Dr Zuhal Ozdemir
Lecturer in Structural Engineering
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5419
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5700
PhD, (Bogazici University- Université des Sciences et des Technologies de Lille); MSc (Bogazici University); BSc (Istanbul Technical University).
Dr Ozdemir obtained her PhD from Bogazici University, Turkey and Université des Sciences et des Technologies de Lille, France in January 2010. She studied the seismic behaviour of liquid storage tanks for her PhD. She joined the Structural Mechanics Division of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven as a postdoctoral researcher in April 2010. Her research work concentrated on the numerical assessment of the dynamic response of lifelines including soil-structure interaction effects. She then worked in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield as a research associate, before taking up the post of Lecturer in Structural Engineering in November 2012.
Dr Ozdemir’s main research interests are Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics, and High-Strain Rate Behaviour of Materials.
Activities and Distinctions
Eiffel excellence scholarship of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs 2008 - 2009.
- Tyas A & Ozdemir Z (2014) On backward dispersion correction of Hopkinson pressure bar signals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 372(2023), 20130291-20130291.
- Ozdemir Z, Coulier P, Lak MA, François S, Lombaert G & Degrande G (2013) Numerical evaluation of the dynamic response of pipelines to vibrations induced by the operation of a pavement breaker. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 44, 153-167.
- Ozdemir Z, Souli M & Fahjan YM (2012) Numerical evaluation of nonlinear response of broad cylindrical steel tanks under multidimensional earthquake motion. Earthquake Spectra, 28(1), 217-238.
- Ozdemir Z, Souli M & Fahjan YM (2010) Application of nonlinear fluid-structure interaction methods to seismic analysis of anchored and unanchored tanks. Engineering Structures, 32(2), 409-423.