Prof. Dr.
Part-Time Academic Staff
Civil Engineering
+90 392 661 2929
Educational Background: 
  • B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU (METU-Ankara)
Research Interests: 
  • Heat Transfer
  • Applied mechanics
  • Thermoelasticity
  • Elastic plastic stress analysis
  • Functionally graded materials
  • Experimental mechanics, Biomechanics
Courses Taught: 
  • Probability and Statistics for Engineers
  • Thermodynamics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Continuum Mechanics I and Continuum Mechanics II
  • Engineering Mechanics: 1)Statics, 2)Dynamics
  • Applied Mathematics for Engineers, Analytical Methods in Engineering
Selected Publications: 
  • Akis, T. and Orcan, Y., Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Mechanics of Crawl Stroke Swimming, Mechanics Research Communications, vol. 31, p. 243 261, 2004.
  • Eminkahyagil, N., Orcan, Y. and Gokalp, S., Effect of Lining Materials on Fracture Resistance of Amalgam Restorations. Journal of Dental Research, vol.80, p.1279, 2001.
  • Orcan, Y. and Eraslan, A. N., Elastic Plastic Stresses in Linearly Hardening Solid Disks of Variable Thickness. Mechanics Research Communications, vol.29, p.269 281, 2002.
  • Eraslan, A. N. and Orcan, Y., Elastic Plastic Deformation of a Rotating Solid Disk of Exponentially Varying Thickness, Mechanics of Materials, vol.34, p.423 432, 2002.
  • Eraslan A. N., Orcan Y., Sonmez M., A Comprehensive Stress Analysis of Rotating Variable Thickness Solid and Annular Disks Using von Mises Yield Criterion, ARI Bulletin of the Istanbul Technical University, vol.54, p.25 35, 2007.
  • Eraslan, A. N. and Orcan, Y., On the Rotating Elastic Plastic Solid Disk of Variable Thickness Having Concave Profile