Dr Liviu MARSAVINA

Liviu Marsavina

Contact Details:

POLITEHNICA University of Timisoara

Department Mechanics and Strength of Materials
Blvd. M. Viteazu, No.1
Timisoara 300222, ROMANIA
Tel: +40.256.403577
Fax: +40.256.403523
E-Mail: msvina@mec.upt.ro


Liviu Marsavina - Professor at the Department Mechanics and Strength of Materials from

POLITEHNICA University of Timisoara, ROMANIA


Biographical Sketch

Year and place of birth: 1963, Anina, ROMANIA


 

Education

 

MEng in Manufacturing Engineering - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, POLITEHNICA University of Timisoara, ROMANIA, 1988

Post graduate course in Experimental Stress Analysis - University Politehnica of Bucharest, ROMANIA, 1994

PhD in Strength of Materials, Elasticity and Plasticity - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, POLITEHNICA University of Timisoara, ROMANIA, 1998

Advanced courses in ”Fracture Mechanics in Structural Concrete” - 1997 and ”Multiscale Modeling of Damage and Fracture Processes in Composite Materials” - 2004 at International Center for Mechanical Sciences, CISM Udine, ITALY

NATO Advanced Study Institute “Multiscale Phenomena In Plasticity: from Experiments to Phenomenology”, Ouranoupolis, GREECE, 1999

Course “Optical Methods in Solid Mechanics” Departament of Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, 2000

PECO Workshop IE – W03 “Best Practice of Advanced Fracture Assessment”, Petten, NEDERLAND, 2003

 


 

Professional Experience

 

1988 - 1990, Mechanical Engineer at Electrical Instruments Manufactory from Timisoara, ROMANIA

1990 - 1996, Assistant Professor at Department Strength of Materials, University “POLITEHNICA” Timisoara, ROMANIA

1996 - 1999, Lecturer at Department Strength of Materials, University “POLITEHNICA” Timisoara, ROMANIA

1999 - 2006, Senior Lecturer at Department Strength of Materials, University “POLITEHNICA” Timisoara, ROMANIA

2000, Postdoctoral researcher at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK

2001 - 2002, Research Associate at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK

from 2006, Professor at Department Strength of Materials, University “POLITEHNICA” Timisoara, ROMANIA

2007 - 2008, Experienced Researcher in Marie Curie ToK at Lublin Univeristy of Technology, POLAND


 

Research Interests


The application of Fracture Mechanics to Engineering Structures
Fatigue Life Assessment
Finite Element Method for calculating the Fracture Parameters
Experimental Fracture Mechanics


Main Research Projects


Fracture Mechanics Researches for Strength Elements in Different Loading and Temperature Conditions, World Bank Grant, 1997 - 2000
Optimization of the Strength Structures, World Bank Grant, 1998
New Technologies in Fatigue Studies, World Bank Grant, 1999 - 2001
The Evaluation of the Safety of the Strength Structures, Romanian Ministry of Research and Technology Grant, 1999
The Durability of the Rail Systems, Romanian Ministry of Education Grant, 2000 - 2001
Numerical Elasto - plastic analysis of the Bimaterial interface cracks and joints, Romanian Ministry of Education support for a Postdoctoral Research at Loughborough University, UK, 2000
Thermoelastic Methodology for Fatigue Life Assessment, EPSRC Grant, Sheffield University, UK, 2001 - 2002
Thermoelastic Stress Analysis Laboratory, TESAL Grant, Sheffield University, UK, 2002

Nonlinear Analysis of the Tire Safety Ring, Continental Gmbh Germany sponsorship, 1999 - 2000

Numerical Modeling and Experimental Testing of Composite Materials under Dynamic and Fatigue conditions, Marie Curie Research Fellowship, Lublin University of Technology, Poland, 2007 - 2008

Reliability of Interfaces on Composite Materials, FP7 European Reintegration Grant, University “POLITEHNICA” Timisoara, ROMANIA, 2009-2011

Centre of Excellence for Modern Composites Applied in Aerospace and Surface Transport Infrastructure, Lublin University of Technology, Poland, 2010 - 2013

Micro-mechanical modeling of cellular materials with refinements ob fracture and damage, PCE, University “POLITEHNICA” Timisoara 2011-2014

 


 

Selected Publications


Dumitru I., Babeu T., Babeu S., Marsavina L., "Effect of prestressing on Durability at Repeated Impacts", Proceedings of the Euromech 386, Verlag, 1999, p.261-268
Ekman M.J., Marsavina L., Nurse A.D., Complex Fracture parameters for an Interface Crack Between Two hardening Materials, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, Vol.23, 7, 2000, p.619-630
Marsavina L., Tomlinson R.A., Thermoelastic investigation for Fatigue Life Assessment, 2002 SEM Annual Conference CD ROM, Milwakee, # 94

Marsavina L., Nurse A.D., Similarities between Small-Scale Yielding interfacial free - edge joint and crack tip field, Facta Universitatis, Series: Mechanics, Automatic Control and Robotics, Vol. 3, No. 13, 2003, p. 623 - 634
Tomlinson R.A., Marsavina L., Thermoelastic investigations for fatigue life assessment, Experimental Mechanics, Volume 44, Number 5 / October, 2004, p. 487 - 494

Marsavina L., Tomlinson R.A., The use of Infra – Red detectors for determination of the Fracture mechanics parametersJournal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Vol. 6, No. 4, December 2004, p. 1323 - 1329

Marsavina L., Tomlinson R.A., Thermoelastic Stress Analysis for structural integrity assessment, Structural Integrity and Life, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2004, p. 109 - 115

Marsavina L., Constantinescu D.M., Experimental and numerical crack growth in a special geometry, ICTAM04 Warsaw, POLAND, 2004, CD Rom Proceedings, # SM9_10864

 Marsavina L., Tomlinson R.A., Patterson E.A., Yates J.R., Investigation of crack closure by using thermoelastic stress analysis, Proceedings of 16th ECF, Alexandroupolis, GREECE, 2006,  # 236_mar

Constantinescu D.M., Bocaneala B., Marsavina L., Three - dimensional experimental and numerical SIFs and crack growt, Proceedings of 16th ECF, Alexandroupolis, GREECE, 2006,  # 221_con

Marsavina L., Nurse A.D., The asymptotic structure of small scale yielding interfacial free edge - joint and crack - tip fields, Acta Mechanica, 190, 2007, p. 115 - 131

Dumitru I., Marsavina L., Faur N., Experimental study of torsional impact fatigue of shafts, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 308 (3–5), 2007, p. 479-488

Marsavina L., Sadowski T., Effect of Biaxial Load on Crack Deflection/Penetration at Bi-material Ceramic Interface, International Journal of Fracture, 148 (1), 2007, p. 79-84

Marsavina L., Sadowski T., Stress Intensity Factors for an Interface Kinked Crack in a Bi-Material Plate Loaded Normal to the Interface, International Journal of Fracture, 145 (3), 2007, p. 237-243
Marsavina L., Sadowski T., Dynamic fracture toughness of polyurethane foam, Polymer Testing, 27 (8), 2008, p. 941-944
Marsavina L., Audenaert K., De Schutter G., Faur N., Marsavina D., Experimental and numerical determination of the chloride penetration in cracked concrete, Construction and Building Materials, 23 (1), 2009, p. 264-274

Marsavina L., Sadowski T., Kinked crack at a bi-material ceramic interface – Numerical determination of fracture parameters, Computational Materials Science, 44 (3), 2009, p. 941-950
Marsavina L., Sadowski T., Fracture parameters at bi-material ceramic interfaces under bi-axial state of stress, Computational Materials Science, 45 (3), 2009, p. 693-697

Dumitru I., Marsavina L., Faur N., Estimating durability of steels at repeated bending impacts, International Journal of Fracture, 157 (1-2), 2009, p. 89-100

Sadowski T., Marsavina L., Peride N., Craciun E.-M., Cracks propagation and interaction in an orthotropic elastic material: Analytical and numerical methods, Computational Materials Science, 46 (3), 2009, p. 687-693

Marsavina L., Sadowski T., Kneć M., Negru R., Non-linear behaviour of foams under static and impact three point bending, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 45 (10), 2010, p. 969-975

Marsavina L., Susan-Resiga R., Faur N., Negru R., Methodology to assess integrity with application to collector copper lamellas, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 53 (2), 2010, p. 136-144

Marsavina L., Piski T., Bimaterial Four Point Bend Specimen with Sub-Interface Crack, International Journal of Fracture, 164 (2), 2010, p. 325-332

Sadowski T., Marsavina L., Multiscale modelling of two-phase Ceramic Matrix Composites, Computational Materials Science, 50 (4), 2011, p. 1336-1346

Marsavina L., Sadowski T., Faur N., Numerical investigation of the stress field near a crack normal to ceramic-metal interface, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 25 (2), 2011, p. 309-315
Serban D.-A., Marsavina L., Silberschmidt V.V., Response of semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymers to dynamic loading: A finite element study, Computational Materials Science, 64, 2012, p. 116-121

Negru R., Muntean S., Marsavina L., Susan-Resiga R., Pasca N., Computation of stress distribution in a Francis turbine runner induced by fluid flow, Computational Materials Science, 64, 2012, p. 253-259

Sadowski T., Marsavina L., Craciun E.-M., Kneć M., Modelling and experimental study of parallel cracks propagation in an orthotropic elastic material, Computational Materials Science, 52 (1), 2012, p. 231-235

Marsavina L., Nurse A.D., Braescu L., Craciun E.-M., Stress singularity of symmetric free-edge joints with elasto-plastic behaviour, Computational Materials Science, 52 (1), 2012, p. 282-286

Sinescu C., Marsavina L., Cernescu A., Asymptotic stress field for the interface between teeth and different restorative materials, Computational Materials Science, Volume 59, June 2012, Pages 57-64
Petrova V. E., Marsavina L., Sadowski T.,
Revisit of compact Mode II crack specimen: Analysis and fracture interpretation, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 59(1), 2012, p. 41-48
Serban D.-A., Marsavina L., Silberschmidt V.V., Behaviour of semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymers: Experimental studies and simulations, Computational Materials Science, 52 (1), 2012, p. 139-146

Birsan M., Sadowski T., Marsavina L., Linul E., Pietras D., Mechanical behavior of sandwich composite beams made of foams and functionally graded materials, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50 (3–4), 2013, p. 519-530
 


 

Main Teaching Subjects

 

Strength of Materials
Fracture Mechanics and Structural Integrity

Numerical and Experimental Stress Analysis

 


 

International Cooperation

 

Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, Postdoctoral Research, 2000, Leonardo da Vinci program 2005
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK, Postdoctoral Researc
h, 2001 - 2002

Dipartamento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Universita degli Studi di Cagliari, ITALY, Erasmus/Socrates program, 2000 - 2009

Dipartamento di Meccanica e Tecnologie Industriali, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, ITALY, Erasmus/Socrates program, 2004 - 2009

Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Gent University, BELGIUM, Bilateral research project Romania - Flandra, 2005 - 2007

Departament de Resistència de Materials i Estructures a l'Enginyeria, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, SPAIN, Erasmus/Socrates program, 2000 - 2001

Miguel Altuna Institutua, Bergara, SPAIN, Leonardo da Vinci, 2003 - 2007

Faculty of Civil and Sanitary Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, POLAND, Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge, 2007 - 2008