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Wed, 24 May 2017 15:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 24 May 2017 10:08:00 +0100
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Mon, 22 May 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 22 May 2017 09:14:00 +0100
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Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 22 May 2017 01:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 19 May 2017 08:06:00 +0100
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Thu, 18 May 2017 20:30:00 +0100
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Thu, 18 May 2017 08:09:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:16-04-2017
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     Current job:Mechanical Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywordschallenging, experienced on aerospace, willing to work in space structural desing department.
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male | Date of birth 01.01.1986 | Nationality Turkish

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    November 2009 - Present

    Mechanical Design Engineer

     

     ASELSAN Inc., ANKARA                     http://www.aselsan.com.tr/en-us/Pages/default.aspx

     

    “Aircraft Platform Integration Directorate” of “Radar, Electronic Warfare & Intelligence Systems Division”

     

    ▪ Working as a mechanical design engineer in the integration of electronic warfare system to Sikorsky Blackhawk and The Eurocopter AS532 Cougar helicopters in Turkish Army

     

    Designed aerodynamic structures (fairings) which carries electronic sensors required to be integrated in very tight tolerances on exterior body of aircraft

    Made several mechanical part and assemblies using CATIA V5

    Worked in design and manufacturing processes in structural composite materials

    Experienced on shimming applications

    Gained many experiences in bulk and sheet aluminum design and manufacturing processes

    Prepared instruction booklets for installations of electronic warfare systems to aircrafts

    Prepared many technical drawing documents for both metal and composite parts

    Lead a group of engineering and technicians to create technical drawing guide

    Participated in JEC 2017 in order to improve insight in composite material world

     

    ▪ Structural design and manufacturing responsible of Gregorian type reflector antenna of TURKSAT-6A satellite (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Türksat_6A)

     

    Technical guide in manufacturing of structural honeycomb  composite panel

     

    Business or sector Defense Industry , Aerospace

     

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    EDUCATION

    2010 September – 2014 January

    MSc in Mechanical Engineering

    Middle East Technical University – Ankara – TURKEY

    GPA: 3.50 / 4.00

     

     

     

     

    Thesis Subject: “Evaluation Of Effective Elastic Properties Of Honeycomb Sandwich Structures By Optimization Involving Modal Behavior

     

    Structural analysis of composite honeycomb panel using MSC. Patran/Nastran

    Optimization by Genetic Algorithm generator in MATLAB

    Effects of Mechanical Properties of Honeycomb core on Modal Behavior of Structure

     

     

    2007 September – 2008 June

     

    Trainee

    2008 March – 2008 June

    BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Erasmus Exchange Student)

     

    Technische Universität Darmstadt – Darmstadt – GERMANY

    Research Associate in TUD

    Evaluated Reynolds-averaged navier-stokes (rans )turbulence models and analyzed the flow for Bowl-mill coal pulveriser used in power plants using FLUENT

     

     

     

    2004 September – 2009 August

     

     

    Projects

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Internship

    2007 June – 2007 July

    BSc in Mechanical Engineering

    Istanbul Technical University – Istanbul – TURKEY

    GPA: 3.10 / 4.00

     

    Design of a fire water grid

    Design of a Plate-Tube Heat Exchanger

    Optimization of a Bowl-Mill Coal Pulverizer used in power plants

    Design of a centrifugal pump

    Thermal and stress analysis of industrial chimneys

    A Conventional Gearbox Design with Two Transmissions

    Design of a Wind Turbine

     

     

    Internship in Plant Planning Department of Mercedes Benz A.Ş in İstanbul-TURKEY

     

    Solved the problems faced on production line and designed new working parts to meet the requirements

     

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Turkish

    Other language(s)

    English, German

    Organisational / managerial skills

    leadership (currently responsible for a team of 5 people)

     

    Digital competence

    SELF-ASSESSMENT

    Information processing

    Communication

    Content creation

    Safety

    Problem solving

     

    Independent

    User

    Independent

    User

    Independent

    User

    Independent

    User

    Proficient User

     

    Levels: Basic user  - Independent user  -  Proficient user

    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid

     

    CAD – CATIA V5

     

    Advanced degree on CATIA V5 especially on

    Part Design,

    Generative Surface Design,

    Sheet Metal Design,

    Composite Design,

    Drafting,

    Generative Structural Analysis tools.

     

     

     

    Programming – Matlab

     

    Independent User (basic programming commands, calculations)

    good command of office suite (word processor, spread sheet, presentation software)

     

    Driving licence

    (B) given in 2007

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Patents:

     

     

     

     

    A detection mechanism (#WO 2013179150 A1)

    http://www.google.com/patents/WO2013179150A1?cl=en

     

    A step platform ( WO2015002623A1)

    https://www.google.com/patents/WO2015002623A1?cl=en

    Publications :

     

    Accurate equivalent models of sandwich laminates with honeycomb core and composite face sheets via optimization involving modal behavior

    http://jsm.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/10/26/1099636215613934.abstract

    December 2015

    Courses :

     

    Structural Composites

    Aerospace Short Course by KUCE in USA 2013

    http://kupce.ku.edu/aero-course-description?ci=50

     

    Sandwich Structure Design & Analysis

    Aerospace Short Course by Abaris Training Resources in USA 2016

    https://portal.abaris.com/courses/27/show

     

    References:

    Prof. Dr. Altan KAYRAN / Professor at Aerospace Engineering Dept. of Middle East Technical University, kayran(at)ae.metu.edu.tr

     

    MSc. Eng. Sercan SOYSAL / Consultant Engineer at ATG Europe, Netherlands, sercanagider(at)gmail.com

     

     

     


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