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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Melike NİKBAY


Phone: +90 212 285 3116
Fax: +90 212 285 2926
E-mail:  nikbay@itu.edu.tr
Web Page: http://atlas.cc.itu.edu.tr/~nikbay/
Address: ITU Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Maslak 34469 İstanbul, Turkey

Education

BSc Mechanical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Turkey, 1996
MSc: Mechanical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Turkey, 1998
Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, 1999
PhD: Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, 2002

Brief Resume

Dr.Nikbay started her career as a R&D Engineer at Arcelik A.S. in 1995. In 1998,
she started to work as research assistant at Center for Aerospace Structures at
University of Colorado.  In 2003, she started to work as R&D Leader in
Kalekalip A.S. Defense and Aerospace Division. In 2004,
she joined ITU as an assistant professor.

Principle Publications

  1. M. Nikbay, M.N. Kuru, S. Bayat, and N. Fakkusoglu, "Reliability-Based Design Optimisation of an Aircraft Wing Structure with High-Fidelity Modelling", International Journal of Design Engineering, 2011, in press

  2. M. Nikbay, L. Oncu, and A. Aysan, "Multidisciplinary Code Coupling for Analysis and Optimization of Aeroelastic Systems", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, December 2009, vol. 46, no.6, pp 1938-1944, DOI:10.2514/1.41491

  3. B. Argrow, K. Maute,  C. Farhat and M. Nikbay, "F-Function Lobe Balancing for Sonic Boom Minimization", Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, Vol. 17, No.4, pp 221-234 (2009)

  4. K.Maute, C.Farhat, B.Argrow, M.Nikbay, "Sonic Boom Mitigation via Shape Optimization an adjoint method and application to a supersonic fighter aircraft", European Journal of Computational Mechanics, Vol 17 / 1-2 Pp 217-243 (2008)

  5. C. Farhat, K. Maute, B. Argrow and M. Nikbay, “Shape Optimization Methodology for Reducing the Sonic Boom Initial Pressure Rise”, AIAA Journal, Vol.45, No. 5, pp 1007-1018 (2007)

  6. C. Farhat, B. Argrow, M. Nikbay and K. Maute, “Shape Optimization with F-Function Balancing for Reducing the Sonic Boom Initial Shock Pressure Rise”, The International Journal of Aeroacoustics, October 2004, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 361-378(18)

  7. K. Maute, M. Nikbay, and C. Farhat, Sensitivity Analysis and Design Optimization of Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Aeroelastic Systems by the Adjoint Method”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol 56, pp. 911-933 (2003)

  8. K. Maute, M. Nikbay, and C. Farhat, “Coupled Analytical Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Aeroelastic Systems”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 39, pp. 2051-2061 (2001)