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Dr. Sc. Ivica Smojver, Professor

 



PHONE: +385 1 6168 267
FAX: +385 1 6168 267
E-MAIL: ismojver@fsb.hr
ROOM: 1015 (south building, blok A, 10th floor)

 

Scientific and Professional Activities

  • Layered composites – delaminations problems, FEM, CAD
  • Aeronautical structures
  • Damage mechanics and numerical modelling of damage in aeronautical structures
  • Modelling in the field of rocket technology
  • Applied biomechanics
  • Activities within the bodies of European Commission and other professional bodies in the field of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics

 

Education

  • 1999 Dr. Sc., University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Dissertation: Delamination of Layered Composite Materials Under Influence of Transversal Impact Loading
  • 1994 M. Sc., University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, M.Sc. Thesis: Finite Element for the Analysis of Layered Composite Shell Structures
  • 1988 Graduate Mechanical Engineer, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

 

Specialisation - Courses

  • 2008 SMI’s Course Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Overcome Today’s Challenges and Identify Tomorrows Opportunities, London, UK
  • 1998 NATO ASI Course on Mechanics of Composite Materials, Troia, Portugal
  • 1995 Course on "Bone Cell and Tissue Mechanics, CISM Udine, Italy
  • 1993 Course on "Engineering Mechanics of Fibre Reinforced Polymers and  Composite Structures", CISM Udine, Italy

 

Employment

  • 2012 – today: Professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Department of Aeronautical Engineering
  • 2009 – today: Head of Project Laboratory for Numerical Modelling of Damage in Aeronautical Structures, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Department of Aeronautical Engineering
  • 2007 – 2012: Associate Professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Department of Aeronautical Engineering
  • 2004 – today: Head Chair of Aerodynamics, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Department of Aeronautical Engineering
  • 2002 – 2007: Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Department of Aeronautical Engineering
  • 1999 – 2002: Higher Assistant, Head of Laboratory of Numerical Mechanics, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Department of Engineering Mechanics
  • 1991 – 1999: Assistant, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Department of Engineering Mechanics
  • 1988 – 1991: Assistant, Technical Military Academy, Zagreb, Department of Rocket Technology

 

Memberships

  • Croatian Society of Mechanics
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Senior Member
  • Central European Association of Computational Mechanics
  • International Association for Computational Mechanics

 

Awards

  • 2005 Honorary Member of Croatian Society of Aeronautical Students
  • 1988 Medal of FMENA for achievement during studies

 

Scholarships

  • 1994 OAD Scholarship - Research at Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace Engineering, TU Wien

 

Educational Activities (Subjects)

 

Teaching Materials

Mechanics of Composite Materials (on-line material; in Croatian)

 

Scientific Papers in CC and SCI referenced Journals

  • Ivančević, Darko; Smojver, Ivica. Micromechanical Damage Modelling using a Two-scale Method for Laminated Composite Structures. Composite Structures. 108 (2014) ; 223–233
  • Smojver, Ivica; Ivančević, Darko. Advanced Modelling of Bird Strike on High Lift Devices Using Hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian Formulation. Aerospace science and technology. 23 (2012) ; 224-232
  • D. Ivančević, I. Smojver, Hybrid Approach in Bird Strike Damage Prediction on Aeronautical Composite Structures, Composite Structures, 94, 15 – 23, 2011
  • I. Smojver, D. Ivančević, D. Mihaljević, An Explicit Numerical Modeling of Soft Body Impact Damage in Metallic Airplane Structures, CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 70, No. 2, 191 – 216, 2010
  • I. Smojver, D. Ivančević, Bird Strike Damage Analysis in Aircraft Structures Using Abaqus/Explicit and Coupled Eulerian Lagrangian Approach, Composites Science and Technology, 71, 489 – 498, 2011
  • I. Smojver, D. Ivančević, Numerical Simulation of Bird Strike Damage Prediction in Airplane Flap Structure, Composite Structures, 92, 2016 – 2026, 2010
  • J. Leder, T. Jurčević-Lulić, I. Smojver, Stress Analysis of a Single Root Tooth Loaded with Orthodontic Forces, Transactions of FAMENA. 33, 9 – 18, 2009
  • I. Smojver, J. Sorić, Numerical Modelling of Damage Response of Layered Composite Plates, CMC: Computers, Materials and Continua, Vol. 5, No. 1, 13-24, 2006
  • J. Borcic, I. Anic, I. Smojver, A. Catic, I. Miletic, S. Pezelj Ribaric, 3D finite element model and cervical lesion formation in normal occlusion and in malocclusion, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, (32), 504 – 510, 2005
  • I. Smojver, M. Šlaj, V. Blašković-Šubat, Visualisation of the human tooth root morphology for the evaluation of the endodontic instruments, Journal of Mechanical Engineering, special edition on 4th International Conference, Design to Manufacture in Modern Industry, Maribor, 1999, 840 – 847
  • J. Soric, I. Smojver, On the effect of fibre directions in laminated composite torispherical shells, Engineering Computations 12, 1995, 85-94
  • V. Blaskovic-Subat, I. Smojver, B. Maricic, J. Sutalo, A computerized method for the evaluation of root canal morphology, International Endodontic Journal 28, 1995, 290 - 296

 

Scientific Papers in Conference Proceedings and Others

  • Ivančević, Darko; Smojver, Ivica. Micromechanical Modelling of Damage Processes in Composite Materials, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Composite Materials. Montreal, 2013.
  • Ivančević, Darko; Smojver, Ivica. Multiscale Damage Analysis of Laminated Composite Structures Using Generalized Method of Cells and Abaqus, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials. Venice, 2012.
  • Ivančević, Darko; Smojver, Ivica. Multiscale Analysis of Aeronautical Composite Structures Using High Fidelity Generalized Method of Cells, Proceedings of 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering - ECCOMAS 2012 / J. Eberhardsteiner et.al. (ed.). Vienna, 2012.
  • Ivančević, Darko; Smojver, Ivica. Multiscale Approach to Damage Analysis of Laminated Composite Structures, 2012 3DS SIMULIA Community Conference Proceedings. Providence, Rhode Island : Dassault Systèmes, 2012. 70-83.
  • Ivančević, Darko; Smojver, Ivica. Micromechanical Modelling of Damage in Composite Structures Using HFGMC, The proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Croatian Society of Mechanics: Full papers and posters / Virag, Zdravko ; Kozmar, Hrvoje ; Smojver, Ivica (ur.). Zagreb : Studio Hrg, 2012.
  • I. Smojver, D. Ivančević, Bird Impact at Aircraft Structure - Damage Analysis Using Coupled Euler Lagrangian Approach, 2010 IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 10 012050, Proceedings of World Congress of Computational Mechanics WCCM 2010, Sydney, Australia, 19.-23.07.2010.
  • I. Smojver, D. Ivančević, Coupled Euler Lagrangian Approach Using Abaqus /Explicit in the Bird Strike Aircraft Damage Analysis, 2010 Simulia Customer Conference, 25.05. – 27.05. 2010., Providence, RI
  • I. Smojver, D. Ivančević, High Velocity Impact Damage in Composite Aeronautical Structures – Numerical Model, Proceedings of the 6th International Congress of Croatian Society of Mechanics - 6th ICCSM, Dubrovnik, Hrvatska, 30.09. -02.10.2009, Smojver, I ; Sorić, J. (ur.), Zagreb, Hrvatsko društvo za mehaniku, 2009., CD-ROM
  • I. Smojver, D. Ivančević, Numerical Modelling of Impact Damage in Multi-material Airplane Structure, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-17), Edinburgh, 27. - 31.07. 2009., Banks, William M ; Wisnom, M. R (ur.), The British Composites Society, 2009., CD-ROM
  • I. Smojver, D. Ivančević, Numerical Modelling of Bird Strike Damage in Airplane Flap Structure, Proceedings of 15th Conference on Composite Structures - ICCS15, Porto, 15 - 17. 06. 2009., Ferreira, A. J. M. (ur.), FEUP , 2009., CD-ROM
  • I. Smojver, Numerical Prediction of Layered Composite Shell Damage Response, Proceedings of Special Workshop Advanced Numerical Analysis of Shell-like Structures, Zagreb, 2007, Sorić, J. ; Gruttmann, F. ; Wagner, W. (ur.), Croatian Society of Mechanics, 279 – 286
  • A. Catic, A. Catovic, J. Borcic and I. Smojver, Metal-ceramic crown, tooth and supporting structures stress distribution analysis using the 3D FEA, International College of Prosthodontics Meeting, Crete, Greece, May 2005, Abstract published in the International Journal of Prosthodontics (Supplement)
  • A. Catic, A. Catovic, J. Borcic and I. Smojver, 3D FEA stress distribution analysis of metal-ceramic crown under occlusal load, Proceedings of the European Prosthodontic Association Congress, Izmir, Turkey, September 2004.
  • A. Catic, J. Borcic, I. Smojver, and A. Catovic, Investigation of biomechanical characteristics of tooth and its supporting structures using a 3D FEA model with over 500000 elements, J Dental Research, Supplement, Abs #2606, General session of the International Association of Dental Research, Honolulu, HI, USA, March 2004
  • I. Smojver, J. Sorić, On damage modelling of laminated composite shells subjected to low velocity impact, Second MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Boston, June 16 – 20, 2003, CD-ROM
  • I. Smojver, J. Sorić, I. Alfirević, 3D Model for Numerical Prediction of Impact Induced Matrix Cracks and Delaminations in Layered Composite Shells, WCCM V - Fifth World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Vienna, 2002, July 7th – 12th
  • I. Smojver, J. Sorić and I. Alfirević, Computational prediction of matrix cracks and delaminations in layered composites, 2nd European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Cracow, 2001, CD-ROM
  • I. Smojver, J. Sorić, Impact damage analysis of layered composite plates, Proceedings of the 7th International Design Conference - Design 2002, Cavtat, 2002, 1255 – 1260
  • I. Smojver, I. Alfirevic, Numerical Modeling of Impact Damage in Composite Structures, Proceedings of the 3rd Congress of Croatian Society of Mechanics, Cavtat, 2000, 223 – 230
  • I. Smojver, I. Alfirevic, The Influence of Impact Damage on Design of Composite Structures, Proceedings of the 6th International Design Conference - Design 2000, Cavtat, 2000, 567 – 574
  • I. Smojver, I. Alfirević, Computational modelling of the impact damage in composite structures, Transactions of FAMENA XXIV, 2000, 31 – 40
  • I. Smojver, V. Blaskovic - Subat, Visualization of the internal root canal morphology using CAD, Proceedings of the 5th International Design Conference, Zagreb, 1998, 597 – 602
  • J. Soric, Z. Tonkovic, I. Smojver, On numerical modeling of nonlinear responses of shell-like mechanical structures, Proceedings of the 5th International Design Conference, Zagreb, 1998, 207 – 214
  • I. Smojver, I. Alfirevic, An analysis of damaged laminates with matrix cracking under in-plane loads, Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of Croatian Society of Mechanics, Supetar, 1997, 189 – 196
  • I. Alfirevic, L. Krstulovic-Opara, I. Smojver, Nonlinear bending of beams having cross sections with one axis of symmetry, Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of Croatian Society of Mechanics, Supetar, 1997, 399 – 406
  • I. Smojver, J. Soric, I. Alfirevic, On nine noded element for analysis of laminated composite shells, Proceedings of the 1st Congress of Croatian Society of Mechanics, Pula, 1994, 47 – 54

 

National Scientific and Other Projects

  • Scientific Project „Numerical Modelling of Nonisotropic Continua” (No. 120-0000000-3301); 2008 – 2011, (Head and Principal researcher)
  • Technological Project „Numerical Modelling of Damage in Aeronautical Structures“ (No. TP-07/0120-30); in colaboration with Croatia Airlines, 2007 – 2009, (Head and Principal researcher)
  • Incentive Scientific Project „Numerical Modeling of Delamination in Layered Composites“ (No. 120-060); 1998 – 2001, (Head and Principal researcher)
  • Scientific Project „Numerical Modelling of Nonlinear Processes of Deformation of Structrual Elements" (No. 0120-034), 2002 - 2005, Principal researcher: Prof. Dr. Sc. Jurica Sorić (Collaborator)
  • Scientific Project „Numerical Modelling of Nonlinear Deformation Processes“ (No. 120-006); 1996 – 2002, Principal researcher: Prof. Dr. Sc. Jurica Sorić (Collaborator)
  • Scientific Project „Nonlinear Analysis of Thin-walled Structures“, (No. 2-08-305), 1991 -1996, Principal researcher: Prof. Dr. Sc. Ivo Alfirević (Collaborator)

 

International Projects

  • EU FP7 / CSA project: AirTN-FP7 - „Air Transport Net”, pn: 235476, 2010 - (partner)
  • EU FP6/Marie Curie Project „MOMENTUM - Multidisciplinary Research and Training on Composite Materials Applications in Transport Modes”, 2006 – 2008 (partner – scientific leader)
  • Project E317-05-03 „Austrian Aeronautics Research/Network for Materials and Engineering”, TU Vienna, Principal researcher: Doc. Dr. Ing. Heinz. E. Pettermann, 2005 (Guest Researcher)
  • EU FP7 / RTD under the Capacities Programme, Projekt WBC-Inco.net „Co-ordination of Research Policies with the Western Balkan Countries”, Grant agreement no.: PL 212029, 2009 (Collaborator)

 

Invited Lectures

  • I. Smojver: Numerical methods in the aeronautical composites engineering – multiscale, damage and failure analysis, Bombardier, Montreal, July 30, 2013
  • I. Smojver: Multiscale, Damage and Failure Analysis in the Aeronautical Composite Structures, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, August 5, 2013
  • I. Smojver, Aeronautics in Croatia, AirTN-FP7 Kick Off Meeting, Amsterdam, 2010
  • I. Smojver, Stealth Airplanes – Myth or Reality, Festival of Science, Technical Museum Zagreb, 2010 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, Airplanes!, Festival of Science, Technical Museum Zagreb, 2009 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, Numerical Modelling of Bird Strike Damage in Airplane Structures, EADS – Airbus (Structural Analysis – Stress Methods and Technologies Group), Hamburg, 2009
  • I. Smojver, Transport Research Priorities for Croatia 2009 – 2013 (within WBC-Inco.net project), Sarajevo, 2009
  • I. Smojver, Modeling of Impact Damage in Aeronautical Structures, Croatian Society of Mechanics, Zagreb, 2009 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, C. Schuecker, H.E. Pettermann, Damage Meso-model for Analyisis of Fatigue in Composite Aeronautical Structures, 1st Convention of Croatian Society of Mechanics, Rijeka, 2007 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, Finite Elements in the Analysis of Aircraft Composite Structures, Cranfield School of Engineering – Aeronautics, Cranfield, Velika Britanija, 2007.
  • I. Smojver, Damage Meso Model for Fatigue of Fibre Reinforced Laminates, AAR-Seminar at ILSB, Vienna University of Technology, Beč, 2005.
  • I. Smojver, J. Sorić, Numerical Procedure for Assessment of Low Velocity Impact Damage in Thin-walled Composite Structures, "AAR-ILFB-Seminar" at ILFB, TU Vienna, Vienna, 2003
  • I. Smojver, J. Sorić, A Novel Approach to the Modelling of Damage Initiation in Composite Shells Using ABAQUS / Standard, The 2003 ABAQUS Austria Users' Conference, Vienna, 2003
  • I. Smojver, Development of Aeronautical Structures, Air Maintenance Depot Velika Gorica, 2001 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, Composite Materials in Aeronautical Structures, Air Maintenance Depot Velika Gorica, 2000 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, Numerical Modelling of Delimitations in Layered Composites, Croatian Society of Mechanics, Zagreb, 2000 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, Analysis of Layered Composite Thin-walled Structures using Finite Element Method, Croatian Society of Mechanics, Zagreb, 1995 (in Croatian)

 

Selected Engineering Reports

  • I. Smojver, Transport Research Priorities for Croatia, FSB, Zagreb, 2009.
  • I. Smojver, Elasto-plastic Strength Analysis of Transformer Tank Bottom for Project Berrouaghia 1TBP 340 000-30, Končar Energetski transformatori d.o.o., FMENA, Zagreb, 2006
  • I. Smojver, C. Schuecker, H.E. Pettermann, Damage Meso-Model for Fatigue Analysis of Fibre Reinforced Laminates, AAR-ILSB-Report No. 20/2005, Berichte des Knet - Knotens am ILSB, Knotenleiter: H.E. Pettermann, Institut fur Leichtbau und Struktur-Biomechanik, TU-Wien, 2005
  • I. Smojver, Z. Herold, Numerical stress analysis and optimisation of hydraulic press, TIN dd, FMENA, Zagreb, 2000
  • D. Pustaić, F. Cajner, I. Smojver, The Analysis of Stresses that Induced the Failure of Wing-Fuselage Junction on ZLIN - 142 Light Aircraft, Ministry of Transportation Republic of Croatia contract, FMENA, Zagreb, 1998 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, Numerical Calculation of Inertia Tensor for Missile METIS, MoD, FMENA, Zagreb, 1998 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, M. Husnjak, FEM Calculation of Column for Radio/Television Transmitter,, Information Center Zapresic, FMENA, Zagreb, 1997 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, Numerical Calculation of Inertia Tensor for Missile 9M113, MoD, FMENA, Zagreb, 1996 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, Numerical Calculation of Inertia Tensor for Missile "F", MoD, FMENA, Zagreb, 1994 (in Croatian)
  • I. Smojver, F. G. Rammerstorfer, Displacement analysis of magnet supporting structure for train TRANSRAPID 07, Alusuisse-Lonza Services AG, Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace Engineering, Vienna Technical University, Vienna, 1994

 

Activities in Associations and International Bodies

 


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