Dr Odeh Dababneh

About

I serve as a Senior Lecturer specializing in Aerospace Structures at Kingston University London. My academic journey began with earning both my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Subsequently, I pursued my Ph.D. at Cranfield University in the UK, under the guidance of Dr. Timoleon Kipouros from Cambridge University and Dr. James Whidborne from Cranfield University. My research focuses on the utilization of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) methodologies in enhancing the design of aircraft wingbox cross-sections. Specifically, I concentrate on developing wing models of increasing structural complexity, employing efficient gradient-based optimization methods.

Prior to my tenure at Kingston University London commencing in October 2020, I held the position of Lecturer in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of South Wales. During this time, I taught courses on Aircraft Structure, including Mechanics of Materials and Aeroelasticity, and supervised BEng/MEng students. Furthermore, I participated as a Research Associate at Queen's University Belfast in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department, where my focus lay on the structural component of the Powerplant Integration with Platform Systems (PIPS) program. This initiative, a collaborative effort backed by £8.9 million in funding from Innovate UK and Rolls-Royce, aimed to integrate powerplant systems into platform structures.

Beyond academia, I served as the head of the engineering and maintenance department at the Royal Jordanian Aero Club. Furthermore, I've been actively engaged as an aerospace engineering consultant with MD Defence & Aerospace Corporation in the Netherlands, contributing to various projects such as SAMA Aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). My professional development includes specialized training in aircraft manufacturing and management facilitated by Jordan Aerospace Industries (JAI). Additionally, I completed training conducted by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), encompassing design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, and modernization. Moreover, I participated in the F-16 fighter jets' structural and avionics modification and modernization program, a collaborative effort by TAI and the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF).

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Structures

Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK, 2016
  • M.Sc., B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2011
  • Private Pilot License (PPL), MidEast Aviation Academy, Amman, Jordan, 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA)

Teaching and learning

  • AE5022 (Aerospace Structures, Materials & Dynamics) - Module Leader 
  • AE6022 ( Further Aerospace Structures, Materials & Dynamics)
  • AE5122 (Aerospace Engineering)
  • AE6204 (Aerospace Technology)
  • EG6023 (Aero Group Design Project)

Qualifications and expertise

  • Design and analysis of metallic and composite structures
  • Stress analysis of metallic and composite structures
  • Design of aerospace structures
  • Multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO)
  • Structural optimization (sizing, shape and topology)
  • Aeroelasticity analysis

Undergraduate courses taught

Research

My research focuses on the utilization of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) methodologies in enhancing the design of aircraft wingbox cross-sections. Specifically, I concentrate on developing wing models of increasing structural complexity, employing efficient gradient-based optimization methods.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK, 2016

Areas of specialism

  • Multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO)
  • Stress analysis of metallic and composite structures
  • Design of aerospace structures

Research student supervision

Publications

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Article

Dababneh, Odeh and Kipouros, Timoleon (2018) Influence of high fidelity structural models on the predicted mass of aircraft wing using design optimization. Aerospace Science and Technology, 79, pp. 164-173. ISSN (print) 1270-9638

Dababneh, Odeh, Kipouros, Timoleon and Whidborne, James F. (2018) Application of an efficient gradient-based optimization strategy for aircraft wing structures. Aerospace, 5(1), p. 3. ISSN (online) 2226-4310

Dababneh, Odeh and Kipouros, Timoleon (2018) A review of aircraft wing mass estimation methods. Aerospace Science and Technology, 72, pp. 256-266. ISSN (print) 1270-9638

Dababneh, Odeh and Kayran, Altan (2014) Design, analysis and optimization of thin walled semi-monocoque wing structures using different structural idealization in the preliminary design phase. International Journal of Structural Integrity, 5(3), pp. 214-226. ISSN (print) 1757-9864

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