igor kavrakov

igor kavrakov

DFG Walter Benjamin Fellow | Darwin College Research Fellow

Darwin College

University of Cambridge


I am a structural engineer interested in dynamical systems from the perspective of civil structures. I try to understand how and why structures dance by looking at both sides of the equation of motion, the structural system and the loading. Most of my research work revolves around dynamics of structures and wind engineering, computational fluid dynamics, system identification, and vehicle and pedestrian loading. In the industry world, I have developed commercial software for structural analysis and consulted on long-span bridges, tall towers, masts, and cables.

On this webpage, you will find updates on my work and some cool animations. Feel free to explore and contact me if something intrigues you.

  • Wind Engineering
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Dr.-Ing. in Wind/Structural Engineering

    Bauhaus University Weimar (Germany)

  • М.Sc. in Structural Engineering (Natural Hazards)

    Bauhaus University Weimar (Germany)

  • B.Sc. in Civil/Structural Engineering

    Ss. Cyril and Methodius University (North Macedonia)


Low-order Structural Aerodynamics
Semi-analytical and data-driven aerodynamic force models
System Identification
Combining structural models with noisy measurments
Computational Wind Engineering
Computational Fluid Dynamics for aerodynamic analyses of structures

recent publications

(2023). Stochastic stiffness identification and response estimation of Timoshenko beams via physics-informed Gaussian processes. Prob. Eng. Mech., 74, 103534.

Preprint Cite Project DOI

(2023). Coupled mumerical simulation of liquid sloshing dampers and wind-structure simulation model. J. Wind Eng. Ind. Aerodyn., 240, 105505.

PDF Cite Project DOI