Kaan Bilge



Kaan Bilge, PhD Candidate

2012 - present : PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University

Curriculum Vitae 


Education MSc in Materials Science and Engineering at Sabanci University, Turkey, 2012
BSc  in Materials Science and Engineering at Sabanci University,Turkey, 2010
PhD Thesis

Multi-Scale Modelling of Composite Materials

Science and engineering of fiber reinforced advanced composite materials (FRC) is an actively broadening research field with more and more emphasis on their multi-phase and multi-scale characteristics. While emerging manufacturing and characterization techniques provide ability to manipulate the materials at all scales from traditional macro to relatively recent emergence of nano-scale, computational tools provide better understanding of behavior of composite materials. Collective and coherent use of these abilities and tools can make composites better. This thesis is an effort to investigate the relations between the composite material behaviours at different length scales an to come up with efficient models linking each length scale to predict the overall material behaviour.  More precisely, micromechanical RVEs created for several systems will be solved systematically by homogenization and finite elements methods for effective property predictions. These effective properties will be used in the prediction of macro-level behaviour. All of the results will be corrected by experimental results


  • K.Bilge, E.Ozden-Yenigun, E. Şimşek, Y.Z. Menceloğlu, M.Papila, ” Structural Composites Hybridized with Epoxy Compatible Polymer/MWCNT Nanofibrous Interlayers”, Vol. 72 (14) , p. 1639-1645,  September 2012.
  • K.Bilge, G.Baser, E. Binbir, M.Papila, ”Effect of TEX on the Strength and Failure Envelopes of Non-Crimp Glass Fiber Composites”, European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 15), Venice, 2012.
  • G.Baser, K.Bilge, M.Papila, N.Uyanik, ”Investigation Of The Strength And Failure Envelopes Of Non-Crimp Glass Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Based On In-Situ Polymerized Cyclic Oligomers”, European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 15), Venice, 2012.
  • K.Bilge, E.Ozden, E. Simsek, Y.Z. Menceloglu, M.Papila “Strength of Hybrid Composites Reinforced with Surface Modified Polymer/MWCNTs Nano-Composite Interlayers”, International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM 18) Korea , 2011.
  • E. Ozden, A.R. Atilgan, K. Bilge, Y.Z. Menceloglu, C. Atılgan and M. Papila, “Designed-in Molecular Interactions Lead to Superior Thermo-mechanical Properties in Nanocomposites”, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1304 © 2011 Materials Research Society DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.607.
  • K. Bilge, E.Ozden , Y.Z. Menceloglu, M. Papila, ” Structural Hybrid Composites Reinforced with Surface Modified Polymer Interlayers”, Poymer Processing Society(PPS),  2010.
  • E.Firlar, K. Bilge, M.Papila ” Micromechanics of Failure For Fiber Reinforced Composites”,  2nd National Conference of Aerospace and Aeronautics(UHUK), 2008.
Research Areas Micromechanics of failure, Multi-scale finite elements modeling, Nano interlayers for delamination resistance, Structural Optimization, Design of Experiments, Manufacturing and testing of composites.