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Ambartsumian, Sergey (Aleksandr)

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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.

Sergey (Aleksandr) Ambartsumian


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 Sciences (Moscow) in...

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  • Ambartsumian SA (1958) On a general theory of anisotropic shells. J Appl Math Mech 22(2):305–319

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  • Ambartsumian SA (1971) Theory of anisotropic plates: strength, stability, vibration. Technomic Publishing Company, Stamford, TT-F-118

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  • Ambartsumian SA (1982) Theory of elasticity for materials with variable moduli (in Russ.). Nauka, Moscow

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  • Ambartsumian SA, Belubekyan M (2016) Applied micropolar multimodulus theory of shells and plates (in Russ.). Palmarium Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken

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  • Ambartsumian SA, Baghdasaryan GE, Belubekyan MV (1977) Magneto-elasticity of thin shells and plates (in Russ.). Nauka, Moscow

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Hakobyan, V., Avetisyan, A., Ghazaryan, K. (2019). Ambartsumian, Sergey (Aleksandr). In: Altenbach, H., Öchsner, A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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