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Tareq Essam Saqr

Summer School

Class of 2012


Tareq Saqr holds a bachelor degree in mechanical design and production engineering and is currently few months away from a master’s degree in rotor-bearing dynamics, both from Cairo University, Egypt. He is a certified vibration analyst (Category III) and vibration trainer at the Vibration Institute’s Middle East chapter.

Tareq also works as a machinery condition monitoring engineer and researcher at RITEC, Egypt. His current research is centered around instability-free journal bearings, which are highly demanded by the turbomachinery industry. More specifically, he is responsible for the design, manufacturing, and testing of two novel bearing designs: smart integrated bearings and misaligned journal bearings.

Tareq’s interests span a wide spectrum of activities in which art, design, reading, and charity are central.

Optimistic about the future of the Middle East after the Arab spring revolutions, his belief is that intertwined academic-practical experience can vastly accelerate the overall economic betterment of the region in which he dutifully wants to take part.

Project: Investigating the Dynamic Behavior of Journal Bearings Using Cellular Automata

Journal bearings are prone to fluid-induced instability forces arising from fluid involvement in the motion of the rotating shaft. The aim of this project is to capture the dynamic characteristics of journal bearings by means of representing the particles of the lubricant fluid by a large number of cellular automaton sites programmed to reflect realistic behavior. The end goal is to investigate the so-called oil whirl and oil whip instabilities.

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