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Kursat Kinali, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

Principal Engineer – Large/Complex Loss

Location:

Nashville South Service Center
1880 Gen. George Patton Drive, Bldg. B, Ste. 203
Franklin
Tennessee
37067

Telephone

615.778.0160

Telephone 2

877-812-4328

Mobile

470-436-5517


 

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  • Professional summary

    Dr. Kinali is a Senior Structural Engineer with advanced degrees and 13 years of progressive experience. He is a published author in the area of seismic vulnerability and fragility assessment of structures. Dr. Kinali has managed teams of engineers for the execution of large, multi-discipline infrastructure projects in the nuclear industry. He has been consistently recognized for technical accuracy and attention to detail.

    Dr. Kinali has designed and detailed mid-to-high rise structures, prepared calculations and drawings, as well as prepared inspection reports, bid document schedules, and budgets. He has reviewed and approved client submittals and vendor submittals. He is recognized as an SME for seismic qualification of existing plant equipment.

    Areas of Expertise include:

    • Finite Element Modeling, Static & Dynamic Nonlinear Analysis
    • Seismic Risk Assessment, Limit State Behavior
    • Seismic Fragility of Steel Structures
    • Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Education

    Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2007

    Master of Science in Structural Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2004.

    Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 2002.

  • Certifications

    Licensed Professional Engineer, California, License #87780

    Licensed Professional Engineer, Alabama, License #39225

    Licensed Professional Engineer, South Carolina, License #29921

    Licensed Professional Engineer, North Carolina, License #050652

    Licensed Professional Engineer, Tennessee, License # 123891

    Licensed Professional Engineer, Florida, License #89647

  • Disciplines
    • Engineering - Structural, Building
    • Engineering - Forensic Engineering
    • Engineering - Property Condition Assessments
    • Engineering-Earthquake Damage Assessment
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