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Fadi Abu-Farha

Dr. Fadi Abu-FarhaAssistant Professor
4 Research Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Fadi Abu-Farha (FADI) received a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 2007. After over three years as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State Erie, Fadi joined Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in January 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Automotive Engineering.

 Fadi’s prime area of research is “Lightweight Materials and their Manufacturing”; his research activities have been targeting greater utilization of lightweight materials in the transportation sector using cost-effective and energy-efficient manufacturing techniques. Particular topics of interest include: advanced material testing aided by digital image correlation (DIC) and optical metrology, sheet metal forming (characterization, constitutive modeling and FE simulations), hot stamping (HB-CD), adhesive bonding and hybrid-material joining, accumulative roll bonding and shear rolling.

Fadi received several best poster/paper/presentation awards at several events including NAMRI/SME, SAE World Congress and TMS. Fadi is a recipient of the NSF-CAREER Award, the USCAR Team Award, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the SAE Ralph Teetor Award, and the TMS Light Metals Division Award.

 Capabilities and Particular Areas of Expertise:

  • Material testing with the aid of digital image correlation (DIC)
  • Sheet metal forming of Magnesium, Aluminum, Titanium alloys and Advanced High Strength Steels (material testing and characterization, constitutive modeling, microstructural examination, Finite Element simulations, …)
  • Warm/hot pneumatic sheet forming
  • Hot Stamping of press-hardenable steels
  • Hot-Blank – Cold Die (HB-CD) Stamping of low density metals
  • Friction-stir processing and forming (including friction stir back extrusion and forging)
  • Advanced material characterization at extreme conditions and loading paths (Biaxial deformation, extreme temperatures (high and low), high rate deformation (crash conditions), forming limit curves and temperature-dependent surfaces)
  • Adhesive Bonding and multi-material automotive structures
  • Accumulative roll bonding and shear rolling.

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