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Dr. Sezer Atamturktur

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Website: CU-Ideas

Areas of Interest
Bayesian Inference based Model Calibration
Structural Health Monitoring
Damage and Defect Detection
Experimental Modal Analysis
Vibration Serviceability
Wind Energy

B.S., Architecture, Civil Engineering minor, 2002, Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi
M.S., Architectural Engineering, 2006, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2009, Pennsylvania State University

Classes typically taught

CE 2990/3990/4990 Creative Inquiry on Structural Health Monitoring
CE 3010 Structural Analysis
CE 4010/6010 Martix Structural Analysis
CE 4040/6040, Masonry Structural Design
CE 8060 Structural Dynamics                          
CE 8930 Structural Health Monitoring

Professional Society Membership
Society of Experimental Mechanics
American Society of Civil Engineers
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)
Architectural Engineering Institute
The Masonry Society

Sample Publications
* indicates publications with Atamturktur’s graduate students
** indicates publications with Atamturktur’s post-doctoral fellows

Atamturktur S., Williams, B., Egeberg, M. *, and Unal, C., (accepted with minor revisions), “Batch Sequential Design of Optimal Experiments for Improved Predictive Maturity in Physics-Based Modeling,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (Springer).

Li, T.*, and Atamturktur S., (accepted, in print), “Fidelity and Robustness of Detailed Micro-, Simplified Micro- and Macro-Modeling Techniques for a Masonry Dome,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (ASCE).

Fisher, M.*, Atamturktur S., and Khan A., (accepted, in print), “A Novel Vibration-Based Monitoring Technique for Bridge Pier and Abutment Scour,” Journal of Structural Health Monitoring (Sage)

Atamturktur S., Hegenderfer J.*, Williams B., Egeberg, M.* Ricardo, L., and Unal, C., (accepted, in print), “A Resource Allocation Framework for Experiment-Based Validation of Numerical Models,” Journal of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures (Taylor & Francis).

Dalton, S.*, Atamturktur, S., and Juang C.H., (accepted in print), “Structural Health Monitoring for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Management,” International Journal of Building, Urban, Interior and Landscape Technology

Hegenderfer J.*, and Atamturktur, S., (accepted in print), “Prioritization of Code Development Efforts in Partitioned Analysis,” Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (Wiley), IF:3.38

Prabhu, S.*, and Atamturktur, S., (accepted, in print), “Vibration Testing of Gothic Cathedrals: Optimal Sensor Locations Based on Modified Effective Information Method,” Journal of Architectural Engineering (ASCE).

Prabhu, S.*, and Atamturktur, S., (accepted, in print), “Feature Assimilation in Condition Based Infrastructure Management,” Journal of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation (ASTM).

Atamturktur, S., Gilligan, C.*, and Salyards, K., (accepted, in print), “Detection of Internal Defects in Concrete Members Using Global Vibration Characteristics,” Structural Journal (ACI), IF:0.67.

Juang, C.H., Liu, Z.*, and Atamturktur, S., (accepted, in print), “Reliability-based Robust Geotechnical Design of Retaining Walls,” Sound Geotechnical Research to Practice, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE)..

Farajpour, I.*, and Atamturktur, S., (2012), “Optimization-based Strong Coupling Procedure for Partitioned Analysis,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE), doi:10.19.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000169, IF: 1.34.

Juang, C.H., Luo Z.*, Atamturktur, S. and Huang, H., (2012), “Bayesian Updating of Soil Parameters in Braced Excavations Using Field Observations,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), doi:, IF: 1.02.

Farajpour I.*, and Atamturktur, S., (2012), “Partitioned Analysis of Coupled Numerical Models Considering Imprecise Parameters and Inexact Models,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000253, IF:1.34.

Mollineaux, M.**, Van Buren, K. *, Hemez, F. and Atamturktur, S., (2012), “Simulating the Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades: Part I, Model Development and Verification,” Wind Energy (Wiley), doi: 10.1002/we.1519, IF:1.77.

Van Buren, K. *, Mollineaux, M.**, Hemez, F. and Atamturktur, S., (2012), “Simulating the Dynamics of Wind Turbine Blades: Part II, Model Validation & Uncertainty Quantification,” Wind Energy (Wiley), doi: 10.1002/we.1522, IF:1.77.

Farajpour I.*, and Atamturktur, S., (2012), “Error and Uncertainty Analysis of Inexact and Imprecise Computer Models,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (ASCE), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000233, IF: 1.34

Luo, Z.*, Atamturktur, S. and Juang, C.H., (2012), “Bootstrapping for Characterizing the Uncertainty of Sample Statistics and its Effect on Serviceability Failure Probability in a Braced Excavation,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000734, IF: 1.02.

Van Buren K.*, and Atamturktur, S., (2012), “A Comparative Study: Predictive Modeling of Wind Turbine Blades,” Journal of Wind Engineering (Multi-science), Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 235- 250.

Atamturktur, S., Li, T.*, Ramage, M. and Farajpour I.*, (2012), “Load Carrying Capacity Assessment of a Scaled Masonry Dome: Simulations Validated with Non-Destructive and Destructive Measurements,” Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), Vol. 34, pp. 418- 429, IF: 1.83.

Atamturktur, S., Hemez, F. and Laman, J., (2012), "Verification and Validation Applied to Finite Element Models of Historic Masonry Monuments," Engineering Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 43, pp. 221- 234, IF: 1.35

Atamturktur, S., and Sevim, B., (2012), “Seismic Performance Assessment of Masonry Tile Domes through Non-linear Finite Element Analysis,” Journal of Performance of Constructed (ASCE), Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 410- 423, IF: 0.45

Luo, Z.*, Atamturktur, S., and Juang, C.H., (2012) “Effect of Spatial Variability on Probability-Based Design of Excavations against Basal-Heave,” Geotechnical Special Publication (ASCE), No. 225, pp. 2876-2884.

Atamturktur, S., and Laman, J., (2012), "Finite Element Model Correlation and Calibration of Historic Masonry Monuments: Review," Journal of Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings (Wiley), Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 96- 113, IF: 1.04

Luo, Z.*, Atamturktur, S., Cai, Y. and Juang, C. H., (2012), “Simplified Random-Field Framework For Reliability-Based Design Against Basal-Heave Failure in A Braced Excavation in Clay,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 138, No.4, pp. 441- 450, IF: 1.02

Luo, Z.*, Atamturktur, S., Cai, Y. and Juang, C. H., (2012), “Reliability Analysis of Basal-heave in a Braced Excavation in a 2-D Random Field,” Computers and Geotechnics (Elsevier), Vol. 39, pp. 27- 37, IF: 0.99

Atamturktur, S., Hemez, F., Williams, B., Tome, C. and Unal, C., (2011), “A Forecasting Metric for Predictive Modeling,” Computers and Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 89, No. 23- 24, pp. 2377- 2387, IF: 1.87.

Luo, Z.*, Atamturktur, S., Juang, C.H., and Lin, P.S., (2011), “Probability of Serviceability Failure in a Braced Excavation in a Spatially Random Field: Fuzzy Finite Element Approach,” Computers and Geotechnics (Elsevier), Vol. 38, No. 8, pp. 1031- 1040, IF: 0.99.s.

Atamturktur, S., Bornn, L. and Hemez, F., (2011), "Vibration Characteristics of Vaulted Masonry Monuments Undergoing Differential Support Settlement," Engineering Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 33, pp. 2472-2484, IF: 1.35 .

Hemez, F., and Atamturktur, S., (2011), “The Dangers of Sparse Sampling for the Quantification of Margin and Uncertainty,” Reliability Engineering and System Safety (Elsevier), Vol. 96, pp.1220- 1231, IF: 1.77..

Unal, C., Williams, B, Hemez, F., Atamturktur, S., and McClurea, P., (2011), “Improved Best Estimate Plus Uncertainty Methodology, Including Advanced Validation Concepts to License Evolving Nuclear Reactors,” Nuclear Engineering and Design (Elsevier), No. 241, pp. 1813- 1833, IF: 0.76. .

Sevim, B., Bayraktar, A., Altunışık, A.C., Atamturktur, S., and Birinci, F., (2011), “Finite Element Model Calibration Effects on the Earthquake Response of Masonry Arch Bridges,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design (Elsevier), Vol. 47, No. 7, pp. 621- 634, IF: 1.58.

Sevim, B., Bayraktar, A., Altunişik, A. C., Atamturktur, S., and Birinci, F., (2011), “Assessment of Nonlinear Seismic Performance of a Restored Historical Arch Bridge Using Ambient Vibrations,” Nonlinear Dynamics (Springer), Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 755- 770, IF: 1.25.

Atamturktur, S., Fanning, P., and Boothby, T., (2010), “Traditional and Operational Modal Testing of Masonry Vaults,” Engineering and Computational Mechanics (ICE), Vol. 163, No. 3, pp. 213- 223

Atamturktur, S., and Boothby, T. (2010). “Stochastic Bayesian Calibration of Finite Element Models of Masonry Vaults,” The Masonry Society Journal (TMS), Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 77- 93

Hemez, F., Atamturktur, S., Unal, C., (2010), “Predictive Maturity of Validated Numerical Models,” Computers and Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 88, pp. 497- 505, IF: 187.

Atamturktur, S., Pavic, A., Reynolds, P., and Boothby, T., (2009), “Full-Scale Modal Testing of Vaulted Gothic Churches: Lessons Learned,” Journal of Experimental Techniques (Wiley), Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 65- 74, IF: 0.26.

Atamturktur, S., and Boothby, T., (2007), “The Development of Finite Element Models and the Horizontal Thrust of Guastavino Domes,” The Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI), Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 21- 29.

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