Igor Danilov
Doctor of Technical Sciences
Associate Professor, Director of the Department , department of Mineral Developing and Oil&Gas Engineering

Quality of scientific activity is established at the stage of methodology development - this is where the main indicators of efficiency, safety and compliance with the highest international quality standards are formulated.


Graduated with honors from the Saratov Polytechnic Institute (now Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov), Faculty of Auto Mechanics, specialty - “Automobiles and Automobile Economy”.

1984 - 1985

Engineer, senior engineer of the production management Center of Saratov production association of trucks No. 2.

1985 - 1989

Assistant of the Department “Operation of Automotive Transport” of Saratov Polytechnic Institute.

1989 - 1992

Postgraduate student of the Department “Operation of Automotive Transport” of Saratov Polytechnic Institute.


Candidate thesis on “Methods for determining the technical condition of connecting rod bearings for correcting the durability of internal combustion engines” for the degree Candidate of Technical Sciences in the specialty “Operation of Automotive Transport” was defended.

1993 - 2009

Associate professor, and from 2005 - professor of the Department “Organization of Transportation and Management of Transport” of Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, Deputy Head of the Department.


Doctoral thesis on “Improving the efficiency of using the resource of automotive engines by systematizing the operational and repair cycle based on diagnostics” for the degree Doctor of Technical Sciences in the specialty “Technologies and means of maintenance in agriculture” was defended.

2009 - 2017

Head of the Department “Automobiles and Engines” of Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov.

2012 - 2016

Dean of the Faculty of Auto Mechanics of Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov.


Honorary diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for many years of conscientious work was awarded.


Title of Honorary worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation with lapel badge of merit in the field of education was awarded.

2017 - present

Professor, Director of the Department of Mechanical and Instrumental Engineering of RUDN University.


Gives lectures to RUDN students of bachelor’s, master’s and postgraduate programmes:

  • “Scientific bases of technology of technical inspection (TI) and current repair (CR)”,
  • “Scientific bases of experiment”,
  • “Auto technical expertise”,
  • “Personnel management and production of technical inspection (TI) and repair”,
  • “System, technology and organization of services in a car service center”,
  • “Transport logistics”,
  • “International transportation”.

The author of the study guide:

  • Danilov I. K., Konoplev V. N., Kosoy A. S. “Fundamentals of vehicle design” - Moscow: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, 2018. - 87.
    The study guide covers the fundamentals of designing transport and technological machines and complexes and methodological features of this process in relation to cargo vehicles. The general characteristics of cargo vehicles and a detailed assessment of the effectiveness of vehicles are given. The main focus is on creating models of the functioning of cargo vehicles at the design stage. Definitions and classification of motor vehicles are given.


  • Invented the diesel engine nozzle. The nozzle design allows you to control its technical condition without dismantling. The development can be used in diesel internal combustion engines, mainly with a split fuel injection system.
  • Invented the device for determining the technical condition of the elements of a multi-plunger high-pressure fuel pump (HPFP). This device allows you to reduce the complexity of technical inspection (TI) and current repair (CR) of vehicles by excluding the dismantling of the fuel pump when diagnosing fuel equipment. The development is designed to control HPFP of diesel internal combustion engines, mainly with a split fuel injection system.
  • Showed the need to introduce regulation of the road network using video cameras.
  • Defined the possibility to diagnose the engine by the temperature in the combustion chamber, developed a device, method, methodology d and algorithm for diagnosing, and received a patent for a utility model.
  • Studied the lubrication process in the connecting rod bearings of the internal combustion engine (ICE), developed a diagnostic methodology, device and method, received a patent for a utility model.

Scientific interests

  • Diagnostics of internal combustion engines;
  • Research on the reliability of motor vehicles and metal-cutting machines;
  • Development of technological processes in mechanical engineering;
  • Study of the cutting tools of machines and tools;
  • Transport logistics;
  • Vehicle navigation systems;
  • Study of vehicle video recording and application for traffic regulation;
  • Development of diagnostic devices;
  • Alternative fuels, resource saving;
  • Hydrogen energy;
  • Development of buggy cars;
  • Auto technical expertise.
Attention focuses on means of improving the efficiency and capabilities of multipurpose machine tools by expanding the range of available tools and the methods of surface machining. As an example, new approaches are applied to the manufacture of complex parts by means of a multipurpose machine tool. The machining efficiency is improved.
The geometrical precision of functionally important surfaces of large crusher components may be restored by means of a mobile multifunctional machine tool, without disassembly.
Traffic safety is a characteristic feature of road transport systems. It is regarded as a difficult challenge which requires a system approach to the management of the country's road traffic system. Variability of the street and road network structure and its technical condition over time requires considering such functional features as complexity of the hierarchical structure of road transport systems and technologies exploited in them. The research identifies the factors which affect the functioning of automated traffic enforcement facilities and reviews issues of assessing their parameters affecting traffic safety in the Russian Federation. Therefore, groups of factors which affect the functioning of automated traffic enforcement facilities are identified and research stages are developed. Based on the data obtained, a mechanism for quantitative assessment of the functional efficiency of automated traffic enforcement systems is suggested to ensure traffic safety and management decision-making regarding reduction of the number of accidents in the street and road network. The obtained results related to the influence of automated traffic enforcement system parameters on traffic safety allowed revealing the relationship between those indicators and suggesting measures to improve traffic safety using automated traffic enforcement systems.
The article discusses results of studies of needs for the improvement of traffic safety in regions of the Russian Federation with a high level of automobilization. A comparative analysis of traffic safety assurance indicators is performed. An analysis of the accident rate, performed based on the data for the Saratov and Samara Regions, allows assessing the road accident risk and determining a dependency between the automobilization level and the accident rate. Efficiency of the implementation of measures on traffic safety improvement is determined. The risk of road accidents and fatalities is predicted.
The purpose of the study is damage reduction of easily damaged products in transport vehicle body in various ways of its placement (embankment, in containers) during the on-farm transportation through the development of new scientifically grounded technical solutions. The methods of the study are performing theoretical studies on the basis of regulations, laws and methods of theoretical mechanics and mathematical analysis with computers using, including using the program MathCAD 14.0 and package application software LabView. The article presents the results of realized theoretical studies about the analysis of damage process of easily damageable agricultural products in transport vehicle body during the on-farm transportation, which prove that the maximum speed of the vehicle on the field and in gardens with slopes of up to 9° (with gradients up to 9), in which product damage in the containers (during transport of apples no more than 5%) and in the vehicle body during on-farm potatoes embankment transportation (no more than 4%) do not exceed agronomic requirements is for a vehicle with body stabilization devices 23.9 kilometers per hour and 24.6 kilometers per hour respectively, that is 1.2-1.22 times greater than the base variant trailer - 19.9 kilometers per hour and 20.1 kilometers per hour. The containers that proposed according to the results of the research contribute to the reduction of product's damage during its transportation by increasing contact area of the fruit and container and by reducing the space for the free movement of products.
The paper considers the problems related with diagnosing diesel engine crank gears, and presents most widely used methods for their diagnosis. The authors provide arguments in favour of dynamic health status identification of connecting-rod bearings in terms of the oil layer thickness. For the first time the dependence is obtained of the oil layer thickness in conrod bearings from the rotation frequency of the crankshaft and the pressure in the lubrication system.
Danilov I.K., Marusin Aleksander V., Marusin Aleksey V., Danilov S.I., Andryushchenko I.S. Diagnosis of the Fuel Equipment of Diesel Engines with Multicylinder High Pressure Fuel Injection Pump for the Movement of the Injector Valve for the Diagnostic Device. ICFET '18 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies. (Moscow, Russian Federation — June 25 - 27, 2018) ACM New York, NY, USA, pp. 157-160
The study proposes a technique, which allows to decrease the operating costs of motor transport enterprises on conducting maintenance services of motor and tractor equipment. Distribution of malfunctions with respect to the elements of fuel injection equipment of diesel engines is presented. The existing methods of troubleshooting diesel fuel injection equipment of double feed type with high-pressure multi cylinder fuel injection pumps are insufficiently informative or labour-intensive. The analysis of such fuel injection systems has shown that the displacement of the needle valve and the pressure in the high pressure line are the parameters that reflect the system operation to the fullest degree. A mobile diesel fuel injection system troubleshooting device was developed in the process of the investigation, which allowed to control such parameters as decreasing spring stiffness of plunger pair injection valve, plunger pair wear, injection angle distortion, non-uniformity of fuel feed to the cylinders. An evaluation of accuracy and effectiveness of troubleshooting by needle valve displacement parameter has been carried out for the developed method and the fuel injection equipment element control device.