International Journal of Mechanics and Applications

International Journal of Mechanics and Applications publishes refereed articles on original research, short communications and reviews covering mechanics and applications of industrial materials. In addition to regular issues, special issues on specific subjects are published. These special issues contain invited reviews by eminent researchers in the specific field.

Aliki Muradova

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Mechanics and Applications

Research Scientist, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Research Areas

Computational and Applied Mathematics, Computational Mechanics


1998Ph.DApplied Mathematics, Georgia (former USSR), I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU)
1990Honours DiplomaApplied Mathematics, Georgia, I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU)


2009-presentAdjunct Faculty, Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece
2005-2007Research Fellow, Department of Mineral Resources and Engineering and Department of Production Engineering and Management, TUC, Greece
2003-2005Visiting Fellow with the Center for Mathematics and its Applications in the Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI), Australian National University (ANU)
2002-2003Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Mathematics, Institute of Mechanics, University of Ioannina, Greece
1998-2002Postdoctoral Researcher. Department of Projective Methods, Institute of Applied Mathematics, TSU, Georgia
1995-1998Research Assistant, Department of Projective Methods, Institute of Applied Mathematics at TSU, Georgia
1990-1995Engineer-Mathematician, Department of Informatics at the Ministry of Education of Georgia

Academic Achievement

Certificate with Merit in Graduate Teaching Program, April, 2005. Australian National University (ANU), Australia
Scholarship, awarded from IKY, State's Scholarship Foundation of Greece, for postdoctoral research studies: 2002-2003. Department of Mathematics, University of Ioannina, Greece
Educational training for distinguished students, 1989. Department of Mathematics, University of Jena, Germany

Publications: Journals

[1]  Aliki D. Muradova, Georgios E. Stavroulakis. Buckling and postbuckling analysis of rectangular plates resting on elastic foundations with the use of the spectral method. Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg. Elsevier, 2011, doi:10.1016/j.cma.2011.02.013 (in press).
[2]  Aliki D. Muradova, Marta Kurutz and Georgios E. Stavroulakis. Buckling simulation of a plate, embedded in a unilaterally supported enviroment. Mechanics based design of structures and machines. Taylor & Francis, 37, N3, 2009, pp. 349-370.
[3]  Aliki D. Muradova. The spectral method and numerical continuation algorithm for the von Kármán problem with postbuckling behaviour of solution. Advances in Computational Mathematics, Springer, Vol. 29, N2, 2008, pp. 179-206.
[4]  Aliki D. Muradova and Georgios E. Stavroulakis. A unilateral contact model with buckling in von Kármán plates. Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, Elsevier, Vol. 8 N4, 2007, pp. 1261-1271.
[5]  Aliki D. Muradova and Georgios E. Stavroulakis. The projective-iterative method and neural network estimation for buckling of elastic plates in nonlinear theory. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, Elsevier, Vol. 12/6, 2007, pp. 1068-1088.
[6]  Aliki D. Muradova. Numerical techniques for linear and nonlinear eigenvalue problems in the theory of elasticity. ANZIAM J., Austral. Math. Soc., Canberra, 46(C), 2004, pp. C426-C438.
[7]  Aliki D. Muradova-Contadaki and Georgios E. Stavroulakis. Numerical solving of unilateral contact problems for elastic plates in large deflections. 2-nd Special Issue on Nonlinear problems of Continuum Mechanics, Izvestiya VUZov North-Caucasus Region of Russia, Natural Sciences), Rostov-na-Donu, 2003, pp. 23-30.
[8]  T, Vashakmadze, E. Gordeziani, A. Muradova, T. Zarkua. New technologies of design of some boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations. Proceedings of Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Applied Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Vol. 342(20), 2000, pp. 91-96.
[9]  A. Muradova, T. Vashakmadze. On the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions computation for some problems of elastic plates theory. Reports of enlarged sessions of the seminar of VIAM (Vekua Institute of Applied Mathematics), Vol. 14, No. 2, 1999, pp. 38-41.
[10]  N. Vasilieva-Vashakmadze, A. Muradova, V. Labadze, K. Kandelaki. Dynamic model of neuroceptors. Bulletin of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, 157, N2, 1998, Tbilisi, pp. 203-206.
[11]  Kh. Chkhaidze, A. Muradova, T. Vashakmadze. To design of some bending problems, Reports of enlarged sessions of the seminar of VIAM, Vol. 13, No 4, 1998, pp. 24-27.
[12]  T. Vashakmadze, A. Muradova. To an analysis of numerical methods for solving of boundary value problems with a small parameter, J. Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Vol. 1, No 1, 1996, pp. 180-192 (In Russian).

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  Aliki D. Muradova and Georgios E. Stavroulakis. Fuzzy control of a smart elastic plate. 7th CRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics, CD-Congress Proceedings, 10p., 2011, Athens, Greece.
[2]  Aliki D. Muradova. The time-dependent spectral method for solving equations of dynamic nonlinear elasticity. NumAn2010 (Conference in Numerical Analysis. Recent Approaches to Numerical Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications), Conference Proceedings, pp. 183-188, 2010, Chania, Crete, Greece.
[3]  Aliki D. Muradova and Georgios E. Stavroulakis. Postbuckling analysis of rectangular plates resting on the nonlinear elastic foundations. CD-Proceedings of ESMC 2009 (7th EUROMECH Solid Mechanics Conference), MS-05, ID: 0653, 14p.
[4]  Aliki D. Muradova and Dionisios T. Hristopulos. Mathematical modeling of formation and dissociation of gas hydrate in the seefloor sediment. Lecture Series on Computer and Computational Sciences, Vol. 7A (Recent Progress in Computational Sciences and Engineering), Brill Academic Publishers, 2006, pp. 402-405.
[5]  Aliki Muradova. Multiple bifurcations in the nonlinear equations of the theory of elasticity. Proceedings of ICNAAM-2006, Wiley-VCH, 2006, pp. 251-254.
[6]  Aliki D. Muradova-Contadaki and Georgios E. Stavroulakis. Computation of unilaterally supported elastic plates. Proceedings of ECCOMAS (European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering), Jyvaskyla, Finland, 2004 (Combination of CD-ROM-proceedings 951-39-1868-8 (second edition) & 951-39-1869-6 (second edition), 20p. [Online]
[7]  A. Muradova. A design of some non-linear eigenvalue problems, Bulletin of TICMI (Tbilisi International Center of Mathematics and Informatics), Vol. 6, 2002, pp. 24-27.
[8]  A. Muradova. To design of bending problems with boundary layers for elastic plates, Bulletin of TICMI, Vol. 2, 1998, pp. 49-51.
[9]  A. D. Muradova, T. S. Vashakmadze. To design shearing forces for elastic plates, Bulletin of TICMI, Vol. 1, 1997, pp. 17-18.

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  G. E. Stavroulakis, V. V. Zozulya and A. D. Muradova. Unilateral cracks: classical, multi-region and dual BEM formulation. Recent Developments in Boundary Element Methods: A volume to honor of Professor John T. Katsikadelis. WIT Press, 2010, pp. 243-254.