I am a mechanical engineer working at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Istanbul Technical University as a Lecturer. Currently, I am conducting my post-doctoral research at the University of Strathclyde PeriDynamics Research Centre in the UK. My interests lie in all aspects of numerical modeling, specifically in the investigation of crack propagation and dynamic fracture mechanisms in brittle materials using Peridynamics, as well as their application in functionally graded materials. In addition to this, I am working on glacier mechanics to reconstruct paleoglaciers and investigate the relationship between paleoclimate and recent climate changes. I am also investigating glacier fracture and calving mechanisms to improve my understanding of glacier dynamics.

Curriculum Vitae

2022-now Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Strathclyde PeriDynamics Research Centre, UK
2021 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical Universtity, Turkey
2017 Visiting Researcher, University of Strathclyde PeriDynamics Research Centre, UK
2017 M.Sc. Geodynamics, Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences, Turkey
2013 M.Sc. Mechanical Design, Istanbul Technical Universtity, Turkey
2013 B.Sc. Public Administration, Open University Anadolu University, Turkey
2010 B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical Universtity, Turkey


Candaş, A., Oterkus, E., İmrak, C.E., 2023. Modelling and Analysis of Wire Ropes Subjected to Transverse Impact Load using Peridynamic Theory. Journal of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Gazi University, (in publ.)

Hacıoğlu, A., Candaş, A., Baykara, C., 2023. Large Deflections of Functionally Graded Non-linearly Elastic Cantilever Beams. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of ASME, 145(2), 1-7. doi.org/10.1115/1.4056034

Candaş, A., Oterkus, E., İmrak, C.E., 2023. Peridynamic simulation of dynamic fracture in functionally graded materials subjected to impact load. Engineering with Computers, 39(1), 253-267. doi.org/10.1007/s00366-021-01540-2

Şahin, T., İmrak, C.E., Çakır, A., Candaş, A., 2022. Evolved model for early fault detection and health tracking in marine diesel engine by means of machine learning techniques. Pomorstvo, 36(1), 95-104. doi.org/10.31217/p.36.1.11

Köse O., Sarıkaya, M.A., Çiner, A., Candaş, A., Yıldırım, C., Wilcken, K.M., 2022. Reconstruction of Last Glacial Maximum glaciers and palaeoclimate in the Central Taurus Range, Mt. Karanfil, of the Eastern Mediterranean. Quaternary Science Reviews, 291:107656, 1-18. doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107656

Complete List of Publications


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MAK105 Introduction to Machine Desing, Makina Tasarımına Giriş (Tr)
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MAK110E Computer Aided Technical Drawing
Course Page: transport.itu.edu.tr/dersler/lisansdersleri/mak110e

MAK114 Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Lineer Cebir ve Uygulamaları (Tr)
ITU e-learning System: ninova.itu.edu.tr

MAK210E Engineering Mathematics
ITU e-learning System: ninova.itu.edu.tr


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Updated Apr. 2023