Erol Güler

Rank & Status: 

Professor, Full-time

Phone Number: 

+90(212) 359-6452+90(212) 359 6423

Fax: 

+90(212) 287-2457+90(212) 265-8488

Academic Web Page: 

Education: 
Ph.D. Geotech. Eng. Technical University of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey 1981
M.S. Geotech. Eng. Technical University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 1977
B.S. Civil Engineering Technical University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 1975

 

Service on the Faculty: 
Professor 1989-Present  
Associate Professor 1983-1989  
Assistant Professor 1982-1983  
Original Appointment 1982

 

Experience: 
Responsibility Location Date
Visiting Fulbright Professor University of Maryland, Department of Civil Engineering Sept. 1989-June 1991
Research Assistant Technical University of Istanbul, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Department

 

Publications: 

 Journal Publications

  • Namli M., Guler. E. (2016) “Effect of Bentonite Slurry Pressure on Interface Friction of Pipe Jacking” - Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)PS.1949-1204.0000255
  • Ozhan, H., Guler, E. (2016).  Factors affecting failure by internal erosion of geosynthetic clay liners used in freshwater reservoirs.  environmental and engineering geoscience, 22(2), 157-169., Doi: 10.2113/gseegeosci.22.2.157
  • Cicek, E., Guler, E., Yetimoglu, T. (2015) “Effect of reinforcement length for different geosynthetic reinforcements on strip footing on sand soil” Soils and Foundations, 55(4), 661-677, Doi: 10.1016/j.sandf.2015.06.001
  • Çicek E, Güler E. (2015) “Bearing capacity of strip footing on reinforced layered granular soils” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 21(5), 605-614, Doi: 10.3846/13923730.2014.890651
  • Guler, E., Alexiew, D., Abbaspour, A., Koc, M., (2014) “Seismic Performance of Geosynthetic-Encased Stone Columns” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2462, 77-88., Doi: 10.3141/2462-10
  • Cicek, E., Guler, E., Yetimoglu, T. (2014) “Comparison of Measured and Theoretical Pressure Distribution below Strip Footings on Sand Soil” ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, 14(5), 06014009, American Society of Civil Engineers, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000347 -
  • Guler E., Selek O., (2014) Reduced-Scale Shaking Table Tests on Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Walls with Modular Facing.” J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., ASCE, 140(6), 04014015, Doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001102
  • H. O. Ozhan, E. Guler (2013) “Use of Perforated Base Pedestal to Simulate the Gravel Subbase in Evaluating the Internal Erosion of Geosynthetic Clay Liners” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 36(3), 418-428, Doi:10.1520/GTJ20120133
  • E. Güler, E. Çiçek, M. M. Demirkan, M. Hamderi, (2012) "Numerical analysis of reinforced soil walls with granular and cohesive backfills under cyclic loads”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 10(3), 793-811, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-011-9322-y
  • E. Güler, A.K. Enünlü, (2009) “Investigation of dynamic behavior of geosynthetic reinforced soil retaining structures under earthquake loads”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 7(3), 737-777, Doi: 10.1007/s10518-009-9106-9
  • Güler E., Hamderi M and Demirkan, M.M., (2007) “Numerical Analysis of Reinforced Soil Retaining Wall Structures with Cohesive and Granular Backfills”, Geosynthetics International, 14(6), 330-345, Doi: 10.1680/gein.2007.14.6.330.
  • E. Guler, I. Bozbey, (2006) “Laboratory and field testing for utilization of an excavated soil as landfill liner material” Waste Management, Volume 26, Issue 11, pp.1277-1286
  • E. Guler, C. Ocbe, (2003) “Centrifuge and full scale models of geotextile reinforced walls and several case studies of segmental retaining walls in Turkey”, Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, 8(1), 15-23
  • Güler E., Biro M.S.T., (1999) “A dynamic uniaxial wide strip tensile testing of two geotextiles in isolation” Geotextiles and Geomembranes”, 17(2), 67-79
  • Güler E., Edinçliler A., (1999) “Geotextile Reinforced Embankments on Soft Clays Effects of a Foundation Soil Crust Strengthened by Lime Diffusion”, Geosynthetics International, 6(2), 71-91
  • Güler E., Ismeik M., (1998) “Effect of Wall Facing on the Seismic Stabilitiy of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Retaining Walls”, Geosynthetics International, 5(1-2), 41-53
  • E. Guler, D. Goodings, (1992) "Centrifuge Models of Clay-Lime reinforced Soil Walls" Grouting, Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics, A.S.C.E. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 30, Vol.2, 1249-1260
  • E. Guler, E. Togrol, (1984) "Effect of Repeated Loading on the Strength of Clay" International Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 3(4), 184 190

 Conference Proceedings and Invited Lectures

  • Guler, E. (2016) “Seismic Performance of Geosynthetic Encased Stone Colums” 6th European geosynthetic Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia (invited lecture)
  • Guler E. (2016). “Reinforced soil structures in seismic conditions - state of the art in practice and research”  6th European Geosynthetics Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia (invited lecture)
  • Guler, E. (Prepared together with I., E., Kilic, C., Cengiz) (2016) "Seismic Behavior of a Cohesive Backfilled Geosynthetic Reinforced Wall." .Geo-Chicago 2016, Special Session Honoring Prof. Robert Koerner, GSP 275, 284-293 (invited lecture)
  • Cengiz, C., Guler, E., Alexiew, D., (2016) “Load capacity of stone columns and geosynthetic encased stone columns during and after seismic excitations” Fourth International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Nicosia, North Cyprus, pp. 463-470.
  • Cengiz, C., Guler, E., Alexiew, D., (2016) “Strains Measured on Geosynthetic Encased Stone Column under Earthquake Excitations” 6th European Geosynthetics Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, pp.1401-1412
  • Cicek, E., Guler, E. (2016) Effect of slope reinforcement of an embankment on global stability and effect of traffic loads. 6th European Geosynthetic Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, pp.1638-1643
  • Cengiz, C., Guler, E., Alexiew, D., (2016) “Evaluating Geosynthetic Encased Columns under Dynamic Lateral Loads” 6th European Geosynthetics Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, pp. 1241-1251
  • Erten, D., Guler, E. (2016). “Carbon Footprint Comparison of Geogrid Reinforced and Reinforced Concrete Retaining Walls in Turkey” 6th Geosynthetics Congress, 1414-1428
  • Cicek, E., Guler, E. (2016). Some mechanical differences between finite element modeling and testing for reinforced materials.  6th European Geosynthetics Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, pp. 1004-1010.
  • Cengiz, C., Guler, E. (2016) “Geosentetik Donatılı Taş Kolonlarla Desteklenen Yol Dolgusu İçin Tasarım Abakları” Zemin Mekaniği ve Geoteknik Mühendisliği 16. Ulusal Kongresesi, Erzurum.
  • C., Cengiz, I., E., Kilic, Guler, E. (2016) "Laboratory and Finite Elements Modeling of a Unit Cell Geosynthetic Encapsulated Stone Column in Soft Clay." 3rd Pan-American Conference on Geosnythetics, Miami, USA Vol. 1, pp1002-1014
  • Cengiz, C., I., E., Kılıç, Guler, E., (2015) “Geosentetik Donatılı Taş Kolonlarla Desteklenen Bir Toprak Seddenin Farklı Sönümleme Modelleri ile Analizleri” 6. Geoteknik Sempozyumu, Adana, Türkiye
  • H. Ozhan, E. Güler and C. Cengiz (2014) “Lamination Effect on Flow Rates through Composite Liners”, 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Berlin-Germany
  • C., Cengiz, E., Guler, I. E. Kılıç (2014) "Finite Element Modelling of Seismic Performance of an Embankment Supported with Geosynthetic Encapsulated Stone Column." 11th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey
  • E., Guler, C., Cengiz, I. E. Kılıç, (2014) "A Finite Element Validation Approach to Full-Scale Testing of Modular Block Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls under Seismic Loads." Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ozhan, H and E. Güler (2014) “Thickness and Water Content Change of Geosynthetic Clay Liners during Internal Erosion”, International Civil Engineering & Architecture Symposium for Academicians-ICESA 2014, Side-Antalya/Turkey, 17-20 May
  • E. Guler (2013) “Behavior of geosynthetic reinforced retaining walls under earthquake loading conditions” Panelist Presentation, 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Athens, Greece, Vol.4, pp.366-371
  • E. Guler, D.Alexiew, A. Abbaspour, M. Koc (2013) "Seismic performance of stone columns and geosynthetic encased columns” International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, In Honour of Prof. Kenji Ishiara, Istanbul, Paper No.93, 4p
  • E. Guler, A. K. Enunlu (2013) «Etude Du Comportement Dynamique D’un Ouvrage De Soutenement En Sol Renforce Par Geosynthetique Sous Les Charges De Tremblement De Terre» Rencontres Géosynthétiques 2013, 9è Colloque Francophone, Dijon, France, pp. 269-279
  • E. Cicek, T. Yetimoglu (2012) “Effect of reinforcement type on the settlement of a strip footing under static loads” 5th European Geosynthetics Congress. Valencia, Spain, pp.109-113
  • H. Özhan, E. Guler (2012) “Factors affecting internal erosion of geosynthetics clay liners tested over perforated base pedestals” 5th European Geosynthetics Congress. Valencia, Spain, pp.227-231
  • E. Guler, D. Alexiew, E. Basbug, (2011) “Dynamic Behavior Of Geogrid Reinforced Segmental Block Walls Under Earthquake Loads” 5th Int. Conf. On Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Santiago, Chile
  • E. Güler, C.B. Avcı, H.O. Özhan (2010) “Advantages of using geomembrane laminated geosynthetic clay liners for tailing dam in Emet, Turkey” 3rd Int. Symp. On Geosynthetic Clay Liners, Würzburg, Germany, pp279-288
  • E. Guler, T. Yetimoglu, E. Cicek, (2010) “Bearing capacity of shallow foundations on reinforced clay soil” 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Brazil,pp.1989-1992
  • E. Güler, B. Astarcı, (2009) “Friction between facing elements and geotextile in geosynthetics reinforced soil retaining structures”, Second International conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Nicosia, TRNC, pp.138-145
  • E. Güler, A.K. Enünlü, (2009) “Mechanical Properties of granular rubber – sand mixtures determined by triaxial tests”, Second International conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Nicosia, TRNC, pp.258-265
  • E. Güler, A. Gure, E. Çetin (2009) “Baku Bayil Yard Site soil improvement geotechnical works”, 8th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A. Vol.1, pp.107-115
  • E. Çetin, E. Güler, (2009) “Support of a 40 m deep vertical excavation in downtown Istanbul”, 4. Symposium Umweltgeotechnik & 5. Freiberger Geotechnik-Kolloquium, Freiberg, Germany, pp.705-713
  • E. Güler, A.K. Enünlü, (2009) “Investigation of dynamic behavior of geosynthetic reinforced soil retaining structures under earthquake loads”, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering: Volume 7, Issue 3, pp. 737-777
  • C. B. Avcı, E. Güler, (2008) “Environmental Impact assessment Standards and Thresholds for Sanitary Landfills” Standards and Thresholds for Impact Assessment, Editors: Schmidt, Glasson, Emmelin, Helborn, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 103-111
  • E. Güler, Ö. Selek, (2008) “Reduced scale shaking table tests on geosynthetic reinforced soil walls“ Proc. Of the 4th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, Changay, China pp. 295-299
  • E. Güler, (2008) “Shaking Table Results of Geosynthetics Reinforced Retaining Structures” (Invited Lecture), Seismic Engineering International Conference, Regio Calabria, Italy
  • E. Güler, S. Dosay (2008) “Analysis of the Behaviour of Geotextile Reinforced Slopes with Different Kinds of Foundations, Backfills and Inclinations Using Finite Elements Method” Proc. of the 4th European Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, EuroGeo4, Edinburgh, Scotland, Paper number 89, 6 p.
  • E. Çiçek, T. Yetimoğlu, E. Güler (2008) “Farklı Zemin Koşullarında Şerit Temellerin Taşıma Kapasitesi” Zemin Mekaniği ve Temel Mühendisliği 12. Ulusal Kongresi, Konya, Vol 2, pp. 551-560
  • E. Güler, (2008) “Reinforced Slope to be Constructed on the Slope of a Highway Fill”, Proc. of 14th European Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Madrid, Spain, Academics Practitioners Forum, Vol. 5. pp.79-81
  • E. Güler, S. Gültekin (2007) “Edirnekapı Mimari Sultan Camii Temel Sistemli ve Merat Hasarlarının Tespiti ve Temel Takviyesi”, Tarihi eserlerin güçlendirilmesi ve geleceğe güvenle devredilmesi sempozyumu 1, Ankara, pp.109-123
  • E. Güler, T. Öztürk (2007) “A Parametric Study of Seismic Response Analysis of Reinforced Soil Retaining Structures” Proc. of 14th European Conf. on Soil Mechanisc and Geotechnical Engineering, Madrid, Spain, Vol. 3, pp.1451-1456
  • J. Koseki, R.J. Bathurst, E. Güler, J. Kuwano, M. Maugeri (2006) “Seismic Stability of Reinforced Soil Walls” Keynote Lecture, 8th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Yokohama, Japan, Vol .1, , pp.51-77
  • E. Güler, E. Kaya (2006) “Implementation of HDPE geomembrane and geotextile liner: A case history from Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) cruede oil pipeline project storage tank farm, Ceyhan marine terminal” 8th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Yokohama, Japan, Vol .1, pp.355-358
  • E. Güler (2006) “Geosynthetic reinforced Retaining Structures” Invited Lecture, International Fiber Conference, Seoul, Korea, pp.13-14
  • E. Güler, O. Aydogan (2005) “Einflussgrössen auf den Reibungswinkel zwischen gewebten geotextilien und boden.“ 9. Informations- und Vortragstagung über Kunststoffe in der Geotechnik, Munich, Germany, pp.117-122
  • E. Guler, O, Selek (2004) “Geosentetik donatılı toprak istinat duvarlarının cephe stabilitesi“ 1. Ulusal Geosentetilkler Konferansı, Istanbul, pp. 29-36, 2004
  • E. Guler, U Arslan, G. Yılmaz, H. Koyuncu (2004) “Geotüp Teknolojisi ve Tarama Yöntemi Kullanılarak Sedimentlerin İyileştirilmesi Üzerine Bir Ön Çalışma” 1. Ulusal Geosentetilkler Konferansı, Istanbul, pp.37-44
  • E. Guler, A. Edincliler (2004) “Geosentetik Donatılı Dolguların laboratuar ve sonlu elemanlar modeli ile analizi“ 1. Ulusal Geosentetilkler Konferansı, Istanbul, pp.169-178
  • E. Guler, C. Bozkurt (2004) “The Effect of Upward Nail Inclination to the Stability of Soil Nailed Structures” A.S.C.E. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 126 Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Projects, pp.2213-2220
  • E. Güler, E. Bakalci (2004) “Parametric Seismic Analysis of Tiered Geosynthetic Reinforced Segmental Retaining Walls” 3rd European Geosynthetics Conference, Munich, Germany, pp.625-630
  • E. Guler, C. Bozkurt (2004) “The Effect of Upward Nail Inclination to the Stability of Soil Nailed Structures”, A.S.C.E. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 126, (Editors: M.K. Yegian, E. Kavazanjian) U.S.A. Los Angeles, pp. 2213-2220
  • E. Güler, M. Ismeik (2003) “State of practice: Past, current and future perspectives of reinforced soil retaining structures in Turkey”, Reinforced Soil Engineering: Advances in Research and Practice (Editors: H.I. Ling, D. Leschinsky, F. Tatsuoka), Marcel Decker Inc. publishers, New York pp. 153-163
  • E. Guler, I. Bozbey (2003) “First application of sealed double ring infiltrometers on a test liner in Turkey” 13. European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (Editors: I. Vanicek et.al.), Prague, Check Repulic, pp. 317 – 322
  • E. Güler, (2003) “A State-of-the-Art report on soil reinforcement in Turkey” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Earth reinforcement, IS Kyushu 2001, Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan, Volume 2, pp.1035-1045
  • E. Güler, (2003) “A State of the Art Report on Soil Reinforcement in Turkey, Geosynthetics and Earth Reinforcement”, ISSMGE-TC9 (Editors: H.Ochiani, J. Otani, Y. Miyata), pp. 50-60 
  •  E. Guler, M. Hamderi (2002) “Finite Element Analysis of reinforced Segmental Retaining Walls with Cohesive and Granular Backfills” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Nice, France, Vol. 1, pp. 103-106
  • E. Guler (2002) “Centrifuge and Full Scale Models of Geotextile Reinforced Walls and Three Case Studies of Such Walls in Turkey” Invited keynote lecture. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering in Arid Lands, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, pp.3-9
  • E. Guler, C.B. Avci and E. Cetin (2002) “Hazardous Waste Landfill Design and Construction Practices in Turkey” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering in Arid Lands, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, pp.337-342
  • E. Guler, H. Karaoglan and M. Vardar (2002) “Stability Problems of Tunnels on Slope” Proceedings of International Conference on Tunneling and Underground Space Use, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 51-59
  • E. Guler, E. Altınok, H. Peker, A. Karagüzel, S. Likoğlu, N. Tülüce, M. Çakırkaptan (2002) “Stability Problems Encountered at the Portal Excavation of Hapan and Kozbükü Tunnels of TCK Bolaman – Perşembe Highway” Proceedings of International Conference on Tunneling and Underground Space Use, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 293-302
  • E. Guler, M. Vardar, I. Eris, H. Kahyaoglu, U. Osmanoglu (2002) “A Portal Design in Vertically Layered Limestone” Proceedings of International Conference on Tunneling and Underground Space Use, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 107-114
  • E. Guler (2001) “Zentrifugenmodelle und Massstaebiliche Modelle Sowie Drei Fallstudien von Geokunststoffbewehrten Stützmauern in der Turkei” 7.Informations- und Vortragstagungen über Kunstaffe in der Geotechnik, pp.133-138
  • E. Guler, I. Bozbey (2001) “Effect of Lime and Compaction Energy on Hydraulic Conductivity of Clay Liners” Proceedings of XVth ICSMGE, Vol.3, pp.1963-1966
  • E. Guler (1999) “The First Segmental Retaining Wall Constructed in Turkey”, Proc. of 12th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Amsterdam, Holland, Vol. 2, pp. 755-760
  • E. Guler (1999) “A State-of-the-Art Report on Soil Reinforcement in Turkey” Special Volume for the Proc. of the 11th Asian Regional Conf. On Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Seoul, Korea, pp. 5-15
  •  “Effect of Cavities Between Soil and Geotextile Filter on permeability”, 6th International Conf. on Geosynthetics, Atlanta, USA, Vol. 2, pp 1033-1036, (1998)
  • “Analysis and design of Geosynthetic Reinforced Segmental Retaining Walls Under Seismic Excitation” 8th Int. Conf. On Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Istanbul, pp.282-283, (1997)
  • “Comparison of Concrete versus Geomembrane lined irrigation channels with a Finite Elemet Analysis”, (Turkish) 6th National Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Izmir, Vol. 1, pp.58-68, (1997)
  • “Boundary Element Analysis of Geotextile Reinforced Embankment”, Proc. of the 14th Int. Con. on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Hamburg, Germany Vol.1 pp.669-672, (1997)
  • “Comparison of Different Design Concepts in Slope Stability Analysis of Geosynthetic Reinforced Slopes”, Proc. of the Int. Symp. On Earth Reinforcement, Fukuoka, Japan, Vol.1, pp.759-764, (1997)
  • “Full Scale Modelling of Geotextile Reinforced Lime Stabilized Cohesive Soil Retaining wall”, Proc. Of the Int. Symp. On Mechanically Stabilized Backfill, Denver, U.S.A., pp.135-148, (1997)
  • “The Effect of Including the Construction Phases to the Result of Finite Element Analysis”, (Turkish) 5th National Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Ankara, Vol. 2, pp.510-520, (1995)
  • “Environmental Geotechnology”, (Invited Lecture), (Turkish) 5th National Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Ankara, Vol. 3, pp.852-886, (1995)
  • “Anadolu Highway, Dilderesi Landslide Remediation”, 2nd National landslide Symposium, Sapanca, pp.195-204, (1995)
  • “Alternative Design for Reinforced Soil Walls”, Proc. Int. Symp. 70 Years of Soil Mechanics, Istanbul, pp.86-100, (1995)
  • "Filtration Criteria for Cohesive Soil Geotextile Systems", Filters in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering, Karlsruhe, Germany, pp.217-224, (1994)
  • “Comparison of Irrigation Channels Lined with Concrete Versus Geomembrane Via Finite Element Analysis”, Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Morgantown, USA, pp. 1355-1360, (1994)
  • “Geomembranes as a Remedial Measure for Swelling in Irrigation Channel Foundations”, 5th Int. Conf. on Geotextiles Geomembranes and Related Products, Singapore, Vol.2, pp.549-552, (1994)
  • “Slope Stability Analysis of an Anchored Retaining Wall: a case study”, (in Turkish) 5th National Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Ankara, Vol. 2, pp.340-353, (1994)
  • "Application of Geomembranes to Earth Fill Dams" (Turkish) Symposium on Geotechnical Problems of Earth Fill Dams, pp.139-146, (1993)
  • "Environmental Impact of Uncontrolled Solid Waste Disposal Practices in Turkey", 9th Int. Conf. on Solid Waste Management, Philadelphia, U.S.A, pp.14-17, (1993)
  • "A Critical State Analysis for Embankments on Soft Soils Stabilized with Lime Columns" International Symposium on Soil Improvement and Pile Foundation, Vol.1, pp.238-243, (1992)
  • "Analysis of Piles Using the Wave Equation Method" (Turkish) 3rd Symposium on the Application of Computers in Civil Engineering, Vol.2, pp.497-502, (1992)
  • "Geotechnical Aspects of Erzincan Earthquake" March 13, 1992 (Ms=6.8) Erzincan Earthquake: A Preliminary Reconnaissance Report, pp.79-84, (1992)
  • "Design of Impermeable Clay Liners for Landfills" (Turkish) 4th National Congress of SMFE, Vol.2, pp.207-226, (1992)
  • "Comparison of Woven and Nonwoven Geotextile Reinforcement Using Stress Path Tests", Int. Symp. on Earth Reinforcement Practice, Fukuoka, Japan, pp.23-28, (1992)
  • "Centrifuge Models of Clay-Lime reinforced Soil Walls" Grouting, Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics, A.S.C.E. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 30, Vol.2, pp.1249-1260, (1992)
  • "Landslides and their stabilization in Turkey: A State-of-the-art report" Stabilization of Landslides in Europe Vol. 4, pp.23-37, (1992)
  • "A finite element analysis of geotextile reinforced embankments" (Turkish), Third National Congress of SMFE, pp.341-356, (1990)
  • "Lime Stabilized Cohesive Soil as a Fill for Geotextile Reinforced Retaining Structures" 4th Int. Conf. on Geotextiles Geomembranes and Related Products, Vol.1 pp.39-44, (1990)
  • "A Numerical Approach to Investigate the Design of Vertically Loaded Piles" First International Seminar on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering of İran  Vol.2, pp.141-159, (1990)
  • "Investigation of Soil‑Pile Interaction Using Instrumented Piles" Second National Congress of SMFE, Vol. 1, pp.243, (1987)
  • "A new Material in Stabilization of Slopes: Geotextiles" Second National Congress of SMFE, Vol. 2, pp.287-297, (1987)
  • "Filtration Properties of Soil‑Geotextile Systems" 9th European Conference of I.S.S.M.F.E., pp.931‑934, (1987)
  • "Geotechnical Problems of Golden Horn and Proposals for their Solutions" (Turkish), Bogazici University Publication, 106 p., (1986)
  • "Tunnels Excavated in Soft Soils" (Turkish), Seminar on Design and Construction of Tunnels organized by the D.S.İ., Vol. 1, pp.10/1‑10/17, (1986)
  • "Use of Geotextiles in Soil Mechanics Applications" (Turkish), 8th Technical Congress of the Turkish Society of Civil Engineers, pp.173‑187, (1985)
  • "Relationship Between Pore Pressure and Strain" 9th International Conference on S.M.F.E., Vol. 2, pp.677‑680, (1985)
  • "A Probabilistic Approach for Design of Anchors" Symposium on Design of Supports to Deep Excavations, Organized by the Turkish Group of Soil Mechanics, pp.75‑86, (1985)
  • "Effect of Repeated Loading on the Strength of Clay" International Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 3, No.4, pp.184‑190, (1984)
  • "Cyclic Consolidation" 8th European Conference of I.S.S.M.F.E., Vol. 1, pp.427‑430, (1983)
  • "Geotechnical Design of Offshore Structures" 1st International Maritime Association of Eastern Mediterranean Congress, p. 98‑113, (1981)
  • "The Influence of Seismic Loading on the Behavior of Two Istanbul Clays" 7th World Congress of Earthquake Engineering, Vol.3, pp.187‑194, (1980)
  • "Criteria for Choosing the Locations and Depths of Borings" (Turkish), Zemin Vol. 1, No.2, pp.131‑134, (1979)
  • "Criteria for Choosing the Locations and Depths of Borings" (Turkish), Zemin Vol. 1, No.2, pp.131‑134, (1979)
  • "On the Dynamic Behavior of Overconsolidated Clays" 7th European Conference of I.S.S.M.F.E., Vol. 2, pp.147‑150, (1979)
  • "Use of Diaphragm Walls for Large and Deep Foundations" (Turkish), Technical University of Istanbul, Soil Mechanics Research Institute Publication No.8, 45p., (1977)
Research: 

On-going Ph.D. Theses

Cihan Cengiz

Improvement of Seismic Behavior of Soft Clay Foundations under Embankments by Geosynthetic Encased Columns: An Experimental and Numerical Approach

Mustafa Koç

Interaction of Inner Lining With Ground in Natm Type Tunnels and Investigation of Demand fon Reinforcement in Final Lining

Şafak Söylemez

Piled Raft Foundations Behavior under Earthquake Loading Conditions

Tolga Yardımcı

Distribution of Tensile Stresses in Geosynthetic Reinforced Walls under Earthquake Loading Conditions

Ömer Karamanlı

Assessment of the Geotechnical Performance of Wind Turbine Foundations on Reinforced Soil

Samad Kazemi 

Frictional Behavior Between Geosynthetic Reinforcement And Facing Blocks

 

On-going M.Sc. Theses

 

Sevgim Nihan Akın

Earthquake Behavior of Geosynthetic Reinforced Embankment on Piled Foundations

Eray Atalay

Numerical Analysis of Reinforced Soil Walls Under Cyclic Loads

Hasan Can Aydın

Comparison of Steel Nails with FRP Nails

Melek Merve Benli

correlation between rock quality and advancement rate of TBM tunnels

Şevket İmamoğlu

Optimization of use of Concrete Retaining Structures and Geosynthetic Reinforced

Retaining Structures

Rıdvan Kanbaş

Risk assesment of temporary shoring systems during earthquakes

İhsan Serdaroğlu 

Modelling of Reinforced Subballast Subjected of Cyclic Loading

Amın Sorani Nejad 

Assesment of liquefaction using Artificial Neural network methods

Kenan Yıldırım 

The Effect of Geotextiles on Dynamic Soil-Fonudation Interaction

Nejla Yıldız

Comparison of various pile load test methods using Finite Element analyses

 

 

Completed Ph.D. Theses

 

2015

İsmail Emrah Kılıç

Seismic Behavior of Geosynthetic Reinforced Retaining Structures with Cohesive Backfill

2014

Görkem İçöz

Frictional Behavior Between Geosynthetic Reinforcement And Facing Blocks

2013

Halil Karaoğlan

Frictional Behavior Between Geosynthetic Reinforcement And Facing Blocks

2012

Tahir Erdem Öztürk

Investigation of dynamic behavior of back to back reinforced soil retaining walls with finite element and artificial neural network

2011

 Karaoğlu, Selçuk

 Parameters affecting the permeability of bentonite-granular soil mixtures

2011

Özhan, Hakkı Oral

 Internal erosion of geosynthetic clay liners under high hydraulic heads

2011

Selek, Öznur

Earthquake behavior of geosynthetic-reinforced retaining structures

2011

2011

Mücahit Namli

Başbuğ, Ercüment

Effect of bentonite slurry injection on pipe jacking forces

Dynamic behaviour of geogrid reinforced segmental block walls under earthquake loads

2010

Elif Çiçek

Analysis of Strip Footings on Geosynthetic Reinforced Sand

2007

 

2004

Ali Kasay Enünlü

 

Baran, Emir Berki

Investigation of dynamic behavior of geosynthetic reinforced soil retaining structures under earthquake loads

Investigation of shear strength of prefailed overconsolidated clays under earthquake loads simulated by fast shearing

2003

Bakalcı, Elif Zehra

Seismic analysis of superimposed geosynthetic-reinforced segmental retaining walls : a parametric study

2002

Bozbey, İlknur Sargın

Effect of lime and compactive effort on hydraulic conductivity of clay  liners in laboratory and in-situ scales

2002

Bozkurt, Cemal Fani

The effect of upward nail inclination to the stability of soil nailed structures

1998

Kıran, Nilgün

Pyrolysis of virgin and waste plastics and characterization of involved products

1996

Ismeik, Muhannad

Full Scale Modelling of Geotextile Reinforced Lime Stabilized Cohesive Soil Retaining Wall

1995

Edinçliler, Ayşe

Effect of Crust for Reinforced Embankments Constructed on Soft Clays

1994

Kılıç, Haydar

Application of Boundary Element Method for the Analysis of Embankment Stability over Soft Soil Using Geotextile

     
Completed

M.Sc. Thesis:

 

2015

 

2015

Ayman Rauf

 

Şafak Söylemez

Forensic study on geosynthetic reinforced soil walls with corner turns

Behavior And Design Of Piled Raft Foundations Under Dynamic And Static Loading

2013

Meriç Diren

Investigation of soil amplification on geosynthetic reinforced soil retaining walls

2012

 

2011

Cihan Cengiz

 

Aygül, Tuğba

Improvement of shaft capacity in steel displacement piles in clay

Finite element study on axially static loading test bidirectional static osterberg cell pile load testing

2010

Atalay, İsmet

The effects of geosynthetics on mitigation of rutting in flexible pavements

2010

Özgören, İbrahim Burak

Creep testing on different soils to be used as fill material

2008

Astarcı, Burak

Frictional behavior of facing elements of geosynthetic reinforced soil retaining structures

2007

Yılmaz, Arif Kıvanç

Bearing capacity of open-ended piles in sand

2007

Enünlü, Ali Kasay

Investigation of dynamic behavior of geosynthetic reinforced soil retaining structures under earthquake loads

2006

Dosay, Serhat

Analysis of the behavior of geotextile reinforced slopes with different kinds of foundations, backfills and inclinations with finite elements method

2006

Kırım, Gültekin

Investigation of shear strength of prefailed overconsolidated high and low plastic clayey slopes with fast shearing

2005

Kadayıfçı, Ali

Influence of various parameters on sesimic-induced permanent displacement of geosynthetic reinforced segmental retaining walls

2005

Öztürk, Tahir Erdem

Influence of a parametric study of seismic response analysis of reinforced soil retaining structures with Plaxis

2005

Başbuğ, Ercüment

Improvement of bearing capacity on soft clay soil by using geotextile reinforcement

2004

Özhan, Hakkı Oral

The effects of tendon bond length of prestressed ground anchors to the stability of anchored retaining systems

2004

Aydoğan, Nevzat Özer

Effect of woven geotextile type on soil-geotextile friction properties

2004

Karaoğlu, Selçuk

Effects of polymer addition on hydraulic conductivity of bentonite-sand mixtures

2002

Gümüş, Gaye

Jet grouting technique and strength properties of jet grout columns

2002

Demirkan, M. Melih

Seismic response of reinforced soil retaining structures

2002

Karaoğlan, Halil

Effect of side soil cover on tunnel support mechanism

2002

Kaya, Ekrem

Soil pipeline interaction for the steel pipelines subjected to landslides

2002

Makinabakan, Seyfi Berk

Settlement properties of waste landfills

2002

Selek, Öznur

 Facing stability of geosynthetic reinforced soil retaining walls

2002

Hamderi, Murat

Failure mechanisms of geotextile reinforced soil retaining walls

2000

Özcan, Önder

Parameters affecting soil nailed wall design

2000

Ozar, Öznur

Stability of reinforced rock slopes with planar failure surface

2000

Biringen, Emre

Soil application and case studies for clayey soils

1999

Dengili, Kağan

Water Quality Assessment of İzmit Bay by Two-Dimensional Modeling

1999

Çatalyürekli, Yeşim

Effect of Salt and Compactive Effort on Hydraulic Conductivity of Clay

1998

Taha, Sarab KH.

Friction Properties of Textured HDPE Geomembranes

1998

Perinçel, Genco

Effect of Pile Dimensions on the Overall Cost Depending on Soil Stratification

1998

Er, Berrak

Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Piles Under Load Tests

1996

Fındıkoğlu, Alp

Effects of Dynamic Loads on Confined Geotextiles

1996

Baran, Emir Berki

Effect of Cavities Between Soil and Geotextile on Permeability

1996

Türkeş, S. Feyza

Optimization of Landfill Design From Geotechnical Point of View

1995

Bozkurt, Cemal Fani

Settlement Characteristics of Landfills

1995

Akgüner, Cem

Constant Head Test Analysis in Partially Penetrating Wells

1995

Tavus, İshak Fevzi

Effect of Lime and Curing on Permeability Properties of Compacted Clay

1995

Görken, N. Yaman

Comparison of Different Design Procedures Used in Reinforced Slope Design

1995

Dıgdıgoğlu, Cenk

Effect of Rigid Facing Elements on the Design of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Walls

1994

Biro, Mehmet Safa Talhan

Dynamic Properties of Geotextiles

1992

İsmeik, Muhannad

A Study on Slope Stability Analysis of Geosynthetic Reinforced Embankments

1992

Yasreb, Gisso

Effect of Confining Pressure on Filtration Properties of Geotextiles

1992

Toprak, Selçuk

Effect of Lime on The Permeability Properties of Clay

1989

Tezel, Erdoğan

Behavior of Piles Under Combined Lateral And Axial Loads

1989

Güven, Gökhan

A Comparison of Different Approaches to Design Piles Under Lateral Loads

1989

Edinçliler, Ayşe

A Numerical Approach to Determine Soil Behavior Around Piles

1989

Ergut, Süleyman

Pile-Soil Interaction for Axially Loaded Piles

1988

Najafzadeh, Glolam Reza

Reinforced Earth Retaining Structures

1988

Kavak, Aydın

A Numerical Approach Using Wave Equation Analysis

1988

İyidil, Haldun Ahmet

Effect of Lime on Geotextiles

1986

Taha, Riad

Load Transfer Mechanism of Laterally Loaded Piles, A Model Study

1986

Merdin, Emin

Filtration Properties of Geotextiles

1986

Bulut, Metin

Determining Mechanical Properties of Lime-Stabilized Clay

1986

Budak, Faruk

A Model Study of Pile Groups in Clay

1985

Kul, İsa

The Behavior of Overconsolidated Clayey Soil

1985

Kin, Ali Süha

Determining the Behavior of Sand Under Cyclic Load in the Direct Simple Shear Apparatus

1984

Köseler, Mahir

Geotechnical Evaluations of Halic's Sedimentary Layers

1984

Tuncan, M. Ahmet

The Effect of Temperature on Consolidation Behavior of Clay

1984

Tuncan, A. Mustafa

Determining the Behavior of Clay Under Repeated Loading Condition Using CRS Oedometer

 

Memberships: 

Membership of Professional Societies:

  • Turkish Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Turkish Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • Turkish Geosynthetics Society
  • International Geosynthetic Society (IGS)

Professional Duties:

  • Member of Geosynthetics International Editorial Board
  • Elected Council Member of IGS
  • Founding President of Turkish Chapter of IGS
  • Turkish Standards Institute Representative for ISO Technical Committee 221, on Geosynthetics
  • Turkish Standards Institute Representative for CEN Technical Committee 189, on Geosynthetics
  • Convener of WG2 of ISO Technical committee 221 on Geosynthetics
  • Convener of WG2 of CEN Technical committee 189 on Geosynthetics
  • International Member of USA TRB AFS70 Geosynthetics Committee
  • President of Turkish Standards Institution Mirror Committee on Geosynthetics
  • Council Member of National Committee of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Technical Committee on Reinforcement TC-R
  • Member of TRB Committee on Geosynthetics A2K07 Member of Technical Committee of ISSMFE on soil reinforcement TC-9
Courses: 
Course Code Course Title Hours per Week
CE 332 Soil Mechanics I 3 hrs
CE 334 Soil Mechanics Laboratory 2 hrs
CE 431 Foundation Engineering 4 hrs
CE 532 Soil Dynamics 3 hrs
CE 534 Designing with Geosynthetics 3 hrs
CE 639 Critical State Soil mechanics Theory 3 hrs

 

Awards: 

Fulbright Visiting Professor 1989-1991

TUBITAK Scholar at Cambridge University, UK Summer 1987

TUBITAK Ph.D. Grantee 1978-1981

AFS exchange Student at San Marino High School 1970-1971

Miscellaneous Work: