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     ref. Sound-tracking of failure events for cross-ply composites, Composite Structures, Volume 153, Pages 421-427, 2016.
  

        Aircraft Wing Structures

        Design Optimization of Electromechanical Devices

        Response Surface Approximations and Uncertainty

        Electroactive Smart Materials: Polymer and Ceramic Nanofibers, Composites

        Structural Composites

  


        Graduate and Post-Graduate Study Applicants

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Electroactive Smart Materials: Polymer and Ceramic Nanofibers, Composites  Back-to-top

Dielectric Properties of ZnO/PVDF Flexible Composites
SAMPE | Fall Technical Conference 2008 Multifunctional Materials: Working Smarter Together, Memphis, Tennessee, September, 2008
[Presentation]  

Improved Handling of ZnO Electrospun Nanofibers Via Heat Treatment
NanoTR 4: Istanbul, July, 2008
[Presentation]  

Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 nanofibers produced by electrospinning process
NanoTR 4: Istanbul, July, 2008

The effect of IPMC parameters in electromechanical coefficient based on equivalent beam theory
SPIE Smart Structures & Materials and NDE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics, March 2008

Poly(vinylidene fluoride)/Zinc Oxide Smart Composite Material
SPIE Smart Structures & Materials and NDE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics, March 2007

Piezoelectric Polymer and Ceramic Ultrafine Fibers for Piezocomposite Films
21st Annual Technical Conference, American Society for Composites, Dearborn MI, September 2006
[Presentation]

  

Prediction of Electrospinning Parameters for Targeted Nanofiber Diameter
Nanocomposites 2005, August 2005
[Article (PDF)]

Structural Composites                                                                                        Back-to-top

 

Micromechanics of Failure (MMF) for fiber reinforced composites
[Presentation (in Turkish)]

 

Implementation of a crack propagation constraint within a structural optimization software
Journal of the International Society for Structural and Multidiscplinary Optimization, 25(5-6), pp.327-338, 2003
[Article (PDF)]

Optimal Weight of Cracked Composite Panels by An Equivalent Strain Constraint
42nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, April 2001 - paper AIAA-2001-1207
[Article (PDF)] - [Presentation]

 

Post-buckling of Composite I-Sections
Part 1: Theory Journal of Composite Materials, 35(9), pp. 774 - 796, 2001
Part 2: Experimental Validation Journal of Composite Materials, 35(9), pp. 797 - 821, 2001
[Presentation]

Design Optimization of Electromechanical Devices                                     Back-to-top

 

Modeling and optimization of a side-implanted piezoresistive shear stress sensor
SPIE Smart Structures & Materials and NDE for Health Monitoring and Diagnostics, Feb. 26 - March 2, 2006

Assessment of axisymmetric piezoelectric composite plate configurations for optimum volume displacement
American Society for Composites, 18thTechnical Conference, October 2003
[Presentation]

Piezoresistive microphone design Pareto Optimization: tradeoff between sensitivity and noise floor
44th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, April 2003 - paper AIAA-2003-1632
[Article (PDF)] - [Presentation]

 

Optimization of synthetic jet actuators
41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 2003 paper AIAA-2003-0635
[Article (PDF)]

Aircraft Wing Structures                                                                                                         Back-to-top

Tailoring Wing Structures for Reduced Drag Penalty in Off-design Flight Conditions
10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, September 2004 - paper AIAA-2004-4637
[Article (PDF)] - [Presentation]

 

Scale Effects on Aircraft Structural Weight
13th U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics, June 1998
[Presentation]

Response Surface Approximations and Uncertainty                                             Back-to-top

Pointwise Bias Error Bounds and Min-Max Design for Response Surface Approximations  
AIAA Journal, 43(8), pp. 1797 - 1807, 2005
[Article (PDF)]

Error-Based Design Space Windowing
40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 2002
[Article (PDF)] - [Presentation]

Uncertainty and Response Surface Approximations
42nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Strucures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, April 2001 - paper AIAA-2001-1680
[Article (PDF)] - [Presentation]

Response Surfaces for Optimal Weight of Cracked Composite Panels: Noise and Accuracy
8th AIAA/NASA/USAF/ISSMO Syposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, September 2000 - paper AIAA-2000-4755
[Presentation]
 

Detection and Correction of Poorly Converged Optimizations by Iteratively Reweighted Least Squares
41st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, April 2000 - paper AIAA-2000-1525
[Article (PDF)] - [Presentation]

Response Surface Approximations: Noise, Error Repair, and Modeling Errors
AIAA Journal, 38(12), pp.2336 - 2343, 2000

Uncertainty and Wing Structural Weight Approximations
40th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, April 1999 - paper AIAA-1999-1312
[Article (PDF)] - [Presentation]

Graduate and Post-Graduate Study Applicants                      Back-to-top

Graduate students both at M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels are sought and assistantships are offered depending on the availability of the funds. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research projects, the applicants can be appointed jointly by the other academic programs such as Mechatronics as well as Materials Science and Engineering program on the condition that they meet the minimum requirements of the Engineering Faculty and the selection committee(s). 

Applicants from engineering disciplines including, but not limited to Materials Science and Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering; if you think that your research interest fits into below topics, you may send your resume (in MS Word or pdf formats) to me.

Deadlines for Fall and Spring applications are usually May and December, respectively. For further information on other requirements, and the details of application procedure, please visit: 

    ADMISSION TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Post-graduate study applicants who are interested in below topics are also encoureged to contact me in order to coordinate for seeking national and international funding opportunities.

Specific topics of my research interests on the recent graduate studies and projects

Electroactive materials for actuators, sensors and energy harvesting

Micromechanics of Failure (MMF) for Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials and structural design optimization

Nano-integrated Hybrid Composites

Virtual Testing of Composites

Micro Air Vehicles (MAV)

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