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Sergei Nikolaev

Professor: Ighor Uzhinsky

Sergei Nikolaev has expertise in finite-element modeling, structural dynamics numerical simulation, experimental mechanics and digital signal processing. He graduated from Applied Mechanics Department at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 2012. During his postgraduate studies Sergei has concentrated on experimental modal analysis and finite element model updating. The main focus of his PhD research is time-domain damping identification. Correct damping identification is very important in predictive modeling of complicated dynamic processes. Sergei has developed the methods which are used in special software for auto-excited vibration prediction in turbine blades 5-axis milling. This research has been supported by RFBR grant for young scientists in 2016-2017 and resulted in a series of publications in peer-reviewed journals. Sergei is finalizing his PhD thesis at the moment.

In addition, Sergei was a team leader in a group which was developing a special software for automated experimental modal analysis which now is used in the aerospace company «NPO Mashinostroyenia». Starting in 2010 and until 2014, Sergei worked part time as a FE-engineer at the Central Institute of Aviation Motors. There he was responsible for resource calculations of rolling bearings which play a vital role for engine durability.

Product Life-Cycle Management (PLM) Systems – tools and applications.