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Electric-Oriented Aviation

Series Editors: T. Hikmet Karakoç, C. Özgür Çolpan, Alper Dalkiran

ISSN: 2730-7778

Book Editors: T.Hikmet Karakoç, Isil Yazar, Alper Dalkiran

About This Book

One of the most important advantages of electric aviation is that it produces no emissions while in operation. The majority of electric power will be produced in an environmentally friendly manner in the near future globally.

On the other hand, electric aviation is a novel method of transport that can be thought of as a complementary element between public and private modes of transportation. When compared to traditional commercial aviation, it is more suitable for small passenger flows and can operate over shorter distances with the current technological achievements while still making a profit. Consequently, regional flights will have a significant positive impact on the environment and emit fewer emissions. Aviation transportation modes can be arranged to adapt in a regional way to integrate the main flow. It will be used to replace some modes of transportation on some trips, but it will be used more frequently as part of new trip chains. 

The electric aircraft industry is divided into hybrid vehicles and all-electric vehicles categories in terms of technology. One of the primary factors driving the growth of the electric aircraft market over the next few years will be the adoption of advanced aircraft construction techniques. Academicians will create a significant amount of knowledge and technology in the literature by introducing electric vertical takeoff and landing by monitoring battery health and storage technologies. Also, the design of the power systems, novel propulsion, and application of solutions will be the central areas in this industry. 

This book will be popular as a starting point for electric aviation studies and get many citations while the industry develops the latest technologies. The editors have planned the chapters of this book as below.

  • An Introduction to More-Electric and All-Electric Aircraft

  • Novel Propulsion System Architectures for Aviation

  • Power System Designs

  • Applications of Power Electronics

  • Energy Storage Components: Batteries

  • Energy Storage Components: Fuel Cells

  • Energy Storage Components: Super Capacitors

  • Unmanned Aero Vehicle (UAV) Technologies

  • New Generation Aero Vehicle Design Procedures

  • Effects of Electric-Oriented Aviation on Airports and Airlines

About The Book Editors

T. Hikmet Karakoc graduated from Anadolu University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Yildiz Technical University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Anadolu University, where he started his full-time teaching. He received his full Professorship from Anadolu University, and he is currently researching at the Eskisehir Technical University. He has a wide range of research interests. His interest topics are “Sustainable Aviation, Aircraft Propulsion System, Insulation, Heating Ventilating, and Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality, Gas Turbines, Cogeneration Systems, Renewable Energy, Energy Economics, Fuels, and Combustion.” He has taken part in numerous Industrial Projects on these topics as a researcher, consultant, and project manager for over 30 projects and corporations. He also started a contest on special insulation applications among university students. He also served as an Editor-in-Chief, guest editor, and editorial board member roles for international scientific journals. He published national and international papers in over 300 and 40 books. Professor Karakoc actively follows membership positions for the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and many sectorial associations, international scientific organizations, and societies. He is an active Board of Directors member of the International Association for Green Energy. He is currently holding the presidency of the SARES organization, which is actively supporting scientists and students in the “Sustainable Aviation” subject. He is also organizing four symposiums on aviation subject areas as a Founding Chair.

Isil Yazar, Ph.D., received a B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey, in 2005, and an MSc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey, in 2008. She also received her MBA degree from Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey, in 2008. She worked at Turkish Aerospace (TUSAS), Ankara, Turkey, between 2008 and 2010 as a Manufacturing Engineer. She was a member of the AIRBUS A400M project, ANKA UAV project, and T-38 training aircraft project. She received her Ph.D. degree in the Avionics department from Anadolu University as a project researcher under the guarantee of TEI/TUSAS-Anadolu University collaborative protocol, Eskisehir, Turkey, in 2015. She received her Associate Professor title from the Aeronautical Engineering branch in 2019. Her research interests include novel propulsion technologies in aviation, gas turbines, avionics, and UAVs. She is still a reviewer board member of JAST(Journal of Aeronautics and Space Technologies) and an Editorial Board Member of JMAI (Journal of Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence in Engineering).

Alper Dalkıran received his bachelor’s degree Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Eskisehir Technical University (Formerly known as Anadolu University) from the Avionics Department. He has completed his MSc degree in School of Science from Anadolu University in 2004 in Aviation Maintenance. He earned his Ph.D. degree in 2017 in Environmental Sustainability on Airports from the School of Science at Anadolu University by developing a model of energy-based calculations of an aerodrome. He has studies on aircraft engines, sustainability, airports, and exergy. He has a 17-year of professional experience in Airports in Information Technology, Automation, and Integration. He has managed teams on system design, projects, tests, commissioning, operational readiness, and operations. He has been working in the School of Aviation at Suleyman Demirel University since 2019 and lecturing in Flight Theory, Airline Management, and Airport Design subjects.

About The Series Editors

T. Hikmet Karakoc graduated from Anadolu University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Yildiz Technical University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Anadolu University, where he started his full-time teaching. He received his full Professorship from Anadolu University, and he is currently researching at the Eskisehir Technical University. He has a wide range of research interests. His interest topics are “Sustainable Aviation, Aircraft Propulsion System, Insulation, Heating Ventilating, and Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality, Gas Turbines, Cogeneration Systems, Renewable Energy, Energy Economics, Fuels, and Combustion.” He has taken part in numerous Industrial Projects on these topics as a researcher, consultant, and project manager for over 30 projects and corporations. He also started a contest on special insulation applications among university students. He also served as an Editor-in-Chief, guest editor, and editorial board member roles for international scientific journals. He published national and international papers in over 300 and 40 books. Professor Karakoc actively follows membership positions for the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and many sectorial associations, international scientific organizations, and societies. He is an active Board of Directors member of the International Association for Green Energy. He is currently holding the presidency of the SARES organization, which is actively supporting scientists and students in the “Sustainable Aviation” subject. He is also organizing four symposiums on aviation subject areas as a Founding Chair.

 

Can Özgür Çolpan, Ph.D., received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He conducted his PhD studies at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Carleton University between 2005 and 2009. He continued his studies as a post-doctoral researcher there between 2009 and 2010 and at Ryerson University between 2010 and 2012. He has been working as a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Dokuz Eylül University since 2012. In 2014 and 2019, he was appointed to the positions of Associate Professor and Professor, respectively. Dr. Çolpan has conducted research in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen and the mathematical modeling of integrated energy systems. His areas of research include modeling of direct internal reforming solid oxide fuel cells, material development and mathematical modeling for direct methanol fuel cells, development of high temperature PEM fuel cells, simulation and optimization of the fuel cell vehicle powertrains, catalytic dehydrogenation of solid hydrogen storage materials, analysis of organic Rankine cycle based systems, and analysis of biofuel fueled turbojet.

 

Alper Dalkıran received his bachelor’s degree Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Eskisehir Technical University (Formerly known as Anadolu University) from the Avionics Department. He has completed his MSc degree in School of Science from Anadolu University in 2004 in Aviation Maintenance. He earned his Ph.D. degree in 2017 in Environmental Sustainability on Airports from the School of Science at Anadolu University by developing a model of energy-based calculations of an aerodrome. He has studies on aircraft engines, sustainability, airports, and exergy. He has a 17-year of professional experience in Airports in Information Technology, Automation, and Integration. He has managed teams on system design, projects, tests, commissioning, operational readiness, and operations. He has been working in the School of Aviation at Suleyman Demirel University since 2019 and lecturing in Flight Theory, Airline Management, and Airport Design subjects.