Şebnem Özüpek

Title: 
Professor
Room / Office: 
M4315
Phone Number: 
+90 212 359 7354, +90 212 359 6402
Fax Number: 
+90 212 287 2456
ozupek@boun.edu.tr
Degrees: 

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

Experience: 
  • Professor, Boğaziçi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, 2021-
  • Assoc. Professor, Boğaziçi University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012-2021
  • 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 244 Mechanics of Materials
  • ME 482 Special Topics: Applications in Finite Elements
  • ME 521 Engineering Design
  • ME 589 Viscoelasticity
  • ME 610 Finite Elements
Research Interests: 
  • Finite Strain Viscoelasticity
  • Constitutive Modelling
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Damage Mechanics
  • Solid Rocket Propellants
  • Soft Tissues
  • Endodontic Files
  • Isolation Bearings
  • Pneumatic Tires
Awards & Honors: 
  • Institute for Mechanics and Materials Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, 1995 – 1997. 
  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, 1989 – 1992.
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1987 – 1989.
  • Istanbul Technical University, Department of Aeronautics, third place graduation prize, 1986.

 

Publications: 
  • Özüpek, Ş. and E. B. Becker, "Constitutive Modeling of High Elongation Solid Propellants", Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol.114, pp.111-115, 1992.
    doi:10.1115/1.2904130, SCIE

 

  • Özüpek, Ş. and E. B. Becker, "Constitutive Equations for Solid Propellants", Journal  of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol.119, pp.125-132,  1997.
    doi:10.1115/1.2805983, SCIE

 

  • Canga, M., E. B. Becker, Ş. Özüpek,  "Constitutive Modeling of Viscoelastic Materials with Damage - Computational Aspects", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol.190, pp.2207-2226, 2001.
    doi:10.1016/S0045-7825(00)00231-0, SCIE

 

  • 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.
    doi: 10.5254/1.3547897, SCIE

 

  • Özüpek, Ş., and H. Cao, "Characterization of the Effect of Anisotropy on Stress Concentration in Bovine Pericardial Tissue", Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, Vol.5, pp.397-413, 2005.
    doi:10.1142/S0219519405001606,  SCIE

 

  • Ök, A., Özüpek, Ş., and E. B. Becker, "Crack Simulation in Pneumatic Tires Using the Finite Element Method", Journal Automobile Engineering, Vol.221, pp.157-166, 2007.
    doi: 10.1243/09544070JAUTO148, SCIE

 

  • Özüpek, Ş., "Computational Procedure for the Life Assessment of Solid Rocket Motors", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol.47, pp.639-648, 2010.
    doi: 10.2514/1.46801, SCIE

 

  • Yıldırım, H. C. And Özüpek, Ş., " Structural assessment of a solid propellant rocket, motor: Effects of aging and damage", Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol.15, pp. 635–641, 2011.
    doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2011.01.002, SCIE

 

  • Ünlü, U. C. and Özüpek, Ş., "Viscoelastic analysis of a dental metal-ceramic system”, Mech Time-Depend Mater, Vol.16, pp.427–437 , 2012. 
    doi:10.1007/s11043-012-9170-4,

 

  • Tunç, B. and Özüpek, Ş., "Implementation and Validation of a Three Dimensional Damaging Finite Strain Viscoelastic Model”, International Journal of Solids and Structures Vol. 102-103C, pp. 275-285, 2016.
    doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2016.09.031, SCIE

 

  • Ş. Özüpek and Ç. İyidiker,  “Modeling Cracks in Nonlinear Viscoelastic Media Subjected to Thermal Loading “, Journal of Propulsion and Power Vol. 33,  No. 2, March–April 2017.
    doi: 10.2514/1.B36114, SCIE

 

  • Tunç, B. and Ş. Özüpek, “Constitutive modeling of solid propellants for three dimensional nonlinear finite element analysis “, Aerospace Science and Technology Vol. 69, pp. 290–297, 2017.
    doi 10.1016/j.ast.2017.06.025, SCIE

 

  • Tunç, B., Ş. Özüpek, E. Podnos and U. Arkun, “Thermal Cyclic Stress Analysis of a  Solid Rocket Motor”, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 179-189, 2019.
    doi:10.2514/1.A34237, SCIE

 

  • V. Yurdabak, Ş. Özüpek, “Explicit Solution Methods in Quasi-Static Analyses of Rubber Like Materials”, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 92,2, pp-399-413, 2019.
    doi:10.5254/rct.19.81523, SCIE