Funding opportunity for current/future grad students

TÜBiTAK projects led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Kerem Bayar and related opportunities for grad students:

1) Tubitak 3501 Career Development Program. Opening for Three Students, 3000 TL/month scholarship available

 

Active Suspension Development Project

 

Prerequisities (tentative): CUM GPA >= 3.2

ME 442, ME 429, ME 511, ME 513, ME 507, ME 520, ME 461, ME462

C programming and Matlab-Simulink Skills

 

2) Continuation of the Tubitak 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers

 

The objective of this research is

 

a) Developing new "Active Motor Damping" control strategies for hybrid and electric vehicles. These would aim damping the vibrations on the hybrid powertrain during ABS and ESC activation.

 

b) Establishing a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation set-up that would have all components of the brake system of a hybrid or electric vehicle within a vehicle dynamics simulation scheme in laboratory environment.

 

Prerequisities (tentative): CUM GPA >= 3.2

ME 442, ME 429, ME 511, ME 513, ME 507, ME 520, ME 461, ME462, ME 466

C programming and Matlab-Simulink Skills

 

3) Comparison of Different Vehicle State Estimation Algorithms

 

This project aims at comparing vehicle state estimation algorithms utilizing different sets of sensors; wheel speed sensors, accelerometer and GPS. The estimation algorithms will be analyzed and tested in real time using a production vehicle.

 

Prerequisities: CUM GPA >= 3.2

ME 442, ME 511, ME 513, ME 507, ME 461, ME462

C programming and Matlab-Simulink Skills

 

4) Validation of the Mathematical Tire Model Using the Data Collected from the Tire Test Rig

 

The tire test rig will be operated with the aim of validating the mathematical tire model. The outputs of the tire model will be compared with the experimental results obtained from the test rig. By means the tire model will be parametrized for different automobile tires.

 

Prerequisities: CUM GPA >= 3.2

ME 513, ME 413, ME 465

Lab VIEW, C programming