Prof. UGURHAN AKYUZ

Date of Birth: May 11th, 1967

POSITION

  • Associate Professor
  • Departement of Civil Engineering
  • Middle East Technical University
  • 06531 Ankara
  • Turkey
  • Phone: +90 312 210 5459
  • Fax: +90 312 210 7991
  • e-mail: han@metu.edu.tr


EDUCATION

  • Middle East Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering, B.Sc., 1990
  • Middle East Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering, M.Sc., 1992
  • Middle East Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering, Ph.D, 1998


ACADEMIC HISTORY

  • 1990 – 1998: Research Assistant, Middle East Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering, Turkey
  • 1997 – 1998: Instructor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
  • 2002 (3 months): Visiting Professor, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA
  • 1998 – 2005: Assitant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering, Turkey
  • 2005 – present: Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering, Turkey


HONORS/KEYNOTE AND GUEST LECTURES/STATE-OF-THE-ART PRESENTATIONS

  • Teaching and Research Assistantship from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA (1997).
  • Teaching and Research Assistantship from Middle East Technical University, Turkey (1990-present).
  • Scholarship from Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council, Turkey, (1991-1996).
  • Scholarship of NATO from Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council, Turkey, (1997).


PUBLICATIONS

  • International Journal Papers: 10
  • National Journal Papers: 1
  • International Proceedings: 23
  • National Proceedings: 8
  • Chapter in a Book: 4


Selected Recent Publications

  • S. Pinarbasi, U. Akyuz, and Y. Mengi, “A New Formulation for the Analysis of Elastic Layers Bonded to Rigid Surfaces”, International Journal Solids and Structures, 43, 4271-4296, (2006).
  • I. Erdem, U. Akyuz, U. Ersoy and G. Ozcebe, “An experimental study on two different strengthening techniques for RC frames”, Engineering Structures, 28, 1843-1851, (2006).
  • U. Akyuz, A. Yakut and M. S. Ozturk, “Effect of Masonry Infill Walls on the Lateral Behavior of Buildings”, CD of The First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, 2006.
  • S. Pinarbasi, U. Akyuz, and Y. Mengi , “Uniform Compression of Bonded Elastic Layers”, CD of The 4th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering, paper no: 126, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006.
  • S. Pinarbasi, U. Akyuz, and G. Ozdemir, “An Experimental Study On Low Temperature Behavior of Elastomeric Bridge Bearings”, 10th World Conference on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibrations Control of Structures, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007.
  • U. Akyuz, and E. Acar, “A Comparative Study for Seismically Isolated Buildings”, 8th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Singapore, 2007.
  • Akyuz, U., “Alternative Design Method: Seismic Base Isolation”, Binalar için Deprem Mühendisliği Temel İlkeler, ed. E. Canbay, U. Ersoy, G. Özcebe, H. Sucuoğlu ve S.T. Wasti, 2008, (in Turkish)
  • S. Pinarbasi, U. Akyuz, and Y. Mengi, “Effect of Reinforcement Flexibility on Compressive Behavior of Strip-Shaped Elastomeric Bearings”, 8th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2008.
  • S. Pinarbasi, Y. Mengi, and U. Akyuz, “Compressive and Bending Behavior of Strip-shaped Fiber-reinforced Elastomeric Bearings”, CD of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, paper no: 11-0024, Beijing, China, 2008.
  • B. Erdil, U. Akyuz, and I.O. Yaman, “Behavior of CFRP Reinforced Members Under Temperature Changes”, CD of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, paper no: 12-01-0021, Beijing, China, 2008.
  • M.C. Genes, M. Bikce, S. Kacin, U. Akyuz, P. Gulkan, L. Abrahamczyk, J. Schwarz, “Building Monitoring for Seismic Risk Assessment (II): Instrumental Testing of RC Frame Structures and Analytical Reinterpretation of Response Characteristics”, CD of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, paper no: 09-01-0173, Beijing, China, 2008.
  • C. Soyarslan, A. E. Tekkaya, and U. Akyuz, “Application of Continuum Damage Mechanics in discontinuous crack formation: Forward extrusion chevron predictions”, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics / Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, 88, 436-453, (2008).
  • S. Pinarbasi, Y. Mengi, and U. Akyuz, “Compression of solid and annular circular discs bonded to rigid surfaces”, International Journal Solids and Structures, 45, 4543-4561, (2008).