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Publication List of Radostin Simitev


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  1. Silva L., Mather J.F., Simitev, R. , The onset of thermo-compositional convection in rotating spherical shells, Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., (submitted 2018-07-11).

  2. In journals

  3. Simitev, R. , Busse, F.H., Flows and dynamos in a model of stellar radiative zones, Journal of Plasma Physics, 84(3), 735840308. DOI:10.1017/S0022377818000612, 2018.

  4. Simitev, R. , Busse, F.H., Baroclinically-driven flows and dynamo action in rotating spherical fluid shells, Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 111(5), pp 369-379, DOI:10.1080/03091929.2017.1361945, 2017.

  5. Matsui, H., Heien, E., Aubert, J., Aurnou, J. M., Avery, M., Brown, B., Buffett, B. A., Busse, F., Christensen, U. R., Davies, C. J., Featherstone, N., Gastine, T., Glatzmaier, G. A., Gubbins, D., Guermond, J.-L., Hayashi, Y.-Y., Hollerbach, R., Hwang, L. J., Jackson, A., Jones, C. A., Jiang, W., Kellogg, L. H., Kuang, W., Landeau, M., Marti, P. H., Olson, P., Ribeiro, A., Sasaki, Y., Schaeffer, N., Simitev, R. D., Sheyko, A., Silva, L., Stanley, S., Takahashi, F., Takehiro, S.-i., Wicht, J. and Willis, A. P., Performance benchmarks for a next generation numerical dynamo model, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, pp 1586-1607 DOI:10.1002/2015GC006159, 2016.

  6. Bezekci, B., Idris, I., Simitev, R. and Biktashev, V.N. Semianalytical approach to criteria for ignition of excitation waves, Phys. Rev. E, 92, 042917, DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.92.042917, 2015.

  7. Simitev, R., Kosovichev, A. and Busse, F.H. Dynamo effects near the transition from solar to anti-solar differential rotation , Astrophys. J., 810(1):80, DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/810/1/80, 2015.

  8. MacTaggart, D., Guglielmino, S.L., Haynes, A.L., Simitev, R., Zuccarello, F., The magnetic structure of surges in small-scale emerging flux regions, Astron. & Astrophys., 576, A4, DOI:10.1051/0004-6361/201424646, 2015.

  9. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., Quasi-geostrophic approximation of anelastic convection, J. Fluid Mech., 751, pp. 216-227, DOI:10.1017/jfm.2014.293, 2014.

  10. Marti, P., Schaeffer, N., Hollerbach, R., Cebron, D., Nore, C., Luddens, F., Guermond, J-L., Aubert, J., Takehiro, S., Sasaki, Y., Hayashi, Y., Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Vantieghem, S., Jackson, A., Full sphere hydrodynamic and dynamo benchmarks, Geophys. J. Intnl., 197(1), pp 119-134, DOI:10.1093/gji/ggt518, 2014.

  11. Jackson, A., Sheyko, A., Marti, P., Tilgner, A., C'ebron D., Vantieghema, S., Simitev, R., Busse, F., Zhan, X., Schubert, G., Takehiro, S., Sasaki, Y., Hayashi, Y.-Y., Ribeiro, A., Nore, C., Guermond, J-L, A spherical shell numerical dynamo benchmark with pseudo vacuum magnetic boundary conditions, Geophys. J. Intnl., 196(2), pp 712-723, DOI:10.1093/gji/ggt425, 2014.

  12. MacTaggart, D., Elsheikh, A., McLaughlin, J., Simitev, R., Non-symmetric magnetohydrostatic equilibria: a multigrid approach, Astron. & Astrophys., 556, A40, DOI:10.1051/0004-6361/201220458, 2013.

  13. Simitev, R., Busse F.H., Bistable attractors in a model of convection-driven spherical dynamos, Phys. Scr., 86, 018409, DOI:10.1088/0031-8949/86/01/018409, 2012. (COVER).

  14. Simitev, R., Busse F.H., Solar cycle properties described by simple convection-driven dynamos, Phys. Scr., 86, 018407, DOI:10.1088/0031-8949/86/01/018407, 2012.

  15. Simitev, R., Busse F.H., How far can minimal models explain the solar cycle? , Astrophys. J., 749:9, DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/749/1/9, 2012.

  16. Simitev, R., Double-diffusive convection in a rotating cylindrical annulus with conical caps, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 186(3-4), pp 183-190, DOI: 10.1016/j.pepi.2011.04.007, 2011.

  17. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., Remarks on some typical assumptions in dynamo theory, Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 105(2), pp 234-247, DOI: 10.1080/03091929.2010.519891, 2011.

  18. Simitev, R., "Thermal Convection: Patterns, Evolution and Stability by M. Lappa" , Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 105(1), pp. 109-111, DOI:10.1080/03091929.2010.506096, 2011.

  19. Simitev, R., Biktashev, V.N., Asymptotics of conduction velocity restitution in models of electrical excitation in the heart , Bull. Math. Biol., 73(1), pp. 72-115, DOI:10.1007/s11538-010-9523-6, 2011.

  20. Simitev, R., Busse F.H., Bistability and hysteresis of dipolar dynamos generated by turbulent convection in rotating spherical shells, EPL, 85, 19001, DOI:10.1209/0295-5075/85/19001, 2009.

  21. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., Toroidal flux oscillations as possible causes of geomagnetic excursions and reversals , Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 168(3-4), pp. 237-243, DOI:10.1016/j.pepi.2008.06.007, 2008.

  22. Plaut, E., Lebranchu, Y., Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., On the Reynolds stresses and mean fields generated by pure waves - Applications to shear flows and rotating convection , J. Fluid Mech. 602, pp. 303-326, DOI:10.1017/S0022112008000840, 2008.

  23. Biktashev, V.N., Suckley, R., Elkin, Y.E, Simitev, R., Asymptotic analysis and analytical solutions of a model of cardiac excitation , Bull. Math. Biol., 70(2), pp. 517-554, DOI:10.1007/s11538-007-9267-0, 2008.

  24. Getling, A.V., Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Can cellular convection in a rotating spherical shell maintain both global and local magnetic fields?, Int. Jour. Geophys. Aeron., 7(1), GI1004, DOI:10.1029/2005GI000138, 2007.

  25. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., Dynamos of giant planets , Procs. Intern. Astron. Union, 2, pp. 467-474, DOI:10.1017/S1743921307000920, 2006.

  26. Getling, A.V., Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Generation of coupled global and local magnetic fields by a cellular MHD dynamo , Procs. Intern. Astron. Union, 2, pp. 482-487, DOI:10.1017/S1743921307000944, 2006.

  27. Idris, I., Simitev, R., Biktashev, V.N., Using novel simplified models of excitation for analytic description of initiation propagation and blockage of excitation waves , IEEE Computers in Cardiology, 33, pp. 213-217, ISSN: 0276-6547, 2006.

  28. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., Parameter dependences of convection driven dynamos in rotating spherical fluid shells , Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 100(4-5), pp. 341-361, DOI:10.1080/03091920600784873, 2006.

  29. Simitev, R., Biktashev, V.N., Conditions for propagation and block of excitation in an asymptotic model of atrial tissue , Biophys. Jour. , 90(7), pp. 2258-2269, DOI:10.1529/biophysj.105.072637, 2006.

  30. Biktasheva, I.V., Simitev, R., Suckley, R., Biktashev, V.N., Asymptotic properties of mathematical models of excitability , Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A , 364, pp. 1283-1298 , DOI:10.1098/rsta.2006.1770, 2006.

  31. Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Prandtl number dependence of convection driven dynamos in rotating spherical fluid shells , J. Fluid Mech., 532, pp. 365 - 388, DOI:10.1017/S0022112005004398, 2005.

  32. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., Dynamos driven by convection in rotating spherical shells , Astron. Nachr., 326, No. 3/4, pp. 231-240, DOI:10.1002/asna.200410382, 2005.

  33. Getling, A.V., Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Cellular dynamo in a rotating spherical shell , Astron. Nachr., 326, No. 3/4, pp. 241-244, DOI:10.1002/asna.200410383, 2005.

  34. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., Inertial convection in rotating fluid spheres , J. Fluid Mech. , 498, pp. 23-30, DOI:10.1017/S0022112003006943, 2004.

  35. Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Patterns of convection in rotating spherical shells , New J. Phys., 5, pp. 97.1-97.20, DOI:10.1088/1367-2630/5/1/397, 2003.

  36. In reviewed collections

  37. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., 10.07 - Planetary Dynamos - Second Edition , in "Treatise on Geophysics (Second Edition)", G. Schubert, (ed.), Elsevier, Vol. 10, pp. 239-254, DOI:10.1016/B978-0-444-53802-4.00172-X, 2015.

  38. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., Some Unusual Properties of Turbulent Convection and Dynamos in Rotating Spherical Shells , IUTAM Symposium on "Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans", IUTAM Bookseries Springer, vol 28, pp. 181-194, DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-0360-5_15, 2010.

  39. Simitev, R., Biktashev, V.N., Analytically solvable asymptotic model of atrial excitability, in "Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems" , Vol 2, A. Deutsch, R. Bravo de la Parra, R. de Boer et al. (eds.) Birkhaeuser, Boston, pp. 289-302, DOI:10.1007/978-0-8176-4556-4_26, 2008.

  40. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., 10.08 - Planetary Dynamos, "Treatise on Geophysics", G. Schubert, (ed.), Elsevier, Vol. 10, pp. 281-298, DOI:10.1016/B978-044452748-6.00160-7, 2007.

  41. Busse, F.H., Dormy, E., Simitev, R., Soward, A.M., Dynamics of rotating fluids , in "Mathematical Aspects of Natural Dynamos" , E. Dormy, A.M. Soward (eds.), Grenoble Sciences and CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 119-198, DOI:10.1201/9781420055269.ch3, 2007.

  42. Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., Convection in rotating spherical fluid shells and its dynamo states , in "Fluid Dynamics and Dynamos in Astrophysics and Geophysics" , A.M.Soward, C.A.Jones, D.W.Hughes, N.O.Weiss (eds.), CRC Press, pp. 359--392, DOI:10.1201/9780203017692.ch12,2005.

  43. Busse, F.H., Grote, E., Simitev, R., Convection in rotating spherical shells and its dynamo action , in "Earth's Core and Lower Mantle",C.A.Jones, A.M.Soward and K.Zhang, (eds.), ISBN: 0-415-30936-0, Taylor & Francis, pp. 130--152, DOI:10.1201/9780203207611.ch6, 2003.

  44. Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Parameter dependences of convection driven spherical dynamos , in "High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '02" , E.Krause, W.Jaeger, (eds.), ISBN-13: 978-3540438601, Springer, pp. 15--35, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-59354-3_2, 2003.

  45. Grote, E., Busse, F.H., Simitev, R., Buoyancy driven convection in rotating spherical shells and its dynamo action , in "High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '01" , E.Krause, W.Jaeger, (eds.), ISBN: 3-540-42675-2, Springer, pp. 12--34, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-56034-7_3, 2002.

  46. Dissertation

  47. Simitev, R., Convection and Magnetic Field Generation in Rotating Spherical Fluid Shells , Doctoral dissertation, University of Bayreuth, Universitaetsbibliothek Bayreuth, 2004. [download]

  48. In proceedings, technical reports

  49. Mortensen P., Aziz M.H.B.N., Gao H., Simitev, R., Modelling and simulation of ellectical propagation in transmural slabs of scarred left ventricle tissue, 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6) 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7) 11--15 June 2018, Glasgow, UK, PERMANENT LINK, 2018.

  50. Argungu, M., Bayram, S., Brook, B., Chakrabarti, B., Clayton, R., Daly, D., Dyson, R., Holloway, C., Manhas, V., Naire, S., Shearer, T., Simitev, R., Modelling afferent nerve responses to bladder filling, Report on a problem studied at the 2014 UK NC3Rs Mathematics-in-Medicine Study Group Cambridge, arXiv:1510.03119, 2015.

  51. Christie, M., Nandi, M., Borg, Y., Carapella, V., Mirams, G., Aston, P., Bayram, S., Simitev, R., Siggers, J., Chakrabarti, B., Mathematical modelling of heart rate changes in the mouse, Report on a problem studied at the 2013 UK NC3Rs Mathematics-in-Medicine Study Group London, arXiv:1510.01403, 2014.

  52. Simitev, R., Baggaley, A.W., Fearn, D.R., Proceedings of the 2013 UK National Conference on Geophysical, Astrophysical and Industrial Magnetohydrodynamics at Glasgow , arXiv:1306.0477, 2013.

  53. Simitev, R., MacTaggart, D., The mathematics of fluid dynamos , [The,Commutator], vol. 3, pp. 36-41, 2012.

  54. Kosovichev, A.G., Arlt, R., Bonanno, A., Brandenburg, A., Brun, A.S., Busse, F.H., Dikpati, M., Hara, H., Hill, F., Gilman, P.A., Kitiashvili, I.N., Kleeorin, N., Komm, R., Mansour, N.N., Miesch, M., Nordlund, A., Pevtsov, A.A., Pipin, V.V., Rempel, M., Rogachevskii, I., Ruediger, G., Stein, R.F., Sekii, T., Simitev, R., Stenflo, J.O., Thompson, M.J., Ulrich, R.K., Yokoi, N., Yokoyama, T., Wray, A.A, Zhao, J., Solar dynamo, in "Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society" by the Committee Committee on a Decadal Strategy for Solar and Space Physics, White Paper RFI 141, The National Academies Press, DOI:10.17226/13060, 2013.

  55. Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Kosovichev, A.G., Turbulent 3D MHD dynamo model in spherical shells: Regular oscillations of the dipolar field , Procs 2010 CTR Summer Program, P. Moin (ed.), pp. 475-484, Stanford University, 2010.

  56. Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Problems of Astrophysical Turbulent Convection: Thermal convection in a layer without boundaries , Procs 2010 CTR Summer Program, P. Moin (ed.), pp. 485-492, Stanford University, 2010.

  57. Yokoi, N., Balarac, G., Kitiashvili, I.N., Kleeorin, N., Kosovichev, A.G., Rogachevskii, I., Simitev, R., Integrated exploration of turbulent cross-helicity effect: theory, observation, modeling and numerical simulations of the solar convection zone , Procs 2010 CTR Summer Program, P. Moin (ed.), pp. 493-502, Stanford University, 2010.

  58. Simitev, R., Busse, F.H. Magneto-inertial convection in rotating fluid spheres, arXiv:0906.5460 , 2009.

  59. Simitev, R., Portfolio of Academic Practice, PgCert dissertation, University of Glasgow, 2008, (restricted access to text).

  60. Lebranchu, Y., Plaut, E., Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Etude theorique dondes de Rossby thermiques nonlineaires en geometrie spherique : influence du mode de chauffage , Comptes Rendus Rencontre du Non Lineaire, pp. 95-100, 2007, (in French).

  61. Getling, A., Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Global-local Solar dynamo, in Proc. IXth International Pulkovo Conference "Solar Activity as a factor of space weather" , St Petersburg, 2005, (in Russian).

  62. Simitev, R., Inertial wave convection in rotating spherical fluid shells , in "2002 GFD Program on Bounds of Turbulent Transport" , J. Whitehead (ed.), Woods Hole Oceanog. Inst. Tech. Rept., WHOI-2003-06, pp. 151-175, 2003.

  63. Simitev, R., Busse, F.H., Current state and future challenges of the dynamo theory of planetary magnetism , in Proc. 5th International PAMIR Conference "Fundamental and Applied MHD" , A. Alemany (ed.), pp. L1--L13, Ramatuelle, LEGI Grenoble, 2002.

  64. Simitev, R., Study of Band Structures in 128^Ba Nucleus by the Tilted Axis Cranking Model, M.Sc. thesis, University of Sofia, 2000, (in Bulgarian).

  65. Software

  66. Silva. L, Simitev, R., Pseudo-spectral code for numerical simulation of nonlinear thermo-compositional convection and dynamos in rotating spherical shells,, 1311203. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.1311203, 2018.

  67. Silva. L, Simitev, R., Spectral code for linear analysis of the onset of thermo-compositional convection in rotating spherical fluid shells,, 1307245. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.1307245, 2018.

Presentations and talks

I have presented my published works at various conferences and workshops as follows. Many other presentations have been given by my collaborators.

Sofia, BG (6 June 1995, talk), Bayreuth, DE (talks, posters), Braunschweig, DE (3 April 2001, talk), Stuttgart, DE (9 October 2001, talk), Muenchen, DE (11 April 2002, talk), Whoods Hole, US (MA, 20 August 2002, talk), Ilmenau, DE (25 September 2002, poster), Dresden, DE (26 November 2002, talk), Caramulo, PT (Portugal, 31 August 2003, poster), Potsdam, DE (1 October 2003, poster), Liverpool, UK (4 April 2005, poster), Leeds, UK (13 May 2005, talk), Dresden, DE (18 July 2005, talk, poster), Liverpool, UK (28 September 2005, talk), Glasgow, UK (11 May 2006, talk), Glasgow, UK (20 Feb 2007, talk), Glasgow, UK (21 May 2007, talks), St Andrews, UK (25 May 2007, talk), Newcastle, UK (7 June 2007, talk), Glasgow, UK (25 October 2007, talk), Newcastle, UK (26 October 2007, talk), Stirling, UK (20 November 2007, talk), Salford, UK (5 June 2008, talk), Santa Barbara, US (CA, 11 July 2008, talk), Santa Barbara, US (CA, 17 July 2008, talk ), Zurich, Switzerland (11 June 2009, talk), Cambridge, UK (22 July 2009, poster), Stirling, UK (24 November 2009, talk), Grenoble, France (1 April 2010, talk), Stanford, CA (19 July 2010, talk), Imperial College, London (8 Dec 2010, talk), Glasgow (27 Apr 2011, talk), Exeter (02 June 2011, talk), Oxford (09 July 2011, poster), Stockholm (3 August 2011, talk), East Kilbride (28 Oct 2011, talk), Liverpool (7 Dec 2011, talk), Leeds (26 Jan 2012, talk), Stanford (27 Apr 2012, talk), Stanford (3 Aug 2012, talk), San Francisco (7 Dec 2012, poster), Vienna (8 Apr 2013, talk, EGU2013-14187 in EMRP2.2), London (16 Apr 2013, talk), Stockholm (29 Apr 2013, talk), Glasgow (23 May 2013, talk), Exeter (18 Nov 2013, talk), Cardiff (28 Apr 2014, poster), Edinburgh (15 May 2014, talk), Exeter (22 May 2014, poster), Newcastle (29 Aug 2014, talk), Cambridge (12 Sept 2014, talk), Cambridge (17 Nov 2014, talk), Glasgow (21 Nov 2014, talk), NASA Ames (16 Apr 2015, talk), Newcastle (14 May 2015, talk), Glasgow (28 May 2015, talk), Prague, IUGG-5323 (23 June 2015, talk). Prague, IUGG-5538 (24 June 2015, poster), Dundee (02 Nov 2015, talk), Ilmenau (7 Dec 2015, talk), Nottingham (13 Dec 2016, talk), Glasgow (07 June 2017, talk), London (16 Nov 2017, poster), Glasgow (24 Jan 2018, talk), St Andrews (27 Mar 2018, talk, BAMC), St Andrews (28 Mar 2018, poster, BAMC), Glasgow (12 June 2018, talk, ECCM-ECFD-2018).


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