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Maria Datcheva

Maria Datcheva

Position: Assos. Prof.

Department: Solid Mechanics

Room number: 334

Phone: +359 2 979 6751



Scientific degrees, institution, year:


PhD, Moscow State University – Russian Federation, 1989; supervisor: Corr.Member of RAN Prof. DSci S. Shesterikov

Fields of Research:


continuum mechanics, constitutive modelling (elasto-plasticity), back analysis, coupled hydro-mechanical modeling, modeling of engineered barriers (HLW EBS- engineered barrier systems for high-level waste depositories)

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Recent Publications, Ongoing projects, Finished projects  within the period 2000-2009,

Lectures: Master programme course "Constitutive models", winter semester 2007, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar, Germany. Download as PDF: lecture1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


List of publications 2015-2016

Journal papers

  1. Iankov R., A. Sergisova, M. Datcheva, V. Kamburov, A. Nikolov. 2015, Use of Instrumented Indentation Technique for Mechanical Characterization of Pure Aluminium Subjected to Equal Channel Angular Extrusion. Comptes rendus de l’Acade'mie bulgare des Sciences, Vol 68, No5, pp 647-654, IF=0.284, SJR=0.206 ISSN 1310–1331 (Print) ISSN 2367–5535 (Online)
  2. Zhao Ch., A. A. Lavasan, T. Barciaga, V. Zarev, M. Datcheva, T. Schanz, 2015, Model Validation and Calibration via Back Analysis for Mechanized Tunnel Simulations - The Western Scheldt Tunnel Case, Comp Geot, volume 69, pp 601 – 614, ISSN 0266-352X  IF=1.632, SJR=2.158
  3. Khaledi K., E. Mahmoudi, M. Datcheva, D. König, T. Schanz, 2016, Sensitivity analysis and parameter identification of a time dependent constitutive model for rock salt. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Volume 293, February 2016, pp 128–138, ISSN: 0377-0427, doi:10.1016/, IF=1.266, SJR=1.148
  4. Khaledi K., E. Mahmoudi, M. Datcheva, T. Schanz. 2016, Stability and serviceability of underground energy storage caverns in rock salt subjected to mechanical cyclic loading, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, , Volume 86, July 2016, pp 115–131, ISSN 1365-1609, IF=1.686
  5. Chalakova G.S., M.D. Datcheva, R.Z. Iankov, A.I. Baltov, D.S. Stoychev. 2016, Comparative study via nanoindentation of the mechanical properties of conversion corrosion protective layers on aluminium formed in Cr6+ containing and Cr6+- free solutions, Bulgarian Chemical Communications, Vol. 48, Special Issue A, pp 64-70, ISSN 0324-1130, IF=0.349
  6. Nguyen-Tuan L., T. Lahmer, M. Datcheva, E. Stoimenova, T. Schanz, 2016, A novel parameter identification approach for buffer elements involving complex coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical analyses, Computers and Geotechnics, Volume 76, June 2016, pp 23-32, ISSN 0266-352X, IF= 1.632
  7. Yang Y., M. Datcheva, T. Schanz, 2016, Axisymmetric Analysis of Multilayered Thermoelastic Media with Application to a Repository for Heat-Emitting High-Level Nuclear Waste in a Geological Formation, Geophys. J. Int. first published online May 20, 2016 doi:10.1093/gji/ggw194, IF= 2.560.


Conference papers

  1. Müthing, N., Schanz, T., Datcheva, M., 2015, On the influence of loading frequency on the pore-water dissipation during cyclic consolidation of soft soils, In Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, Oka, Murakami, Uzuoka & Kimoto (Eds) Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00148-0; 978-1-315-73319-7 eBook, pp 441—445
  2. Khaledi, K., E. Mahmoudi, T. Schanz, M . Datcheva. 2015, Finite Element modeling of the behavior of salt caverns under cyclic loading, In Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, Vol 1, Soga et al (Eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, 945—950, (ISBN 978-1-138-02707-7) (eBook ISBN: 978-1-315-73732-4, Edited by Kenichi Soga, Krishna Kumar, Giovanna Biscontin, and Matthew Kuo, DOI: 10.1201/b17395-169)
  3. Zhao, Chenyang, A.A. Lavasan, T. Barciaga, R. Hölter, M. Datcheva, T. Schanz, 2015, Constitutive Parameter Adjustment for Mechanized Tunneling with Reference to Sub-system Effects, Numerical Methods and Applications, I. Dimov, S. Fidanova, I. Lirkov Eds, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp 217-225, Series ISSN 0302-9743, ISBN 978-3-319-15584-5, SJR=0.339
  4. Khaledi K., E. Mahmoudi, M. Datcheva, T. Schanz, 2015, Parameter Identification of a Rate Dependent Constitutive Model for Rock Salt, Numerical Methods and Applications, I. Dimov, S. Fidanova, I. Lirkov Eds, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp 207-216, Series ISSN 0302-9743, ISBN 978-3-319-15584-5, SJR=0.339
  5. Datcheva M., R. Dimitrova, R. Iankov, Y. Sofronov, V. Kamburov, 2015, Hardness Characterization of Laser Cladding Microsurfaced SiCp Layers Using Instrumented Indentation Technique, Международна научна конференция „70 години МТФ“, 11-13 септември, Созопол, България, pp 205—211, ISBN: 978-954-438-624-5
  6. Koytchev E., M. Datcheva, and R. Iankov. 2015, Micromechanical testing of the dentin hybrid zone formed by all-in-one adhesive system in sound human dentin. AIP Conference Proceedings 1684, 030007; doi: 10.1063/1.4934291, ISBN: 9780735413313 SJR=0.152
  7. Chalakova G., M. Datcheva, R. Zaharieva, M. Georgiev, Ts. Dobrovolska, and D. Stoychev. 2015, Nanomechanical testing of thin composite layers – Application to Pd-In electrochemically deposited thin films. AIP Conference Proceedings 1684, 030002 (; doi: 10.1063/1.4934286. SJR 0.152, ISBN: 9780735413313, SJR=0.152)
  8. Nguyen-Tuan L., T. Lahmer, M. Datcheva, E. Stoimenova and T. Schanz. 2015, Parameter identification applying in complex thermo-hydro-mechanical problems like the design of buffer elements. 20th International Conference on the Application of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering K. Gurlebeck and T. Lahmer (eds.) Weimar, Germany, 20-22 July 2015, 160-165, ISSN 1611-4086
  9. Antonov, D., M. Datcheva, Tz. Iliev, E Kozhoukharova. 2015, Comparative compact and strength characteristics of loess-cement mixtures with various additives. Peer reviewed short communications of the National Conference with international participation Geosciences, pp 137 – 138, ISSN:1313-2377
  10. Yang Y., T. Schanz, M. Datcheva. 2015, Quasi Static Response in Multilayered Thermoelastic Media and Applications to Radioactive Waste Disposal, In Proc. 1st International Conference on Geo-Energy and Geo-Environment, December 4–5, 2015, Hong Kong, Editors: , Charles W. W. Ng, Chao Zhou, Clarence Choi and André  Archer, pp 136-138, ISBN 978-988-14032-2-3.


Book Chapters

  1. Dinosaur Tracks - The Next Steps, Edited by Peter L. Falkingham, Daniel Marty, and Annette Richter, Series: Indiana University Press - Life of the Past, Publication date: 07/21/2016, Format: cloth 520 pages, 177 color illus., 8.5 x 11, ISBN: 978-0-253-02102-1, Chapter 19. Analysis of Desiccation Crack Patterns for Quantitative Interpretation of Fossil Tracks / Tom Schanz, Maria Datcheva, Hanna Haase, and Daniel Marty
  2. Yang Yang, Maria Datcheva, Tom Schanz, 2015, Thermo-osmosis effect, Chapter 9 in Electrokinetics in Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, Mitteilungen zur Ingenieurgeologie und Hydrogeologie, Heft 110, Aachen, September 2015 Yan-Feng Zhuang, Rafig Azzam, Helbert Klapperich Eds, Druck und Verlag Meinz, pp 153-187, ISSN 0341-3853.


Projects (current)

T02/22 Development of a hybrid method for quantitative characterization of elastic-plastic mechanical properties of micro- and nanostructured mono- and polyphaser single- and/or multilayer coatings of nano- and micro thickness, Institute of Mechanics and Institute of Physical Chemistry, BAS

National Science Fund (Bulgaria):

DAAD Nanoscale Mechanical Characterization of Ultra-Thin materials for RF MEMS

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid Physics, Freiburg, Germany, Institute of Physical Chemistry, BAS





Modified date:07-06-2016