About Me

Ahmad Haidar is a graduate student in the aerospace engineering department at the Pennsylvania State University. Ahmad HaidarHe graduated with a Master’s degree in December 2015. Haidar is pursuing a doctorate of philosophy degree in aerospace engineering.

He is currently working on rotor blade vibration suppression via the use of passive autobalancing devices. Haidar’s work impacts rotorcraft and jet engine stability and performance. Specifically, in cold climates, rotor systems are subject to asymmetric ice accretion and shedding which generates sudden and large amplitudes of vibration that can lead to system failure. A passive autobalancing device is shown to automatically negate induced vibrations at supercritical speeds.

Ahmad Haidar’s research interests:

Adverse Environment Research Test Systems

  • Structural Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Rotordynamics
  • Rotor Blade and Engine Icing
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Time Domain Computer Simulation
  • Analysis of Time Varying Systems

Follow Ahmad on Instagram @ahmadhaidar1.