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Petia Simeonova Dineva


Position: Professor

Department: Solid Mechanics

Room number: 432

Phone: 979 6473



Scientific degrees, institution, year:



Institute of Mechanics

1974 -1975 Specialist - physicist


1975-1986 Research Fellow

1986 – 1995 Assistant Professor

1995-2012 Associate Professor

2012- Professor



Fields of Research:


  • Computational mechanics,
  • Wave propagation theory,
  • Fracture mechanics,
  • Multi-functional materials and based on them structural elements


BIEM for

  • Seismic wave propagation in multi-layered geological regions with different type of heterogeneities;

  • Wave propagation in cracked isotropic/anisotropic homogeneous/inhomogeneous elastic/piezoelectric solids;
  • Scattering, diffraction and stress concentration in multifunctional materials with different type of defects as cracks, holes, inclusions and layers.

Recent Publications:


  1. Dineva, P., Gross, D., Mueller, R., Rangelov, T.,  Dynamic stress and electric field concentration in a functionally graded piezoelectric solid with a circular hole, ZAMM-Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 2011, Volume 91, Issue 2, 110-124, ISSN: 1521-4001, IF: 1.008.
  2. Rangelov, Т., Stoynov, Y. , Dineva, P., Dynamic fracture behavior of functionally graded magnetoelectroelastic solids by BIEM, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2011, Volume 48, 2987–2999, IF ISSN: : 0020-7683, 2.081.
  3. Wuttke, Fr., Dineva, P., Schanz, T.  Seismic wave propagation in laterally inhomogeneous geological region via a new hybrid approach, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2011, Volume 330, 664–684, ISSN: 0022-460X, IF 2.107.
  4. Dineva, P., Datcheva, M., Manolis, G., Schanz, T.,  Seismic wave propagation in laterally inhomogeneous porous media by BIEM,  International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2012, Volume 36, Issue 2, 111-127, ISSN: 1096-9853, IF 1.758.
  5. Dineva, P., Wuttke, Fr., Manolis, G., Elastic wave scattering and stress concentration effects in non-homogeneous poroelastic geological media with discontinuities, Soil Dynamic and Earthquake Engineering, 2012, Volume 41, 102-118, ISSN: 0267-7261, IF 1.276.
  6. Manolis, G., Dineva, P., Rangelov T., Dynamic Fracture Analysis of a Smoothly Inhomogeneous Plane containing Defects by BEM, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2012,  Volume 36, 727-737, ISSN: 0955-7997. IF 1.596.
  7. Mueller, R,  Dineva, P.,  Rangelov, Ts., Gross, D.,  Anti-plane dynamic hole–crack interaction in a functionally graded piezoelectric media, Archive of Applied Mechanics, 2012, Volume 82, Issue 1,  97-110, ISSN: 1432-0681, IF 1,1.
  8. Parvanova, S. ,  Dineva, P.,  Manolis, G., Dynamic behavior of a finite-sized elastic solid with multiple cavities and inclusions using BIEM, Acta Mechanica, 2013, Volume  224, Issue 3, 597-618, ISSN: 0001-5970, IF 1,694.
  9. Manolis, G., Makra, K., Dineva, P., Rangelov, Ts., Seismic motions in a non-homogeneous soil deposit with tunnels by a hybrid computational technique, Earthquake and Structures, 2013, Volume  5, Issue 2, 161-205, ISSN: 2092-7614, IF 1,381.
  10. Parvanova, S., Dineva, P.,  Manolis, G., Elastic wave fields in a half-plane with free surface relief, tunnels and multiple buried inclusions, Acta Mechanica, 2014, Volume 225, Issue 7, 1843-1865, ISSN: 0001-5970 , IF 1,247.
  11. Parvanova, S. , Dineva, P.,  Manolis, G., Wuttke, Fr. Seismic response of lined tunnels in the half-plane with surface topography, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 2014, Volume 12, Issue 2, 981-1005, ISSN: 1573-1456, IF 1.56.
  12. Dineva, P.,  Manolis, G., Rangelov, T., Wuttke, Fr., SH–wave scattering in the orthotropic half–plane weakened by cavities using BIEM,  Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 2014, Volume 100, Issue 2, 266-276, ISSN: 1610-1928, IF 0,714.
  13. Parvanova, S., Dineva, P.,  Manolis, G. , Kochev, P. Dynamic response of a solid with multiple inclusions under anti-plane strain conditions by the BEM, Computers and Structures, 2014, Volume139,  65-83, ISSN: 0045-7949,  IF 2.425.
  14. Manolis, G., Dineva, P.,  Elastic waves in continuous and discontinuous geological media by boundary integral equation methods: A review, Soil Dynamic and Earthquake Engineering, 2015, Volume 70, 11–29, ISSN: 0267-7261 , IF 1,481.
  15. Parvanova, S., Manolis, G., Dineva, P.,  Wave scattering by nanoheterogeneities embedded in an elastic matrix via BEM, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2015, Volume 56, 57–69, ISSN: 0955-7997, IF 1,862.
  16. Manolis, G., Parvanova, S., Makra, K. , Dineva, P.,  Seismic response of buried metro tunnels by a hybrid FDM-BEM approach, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 2015, Volume 13, Issue  7, 1953-1977, ISSN: 1573-1456 ,IF: 1.56.
  17. Vasilev, G. ,  Parvanova, S. , Dineva, P.,   Wuttke, Fr., Soil-structure interaction using BEM–FEM coupling through ANSYS software package, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 2015, Volume 70, pages 104-117, ISSN: 0267-7261,  IF 1,276.
  18. Parvanova, S., Dineva, P., Fontara, I.-K., Wuttke, Fr., Seismic response of laterally inhomogeneous geological region by Boundary Integral Equations, Geophysical Journal International, 2015, Volume. 202, Issue 1, 424-438, ISSN: 1365-246X, IF 2.724.
  19. Wuttke, Fr Fontara, ., I-K , Dineva, P.,  Rangelov, Ts.  SH-wave propagation in a continuously inhomogeneous half-plane with free-surface relief by BIEM, ZAMM Z. Angew. Math. Mech. , 2015, Volume 95, Issue 7, 714-729, ISSN: 1521-4001 , IF 1,293.
  20. Parvanova, S. ,  Vasilev, G., Dineva, P.,  Manolis, G. , Dynamic analysis of nano-heterogeneities in a finite-sized solid by boundary and finite element methods, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2016, Volume 80, 1-18, ISSN: : 0020-7683, IF 2,081.
  21. Fontara, I.-K., Dineva, P., Manolis, G.,  Parvanova, S.,  Wuttke, F.  Seismic wave fields in continuously inhomogeneous media with variable wave velocity profiles, Archive of Applied Mechanics, 2016, Volume 86, 65-88, ISSN: 0939-1533, IF 1,103.
  22. Parvanova S., Vasilev G, Dineva, P.,  Elastodynamic Analysis of Anisotropic Elastic Solid with Multiple Nano-Cavities, European Journal of Computational Mechanics, 2016, Volume 25, Issue 1-2,  129-146, ISSN: 1779-7179 1958-5829, SJR: 0.23.
  23. Fontara, I.-K., Dineva, P.,  Manolis, G.,  Wuttke, F.  Numerical simulation of seismic wave field in graded geological media containing multiple cavities, Geophysical Journal International, 2016, Volume 206, Issue 2, 921-940, ISSN: 1365-246X, IF 2.724.
  24. Gergana Nikolova, Jordanka Ivanova, Frank Wuttke, Petia Dineva (2017) Dynamic interface behaviour of a bi-material poroelastic cracked plate. Archive of Applied Mechanics DOI 10.1007/s00419-017-1241-1. (ISSN: 0939-1533, IF: 1.103).


1. Dineva, P., Gross, D., Müller, R., Rangelov, Ts. (2014) Dynamic Fracture of Piezoelectric Materials, Series: Solid Mechanics and Its Applications, Vol. 212 , 255 pages. 200 illustrations. Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-03960-2.

Research field: fracture mechanics, mechanics of inhomogeneous and heterogeneous piezoelectric materials, numerical methods, BIEM.


2. Manolis, G., Dineva, P., Rangelov, Ts., Wuttke, Fr., (2016) Seismic Wave Propagation in Non-Homogeneous Elastic Media by Boundary Elements, Series: Solid Mechanics and Its Applications, Volume 240 , 294 pages. Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-45205-0, ISBN 978-3-319-45206-7 (eBook).

Research field: seismic mechanics, numerical methods in geomechanics and geophysics, BIEM.,




  • ЕБР research project-collaboration between BAS and Aristotle University, Greece(2015-2017): Numerical modelling via BIEM for seismic wave propagation in inhomogeneous geological media.




  • Fellowship (3 months) financed by NATO Science Fellowship Program (1999-2000), N107687: Seismic wave scattering by cracks in a multi-layered geological region”. Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Structures, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Prof. G. Manolis.


  • Fellowship (6 months) financed by NATO-CNR Science Fellowship Program 2002, N 219.33: “Hybrid approach of BIE-Modal   summation methods for site effects estimation of a seismic region in a laterally varying medium”. University of Trieste, Italy, Prof. G. Panza.


  • Fellowship (6 months) financed by ICTP Abdus Salam and CEI, Trieste, Italy: “Site effects analysis of laterally inhomogeneous geological region by hybrid Modal summation-BIE methodology. The case study with Sofia structural model.” University of Trieste, Italy, Prof. G. Panza.


  • Fellowship (3 months) financed by DAAD, Germany:  Seismic site effects in laterally inhomogeneous geological media with cracks‘.Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany, Prof. Fr. Wuttke.


  • MARIE CURIE INTRA-EUROPEAN FELLOWSHIP FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT (IEF), 1 year, number: PIEF-GA-2010-270889: Wave propagation in anisotropic soil strata resting on a poroelastic half-plane by the Boundary Element Method, 2011, Department of Civil Engineering, Division of Structures, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Prof. G. Manolis.


Member of the Editorial Board of:

  • Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements Journal

Modified date:19-05-2017