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Oumar Barry

​​​​​​Photo of Mohamed AlmahakeriAssistant Professor
Mechanical ​Engineering
ET Building 109
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Toronto, Canada, 2014
  • M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ryerson University, Canada 2010
  • B. Eng., Engineering (Honor), Ryerson University, Canada 2008
​​Honors and Awards
  • Central Michigan University Research Award (2017)
  • University of Toronto Fellowship, 2011-2014
  • 2nd Best Paper Award Proceedings of the 24th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), 2013
  • National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Scholarship, 2011-2014
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2008-2010
  • Hydro One Inc. William Peyton Award for Outstanding Academic and Leadership Achievement, 2008
  • Machines Italia Scholarship in Mechatronics for achieving academic excellence in mechatronics courses, 2008
  • Gold Medal for best "stair climbing car" design, 2008
  • Jeld Wen Foundation Award for outstanding academic achievement, 2007
  • Genivar Scholarship for excellent academic achievement, 2006
  • ASME Award for outstanding academic performance, 2006
  • Bank of Montreal Award for outstanding academic achievement, 2005
  • Dean's List Ryerson University, 2004-2008
  • Entrance Scholarship at Ryerson University for excellent academic achievement in high school, 2004
  • Highest GPA in high school and graduated with "Distinction Award", 2002

​​Teaching Areas
Mechanical Vibrations, Statics, Strength of Material, Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Machine Design
​​Research Interest
  • Nonlinear Vibrations and Controls
  • Smart Materials
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Fluid Structure Interaction
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, since 2004,
  • Licensed Member, Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), since 2014,
  • Member, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (PEO), since 2008
  • Member, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), since 2004
Professional Experience
  • Central Michigan University - School of Engineering & Technology, Assistant Professor, 2015- Present
  • Hydro One Inc., Design Engineer, 2008 – 2015
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada, Internship, 2006 – 2007
​​​​Selected Publications
  • Barry, O., (2016) Nonlinear Vibration of an Axially Loaded Beam Carrying Rigid Bodies. AIP Advances 6 (12)
  • Barry, O., Long, R., & Oguamanam, D. C. D. (2016). Simplified Vibration Model and analysis of a single-conductor transmission line with dampers. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science,
  • Barry, O., & Tanbour, E. (2016) Resonant Frequencies of Perforated Plates with Rectangular Slots. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science,
  • BarryO., Long, R., & Oguamanam D.C.D. (2016). Rational Damping Arrangement Design For Transmission Lines Vibrations: Analytical and Experimental Analysis. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 139 (5).
  • Barry, O., Zu, J. W., & Oguamanam, D. C. D. (2015). Analytical and experimental investigation of overhead transmission line vibration. Journal of Vibration and Control, 21(14), 2825-2837. 
  • Barry, O., Zu, J. W., & Oguamanam, D. C. D. (2015). Nonlinear Dynamics of Stockbridge Dampers. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 137(6), 061017.
  • Barry, O. R., Oguamanam, D. C. D., & Zu, J. W. (2014). Nonlinear vibration of an axially loaded beam carrying multiple mass–spring–damper systems. Nonlinear Dynamics, 77(4), 1597-1608. 
  • Barry, O., Zu, J. W., & Oguamanam, D. C. D. (2014). Forced Vibration of Overhead Transmission Line: Analytical and Experimental Investigation. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 136(4), 041012. 
  • Barry, O., & Oguamanam, D. C. (2013). Aeolian vibration of a single conductor with a Stockbridge damper. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 227(5), 935-945. (Accepted May 28, 2012: Most Read Article Dec. 2013 27/50).
  • Long, R., Barry, O., & D. Oguamanam, D. C. (2012). Finite element free vibration analysis of soft-core sandwich beams. AIAA journal, 50(1), 235-238.

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