Positions

Overview

  • Prof. Tsukrov worked in industry for Parker Hannifin Corporation performing finite element simulations of new composite materials, and for AIR Inc. modeling damage to structures due to natural disasters (tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.).

    Prof. Tsukrov's areas of expertise include Micromechanics and Fracture of Composite Materials, Modeling of Marine Aquaculture and Ocean Energy Installations, Computational Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Method.

    Prof. Tsukrov regularly teaches ME 627 - Dynamics (Mechanics III), ME 735/835 - Mechanics of Composite Materials, ME 786/886 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis, ME 935 - Micromechanics of composite & porous materials, and ME 986 - Advanced Finite Element Analysis .

    Prof. Tsukrov is director of the UNH Computational Mechanics Laboratory.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 On micromechanical modeling of orthotropic solids with parallel cracksInternational Journal of Solids and Structures.  144:46-58. 2018
    2018 Comparison of stress-based failure criteria for prediction of curing induced damage in 3D woven compositesComposite Structures.  189:366-377. 2018
    2018 Mechanical model of suture joints with fibrous connective layerJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.  111:490-502. 2018
    2017 Measuring Failure Stress of RTM6 Epoxy Resin under Purely Hydrostatic Tensile Stress using Constrained Tube MethodExperimental Techniques.  41:45-50. 2017
    2016 Low cycle fatigue behavior of direct metal laser sintered Inconel alloy 718International Journal of Fatigue.  93:156-167. 2016
    2016 Comparison of full field and single pore approaches to homogenization of linearly elastic materials with pores of regular and irregular shapesInternational Journal of Solids and Structures.  96:48-63. 2016
    2016 Curing cycle modification for RTM6 to reduce hydrostatic residual tensile stress in 3D woven compositesJournal of Applied Polymer Science.  133:n/a-n/a. 2016
    2016 Microstructure and mechanical behavior of direct metal laser sintered Inconel alloy 718Materials Characterization.  113:1-9. 2016
    2016 Engineering procedures for design and analysis of submersible fish cages with copper netting for exposed marine environmentAquacultural Engineering.  70:1-14. 2016
    2015 Comparative study of two approaches to model the offshore fish cagesChina Ocean Engineering.  29:459-472. 2015
    2015 Dynamics of submersible mussel rafts in waves and currentChina Ocean Engineering.  29:431-444. 2015
    2014 Prediction of the effective elastic moduli of materials with irregularly-shaped pores based on the pore projected areasInternational Journal of Solids and Structures.  51:2687-2695. 2014
    2014 Processing of fiber architecture data for finite element modeling of 3D woven compositesAdvances in Engineering Software.  72:18-27. 2014
    2014 Numerical and Experimental Investigations of Key Assumptions in Analytical Failure Models for Sheet Metal FormingJournal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME.  136:011013-011013. 2014
    2013 Field studies of corrosion behaviour of copper alloys in natural seawaterCorrosion Science.  76:453-464. 2013
    2013 Unique nanoindentation damage for highly textured pyrolytic carbonCarbon.  60:273-279. 2013
    2013 Characterization and statistical modeling of irregular porosity in carbon/carbon composites based on X-ray microtomography dataZAMM Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik.  93:346-366. 2013
    2013 On the ability of nanoindentation to measure anisotropic elastic constants of pyrolytic carbonZAMM Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik.  93:301-312. 2013
    2013 ZAMM Special Issue: Mechanics of Chemical Vapor Infiltrated C/C CompositesZAMM Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik.  93:300-300. 2013
    2012 Microstructure characterization of CVI-densified carbon/carbon composites with various fiber distributionsComposites Science and Technology.  72:1892-1900. 2012
    2012 Effective stiffness and thermal expansion coefficients of unidirectional composites with fibers surrounded by cylindrically orthotropic matrix layersInternational Journal of Engineering Science.  58:129-143. 2012
    2011 Characterization of geometry and normal drag coefficients of copper netsOcean Engineering.  38:1979-1988. 2011
    2011 Effect of Element Types on Failure Prediction Using a Stress-Based Forming Limit CurveJournal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME.  133:061002-061002. 2011
    2011 FINITE ELEMENT MODELING TO PREDICT CURE-INDUCED MICROCRACKINGIN THREE-DIMENSIONAL WOVEN COMPOSITESInternational Journal of Fracture.  172:209-216. 2011
    2011 Numerical modeling of carbon/carbon composites with nanotextured matrix and 3D pores of irregular shapesInternational Journal of Solids and Structures.  48:2447-2457. 2011
    2011 Tension-compression anisotropy of in-plane elastic modulus for pyrolytic carbonCarbon.  49:2145-2147. 2011
    2010 Modeling of dynamic behavior of a single-point moored submersible fish cage under currentsAquacultural Engineering.  43:38-45. 2010
    2010 Development of a porous media model with application to flow through and around a net panelOcean Engineering.  37:314-324. 2010
    2010 Elastic deformation of composite cylinders with cylindrically orthotropic layersInternational Journal of Solids and Structures.  47:25-33. 2010
    2009 Mechanics of the right whale mandible: Full scale testing and finite element analysisJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  374:93-103. 2009
    2008 Numerical Modeling of Carbon-based Material Systems and Related TopicsCommunications in Numerical Methods in Engineering International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering.  24:2137-2138. 2008
    2008 Numerical studies of the influence of textural gradients on the local stress concentrations around fibers in carbon/carbon compositesCommunications in Numerical Methods in Engineering International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering.  24:2194-2205. 2008
    2008 Engineering investigation of design procedures for closed containment marine aquaculture systemsAquacultural Engineering.  39:91-102. 2008
    2008 Finite element modeling of diffusional creep with explicit consideration of enhanced vacancy diffusivity in a finite region adjacent to the grain interfaceMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures.  15:533-539. 2008
    2007 Development of structural modeling techniques for evaluating HDPE plastic net pens used in marine aquacultureOcean Engineering.  34:2124-2137. 2007
    2007 Development of large fish farm numerical modeling techniques with in situ mooring tension comparisonsAquacultural Engineering.  36:137-148. 2007
    2006 Material modeling of the CVI-infiltrated carbon felt I: Basic formulae, theory and numerical experimentsComposites Science and Technology.  66:2997-3003. 2006
    2006 Material modeling of the CVI-infiltrated carbon felt II. Statistical study of the microstructure, numerical analysis and experimental validationComposites Science and Technology.  66:2769-2775. 2006
    2005 Micromechanical modeling of porous carbon/carbon compositesMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures.  12:43-54. 2005
    2005 Moored fish cage dynamics in waves and currentsIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  30:28-36. 2005
    2005 Numerical modeling of nonlinear elastic components of mooring systemsIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  30:37-46. 2005
    2005 On micromechanical modeling of particulate composites with inclusions of various shapesInternational Journal of Solids and Structures.  42:409-427. 2005
    2005 Special Issue on Open Ocean Aquaculture EngineeringIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  30:3-3. 2005
    2004 Effective elastic properties of solids with two-dimensional inclusions of irregular shapesInternational Journal of Solids and Structures.  41:6905-6924. 2004
    2004 The design and analysis of a four-cage grid mooring for open ocean aquacultureAquacultural Engineering.  32:77-94. 2004
    2004 Numerical modeling of grain boundary effectis in the diffusional creep of copper interconnect linesInternational Journal of Fracture.  127:L149-L154. 2004
    2003 Stress-strain relations in elastoplastic solids with Dugdale-type cracksEngineering Fracture Mechanics.  70:2163-2174. 2003
    2003 Finite element modeling of net panels using a consistent net elementOcean Engineering.  30:251-270. 2003
    2003 Fish cage and mooring system dynamics using physical and numerical models with field measurementsAquacultural Engineering.  27:117-146. 2003
    2002 Elastoplastic behavior of two-dimensional solids with rectilinear cracks under mixed-mode loadingInternational Journal of Fracture.  118:L37-L42. 2002
    2002 On contribution of pores into the effective elastic properties of carbon/carbon compositesInternational Journal of Fracture.  118:L31-L36. 2002
    2002 Effective elastic properties of solids with defects of irregular shapesInternational Journal of Solids and Structures.  39:1539-1555. 2002
    2002 Finite element predictions of the effect of diffusion-accommodated interfacial sliding on thermal stresses in Cu/polymer dielectric and Cu/oxide dielectric single level damascene interconnect structuresJournal of Electronic Packaging, Transactions of the ASME.  124:12-21. 2002
    2001 Scanning probe microscopy generated out-of-plane deformation maps exhibiting heterogeneous nanoscale deformation resulting from thermal cycling of Cu-polyimide damascene interconnectsJournal of Materials Research.  16:3560-3566. 2001
    2001 Evaluation of the contribution of irregularly shaped holes into the effective elastic moduli by numerical conformal mappingInternational Journal of Fracture.  107:L23-L28. 2001
    2000 Effective moduli of an anisotropic material with elliptical holes of arbitrary orientational distributionInternational Journal of Solids and Structures.  37:5919-5941. 2000
    2000 Elastic moduli of composites with rigid elliptical inclusionsInternational Journal of Fracture.  101:L29-L34. 2000
    2000 Open ocean aquaculture engineering: Numerical modelingMarine Technology Society Journal.  34:29-40. 2000
    1998 Anisotropic material with arbitrarily oriented cracks and elliptical holes: Effective elastic moduliInternational Journal of Fracture.  92:L9-L14. 1998
    1997 Stress concentrations and microfracturing patterns in a brittle-elastic solid with interacting pores of diverse shapesInternational Journal of Solids and Structures.  34:2887-2904. 1997
    1995 Materials with fluid-saturated cracks and cavities: Fluid pressure polarization and effective elastic responseInternational Journal of Fracture.  73:R61-R66. 1995
    1994 STRESS-CONCENTRATIONS AND MICROFRACTURING PATTERNS FOR INTERACTING ELLIPTIC HOLESInternational Journal of Fracture.  68:R89-R92. 1994
    1993 SOLIDS WITH HOLES OF IRREGULAR SHAPES - EFFECTIVE MODULI AND ANISOTROPYInternational Journal of Fracture.  64:R9-R12. 1993

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2014 Determination of triaxial tensile failure surfaces for curing epoxy resinsKey Engineering Materials Mechanical and corrosion properties. Series A, Key engineering materials. 257-260. 2014
    2014 Fatigue Performance of Copper Alloys in Seawater EnvironmentKey Engineering Materials Mechanical and corrosion properties. Series A, Key engineering materials. 261-+. 2014
    2014 Modeling of Cure-Induced Residual Stresses in 3D Woven Composites of Different Reinforcement ArchitecturesKey Engineering Materials Mechanical and corrosion properties. Series A, Key engineering materials. 253-+. 2014
    2013 COMPARISON OF TWO APPROACHES TO MODEL CURE-INDUCED MICROCRACKING IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL WOVEN COMPOSITESINTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION - 2012, VOL 3, PTS A-C: DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND MANUFACTURING. 541-546. 2013
    2013 CORROSION RATES AND CHANGES IN MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF COPPER ALLOYS DUE TO SEAWATER EXPOSUREINTERNATIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONGRESS AND EXPOSITION - 2012, VOL 3, PTS A-C: DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND MANUFACTURING. 1245-1250. 2013
    2013 DESIGN AND MODELING OF SUBMERSIBLE FISH CAGES WITH COPPER NETTING FOR OPEN OCEAN AQUACULTURE MARINE 2013COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN MARINE ENGINEERING V (MARINE 2013). 178-189. 2013
    2013 EFFECT OF THE BENDING STIFFNESS ON THE VOLUMETRIC STABILITY OF FISH CAGES WITH COPPER ALLOY NETTINGCOMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN MARINE ENGINEERING V (MARINE 2013). 168-177. 2013
    2012 Micromechanical modeling of heterogeneous materials with irregularly shaped poresKey Engineering Materials Mechanical and corrosion properties. Series A, Key engineering materials. 327-330. 2012
    2012 NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF KEY ASSUMPTIONS OF ANALYTICAL FAILURE MODELS IN SHEET METAL FORMINGPROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, 2012. 509-519. 2012
    2011 EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES AND NUMERICAL MODELING OF COPPER NETS IN MARINE ENVIRONMENTOMAE2011: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 30TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OCEAN, OFFSHORE AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING, VOL 5. 97-+. 2011
    2011 Effect of Element Types on Failure Prediction Using a Stress-Based Forming Limit CurvePROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CONFERENCE 2011, VOL 1. 557-564. 2011
    2010 Assessment of a Submerged Grid Mooring in the Gulf of MaineOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 2010
    2009 INVESTIGATION OF CRITICAL STRESS CONCENTRATION FACTOR IN ANALYTICAL STRESS BASED FORMING LIMIT CRITERIONPROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, VOL 1. 537-545. 2009
    2009 THE EFFECT OF MODEL PARAMETERS ON PREDICTED STRESS BASED FAILURE CRITERION FOR SHEET METALMSEC 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME INTERNATIONAL MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CONFERENCE 2008, VOL 1. 571-576. 2009
    2006 Analysis of diffusional stress relaxation in submicron Cu interconnect structures using the model with enhanced vacancy diffusivity in grain boundary regionWIT Transactions on the Built Environment. 685-+. 2006
    2006 Engineering overview of the University of New Hampshire's open ocean aquaculture projectOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 592-+. 2006
    2006 Modeling flow through and around a net panel using computational fluid dynamicsOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1308-+. 2006
    2006 Practical applications of numerical modeling using Aqua-FE: A case studyOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 605-+. 2006
    2004 Effective elastic properties of random composites: approximate modeling schemesHigh Performance Structures and Materials. 213-222. 2004
    2003 Elastoplastic behavior of two-dimensional solids with mixed-mode cracksCOMPUTATIONAL FLUID AND SOLID MECHANICS 2003, VOLS 1 AND 2, PROCEEDINGS. 295-298. 2003
    2003 Finite element simulation to predict the dynamic performance of the tension leg fish cageOPEN OCEAN AQUACULTURE: FROM RESEARCH TO COMMERCIAL REALITY. 169-175. 2003
    2003 Influence of pores on effective elastic properties of unidirectional carbon/carbon compositesKey Engineering Materials Mechanical and corrosion properties. Series A, Key engineering materials. 339-344. 2003
    2003 Open ocean Aquaculture engineering IIOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1454-1464. 2003
    2002 Micromechanical modeling of transverse moduli of unidirectional composites with non-circular elastic fibersHigh Performance Structures and Materials. 211-220. 2002
    2002 Open ocean aquaculture engineeringOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 111-120. 2002
    2001 Observation of heterogeneous, nanoscale deformation on damascene interconnects with a polymeric dielectricPROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 2001 INTERNATIONAL INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE. 198-200. 2001
    2000 Proper defect density parameters for anisotropic solids with cracks and elliptical holesStructures and Materials. 403-412. 2000
    1998 Brittle-elastic solids with interacting non-circular pores: stress concentrations and microfracturing patternsDAMAGE AND FRACTURE MECHANICS. 515-523. 1998
    1998 Microfracturing patterns and effective elastic properties of solids with interacting holesCOMPUTER METHODS IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS VI. 341-350. 1998
    1994 EFFECTIVE ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS WITH RANDOMLY LOCATED DEFECTSPROBABILITIES AND MATERIALS. 225-240. 1994

    Principal Investigator On

  • Intrinsic Residual Stresses in 3D Woven Composites: Measurement, Modeling, and Mitigation  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2017 - 2020
  • Numerical Analysis of the HALO Defense System's Guardian Barrier  awarded by HALO Maritime Defense Systems 2012 - 2017
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortium FIBERS-UNH  awarded by University of Massachusetts at Lowell 2014 - 2016
  • GOALI: Fundamental Understanding and Suppression of Microcracking in Three Dimensional Woven Composites During Curing  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2011 - 2015
  • Mechanical Testing of SynCardia Pyrolytic Carbon  awarded by Syncardia Systems Inc. 2012 - 2013
  • Study of Corrosion and Design of Flexible Joints of Copper Alloy Nets  awarded by International Copper Association 2012
  • NH IRC: Albany Engineered Comp - Development of the Numerical Model for Elimination of Microcracks in 3D Woven Composites  awarded by Albany Engineered Composites Inc 2011 - 2012
  • Development and Finite Element Analysis of Mooring designs for Cyprus Offshore Aquaculture  awarded by Frederick University 2010 - 2012
  • Materials World Network: Multi-Scale Study of Chemical Vapor Infiltrated Carbon-Carbon Composites  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2008 - 2012
  • Lightweight Hybrid Composites for Thermal Protection  awarded by Luna Innovations Inc 2011 - 2012
  • Sea Trials of Wieland - Werke Copper Alloys  awarded by International Copper Association 2010 - 2012
  • NH IRC: Albany Engineered Composites - Elimination of Microcracks in 3D Woven Composites Structures  awarded by Albany Engineered Composites Inc 2009 - 2010
  • Engineering Evaluation of the Design and Operation of Closed Containment Systems  awarded by Fisheries & Oceans Canada 2007 - 2008
  • Bone Mechanics, Collision Dynamics and the Right Whale  awarded by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 2004 - 2008
  • Marine Mammal Bone Mechanic  awarded by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 2004 - 2005
  • Computer Models for the MARC Program  awarded by NH Ball Bearings, Inc. 1997 - 2002
  • Mechanical Properties of Elastomer Composite Materials  awarded by Parker Hannifin Corporation 1997 - 1999
  • Teaching Activities

  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2019
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2019
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2019
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2019
  • Adv Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Mechanics Composite Materials Taught course 2018
  • Senior Design Project II Taught course 2018
  • Senior Design Project I Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2018
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2018
  • Adv Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Micromech Composite&Porous Mat Taught course 2017
  • Engineering Internship Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Adv Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2016
  • Master's Project Taught course 2016
  • Mechanics Composite Materials Taught course 2016
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2016
  • Adv Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2015
  • Mechanics Composite Materials Taught course 2015
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2015
  • Micromech Composite&Porous Mat Taught course 2015
  • Adv Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2014
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Intro Finite Element Analysis Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B/M Applied Mechanics, Dnepropetrovsk National Univ
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
  • Full Name

  • Igor Tsukrov