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Sergey Abaimov

Fundamental and applied research in the area of theoretical, computational, and experimental micro- and nano-mechanics

Education:

M.S. with honor (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)

PhD (University of California, Davis)

C.Ph.-M.S. (RAS)

Fundamental and applied research in the area of theoretical, computational, and experimental micro- and nano-mechanics

Areas covered by the research include:

  • Multiscale modeling and simulation
  • Wetting phenomena
  • Micro- and nano-mechanics of multifunctional materials, including metals, ceramics, and composites
  • Characterization of the influence of pores on strength of fiber reinforced composites
  • Micro- and nanoscale experimental studies of correlations among physical-mechanical properties of materials
  • Statistical physics of damage
  • High- and gigacycle fatigue phenomena
  • Design, modelling, and manufacturing of self-sensing materials
  • Damage control
  • Complex loading of materials
  • Composite preform permeability

 

Innovation Highlights

  • Development of an apparatus to measure the permeability values of fiber preforms; using this apparatus, the lab participated in international benchmark exercises aimed at standardizing permeability measurements
  • Development of novel non-destructive testing techniques based on correlations among physical and mechanical properties of materials for faster and more reliable inspection.

Major Projects

  • Multiscale modeling of fiber-reinforced composites
  • Correlations between mechanical properties and thermal and electrical conductivities of materials including polymer composites, ceramic and metal coatings.
  • Development of new non-destructive testing approaches
  • Damage as a phase transition. Scaling phenomena in damage
  • High- and gigacycle fatigue phenomena.
  • Experimental studies in bi-axial loading of textiles and films
  • Damage control in self-sensing composites
  • Shock-wave loading of materials.
  • Acoustical emission analysis.
  • Analysis of composite preform permeability.

 

Key Partners

New Mexico State University (USA): https://www.nmsu.edu/

KU Leuven University (Belgium): https://www.kuleuven.be/english/

Books:

Sergey Abaimov, Statistical Physics of Non-Thermal Phase Transitions— From Foundations to Applications, Springer, 2015

Sergey Abaimov, Statistical Physics of Complex Systems,  2nd ed., URSS (in Russian), 2013

Sergey Abaimov, Statistical Physics of Complex Systems, URSS (in Russian), 2011

Featured Publications:

1.         D.L. Turcotte, S.G. Abaimov, I. Dobson, J.B. Rundle, Implications of an inverse branching aftershock sequence model, Phys. Rev. E, 79, 016101, 2009.

2.         S.G. Abaimov, Applicability and non-applicability of equilibrium statistical mechanics to non-thermal damage phenomena, J. Stat. Mech., P09005, 2008.

3.         S.G. Abaimov, Applicability and non-applicability of equilibrium statistical mechanics to non-thermal damage phenomena: II. Spinodal behavior, J. Stat. Mech., P03039, 2009.

4.         S.G. Abaimov, K.F. Tiampo, D.L. Turcotte, J.B. Rundle, Recurrent frequency-size distribution of characteristic events, Nonlin. Proc. Geophys., 16, 333-350, 2009.

5.         S.G. Abaimov, J.P. Cusumano, Nucleation phenomena in an annealed damage model: Statistics of times to failure, Phys. Rev. E, 90(6), 062401, 2014.

6.         S.G. Abaimov, A.A. Khudyakova, S.V. Lomov, On the closed form expression of the Mori–Tanaka theory prediction for the engineering constants of a unidirectional fiber-reinforced ply, Compos. Struct., 142, 1-6, 2016.

7.         S.G. Abaimov and I.S. Akhatov, Non-thermal quenched damage phenomena: The application of the mean-field approach for the three-dimensional case, AIP Advan., 6(9), 095116, 2016.

  • M.S. with honor (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology)
  • PhD (University of California, Davis)
  • C.Ph.-M.S. (RAS)

 

 

  • fluid mechanics,
  • composite materials,
  • micromechanics,
  • fatigue,
  • damage mechanics,
  • statistical physics,
  • phase transitions.

 

Boeing’s Best Engineer, 2010.

One of eight laureates of S.P.Korolev’s Competition, Korolev, Russia, 2000.

Prize-winner (1st place) of XVth Science-Technology Conference, Korolev, Russia, 1999;

Student stipend of the Acoustical Society of America, 1996.

Winner (3rd place) of Physics-Mathematics Olympiad, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, 1990.

Winner (1st place) of Mathematics Olympiad “MSTU-90”, Moscow State Technical University n.a. N.E. Bauman (MSTU), Moscow, 1990.

Winner of National Competition “Abiturient-90” (Mathematics and Physics), Russia, 1990.

Winner of Physics-Mathematics Olympiad, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology – State University, Moscow, 1989.

Silver Medal, Moscow Mathematical School 315, 1990.

Composite materials and structures

Fundamentals of micromechanics

Fracture mechanics