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Dr Selda Oterkus

Lecturer

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Dr. Selda Oterkus joined the department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at University of Strathclyde as a lecturer in August 2015.

She received her PhD degree from the University of Arizona in mechanical engineering with minor degree in civil engineering and engineering mechanics. She worked both as a research and teaching assistant during her PhD studies.

Her research mainly focuses on multi-physics modeling of materials and structures as far as damage and structural failure is concerned. Thus her research interests focuses on computational simulations of damage prediction in structures under various loading conditions such as thermomechanical loading, hygrothermal loading and fluid flow.

In this sense, she is interested in a new method, Peridynamics, which is a very powerful technique for damage prediction.  She is also working on peridynamic  material model development such as thermoelasticity, viscoelasticity and plasticity.

As the application of the model development, she is working on many problems that involves multiphysics simulation of complex material behavior.

Simulation of hydraulic fracturing is a good example for this. The analysis includes coupling of mechanical deformation, flow in porous media and fracture prediction.

Another area that she is working on is the thermal fracturing behavior of fuel pellets. Fuel pellets are used in nuclear reactors for the power generation of submarines and naval ships. Performance of nuclear reactor is influenced by the thermo-mechanical behavior of the pellets.

She is also working on failure prediction in electronic packages. Electronic packages normally include polymer components and these polymer components can absorb moisture during shipping or storage. During the soldering process to join different components of the package at very high temperatures, the absorbed moisture can turn into vapour. As a result cracks can occur. Therefore, she developed a peridynamic model which couples moisture, temperature and structural fields with failure prediction capability.

In addition to her experience with Peridynamics, she also uses Finite Element Method to investigate stiffened structures and wind turbine blades.

She is very interested in collaborative work with industrial and academic partners.

 

Dr. Oterkus was a visiting professor at Stanford University (USA), University of Padova (Italy) and Otto von Guericke University (Germany). She is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling (Springer), International Journal of Science and Qualitative Analysis and EPH-International Journal of Science and Engineering. 

Research Interests:

Peridynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Vortex Element Method, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Hygrothermomechanics, Thermomechanical Behaviour of Composite Materials, Fluid Structure Interaction, Failure Prediction in Materials, Hydraulic Fracturing, Fuel Pellet Cracking, Finite Element Analysis of Wind Turbines, Welding Simulation, Lightning Strike Damage on Composite Materials, Electromigration.

Publications

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
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
Peridynamic analysis of marine composites under shock loads by considering thermomechanical coupling effects
Gao Yan, Oterkus Selda
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering Vol 6, (2018)
http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jmse6020038
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)
Potential risk of vapour cloud explosion in FLNG liquefaction modules
Park Sayyoon, Jeong Byongug, Lee Byung Suk, Oterkus Selda, Zhou Peilin
Ocean Engineering, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.08.032

more publications

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
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
NSIRC-TWI Studentship - Hadi Khalili
Oterkus, Selda (Principal Investigator) Barltrop, Nigel (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2017 - 31-Mar-2020
Rigid-Flexible Riser System for Deep Waters PhD Proposal
Oterkus, Selda (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Aug-2017 - 31-Jul-2020

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Henry Dyer Building

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