Dr. Aleksandr Cherniaev

Dr. Aleksandr Cherniaev

Assistant Professor
519-253-3000 ext. 4136
Office: 2173 CEI


  • Postdoc, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2017/2018
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada, 2017
  • PhD (Candidate of Sciences), Aerospace Engineering, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia, 2009
  • BSc, Aeronautical Engineering, Samara State Aerospace University, Russia, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario

Research Interests

  • Composite materials: multiscale modeling, quasi-static and high strain-rate testing
  • Impact mechanics of advanced materials (composites, foams, dry fabrics, granular substances, reinforced elastomers): hypervelocity, high- and low-speed impact regimes
  • Lightweight impact-resistant structures for space, aeronautical, automotive and other applications (orbital debris shielding; engine blade containment casings; composite energy absorbers; ballistic protection systems)
  • Applications of finite element (Lagrangian, Euler and ALE) and meshless (SPH, EFG) methods in structural impact and wave propagation problems
  • Structural optimization for lightweight product engineering

Selected Publications

  • Carriere R., Cherniaev A. Honeycomb Parameter-Sensitive Predictive Models for Ballistic Limit of Spacecraft Sandwich Panels Subjected to Hypervelocity Impact at Normal Incidence. Journal of Aerospace Engineering. Vol 35 (4), 2022 https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0001436
  • Aslebagh R., Cherniaev A. Projectile Shape Effects in Hypervelocity Impact of Honeycomb-Core Sandwich Structures. Journal of Aerospace Engineering. Vol 35 (1), 2022 https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0001365
  • Cherniaev A. Modeling of hypervelocity impact on open cell foam core sandwich panels. International Journal of Impact Engineering. Vol. 155, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2021.103901
  • Carriere R., Cherniaev A. Hypervelocity Impacts on Satellite Sandwich Structures — A Review of Experimental Findings and Predictive Models. Applied Mechanics. Vol. 2(1), pp. 25-45, 2021 https://doi.org/10.3390/applmech2010003  
  • Cherniaev A., Pavlova S., Pavlov A., Komarov V. Prediction of Load-Bearing Capacity of Composite Parts with Low-Velocity Impact Damage: Identification of Intra- and Inter-Ply Constitutive Models. Applied Mechanics. Vol. 1(1), 59-78, 2020 https://doi.org/10.3390/applmech1010005
  • Cherniaev A., Zeng Y., Cronin D., Montesano J. Quasi-static and dynamic characterization of unidirectional non-crimp carbon fiber fabric composites processed by HP-RTM, Polymer Testing, Vol. 76, pp. 365-375, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2019.03.036
  • Cherniaev A., Telichev I., Sacrificial bumpers with high-impedance ceramic coating for orbital debris shielding: a preliminary experimental and numerical study, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 119, pp. 45-56, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2018.05.004
  • Cherniaev A., Butcher C., Montesano J., Predicting the axial crush response of CFRP tubes using three damage-based constitutive models, Thin-Walled Structures, Vol. 129, pp. 349-364, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2018.05.003
  • Cherniaev A., Telichev I., Experimental and numerical study of hypervelocity impact damage in composite materials fabricated by filament winding, International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 98, pp. 19-33, 2016 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2016.07.001
  • Cherniaev A., Telichev I., Weight-efficiency of conventional shielding systems in protecting unmanned spacecraft from orbital debris, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 75-89, 2016 https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A33596
  • Cherniaev A., Telichev I., Meso-scale modeling of hypervelocity impact damage in composite laminates, Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 74, pp. 95-103, 2015 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.01.010