Prof. Sumer has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Technical University Development Foundation. December 2, 2019.
Professor Sumer served as Opponent #1 for the Ph.D. Project “CFD Modelling of Fluid-Morphology-Soil Interaction for Marine Structures” conducted at the University of Stavanger, Faculty of Science and Technology, by Ms. Yuzhu (Pearl) Li under the supervision of Professor Muk Chen Ong (Principle Supervisor) and Professor Emeritus Ove Tobias Gudmestad and Professor Emeritus Bjørn Helge Hjertager. Professor Sumer attended the defense at University of Stavanger, held on August 22, 2019.
Advanced short course on “Scour Around Marine Structures” was held at ITU Campus on September 20-21, 2018. The course, jointly organized by BM SUMER Consultancy & Research and the Academy by DHI, has been attended by 8 participants from countries including Denmark, People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Turkey, the UK, and the USA. The participants came from both academia and the industry. We are very pleased that the course has been very successful, and this has been reiterated by the course participants; please click here to see some excerpts from the evaluation forms filled by the participants upon the completion of the course.
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE) is launching a special issue titled “Coastal Geohazard and Offshore Geotechnics“. Özgür Kirca of BM SUMER Consultancy & Research is acting as a guest editor along with Prof. Dong-Sheng Jeng (Griffith University) and Prof. Jisheng Zhang (Hohai University). The deadline for manuscript submissions is 1 April 2019.
The special issue covers research topics such as fluid–soil–structure interactions around marine infrastructure; wave-induced and seismic-induced seabed liquefaction; scour around marine structures; effects of tsunamis on seabed soil; among others. Read more
BM SUMER Consultancy & Research and The Academy by DHI are jointly organizing an advanced short course on “Scour Around Marine Structures“, to be held in Istanbul on September 20-21, 2018. Course instructors are Professor B. Mutlu Sumer, Dr. Thor Ugelvig Petersen and Dr. V. S. Ozgur Kirca.
Course topics include;
- Basic concepts
- Scour under pipelines: piles/bridge piers, including large piles; pile groups/complex structures; and breakwater and seawalls
- Numerical modelling of scour, using advanced CFD models; recent advances
- Transience in scour due to environmental forcing including long term changes, effect of migrating bed forms and seabed lowering
- Scour protection measures; static and dynamic designs of rock dump
- Dynamic responses of scour protections: (1) cover stones stability, (2) winnowing failure, and (3) Edge scour and falling apron behaviour
- Time-integrated design of scour and scour protections
- Scour assessment in MIKE21
- Various case studies
- Monitoring of scour
Please click here. for the course flyer.
Professor Sumer has been awarded by a Certificate of Appreciation by the Board of Governors of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute, American Society of Civil Engineering, in Recognition of Dedication and Service as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Waterway, Port, Ocean and Coastal Engineering (2001-2018)