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Halil Ceylan

Associate Professor



Office: 406 Town Engineering

Phone: 515-294-8051





Department: Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: pavement systems, neural networking

Brief description of current research:

Dr. Ceylan's research interests include nondestructive evaluation of pavement systems, mechanistic-emperical based pavement design for flexible and rigid airport and highway pavement systems, testing and modeling/characterization of transportation/pavement geo-materials, soils and aggregates, development of rapid analysis and design tools for flexible and rigid pavement systems, evaluation of pavement response and pavement performance data using Knowledge Based Systems, modeling of material behavior using neural networks, and material and construction optimization for PCC pavements.

Recent publications:

Yurdakul, E., P. C. Taylor, H. Ceylan, and F. Bektas, 2013: Effect of water-to-binder ratio, air content, and type of cementitious materials on fresh and hardened properties of binary and ternary blended concrete. J. Mater. Civ. Eng., doi:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000900.

Ceylan, H., S. Kim, K. Gopalakrishnan, C. W. Schwartz, and R. Li, 2013: Sensitivity quantification of jointed plain concrete pavement mechanistic-empirical performance predictions. Constuct. Build. Mater., 43, 545-556.

Gopalakrishnan, K., A. Agrawal, H. Ceylan, S. Kim, and A. Choudhary, 2013: Knowledge discovery and data mining in pavement inverse analysis. Transport, 28, 1-10.