KARPOV Vladimir V.
Position: Visiting Professor
Academic degree Doctor in Engineering (1988)
Academic title Professor (1990)
Faculty Civil Engineering
Department: Computer Science

Specialty: Mathematician (Saratov State University; Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, 1963).

Professional Development

2016 – “Theory and Practice of BIM Use” (SpbGASU).

  • Computer Technologies in Shell Analysis;
  • Mathematical Simulation;
  • Variational Calculus;
  • History of Informatics;
  • Structural Analysis Variational Methods.
Professional interests
  • Scientific research;
  • Computer simulation of structure deformation process;
  • Academic staff training.
Postgraduate Supervision
Vladimir V. Karpov has supervised 21 PhDs and three Doctors of Science.
Research interests
  • Reinforced shell nonlinear issues;

Scientific results:

  • Nonlinear shell with stepped variable thickness theory;
  • Sequential rip buildup on the shell;
  • Sequential shell curvature alteration;
  • Variation parameter method to research shell stability and rational parameters choice;
  • Variation limit transformation for equilibrium equations output with infrequencies;
  • Proved equivalence of ribs introduction approach by Vlasov and Lurie;
  • Researched stability of flat ribbed shells under dynamic and static influence and with thermal field;
  • Researched influence of different factors on the value of the critical load;
  • Researched durability and stability of reinforced rotary shells with linear and non-linear deformation controlling for material creep with steady loading.
Scientific conferences

Participant of more than 30 scientific conferences.


Vladimir V. Karpov has published more than 150 scientific papers including seven monographs (with co-authoring of five), 14 textbooks (11 co-authoring).

Selected publications
  1. Karpov, V. and A. Maslennikov, 2013. Methods for Solving Non-Linear Tasks for Calculating Construction Structures. World Applied Sciences Journal, 23 (Problems of Architecture and Construction), pp: 178-183.
  2. Karpov, V. and A. Semenov (2014). Strength and stability of orthotropic shells. WORLD APPLIED SCIENCES JOURNAL. Vol. 30 (5), pp: 617-623. DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2014.30.05.14064
  3. Karpov VV, Semenov AA (2015) Dimensionless parameters in the theory of reinforced shells. PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin 3: 74–94. DOI: 10.15593/perm.mech/2015.3.07
  4. Karpov V, Panin A, Semenov A (2017) Calculation of Reliability of Hangars for Parking and Maintenance of Vehicles. Transportation Research Procedia, 20: 261-266. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2017.01.014
  5. Karpov VV, Ignat'ev OV, Semenov AA (2017) The stress-strain state of ribbed shell structures. Magazine of Civil Engineering, 6: 147–160. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18720/MCE.74.12
  6. Karpov VV, Semenov AA (2017) Mixed-Form Equations for Stiffened Orthotropic Shells of Arbitrary Canonical Shape with Static Loading. Journal of Mechanics. 1–6 (Article in Press). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/jmech.2017.82
  7. Karpov VV, Semenov AA (2016) Comprehensive study of the strength and stability of shallow shells made of fiberglass. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1785(1): 1–4. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4967079
  8. Karpov VV, Semenov AA (2017) Numerical methods for calculating the strength and stability of stiffened orthotropic shells. Materials Physics and Mechanics. 31(1/2): 16-19. (http://www.ipme.ru/e-journals/MPM/no_13117/MPM131_05_karpov.pdf)
  9. Karpov, V.V. (2018) Models of the shells having ribs, reinforcement plates and cutouts. International Journal of Solids and Structures, article in press (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.03.024).
  • Certificate of registration 2012612774 (Russia) "DefShell: Strength and Stability of Thin Shells" computer programme. Karpov V.V., Moskalenko L.P., Semenov A.A.;
  • Certificate of registration 2011613073 (Russia) "ShellCalc" computer programme. Karpov V.V., Baranova D.A.;
  • Certificate of registration 2011613074 (Russia) "PologObolochka" computer programme. Berkaliev R.T., Karpov V.V., Panin A. N., Mukhin D. E.
More information

Member of editorial board of “International Journal for Computational Civil and Structural Engineering”.

Address 4 Vtoraya Krasnoarmeiskaya ul., Saint Petersburg, 190005, SPbGASU
Phone +7(812) 575-05-49
E-mail vvkarpov@lan.spbgasu.ru


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