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Professor Sarp Adali
Received PhD from Cornell University, USA in 1973. Has been with UKZN since 1984 after working at CSIR between 1977-1983. Presently rated B1 by NRF. Recent research includes work on the design of composite structures and uncertainty analysis of nano-structures.

 Position:   Professor


Discipline:   Mechanical
Campus:   Howard
Telephone:   031 260 3203

Recent Publications


I U Cagdas and S Adali, Effect of fiber orientation on buckling and first-ply failures of cylindrical shear-deformable laminates, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, V. 139 (8), 967-978, 2013.

I S Radebe and S Adali, Minimum weight design of beams against failure under uncertain loading by convex analysis, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, V. 27 (7), 1-8, 2013.

I S Radebe and S Adali, Buckling and sensitivity analysis of nonlocal orthotropic nanoplates with uncertain material properties, to appear in Composites Part B: Engineering.

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