Professor / Director of Institute (IIE)

+44 (0)131 451 3100
Room 2.28A
William Arrol Building
Heriot-Watt University
Omar Laghrouche
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Elastic / acoustic wave modelling
  • Traffic induced vibration propagation
  • Finite and infinite elements
  • Meshless methods
  • Parallel computing.
Selected publications
  1. EL-KACIMI A & LAGHROUCHE O. “Improvement of PUFEM for the numerical solution of high frequency elastic wave scattering on unstructured triangular mesh grids”. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, doi:10.1002/nme.2901, 2010.
  2. MOHAMED MS, LAGHROUCHE O & EL-KACIMI A. “Some numerical aspects of the PUFEM for efficient solution of 2D Helmholtz problems”. Computers & Structures, doi:10.1016/j.compstruc.2010.01.012, 2010.
  3. CALIS M, LAGHROUCHE O & DESMULLIEZ MPY. “Implementation of Cosserat theory into haptic sensing technology for miniaturised systems”. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 5(3), 366 -376, 2010.
  4. LAGHROUCHE O, EL-KACIMI A & TREVELYAN J. “A comparison of NRBC for PUFEM in 2D exterior Helmholtz problems at high wave numbers”. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, doi:10.1016/, 2009.
  5. EL-KACIMI A & LAGHROUCHE O. “Numerical analysis of two plane wave finite element schemes based on the partition of unity method for elastic wave scattering”. Computers & Structures, doi:10.1016/j.compstruc.2009.09.008, 2009.
  6. EL-KACIMI A & LAGHROUCHE O. “Numerical Modelling of Elastic Wave propagation in Frequency Domain by the Partition of Unity Finite Element Method”. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 77, 1646-1669, 2009.
  7. LAGHROUCHE O & MOHAMED M. “Locally Enriched Finite Elements for the Helmholtz Equation in two dimensions”. Computers and Structures, doi: 10.1016/j.compstruc.2008.04.006, 2008.
  • PhD at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
  • Research Associate at the University of Durham, England
  • Senior Lecturer at the Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.