Welcome to the website of Composite Structures Research Group (CSRG)

Primarily based in Hacettepe University, we have been conducting research on mainly polymer matrix composites and their mechanical behavior. Our research on composites ranges from fundamental to applied industry oriented projects. Feel free to contact with the group coordinators Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barış Sabuncuoğlu (barissabuncuoglu@hacettepe.edu.tr) or Dr. Hamit Tekin (h.tanabi@thk.edu.tr) for your inquiries.

Main Research Areas on Composites

Finite Element Modeling  

  Manufacturing Methods

  Structural Testing

  Dynamic Behavior (Vibration, Flutter),

  Environmental Effects (Temperature/ Humidity etc)

Contact Mechanics

Would you like to work with us?

We are continuously looking for new MSc or PhD students to work with us. Primarily, we are in need of students to work on the projects metioned below (Open Projects). However we can work on various additional projects that fit in your background  .If you are interested to work with us, you can always contact the group coordinators.


Open Projects (MSc/PhD)

Experimental characterization of the residual stress of 3D printed metal parts


Mechanical and X-ray computed tomography characterization of the metal 3D printed parts


Effect of Composite Parameters on the Flutter Behaviour of Composite Plates




The group has close ties with

v  Loughborough University (UK), Wolfson School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Mechanics of Advanced materials research Group

 v  Katholieke University Leuven (KULeuven), Materials Science Department, Composite Materials Group

 v  Middle East Technical University, Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering Depratments,

 v  Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)

v  Roketsan