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Structural mechanics


Structural mechanics




18 employees, including 2 doctors of technical sciences and candidates of technical sciences


Faculty of Motor Transport

Faculty of Road and Technological machines

Energy and Environmental Faculty

Faculty of Road building

Faculty of Mechanics and Design


Strength of materials, Structural mechanics, Applied mechanics, Mechanics of materials and structures, Machine dynamics, Theory of plates and shells, Elasticity theory, Finite element method, Modern software systems of nonlinear dynamics, Experimental mechanics, Stability of mechanical systems, Plasticity and creep theory etc., total 56 disciplines

Science Achievements

The main directions of the department are research and implementation of innovative technologies in the road industry. Over the 5 years of our activity, we have developed more than 30 regulatory and technical documents (GOST, ODM, STO), conducted more than 1000 virtual and full-scale tests of road construction elements.

Main directions:

1. Regulatory and technical documents.

Development and implementation of national methodological and regulatory technical documents, interstate standards in the road industry.

2. Development of road construction elements

Development and optimization of the construction of road construction elements (including cable and frontal road barriers).

3. Introducing innovative solutions

The provision of services for the implementation of new innovative solutions, structures in the field of road facilities.

The development and optimization of the construction of road construction elements is carried out on the basis of the creation of virtual tests (crash tests) created using modern calculation systems. Using the finite element method (FEM) on the basis of nonlinear dynamics allows us to analyze the design and optimize it, as well as to determine all the necessary consumer characteristics of fences.

The use of virtual crash tests, for example, reduces the cost of certification of road fences by 2-6 times. The error of the results of virtual tests in comparison with the data of field tests on average do not exceed 5-6%.

An outstanding representative of the school of the department was the graduate of MADI Yakov Gilelevich Panovko (1913 - 2003) - the world-famous mechanical scientist, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Latvia, who defended candidate and doctoral dissertations at the department.

From 1940 to 1943 the department was headed by Alexei Antonovich Ilyushin (1911-1998) - a famous scientist, corresponding member. USSR Academy of Sciences, specialist in the field of continuum mechanics. During World War II under the leadership of A.A. Ilyushin conducted research on the calculation of shells, which played a huge role in the victory.

In 1985, Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation Irina Vadimovna Demyanushko was invited to the post of head of the department. Her works on thermal strength, the theory of plasticity and creep, the applied theory of plates and shells, methods for the optimal design of shells, and the reliability of rotors of aircraft gas turbine engines are best known.

Students Activity

Students of the department take part olympiads on the strength of materials. Undergraduates and graduate students take part in competitions of innovative projects


Education at our department allows you to gain knowledge and skills in the field of transport construction, taking into account current trends, virtual experiments and the use of "digital doubles" to study the dynamic processes of nonlinear dynamics

Where you can work

Transport construction