Dr. Borys Drach

PhD., Virginia Tech 2012

Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 2013

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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
  • ME236: Engineering Mechanics – Statics
  • ME333: Intermediate Dynamics
  • ME460/ME518: Finite Element Analysis
  • ME580: Engineering Analysis II – Numerical Methods

Recent Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Vasylevskyi, K., Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., (submitted). “On Micromechanical Modeling of orthotropic solids with parallel cracks”, International Journal of Solids and Structures
  2. Kuksenko, D.*, Bohm, H., Drach, B., (submitted). “Effect of micromechanical parameters of materials with curved fibers on their effective response under large deformations”. Composite Structures
  3. Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., Trofimov, A.*, Gross, T., Drach, A., 2018. “Comparison of stress-based failure criteria for prediction of curing induced damage in 3D woven composites”. Composites: Part A, 189, 366-377
  4. Potter, S., Graves, J., Drach, B., Leahy, T., Hammel, C., Feng, A., Baker, A., Sacks, M., 2018. “A Novel Small-Specimen Planar Biaxial Testing Device for Inverse Model Validation of Soft Tissues”. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 140(5)
  5. Kalo, K., Grgic, D., Auvray, C., Giraud, A., Drach, B., Sevostianov, I., 2017. “Effective elastic moduli of a heterogeneous oolitic rock containing 3-D irregularly shaped pores”. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 98, 20-32
  6. Kuksenko, D.*, Drach, B., 2017. “Effective conductivity of materials with continuous curved fibers”. International Journal of Engineering Science, 118, 70-81
  7. Trofimov, A.*, Drach, B., Sevostianov, I., 2017. “Effective elastic properties of composites with particles of polyhedral shapes”. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 120, 157-170
  8. Seyedkavoosi, S., Zaytsev, D., Drach, B., Panfilov, P., Gutkin, M., Sevostianov, I., 2017. “Fraction-exponential representation of the viscoelastic properties of dentin”. International Journal of Engineering Science, 111, 52-60
  9. Trofimov, A.*, Drach, B., Kachanov, M., Sevostianov, I., 2017. “Effect of a partial contact between the crack faces on its contribution to overall material compliance and resistivity”. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 108, 289-297
  10. Gross, T., Jafari, H., Kusch, J., Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., Bayraktar, H., Goering, J., 2017. “Measuring Failure Stress of RTM6 Epoxy Resin under Purely Hydrostatic Tensile Stress using Constrained Tube Method”. Experimental Techniques, 41, 45-50
  11. Drach, B., Kuksenko, D.*, Sevostianov, I., 2016. “Effect of a curved fiber on the overall material stiffness”. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 100-101, 211-222
  12. Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., Trofimov, A.*, 2016. “Comparison of full field and single pore approaches to homogenization of linearly elastic materials with pores of regular and irregular shapes”. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 96, 48-63
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., 2010. “Elastic deformation of composite cylinders with cylindrically orthotropic layers”. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47, 25–33

* – Graduate advisees

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., Drach, A., Gross, T., 2017. “Utilizing Stress-Based Failure Criteria for Prediction of Curing Induced Damage in 3D Woven Composites”. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Composite Materials – ICCM21, Xi’an, China
  2. Kuksenko, D.*, Drach, B., Tsukrov, I., 2017. “Prediction of Damage Initiation and Simulation of Damage Propagation in 3D Woven Composites During Processing”. Proceedings of the 32nd ASC Technical Conference, West Lafayette, IN, USA
  3. Tsukrov, I., Drach, B., Trofimov, A.*, Vasylevskyi, K., 2016. “Homogenization of linearly elastic materials with pores of irregular shapes via direct FEA and single pore approaches”. Proceedings of the 31st ASC Technical Conference and ASTM D30 meeting, Williamsburg, VA, USA
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Stasiuk, G., Piat, R., Böhlke, T., Dietrich, S., Wanner, A., Deutschmann, O., Drach, B., 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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

* – Graduate advisees