Dr. Ömer Necati CoraDr. Ömer Necati Cora
Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

RESEARCH GOALS: To contribute to the efforts of determining and characterizing the mechanical behavior of materials in microscale as well as their deformation characteristics by obtaining the mechanical properties (flow curve, hardness, modulus of elasticity etc.) for the structures in microscale. The research also seeks to establish material models, and FE models that take "size-effect" phenomenon into consideration and to verify the tribological size effect in microscale.

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MSC RESEARCH ASSIST AWARD: Dr. Cora and Karadeniz Technical University have been awarded Marc for their research.

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BIO: Dr. Ömer Necati CORA is an assistant professor at Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Trabzon, TURKEY since 2011. He holds a Ph.D degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, where he was also a researcher at NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research - Center for Precision Forming from 2006-2011. In 2004, he obtained his M.S. in mechanical engineering degree from Middle East Technical University where he became familiar with MSC softwares. His master thesis title was "Friction Analysis in Cold Forging". The study was on the use of variable coefficient of friction in FEA of cold forging through the use of UFRIC user subroutine in MSC's Marc, and MSC's SuperForm.

Dr. Cora's current research interests include micromanufacturing, advanced manufacturing technologies, FEA of metal forming, tribology, and sustainable energy technologies.