Erol Güler

Rank & Status: 

Professor, full time

Phone Number: 

+90(212) 359-6452-6406-6423


+90(212) 287-2457

+90(212) 265-8488


Geotech. Eng.
Technical University of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey

Geotech. Eng.
Technical University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Civil Engineering
Technical University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Service on the Faculty: 


Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Original Appointment



Visiting Fulbright Professor
University of Maryland, Department of Civil Engineering
Sept. 1989-June 1991

Research Assistant
Technical University of Istanbul, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Department


Journal Publications

  • E. Güler, A.K. Enünlü, "Investigation of dynamic behavior of geosynthetic reinforced soil retaining structures under earthquake loads", Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering: Volume 7, Issue 3, pp. 737-777, 2009
  • "Numerical analysis of reinforced soil-retaining wall structure with cohesive and granular backfills" Geosynthetics International, Vol. 14, No. 6, (together with M. Hamderi and M.M. Demirkan) pp.330-345, 2007
  • "Laboratory and field testing for utilization of an excavated soil as landfill liner material" Waste Management, Volume 26, Issue 11, (together with Ilknur Bozbey), pp.1277-1286, 2006
  • "Centrifuge and full scale models of geotextile reinforced walls and several case studies of segmental retaining walls in Turkey", Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, Vol.8, No.1, pp. 15-23, 2003
  • "Geotextile Reinforced Embankments on Soft Clays – Effects of a Foundation Soil Crust Strengthened by Lime Diffusion", Geosynthetics International, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp.71-91, 1999
  • "A Dynamic Uniaxial Wide Strip Tensile Testing of Two Geotextiles in Isolation" Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol.17, No. 2, pp. 67-79, 1999
  • "Effect of Cavities Between Soil and Geotextile Filter on permeability", 6th International Conf. on Geosynthetics, Atlanta, USA, Vol. 2, pp 1033-1036, 1998
  • "Effect of Wall Facing on the Seismic Stability of Geosynthetic- Reinforced Retaining Walls" Geosynthetics International, Vol. 5, Nos. 1-2, pp. 41-53, 1998

Conference Proceedings

  • E. Çetin, E. Güler, "Support of a 40 m deep vertical excavation in downtown Istanbul", 4. Symposium Umweltgeotechnik & 5. Freiberger Geotechnik-Kolloquium, Freiberg, Germany, pp.705-713, 2009
  • E. Güler, A. Gure, E. Çetin "Baku Bayil Yard Site soil improvement geotechnical works", 8th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A. Vol.1, pp.107-115, 2009
  • E. Güler, "Reinforced Slope to be Constructed on the Slope of a Highway Fill", Proc. of 14th European Conf. on Soil Mechanisc and Geotechnical Engineering, Madrid, Spain, Academics Practitioners Forum, Vol. 5. pp.79-81, 2008
  • E. Güler, S. Dosay „Analysis of the Behaviour of Geotextile Reinforced Slopes with Different Kinds of Foundations, Backfills and Inclinations Using Finite Elements Method" Proc. Of the 4th European Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, Edinburgh, Iskoçya, Eylül 2008, EuroGeo4 Paper number 89, 6 sf.
  • E. Güler, "Shaking Table Results of Geosynthetics Reinforced Retaining Structures" Invited Panel Lecture, 2008 Seismic Engineering International Conference, Regio Calabria, Italya, Temmuz 2008
  • E. Güler, Ö. Selek, „Reduced scale shaking table tests on geosynthetic reinforced soil walls" Proc. Of the 4th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics, Haziran 2008, Sangay, Çin, sf. 295-299
  • C. B. Avci, E. Güler, "Environmental Impact assessment Standards and Thresholds for Sanitary Landfills" Standards and Thresholds for Impact Assessment, Editors: Schmidt, Glasson, Emmelin, Helborn, Springer Verlag, Berlin 2008, sf. 103-103-111
  • E. Güler, T. Öztürk, "A Parametric Study of Seismic Response Analysis of Reinforced Soil Retaining Structures" Proc. of 14th European Conf. on Soil Mechanisc and Geotechnical Engineering, Madrid, Spain, Vol. 3, pp.1451-1456, 2007
  • "Geosynthetic reinforced Retaining Structures" Invited Lecture, International Fiber Conference, Seoul, Korea, pp.13-14, 2006
  • "Seismic Stability of Reinforced Soil Walls" Keynote Lecture, 8th International Conference on Geosynthetics, Yokohama, Japan, Vol .1, Together with J. Koseki, R.J. Bathurst, J. Kuwano, M. Maugeri), pp.51-77, 2006
  • Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Turkish Chamber of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMFE)
  • International Geotextile Society (IGS)
  • President of Turkish Chapter of IGS
  • Member of TRB Committee on Geosynthetics A2K07
  • Member of Technical Committee of ISSMFE on soil reinforcement TC-9

Course Code
Course Title
Hours per Week

CE 332
Soil Mechanics I
3 hrs

CE 431
Foundation Engineering
4 hrs

CE 534
Designing with Geosynthetics
3 hrs

CE 639
Critical State Soil mechanics Theory
3 hrs