Dr. Mehmet Firat is currently an Associate Professor of mechanical engineering department at the University of Sakarya (SAU). He graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University (METU) and earned his PhD degree from SAU in 2003. Since then, he have been teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Before academia, Dr. Firat was employed by Arçelik as a product development engineer and also served to engineering companies in several projects in defense, general machinery, and automotive companies. His Research specialties are computational modeling of material deformation behavior and fatigue analysis of metallic structures with an emphasis on finite element (FE) implementations. Research applications include product–material data management, manufacturing process design, and development of computer-aided design methodologies. Dr. Firat has published 55 papers in International journals and Conference proceedings. He is a member of Turkish Society of Mechanical Engineers and active as an academic consultant in automotive and related industries. Representative Publications: M. Firat, “A Numerical Analysis of Combined Bending-Torsion Fatigue of SAE Notched Shaft”, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 54, 16-27 (2012). M. Firat, O. Cicek, “A FE Technique to Improve the Accuracy of Drawbead Models and Verification with Channel Drawing Experiments of a High-strength Steel”, Int. J. of Advanced Manufacturing Tech., 55, 107-119 (2011). M. Firat, “A Computer Simulation of Four-point Bending Fatigue of a Rear Axle Assembly”, Engineering Failure Analysis, 18, 2137-2148 (2011). M. Firat, “A Numerical Analysis of Sheet Metal Formability for Automotive Stamping Applications”, Computational Materials Science, 43/4, 802-811 (2008). M. Firat, B. Kaftanoglu, O. Eser, “Sheet Metal Forming Analyses with an Emphasis on the Springback Deformation, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 196, 135-148 (2008).
Biography Updated on 28 January 2013