What is Structural Health Monitoring?
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) enables engineers to identify the actual dynamic characteristics of structures such as modal frequencies, shapes and damping ratios. System identification may be carried out by processing ambient, wind or earthquake response (mostly acceleration data) in time or frequency domain.
Obtaining actual dynamic parameters is crucial in Finite Element Updating procedure and consequently estimating more reliable structural response. In the last decades, engineers are capable of improving design codes based on identification results.
Seismic responses of structures are also examined and valuable information about soil-structure interaction, nonlinear behavior of structural elements, excitation of higher modes and interaction of structural and non-structural elements are obtained by analyzing the vibration data collected during seismic events.
Furthermore, SHM techniques can be adopted for seismic risk assessments due to its capability of eliminating the uncertainties in structural parameters. Vulnerability curves, which demonstrate the failure probability of a structure under seismic events, may be generated analytically or experimentally.
Assoc. Prof. Serdar Soyoz
Phone: +90 (212) 359 7788
PhD in Civil Engineering, University of California, Irvine, U.S. 2007
MS in Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey 2004
BS in Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey 2001
Structural Health Monitoring
Wind Turbine Analysis/Design
Assoc. Prof. Dr 09/14-current Bogazici University, Turkey
Asst. Prof. Dr 03/10-09/14 Bogazici University, Turkey, Turkey
Senior Staff Engineer 03/08-03/10 MMI Engineering, U.S.
Postdoctoral Scholar 09/07-03/08 University of California Irvine, U.S.
Visiting Researcher 08/02-08/03 International Institute of Seismology and
Earthquake Engineering / Keio University, Japan
J.8 Ozer E., Soyoz S. (2013) “Vibration-based Damage Detection
and Seismic Performance Assessment of Bridges”, Earthquake Spectra, accepted
J.7 Soyoz S., Taciroglu E., Orakcal K., Nigbor R., Skolnik D.,
Lus H., Safak E. (2013) Ambient and Forced vibration testing of a Reinforced Concrete
Building Before and After its Seismic Retrofitting, Journal of Structural Engineering,
ASCE, 139(10), 1741-1752.
J.6 Soyoz S., Aydın C. (2013) “Effect of Higher Wave Harmonics
on the Response of Monopile Type Offshore Wind Turbines”, Journal of Wind Energy, 16(8),
J.5 Soyoz S., Feng M.Q., Shinozuka M. (2010) “Structural Reliability
Estimation with Vibration-based Identified Parameters” Journal of Engineering Mechanics,
ASCE, 136 (1), 100-106.
J.4 Firazzarin M., Feng M.Q., Franchetti P., Soyoz S., Modena C.
“Damage Detection Based on Damping Analysis of Ambient Vibration Data” Structural
Control and Health Monitoring, 17(4), 368-385.
J.3 Soyoz S., Feng M.Q. (2009) “Long-term Monitoring and Identification
of Bridge Structural Parameters” Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering,
J.2 Chen Y., Feng M. Q., Soyoz S. (2008) “Large-Scale Shake Table
Test Verification of Bridge Condition Assessment Methods” Journal of Structural
Engineering, ASCE, 134(7):1235-1245.
J.1 Soyoz S., Feng M.Q. (2008) “Instantaneous Damage Detection
of Bridge Structures and Experimental Verification” Structural Control and Health
Monitoring, 15(7): 958-973.
1. Orçun Tokuç, Structural Health Monitoring of Industrial Chimneys, on-going.
2. Cem Yılmaz, Base Isolation Systems, on-going
1.Emre Aytulun, TBA
2.Yavuz Altuğ, TBA
3.Korkut Kaynardağ, Structural Health Monitoring of Tall Building
3.Hüseyin Çolak, Structural Health Monitoring Condition Assessment and Seismic Vulnerability Estimation of Highway Bridges, 2016
4.Oğuz Şenkardeşler, Effects of Uncertainties in Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis on Response of a Tall Building, 2016
5.Sarper Saygı, Seismic Loss Estimation,
6.Burak Karabulut, Cold-formed Steel Structures,
7.Münir Yeşiltaş, Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges, on-going.
8.Orhan Gençtürk, Seismic Analysis of Onshore Wind Turbines, on-going.
9.Erdinç Kırkpınar, Structural Health Monitoring of Tall Building
10.Ziya Dalkılıç, Ambient and Forced Vibration Testing of a Building,
11.Onur Kalan, Fatigue Analysis of Onshore Wind Turbines, 2013.
12.Furkan Çelenli, Effect of Traffic Loading on Modal Parameters
of Bridges, 2012.
13.Ekin Özer, Vibration-based Damage Detection and Seismic Performance
14.Can Aydın, Analysis of Offshore Wind Turbines under Wind and
Wave Loading, 2011.
Mechanics 10F, 11F
Strength of Materials 11S
Structural Analysis 12F
Structural Health Monitoring 10 S, 11S, 12S
Structural Dynamics 10F
Structural Reliability 11F, 12F
Earthquake Engineering 12S, 13S
1. Health Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Bridges, PI, TUBITAK, on-going.
2. Structural Health Monitoring of a Tall Buildings, PI, BAP, on-going.
3.Founding of Civil Engineering Structural Health Monitoring Laboratory,
PI, BAP, 2011.
4.Off-shore Wind Turbine Applications in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean,
Member, NREL, 2009.
5.Vibration-Based Identification and FEM Updating of an Off-shore
Platform, Co-PI, SHELL, 2008.
6.Utilization of Strong Motion Data for Toll Bridge Damage Assessment,
Member, CALTRANS, US, 2007.
7.Long-term Structural Performance Monitoring of Bridges, Member,
CALTRANS, US, 2006.
1.Seismic Performance Assessment of 12-storey RC Building in Suadiye,
2.Response Measurement of Golden Horn Bridge Bearings, Turkey,
3.Performance Assessment of a Historical Masonary Building in Kadıköy, Turkey,
4.Large-scale Cyclic and Dynamic Tests of a Cold Formed Steel Structure, Turkey,