
Nelli Alexandrova
Departamento de Matemática e Engenharias
Universidade da Madeira
Campus Universitário da Penteada
9000390 Funchal
Portugal
Telefone: +351 291705175
Fax: +351 291705199
Email: nelli(at)uma.pt
www: http://dme.uma.pt/people/faculty/nelli.alexandrova/
Office: Room 2.111

Actividade Profissional
 Assistant Professor, Departamento de Matemática e Engemharias, Universidade da Madeira, Portugal, desde 2007
 Research Associate, Departamento de Engenharia Civil, Universidade de Aveiro Portugal, 2003  2007
 Research Associate, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Universidade de Aveiro Portugal, 2001  2002
 Mathematics Adjunct Faculty, College of Allegheny County, Monroeville, PA, USA, 2000  2001
 Research Associate at Department of Applied Mechanics, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia, 1995 1999
 Assistant Professor at Department of Theor. &Appl. Mechanics, Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia, 1991 1995
 Visiting Professor, in collaboration, Bialystok Technical University, Poland, 2006  2007
 Visiting Professor, in collaboration, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2004  2005
 Mathematics Adviser, in collaboration, Parkvale Bank, USA, 1999  2000
 Joint Work, in collaboration, Novi Sad University, Yugoslavia, 1995  2006
Habilitações Académicas
 Doctor of Science in Engineering, 2000
 Doctor of Science (Ph.D.) in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 1992
 Licensed Scientific Researcher in the area of Solid Mechanics, 1992
 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering, 1988

Áreas de Investigação
 Application of plasticity theory to engineering structural design
 Deformation and fracture in metalforming processes
 Bifurcation and instability in prestressed structure

Publicações
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Deformation and stress analysis of an anisotropic rotating annular disk, Int. J. for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, (in press).
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Effect of angular acceleration on the industrial performance of nonelastic rotating disks, Proc. International Conference on Numerical Methods and Computation in Engineering: CMNE (p.694), Porto: Portugal, 1315 June, 2007, P.110.
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Elasticplastic stress distributions and limit angular velocities in rotating hyperbolic annular discs, J. Mechanical Engineering Science, 2007, 221, 137142.
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Stress distributions in an annular disk possessing stress induced material anisotropy, Materials Science Forum, 2007, 553  “Diffusion in Solids and Liquids”, 16.
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Numerical difficulties in engineering informatics education, Proc. Informática 2007 – XII Convención y Expo Internacional (p.94), La Habana: Cuba, 1216 February , 2007, P.19.
 Alexandrova, N.N., Alexandrov, S. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Analysis of stress and strain in a rotating disk mounted on a rigid shaft, Int. J. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Belgrade 2006, 33, No. 1, 6590.
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Effect of plastic anisotropy on stressstrain field in thin rotating disks, Thin Walled Structures, 2006, 44, 897903.
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Effect of geometric parameters on the size of plastic zone in rotating disk systems, Proc. 35th International Solid Mechanics Conference (p.113114), Kraków: Poland, 48 September , 2006.
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Preliminary design approach to annular disks possessing stress induced material anisotropy, Proc. 2th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, (p.1), Aveiro: Portugal, 2628 July , 2006.
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Stress and limit angular velocities in a rotating elasticplastic annular disk with variable thickness, Proc. 5th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design (p.513514), Porto: Portugal, 2426 July , 2006, P.19.
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Effect of plastic anisotropy on the size of elasticplastic boundary in a rotating disk problem, Proc. III European Conference on Computational Mechanics (p.54), Lisbon: Portugal, 59 June , 2006, P. 18.
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Singularities in a solution to a rotating orthotropic disk with temperature gradient, Meccanica, 2006, 41, 197205.
 Vilotić, D, Plančak, M, Čupković, D, Alexandrov, S. and Alexandrova, N. Free surface fracture in three upsetting tests, Experimental Mechanics, 2006, 46, 115120.
 Alexandrova, N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Approximate rate formulation of nonelastic bifurcation problem for thinwalled structures, Thin Walled Structures, 2005, 43, 665678.
 Alexandrova, N.N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Stress analysis in an anisotropic rotating disk under temperature field, Proc. Congress in Computational Methods in Engineering, Lisbon: Portugal, May 31 June 2, 2004, P. 111 (in Portuguese).
 Alexandrova, N. and Alexandrov, S., Elasticplastic stress distribution in a plastically anisotropic rotating disk, ASME: J. Appl. Mech., 2004, 71, No. 3, P. 427429.
 Alexandrova, N. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Buckling localization in a nonelastic rotating disk, PAMM: Proc. Appl. Math. Mech., 2004, 4, P.532533.
 Alexandrova, N. and Vila Real, P.M.M. Buckling localization in a nonelastic rotating disk, Proc. Annual Scientific Conference GAMM, Dresden: Germany, March 2127, 2004, P.195
 Alexandrova, N., Alexandrov, S. and Vila Real, P.M.M., Displacement field and strain distribution in a rotating annular disk, Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, 2004, 32, No.4, P. 441457.
 Alexandrova, N. and Alexandrov, S., Elasticplastic stress distribution in a rotating annular disk, Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, 2004, 32, No.1, P.115.
 Alexandrova N. Fracture analysis of tube drawing with a mandrel, J. Mater. Processing Techn., 2003, 142, No.3, P.755761.
 Alexandrova, N. and Vila Real, P.M.M. Simplified inelastic buckling analysis for plates and shells, Proc. 9th Int. Conf. on Numerical Methods in Continuum Mechanics, Zilina: Slovak Republic, September 912, 2003, P. 19.
 Vilotic D., Plancak M., Grbic S., Alexandrov S. and Chikanova, N. An approach to determining the workability diagram based on upsetting tests, Fat.&Fract. Engng Mater. Struct, 2003, 26, No.4, P.305310.
 Alexandrova, N. Modeling of the plastic deformation of twophase polycrystalline materials, Proc. 14th U.S. National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Virginia: USA, June 2328, 2002, P.581582.
 Alexandrova N. and Gracio J. Simplified bifurcation analysis of circular thin plates, Proc. 2nd Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, Ed.: E.M. Croitoro, Vancouver:British Columbia, Canada, June 1923, 2002, v.2, P.637646.
 Alexandrova, N. Analytical treatment of tube drawing with a mandrel, J. Mech. Engng. Sci., 2001, 215, No.5, P.581589.
 Alexandrov S. and Alexandrova N. Thermal effects on the development of plastic zones in thin axisymmetric plates, J. Strain Analysis, 2001, 36, No.2, P.169176.
 Alexandrov S. and Alexandrova N. On the maximum friction law for rigidplastic, hardening materials, Mecanica, 2000, 35, No.5, P.393398.
 Alexandrov S.E. and Chikanova N.N. Elasticplastic stressstrain state of a plate with a pressedin inclusion in thermal field, Izvestiya RAN MTT (Mechanics of Solids), 2000, 35, No. 4, P.125132.
 Alexandrov S. and Alexandrova N. Experimental evaluation of accuracy of a fracture criterion, Metally, 2000, No. 4, P. 8991.
 Alexandrov S. and Alexandrova N. On the maximum friction law in viscoplasticity, J. Mechanics of TimeDependent Materials, 2000, 4, No.1, P.99104.
 Alexandrov S.E. and Alexandrova N.N. Discontinuous velocity fields in a hardening rigidplastic material, J. Appl. Mech. Techn. Physics, 2000, 41, No.1, P.182187.
 Alexandrov S.E., Danilov V.L. and Chikanova N.N. On the stagnation zone in a simulation of axisymmetric pressure metal forming under creep, Izvestiya RAN MTT (Mechanics of Solids), 2000, 35, No. 1, P.127129.
 Alexandrova N.N. The methods of analysis of plastic deformation and fracture in metalforming processes, Brief annotation of Dr. Science thesis, Moscow: Moscow University Press, 1999, 28 p. (In Russian).
 Alexandrov S., Goldstein R. and Chikanova N. Upper bound limit load solutions for a round welded bar with an internal axisymmetric crack, Fatigue Fract. Engng Mater. Struct., 1999, 22, No.9, P. 775780.
 Alexandrov S., Chikanova N. and Kocak M. Analytical yield load solution for overmatched center cracked tension specimen, Engng. Fract. Mech., 1999, 64, No.4, P. 383399.
 Alexandrov S.E, Vilotic D., Goldstein R.V. and Chikanova N.N. To determination of the workability diagram, Izvestiya. RAN MTT (Mechanics of Solids), 1999, 34, No.4, P. 118125.
 Alexandrov S.E. and Chikanova N. N. Approximate analysis of metal forming in the case of plane strain, Metally, 1999, No.2, P. 5967.
 Vilotic D., Chikanova N. and Alexandrov S. Disk upsetting between spherical dies and its application to the determination of forming limit curves, J. Strain Analysis, 1999, 34, No.1, P. 1722.
 Chikanova N.N. Analysis of steady axisymmetric metal forming processes, Vestnik MGTU. Ser. Mashinostroeniy, 1999, No.1, P. 2639 (in Russian).
 Chikanova N.N. Determination of mean stress in steady axisymmetric metal forming processes, Izvestiy VUZov. Mashinostroeniy, 1998, No.1012, P. 2331 (in Russian).
 Alexandrov S., Danilov V. and Chikanova N. Creep and fracture of sheet metals in bending, Proc. 6th Int. Symp. on Creep and Coupled Problems , Eds: A. Jakowluk, Z. Mroz, Bialystok (Poland): Bialystok Tech. University, 2325 September 1998, P. 918.
 Alexandrov S.E., Alexandrova N.N., Vilotic D. and Goldstein R. V. To determination of forming limit diagram, Proc. Mathematical School on Contemporary Problems in Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Voronezh (Russia), 48 May 1998, P.13 (in Russian)
 Chikanova N. The application of Hill’s method to the analysis of forming processes with damage evolution models, J. Technological Plasticity, 1997, 22, No.12, P.93108.
 Alexandrov S., Goldstein R. and Chikanova N. Limit load solution for tubular Tjoint with rectangular cross section, Proc. 5th Int. Conf. on Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture, 2, Cracow (Poland), 1997, P. 371388.
 Alexandrov S., Chikanova N. and Vilotic D. Analysis of compression with barreling of a block between cylindrical dies, Proc. 3rd EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference, Stockholm (Sweden), 1997, P. 123.
 Alexandrov S., Chikanova N. and Vilotic D. Compression of a block between cylindrical dies and its application to the workability diagram, In: Advanced methods in materials processing defects: Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. on Materials Processing Defects, Eds: M.Predeleanu, P.Gilormini, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1997, P. 247256.




