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Alexander Chudnovsky, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Civil and Materials Engineering

Contact

Building & Room:

2083 ERF

Address:

842 West Taylor Street, MC 246, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-8258

About

Research Interests

Theoretical and experimental fracture mechanics

Critical phenomena

Probability and statistics in engineering applications

Reliability and failure analysis

Selected Publications

1. Chudnovsky, A., Baron, D., Shulkin, Y., Sehanobish, K. and Bosnyak, C.P., “Lifetime, Toughness and Reliability of Engineering Thermoplastics,” Proceeding conference SPE/ANTEC 96, Vol. 3, pp. 2712, Indianapolis, Indiana, Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc. 1996.

2. Zhou, Z., Chudnovsky, A., Niu, X. and Stivala, S.S., “Failure of Polybutylene Pipes in Potable Water Application, Case Study,” Proceeding Conference SPE/ANTEC ’96, Vol. 3, pp. 3265-3269, Indianapolis, Indiana, Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc. 1996.

3. Baron, D., Bosnyak, C.P., Sehanobish, K. and Chudnovsky, A., “A New Approach to Toughness Evaluation for Engineering Thermoplastics,” Proceeding conference SPE/ANTEC ’96, Indianapolis, Indiana, Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc., 3:3281-3283, 1996.

4. Chudnovsky, A. and Shulkin, Y., “New Model of Slow Crack Growth in Viscoelastic Thermoplastics,” Proceeding Conference SPE/ANTEC ’96, Indianapolis, Indiana, Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc., 3:3284, 1996.

5. Gorelik, M., Chudnovsky, A. and Shlyapobersky, J., Proceedings of the 2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium: NARMS ’96, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, “Rock Mechanics, Tools and Techniques,” edited by M. Aubertin, pp. 1261-1268, 1996.

6. Wen, Z., Gorelik, M., Chudnovsky, A., Dudley II, J.W. and Shlyapobersky, J., “Observation and Characterization of Crack Growth in Porous Rocks,” Proceedings of the 2nd North American Rock Mechanics Symposium” NARMS ’96, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, “Rock Mechanics, Tools and Techniques,” edited by M. Aubertin, pp. 1269-1277, 1996.

7. Chudnovsky, A. and Preston, S., “Geometrical Modeling of Material Aging,” Extracta Mathematicae, Proceedings of the Third Meeting on Current Ideas in Mechanics and Related Fields, Segovia (Spain), Vol. 11, No. 1, 22-36, 1996.

8. D.T. Baron and A. Chudnovsky, “A New Approach to Toughness Evaluation for Engineering Thermoplastics,” J. of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 16, No. 14, 1997, 1263-1269.

9. A. Chudnovsky, D. Baron and Y. Shulkin, “Lifetime Toughness and Reliability of Engineering Thermoplastics,” Proceeding of the Fourth International Colloquium on Aging of Materials and Methods for the Assessment of Lifetimes of Engineering Plant, CAPE Town, South Africa, April 21-25, 1997, 297-307.

Notable Honors

1994, Best Technical Paper Award , Society of Plastic Engineers

Education

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics
Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute, 1965

M.S. Civil Engineering
Odessa Civil Engineering Institute, 1962