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Professor Jordanka Ivanova

Institute of Mechanics, Department of Solid Mechanics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Research Interests:
Computational mechanics Finite element modeling, Structural dynamics, Structural analysis

Selected Publications:
Jordanka Ivanova, “Cylindrical orthotropic shells undergoing external pressure – A geometrical stability theory considering postcritical deformations”, Teoretichna Prilozhna Mekhanika 01/1982, Vol 3

Jordanka Ivanova, “Mechanical interpretation of the Berger’s hypothesis for the global stability of statically loaded shells”, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 01/1987; 22 (1), pp 73-77

Jordanka Ivanova, “Variational principle for global stability of elasto-plastic thin shells”, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 01/1991; 26(1), pp 117-124

J. Ivanova and I. Trendafilova, “A stochastic approach to the problem of stability of a spherical shell with initial imperfections”, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1992, pp. 227-233,

I. Trendafilova and J. Ivanova, “Loss of stability of thin, elastic, strongly convex shells of revolution with initial imperfections, subjected to uniform pressure. A probabilistic approach”, Thin-Walled Structures, Vol. 23, Nos. 1-4, 1995, pp. 201-214, Special Issue: Buckling Strength of Imperfection-sensitive Shells,

Jordanka Ivanova and Franco Pastrone, Geometric method for stability of non-linear elastic thin shells (Google eBook), Springer, 2001, 244 pages

Parashkevola, L., Ivanova, J., and Bontcheva, N., 2004, “Optimal Design of 
Functionally Graded Plates With Thermo-Elastic Plastic Behaviour,” C. R. 
Mec., 332, pp. 493–498.

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