Sami And Kılıç

Rank & Status: 

Assistant Professor, full time


Phone Number: 

+90(212) 359-7484


+90(212) 359-6773


Civil Engineering
Stanford University, California, USA

Civil Engineering
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Civil Engineering
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Service on the Faculty: 
Assistant Professor 2003-Present


Visiting Senior Research Scientist
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
June-August 2005

Visiting Senior Research Scientist
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
June-August 2004

Senior Research Scientist
Purdue University, Computing Research Institute, W.L., IN, USA
Jan.-Dec. 2003

Visiting Scientist
Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering, W.L., IN, USA
Jan.-Dec. 2002


SCI/SCI-Expanded Journal Publications

  • Gencturk, B., Mullapudi, T., Kilic, S.A., Erdik, M., Capacity Assessment of the Titus Tunnel Bridge Using Analytical and Numerical Techniques, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities,  28(2), 349–362, 2014.
  • Kilic, S.A., Saied, F., Sameh, A., Efficient Iterative Solvers for Structural Dynamics Problems, Computers & Structures, vol. 82, no. 28, pp. 2363-2375, 2004.
  • Hoffmann, C., Popescu, V., Kilic, S., Sozen, M., Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization: The Pentagon on September 11th, Computing in Science & Engineering (CISE), vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 52-60, Jan.-Feb. 2004.
  • Kilic, S.A., Sozen, M.A., Evaluation of Effect of August 17, 1999, Marmara Earthquake on Two Tall Reinforced Concrete Chimneys, American Concrete Institute ACI Structural Journal, vol. 100, no. 3, pp. 357-364, May-Jun. 2003.

Other Journal Publications

  • Wilson, J.L., Kilic, S.A.Experimental Study to Investigate the Cyclic Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Chimney Sections with Openings, International Committee on Industrial Chimneys, CICIND Report, vol. 19, no.2, pp. 16-24, September 2003.
  • Akinci, N.O., Kilic, S.A.Nonlinear Response of the 115m Tupras Refinery Stack Subjected to the 1999 Marmara Earthquake, International Committee on Industrial Chimneys, CICIND Report, vol. 18, no.2, pp. 27-31, September 2002.
  • Kilic, S.A., Moncarz, P., Noakowski, P., A Preliminary Analysis on the Tupras Refinery Stack Collapse During the 17 August 1999 Marmara Earthquake, International Committee on Industrial Chimneys, CICIND Report, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 13-17, March 2001.

Book Chapter

  • Kilic, S.A.Effect of Ordering for Iterative Solvers in Structural Mechanics Problems, High-Performance Scientific Computing: Algorithms and Applications, Eds. Berry, M.W., Gallivan, K.A., Gallopoulos, E., Grama, A., Philippe, B., Saad, Y., Saied, F., Springer-Verlag London Ltd., pp. 251-260, 2012.

Conference Proceedings

  • Kilic, S.A., Selamet, S., Symmetric and Asymmetric Collapse Mechanisms of a Multi-Story Steel Structure Subjected to Gravity and Fire, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE 2013 Structures Congress, pp. 2545-2554, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 2-4 May 2013.
  • Kilic, S.A., Solution of Structural Mechanics Problems Using Iterative Methods, Advances in Civil Engineering Conference (ACE 2012), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 17-19 October 2012.
  • Kilic, S.A., ALE Mesh Sensitivity Simulations for Blast Perimeter Walls in Protective Structural Engineering, Computer Methods in Mechanics, CMM 2011 Conference, Warsaw Technical University, Warsaw, Poland, MiniSymposia MS3: Structures under extreme actions, 9-12 May 2011.
  • Kilic, S.A., Smith, P.D., Behaviour of deformable blast walls for protective structural design, COST Action C26: Urban Habitat Constructions under Catastrophic Events, Final Conference, pp. 477-480, Naples, Italy, 16-18 September 2010.
  • Kilic, S.A., Smith, P.D., Simulation of pressures behind rigid blast walls, COST Action C26: Urban Habitat Constructions under Catastrophic Events, Final Conference, pp. 481-486, Naples, Italy, 16-18 September 2010.
  • Kilic, S.A., Simulation of Sloshing Effects in Cylindrical Tanks and Evaluation of Seismic Performance, Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment, Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Oakland, California, USA, June 28 - July 1, 2009.
  • Kilic, S., Karabeyoglu, A., Stevens, J., Cantwell, B., Modeling the Slump Characteristics of the Hydrocarbon-Based Hybrid Rocket Fuels, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, pp. 1-22, Huntsville, Alabama, USA,  20-23 July 2003,

Research Projects and Technical Reports

  • Kilic, S.A.(principal investigator), Kritik Yapısal Sistemlerin Patlamadan Kaynaklanan Şok Dalgaları Altında Davranış Simülasyonları ve Hasar Azaltılması için Koruma Tekniklerinin Oluşturulması, ("Simulation of the Behaviour of Critical Structural Systems Subjected to Shock Waves Arising from Blast and Development of Protection Techniques for Damage Mitigation"), TUBITAK Project no. 107M002, December 2010. Project budget: 65,000 USD (Jan. 2008).
  • ACI American Concrete Institute, Michigan, USA
  • ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers, Virginia, USA
  • CICIND International Committee for Industrial Chimneys, Germany
Miscellaneous Work: 
  • The Civil Engineering Department High Performance Cluster (HPC); 4 nodes, 32 Intel Xeon 2.5 GHz processors, 208 GB total RAM memory, 10 Gigabit Infiniband fast inter-connect switch with heat-resistant copper wires, 217 Gigaflops MPI-parallel performance, Support from TUBITAK MAG through contract no. 107M002 is gratefully acknowledged. Software packages used: LS-Dyna Explicit and Implicit with SMP (single machine) and MPP (multi machine with Infiniband 10 Gigabit inter-connect) versions; MSC.Software finite element tools: MSC.Dytran, MSC.Nastran, MSC.Patran. Click here for the cluster in its surroundings during a number crunching session.