Şebnem Özüpek

Title: 
Associate Professor
Room / Office: 
M4315
Phone Number: 
+90 212 359 7354
Fax Number: 
+90 212 287 2456
ozupek@boun.edu.tr
Degrees: 

Ph.D. August 1995. Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
M.S. August 1989. Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
B.S. June 1986. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Experience: 
  • Assoc. Professor, Boğaziçi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012-
  • Assistant Professor, Boğaziçi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, 2001-2012
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Texas, USA, 1998-2001
  • Lecturer, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Texas, USA, 2000-2001
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of California, San Diego Institute for Mechanics and Materials, California, USA, 1995-1997
  • Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Texas, USA, 1989-1995
  • Research Assistant, Istanbul Technical University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Istanbul, Turkey, 1987-1987
  • Researcher on Advanced Composites, Delft University of Technology, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Delft, the Netherlands, 1985-1985
  • Trainee on electrical and plumbing sytems, Hydro-Electric Power Station of Djerdap, Yugoslavia, 1984-1984
  • Trainee on aircraft maintenance, Turkish Airlines Maintenance Center, 1983-1983
Courses Taught: 
  • ME 241 Statics
  • ME 242 Dynamics
  • ME 303 Computer Applications in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 345 Mechanics of Materials
  • ME 610 Finite Elements
  • ME 589 Viscoelasticity
Research Interests: 
  • Finite Strain Viscoelasticity
  • Constitutive Modeling
  • Solid Rocket Propellants
  • Soft Tissues
  • Heart Valves
  • Pneumatic Tires
  • Finite Element Analysis
Publications: 
  • Tunc, B.; Ozupek, S., "Implementation and validation of a three dimensional damaging finite strain viscoelastic model", International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 102, pp. 275-285 DEC 2016.
  • Ozupek, S.; Unlu, U. C., "Viscoelastic analysis of a dental metal-ceramic system", Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, Vol. 16, pp. 427-437, 2012.
  • Yildirim, H. C.; Ozupek, S., "Structural assessment of a solid propellant rocket motor: Effects of aging and damage", Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 15, pp. 635-641, 2011
  • Ozupek, S., "Computational Procedure for the Life Assessment of Solid Rocket Motors", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 47, pp. 639-648, 2010
  • Oek, A.; Ozupek, S.; Becker, E. B., "Crack simulation in pneumatic tyres using the finite element method", Proceedings of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part D-journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 221 pp.157-166, 2007
  • Özüpek, Ş. and E. B. Becker, "Finite Element Method for the Study of Belt Edge Delaminations in Truck Tires", Rubber Chemistry and Technology, Vol.78, pp.557-571 2005.
  • Özüpek, Ş. and H. Cao, "The Effect of Anisotropy on Bovine Pericardial Tissue with Stress Concentration", Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Vol.5, pp.397-413, 2005.
  • Marcelo Canga, Eric B. Becker, Şebnem Özüpek, Constitutive Modeling of Viscoelastic Materials with Damage - Computational Aspects", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanic and Engineering, Vol.190, pp.2207-2226, 2001