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  • Thermal Analysis of a Diesel Piston and Cylinder Liner using the Inverse Heat Conduction Method

    This Master’s thesis developed a thermal analysis model of a diesel piston that is used in Volvo Cars engines, which enhances the possibilities to determine the complete thermal loads of the car engine and can be used as a boundary condition when performing combustion CFD-simulation. 

  • Design optimization of a 3-unit satellite de-orbiting mechanism

    The main goal of the present work is to design an efficient de-orbiting system providing the shortest de-orbiting time with an easily deployed mechanism. The de-orbiting mechanism of interest is 3USAT from the Space Systems Design and Testing Laboratory (SSDTL) of Istanbul Technical University. An in-house code developed for the calculation of minimum aerodynamic drag force and spring moment is coupled with modeFRONTIER to perform multi-objective design optimization of the de-orbiting mechanism. 

  • Flutter Based Aeroelastic Optimization of an Aircraft Wing with Analytical Approach

    This paper presents a flutter prediction methodology for three dimensional wing and wing/store configurations by using the well-known Goland and AGARD 445.6 aeroelastic wing models. Flutter analysis of the AGARD 445.6 wing is performed with an in-house flutter solution code coupled with the optimization software, modeFRONTIER. 

  • Multi-objective optimization of oblique turning operations

    Multi-objective optimization of oblique turning operations while machining AISI H13 tool steel has been carried out in this study using the FEM method and modeFRONTIER's multi-objective genetic algorithm MOGA-II. The objective is to minimize main cutting force (force component in the cutting speed direction) and tool–chip interface temperature as both are prime contributors for the machining performance in terms of tool wear and surface integrity of the workpiece.

  • Optimization as an innovative design approach to improve the performances and the functionalities of mechatronic devices

    This paper describes an optimization process for both structure and parameters of a mechatronic device, specifically a laser cutter. A strategy based on the evolutionary case-based design approach has been developed using modeFRONTIER. The design approach is applied to a practical cast study which shows how the chosen methodology can be used as a design method

  • Fuel Consumption Minimization Procedure of Sail-assisted Motor Vessel based on a Systematic Meshing of the Explored Area

    This paper presents a complete route optimization procedure for sail-assisted motor vessel routing using deterministic medium range weather forecast and a parametric model of ship performances. A method for spatial and temporal generation of route variants based on a generic and automatic meshing method has shown optimal results. 


    ​ESTECO and TASS International present the successful integration of their technologies to optimize a rear-seat restraint system considering a diverse population.​​​

  • Analysis and Optimization of a Washing machine oscillating group

    Due to market demands, higher washing machine capacity needs to be reached while reducing the overall weight. This study develops an optimal design for the washing machine oscillating group using an optimization procedure conducted in ADAMS and modeFRONTIER. The displacements of five checkpoints are observed, which are located where the oscillating group is closer to the cabinet.

  • Ship Structure Optimization Using CAD-FEM Integration

    In ship structural design optimization methodologies, are not yet widely implemented in industrial applications. In this paper two different studies are presented: the optimization of a double bottom structure and the optimization of the duct structure. In both cases the challenge was to create an automatic procedure integrating CAD generation, CAD transformations and FEM analysis.

  • Low-carbon multi-objective location-routing in supply chain network design

    This PhD research study mainly aims to include the eco-friendly concerns in locationrouting decisions in the context of supply chain network design. This main aim is planned to be pursued by focusing on improving Berger’s (1997) two-layer LRP and Perl’s (1983) three-layer Location-Routing Problems (LRP).


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