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Sukru Guzey

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP 4127
Phone: (765) 496-0157
Email: guzey@purdue.edu

Specialty Area(s)

Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.S, Middle East Technical University
B.S., Middle East Technical University

Professional Registration
Licensed Professional Engineer in Minnesota

Professional Memberships


  • Member, American Petroleum Institute (API) Subcommittee on Aboveground Storage Tanks (SCAST)

  • Vice chair, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Committee (BPVC), Section II, Subgroup on External Pressure (SG EP)

Research Summary
Structural mechanics, finite element method, discontinuous Galerkin methods, plate and shell structures, structural stability, aboveground storage tanks, pressure vessels, piping

Selected Research Projects


  • American Petroleum Institute (API), "API 12F Flat Bottom Tanks Failure Pressure Study,"

  • American Petroleum Institute (API), "API 12F Flat Bottom Tanks Failure Pressure Study, Phase 2: Fatigue and Fracture Evaluation,"

  • American Petroleum Institute (API), "API 12 Series Tanks Failure Pressure Study Phase 3: API 12F and API 12D tanks"

  • Purdue Research Foundation (PRF), PRF Research Grant, "Structural Stability of Cylindrical Storage Tanks,"

  • Baker Consulting Group (BCG), "Analysis and Design of Fixed Equipment "

Selected Publications


  • Chiang Y.-C., and S. Guzey. 2019. Dynamic Analysis of Aboveground Open-Top Steel Tanks Subjected to Wind Loading. Engineering Structures. Volume 198, Article no: 109496 doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109496 Link

  • Azzuni, E., and S. Guzey. 2019. Brittle Fracture Failure Assessment of API 12D Tanks with a Semicircular-topped Rectangular Cleanout and Stepped Shell Design. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping. Volume 175, Article no: 103916 doi:10.1016/j.ijpvp.2019.05.011 Link

  • Hu, W., Bohra, H., Azzuni, E. and Guzey, S., 2019. The uplift effect of bottom plate of aboveground storage tanks subjected to wind loading. Thin-Walled Structures, 144, p.106241. doi:10.1016/j.tws.2019.106241 Link

  • Bohra, H., E. Azzuni, S. Guzey. 2019. "Seismic Analysis of Open-Top Storage Tanks with Flexible Foundation", ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 141(4):041801-041801-15. doi:10.1115/1.4043373 Link

  • Chiang Y.-C., and S. Guzey. 2019. "Influence of Internal Inward Pressure on Stability of Open-Top Aboveground Steel Tanks Subjected to Wind Loading," ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology 141(3):031204-031204-15 doi:10.1115/1.4042992 Link

  • Azzuni, E., and S. Guzey. 2019. "Fatigue Evaluation of API 12D Tanks with a Semicircular-Topped Rectangular Cleanout and Stepped Shell Design," International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping. 170:19-29. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2019.01.008 Link

  • Azzuni, E., and S. Guzey. 2019. "Behavior of Thin Elastic Circular Rings with Large Deformations under Nonuniform Loads," ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. 141(1):011201-011201-14. doi: 10.1115/1.4041939 Link

  • Azzuni, E., and S. Guzey. 2018. "Failure Modes of American Petroleum Institute 12F Tanks with a Rectangular Cleanout and Stepped Shell Design," ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. 140(6):061203-061203-18. doi:10.1115/1.4041340 Link

  • Azzuni, E., and S. Guzey. 2018. "Failure modes of API 12D tanks with a semicircular-topped rectangular cleanout and stepped shell design," International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping. 165:145-163. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2018.06.010 Link

  • Azzuni, E., and S. Guzey. 2018. "A perturbation approach on buckling and postbuckling of circular rings under nonuniform loads," International Journal of Mechanical Sciences.137:86-95. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2018.01.004. Link

  • Sun, T., E. Azzuni, and S. Guzey. 2018. "Stability of Open-topped Storage Tanks with Top Stiffener and One Intermediate Stiffener Subject to Wind Loading," ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. 140(1):011204-011204-14. doi:10.1115/1.4038723. Link

  • Rondon, A., and S. Guzey. 2017. "Brittle Fracture Assessment of the API Specification 12F Shop Welded Flat Bottom Tanks," International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping. 158:69-78. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2017.10.005. Link

  • Spritzer, J. M., and S. Guzey. 2017. "Nonlinear Numerical Evaluation of Large Open-Top Aboveground Steel Welded Liquid Storage Tanks Excited by Seismic Loads." Thin-Walled Structures. 119:662-676. doi: 10.1016/j.tws.2017.07.017 Link

  • Rondon, A., and S. Guzey. 2017. "Failure pressure of the API Specification 12F shop welded, flat bottom tanks", ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. 139(4):041409-041409-14. doi: 10.1115/1.4036430 Link

  • Azzuni, E., and S. Guzey. 2017. "Stability of Open Top Cylindrical Steel Storage Tanks: Design of Top Wind Girder." ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. 139 (3):031207-031207-11. doi:10.1115/1.4035507 Link

  • Rondon, A., and S. Guzey. 2017. "Fatigue evaluation of the API specification 12F shop welded flat bottom tanks." International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping 149:14-23. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2016.11.003 Link

  • Spritzer, J. M., and S. Guzey. 2017. "Review of API 650 Annex E: Design of large steel welded aboveground storage tanks excited by seismic loads." Thin-Walled Structures 112:41-65. doi: 10.1016/j.tws.2016.11.013 Link

  • Rondon, A., and S. Guzey. 2016. "Determination of localized stresses in the shell above anchor bolt chairs attachments of anchored storage tanks." Thin-Walled Structures, 98:617-626. doi: 10.1016/j.tws.2015.11.004 Link

  • Azzuni, E., and S. Guzey. 2015. "Comparison of the shell design methods for cylindrical liquid storage tanks." Engineering Structures 101:621-630. doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.07.050 Link

  • Guzey, S., B. Cockburn, and H. K. Stolarski. 2007. "The embedded discontinuous Galerkin method: Application to linear shell problems." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 70 (7):757-790. doi: 10.1002/nme.1893 Link

  • Guzey, S., H. K. Stolarski, B. Cockburn, and K. K. Tamma. 2006. "Design and development of a discontinuous Galerkin method for shells." Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 195 (25-28):3528-3548. doi: 10.1016/j.cma.2005.08.001 Link