Erol Tutumluer

Professor
Paul Fraser Kent Faculty Scholar
Director of International Programs

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1205 Newmark/122 ATREL
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Tel: (217) 333-8637
Fax: (217) 333-1924
Email: <tutumlue> at illinois.edu

 

Latest Publications

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Journal Articles

| 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2009 |

2015

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2015. Ballast settlement ramp to mitigate differential settlement in a bridge transition zone. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2476: 45-52.

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, D. Mishra and H. Kazmee. 2015. Characterization of geogrid reinforced ballast behavior at different levels of degradation through triaxial shear strength test and discrete element modeling. In Press, Geotextiles and Geomembranes.

2014

Boler, H., Y. Qian and E. Tutumluer. 2014. Statistical analyses of railroad ballast aggregate packing influenced by changes in gradation and particle shape properties. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2448: 94-104.

Mishra, D., Y. Qian, H. Hai and E. Tutumluer. 2014. An integrated approach to dynamic analysis of railroad track transitions behavior. Transportation Geotechnics. 1 (2014): 188-200.

Mishra, D., Y. Qian, H. Kazmee and E. Tutumluer. 2014. Investigation of geogrid-reinforced railroad ballast behavior using large-scale triaxial testing and discrete element modeling. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2462: 98-108.

Qian, Y., H. Boler, M. Moaveni, E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2014. Characterizing ballast degradation through Los Angeles abrasion test and image analysis. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2448: 142-151.

Qian, Y., S.J. Lee, E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash, D. Mishra and J. Ghaboussi. 2014. Discrete element method for simulating ballast shear strength from large scale triaxial tests. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2374: 126-135.

2013

Tutumluer, E., Y. Qian, Y.M.A. Hashash, J. Ghaboussi and D. Davis. 2013. Discrete element modeling of ballasted track deformation behavior. International Journal of Rail Transportation. 1(1-2): 57-73.

2012

Xiao, Y., E. Tutumluer, Y. Qian and J.A. Siekmeier. 2012. Gradation effects influencing mechanical properties of aggregate base/granular subbase materials in Minnesota. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2267: 14 - 16. Best Paper Award.

2009

Huang, H., E. Tutumluer and W. Dombrow. 2009. Laboratory characterization of fouled railroad ballast behavior. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2117: 93-101.

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Conference Proceedings

| 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 |

2017

Lima, A. de O., M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian, E. Tutumluer and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Laboratory Evaluation of Under-ballast Mat Effectiveness to Mitigate Differential Movement Problem in Railway Transition Zones. In: 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Athens, Greece, June 2017.

Lima, A. de O., M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian, E. Tutumluer and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Laboratory Mechanical Fatigue Performance of Under-ballast Mats Subjected to North American loading Conditions. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017.

2016

Qian, Y., D. Mishra, E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2016. Moisture Effects on Degraded Ballast Shear Strength Behavior. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 2016.

2015

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2015. Effects of Ballast Degradation on Shear Strength Behavior from Large-scale Triaxial Tests. In: From Fundamentals to Applications in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the XV Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2015, pp. 170-179.

Qian, Y., D. Mishra, H. Kazmee and E. Tutumluer. 2015. Geogrid-Aggregate Interlocking Mechanism Investigated via Discrete Element Modeling. In: Geosynthetics 2015, Portland, OR, February 2015.

2014

Moaveni, M., Y. Qian, H. Boler and E. Tutumluer. 2014. Investigation of Ballast Degradation and Fouling Trends Using Image Analysis. The Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, Ajaccio, Corsica, France, April 2014.

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, D. Mishra and H. Kazmee. 2014. Behavior of Geogrid Reinforced Ballast at Different Levels of Degradation. GeoShanghai International Conference, Shanghai, China (Best Paper Award), May 2014.

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2014. Effects of Ballast Degradation on Permanent Deformation Behavior from Large-scale Triaxial Tests. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Joint Rail Conference,Colorado Springs, CO, April 2014.

Xiao, Y., E. Tutumluer and Y. Qian. 2014. DEM Approach for Engineering Aggregate Gradation and Shape Properties Influencing Mechanical Behavior of Unbound Aggregate Materials. In: Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers, ASCE Geo-Institute, Atlanta, GA, February 2014, pp. 2898 - 2910.

2013

Bedini Jacobini, F., E. Tutumluer and M.R. Saat. 2013. Identification of High-Speed Rail Ballast Flight Risk Factors and Risk Mitigation Strategies. In: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Railway Research, Sydney, Australia, November 2013.

Mishra, D., Y. Qian, E. Tutumluer and H. Huang. 2013. An Integrated Approach to Dynamic Analysis of Railroad Track Transitions Behavior. 6th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration, Shanghai, China, November 2013.

Qian, Y., D. Mishra, E. Tutumluer and J. Kwon. 2013. Comparative Evaluation of Different Aperture Geogrids for Ballast Reinforcement through Triaxial Testing and Discrete Element Modeling. Geosynthetics 2013, Long Beach, CA, April 2013.

Qian, Y., D. Mishra, E. Tutumluer and J. Kwon. 2013. Discrete Element Modeling of Ballast Reinforced with Triangular Aperture Geogrid. 9th International Conference on Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Trondeim, Norway, June 2013.

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, D. Mishra and H. Kazmee. 2013. Effect of Geogrid Reinforcement on Railroad Ballast Performance Evaluated through Triaxial Testing and Discrete Element Modeling. 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Paris, France, September 2013.

2012

Gehringer, E., D. Read and E. Tutumluer. 2012. Characterization of Ballast Performance in Heavy Axle Loading (HAL) In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2012.

Tutumluer, E., T. D. Stark, D. Mishra and J.P. Hyslip. 2012. Investigation and Mitigation of Differential Movement at Railway Transitions for US High Speed Passenger Rail and Joint Passenger/Freight Corridors. In: Proceedings of the ASME Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2012.

2011

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer and H. Huang. 2011. A Validated Discrete Element Modeling Approach for Studying Geogrid-Aggregate Reinforcement Mechanisms. In: Geotechnical Special Publication No. 211, Geo-Frontiers 2011, ASCE Geo-Institute, Dallas, TX, March 2011.

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer and H. Huang. 2011. Ballast Vibrations and Deformations due to Different Train Loading Scenarios Studied using the Discrete Element Method. 5th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration (ISEV2011), Chengdu, Sichuan, China, October 2011.

Tutumluer, E., Y. Qian, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2011. Field Validated Discrete Element Model for Railroad Ballast. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2011.

2009

Tutumluer, E., H. Huang, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2009. AREMA Gradations Affecting Ballast Performance Using Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) Approach. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2009.

2008

Tutumluer, E., W. Dombrow and H. Huang. 2008. Laboratory Characterization of Coal Dust Fouled Ballast Behavior. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, September 2008.

2007

Tutumluer, E., H. Huang, Y. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2007. Discrete Element Modeling of Railroad Ballast Settlement. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2007.

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Monographs and Reports

2015

Saat, M.R., F. Bedini Jacobini, E. Tutumluer and C.P.L. Barkan. 2015. Identification of High-Speed Rail Ballast Flight Risk Factors and Risk Mitigation Strategies Final Report. Federal Railroad Administration, pp. 76, DOT/FRA/ORD-15/03.

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