**Head of Department:** Professor, D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics – Michael A. Zhuravkov

**Department staff:** 3 Professors, 11 Associate professors, 2 Senior Lecturers, 2 Assistants

### Specialties and specializations

- Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling,
- Mechanics (Scientific-industrial Activity)
- Mechanics (Applied Mechanics).

### Research directions

- Solid Mechanics;
- Hydrodynamics;
- Geomechanics;
- Tribo-fatigue;
- Computer mechanics;
- Numerical methods in mechanics;
- Biomechanics;
- Nanomechanics;
- Mechatronics.

### Research Laboratory of Applied Mechanics

Laboratory of Applied Mechanics specializes in the analysis of the dynamics, strength and stability of mechanical systems using modern packages of computer mechanics: ANSYS, Nastran, Pro/Mechanica, ADAMS.

The focus is on solving problems of mechanics of systems based on the finite element method. The typical tasks of research are static and dynamic analysis of structures based on geometrical and physical nonlinearity, creep and plasticity, linear and nonlinear stability of structures, stationary and non-stationary problems of thermal physics, hydro- and gas dynamics, as well as the related tasks (e.g., interaction of fluid with the structure).