This book presents a collection of chapters on the current problems of the theory of dynamical processes in generalized continua and structures, and has been compiled to commemorate the 70th birthday of Prof. Dmitry Indeitsev – a leading specialist in the field of dynamical processes in solids, fluids and structures. It discusses various applications related to Prof. Indeitsev’s contributions, including various discrete and continuous dynamic models of structures and media, as well as a number of dynamical processes in generalized media.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h. c. mult Holm Altenbach, Member of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, and the International Research Center on Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems (M&MoCS), Italy. Employment history includes positions at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, both Germany. Graduated from Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1985 (diploma in Dynamics and Strength of Machines). Defended PhD in 1983, awarded Doctor of technical sciences in 1987, both at the same Institute.
Present position: Full Professor in Engineering Mechanics at the Otto-von-Guericke-University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Mechanics (since 2011), acting director of the Institute of Mechanics since 2015
Areas of scientific interest:• General theory of elastic and inelastic plates and shells.
• Creep and damage mechanics.• Strength theories.
• Nano- and micromechanics.
Author/Co-author/Editor of 60 Books (textbooks/monographs/proceedings), appr. 380 scientific papers (among them 250 peer-reviewed) and 500 scientific lectures. Managing Editor (2004 to 2014) and Editor-in-Chief (2005 – to date) of the Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (ZAMM) – the oldest journal in Mechanics in Germany (founded by Richard von Mises in 1921), Advisory Editor of the journal “Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics” since 2011, Associate Editor of the journal “Mechanics of Composites” (Riga) since 2014, Co-Editor of the Springer Series “Advanced Structured Materials” since 2010.
Awards: 1992 Krupp-Award (Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation), 2000 Best paper of the year Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 2003 Gold Medal of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Politechnika Lubelska, Lublin, Poland, 2004 Semko-Medal of the National Technical University Kharkov, Ukraine, 2007 Doctor honoris causa, National Technical University Kharkov, Ukraine, 2011 Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, 2014 Doctor honoris causa, University Constanta, Romania, 2016 Doctor honoris causa, Vekua-Institute, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2018 Alexander von Humboldt Award (Poland)
Prof. Dr. Science Dr. habil. Dr. h. c. Alexander K. Belyaev, Director of the Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering of Russian Academy of Science, Professor of Department of Mechanics and Control at Peter-the-Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Professor of Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at St. Petersburg State University.Habilitation (venia docendi) at Technical University of Vienna, Austria in 1997, Dr. Science (Mathematics and Mechanics) at St. Petersburg Technical University in 2001. Honorary Doctorate (d.h.c.) of Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria in 2012, Foreign Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2016. Awarded Thomas A. Jaeger Prize (main prize) of the International Association for Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology in 1993 and Michail A. Lavrentiev Award in Mathematics and Mechanics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2016.
Member of the Council of the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH) 2013-2018, member of IUTAM since 2016.
Areas of scientific interest:• High-frequency dynamics of solids and structures.
• Stability of machines and mechanisms.• Mechatronics.
Author/coauthor of ca. 250 scientific papers, translator of seven classical monographs of the leading Russian scientists into English for Springer-Verlag. Member of the Editorial Boards of the Zeitschrift fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (ZAMM), since 2004; International Journal Acta Mechanica, since 2002, International Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, since 2012; International Journal “Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes” since 2013.
Prof. Dr. hab. Victor A. Eremeyev, Member of American Mathematical Society and the International Research Center on Mathematics and Mechanics of Complex Systems (M&MoCS), Italy. Employment history includes positions at Rostov State University/South Federal University and Southern Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Science, Rostov on Don, Russia; at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany; at Rzeszow University of Technology, Rzeszów, Poland. Graduated Rostov State University at 1985 (diploma in Mechanics). Defended PhD in Rostov State University in 1990 (title: The stability of two-phase nonlinear thermo-elastic bodies). Awarded Dr. hab. (Doctor of science of Physics & Mathematics) at Institute