Sayyad Zahid Qamar

Sultan Qaboos University

Dr Sayyad Zahid Qamar is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat, Oman. He has over 30 years of academic and research experience in different international universities. He has also worked as a professional mechanical engineer in the field for over 6 years in the heavy engineering and fabrication industry (Manager Research and Development; Deputy Manager Design; Production Engineer; Quality Control Engineer). On top of his experience as a researcher/academician, he has been actively involved in research and accreditation work related to engineering education. His research areas are Applied materials and manufacturing; Applied mechanics and design; Reliability engineering; and Engineering education. As part of the Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Research group (AM2R) at SQU, he has been involved in different applied research funded projects in excess of 4 million dollars. He has over 225 research/technical publications to his credit (research monographs/books, edited book volumes, book chapters, publications in refereed international journals and conferences, and technical reports). He has recently authored a book titled Swelling Elastomers in Petroleum Drilling and Development — Applications, Performance Analysis, and Material Modeling; edited one volume (Renewability of Synthetic Materials) for the Elsevier Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials; and is currently editing one volume (Thermal Engineering of Steel Alloy Systems) in the 13-volume series Comprehensive Materials Processing, 2nd edition by Elsevier. He has served as Associate editor, Guest editor, and Member editorial board for different research journals (including Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, the Journal of Engineering Research, American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, etc).

Sayyad Zahid Qamar

2books edited

14chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Sayyad Zahid Qamar

Swelling elastomers are being increasingly used as sealing elements in many applications in the petroleum industry. Pre- and post-swelling material characterization and performance analysis under actual field conditions are very important before the actual deployment of swell packers. The main theme of this research monograph is the performance analysis of swelling elastomer seals used in petroleum drilling and development applications, using all three investigation methods: experimental, numerical, and analytical. The major contributions and applications of this work include insight into the behavior of swelling elastomers and understanding of the swelling phenomenon, performance analysis and optimal selection of swelling elastomers for a given set of field conditions, and design improvement of swelling elastomer packers and other sealing applications.

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