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Prof. Dr. Süleyman TOLUN

Phone: +90 212 285 3124
Fax: +90 212 285 2926
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Address: İTÜ Uçak ve Uzay Bilimleri Fakültesi, Uçak Mühendisliği Bölümü
Maslak Kampüsü 34469 Maslak İstanbul


BSc Aeronautical Engineering, ITU, Turkey, 1971
MSc: Aeronautical Engineering, ITU, Turkey, 1971
PhD: Aeronautical Engineering, ITU, Turkey, 1980 

Brief Resume

Graduated from ITU Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Aeronautical Engineering Department in 1971 as dipl. engineer. Same year he got the assistant position at his faculty. He visited Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA as adjunct researcher in 1975 for a year. After military service of 1,5 years he is employed as assistant professor at the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics in between 1984-87. He got the associate professor degree in 1986 and in 1992 served as professor at the same faculty. In 1989-1990 he visited Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace, Toulouse, France with a French government scholarship. In 2007 he has been at Kahramanmaras S. University for sabatical leave. He then served as the director of Science and Engineering Institute and later as dean position at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. His interests are aircraft design, unmanned aerial vehicle analysis techniques.

Selected Publications

  • E. Ozşahin, S. Tolun, On the comparison of the ballistic response of coated aluminum plates, Materials & Design, Vol. 31, 2010, pp 3188-3193
  • E. Ozşahin, S. Tolun, Influence of surface coating on ballistic performance of aluminum plates subjected to high velocity impact loads, Materials & Design, Vol. 31, 2010, pp 1276-1283
  • N. Eskin, H. Artar, S. Tolun, “Wind energy potential of Gökçeada Island in Turkey”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 12, Issue 3, April 2008, pp 839-851
  • S. Tolun, Safety Factors of Beams Subjected to Pure Bending, Computers & Structures, Vol. 62, No. 2, 313-316, 1997.
  • S. Tolun, S. Menteş, A. Yükselen, Z. Aslan, “Wind Energy Potential of Gökçeada in Northern Aegean Sea”, Int. J. Renewable Energy, Vol. 6, No. 7, pp 679-685, 1995.
  • S. Tolun, “Design of Advanced Beams Considering Elasto-Plastic Behaviour of Material, Revue Romaine des Sciences Techniques serie de Mechanique Appliquee, Vol. 37, No. 5, 1992