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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering D-index 49 Citations 7,365 155 World Ranking 383 National Ranking 194

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Composite material
  • Structural engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

Structural engineering, Buckling, Stiffness, Composite material and Mathematical optimization are his primary areas of study. The various areas that Zafer Gürdal examines in his Structural engineering study include Conical surface, Fundamental frequency, Natural frequency, Lamination and Composite number. His research integrates issues of Perpendicular, Structural mechanics and Stress concentration in his study of Buckling.

His Stiffness research includes themes of Curvature, Finite element method and Constant. His Composite material research includes elements of Plane and Computer simulation. Genetic algorithm and Penalty method are the subjects of his Mathematical optimization studies.

His most cited work include:

  • Elements of Structural Optimization (1585 citations)
  • In-plane response of laminates with spatially varying fiber orientations - Variable stiffness concept (353 citations)
  • Variable stiffness composite panels : Effects of stiffness variation on the in-plane and buckling response (268 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Zafer Gürdal focuses on Structural engineering, Composite material, Buckling, Finite element method and Composite number. His Structural engineering research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Compression and Aeroelasticity. His work carried out in the field of Buckling brings together such families of science as Structural mechanics, Shell, Torsion, Mechanics and Cylinder.

His Finite element method research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Stress, Numerical analysis, Mathematical optimization and Nonlinear system. His Mathematical optimization research incorporates elements of Algorithm, Nonlinear programming and Truss. Zafer Gürdal studied Composite laminates and Genetic algorithm that intersect with Sequence.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Structural engineering (44.91%)
  • Composite material (26.42%)
  • Buckling (24.53%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2009-2020)?

  • Structural engineering (44.91%)
  • Composite material (26.42%)
  • Finite element method (23.77%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Structural engineering, Composite material, Finite element method, Stiffness and Buckling. He usually deals with Structural engineering and limits it to topics linked to Composite number and Advanced fiber placement and Variable stiffness. His study looks at the relationship between Composite material and topics such as Curvature, which overlap with Wrinkle, Lamination, Deformation and Optimization problem.

The various areas that he examines in his Finite element method study include Basis function, Mathematical analysis, Rate of convergence and Stress. His work in the fields of Stiffness, such as Bending stiffness, intersects with other areas such as Anisotropy. His work on Critical load as part of general Buckling research is frequently linked to Parametric statistics, bridging the gap between disciplines.

Between 2009 and 2020, his most popular works were:

  • Optimization of Variable-Stiffness Panels for Maximum Buckling Load Using Lamination Parameters (120 citations)
  • Isogeometric sizing and shape optimisation of beam structures (116 citations)
  • Optimization of a composite cylinder under bending by tailoring stiffness properties in circumferential direction (113 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Composite material
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Geometry

His scientific interests lie mostly in Structural engineering, Buckling, Finite element method, Stiffness and Composite material. His Structural engineering study combines topics in areas such as Composite number and Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity. His Buckling research focuses on Cylinder and how it relates to Bending, Bending moment, Radius and Material failure theory.

His work on Mixed finite element method is typically connected to Optimal design as part of general Finite element method study, connecting several disciplines of science. His research on Stiffness frequently links to adjacent areas such as Mathematical optimization. His work in the fields of Composite material, such as Lamination, intersects with other areas such as Effective solution.

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Best Publications

Elements of Structural Optimization

Raphael T. Haftka;Zafer Gürdal;Manohar P. Kamat.
(1984)

3306 Citations

In-plane response of laminates with spatially varying fiber orientations - Variable stiffness concept

Zafer Gurdal;Reynaldo Olmedo.
AIAA Journal (1993)

450 Citations

Variable stiffness composite panels : Effects of stiffness variation on the in-plane and buckling response

Z. Gürdal;B.F. Tatting;C.K. Wu.
Composites Part A-applied Science and Manufacturing (2008)

359 Citations

Low-velocity impact damage on dispersed stacking sequence laminates. Part II: Numerical simulations

C.S. Lopes;C.S. Lopes;P.P. Camanho;Z. Gürdal;P. Maimí.
Composites Science and Technology (2009)

341 Citations

COMPOSITE LAMINATE DESIGN OPTIMIZATION BY GENETIC ALGORITHM WITH GENERALIZED ELITIST SELECTION

G. Soremekun;Z. Gürdal;R.T. Haftka;L.T. Watson.
Computers & Structures (2001)

305 Citations

Improved Genetic Algorithm for the Design of Stiffened Composite Panels

S. Nagendra;S. Nagendra;D. Jestin;D. Jestin;Z. Gurdal;Z. Gurdal;Robert T. Haftka.
Computers & Structures (1994)

300 Citations

Variable-stiffness composite panels: Buckling and first-ply failure improvements over straight-fibre laminates

C. S. Lopes;Z. Gürdal;P. P. Camanho.
Computers & Structures (2008)

230 Citations

Design of variable stiffness composite panels for maximum fundamental frequency using lamination parameters

Mostafa M. Abdalla;Shahriar Setoodeh;Zafer Gürdal.
Composite Structures (2007)

213 Citations

Design of variable-stiffness composite panels for maximum buckling load

Shahriar Setoodeh;Mostafa M. Abdalla;Samuel T. IJsselmuiden;Zafer Gürdal.
Composite Structures (2009)

208 Citations

Design of variable–stiffness laminates using lamination parameters

Shahriar Setoodeh;Mostafa M. Abdalla;Zafer Gürdal.
Composites Part B-engineering (2006)

204 Citations

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