Serguei Iakovlev



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Phone: 902-494-6052
Fax: 902-423-1801
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1360 Barrington Street
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS,
Canada, B3H 4R2


  • MEng, PhD (St. Petersburg Marine Technical University)

Research interests

  • Developing a computationally efficient semi-analytical approach to mathematical modeling of three-dimensional fluid-structure interaction with the focus on problems with complex geometry and involving multiple fluids and/or structural materials
  • Using mathematical modeling to facilitate a better understanding of the complex physics of the interaction between fluids and structures
  • Using mathematical modeling to aid designing innovative engineering structures with improved safety and effciency characteristics with the emphasis on proposing unconventional structural modifications
  • Practice-oriented analysis of engineering structures interacting with fluids with the focus on the extreme conditions of operation
  • Realistic 2D and 3D visualization of various aspects of fluid-structure interaction


Dr. Iakovlev joined the faculty of the Dalhousie University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Mathematics. In 2007, he was promoted to Associate Professor, and in 2012 to Professor. Currently, he is continuing to work on mathematical modeling of fluid-structure interaction, mostly focusing on using numerical simulations to aid designing structures with improved safety and efficiency characteristics.


Graduate courses:

  • ENGM6612 - Methods of Applied Mathematics I

Selected publications

  1. Iakovlev, S. 2018 Structural analysis of a submerged cylindrical shell subjected to two consecutive spherical shock waves, Journal of Fluids and Structures 76, 506-526.
  2. Iakovlev, S., Lefieux, A., Huntemann, B., Santos, H. A. F. A., Pyke, D. 2017 On the observability of the pseudo-Rayleigh waves on submerged cylindrical shells, Journal of Fluids and Structures 69, 108-120.
  3. Iakovlev, S., Pyke, D., Santos, H. A. F. A. 2016 Semi-analytical technique for isolating the pseudo-Rayleigh component of the field induced by a transiently responding submerged cylindrical shell, Journal of Fluids and Structures 65, 21-29.
  4. Iakovlev, S., Santos, H.A.F.A., Lefieux, A., Schulman, B., Williston, K. Transient radiation by a submerged fluid-filled cylindrical shell, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 50, 2014, 79-104.
  5. Iakovlev, S., Buchner, C., Thompson, B., Lefieux, A. Resonance-like phenomena in a submerged cylindrical shell subjected to two consecutive shock waves: The effect of the inner fluid, Journal of Fluids and Structures 50, 2014, 153-170.
  6. Iakovlev, S., Mitchell, M., Lefieux, A., Murray, R. Shock response of a two-fluid cylindrical shell system containing a rigid core, Computers and Fluids 96, 2014, 215-225.
  7. Iakovlev, S., Santos, H.A.F.A., Williston, K., Murray, R., Mitchell, M. Non-stationary radiation by a cylindrical shell: Numerical modeling using the Reissner–Mindlin theory, Journal of Fluids and Structures 36, 2013, 50-69. 
  8. Iakovlev, S., Dooley, G., Williston, K., Gaudet, J. Evolution of the reflection and focusing patterns in two-fluid cylindrical shell systems subjected to an external shock wave, Journal of Sound and Vibration 330, 2011, 6254-6276.
  9. Iakovlev, S., Mitchell, M., Dooley, G. Modeling two-fluid response of thin elastic shells, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 65, 2011, 1389-1406.
  10. Iakovlev, S., Gaudet, J., Dooley, G., MacDonald, B. Hydrodynamic fields induced by the shock response of a fluid-filled submerged cylindrical shell containing a rigid co-axial core, Journal of Sound and Vibration 329, 2010, 3359-3381.

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