Life Cycle Assessment – Theory and Applications in Aviation


Series Editors: T. Hikmet Karakoç, C. Özgür Çolpan, Alper Dalkiran

ISSN: 2730-7778

Book Editors: T.Hikmet Karakoç, Selcuk Ekici

About This Book

The readers will understand which one of the aerospace engines/alternative fuels/aircraft parts and equipment would be a better choice and will be able to find specific solutions to LCA analysis of aerospace engines/alternative fuels/aircraft parts in the book.

This edited book covers a number of topics, including the following sets of headings about the application of the Life Cycle Assessment approach to aviation. In addition, this book includes information on recent progress and new technological developments in this field. The book chapter also provides a number of case studies and practical applications.

o    LCA:  Background and Perspective
o    LCA definitions and methodology
o    Application of LCA to aircraft parts and equipment
o    Application of LCA to aerospace engines
o    Application of LCA to aviation fuels
o    Application of LCA to airports and other aviation interests



About The Book Editors

Graduated from Anadolu University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Yildiz Technical University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Anadolu University, where he started his full-time teaching. He received his full Professorship from Anadolu University, and he is currently researching at the Eskisehir Technical University. He has a wide range of research interests. His interest topics are “Sustainable Aviation, Aircraft Propulsion System, Insulation, Heating Ventilating, and Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality, Gas Turbines, Cogeneration Systems, Renewable Energy, Energy Economics, Fuels, and Combustion.” He has taken part in numerous Industrial Projects on these topics as a researcher, consultant, and project manager for over 30 projects and corporations. He also started a contest on special insulation applications among university students. He also served as an Editor-in-Chief, guest editor, and editorial board member roles for international scientific journals. He published national and international papers in over 300 and 40 books. Professor Karakoc actively follows membership positions for the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and many sectorial associations, international scientific organizations, and societies. He is an active Board of Directors member of the International Association for Green Energy. He is currently holding the presidency of the SARES organization, which is actively supporting scientists and students in the “Sustainable Aviation” subject. He is also organizing four symposiums on aviation subject areas as a Founding Chair.

Received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Civil Aviation Department of the Eskisehir Technical University in 2015 and 2019, respectively. He has been working at the Department of Aviation of Iğdır University since 2019. Assoc. Dr. Selcuk Ekici has conducted research in the field of gas turbine engine instrumentation and thermodynamic modeling of the aviation gas turbine engine. He has mainly carried out studies on the following topics: modeling of the gas turbine engine, mathematical modeling for the various engine, performance and environmental analysis of a gas turbine engine fielded with alternative/renewable fuels.