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Dr. Annie Ruimi

Dr. Annie Ruimi

Associate Professor

Office Number: 234C
Office Phone: +974.4423.0270


Interest Areas

I use a combination of theoretical, computational and experimental tools to address the modeling of advanced materials with applications in medicine, energy and aerospace structures. Examples of theoretical tools I use are: Classical and Non–classical Continuum Mechanics, Linear and finite elasticity, Plasticity, Vibrations; Computational tools include Matlab, Mathematica, FEM-FSI packages (Abaqus/Simulia); I have also taken advantage of Texas A&M University at Qatar 3D Immersive Visualization Facility to visualize computational results and to bring an added element of realism.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2005

  • M. S., Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University, 1994

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University, 1993​

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar. Mechanical Engineering Program, effective Sept 1, 2015.

  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar. Mechanical Engineering Program, Dec. 2009-Aug. 2015.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Mechanical Engineering Program, 2007-2009.

  • Faculty Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2005- 2007.

  • Research Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Solid Mechanics / MEMS Research Group, 2001- 2005.

  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2002-2005 

  • Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center, CA, USA. Army/NASA Rotorcraft Division. Research Activities in support of the testing of the V-22 Osprey TiltRotor Aeroacoustic Model (TRAM) in the 40x80 inches National Full Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC). Deputy to the Acoustics Team Leader. 2000-2001 .

  • Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Research in Continuum Mechanics, Elasticity, Plasticity, 1995-1999.

Honors

  • TAU BETA PI (National Engineering Honor Society)

  • SIGMA GAMMA TAU (National Honor Society in Aerospace Engineering)

  • Reuben H. Fleet/ AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Scholarship, San Diego,1994

  • ARCS Scholar (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists), San Diego, 1994-1995

  • Women in Engineering Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1995-1999

  • State of California Research Fund Award, Santa Barbara,  2001-2002

  • Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering, UCSB, Santa Barbara, 2005-2007

  • Best Research Program of the Year: Category Computing: "What Do Drillstrings and Surgical Threads Have in Common?" Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum, Doha, Qatar Dec 13, 2010

Publications

1. Raja Jayendiran, B. Nour, A. Ruimi: “Fluid-structure interaction analysis of stent-graft for aortic endovascular repair (EVAR ): materials and structural considerations”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (JMBBM) Vol 87, Nov. 2018, pp 95-110  doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.07.020

2. J. Raja, B. Nour, A. Ruimi: “Computational fluid-structure interaction analysis of blood flow on patient-specific reconstructed aortic anatomy and aneurysm treatment with Dacron graft”, Journal of Fluids and Structures (JFS) Vol 81, Aug. 2018 Pp 693-711  doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2018.06.008

3. J. Raja, B. Nour, A. Ruimi: “Dacron graft as replacement to dissected aorta: a three-dimensional fluid-structure-interaction analysis”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.11.029

4. H. Lyu*, M. Hamid, A. Ruimi, H. Zbib: “Stress/Strain Gradient Plasticity Model for Size Effects in Heterogeneous Nano-Microstructures”, International Journal of Plasticity 97 (2017) pp 46-63

5. Z. Wang*, M. Fratarcangeli, A. Ruimi, A. R. Srinivasa: “Real time simulation of inextensible surgical thread using a Kirchhoff rod model with force output for haptic feedback applications”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 113-114 (2017), pp 192-208 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.02.017