Seismic engineering research infrastructures for european synergies (SERIES )


Seismic vulnerabilities and risks for urban mitigation planning in Turkey
Saner, Tugce Sonmez (2015-09-01)
Chronic seismic hazards and resulting secondary impacts as natural conditions of the country, and the loss of robust building and prudent settlement practices as aggravated by rapid population growth make cities the most vulnerable geographical and social entities in Turkey. For the development of risk reduction policies, an essential step is to prioritize settlements according to their vulnerability levels. This could be determined by hazard probabilities and attributes of the building stock of each settle...
Free forming of locally laser heated parts
Özmen, Murat; Tekkaya, A. Erman; Department of Mechanical Engineering (2005)
As metals have high formability at elevated temperatures, hot forming is preferred and widely used in manufacturing of complicated geometries. The term أhot formingؤ is usually used if the whole workpiece is processed at elevated temperatures. However, for certain products high formability is required only locally. Forming by local heating is proposed to provide ease of manufacturing of local forms on the workpiece. Also, tools can be simplified by this method. In this study, local laser heating procedures ...
Free forming of locally induction heated specimens
Okman, Oya; Tekkaya, A. Erman; Department of Mechanical Engineering (2005)
Hot forming is highly utilized in manufacturing of complex shapes. Relatively low flow stresses of materials at elevated temperatures provide ease of manufacturing. On the other side, the current trend is to replace hot forming with cold forming due to the superior mechanical properties and higher dimensional accuracy of the products and less energy consumption. However, cold forming requires high tooling costs and forming loads. In this study, a new process is proposed for production of complex shaped prod...
Design of smart controllers for hybrid electric vehicles
Özen, Ekin; Dölen, Melik; Department of Mechanical Engineering (2005)
This thesis focuses on the feasibility of designing a commercial hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). In this work, relevant system models are developed for the vehicle including powertrain, braking system, electrical machines and battery. Based on these models ten different HEV configurations are assembled for detailed assessment of fuel consumption. This thesis also proposes a smart power management strategy which could be applied to any kind of HEV configuration. The suggested expert system deals with the exte...
Seismic performance of multisimple span skew bridges retrofitted with link slabs
Sevgili, Gizem; Caner, Alp; Department of Civil Engineering (2007)
Investigation of more than seventy highway bridges revealed that multisimple-span skew bridges with expansion joints were very common in Turkish practice. The expansion joints, used to provide deck expansion against shrinkage, creep and thermal effects, create costly maintenance problems due to leaked water, impact loads and accumulated debris in the joints. Therefore, elimination of expansion joints decreases the maintenance cost for the bridges. Reinforced concrete link slabs provide continuity at the dec...
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H. Sucuoğlu, “Seismic engineering research infrastructures for european synergies (SERIES ),” 2013. Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: