FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCES


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tolga Yılmaz


Middle East Technical University

Department of Engineering Science

06531 Ankara, TURKEY

Phone: Office: +90 312 210 4455

Fax: +90 312 210 1269

E-mail: mtyilmazatmetu.edu.tr

 

 

Educational Background

 

Ph.D. (1999 -– 2004) Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Civil Engineering
M.Sc (1997 -– 1999) Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Division
B.S. (1993 -– 1997) Middle East Technical University, Dept. of Civil Engineering

 

Academic Experience


2005 - Present 

Instructor in Middle East Technical University

Department of Engineering Sciences

2004 -– 2005 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Politecnico di Milano at Milan, Italy
1998 -– 2004 

Research and teaching assistant in Middle East Technical University

Dept. of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering Division


 

Dissertations

 

  • Yılmaz, M.T. (2004). Seismically Induced Tilting Potential of Shallow Mats on Fine Soils, Ph.D. Thesis, Middle East Technical University, Ankara.
  • Yılmaz, M.T. (1999). Mapping Liquefaction Susceptibility of the İzmir Metropolitan Area, MSc. Thesis, Middle East Technical University, Ankara.

 

Publications in Journals


  1. Yılmaz, M.T., Bakır B.S. (2009). “Capacity of shallow foundations on saturated cohesionless soils under combined loading,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, accepted for publication.
  2. Paolucci, R., Yılmaz, M.T. (2008). “Simplified theoretical approaches to earthquake fault rupture-shallow foundation interaction,” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 6, 629-644.
  3. Paolucci, R., Shirato M., Yılmaz M.T. (2008). “Seismic behavior of shallow foundations: shaking table experiment vs. numerical modeling,” Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol. 37, 577-595.
  4. Yılmaz, M.T., Paolucci, R. (2007). “Earthquake fault rupture – shallow foundation interaction in undrained soils: a simplified analytical approach,” Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol. 36, 101-118.
  5. Bakır, B.S., Yılmaz, M.T. (2006). “Discussion of ‘High-Modulus Columns for Liquefaction Mitigation’ by J.R. Martin II, G. Olgun, James K. Mitchell, H.T. Durgunoglu,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 132, pp.946-947.
  6. Bakır, B.S., Yılmaz, M.T. (2006). “Discussion of ‘Subsurface Characterization at Ground Failure Sites in Adapazarı, Turkey’ by J.D. Bray, R.B. Sancio, T. Durgunoglu, A. Önalp, T.L. Youd, J.P. Steward, R.B. Seed, O.K. Cetin, E. Bol, M.B. Baturay, C.Christensen, and T. Karadayılar,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 132, pp.537-539.
  7. Yakut A., Gülkan P., Bakır B.S., and Yılmaz M.T. (2005). “Re-examination of damage distribution in Adapazarı: Structural considerations,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 27, pp.990-1001.
  8. Bakır B.S., Yılmaz M.T., Yakut A., and Gülkan P.(2005). “Re-examination of damage distribution in Adapazarı: Geotechnical considerations,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 27, pp.1002-1013.
  9. Yılmaz M.T., Pekcan O., Bakır B.S. (2004). “Undrained cyclic shear and deformation behavior of soft-clay mixtures of Adapazarı, TurkeySoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 24, pp. 497-507.
  10. Çetin K.O., Youd T.L., Seed R.B., Bray J.D., Stewart J.P., Durgunoglu H.T., Lettis W., and Yilmaz M.T. “Liquefaction induced lateral spreading at Izmit Bay during the Kocaeli (Izmit) - Turkey Earthquake”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 130, pp.1300-1313.
  11. Çetin, K.O., Youd T.L., Seed R.B, Bray J.D., Sancio R., Lettis W., Yilmaz M.T., and Durgunoğlu H.T. (2002). “Liquefaction-induced ground deformations at Hotel Sapanca during Kocaeli (Izmit), Turkey earthquake,” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Vol.22, pp.1083-1092.
  12. Bakır, B.S., Sucuoğlu, H. and Yılmaz, T. (2002). “An overview of local site effects and the associated building damage in Adapazarı during the 17 August 1999 ızmit earthquake,” Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol.92, Iss.1, pp.509-526.      
  13. Sucuoğlu, H. and Yılmaz T. (2001). “Düzce, Turkey: a city hit by two major earthquakes in 1999 within three months,” Seismological Research Letters, Vol.72, No.6, pp.679-689.


Chapters in Books


  1. Bakır B.S., Yılmaz M.T. “Geoteknik Faktörler,” Binalar İçin Deprem Mühendisliği- Temel İlkeler, Editors E. Canbay, U. Ersoy, G. Özcebe, H. Sucuoğlu, T. Wasti, Ankara, Evrim Yayınevi, pages 103-120 (in Turkish).
  2. Gülkan, P., B.S. Bakır, A. Yakut, T. Yılmaz “Just How Prescient Are Our Building Damage Predictions” Assessment and Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings Vol: IV/29, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Editors S.T. Wasti and G. Özcebe, Netherlands, 546 pages, 2003.


Conference Proceedings


  1. Sandıkkaya M.A, Yılmaz M.T., Bakır B.S. (2008). “Ulusal Kuvvetli yer hareketi kayıt istasyonlarının TDY-2007 ve Eurocode-8'e göre zemin sınıflandırması,” Zemin Mekaniği ve Temel Mühendisliği Onikinci Ulusal Kongresi, Turkey (in Turkish).
  2. Sandıkkaya M.A., Yılmaz M.T., Bakır B.S., Akkar S. (2008). “An Evaluation of Site Classification for National Strong-Motion Recording Stations in Turkey,” Proceedings of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV, A.S.C.E.
  3. Yılmaz Ö., Savaşkan E., Bakır B.S., Yılmaz M.T., Eser M., Akkar S. (2008). “Shallow seismic and geotechnical site surveys at the Turkish national grid for strong-motion seismograph stations,” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, China.
  4. Yılmaz Ö., Eser M., Sandıkkaya M.A., Akkar S., Yılmaz M.T., and Bakır B.S. (2008). “Comparison of shear-wave velocity-depth profiles from downhole and surface seismic experiments,” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, China.
  5. Yılmaz, M.T., and Bakır B.S. (2007). “Seismically induced tilting potential of shallow mat foundations,” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, Paper No 1263.
  6. Bakır B.S., and Yılmaz, M.T. (2007). “The role of geotechnical factors on damage modes and distribution: lessons learned from Adapazarı” Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece, Paper No 1264.
  7. Bakır, B.S. and Yılmaz M.T. (2002). “Effects of soil liquefaction on seismic building performance: the case of Adapazarı” IX. National Congress on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Vol. I, 353-363, Anadolu Üniversitesi, Eskişehir, October 2002 (in Turkish).
  8. Ural, D., P. Gülkan, H. Sucuoğlu, B.S. Bakır, B. Coşkun ve M.T. Yılmaz, “Earthquake vulnerability assessment of the City of ızmirProc. Earthquake Prognostics World Forum on Seismic Safety of Big Cities, ıstanbul, A. A. BALKEMA Publishers, Sept. 1998.
  9. Ural, D.N., and M. T. Yılmaz, (1998). "Stochastic spatial representation of soils: Dinar case study," 11th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Paris, France, 6-11.


Technical Reports


  1. Paolucci, R. and Yılmaz, M. T.,  “Supplementary Criteria for Shallow Foundation Design in the Proximity to Seismically Active Faults,” Technical Report prepared for the ETC-12 Evaluation Committee for the Application of EUROCODE 8, March 2005
  2. Gülkan, P., B.S. Bakır, A. Yakut, T. Yılmaz and U. Yazgan with colloboration of M. Elmas and P. Lestuzzi, “Background Report on Structural Damage; Development and Implementation of a Building Damage Survey for Adapazarı, Turkey: Interpretation and Soils Correlation,” DRM - Project MERM Final Report, 134-164, 2003.
  3. Çetin, K.Ö., B.S. Bakır, R. Yılmaz, P. Gülkan, S. Soyöz, M.T. Yılmaz, B. Unutmaz, C. Ozan, Documentation of Geotechnical Site Investigation and Site Classification Procedures, 190 pages, Bizim Büro Basımevi, Ankara, April 2002, (in Turkish).
  4. Bakır, S. and T. Yılmaz (2000).  “Geotechnical Observations and Assessments (Chapter 7, pp.51-82),” The Marmara and Düzce Earthquakes Reconnaissance Report, published by METU Civil Engineering Department and Chamber of Civil Engineers of Turkey, Ankara (in Turkish).


Participated Projects


  1. Development of Performance Based Design and Evaluation Methods by Comparison with Observed Earthquake Performance of the Structures in Turkey, TÜBİTAK Project, No: 108M303, Researcher, 2009.
  2. Compilation of National Strong Ground Motion Database in Accordance with International Standards, TÜBİTAK Projesi, No: 105G016, Researcher, 2006.
  3. Use of Natural Seismic Base Isolation Effect of Soil Liquefaction for Buildings on Liquefiable Soils, TÜBİTAK Projesi, No: İÇTAG I590, Researcher, 2003.
  4. Project MERM (Microzonation for Earthquake Risk Mitigation), Development and Implementation of a Building Damage Survey for Adapazarı, Turkey: Interpretation and Soils Correlation, DRM – World Institute for Disaster Risk Management, Researcher, 2003.
  5. Geotechnical Investigation of Liquefaction Related Excessive Foundation Displacements in Adapazarı, due to 17th August 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake, TÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technical Council of Turkey) Project, Contract No: İÇTAG A028 (101 I 076), Researcher, 2002.
  6. Documentation of Geotechnical Site Investigation and Site Classification Procedures for General Directorate of Disaster Affairs of Turkey, Supported by U.N. Development Program, M.E.T.U. 01.08.13.2.00.04, Researcher, 2001.


Consultancy


  • Site specific design spectrum and PGA for the Enerjisa A.Ş. owned land at Hasandede-Bandırma using probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, 2008.
  • Assessment of seismic safety of TÜPRAŞ – Aliağa,Turkey Refinery Chimneys, Researcher, 2001.


Areas of Specialty


  • Microzonation for geotechnical hazards
  • Impact of nonlinear soil behavior on site response
  • Seismic performance of shallow foundations
  • Limit analysis for stability of soil masses


Courses

ES 303 Statistical Methods in Engineering
ES 361 Computing Methods in Engineering
ES 538 Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis