International collaboration and links


Two-month visit to Laboratory of Active Materials and Smart Structures (LAMSS), University of South Carolina (USC), USA for joint research in the area of predictive simulation of structural health monitoring (SHM) with piezoelectric wafer active sensors (PWAS) and guided waves (GW).
An extra result of the visit was the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between our Universities (English version.pdf and Russian version.pdf).
Summer visits to the group of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Ch. Zhang, Chair of Structural Mechanics, University of Siegen, Germany within the joint DFG project "Forced wave excitation and propagation in anisotropic laminate composites and functionally graded covers" (July-Sept 2010, June-Aug 2011).
The project has resulted in
         Thorough investigation of surface acoustic wave (SAW) properties in materials with various types of functionally graded covers (Acoust. Journal, 2012
         SAW and pseudo-SAW (leaky wave) propagation in diamond based structures with piezo-electric covers, which are used in megahertz-range devices. Anomalous frequency ranges at which higher PSAW modes propagate practically without leakage losses (in fact, become SAWs) have been revealed and studied (J. Appl. Phys., 2013).
One-year (from 1st Sep 2007 to 31st Aug 2008) Visiting Mercator Professorship at the University of Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT), Germany.
Inviting Institution: Institute of Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling (Institut für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen und Mathematische Modellbildung, IWRMM), University of Karlsruhe.
Joint research in the area of guided wave generation by piezo-ceramic actuators and their propagation in elastic laminate substructures was carried out at the Institut für Technische Mechanik (ITM), together with the Dynamik/Mechatronik group leaded by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Seemann.
Main publications: Smart Mat. Struct., 2007; J. Int. Mat. Sys. Struct, 2010; ZAMM 2011
INTAS project "Micromechanics of damaged composites under dynamic loading".
         University of Siegen, Germany
         Institute of Construction and Architecture, Slovakia
         Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
         Kuban State University, Institute for Mathematics, Mechanics and Informatics, Russia
         Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, Ukraine
         TEP-112. School of Engineering. University of Sevilla, Spain
INTAS web-page with the links to programs and some photos from all Meetings of INTAS Team Leaders held in Siegen (2006), Lviv (2007), Sevilla (2007), Göteborg (2008), Bratislava (2008) and Krasnodar (2009); see also the kick-off meeting in Siegen and the closing meeting in Krasnodar.
Main publications: J. Appl. Math. Mech. 2007; J. Appl. Math. Mech. 2009; Acoust. Journal, 2009