Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering Department
 

Murat Vural

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

 

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Journal Publications

 

Gu, Y.B., Zhuang, S., Vural, M., Molinari, A. and Ravichandran, G. “Upstream jetting phenomenon in planar shock wave experiments with ceramic powders”, Shock Waves, in press (2010) doi: 10.1007/s00193-010-0268-9

Vural, M., Molinari, A. and Bhattacharyya, N. “Analysis of slot orientation in shear-compression specimen (SCS)”, Experimental Mechanics, in press. (2010) doi: 10.1007/s11340-010-9363-1

Patki, A.S., Vural, M. and Gosz, M. “Confined compression of dental composites for Class I restorations”, Journal of Composite Materials, accepted (2010).

Alkhader, M. and Vural, M. “A plasticity model for pressure-dependent anisotropic cellular solids”, International Journal of Plasticity, in press (2010) doi: 10.1016/j.ijplas.2010.01.010

Alkhader, M. and Vural, M. “On the partition of elastic strain energy in solid foams and lattice structures”, Acta Materialia, 57(8):2429-2439, (2009).

Vural, M. and Caro, J. “Experimental analysis and constitutive modeling for the newly developed 2139-T8 alloy”, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 520: 56-65, (2009).

Alkhader, M. and Vural, M. “An energy-based anisotropic yield criterion for cellular solids and validation by biaxial FE simulations”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 57(5): 871-890, (2009).

Alkhader, M. and Vural, M. “Mechanical response of cellular solids: Role of cellular topology and microstructural irregularity”, International Journal of Engineering Sciences, 46: 1035-1051, (2008).

Kotche, M., Drummond, J.L., Sun, K., Vural, M. and DeCarlo, F. “Multiaxial analysis of dental composite materials”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B - Applied Biomaterials, 88B(2): 412-418, (2008).

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Transverse failure in thick S2-glass/epoxy fiber reinforced composites”, Journal of Composite Materials, 38(7): 609-623, (2004).

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Failure mode transition and energy dissipation in naturally occurring composites”, Composites Part B - Eng, 35(6-8), pp. 639-646, (2004).

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Microstructural aspects and modeling of failure in naturally occurring porous composites”, Mechanics of Materials, 35(3-6), pp. 523-536, (2003).

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Dynamic response and energy dissipation characteristics of balsa wood: experiment and analysis”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 40(9), pp. 2147-2170, (2003).

Vural, M. and Rittel, D. “An educational visualization technique for Kolsky (split Hopkinson) bar”, Experimental Techniques, 27(6), pp. 35-39, (2003).

Vural, M., Rittel, D. and Ravichandran, G. “Large strain mechanical behavior of 1018 steel over a wide range of strain rates”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 34A(12), pp. 2873-2885, (2003).

Vural, M., Zeytin, S. and Ucisik, A. H. “Plasma Sprayed Oxide Ceramics on Steel Substrates”, Surface & Coating Technology, 97, pp. 347-354, (1997).

  

Book Chapters

 

Kidd, T.H., Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Transverse response of unidirectional composites under a wide range of confinements and strain rates”, in: A. Shukla et al. (Eds.), Dynamic Failure of Materials and Structures, Springer, NY, (2009).

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Experimental and analytical analysis of mechanical response and deformation mode selection in balsa wood”, in: I.M. Daniels et al. (Eds.), Major Accomplishments in Composite Materials and Sandwich Structures – An Anthology of ONR Sponsored Research, Springer, NY, (2009).

Refereed Conference Proceedings

 

Alkhader, M. and Vural, M. “Experimental analysis of topology and morphology effects on in-plane structural response of cellular solids”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Sandwich Structures (ICSS-9), Pasadena, CA, June 14-16, 2010.

Ayyagari, R.S., Shafiq, M. and Vural, M. “An energy-based pressure-dependent yield criterion for transversely isotropic cellular solids”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Sandwich Structures (ICSS-9), Pasadena, CA, June 14-16, (2010

Eren, E. and Vural, M. “Investigation of the thermomechanical coupling strength in titanium alloys”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST'07), Istanbul, Turkey, June 14-16, 2007. (doi:10.1109/RAST.2007.4283964)

Alkhader, M. and Vural, M. “Effect of microstructure in cellular solids: bending vs. stretch dominated topologies”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST'07), Istanbul, Turkey, June 14-16, 2007. (doi:10.1109/RAST.2007.4283965)

Alkhader, M. and Vural, M. “Influence of cellular topology on dynamic response of cellular solids”, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition(IMECE'06), Chicago, IL, November 5-10, 2006.

Vural, M., Kidd, T.H. and Ravichandran, G. “Dynamic transverse compressive failure of unidirectional fiber reinforced composites”, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Fracture (ICF11), Turin, Italy, March 20-25, 2005.

Vural, M. “Dynamic response and failure of cellular networks”, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Fracture (ICF11), Turin, Italy, March 20-25, 2005.

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Transverse response of unidirectional composites under a wide range of confinement and strain rate”, Proceedings of the 18th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society of Composites (ASC2003), Gainesville, FL, October 19-22, 2003.

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Dynamic behavior of unidirectional fiber reinforced polymer composites subjected to multiaxial compression”, Proceedings of ICCM-14, 14th International Conference on Composite Materials, San Diego, CA, July 14-18, 2003.

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “An experimental investigation of large strain deformation and adiabatic shear localization in steels”, Proceedings of the PLASTICITY’2003 - 10th International Symposium on Plasticity, Quebec City, Canada, July 7-11, 2003.

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Dynamic behavior of cellular composites: Balsa wood”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Geneva, Switzerland, May 25-29, 2003.

Vural, M., Rittel, D. and Ravichandran, G. “Investigation of the dynamic large strain behavior of 1018 steel using shear-compression specimens”, Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference and Exposition of Experimental & Applied Mechanics, Charlotte, NC, June 2-4, 2003.

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Dynamic behavior and failure of unidirectional thick composites under confinement”, Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference and Exposition of Experimental & Applied Mechanics, Charlotte, NC, June 2-4, 2003.

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “High-strain-rate testing of sandwich core materials”, in Recent Advances in Experimental Mechanics - In Honor of Isaac M. Daniel, E. E. Gdoutos (Ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, (2002). Proceedings of the 14th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA, June 23-28, (2002).

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “Dynamic behavior of S2-glass/epoxy fiber reinforced composites”, Proceedings of the American Society for Composites Seventeenth Technical Conference, October 21-23, 2002, West Lafayette, IN, C. T. Sun and H. Kim (Editors), CRC Press, (2002).

Vural, M. and Ravichandran, G. “High-strain-rate failure of a porous heterogeneous composite: Balsa Wood”, in Dynamic Failure in Composite Materials and Structures, AMD-Vol.247, Y. D. S. Rajapakse (Ed.), ASME Press, (2001). Proceedings of the 2001 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New York, NY, November 11-16, (2001).

Vural, M., Erim, M. Z. and Ucisik, A. H. “Effects of Projectile Velocity and Tile Thickness on the Ballistic Efficiency of Alumina Ceramics”, in Impact Response of Materials & Structures, V. P. W. Shim, S. Tanimura and C. T. Lim (Eds.), Oxford University Press, (1999). Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Impact Engineering, Singapore, December 7-11, (1998).

Vural, M. “Impact Failure Phenomenology of Alumina Ceramic Targets”, in Experimental Mechanics; Advances in Design, Testing and Analysis, I. M. Allison (Ed.), A.A. Balkema Publishers, (1998). Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Oxford, U.K., August 24-28, (1998).

Vural, M. “Ballistic Impact Behavior of Alumina Armor Ceramics”, Proceedings of the 1st National Symposium on Materials Mechanics, Istanbul, Turkey, June 25-26, (1998).

Vural, M., Zeytin, S. and Ucisik, A. H. “Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Plasma Sprayed Oxide Ceramic Coatings”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Ceramic Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, October 24-28, (1994).

 

Presentations and Seminars

 

"An energy-based approach to capture the yield surface of 3D anisotropic solid foams” 47th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES 2010), Iowa State University, Ames, IA, October 4-6, (2010).

"Experimental analysis of the yield surface of Divinycell H-100 foam” 47th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES 2010), Iowa State University, Ames, IA, October 4-6, (2010).

"Probing the yield surface of cellular solids: An energy based approach and experimental validation”, Invited seminar talk, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koc University, Sariyer-Istanbul, Turkey, June 28, (2010).

"Experimental analysis and constitutive modeling of the thermo-mechanical response of Al 2139 alloy at high strain rates”, Invited talk, Aluminum for Defense Applications Workshop, Organized jointly by the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) and Army Research Labs (ARL), Baltimore, MD, May 3-4, (2010).

"Yielding of porous materials: effect of pressure and anisotropy”, Invited seminar talk, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 13, (2010).

"Temperature and rate dependent mechanical response of 2139-T8 alloy”, Invited seminar talk, The Center for Impact Physics - Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, August 4, (2009).

“Probing the yield surface of stretch and bending dominated cellular solids”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE’09), Lake Buena Vista, FL, November 13-19, (2009).

“A pressure-dependent energy-based yield criterion for cellular solids”, The 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics of Materials (Mech09), Blacksburg, VA, June 24-27, (2009).

“Effect of topology and morphology on the deformation mode of cellular solids”, The 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics of Materials, Blacksburg, VA, June 24-27, (2009).

“Energy partition and biaxial yielding in lattice-truss structures and solid foams”, Invited seminar talk, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, February 19, (2009).

“Probing the yield surface of stretch and bending dominated cellular solids”, Invited seminar talk, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, September 8, (2008).

“Modeling and validation of yield surface in cellular solids under biaxial loading”, Invited seminar talk, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, August 25, (2008)

“Initial yield behavior of stretching and bending dominated metallic cellular solids”, 2008 Society of Engineering Science Annual Technical Meeting (SES-2008), Urbana-Champaign, IL, October 12-15, (2008)

“On the role of topology and morphology in the mechanical response of cellular solids”, the 13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM-13), Alexandroupolis, Greece, July 1-6, (2007).

“Dynamic deformation and failure of cellular materials and composites for sandwich structures”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE’06), Chicago, IL, November 5-10, (2006).

“Microstructure and rate effects in solid foams”, SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics (SEM’06), St. Louis, MO, June 4-7, (2006).

“Effect of cellular topology on dynamic response of solid foams”, 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE’05), Orlando, FL, November 5-11, (2005).

“Mechanical response and deformation substructure in cellular solids – Applicability to mechanics of cytoskeletons”, Biomedical Engineering Department Seminar, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, April 15, (2005).

“Constitutive characterization of metals for dynamic plastic deformation with shear-compression specimens”, MMAE Department Seminar, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, April 28, (2004).

“High-strain-rate and large-strain constitutive testing of metals with shear-compression specimens”, The Center for Impact Physics - Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, March 18, (2004).

“Micro-inertial effects on the dynamic response of cellular sandwich cores”, 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE’03), Washington, D.C., November 16-21, (2003).

“Dynamic strength enhancement in cellular solids due to buckling and kink band instabilities”, The 40th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES 2003), Ann Arbor, MI, October 12-15, (2003).

“Transverse response of unidirectional composites under a wide range of confinement and strain rate”, 18th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society of Composites (ASC2003), Gainesville, FL, October 19-22, (2003).

“Dynamic behavior of composites and cellular cores for sandwich structures”, ONR Review Meeting: Composites for Marine Structures, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 3, (2003).

 “Dynamic behavior of balsa wood”, Sixth International Conference on Sandwich Structures (ICSS6), Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March31-April 2, (2003).

“Mechanical behavior of cellular composites: experiment and analysis”, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, December 4, (2002).

“Dynamic response and failure of naturally occurring porous composites”, symposium on, Advances in Characterization of Dynamic Response of Materials and Structures, 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE’02), New Orleans, LA, November 17-22, (2002).

“Failure of unidirectional composites under dynamic transverse loading”, symposium on Research and Education in Experimental Mechanics in Honor of Prof. J.W. Dally, 14th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA, June 23-28, (2002).

“Dynamic behavior of composite materials for sandwich structures”, ONR Review Meeting: Composites for Marine Structures, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 6-8, (2002).

“Microstructural aspects and modeling of failure in a naturally occurring porous composite: Balsa Wood”, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, September 10, (2001).

“Microstructural aspects of deformation in sandwich core materials at high-strain-rates”, MMC2001 Mechanics and Materials Summer Conference, San Diego, CA, June 27-29, (2001).

 

 
       

         

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