Sami El Borgi


El Borgi, Sami

Office: 234S
Phone: +974 4423-0674

Research Interests

Dr. Sami El-Borgi’s teaching and research interests include Fracture and Contact Mechanics, Structural Health Monitoring through Ambient Vibration Testing, Nonlinear Vibration.

Awards & Honors

  • Presidential Order of Merit of Education, Republic of Tunisia, 2008
  • Tau Beta Pi: American National Engineering Society, 1984 to present
  • Chi Epsilon: American National Civil Engineering Honor Society, 1984 to present


  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1992
  • M.S., Northwestern University, 1987
  • B.S., Ohio State University, 1985

Selected Publications

Jamia, N., El-Borgi, S., Fernandes, R. and Vegamoor, V., "An Arbitrarily Oriented Mixed-Mode Crack in a Functionally Graded Medium using a Non-Local Approach", Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 85, 387-397, 2016.

Çömez, I., El-Borgi, S., Kahya, V. and Erdöl, R., "Receding contact problem for two-layer functionally graded media indented by a rigid punch", Acta Mechanica, 227, 2493-2504, 2016.

Alinia, Y., Beheshti, A., Guler, M.A., El-Borgi, S. and Polycarpou, A.A., "Sliding Contact Analysis of Functionally Graded Coating/Substrate System", Mechanics of Materials (MoM), 94, 142-155, 2016.

El-Borgi, S., Fernandes, R. and Reddy, J.N., "Nonlocal Free and Forced Vibrations of Graded Nanobeams Resting on a Nonlinear Elastic Foundation". International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, 77, 348-363, 2015.

Fernandes, R., El-Borgi, S., Ahmed, K., Friswell, M.I. and Jamia, N., "Static Fracture and Modal Analysis Simulation of a Gas Turbine Compressor Blade and Bladed Disk System", Accepted for publication in Springer Journal Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences, 3 :30, DOI10.1186/s40323-016-0083-7, 2016.