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Sam Dakka

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Dr Sam Dakka earned his Ph.D. In Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park,USA. His expertise is in combustion, propulsion and aerodynamics. Dr. Dakka pursued microgravity droplet combustion and advanced measurements techniques research at NASA Glenn Research Center in the framework of his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California-Davis. Dr Dakka was appointed as Senior Advanced Engineer and combustion Aero Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace and GE-Aviation respectively. Following his industrial positions, Dr Dakka was appointed a lecturer in Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, 2014 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer on March, 2015. Dr Dakka joined The University of Nottingham, 2018 as an assistant professor conducting teaching and research on Aerodynamics, thermofluids, two phase flow, Aero engines and space systems

Dr Sam Dakka is a member of the Gas Turbine and Transmissions Research Centre (G2TRC).

Dr Sam Dakka home page https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~ezzsd1/SamDakka.html

Teaching Summary

Engineering Principles, Level 4, Sheffield Hallam University, Academic year 2014/2015

Aerodynamics and Propulsion, Level 5, Sheffield Hallam University, Academic years 2014/2015 to 2017/2018

Aerospace Structures, Level 5, Sheffield Hallam University, Academic years 2014/2015 to 2016/2017

Thermofluids, Level 5, Sheffield Hallam University, Academic years 2015/2016 to 2017/2018

Space & Satellite Technology, Level 6, Sheffield Hallam University, Academic years 2014/2015 to 2016/2017

Aircraft Flight Mechanics & Simulation, Level 6, Sheffield Hallam University, Academic years 2015/2016 to 2017/2018

Aircraft Design, Level 6, Sheffield Hallam University, Academic years, 2015/2016 to 2017/2018

Astrodynamics, Level 7, Sheffield Hallam University, Academic year 2016/2017 and 2017/2018

Recent Publications

  • BEREN R JACKSON and SAM M DAKKA, 2018. Computational Fluid Dynamic Investigation into Flow Behavior and Acoustic Mechanisms at the Trailing Edge of an Airfoil Noise and Vibration worldwide. 49(1), 20-31
  • DEAN NINIAN and SAM M DAKKA, 2017. Design, Development and Testing of Shape Shifting Wing Model Aerospace. 4(4), 52
  • SAM M DAKKA, 2017. Theoretical Prediction of Critical Pyrolysate Mass Fluxes of a Material to Mitigate Spacecraft or Planetary Habitat Fire Journal of British Interplanetary Society. 70(1), 12-18
  • SAM M DAKKA and I. DAKKA, 2017. Harnessing open educational resources in higher education: progress, issues and challenges In: International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education 2017 proceedings, Rhodos Greece. 416-427
  • JONATHAN PAYTON and SAM M DAKKA, 2017. Flow control through vortex shedding Interaction of one cylinder downstream of another International Journal of GEOMATE. 12(33), 53-59
  • JULANDA AL MAWALI and SAM M DAKKA, 2017. Numerical investigation for the enhancement of the aerodynamic characteristics of NACA 0012 aerofoil by using a Gurney flap International Journal of GEOMATE. 12(34), 21-27
  • WILLIAM RUFFLES and SAM M DAKKA, 2016. Aerodynamic flow characteristics of Utilizing Delta Wing Configurations in Supersonic and Subsonic Flight Regimes J. Communication and Computer. 13, 299-313
  • BEREN R JACKSON and SAM M DAKKA, 2016. An Investigation into Flow Behavior and Acoustic Mechanisms at the Trailing Edge of an Airfoil Noise and Vibration worldwide. 47(7-8), 99-111
  • JONATHAN PAYTON and SAM M DAKKA, 2016. Flow control through vortex shedding Interaction of one cylinder downstream of another In: Second international conference on Science, Engineering and Environment, 21-23 November, Osaka Japan.
  • JULANDA AL MAWALI and SAM M DAKKA, 2016. Numerical investigation for the enhancement of the aerodynamic characteristics of NACA 0012 aerofoil by using a Gurney flap In: Second international conference on Science, Engineering and Environment, 21-23 November , Osaka, Japan.
  • SAM M DAKKA and I. DAKKA, 2016. Intellectual property development reciprocation on distance learning education: a review of the law & policies, challenges and recommendations In: The International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education 2016 proceedings, Rhodos Greece. 24-31
  • SAM M DAKKA, 2015. Concept design for space habitability for long term missions Journal of British Interplanetary Society. 68(11), 363-368
  • SAM M DAKKA, 2015. Using Socrative to Enhance In-Class Student Engagement and Collaboration International Journal on integrating Technology in Education,. 4(3), 13-19
  • SAM M DAKKA and BEN D. SHAW, 2006. Influences of Pressure on Reduced-Gravity Combustion of 1-Propanol Droplet Microgravity Science and Technology. 18(2), 5-13
  • BEN D. SHAW and SAM M DAKKA, 2005. Theory of Influence of Fuel Pyrolysis on Soot Shell Standoff Ratios in Reduced-Gravity Droplet Combustion Combustion Science and Technology. 177(10), 1939-1959
  • SAM M DAKKA, 2004. TGA/MS of Poly(methyl methacrylate)- The effect of heating rate on the rate of production of evolving gases Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 75, 765
  • SAM M DAKKA and BEN D SHAW, 2004. Combustion of Propanol Droplet in Reduced Gravity In: Spring Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute,March 29-30, Davis CA.
  • BEN D SHAW and SAM M DAKKA, 2004. Theory of Influence of Fuel Pyrolysis on Soot Shell Standoff Ratio in Reduced-gravity Droplet Combustion In: Spring Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, March 29-30, Davis CA.
  • SAM M DAKKA, 2003. TGA/DTA/MS of Poly(methyl methacrylate)-The effect of particle size Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 74, 729
  • SAM M DAKKA, 2003. TGA/DTA/MS of Poly(methyl methacrylate)-The role of the oxidative environment Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. 73, 17
  • SAM M DAKKA, GREG JACKSON and JOSE TORERO, 2002. Mechanisms Controlling the Degradation of Poly(methyl methacrylate) prior to Piloted Ignition In: International Symposium on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, Sapporo Japan. 29.
  • SAM M DAKKA, GREG JACKSON and JOSE TORERO, 2001. TGA/MS Studies of Thermal and Oxidative Degradation of Poly Methacrylate In: 2nd Joint Meeting of The Combustion Institute, Oakland,CA.

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