Igor Tsukrov

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Phone: (603) 862-2086
Office: Mechanical Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W105, Durham, NH 03824
Igor Tsukrov

Prof. Tsukrov worked in industry for Parker Hannifin Corporation performing finite element simulations of new composite materials, and for AIR Inc. modeling damage to structures due to natural disasters (tornadoes, earthquakes, etc.).

Prof. Tsukrov's areas of expertise include Micromechanics and Fracture of Composite Materials, Modeling of Marine Aquaculture and Ocean Energy Installations, Computational Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Method.

Prof. Tsukrov regularly teaches ME 627 - Dynamics (Mechanics III), ME 735/835 - Mechanics of Composite Materials, ME 786/886 - Introduction to Finite Element Analysis, ME 935 - Micromechanics of composite & porous materials, and ME 986 - Advanced Finite Element Analysis .

Prof. Tsukrov is director of the UNH Computational Mechanics Laboratory.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
  • B/M, Applied Mechanics, Dnepropetrovsk National Univ

Courses Taught

  • ME 699: Engineering Internship
  • ME 735/835: Mechanics Composite Materials
  • ME 755: Senior Design Project I
  • ME 756: Senior Design Project II
  • ME 786: Intro Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 786/886: Intro Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 797: Honors Seminar
  • ME 886: Intro Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 935: Micromech Composite&Porous Mat
  • ME 986: Adv Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 992: Master's Project
  • ME 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Vasylevskyi, K., Drach, B., & Tsukrov, I. (2018). On micromechanical modeling of orthotropic solids with parallel cracks. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 144-145, 46-58. doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.02.038

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. Composite Structures, 189, 366-377. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.01.057

Miroshnichenko, K., Liu, L., Tsukrov, I., & Li, Y. (2018). Mechanical model of suture joints with fibrous connective layer. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 111, 490-502. doi:10.1016/j.jmps.2017.11.014

Gross, T. S., 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(1), 45-50. doi:10.1007/s40799-016-0153-2

Gribbin, S., Bicknell, J., Jorgensen, L., Tsukrov, I., & Knezevic, M. (2016). Low cycle fatigue behavior of direct metal laser sintered Inconel alloy 718. International Journal of Fatigue, 93, 156-167. doi:10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2016.08.019

Smith, D. H., Bicknell, J., Jorgensen, L., Patterson, B. M., Cordes, N. L., Tsukrov, I., & Knezevic, M. (2016). Microstructure and mechanical behavior of direct metal laser sintered Inconel alloy 718. Materials Characterization, 113, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.matchar.2016.01.003

DeCew, J., Tsukrov, I., Risso, A., Swift, M. R., & Celikkol, B. (2010). Modeling of dynamic behavior of a single-point moored submersible fish cage under currents. Aquacultural Engineering, 43(2), 38-45. doi:10.1016/j.aquaeng.2010.05.002

Tsukrov, I., Eroshkin, O., Fredriksson, D., Swift, M. R., & Celikkol, B. (2003). Finite element modeling of net panels using a consistent net element. Ocean Engineering, 30(2), 251-270. doi:10.1016/s0029-8018(02)00021-5

Fredriksson, D. W., Swift, M. R., Irish, J. D., Tsukrov, I., & Celikkol, B. (2003). Fish cage and mooring system dynamics using physical and numerical models with field measurements. Aquacultural Engineering, 27(2), 117-146. doi:10.1016/s0144-8609(02)00043-2

Tsukrov, I., & Novak, J. (2002). Effective elastic properties of solids with defects of irregular shapes. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 39(6), 1539-1555. doi:10.1016/s0020-7683(01)00285-2

Most Cited Publications