Hüseyin Bilgin

Epoka University, Department of Civil Engineering,

Tirana, Albania

Mobile phone: +355 672087032

Work Phone: +355 42 232086

E-Mail: hbilgin@epoka.edu.al

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Born in Isparta, Turkey, 1978.
  • Citizen of Turkey

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Structural analysis and design with emphasis on Reinforced concrete and masonry structures, earthquake-resistant design, evaluation of ultimate capacity of structures under extreme loading including earthquake, wind and blast, employing mostly numerical (finite elements) but also experimental and analytical methods, nonlinear behavior, structural stability, masonry structures, unconventional industrial structures.

EDUCATION

  • 2003 – 2007    Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Pamukkale University, Turkey

Thesis:             Seismic Performance Evaluation of Public Buildings Using Non-linear Analysis Procedures and Solution Methods (Kamu Yapılarının Deprem Performanslarının Doğrusal Ötesi Analiz Yöntemleriyle Değerlendirilmesi ve Çözüm Önerileri)- In Turkish

Director:          Prof. Dr. Mehmet İnel

  • 2001 – 2003    M.Eng., Civil Engineering, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey

Thesis:             Structural Analysis of Domed Roof Systems in Sinan’s Works,

(Sinan Yapılarında Kubbeli Örtü Sistemlerinin Yapısal Analizi) – In Turkish

Director:          Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Türkmen

  • 1996 – 2000    B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

EXPERIENCE

  • Sep.2017 – present: Professor of Civil Engineering, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania
  • Sep.2014 – 2017: Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania
  • Oct.2013 – 2014 : Associate Professor and Head of Civil Engineering, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania
  • Sep.2010 – 2013 : Assistant Professor and Deputy Dean of Architectural and Engineering Faculty of Epoka University, Tirana, Albania
  • Sep.2007 – 2010 : Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania
  • Sep. 2003 – 2007 : PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering Department, Pamukkale University, Turkey.
  • Jul.2000 – Sep. 2003: Civil Engineer, Regional Division of Meteorology, Isparta, Turkey

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Statics and Strength of Materials,
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Engineering Mechanics,
  • Structural Dynamics,
  • Earthquake Engineering,
  • Introduction to Earthquake Resistant Design,
  • Computer Aided Design of RC Buildings,
  • Performance Based Seismic Design and Assessment,
  • Supervised independent study and research,
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering,
  • Special studies in Civil Engineering

PUBLICATIONS                  

Journal Publications  

 

  • Deringol, H., A. & Bilgin, H. (2018). Effects of the isolation parameters on the seismic response of steel frame. Earthquakes and Structures, Volume 15, Number 3, September 2018, pages 319-334. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/eas.2018.15.3.319.
  • Bilgin, H., & Huta, E. (2018). Earthquake performance assessment of low and mid-rise buildings: Emphasis on URM buildings in Albania. Earthquakes and Structures,14(6), 599-614.
    DOI: 10.12989/eas.2018.14.6.599
  • Bilgin, H., & Uruçi, R. (2018). Effects of structural irregularities on low and mid-rise rc building response. Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics,  https://doi.org/10.20528/cjsmec.2018.02.001, 4(2), 33-44.
  • Bilgin, H. and Frangu, I, (2017). “Predicting the seismic performance of typical R/C healthcare facilities: emphasis on hospitals”, Int J Adv Struct Eng (2017) 9: 277. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40091-017-0164-y.
  • Bilgin, H., (2015). “Seismic performance evaluation of an existing school building in Turkey”, Challenge Journal of Structural MechanicsVolume 1(4), pages 161-167.
  • Bilgin, H. (). “Generation of Fragility Curves for Typical RC Health Care Facilities: Emphasis on Hospitals in Turkey.” J. Perform. Constr. Facil. , 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000806 , 04015056.
  • Bilgin, H., (2015). “Typological Classification of Churches Constructed During Post-Byzantine Period in Albania”, Gazi University Journal of Science Part BVolume 3(1), pages 1-15.
  • Bilgin, H., and Korini, O. (2012). “Seismic capacity evaluation of unreinforced masonry residential buildings in Albania”, Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12/3753-3764/ 2012, doi:10.5194/nhess-12-3753-2012,
  • Yilmaz, S.,Tama, S.Y., Bilgin, H., (2012). “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Unreinforced Masonry School Buildings in Turkey”, Journal of Vibration Control, September 12, 2012, doi:1177/1077546312453190,
  • Kaplan, H., Bilgin, H., Yilmaz, S., Binici, H., and Oztas, A. (2010). “Structural Damages of L’Aquila Earthquake”, Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10/499–507/2010, doi:10.5194/nhess-10-499-2010,
  • Inel, M., Bilgin, H., and Ozmen, H.B., (2008). “Seismic Capacity Evaluation of School Buildings in Turkey”, Proceedings of ICE, Structures and Buildings of Thomas Telford Journals,, Volume 161, Issue SB3, pages 147-159.
  • Inel, M., Ozmen, H.B., and Bilgin, H., (2008). “Seismic Performance Evaluation of School Buildings in Turkey”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Volume 30, No.5.
  • Inel, M., Bilgin, H., and Ozmen, H.B., (2008). “Performance of Mid-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings During Recent Earthquakes in Turkey”, Journal of Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers, Volume 284, pages, 4319-4331, (In Turkish).
  • Inel, M., Ozmen, H.B. and Bilgin, H., (2007). “Re-evaluation of building damages during recent earthquakes in Turkey”, Engineering Structures, Volume 30, pages 412-427.
  • Bilgin, H., Kaplan, H., Yilmaz, S., (2008). “Seismic Assessment of Existing R.C. Public Buildings in Turkey – An Overview with a Case Study”, “INTERSECTIONS International Journal”, Vol:5, pp:3–18.
  • İnel, M., Bilgin, H., ve Özmen, H. B., (2007). “Seismic Evaluation Of Existing Mid-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings According To Specification For Building Structures To Be Built In Disaster Area” (Orta Yükseklikteki Betonarme Binaların Deprem Performanslarının Afet Yönetmeliğine Göre Tayini), Pamukkale Üniversitesi Mühendislik Bilimleri Dergisi, Cilt 12, Sayı 1, Denizli, (In Turkish).
  • Özmen, H. B., İnel, M. ve Bilgin, H., (2007). “Effect Of Confined Concrete Behaviour On Reinforced Concrete Sections And Systems”, (Sargılı beton Davranışının Betonarme Eleman ve Sistem Davranışına Etkisi), Gazi Üniversitesi Mühendislik ve Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi, Cilt 22, Sayı 2, 375-383, Ankara, (In Turkish).
  • Bilgin, H., “Performance Evaluation of Public Buildings”, (Mevcut Kamu Yapılarının Performans Değerlendirmesi), Turkiye Mühendislik Haberleri Dergisi, Sayı: 444-445 – 2006/4-5 (In Turkish).
  • Bilgin, H., “Structural Analysis of Domed Roof Systems in Architect Sinan’s Works”, (Mimar Sinan Yapılarında Kubbeli Örtü Sistemlerinin Yapısal Analizi), Selçuk Üniversitesi Mühendislik – Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi, Cilt 21, Sayı 3-4, 119-128, 2006, Konya (In Turkish).
  • İnel, M. ve Bilgin, H., (2005). “Reducing the Earthquake Effects on Buildings by Using New Technologies” (Binalar Üzerine Gelen Deprem Etkilerinin Yeni Teknolojiler Kullanılarak Azaltılması), IMO Denizli Bülten, Sayı: 46. Ekim-Aralık 2005, 50-52, Denizli.

CONFERENCES (International and National) 

  • Bilgin, H., Huta, E. (2016). “Earthquake Performance Assessment of Low-Rise URM Building ”, 3rd International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering – 19-21 May 2016, Epoka University, Tirana, ALBANIA, ISBN: 978-9928-135-19-3, Page no: 144-152.
  • Uruci, R, Bilgin, H., (2016). “Effects of Soft storey Irregularity on RC Building Response ”, 3rd International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering – 19-21 May 2016, Epoka University, Tirana, ALBANIA. ISBN: 978-9928-135-19-3, Page no: 136-143.
  • Bilgin, H. “Nonlinear Analysis Methods For Deformation Based Seismic Assessment”, Invited keynote speaker, Third International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering – ACSEE, Zurich, Switzerland, October 10-11, 2015.
  • Bilgin, H.“Evaluation of analysis procedures for seismic performance assessment”, Invited keynote speaker, Second International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering – CSCE, Rome, Italy, April 18-19, 2015.
  • Bilgin, H. “Seismic performance evaluation by means of nonlinear static methods: emphasis on RC buildings”, Invited keynote speaker, Second International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering – ACSEE, Zurich, Switzerland, October 25-26, 2014.
  • Bilgin, H., Korini, O., (2013). “Seismic safety assessment of an unreinfroced masonry buildin in Albania”, Vienna Congress on Recent Advances in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics 2013 (VEESD 2013) C. Adam, RR. Heuer, W. Lenhardt & C. Schranz (eds) 28-30 August 2013, Vienna, Austiria, Paper No.:205.
  • Bilgin, H., , (2013). “Fragility based assessment of a school building in Turkey”, 2nd International Balkans Conference on Challanges of Civil Engineering – 23-25 May 2013, Epoka University, Tirana, ALBANIA
  • Bilgin, H., (2013). “Structural Analysis of post-Byzantine Churches: a case study for southern Albania”, International Balkans Conference on Challanges of Civil Engineering – 23-25 May 2013, Epoka University, Tirana, ALBANIA.
  • Zhulegu, E., and Bilgin, H., (2012). “Seismic Performance Assessment of a Reinforced Concrete Building designed using the Albanian Seismic Code”, in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), “Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology”, Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, UK, Paper 200, 2012. doi:10.4203/ccp.99.200
  • Korini, O., Bilgin H., “A new modeling approach in the pushover analysis of masonry structures”, International Students’ Conference of Civil Engineering, ISCCE 2012, ISBN: 978-9928-135-02-5, Paper no: 13, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania, 10-11 May 2012
  • Frangu, I., Bilgin H., “Evaluation of seismic analysis procedures for seismic actions: A Comparative study between Eurocode 8 and KTP-89”, International Students’ Conference of Civil Engineering, ISCCE 2012, ISBN: 978-9928-135-02-5, Paper no: 17, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania, 10-11 May 2012
  • Bilgin, H., Kokoli, G., (2011). “Structural Analysis of Tirana’s Clock Tower in Albania”, International Balkans Conference on Challanges of Civil Engineering – 19-21 May 2011, Epoka University, Tirana, ALBANIA
  • Demaj, A., Bilgin, H., (2011). “Typological Classification of Post-Byzantine Churches in Albania”, International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering – 19-21 May 2011, Epoka University, Tirana, ALBANIA.
  • Muceku, Y., Bilgin, H., (2011). “Landslides and mitigation measures in the roads of Resheni region, Albania”, International Landslides and Geo-Environment, Geo-technical Symposium in Balkan Region, – 20-22 October 2011, Tirana, ALBANIA
  • Bilgin, H.,(2010). “Performance Evaluation of a School Building in Turkey”, International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 27-30 September 2010, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, TURKEY.
  • Kaplan, H., Bilgin, H., Yilmaz, S., Binici, H., and Oztas, A. (2010). “Performance of masonry structures during the 2009 L’Aquila (Italy) Earthquake”, 8th International Masonry Conference – 4-7 July 2010, Dresden,
  • Inel, M., Bilgin, H., and Ozmen, H.B., (2007). “Okul Binalarının Yeni Deprem Yönetmeliğine Göre Güçlendirilmesi (Evaluation of School Buildings Acording to Recent Turkish Earthquake Code) ”, Sixth National Conference on Earthqauke Engineering, 16-20 October 2007, İstanbul, Turkey (In Turkish).
  • Ozmen, H.B., Inel, M., Bilgin, H., (2007). “Yumuşak Kat Davranışının Duvar Etkisi Dikkate Alınarak İncelenmesi (Investigations of Soft Story Behavior Considering Infill Effect)”, Sixth National Conference on Earthqauke Engineering, 16-20 October 2007, İstanbul, Turkey (In Turkish).
  • Ozmen, H.B., Inel, M., Bilgin, H., (2007). “Betonarme Elemanların Doğrusal Ötesi Davranışlarının Modellenmesi (Modelling Non-Linear Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Members)”, Sixth National Conference on Earthqauke Engineering, 16-20 October 2007, İstanbul, Turkey (In Turkish).
  • Ozmen, H.B., Inel, M., Bilgin, H., (2007). “Türkiye’de Yaşanan Deprem Hasarları ve Yapı Stokunun Değerlendirilmesi (Earthquake Damages in Turkey and The Evaluation of Building Stock)”, Sixth National Conference on Earthqauke Engineering, 16-20 October 2007, İstanbul, Turkey, (In Turkish).
  • Bilgin, H. ve Özmen, H.B., (2006). “Kamu Yapılarında Beton Dayanımı ve Enine Donatının Performansa Etkisi (Effects of Concrete Strength and Transverse Reinforcement on the Performance of Public Buildings)”, 7th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering (Yedinci Uluslararası İnşaat Mühendisliğinde Gelişmeler Kongresi), 11-13 October 2006, Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul, Türkiye.
  • Bilgin, H., İnel, M. ve Özmen, H. B., (2006) “Kamu Yapılarının Deprem Kapasitelerinin Değerlendirilmesi, (Evaluating the Seismic Capacity of Public Buildings)” Yapısal Onarım ve Güçlendirme Sempozyumu, 237-246, 07-08 Aralık 2006, Denizli.
  • Bilgin, H., İnel, M. ve Özmen, H. B., (2006). “Orta Katlı Betonarme Yapıların Deprem Performansları (Seismic Performance of Mid-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings)”, Yapısal Onarım ve Güçlendirme Sempozyumu, 247-253, 07-08 Aralık 2006, Denizli.
  • Özmen, H.B., İnel, M. ve Bilgin H., (2006). “Orta Katlı Betonarme Yapılar için Performans İstemi Hesaplama Yöntemlerinin Karşılaştırılması (Comparing the Seismic Demand Calculating Methods for the Mid-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings),” Yapısal Onarım ve Güçlendirme Sempozyumu, 254-262, 07-08 Aralık 2006, Denizli.
  • İnel, M. ve Bilgin H., (2006). “Tip Bir Kamu Yapısının Performans Değerlendirmesi (Performance Evaluation of a Typical Public Building),” Yapıların Dış Perde Duvar Uygulaması İle Güçlendirmesi Çalıştayı, 01-02 Haziran 2006, Denizli.
  • Bilgin, H., Özmen, H. B. ve İnel, M., (2005). “Kamu Yapılarının Performanslarının Doğrusal Ötesi Davranış Modelleriyle Değerlendirilmesi (Performance Evaluation of Public Buildings Using Non-linear Analysis Models)”, Deprem Sempozyumu Kocaeli 2005, 555-564, 23-25 Mart 2005, Kocaeli.
  • Bilgin, H., (2005). “Sinan Kubbeli Yapılarında Mekan Örtü Sistemlerinin Yapısal Davranışı (Structural Behaviour of Domed Roof Systems in Sinan’s Works)”, Deprem Sempozyumu Kocaeli 2005, 555-564, 23-25 Mart 2005, Kocaeli.
  • Türkmen, M. ve Bilgin, H., (2002). “Geleneksel Mimaride Kubbeli Örtü Sistemlerinin Yapısal Davranışı (Structural Behaviour of Domed Roof Systems in Traditional Architectural Buildings)”, Balıkesir Üniversitesi, IV. Mühendislik-Mimarlık Sempozyumu, 329-338, 11-13 Eylül 2002, Balıkesir.

WORKSHOPS

  • `Techniques and Methods for the Investigation of Existing Structures`, Polytechnic University of Tirana, 2-4 April 2019, Albania.

PROJECTS

  • Knowledge FOr Resilient soCiEty (K-FORCE), Project no: 573942-EPP-1-2016-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP supported by European Funds (Ongoing).
  • Conditional Assessment of Five Ottoman Mosques in Albania, funded by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in Albania,  2011-2012.
  • Earthquake science school for High School Teachers in Turkey, TUBITAK Science and Public Project, 110B072, Educator, Guide, 2010-2011.
  • Modelling Non-Linear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Sections with the Aid of Computers, (Betonarme Elemanların Doğrusal Ötesi Davranışlarının Bilgisayar Ortamında Modellenmesi) TÜBİTAK Project, No: 105M024, 2005-2007.
  • Investigation of the Changed Earthquake Code Specifications for the Strength and the Ductility Capacities of Reinforced Concrete Public Buildings (Değişen Afet Yönetmeliği Şartlarının Betonarme Kamu Yapılarının Dayanım ve Süneklik Kapasiteleri Üzerindeki Etkilerinin Araştırılması), Pamukkale Üniversitesi Scientific Research Project (PAUBAP), 2006MHF007, 2006-2007.

THESES SUPERVISED

  • Memaçi, E., (2019), “Service Life Assessment and The Durability of Steel Poles Joints By Means Of Nominal And Structural Stress Concept (“Hot-Spot Stress” Method)”, MSc thesis, 77 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Meta, S., (2018), “Seismic performance evaluation of unreinforced and confined masonry residential buildings in Albania”, MSc thesis, 93 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Çekani, E., (2017), “The effect of URM infills on the seismic response of low and mid-rise RC frames “, MSc thesis, 75 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania
  • Leti, M., (2017), “Estimation of the seismic demand and capacity of RC buildings through incremental dynamic analysis“, MSc thesis, 121 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Ramadani, F., (2017), “Structural behavior and and assessment of Bajraklı Mosque in Western Kosovo“, MSc thesis, 73 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Uruci, R., (2016), “Effects of structural irregularities on low and mid-rise RC building response“, MSc thesis, 70 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Huta, E., (2015), “Earthquake performance of low and mid-rise masonry buildings in Albania“, MSc thesis, 130 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Kokaj, M., (2014), “Effects of irregularities on structural performance of residential buildings designed according to Eurocode“, MSc thesis, 146 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Qardja, R., (2013), “Seismic performance assessment of RC framed buildings designed according to EuroCode 8“, MSc thesis, 174 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Fule, Z., (2013), “A case study on structural assessment of St. Savior Basilica in Southern Albania“, MSc thesis, 83 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Frangu, I., (2013),  “Seismic performance evaluation of a RC public building: A case study from Albanian practice“, MSc thesis, 91 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Korini, O., (2012), “Seismic assessment of Albanian masonry buildings using nonlinear procedures“, MSc thesis, 150 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Zhulegu, E., (2012), “Comparison of Albanian seismic code and Eurocode 8 for a typical residential R/C building“, MSc thesis, 133 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  • Demaj, A., (2011), “Structural analysis of Post-Byzantine churches: A case study for southern Albania“, MSc thesis, 50 pages, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.

REVIEWER FOR INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  • Structural Engineering and Mechanics,
  • Journal of Engineering Mechanics,
  • Journal of Structural Engineering,
  • Journal of Sound and Vibration,
  • Engineering Structures,
  • Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering,
  • Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering,
  • Advances in Structural Engineering,
  • Journal of Civil Engineering of the Korean Society of Civil Engineers,
  • International Journal of Architectural Heritage
  • Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering,
  • Earthquakes and Structures,
  • Structural Engineering International,
  • Journal of Vibration and Control,
  • Frontiers in Built Environment Journals,

Awards

  • Scholarship during the aforementioned projects from Pamukkale University,
  • Scholarship from The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and TIKA.
  • Awarded with the best Academician of Epoka University during 2009-2010.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Masonry (Historical) Structures
  • Performance-Based Seismic Evaluation with contemporary methods (Pushover analysis)
  • Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings
  • Reinforced Concrete Building Structures

COMPUTER SKILLS

AutoCAD, MathCAD, Microsoft Applications, SAP2000, ETABS, SAFE, PERFORM 3D, IdeCAD static, USEE, NONLIN, ZEUS NL, TREMURI, DIANA.

LANGUAGES

  • Turkish (Mother Tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • Albanian (Intermediate)

EDITORSHIP

  • Regional Editor of the Journal of “Research on Engineering Structures & Materials (2015-2016)
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Computational Methods in Structural Engineering, part of the journal Frontiers in Built Environment (2018 – )

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Member of several national and international organizations related to earthquake and civil engineering

OTHERS

  • Yapısal Onarım ve Güçlendirme Sempozyumu (Denizli, 2006), (Organizing committee member).
  • International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering – 19-21 May 2011, Epoka University, Tirana, ALBANIA, (Organizing committee member).
  • International Students’ Conference of Civil Engineering, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania, 10-11 May 2012, (Co-chairman).
  • 2nd International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering – 23-25 May 2013, Epoka University, Tirana, ALBANIA, (Chairman).
  • 3rd International Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering – 19-21 May 2016, Epoka University, Tirana, ALBANIA, (Co-chairman).
  • Organizing Committee Member of “1st International Symposium S-Force 2018 Students FOr Resilient society”, Novi Sad/Serbia (September 28 – 29, 2018)