Ventzi Karaivanov

Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Headshot of Dr. Ventzi Karaivanov in front of bookshelfDr. Ventzi Karaivanov earned a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering at Swanson School of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh. His recent research projects include life prediction modeling of thermal barrier coated turbine airfoils, developing custom finite element analysis routines, and corneal biomechanics.


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  • Karaivanov V.G., Slaughter W. S., Siw S., Chyu M.K., Alvin M.A., “Compressive Creep Testing of Thermal Barrier Coated Nickel-Based Superalloys” J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, September 2011, Volume 133, Issue 9, 091301 (9 pages), doi:10.1115/1.4002816.
  • “Substrate Damage Modeling for Advanced Turbine System Airfoils,” Karaivanov, V.G., Slaughter, W.S., Siw S., Chyu, M.K., Alvin, M.A. GT2009-60112. Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA, (2009).
  • Chyu M.K., Mazzotta D.W., Alvin M.A., Siw S.C., Karaivanov V.G. and Slaughter W.S., “Aerothermal Challenges in Syngas, Hydrogen-Fired, and Oxyfuel Turbines—Part I: Gas-Side Heat Transfer J. Thermal Sci. Eng. Appl. 1(1), 011002 (Jul 21, 2009) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3159479
  • “Three-Dimensional Modeling of Creep Damage in Airfoils for Advanced Turbine Systems”, Karaivanov, V.G., Mazzotta, D.W., Chyu, M.K., Slaughter, W.S., Alvin, M.A. GT2008-51278. Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2008, Berlin Germany, (2008).

Recent Courses

  • Dynamics
  • Engineering VibrationMechanics of Materials
  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratory II
  • Senior Design