Assoc Prof Belal Yousif
|Position||Associate Professor (Mechanical Engineering)|
|Section||School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering|
|Phone||+61 7 4631 5331|
|Qualifications||MScMEng UKM , PhD Multimedia Uni|
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Fields of Research (FoR)
Polymers and Plastics
Other Physical Sciences
Applied Mechanics, Tribology, Polymeric Composites, Natural fibres
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Members of the Editorial Board
International Journal of Precision Technology (IJPTECH)
International Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science-IJSEIMS
1. Guest Editor, for Materials and Design Journal (Ranked A), the special issue will be “Materials, Design, and Tribology which will be issued in Dec. 2012.
2. Member of editorial board of International Journal of Precision Technology, Inderscience, UK.
3. Member of editorial board of Int. Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science [IJSEIMS], US.
4. Guest Editor : International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), Volume 17 - Issue 4 – 2009, Special Issue on Advances in Manufacturing Processes and Management Techniques, Guest Editors: Prof. V.C. Venkatesh and Belal F. Yousif, Inderscience
5. Guest Editor:, Volume 1, No. 2, 2009 Guest Editors: Prof. V.C. Venkatesh and Belal F. Yousif, International Journal of Precision Technology, Inderscience
6. Guest Editor for Special issue in International Journal of Material Production and Technology, 2008, Advances in Engineering Product Materials to enhance Manufacturing Processes, Inderscience.
USQ Research affiliations
Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
Currently teaching courses/programs
# MEC1201 - Engineering Materials
# MEC2304 - Solid Modelling
Research most recent
 Yousif, B.F. Design of newly fabricated tribological machine for wear and frictional experiments under dry/wet condition, Materials and Design, accepted in June 2012.
Yousif, B.F., Shalwan, A., Chin, C.W., Ming, K.C., Flexural properties of treated and untreated kenaf/epoxy composites, (2012) Materials and Design, 40, pp. 378-385.
 Alsaeed, Talal and Yousif, B.F. and Ku, Harry, The importance of interfacial adhesion of natural fibres in designing polymeric composites, Materials and Design, accepted in June 2012.
Research most notable
B.F. Yousif, Saijod T.W. Lau, S. McWilliam, Polyester composite based on betelnut fibre for tribological applications, Tribology International, Volume 43, Issues 1-2, January-February 2010, Pages 503-511.
B.F. Yousif, Umar Nirmal, K.J. Wong, Three-body abrasion on wear and frictional performance of treated betelnut fibre reinforced epoxy (T-BFRE) composite, Materials & Design, Volume 31, Issue 9, October 2010, Pages 4514-4521
Umar Nirmal, B.F. Yousif, Dirk Rilling, P.V. Brevern, Effect of betelnut fibres treatment and contact conditions on adhesive wear and frictional performance of polyester composites, Wear, Volume 268, Issues 11-12, 12 May 2010, Pages 1354-1370.
Title Polyester composite based on betelnut fibre for tribological applications
Author(s) Yousif, BF; Lau, STW; McWilliam, S
Source TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 43 (1-2):503-511 2010
Title Effects of fillers on the fracture behaviour of particulate polyester composites
Author(s) Wong, KJ; Yousif, BF; Low, KO; Ng, Y; Tan, SL
Source JOURNAL OF STRAIN ANALYSIS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN 45 (1):67-78 2010
Title CNG-diesel engine performance and exhaust emission analysis with the aid of artificial neural network
Author(s) Yusaf, TF; Buttsworth, DR; Saleh, KH; Yousif, BF
Source APPLIED ENERGY 87 (5):1661-1669 2010
Title Wet adhesive wear characteristics of untreated oil palm fibre-reinforced polyester and treated oil palm fibre-reinforced polyester composites using the pin-on-disc and block-on-ring techniques
Author(s) Yousif, BF; El-Tayeb, NSM
Source PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART J-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING TRIBOLOGY 224 (J2):123-131 2010
Title Effect of betelnut fibres treatment and contact conditions on adhesive wear and frictional performance of polyester composites
Author(s) Nirmal, U; Yousif, BF; Rilling, D; Brevern, PV
Source WEAR 268 (11-12):1354-1370 2010
Title An artificial neural network for prediction of the friction coefficient of multi-layer polymeric composites in three different orientations
Author(s) Nasir, T; Yousif, BF; McWilliam, S; Salih, ND; Hui, LT
Source PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART C-JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE 224 (C2):419-429 2010
Title Frictional and wear performance of polyester composites based on coir fibres
Author(s) Yousif, BF
Source PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART J-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING TRIBOLOGY 223 (J1):51-59 2009
Title Wear and frictional performance of betelnut fibre-reinforced polyester composite
Author(s) Gill, NS; Yousif, BF
Source PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART J-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING TRIBOLOGY 223 (J2):183-194 2009
Title Fracture behaviour of glass fibre-reinforced polyester composite
Author(s) Leonard, LWH; Wong, KJ; Low, KO; Yousif, BF
Source PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART L-JOURNAL OF MATERIALS-DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS 223 (L2):83-89 2009
Title Potential of kenaf fibres as reinforcement for tribological applications
Author(s) Chin, CW; Yousif, BF
Source WEAR 267 (9-10):1550-1557 2009
Title An investigation on worn surfaces of chopped glass fibre reinforced polyester through SEM observations
Author(s) El-Tayeb, NSM; Yousif, BF; Yap, TC
Source TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 41 (5):331-340 2008
Publications in ePrints
Albdiry, M. T. and Yousif, B. F. (2019) Toughening of brittle polyester with functionalized halloysite nanocomposites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 160. pp. 94-109. ISSN 1359-8368
Alshammari, F. Z. and Saleh, K. H. and Yousif, B. F. and Alajmi, A. and Shalwan, A. and Alotaibi, J. G. (2018) The influence of fibre orientation on tribological performance of jute fibre reinforced epoxy composites considering different mat orientations. Tribology in Industry, 40 (3). pp. 335-348. ISSN 0354-8996
Khan, Ziaullah and Yousif, B. F. and Islam, Mainul (2017) Fracture behaviour of bamboo fiber reinforced epoxy composites. Composites Part B: Engineering, 116. pp. 186-199. ISSN 1359-8368
Alotaibi, J. G. and Yousif, B. F. (2016) Biolubricants and the potential of waste cooking oil. In: Ecotribology, research developments. Materials Forming, Machining and Tribology. Springer, Switzerland, pp. 125-143. ISBN 978-3-319-24005-3
Azwa, Z. N. and Yousif, B. F. and Manalo, A. C. and Karunasena, W. (2016) Natural fibers and their characterization. In: Natural fiber composites. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Boca Raton, FL, United States, pp. 35-64. ISBN 978-1-4822-3900-3