Structural Engineering

The undergraduate courses given in Structural Engineering Division helps students, who have mastered the fundamental engineering subjects, to comprehend and to solve structural engineering problems. Faculty members from Structural Engineering Division make researches to find solutions to recent structural engineering problems. The theoretical knowledge is put into practice by the researches supported by the laboratory studies. Some of the research areas of the Structural Engineering Division are given below:

·       Timber structures,

·       Steel and composite structures,

·       Prestressed steel structures,

·       Industrial steel structures,

·       High-rise steel structures,

·       Steel bridges,

·       Suspension bridges,

·       Structural mechanics of concrete, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete: elasticity, frame theory, plate theory, yield line theory, thin-walled structures, constitutional and numerical modeling of concrete,

·       Reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures: frame structures, multi-story structures, surface structures (shells, water tanks, silos), retaining walls, prestressed concrete and composite bridges, prefabricated structures,

·       Masonry structures: material characteristics, concrete brick experiments and finite element modeling,

·       Structural analysis: classical structural analysis, matrix method, finite element method, non-linear structural analysis, limit state analysis, structural reliability, statistical determination of material and load parameters,

·       Structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, dynamic analysis methods (spectral analysis, time history analysis), non-linear vibrations, strengthening of damaged structures,

Structural design, computer-aided design, non-linear finite element applications to reinforced concrete members, performance based design.


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