Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Full-Time Academic Staff
Mechanical Engineering
+90 392 661 2991
Educational Background: 
  • B.S., Gazi University; M.S., METU; Ph.D., Loughborough University
Research Interests: 
  • Computational Modelling: Multi–Body System Modelling and Analysis, Finite Element Analysis
  • Metal Forming, Mechanics of Macro, Micro, and Nano Structures, Machine Elements, Machine Design, Artificial Neural Networks, CAD/CAM/CAE
  • Biomechanics: Computational Human Modelling, Injury Analysis and Prevention, Vehicle Crashworthiness, Biomechanical Engineering Design and Optimisation
Courses Taught: 
  • 4th year: MECH408 - Hoisting and Conveying Machinery; MECH413 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis; MECH453 - Metal Forming Technology; MECH458 - Graduation Design Project; MECH471 - Production Plant Design
  • 3rd year: MECH303 - Manufacturing Engineering; MECH307 - Mechanical Engineering Design; MECH308 - Design of Machine Elements
  • 2nd year: MECH202 - Manufacturing Technologies; MECH206 - Strength of Materials; MECH227 - Engineering Materials
Selected Publications: 
  • Dagdeviren, S., Yavuz, M., Kocabas, M. O., Unsal, E., and Esat, V., “Structural Crashworthiness Analysis of a Ladder Frame Chassis Subjected to Full-Frontal and Pole Side Impacts”, International Journal of Crashworthiness, 2016, Vol. 21, No. 5, 477 – 493. [DOI: 10.1080/13588265.2015.1135522]
  • Zuberi, M. J. S., and Esat, V., “Evaluating the Effects of Size and Chirality on the Mechanical Properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes through Equivalent-Continuum Modelling”, Proc. IMechE, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, 2016, Vol. 230, No. 5, 913 – 926. [DOI: 10.1177/1464420715588217]
  • Zuberi, M. J. S., and Esat, V., “Investigating the Mechanical Properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Epoxy Composite through Finite Element Modelling”, Composites Part B: Engineering, 2015, Vol. 71, 1–9. [ISSN: 1359-8368] [DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2014.11.020]
  • Acar, B. S., Feng, J., and Esat, V., “Investigation into Suitability of Current ATDs to Represent Ageing Drivers”, International Journal of Crashworthiness, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1–10. [ISSN print: 1358-8265, ISSN online: 1754-2111] [DOI: 10.1080/13588265.2012.730211]
  • Esat, V., and Acar, B. S., “Pregnant Driver Injury Investigations in Oblique Crashes”, International Journal of Crashworthiness, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 4, 424–429. [ISSN print: 1358-8265, ISSN online: 1754-2111] [DOI: 10.1080/13588265.2012.664008]
  • Esat, V., and Acar, B. S., “Effects of Table Design in Railway Carriages on Pregnant Occupant Safety”, International Journal of Crashworthiness, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 3, 337-343. [ISSN print: 1358-8265, ISSN online: 1754-2111] [DOI: 10.1080/13588265.2012.664009]
  • Esat, V., and Acar, M., “Viscoelastic Finite Element Analysis of the Cervical Intervertebral Discs in Conjunction with a Multi Body Dynamic Model of the Human Head and Neck”, Proc. IMechE, Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine, 2009, 223(H2), 249–262. [ISSN: 0954 4119] [DOI:10.1243/09544119JEIM421]
  • Esat, V., Darendeliler, H., and Gokler, M. I., “Finite Element Analysis of Springback in Bending of Aluminium Sheets”, Materials & Design, 2002, Vol. 23, No. 2, 223–229. [ISSN: 0261 3069] [DOI:10.1016/S0261 3069(01)00062 0]