Dr. Borys Drach

Research Interests

  • Composite materials: modeling and characterization
  • Computational solid mechanics. Finite element analysis
  • Mechanics of materials: multiscale analytical modeling and characterization
  • Micromechanics
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Experimental solid mechanics

Teaching

  • ME234: Engineering Mechanics – Dynamics
  • ME333: Intermediate Dynamics
  • ME460/ME518: Finite Element Analysis
  • ME580: Engineering Analysis II – Numerical Methods

Recent Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Trofimov, A., Drach, B., Kachanov, M., Sevostianov, I., (submitted). “Compliance and resistivity contribution tensors for a circular crack with the island of partial contact”. International Journal of Solids and Structures
  2. Seyedkavoosi, S., Zaytsev, D., Drach, B., Panfilov, P., Gutkin, M., Sevostianov, I., (submitted). “Fraction-exponential representation of the viscoelastic properties of dentin”. Dental Materials
  3. Drach, B., Kuksenko, D., Sevostianov, I., (submitted). “Effect of a curved fiber on the overall elastic properties”. International Journal of Solids and Structures
  4. Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., Trofimov, A., (submitted). “Comparison of full field and single inclusion approaches to homogenization of linearly elastic materials with pores of irregular shapes”. International Journal of Solids and Structures
  5. Gross, T., Jafari, H., Kusch, J., Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., Bayraktar, H., Goering, J., (submitted). “Measuring failure stress of RTM6 epoxy resin under purely hydrostatic tensile stress using constrained tube method”. Experimental Techniques
  6. Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., Trofimov, A., 2015. “Comparison of Full Field and Single Inclusion Approaches to Homogenization of Composites with Non-Ellipsoidal Pores”. Key Engineering Materials (Advances in Fracture and Damage mechanics XIII), 627, 309-312. PDF
  7. Sevostianov, I., Kachanov, M., Drach, B., 2014. “On the effect of interactions of inhomogeneities on the overall elastic and conductive properties”. International Journal of Solids and Structures 51, 4531-4543. PDF
  8. Knezevic, M., Drach, B., Ardeljan, M., Beyerlein, I.J., 2014. “Three dimensional predictions of grain scale plasticity and grain boundaries using crystal plasticity finite element models”. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 277, 239-259. PDF
  9. Drach, B., Drach, A., Tsukrov, I., 2014. “Prediction of the effective elastic moduli of materials with irregularly-shaped pores based on the pore projected areas”. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51, 2687-2695. PDF
  10. Drach, A., Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., 2014. “Processing of fiber architecture data for finite element modeling of 3D woven composites”. Advances in Engineering Software, 72, 18-27. PDF
  11. Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., Bayraktar, H., Goering, J., 2013. “Modeling of Cure-Induced Residual Stresses in 3D Woven Composites of Different Reinforcement Architectures”. Key Engineering Materials 577-578 (Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics XII), 253-257. PDF
  12. Drach, B., Drach, A., Tsukrov, I., 2013. “Characterization and Statistical Modeling of Irregular Porosity in Carbon/Carbon Composites Based on X-Ray Microtomography Data”. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (ZAMM) 93, 346-366. PDF
  13. Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., 2012. “Overall compressibility and uniaxial stiffness of unidirectional composites with cylindrically orthotropic layered matrix”. Visnyk of the Dnipropetrovlsk University (Ukraine), Mechanics Series 16, 150-162
  14. Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., Gross, T., 2012. “Effective stiffness and thermal expansion coefficients of unidirectional carbon/carbon composites”. International Journal of Engineering Science 58, 129-143. PDF
  15. Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., 2012. “Micromechanical modeling of heterogeneous materials with irregularly shaped pores”. Key Engineering Materials 488-489 (Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics X), 327-330. PDF
  16. Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., Gross, T., Dietrich, S., Weidenmann, K., Piat, R., Böhlke, T., 2011. “Numerical modeling of carbon/carbon composites with nanotextured matrix and 3D pores of irregular shapes”. International Journal of Solids and Structures 48, 2447-2457. PDF
  17. Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., 2010. “Elastic deformation of composite cylinders with cylindrically orthotropic layers”. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47, 25–33. PDF

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Drach, B., Drach, A., Tsukrov, I., Penverne, M., Lapusta, Y., 2014. “Finite element models of 3D woven composites based on numerically generated micro-geometry of reinforcement”. Proceedings of the 29th ASC Technical Conference, 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials, & ASTM D30 50th Anniversary meeting, San Diego, CA, USA. PDF
  2. Tsukrov, I., Drach, A., Drach, B., Bayraktar, H., Goering, J., Gross, T., 2014. “Numerical predictions of damage initiation in 3D woven composites under various loading conditions”. Proceedings of the 29th ASC Technical Conference, 16th US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials, & ASTM D30 50th Anniversary meeting, San Diego, CA, USA. PDF
  3. Drach, B., Drach, A., Tsukrov, I., 2013. “Stochastic approach to micromechanical modeling of porous solids”. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Composite Materials – ICCM19, Montreal, Canada. PDF
  4. Drach, A., Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., Bayraktar, H., Goering, J., 2013. “Realistic FEA modeling of 3D woven composites on meso-scale”. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Composite Materials – ICCM19, Montreal, Canada. PDF
  5. Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., Piat, R., Dietrich, S. 2011. “Material properties of anisotropic materials with pores”. Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (PAMM) 11, 507-508. PDF
  6. Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., Piat, R., 2011. “Effective elastic parameters of carbon/carbon composites with non-ellipsoidal pores”. Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Composite Materials – ICCM18, Jeju Island, Korea. PDF
  7. Stasiuk, G., Piat, R., Böhlke, T., Dietrich, S., Drach, B., Wanner, A., Deutschmann, O., Tsukrov, I., Gross, T., 2011 “Elastic properties of carbon/carbon composites with different fiber distributions”. Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Composite Materials – ICCM18, Jeju Island, Korea. PDF
  8. Piat, R., Dietrich, S., Gebert, J.-M., Stasiuk, G., Weidenmann, K., Wanner, A., Böhlke, T., Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., Bussiba, A., 2010. “Micromechanical modeling of CFCs using different pore approximations”. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites HT-CMC7, Bayreuth, Germany. PDF
  9. Piat, R., Boehlke, T., Deutschmann, O., Dietrich, S., Drach, B., Gebert, J.-M., Gross, T., Li, A., Reznik, B., Stasiuk, G., Tsukrov, I., Wanner, A., 2010. “Numerical Studies of the Influence of the Porosity on Macroscopic Elastic Properties of Carbon/Carbon Composites”. Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (PAMM), 10, 719-720. PDF
  10. Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., Gross, T.S., 2009. “Influence of anisotropy of pyrolytic carbon on effective properties of carbon/carbon composites”. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Composite Materials – ICCM17, Edinburgh, UK. PDF