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Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Victor Giurgiutiu (Jurjutzu)

Title: Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-8018
Fax: 803-777-0106
Office: 300 Main Street 
Room A222 
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Dr. Giurgiutiu's research interests span active materials, smart structures, structural health monitoring, mechatronics, and other multi-physics applied mechanics topics. Dr. Giurgiutiu has published several books and book chapters and many journal articles and conference papers. He is Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is Associate Editor of the Aeronautical Journal of RAeS.


  • Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautical Structures, Imperial College for Science, Technology, & Medicine, London University, England, 1977
  • B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College for Science, Technology & Medicine, London University, England, 1972

Recent Books

Recent Book Chapters

  • Giurgiutiu, V. (2018) “Smart Materials and Health Monitoring of Composites”, Chapter 7.19 in Beaumont, P.W.R. and Zweben, C.H. (eds.), Comprehensive Composite Materials II. vol. 7, pp. 364–381. Oxford: Academic Press, Elsevier.
  • Giurgiutiu, V (2014) “Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Composites”, Chapter 16, pp. 448–507, in Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry, P E Irving and C Soutis (Eds.), Elsevier -- Woodhead Pub., UK, ISBN 9780857095237, June 2014
  • Bossi, R H; Giurgiutiu, V (2014) “Nondestructive Testing of Damage in Aerospace Composites” Chapter 15, pp. 413-449, in Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry, P E Irving and C Soutis (Eds.), Elsevier -- Woodhead Pub., UK, ISBN 9780857095237, June 2014

Recent Publications

  • Faisal Haider, Md; Bhuiyan, Y; Poddar, B; Lin, B; Giurgiutiu, V (2018) "Analytical and experimental investigation of the interaction of Lamb waves in a stiffened aluminum plate with a horizontal crack at the root of the stiffener" Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 231 (2018) pp 212-225, Sept. 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2018.06.018
  • Schubert Kabban, C; Uber, R; Lin, K; Lin, B; Bhuiyan, Md Y; Giurgiutiu, V (2018) "Uncertainty evaluation in the design of structural health monitoring systems for damage detection", Aerospace 2018, 5, 45; doi:10.3390/aerospace5020045,
  • Mei, H; Giurgiutiu, V (2018) “Guided wave excitation and propagation in damped composite plates”, Structural Health Monitoring – International Journal, pp.1-25,
  • Mei, H; Giurgiutiu, V (2018) "Effect of structural damping on the tuning between piezoelectric wafer active sensors and Lamb waves", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, pp. 1-15,
  • Faisal Haider, Md; Giurgiutiu, V (2018) "Analysis of axis symmetric circular crested elastic wave generated during crack propagation in a plate: A Helmholtz potential technique", Int. Journal of Solids and Structures¸ Vol. 134, pp.130-150
  • Barazanchy, D.; Roth, W.; Giurgiutiu, V. (2018) "A non-destructive material characterization framework for retrieving a stiffness matrix using bulk waves", Composite Structures, 185 (2018) 27-37,
  • Bhuiyan, Md. Y.; Giurgiutiu, V. (2018) “The signatures of acoustic emission waveforms from fatigue crack advancing in thin metallic plates”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 27, No. 1,
  • Faisal Haider, Md.; Giurgiutiu, V. (2018) “A Helmholtz potential approach to the analysis of guided wave generation during acoustic emission events”, ASME Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics, and Prognostics of Engineering Systems, Vol. 1, No. 2, May 2018, 1(2):021002-021002-11, DOI: 10.1115/1.4038116, pp. 1-11

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