Professor Selda Oterkus

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

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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.

Research Interests:

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.

For more information about my research activities, please visit PDRC's website:

http://www.peridynamics.org

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Publications

Robotic welding techniques in marine structures and production processes : a systematic literature review
Wahidi Sufian Imam, Oterkus Selda, Oterkus Erkan
Marine Structures Vol 95 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marstruc.2024.103608
A two-dimensional four-node quadrilateral inverse element for shape sensing and structural health monitoring
Li Mingyang, Oterkus Erkan, Oterkus Selda
Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, pp. 1-15 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1177/10812865231224384
Modelling of viscoelastic materials using non-ordinary state-based peridynamics
Galadima Yakubu Kasimu, Oterkus Selda, Oterkus Erkan, Amin Islam, El-Aassar Abdel-Hameed, Shawky Hosam
Engineering with Computers Vol 40, pp. 527-540 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00366-023-01808-9
Fracture mechanics investigation for 2D orthotropic materials by using ordinary state-based peridynamics
Wang Hanlin, Tanaka Satoyuki, Oterkus Selda, Oterkus Erkan
Composite Structures Vol 329 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2023.117757
A simulation-based and data-augmented shear force inversion method for offshore platform connector
Zhang Tao, Oterkus Selda, Oterkus Erkan, Hu Jiajun, Wang Xueliang, Wang Fang
Marine Structures Vol 95 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marstruc.2024.103577
Effect of phase contrast and inclusion shape on the effective response of viscoelastic composites using peridynamic computational homogenization theory
Galadima Yakubu Kasimu, Oterkus Selda, Oterkus Erkan, Amin Islam, El-Aassar Abdel-Hameed, Shawky Hosam
Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures Vol 31, pp. 155-163 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2023.2218364

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Professional Activities

BTG Workshop - Net-Zero
Participant
18/5/2022
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

Transnational Master Programme in Sustainable Energy and Water Resources in Marine Environment
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator)
10-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2025
Determination Of Failure Criterion For Peridynamics
Oterkus, Selda (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2023 - 29-Jan-2026
Model development of corrosion fatigue crack propagation for subsea pipelines in deep water (International Exchange Cost Share)
Oterkus, Erkan (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Selda (Co-investigator)
31-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2025
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

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Professor Selda Oterkus
Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Email: selda.oterkus@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3463