The prize is awarded for the development of progressive technology for metallic construction diagnostics through the use of intellectual materials.
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Natalya Baurova was born on October 11, 1978 in Moscow. She holds a DSc in Technical Sciences and is a professor at the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University (MADI).
Ms Baurova is a prominent expert in the field of machine and equipment reliability diagnostics.
Ms Baurova resolved an important problem in research technology and economics: assessing and ensuring the reliability of machinery and equipment by way of diagnosing them at every stage of the life cycle in real time and under variable multicycle loading.
Over 90% of the equipment used in Russia has been operating for ten or more years. The technology developed by the author will allow for a significant reduction in production loss and provide a timely warning in case of emergency.
Natalya Baurova is an innovator in the field of diagnostics. She proposed the idea of applying carbon fibres to diagnostic design elements as a sensor of metallic stress and strain. The durability assessment based on Ms Baurova’s method is conducted by comparing electrical resistance values during assembly, installation and operation of the hardware components.
Ms Baurova has studied the structure of carbon fibres at a micro- and nano-level, defined the types and extent of damage, and established the correlation between the defects and the technology of applying carbon fibres, as well as the type of material used.
Ms Baurova’s technical and economic assessment of innovative, universal, reliable and economic methods for diagnosis has been proven to have significant advantages over the assessment methods currently in use.
Natalia Baurova is actively engaged in teaching and research. She has authored 114 research papers, two monographs and has four patented inventions. In her free time, she enjoys chanbara – fencing using safe prototypes of edged weapons. She has two children.