Seismic performance of precast concrete shear walls, self-consolidating concrete, fluid-structure interaction, and blast performance of structural systems
Dr. Bulent Erkmen received his B.Sc. from Middle East Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering in 2001, and M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Minnesota in 2004 and 2008, respectively.
Dr. Erkmen was working as a structure engineer consultant in Houston, TX for oil and energy industry from 2004 until he joined OzU. His area of specialty ranges in a broad spectrum including seismic evaluation of innovative concrete wall structural systems; seismic and blast evalaution and retrofit of existing structures; testing and evaluation of new construction materials such as self-consolidating concrete for prestressed bridge girder, presstress losses including concrete creep and shrinkage; short and long-term structural monitoring; performing large scale laboratory testing; and finite element analysis and evaluation of Generation III+ nuclear reactor shield building. His research focuses on seismic performance of precast concrete shear walls, self-consolidating concrete, fluid-structure interaction, and blast performance of structural systems.