PhD. Radostina Petrova

Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria


  • 1980 – 1985

    Zahary Stoianov Secondary School of Foreign Languages, Sliven

  • 1985 - 1990

    Industrial and Civil Engineering - structures, Higher Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering of Sofia, Sofia

    Industrial and Civil Engineering

  • 1999 – 2003

    Faculty of Engineering and Education, Technical University of Sofia, Sofia

    Mechanics, Machinebuilding and Heat Engineering

Edited Books

  • Perusal of the Finite Element Method

    The finite element method (FEM) is a numerical technique for finding approximate solutions to different numerical problems. The practical applications of FEM are known as finite element analysis (FEA). FEA is a good choice for analyzing problems over complicated domains. The first three chapters of this book contribute to the development of new FE techniques by examining a few key hurdles of the FEM and proposing techniques to mitigate them. The next four chapters focus on the close connection between the development of a new technique and its implementation. Current state-of-the-art software packages for FEA allow the construction, refinement, and optimization of entire designs before manufacturing. This is convincingly demonstrated in the last three chapters of the book with examples from the field of biomechanical engineering. This book presents a current research by highlighting the vitality and potential of the finite elements for the future development of more efficient numerical techniques, new areas of application, and FEA's important role in practical engineering.

  • Finite Volume Method - Powerful Means of Engineering Design

    We hope that among these chapters you will find a topic which will raise your interest and engage you to further investigate a problem and build on the presented work. This book could serve either as a textbook or as a practical guide. It includes a wide variety of concepts in FVM, result of the efforts of scientists from all over the world. However, just to help you, all book chapters are systemized in three general groups: New techniques and algorithms in FVM; Solution of particular problems through FVM and Application of FVM in medicine and engineering. This book is for everyone who wants to grow, to improve and to investigate.