Professor Alfred Akisanya

Professor Alfred Akisanya
PhD (Cantab), FIMechE, CEng

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Professor Alfred Akisanya
Professor Alfred Akisanya

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The University of Aberdeen School of Engineering
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Aberdeen AB24 3UE

Biography

Professor Akisanya studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained a First Class, BSc (Honours) degree and M.Sc degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked briefly for Shell Nigeria before subsequently studying for his PhD on Interfacial Fracture at Cambridge University Engineering Department under the supervision of Prof. Norman Fleck, FRS, and with funding from Shell-Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.  He worked as Research Associate at Cambridge University with Prof. Alan Cocks on the mechanics of powder compaction before  joining the lecturing staff of Aberdeen University Engineering Department.   Prof Akisanya is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE). 


Memberships and Affiliations

Internal
  • Deputy Head of School of Engineering
  • Head, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering Research Group
External
  • External PhD examiner for Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Cranfield, Surrey, Leicester, Brunel and Newcastle; Universite Pierre & Marie Curie - Paris 6; NTU Singapore; and NUS Singapore
  • External Examiner for MSc Petroleum Engineering at Heriot Watt University
  • External Examiner for BEng Mechanical Engineering at University of Leicester
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education
  • Referee for different international scientific journals including: Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids; International Journal of Solids and Structures; International Journal of Mechanical Sciences; The European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids; Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures; International Journal of Fracture; Journal of American Ceramics Society; Journal of Biomechanics.
  • Referee of grant proposals for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
  • Professional Review Interviewer of Chartered Engineer applicants for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
  • Member of the Academic Standard Panel (ASP) of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Research

Research Overview

  • Micromechanics.
  • Fracture and design of bonded joints and layered solids.
  • Structural integrity and corrosion
  • Integrity of Oil and Gas Wells
  • Well and Drilling Engineering
  • Mechanical behaviour of engineering materials in high pressure-high temperature environment 
  • Mechanics of powder compaction.
  • Deformation and fracture of bituminous and viscoelastic materials.
  • Mechanics of the cold expansion of metallic tubulars.
  • Deformation and design optimisation of energy absorbing structures.

Research Funding and Grants

  • “Longevity and fate of structures left in place” funded by OGTC, £200k, 2020-2024. (Co-I, with Dr Sriramula (PI)  and Dr Siddiq (Co-I).)

  • “Strengthening academia-industry linkage and research space in the area of civil engineering for food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SAICE)” funded by RAEng, £200k, (with £30k for Aberdeen), 2019-2021. (PI for Aberdeen part, with Igor Guz, Ana Ivanovic Israel Osofero as Co-Is.)  In collaboration with 4 universities in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • “Post Decommissioning Monitoring” funded by Shell UK, £302k, 2019-2022. (Co-I with Dr Sriramula as PI and four other Co-Is.)

  • “A study of rock-fluid interaction processes in porous media causing formation damages.”, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Nigeria, £67k, 2017-2020 (Co-investigator with Dr Hamidi as PI).
  • “Well control and drilling fluid optimisation in unconventional layered reservoirs”, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Nigeria, £62k, 2016-2018 (Co-investigator with Dr Hamidi as PI)

  • “A study to understand the creep behaviour of novel alloys for oil well plugging and abandonment application” £35k; Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and Rawwater Engineering Company Ltd., 2016-17 (PI)
  • “Condition and integrity assessment of large diameter offshore wire ropes” £33.4k; Technip UK Ltd; 2012-13. (PI)
  • “Development of novel structural and sealing components for large sectional tanks.” £125k, KTP with Balmoral Sectional Tanks Ltd, 2011-2013 (Co-investigator, with Prof Guz as PI and Prof Kashtalyan as a co-investigator).
  • “Design optimisation and performance of a protruded composite rod for downhole applications in oil and gas wells.” £192k, KTP with Ziebel UK Ltd, 2010-2013 (Co-investigator, with Prof Guz as PI and Dr Menshykov as a co-investigator).
  • “Technology assessment for Tobermory field development: materials selection criteria for subsea tieback.”  Funded by Total EP, UK through the National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI); £7k, 2010; (PI).
  • “The development of design standards for a friction grip system for securing oil and gas casing”; 2009-2011; £108k, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Plexus Ocean Systems Ltd. (Co-investigator with Dr Bin Wang as PI).
  • “The development of a friction grip system for securing oil and gas casing and tubulars in hostile surface and subsea conditions”; 2006-2008; £150k, Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Plexus Ocean Systems Ltd.(PI, with WF Deans and RD Neilson as co-investigators).
  • “Analysis and optimisation of the in-situ hydraulic expansion of oil well tubulars”; 2003-2005; £118k; Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Read Wells Ltd. (PI, with Dr. W.F. Deans as co-investigator).
  • “A study of decompression after cold isostatic compaction of ceramics”; 2001-2004; £60k; EPSRC; (co-investigator, with Dr. R.J. Henderson as PI).
  • “A study of decompression after cold isostatic compaction of ceramics”; 2001-2004; £9k; Vesuvius UK; (co-investigator, with Dr. R.J. Henderson as PI)
  • “The mechanics of cold expansion of tubulars for downhole application in the oil and gas industry”; 2001-2004; £165k; Teaching Company Scheme with Shell International (PI, with Dr. W.F. Deans as co-investigator)
  • “The design and analysis of threaded connectors for down-hole applications”; 1999-2001; £80k; Teaching Company Scheme with Petroleum Engineering Services (co-investigator, with Dr. W.F. Deans as Lead Academic).
  • “Isostatic pressing of continuous casting refractories”; 1997-2000; £145k; EPSRC; (co-investigator, with Prof. H.W. Chandler as principal investigator).
  • “Isostatic pressing of continuous casting refractories”; 1997-2001; £9k; Vesuvius UK; (co-investigator, with Prof. H.W. Chandler as principal investigator).
  • “The mechanical behaviour and design optimisation of asphaltic bridge deck expansion plugs”; 1997-2001; £123k; EPSRC; (co-investigator, with Dr. M.S. Imbabi as principal investigator).
  • “The development of a large deformation elastomeric bridge plug for wireline applications”; 1996-1998; £80k; Teaching Company Scheme with Petroleum Engineering Services (Lead Academic).
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

EM3015 Stress Analysis

Publications

Publications 

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  • Evaluation of Interactions Between Oilfield Chemicals and Reservoir Rocks

    Wuyep, E. O., Oluyemi, G. F., Yates, K., Akisanya, A. R.

    Natural Resources Research, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 1239-1258

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Solution Volume Effect: Corrosion of Super Duplex Pipes

    Lasebikan, B. A., Akisanya, A. R., Deans, W. F.

    Materials Performance, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 40-44

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Effect of ammonium bisulphite and chloride on the pitting and stress corrosion cracking resistance of super duplex stainless steel pipes under combined internal pressure and axial tension

    Lasebikan, D., Akisanya, A., Deans, B.

    Materials and Corrosion, vol. 70, no. 4, pp. 661-675

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Sand Failure: Effect of Biocide on the Geomechanical Properties of Outcrop Carbonate Rock Under Static Conditions

    Wuyep, E., Oluyemi, G., Yates, K., Akisanya, A.

    Recent Advances in Geo-Environmental Engineering, Geomechanics and Geotechnics, and Geohazards. Kallel, A., Erguler, Z. A., Cui, Z., Karrech, A., Karakus, M., Kulatilake, P., Shukla, S. K. (eds.). Springer, pp. 183 - 185, 3 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Chemo-Thermo-Poromechanical Wellbore Stability Modelling Using Multi-Component Drilling Fluids

    Ibrahim, A. T., Akanji, L., Hamidi, H., Akisanya, A. R.

    Proceedings 2017 SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference. [SPE-187627-MS] Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) pp. 1-14, 14 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Dynamics of a Drifting Impact Oscillator with a Conical Profile

    Ajibose, O., Wiercigroch, M., Pavlovskaia, E., Akisanya, A., Károyli, G.

    IUTAM Symposium on Nonlinear Dynamics for Advanced Technologies and Engineering Design. Wiercigroch, M., Rega, G. (eds.). Springer pp. 313-321, 9 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Drifting Impact Oscillator With a New Model of the Progression Phase

    Ajibose, O. K., Wiercigroch, M., Pavlovskaia, E. E., Akisanya, A. R., Károlyi, G.

    Journal of Applied Mechanics , vol. 79, no. 6, 061007

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Global and local dynamics of drifting oscillator for different contact force models

    Ajibose, O. K., Wiercigroch, M., Pavlovskaia, E., Akisanya, A. R.

    International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 850-858

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The effect of ammonium bisulfite on sulphide in Brine/H2S solution

    Lasebikan, B. A., Akisanya, A. R., Deans, W. F., MacPhee, D. E., Boyle, L.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • The effect of ammonium bisulfite on sulfide in brine/H2S solution

    Lasebikan, B. A., Akisanya, A. R., Deans, W. F., MacPhee, D. E., Boyle, L.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • Contact force models and dynamics of a drifting oscillator

    Ajibose, O. K., Wiercigroch, M., Pavlovskaia, E. E., Akisanya, A. R.

    ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2009. American Society of Mechanical Engineers pp. 1387-1394, 8 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Influence of ammonium bisulphite on the electrochemical behaviour of super duplex stainless steel (25% Cr) mini pipe samples in brine solution

    Lasebikan, B., Akisanya, A., Deans, W. F., Alhoud, A.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • An alternating crack growth in adhesively bonded joints

    Akisanya, A. R.

    Fracture of Nano and Engineering Materials and Structures - Proceedings of the 16th European Conference of Fracture. Kluwer Academic Publishers pp. 915-916, 2 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Plastic collapse of thin-walled frusta and egg-box material under shear and normal loading

    Akisanya, A. R., Fleck, N. A.

    International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, vol. 48, pp. 799-808

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Fracture initiation at the interface corner of bimaterial solids

    Akisanya, A. R.

    11th International Conference on Fracture 2005, ICF11. pp. 639-644, 6 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Initiation of fracture at the interface corner of bi-material joints

    Akisanya, A. R., Meng, C. S.

    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 27-46

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Stress Behaviour at the Interface Junction of an Elastic Inclusion

    Qian, Z. Q., Akisanya, A. R., Thomson, D. S.

    Journal of Applied Mechanics , vol. 69, no. 6, pp. 844-852

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The deformation and densification of an array of metal-coated fibres

    Akisanya, A. R., Zhang, Y., Chandler, H. W., Henderson, R.

    Acta Materialia, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 221-235

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Micro-mechanical modelling of powder compaction

    Henderson, R., Chandler, H. W., Akisanya, A. R., Chandler, C. M., Nixon, S. A.

    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 739-759

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Cold compaction of an array of cylindrical powder particles

    Sridhar, I., Fleck, N. A., Akisanya, A. R.

    International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, vol. 43, pp. 715-724

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The deformation of a dual-elastomer seal

    Akisanya, A. R., Hitchcock, G. R., Thompson, D. S.

    Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part L, Journal of Materials - Design and Applications, vol. 215, pp. 29-40

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The stress distribution at the interface corner of a tri-material structure

    Qian, Z. Q., Akisanya, A. R.

    Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 127, pp. 747-753

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The yield behaviour of an array of metal-coated fibres

    Akisanya, A. R., Zhang, Y., Chandler, H. W., Henderson, R. J.

    European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, vol. 20, pp. 77-90

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Edge effects in the failure of elastic/viscoelastic joints subjected to surface tractions

    Qian, Z., Akisanya, A., Imbabi, M.

    International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 37, no. 41, pp. 5973-5994

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Effects of geometry on the deformation of asphaltic plug joints subjected to surface tractions

    Qian, Z., Akisanya, A., Imbabi, M.

    The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 403-413

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Bag design in isostatic pressing

    Henderson, R., Chandler, H. W., Akisanya, A. R., Moriarty, B.

    Materials & Design, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 259-262

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • On the evaluation of wedge corner stress intensities in bonded dissimilar materials

    Akisanya, A. R., Qian, Z. Q.

    Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mesomechanics, Xi'an, China. Sih, G. (ed.). pp. 931-938.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Finite element modelling of cold isostatic pressing

    Henderson, R. J., Chandler, H. W., Akisanya, A. R., Barber, H., Moriarty, B.

    Journal of the European Ceramic Society, vol. 20, pp. 1121-1128

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Stress behaviour at the interface corner between three elastic materials

    Qian, Z., Akisanya, A. R., Imbabi, M.

    Proceedings Of the 5th International Conference on Computational Structures and Technology, Leuven, Belgium.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • Modelling ceramic powder compaction

    Henderson, R., Chandler, H. W., Akisanya, A. R.

    Proceeding of Abaqus Users Conference, Chester, UK. pp. 327-342.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • An investigation of the stress singularity near the free edge of scarf joints

    Qian, Z. Q., Akisanya, A. R.

    European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, vol. 18, pp. 443-463

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The mechanical response and anti-extrusion characteristics of fibre-filled elastomers

    Hitchcock, G. R., Akisanya, A. R., Thompson, D. S.

    Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part L, Journal of Materials - Design and Applications, vol. 213, pp. 37-46

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Wedge corner stress behaviour of bonded dissimilar materials

    Qian, Z. Q., Akisanya, A. R.

    Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, vol. 32, pp. 209-222

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The anti-extrusion characteristics of fibre-filled elastomers

    Hitchcock, G. R., Akisanya, A. R., Thompson, D. S., Webster, J.

    Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Oilfield Engineering with Polymers, London. pp. 213-222.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

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