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Yulia Pronina


D.Sc., Professor, the Head Computational Methods in Mechanics of Continua

Room 308, tel. (812) 428-4492
E-mail: y.pronina@spbu.ru

Academic degree and appointments

Ph.D. in Mechanics of Solids (1996)

Saint-Petersburg State University

Thesis: "An Elastic Half-Plane with Near-Boundary Load and Defects".

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics (2010)

Saint-Petersburg State University

Thesis: "Surface effects on mode of deformation of perforated solids".

Teaching responsibilities

Mechanics of Continuum

Theory of Elasticity

Theory of Analytical Functions

Theory of Relyability


Areas of research

Mathematical Methods in Solid Mechanics

Boundary Integral Equations in Physics and Mechanics of Continuum,

Concentrated Forces, Cracks, notches, holes

Mechanochemical Corrosion


  • 7th International Conference "Assessment of Reliability of Materials and Structures: Problems and Solutions" – RELMAS'2008. Saint-Petersburg, Russia (2008)
  • XXXVII Summer School-Conference "Advanced Problems in Mechanics" – APM' 2009. Repino, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (2009)
  • The 7th Euromech Solid Mechanics Conference – ESMC2009. Lisbon, Portugal (2009)
  • IV International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering – COUPLED PROBLEMS 2011. Kos Island, Greece (2011)
  • 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference. Graz, Austria (2012)
  • COMPLAS XII: XII International Conference on Computational Plasticity. Barcelona, Spain (2013)
  • International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics. Rhodes, Greece (2014)
  • 9th European Solid Mechanics Conference. Madrid, Spain (2015)
  • III International Conference in memory of V.I.Zubov "Stability and Control Processes", Saint-Petersburg, Russia (2015)
  • 7th Polyakhov's Reading, 2015 International Conference on Mechanics", Saint-Petersburg, Russia (2015)
  • XXVI International Conference "Mathematical and Computer Simulation in Mechanics of Solids and Structures - MCM 2015" (is devoted to the 105 anniversary of academician V.V. Novozhilov), Saint-Petersburg, Russia (2015)
  • International conference on "Modern Mathematical Methods and High Performance Computing in Science & Technology - M3HPCST-2015", Gaziabad in Utter Pradesh, India (2015)
  • International Conference Mathematical Modeling and Computational Physics - MMCP'15. High Tatra Mountains, Slovakia (2015)
  • XXII International Conference “Saint-Petersburg Readings for the problems of strength”. St. Petersburg, Russia (2016)
  • VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering - “ECCOMAS Congress 2016”. Crete, Greece (2016)
  • VI International scientific school “Physical Material Science”, Tolyatti, Russia (2016)
  • 2017 Constructive Nonsmooth Analysis and Related Topics (dedicated to the memory of V.F. Demyanov) – CNSA 2017. St. Petersburg, Russia (2017)
  • EUROCORR 2017 - The Annual Congress of the European Federation of Corrosion, 20-th INTERNATIONAL CORROSION CONGRESS & Process Safety Congress 2017, Prague, Czech Republic (2017)
  • XXVII International Conference "Mathematical and Computer Simulation in Mechanics of Solids and Structures - MCM 2017" Fundamentals of static and dynamic fracture. St. Petersburg, Russia (2017)
  • 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference -- ESMC 2018. Bologna, Italy (2018)
  • 8th Polyakhov's Reading, 2018 International Conference on Mechanics", Saint-Petersburg, Russia (2018)
  • IX All-Russian Conference "Actual Problems of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics". Abrau-Durso, Russia (2018)
  • International Conference “Corrosion in the oil & gas industry”. Saint Petersburg, Russia (2019)
  • International Summer School-Conference “Advanced Problems in Mechanics”. Saint Petersburg, Russia (2019)
  • Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation. Cape Town, South Africa (2019)

Scientific publications

  1. Pronina Y.G. Comment on “Generalization of the Lame problem for three-stage decelerated corrosion process of an elastic hollow sphere” // Mechanics Research Communications. 2019. 98. 52-53.
  2. Y. Pronina Design of pressurised pipes subjected to mechanochemical corrosion // Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications. Taylor & Francis, 2019. 644–649.
  3. Pronina Y., Sedova O., Grekov M., Sergeeva T. On corrosion of a thin-walled spherical vessel under pressure // International Journal of Engineering Science. Elsevier, 2018. 130. 115-128.
  4. Stareva I.A., Pronina Yu.G. The influence of the initial thickness deviation of a steel tube subjected to general corrosion under its own weight on its durability // AIP Conference Proceedings. 2018. 1959(1). 070034.
  5. Sedova O.S., Pronina Yu.G., Kuchin N.L. A thin-walled pressurized sphere exposed to external general corrosion and nonuniform heating // AIP Conference Proceedings. 2018. 1959(1). 070032.
  6. Pronina Y.G. An analytical solution for the mechanochemical growth of an elliptical hole in an elastic plane under a uniform remote load // European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids. 2017. Vol. 61. Pp. 357-363.
  7. Pronina Y.G., Khryashchev, S. M. Mechanochemical growth of an elliptical hole under normal pressure // Materials Physics and Mechanics. 2017. Vol. 31. N 1-2. Pp. 52-55.
  8. Zhao S., Pronina Y. On the MATLAB finite element modelling of an elastic plane with a hole under tension // 2017 Constructive Nonsmooth Analysis and Related Topics (Dedicated to the Memory of V.F. Demyanov), CNSA 2017 - Proceedings. 2017.
  9. Sedova O., Pronina Y. A new model for the mechanochemical corrosion of a thin spherical shell // EPJ Web of Conferences, 2016. 2016. V. 108.
  10. Sedova O.S., Pronina Y.G. On the choice of equivalent stress for the problem of mechanochemical corrosion // Vestn. St. Petersburg University. Ser 10. 2016. N 2. Pp. 33-44.
  11. Pronina Y. Mechanochemical corrosion: Modeling and analytical benchmarks for initial boundary value problems with unknown boundaries // Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics. Springer, 2016. 171. Pp. 301-309.
  12. Pronina Y.G., Sedova E.D. New benchmark for the life assessment of a thin-walled pipe subjected to stress assisted corrosion // Proceedings of the VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering. ECCOMAS Congress 2016 / M. Papadrakakis, V. Papadopoulos, G. Stefanou, V. Plevris (Eds). 2016. Vol. IV. Pp. 6734-6740.
  13. Sedova O.S., Pronina Y.G. Generalization of the Lamé problem for three-stage decelerated corrosion process of an elastic hollow sphere // Mechanics Research Communications. Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 65. Pp. 30-34.
  14. Pronina Y.G., Sedova O.S., Kabritz S. A. On the Applicability of Thin Spherical Shell Model for the Problems of Mechanochemical Corrosion // AIP Conference Proceedings. 2015. Vol. 1648. № 300008.
  15. Pronina Y.G., Sedova O.S. Initial boundary value problems for mechanochemical corrosion of a thick spherical member in terms of principal stress // AIP Conference Proceedings, 2015. Vol. 1648. № 260002.
  16. Pronina Y.G. Comment on "New understanding of the effect of hydrostatic pressure on the corrosion of Ni-Cr-Mo-V high strength steel" // Corrosion Science. Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 100. Pp. 672-673.
  17. Pronina Y. G. Analytical solution for decelerated mechanochemical corrosion of pressurized elastic–perfectly plastic thick-walled spheres // Corrosion Science. Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 90. Pp. 161-167.
  18. Sedova O.S., Pronina Y.G. Calculation of the optimal initial thickness of a spherical vessel operating in mechanochemical corrosion conditions // 2015 International Conference on "Stability and Control Processes" in Memory of V.I. Zubov, SCP 2015 - Proceedings. 2015. Pp. 436-439.
  19. Savelyeva M.Y., Pronina Y.G. Integral equations for the mixed boundary value problem of a notched elastic half-plane // 2015 International Conference on "Stability and Control Processes" in Memory of V.I. Zubov, SCP 2015 - Proceedings. IEEE, 2015. Pp. 432-435.
  20. Pronina Y.G. Study of possible void nucleation and growth in solids in the framework of the Davis-Nadai deformation theory // Mechanics of Solids. 2014. Vol. 49, N 3. Pp. 302-313.
  21. Sedova O.S., Khaknazarova L.A., Pronina Y.G. Stress concentration near the corrosion pit on the outer surface of a thick spherical member // IEEE 10th International Vacuum Electron Sources Conference, IVESC 2014. 2014. Pp. 245–246.
  22. Pronina Y.G. Lifetime assessment for an ideal elastoplastic thick-walled spherical member under general mechanochemical corrosion conditions // Computational Plasticity XII: Fundamentals and Applications - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computational Plasticity - Fundamentals and Applications, COMPLAS 2013. 2013. Pp. 729-738.
  23. Pronina Y. Analytical solution for the general mechanochemical corrosion of an ideal elastic-plastic thick-walled tube under pressure // International Journal of Solids and Structures. Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 50. Pp. 3626-3633.
  24. Pronina Yu.G. Thermoelastic Stress Analysis for a Tube under General Mechano-chemical Corrosion Conditions // Computational methods for coupled problems in science and engineering IV : Proceedings of the Int. Conf., Kos, Greece, 20-22 june 2011 / M.Papadrakakis, E.Onate, B.Schrefler (Eds.), CIMNE. Artes Gráficas Torres S.L., Spain, 2011. P. 1408-1415.
  25. Pronina Yu.G. Estimation of the Life of an Elastic Tube under the Action of a Longitudinal Force and Pressure under Uniform Surface Corrosion Conditions // Russian Metallurgy. 2010. Vol. 2010. N 4. pp. 361–364.
  26. Pronina Yu.G. Analytical study of general mechanochemical corrosion of the pipe un-der the axial force and pressure // 7th Euromech Solid Mechanics Conf., Lisbon, Portugal, September 7--11, 2009 : CD-Rom Proc. / Europ. mech. soc. APMTAC. CD-RompapersGs-smpap\_0486\_GS-SM.pdf. 2009. 10 p.
  27. Dahl Yu.M., Pronina Yu.G. Deformation of spherical pore in nonlinear-elastic solid // Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics. 2006. Vol. 70. N 9. pp. 1533-1535.
  28. Dahl Yu. M., Pronina Yu. G. Concentrated Forces and Torques Near the Boundary of an Elastic Half-Plane // Mechanics of solids. 1998. Vol. 33. N 5. pp. 62-69.
  29. Pronina Y.G., Sedova O.S. Lifetime Prediction of Pressurized Tubes under Mechanochemical Corrosion Conditions // EUROCORR 2017. 20th International Corrosion Congress & Process Safety Congress 2017. September 3-7, 2017. Prague. Czech Republic. Proceedings.

Scientific Projects

Eexecutor of the project "Mechanics of superficial and interfacial defects" under the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

Responsible executor of the project "Nonlinear micro and macromechanics of fracture of solids in gases and liquids" under the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

Head of the project "Determination of the stress-strain state of the part of the gas pipeline of Ltd 'Gazprom Transgas Krasnodar' " made under Ltd "ENTE".

Head of the project under the RFBR grant "The effect of mechanochemical processes on the behavior of deformable bodies".