Henryk K. Stolarski

 Henryk K. Stolarski

Henryk K. Stolarski

Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering


Civil Engineering Building
Room 252
500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


  • M.S., 1968, Civil Engineering, Technical University of Warsaw, Poland
  • M.S., 1975, Applied Mathematics, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • M.S., 1977, Engineering Mechanics, University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Ph.D., 1979, Engineering Mechanics, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warsaw, Poland

Professional Background

  • Teaching Associate, Technical University of Warsaw, Poland, 1969-74
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Warsaw, Poland 1978-80
  • Postdoctoral Fellow 1980-82 and Visiting Scientist in the Rank of Associate Professor 1982-85, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1985-89
Research Interests

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Structural and continuum mechanics, with particular emphasis on large deformation inelastic problems. Analysis of shell structures. Variational methods and numerical techniques for nonlinear problems of mechanics.

Selected Publications

Nazarenko, L., Stolarski, H., Altenbach, H. 2021. Effective properties of particulate nano-composites including Steigmann–Ogden model of material surface. Computational Mechanics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00466-021-01985-8

Le, T. B., Christenson, A., Calderer, T., Stolarski, H. & Sotiropoulos, F. 2020. A thin-walled composite beam model for light-weighted structures interacting with fluids. Journal of Fluids and Structures. 95. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2020.102968

L Nazarenko, AY Chirkov, H Stolarski, H Altenbach. 2019. On modeling of carbon nanotubes reinforced materials and on influence of carbon nanotubes spatial distribution on mechanical behavior of structural elements. International Journal of Engineering Science 143, 1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijengsci.2019.06.008

A Gilmanov, A Barker, H Stolarski, F Sotiropoulos. 2019. Image-guided fluid-structure interaction simulation of transvalvular hemodynamics: Quantifying the effects of varying aortic valve leaflet thickness. Fluids 4 (3), 119. DOI: 10.3390/fluids4030119

L Nazarenko, H Stolarski, H Altenbach. 2019. A statistical interphase damage model of random particulate composites. International Journal of Plasticity 116, 118-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijplas.2018.12.011

L Nazarenko, H Stolarski, H Altenbach. 2018. Effective properties of particulate composites with surface-varying interphases. Composites Part B: Engineering 149, 268-284. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.05.002

L Nazarenko, H Stolarski, H Altenbach. 2018. Thermo-elastic properties of random composites with unidirectional anisotropic short-fibers and interphases. European Journal of Mechanics-A/Solids 70, 249-266. DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2018.01.002

D Schillinger, T Gangwar, A Gilmanov, JD Heuschele, HK Stolarski. 2018. Embedded shell finite elements: Solid–shell interaction, surface locking, and application to image-based bio-structures. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 335, 298-326. DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2018.02.029

A Gilmanov, H Stolarski, F Sotiropoulos. 2018. Flow–structure interaction simulations of the aortic heart valve at physiologic conditions: The role of tissue constitutive model. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 140 (4), 041003. DOI: 10.1115/1.4038885

L Nazarenko, H Stolarski, L Khoroshun, H Altenbach. 2018. Effective thermo-elastic properties of random composites with orthotropic components and aligned ellipsoidal inhomogeneities. International Journal of Solids and Structures 136, 220-240. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2017.12.016

SG Mogilevskaya, SL Crouch, A La Grotta, HK Stolarski. 2010. The effects of surface elasticity and surface tension on the transverse overall elastic behavior of unidirectional nano-composites. Composites Science and Technology 70 (3), 427-434. DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2009.11.012

SG Mogilevskaya, SL Crouch, HK Stolarski, A Benusiglio. 2010. Equivalent inhomogeneity method for evaluating the effective elastic properties of unidirectional multi-phase composites with surface/interface effects. International Journal of Solids and Structures 47 (3-4), 407-418 70. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2009.10.007

SC Soon, B Cockburn, HK Stolarski. 2009. A hybridizable discontinuous Galerkin method for linear elasticity. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 80 (8), 1058-1092. DOI: 10.1002/nme.2646

SG Mogilevskaya, SL Crouch, HK Stolarski. 2008. Multiple interacting circular nano-inhomogeneities with surface/interface effects. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 56 (6), 2298-2327. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2008.01.001

T Belytschko, H Stolarski, WK Liu, N Carpenter, JSJ Ong. 1985. Stress projection for membrane and shear locking in shell finite elements. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 51 (1-3), 221-258. DOI: 10.1016/0045-7825(85)90035-0

H Stolarski, T Belytschko. 1983. Shear and membrane locking in curved C0 elements. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 41 (3), 279-296. DOI: 10.1016/0045-7825(83)90010-5

H Stolarski, T Belytschko. 1982. Membrane locking and reduced integration for curved elements. J. Appl. Mech. 49(1): 172-176. DOI: 10.1115/1.3161961