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Sergey Abaimov

Assistant Professor, PhD, University of California, Davis
Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials

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

1. MIT-Skoltech Next Generation grant 2020-2023: Multifunctional Fusion: Life-cycle enhancements via data-driven nanoengineering of advanced composite structures (PIs: MIT B.L. Wardle, Sk S.G. Abaimov)

  • Advanced CNT nanostructures in CVD reactor (PhD A. Shiverskii, Eng. K. Yusupov)
  • Microscopy studies of nanostructures (AI application for geometry recognition and Digital Twin population)
  • 3rd generation of CNT nanocomposite Digital Twin (PhD N. Gudkov)
  • Out-of-Autoclave and Out-of-Oven manufacturing
  • Structural Health Monitoring in service
  • Self-diagnostic and multi-physics sensor (machine learning for signal recognition)
  • Experimental verification of multi-functionalities

2. Experimental and virtual international benchmarks on composite preform permeability

3. Digital Twins of materials

4. Flame retardancy of polymer composites (PhD H. Butt, N. Gudkov)

  • Г0.5
  • Structural performance after 15/30/45 min in flame
  • Intumescent compositions, gas phase radical quenching compositions
  • Flame retardant polymer nanocomposites

5. Experimental nanocomposites

  • Segregated structures (PhD O. Lebedev)
  • Piezoresistivity of polymer nanocomposites and its applications to self-diagnostics (PhD H. Butt)
  • Electrically insulative nanocomposites with high thermal conductivity (PhD M. Owais)
  • Interleaving nanostructures (PhD B. Mahato)

6. Theoretical and numerical micromechanical studies

7. High- and gigacycle fatigue

  • Scaling of fatigue fracture surfaces (MS A. Kukharskii)

 Other 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
  • Correlations between mechanical properties and thermal and electrical conductivities of materials including polymer composites, ceramic and metal coatings
  • Statistical physics of damage. Damage as a phase transition. Scaling phenomena in damage
  • Design, modelling, and manufacturing of self-sensing materials
  • Damage control in self-sensing composites
  • Development of new non-destructive testing approaches
  • Acoustical emission analysis
  • Complex loading of materials. Experimental studies in bi-axial loading of textiles and films

Key Partners

  • MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA): https://www.mit.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