Tserpes Konstantinos

Academic position: Assistant Professor
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Biographic Notes

1999: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from University of Patras,

2003: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras,

1999-2003: Research Associate at the Institute of Structures & Advanced Materials,

2004-2010: Head of a Technical Department at I.L.P.A.P. A.E.,

2004-2007: Post-doctoral fellow at the National Technical University of Athens,

2006-2010: Post-doctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Technology & Strength of Materials, University of Patras,

1/2011-3/2014: Lecturer at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras.

4/2014-today: Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras.

He has participated in more than 17 national and international research projects. He has published 50 journal papers, 2 chapters in books and 66 papers in conference proceedings. He is the co-editor of an international book. He is a reviewer in several scientific journals.

Five Recent Publications:

  • KI Tserpes, AG Stamopoulos, SG Pantelakis (2016). A numerical methodology for simulating the mechanical behavior of CFRP laminates containing pores using X-ray computed tomography data. Composites Part B: Engineering 102, 122-133
  • KI Tserpes, G Peikert, IS Floros (2016). Crack stopping in composite adhesively bonded joints through corrugation. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics 83, 152-157
  • A Manta, KI Tserpes (2016). Numerical computation of electrical conductivity of carbon nanotube-filled polymers. Composites Part B: Engineering 100, 240-246
  • AG Stamopoulos, KI Tserpes, P Prucha, D Vavrik (2016). Evaluation of porosity effects on the mechanical properties of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic unidirectional laminates by X-ray computed tomography and mechanical testing. Journal of Composite Materials 50 (15), 2087-2098
  • AK Manta, KI Tserpes (2016). Parametric numerical simulation of impact response of carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposites. Plastics, Rubber and Composites 45 (4), 157-165

Research Fields

His research interests are in the area of computational and experimental strength of materials. Specific sectors are:

  • Strength of composite materials,
  • Strength of bonded and bolted joints between metallic and composite parts,
  • Mechanical behavior of carbon nanotubes, graphene and nano-reinforced composites,
  • Modeling and testing of multifunctional composite materials
  • Multi-scale analysis of materials and structural parts,
  • Development of methodologies for relating data from non-destructive testing with numerical strength prediction models,
  • Strength prediction of corroded aluminum alloys.


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