Halil Sezen

Dr. Halil Sezen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Environment and Geodetic Engineering at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He got his B.S., M.S. and PhD degrees from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; Cornell University, New York; and University of California, Berkeley, respectively. He conducts computational and experimental research on the behavior of structures and their components under extreme loading conditions including seismic loads. Specifically, he developed models to predict the response of reinforced concrete building columns with design details not meeting the requirements of modern seismic design codes. He investigated seismic behavior of various engineering structures including historical and monumental structures, and industrial facilities. His recent research also includes e field testing and computational simulation of progressive collapse of buildings.

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Recent major earthquakes around the world have shown the vulnerability of infrastructure and the need for research to better understand the nature of seismic events and their effects on structures. As a result, earthquake engineering research has been expanding as more and more data become available from a large array of seismic instruments, large scale experiments and numerical simulations. The first part of this book presents results from some of the current seismic research work including three-dimensional wave propagation in different soil media, seismic loss assessment, probabilistic hazard analysis, geotechnical problems including soil-structure interaction. The second part of the book focuses on the seismic behavior of structures including historical and monumental structures, bridge embankments, and different types of bridges and bearings.

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