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Roumen Iankov


Position: Prof. PhD

Department: Solid Mechanics

Room number: 301

Phone: +359 2 979 6437



Scientific degrees, institution, year:


Ph. D., Institute of Mechanics, Sofia, 1985

Fields of Research:

Metal forming plasticity, damage and fracture mechanics, finite element method

Extended Information: member of the Scientific Council at the Institute of Mechanics-BAS

Recent Publications:

  1. R. Iankov, S. Cherneva, D. Stoychev. "Investigation of material properties of thin copper films through finite element modeling of microindentation test, Journal of Applied Surface Science, 2008, Vol 254/17 pp 5460-5469.

  2. С. Ч. Чернева, Р. Янков, Д. Стойчев, Числено моделиране на експериментални резултати но микротвърдост на метали и сплави, In Proc. Jubilee scientific conference, University of Architecture, Civil Eng. And Geodesy, Bulgaria, Sofia, 17-18 May, 2007, pp.257-267

  3. Cherneva, S., Iankov R., Investigation on the influence of the boundary conditions by simulation with finite element method of microindentation process, Proc. Of the Thirty Sixth Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, Varna, April, 2-6 2007, pp. 197-201.

  4. R. Iankov, J.Genov, V. Kamburov, Virtual modeling of deep drawing process of round pieces from alluminium alloys, Conference , Sosopol, Sept. 2007

  5. Schanz T., Bonev, Z., Georgiev, V., and Iankov, R. (2007), Application of Capacity spectrum method to soil-structure interaction problems, In Proc. Jubilee scientific conference, University of Architecture, Civil Eng. And Geodesy, Bulgaria, Sofia, 17-18 May, 2007, pp.205-228

  6. Schanz, T., Bonev, Z., Taushanov, A., Wuttke, F. and Iankov, R. (2007), Initial stiffness of soil-structure system calculated through dynamic pushover analysis, In Proc. Jubilee scientific conference, University of Architecture, Civil Eng. And Geodesy, Bulgaria, Sofia, 17-18 May, 2007, pp.187-204.

  7. Popova, E., R. Iankov, Z. Bonev: Bounding the Response of Mechanical Structures with Uncertainties in all the Parameters. In R.L.Muhannah, R.L.Mullen (Eds): Proceedings of the NSF Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing (REC), Svannah, Georgia USA, Feb. 22-24, 2006, 245-265 web

  8. Yanakieva A., M. Datcheva, R. Iankov, F. Collin, A. Baltov, FEM APPLIED IN HYDRO-MECHANICAL COUPLED ANALYSIS OF A SLOPE, 10th Jubilee National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,Varna 13 - 16 September 2005, p.412-417.

  9. R. Iankov, E. Popova, M. Datcheva, T. Schanz, Modelling a cavity expantion problem under uncertainties, Proc. Mathematics and Informatics, vol.41, book 6.1, p.51-55, Rousse 2004, ISSN 1311-3321.

  10. R. Iankov, M. Seidenfuss, Development of optimization method for identification of material parameters in the Rousselier model, HPC, Stuttgart 2005, in Science and Supercomputing in Europe, p. 276-291, ISBN 88-86037-15-5.

  11. Kostadinov, K., Iankov, R., Ionescu, Fl. and P. Malinov: Analysis of 2 DOF Robot Joint for Utilizing in the Robot for Micro and Nano Manipulations. ICMaS 2004 Conference, October 7-8, 2004 Bucharest, Romania, ISBN 973-27-1102-7, ISSN 0035-4074, pp. 413-416.

  12. N. Bontcheva, G. Petzov, R. Iankov Numerical investigation of microstructure evolution in metal forming processes, Proc. Appl. Math. Mech. 4, 304-305 (2004)

  13. Mahrenholtz O., N. Bontcheva, R. Iankov, Influence of surface roughness on friction during metal forming processes, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, v.159, 1, 9 – 16, 2005.

  14. R Iankov, Virtual modeling of residual stress in drawn wire due to the skin pass effect, Proc. Appl. Math. Mech, 2004, Volume 4, Issue 1 , Pages 324 - 325.

  15. R. Iankov, E. Popova, M. Datcheva, T. Schanz, Numerical Modelling of Consolidation with Uncertainty in soil properties, Journal of Applied Mechancs, 2004, vol.34, No3,pp.43-54

  16. Iankov, R. Finite element simulation of profile rolling of wire, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 142 (2003) pp. 355-361

  17. Popova, E.; Datcheva, M.; Iankov, R.; Schanz, T.: Mechanical Models with Interval Parameters. In: K. Guerlebeck, L. Hempel, C. Koenke (Eds.) IKM2003: Digital Proceedings of 16th International Conference on the Applications of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering, ISSN 1611-4086, Bauhaus University Weimar, 2003.

  18. E. Popova, R. Iankov, M. Datcheva, T. Schanz, Scharp Bounds for Strains and Stresses in Uncertain Mechanical Models, in: Large Scale Scientific Computing, 4th Int. Conference LSSC2003, Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 4-8, pp. 262-269, 2003.

  19. R. Iankov, D. Moens, P. Sas L. Hermans Propagation of variances of FRFs through FRF-based coupling calculations, PROCEEDINGS OF ISMA2002 , ISMA International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering 2002, Leuven, Proceedings of ISMA2002, vol.4, pp. 1845-1852

  20. R. Iankov , A. Van Bael , P. Van Houtte ,Finite Element Simulation of Residual Stresses in Thermo-coupled Wire Drawing Process, Lecture Notes in Computer Science , Vulkov, Lubin (ed.) et al., Numerical analysis and its applications. 2nd international conference, NAA 2000, Rousse, Bulgaria, June 11-15, 2000Volume 1988 / 2001, p. 423-430, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2001, ISSN: 0302-9743.

  21. R. Iankov., Y. Genov Finite Element Simulation of Metal Forming Processes, Proceedengs of AMTEX2001, 3-5 October, Sozopol, 6th International Conference on Advanced Mechanical Engineering & Technology, Bulgaria vol.1., p.172-177, (2001).

  22. R. Iankov, Finite element simulation of powder metal compaction in container with several punches, In Recent Developments in Computer Modelling of Powder Metallurgy, ed. A. Zavaliangos, A. Laptev. NATO SCIENCE SERIES SUB SERIES III COMPUTER AND SYSTEMS .IOS Press and Kluwer Academic Publisher, Amstterda-Berlin_Oxford-Tokyo-Washington DC., 2001, 169-180.

  23. Mahrenholtz O., N. Bontcheva, R. Iankov, Nonlocal friction during metal forming processes, ZAMM, 2001, 81, Suppl. 2 , 353-354

  24. Iankov R., N. Bontcheva, Finite element simulation of multi-level powder metal compaction processes, J. of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, v.30, 2, 2000, 73-92.

  25. Mahrenholtz O., N. Bontcheva, R. Iankov, M. Datcheva, Investigation of the influence of surface roughness on metal forming processes, Mechanics Research Cpmmunications, v.27, 4, 2000, 393-402.

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Recent Projects:

2005-2007 Research project: CLG982064 Hybrid approach to performance based seismic design in Balkan region, supported by NATO Science Programme and Cooperation Partner, Bauhaus Universitaet Waimar , Germany

2004-2006 Research project: МОДЕЛИРАНЕ НА СПРЕГНАТИ ХИДРО-МЕХАНИЧНИ ПОРЬОЗНИ СРЕДИ С НЕОПРЕДЕЛЕНОСТИ И ПРИЛОЖЕНИЕТО ИМ ПРИ МОДЕЛИРАНЕ НА ЕКОЛОГИЧНИ ПРОБЛЕМИ grant MM-1301, supported by the National Foundation "Scientific Investigation", Bulgaria.

2001-2003 Research project: CLG979541 Coupled hydro-mechanical models with uncertainties and applications to environmental problems, supported by NATO Science Programme and Cooperation Partner, Bauhaus Universitaet Waimar , Germany

1997 - 2000 Linkage Grant of the NATO Science Programme and Cooperation Partners: Investigation of metal forming processes taking into account coupled effects.


  1. Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik (GAMM)

  2. Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians

  3. Union of Bulgarian Scientists

  4. The Bulgarian Association of Computational Mechanics

Modified date:01-12-2015