Professor Oya Mercan

Structural Engineering Research Group

Professor Oya Mercan

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Oya Mercan
Dept. of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

Room GB331

Tel: 416-978-5971

oya.mercan@utoronto.ca

Research Interests

My research interests are directed towards development and implementation of real-time testing methods that couple computer simulation with physical testing to better understand the dynamic behaviour of complex structures, vibration mitigation and structural control.

Education and Designations

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering (2007)
    Lehigh University, USA.
  • M.S. Civil Engineering (2003)
    Lehigh University, USA.
  • B.S. Civil Engineering (2001)
    Bogazici University, Turkey.

Experience

  • NEES Research Scientist at ATLSS Research Center, Lehigh University (February 2006 – June 2008)
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher / Adjunct Faculty, Lehigh University (August 2007 – June 2008)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alberta (August 2008- August 2010)

Teaching

Course Code Title & Description Instructor Session Location(s) Day(s) Start Time End
CIV1167H Prof. Oya Mercan Not offered

Research

My Research Group

  • Ali Ashasi Sorkhabi (PhD Student)

    Structural Engineering
    University of Toronto
    333-35 St. George St.
    Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
    T: (416) 978-5964
    Email: ali.ashasisorkhabi@utoronto.ca

    Education

    • MSc. Earth-quake Engineering, Iran University of Science and Industry, Tehran, Iran, 2003-2006
    • BSc. Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1999-2003

     


    Hadi MalekghasemiHadi Malekghasemi (MASc Student)

    University of Toronto
    333-35 St. George St.
    Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
    Phone: (416) 978-5964
    Email: hadi.malekghasemi@utoronto.ca

    Education

    • BSc. (Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran)

    Research Interest: "Tuned Liquid Damper (TLD)"

Study

Refereed Journal Publications

 

  1.  Mercan O., Ricles J.M., “Experimental Studies on Real-time Pseudodynamic (PSD) and Hybrid PSD Testing of Structures with Elastomeric Dampers” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 2009: Vol. 135, No. 9: 1124-1133.
  2. Mercan O., Ricles J.M., Sause R., Marullo T.M., “Kinematic Error Correction for Planar Multi-directional Pseudodynamic Testing” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2009; Vol. 38: 1093-1119.
  3. Chen C, Ricles J.M., Marullo T.M. and Mercan O.,“Real-Time Hybrid Testing using the Unconditionally Stable Explicit CR Integration Algorithm” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2009; Vol. 38:23–44.
  4. Mercan O., Ricles J.M., “Stability Analysis for Real-time Pseudodynamic and Hybrid Pseudodynamic Testing with Multiple Sources of Delay” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2008; Vol. 37:1269–1293.
  5. Mercan O., Ricles J.M., Sause R., Marullo T.M., “Real-Time Large-Scale Hybrid Testbed for Seismic Performance Evaluation of Smart Structures” Smart Structures and Systems, 2008, Vol. 4, No. 5: 667-684.
  6. Mercan O., Ricles J.M., “Stability and Accuracy Analysis of Outer Loop Dynamics in Real-time Pseudodynamic Testing of SDOF Systems” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 2007; Vol. 36: 1523-1543.

Other Refereed Contributions

 

  1. Moosavi S.H. and Mercan O., “Nonlinear State-Space Control Design for Displacement-based Real-time Testing of Structural Systems” submitted to 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, California, USA June 29 - July 1, 2011.
  2. Moosavi S.H. and Mercan O., “Modifications of Integration Algorithms to Account for Load Discontinuity in Pseudodynamic Testing” 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, July 25-29, 2010, Toronto, ON, Canada, peer-reviewed.
  3. Mercan O., Ricles J.M., “NEES @ Lehigh: Real-time Hybrid Pseudodynamic Testing of Large-scale Structures” Hybrid Simulation: Theory, Implementation and Applications, Chapter 10, Taylor & Francis/ Balkema, published, 2008, 99-109, peer-reviewed.
  4. Mercan O., Ricles J.M., Sause R., “Implementation of Real-time Hybrid Pseudodynamic Test Method for Evaluating Seismic Hazard Mitigation Measures” SEI 2007 Structures Conference, May 16-20, 2007, peer-reviewed.
  5. Mercan O., Zhang X.P., Ricles J.M., “State-Space Control Design for Real-Time Pseudodynamic Testing Applications” EERI 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference, April 18-22, 2006, San Francisco, CA, peer-reviewed.
  6. Mercan O., Ricles J.M., “A New Real-Time Pseudodynamic Testing Algorithm” 6th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, October 6-8, 2004, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, peer-reviewed.

Non-refereed Contributions

 

  1. Hessabi R.M. and Mercan O., “Phase and Amplitude Indices (PAEI) to Assess the Success of Displacement Based Real-time Testing” Proceedings of the 2010 Combined ASCE Structures Congress/AISC (NASCC) Conference, May 12-14, 2010, Orlando, FL.
  2. Ricles J. M., Mercan O., Sause R., Marullo T.M.,” Large-Scale Real-Time Hybrid Testbed for Seismic Performance of Smart Structures” US-Korea Workshop 2006: Smart Structures Technology for Steel Structures, November 16-17, 2006, Seoul, Korea.
  3. Mercan O., Ricles J.M., Marullo T.M., “Real-time pseudodynamic testing of steel structures equipped with passive dampers” STESSA 5th International Conference, August 14-17, 2006, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan.
  4. Valencia G., Mercan O., Marullo T.M., Ricles J.M., “User’s Guide for Hybrid-Viz: A Visualization Tool for Real-time Hybrid Testing” ATLSS Engineering Research Center Report No. 06-20, September 2006, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
  5. Zhang X.P., Ricles J.M., Mercan O., Chen C., “Servo Hydraulic System Identification for the NEES Real-Time Multi-Directional Earthquake Simulation Facility” ATLSS Engineering Research Center Report No. 05-14, 2005, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
  6. Mercan O., Ricles J.M., “Evaluation of Real-Time Pseudodynamic Testing Algorithms for Seismic Testing of Structural Assemblages” ATLSS Engineering Research Center Report No. 05-06, April 2005, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.