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Konstantin Volokh, Associate Professor

Structural Engineering and Construction Management
Phone: +972-4-8292426
Fax: +972-4-8295697
Address: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
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Research Interests  
Mechanics of soft and biological materials

Selected Journal Publications

Volokh KY (2017) On arterial fiber dispersion and auxetic effect. J. Biomech. 61:123-130 Download
Slesarenko V, Volokh KY, Aboudi J, Rudykh S (2017) Understanding the strength of bioinspired soft composites. Int. J. Mech. Sci. 131-132:171-178 Download
Volokh KY (2017) Fracture as a material sink. Materials Theory 1:3 Download
Faye A, Rodriguez-Martinez JA, Volokh KY (2017) Spherical void expansion in rubber-like materials: the stabilizing effects of viscosity and inertia. Int. J. Non-Linear Mech. 92:118-126 Download
Volokh KY (2017) Loss of ellipticity in elasticity with energy limiters. Eur. J. Mech. A/Solids 63:36-42 Download
Aranda-Iglesias D, Vadillo G, Rodriguez-Martinez JA, Volokh KY (2017) Modeling deformation and failure of elastomers at high strain rates. Mech. Mater. 104:85-92 Download
Lev Y, Volokh KY (2016) On cavitation in rubberlike materials. J. Appl. Mech. 83:044501 Download
Volokh KY, Aboudi J (2016) Aneurysm strength can decrease under calcification. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 57:164-174 Download
Volokh KY (2015) Cavitation instability as a trigger of aneurysm rupture. Biomech. Model. Mechanobiol. 14:1071-1079 Download
Volokh KY (2015) Nonlinear thermoelasticity with energy limiters. Int. J. Non-Linear Mech. 76:169-175 Download
Volokh KY (2015) Thrombus rupture via cavitation. J. Biomech. 48:2186-2188 Download
Aboudi J, Volokh KY (2015) Failure prediction of unidirectional composites undergoing large deformations. J. Appl. Mech. 82:071004 Download
Volokh KY (2015) Modeling aneurysm growth and failure. Procedia IUTAM 12:204-210 Download
Volokh KY (2014) On irreversibility and dissipation in hyperelasticity with softening. J. Appl. Mech. 81:074501 Download
Balakhovsky K, Jabareen M, Volokh KY (2014) Modeling rupture of growing aneurysms. J. Biomech. 47:653-658 Download
Volokh KY (2013) Review of the energy limiters approach to modeling failure of rubber. Rubber Chemistry and Technology 86:470-487 Download
Volokh KY (2013) Navier-Stokes model with viscous strength. Comp. Model. Engineering & Sciences 92:87-101 Download
Volokh KY (2013) Challenge of biomechanics. Mol. Cell. Biomech. 10:107-135 Download
Volokh KY (2013) Characteristic length of damage localization in concrete. Mech. Res. Comm. 51:29-31 Download
Tuleubekov K, Volokh KY, Stolarski H, Mogilevskaya SG (2013) Strength of graphene in biaxial tension. Eur. J. Mech. A/Solids 39:291-297 Download
Volokh KY (2013) An approach to elastoplasticity at large deformations. Eur. J. Mech. A/Solids 39:153-162 Download
Volokh KY (2012) On the strength of graphene. J. Appl. Mech. 79:064501 Download
Volokh KY (2012) On diffusion through soft filter. J. Appl. Mech. 79:064503 Download
Balakhovsky K, Volokh KY (2012) Inflation and rupture of rubber membrane. Int. J. Fracture 177:179-190 Download
Volokh KY (2012) Characteristic length of damage localization in steel. Engng. Fract. Mech. 94:85-86 Download
Volokh KY (2012) On electromechanical coupling in elastomers. J. Appl. Mech. 79:044507 Download
Volokh KY (2011) Cavitation instability in rubber. Int. J. Appl. Mech. 3:299-311 Download
Volokh KY (2011) On tensegrity in cell mechanics. Mol. Cell. Biomech. 8:195-214 Download
Volokh KY (2011) Modeling failure of soft anisotropic materials with application to arteries. J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Materials 4:1582-1594 Download
Volokh KY (2011) Characteristic length of damage localization in rubber. Int. J. Fracture 168:113-116 Download
Trapper P, Volokh KY (2010) Modeling dynamic failure in rubber. Int. J. Fracture 162:245-253 Download
Volokh KY (2010) Comparison of biomechanical failure criteria for abdominal aortic aneurysm. J. Biomech. 43:2032-2034 Download
Volokh KY (2010) On modeling failure of rubberlike materials. Mech. Res. Com. 37:684-689 Download
Trapper P, Volokh KY (2010) Elasticity with energy limiters for modeling dynamic failure propagation. Int. J. Solids Struct. 47:3389-3396 Download
Chernin L, Val DV, Volokh KY (2010) Analytical modeling of concrete cover cracking caused by corrosion of reinforcement. Mater. Struct. 43:543-565 Download
Trapper P, Volokh KY (2009) On fracture initiation toughness and crack sharpness for Mode II cracks. Engng. Fract. Mech. 76:1255-1267 Download
Volokh KY (2009) Investigation into the stability of a shear thinning fluid. Int. J. Engng. Sci. 47:740-743 Download
Chao EYS, Volokh KY, Yoshida H, Shiba N, Ide T (2010) Discrete element analysis in musculoskeletal biomechanics, Mol. Cell. Biomech. 7:175-192 Download
Volokh KY (2008) Multiscale modeling of material failure: From atomic bonds to elasticity with energy limiters. Int. J. Multiscale Comp. Engng. 6:393-410 Download
Volokh KY, Trapper P (2008) Softening hyperviscoelsticity for modeling rate-dependent material failure. J. Mech. Mater. Struct. 3:1695-1707 Download
Trapper P, Volokh KY (2008) Cracks in rubber. Int. J. Solids Struct. 45:6034-6044 Download
Volokh KY, Vorp DA (2008) A model of growth and rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm. J. Biomech. 41:1015-1021 Download
Volokh KY, Trapper P (2008) Fracture toughness from the standpoint of softening hyperelasticity. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 56:2459-2472 Download
Volokh KY (2008) Prediction of arterial failure based on a microstructural bi-layer fiber-matrix model with softening. J. Biomech. 41:447-453 Download
Volokh KY (2008) Fung model of arterial wall enhanced with a failure description. Mol. Cell. Biomech. 5:207-216 Download
Volokh KY (2007) Hyperelasticity with softening for modeling materials failure. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 55:2237-2264 Download
Volokh KY, Trapper P (2007) A simple theory of strain gradient plasticity based on stress-induced anisotropy of defect diffusion. Int. J. Plasticity 23:2085-2114 Download
Volokh KY (2007) Softening hyperelasticity for modeling material failure: analysis of caviatation in hydrostatic tension. Int. J. Solids Struct. 44:5043-5055 Download
Volokh KY, Chao EYS, Armand M (2007) On foundations of discrete element analysis of contact in diarthrodial joints. Mol. Cell. Biomech. 4:67-74 Download
Volokh KY, Ramesh KT (2006) An approach to multi-body interactions in a continuum-atomistic context: application to analysis of tension instability in carbon nanotubes. Int. J. Solids Struct. 43:7609-7627 Download
Volokh KY (2006) Stresses in growing soft tissues. Acta Biomaterialia 2:493-504 Download
Volokh KY (2006) Lagrangian equilibrium equations in cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Comp. Mat. Continua 3:37-42 Download
Volokh KY, Yoshida H, Leali A, Fetto JF, Chao EYS (2006) Prediction of femoral head collapse in osteonecrosis. J. Biomech. Engng. 128:467-470 Download
Volokh KY (2006) Tissue morphogenesis: A surface buckling mechanism. Int. J. Develop. Biology 50:359-365 Download
Volokh KY (2006) Compressibility of arterial wall in ring-cutting experiments. Mol. Cell. Biomech. 3:35-42 Download
Volokh KY, Gao H (2005) On the modified virtual internal bond method. J. Appl. Mech. 72:969-971 Download
Volokh KY (2005) On Eulerian constitutive equations for modeling growth and residual stresses in arteries. Mol. Cell. Biomech. 2:77-86 Download
Volokh KY, Lev Y (2005) Growth, anisotropy, and residual stresses in arteries. Mol. Cell. Biomech. 2:27-40 Download
Volokh KY (2004) A simple phenomenological theory of tissue growth. Mol. Cell. Biomech. 1:147-160 Download
Volokh KY (2004) Mathematical framework for modeling tissue growth. Biorheology 41:263-269 Download
Chernin L, Volokh KY (2004) Simulation of thin film delamination under thermal loading. Comp. Mat. Continua 1:259-274 Download
Volokh KY (2004) Comments on linear stress-strain relations in nonlinear elasticity. Acta Mechanica 171:241-245 Download
Volokh KY (2004) Comparison between cohesive zone models. Com. Numer. Meth. Eng. 20:845-856 Download
Volokh KY (2004) Nonlinear elasticity for modeling fracture of isotropic brittle solids. J. Appl. Mech. 71:141-143 Download
Volokh KY (2003) Cytoskeletal architecture and mechanical behavior of living cells. Biorheology 40:213-220 Download
Volokh KY (2003) Stability conjecture in the theory of tensegrity structures. Int. J. Struct. Stab. Dynamics 3:1-16 Download
Volokh KY, Vilnay O, Averbuh I (2003) Dynamics of cable structures. J. Engng. Mech. 129:175-180 Download
Volokh KY, Vilnay O, Belsky M (2002) Cell cytoskeleton and tensegrity. Biorheology 39:63-67 Download
Volokh KY, Hutchinson JW (2002) Are lower order gradient theories of plasticity really lower order? J. Appl. Mech. 69:862-864 Download
Volokh KY, Needleman A (2002) Buckling of sandwich beams with compliant interfaces. Comp. Struct. 80:1329-1335 Download
Volokh KY (2002) On foundations of the Hardy Cross method. Int. J. Solids Struct. 39:4197-4200 Download
Volokh KY (2001) Nonlinear analysis of pin-jointed assemblies with buckling and unilateral members. Comp. Model. Engng. Sci. 2:389-400 Download
Volokh KY, Vilnay O (2001) On the prediction of geometrical nonlinearity of slender structures. Com. Numer. Meth. Engng. 17:19-29 Download
Volokh KY, Vilnay O, Belsky M (2000) Tensegrity architecture explains linear stiffening and predicts softening of living cells. J. Biomech. 33:1543-1549 Download
Volokh KY, Vilnay O (2000) Pinpointing solution of ill-conditioned square systems of linear equations. Appl. Math. Letters 13:119-124 Download
Volokh KY, Vilnay O (2000) Plane frames as semi-underconstrained systems. Int. J. Mech. Sci. 42:1119-1134 Download
Volokh KY, Vilnay O (2000) Why pre-tensioning stiffens cable systems. Int. J. Solids Struct. 37:1809-1816 Download
Volokh KY (1999) Nonlinear analysis of underconstrained structures. Int. J. Solids Struct. 36:2175-2187 Download
Volokh KY, Vilnay O (1997) Different features of a stability problem of underconstrained structures. J. Appl. Mech. 64:923-928 Download
Volokh KY, Vilnay O (1997) New classes of reticulated underconstrained structures. Int. J. Solids Struct. 34:1093-1105 Download
Volokh KY, Vilnay O (1997) "Natural", "kinematic" and "elastic" displacements of underconstrained structures. Int. J. Solids Struct. 34:911-930 Download
Volokh KY (1994) On the classical theory of plates. J. Appl. Math. Mech. 58:1101-1110 Download
Volokh KY (1992) Regular asymptotic methods in calculations of 3-layer plates. J. Appl. Math. Mech. 56:631-635 Download