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Dr. Lubov Andrusiv

Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics

Lubov Andrusiv
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(719) 333-9095

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Bio

Dr.Lubov Andrusiv is an Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics and the Quantitative Reasoning Center faculty, US Air Force Academy. Dr. L. Andrusiv earned her PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Louisville in 2007 where she performed her research in Mathematical Modeling and Dynamic Response Characteristics of Transversely Vibrating Segmented Structures. This study investigates the mathematical modeling and vibratory behavior of flexible, segmented, cantilever beams with overlapping sections, which represent an important class of engineering system with non-uniform and physical parameters.

Before coming to the United States in 1992, she worked for many years as an engineering faculty member at the State University of Lviv in Ukraine. From 2000 to 2009 she served as a faculty member at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Louisville, where in 2007 she completed her Ph.D. requirements. Since 2009 Dr.L.Andrusiv serves at the United States Air Force Academy as a faculty member in the Quantitative Reasoning Center (DFRL) and Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics in the Department of Engineering Mechanics (DFEM).

Courses Taught:

Engr Mech 220 – Statics and Strength of Materials
Engr Mech 320 – Dynamics
Engr Mech 330 – Mechanics of Deformable bodies
Engr Mech 421 – Mechanical Vibrations
Engr 495 – Advanced Engineering Mathematics (Course Creator and Course Director)
Math 141 – Calculus I

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, Kentucky (2001-2007)

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, Kentucky (1999-2000)

Master of Science, Engineering Mechanics – Solid Mechanics, National University of Lviv, Ukraine (1973-1978)

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Quantitative Reasoning Center and Department of Engineering Mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy (2009-present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, Kentucky (2007-2009)

Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, Kentucky (2000-2007)

Senior Instructor, Department of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, National University of Lviv, Ukraine (1981-1992)

Engineering Assistant, Department of Engineering Technology and Development, Kinescope Company (at that time a major manufacturer of components for audio and video appliances), Ukraine (1976-1978)

Professional Affiliations:

Member of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)  (2017)

Member of European Society for Experimental Mechanics (EURASEM) (2016-present)

Editorial Board Member of the Engineering Mechanics Journal “Visnyk” of the Ukrainian National University, Lviv, Ukraine (2015- Present)

Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) (2008-2009)

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2005-2009)

Member, University of Louisville Alumni Association (2000-present)

Honors & Awards

DFR Award “Superstar of February 2017”

2nd time nominee for the Heiser Award (2017)

Certificate of Appreciation for exemplary service from the Academic Success Center (2015)

Nominated by the 1st class cadets for the Heiser Award (2015)

Letter of appreciation from the Permanent Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, for teaching Math 141 in Fall 2014. (2015)

Letter of appreciation from IITA for participation at the SoTL Forum, October, 2014 as a poster’s co-author (2014)

Letter of appreciation from Col. Kathleen Harrington, Permanent Professor and Head, for judging the final round competition and general support of the 50th Annual U.S. Air Force Academy Forensic Classic (2012)
DFRL and Evening Writing Center, Team Award, DFR, September 2011.
DFRL Team Award Nomination for 3rd Quarter, September 2010.
Recognition from Col. Tomas Yoder, Permanent Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Mechanics, for outstanding teaching performance in EM 220 course in the Fall semester of 2009. December, 2009.
Quantitative Reasoning Center, Team of the Quarter Award, November 2009.
Three time recipient of the University of Louisville Provost’s Office Faculty Favorites Award recognizing faculty members contributing to students’ growth and learning (2005-06, 2006-07, and 2007-08 academic years).
President’s Award for mentoring engineering students STEM research in 1986-1988. National University of Lviv, Ukraine 1988.

Research and Scholarly Interests

Mechanical vibrations, distributed parameter system modeling and structural analysis, computational mechanics, machine component design, finite element analysis, computer modeling and simulation, blast and ballistic experimental analysis.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications:

Elijah Courtney, Amy Courtney, Ph.D., Lubov Andrusiv, Ph.D.,Michael Courtney, Ph.D. “Experimental Test of the Acoustic Impedance Model for Underwater Blast Wave Transmission through Plate Materials”. ASCE’s Journal of Engineering Mechanics. Volume 143(4), April, 2017

Elijah Courtney, Amy Courtney, Lubov Andrusiv, Michael Courtney “Experimental Studies of Terminal Performance of Lead-free Pistol Bullets in Ballistic Gelatin using High Speed Video”. The Investigative Sciences Journal. Volume 9, Number 1, March 2017.

L. Andrusiv, E. Courtney, A. Courtney, M. Courtney, “Terminal Performance of Lead Free Pistol Bullets in Ballistic Gelatin Using Retarding Force Analysis from High Speed Video”. The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Department of Defense, April 2, 2016. The DTIC accession number is AD1006633

Andrusiv, L.P., Sylum, J.T., Pasternak, J., “Interaction of Thin Elastic Inclusion with Circular Hole in the Isotropic Medium”, ZAMM, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (Germany). No.11, 1282-1289 (2015).

Amy C. Courtney, Lubov P. Andrusiv, and Michael W. Courtney, “A Test of the Acoustic Impedance Model of Blast Wave Transmission”, Journal of Battlefield Technology. Volume 16, number 3. Article ID 16-3-1. November 2013.

Amy C. Courtney, Lubov P. Andrusiv, and Michael W. Courtney, “Oxy-acetylene laboratory scale shock tubes for studying blast wave effects”, Review of Scientific Instruments, Volume 83, Issue 4, Article 045111 (2012).
Publication has been cited in Study of Blast Wave Pressure Modification through Rubber Foam by Sandhu, I.S., Sharma, A., at al., “Procedia Engineering”, volume 173, pp.570-576, 2017 published by Elsevier.

Andrusiv, L.P., Prater, G., and Richards, C.M., “Dynamic Behavior of Segmented Telescoping Structures in Automotive Systems,” SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, Vol. 1(1): 238-249, April 2009.
(ICTAEM_1) which will take place in Cyprus on June 17-20, 2018. (30 Jan, 2018)

Lubov P. Andrusiv, “Theoretical Modeling, Vibration Analysis of Segmented Telescoping Structures, and Validation of Analytical Solution Methodologies” (under the final phase of preparation). Invited for publication in CJSMEC, Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics. cjsmec.challengejournal.com.

Andrusiv, L.P., “Configuration Control of Continuous Telescoping Beams with Multiple Segments,” plan on submission in 2018.

Externally Funded Projects:

“Development of Software Tools Supporting Structural Assessment of Wheeled Tactical Vehicles: Phase 3 – CMTS Reliability and Safety Module,” Department of Defense/U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command,” Principal investigator: G. Prater, co-principal investigators: L.P. Andrusiv, AM. Shahhosseini, R.K. Ragade. 1/08-12/09, DoD contract, $770,000.

“Development of Software Tools Supporting Structural Assessment of Wheeled Tactical Vehicles: Phase 2 – CMTS Functionality Enhancements: Closures, Armor, and Nonstructural Components,” Principal investigator: G. Prater, co-principal investigators: L.P. Andrusiv, R.K. Ragade, and C.M. Richards. Department of Defense/U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, 6/07-5/09, DoD contract, $820,000.