Dr Alan Smith has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 1996, following various part-time and full-time teaching and research positions at The University of Melbourne and RMIT. He has a PhD for his studies in the thermal modelling of metal cutting and continues to be actively interested in machining theory.
His major teaching responsibilities have been in industrial engineering/manufacturing, and more recently in engineering management (economic analysis and quality and reliability). Alan also is a founder and presenter of industry accredited courses in Infrared Thermography for Condition Monitoring and an active member of AusPTA (the Australian Professional Thermographers Association).
Dr Smith’s research interests span many aspects of manufacturing science and management. His fundamental objective is to place manufacturing on a quantitative and scientific basis in order to fully optimise productive systems. Alan’s studies include the mechanics of material removal processes, the optimisation of cutting conditions and thermal modelling of machining; optimisation of production/assembly lines allowing for a variety of constraints including stochastic times; supply chain management; and quality control and management, especially the efficacy of quality systems and their use in industry. Alan also consults widely in the area of applied thermography for solving a range of difficult industry and scientific problems in mechanical equipment, infrastructure, animal behaviour and medical applications.
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Predictive Mechanics Of Cutting Models For Forces & Torque In Machine Tapping Operations W..
Supporting animal welfare with automatic tracking of giraffes with thermal cameras
An intelligent approach for cooling radiator fault diagnosis based on infrared thermal ima..
Industrial environmental performance evaluation: A Markov-based model considering data unc..
The role of government, universities, and businesses in advancing technology for SMEs' inn..
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An intelligent approach for cooling radiator fault diagnosis based on infrared thermal image processing technique
Amin Taheri-Garavand, Hojjat Ahmadi, Mahmoud Omid, Seyed Saeid Mohtasebi, Kaveh Mollazade, Alan John Russell Smith, Giovanni Maria Carlomagno
Journal article | 2015 | Applied Thermal Engineering
Problematic research design in Quality Management- Is agent-based simulation a panacea?
B Jamshidnezhad, A Smith
Conference Proceedings | 2009 | International Workshop on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2009, Held at the International Mediterranean and Latin American Modeling Multiconference, I3M 2009
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
MIEAUST - Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
Institution of Engineers, Australia
Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering)
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
University of Melbourne