Penn State Harrisburg

Issam Abu-Mahfouz, Ph.D.

· Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Science, Engineering, and Technology


ASME Student Club Advisor

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member of the Vibration Institute (VI)
  • Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Member of Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear Vibrations and Chaos
  • Machine Health Monitoring using Vibration and Acoustic Signals
  • Artificial Neural Network for Pattern Recognition
  • Rotor Dynamics and Bearing Design

Courses Taught

  • MET 454, Automatic Controls
  • MET 481, MET 486, Senior Design (Capstone) Project
  • MET 341, Mechanical Measurements and Instrumentation
  • MET 308, Solid Modeling
  • MET 432, Fluid Power
  • ET 300, Statics
  • ME 461, Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 451, Advanced Machine Design Problems

Publications and Research

  • Abu-Mahfouz, I., Gearbox Health Monitoring Experiment Using Vibration Signals. Journal of Engineering Technology (Spring 2007), pp. 26-31.
  • Abu-Mahfouz, I., and Adams, M. L., Numerical Study of Some Nonlinear Dynamics of a Rotor Supported on a Three-Pad Tilting Pad Journal Bearing (TPJB). ASME Transactions Journal of Vibration & Acoustics, Vol. 127, No. 3 (June 2005), pp. 262-272.
  • Abu-Mahfouz, I., A Comparative Study of Three Artificial Neural Networks for the Detection and Classification of Gear Faults. International Journal of General Systems, Vol. 34, No. 3 (June, 2005), pp. 261-277.
  • Abu-Mahfouz, I., Drill Flank Wear Estimation Using Supervised Vector Quantization Neural Networks. Neural Computing & Applications, Vol. 14, No. 3 (September 2005), pp. 167-175.
  • Abu-Mahfouz, I., Drilling Wear Detection and Classification Using Vibration Signals and Artificial Neural Network, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Vol. 43 (2003), pp. 707-720.
  • Trautenback, U., and Abu-Mahfouz, I., Using Sound and Vibration Signals to Monitor Cell Wear on Anilox Rolls. Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation. Vol. 19, No. 4 (December 2003), pp. 187-198.