Thursday, July 29, 2010


Salam kepada semua pelajar2 JAD,

Saya ingin berkongsi maklumat tentang satu proses engineering design yang menarik, iaitu, design and manufacturing of Jabulani Adidas soccer ball. Bila tengok bola Jabulani ni macam senang sahaje untuk design dan produce. Tapi seperti apa-apa engineering design yang lain, ianya mesti melalui beberapa proses yang wajib:

1. Conceptual design (ideas generation)
2. Detailed design (engineering analysis, stress-strain analysis, mode of failures, 3-d modelling)
3. Pilot test
4. Tools and production jigs set-up
5. Actual production
6. Quality inspection and assurance
7. Packaging, promotion and marketing
8. Sell

Enjoy these videos and please learn somethings....

Video di bawah ini menceritakan beberapa ujian (tests) yang perlu dilakukan kepada Bola Jabulani untuk memastikan design tersebut menepati spesifikasi yang telah ditetapkan oleh FIFA.

Saya sendiri akan melakukan proses yang sama apabila menjalankan kerja-kerja perundingan dan penyiasatan dalam bidang kepakaran saya iaitu Occupational Safety and Health.

Selamat Berjaya!


Prof. Abdul Shukor
Kota Kemuning

Friday, July 23, 2010

ENGINEERING DESIGN - Try to appreciate....



CMA CGM of France has taken delivery of its 148,000gt container ship CMA CGM Christophe Colomb, which arrived in Bremerhaven on 9 December 2009. The new container ship measures 1,198ft by 168ft and can carry up to 13,344TEU.

By comparison, the recently delivered 225,282gt Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest passenger ship, measures 1,181ft by 154ft and can carry 6,296 passengers (Christophe Colomb can accommodate ten). Christophe Colomb is the first of eight ‘Explorer' class sister ships being built for CMA CGM. The next vessels will be Marco Polo, Vasco de Gama, Amerigo Vespucci, Corte Real, La Perouse, Magellan and Zheng.

Source of news:

An excellent engineering design using a combination of mechanical engineering, ship structural engineering, naval architecture, electronic engineering, safety engineering and interior design to produce an awesome monster at the sea!

What is TEU? TEU = Twenty foot Equivalent Unit. Setiap kontena mempunyai panjang yang sama iaitu 20 kaki (20 feet long), yang selalu kita nampak di jalanraya - lori kontena.

Bermakna kapal ini boleh membawa sebanyak 13,344 kontena yang berukuran 20 kaki panjang. satu rekod dunia!

Untuk manage kapal sebesar ini, CMA CGM hanya mempunyai kru seramai 10 orang SAHAJA. Talk about using iPod dan automation.....

Disebabkan berat kapal dan bebanan yang cukup banyak, kapal seperti ini dilengkapi dengan 'ship stabilizer' di bawah paras air. Jadi, apabila laut bergelora, 'ship stabilizer' akan berfungsi untuk mengimbangi kapal supaya tidak terbalik ke dalam laut.

Interesting. Good knowledge? So, what is the largest container ship in the world?

Salam dan Selamat Menambah Ilmu

Prof. Abdul Shukor
Kota Kemuning.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Interesting information on 'Engineers'

What does an engineer do?

Engineering? Isn’t that all overalls, factories and hard hats?

The word ‘engineering’ is likely to make you think of things like shipbuilding, ‘engineering works’ on the railway lines, or perhaps the mechanic that services or repairs your washing machine or car. You probably have an image in your mind of a person wearing blue overalls and possibly a yellow hard hat? Am I right? Well, maybe not, but in reality, engineering covers a far wider range of businesses and industries; not only building and transport structures, but also jobs in food, cosmetics, medicine and much more.

Engineers work in all kinds of environments. Yes, there are still many jobs in traditional engineering sectors, but engineers are just as likely to work in offices, laboratories or studios, or outdoors, in the air and underground.

And many of these jobs don’t involve wearing overalls or hard hats. Engineering today is closely linked with technology and many engineering roles now rely heavily on technological devices and the most recent technological advances. As an engineer you could be designing colour-matching technology to determine the best makeup for different skin tones, working as part of a team on a project to improve the performance of artificial hip joints and the perks of a job in food may include tasting the chocolate prior to production!

OK, give me some examples of jobs that engineers do?

Engineers influence every aspect of modern life and it’s likely that today you will have already relied on the expertise of one or more engineers. Perhaps you woke to a DAB clock radio, or used a train or a bus? Maybe you’ve listened to an iPod? Or watched television? Did you wash your hair today? Do you have a mobile phone in your pocket or trainers on your feet? These have all been designed, developed and manufactured by engineers. Here are some examples of where engineers work to get you started.

Sound and acoustics engineer

Sound systems are everywhere – in sports stadia, pubs, clubs, offices, theatres, cinemas, train stations and of course at home. Without the impact of technology and the systems to deliver sound information, much of the entertainment business would not exist. Sound and acoustics engineers are an essential part in delivering the creative vision of, for example, singers and songwriters. Acoustics engineers work with bands and artists to make sure that venues sound as good as possible. In theatre, the set, position of actors and the arrangement of the auditorium are all elements that a sound engineer has to consider.

Food engineer

The average UK household spends 15%* of their annual income on food, so you can see that the food and drinks industry is big business. Finding out which ingredients work well together and give the best flavours is more than a matter of simply good cooking. Engineers are involved in the development and design of the processes and equipment that are used for making ingredients, packaging and distributing food and drink; all to provide the consumer with a fresh, tasty and good-looking product.

Motorsport engineer

Are you into cars and motor bikes? As a motorsport engineer, you would design, test and build racing cars and motor bikes in all racing divisions, including single-seater racing (Formula 1, GP2, F3), rallying and bike racing (MotoGP, speedway, Superbikes). Your work would often be at the forefront of engineering technology, because vehicles have to meet strict rules governing motor racing. As an engineer, your work would normally fall into four areas: design, testing, production and racing. At race meetings, you could be setting up vehicles to match track and weather conditions, making fine adjustments during stops and relaying technical instructions to the driver or rider. After races you could be carrying out ‘after-tests’ on vehicles to look for signs of damage, attending debriefings with the race team to look at what worked well and where to make improvements. And if the race went well – celebrating with the team!

Safety engineer

Safety engineers look after us all. They ensure that the buildings we use, the systems we rely on, the transportation we ride and the places in which we work are safe and not hazardous to our health. They interpret risks and foresee problems with existing infrastructure (road layout, buildings, places of work and play) to ensure that modifications and alterations conform to safety standards. They come up with ideas to remove hazards and reduce accidents. If you’re the one who responsibly closes gates after walks in the countryside or tells your younger brother off for dropping those banana skins on the pavement, maybe this one is for you.

Transport engineer

Ever been stuck in a traffic jam? Well you’ll be pleased to know that now more than ever engineers are involved in designing and planning our roads so that we can get to our destination as safely and as quickly as possible. Increasingly transport engineers use ‘modelling’ in the design process to forecast the types of trips people are likely to make and how frequently they make them in addition to considering human factors such as analysing the existing set up and anticipating how people are likely to react to road layout. They are knowledgeable about the best materials needed to design safe and efficient roads and pavements. Transport engineers work as part of a large team on new and existing projects, providing solutions to a variety of perplexing giant puzzles.

Medical engineer

This is about the application of engineering principles to a medical field, sometime called bio-medical engineering. This area of engineering combines design and problem solving skills with biological sciences to find solutions to a variety of medical problems, such as improving the efficiency and effectiveness of a range of artificial limbs, the diagnostic equipment that is used in hospitals e.g. MRI scans and the latest drugs. It is a relatively new discipline but one that is constantly expanding to include new areas of research and recent medical advances. Medical engineers may work in hospitals or research and development companies. Medical engineering roles are varied and are likely to involve working with health professionals and a range of suppliers from pharmaceutical companies to the manufacturers of scalpels!

Systems engineer

Systems engineers focus on how complex engineering projects should be designed and managed. Issues such as logistics (where things are and how they get to where they should be), the co-ordination of different teams and automatic control of machinery become harder when we deal with large and complex projects, for instance the design and running of the international space station. Systems engineering deals with work processes and tools to handle this. Systems engineers would be involved from the start of a project to prototype, testing and right through to launch. They would work with a range of people including users, designers, programmers, project managers and specialist technicians to deliver a solution. They find solutions to very complex problems – and if you enjoy a challenge, this could be your thing.

Environmental engineer

The quality of the land, air and water around us is becoming increasingly important with the onset of climate change. Engineers are at the forefront of preserving our planet and ensuring that modern technology is kind to the world in which we live. Being an environmental engineer might mean that you have a special interest in ecosystems and biology, or other branches of engineering like civil engineering (buildings, roads and structures). People who deal in public health matters may also be environmental engineers, helping to ensure that our world is preserved for humans as well as for plants and animals.

Aeronautical engineer

An aeronautical engineer applies scientific and technological principles to research, design, maintain, test, develop and manufacture high-performance civil and military aircraft, missiles, weapons systems, satellites and space vehicles. Aeronautical engineering offers a wide range of roles and the possibility of an international location. Most engineers specialise in a particular area, such as research, design, testing, manufacture or maintenance. The aerospace industry is a well established major employment sector in the UK, with many rewarding roles available. These roles are challenging but exciting and may involve varied shifts and being away from home for periods of time; but if a 9-5 job seems dull then perhaps this is something for you!

Textile engineer

Could this one suit you? Textile engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and control of all aspects of fibre, textile, and clothing processes, products, and machinery. These include natural and man-made materials, interaction of materials with machines, safety and health, energy conservation, and waste and pollution control. Most textile engineers work on product research and development, either improving current textile based products or creating new products. They may also be involved with finding uses for new fibres, yarns, fabrics, or textile finishes in this country (new organic materials, sports clothing etc..) and overseas where developments in textile technology can allow humans to survive some of the earths’ most difficult climates.

Renewable energy engineer

Renewable energy engineers are concerned with the production of energy through natural resources such as the sourcing and use of wind, solar and wave power. They are involved in developing and maintaining power stations and the machinery used in alternative energy sourcing and production e.g bio-fuel sourced from crops. Energy engineers construct equipment designed by engineering designers, and conduct testing and make modifications prior to installation and running. This involves extensive use of computer technology. They may work for industry, university or government research departments. They may hold senior positions, head up a team of energy engineers or have a key post in the team. Ultimately these engineers are focussed on finding efficient, clean and innovative ways to supply energy to millions of households for years to come. Renewable energy is extremely important to the future of our planet and that’s something that we’d all like to rely on.

Semoga dapat menambahkan pengetahuan sdra-sdri semua.

Prof. Abdul Shukor

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tambah ilmu kejuruteraan

Bersantai sambil tambahkan ilmu pengetahuan


Soalan: Bagaimana hendak menghubungkan 2 terusan yang tidak terletak di paras yang sama serta memudahkan bot dan kapal untuk belayar tanpa sebarang gangguan?

Jawapan: Bina Falkirk Wheel, di Glasgow, Scotland.

This is a good and excellent engineering design.

When the connection between two Scottish canals was disconnected, a clever solution to reconnect them was employed. Instead of linking them by a series of locks, a giant rotating wheel was constructed to lift and lower the boats the 79 feet from one canal to the other.

These caissons always weigh the same whether or not they are carrying their combined capacity of 600 tonnes (590 LT; 660 ST) of floating canal barges as, according to Archimedes' principle, floating objects displace their own weight in water, so when the boat enters, the amount of water leaving the caisson weighs exactly the same as the boat. This keeps the wheel balanced and so, despite its enormous mass, it rotates through 180° in five and a half minutes while using very little power. It takes just 22.5 kilowatts (30.2 hp) to power the electric motors, which consume just 1.5 kilowatt-hours (5.4 MJ) of energy in four minutes, roughly the same as boiling eight kettles of water.

Obviously for mechanical engineers, the challenge is to design and develop power transmission systems using gears .... untuk angkat bebanan dari bawah ke atas dan sebaliknya.

For EE engineers, the challenge is to design the communication system from the control room to the actual machine.

Sama-sama kita perhatikan satu pencapaian kejuruteraan yang hebat.

Inilah yang kita harapkan pelajar2 JAD boleh menyumbang sesuatu untuk kebaikan rakyat Malaysia.

Selamat Berjaya dalam exam.


Prof. Abdul Shukor
Kota Kemuning.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Gentle Reminder.

SEMESTER 1/2010/2011.

Salam dan bertemu lagi,

Hari yang ditunggu-tunggu telah tiba, yep, final exam week yang amat dirindui oleh semua pelajar2 JAD. Mulai 14 Julai 2010 sdra-sdri akan bersengkang mata dan memerah minda serta keringat untuk mendapat markah tertinggi seterusnya memastikan keberlangsungan misi dan matlamat mendapat segulung ijazah dari Nippon.

Saya doakan semoga Allah mengurniakan kebijaksaan dan kemudahan menjawab soalan2 exam serta beroleh markah yang tinggi. Harap mengambil perhatian kepada aspek2 ibadah, doa, pemakanan dan waktu rehat yang cukup. Takde guna kalau kejayaan cemerlang ditagih tetapi badan merana dek faktor-faktor kesakitan dan penyakit badan.

Whatever you give to life, it gives you back,
Do not hate anybody,

The hatred which comes out from you
will someday comeback to you,

Love others. And love will comeback to you.

Pertemuan dengan Pengurus Projek dari YPM akan diaturkan pada 13 Julai 2010. Mohon sdra-sdri gunakan kesempatan ini untuk mendengar kata-kata nasihat dan peransang dari Tuan Pengurus Projek.

Bagi saya, hari-hari yang berlalu amatlah menyeronokkan. Sepanyol juara... dah agak dah. Pada Ahad 11 Julai 2010, diadakan pertemuan istimewa dengan kawan2 sekolah rendah (1971-76) dan sekolah menengah (1977-1981) di Ampang Jaya, KL. Apa lagi, kecoh-lah jawabnya tatkala manusia2 berumur 46 tahun bertemu semula. Saya bertemu dengan 5 orang kawan lama yang terpisah selama hampir 31 tahun! Inilah antara kepuasan hidup.

Kawan2 sekolah yang masih bersama-sama selama 3 dekad!

Ladies di atas ni kira2 pangkat Mak atau Mak sedara pelajar2 JAD... Seorang dah bermenantu, seorang akan dapat menantu tak lama lagi, dan lain2 menungggu menantu... Mungkin pelajar2 JAD kot....? Saya adalah manager mereka.. So, Kena buat betul2!

Birthday Boy... saya lah.. Tahun 2010 kira bersejarah untuk saya sebab 3 kali dapat birthday kek! Birthday saya adalah tiap-tiap bulan! Untung badan....

Mungkin sdra-sdri akan melalui fasa seperti saya 20, 30 atau 40 tahun akan datang... Mudah-mudahan. Ianya sesuatu yang menyeronokkan!



Prof. Abdul Shukor
Kota Kemuning.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sesi Tambah Ilmu....

TEROWONG Jalan Terpanjang Di Dunia (24.5 KM)

Many of us have driven through the SMART Tunnel (less than 5 KM about 5 minutes).

Imagine driving for 24.5 KM for about 30 minutes in a tunnel!
Bayangkan 24.5 KM ialah dari Dataran Merdeka di KL hingga ke Pusat Bandar Shah Alam. Underground driving via Federal Highway.....

This longest tunnel is located in Norway... an excellent engineering feat. As an engineer and safety professional, saya suka melihat dari aspek psikologi pemandu. What are the potential risks and hazards?

This is a good question bila sdra-sdri terlibat dalam research or project... Tanya sendiri: What are the potential risks and hazards to the user?

In this tunnel ada 3 lokasi dimana kawasannya agak luas dan konsep warna cahaya yang berlainan dipasang. Warna BIRU, GREEN and Yellowish di gunakan untuk mengurangkan tekanan atau pressure kepada pemandu dan penumpang kereta setelah berada dalam kegelapan untuk satu masa yang lama.

Interesting engineering design..... So, kalau pelajar2 JAD yg terlibat dalam kuiz I'm smarter than Tadika student, sila ingat..

What is the longest road tunnel in the world? MALU kalau tak dapat jawab!!


Prof. Abdul Shukor
Kota Kemuning

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Salam sejahtera dan Selamat bertemu lagi,

Bingkisan untuk Pelajar2 JAD, khususnya, Batch 6.

Saya amat bersyukur dan berterima kasih kerana dapat berpeluang berjumpa dan mengadakan satu sesi sembang2 akademik bersama pelajar2 JAD Batch 6 pada Jumaat 2 Julai 2010 di LT1, Kampus Unisel Shah Alam.

Saya ingin mengulangi beberapa maklumat penting untuk dijadikan iktibar dan perangsang oleh sdra-sdri Batch 6 yang saya sendiri menggangap sebagai pelajar2 JAD yang terpilih dan hebat.

O..yess, sebelum terlupa.. Saya adalah bekas pelajar MTD atau RMC 1980. Saya adalah termasuk dalam kumpulan anti-ragging melampau di MTD. Batch saya pada tahun 1981 juga ada yang dibuang dari MTD serta-merta akibat terlibat dalam aktiviti ragging yang tidak masuk akal!

Saya ulangi kategori-kategori pelajar2 yang mengikuti program peringkat universiti di luarnegara untuk makluman sdra-sdri.

Kategori 1 - Pelajar yang serius dan fokus untuk menjadi seorang engineer dan akan sanggup berkorban dan bersusah payah demi mencapai cita-cita murni tersebut hatta terpaksa belajar di Jepun.

Kategori 2 - Pelajar yang semata-mata ingin melanjutkan pelajaran ke luarnegara tanpa menfokuskan untuk menjadi engineer yang professional. Yang penting dapat belajar di luarnegara.

Kategori 3 - Pelajar yang memang suka ditawarkan peluang belajar di luarnegara kerana seronok dapat 'peluang' sedemikian. Dia tetap akan belajar dan berusaha tapi tidak kisah sekiranya tidak bekerja dalam bidang yang berkaitan dengan pengajiannya di universiti.

Kategori 4 - Pelajar yang memilih program JAD kerana disuruh atau diarahkan oleh pihak lain.

Saya yakin semua pelajar2 JAD adalah mereka yang tergolong dalam Kategori 1.

Kepada Batch 6, kehadiran sdra-sdri di JAD adalah membawa satu misi perjuangan yang penting. Misi ini adalah besar impaknya kepada kehidupan sdra-sdri pada 5, 10, 15, 20 atau 30 tahun akan datang. Sdra-adri akan melayari kehidupan pada umur 20-an, 30-an, 40-an dan seterusnya bertitik-tolak dari pencapaian sdra-sdri di peringkat universiti sekarang.

Para pensyarah (sensei2) bahasa Jepun amat menitikberatkan prestasi sdra-sdri di peringkat awal Semester 1 Sesi 2010/2011 ini. Kiranya yang ni gagal, bermakna peluang sdra-sdri untuk teruskan pengajian di JAD akan tamat. Kena faham betul-betul.

Kehidupan semasa Tahun 1 Diploma atau Matriks ini memang menyeronokkan kerana masa ini ialah masa TRANSISI dari alam sekolah menengah ke alam universiti.

Saya pun seronok sakan semasa buat Matriks tahun 1982 di Brisbane, Australia. Bayangkan Form 5 (SPM) akhir 1981 kemudian Februari 1982 terbang ke Brisbane untuk buat Matriks dalam keadaan umur yang amat muda, tentulah seronok. Tempoh ini memang banyak cabarannya.

Begitu juga dengan sdra-sdri, sememang masa ini ada masa yang seronok. Almaklumlah, akan 'terbang' ke Jepun dalam masa 3 tahun lagi.... Tapi benarkah sdra-sdri dah kira 'confirm' ke Jepun? Selagi sdra-sdri belum MELANGKAH masuk dalam kapalterbang MAS di KLIA untuk ke Tokyo pada Mac 2013, tolong jangan terlalu yakin... Belum pasti lagi. Cuba buat sasaran yang munasabah... Lepas kan dulu Semester 1 2010/2011 ini.

Saya berharap sdra-sdri batch 6 selalu memanfaatkan saya sebagai Dekan JAD untuk bertukar-tukar maklumat, bertanyakan soalan2 yg berkaitan akademik, kehidupan seharian dan prospek kerjaya serta kehidupan sebagai anak yang membawa harapan besar ibu-bapa. Insya allah saya boleh berkongsi semua ini.

Program JAD tidak sama dengan program SPM. Amat berbeza sekali. Ditambah dengan keutamaan kemahiran berbahasa Jepun.. satu cabaran yang hebat! Saya katakan semasa sesi sembang2 bahawa 'A Fool always thinks of yesterday and tries to reach that yesterday' tapi 'A Wise person will always look for tomorrow with a serious preparation today.' Harap fahami maksud kata-kata ini.

Saya telah bertemu dengan seorang pelajar Batch 6 di pejabat saya atas permintaan sensei2 kerana pelajar ini didapati TIDAK SERIUS dalam pengajian beliau dalam kelas. Saya beri dia tempoh 1 minggu untuk berubah kepada yang lebih baik dan yakin. Beliau berjanji akan berubah. Pelajar2 Batch 6 perlu baca Buku Panduan Akademik selalu terutama bahagian Penilaian prestasi akademik anda. Ini penting sebagai satu ingatan yang mesti difahami.

Saya telah menamatkan pengajian ijazah sarjana muda Kejuruteraan Mekanikal di Royal Melbourne Insitute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia pada awal 1988 - 22 tahun yang lalu. Tapi kepuasan dan kesoronokan menamatkan pengajian dengan jaya masa dapat dirasai sehingga hari terutama kejayaan saya mendapat markah 'HIGH DISTINCTION' untuk projek tahun akhir. Ini kepuasan saya!

Hari ini, dalam melangkah ke umur lewat 40-an, saya juga masih menikmati berbagai kepuasan. Alhamdulillah! Antaranya kepuasan bertemu dan meneruskan ikatan persahabatan dengan kawan semasa di sekolah rendah (1971-1976), kawan di sekolah menengah (1977-1979), kawan2 di Maktab Tentera DiRaja (1980-1981), kawan2 semasa Matriks di Brisbane (1982) dan kawan2 semasa di universiti (1983-1993).

Foto (Bawah): Kawan2 sekolah rendah bersama cikgu-cikgu yang dikasihi (2 orang) semasa re-union gathering pada 10 April 2010.

Justeru itu, saya mengharapkan pelajar2 JAD mesti menetapkan apakah kepuasan anda setelah berhempas pulas untuk mendapatkan segulung ijazah sarjana muda dari Jepun?

Mulakan langkah serius untuk tujuan itu SEKARANG!


Selamat Berjaya!

Prof. Abdul Shukor Kota Kemuning