Mikhail V. Popov

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We report on a study of microstructure and its quasi-periodicities of three pulsars at 1.65 GHz with the S2 VLBI system at a resolution of 62.5 ns, by far the highest for any such statistical study yet. For PSR B1929+10 we found in the average cross-correlation function (CCF) broad microstructure with a characteristic timescale of 95 ± 10 µs and confirmed(More)
Using the particle-based method of movable cellular automata, we analyze the initiation and propagation of intersonic mode II cracks along a weak interface. We show that the stress concentration in front of the crack tip, which is believed to be the mechanism of acceleration of the crack beyond the speed of shear waves, is due to the formation of an elastic(More)
In this paper, we study theoretically and experimentally the friction between a rough parabolic or conical profile and a flat elastomer beyond the validity region of Amontons' law. The roughness is assumed to be randomly self-affine with a Hurst exponent H in the range from 0 to 1. We first consider a simple Kelvin body and then generalize the results to(More)
We study theoretically and numerically the kinetics of the coefficient of friction of an elastomer due to abrupt changes of sliding velocity. Numerical simulations reveal the same qualitative behavior which has been observed experimentally on different classes of materials: the coefficient of friction first jumps and then relaxes to a new stationary value.(More)
We present a theoretical analysis of the dynamic stress-strain state of regions in a solid body that are involved in a collective elastic vortexlike motion. It is shown that the initiation of elastic vortexlike motion in the material is accompanied by the appearance of dilatancy and equivalent strain, the magnitudes of which are proportional to the square(More)
The paper is devoted to a qualitative analysis of friction of elastomers from the point of view of scales contributing to the force of friction. We argue that--contrary to widespread opinion--friction between a randomly rough self-affine fractal surface and an elastomer is not a multiscale phenomenon, but is governed mostly by the interplay of only two(More)
We consider the dynamical properties of boundary lubrication in contact between two atomically smooth solid surfaces separated by an ultrathin layer of lubricant. In contrast to previous works on this topic, we explicitly consider the heterogeneity of tangential stresses, which arises in a contact of elastic bodies that are moved tangentially relative to(More)
Stable, accurate, divergence-free simulation of magnetized supersonic turbulence is a severe test of numerical MHD schemes and has been surprisingly difficult to achieve due to the range of flow conditions present. Here we present a new, higher order-accurate, low dissipation numerical method which requires no additional dissipation or local " fixes " for(More)