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Prof Selda Oterkus joined the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at University of Strathclyde in August 2015. She is currently a professor (Chair) and the co-director of PeriDynamics Research Centre (PDRC).
She received her PhD degree from the University of Arizona in mechanical engineering with minor degree in civil engineering and engineering mechanics.
Her research mainly focuses on multi-physics modelling of materials and structures including damage prediction due to various loading and environmental conditions. This includes fluid-structure interaction modelling, ships & offshore structures, offshore renewable energy, floating wind and solar energy devices, desalination & water treatment, ice-structure interactions, fire damage in composites, corrosion damage, and poroelasticity.
Her research has been supported by various organisations including Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Department for Transport, British Council, Babcock, QinetiQ, Innovate UK, McDermott and TWI.
Prof Oterkus was a visiting professor at Stanford University (USA), University of Padova (Italy) and Otto von Guericke University (Germany). She is a Special Issue Editor for Computational Material Science (Elsevier) and Journal of Mechanics (Cambridge). She is an associate editor of Frontiers in Materials (Frontiers) and academic editor of Shock and Vibration (Hindawi). She is a member of the editorial boards of Scientific Reports (Nature), Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling (Springer), Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (MDPI), and Sustainable Marine Structures (NASS). She is also currently the chair of ASME UK Section.
Peridynamics, Fluid-Structure Interactions, Fracture Mechanics, Multiphysics Analysis, Offshore renewable energy, Floating Wind and Solar Energy Devices, Desalination & Water Treatment, Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Vortex Element Method, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics.
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30/09/23 → 29/09/26
1/04/22 → 30/11/23
Project: Knowledge Exchange
Fracture mechanics investigation for 2D orthotropic materials by using ordinary state-based peridynamicsWang, H., Tanaka, S., Oterkus, S. & Oterkus, E., 23 Nov 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Composite Structures. 36 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Li, M., Oterkus, E. & Oterkus, S., 1 Dec 2023, In: Ocean Engineering. 289, Pt. 1, 15 p., 116287.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Alan Whiteside (Participant), Alison Nordon (Participant), Aruna Ivaturi (Participant), Bernadette Snow (Participant), Brendan Clarke (Participant), Callum Rae (Participant), Christian Calvillo Munoz (Participant), Dogancan Okumus (Participant), Doungahire Abdoul Karim Zanhouo (Participant), Dragos Neagu (Participant), Erkan Oterkus (Participant), Igor Timoshkin (Participant), James Minto (Participant), Raphael Coppini (Participant), Saeid Lotfian (Participant), Sefer Anil Gunbeyaz (Participant), Selda Oterkus (Participant), Susan Cumberland (Participant), Tiziana Marrocco (Participant), Vernon Phoenix (Participant), Wendy Pring (Participant), Yashar Javadi (Participant), Nicolas Kelly (Speaker) & Stuart Galloway (Speaker)18 May 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Selda Oterkus (Participant)10 Sept 2018 → 12 Sept 2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of major conference