Erol Tutumluer

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


Latest Publications

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Journal Articles


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.

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Conference Proceedings


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.


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. Accepted, In: Proceedings of the XV Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2015.

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.

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Monographs and Reports


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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