Dr. Bülent TUTKUN



Phone: +90 212 285 3440
Fax: +90 212 285 2926
E-mail: tutkun@itu.edu.tr
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ITU Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
Department of Astronautical Engineering
Maslak 34469 İstanbul, Turkey



BSc Astronautical Engineering, ITU, Turkey, 2000
MSc: Astronautical Engineering, ITU, Turkey, 2003
PhD: Aerospace Engineering, ITU, Turkey, 2012


Brief Resume

He attended to Astronautical Engineering Programme of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 1996. After graduation in 2000, he continued his education with Astronautical Engineering MSc. Programme in ITU. At that time, he also has begun to work as a research assistant in Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics in ITU.  After completed his Msc. studies in 2003, he has attended to Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering PhD. Programme in ITU. Currently, he continues to work on PhD. Studies. His PhD. thesis subject is “GPU computing applications of high-order compact schemes for the turbulent flow simulations”.  


Principle Publications


  • Tutkun, B., Edis, F., O., “A GPU Application for High-Order Compact Finite Difference Scheme” the 22nd International Conference on Parallel CFD 2010, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, May 17-21 2010.
  • Kurtulus, C., Baltaci, T., Ulusoy, M., Aydin, B. T., Tutkun, B., Inalhan, G., et al. “ITU-pSAT I: Istanbul Technical University Student Pico-Satellite Program” 3rd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey, Jun 14-16 2007. 
  • Tutkun, B. “Genetic Algorithm and Residual Correction Method for Inverse Design of Airfoils”, Msc. Thesis, 2003.
  • Tutkun, B., Meric, R. A., "Comparison of Turbulence Models for the Transonic Flow Around an Airfoil” 4th Aviation Symposium, Kayseri, Turkey, May 13-15 2002.