Prof. CEM TOPKAYA

Date of Birth: 16.February.1976

POSITION

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Middle East Technical University
  • Inonu Bulvarı, 06531 Ankara - TURKEY
  • Phone: 90-312-2105462
  • Fax: 90-312-210-7991
  • Email: ctopkaya@metu.edu.tr


EDUCATION

  • The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, 2002
  • The University of Texas at Austin, MSE in Structural Engineering, 1999
  • Middle East Technical University, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1997


ACADEMIC HISTORY

  • From 2005 to – presente: Associate Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • From 2003 to – 2005: Assistant Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • From 2002 to – 2003: Instructor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • From 1997 to – 2002: Graduate Research Assistant, Phil M. Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory, UT Austin, TX, USA


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

15 archival journal articles. Selected Recent Publications:

  • Topkaya, C., Yura, J.A. (2002). “Test Method for Determining the Shear Modulus of Elastomeric Bearings”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 128, No. 6, pp.797-805.
  • Topkaya, C., Williamson, E.B. (2003). “Development of Computational Software for Analysis of Curved Girders Under Construction Loads”, Computers and Structures. Vol. 81. No. 21. pp. 2087-2098.
  • Topkaya, C., Williamson, E.B., Frank, K.H. (2004). “Behavior of Curved Steel Trapezoidal Box Girders During Construction”, Engineering Structures, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 721-733.
  • Topkaya, C., Yura, J.A., Williamson, E.B. (2004). “Composite Shear Stud Strength at Early Concrete Ages”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 6, pp. 952-960.
  • Topkaya, C. (2004). “Analysis of Specimen Size Effects in Inclined Compression Test on Laminated Elastomeric Bearings”, Engineering Structures, Vol. 26, No. 8, pp. 1071-1080.
  • Topkaya, C. (2004). “A Finite Element Parametric Study on Block Shear Failure of Steel Tension Members”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 60, No. 11, pp. 1615-1635.
  • Topkaya, C., Widianto, Williamson, E.B. (2005). “Evaluation of Top Flange Bracing Systems for Curved Box Girders”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 693-703.
  • Topkaya, C. (2006). “A Numerical Study on Linear Bifurcation Web Buckling of Steel I-Beams in the Sidesway Mode”, Engineering Structures, Vol. 28, No. 7, pp. 1028-1037.
  • Ozdemir, K.M., Topkaya, C. (2006). “Lateral Buckling of Overhanging Crane Trolley Monorails”, Engineering Structures, Vol. 28, No. 8, pp. 1162-1172.
  • Topkaya, C. (2007). “Block Shear Failure of Gusset Plates with Welded Connections” Engineering Structures, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 11-20.
  • Topkaya, C. (2007). “Finite Element Modeling of Block Shear Failure in Coped Steel Beams” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 544-553.
  • Topkaya, C., Kalaycı, S., Williamson, E.B. (2008). “Solver and Shell Element Performances for Curved Bridge Analysis”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 418-424, Technical Note.
  • Topkaya, C., Kurban, O.C. (2009). “Natural Periods of Steel Plate Shear Wall Systems”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 65, No. 3, pp. 542-551.
  • Kurban, O.C., Topkaya, C. (2009). “A Numerical Study on Response Modification, Overstrength, and Displacement Amplification Factors for Steel Plate Shear Walls”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 38, No.4, pp. 497-516.
  • Topkaya, C., Atasoy, M. (2010). “Lateral Stiffness of Steel Plate Shear Wall Systems”, Thin-Walled Structures, Article in press.