Prof. Dr. Ali KODAL




Phone: +90 212 285 3128
Fax: +90 212 285 3139
E-mail: kodal@itu.edu.tr
Web Page: http://www3.itu.edu.tr/~kodal
Address: İTÜ Uçak ve Uzay Bilimleri Fakültesi, Uçak Mühendisliği Bölümü
Maslak Kampüsü 34469 Maslak İstanbul



BSc Aeronautical Engineering,İTÜ,İstanbul, Turkey, 1985

Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA 1988

PhD: Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan,Ann Arbor, USA, 1993


Brief Resume


He was born in Yozgat, Turkey in 1966. He received his BS  degree from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Department of Aeronautical Engineering.  He received his MS degree in Aerospace Engineering from  The University of Michigan.  He received his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from  The University of Michigan.
Since June 1993, he is serving as a faculty member  at  ITU, Aeronautical Engineering Department. He carried out short term research at Mechanical Engineering Department, Michigan State University in 1998. Between 2002 and 2003, he visited Nort Carolina State University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department  for sabbatical leave as a visiting professor.

His main reseach and teaching areas are Thermodynamics, Fluid mechanics, Propulsion, Heat Transfer, Turbulent Flows, Combustion, Internal Combustion Engines, Computational Fluid Mechanics.

Selected Publications


  • Ust Y, Sahin B and Kodal A, Performance Analysis Of An Irreversible Brayton Heat Engine Based On Ecological Coefficient Of Performance. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 45, 94-101, 2006.
  • Ust Y, Sahin B, Kodal A and Akcay I. H. Ecological coefficient of performance analysis and optimization of an irreversible regenerative-Brayton heat engine, Applied Energy, 83, 558-572, 2006. 
  • Ust Y, Sahin B and Kodal A, Optimization of a dual cycle cogeneration system based on a new exergetic performance criterion, Applied Energy, 84, 1079-1091, 2007.
  • Erdil A and Kodal A, A Comparative Study of Turbulent Velocity Fields in an internal combustion Engine with Shrouded Valve and Flat/Bowl Piston Configurations, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 221, (12), 1597-1607, 2007.
  • Ust Y, Sahin B and Kodal A, Performance optimization of irreversible cogeneration systems based on a new exergetic performance criterion: the Exergy Density, J. Energy Institute, 82, 48-52, 2009.