Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Department

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Yaroslav A. Zhuk

Yaroslav A. Zhuk
Head of Department, Professor, Dr.Sc. (Physics and Mathematics)


Chair of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty
4e, ave. Acad. Glushkov, Kiev, Ukraine
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Phone: +380-44-259-03-07

Professional Experience:

1991 MSc in Continuum Mechanics - Kiev State University
1994 PhD in Mechanics of Solids - Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics
2002 DSc in Mechanics of Solids - Timoshenko Institute of Mechanics
2003 Leading Researcher
2004 Associated Professor
2012 Professor - Kiev State University

Area of expertise:

Mechanics of coupled fields in materials and structural members
Coupled thermomechanical problems for inelastic materials under harmonic loading
Coupled problems of thermo-elctromechanics for inelastic materials
Mechanics of composites
Nano- and micromechanics

Professional activities:

Member of Centre for Micro- and Nanomechanics - SEMINACS, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.


Nonlinear Dynamics masters, 2nd year of study
Dynamic Problems of Mechanics masters, 2nd year of study
Dimensional Analysis and Similitude masters, 1st year of study
Vibration Systems bachelors, 4th year of study
Methods of Analytical Functions in the Problems of Mechanics
bachelors, 4th year of study
History of Mechanics bachelors, 3th year of study
Mathematical Models of Mechanics PhD students

Relevant Publications:

Author (co-author) of more then 180 scientific publications. Selected publications in English:

  1. Guz I.A., Zhuk Y.A., Sands C.M. Analysis of the vibrationally induced dissipative heating of thin-wall structures containing piezoactive layers // International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics. -2012.- v. 47.- P. 105–116.
  2. Zhuk A.P., Kubenko V.D., Zhuk Y.A. Acoustic radiation force on a spherical particle in a fluid-filled cavity // J. Acoust. Soc. Am. (JASA). – 2012. - Vol. 132, No. 4. – P. 2189–2197.
  3. Zhuk Y.A., Guz I.A., Kashtalyan M. Dissipative Heating and Thermal Fatigue Life Prediction for Structures Containing Piezoactive Layers // Technische Mechanik. – 2012. – v.32, No.2-5. – P. 238-250.
  4. Zhuk Y.A., Guz I.A., Sands C.M. Monoharmonic approximation in the vibration analysis of a sandwich beam containing piezoelectric layers under mechanical or electrical loading // Journal of Sound and Vibration. – 2011. – v. 330. – P. 4211–4232.
  5. Zhuk Y.A., Guz I.A. Influence of prestress on the velocities of plane waves propagating normally to the layers of nanocomposites // International Applied Mechanics. – 2006. – Vol. 42, No. 7. – P. 729–743.
  6. Senchenkov I. K., Zhuk Y. A., Karnaukhov V. G. Modeling the thermomechanical behavior of physically nonlinear materials under monoharmonic loading // International Applied Mechanics. – 2004. – Vol. 40, No. 9. – P. 943–969.
  7. Zhuk Y. A and. Senchenkov I. K. Approximate model of thermomechanically coupled inelastic strain cycling // International Applied Mechanics. – 2003. – v.39, No. 3. – P. 300–306.