1 Name Serkan Nohut Date of birth 22 March 1980 Nationality Turkish Marital status Married with one son CURRICULUM VITAE Education/Qualifications Dissertation (Dr. Ing.), Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Institute of Advanced Ceramics, Hamburg, Germany Supervisor: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Gerold A. Schneider Thesis: Reliability of Advanced Ceramics: Macro- and Mesoscale Investigations, Master of Science (M.Sc.), Stuttgart University, Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures (COMMAS), Stuttgart, Germany Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Miehe Thesis: Localization and Stability Problems in Strain Softening Elastoplastic Materials Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering, Ankara, Turkey Thesis: Design of a Wind Turbine Generator Employment to Date/Work Experience 2014-present Assoc. Prof. Dr., Zirve University, Engineering Faculty, Marine Engineering, Gaziantep, Turkey Asst. Prof. Dr., Zirve University, Engineering Faculty, Marine Engineering, Gaziantep, Turkey Researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter) in Project DFG- Graduiertenkolleg Kunst und Technik, Institute of Advanced Ceramics, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany Student Trainee, Robert Bosch GmbH, Production Unit of VP44 Diesel Distribution Pump, Stuttgart, Germany Student Trainee, Robert Bosch GmbH, Production Unit of UPS Unit Pump Systems, Bursa, Turkey Student Trainee, FIAT, Production and Assembly Unit, Bursa, Turkey Other Experience/Activities/Projects 2010-present 2011-present Member of Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, Turkey Founding Chairman of Marine Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey Associate Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey Supervisor of Patent Application Fıstık çıtlatan Makina (Pistachio Splitting Machine), T.C. Turkish Patent Institute, Nr: 2010/03697, Gaziantep, Turkey 2011 Coordinator of Project SULZER Dokuma Makinesi Eğitimi (SULZER Weaving machine training), T.C. İpekyolu Kalkınma Ajansı (Silkroad Development Agency),
2 Teknik Destek Programı, TRC1-11-TD, Gaziantep, Turkey 2006 Supervisor of Student research project, Herstellung keramischer Ringe mittels Ultraschallschwingläppens sowie Oberflächenrauheitsuntersuchungen (Production of ceramic springs with ultrasonic machining and surface roughness measurement of ceramic rings), Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany 2007 Supervisor of seminar presentation Zuverlässigkeit und Formoptimierung keramischer Bauteile (Reliability and Form optimization of ceramic components), Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany 2007 Supervisor of Student research project Keramikgerechte Konstruktion von SI 3 N 4 Druckfedern und Vorstellung einer Fracture-Map (Design of SI 3 N 4 ceramic springs and introduction of a fracture map) Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany 2007 Supervisor of Student research project Keramikgerechtes Konstruieren Auslegung von keramischen Bauteilen mit dem Programm STAU (Design and interpretation of ceramic components with STAU), Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany Language Skills Computer Skills Interests English: Business fluent in written and spoken German: Fluent in written and spoken Turkish: Native language Windows, Mac, Microsoft Office, Matlab, Solidworks, ABAQUS, Corel Draw, ANSYS, STAU (STatistische AUswertung), PFC3D, LaTeX Reading, playing oud, travelling, bowling, tennis, volleyball
3 Research Profile My primary research goals are directed toward investigation of mechanical properties of advanced ceramics and prediction of reliability of ceramics components. Reliability of advanced ceramics includes characterization through experimental testing of advanced ceramics, numerical analysis with different commercial tools (e.g. Finite Element Method, Distinct Element Method), investigation of failure behavior (i.e. toughening mechanisms, fractography etc.). I attended wide range of lectures related to continuum mechanics, computational mechanics and modeling of materials (elastic, elasto-plastic) at small and large strains and discretization and homogenization methods. In my master thesis, I investigated the mesh-size dependence of strain softening of elasto-plastic materials. My graduate study at Stuttgart University provided me experience in modeling and characterization of different types of materials. During my dissertation, I had opportunities of measurement of mechanical properties (e.g. strength, toughness) in the laboratories and apply numerical models for the computation of failure probability of ceramic components. By combining the experimental results with numerical models, we investigated the multiaxial failure of alumina ceramics and published the results in Journal of the European Ceramic Society. During my employment at Zirve University, I made research mostly on statistical characterization of experimentally measured strength distribution of advanced ceramics and investigation of effects of material based parameters (e.g. toughening, phase transformation) and production based parameters (e.g. sintering temperature) on strength distribution of advanced ceramics. I investigated in one of my articles with my colleagues the effect of sintering temperature on mechanical properties of ceramic compression springs. In another study, by using the Finite Element Method and program STAU, I provided general expressions of effective volume and effective surface values when ball-on-three balls test is used for strength measurement. In other studies, we investigated the relationships between microstructure and material properties of dental ceramics and the effect of microstructural mechanisms on strength distribution of dental ceramics. I have also interest on multiscale modeling of failure of materials. In my two articles, we used Distinct Element Method for the simulation of fracture of advanced ceramics. The main reason that I used Distinct Element Method was to be able to model the large deformation of brittle ceramics which is not so easy with Finite Element Method. In addition to my main area, I shortly worked on the fatigue design of marine vessels. In one of my articles, we used Finite Element Method and fatigue analysis models, we predicted the lifetime of some structural details of a 4900 PCTC with hinged deck design. In the recent years, I have been also working on production of polymer (Polyprohylene, Polyvinylidene fluoride) fibers with melt-spinning and wet-spinning processes and mechanical characterization of the polymer fibers. In the research of polymer fibers, we are interested in the relationships between the processing parameters, material microstructural mechanism and material properties.
4 Publications, Presentations and Posters Publications in international refereed journals 1. M. Tascan, S. Nohut, Effects of process parameters on the properties of wet-spun solid PVDF fibers, Textile Research Journal, 2014, (accepted). 2. S. Nohut, C. Lu, L. Gorjan, An optimal linear regression estimator in the fitting of Weibull strength distribution, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 2014, (accepted). 3. S. Nohut, A. Cevik, Investigation of micro- macroscale interaction of heterogeneous materials by parallel-bonded particle model and introduction of new microparameter determination formulations, International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 12(1), 1-21, S. Nohut, Influence of sample size on strength distribution of advanced ceramics, Ceramics International, 40(3), , S. Nohut, A. Tasdemir, S. A. Korkmaz, Influence of surface treatment on strength distribution on Vita VMK 68 dental porcelain, Advanced in Materials Science and Engineering, 2013, , 1-7, S. Nohut, C. A. Perottoni, C. Lu, R. A. Barbieri, J. E. Zorzi, Effect of sintering temperature on microstructure and strength distribution of alumina coil springs, Advances in Applied Ceramics, 112(1), 33-38, S. Nohut, C. Lu, Fracture statistics of dental ceramics: Discrimination of strength distributions, Ceramics International, 38(6), , S. Nohut, A general formulation for strength prediction of advanced ceramics by ball-on-three-balls (B3B)-test with different multiaxial failure criteria, Ceramics International, 38(3), , A. Taşdemir, S. Nohut, Fatigue analysis of ship structures with hinged deck design by finite element method. A case study: Fatigue analysis of the primary supporting members of 4900 PCTC, Marine Structures, 25(1), 1-12, S. Nohut, Prediction of crack-tip toughness of alumina for given residual stresses with parallel-bonded particle model, Computational Materials Science, 50(4), , S. Nohut, A. Usbeck, H. Özçoban, D. Krause, G. A. Schneider Determination of the multiaxial failure criteria for alumina ceramics under tension-torsion test, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 30(16), , S. Nohut, G. A. Schneider, Failure probability of ceramic coil springs, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 29(6), , Publications in national/international refereed conference proceedings 1. A. Tasdemir, S. Nohut, İç suların deniz taşımacılığında kullanılmasının tarihi geçmişi ve önemi: Fırat örneği (History and importance of using inland waters for sea transportation: Euphrates River case), Gemi İnşaatı ve Deniz Teknolojisi Teknik Kongresi, 2012, Piri Reis Üniversitesi, İstanbul, pp A. Taşdemir, S. Nohut, Practical experience with efficient generation of finiteelement models of ships using POSEIDON, 11th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries, Liege, April 2012, pp S. Nohut, G. A. Schneider, Reliability and form-optimization of ceramic finger rings, Reliability of Ceramics. Proceedings of ECerS Topical Meeting, Polish Ceramic Bulletin, Krakow, September 2006, Vol. 97, pp National/international books and/or book chapters 1. S. Nohut, Effect of thermal stresses on crack-tip toughness of polycrystalline ceramics, Encyclopedia of Thermal Stresses, R. Hetnarski (ed.), Chapter No: 888, DOI / , Springer, , S. Nohut, Reliability of advanced ceramics: macro- and mesoscale investigations, Cuvilier Verlag Göttingen, ISBN: , 30 November Publications in national/international journals and/or magazines 1. A. Tasdemir, S. Nohut, Efficient and economical generation of finite-element models of ships and applications using Poseidon, Naval architecture & Marine Technology, The Chamber of Turkish Naval Architecture & Marine Engines, Vol.
5 Presentations Posters Referee/Reviewer , 31-36, S. Nohut, "Design and form optimization", Ceramic Industry, 161 (9), 20-22, S. Nohut, A General formulation for strength prediction of advanced ceramics by ball-on- three-balls (B3B)-test with different multiaxial failure criteria, SERES 11 - II. International Ceramic, Glass, Porcelain, Enamel, Glaze and Pigment Congress, October 2011, Eskişehir, Türkiye. 2. S. Nohut, G. Apaydın, A. Günay, Fıstık çıtlatma makinesi, Makine İmalatı Ar-Ge Proje Pazarı, Gaziantep Sanayi Odası, Gaziantep, S. Nohut, Reliability of advanced ceramics- macro and mesoscale investigations, Anadolu University, Materials Science and Engineering Department, S. Nohut, G. A. Schneider, Reliability Analysis of Ceramic Springs, EUROMAT 2007, FEMS, Nürnberg, S. Nohut, G. A. Schneider, Determination of fracture toughness of aluminium oxide (al2o3) by using distinct element method (DEM), Multiscale Modelling, CCP5, New Hall, Cambridge, S. Nohut, G. A. Schneider, Ergebnisse aus der Recherche der Protokolle des Arbeitskreises Festigkeit und Lebensdauer keramischer Werkstoffe, Arbeitskreis Lebensdauer und Zuverlässigkeit struktur-und elektrokeramisher Bauteile, , Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. 7. S. Nohut, G. A. Schneider, Reliability and form-optimization of ceramic finger - rings, Reliability of Ceramics, Topical Meeting of EcerS, Cracow, M. Tascan, S. Nohut, G. Özcan, Measuring the fiber fallout from acrylic and wool carpets using the designed testing device, the reasons of fiber fallout and searching the solutions, VI. International R&D Brokerage Event in Textile and Apparel Sector, 3-4 April 2014, Bursa/Turkey 2. S. Nohut, M. Tascan, Prediction of strength, heat and sound insulation of nonwoven fabrics used in construction by using image processing and neural network analysis, VI. International R&D Brokerage Event in Textile and Apparel Sector, 3-4 April 2014, Bursa/Turkey 3. S. Nohut, G. A. Schneider, Investigation of the effect of grain size on the crack-tip toughness of alumina by Distinct Element Method (DEM), Junior Euromat 2008, Lausanne, Switzerland, S. Nohut, G. A. Schneider, Introduction of fracture map for Si 3 N 4 compression springs by using analytical and numerical analysis, Symposium Hochleistungskeramik Keramik in Wissenschaft und Praxis, Technische Universitat Hamburg- Harburg, Journal of Dental Research 2. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 3. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research 4. Mathematical Problems in Engineering 5. Materials Teaching Experience List of Courses Taught Engineering Mechanics - Statics Engineering Mechanics Dynamics Strength of Materials Physics Heat Transfer Materials and Methods in Manufacturing Electromechanical Energy Conversions Calculus
6 Awards The article Fatigue analysis of ship structures with hinged deck design by finite element method. A case study: Fatigue analysis of the primary supporting members of 4900 PCTC, Marine Structures, Vol 258, 1-12, 2012 was ranked as the 12th most downloaded article in the Sciencedirect Top 25 list of Marine Structures between January-December Poster Award at the International Conference Junior Euromat, , Lausanne, Switzerland. DAAD Scholarship ( , Stuttgart University, Germany).