Petia Dineva is Assoc. Professor at Department of Continuum Mechanics, Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. Her PhD thesis is: “Damping and Control of Structures under Earthquake Excitation”. Her major fields of interests are: computational mechanics, dynamics of structures, wave propagation in different type of continua, dynamic coupled problems - poroelasticity, piezoelectricity, magnitopiezoelectricity, computational fracture mechanics. The favorite research field is: BIEM and its application in: (*) Seismic wave propagation in multilayered geological regions with taking into consideration: (a) lateral inhomogeneity; (b) existence of relief peculiarities; (c) existence of seismic source with its specific properties; (d) soil anisotropy; (e) material smooth inhomogeneity; (f) water saturated soils, etc. (*) Wave propagation in homogeneous or functionally graded anisotropic elastic materials and structures with cracks. Far-field and near field solutions. Application in fracture mechanics and ultrasonic QNDT evaluation. (*) Wave propagation in homogeneous or functionally graded multifunctional materials as piezoelectric ceramic and magnitoelectroelastic composite and smart structures with cracks. Far-field and near field solutions. Application in fracture mechanics and ultrasonic QNDT evaluation.
Biography Updated on 24 November 2010