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Adnan KefalFaculty of Engineering and Natural SciencesFaculty Member(216) 483 9541adnankefalsabanciunivedu

Faculty Member


PhD, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2017
BSc, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013
BSc (Erasmus exchange program), Naval Architecture, Ship Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, 2011-2012

Areas of Interest

Computational and experimental mechanics; Large-scale design and analysis; Structural health monitoring; Shape sensing; Composite and sandwich structures; Structural topology optimization; Additive manufacturing; Isogeometric analysis; Finite element analysis; Peridynamic theory; Beam, plate and shell theories.


International Ship Structures Committee (ISSC), Royal Society of Naval Architects (RINA), The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Turkish Chamber of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Publications Prior to SU
  1. Yildizdag, M.E., Ardic, I.T., Kefal, A., and Ergin, A., 2020. An isogeometric FE-BE method and experimental investigation for the hydroelastic analysis of a horizontal circular cylindrical shell partially filled with fluid. Thin-Walled Structures, 151, p.106755.
  2. Kefal, A., Sohouli, A., Oterkus, E., Yildiz, M., and Suleman, A., 2019. Topology optimization of cracked structures using peridynamics. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 31(6), pp. 1645-1672.
  3. Tabrizi, E.I.,  Kefal, A., , Zanjani, J.S.M., Akalin, C., and Yildiz, M., 2019. Experimental and numerical investigation on fracture behavior of glass/carbon fiber hybrid composites using acoustic emission method and refined zigzag theory. Composite Structures, 223, pp.110971.
  4. Basoglu, M.F., Zerin Z., Kefal, A., and Oterkus, E., 2019. A computational model of peridynamic theory for deflecting behavior of crack propagation with micro-cracks. Computational Materials Science, 162, pp.33-46.
  5. Kefal, A., and Oterkus, E., 2016. Displacement and stress monitoring of a chemical tanker based on inverse finite element method. Ocean Engineering, 112, pp. 33-46.
  6. Kefal, A., Oterkus, E., Tessler, A., and Spangler, J., 2016. A quadrilateral inverse-shell element with drilling degrees of freedom for shape sensing and structural health monitoring. Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, 19, pp. 1299-1313.
  7. Kefal, A., and Oterkus, E., 2016. Displacement and stress monitoring of a Panamax containership using inverse finite element method. Ocean Engineering, 119, pp. 16-29.