AfolabiDare Afolabi
Associate Professor
Ph.D.

Email: dafolabi@csufresno.edu

Office: Engineering East 158                                                

Phone: (559) 278-4274                         

Mailing Address: 2320 E. San Ramon Ave., MS/EE 94, Fresno, CA 93740-8030        

Spring 2017 Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday: 2-3PM; Wednesday: 12:30-1:45PM       

More Information about Dr. Afolabi:

Current Courses:

  • ME 1: Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 2: Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 112: Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
  • ME 125: Engineering Statistics and Experimentation

Education:

  •  Ph.D. Imperial College, London.

Industry Experience:

Worked on vibration problems in jet engines as applicable to the Space Shuttle main engine, and on curved blades for the Advanced Turboprop project at NASA Glenn Research Center.

Publications:

Afolabi, D.: The cusp catastrophe and the stability problems of helicopter ground resonance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, series A, vol. 441, 1993.

Afolabi, D.: Flutter analysis using transversality theory. NASA Technical Memorandum NASA-TM-106382, NAS 1.15:106382. National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA.

Research Interests:

  • Vibration problems in large-scale structures and at nanotube levels.
  • Dynamics of structures.
  • Aeroelasticity and aerodynamics.
  • Stability problems in engineering.
  • Control Systems