Overview

  • Dr. Unal is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. He has B.S. in Electrical Engineering and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri,Rolla in 1983 and 1987 respectively.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2015 Competencies for governance of complex systems of systemsInternational Journal of System of Systems Engineering. 71.
    2015 Competencies of Governance of Complex Systems of SystemsInt. Journal of Systems of Systems Engineering/Inderscience. 71-89.
    2014 A Method to Define Systems of Systems RequirementsInt. Journal of Systems of Systems Engineering.
    2014 An Application of Fuzzy Sets for Decision Analysis in Prioritizing Critical Energy InfrastructuresInfranomics/Springer International Publishing. 377-394.
    2011 Comparative studies on design of experiments forInt. J. Experimental Design and Process Optimisation. 102-124.
    2010 Dealing with next generation infrastructures academic programs complexity induced resiliency assessment" International Journal for Experimental Design and Process Optimization. 347-362.
    2010 Using Response Surface Methodology As an Approach to Understand and Optimize Operational Air PowerInternational C2 Journal.
    2008 A-Pillar Optimization for a Vehicular Roof CrushInternational Journal of Agile Manufacturing.
    2008 System of systems engineeringIEEE Engineering Management Review. 62.
    2006 Using Dual Response Surfaces to Reduce Variability in Launch Vehicle Design: A case studyReliability Engineering & System Safety. 407-412.
    2005 Calibration of Expert Judgments Applied to Uncertainty AssessmentEngineering Management Journal (EMJ). 34-43.
    2003 System of systems engineeringEngineering Management Journal. 36-45.
    2003 Systems of Systems EngineeringEngineering Management Journal. 36-45.
    2002 Using Quality Function Deployment to Select the Courses and Topics that Enhance Program EffectivenessJournal of Engineering Education. 231-238.
    2001 A Study of Financial Analysis Expectations and Practices in the Engineering Management Workplaceage. 1.
    2001 Design Optimization on Cost Basis Using Orthogonal ArraysJournal of Cost Analysis and Management. 41-50.
    2001 Designing for Cost Using Genetic AlgorithmsJournal of Parametrics. 59-73.
    2000 A Model for Allocating Resources to Research Programs by Evaluating Technical Importance and Research ProductivityEngineering Management Journal. 5-8.
    1999 Multidisciplinary Conceptual Design Optimization of Space Transportation SystemsJournal of Aircraft. 218-226.
    1997 Structural Design Optimization for a Space Truss Platform Using Response Surface MethodsQuality Engineering. 441-447.
    1996 Parametric Modeling Using Saturated Experimental DesignsJournal of Parametrics. 3-18.
    1995 Dual-Fuel Propulsion in Single Stage Advanced Manned Launch System VehicleJournal of. 417-425.
    1995 Efficient Methods for Sensitivity AnalysisSystem Dynamics Review. 31-49.
    1994 Design for Quality Using Response Surface Methods: An Alternative to Taguchi’s Parameter Design ApproachEngineering Management Journal (EMJ). 40-48.
    1994 Parametric Model Building and Design Optimization Using Response Surface MethodsJournal of Parametrics. 81-96.
    1994 Rocket-Powered Single-Stage Vehicle Configuration Selection and DesignJournal of Spacecraft.
    1993 Parametric Optimization Study for an AerobrakeJournal of Parametrics. 51-65.
    1993 Propulsion System Design Optimization Using the Taguchi MethodIEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 315-322.
    1992 Application of Taguchi Methods to Propulsion System Optimization for SSTO VehiclesJournal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 453-459.
    1992 Engineering Design for Quality Using the Taguchi ApproachEngineering Management Journal (EMJ). 37-47.
    1992 Weight Optimization of an Aerobrake Structural Concept for a Lunar Transfer VehicleNASA Technical Paper-3262.
    1991 Design Optimization for Quality and Cost: The Robust Design ApproachJournal of Parametrics. 73-93.
    1990 A Space Transportation System Operations and Support Cost Modeling ApproachJournal of Parametrics. 35-50.

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2014 Complexity Induced Vulnerability Assesment: How Resilient are Our Academic ProgramsInfranomics. Springer.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2018 Implementation of MCDA Toolkit to Aid in Ranking Naval Mission Vessel Combinations with Uncertaintyy
    2015 A System Maturity Metric from an Operational Perspective
    2015 Key Factors Driving Personnel Downsizing in Multinational Military Organizations
    2015 Reducing Uncertainty in Technology Selection for Long Life Cycle Designs
    2013 Enhanced Integrated Safety Risk Management Through Central Composite Design
    2009 Expert Judgment Elicitation of Aerodynamic Uncertainties for the Ares I.  603-606.
    2009 Optimization of A-Pillar for Rollover crash of the automobile
    2009 Sensitivity Analysis Framework for Large and Complex Simulation Models
    2009 Tuning Parameters In Heuristics By Using Design Of Experiments Methods.  73-78.
    2008 Cost Considerations Based on Reliability of a Mission Critical System
    2008 Uncertainty Assessment at Conceptual Design: An Evidence Theory Approach
    2006 An Empirical Investigation of the Effectiveness of Crisis Management Strategies
    2006 Understanding Managerial Differences and Similarities between AHP and ANP: An Empirical Study
    2004 Architectural Simulation Model for Operations of Future Launch Systems.  283-289.
    2002 Engineering Management – The Minor of Choice
    2001 A Study of Financial Analysis Expectations and Workplace Practices in the Engineering Management Workplace
    2000 Design of Collaborative Engineering Work Systems.  21-29.
    2000 Selection of Curricular Topics Using Extensions of Quality Function Deployment
    1999 A Model of AllocatingResources to Research Programs by Evaluating Technical Importance.  289-292.
    1999 Development of ResponseSurface Models for Estimating Operational Requirements of Reusable LaunchVehicles.  99-104.
    1999 Model Building forRapid Multidisciplinary Integration and Optimization Using Experimental Designs.  253-259.
    1998 A Methodology to AddressUncertainty in Parametric Analysis Using Expert Judgment
    1998 Constructing Approximation Models for Deterministic Experiments Using D-Optimal Designs
    1998 Modeling andSimulation of Reliability &Maintainability Parameters for ReusableLaunch Vehicles Using Design of Experiments.  90-94.
    1998 Response Surface ModelBuilding and Multidisciplinary Optimization Using D-Optimal Designs.  405-411.
    1998 Side Riser Neck Geometries Study for Cu-Ni FlangesUsing Designed Experiments.  64-70.
    1997 Evaluation of A Model for Software Cost Prediction Using Function Points.  95-103.
    1997 Response Surface Methods for Model Buildingand Multidisciplinary Optimization.  193-199.
    1997 Response Surface Model Building Using Orthogonal Arrays for Computer Experiments
    1996 A Framework for theOptimization of Discrete Event Simulation Models.  73-78.
    1996 ApproximationModel Building and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization UsingResponse Surface Methods.  592-598.
    1996 Design Optimizationon Cost Basis Using Taguchi’s Orthogonal Arrays.  17-21.
    1996 Optimization of OperationsResources Via Discrete Event Simulation Modeling.  1737-1742.
    1996 Parametric Weight Risk Analysis for a Launch Vehicle Using Expery Judgment Data
    1996 Recent Experiences inMultidisciplinary Conceptual Design Optimization for Launch Vehicles(AIAA-96-4050)
    1995 Graduate Program Structures in Engineering Management at Old Dominion University.  2076-2082.
    1995 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Cost Using Genetic Algorithms
    1995 The Evolution of Engineering Management at Old Dominion University.  1857-1863.
    1995 Weight Estimating Risk Analysis: Incorporating Uncertainty at Conceptual Design for a Launch Vehicle.  25-32.
    1994 A Study of Design of ExperimentsMethods for Design Optimization and Quality Improvement.  87-91.
    1994 Parametric Modeling UsingSaturated Experimental Designs.  13-22.
    1993 Aerodynamic Configuration Design Using Response Surface Methodology Analysis
    1993 Application of Dual-Fuel Propulsion to a Single Stage AMLS Vehicle
    1993 Designing for Quality Using Response Surface Methods.  7-11.
    1993 Key factors driving personnel downsizing in multinational military organizations.  10-29.
    1993 Parametric Design Optimization Using Response Surface Methods.  H87-96.
    1993 Rocket-Powered Single-Stage Vehicle Configuration Selection and Design
    1992 Application of Taguchi Methods to Dual Mixture Ratio Propulsion System for Single Stage to Orbit Vehicles
    1992 Elements of Designing for Cost
    1992 Parametric Optimization Study for a Lunar Aerobrake.  106-118.
    1992 Preliminary Structural Design of a Lunar Transfer Vehicle Aerobrake
    1992 Quality Measurement in the Service Sector.  170-173.
    1992 The Role of Statistically Designed Experiments in Conceptual Aerospace Vehicle Design.  211-214.
    1991 Designing for Cost.  1-6.
    1991 Taguchi Approach to Design Optimization for Quality and Cost.  132-141.
    1991 Total Quality Management for Software Development.  165-178.
    1990 Analysis of Quality Costs: An Integral Part of.  453-457.
    1990 Optimizing Quality Costs.  200-203.
    1990 Parametric Analysis of Quality Costs.  91-102.
    1989 Maximizing Benefis from International Manufacturing: A Portfolio Approach
    1988 Evaluating Prospective International Projects.  289-292.
    1987 Manufacturing Abroad: Exchange Risk Implications.  170-173.

    Research Overview

  • Dr.Unal's research interests include Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Robust Design, Quality Engineering, Response Surface Methods, and Parametric Cost Estimating. He has published in the Engineering Management Journal, IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, Quality Engineering, Journal of Cost Analysis and Management, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Journal of Parametrics and in the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets.
  • Grants

  • Robust Design of Experiments  awarded by STIHL 2014
  • Uncertainty Assessment in Conceptual Design Using Expert Judgment  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, Vehicle Analysis Branch 2008 - 2009
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) – Phase II  awarded by MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security) 2007 - 2008
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling & Analysis for SB Initiative  awarded by MITRE Corporation 2007
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Modeling and Analysis for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI)  awarded by MITRE Corporation (funded by the Department of Homeland Security) 2007
  • Assessing Cost Uncertainty for Launch Vehicle Operations Analysis  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, MDOB 2005 - 2006
  • Development of a Simulation Approach for Launch Vehicle Operations and Support Assessment  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, MDOB 2003 - 2004
  • Development of A Simulation Approach for Launch Vehicle Operations and Support Assessment  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 2002 - 2003
  • Uncertainty Analysis Using Expert Judgment  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, MDOB 2002 - 2003
  • Lauch Vehicle Operational Analysis  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, VAB 2002
  • Design Risk Assessment Using Dual Response Surfaces  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, VAB 2001 - 2002
  • Development of Response Surface Models for Operational Reliability and Maintainability Characteristics  awarded by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center 2001 - 2002
  • Graduate Student Researchers Program  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 2001
  • Development of Response Surface Models for Launch Vehicle Reliability and Maintainability Characteristics  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD 1999 - 2000
  • Development of Response Surface Models for Rapid Analysis & Multidisciplinary Optimization of Launch Vehicle Design Concepts  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD 1999
  • Response Surface Reliability & Maintainability Modeling Study  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD 1999
  • Market Planning for a Direct Marketing Company  awarded by Comtrad Industries, Midlothian Virginia 1998
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Launch Vehicles  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD 1998
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Launch Vehicles  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD 1997
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Space Transportation  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD 1996
  • Graduate Student Researchers Program  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 1995
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Space Transportation  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, SSCD 1995
  • Graduate Student Researchers Program  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 1994
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Space Transportation  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, Space Systems and Concepts 1994
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Space Transportation  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, Space Systems Division 1993
  • NASA Launch System Study  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center, Space Systems Division 1993
  • Center for Commercial Space Infrastructure  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology 1992 - 1993
  • Design Code for Lightweight Power Plant Structures  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology, VA Power and The Jonathan 1992 - 1993
  • Engineering Design Optimization for Space Transportation Systems  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 1992
  • Software Quality Assurance  awarded by Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering Station 1992
  • Development of Algorithms for System Engineering and  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 1991
  • Logistics Quality Assurance  awarded by Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering Station 1991
  • Spacecraft Design Optimization Using Taguchi Analysis  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 1991
  • Development of Computational Algorithms for Life Cycle Cost  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 1990
  • Development of Computational Algorithms for Life Cycle Cost  awarded by NASA Langley Research Center 1989 - 1990
  • A T. C. Bolt Market Study: U.S. Manufacturing Possibilities  awarded by T.C. Bolt Corporation 1987
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Engineering : Robust Design Using Design of Experiments/Reliability and Maintainability/Decision Making Using Expert Judgment/Cost Estimating
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Engineering Management, Missouri University of Science and Technology 1986
  • M.S. in Engineering Management, Missouri University of Science and Technology 1983
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Middle East Technical University 1975
  • Full Name

  • Resit Unal