Ikechukwuka N. Oguocha

     Ikechukwuka N. Oguocha  B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P. Eng

    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Biography

    Education and Experience

    B.Sc., M.Sc. (Lagos), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)

    Specialization: Characterization of Decomposition Reactions in Metallic Alloys and Metal Matrix Composites, Interface Phenomena in Metal Matrix Composites, Wear of Engineering Materials

    Current and Past Projects

    1. Effect of Ceramic Particulates as Reinforcements in Aluminum Alloy Metal Matrix Composites
    2. Calvet Principle DSC-TGA Thermal Analysis System

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Uju, W.A. and Oguocha, I.N. (2012). A study of thermal expansion of Al-Mg alloy composites containing fly ash, Materials and Design, 33(1), 503-509. Available online at: www.sciencedirect.com
    • Amanie, J., Oguocha, I.N. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2012). The Effect of Submerged Arc Welding Parameters on the Microstructure of SA516 Steel Weld Metal, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 51(1), 48-57.
    • Shen, S., Oguocha, I.N. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2012). Effect of heat input on weld bead geometry of submerged arc welded ASTM A709 Grade 50 steel joints, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 212(1), 286-294. Available online at: http://doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2011.09.013
    • Uju, W.A., Gikunoo, E. and Oguocha, I.N. (2011). XRD and XANES study of reactions in particulate Al-Mg alloy composites, Canandian Metallurgical Quarterly, 50(1), 54-60. Available online at: www.ingentaconnect.com
    • Oguocha, I.N., Taheri, R., Yannacopoulos, S., Uju, W.A., Sammynaiken, R., Wettig, S. and Hu, Y.F. (2010). Temperature effects on the chemical composition of nickel-phosphorus alloy thin films, . Available online at: http://doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2009.09.007 (**Data Created)
    • Uju, W.A. and Oguocha, I.N. (2009). Thermal cycling behaviour of stir cast Al-Mg alloy reinforced with fly ash, Materials Science and Engineering A, 526, 100-105. Available online at: http://doi:10.1016/j.msea.2009.07.055
    • Oguocha, I.N., Adigun, O.J. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2008). Effect of Sensitization Heat Treatment on Properties of Al-Mg Alloy AA5083-H116, Journal of Materials Science, 43(12), 4208-4214. Available online at: www.springerlink.com
    • Li, X., Tabil, L.G., Oguocha, I.N. and Panigrahi, S. (2008). Thermal Diffusivity, Thermal Conductivity, and Specific Heat of Flax Fiber-HDPE Biocomposites at Processing Temperatures, Composites Science and Technology, 68, 1753-1758. Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2008.02.016
    • Obi, E.R., Oguocha, I.N. and Evitts, R.W. (2007). Effect of fly ash reinforcement on the corrosion behaviour of cast Al-Mg alloy A535 in 3.5 wt% NaCl Solution, Computational Methods and Experiments in Materials Characterisation III, 57, 21-30.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Shen, S., Oguocha, I.N., Yang, Y. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2010). Effects of Submerged Arc Welding Speed and Current on Mechanical Properties of ASTM A709 Grade 50 Steel, Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2010, Symposium on Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials 2010 (JASM XII), Houston, Texas, USA, October 17-21, 2487-2498 (CD Rom).
    • Shen, S., Oguocha, I.N., Yang, Y. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2010). Effect of Welding Parameters on the Weld Metal Geometry of Submerged Arc Welded A709 Grade 50 Steel Joints, Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2010, Symposium on Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials 2010 (JASM XII),, Houston, Texas, USA, October 17-21, 2608-2619 (CD Rom).
    • Amanie, J., Oguocha, I.N., Yang, Y. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2009). The Effect of Welding Parameters on the Tensile and Impact Properties of SA516 Grade 70 Steel, Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2009, Symposium on Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials 2009 (JASM XI), Pittsburg, PA, USA, October 25-29, 2487-2498 (CD Rom).
    • Farhat, H., Oguocha, I.N. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2009). Effect of Welding Speed on Weld Quality and Microstructure of Tandem Submerged Arc Welded X80 Pipeline Steel, Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) 2009, Symposium on Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials 2009 (JASM XI), ), Pittsburg, PA, USA, October 25-29, 2457-2468 (CD Rom).
    • Uju, W.A. and Oguocha, I.N. (2009). The Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Behaviour of Particle-Reinforced Al-Mg Alloy A535 Composites, The 1st Joint American-Canadian International Conference on Composites, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA, 15-17 September, (11 pages) (CD Rom). (Accepted)
    • Uju, W.A., Gikunoo, E. and Oguocha, I.N. (2009). Study of Reactivity in Particulate Al-Mg Alloy Composites Using XANES and XRD, The 1st Joint American-Canadian International Conference on Composites, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA, 15-17 September, (12 pages) (CD Rom). (Accepted)
    • Amanie, J., Oguocha, I.N. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2008). Effect of Submerged Arc Welding Parameters on Weld Metal Oxygen Content of SA516 and A709 Steels, Proc. CSME Forum 2008, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, 5-8, (CD Rom).
    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Soleimani, M., Panigrahi, S., Tabil, L.G., Baik, O. and Oguocha, I.N. (2009). Thermal Analysis of Biofiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Composites, ASABE Annual International Meeting, Reno, NV, June 21-24, Paper No. 097056.
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Soleimani, M., Panigrahi, S., Tabil, L.G. and Oguocha, I.N. (2010). Crystallization and Mechanical Properties of Biofiber-Polypropylene Composites, 18th Annual Meeting of BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS)-Polymers & the Evironment: Emerging Green Technologies & Science, Toronto, Ontario, 13-15 October, Paper No. P37. Available online at: http://www.beps.org/downloads/BEPS_2010_DRAFT_Agenda.pdf
    • Dmytrowich, G.M., Oguocha, I.N. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2008). Effect of Solute Concentration on the Strength and Strain-aging Behavior of an Automotive Outer Body Panel Aluminum Alloy, The 47th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 23-28, Paper No. 3535.
    • Uju, W.A., Oguocha, I.N. and Sammynaiken, R. (2008). The Application of Synchrotron X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) to Study Charge Redistribution and Reactivity in Particulate Aluminum Alloy MMCs, The 47th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 23-28.
    • Amanie, J., Oguocha, I.N. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2008). Effect of Submerged Arc Welding Parameters on the Microstructure of SA516 and A709 Steels, 8th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research, Callaway gardens Resort, Pine Mountain, Georgia, USA, 1-6 June.
    • Dmytrowich, G., Oguocha, I.N. and Yannacopoulos, S. (2008). The Influence of Solute Additions on the Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of a 6XXX Series Aluminum Alloy, The 47th Annual Conference of Metallurgists, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 23-28.
    • Uju, W.A. and Oguocha, I.N. (2008). XAS and XRD Study of Reactivity in Particulate Aluminum Alloy MMCs, 20th Canadian Materials Science Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 16-19.
    • Uju, W.A. and Oguocha, I.N. (2008). X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Reactivity in Al-Mg Alloy A535 Composite Reinforced with Fly Ash, MEDSI/SRI 2008, Fifth Int. Workshop on Mechanical Engineering Design of Synchrotron Radiation Equipment and Instrumentation/Fif, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 10-13.
    Published Book Chapter
    • Soleimani, M., Tabil, L.G., Panigrahi, S. and Oguocha, I.N. (2012). Crystallization and Thermal Properties of Biofiber-Polypropylene Composites, Chapter 7 Thermoplastic - Composite Materials, Edited by A. Z. El-Sonbati, InTech Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, Croatia, 131-146.

    Research Grants

    2010-2011

    • Co-Investigator, Optimization of the Welding Parameters of Steels Used in Wind Towers, NSERC, CRD.

    2008-2009

    • Co-Investigator, Optimization of the Welding Parameters of Steels Used in Wind Towers, NSERC-Hitachi, CRD.

    2007-2008

    • Principal Investigator, Use of Synchrotron Radiation Techniques to Investigate Charge Transfer in Nickel-Phosphorus (NiP) Alloys and Reactivity in Meta, Office of Vice-President Research, President's NSERC Fund.
    • Co-Investigator, Optimization of the Welding Parameters of Steels Used in Wind Towers, NSERC-Hitachi, CRD.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • ME214.3 - Introduction to materials and manufacturing
    • ME229.3 - Introduction to Engineering Design
    • ME318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME418.3 - Laboratory 3
    • ME492.3 - Materials in Eng Design
    • ME495.3 - Design Project
    • ME843.3 - Materials Characterize Techniq

    2010-2011

    • ME214.3 - Introduction to materials and manufacturing
    • ME318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I

    2009-2010

    • ME318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME328 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
    • ME418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
    • ME492.3 - Materials in Engineering Design
    • ME495.6 - Design Project
    • ME843.3 - Materials Characterization Techniques

    2008-2009

    • ME318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME328 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
    • ME418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
    • ME492.3 - Materials in Engineering Design
    • ME495.6 - Design Project
    • ME843.3 - Materials Characterization Techniques

    2007-2008

    • ME318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME324.3 - Engineering Materials
    • ME328 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
    • ME492.3 - Materials in Engineering Design
    • ME495.6 - Design Project
    • ME843.3 - Materials Characterization Techniques

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • Optimization of the Welding Parameters of Steels Used in Wind Towers

    2010-2011

    • Optimization of the Welding Parameters of Steels Used in Wind Towers

    2008-2009

    • Effect of Ceramic Particulates as Reinforcements in Aluminum Alloy Metal Matrix Composites
    • Effect of Composition on the Properties of an Automotive Outer Body Panel Aluminum Alloy
    • Optimization of the Welding Parameters of Steels Used in Wind Towers
    • Use of Synchrotron Radiation Techniques to Investigate Charge Transfer in Nickel-Phosphorus (NiP) Alloys and Reactivity in Metal Matrix Composites

    2007-2008

    • Effect of Ceramic Particulates as Reinforcements in Aluminum Alloy Metal Matrix Composites
    • Effect of Composition on the Properties of an Automotive Outer Body Panel Aluminum Alloy
    • Effects of Multiple Wires and Consumables on the Microstructures and Properties of Submerged Arc Welded X80 Steel
    • Optimization of the Welding Parameters of Steels Used in Wind Towers
    • Use of Synchrotron Radiation Techniques to Investigate Charge Transfer in Nickel-Phosphorus (NiP) Alloys and Reactivity in Metal Matrix Composites