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Eray Baran, Ph.D.

Professor of Structural Engineering

 

Department of Civil Engineering

Middle East Technical University

06800 Ankara, Turkey

tel: +90 312 210 7475

email: erayb {at} metu.edu.tr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

▪ Doctor of Philosophy, Structural Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2006

▪ Master of Science, Structural Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2003

▪ Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1999

 

EXPERTISE

Experimental analysis, numerical simulation, and design of structural systems (including steel, prestressed concrete, reinforced concrete, and steel-concrete composite systems)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

▪ Seismic behavior of light-gage cold-formed steel structures

▪ Moment-resisting connections between precast concrete elements

▪ Bolted connections in steel lattice transmission towers

▪ Behavior of steel-concrete composite beams

▪ Interface shear behavior in composite precast concrete hollow-core slabs

▪ Bond behavior of prestressing strands in steel fiber reinforced concrete

▪ Prestressed concrete bridge systems under lateral impact loads

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

▪ Mechanics of Materials

▪ Reinforced Concrete Design

▪ Structural Steel Design

▪ Prestressed Concrete Design

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

▪ Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2019 –

▪ Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2014 – 2019

▪ Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey, 2013 – 2014

▪ Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey, 2007 – 2013

▪ Structural Engineer, Walter P Moore and Associates, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2006 – 2007

▪ Graduate Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 1999 – 2006

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

▪ Best Dissertation Award, University of Minnesota, Department of Civil Engineering, 2007

▪ Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Graduate School, 2004

M. J. Huber Award for Excellence in Transportation Research and Education, University of Minnesota, 2004

Nevada Medal for Distinguished Graduate Student Paper in Bridge Engineering, University of Nevada, 2003

▪ Sommerfeld Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Department of Civil Engineering, 1999

 

REFEREED PAPERS

[20] B.M. Pehlivan, E. Baran, C. Topkaya (2020) “An energy dissipating hold down device for cold-formed steel structures”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 166.

[19] A. Ozturk, E. Baran, C. Tort (2019) “Nonlinear fiber modeling of steel-concrete partially composite beams with channel connectors”, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, doi: 10.1007/s12205-019-1163-2.

[18] C. Dizdar, E. Baran, C. Topkaya (2019) “Strength and stiffness of floor trusses fabricated from cold-formed steel lipped channels”, Engineering Structures, 181: 437-457.

[17] B.M. Pehlivan, E. Baran, C. Topkaya (2018) “Testing and analysis of different hold down devices for CFS construction”,  Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 145: 97-115.

[16] E. Baran, T. Akis, G. Sen, A. Draisawi (2016) “Experimental and numerical analysis of a bolted connection in steel transmission towers”,  Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 121: 253-260.

[15] H.C. Mertol, E. Baran, H.J. Bello (2015) "Flexural behavior of lightly and heavily reinforced steel fiber concrete beams", Construction and Building Materials, 98: 185-193.

[14] E. Baran  (2015) "Effects of cast-in-place concrete topping on flexural response of precast concrete hollow-core slabs", Engineering Structures, 98: 109-117.

[13] E. Baran, C. Topkaya (2014) "Behavior of steel-concrete partially composite beams with channel type shear connectors", Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 97: 69-78.

[12] E. Baran, H.C. Mertol, B. Gunes (2014) "Damage in reinforced concrete buildings during the 2011 Van, Turkey earthquakes", ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 28(3): 466-479.

[11] E. Baran, A.E. Schultz, C.E. French (2013) "Performance of a prestressed concrete bridge system under equivalent static lateral impact loads", ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 27(4): 450-459.

[10] E. Baran, T. Arsava (2012) “Flexural strength design criteria for concrete beams reinforced with high-strength steel strands”, Advances in Structural Engineering, 15(10): 1781-1792.

[9] E. Baran, C. Alica (2012) "Behavior of cold-formed steel wall panels under monotonic horizontal loading", Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 79: 1-8.

[8] E. Baran, C. Topkaya (2012) "An experimental study on channel type shear connectors", Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 74: 108-117.

[7] E. Baran, T. Akis, S. Yesilmen (2012) "Pull-out behavior of prestressing strands in steel fiber reinforced concrete", Construction and Building Materials, 28: 362-371.

[6] E. Baran, R. Rohne, C.E. French, A.E. Schultz (2009) "Experimental determination of resistance characteristics of support details used in prestressed concrete bridge girders", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 14(5): 319-326.

[5] E. Baran, A.E. Schultz, C.E. French (2007) "Behavior of girder-floor beam connections in prestressed concrete pedestrian bridges subjected to lateral impact loads", ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 133(11): 1670-1681.

[4] E. Baran, A.E. Schultz, C.E. French (2006) "Tension tests on cast-in-place inserts: influence of reinforcement and prestress", PCI Journal, 51(5): 88-108.

[3] E. Baran, C.K. Shield, C.E. French (2005) "A comparison of methods for experimentally determining prestress losses in pretensioned prestressed concrete girders", American Concrete Institute Special Publication SP-231: 161-180.

[2] E. Baran, A.E. Schultz, C.E. French (2005) "Analysis of the flexural strength of prestressed concrete flanged sections", PCI Journal, 50(1): 74-93.

[1] E. Baran, C.K. Shield, C.E. French, T.A. Wyffels (2004) "Analysis of the effects of vertical pre-release cracks on prestressed concrete bridge girders", PCI Journal, 49(6): 114-130.