Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Director, Scaled Model Aerospace and Research Laboratory (SMARTLAB) Co-Director, Transportation Noise Control Center (TNCC)

Faculty Research Interests

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Systems/Vehicles Structural Dynamics
  • Acoustics and Aeroeasticity
  • Vibroacoustics

Biography

Dr. Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn has 22 years of experience in theoretical, computational, and experimental research in Vehicle Structures and Control including Dynamics, Acoustics and Aeroelasticity effects, Space Transportation Vehicle Trajectory Optimizations/Air Launching Methods, Finite Element Methods, and Flight Testing of Aerospace Vehicles at sub and full scales.

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Dr. Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn has 22 years of experience in theoretical, computational, and experimental research in Vehicle Structures and Control including Dynamics, Acoustics and Aeroelasticity effects, Space Transportation Vehicle Trajectory Optimizations/Air Launching Methods, Finite Element Methods, and Flight Testing of Aerospace Vehicles at sub and full scales.

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The 2014 Derek Astridge Safety in Aerospace Award Medal from UK Institution of Mechanical Engineering ASME Energy Division Best Paper Award 2009 Editorial Board Member of Journal of Progress in Aerospace (since 2013) Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Amelia Earhart Fellow, wings and medal for her research in aerospace Honorary Member, Golden Key national Honor Society Teetor Educational award, in recognition of her significant contributions to teaching, research and student development Faculty advisor to Student Design Teams: AEROBRICK and SpaceEDrockets

BIM 239 Advanced Finite Elements and Optimization (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 180 or  Applied Science 115 or Mathematics 128C. Introduction to advanced finite elements and design optimization methods, with application to modeling of  complex mechanical, aerospace and biomedical  systems. Application of states of the art in finite elements in optimum design of components under realistic loading conditions and constraints

 

EAE 133 Finite Element Methods in Structures (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in Engineering 104. Open to College of Engineering Students. Introduction to the aerospace structural design process. History of aircraft and spacecraft materials. Effects of loading beyond elastic limit. Deflections and stresses due to combined loading. Virtual work principles, and finite element methods. Applications to aerospace structures.

 

EAE 139 Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in Engineering 102 and 103. Structural dynamics of flexible structures. Introduction to fluid-structure interaction. Design of subsystems or systems under aeroelastic constraints. Dynamics instabilities. Control effectiveness. Unsteady aerodynamics. Flutter. Aeroelastic tailoring in design, Applications to aerospace, mechanical and biomedical systems

 

MAE 226 Acoustics and Noise Control (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 122. Description of sound using normal modes and waves; interaction between vibrating solids and sound fields; sound absorption in enclosed spaces; sound transmission through barriers; applications in design, acoustic enclosures and sound walls, room acoustics, design of quiet machinery

 

MAE 239 Advanced Finite Elements and Optimization (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 180 or Applied Science 115 or Mathematics 128C. Introduction to advanced finite elements and design optimization methods, with application to modeling of complex mechanical, aerospace and biomedical systems. Application of states of the art in finite elements in optimum design of components under realistic loading conditions and constraints.

 

MAE 240 Computational Methods in Nonlinear Mechanics (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Applied Science Engineering 115 or Mathematics 128B or Engineering 180. Deformation of solids and the motion of fluids treated with state-of-the-art computational methods. Numerical treatment of nonlinear dynamics; classification of coupled problems; applications of finite element methods to mechanical, aeronautical, and biological systems.