Cem Yalçın

Rank & Status: 

Associate Professor, full time

Phone Number: 

+90(212) 359-6420

Fax: 

+90(212) 287-2457

Education: 
Ph.D Civil Engineering University of Ottawa, CANADA 1997
M.Eng. Civil Engineering Technical University of Nova Scotia, CANADA 1988
B.Sc. Civil Engineering Boğaziçi University, TURKEY 1986
Service on the Faculty: 
Associate Professor 2009-Present  
Assistant Professor 2001-2009  
Original Appointment Jan. 2001  
Co-Chair 2002-2004
Experience: 
Responsibility Location Date
Company Director Inter-Tech Engineering Inc., Ottawa Jun. 1998-Dec. 2000
Consultant, Bridge Engineer Morrison Hershfield Ltd., Ottawa Jan. 1998-May 1998
Research Assistant University of Ottawa Sep. 1992-Dec. 1997
Bridge Engineer SNC-Lavalin Inc., Toronto Sep. 1989-Aug. 1992
Structural Engineer Lavalin Inc., Halifax Sep. 1988-Feb. 1989
Teaching Assistant Technical University of Nova Scotia Sep. 1986-May 1988
Publications: 

Journal Publications

  • Dindar, A.A., Yalcin, C.,Yuksel, E., Ozkaynak, H., Buyukozturk, O., “Development of Earthquake Energy Demand Spectra”, Earthquake Spectra (doi: 10.1193/011212EQS010M) (2014).
  • Ozkaynak, H., Yuksel, E., Yalcin, C., Dindar, A.A., Buyukozturk, O., “Masonry infill walls in RC frames as a source of structural damping”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 43, Issue 7, pp. 949-968 (2014).
  • Ozkaynak, H., Yuksel, E., Buyukozturk, O., Yalcin, C., Dindar, A.A., “Quasi-static and pseudo-dynamic testing of infilled RC frames retrofitted with CFRP material”,Composites: Part B, 42, pp. 238-263, (2011).
  • Parvin, A., Altay, S., Yalcin, C., Kaya O., “CFRP Rehabilitation of Concrete Frame Joints with Inadequate Shear and Anchorage Details,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 14(1): 72-82, (2010).
  • Yuksel, E., Ozkaynak, H., Buyukozturk, O., Yalcin, C., Dindar, A.A., Tastan, D. “Performance of Alternative Retrofitting CFRP Schemes Used in Infilled RC Frames,”Construction & Building Materials, (2009)
  • Yalcin, C., Kaya O., Sinangil M., “Seismic Retrofitting of R/C Columns Having Plain Rebars Using CFRP Sheets for Improved Strength and Ductility,” Construction & Building Materials, 22, 295-307 (2008).
  • Saatcioglu, M and Yalcin, C., “External Prestressing Concrete Columns for Improved Seismic Shear Resistance,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 129 (8): 1057-1070, (2003).
  • Yalcin, C. and Saatcioglu, M., "Inelastic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Columns,"Computers and Structures , Pergamon Press, Vol. 77, pp. 539-555 (2000).

Conference Proceedings

  • Dindar, A.A., Yalcin, C., Ercan, E., Ozkaynak, H., and Buyukozturk O., 2013, “A Comparative Between Acceleration And Energy-Based Seismic Demand Spectra Computed By An Extensive Computer Algorithm On A Grid Computer,” COMPDYN 2013 4th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Paper ID: 1529, Kos Island, Greece, 2013.
  • Özkaynak, H., Yüksel, E., Yalçın, C., Dindar, A.A., Büyüköztürk, O., 2010, " Energy-Based Earthquake Resistant Design of RC Columns: Performance and Damage Levels", 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering,  30 August- 4 September 2010, Ohrid/ Macedonia.
  • Dindar, A.A., Yalcin, C., Yuksel, E., Ozkaynak, H., Buyukozturk, O. “Inelastic Seismic Demand Mapping of the Regions Using Energy Balance Formulation”, The 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, 2012.
  • Ozkaynak, H., Yuksel, E., Buyukozturk, O., Yalcin, C., Dindar, A.A., “An Experimental Study on the Performance Evaluation of Cross-Braced CFRP Retrofitted Infilled RC Frames By Using Quasi-Static and Pseudo-Dynamic Testing Methods”, 9 th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, Trabzon, Turkey, September 27-30, 2010.
  • Dindar, A.A., Yalcin, C., Buyukozturk, O., Yuksel, E., Ozkaynak, H., “A Comparative Study between Acceleration and Energy-Based Seismic Demand Spectra”, 9 th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, Trabzon, Turkey, September 27-30, 2010.
  • Ozkaynak, H., Yuksel, E., Yalcin, C., Dindar, A.A., Buyukozturk, O., “Experimental Evaluation of Damping in Bare and Infilled RC Frames”, The 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ohrid, Macedonia, 30 August - 3 September, 2010.
  • Ozkaynak, H., Yuksel, E., Yalcin, C., Dindar, A.A., “A Comparative Experimental Study on the Performance Evaluation of Infilled RC Frames Using Quasi-Static and Pseudo-Dynamic Testing Methods”, The Ninth U.S. National and Tenth Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada, July 25-29, 2010.
  • Yalcin C., Yuksel E., Dindar, A.A., Ozkaynak, H., Buyukozturk O., “Seismic Energy Demand Mapping of Regions Using Energy-Based Methodology,” The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-17, 2008.
  • Kaya O., Yalcin C., Parvin A., Altay, A. “Repairing of Shear-Damaged RC Joint Panel Zone Using Chemical Epoxy Injection Methodology,” The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-17, 2008..
  • Buyukozturk, O., Dindar, A. A., Ozkaynak, H., Yalcin, C., Yuksel E., “Energy-Based Analysis of RC Structures,” 8th International Advances in Civil Engineering Conference (ACE2008), Gazi Magosa, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Vol. 4, 59-68, Sept. 15-17, 2008.
  • Çelik, O., Ilki, A., Yalçin, C., Yüksel, E., “Dogu ve Bati Avrupa Kentlerinde Degisik Tip Binalarin Deprem Riskinin Hizli Degerlendirilmesi Üzerine Bir Deneyim,” Altinci Ulusal Deprem Mühendisligi Konferansi, 16-20 Ekim 2007, Istanbul, 297-304, 2007.
  • Altay, S., Parvin, A., Yalcin, C., Kaya, O., “Evaluation of Bond Slip Models for R/C Joints,”Ninth Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 26-29 June 2007.
  • Yalcin, C. and Sinangil M., “Retrofitting of Reinforced Concrete Columns for Improved Ductility,” 6th International Advances in Civil Engineering Conference (ACE 2004), Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 6-8, 2004
  • Yalcin, C. and Altay S., “Probabilistic Approach to Seismic Evaluation of SDOF Systems: Highway Bridges,” 6th International Advances in Civil Engineering Conference (ACE 2004), Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 6-8, 2004
  • Yalcin, C. and Kaya, O., “An Experimental Study on the Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Columns Using FRP Material,” 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Aug. 1-6, 2004
  • Yalcin, C. and Kaya, O., "Halihazırdaki Betonarme Kolonların Depreme Karşı Yeni Bir Yöntemle Güçlendirilmesi (New Seismic Retrofitting method for Existing Reinforced Concrete Columns)," Deprem Sempozyomu Kocaeli 2003, Kocaeli, Turkey, Mar. 12 - 14, 2003.
  • Yalcin, C. and Saatcioglu, M., "Seismic Retrofitting of Concrete Bridge Columns,"5th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges , Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 13-16, 1998

Research Reports

  • Saatcioglu, M., Yalcin, C., Mes, D., and Beausejour, P., "Seismic Retrofiting Concrete Columns by External Prestressing," OCEERC Research Report, Ottawa-Carleton Earthquake Research Centre, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, 2001.

Other Papers/Publications (non-refereed):

  • Karakoc C., Yalcin, C., Ozbek M., “Prefabrike Moduler Perde Duvar Gelistirme Calismalari (Works on the Development of Prefabricated Modular Shear Walls),” Yapi Mekanigi Laboratuarlari Toplantisi II (Structural Mechanics Laboratory Meeting II), Sponsored by TUBITAK, Selcuk University, Konya, Jun. 19-20, 2003.
  • Yalcin, C., Sinangil M., “Betonarme Kolonlarin Depreme Karsi Yanal Artgerme Yontemiyle Guclendirilmesi (Retrofitting of Reinforced Concrete Columns Against Earthquake with Lateral Prestresing Method),” Yapi Mekanigi Laboratuarlari Toplantisi II (Structural Mechanics Laboratory Meeting II), Sponsored by TÜBITAK, Selcuk University, Konya, Jun. 19-20, 2003.
  • Yalcin, C., Kaya O., “Mevcut Dikdortgen Kesitli Betonarme Kolonlarin Guclendirilmesi (Retrofitting of Existing Rectangular Columns),” Yapi Mekanigi Laboratuarlari Toplantisi II (Structural Mechanics Laboratory Meeting II), Sponsored by TÜBITAK, Selcuk University, Konya, Jun. 19-20, 2003.
Memberships: 
  • Member, APEO (Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario) since November 1991
  • Member, IMO (Insaat Mühendisleri Odasi - Chamber of Civil Engineers, Istanbul Chapter) since December 1999
  • Member, CAEE (Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering) since March 2010
Courses: 
Course Code Course Title Hours per Week
CE 101 Introduction to Civil Engineering 3 hrs. lecture
CE 212 Engineering Materials 3 hrs. lecture
CE 241 Mechanics of Materials 4 hrs. lecture + 1 hr. recitation
CE 354 Reinforced Concrete I 3 hrs. lecture + 1 hr. recitation
CE 355 Structures 3 hrs. lecture + 1 hr. recitation
CE 492 Project 3 hrs. lecture
CE 59C Bridge Engineering 3 hrs. lecture
CE 552 Prestressed and Prefabricated Systems 3 hrs. lecture