Dr. Atanas Stavrev

Dr. Atanas Stavrev

Advisor / Co. Advisor

Dr. Elgeti / Prof. Behr


NURBS – Enhanced Geometry Handling for Free-Surface Flow Problems and Immersed Boundary Methods


AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2, room 431 a
D-52062 Aachen

Phone: + 49 (0) 241 80 99 138
Fax: + 49 (0) 241 80 628 498
Email: stavrev@aices.rwth-aachen.de


Since 10/2012 Doctoral student at AICES Graduate School, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

01/2012 - 07/2012 Master's Thesis at ICES, University of Texas at Austin, Topic: "The role of higher-order geometry approximation and accurate quadrature in NURBS based immersed boundary methods"

04/2011 - 07/2012 Member of the "Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering" (BGCE)

10/2010 - 07/2012 Student of Civil Engineering/Computational Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany

10/2007 - 10/2010 Student of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany

Research Activities

Since 5/2015 Visiting researcher at the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

9/2013 - 02/2014 Visiting researcher at the Laboratory of Computational Methods and Numerical Analysis (LaCaN), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain


Journal Publications

A. Stavrev, P. Knechtges, S. Elgeti, A. Huerta, Space-time NURBS-enhanced finite elements for free-surface flows in 2D, submitted Mai 2015, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids.

D. Schillinger, D. Stefanov, A. Stavrev, The method of separation for evolutionary spectral density estimation of multi-dimensional and multi-variate non-stationary stochastic processes, accepted Jan 2013, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics. Release here.

A. Stavrev, D. Stefanov, D. Schillinger, E. Rank, Comparison of eigenmode based and random field based imperfection modeling for the stochastic buckling analysis of I-section beam-columns, accepted Apr 2012, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. Release here.

Research Interests


  • Space-time Finite Element Methods
  • NURBS-Enhanced Finite Element Method (NEFEM)
  • Free-surface flow simulations
  • Immersed boundary methods
  • Accurate geometry representation in numerical methods