Ihab Ragai, Ph.D., PE, FASME

Ihab Ragai, Ph.D., PE, FASME
Associate Professor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology
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PENN STATE BEHREND
242 BURKE CENTER
ERIE PA 16563
Biography

Dr. Ihab Ragai is an associate professor of engineering at the School of Engineering, Penn State Behrend. His research interests include advanced manufacturing processes, Industry 4.0, process and machine monitoring, simulation of manufacturing processes and materials constitutive modeling.

For over 20 years, Dr. Ragai has held several positions in industry as design engineer, manufacturing engineer, senior project engineer and project manager. Ragai worked on several projects with ABB Germany, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace USA, Pratt & Whitney Canada and the Canadian Institute of Aerospace Research. Prior to joining academia in 2013, he was a senior engineering manager at Hitachi Canada, overseeing projects related to product and process optimization, truck dynamics and fatigue analysis, structural and drive system components design and manufacturing processes.

Ragai received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from McGill University (Canada) in 2006, master's degree in mechanical design from the American University in Cairo in collaboration with the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1999 and bachelor's degree in manufacturing from Benha Higher Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (Germany) in 1994.

He served as the chair of the 2019 Advanced Manufacturing Conference (NAMRC 47-MSEC 2019), the chair-elect of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution (NAMRI/SME) Scientific Committee, the vice-chair of the Manufacturing Processes Technical Committee of ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division, and an associate editor for the Inderscience’s "International Journal of Manufacturing Research." Ragai is a registered professional engineer in Canada and is a recipient of several national and international awards.
 

Teaching

Courses Taught at Penn State Behrend

  • Design Practice for Manufacturing I&II, Graduate level
  • Advanced Machine Design
  • Machine Design
  • Computer Applications

Courses Taught Internationally

  • Advanced Gear Design, Graduate level (Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
  • Mechanical Design, Graduate level (Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
  • Advanced Stress Analysis, Graduate level (McGill University, Canada)
  • Mechanics of Deformable Solids (McGill University, Canada)
  • Machine Tool Laboratory (McGill University, Canada)
  • Material Processing (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
  • Engineering Economy (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
  • Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Drawing (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
     

Research Projects

  • Machine and Process Condition Monitoring for Diagnostics, Prognostics, and Energy Efficiency
  • Incremental Forming (Dieless) of Metals and Polymers
  • Finite Element Simulations of Incremental Forming
  • Electrically-Assisted Manufacturing Processes
  • Friction-Stir Welding of Dissimilar Materials
  • Material Constitutive Modeling of Aerospace and Automotive Materials
  • Fracture and Fatigue of Cast Steel Alloys
     

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Fellow
  • Professional Engineers Ontario – Professional Engineer
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers – Professional Member
  • The Association of German Engineers (VDI) – Professional Member
     

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2018)
  • Penn State, School of Engineering Excellence in Teaching Award (2018)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Fellow (2017)
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, Japan Society for Mechanical Engineers (2014)
  • ASME Best Organizer of Symposium and Sessions Award (2011)
  • Best Project Display, Auto21 Network of Centres of Excellence, Canada (2006)
     

Service

  • Chair, 2019 International Advanced Manufacturing  Conference (NAMRC 47-MSEC2019)
  • Chair Elect, NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee (2018-present)
  • Vice Chair, Manufacturing Processes Technical Committee of ASME MED (2018-present)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Manufacturing Research (2014-present)
  • Chair, Penn State Erie, School of Engineering Scholarship and Awards Committee (2017-2018)
  • Director, Board of NAMRI/SME (2016-2018)
  • Chair, Technical Program of ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (2014)
  • Co-Chair, Technical Program of ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (2013)
  • Chair and Organizer, ASME Symposium on Advances in Simulation of Advanced Manufacturing Processes (2008-2013)
Research Interests

Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Machine and Process Monitoring, Mechanical and System Design, Structural Optimization, Material Characterization, Simulation of Manufacturing Processes, Fracture and Fatigue, Advanced Materials for Aerospace and Automotive Applications

Publications

Grimm, T., Shaffer, D., Ragai, I., and Roth, J.T. Utilization of XSYTIN-1 Tool in Electrically-Assisted Friction Stir Welding of Dissimilar Metals - Al6064-T651 to Mild Steel, Journal of Advanced Materials Research, [Accepted February 2019].

Grimm, T. and Ragai, I. An Investigation of Liquid Metal Lubrication during Electrically-Assisted Incremental Forming of Titanium. Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier. [Accepted January 2019].

Ragai, I., Schwabenbauer, M., Eser, S., and Müller, M. Effect of Process Parameters on the Electrically-Assisted Sintered Iron-Copper Powder Metals, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 2018.

Grimm, T., Ragai, I., and Roth, J.T. Utilization of Wavy Toolpath in Single-Point Incremental Forming, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 2018.

Roney, T., Bauccio, A., Shaffer, D., Lorson, P., Ragai, I., Loker, D., and Nikhare, C. Acoustic Signal Analysis for Prediction of Flank Wear during Conventional Milling. Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 2018.

Shaffer, D., Lorson, P., Plankett, Z., Ragai, I., Danesh-Yazdi, A., Ashour, O., and Loker, D. Development of Experiment-Based Mathematical Models of Acoustic Signal for Machine Condition Monitoring, Procedia CIRP, 72, Elsevier, 2018.

Robbins, J. E., Ragai, I., Parker, F., Powell, C. S., & Yamaguchi, D. Differences in Radial Expansion Force amongst IVC Filter Models Support Documented Perforation Rates. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, 6(3), 2018.

Shaffer, D., Ragai, I., Danesh-Yazdi, A., and Loker, D. Investigation of the Feasibility of Using Microphone Arrays in Monitoring Machining Conditions. Manufacturing Letters, 15 (Part B), 2018.

Ruszkiewicz, B. J., Grimm, T., Ragai, I., Mears, L., and Roth, J. T., A Review of Electrically-Assisted Manufacturing with Emphasis on Modeling and Understanding of the Electroplastic Effect, ASME J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139, 2017.

Shaffer, D., Sehman, S., Ragai, I., Roth, J. T., and Wang, B. Effect of Electrical Current on Cold Work in Aluminum 2024. Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 2017.

Grimm, T., Ragai, I., and Roth, J. T. Feasibility of Past Vertical Forming Utilizing Single Point Incremental Sheet Forming. Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, 2017.

Grimm, T., Ragai, I. and Roth, J. T., A Novel Modification to the Incremental Forming Process, Part 1: Multi-Directional Tooling. Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier, 10, 2017.

Grimm, T., Ragai, I. and Roth, J. T., A Novel Modification to the Incremental Forming Process, Part 2: Validation of the Multi-Directional Tooling Method. Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier, 10, 2017.

Edwards, W., Grimm, T., Ragai, I., and Roth, J. T., Optimum Process Parameters for Springback Reduction of Single Point Incrementally Formed Polycarbonate. Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier, 10, 2017.

Roney, T., Muhhuku, S., Nikhare, C., Ragai, I., and Loker, D., Evaluation of Quenching Methods for the Purpose of Acoustic Data Collection. Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier, 10, 2017.

Shaffer, D., Reinstadtler, C., Roth, J. T., and Ragai, I., Analysis of Cryogenically Treated Sheet Nylon 6/6. Proceedings of the 12th ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering (MSEC2017).

Grimm, T., Ragai, I., and Roth, J. T., The Effects of Polarity and Current Path in Electrically Assisted Single Point Incremental Forming of 2024-T3 Aluminum. Proceedings of the 12th ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering (MSEC2017).

Niebauer, J., Shaffer, D., Ragai, I., and Roth, J. T., The Effect of Multi-Point Electrical Paths on Global Springback Elimination in Single Point Incremental Forming. Proceedings of the 12th ASME International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering (MSEC2017).

Buckholtz, B., Ragai, I., and Wang, L., Remote Equipment Security in Cloud Manufacturing Systems, Int. J. of Manufacturing Research, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 126-143, 2016.

Neveux, T., Ruszkiewicz, B., Grimm, T., Roth, T. and Ragai, I., Electrically Assisted Global Springback Elimination After Single Point Incremental Forming, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2016), June 27-July 1, 2016, Blacksburg, VA, ASME.

Grimm, T., Roth, J., and Ragai, I., Electrically Assisted Global Springback Elimination in AMS-T-9046 Titanium After Single Point Incremental Forming, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2016), June 27-July 1, 2016, Blacksburg, VA, ASME.

Nibauer, J., Grimm, T., Shaffer, D., Sweeney, I., Ragai, I., and Roth, J., Effect of Applied Electricity On Springback During Bending and Flattening of 304/316 Stainless Steel, Titanium ams-T-9046 And Magnesium Az31b, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2016), June 27-July 1, 2016, Blacksburg, VA, ASME.

Neveux, T., Roth, J., and Ragai, I., Springback Induced in Single Point Incrementally Formed 2024-T3 Aluminum of Various Thicknesses, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2016), June 27-July 1, 2016, Blacksburg, VA, ASME.

Buckholtz, B., Ragai, I., and Wang, L., Cloud Manufacturing: Current Trends and Future Implementations, ASME J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 137, pp. 1-9, 2015.

Nikhare, C., Ragai, I., Loker, D., Sweeney, S., Conklin, C., and Roth, J., Investigation of Acoustic Signals During W1 Tool Steel Quenching. ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2015), June 08-12, 2015, Charlotte, NC, ASME.

Ruszkiewicz, B., Dodds, S., Reese, Z., Roth, R., Ragai, I., Incrementally Formed Stiffeners Effect on the Reduction of Springback in 2024-T3 Aluminum After Single Point Incremental Forming, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2015), June 08-12, 2015, Charlotte, NC, ASME.

Ruszkiewicz, B., Scriva, C., Reese, Z., Nikhare, C., Roth, R., Ragai, I., Direct Electric Current Spot Treatment's Effect On Springback Of 90 Degree Bent 2024-T3 Aluminum, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2015), June 08-12, 2015, Charlotte, NC, ASME.

Shirazi, A. and Ragai, I. Fatigue Evaluation of 8630 Cast Steel Subjected to Post-Weld Heat Treatment and Stress Relieving. ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2014), June 09-14, 2014, Detroit, MI, ASME.

Wang, L., Gao, R., and Ragai, I., An Integrated Cyber-Physical System for Cloud Manufacturing. ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2014), June 09-14, 2014, Detroit, MI, ASME.

Howard, W., Griffin, O. H., and Ragai, I. What's Next After Mechanics of Materials? ASEE Annual Conference, June 15-18, 2014, Indianapolis, IN, ASEE.

Shirazi, A., and Ragai, I., Fatigue Properties and Life Prediction of 8630 Cast Steel in the Presence of Weld Repair, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Madison, WI, USA., June 10-14, 2013.

Ragai, I., Tempelman, H., and Kirby, D., Application of Topology Optimization in Product Design and Manufacturing, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Corvallis, OR, USA., June 13-17, 2011.

Ragai, I. and Nemes, J.A., Springback in Sheet Metal Forming of Stainless Steel 410, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Erie, PA, USA., October 12-15, 2010.

Lasne, P., Barbelet, M., Jaouen, O., Coste, F., Ragai, I., and Tempelman, H., Simulation of the Heat Treatment of an Automotive Cast Part, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Erie, PA, USA., October 12-15, 2010.

Shen, Y., Ragai, I., and Tempelman, H.E.J., CAE-Based Multiple Simulation Techniques Used in Heavy Equipment Product Design, Americas HyperWorks Technology Conference, Novi, MI, USA, April 27-29, 2010.

Ragai, I. and Tempelman, H.E.J., The Use of Advanced Simulations in Manufacturing Processes and Product Design Optimization, ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, West Lafayette, IN, USA., October 04-07, 2009.

Ragai, I. and Nemes, J.A., Springback in Aerospace Sheet Metal Materials, In: UAerospace Materials and Manufacturing: Emerging Materials, Processes and Repair TechniquesU, Jahazi, M., Elboujdaini, M., and Patnaik, P.C. (eds.), Montreal, Canada, pp. 413-424, 2006.

Ragai, I., Lazim, D., and Nemes, J.A., Anisotropy and Springback in Draw-Bending of Stainless Steel 410: Experimental and Numerical Study, Journal of Manufacturing Processing Technology, Vol. 166, pp. 116-127, 2005.

Ragai, I. and Nemes, J.A., Experimental Investigation of Springback of Dual-Phase Steels, SAE 2005 Conf. & Exhibit, Detroit, Michigan, USA., April 11-14, 2005.

Ragai, I. and Younan, M.Y.A., Numerical Simulation of the Superplastic Forming Process of WeldalitePTMP (049) Alloy, SME, 2003.

Ragai, I. and Younan, M.Y.A., Finite Element Modeling of Superplastic Forming of WeldalitePTMP 049 Alloy, 42nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conf. & Exhibit, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., April 16-19, 2001.

Ragai, I., Younan, M.Y.A., Bahei-El-Din, Y.A., and Abdel-Hamid, A., Finite Element Modeling of the Deformation Behavior of WeldalitePTMP 049 Alloy, 3rd International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering (IDMME’ 2000), Montreal, Canada, May 16 – 19, 2000.

Ragai, I., Kridli, G.T., Younan, M.Y.A., and El-Gizawy, A.S., Experimental Characterization and Numerical Modeling of the Deformation Behavior of Al-Cu-Li Alloy at High Temperature, 3rd International Conference of Mechanics and Materials in Design (M2D), Orlando, Florida, USA., May 29-31, 2000.

Education

Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, McGill University

MS, Mechanical Engineering, American University in Cairo

Other, Mechanical Engineering, American University in Cairo

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Benha Higher Institute of Technology