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Dr Elena Strelnikova

Mechanical Engineering

AN Podgorny Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems



Elena Strelnikova is a leading researcher at the AN Podgorny Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and a part-time professor of  Informational Technologies at VN Karazin Kharkov National University, Ukraine. After graduating from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at AM Gorky Kharkov State University in 1974 she became a researcher at AN Podgorny Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems. Since then Elena has worked at this institution as an engineer, then as a junior, senior, and finally leading researcher. She is also working as a part-time professor at Informational Technologies chair of VN Karazin Kharkov National University.

Elena obtained her PhD thesis in physics and mathematical sciences at Kazan State University in 2004, with a thesis on  2D contact problems for cracked bodies'. Prior to this, she obtained her DSc thesis in technical sciences at AN Podgorny Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems with a thesis on 'Boundary element method in strength and vibrations analysis of turbo-machine units'. Her research interests are in the application of numerical methods in singular and hypersingular integral equations to boundary value problems in fracture and fluid mechanics. She has carried out research on the  durability of cracked structure units, and on the dynamics of water wheel and covers of hydro-turbines including added liquid masses. Now she is involved in investigating seismic activityon oil storage and the application of the boundary element method to numerical simulation of fuel tanks partially filled with a fluid.

Elena is the scientific secretary of the Academic Council D 64.180.01 on doctoral thesis defence at AN Podgorny Institute for Mechanical Engineering Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and a member of the Ukrainian National Committee of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. She also sits on the editorial boards of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements and Ocean Engineering, and is a reviewer for Mathematical Review. She is finally a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee on Boundary Elements Method at Wessex Institute of Technology, UK.

Elena has published three monographs and almost 200 research works. She currently lives with her husband and son.