To obtain a civil/structural engineer position in a reputed organization where acquired consulting skills and education will be utilized toward continued growth and advancement
PE Licensed Civil/Structural Engineer with 6+ years industrial and research experience.
Project experience includes the evaluation and retrofit design of structures (including offshore platforms and petrochemical facilities) as well as analysis (including vibration and frequency) and design of structures under static and dynamic loads, including wind, earthquake, fire, blast and impact loads, stress
analysis and stability assessment of concrete dams, finite element analysis (FEA) of the pipelines subjected to geo-hazards including fault crossing and translational failures, and independent research (including finite element model simulation and analysis) to identify solutions using advanced nonlinear finite element analysis software tools.
Project management duties, scoping, organizing, performing and management of structural engineering problems; effectively manage task performance, cost and schedule requirements for designated projects, and meeting the requirements of National Codes and Standards such as, ACI, API, AISC, NDS, NFPA, ASCE, IBC and AASHTO.
Linear/Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
Blast and Fire Integrity Analysis
Dam Stress Analysis and Stability Assessment
Reinforced Concrete and Steel Structures
Vibration and Frequency Analysis
Earthquake Resistant Design
Gusset Plate Connections and Steel Truss Bridges
PhD:Civil/Structural Engineering2011Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
MS:Civil/Structural Engineering2008Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
BS:Civil/Structural Engineering2005Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, TURKEY
MMI Engineering, IncHouston, TXStructural Engineer12/2011 to Current
The blast impact and fire integrity analysis of the offshore platform structures, analysis and design of structures under extreme conditions such as blast, fire and seismic loads (received the blast response blind prediction award from NSF/ACI).
Structural analysis and design of modular buildings (single, double and four module complexes) under normal load conditions and extreme load conditions.
Structural evaluation of petrochemical facilities under lifting, sea transportation conditions and normal loads including the seismic and wind loads.
Passive Fire Protection (PFP) optimization for LNG plants.
Heat transfer analysis of the prestressed concrete bridge/overpass components
Stress analysis and stability assessment of concrete gravity dams.
Seismic evaluation of pipe support structures.
Slope stability analysis using Abaqus/CAE to identify the effectiveness of high performance reinforcement mats
Finite element analysis (FEA) of the pipelines subjected to geo-hazards including fault crossing and translational failures.
Analysis and design of drilling rig systems (including substructure and walking beams).
Structural design review of technical reports and calculation packages.
Golden Horn CorporationAtlanta, GAStructural Engineer09/2011 to 12/2011
Advanced structural analysis and design for mid-to-high rise steel/reinforced concrete office and residential buildings in high seismic regions.
Detailing and drafting of foundations, columns, walls, R/C flat slabs.
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research CenterMcLean, VAIntern Structural Engineer01/2010 to 05/2010
Assisted with large scale experimental testing of gusset plates; acquiring and analyzing data; and comparing the experimental data with theoretical models.
Performed advanced finite element analysis of representative gusset plate connections in steel truss bridges.
Shull&Kane Structural EngineersAtlanta, GAIntern Structural Engineer05/2008 to 12/2008
Assisted with analysis and design of reinforced concrete, and steel residential and parking garage structures.
The Strand Theater renovation (a three story modification and expansion of CMU, structural steel, and engineered wood); The North Avenue Apartments (five story residential complex comprised of four buildings and included the transfer of four framed levels onto a structural steel frame; First Presbyterian Church Atlanta (renovations, additions and modifications to CMU bearing walls); and NAPA Retail Store (single story structural steel and load bearing CMU).
Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, GAGraduate Research Assistant01/2009 to 08/2011
PhD dissertation research on “Analytical and
Experimental Assessment of Steel Truss Bridge Gusset Plate Connections” under
the guidance of Prof. Donald W. White and Prof. Roberto T. Leon. Research
included advanced finite element analysis of gusset plate connections using
Abaqus CAE, large scale experimental testing, and comparison between the experimental
data and theoretical models
Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, GAGraduate Research Assistant08/2005 to 05/2008
on composite materials including carbon/glass fiber reinforced polymers (FRP)
and long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFRT)
studies on “Updated Design for Primary Structural Components on
Commercial/Industrial Equipment Incorporating Novel Material Systems,
Integrated Design, Shape/Material Optimization
with Abaqus CAE, Staad.Pro, GTStrudl, FAHTS, USFOS, SAP2000, SAFE, RISA 3D, Mastan2, AutoCAD, Mathcad, Visual
Studio, MS Office
knowledge of LS-DYNA, ANSYS, ETABS, CSI Bridge, RAM Structural System,RISA Foot, RISA Base, PCA Mats, Solidworks,
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Hydrocarbon Passive Fire Protection Network (PFPNet)
Mentes, Y., Kim Y. D., Zobel, R.S., White, D.W., Leon, R.T., and Ocel, J.M. (2011). "Analytical and
Experimental Assessment of Steel Truss Bridge Gusset Plate Connections", International Bridge Conference, Pittsburg, PA.
Kim, Y. D., Mentes, Y., White, D. W., and Leon, R. T. (2013). "Analytical Assessment of the Strength of Steel Bridge Gusset Plates", Proceedings of the Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, St. Louis, MO, April 16-20, 2013.
White, D.W., Leon, R.T., Kim, Y.D., Mentes, Y., and Bhuiyan, M. T. (2013). "Finite Element Simulation and Assessment of the Strength Behavior of Riveted and Bolted Gusset-Plate Connections in Steel Truss Bridges", Report prepared for Federal Highway Administration and NCHRP Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.
Mullapudi, R. and Mentes, Y. (2015). "Blast Response Simulation of Reinforced Concrete Panels", American Concrete Institute (ACI) Special Publication.
White, D. W., Kim, Y. D., Mentes, Y., and Leon, R. T. (2016). "Finite Element Simulation and Assessment of the Strength of Riveted and Bolted gusset Plate Connections in Steel Truss Bridges", International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures 2016 - Connections VIII, Boston, MA.
Mentes, Y. (2011). "Analytical and Experimental Assessment of Steel Truss Bridge Gusset Plate Connections", International Bridge Conference Presentation, Pittsburg, PA.
Mentes, Y. (2015). "Software Update of MMI's Blast Resistant Module Geometry Development Tool (BRMGDT)", MPRAC AG Conference Presentation, United Kingdom.
Munoz-Garcia, E. and Mentes, Y. (2015). "Structural Fire Collapse Analysis of Offshore Installations", Bring on the Heat Conference Presentation, Houston, TX