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Dr. Rifat Bulut, Ph.D.

Dr. Rifat Bulut


Ph.D., Civil Engineering

Texas A&M University, 2001


M.S., Civil Engineering

Texas Tech University, 1996


B.S., Civil Engineering

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1993

Current Research Projects

  • Finite Element Analysis of a Mindlin Plate on a Three Dimensional Expansive Soils Foundation
  • Unsaturated Soil Moisture Drying and Wetting Diffusion Coefficient Measurements in Laboratory

Professional Memberships

  • Member, American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, Geo-Institute
  • Member, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (IDDMGE)
  • United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER)

Recent Publications

  • Kassem, E., Masad, E., Lytton, R.L., Bulut, R. (2009). Measurement of the Moisture Diffusion Coefficient of Asphalt Mixtures and Its Relationship to Mixture Composition, International Journal of Pavement Engineering (in press for the March 2009 issue).
  • Mabirizi, D. and Bulut, R. (2009). A Comparison of Total Suction Measurements with Thermocouple Psychrometers, Filter Paper Techniques and Chilled-Mirror Device, GeoHunan, International Conference: Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics, Hunan, China, August 3-6, 2009.
  • Mabirizi, D. and Bulut, R. (2009). Unsaturated Soil Moisture Diffusivity Measurements in Laboratory Using Thermocouple Psychrometers, 2009 ASCE International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo, Orlando, Florida, March 15-19, 2009. (accepted for publication and presentation).
  • Bulut, R. and Leong, E.C. (2008). Indirect Measurement of Suction, Special Issue on Laboratory and Field Testing of Unsaturated Soils, Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 633-644.
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