Publications 

Journal Papers

  1. M.Nikbay, P.Acar and Zhichao Zhang , "Steady and Unsteady Aeroelastic Computations of HIRENASD Wing for Low and High Reynolds Numbers", in review

  2. M.Nikbay and P.Acar, "Robust Aeroelastic Design Optimization of Wing/Store Configurations Based on Flutter Criteria", in review

  3. M.Nikbay and M.N. Kuru, "Reliability Based Multidisciplinary Optimization of Aeroelastic Systems with Structural and Aerodynamic Uncertainties", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 2013, DOI: 10.2514/1.C031693

  4. M. Nikbay and P.Acar, "Integrating Analytical Aeroelastic Instability Analysis into Design Optimization of Aircraft Wing Structures", TWMS Journal of Applied and Engineering Mathematics, V.1, N.2., pp 237-253 (2011) (Download)

  5. 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,Vol. 3, No. 3, pp 247-259 (2011)

  6. 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

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

International Conference and Meeting Proceedings

  1. P.Acar and M. Nikbay, "Reduced Order Modelling of High-Fidelity Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis for Aeroelastic Systems", SEECCM III (3rd South-East European Conference on Computational Mechanics-an ECCOMAS and IACM Special Interest Conference), 12-14 June 2013, Kos Island, Greece

  2. P.Acar, M.Nikbay and A.R.Aslan, "Reliability Based Spacecraft Design Optimization: Application to a De-Orbiting Mechanism to Improve System Reliability of a CubeSat", NATO STO CSO AVT-210 Specialists Meeting - Risk and Reliability Assessment and Validation for Small Spacecraft, 13-16 May 2013, Karlstad, Sweden

  3. P.Acar and M.Nikbay, "Steady and Unsteady Aeroelastic Computations of HIRENASD Wing for Low and High Reynolds Numbers", AIAA-2013-1800, 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference April 8-11, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts

  4. M.Kobayashi and M.Nikbay, "On a Fourier Spectral Variational Asymptotic Method for Cellular Composite Structures", AIAA-2013-1543, 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference April 8-11, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts

  5. M.Nikbay and P.Acar, "Robust Aeroelastic Design Optimization of Wing/Store Configurations Based on Flutter Criteria", 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MAO) Conference, 17-19 September 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

  6. M.Nikbay, P.Acar and A.R.Aslan, "Reliability Based Design Optimization of a CubeSat De-Orbiting Mechanism", 14th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MAO) Conference, 17-19 September 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

  7. P.Acar, M.Nikbay and A.R.Aslan, "Design Optimization of a 3-Unit Satellite De-Orbiting Mechanism", Small Satellites Systems and Services -The 4S Symposium 2012, 4-8 June 2012, Portoroz, Slovenia

  8. M.Nikbay and P.Acar, "Flutter Based Aeroelastic Optimization of an Aircraft Wing with Analytical Approach", 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 23-26 April 2012, Honolulu, HI, USA

  9. M.Nikbay, P.Acar, C.Kilic, and Z.Zhang, "Steady and Unsteady Aeroelastic Computations of Hirenasd Wing for Low and High Reynolds Numbers", AIAA 1st Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop, 21-22 April 2012, Honolulu, HI, USA

  10. M.Nikbay and M.N. Kuru, "Reliability Based Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization of Aeroelastic Systems", NATO RTO AVT-173 Workshop on Virtual Prototyping of Affordable Military Vehicles Using Advanced MDO, 16-18 May 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria (vice-chair)

  11. M.Nikbay, M.N.Kuru and P.Acar, "A CFD Based Multidisciplinary Optimization of Aeroelastic Systems with Coupled Reliability Constraints", Eccomas CFD and Optimization Conference, 23-25 May 2011, Antalya,Turkey (in organizing and program committee)

  12. M. Nikbay, N. Fakkusoğlu, and M. N. Kuru, “Reliability Based Multi-disciplinary Optimization of Aeroelastic Systems with Structural and Aerodynamic Uncertainties", 13th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MAO) Conference, 13-15 September 2010, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

  13. C. Senturk, M. Kavsaoglu, and M. Nikbay, "Optimization of Aircraft Utilization by Reducing Scheduled Maintenance Downtime", 10th Annual AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, 13-15 September 2010, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

  14. M. Nikbay, N. Fakkusoğlu, and M. N. Kuru, “Reliability Based Aeroelastic Optimization of a Composite Aircraft Wing via Fluid-Structure Interaction of High Fidelity Solvers”, WCCM/APCOM2010 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, 19-23 July, 2010, Sydney, Australia (invited)

  15. M. Nikbay, M. N. Kuru, S. Bayat and N.  Fakkusoglu, “Implementation of a Reliability Based Design Algorithm for High-Fidelity Structural Optimization of an Aircraft Wing”, 14.International Conference on Machine Design and Production, June 29 - July 2, 2010, Güzelyurt, Northern Cyprus (invited)

  16. M. Nikbay, N.Fakkusoğlu and M. N. Kuru, “Reliability Based Structural and Aeroelastic Optimization of Aircraft Wing with Multidisciplinary Code Coupling”, ASMDO Third International Conference on Multidisciplinary Design Optimization and Applications,  21-23 June 2010, Paris, France

  17. M. Nikbay , F.Gur and E.Tanir, “Structural Identification of Composite ARW-2 Wing Model”, ASMDO Third International Conference on Multidisciplinary Design Optimization and Applications, Paris, France, 21-23 June 2010, , Paris, France

  18. M. Nikbay, C. Ulucenk, A. Yanangonul, and A. Aysan, “Reliability Based Multi-objective Design Optimization of an Aircraft Wing Structure with Abstract Optimization Variables”, AIAC 5th  Ankara International Aerospace Conference, 17-19 August, 2009 - METU, Ankara - Turkey

  19. M. Nikbay,  M.B. Acikgoz, and  H. Kerpicci, “Investigation of Airflow and Temperature Distribution in the Cabinet of a Domestic No-frost Refrigerator”, HT2009 ASME 2009 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, 19-23 July 2009, San Francisco, USA

  20. M. Nikbay and A. Aysan, “Identicifation of Structural and Aeroelastic Properties of a Computational ARW-2 Wing Model for Aeroelastic Optimization Applications”, IFASD-2009 International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, 21 - 25 June 2009, Seattle, Washington, USA

  21. M.Nikbay, and A.Aysan, A Multidisciplinary Optimization of an Aircraft Wing Based on Fluid-Structure Coupling through MPCCI, 10th MpCCI User Forum, February 17-18, 2009, Sankt Augustin, Germany

  22. K. Turkoglu, U. Ozdemir, M. Nikbay,  and E.M. Jafarov, "PID Parameter Optimization of an UAV  Longitudinal Flight Control System", WCSET 2008 World Congress on Science, Engineering and Technology, ICCARV 2008 International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 21-23 November 2008, Laval, France

  23. M.Nikbay, L.Oncu, and A.Aysan, “A Multidisiplinary Code Coupling Approach for Analysis and Optimization of Aeroelastic Systems”,  12th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference” ,  12-13 September 2008, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 

  24. M. Nikbay, A.Yanangonul, L. Oncu, M. Kocas, “Multi-objective and gradient based structural design optimization of an aircraft wing”, ASMDO Second International Conference on Multidisciplinary Design Optimization and Applications, 2-5 September 2008, Gijon, Spain 

  25. M.K.Aksugur, B.G. Tugay, M.S.Kavsaoglu ve M.Nikbay, " A Design Optimization Approach for an Unmanned Aircraft with a Constrained Propulsion System, Wing Span and Take-Off Distance", Ankara International Aerospace Conference, 10-12 September 2007, Ankara, Turkey

  26. B. Argrow, C. Farhat, K. Maute and M.Nikbay“Linear-Theory-Based Shape Optimization for Sonic Boom Minimization”, IUTAM, Symposium Transsonicum IV, 2-6 Sep 2002 Gottingen, Germany

  27. C. Farhat, B. Argrow, M.Nikbay and K. Maute “A Shape Optimization Methodology with F- Function Lobe Balancing for Mitigating the Sonic Boom”, 9th AIAA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, 4-6 Sep 2002/Atlanta, GA

  28. K. Maute, M. Nikbay and C. Farhat,“Conceptual Layout of Aeroelastic Wing Structures by Topology Optimization”, AIAA Paper 2002-1480, 43rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 22-25, 2002

  29. C. Farhat, K. Maute, B. Argrow and M. Nikbay,“A Shape Optimization Methodology for Reducing the Sonic Boom Initial Pressure Rise”, AIAA Paper 2002-0145, 40th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, January 14-17 (2002)

  30. K. Maute, M. Nikbay and C. Farhat, “High-Performance Computing for the Optimization of Aeroelastic Systems”, Proceedings of  the First MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, MIT, Cambridge, June 11-15 (2001)

  31. K. Maute, M. Nikbay and C. Farhat, “Large-Scale Optimization of Aeroelastic Systems”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Trends in Computational Mechanics, W. A. Wall, K. U. Bletzinger and K. Schweizerhof, eds., CIMNE, pp. 613-622 (2001)

  32. K. Maute, M. Nikbay and C. Farhat,“Coupled Analytical Sensitivity Analysis for Aerolelastic Optimization”, AIAA 2000-4825, 8th AIAA/USAF/NASA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, September 6-8, 2000/Long Beach, CA

National Conference Proceedings

  1. P.Acar ve M.Nikbay, "Iki Boyutlu Bir Kanadin Flutter Probleminin Laplace Donusumuyle Cozulmesi (Solution of Flutter Problem of a 2D Airfoil by Laplace Transformation), UHUK-2010-131, III. Ulusal Havacilik ve Uzay Konferansi, 16-18 Eylul 2010, Eskisehir, Turkey

  2. L. Oncu, A. Yanangonul ve M.Nikbay, "Uçak ve Uzay Yapılarının Statik Aeroelastik Kriter ile Çok Disiplinli Tasarım Optimizasyonu (Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Aerospace Structures with Static Aeroelastic Criteria)", UHUK-2008-086, II. Ulusal Havacılık ve Uzay Konferansı, 15-17 Ekim 2008, ITU, Istanbul, Turkey

  3. M. Nikbay, A. Yanangönül ve L.Öncü, "Bir Uçak Kanadınun Çok Amaçlı Genetik Algoritmalar ile Yapısal Optimizasyonu (Structural Optimization of an Aircraft Wing with Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms)",  HaSem'08 Kayseri VII. Havacılık Sempozyumu, 15-16 Mayıs 2008, Kayseri, Turkey

  4. M. Nikbay ve A.Karakoç, "Periyodik Uçak Bakımlarının Planlanmasında Optimum Interval ve Maliyet Problemleri (Optimum Interval and Cost Problems in Planning Periodical Aircraft Maintenance)", HaSem'06 Kayseri VI. Havacılık Sempozyumu, 12-14 Mayıs 2006, Nevşehir, Turkey

Thesis

Technical Reports