Professor Erkan Oterkus

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

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Prof. Erkan Oterkus is a professor in the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering of University of Strathclyde. He is also the director of PeriDynamics Research Centre (PDRC) and the director of Ocean Energy Research Unit (OERU). 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. Prof. Oterkus was a visiting professor at Stanford University (USA), University of Padova (Italy), Otto von Guericke University (Germany) and Nihon University (Japan). Prof. Oterkus is the editor-in-chief of Sustainable Marine Structures (NASS). He is also an associate editor of Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling (Springer), ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, and Frontiers in Materials (Frontiers). He is also an academic editor of Shock and Vibration and subject editor of Journal of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University. In addition, Prof. Oterkus was a Special Issue Editor for Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics (Elsevier), Computational Materials Science (Elsevier), Journal of Mechanics (Cambridge), Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (MDPI), and AIMS Materials Science. Prof. 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, Structural Health Monitoring, inverse Finite Element Method (iFEM), Additive Manufacturing, Aerospace Structures, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Biomechanics, Bolted Joints, Bonded Joints, Computational Hydrodynamics, Corrosion Damage, Desalination, Digital Twin, Energy Storage, Experimental Hydrodynamics, Extreme Loading on Structures, Finite Element Analysis, Fluid-structure Interaction, Fracture in Lithium-Ion Batteries and Fuel Cells, Fracture Mechanics, High Performance Computing, Hydraulic Fracturing, Hydrogen Energy, Ice-Structure Interactions, Material Design, Marine Structures, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Mechanics of Electronic Packages, Nanomechanics of Materials, Multi-physics Analysis, Multi-scale Modeling of Materials, Nonlocal Continuum Mechanics, Progressive Damage Analysis, Semi-analytical Methods, Ships & Offshore Structures, Soft Materials, Structural Analysis of Renewable Energy Devices, Structural Control of Offshore Wind Turbines, Underwater Acoustics.

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

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www.peridynamics.org

 

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Professional Activities

BTG Workshop - Net-Zero
Participant
18/5/2022
4th International Conference on Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and Technology
Participant
19/10/2020
29th International Workshop onComputational Mechanics of Materials
Participant
16/9/2019
3rd International Water Desalination Conference Future of Water Desalination in Egypt and Middle East
Participant
26/2/2019
28th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials
Participant
12/9/2018
28th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials
Participant
10/9/2018

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Projects

Determination Of Failure Criterion For Peridynamics
Oterkus, Selda (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2023 - 29-Jan-2026
AKT A paradigm shift towards digital twinning and decarbonisation of the Port of Dover
Oterkus, Selda (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Towards a sustainable strategy framework to confront climate change for the water sector powered by renewable energy in Egypt
Oterkus, Selda (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2023
Egyptian Offshore Wind to Produce Green Hydrogen to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2023
Smart water-energy management system integrated with floating solar chimney for seawater desalination
Oterkus, Selda (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Adaptation to the Climate Change through Integration of Non-conventional Water Resources with Renewable Energy
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator)
21-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021

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Professor Erkan Oterkus
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Email: erkan.oterkus@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3876

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