M. Emin Kutay, Ph.D., P.E.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
3554 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 353-9297
Fax: (517) 432-1827
- Slope Stability and Stabilization Techniques (CE 815)
- Understanding Locking Point and Aggregate Degradation
During Compaction of HMA: Computer Aided Mix Design (CAMID)
- Micromechanical Modeling of Aggregate Packing and Compaction
in Asphalt Pavements Using Dissipative Particle Dynamics
- Development of 3D Image Processing Tools for Analysis
of the Internal Structure of Asphalt Specimens Obtained
from X-ray Computed Tomography Imaging Technique (FHWA).
- Modeling Fatigue Cracking Mechanisms in Asphalt Pavements
Using the Viscoelastic Continuum Damage (VECD) Theory
- Development of a Methodology to Predict Remaining Fatigue
Life of Asphalt Pavements Based on Viscoelastic Continuum
Damage (VECD) Theory (FHWA).
- Viscoplastic Modeling of Permanent Deformation Characteristics
of Asphalt Concrete (FHWA).
Dr. Kutay's background and interests are primarily on
experimental and numerical investigation of fundamental
material behavior of asphalt pavements and granular materials.
His research focuses on improvement of the AASHTO Superpave
mix design, understanding and better prediction of fatigue
cracking in asphalt pavements using state-of-the-art techniques
such as the Viscoelastic Continuum Damage (VECD) Theory
and development of tools to improve understanding of permanent
deformation (rutting) characteristics of asphalt pavements.
His other research interests include pavement surface characteristics
such as smoothness, tire/pavement noise and splash/spray.
University of Maryland: Ph.D., Civil & Environmental
Engineering (Geotechnical & Pavements)
Awards and Honors:
- ASCE Collingwood Prize (2008)
- AASHTO National Competition Award for Transportation
Professionalism for representing United States in the
World Road Association PIARC Prizes 2007 international
- Dwight Eisenhower Graduate Research Fellowship from
the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway
- Kutay, M.E., Gibson, N.H. and Youtcheff, J. (2008) "Conventional
and Viscoelastic Continuum Damage (VECD) Based Fatigue
Analysis of Polymer Modified Asphalt Pavements",
Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists.
- Kutay, M.E., Aydilek, A.H., Masad, E., and Harman, T.
(2007) "Computational and Experimental Evaluation
of Hydraulic Conductivity Anisotrophy in Hot Mix Asphalt",
International Journal of Pavement Engineering,
Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 29-43.
- Kutay, M.E., Aydilek, A.H., and Masad, E. (2007) "Estimation
of Directional Permeability of HMA Based on Numerical
Simulation of Micro-scale Water Flow", Transportation
Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research
Board, No. 2001, TRB, National Research Council, Washington,
D.C., 2007, pp. 29-36.
- Kutay, M.E., Weaver, E., and Wiser, L. (2007) "Development
of Correction Functions for Spectral Compatibility of
Inertial Profilers Used in the LTPP Program",
Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation
Research Board, No. 2005, TRB, National Research Council,
Washington, D.C., 2007, pp. 145-152.
- Kutay, M.E., and Aydilek, A.H. (2007) "Dynamic
Effects of Moisture Transport in Asphalt Concrete",
ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 133,
No. 7, July 2007, pp. 406-414.
- Kutay, M.E., Aydilek, A.H. and Masad, E. (2006). "Laboratory
Validation of Lattice Boltzmann Method for Modeling Pore-Scale
Flow in Granular Materials", Computers and
Geotechnics, Vol. 33, pp. 381-395.