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Dr Erkan Oterkus

Senior Lecturer

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

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. 

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://personal.strath.ac.uk/erkan.oterkus/

For more information about peridynamics, please visit this website:

www.peridynamics.org

 

Publications

Dynamic structural design of offshore direct-drive wind turbine electrical generators
Jaen-Sola Pablo, McDonald Alasdair S., Oterkus Erkan
Ocean Engineering Vol 161, pp. 1-19, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.04.074
Three-dimensional peridynamic model to predict fracture evolution during lithiation process
Wang Hanlin, Oterkus Erkan, Oterkus Selda
Energies Vol 11, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en11061461
Implementation of peridynamic beam and plate formulations in finite element framework
Yang Zhenghao, Oterkus Erkan, Tien Nguyen Cong, Oterkus Selda
Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00161-018-0684-0
Peridynamic modeling for crack propagation analysis of materials
Chung Won-Jun, Oterkus Erkan, Lee Jae-Myung
Journal of the Computational Structural Engineering Institute of Korea Vol 31, pp. 105-114, (2018)
Peridynamic modelling of fracture in marine lithium-ion batteries
Wang Hanlin, Oterkus Erkan, Oterkus Selda
Ocean Engineering Vol 151, pp. 257–267, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.01.049
Predicting fracture evolution during lithiation process using peridynamics
Wang Hanlin, Oterkus Erkan, Oterkus Selda
Engineering Fracture Mechanics, (2018)

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Professional activities

Gazi Universitesi, Ankara (External organisation)
Advisor
11/2017
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (External organisation)
Advisor
5/2017
Composite Materials (External organisation)
Advisor
4/2017
Open Journal of Oceanography (External organisation)
Advisor
11/2016
Peridynamic Modeling of Materials and Structures
Speaker
19/9/2013
USNCCM12 conference
Participant
22/7/2013

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Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Czerwonka, Andrzej
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator) Czerwonka, Andrzej (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Apr-2021
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Czerwonka, Andrzej Maksymilian
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator) Czerwonka, Andrzej Maksymilian (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2017 - 01-Apr-2021
Structural Health Monitoring of Offshore Wind Turbines Using iFEM
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator)
Period 08-Jan-2018 - 06-Jan-2020
Mobile Reverse Osmosis Floating Desalination Platform Powered by Hybrid Renewable energy (Newton Fund Institutional Links)
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator) Tezdogan, Tahsin (Academic) Atlar, Mehmet (Co-investigator) Day, Alexander (Co-investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2018 - 31-Mar-2020
Doctoral training centre in wind energy systems | Jaen Sola, Pablo
McDonald, Alasdair (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator) Jaen Sola, Pablo (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2012 - 20-Sep-2017
Multi-scale modelling of ice-structure interactions
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2014 - 30-Sep-2017

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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