Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

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Ambartsumian, Sergey (Aleksandr)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_336-1

Sergey (Aleksandr) Ambartsumian (March 17, 1922, Gyumri, Armenia; †August 4, 2018, Yerevan, Armenia) was one of the founders of the scientific school of mechanics in Armenia and was an internationally recognized scientist who made outstanding contributions to continuum mechanics. His scientific interests spanned anisotropic plates and shells, magnetoelasticity and coupled electro-magneto-mechanical effects of thin structures, elastic solids showing strength-differential effect, micropolar and viscoelastic media, biomechanics, space exploration based on a new space elevator concept, smart material, and nanomaterials.

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Sergey A. Ambartsumian was born in Aleksandropol (now Gyumri) in Armenia in 1922. He graduated from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute (1942), where he received a candidate degree (PhD) in 1946. He received a degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences from the Institute of Problems of Mechanics of the USSR Academy of...

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  7. Ambartsumian SA (1971) Theory of anisotropic plates: strength, stability, vibration. Technomic Publishing Company, Stamford, TT-F-118Google Scholar
  8. Ambartsumian SA (1982) Theory of elasticity for materials with variable moduli (in Russ.). Nauka, MoscowGoogle Scholar
  9. Ambartsumian SA, Belubekyan M (2016) Applied micropolar multimodulus theory of shells and plates (in Russ.). Palmarium Academic Publishing, SaarbruckenGoogle Scholar
  10. Ambartsumian SA, Baghdasaryan GE, Belubekyan MV (1977) Magneto-elasticity of thin shells and plates (in Russ.). Nauka, MoscowGoogle Scholar

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Mechanics of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of ArmeniaYerevanRepublic of Armenia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Holm Altenbach
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  1. 1.Fakultät für Maschinenbau, Institut für MechanikOtto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany