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Dr. Vidas Damanauskas

ORCiD iD: 0000-0001-5302-4426
Tel. +370 682 46 714
E-mail: vidas.damanauskas@lammc.lt
Karpių St. 1, Joniškėlis, LT-39301 Pasvalys dist., Lithuania


2009–2015 PhD studies at Aleksandras Stulginskis University (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

2006–2008 Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agriculture (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

1989–1994 Qualification in mechanical engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU).

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2015 Doctoral degree in Technological Sciences, Environmental Engineering, dissertation topic “The improvement of medium MFWD power tractor performance and environmental protection in the assessment of tires deformations”.

Research fields

  • The improvement of performance of Agricultural techniques.
  • Tractor chassis affect on loam soil physical properties studies, the impact to environmental and practical significance.
  • The changes of Clay soil physical, chemical and biological properties after impact of the wheeled tractor chassis.

Professional experience

Since 2021 Researcher and Head of Joniškėlis Research Station, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

2016–2020 Director, Joniškėlis Research Station, LAMMC

2015–2020 Researcher, Joniškėlis Research Station, LAMMC.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organizations

  • Member of Lithuanian Society of Soil.
  • Member of Lithuanian agronomists' association

In-service training

  • 2016 September 29–30 Conference-expedition “Peculiarities development assessment of Organic soil”.

Other activities

Involvement in programmes and projects

EIP activity group projects


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Janulevičius A., Damanauskas V. 2023. Validation of relationships between tractor performance indicators, engine control unit data and field dimensions during tillage. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 191: 110201. IF – 8,4
  2. Damanauskas V., Janulevičius A. 2023. Validation of criteria for predicting tractor fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when ploughing fields of different shapes and dimensions. AgriEngineering, 5 (4): 2408–2422. IF – 2,8
  3. Janulevičius A., Damanauskas V. 2022. Prediction of tractor drive tire slippage under different inflation pressures. Journal of Terramechanics, 101: 23–31. IF – 2,4
  4. Damanauskas V., Janulevičius A.  2022. Effect of tillage implement (spring tine cultivator, disc harrow), soil texture, forward speed and tillage depth on fuel consumption and tillage quality. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 53 (3). IF – 1,8
  5. Damanauskas V., Jablonskytė-Raščė D. 2021. New tillage system with additional renovation of soil properties in tramlines. Applied Sciences, 11 (6): 2795. IF – 2,838
  6. Čiplienė A., Gurevičius P., Janulevičius A., Damanauskas V. 2019. Experimental validation of tyre inflation pressure model to reduce fuel consumption during soil tillage. Biosystems Engineering, 186: 45–59. IF – 3,215
  7. Damanauskas V., Velykis A., Satkus A. 2019. Efficiency of disc harrow adjustment for stubble tillage quality and fuel consumption. Soil and Tillage Research, 194:104311. IF – 4,601
  8. Janulevičius A., Damanauskas V., Pupinis G. 2018. Effect of variations in front wheels driving lead on performance of a farm tractor with mechanical front-wheel-drive. Journal of Terramechanics, 77: 23–30. IF – 1,477
  9. Janulevičius A., Pupinis G., Lukštas J., Damanauskas V., Kurkauskas V. 2017. Dependencies of the lead of front driving wheels on different tire deformations for a MFWD tractor. Transport, 32 (1): 23–31. IF – 0,553
  10. Janulevičius A., Damanauskas V. 2015. How to select air pressures in the tires of MFWD (mechanical front-wheel drive) tractor to minimize fuel consumption for the case of reasonable wheel slip. Energy, 90 (1): 691–700. IF – 4,844 
  11. Damanauskas V., Janulevičius A. 2015. Differences in tractor performance parameters between single-wheel 4WD and dual-wheel 2WD driving systems. Journal of Terramechanics, 60: 63–73. IF – 1,417
  12. Janulevičius A., Pupinis G., Damanauskas V. 2013. Effect of tires pressure on the kinematic mismatch of a four-wheel-drive tractor. Mechanika, 19 (1): 73–80. IF – 0,336

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Damanauskas V., Janulevičius A. 2023. Influence of tractor slippage on crop yield. Engineering for Rural Development, Jelgava, 24–26.05.2023, p. 108–113.
  2. Damanauskas  V., Janulevičius A. 2022. Influence of tractor balance at fertilizer spreading on winter wheat yield. 21st international scientific conference Engineering for Rural Development 25–27 05 2022. Jelgava, Latvia, p. 363–368. 
  3. Janulevičius A., Damanauskas V. 2022. Predicting changes in tractor travel speed at different inflation pressures on drive tires. 21st international scientific conference Engineering for Rural Development 25–27 05 2022. Jelgava, Latvia, p. 377–382.
  4. Janulevicius A., Damanauskas V. 2021. Dependence of tractor inactivity working time on field size during tillage. Engineering for Rural Development: Jelgava, 26.-28.05.2021, p. 514–519.
  5. Damanauskas V., Janulevicius A. 2021. Influence of adjustable front ballast on tractor fuel consumption at winter wheat stubble harrowing. Engineering for Rural Development: Jelgava, 26.-28.05.2021, p. 679–685.
  6. Damanauskas V. 2020. Influence of adjustable front ballast on tractor axles balance. Engineering for Rural Development, 672–678.
  7. Damanauskas V. 2019. Dependence of fuel consumption on winter rape stubble tillage quality in clay loam soil. Engineering for Rural Development 18, p. 221–226.
  8. Arlauskiene A., Sarunaite L., Jablonskyte-Rašče D., Stukonis V., Damanauskas V., Velykis A. 2017. Wild species flowering margins for improved biodiversity in intensive agricultural areas. In Grassland resources for extensive farming systems in marginal lands: major drivers and future scenarios. Proceedings of the 19th Symposium of the European Grassland Federation /eds. Porqueddu C., Franca A., Lombardi G., Molle G., Peratoner G., Hopkins A. Alghero, Italy, 7–10 May 2017, p. 512–514.
  9. Damanauskas V., Velykis A., Satkus A. 2017. Dependence of fuel consumption of medium power tractor on different soil and tire deformations. Engineering for Rural Development: 16th International Scientific Conference: Proceedings,
  10. Damanauskas V., Janulevičius A., Pupinis G. 2015. Influence of extra weight and tire pressure on fuel consumption at normal tractor slippage. Journal of Agricultural Science, 7 (2): 55–67.
  11. Kurkauskas V., Janulevičius A., Pupinis G., Damanauskas V. 2013. Interaction between driving wheel and road surface of all wheeled driven tractor. Engineering for Rural Development: 12th- International Scientific Conference: Proceedings. Jelgava, 12: 27–33.
  12. Damanauskas V., Janulevičius A., Kurkauskas V., Pupinis G. 2013. Traktoriaus eksploatacinių rodiklių tyrimai arimo darbuose. Žemės ūkio inžinerija, 45 (1): 15–27.
  13. Kurkauskas V., Damanauskas V., Janulevičius A., Pupinis G. 2012. Traktoriaus "4x4" varančiųjų ratų sąveikos su kelio paviršiumi tyrimai. Žemės ūkio inžinerija, 44 (1-3): 172–183.
  14. Damanauskas V., Janulevičius A., Pupinis G. 2010. Traktoriaus balastinių masių, oro slėgio padangose ir darbo rodiklių priklausomybių tyrimai sėjos darbuose. Žemės ūkio inžinerija, 42 (2-3): 9–21.
  15. Damanauskas V., Janulevičius A., Pupinis G., Vanagas A. Researches of reliance between tractor aggregate work indices, tractor ballast mass size and air pressure in tyres. Transport Means – 2010: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference. Kaunas, p. 74–77.
  16. Damanauskas V., Janulevičius A. 2009. The influence of driving double wheels to the slippage of tractor. Mechanika: Proceedings of 14th International Conference. Kaunas, p. 83–87.

Popular press articles

  1. Damanauskas V. 2023. Traktoriaus važiuoklės spaudimo poveikis dirvai ir javų derliui. Mano ūkis, 4.
  2. Janulevičius A., Damanauskas V. 2011. Traktorių darbo efektyvumas ir galios šuoliai. Mano ūkis, 2: 60–62.