Laboratory of Mechanics and Strength of Materials

Government gazzette
200 27/08/1996
E-mail
aravas@mie.uth.gr
Webpage
http://www.mie.uth.gr/n_labs_main.asp?id=5&lang=en&lc=1
Department
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Tel.
+30 24210 74008
Research Categories
Automatic Control Of Processes
Chemical Reactions Engineering
Synthetic Fuels
Transfer Phenomena

The Laboratory of the Mechanics & Strength of Materials operates with research and educational activities in the fields of Mechanics with emphasis in Computational Mechanics, Strength of Materials and Mechanical Behavior of Materials. The research activities of the members of the Laboratory cover the fields of Computational Mechanics, Elasticity, Plasticity, Continuum Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Mechanical Behavior of Materials and Mechanical Testing, Structural Mechanics (Non linear Analysis, Stability, Dynamic Behavior), Biomechanics, and Applied Mathematics. The mission of the laboratory is to a) to conduct basic and applied research in the area of Mechanics, b) to provide high level scientific services for the solution of specialized industrial technical issues, c) to collaborate with national and international laboratories in similar scientific fields and d) to collaborate with the private sector, institutes, organizations and companies so as to improve quality and competitiveness.

Research Activities

Role of hydrogen on plastic deformation of metallic materials.

Mechanical behavior of TRIP steels-modeling of TRIP effect (martensitic transformation).

Analysis of forming processes with FE method.

Effect of processes (heat treatment, forming processes, welding) and environmental effects (corrosion) on fracture behavior of materials.

Development of biomechanical model for determination of stresses on human leg during walking.

Analytical and experimental studies of the mechanical response of orthopedic devices used for healing of bone fractures.

Buckling and Post-buckling of Elastic Isotropic and Anisotropic Tubes.

Ultimate Capacity of Steel Structural Members under Strong Cyclic Loading.

Seismic Analysis and Design of Industrial Tanks, Pressure Vessels and Piping.

Research Projects

Materials with Microstructure: Constitutive Modelling and Computational Aspects.

Assessment of residual strength and remaining life of corroded structures.

Modern Theories of Plasticity: Constitutive Equations and Computational Aspects.

Network for the use of non-destructive techniques and finite element methods for quality control in aluminum extrusion industries.

Corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement of aircraft aluminum alloys.

Control and Exploitation of the Bake-Hardening Effect in Multiphase High Strength Steels.

Thermomechanical processing of hard aluminum alloys.

Investigation on damage tolerance of aircraft aluminum alloys.

Effect of corrosion of construction steel on the structural integrity of steel reinforced concrete components.

Performance-based approaches for high strength tubular columns and connections under earthquake and fire loadings.

Structural safety of industrial steel tanks, pressure vessels and piping systems under seismic loading.

Bending Resistance of Steel Tubes in Combiwalls.

On Line Optimization of Solar System Production.

Fatigue crack growth prediction in aluminum alloy weld.

Development of short distance welding concepts for airframes.

Modelling of SFIT (Smart Fibers and Intelligent Textiles) textiles.

INVENT: "Mechatronics Prototyping Center"(MPC).

Control and Exploitation of the Bake – Hardening Effect in Multiphase High Strength Steels.

Thermomechanical processing of hard aluminum alloys.

Ultra low cycle fatigue of steel under cyclic high-strain loading conditions.

Laboratory Infrastructure

Servo-hydraulic systems 100 kΝ for static and dynamic mechanical testing.

Extensometers for strain, crack growth measurement under static and dynamic loading.

Portable strain measurement system for determination of strains in operational environment under static and dynamic loading.

Computers-Finite element software programs.

Research Results / Products

More than 100 publications in scientific journals in the field of Mechanics, Materials and Structures.

More than 100 publications in Conference Proceedings.

Development of finite element software.

FSAE formula car for student competition (1st position in the FSAE Class 3 competition in Varano, Italy, September 2011).

Personnel
Surname Name Profession-Position Email Phone Number
Aravas
Nikos
Director
aravas@mie.uth.gr
+30 24210 74002
Karamanos
Spyros
Associate Professor
skara@mie.uth.gr
+30 24210 74086
Kermanidis
Alexis
Assistant Professor
akermanidis@mie.uth.gr
+30 24210 74014
Spyrou
Leonidas
Senior Researcher
leon.spyrou@gmail.com
+30 24210 96751
Papadioti
Ιoanna
Researcher
ioannapapadioti@gmail.com
Pappa
Patricia
Researcher
patriciapappa@yahoo.gr
Vathi
Maria
Researcher
mvathi@gmail.com
Pournara
Aglaia
Researcher
agpourna@gmail.com
Chatzopoulou
Giannoula
Researcher
chatzopoulougiannoula@gmail.com
Tsantidis
Giorgos
Researcher
tsant@mie.uth.gr
Vasilikis
Daniel
Researcher
davasili@uth.gr
Tzamtzis
Andreas
Researcher
atzam@mie.uth.gr
Δαφερέρας
Αναστάσιος
Τεχνικός
adafereras@mie.uth.gr
+30 24210 74079
Καραμούστος
Ευάγγελος
Τεχνικός
vangelis@mie.uth.gr
+30 24210 74374