CV

Bio: 
Dr. Shahid Parvez

Education

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, GIK Institute, Topi, Pakistan, (January 2007 to June 2012, 3.17 CGPA)
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, GIK Institute, Topi, Pakistan, (September 2003 to May 2005, 3.63 CGPA)
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, UET, Peshawar, Pakistan, (September 1993 to December 1996, 70%)

Areas of Interest

  • Welding Simulation (TIG, MIG, Plasma)
  • Computer modeling and simulation
  • CAD/CAM
  • Mechanisms
  • Micro-hydro applications

Achievements

  • One year scholarship from Asia-Link project for University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • Deans honor Roll for securing distinction during Master studies
  • 85% score in GAT subject (94 percentile)
  • Excellent performance evaluation as an instructor  

Work Experience
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, GIKI, Topi (from July 2012 to August 2014).
Teaching Assignments

  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Theory of Machines
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • CAD/CAM
  • Solid Mechanics
  • CNC Lab
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab

Graduate Assistant (PhD scholarship) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, GIKI, Topi (January 2007 to June 2012)

  • Assignments included teaching a course of 3 credit hours (part of the scholarship scheme) along with the PhD course and research work.

Research Associate at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, GIKI, Topi (from June 2005 to December 2006).

  • Assignments included teaching different courses and involved in different projects.

Graduate Assistant (Master scholarship) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, GIKI, Topi (September 2003 to May 2005).

  • Assignments included teaching a course of 3 credit hours (part of the scholarship scheme) along with the master course and project work.

Mechanical Engineer at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, GIKI, Topi (from April 2001 to August 2003).

  • Assignments included demonstrating laboratory experiments and involved in different projects.

Other Activities

  • Member of the Quality Enhancement Cell of FME for BS, MS and PhD programs
  • Member of a number of other curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • Conducted and participated in a number of national and international workshops

Engineering Tools:

  • Creo Parametric®: Modeling, Assemblies, Simulation, Die/Mold design, Detailing, Machining, Post processing
  • ANSYS Mechanical: Structure, Thermal, Electromagnetism, Design optimization
  • ANSYS CFX and ICEM: Modeling and Meshing, Single phase flow, Multiphase flow, Electromagnetism

PhD-Thesis
Three-dimensional numerical simulation of stationary gas tungsten arc welding
(GTAW) process

The objective of the research work is to develop a three-dimensional computer simulation model to accurately predict the arc plasma and weld pool shape. This novel model solves the asymmetric arc and weld pool for the first time. Initially, a two-dimensional model is developed for the stationary gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process to study the arc properties such as plasma temperatures, jet velocity, current density, gas drag force and heat transfer to the workpiece. The fluid flow in the molten weld pool and the weld pool shape are also investigated. The effect of variable tip angles of the electrode and torch angles are studied. The two-dimensional model is then extended to three-dimension to analyze asymmetric weld pool with tilted torch. The three-dimensional model is further modified to study the arc and weld pool in three different joint configurations that is L-shape, V-shape and Open-corner. A number of experiments are performed to determine the weld pool shape and the results are observed in good agreement with the numerical weld pool shapes.
Support for the work is provided by the GIK Institute Topi, University of Strahtclyde, Glasgow and ASIA-Link project.

MS-Thesis
Design and Manufacturing of Electro-Mechanically Actuated 6 DOF Parallel Mechanism (Stewart Platform).
Stewart platform is a 6 DOF parallel mechanism which consists of six actuators. The platform may be used as flight simulator, stabilize platform in ships, amusement devices and as machine tools etc. Velocities for each actuator about any axis (translation and rotation) are determined by inverse kinematics using MATLAB. The velocities are introduced as input to Pro/mechanism to perform the forward kinematics and to verify the results and validate the mechanism. Dynamic Analysis is also performed using Pro/mechanism to find out reaction forces on each joint and actuator. From the reaction forces, power of each motor is calculated. Manufacturing drawings are generated using Pro/Detailing. The mechanism is successfully manufactured.