. Loo Huck Soo has been involved in ergonomics research since the year 2005. He was involved in the production of the book (for various workplaces in the country): Practical Hints for the Workplace Checklist (NIOSH - JICA Project). He promotes the application of ergonomics concepts, knowledge and methods for industrial improvements in terms of quality and productivity, cost savings, occupational health and safety, and other economic benefits.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Ergonomic Improvements in Air Handler Manufacturing for Air Conditioning Applications

RESEARCHERS :

Loo Huck Soo (PI), Mohd Ridhwan Mohammed Redza and Paul Yeow Heng Ping.

TYPE OF GRANT : eScienceFund

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Ping. TYP E OF GRANT : eScienceFund EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : There has been no ergonomics research

There has been no ergonomics research study conducted in the air conditioning field other than the pilot study conducted by Loo & Yeow (2007, 2008) and Yeow and Loo (2009). The researchers aim to conduct field experiments to apply ergonomics concepts and methods to improve Quality & Productivity and OHS of the technical personnel , and reduce Manufacturing Cost of the central station air handler manufacturing in the air conditioning industry. Ergonomics methods (such as Subjective Assessment, Direct Observation, Use of Archival Data) were used. Life Experiments on Production Lines, Assessment of Teamwork Environments, Assessment of Body Postures, etc were conducted to assess the risk factors in manufacturing and identify possible root causes. Low costs and practical ergonomic interventions were made to rectify or minimize the problems. Follow-up studies were conducted to assess the effectiveness of these interventions.

DURATION :

01/03/2010 to 28/02/2012

OUTPUT :

2 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL PAPERS (UNDER REVIEW)

2 PATENT FILINGS (PENDING APPROVAL BY RMI)

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Assoc Prof. Ir. Loo Huck Soo has been involved in ergonomics research since the year 2005. He was involved in the production of the book (for various workplaces in the country): Practical Hints for the Workplace Checklist (NIOSH - JICA Project). He promotes the application of ergonomics concepts, knowledge and methods for industrial improvements in terms of quality and productivity, cost savings, occupational health and safety, and other economic benefits.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Linking and Matching Engineering Education with Industrial Requirement

RESEARCHERS :

Mohamed Dahalan Mohamed Ramli Darius Gnaraj Solomon Suhaime Suparman

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 10,000

TYPE OF GRANT : Dana Kecemerlangan

OF GRANT (RM) : 10,000 TYPE OF GRANT : Dana Kecemerlangan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The research

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The research is carried out to gauge the performance of UiTM graduates, in general and graduates of the faculty of Mechanical Engineering (FKM) in particular in relation to attributes preferred by industry.

It seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching and learning activities carried out, the academic program to match public enterprises, in general and particular, industrial requirements.

The study is also focused on ho the faculty can be involved research and development and other productive activities with the industry and how our curriculum can be improved to produced thinkers and self learners and self doers.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Mohamed Dahalan Mohamed Ramli (Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Hj.) Position : Professors Qualification : Phil/Dynamics and Tribohgy/University of Sussex/ 1987 MS/SolidBoay Mechanics and Design/Washington State University/1979

BME/JadavpurUniversity,Calcutta/1974

Expertise/SIG : Dynamics and Tribology, Mechanics and Design

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

The Determination of Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Brake pad materials for Light Rail Transit (LRT)

RESEARCHERS :

Mohamad Nor BerhanDarius, Solomon Gnanaraj Solomon, Valiyappan Natarajan, Shahrul Azam Abdullah.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS:

Adam Hood Ab. Rahim, Akramin Mohd Zuhudi, Mohd Zaki Baharom.

Adam Hood Ab. Rahim, Akramin Mohd Zuhudi, Mohd Zaki Baharom. AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM 998,000.00 (IRPA Grant) 983,000.00

TYPE OF GRANT :

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

This project involved in depth study on the mechanical and Chemical properties of a commercial brake pad material and development of brake materials from an indigenous materials for Light Rail Transit (LRT). The works include formulation, proto type materials and laboratory testing and characterization of properties. The characterization techniques used were SEM, XRD, XRF, DSC.TGA , TMA , density and hardness tests. Frictional and wear behaviour of the developed material were also studied. The brake material developed through this research was an asbestos free material with much cheaper production and material costs.

material with much cheaper production and material costs. DURATION: 02/1/2004 To 01/09/2007 OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:

DURATION:

02/1/2004 To 01/09/2007

and material costs. DURATION: 02/1/2004 To 01/09/2007 OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:  2 Books, 4 Journals

OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:

2 Books, 4 Journals paper, 15 proceeding papers

2 Patents

1 PhD; 2 MASTER OF SCIENCE

graduates

 2 Patents  1 PhD; 2 MASTER OF SCIENCE graduates FURTHER WORK - Studies on

FURTHER WORK - Studies on wear behaviour on various particles produced and other

applications of the formulation for cars and heavy vehicles.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohamad Nor Berhan Position : Professor Qualitifications : 1975 -1977 : Ordinary National Diploma Oxford College of Further Education , Oxford. 1977 - 1980 : Bachelor of Science (Hons) Mechanical Engineering University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. 1989 - 1992 : Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Modelling and Performance Characteristic of a New Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis

RESEARCHERS :

Mohd Nor Azmi Bin Ab Patar Muhammad Azmi Bin Ayub Mohd Hanif Bin Mohd Ramli Mohd Asri Bin Mohd Nor Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud Mohd Nasir Bin Taib

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 46, 440.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 46, 440.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : In

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

In the conventional walking rehabilitation, physiotherapist has to assist hemiplegic patients (ankle dorsiflexor muscles with lack of dorsiflexion assist moment) in rehabilitation therapy by using gait training in parallel bars. Physiotherapist has to support hemiplegic patient to position foot and also suppots their stand balance. This prolong multiple task puts extra burden to physiotherapist which gives side effect such as muscular strain or bone fracture while doing the task. As a result, the motion of the patient’s foot will not follow the normal gait pattern. Therefore, there is a need to develop an effective ankle foot orthosis (AFO) to solve the current problems. This research will embark on the modeling and designing of new ankle foot orthosis (AFO) to help patients with ankle dorsiflexor muscle problems. The outcome of this project will produce an innovative model of dynamic ankle foot orthosis (AFO) that is designed to allow and train the patients for the normal gait pattern motion while serving to maintain proper foot position and orientation.

This new model of total ankle foot orthosis will provide better physiological function of the ankle joint. In addition to that, this new model of ankle foot orthosis (AFO) will introduce greater functionality over currently available in the market. The flexion and extension of the ankle foot orthosis while walking will be modelled more accurately according to its position, orientation as well forces that follow strictly related to the ligaments of tibia, talus and calcaneus. This will restore physiological pattern of ligament tensioning for fast healing of the patients.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Mohd Nor Azmi Bin Ab Patar Position : Lecturer Qualification : Japanese Associate Degree (JAD) Kolej Yayasan Mara Bangi,Selangor Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering Shibaura Institute of Technology, Omiya, Japan Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering Shibaura Institute of Technology, Omiya, Japan Expertise/SIG : Ankle Foot Orthosis Rehabilitation Robotics

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Preliminary Development of Micro Aerial Vehicle

RESEARCHERS :

Nazri Mohamad

Wahyu Kuntjoro

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM 20,000

TYPE OF GRANT : (BRC Research - 2004)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

TYPE OF GRANT : (BRC Research - 2004) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : A research on the design

A

research on the design concept of an MAV that is mission capable has been conducted. The objectives

of

the research is to come up with a design concept of an MAV that is mission capable. Since this is only a

preliminary work the goal is limited to be able to design and build functional MAVs that can be flown and controlled. A straight wing with a low aspect ratio was proposed. A (horizontal) tailless configuration was adopted. Wash out wing twist was utilized to produce longitudinal stability. Control of the MAV is provided by elevator and rudder, and done through radio control. The rudder serves both the lateral and

directional control. The wing was based on the MH-61 airfoil for the wing-root and the MH-64 for the tip. The airplane aerodynamics were obtained by conducting testing in the wind tunnel. Flight testing of the MAV had been conducted. It is proven that this MAV could fly and can be controlled.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Nazri Mohamad Position : Lecturer Qualitifications : BSc Mechanical Engineering. University of Hartford, USA. 1988. MS Mechanical Engineering. University of Connecticut, USA. 1991. Expertise : Thermofluids Engineering

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

From Waste to Wealth - A Study of Innovative Route to Produce Net Shaped and Precise M2 High Speed Steel Components by Using Waste Rubber Binder

RESEARCHERS :

Nor 'Aini Binti Wahab Mohd Afian Omar Ismail Nasiruddin Bin Ahmad Nor Amalina Binti Nordin Amalina Binti Amir

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 99, 724.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 99, 724.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Metal

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Metal Injection Molding is an attractive process especially fro small, precision parts combined with complicated shapes. It combines the advantages of net-shaped components of powder metallurgy (P/M) and easy shaping of plastic injection molding. The process starts with mixing of metal powder and binder to form a homogenous feedstock, followed by injection molding in order to shape the feedstock. Binder is then removed completely by a debinding process and finally sintered to consolidate the powder.

Many studies have been carried out in developing a novel binder system in MIM with the aim of shortening the overall debinding time and at the same time maintain shape integrity during subsequent processing [4- 8]. In previous study conducted by A. Amalina et. al., 17-4 PH stainless steel powder has been successfully molded with binder consisting of polyethylene (PE), paraffin wax (PW), palm stearin (PS), thermoplastic natural rubber (TPNR) and stearic acid (SA) to form a homogenous feedstock. In this proposed research work, the main aim is to develop a novel binder system which may improve the functional properties and performance of M2 High Speed Steel (M2 HSS) in demanding applications and thus increase the competitiveness of M2 HSS versus cemented carbides primarily in machining operations. As Malaysia produces hundred tones of natural rubber every year which has been utilized in production of rubber based products it is hoped that waste rubber which is currently underutilized can be used as one of the binder components in metal injection molding of M2 HSS.

It is also hoped that the abundant supply of waste rubber could be utilized to produce a novel binder system which is desirable for both economic and environmental reasons. The novel binder system could be patented and can be used in local manufacturing industries producing small, high precision and complicated shapes of metallic parts.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Nor 'Aini Binti Wahab Position : Lecturer DM45 Qualifications : UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA B.Eng. (Hon.) in Material Engineering (1989) UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER MSc. (Metallic and Ceramic Material) (1995) Expertise : Powder Metallurgy, Heat treatment of metallic materials

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Characterization of Impact Properties on New Laminated Kenaf Fiberglass Composite

RESEARCHERS :

Nor Fazli Bin Adull Manan Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan Ya'Kub Bin Md Taib Zuraidah Binti Salleh Nik Rozlin Binti Nik Mohd Masdek

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 40, 940.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 40, 940.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The impact properties of new fiber based kenaf will be studied. This research will concentrate on the low velocity impact testing behavior on fiberglass as well as without fiberglass composites as a control.

Nowadays, the commercial applications of composite materials such as natural fibre reinforced plastics are continually increasing, but there is still a poor understanding of certain aspects such as their response to low velocity impact performance. Many composite materials exhibit relatively poor resistance to impact, post impact tensile and failure processes. Both are frequently encountered during impact and failure loading. In order to overcome these problems, fiberglass (chopped strand mat, CSM and woven) with kenaf powder, short and long kenaf fibre reinforced composite materials with tensile strength and post impact tensile properties will be developed to enhance the properties of kenaf composite.

The material of kenaf (powder, short and long kenaf fiber) will be used. Reinforced with polyester and fiberglass. Sample for 7 weight percentage (0% wt, 5% wt, 10% wt, 20% wt, 25% wt and 30% wt) will be prepared to experience the low velocity impact test. For impact testing, use of Instron mechanical testing machine with one speed and according to ISO 527. study of fracture under SEM will be carried out to identify type of fracture behaviors.

The main objective of this research to identify the properties of low velocity impact on new laminated fiberglass kenaf fibre composite. This research is expected to produce a low velocity impact properties of kenaf with and without fiberglass.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Nor Fazli Bin Adull Manan POSITION : Lecturer- Mechanical Engineering Design Head of Design Center Head of Academic Mission Committee

QUALIFICATION : - M.Eng (Mechanical Engineering) UKM, Malaysia 2007,

- B.Eng (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering, Manchester UK 2005,

- Diploma in Mechanical Engineering UiTM, Malaysia 2002,

EXPERTISE : Mechanical Engineering Design, Design Process, Fatigue and Crack Analysis

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

To Study The Effect Of Dielectric On The Performance Of Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)

RESEARCHERS :

Norliana Mohd Abbas (PI), Prof. Madya Sunhaji Kiyai Abas

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) :

TYPE OF GRANT :

Sunhaji Kiyai Abas AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : TYPE OF GRANT : EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Electrical

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is one of the non-traditional machining techniques. It has been widely used in Malaysia for machining plastic injection moulds, stamping dies and parts for automotive, defense, electronic and telecommunication industries. The process is based on removing material from a part by a series of repeated electrical discharges between a tool called electrode and the work piece with the presence of dielectric. The dielectric serves as the transportation of removed particles, remains electrically non-conducting until the breakdown voltage is reached, reconditions the dielectric strength, increases the energy density in plasma channel and cools the electrode. The performances of machining using different dielectrics are measured through material removal rate (MRR), tool wear rate (TWR) and surface roughness (SR). Three different types of dielectrics viz., Kerosene, Novis and Amoil were employed in the experiments using copper and copper tungsten electrode. 54 specimens namely ASSAB 718HH, SKD 61 and Tungsten Carbide, were machined in positive as well as negative polarities of machining in variation of current and capacitance. Taguchi Method with ANOVA analysis was employed. The machining was conducted using Hitachi H-DS02N EDM machine and the research methodology together with the equipment used throughout the experiments are presented. Roundness, hardness, depth of cut, microstructure and white layer of machined surface were investigated. Selected work pieces were examined using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Electron Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDX) for the surface and elemental analysis. The results confirm that different types of dielectric do influence the machining performance. Kerosene is suitable to be used in obtaining optimum TWR and SR for ASSAB 718HH. Optimum MRR for ASSAB and optimum TWR for Tungsten carbide can be obtained when Novis is used as the dielectric. Amoil is suitable to machined Tungsten carbide (for optimum MRR and SR) and SKD 61 (for optimum MRR, TWR and SR).

MRR and SR) and SKD 61 (for optimum MRR, TWR and SR). PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :
MRR and SR) and SKD 61 (for optimum MRR, TWR and SR). PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :
MRR and SR) and SKD 61 (for optimum MRR, TWR and SR). PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Norliana Mohd Abbas is interested in studies related to Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) such as dielectric, materials and machining methods. She also conducted collaboration research with researchers from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in expending the knowledge of EDM.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Jatropha-Palm Blends As Biodiesel Fuel for Internal Combustion Engine: A Development on Blending Process and Analysis of Performance, Emissions and Lubricity

RESEARCHERS :

Norhasyima Binti Rahmad Sukor T. M. Indra Mahlia Masjuki Hj. Hassan Umi Kalsom Binti Ahmad

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 44, 800.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 44, 800.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Biodiesel

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Biodiesel is an environmental friendly liquid fuel similar to petrol diesel in terms of combustion properties. With increase in environment awareness and diminishing petroleum reserves, thus it is important to promote biodiesel as an alternative renewable fuel. In previous studies, Jatropha curcas oil performance have been analyzed and showed that exhaust gas reduction in diesel engine when mixed with diesel.

Palm oil has good oxidative stability, however, due to substantial amount of saturated fats in Palm, the Palm biodiesel has poor low temperature properties. Whereas, Jatropha carcus biodiesel has poor oxidation stability but with good low temperature properties. This research deals with the blend of Jatropha curcas with Palm oil for an optimum mix in order to achieve better low temperature properties with improved oxidation stability. The combination could give an additive effect on these two critical properties of biodiesel.

This research will develop the production of Jatropha-Palm blend biodiesel oil, analysis of Jatropha-Palm biodiesel oil and the effect of Jatropha-Palm biodiesel to internal combustion engine. Jatropha-Palm blends could be the substitute for fossil fuel to reduce greenhouse emission and environmental-friendly. Furthermore, implementation of the usage of biodiesel from Malaysia crops could enhance the economic growth of the country in the agricultural and oil & gas sector.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Norhasyima Binti Rahmad Sukor Position : Lecturer Qualitifications : 2005 2008 Master of Engineering Science Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 1999 2004 Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Expertise : Energy

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Investigation of Structural Features and Fuel Properties of Bio-Chars from Carbonization of Biomass in Various Pyrolizing Environments and Gas Compositions

RESEARCHERS :

Ramlan Bin Zailani Mohd Syahar Bin Mohd Shawal Hazran Bin Husain

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Numerous

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Numerous studies in preparation of activated carbon from various agricultural wastes has been reported in literature. However, there have been little studies on the development of pore size and pore distribu- tion of biomass char during pyrolysis stages. This research is to study the structural features and me- chanical properties of bio-chars from the carbonization of various biomass waste in various pyrolizing conditions and environments to establish their relationships with parameters such as sweep gas compo- sitions that include oxygen and moisture proportions. These parameters are crucial to the properties and quality of the bio-char in the scale-up plant designed for the large-scale production of bio-char, since a complete inert atmosphere free from the infiltration of atmosphere air during carbonization of biomass could not be achieved during carbonization process. Carbonization experiments of selected biomass sam- ples is conducted in a laboratory-scale pyrolyzer which employ various sweep gas composition and tem- peratures. The bio-char will be analyzed for their physical properties which include pore size and pore distribution, to develop empirical relations between the bio-char yield and pore size characteristics to the carbonization conditions. The studies will be extended for comparison between the fuel properties of waste materials and bio-char products.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Ramlan Bin Zailani Position : Deputy Dean (Academic) Qualification : - B.Eng (Hons) (Mechanical Engineering) Leeds University, U. Kingdom (1987) - M.Eng(Mechanical Engineering) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (1996) - Ph.D (Fuel & Energy) Leeds University, U. Kingdom (2008) Expertise/SIG : Renewable Energy Resources, Fuel Combustion

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Fatigue Load Parameters Measurement by Fiber Bragg Gratings Sensing under Variable Amplitide Loading

RESEARCHERS :

Ramzyzan Bin Ramly Wahyu Kuntjoro Mohd Kamil Abd. Rahman

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 32, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 32, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Structural

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Structural Health Monitoring is critical in ensuring safe operation of structural systems. Traditionally, the sensing mechanisms are based on displacements and strains. Fiber optic is an alternative sensing to use and has a good immunity to electromagnetic induction. Structural health is mostly related to fatigue failure under fatigue loading. It is therefore necessary to be able to quantify the fatigue loading using the proposed sensor. Hence, the objective of this study is identifying the response of the fiber optic sensing to a variable amplitude fatigue loading. An experiment will be set up that consists of a specimen under variable amplitude loads measured using fiber optic sensing (fiber Bragg gratings) system. The fiber sensor will be attached to the specimen with strain gauge also used for comparison and validation purposes. The outcome of the study will provide the capability of fiber brag sensing to give the loading history and loading parameters such as maximum stresses, minimum stresses, mean stresses, and stress counting.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Ramzyzan Bin Ramly Position : Lecturer Qualitifications : UNIVERSITY OF MISSOUR1-ROLLA, MISSOURI, USA Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, December 1997 UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, December 2005 Expertise/SIG : Stress Analysis

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

A New Computerized And Automated Grading System For Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) In Palm Oil Mill

RESEARCHERS :

Roseleena Jaafar (PI), Nursuriati Jamil, Ahmed Jaffar, Bulan Abdullah

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS:

Mohammad Saifulazhar Yaacob, Kamarulazwan Azlan, Norshamshiela Othaman

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM236,000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : MOSTI (ESCIENCE FUND)

(RM) : RM236,000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : MOSTI (ESCIENCE FUND) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : This research work

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

This research work introduces an image processing system for palm oil FFB using a computer assisted photogrammetric methodology which correlates the surface color of the fruit bunch to its ripeness and automatically sorts the fruits to two predefined fruit categories. The methodology consists of 5 main phases i.e. image acquisition, image pre-processing, image segmentation, calculation of color Digital Numbers (DN) (data manipulation) and finally the classification of ripeness. This computerized photogrammetric image processing technique using MATLAB® package which is integrated to a sorting system differs in various aspects from other digital imaging technique or machine vision system adopted for classifying fruit ripeness. A comprehensive discussion will be presented based on the results achieved through actual fruit testing on the prototype grading system. The fruit classification ability of the system yields above 90% accuracy and taking not more than 25 seconds to classify and sort each fruit to its respective ripeness.

to classify and sort each fruit to its respective ripeness. Figure 1: Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Figure 1: Graphical User Interface (GUI)

DURATION:

SEPTEMBER 2007 TO SEPTEMBER 2010

Interface (GUI) DURATION: SEPTEMBER 2007 TO SEPTEMBER 2010 Figure 2: FFB Automated Grading System OUTPUTS: 

Figure 2: FFB Automated Grading System

OUTPUTS:

2 JOURNAL PAPERS, 1 CONFERENCE PROCEEDING, 1 POSTER PRESENTATION, IID 2010 - Silver Award

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Roseleena Jaafar’s research area is on Robotic Fingers, System Automation and Manufacturing Processes. Teaching area includes Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Development Of The Pick And Place Robotics Chucking System

RESEARCHERS :

Ahmed Jaffar, Roseleena Jaafar (PI), Sukarnur Che Abdullah

RESEARCH ASSISTANT:

Mohd Fathi Kamal Mohd Mabror

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM20,000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : IRDC (SHORT TERM GRANT)

: RM20,000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : IRDC (SHORT TERM GRANT) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Grippers can enhance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Grippers can enhance the performance capability of an automated handling device. They are very flexible and can be applied to activities such as part orientation, machine loading and assembly. This research work focuses on the development of a new vacuum gripper for a pick-and-place robotic assembly line in an electronic manufacturing company that produces relays for local and overseas market. At present, a mechanical type gripper with parallel finger is used for picking up the relays in an automated relay production assembly process. Due to inconsistency in gripping all five parts (relays) at a time, a new gripping method and system are to be proposed so as to be able to hold the parts securely and maintain its grip. A vacuum gripper with suction cup pad was selected to replace the current method. Several equipment devices and components such as vacuum generator or vacuum pump, tubing and fitting, suction cup pads with adapter, and high speed solenoid valve were used. These were selected after considering the part surface to be grasped, weight of the part, gripper force, number of relays and the type of vacuum system used. A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is required to operate and integrate the whole system. Finally, with the introduction of this new vacuum system, it will contribute to improved line productivity, consistent process time, maintain product quality and reduce manufacturing cost.

maintain product quality and reduce manufacturing cost. DURATION: AUGUST 2005 TO AUGUST 2007 OUTPUTS:  1

DURATION:

AUGUST 2005 TO AUGUST 2007

OUTPUTS:

1 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDING

Figure 1: Pick and Place Robotics Chucking System

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Roseleena Jaafar’s research area is on Robotic Fingers, System Automation and Manufacturing Processes. Teaching area includes Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Integrating Mechatronics Engineering With Enterpreneurship In Outcome Based PostGraduate Education In Malaysia

RESEARCHERS :

Roseleena Jaafar (PI & Project Leader), Muhammad Azmi Ayub, Zulkifli Abdul Majid

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS:

Fazlina Rejab

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM11,944.00

TYPE OF GRANT : IRDC (SHORT TERM GRANT)

(RM) : RM11,944.00 TYPE OF GRANT : IRDC (SHORT TERM GRANT) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : In view

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

In view of the Prime Minister’s vision and foresight to make Malaysia as one of the most successful industrial nations in the developing world, the Minister has another challenge and that is to create a better environment for technology entrepreneurship or technopreneurs in Malaysia. It is the aim of this research proposal to embed in the faculty’s new proposed postgraduate-level engineering programme, the Master of Science (MSc), in Mechatronics Engineering, a realistic training to encourage and develop technopreneurship of potential postgraduates to enhance their contributions to the economy by equipping them with the knowledge of the processes and mechanisms by which new ideas can be commercialized in the market, whether within an organization or as an independent entrepreneur. Even though, it is not the requirement of the government to have OBE in postgraduate education, but it is timely for the faculty to embark on this shift towards OBE with integrated entrepreneurship skills and embed in the new proposed curriculum.

The new curriculum will be designed backwards by first identifying the major outcomes as the focus and linking planning, teaching and assessment decisions directly supporting these intended outcomes. This will make the curriculum more directed and coherent in order to produce strategic thinking technopreneurs who will have the skills to succeed in a rapidly changing global business environment. This will provide an avenue for our Bumiputra students to compete in the global business area and emerge as successful future entrepreneurs. The report to this research work summarizes the proposed programme curriculum (structure and contents), learning outcomes (PEOs and POs), teaching, learning and assessment strategies that have been compiled and properly considered to ensure the quality of the programme.

DURATION:

NOVEMBER 2005 TO OCTOBER 2007

OUTPUTS:

1 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDING

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Roseleena Jaafar’s research area is on Robotic Fingers, System Automation and Manufacturing Processes. Teaching area includes Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Performance Characteristics of Lubricant and Wear Characterization in an Automatic Transmission (AT) System

RESEARCHERS :

Salmiah Binti Kasolang Che Faridah Binti Mat Taib Ahmad Hussein Bin Abdul Hamid Mohd Hafiz Bin Mohd Noh

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

Noh AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The occurrence of wear in moving parts has been a typical phenomenon specifically in automotive components such as in engine and transmission system. Many studies had been done previously in this area as the presence of wear resulted in mechanical components deteriorations, which could lead to catastrophic failure. It is a necessity that the research in this area should be performed intensely in order to predict the wear towards establishing a more systematic predictive maintenance (PdM) approach thus contribute to cost saving in maintenance and downtime of machine components. This research aims to investigate and determine performance characteristics of lubricant and wear characterization in automatic transmission (AT) and to propose a more suitable and systematic predictive maintenance (PdM) approach in promoting a better understanding of wear mechanism. In order to perform this research project, experimental approach in terms of oil analysis and wear characterization testing are the two important tools to be commenced via laboratory-experimental works to analyze the automatic transmission fluid (ATF). This study will observe the suitability of using the ATF beyond the recommended time. By prolonging the use of oil lubricant may help towards cost saving, less wastage and reduces depletion of natural resources. This effort is in line with the green concept. Through this study, the performance of the oil in the intended applications will be assessed and gauged adding to deeper understanding of the rheology of oil and its interactions with machine materials and performance. This work will be part of the future work on looking at the potential of aborigine oils for lubricants in machine applications specifically in medicine and automotive industry. This work could be extended to look other aspects of tribology in lubrication and machine interactions.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Salmiah Binti Kasolang Position : Associate Professor Deputy Dean (Research and Industrial Linkage: 2009 present) Qualification : BSc. In Agricultural Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madsion (1992) M. Sc. In Manufacturing System Engineering from University Putra Malaysia (2001) PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Sheffield (2008) Expertise/SIG : Tribology (Lubrication; Journal Bearing; Wear; Oil analysis; Ferrography, Spectrography; FTIR)

Ultrasound (reflection measurement; shear wave; longitudinal wave) Fluid Mechanics

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

New Framework Model of Integrated Total Quality Management (TQM) and Lean Manufacturing (LM) for Malaysian Automative Vendors

RESEARCHERS :

Salmiah Binti Kasolang Azianti Binti Ismail Ahmed Bin Jaffar

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 40, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 40, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Globally,

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Globally, manufacturers around the world are facing stiff competition with demanding customer seeking the quality of goods and services with low cost price (Ahmed, 2006 and Wallace, 2007). In order to do that, manufacturers need to be able to produce products or services in the most economical, cost effectiveness environment and concurrently capable to produce new products or services with low lead times Taj (2008) as world class manufacturers (Johnson, 2008). With all the requirements by customers and the revelation of benefits of Lean Manufacturing System to all industry are published in a book “The Machine that Changed the World”, (Womack and Jones, 1990) and the effectiveness of Toyota Production System, thus objective of this study is to establish a framework model that will be helpful for automotive industry in Malaysia to implement the Integrated Manufacturing Initiatives comprise of the following initiatives to improve operations and remain competitive:

i) Total Quality Management (TQM), which has been claimed of having a lot of benefits in the industry such as lower inventory cost, increased flexibility, improved quality, reduces waste and rework, greater motivation of employees, greater process yield, generally improved pro- ductivity and increased customer satisfaction (Taylor and Wright, 2006).

ii) Lean Manufacturing (LM) which represents a unified, comprehensive set of philosophies, rules

guidelines, tools, and techniques for improving and optimizing operations (Womack and Jones,

1991).

Research methodology approach of reviewing related literature of TQM and LM from printed materials visits and survey on status of (1) TQM and LM implementation and (2) the relationship with performance measurement in automotive industry will be deployed. Previous appropriate findings and claims made in previous studies on this matter will be used for comparisons and validation of results and observations as well as for configuring the new integrated model. Using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and Excel in order to come out later with Malaysian Integrated TQM and LM framework model which will benefit many parties in automotive industry. This work is in line with the effort of government agencies

such as SMIDEC (MAJAICO).

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Assoc Prof. Dr Salmiah Kasolang has worked in the areas of Total Quality Management, Tribology, Ultrasound, Fluid Mechanics, and Manufacturing System Engineering. She initiated the establishment of Tribology Interest Group in FKM, UiTM. She is currently supervising 4 PhD students and 4 Masters students working on various areas but mainly on Tribology.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

A Non-destructive Technique to Obtain the Tribological Aspects of Journal Bearings using Ultrasonic Reflection Measurement.

RESEARCHERS :

Salmiah Kasolang (PI), Anizah Kalam, Ramlan Zailani, Azlin Azmi, Idris Saad, Junaidah Rahmad.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS:

Mohd Ali Ahmad and Norhanifah Abdul Rahman

ASSISTANTS: Mohd Ali Ahmad and Norhanifah Abdul Rahman EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : (copied and adapted from e-science

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : (copied and adapted from e-science project document) This project looks into the tribological aspects of journal bearing operations. The use of ultrasound as a non-destructive method has been pursued in investigating three important aspects of an engineering sytem: friction, wear, and lubrication. Previous studies have looked into these aspects but indepently and mostly in different applications. In this project, an integrated technique will be designed to look at all aspects in parallel so that analysis is more comprehensive. As far as Malaysia is concerned, this project focuses on a new area that has not been well established in academic research scenario and hence is likely to offer further research opportunities in future.

is likely to offer further research opportunities in future. Figure 1: Journal Bearing Test Rig and
is likely to offer further research opportunities in future. Figure 1: Journal Bearing Test Rig and
is likely to offer further research opportunities in future. Figure 1: Journal Bearing Test Rig and

Figure 1: Journal Bearing Test Rig and DAQ

DURATION:

01/4/2009 To 01/09/2011

OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:

2 JOURNAL PAPERS AND 3 PROCEEDING PAPERS

TRAINED 1 PhD; 1 MASTERS STUDENT

DEVELOPMENT OF VISCOMETER PROTOTYPE FURTHER WORK

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Assoc Prof. Dr Salmiah Kasolang has worked in the areas of Tribology, Ultrasound, Fluid Mechanics, and Manufacturing System Engineering. She has initiated the establishment of the Centre of Tribology in UiTM (url: under development). She is currently supervising 4 PhD students and 3 Masters students working on various areas but mainly on Tribology.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Tribological Investigation on Perodua MyVi 1300cc Gearbox Condition through Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) Analysis

RESEARCHER :

Salmiah Kasolang (PI)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/STUDENT:

Syazuan Abdul Latip

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) :

RM13,000

Syazuan Abdul Latip AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM13,000 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : In this study, samples

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

In this study, samples of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) used in the Perodua MyVi 1300cc were analyzed to characterize wear. A ferrographic technique was deployed to get the wear particle profiles. The profiles were later examined using a OLYMPUS BX-41M Optical Microscope, ALICONA Infinite Focus Optical 3D Surface, and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The wear particle images obtained were later compared to the typical image provided in Predict Chart to identify the probable wear mechanism and the causes. Based on the identified causes, preventive measure or corrective actions can be planned and carried out.

DURATION:

01/01/2010 To 31/12/2011

planned and carried out. DURATION: 01/01/2010 To 31/12/2011 OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:  2 PROCEEDING PAPERS

OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:

2 PROCEEDING PAPERS

1 MASTERS STUDENT; 2 FYP STUDENTS

2 PROCEEDING PAPERS  1 MASTERS STUDENT; 2 FYP STUDENTS PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) : Assoc Prof.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Assoc Prof. Dr Salmiah Kasolang has worked in the areas of Total Quality Management, Tribology, Ultrasound, Fluid Mechanics, and Manufacturing System Engineering. She initiated the establishment of Tribology Interest Group in FKM, UiTM. She is currently supervising 4 PhD students and 4 Masters students working on various areas but mainly on Tribology.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Integrated Manufacturing Initiatives in Malaysia Automotive Industry

RESEARCHER :

Salmiah Kasolang (PI) Ahmed Jaffar

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/STUDENT:

Noor Azlina bt. Mohd. Salleh

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) :

RM12,000

Noor Azlina bt. Mohd. Salleh AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM12,000 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : In this

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

In this study, implementation and integration of TQM and LM are investigated among Malaysian automotive vendors. Automotive Industry in Malaysia has been more than 25 years in the market competition. Yet, there are still much to do in order to compete with competitors especially those from China which are capable to produce anything at low cost price. In order to remain competitive and survive in this industry, a new approach can be applied by Malaysia automotive industry which had been implemented originally by Toyota with its Toyota Production System (TPS)(Ohno,1988)and later Lean Manufacturing was introduced after a five year, $5 million research project was conducted by MIT to analyze the world-wide automotive industry in 14 countries in terms of design, markets, and manufacturing. Preliminary results suggest that TQM and LM were implemented according to the style and understanding of individual company. A framework model for integrated TQM with LM is needed to allow a uniform implementation among automotive vendors.

DURATION:

01/01/2010 To 31/12/2011

OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:

2 JOURNAL PAPERS and 2 PROCEEDING PAPERS

1 PhD STUDENT

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Assoc Prof. Dr Salmiah Kasolang has worked in the areas of Total Quality Management, Tribology, Ultrasound, Fluid Mechanics, and Manufacturing System Engineering. She initiated the establishment of Tribology Interest Group in FKM, UiTM. She is currently supervising 4 PhD students and 4 Masters students working on various areas but mainly on Tribology.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Conductivity Behavior of Alumina nanoparticle incorporated with polymer Nanocomposites Prepared via Melt Mixing Method

RESEARCHERS :

Shahrul Azam Bin Abdullah @ Ab Aziz Oskar Hasdinor Hassan

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 49, 020.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 49, 020.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The need for polymer with conducting capabilities as a replacement for metals is emerging in many applications. Polymer has potential to be used in many applications due to their interesting properties. Furthermore they can be processed using equipment such as extruder and injection molding machines. However, polymers are generally not good conductor which limit their potential applications. Addition of conducting fillers into polymer matrices could enhance the properties of base polymers. Incorporation of fillers into polymer matrices gives mechanical properties enhancement potential to the nanocomposites. In recent years, the uses of nanoparticles as fillers in developing a polymer composite with improved properties have attracted much interest from the research and industrial community. Nevertheless many investigators more focussed on mechanical and thermal improvement of composites. In addition to mechanical strength and thermal stability enhancement, the conductivity behavior of the polymer also could be influenced by the addition of nanoparticles. The conductivity of behavior of selected nanoparticles could be transferred to improve the conductivity of the polymer nanocomposites. Therefore, this study is concentrated on the preparation nanoparticles incorporated polymer composites with the aim to analyze the mixing characteristics and other issues related to the conductivity enhancement behavior of the nanocomposites. A new more realistic theoretical model which include the studied parameters shall be formulated and compared with the experimental as well as existing mathematical models.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Shahrul Azam Bin Abdullah @ Ab Aziz Position : Lecturer Head of Progame Head of Centre (CADEM) Qualification : BEng. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (1999) M. Sc. Materials Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia (2001) Dr.-Ing from TU Clausthal (2010) Expertise/SIG : Smart materials, shape memory materials, polymer composites

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Numerical and Analytical Study of Compact Hydrogen PEM Fuel Cells

RESEARCHERS :

Thomas Ward (PI), Ow Chee Sheng, Wahyu Kuntjoro, Balijit Singh, Syed Mutalib.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS: None

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 47,300

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS: None AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 47,300 TYPE OF GRANT : Fundamental Research Grant

TYPE OF GRANT : Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), MOHE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The purpose of this fundamental research was to examine the interoperability of three different types of fuel cell power system designs as an electrical power source for an unmanned air vehicle (UAV). Flight test data was used to validate a numerical Simulink model of the power systems.

to validate a numerical Simulink model of the power systems. Kenyalang-1A (Pure Fuel Cell) Kenyalang-1C (Hybrid)
to validate a numerical Simulink model of the power systems. Kenyalang-1A (Pure Fuel Cell) Kenyalang-1C (Hybrid)

Kenyalang-1A (Pure Fuel Cell) Kenyalang-1C (Hybrid)

systems. Kenyalang-1A (Pure Fuel Cell) Kenyalang-1C (Hybrid) Kenyalang-1B (Pseudo Hybrid) DURATION: 01/9/2010 to
systems. Kenyalang-1A (Pure Fuel Cell) Kenyalang-1C (Hybrid) Kenyalang-1B (Pseudo Hybrid) DURATION: 01/9/2010 to
systems. Kenyalang-1A (Pure Fuel Cell) Kenyalang-1C (Hybrid) Kenyalang-1B (Pseudo Hybrid) DURATION: 01/9/2010 to
systems. Kenyalang-1A (Pure Fuel Cell) Kenyalang-1C (Hybrid) Kenyalang-1B (Pseudo Hybrid) DURATION: 01/9/2010 to

Kenyalang-1B (Pseudo Hybrid)

DURATION:

01/9/2010

to

31/08/2012

OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:

1 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPER

TRAINED 4 MASTERS STUDENTS

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Assoc Prof. Dr Thomas Ward is a US contract staff member of FKM and expert aerospace engineer. He is the author of an internationally published text book titled: Aerospace Propulsion Systems.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

A New Fuel Cell Powered Aerospace Propulsion System

RESEARCHERS :

Thomas Ward (PI), Ow Chee Sheng, Wahyu Kuntjoro, Amad Maliki Omar, Nor’Aini bt Wahab.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS: None

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 242,400

TYPE OF GRANT : Science Fund Grant (eScience), MOSTI

TYPE OF GRANT : Science Fund Grant (eScience), MOSTI EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The purpose of this

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The purpose of this research was to investigate and define the utility of fuel-cell powered propulsion sys- tems for aerospace vehicle applications. The specific objective was to create a fuel-cell powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This research allow us to identify and quantify the unique challenges involved with such power systems, determine solutions to overcome these problems, and allowed us to determine the system's performance. The results of this research were used to establish a baseline for future research and practical applications.

a baseline for future research and practical applications. Kenyalang-1 Fuel Cell UAV DURATION: 01/1/2008 to 01/12/2010

Kenyalang-1 Fuel Cell UAV

DURATION: 01/1/2008

to

01/12/2010

Kenyalang-1 Fuel Cell UAV DURATION: 01/1/2008 to 01/12/2010 OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:  PRODUCED THE FIRST

OUTPUTS AND FURTHER WORK:

PRODUCED THE FIRST FUEL CELL POWERED UAV IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

2 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PAPERS AND 2 POSTER PRESENTATIONS

TRAINED 4 MASTERS STUDENTS

NUMEROUS CASH AWARDS AND RESEARCH COMPETITION MEDALS

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Assoc Prof. Dr Thomas Ward is a US contract staff member of FKM and expert aerospace engineer. He is the author of an internationally published text book titled: Aerospace Propulsion Systems.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Experimental Response Spectrum Investigation of the Shock Characteristics of Bio-based Foam Composites

RESEARCHERS :

Valliyappan David (PI), Mohd Nor Berhan, Shahrul Azam Abdullah

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS:

Mohd Azlan Mustaffa (PhD Student) Siti Syahidah Mohd Rum (MSc Student) Anwar Abdul Majeed P.P., B. Eng. (Hons.)(Mechanical)

Anwar Abdul Majeed P.P., B. Eng. (Hons.)(Mechanical) AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48160 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 48160

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :Adapted from corresponding FRGS project document This research is intended to investigate the shock absorption properties and impact resilience characteristics of oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) fibre- and kenaf fibre-filled biodegradable polymer foam composites using experimental response spectrum methods. Polylactic acid (PLA), which is a biodegradable thermoplastic, is used as the matrix. Foam composites with different fibre sizes, fibre loadings and cell counts are fabricated using existing blending and foaming technologies. This research provides knowledge on the shock absorption and cushioning characteristics of oil palm biomass-based foam composites. This project has the potential to develop the science of converting and utilizing Malaysian agro-waste resources for packaging materials market.

DURATION: 01/9/2010 to 31/08/2012
DURATION:
01/9/2010 to 31/08/2012
materials market. DURATION: 01/9/2010 to 31/08/2012 OUTPUTS AND FURTHER  2 JOURNAL PAPERS AND 3 PROCEEDING
materials market. DURATION: 01/9/2010 to 31/08/2012 OUTPUTS AND FURTHER  2 JOURNAL PAPERS AND 3 PROCEEDING
materials market. DURATION: 01/9/2010 to 31/08/2012 OUTPUTS AND FURTHER  2 JOURNAL PAPERS AND 3 PROCEEDING

OUTPUTS AND FURTHER

2 JOURNAL PAPERS AND 3 PROCEEDING PAPERS

TRAINED 1 PhD; 1 MASTERS STUDENT

FABRICATION OF BIO-BASED FOAM COMPOSITES USING EXTRUSION FOAMING TECHNIQUE

WORK:

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Dr. David has worked in the areas of composites engineering, viscoelasticity, ballistics materials, structural health monitoring, and acoustics. He has authored 60 research articles in major publications as of May 2011. David has been instrumental in the establishment of the Ballistics Research Interest Group of UiTM. He is currently supervising a PhD student related to the research mentioned above.

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

The Effect of Canards Configurations to the Aerodynamics of the Blended Wing Body

RESEARCHERS :

Wahyu Kuntjoro Wirachman Wisnoe Zurriati Binti Mohd Ali

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 7, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : Dana Kecemerlangan

GRANT (RM) : 7, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : Dana Kecemerlangan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : The Blended

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

The Blended Wing Body known as “Baseline-I” was started in 2005 in Universiti Teknologi MARA. The aircraft has 2 meter length and 4 meter wingspan. Since then, several studies had been carried out by a group of UiTM lecturers on BWB using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and wind tunnel experiments. They found out the BWB can fly at very high angle of attack. The maximum lift is achieved at the angle of attack around 34° - 39°. However, the wing has stalled at angle of attack around 8°, which is considered too low. A study on the effect of center elevator deflection to the aerodynamics of BWB “Baseline-I” was also carried out, using CFD simulations. The result shows that elevator deflection has no significant effect in terms of lift, drag and lift to drag curves.

Currently, Universiti Teknologi MARA is designing a BWB with canard known as “Baseline-II”. It has a simpler platform, broader-chord high-swept wing and slimmer body with a canard (front wing) as a longitudinal control surface. At the moment the focus of investigation is on the control in longitudinal mode and to optimize the aerodynamic performance.

The objectives of this proposal research is to investigate the effect of canards to the aerodynamics of BWB. Various shapes of canard will be modelled through CAD drawing and fabricated. The wind tunnel tests will be conducted in UiTM low speed wind tunnel as well as CFD simulations. The study will provide an aerodynamic data of BWB with various shapes of canards. The best canard configuration will be determined.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Wahyu Kuntjoro Position : Professor Qualification : - Sarjana Teknik Mesin (Mechanical Eng.), Institut Teknologi Bandung 1988, - MSc (Aerospace Vehicle Design), College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, 1992 - Ph.D (Computational Structural Modeling), College of Aeronautics, Cranfield 1995, Expertise/SIG : Aircraft Structural Integrity and Design, Simulation and Computational Analysis (Finite Element Method, Smoothed Partice Hydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics), Structural Design and Optimization

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Structural Optimization Using Measurable Design Variables

RESEARCHERS :

Wahyu Kuntjoro Ahmad Kamil Hussain M Nor Berhan

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 9,900

TYPE OF GRANT : (BRC Research - 2001)

GRANT (RM) : 9,900 TYPE OF GRANT : (BRC Research - 2001) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : An

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

An optimum structural design is a design, which minimize (or maximize) a certain objective function, and still meets its design requirements. Performing structural optimization by employing measurable design variables will result in more realistic optimum structures. The final optimum products (component dimensions) will be obtained and can be used directly for design purposes. For many structures, more especially in aircraft structures, the objective function normally is weight of structure, while the design requirements are strength and stiffness among others. These design requirements can be regarded as design constraints. A structure is satisfactory if design constraints are satisfied, hence structural responses are within the allowable range. The finite element method can be employed to get the structural responses in the analysis stage of optimization. In this research, a computer program for truss structure optimization was developed. For measurable design variable case, the angle profile was used for structural members. The Linear Extended Interior Penalty Function was used as the optimization method. Finite element method was used in the analysis stage. The objective is finding a structure with minimum weight, which satisfies stress and displacement constraints. The computer program has been validated for truss structure optimization.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Wahyu Kuntjoro Position : Professor Qualification : - Sarjana Teknik Mesin (Mechanical Eng.), Institut Teknologi Bandung 1988, - MSc (Aerospace Vehicle Design), College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, 1992 - Ph.D (Computational Structural Modeling), College of Aeronautics, Cranfield 1995, Expertise/SIG : Aircraft Structural Integrity and Design, Simulation and Computational Analysis (Finite Element Method, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics), Structural Design and Optimization

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Optimization of Truss Structures Based on Member Dispositions

RESEARCHERS :

Wahyu Kuntjoro Jamaluddin Mahmud AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM 18,000

TYPE OF GRANT : (IRDC Research - 2005)

(RM) : RM 18,000 TYPE OF GRANT : (IRDC Research - 2005) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : A

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

A design is optimum if a certain design objective function is minimum (or maximum), and still meets its

design requirements. This research deals with the development of truss optimization through members

deletion. Truss structures can be optimized by deleting members which do not contribute significantly or

at all to load carrying capacity. Through conventional member size optimization, non performer

members can be identified, and then removed. Strength and displacement were formulated as the

design constraints while the weight of structure was formulated as the objective function. The Linear

Extended Interior Penalty Function was employed to optimize the structure. Finite Element Analysis,

together with an approximation procedure were used to obtain the truss structural responses. Three-bar

and six-bar truss structures were used as case studies. Results showed that the truss disposition could be

optimized using members deletion strategy.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Wahyu Kuntjoro Position : Professor Qualification : - Sarjana Teknik Mesin (Mechanical Eng.), Institut Teknologi Bandung 1988, - MSc (Aerospace Vehicle Design), College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, 1992 - Ph.D (Computational Structural Modeling), College of Aeronautics, Cranfield 1995, Expertise/SIG : Aircraft Structural Integrity and Design, Simulation and Computational Analysis (Finite Element Method, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics), Structural Design and Optimization

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

The Dynamic Characterization of Rotating Shaft With Cracks (Single or Multiple)

RESEARCHERS :

Wahyu Kuntjoro Ahmad Azlan Mat Isa

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM 30,000

TYPE OF GRANT : (FRGS - 2009)

OF GRANT (RM) : RM 30,000 TYPE OF GRANT : (FRGS - 2009) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Presently there are interests in the development of in-situ non-destructive sensing and analysis of system characteristics in the frequency domain for detection of any changes on the dynamic properties which may indicate, locate and quantify damage or degradation of rotating shafts. Modal analysis method is widely used in detecting cracks in rotating machinery. The purpose of this study is to design, fabricate and instrument an experimental test rig that is capable of imitating behavior of transverse cracks on rotating shafts. Transducers and data acquisition system were integrated to measure vibration signals of uncracked and various crack configurations of the rotating shafts hence to establish any relationship between dynamic characteristic and crack parameters. This study also aims to provide a methodology for crack detection and measurement useful for industrial applications. The test rigs and methodologies were based on test configurations that simulated transverse cracks on shaft with a single disk and double disks assembly. The shaft is supported by ball bearings and coupled to a motor by a flexible joint. Accelerometers, and speed sensors were fixed for collecting vibration responses at a range of shaft rotating speeds. The experiments showed that cracks influenced the behaviour of the dynamic characteristic. Some conclusion was taken with regard to the relationship of cracks and the dynamic behaviour.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Wahyu Kuntjoro Position : Professor Qualification : - Sarjana Teknik Mesin (Mechanical Eng.), Institut Teknologi Bandung 1988, - MSc (Aerospace Vehicle Design), College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, 1992 - Ph.D (Computational Structural Modeling), College of Aeronautics, Cranfield 1995, Expertise/SIG : Aircraft Structural Integrity and Design, Simulation and Computational Analysis (Finite Element Method, Smoothed Particle

Hydrodynamics,

Computational Fluid Dynamics),

Structural Design and Optimization

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Optimization of Structural Configuration Using Mathematical Programming

RESEARCHERS :

Wahyu Kuntjoro Jamaluddin Mahmud

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : RM 20,000

TYPE OF GRANT : (BRC Research - 2004)

(RM) : RM 20,000 TYPE OF GRANT : (BRC Research - 2004) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : A

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

A design is optimum if it minimize (or maximize) a certain objective, and still meets its design requirements. For many structures, the objective normally is minimum weight of structure, while the design requirements are strength and stiffness among others. Normally, the optimization is performed on the size of the structural members. This research performs optimization which involves its configuration, that is the location of structural joints as the design variables. This offers more flexibility in the final design and open up the design space. Design requirements (strength and displacement )were formulated as the design constraints while the weight of structure was formulated as the objective function. The Linear Extended Interior Penalty Function (LEIPF) Method was employed for the strategy of optimization. LEIPF is coming under the category of Mathematical Programming. Powel Method was used for obtaining the search direction, while Brent Method was used for One Dimensional Search. Finite Element Analysis was used to obtain the structural responses. Truss structures were used as the case study. Optimization results showed that mathematical programming can be used to optimize the structural configuration.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Wahyu Kuntjoro Position : Professor Qualification : - Sarjana Teknik Mesin (Mechanical Eng.), Institut Teknologi Bandung 1988, - MSc (Aerospace Vehicle Design), College of Aeronautics, Cranfield, 1992 - Ph.D (Computational Structural Modeling), College of Aeronautics, Cranfield 1995, Expertise/SIG : Aircraft Structural Integrity and Design, Simulation and Computational Analysis (Finite Element Method, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics), Structural Design and Optimization

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Aerodynamic Analysis of Inboard and Outboard Aileron for Yawing Control of UiTM BWB Baseline-II UAV

RESEARCHERS :

Wirachman Wisnoe Wahyu Kuntjoro Firdaus Mohamad

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 8, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : Dana Kecemerlangan

GRANT (RM) : 8, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : Dana Kecemerlangan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY : Blended Wing

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

Blended Wing Body (BWB) is a concept where fuselage is merged with wing and tail to become a single entity. This concept created in order to replace the current conventional aircraft whereby it has higher lift-to-drag ratio (L/D) compared to the current conventional aircraft. This finding may reduce fuel con- sumption up to 30 percent. Many studies had been done previously in this area as the presence of aero- dynamic characteristics through wind tunnel experiments and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simu- lations. The series of studies should be continued in order to obtain and predict the aerodynamics behav- ior of BWB in terms of control and stability . BWB is one of tailless aircraft concept where the body has no horizontal and vertical trail. Hence, the movement of aircraft like roll, pitch and yaw are depends on the control surfaces attached at the wing like aileron and elevons (elevator + aileron). The objective of this research is to study the behavior of non-traditional control surfaces like inboard and outboard ai- leron as a device that responsible to control the yaw movement of the BWB aircraft and obtain aerody- namic analysis from the design. The inboard and outboard aileron is non-traditional control surfaces that created in order to replace the function of rudder as yaw controller in conventional aircraft. In order to achieve the objective, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) will be used to simulate the aerodynamics behavior of non-traditional control surfaces of the BWB model. The results obtain from the CFD simula- tion will be validated by using wind tunnel experiments approach. This study has beneficial in terms of great understanding in aerodynamic characteristics of aircraft and also can give good exposure in CFD approach. The outcome of this project hopefully can give good exposure for other researchers to further the study in BWB UAV concept that are relatively new in Malaysia.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Wirachman Wisnoe Position : Head of Centre of Studies (Thermofluids) Qualification : Licence de Mécanique (Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France) (1987) Maîtrise de Mécanique (Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France) (1988) Diplôme d’Ingénieur de Construction Aéronautique (ENSICA, Toulouse, France) (1990) Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies, Fluid Mechanics (ENSICA, Toulouse, France) (1990) Ph. D., Fluid Mechanics (ENSAE/Sup’Aéro, Toulouse, France) (1993) Expertise/SIG : Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Aerospace, Thermofluids

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TITLE :

Frame Configuration Optimization using Neutral Network

RESEARCHERS :

Zulkifli Bin Mohamed Muhamad Azhan Bin Anuar Mohd Asri Bin Mohd Nor

AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 5, 000.00

TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS

Nor AMOUNT OF GRANT (RM) : 5, 000.00 TYPE OF GRANT : FRGS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :

An optimum structural design is a design that minimizes (or maximize) a certain objective function, and still meets its design requirements. For many structures, more especially in aircraft structures, the objective function normally is weight of structure, while the design requirements are strength and stiffness among others. Normally, the optimization is performed on the size of the structural members. Performing structural optimization by involving its configurations as variables will offer more flexibility in the design and also opens up the design space. Mathematical programming is commonly used for optimization. The genetic algorithm is also an attractive approach due to its capability to deal with stochastic problems. The genetic algorithm techniques are based on the mechanism of natural selection and natural genetics.

This proposed research will explore a popular Artificial Intelligence tool, which is Neural Network, for

optimization of frame structure. Stress and displacement constraints will be considered with the minimum weight as the optimum criteria. A Neural Network is a powerful data modeling tool that is able to capture and represent complex input/output relationships. The motivation for the development of neural network technology stemmed from the desire to develop an artificial system that could perform “intelligent” task similar to those performed by the human brain. The true power and advantage of neural networks lies in their ability to represent both linear and non-linear relationships and in their ability to learn these relationships directly from the data being modelled. Neural networks resemble the human brain in the following two ways:

1. A neural network acquires knowledge through learning.

2. A neural network’s is stored within inter-neuron connection strengths known as sypnatic weights.

PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR (PI) :

Zulkifli Bin Mohamed Position : Lecturer Qualitifications : Master of Engineering (Mechanical) - 2006 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Mechanical - 2003 Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Diploma in Mechanical Engineering - 2000 Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Expertise/SIG : Vector Dynamics & Vibration, System Dynamics

FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

LIST OF RESEARCH GRANT

YEAR 20002010

YEAR 2000

Title : Application of Solar Energy in the Cathodic Protection of Buried Pipes Name of
Title : Application of Solar Energy in the Cathodic Protection of Buried Pipes
Name of Researchers : Shahrani Bin Hj. Anuar (P.I), Mohamad Nor Berhan, Darius Gnaraj Solomon
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Energy Efficiency using a Thermal Storage Name of Researchers : Mohamad Nor Bin
Title : Energy Efficiency using a Thermal Storage
Name of Researchers : Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan (P.I) Shahrani Bin Hj. Anuar, Darius Gnaraj Solomon
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000
Title : Performance of Shock Absorbers of Motorcycles Name of Researchers : Mohd Khalid Bin
Title : Performance of Shock Absorbers of Motorcycles
Name of Researchers : Mohd Khalid Bin Hassan (P.I) Ahmad Fakri Shaari, Darius Gnaraj Solomon
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000
Title : Performance of Shock Absorbers of Motorcycles Name of Researchers : Shahrani Bin Hj.
Title : Performance of Shock Absorbers of Motorcycles
Name of Researchers : Shahrani Bin Hj. Anuar (P.I) Wahyu Kuntjoro
Duration : 48 Month
Type of Grant : IRPA
Amount of Grant (RM) : 144,000

YEAR 2001

Title : Development of Activated Carbon Based Natural Gas Storage System Name of Researchers :
Title : Development of Activated Carbon Based Natural Gas Storage System
Name of Researchers : Hamidun Bin Md Isa (P.I) Ya'kub Md. Taib, Ku Halim Bin Ku Hamid
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Development of Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) Model for Specific Manufacturing Industry Name of
Title : Development of Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) Model for Specific Manufacturing Industry
Name of Researchers : Ahmed Bin Jaffar (P.I) Nor Hayati Saad
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Structural Optimization using Measurable Design Variables Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I)
Title : Structural Optimization using Measurable Design Variables
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Mohomad Nor Berhan, Ahmad Kamil Hussain
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000

YEAR 2002

Title : Development of Motorcycle Suspension System Test Rig Name of Researchers : Darius Gnanaraj
Title : Development of Motorcycle Suspension System Test Rig
Name of Researchers : Darius Gnanaraj Solomon (P.I) Valliyappan David A/L Natarajan, Mohd Khalid Has-
san
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Characterization of Homogeneous Feedstock for Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Process Name of Researchers
Title : Characterization of Homogeneous Feedstock for Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Process
Name of Researchers : Muhammad Hussain Bin Ismail (P.I) Junaidah Binti Jai, Nor Hafiez Bin Mohamad Nor
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Damage Analysis of Fibre- Reinforced Concrete Name of Researchers : Ya'Kub Bin Md
Title : Damage Analysis of Fibre- Reinforced Concrete
Name of Researchers : Ya'Kub Bin Md Taib (P.I) Afidah bt Abu Bakar (FKA UiTM), Mohd Hanafiah Abidin
(FSG UiTM)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Impact and Post Impact Behaviour of PP/Glass Fibre/Polymer Matrix Composite Material Name of
Title : Impact and Post Impact Behaviour of PP/Glass Fibre/Polymer Matrix Composite Material
Name of Researchers : Ya'Kub Bin Md Taib (P.I) Mohd Juzaila Bin Abd. Latif, Azmi Bin Ibrahim (FKA UiTM)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000
Title : Linking and Matching Engineering Education with the Requirement of Industry Name of Researchers
Title : Linking and Matching Engineering Education with the Requirement of Industry
Name of Researchers : Mohamed Dahalan Mohamed Ramli (P.I) Darius Gnanaraj Solomon, Suhaime Bin
Suparman
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000

YEAR 2002

Title : Optimization of Structural Configuration Using Mathematical Programming Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro
Title : Optimization of Structural Configuration Using Mathematical Programming
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000
Title : Removal of Discomfort by the Reduction of Machine Vibration Name of Researchers :
Title : Removal of Discomfort by the Reduction of Machine Vibration
Name of Researchers : Md Fuad Bin Bahari @ Bukhari (P.I) Darius Gnanaraj Solomon, Nor Hayati Binti Saad
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Aircraft Structural Integrity Monitoring (RMAF & CAIDMARK) Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro
Title : Aircraft Structural Integrity Monitoring (RMAF & CAIDMARK)
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro
Duration : 48 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 180,000

YEAR 2003

Title : Direct Injection For Gasoline Engine Towards Improving The Fuel Economy And Minimum Pollution
Title : Direct Injection For Gasoline Engine Towards Improving The Fuel Economy And Minimum Pollution
Name of Researchers : Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng (P.I) Rahim Bin Atan (Member)
Duration : 36 Month
Type of Grant : IRPA
Amount of Grant (RM) : 250,000
Title : Optimum Combination Between Fix Air, Fuel Ratio and Variable Ignition Strength for Combustion
Title : Optimum Combination Between Fix Air, Fuel Ratio and Variable Ignition Strength for Combustion in
Spark Ignition Internal Combustion
Name of Researchers : Rahim Bin Atan (P.I) Wan Ahmad Najmi Bin Wan Mohamed
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Stress Analysis of a Riveted Repair on a stiffened Panel (Aircraft Stiffened Skin
Title : Stress Analysis of a Riveted Repair on a stiffened Panel (Aircraft Stiffened Skin Structure)
Name of Researchers : Ramzyzan Bin Ramly (P.I) Wahyu Kuntjoro (Member)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Preliminary Development of Micro Aerial Vehicle Name of Researchers : Nazri Bin Mohamad
Title : Preliminary Development of Micro Aerial Vehicle
Name of Researchers : Nazri Bin Mohamad (P.I) Wahyu Kuntjoro, Rizal Effendy Bin Mohd Nasir
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Development of a Machinery Component Cleaning Rig Using the Concept of Heated Fluidized
Title : Development of a Machinery Component Cleaning Rig Using the Concept of Heated Fluidized Bed
Technology
Name of Researchers : Shahrani Bin Hj. Anuar (P.I) Wan Ahmad Najmi Bin Wan Mohamed, Nor Azmmi Bin
Masripan
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant : 20,000

YEAR 2003

Title : An Investigation Of Dynamic Characteristics Of A Rectangular Cracked Beam Name of Researchers
Title : An Investigation Of Dynamic Characteristics Of A Rectangular Cracked Beam
Name of Researchers : Ahmad Azlan Bin Mat Isa (P.I) Sahril Bin Kushairi
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,000
Title : Application Of Shot Peening Process To Improve Fatigue Life Of Automative Valves Name
Title : Application Of Shot Peening Process To Improve Fatigue Life Of Automative Valves
Name of Researchers : Mohamed Dahalan Mohamed Ramli (P.I) Shahrul Azam Bin Abdullah @ Ab Aziz,
Aidah Binti Jumahat
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Dynamic Characteristics of Laminated Rotors Name of Researchers : Ahmad Azlan Bin Mat
Title : Dynamic Characteristics of Laminated Rotors
Name of Researchers : Ahmad Azlan Bin Mat Isa (P.I) Mohamed Dahalan Mohamed Ramli, Ahmad Fakri
Bin Shaari
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Experimental Studies On Cold And Warm Ceramic Powders Compaction Processes: Application To Malaysian
Title : Experimental Studies On Cold And Warm Ceramic Powders Compaction Processes: Application To
Malaysian Powder Metallurgy Industries
Name of Researchers : Aidah Binti Jumahat (P.I) Ahmad Kamal Ariffin Mohd Ihsan (UKM), Nor Hayati Binti
Saad
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 37,383
Title : Failure Analysis of Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials Used in Malaysian Industries Name of
Title : Failure Analysis of Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials Used in Malaysian Industries
Name of Researchers : Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud (P.I) Wahyu Kuntjoro, Aidah Binti Jumahat
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000

YEAR 2003

Title : Simulation Studies on Cold and Warm Compaction Processes of Iron Powders Using Finite
Title : Simulation Studies on Cold and Warm Compaction Processes of Iron Powders Using Finite Element
Methods
Name of Researchers : Aidah Binti Jumahat (P.I) Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000
Title : Determination of Mechanical and Chemical Properties of Brake Pads for Light Rail Transit
Title : Determination of Mechanical and Chemical Properties of Brake Pads for Light Rail Transit Application
Name of Researchers : Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan (P.I) Darius Gnanaraj Solomon, Valliyappan David A/L
Natarajan, Shahrul Azam Bin Abdullah @ Ab Aziz
Duration : 36 Month
Type of Grant : IRPA
Amount of Grant (RM) : 998,000
Title : Development of Basic Rules Determination of New Shipyard Location in Perlis Indera Kayangan
Title : Development of Basic Rules Determination of New Shipyard Location in Perlis Indera Kayangan Using
Remote Sensing And GIS
Name of Researchers : Shaharudin Bin Ahmad (P.I) Hamzah Bin A Bakar, Abd Manan Samad (FSUG UiTM),
Mahmud Ibrahim (FKE UiTM)
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : IRPA
Amount of Grant (RM) : 202,000
Title : Khidmat kepakaran untuk mengukur tahap getaran (vibration levels) di MASASINAR (M) Sdn. Bhd.,
Title : Khidmat kepakaran untuk mengukur tahap getaran (vibration levels) di MASASINAR (M) Sdn. Bhd.,
Pandamaran, Klang.
Name of Researchers : Valliyappan David A/L Natarajan
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000
Title : On-line Machining Name of Researchers : Wayhu Kunjoro (P.I) Abdul Rahman Omar, Juri
Title : On-line Machining
Name of Researchers : Wayhu Kunjoro (P.I) Abdul Rahman Omar, Juri Saidon, Jamaluddin Mahmud
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 130,000

YEAR 2003

Title : Development of Material Handling Techniques to Improve Occupational Health in Malaysian Small and
Title : Development of Material Handling Techniques to Improve Occupational Health in Malaysian Small
and Medium Industries (SMIs)
Name of Researchers : Abdul Rahman Omar (P.I) Hj Md Fuad Bahari, Dr Darius Gnanaraj Solomon, Ismail
Nasirudin
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 163,000
Title : Development Of A Fibre Optic Anemometer Name of Researchers : Nor Hayati Binti
Title : Development Of A Fibre Optic Anemometer
Name of Researchers : Nor Hayati Binti Saad (P.I) Zuriati Janin (FKE UiTM)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : The Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for TNB High Tension Cable Inspection Name
Title : The Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for TNB High Tension Cable Inspection
Name of Researchers : Wan Mazlina Binti Wan Mohamed (P.I) Nazri Bin Mohamad (Member)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,000

YEAR 2004

Title : Natural Frequency Analysis of a Light Weight Box Structure Name of Researchers :
Title : Natural Frequency Analysis of a Light Weight Box Structure
Name of Researchers : Sahril Bin Kushairi (P.I) Kausalyah A/P Venkatason, Wahyu Kuntjoro
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 17,000
Title : Optimization of Truss Structure Based on Member Disposition Name of Researchers : Wahyu
Title : Optimization of Truss Structure Based on Member Disposition
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 18,100
Title : Stress Analysis on a Bonded Patch Repair on a Stiffened Panel (Aircraft Skin
Title : Stress Analysis on a Bonded Patch Repair on a Stiffened Panel (Aircraft Skin Structure)
Name of Researchers : Ramzyzan Bin Ramly (P.I) Wahyu Kuntjoro
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : A Study on Mechanical Properties and Fatigue Behaviour of Oil Palm Fruit Bunch
Title : A Study on Mechanical Properties and Fatigue Behaviour of Oil Palm Fruit Bunch Fibre Composite (A
Study on Mechnical Properties and Mechanical Behaviour of Oil Palm Fruit Bunch Fibre Composite for
Automotive Application)
Name of Researchers : Anizah Binti Kalam (P.I) Zahurin Binti Halim, Nor 'Aini Binti Wahab
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Development Of On-Line Mechanical Engineering Design And Manufacturing Process Name of Researchers :
Title : Development Of On-Line Mechanical Engineering Design And Manufacturing Process
Name of Researchers : Juri Bin Saedon (P.I) Wahyu Kuntjoro, Abdul Rahman Omar, Jamaluddin Bin Mah-
mud
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : IRPA
Amount of Grant (RM) : 130,000

YEAR 2004

Title : Optimisation of the Process Control in Thermoplastic Injection Moulding Using Design of Experiment
Title : Optimisation of the Process Control in Thermoplastic Injection Moulding Using Design of Experiment
(DOE) method , Side Mirror Case Study
Name of Researchers : Juri Bin Saedon (P.I) Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud, Suhaime Bin Sapari
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 18,700
Title : Development and Improvement of the Car Seat Polyurethane Injection Moulding Process Name of
Title : Development and Improvement of the Car Seat Polyurethane Injection Moulding Process
Name of Researchers : Ahmed Bin Jaffar (P.I) Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud (Member)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 43,970
Title : Conducting Polymers as Sacrifical Anodes in Cathodic Protection of Buried Pipes Name of
Title : Conducting Polymers as Sacrifical Anodes in Cathodic Protection of Buried Pipes
Name of Researchers : Shahrani Bin Hj. Anuar (P.I) Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan, Darius Gnanaraj Solomon
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 25,000
Title : Optimization of Gating System Design in Casting Iron Component by Casting Simulation Name
Title : Optimization of Gating System Design in Casting Iron Component by Casting Simulation
Name of Researchers : Bulan Binti Abdullah (P.I) Muhammad Hussain Bin Ismail, Aidah Binti Jumahat
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 26,000
Title : An investigation of Rheaological Behavior of Water Soluble Binder System fo Metal Injection
Title : An investigation of Rheaological Behavior of Water Soluble Binder System fo Metal Injection Mold-
ing (MIM) Feedstock
Name of Researchers : Muhammad Hussain Bin Ismail (P.I) Mohd Afian Bin Omar (UKM) Nor Hafiez Bin
Mohamad Nor
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 43,162

YEAR 2005

Title : Outdoor Navigation of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs): Simulation Analysis of Transversibility of Tracked
Title : Outdoor Navigation of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs): Simulation Analysis of Transversibility of
Tracked UGVs
Name of Researchers : Muhammad Azmi Bin Ayub (P.I) Low Cheng Yee, Ahmad Maliki Omar (FKE UiTM)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 18,500
Title : Application of Lamb Waves in Wear Detection on Aluminium Plate Name of Researchers
Title : Application of Lamb Waves in Wear Detection on Aluminium Plate
Name of Researchers : Nik Rosli Bin Abdullah (P.I) Shahrul Azam Bin Abdullah @ Ab Aziz, Muhammad Hus-
sain Bin Ismail
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Interfacial Toughness and Damage Behavior of Carbon/Glass Fibre Hybrid Composite Name of Researchers
Title : Interfacial Toughness and Damage Behavior of Carbon/Glass Fibre Hybrid Composite
Name of Researchers : Zuraidah Binti Salleh (P.I) Ya'Kub Bin Md Taib, Azli Bin Abd Razak
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 12,000
Title : Study on Stability of A Novel Binder System Based on Palm Oil in
Title : Study on Stability of A Novel Binder System Based on Palm Oil in Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Ap-
plication
Name of Researchers : Muhammad Hussain Bin Ismail (P.I) Aidah Binti Jumahat, Norhamidi Mohamad
(UKM)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Beam Structure Made of Oil Palm Fibre-Epoxy Composite – Investigation of Mechanical Properties
Title : Beam Structure Made of Oil Palm Fibre-Epoxy Composite – Investigation of Mechanical Properties
Name of Researchers : Valliyappan David A/L Natarajan (P.I) Mimi Azlina Binti Abu Bakar, Wahyu Kuntjoro,
Anizah Binti Kalam
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 12,000

YEAR 2005

Title : Development of Material Handling Techniques to improve Occupational Health in Malaysian Small and
Title : Development of Material Handling Techniques to improve Occupational Health in Malaysian Small
and Medium Industries (SMIs)
Name of Researchers : Abdul Rahman Omar (P.I) Md Fuad Bin Bahari @ Bukhari, Darius Gnanaraj Solomon
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : IRPA
Amount of Grant (RM) : 163,000
Title : Aerodynamics of Blended Wing Body (BWB) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Title : Aerodynamics of Blended Wing Body (BWB) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle using Computational Fluid
Dynamics (CFD)
Name of Researchers : Aman Mohd Ihsan Bin Mamat (P.I) Zulkiflee Ngah, Rizal Effendy Bin Mohd Nasir
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 11,000
Title : Development of the Pick-and-Place Robotics Chucking System Name of Researchers : Ahmed Bin
Title : Development of the Pick-and-Place Robotics Chucking System
Name of Researchers : Ahmed Bin Jaffar (P.I) Roseleena Binte Jaafar, Sukarnur Bin Che Abdullah
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Performance Analysis of a Frictionless Inertial Torque Transfer Device for Automotive Transmission Name
Title : Performance Analysis of a Frictionless Inertial Torque Transfer Device for Automotive Transmission
Name of Researchers : Ramzyzan Bin Ramly (P.I) Valliyappan David A/L Natarajan, Idris Bin Saad
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 14,000
Title : Integrating Mechatronics Engineering with Entrepreneurship in Outcome-Based Postgraduate Edu- cation in Malaysia
Title : Integrating Mechatronics Engineering with Entrepreneurship in Outcome-Based Postgraduate Edu-
cation in Malaysia
Name of Researchers : Roseleena Binte Jaafar (P.I) Muhammad Azmi Bin Ayub, Nor Afifah Binti Yahaya,
Zulkifli Abdul Majid (FKE UiTM)
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 11,944

YEAR 2005

Title : Development of Novel Bio-ceramics using MgO and ZrO2 Name of Researchers : Mimi
Title : Development of Novel Bio-ceramics using MgO and ZrO2
Name of Researchers : Mimi Azlina Binti Abu Bakar (P.I) Valliyappan David A/L Natarajan, Shahrul Azam Bin
Abdullah @ Ab Aziz
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 12,000

YEAR 2006

Title : Development of A Principal Approach For The Transverse Strength of A Semi-SWATH Vessel
Title : Development of A Principal Approach For The Transverse Strength of A Semi-SWATH Vessel
Name of Researchers : Shaharudin Bin Ahmad (P.I) Hamzah Bin A Bakar, Yupiter Harangan Prasada Manu-
rung, Junaidah Binti Rahmad, Rizal Effendy Bin Mohd Nasir
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E—Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 178,000
Title : Macrostructure Analysis of Perodua MyVi Brake Pedal Component Name of Researchers : Muhammad
Title : Macrostructure Analysis of Perodua MyVi Brake Pedal Component
Name of Researchers : Muhammad Hussain Bin Ismail
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 540
Title : Novel System Of Grading Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) Of Oil Palm Fruit Name
Title : Novel System Of Grading Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) Of Oil Palm Fruit
Name of Researchers : Azli Bin Abd Razak (P.I) Sahril Bin Kushairi, Nor Hayati Binti Saad
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,750
Title : FE Analysis of Pressure Vessel (TEPAT TEKNIK Sdn. Bhd.) Name of Researchers :
Title : FE Analysis of Pressure Vessel (TEPAT TEKNIK Sdn. Bhd.)
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro, Juri Bin Saedon
Duration : 1 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 5,000
Title : Evaluation of Product Quality and Production Machine In Harvik Rubber Industries Sdn. Bhd.,
Title : Evaluation of Product Quality and Production Machine In Harvik Rubber Industries Sdn. Bhd., Prai,
Penang
Name of Researchers : Muhammad Hussain Bin Ismail, Valliyappan David A/L Natarajan
Duration : 1 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 5,000

YEAR 2006

Title : Air-Conditioning Flow Simulation Using CFD Name of Researchers : Ow Chee Sheng @
Title : Air-Conditioning Flow Simulation Using CFD
Name of Researchers : Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Kajian Ke Atas Pelan Sistem Maklumat Penyediaan Keperluan Fungsi, Pengediaan Dan Penilaian Do-
Title : Kajian Ke Atas Pelan Sistem Maklumat Penyediaan Keperluan Fungsi, Pengediaan Dan Penilaian Do-
kumen Tender Untuk Jabatan Keselamatan Dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan, Malaysia, Fasa 2B
Name of Researchers : Abdul Rahman Omar
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000

YEAR 2007

Title : Comparison Of Mechanical Properties For Plypropylene (PP) Laminated On Fiberglass/Epoxy Resin And Aluminium
Title : Comparison Of Mechanical Properties For Plypropylene (PP) Laminated On Fiberglass/Epoxy Resin
And Aluminium Net/Epoxy Resin Composites
Name of Researchers : Zuraidah Binti Salleh (P.I) Nor Amalina Binti Nordin, Idris Bin Saad
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 35,000
Title : A Method of Determining The Verticality of A Leaning Building Using Digital Close-Range
Title : A Method of Determining The Verticality of A Leaning Building Using Digital Close-Range Photogram-
metric and Engineering Precision Measurement Approach
Name of Researchers : Shaharudin Bin Ahmad
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 168,000
Title : Socio-economic Impact Study of 2nd Kenyir Dam Ulu Terangganu Name of Researchers :
Title : Socio-economic Impact Study of 2nd Kenyir Dam Ulu Terangganu
Name of Researchers : Razmi Bin Chik
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,000
Title : A Comparison Study Between Theoretical, Finite Element And Testing Of Auxetic Composite Plate
Title : A Comparison Study Between Theoretical, Finite Element And Testing Of Auxetic Composite Plate
Using Unidirectional Carbon Fibre UFC385/Polyester Resin
Name of Researchers : Mohd Azman Bin Yahaya (P.I) Zulkifli Bin Mohamed, Nor Fazli Bin Adull Manan
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : STG—IRDC
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,000
Title : Research Contract for CFD Studies on Various Geometrics (IEV Group Sdn. Bhd.) Name
Title : Research Contract for CFD Studies on Various Geometrics (IEV Group Sdn. Bhd.)
Name of Researchers : Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng, Fauziah Binti Jerai @ Junaidi
Duration : 6 Month
Type of Grant : Consultany
Amount of Grant (RM) : 30,000

YEAR 2007

Title : Static/fatigue Analysis of Aircraft Radar Pressure Box (AIROD) Name of Researchers : Wahyu
Title : Static/fatigue Analysis of Aircraft Radar Pressure Box (AIROD)
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Rizal Effendy Bin Mohd Nasir, Zulkiflee Ngah, Ramzyzan Bin
Ramly
Duration : 1 Month
Type of Grant : Consultany
Amount of Grant (RM) : 30,000
Title : Characterization of a Novel Light-Weight Metal Matrix Composite with Nanomaterials Reinforce- ment Name
Title : Characterization of a Novel Light-Weight Metal Matrix Composite with Nanomaterials Reinforce-
ment
Name of Researchers : Bulan Binti Abdullah (P.I) Muhammad Hussain Bin Ismail, Zahurin Binti Halim, Aidah
Binti Jumahat
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E-Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 268,000
Title : The Dynamic Characterization of Rotating Shaft with Cracks (Single or Multiple) Name of
Title : The Dynamic Characterization of Rotating Shaft with Cracks (Single or Multiple)
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Ahmad Azlan Bin Mat Isa
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 30,000
Title : Aerodynamics Prediction of Blended Wing Body (BWB) of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Using
Title : Aerodynamics Prediction of Blended Wing Body (BWB) of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Using
Wind Tunnel Experimental Approach
Name of Researchers : Wirachman Wisnoe (P.I) Wahyu Kuntjoro, Aman Mohd Ihsan Bin Mamat, Rizal Ef-
fendy Bin Mohd Nasir
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 30,000
Title : Finite Element Course (SCM Sdn. Bhd.) Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I)
Title : Finite Element Course (SCM Sdn. Bhd.)
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I)
Duration : 1 Weeks
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 6,000

YEAR 2007

Title : Real-Time Control System Design Training dengan Imath Name of Researchers : Muhammad Azmi
Title : Real-Time Control System Design Training dengan Imath
Name of Researchers : Muhammad Azmi Bin Ayub
Duration : 2 Weeks
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 35,000
Title : Workshop on Sample Preparation Method and Microscopic Examination 2007 Name of Researchers :
Title : Workshop on Sample Preparation Method and Microscopic Examination 2007
Name of Researchers : Nor Amalina Binti Nordin, Nor 'Aini Binti Wahab, Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 12,000
Title : Malaysia Symposium on Advances in Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials 2007 (APM2'07) Name
Title : Malaysia Symposium on Advances in Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials 2007 (APM2'07)
Name of Researchers : Roseleena Binte Jaafar, Nor 'Aini Binti Wahab, Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 8,000
Title : Mereka Semula Alat/Mesin Pembakaran Sekam Name of Researchers : Rahim Bin Atan Duration
Title : Mereka Semula Alat/Mesin Pembakaran Sekam
Name of Researchers : Rahim Bin Atan
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 5,000
Title : An In-Process Robot Calibration Of Serial Link Manipulator Arm Based On A 3-D
Title : An In-Process Robot Calibration Of Serial Link Manipulator Arm Based On A 3-D Machine Vision For
Minimal Invasive Orthopedic Surgery Operation
Name of Researchers : Muhammad Azmi Bin Ayub (P.I) Roseleena Binte Jaafar, Ahmad Maliki Omar (FKE
UiTM)
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E-Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 230,000

YEAR 2007

Title : Anatomically-Corrected-Testbed (ACT) for Anthropomophic Multfingered Robotics Hand Name of Researchers : Ahmed
Title : Anatomically-Corrected-Testbed (ACT) for Anthropomophic Multfingered Robotics Hand
Name of Researchers : Ahmed Bin Jaffar (P.I) Azianti Binti Ismail, Roseleena Binte Jaafar, Nasriah Zakariah
(USM)
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E-Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 255,500
Title : A Novel Corrosion Resistant Cast Iron With Optimized Mechanical And Physical Characterization Name
Title : A Novel Corrosion Resistant Cast Iron With Optimized Mechanical And Physical Characterization
Name of Researchers : Bulan Binti Abdullah (P.I) Roseleena Binte Jaafar, Ahmed Bin Jaffar, Wan Shabuddin
Wan Ali (FKK UiTM)
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E-Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 136,800
Title : Impact and Post Impact Properties of Metal Fibre Composite Materials Name of Researchers
Title : Impact and Post Impact Properties of Metal Fibre Composite Materials
Name of Researchers : Ya'Kub Bin Md Taib (P.I) Wahyu Kuntjoro
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E-Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 227,000
Title : A New Computerized And Automated Grading System For Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) In
Title : A New Computerized And Automated Grading System For Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) In Palm Oil Mill
Name of Researchers : Ahmed Bin Jaffar (P.I) Bulan Binti Abdullah, Roseleena Binte Jaafar, Wan Shabuddin
Wan Ali (FKK UiTM), Nursuriati Jamil (FTMSK UiTM)
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E-Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 236,000
Title : Impact and Post Impact Of Fibre-Metal Laminates Name of Researchers : Ya'Kub Bin
Title : Impact and Post Impact Of Fibre-Metal Laminates
Name of Researchers : Ya'Kub Bin Md Taib (P.I) Zuraidah Binti Salleh, Azli Bin Abd Razak, Wahyu Kuntjoro
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E-Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 270,000

YEAR 2007

Title : To Study The Effect Of Dielectric On The Performance Of Electrical Discharge Machining
Title : To Study The Effect Of Dielectric On The Performance Of Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)
Name of Researchers : Md Fuad Bin Bahari @ Bukhari (P.I) Sunhaji Bin Haji Kiyai Abas, Norliana Binti Mohd
Abbas
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 60,000
Title : Characterization of Newly Developed Feedstock for Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Application using Titanium
Title : Characterization of Newly Developed Feedstock for Metal Injection Molding (MIM) Application using
Titanium mix with Palm Stearin Binder System
Name of Researchers : Nor Hafiez Bin Mohamad Nor (P.I) Muhammad Hussain Bin Ismail, Nor Azizah Binti
Ma'Som, Norhamidi Mohamad (UKM)
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 100,000
Title : Ergonomic Interventions In The Manufacturing Of Air Handlers For Air Conditioning Plants Name
Title : Ergonomic Interventions In The Manufacturing Of Air Handlers For Air Conditioning Plants
Name of Researchers : Loo Huck Soo (P.I) Paul Yeow Heng Ping (MMU), Mohd Ridhwan Bin Mohammed
Redza
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 54,500
Title : Tensile Analysis of Automotive Chain Components Name of Researchers : Muhammad Hussain Bin
Title : Tensile Analysis of Automotive Chain Components
Name of Researchers : Muhammad Hussain Bin Ismail
Duration : 2 Weeks
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 7,000
Title : CFD Simulation of Thermal Environment Near Outdoor Condensing Unit For KL Sentral Condominium
Title : CFD Simulation of Thermal Environment Near Outdoor Condensing Unit For KL Sentral Condominium
Name of Researchers : Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng
Duration : 2 Weeks
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000

YEAR 2007

Title : Program Latihan Dalaman Corporate Diploma Bagi Syarikat Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad Name of
Title : Program Latihan Dalaman Corporate Diploma Bagi Syarikat Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad
Name of Researchers : Aman Mohd Ihsan Bin Mamat, Yupiter Harangan Prasada Manurung, Roseleena
Binte Jaafar, Shaharudin Bin Ahmad
Duration : 2 Weeks
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 5,000
Title : To Study The Effect of Dielectric on The Performance of Electrical Discharge Machining
Title : To Study The Effect of Dielectric on The Performance of Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)
Name of Researchers : Norliana Binti Mohd Abbas (P.I) Sunhaji Bin Haji Kiyai Abas
Duration : 30 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 30,000

YEAR 2008

Title : Socio-Economic Study of the Proposed Development of Oil and Gas Integrated Facility at
Title : Socio-Economic Study of the Proposed Development of Oil and Gas Integrated Facility at Tangga
Batu, Melaka
Name of Researchers : Razmi Bin Chik, Mohammad Said Zainol (FTMSK UiTM), Arzami Zaharim (UKM)
Duration : 8 Month
Type of Grant : Consultancy
Amount of Grant (RM) : 146,900
Title : A New Fuel Cell Powered Propulsion System For A Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Title : A New Fuel Cell Powered Propulsion System For A Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Name of Researchers : Thomas Arthur Ward (P.I) Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng, Wahyu Kuntjoro, Nor
'Aini Binti Wahab, Ahmad Maliki Omar (FKE UiTM)
Duration : 18 Month
Type of Grant : E—Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 250,000
Title : Design Parameters For The Development Of Wing Test Rig For Static Test Experiment
Title : Design Parameters For The Development Of Wing Test Rig For Static Test Experiment
Name of Researchers : Ramzyzan Bin Ramly (P.I) Wahyu Kuntjoro, Wirachman Wisnoe, Rizal Effendy Bin
Mohd Nasir, Aman Mohd Ihsan Bin Mamat
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 48,000
Title : Frame Configuration Optimization Using Neural Network Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I)
Title : Frame Configuration Optimization Using Neural Network
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Zulkifli Bin Mohamed, Muhamad Azhan Bin Anuar
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 16,000
Title : Workshop on Sample Preparation Method and Microscopic Examination 2008, Sample Prep'08 Name of
Title : Workshop on Sample Preparation Method and Microscopic Examination 2008, Sample Prep'08
Name of Researchers : Norliana Binti Mohd Abbas, Nor Amalina Binti Nordin, Nor 'Aini Binti Wahab,
Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan
Duration : 2 Weeks
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 16,000

YEAR 2008

Title : Automated Tyre Buffing Machine Name of Researchers : Azianti Binti Ismail Duration :
Title : Automated Tyre Buffing Machine
Name of Researchers : Azianti Binti Ismail
Duration : 2 Weeks
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000
Title : Failure Analysis of Transmission Tower (DOSH) Name of Researchers : Ahmad Azlan Bin
Title : Failure Analysis of Transmission Tower (DOSH)
Name of Researchers : Ahmad Azlan Bin Mat Isa, Wahyu Kuntjoro, Ya'Kub Bin Md Taib
Duration : 3 Month
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 30,000
Title : Dynamics and Control of Underactuated Systems with Applications in Robotics Name of Researchers
Title : Dynamics and Control of Underactuated Systems with Applications in Robotics
Name of Researchers : Ahmad Azlan Bin Mat Isa (P.I) Zamri Bin Abdul Rahman, Habil Bodo Heimann
(Germany)
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 74,000
Title : Computation of Thermal Environment Near Outdoor Condensing Units in a High-Rise Residential Building
Title : Computation of Thermal Environment Near Outdoor Condensing Units in a High-Rise Residential
Building
Name of Researchers : Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Computation of Thermal Environment Near Outdoor Condensing Units in a High-Rise Residential Building
Title : Computation of Thermal Environment Near Outdoor Condensing Units in a High-Rise Residential
Building
Name of Researchers : Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000

YEAR 2008

Title : Tenaga Pakar Dalam Ujian dan Analisa Forensik Name of Researchers : Ahmad Azlan
Title : Tenaga Pakar Dalam Ujian dan Analisa Forensik
Name of Researchers : Ahmad Azlan Bin Mat Isa, Ya'Kub Bin Md Taib
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000
Title : Press Shop Die Handling Investigation through Simulation Name of Researchers : Azianti Binti
Title : Press Shop Die Handling Investigation through Simulation
Name of Researchers : Azianti Binti Ismail (P.I)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Dana Kecemerlangan
Amount of Grant (RM) : 3,000

YEAR 2009

Title : Perundingan dan Pengujian Drop Impact bagi Sampel Komposit Name of Researchers : Zuraidah
Title : Perundingan dan Pengujian Drop Impact bagi Sampel Komposit
Name of Researchers : Zuraidah Binti Salleh, Mohd Azman Bin Yahaya
Duration : 1 Month
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 8,000
Title : Muscle Fatigue Solutions for Prolonged Standing at Workplace using Electro Myography (EMG) and
Title : Muscle Fatigue Solutions for Prolonged Standing at Workplace using Electro Myography (EMG) and
Customer Reliability Methodology
Name of Researchers : Abdul Rahman Omar (P.I) Alias Bin Mohd Saman, Isa Bin Halim (UTeM), Ibrahim Bin
Othman (FSSR)
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E—Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 143,000
Title : Process Optimization of Stamping Die Using Response Surface Methodology Method Name of Researchers
Title : Process Optimization of Stamping Die Using Response Surface Methodology Method
Name of Researchers : Abdul Rahman Omar (P.I) Wan Emri Bin Wan Abdul Rahaman, Roseleena Binte
Jaafar, Izdihar Binti Tharazi, Farrahshaida Binti Mohd Salleh
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E—Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 135,850
Title : High Static Low Dynamic Stiffness (HSLDS) Mechanism on Passive Car Suspension System Name
Title : High Static Low Dynamic Stiffness (HSLDS) Mechanism on Passive Car Suspension System
Name of Researchers : Mohd Asri Bin Mohd Nor (P.I) Muhamad Azhan Bin Anuar, Zulkifli Bin Mohamed
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Dana Kecemerlangan
Amount of Grant (RM) : 3,000
Title : Synthesis of Iron-Platinum Nanoparticles in Water-in-oil Microemulsions for High-density Storage Media
Title : Synthesis of Iron-Platinum Nanoparticles in Water-in-oil Microemulsions for High-density Storage
Media Application
Name of Researchers : Koay Mei Hyie (P.I)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Dana Kecemerlangan
Amount of Grant (RM) : 9,000

YEAR 2009

Title : A Non-destructive technique to obtain the tribological aspects of journal bearings using ultrasonic
Title : A Non-destructive technique to obtain the tribological aspects of journal bearings using ultrasonic
reflection measurement
Name of Researchers : Salmiah Binti Kasolang (P.I) Ramlan Bin Zailani, Azlin Binti Mohd Azmi, Junaidah
Binti Rahmad, Anizah Binti Kalam, Idris Bin Saad
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E—Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 136,000
Title : Workshop on Sample Preparation Method and Microscopic Examination 2009, Sample Prep'09 Name of
Title : Workshop on Sample Preparation Method and Microscopic Examination 2009, Sample Prep'09
Name of Researchers : Nor Amalina Binti Nordin, Nor 'Aini Binti Wahab, Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan
Duration : 2 Weeks
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : NASTRAN Composite Training Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Duration : 1
Title : NASTRAN Composite Training
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I)
Duration : 1 Month
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 4,200
Title : Process Optimization of Stamping Die Using Surface Methodology Method Name of Researchers :
Title : Process Optimization of Stamping Die Using Surface Methodology Method
Name of Researchers : Abdul Rahman Omar (P.I) Alias Mohd Saman, Ibrahim Othman, Isa Halim
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E—Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 135, 850
Title : Muscle Fatigue Solutions for Prolonged Standing at Workplace Using Electromyography (EMG) and Customer
Title : Muscle Fatigue Solutions for Prolonged Standing at Workplace Using Electromyography (EMG) and
Customer Reliability Methodology
Name of Researchers : Abdul Rahman Omar (P.I) Alias Mohd Saman, Ibrahim Othman, Isa Halim
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E—Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 145,000

YEAR 2010

Title : New Intelligent Tactile Sensor Principle using Single Miniature Sensing Element based on Optical
Title : New Intelligent Tactile Sensor Principle using Single Miniature Sensing Element based on Optical
Waveguide Transduction Method
Name of Researchers : Ahmed Bin Jaffar (P.I)
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 48,000
Title : Frame Configuration Optimization using Neutral Network Name of Researchers : Zulkifli Bin Mohamed
Title : Frame Configuration Optimization using Neutral Network
Name of Researchers : Zulkifli Bin Mohamed (P.I) Muhamad Azhan Bin Anuar, Mohd Suhairil Bin Meon
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Dana Kecemerlangan
Amount of Grant (RM) : 5,000
Title : Longitudinal Flight Control Surfaces of Blended Wing-Body (BWB) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Name of
Title : Longitudinal Flight Control Surfaces of Blended Wing-Body (BWB) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Wirachman Wisnoe, Rizal Effendy Bin Mohd Nasir
Duration : 18 Month
Type of Grant : Dana Kecemerlangan
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000
Title : Studying Thermal Performance of Split-Type Air-Conditioners at Building Re-Entrant Via Computer Simulation Name
Title : Studying Thermal Performance of Split-Type Air-Conditioners at Building Re-Entrant Via Computer
Simulation
Name of Researchers : Fauziah Binti Jerai @ Junaidi (P.I) Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Dana Kecemerlangan
Amount of Grant (RM) : 8,000
Title : Aerodynamic Analysis of Aerofoil of a Low Wind Speed Wind Turbine by Using
Title : Aerodynamic Analysis of Aerofoil of a Low Wind Speed Wind Turbine by Using CFD and Wind Tunnel
Test
Name of Researchers : Mohd Hafiz Bin Mohd Noh (P.I) Wirachman Wisnoe, Ahmad Hussein Bin Abdul
Hamid
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Dana Kecemerlangan
Amount of Grant (RM) : 9,000

YEAR 2010

Title : Ergonomics improvements in air handler manufacturing for air conditioning applications Name of Researchers
Title : Ergonomics improvements in air handler manufacturing for air conditioning applications
Name of Researchers : Loo Huck Soo (P.I) Paul Yeow Heng Ping (MMU), Mohd Ridhwan Bin Mohammed
Redza
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E—Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 162,000
Title : New Approach Using PD Active Force Control (PDAFC) of Twin Rotor Multi-Input Multi
Title : New Approach Using PD Active Force Control (PDAFC) of Twin Rotor Multi-Input Multi Output Sys-
tem (TRMS)
Name of Researchers : Zulkifli Bin Mohamed (P.I) Mohd Asri Bin Mohd Nor, Nor Fazli Bin Adull Manan,
Mohd Afzan Bin Mohd Anuar, Mohd Suhairil Bin Meon
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,000
Title : New Technique in Micro Channel Geometry Optimization of an Air Cooled Polymer Electrolyte
Title : New Technique in Micro Channel Geometry Optimization of an Air Cooled Polymer Electrolyte Mem-
brane Fuel Cell Bipolar Plate
Name of Researchers : Rahim Bin Atan (P.I) Ahmad Hussein Bin Abdul Hamid, Muhammad Fairuz Bin
Remeli
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 48,000
Title : Fatigue Load Parameters Measurement by Fiber Bragg Gratings Sensing under Variable Amplitide Loading
Title : Fatigue Load Parameters Measurement by Fiber Bragg Gratings Sensing under Variable Amplitide
Loading
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Ramzyzan Bin Ramly, Mohd Kamil Abd. Rahman
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 32,000
Title : Jatropha-Palm Blends As Biodiesel Fuel for Internal Combustion Engine: A Blending Process, Per-
Title : Jatropha-Palm Blends As Biodiesel Fuel for Internal Combustion Engine: A Blending Process, Per-
formance, Emissions and Lubricity Investigation
Name of Researchers : Norhasyima Binti Rahmad Sukor (P.I) T. M. Indra Mahlia, Masjuki Hj. Hassan, Umi
Kalsom Binti Ahmad
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 44,800

YEAR 2010

Title : Impact Energy Absorption of Multi Slotted Column for Automative Applications Name of Researchers
Title : Impact Energy Absorption of Multi Slotted Column for Automative Applications
Name of Researchers : Adam Tan Bin Taib (P.I) Hafizan Bin Hashim, Hafizi Bin Lukman
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,000
Title : Detection and Assessment of Damage Using Ambient Modal Response in 3D Structures with
Title : Detection and Assessment of Damage Using Ambient Modal Response in 3D Structures with Applica-
tions to Large Structures such as Tower Cranes anf Offshore
Name of Researchers : Ahmad Azlan Bin Mat Isa (P.I) Muhamad Azhan Bin Anuar, Mohamed Dahalan Mo-
hamed Ramli, Zamri Bin Abdul Rahman
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 48,000
Title : Performance Characteristics of Lubricant and Wear Characterization in an Automatic Transmission (AT) System
Title : Performance Characteristics of Lubricant and Wear Characterization in an Automatic Transmission
(AT) System
Name of Researchers : Salmiah Binti Kasolang (P.I) Che Faridah Binti Mat Taib, Ahmad Hussein Bin Abdul
Hamid, Mohd Hafiz Bin Mohd Noh
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 48,000
Title : New Framework Model of Integrated Total Quality Management (TQM) and Lean Manufacturing (LM)
Title : New Framework Model of Integrated Total Quality Management (TQM) and Lean Manufacturing
(LM) for Malaysian Automative Vendors
Name of Researchers : Azianti Binti Ismail (P.I) Ahmed Bin Jaffar, Salmiah Binti Kasolang
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,000
Title : New Heat Treatment Technique (Tempering-Austempered in single treatment) for Matrix Transfor- mation and
Title : New Heat Treatment Technique (Tempering-Austempered in single treatment) for Matrix Transfor-
mation and Mechanical Properties of Ductile Iron
Name of Researchers : Bulan Binti Abdullah (P.I) Ahmed Bin Jaffar, Freddawati Binti Rashiddy Wong,
Amirul Bin Abd. Rashid, Abdullah Ramli, Mahesh Kumar Talari, Syarif Junaidi Syarifuddin Djalil
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,000

YEAR 2010

Title : Intelligent Tactile Sensor System with Single Miniature Sensing Element based on Optical Waveguide
Title : Intelligent Tactile Sensor System with Single Miniature Sensing Element based on Optical Waveguide
Transduction Method
Name of Researchers : Ahmed Bin Jaffar (P.I) Hanafiah Bin Yussof, Low Cheng Yee, Amalina Binti Amir
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 48,000
Title : Numerical and Analytical Study of Compact Hydrogen Pen Fuel Cells Name of Researchers
Title : Numerical and Analytical Study of Compact Hydrogen Pen Fuel Cells
Name of Researchers : Thomas Arthur Ward (P.I) Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng, Wahyu Kuntjoro, Baljit
Singh A/L Bhathal Singh, Syed Mutaalib Aljunid
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 47,300
Title : Characterization of Impact Properties on New Laminated Kenaf Fiberglass Composite Name of Researchers
Title : Characterization of Impact Properties on New Laminated Kenaf Fiberglass Composite
Name of Researchers : Nor Fazli Bin Adull Manan (P.I) Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan, Ya'Kub Bin Md Taib,
Zuraidah Binti Salleh, Nik Rozlin Binti Nik Mohd Masdek
Duration : 36 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,940
Title : Modelling and Performance Characterization of a New Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis Name of
Title : Modelling and Performance Characterization of a New Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis
Name of Researchers : Mohd Nor Azmi Bin Ab Patar (P.I) Muhammad Azmi Bin Ayub, Mohd Hanif Bin
Mohd Ramli, Mohd Asri Bin Mohd Nor, Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud, Ahmad Khushairy Bin Makhtar, Adam
Tan Bin Taib
Duration : 36 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 46,440
Title : Adaptive Control for Hybrid-Actuated Robotic Finger Name of Researchers : Ahmad Yusri Bin
Title : Adaptive Control for Hybrid-Actuated Robotic Finger
Name of Researchers : Ahmad Yusri Bin Ismail (P.I) Low Cheng Yee, Hafizan Bin Hashim, Hayder M. A. Ali Al
-assadi, Zainoor Hailmee Bin Solihin
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,000

YEAR 2010

Title : New Configuration of Meso-Scale Hollow Cone Rocket Injectors for Improved Swirling Flow Charac-
Title : New Configuration of Meso-Scale Hollow Cone Rocket Injectors for Improved Swirling Flow Charac-
teristics
Name of Researchers : Ahmad Hussein Bin Abdul Hamid (P.I) Rahim Bin Atan, Mohd Hafiz Bin Mohd Noh,
Salmiah Binti Kasolang, Fauziah Binti Jerai @ Junaidi
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 40,000
Title : Investigation of Structural Features and Fuel Properties of Bio-Chars from Carboration of Biomass
Title : Investigation of Structural Features and Fuel Properties of Bio-Chars from Carboration of Biomass in
Various Pyrolizing Environments and Gas Compositions
Name of Researchers : Ramlan Bin Zailani (P.I) Mohd Syahar Bin Mohd Shawal, Hazran Bin Husain
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 48,000
Title : From Waste to Welth - A New Formulation of Waste Rubber Binder in
Title : From Waste to Welth - A New Formulation of Waste Rubber Binder in Metal Injection moulding of
M2 high Speed Steel components
Name of Researchers : Nor 'Aini Binti Wahab (P.I) Mohd Afian Omar, Ismail Nasiruddin Bin Ahmad, Nor
Amalina Binti Nordin, Amalina Binti Amir
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 99,724
Title : The Effect of Canards Configurations to the Aerodynamics of the Blended Wing Body
Title : The Effect of Canards Configurations to the Aerodynamics of the Blended Wing Body
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Wirachman Wisnoe, Zurriati Binti Mohd Ali
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : Dana Kecemerlangan
Amount of Grant (RM) : 7,000
Title : Finite Element Analysis to Determine the Mechanical Properties of Human Skin Name of
Title : Finite Element Analysis to Determine the Mechanical Properties of Human Skin
Name of Researchers : Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud (P.I) Azlin Binti Mohd Azmi, Mohd Hanif Bin Mohd Ramli
Duration : 12 Month
Type of Grant : Dana Kecemerlangan
Amount of Grant (RM) : 10,000

YEAR 2010

Title : Aerodynamic Design and Analysis of Yaw Control Surfaces for UiTM BWB BASELINE-II UAV
Title : Aerodynamic Design and Analysis of Yaw Control Surfaces for UiTM BWB BASELINE-II UAV
Name of Researchers : Wirachman Wisnoe (P.I) Wahyu Kuntjoro, Firdaus Bin Mohamad
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : Dana Kecemerlangan
Amount of Grant (RM) : 6,500
Title : New Flow Field configurations and process visualization of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel
Title : New Flow Field configurations and process visualization of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell
bipolar plate in aeffective water flooding management
Name of Researchers : Hazran Bin Husain (P.I) Rahim Bin Atan, Wan Ahmad Najmi Bin Wan Mohamed,
Baljit Singh A/L Bhathal Singh
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 49,940
Title : Conductivity Behavior of Alumina nanoparticle incorporated p[olymer Nanocomposites Prepared via Melt Mixing
Title : Conductivity Behavior of Alumina nanoparticle incorporated p[olymer Nanocomposites Prepared via
Melt Mixing Method
Name of Researchers : Shahrul Azam Bin Abdullah @ Ab Aziz (P.I) Oskar Hasdinor Hassan,
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 49,020
Title : Experimental Response Spectrum Investigation of the ShockCharacteristics of Bio-based Foam Com- posites Name
Title : Experimental Response Spectrum Investigation of the ShockCharacteristics of Bio-based Foam Com-
posites
Name of Researchers : Valliyappan David A/L Natarajan (P.I) Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan, Shahrul Azam Bin
Abdullah @ Ab Aziz
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 48,160
Title : A New Failure Criterion for Composite Material Name of Researchers : Ahmad Kamil
Title : A New Failure Criterion for Composite Material
Name of Researchers : Ahmad Kamil Bin Hussain (P.I) Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud, Mohd Suhairil Bin Meon
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 44,720

YEAR 2010

Title : The Effects of Secondary Filteron the Impact Behavior the Hybrid Polymer Composites Name
Title : The Effects of Secondary Filteron the Impact Behavior the Hybrid Polymer Composites
Name of Researchers : Anizah Binti Kalam (P.I) Mohamad Nor Bin Berhan, Shahrul Azam Bin Abdullah @
Ab Aziz
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 43,860
Title : Basic study of interface screw fixation stability in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Name
Title : Basic study of interface screw fixation stability in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Name of Researchers : Abdul Halim Bin Abdullah (P.I) Jamaluddin Bin Mahmud, Helmi Bin Rashid, Mu-
hamad Fauzi Bin Othman, Mohd Asri Bin Mohd Nor, Alias Bin Mohd Saman
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : FRGS
Amount of Grant (RM) : 50,740
Title : Investigation of draft system simulation using CFD for Tanjung Bin Power Plant (bersama
Title : Investigation of draft system simulation using CFD for Tanjung Bin Power Plant (bersama SIRIM)
Name of Researchers : Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng (P.I) Hamidun Bin Md Isa, Fauziah Binti Jerai @
Junaidi
Duration : 6 Month
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 5,000
Title : Endorsement of technical design process for fabrication of bipolar plate, mea and fuel
Title : Endorsement of technical design process for fabrication of bipolar plate, mea and fuel cell stack
Name of Researchers : Ow Chee Sheng @ Aw Hee Teng (P.I) Hamidun Bin Md Isa, Fauziah Binti Jerai @
Junaidi
Duration : 6 Month
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 20,000
Title : Achieving robotic welding quality on ship panel structure with optimized distortion and minimal
Title : Achieving robotic welding quality on ship panel structure with optimized distortion and minimal de-
fects using FEA and advanced NDT
Name of Researchers : Yupiter Harangan Prasada Manurung (P.I) Esa Haruman, Shaharudin Bin Ahmad,
mohzani bin mokhtar, samsudin bin bani
Duration : 24 Month
Type of Grant : E– Science
Amount of Grant (RM) : 200,000

YEAR 2010

Title : NASTRAN Heat Transfer Training Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Duration :
Title : NASTRAN Heat Transfer Training
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I)
Duration : 1 Month
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 4,200
Title : Finite Element Training to SIRIM Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I) Duration
Title : Finite Element Training to SIRIM
Name of Researchers : Wahyu Kuntjoro (P.I)
Duration : 1 Month
Type of Grant : Consultant
Amount of Grant (RM) : 32,000