Dr. Erkan Oterkus is a senior lecturer (associate professor) in the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering of University of Strathclyde. He is also leading Peridynamics, Multiscale, Multiphysics Analysis of materials and structures (PMMA) research lab. 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), Samsung Electronics, Lloyd’s Register, 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). He is also Special Issue Editor on “Marine Structures” for the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering and on “Advances in the Multifield Analysis and Applications in Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering” for Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. Oterkus is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, Composite Materials, Open Journal of Oceanography and Journal of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University.
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
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