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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Fevzi ÜNAL

Phone: +90 212 285 3341 and 3123
Fax: +90 212 285 2926
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Address: Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Maslak Campus 34469 İstanbul


BSc: Mechanical Engineering, ITU, Turkey, 1978
MSc: Mechanical Eng., The Catholic University of America, USA,  1981
PhD: Mech. Eng. and Mechanics, Lehigh University, USA,  1985

Brief Resume

Employed by İ.T.Ü. Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics as an Assistant Professor in 1985, Associate Professor in 1987, and Professor in 1993.  Worked as an advisor for TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research   Council of Turkey) Marmara Research Center from 1986 to 1987.   Conducted research on 3-D Simulation of Separated Flows by Discrete Vortex Method as a visiting professor at Yokohama National University, Mechanical Engineering Department from 1995 to 1996. Performed research projects on Force Prediction by DPIV as a visiting professor at Lehigh University, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department from 1996 to 1997. He has been acting as reviewer for several international journals, and as consultant for various industrial projects. His current research focuses on experimental investigation of the physics of flapping wing aerodynamics, and bluff bodies. He is a member of AIAA, Turkish National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers of Turkey. He served as the Head of Department of Aeronautics for six years from 1994 to 2002; as the Dean of the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, from 2004 to 2010 for two consecutive terms and as the Vice Rector in charge of Research of the University from December 31, 2010 to August 6, 2012.

Selected Publications

  • "Interaction of circular cylinder wake with a short asymmetrically located downstream plate", Experiments in Fluids, 49(1), 241-255, 2010.

  • "Effect of self-issuing jets along the span on the near-wake of a square cylinder", Experiments in Fluids, 48(6), 1081-1094, 2010.

  • “Air Transport and Environment”, Journal of Air Transportation, Vol. 10, November  2005.

  • “Special issue on Ninth conference of the Air Transport Research Society, İstanbul, July 2004: Analysis of low cost airlines”  Journal of Air Transport Management, Vol. 11(5), pp.301-302, September 2005.

  • "Flow around a circular cylinder downstream of a blunt-based flat plate in tandem and staggered arrangements", Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol 17/6 pp. 783 - 791, 2003.

  • “Flow Around a Circular Cylinder Downstream of a Blunt-Based in -Tandem and Staggered Arrangements, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol.17, pp.783-791, May, 2003.

  • "Motion of a Cylinder Adjacent to a Free-Surface: Flow Patterns and Loading", Experiments in Fluids, Vol.28, pp. 559-575, Springer Verlag, 2000.

  • "Simulation of Three Dimensional Separated Flow around an Ellipsoid by Discrete Vortex Method", Selected Papers of the First International Conference on Vortex Methods, World Scientific, Fu Island Offset Printing Co., Singapore, pp. 57-62, 2000.

  • "Force Prediction by PIV Imaging: A Momentum-Based Approach", Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 11, pp. 965 - 971, 1997

  • "Aerodynamic Characteristics of External Store Configurations at Low Speeds", Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 161-170, January-February 1995.

  • "Aerodynamic Characteristics of an External Store Carriage: Part B", Proceedings of the AIAA 32nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno-Nevada, U.S.A., AIAA 94-0289, January 10-13, 1994.

  • “Flow Around and Mean Pressure Field on a Circular Cylinder Placed Downstream of a Blunt-Based Flat Plate”, publ by Pineridge Press Ltd., pp. 839, 1993.

  • "Aerodynamic Characteristics of an External Store Carriage: Part A", Proceedings of AIAA 11th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Monterey-California, U.S.A., AIAA-93-3507, August 9-11, 1993.

  • "On Vortex Formation from a Cylinder. Part 1. The Initial Instability", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 190, pp.491-512, 1988.

  • "On Vortex Formation from a Cylinder. Part 2. Control by Splitter-Plate Interference", Journal of Fluid Mechanics,Vol.190, pp.513-529,1988.

  • “Trailing-Edge/end Interactions and Instabilities: Some Recent Progress”, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Noise Control and Acoustics Division (Publication), NCA, Vol. 1, pp. 27-36, 1985.

  • "The Role of Shear Layer Stability in Vortex Shedding From Cylinders", Physics of Fluids, Vol. 27, No.11, pp. 2598- 2599, 1984.