Abdalla Elbella

Abdalla Elbella


    Business and Engineering Convergence Center 3267
    (309) 677-2718


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison
MSME, University of Arizona, Tucson -Arizona
BSME, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan


Teaching, research, & consulting in the fields of Mechanical/structural Design/Optimization and Advanced Materials.


  • CAD (ME 448 and ME 648)
  • Advanced Multibody Dynamics (ME 502)
  • Structural/Systems Optimization (ME 548)
  • Fracture of Solids (ME 554)
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials (ME 556)


Areas of published research:       

  • Ballistic impact simulation of composite systems
  • Shot-peening Impact simulation
  • Nonlinear Fracture mechanics simulation
  • Thermoelastic stresses in solar heated media
  • Characterization of nonlinear response of composites
  • Thermoelastic performance of brake rotors
  • Conventional and Rule-based Shape Optimization
  • Hot-stretching simulations  


  • Consulting (Various area industries): Structural/machine design (CAD and FEA simulation) and Advanced Materials.
  • Reviewer (ASME – Mechanical Design)
  • Member- ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers),
  • Member- ASC (American Society of Composites)