Alain Kassab

Professor

Office: ENGR 1, Rm. 381F
Phone: (407) 823-5778
Email: Alain.Kassab@ucf.edu

Education

Ph.D. (Mechanical Eng.), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1989
M.S. (Mechanical Eng.), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1985
B.S. (Engineering Sciences), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1982

Research Interests

Bioengineering, cardiovascular and congenital heart disease, multiscale computational hemodynamics modeling, biomechanics of hip dysplasia. Computational heat transfer and fluid flow, inverse problems, boundary elements, meshless methods.

Publications

  • 99 refereed journal papers
  • 193 refereed international/national archival conference papers
  • 2 books (2) authored and (1) edited
  • 10 Co-editor of Proceedings of international conferences
  • 9 chapters in research monographs
  • Guest editor of 5 journal special issues
  • 13 book reviews in ASME Applied Mechanics Reviews
  • 23 refereed and  un-refereed abstract conference presentations
  • 14 Keynote/Opening Addresses/Invited Lectures at National/International Conferences

Books Authored

  • Pepper, D., Kassab, A., and Divo, E., An Introduction to the Finite Element, Boundary Element, and Meshless Methods – with Applications to Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, ASME Press, New York, 2014.
  • Divo, E. and Kassab, A.J., Boundary Element Method for Heat Conduction with Applications in NonHomogeneous Media, Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) Press, Southampton, UK, and Boston, USA, 2003.
  • Kassab, A.J. and Aliabadi, M.H.(eds.), Advances in Boundary Elements: Coupled Field Problems,  WIT Press, Southampton and Boston, 2001.

Book Chapters

  • Kassab, A.and Divo, E., “Application of the Boundary Element Method to Non-Homogeneous Media: heat conduction and thermoelasticity,” Chapter in Recent Developments in the Boundary Element Method, E.J. Sapountzakis (ed.), WIT Press, Southampton, UK, 2010.
  • Erhart, K., Divo, E., and Kassab, A.J., “Parallelization for large-scale heat conduction problems,” Chapter in Domain Decomposition Techniques for Boundary Elements- Application to Fluid Flow, (eds.), Popov, V., Power, H., and Skerget,L., WIT Press, Southampton, U.K. , 2007, pp. 147-182.
  • Kassab, A. and Divo E., “Parallel Domain Decomposition Boundary Element Method for Large-scale Heat Transfer Problems”, Chapter 12 in Integral Methods in Science and Engineering: theoretical and practical aspects, Constanda, C. Nashed, Z. and Rollins, D. (eds.), Birkhauser, Boston, 2006, pp. 117-133.
  • Kassab, A.J., Wrobel, L.C., Bialecki, R., and Divo, E., “Boundary Elements in Heat Transfer,” Chapter 4 in Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, Vol. 1, 2nd Edition, Minkowycz, W., Sparrow, E.M., and Murthy, J. Y. (eds.), John Wiley and Sons, pp. 125-166, 2006.
  • Kassab, A.J., Li, H.J., and Ye, R., “Coupled FVM/BEM Approach to Conjugate Heat Transfer,” Advances in Boundary Elements: Coupled Field Problems, Kassab, A.J. and Aliabadi, M.H., (eds.), Wessex Institute of Technology Press and Computational Mechanics, Boston, 2001, pp. 79-104.
  • Kassab, A.J. and Wrobel, L.C., “Boundary Element Methods in Heat Conduction,” Chapter 5 in Recent Advances in Numerical Heat Transfer, W.J. Mincowycz and E. M. Sparrow, (eds.), Vol. 2, Taylor and Francis, New York, 2000, pp. 143-188.
  • Kassab, A.J. and Divo, E., “A Generalized Boundary Integral Formulation for Diffusion Problems in Inhomogeneous Media,” Chapter 2, in Advances in Boundary Elements: Numerical and Mathematical Aspects, Golberg, M.A., (ed.), Computational Mechanics, Boston, 1998, pp. 37 – 76.
  • Kassab, A.J., Hsieh, C.K., and Pollard, J., “Solution of the Inverse Geometric Problem for the Detection of Subsurface Cavities by the IR CAT Method,” Chapter 2, Boundary Integral Formulations in Inverse Analysis, L.C. Wrobel and D.B. Ingham, (eds.), Computational Mechanics,Boston, 1997, pp. 33-65.
  • Kassab, A.J., Bailey, R.T., and Hsieh, C.K., “CVBEM in Simply and Multiply Connected Domains for the Solution of Heat Conduction Problems,” Chapter 8 in Advanced Formulations in the Boundary Element Method, Brebbia, C.A. and Aliabadi, M.H., (eds.), Computational Mechanics and Elsevier Press, New York, 1993, pp. 249-281.

Journal Publications (Past Four Years)

  • Zwawi,M., Moslehy, F., Rose, C., Huayamve, V., Jones, B., Divo, E., Kassab, A., and Price “Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: A computational biomechanical model of the path of least energy for closed reduction,” Journal of Orthopaedic Research (published online October 20, 2106 DOI: 10.1002/jor.23461).
  • Surapureddy, R., Schoenning, A., Stagon, S., and Kassab, A.J., “Predicting Pressure Distribution between Transfemoral Prosthetic Socket and Residual Limb Using Finite Element Analysis,”International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics. 201,  (accepted for publication on4/25/2016).
  • Huayamave, V., Ceballos, A., Barriento, C., Seigneur, H., Barkaszi, S., Divo, A., and Kassab, A., “RBF-Trained POD-Accelerated CFD Analysis of Wind Loads on PV systems,” International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow (accepted for publication, April 14, 2016).
  • Ni, M, Kassab, A., and Divo, E. ,”Automated hybrid singularity superposition and anchored grid pattern BEM algorithm for the solution of the inverse geometric problem ,” Engineering Analysis, Volume 73, December 2016, pp. 69–78.
  • Harris, M., Kassab, A.J., and Divo, E. ,”Application of an RBF Blending Interpolation Method to Problems with Shocks,” Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Sciences, 2016, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 229-242.
  • Vidal, A., Kassab, A., and Divo, “A Direct Velocity-Pressure Coupling Meshless Algorithm for Incompressible Fluid Flow Simulations,” Engineering Analysis,  2016, 72, pp. 1–10
  • Nguyen, T., Argueta-Morales, I.R., Guimond, S., Clark, W., Ceballos, A., Osorio, R., Divo, E., Kassab, A. J.,  and DeCampli, W.M., “Computational analysis of pediatric ventricular assist device implantation to decrease cerebral particulate embolization,” Computer Methods  in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 2016, 19, No. 7, 789–799, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2015.1062478 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10255842.2015.1062478.
  • Clark, W., Eslahpazir, B.A., Argueta-Morales, I.R., Divo, E.A., Kassab, A.J., and DeCampli, W.M., “Consistency between Bench-top and Computational Modelling of Cerebral Thromboembolism in Ventricular Assist Device Circulation”, Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology, September 2015, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 242-255. DOI: 10.1007/s13239-015-0230-1.
  • Huayamave, V.,  Rose, C., Serra, S., Jones, B., Divo, E., Moslehy, F., Kassab, A.J., and Price, C.T., “A Patient-Specific Model of the Biomechanics of Hip Reduction for Neonatal Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: investigation of strategies for low to severe grades of DDH,” Journal of Biomechanics, 2015, Vol. 48, pp. 2026-2033. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2015.03.031).
  • Jia, Y., Argueta-Morales, I-R, Liu, M., Bai, Y., Divo, E.,  Kassab, A.J., and DeCampli, W.M.,  “Experimental Study of Anisotropic Stress/Strain Relationships of the Piglet Great Vessels and Relevance to Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease,” Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2015 Apr;99(4):1399-407. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.11.032. Epub 2015 Feb 12. PMID: 25681872 PubMed.
  • Divo, E., Boetcher, Sandra K., Brown, Jeff R., Kassab, A.J., Inverse VOF Meshless Method for Efficient Non-Destructive Thermographic Evaluation, Journal of Computational Thermal Science, 2015, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 105–121
  • DeCampli, W.M., Secasanu, V., I. Ricardo Argueta-Morales, Cox, K., Ionan, C., and Kassab, A.J., “External counterpulsation of a systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt increases coronary blood flow in neonatal piglets, ” World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, 2015, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 75-82.
  • Argueta-Morales, I.R., Tran, R., Ceballos, A., Osorio, R., Clark, W., Divo, E., Kassab, ,  William M. DeCampli, Mathematical modeling of patient-specific ventricular assist device implantation to reduce particulate embolization rate to cerebral vessels, ASME.Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2014, Vo. 136, No. 7, pp. 071008-1-8. DOI: 10.1115/1.4026498. Pubmed ID PMID: 24441718.
  • Gerace, S., Erhart, K., Kassab, A., and Divo, E., “A Model-Integrated Localized Collocation Meshless Method for Large Scale Three Dimensional Heat Transfer Problems,” Engineering Analysis, 2014, Vol. 45, pp. 2–19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2014.01.014.
  • Kelly, J, Divo, E. and Kassab, A.J., “Numerical Solution of the Two-Phase Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations using a GPU-Accelerated Meshless Method Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements,” Engineering Analysis, 2014, Vol. 40C, pp. 36-49. DOI information: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2013.11.015.
  • Lamnaouer, M. , Divo, E., Kassab, A. J. and Petersen, E., “A Conjugate Axi-symmetric Model of a High-Pressure Shock-Tube Facility,” International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 2014, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 873-890.
  • Osorio, A.F., Osorio, R., Ceballos, A., Tran, R., Clark, W., Divo, E.A., Argueta-Morales., I.R., Kassab, A.J., and DeCampli, W.M., “Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Surgical Adjustment of Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation to Minimize Stroke Risk,” Computer Methods  in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 2013, vol. 16, no. 4-6, pp. 622-638. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2011.629616)
  • Virgil Secasanu, I. Ricardo Argueta-Morales, Kelly Cox, Constantine Ionan, Alain J. Kassab, William M. DeCampli , “Systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunt counterpulsation prevents diastolic coronary blood flow runoff ,” Journal of the American College of Surgeons 09/2013; 217(3):S36. DOI:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.07.070
  • Gerace, S, Erhart, E. Kassab, A., and Divo, E., A Model-Integrated Localized Collocation Meshless Method (MIMS), Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Sciences, 2013, Vol, 20, pp. 207–225.
  • Ardila, O., Divo, E.A., Moslehy, F., Rab, G.T., Kassab, A.J., and  Price, C.T., “Mechanics of Hip Dysplasia Reduction in Infants Using the Pavlik Harness: A Physics-Based Computational Model,” , Journal of Biomechanics, 2013, Vol. 46, No.  9, pp. 1501–1507. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.03.031
  • Butler, B., Chopra, M.B., Kassab, A.J. and Chaitanya, V., Boundary Element Model for Electrochemical Dissolution under Externally Applied Low Level Stress Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2013, Vol. 37, pp. 977-987. DOI: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2013.03.010.

Scientific and Professional Societies

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)

Honors and Awards

  • Pegasus Professor (2017)
  • Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (USA, 2000)
  • Fellow of the Wessex Institute of Technology
  • University of Central Florida: 2000 University Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award.
  • University of Central Florida, College of Engineering and Computer Science: 2000 Excellence
    • In Graduate Teacher Award
  • University of Central Florida,  MMAE Department, Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award:
    • 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
  • University of Central Florida Teaching Incentive Program (UCF-TIP) Award: 2011
  • University of Central Florida Teaching Incentive Program (UCF-TIP) Award: 2006
  • University of Central Florida Teaching Incentive Program (UCF-TIP) Award: 2001
  • State University System of Florida Teaching Incentive Program (SUS-TIP) Award: 1994
  • University of Central Florida Research Incentive Award (UCF-RIA): 2014
  • University of Central Florida Research Incentive Award (UCF-RIA): 2003
  • University of Central Florida, CECS: Distinguished Researcher Award, 2002
  • University of Central Florida,  MMAE Department, Research Award:2002 and 2005
  • NASA Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program Award of Excellence, 2007
  • University of Central Florida,  MMAE Department, Excellence in Professional Academic Advising: 2002
  • University of Central Florida,  CECS, Excellence in Professional Service Award: 2001, 2006
  • University of Central Florida, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Excellence in
    • Professional Service Award, 2001, 2006, 2009

Editorial Service

  • Editor of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
  • Associate Editor of Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering
  • Editorial Board Thermopedia, Computational of Science and Engineering
  • Editorial Board of the International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements
  • Editorial Board of the International Journal for Engineering Modelling
  • Editorial Board of Transactions of the Wessex Institute of Technology – boundary elements
  • Associate Editor of Advances in Boundary Elements
  • Editorial board of Computers, Materials & Continua (2005-2008)
  • Editorial board of Boundary Element Communications (1994- termination of journal)