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M. Murat Monkul

Prof. Dr.

Ph.D.
: Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA, 2010
M.Sc.
: Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey, 2005
B.Sc.
: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002

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Dr. Monkul conducts active research for more than fifteen years. He worked on various research projects funded by US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and European Union (EU) as a researcher or principal investigator. His research areas involve engineering behavior of transitional soils mainly silty/clayey sands, liquefaction, soil specimen preparation methods and various aspects of experimental soil mechanics. He is also interested in sustainable usage of dredged soils and lunar soil mechanics. Dr. Monkul is also active in academic teaching. He taught one graduate and seven different undergraduate courses at Yeditepe University, and a graduate course at Oregon State University. Dr. Monkul continues to teach as a Professor at Yeditepe University in Istanbul.

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Publications

Journal Papers

  • Monkul, M.M., Aydına, N.G., Demirhana, B., Şahina, M. (2019). “Undrained shear strength and monotonic behavior of different non-plastic silts: Sand-like or Clay-like?”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20180147

  • Eseller-Bayat, E., Monkul, M.M., Akın, O, Yenigun, S. (2017). “The coupled influence of relative density, CSR, plasticity and content of fines on cyclic liquefaction resistance of sands”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor & Francis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2017.1342297

  • Monkul, M.M., Etminan, E., Senol, A. (2017). “Coupled influence of content, gradation and shape characteristics of silts on static liquefaction of loose silty sands”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 101, 12-26.

  • Monkul, M.M., Dacic, A. (2017). “Effect of grain size distribution on stress-strain behavior of Lunar Soil Simulants”, Advances in Space Research. Elsevier, 60, 636-651.

  • Monkul, M.M.Etminan, E., Senol, A. (2016). “Influence of coefficient of uniformity and base sand gradation on static liquefaction of loose sands with silt”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 89, 185-197.

  • Monkul, M.M.Gultekin, C., Gulver, M., Akın, O., Eseller-Bayat, E. (2015). “Estimation of liquefaction potential from dry and saturated sandy soils under drained constant volume cyclic simple shear loading”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 75, 27-36.

  • Monkul, M.M.Lade, P.V., Etminan, E., Senol, A. (2014). “Compressibility as an indicator of liquefaction potential”, Geotechnical Engineering Journal of SEAGS-AGSSEA, 45 (4), 73-77.

  • Monkul, M.M. (2013). “Influence of gradation on shear strength and volume change behavior of silty sands”, Geomechanics and Engineering, Techno Press, 5(5), 401-417.

  • Monkul, M.M.Yamamuro, J. A., and Lade, P.V. (2011). “Failure, instability and the second work increment in loose silty sand”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC Research Press, 48(6), 943-955.

  • Monkul, M.M. and Yamamuro, J. A. (2011). “Influence of silt size and content on liquefaction behavior of sands”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC Research Press, 48(6), 931-942.

  • Monkul, M.M. (2008). “Validation of practice oriented models and influence of soil stiffness on lateral pile response due to kinematic loading”, Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, Taylor & Francis, 26(3), 145-159.

  • Monkul, M.M., Ozden, G. (2008). “Erratum to “Compressional behavior of clayey sand and transition fines content” [Engineering Geology, 89(2007), 195–205]”, Engineering Geology, Elsevier, 96(1-2), 105-106.

  • Monkul, M.M., Ozden, G. (2007). “Compressional behavior of clayey sand and transition fines content’’, Engineering Geology, Elsevier, 89(3-4),  195-205.  (Ranked as 22nd in the Science Direct’s Top 25 Hottest Articles list in Engineering Geology for Jan-March 2007 period).

  • Monkul, M.M., Onal, O. (2006). “A Visual Basic Program for Analysing Oedometer Test Results and Evaluating Intergranular Void Ratio”, Computers and Geosciences, Elsevier, 32, 696-703.

Conference publications

  • Monkul, M.M., Yenigün, S., Eseller-Bayat, E. (2018). “Importance of automatization on dry funnel deposited specimens for liquefaction testing”, Geotechnical Special Publication No 293: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V: Slope Stability and Landslides, Laboratory Testing, and In Situ Testing, ASCE, 286-295, ISBN: 9780784481486.

  • Eseller-Bayat, E., Monkul, M.M., Akın, O, Yenigun, S. (2018). “Evaluation of the effect of relative density on liquefaction assessment of sands with plastic and non-plastic fines”, Geotechnical Special Publication No 290: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V: Liquefaction Triggering, Consequences, and Mitigation, ASCE, 244-254, ISBN: 9780784481455.

  • Monkul, M.M.Yükselen-Aksoy, Y. (2016). “Sustainable usage of dredge materials at engineering fills and investigation of their performance with different additives”. Geotechnical Special Publication No 273: Sustainable Waste Management and Remediation, ASCE, 471-480. ISBN 978-0-7844-8016-8

  • Etminan, E., Monkul, M.M.Senol, A. (2016). “Effect of silt size and gradation on cyclic liquefaction of sands”. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Nicosia, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 321-327. ISBN 975-8359-28-2.

  • Etminan, E., Monkul, M.M.Senol, A. (2015).  “Silt influence on static liquefaction of sands”. Proceedings of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, U.K.; DOI:10.1680/ecsmge.60678; ISBN 978-0-7277-6067-8.

  • Monkul, M.M. (2013). “Importance of geotechnical engineering on development and sustainability of lunar bases”. 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies; RAST 2013, IEEE, 863-867. ISBN: 978-1-4673-6396-9.

  • Monkul, M.M. (2012). “On some of the factors influencing the fines’ role on liquefaction of silty sands”. Geotechnical Special Publication No 225: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, 799-808. ISBN: 978-0-7844-1212-1.

  • Monkul, M.M. and Yamamuro, J. A. (2010). “Influence of densification method on some aspects of undrained silty sand behavior”. Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, San Diego, California (CD-ROM). ISBN: 1-887009-15-9.

  • Monkul, M.M. and Yamamuro, J. A. (2010). “The effect of nonplastic silt gradation on the liquefaction behavior of sand”. Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, San Diego, California (CD-ROM). ISBN: 1-887009-15-9.

  • Monkul, M.M. (2006). “Stability of loose sandy slopes”. Proceedings of Seventh International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Türkiye, 13 pages (CD-ROM). ISBN: 975-461-416-4.

  • Monkul, M.M., Ozden, G. (2005). “Effect of intergranular void ratio on one-dimensional compression behavior”. GEOPROB 2005:Proceedings of International Conference on Problematic Soils, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Famagusta, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, 3, pp.1203-1209. ISBN:975-8401-24-6.  

Journal publications (national)

  • Monkul, M.M. (2018). “Türkiye Bina Deprem Yönetmeliği 2018’e göre dayanma yapıları ve bodrum perdelerinin tasarımı (Design of retaining structures and basement walls according to the Turkish Building Earthquake Code 2018”. ZM17: Proceedings of Seventeenth Turkish Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering,, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Türkiye, Vol. 1, pp. 233-242. (In Turkish).

  • Monkul, M.M., Yenigünb, S., Eseller-Bayat, E. (2018). “Kuru huni yöntemiyle geniş aralıkta göreceli sıkılık değerlerinin elde edilmesi (Obtaining a wide range of relative density values with dry funnel deposition method”. ZM17: Proceedings of Seventeenth Turkish Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Türkiye, Vol. 3, pp. 1249-1260. (In Turkish).

Conference publications (national)

  • Monkul, M.M., Yenigün, S., Eseller-Bayat, E. (2017). “Kuru kum numunelerin sismik sıvılaşma potansiyelinin dinamik basit kesme deneyinden belirlenmesi (Determining the seismic liquefaction potential of dry sand specimens from cyclic simple shear tests)”. 7th Geotechnical Symposium with International Participation, Istanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Türkiye, pp. 697-705. (In Turkish). ISBN:978-605-01-1103-3.

  • Monkul, M.M., Etminan, E., Senol, A. (2016). “Silt boyutu ve dane şekil özelliklerinin siltli kumların sismik sıvılaşmasına etkisi (Influence of silt size and shape characteristics on seismic liquefaction of silty sands)”. ZM16: Proceedings of Sixteenth Turkish Congress on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Türkiye, Vol 1, pp. 285-294 (In Turkish).

  • Ataşalar, O., Canatan, H.O., Monkul, M.M., Yükselen-Aksoy, Y. (2015). “İzmir körfezi tarama zemininin kireç ve uçucu kül ile stabilizasyonu (Lime and fly ash stabilization of dredged soil from İzmir Bay)”. 6th Geotechnical Symposium, Çukurova University, Adana, Türkiye (In Turkish).

  • Monkul, M.M., Etminan, E., Senol, A., Lade, P.V. (2014). “Statik Yükleme Etkisinde Sıvılaşma ve Hacimsel Sıkışma Katsayısı (Static Liquefaction and Volumetric Compressibility)”. ZM15: Proceedings of Fifteenth Turkish Congress on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, METU, Ankara Türkiye, Vol. 1, pp. 215-222 (In Turkish).

  • Akın, Ö, Monkul, M.M., Eseller-Bayat, E. (2013). “Basit Kesme Deneyi için Homojen ve Suya Doygun Numune Hazırlama Yöntemleri (Homogeneous and Saturated Specimen Preparation Methods for Simple Shear Tests)”. 5th Geotechnical Symposium, Çukurova University, Adana, Türkiye (In Turkish).

  • Monkul, M.M., Ozden, G. (2004). “İri ve İnce Daneler Arası Boşluk Oranları (Intergranular and interfine void ratio concepts)”. ZM10: Proceedings of Tenth Turkish Congress on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, TNCSMFE, Istanbul, Türkiye, pp. 3-12 (In Turkish). ISBN:975-561-259-9.

Other publications

  • Monkul, M.M. (2016). “Influence of silt characteristics on liquefaction behavior of silty sands”, Marie Curie Project No: 303974, Final Report, 12 pages.

  • Monkul, M.M. (2016). “Influence of silt characteristics on liquefaction behavior of silty sands”, Marie Curie Project No: 303974, Periodic Report II, 12 pages.

  • Monkul, M.M.Uzel, A. (2015). “Technical Report regarding the retaining wall located on Topcu Avenue at Atasehir (Ataşehir İlçesi, İnönü Mahallesi, Topçu Caddesi üzerinde bulunan istinat duvarına dair Teknik Rapor)”, Atasehir Municipality, 6 pages.

  • Monkul, M.M. (2014). “Influence of silt characteristics on liquefaction behavior of silty sands”, Marie Curie Project No: 303974, Periodic Report I, 11 pages.

  • Monkul, M.M. (2010). “Influence of silt size and content on static liquefaction potential of sand”, Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

  • Dickenson S.E., Monkul, M.M. (2008). “Report for McKay’s Market, Coquille, Oregon: Preliminary Seismic Hazard Evaluation; Stability of the Riverfront Slope Including Conceptual Layout for Ground Treatment”, 67 pages.

  • Raeburn, C.L., Monkul, M.M., and Pyles, M. R. (2008). “Evaluation of Corrosion of Metallic Reinforcements and Connections in MSE Retaining Walls”. State Planning and Research Project #643, Final Report, No:FHWA-OR-RD-08-10.

  • Monkul, M.M.  (2005). “Influence of intergranular void ratio on one dimensional compression”, M.Sc. Thesis, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Türkiye.