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Gergana Nikolova Nikolova

Position: Assoc. Prof. PhD

Department: Solid mechanics

Room number: 322

Phone: +359 2 979 6452



Scientific degrees, institution, year:


PhD, Institute of Mechanics, April 2008.

Fields of Research:


Interfacial fracture of layered composite materials under mechanical and thermal loading; Thin layer cracking and delamination; Progressive damage of multilayer and graded layer systems; Contact interaction, damage and failure of advanced materials; Modelling of wear and damage of thin layers: mechanical contact and thermal interaction; The effect of transverse crack on delamination; Shear Lag and Cohesive zone models; Critical temperature value at full debonding.

Extended Information

Recent Publications:

Yanakieva, A., Nikolova, G., Baltov, A. Bearing capacity of surface-strengthened concrete beam elements. Parametric analysis. 2023 IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 1276 012014, DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/1276/1/012014


Yanakieva, A., Baltov, A., Nikolova, G. Safety Zones within the Load Space of Diffusively Surface-reinforced Structural Components. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 52, 4, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2022, ISSN:0861-6663, pp. 351-364, SJR 0.21, IF 0.2, DOI:,


Yanakieva, A., Baltov, A., Nikolova, G. Determination of the Safety Zones According to the Bearing Capacity of Overloaded Structural Elements. Comptes rendus de l’Académie bulgare des Sciences, 75, 12, Prof. Marin Drinov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2022, ISSN:1310–1331 (Print), 2367–5535 (Online), pp. 1822-1829, IF 0.329, DOI: 10.7546/CRABS.2022.12.14


Gergana Nikolova. Determination of the Stress Intensity Factor of Polymer Composites with Recycled Materials. Engineering Sciences. Journal of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2022, LIX, No. 1, pp. 24-33, DOI: 10.7546/EngSci.LIX.22.01.02


Ana Yanakieva, Gergana Nikolova. Comparison of the methods of determining SIF and ERR and their application to recycled materials, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2020, 50, 4, pp. 389-396, ISSN: 1314-8710, SJR 0.28, DOI: 10.7546/JTAM.


Baltov А., Yanakieva, A., Nikolova, G. Residual Resource of Emergency-loaded Concrete Columns under Pressure and Micro-damage, Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des Sciences, 2019, 72, 8, pp. 1086-1094, DOI: 10.7546/CRABS.2019.08.11

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Recent Projects:

DFNI № E02 / 10 121214, Mechanical and mathematical modeling of the behavior of intelligent bi-material structures (supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Anna Yanakieva)

KMM-NoE (registered number NMP3-CT-2004-502243), IPPT, Warsaw, Poland.

Modified date:30-10-2023