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Personal Statement

Dr. Erkan Oterkus is a professor (reader) in the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering of University of Strathclyde. He is also the director of PeriDynamics Research Centre (PDRC). He received his PhD from University of Arizona, USA and was a researcher at NASA Langley Research Center, USA before joining University of Strathclyde. His research is mainly focused on computational mechanics of materials and structures by using some of the state-of-the-art techniques including peridynamics and inverse finite element method. Some of his recent research is focusing on multiscale modelling of stress corrosion cracking, underwater shock response of marine composite structures, failure analysis of electronic packages, collision and grounding of ships and real-time monitoring of ship structures. His research has been supported by various organizations including European Union, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), British Council, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Samsung Electronics, Lloyd’s Register, Babcock, QinetiQ, ORE Catapult, KIAT and Tubitak. He is the co-author of numerous publications including the first of book on peridynamics, journal and conference papers. Dr. Oterkus was a visiting professor at Stanford University (USA), University of Padova (Italy), Otto von Guericke University (Germany) and Nihon University (Japan). Dr. Oterkus is an associate editor of Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling (Springer) and Sustainable Marine Structures (NASS). He is also a subject editor of Journal of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University. In addition, Dr. Oterkus is Special Issue Editor for Computational Materials Science (Elsevier), Journal of Mechanics (Cambridge), Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (MDPI), and AIMS Materials Science. Dr. Oterkus is a member of the editorial boards of International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (Elsevier), Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (MDPI), Composite Materials, Annals of Limnology and Oceanography, Materials International, and Journal of Composites and Biodegradable Polymers. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Peridynamics, Marine Structures, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Progressive Damage Analysis, Fracture Mechanics, Inverse Finite Element Method (iFEM), Structural Health Monitoring, Corrosion, Hydraulic Fracturing, Ice-Structure Interaction, Strength of Renewable Energy Devices, Aerospace Structures, Bonded Joints, Bolted Joints, Plates and Shells, Semi-analytical Methods, Fluid-structure Interaction, Multi-scale Modeling of Materials, Energy Storage, High Performance Computing, Nanomechanics of Materials

For more information please visit our webpage:

http://www.peridynamics.org/pdrc-aim

For more information about peridynamics, please visit this website:

www.peridynamics.org

 

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 2005 2020

Dent damage identification in stiffened cylindrical structures using inverse finite element method

Li, M., Kefal, A., Cerik, B. C. & Oterkus, E., 20 Jan 2020, In : Ocean Engineering. 198, 11 p., 106944.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Finite element method
Structural health monitoring
Offshore structures
Accidents
Steel

Family member search algorithms for peridynamic analysis

Vazic, B., Diyaroglu, C., Oterkus, E. & Oterkus, S., 3 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling. p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Equations of motion
Data structures

Thesis

Fracture analysis in marine batteries by peridynamic theory

Author: Wang, H., 1 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Oterkus, E. (Supervisor) & Barltrop, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Investigation of cavitation influence on propeller-rudder-hull interaction

Author: Yilmaz, N., 1 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Atlar, M. (Supervisor) & Oterkus, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Prizes

2010 Outstanding Graduate Student in Aerospace Engineering

Erkan Oterkus (Recipient), 1 Dec 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2010 2019

29th International Workshop onComputational Mechanics of Materials

Erkan Oterkus (Participant)
16 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

3rd International Water Desalination Conference Future of Water Desalination in Egypt and Middle East

Erkan Oterkus (Participant)
26 Feb 201928 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences