Division of Design & Manufacturing
(Director: Assistant Professor Stavropoulos Panagiotis)
The division offers courses on: Mechanical Drawing – Theory of Machines and Mechanisms – Machine Elements – Engineering Design – Theory and Applications of CAD – Design and Planning of Production Systems – Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing – Rapid Prototyping – Machine Tools – Material Processing – Metrology and Measurements – Maintenance of Machinery – Machine Fault Diagnosis and Reliability- Automatic Control – Modeling, Identification and Optimization of Mechanical Systems – Mechatronic Systems – Robotics – Industrial Automatic Control – Applications of Artificial and Computational Intelligence – Stochastic Dynamic Signals and Systems – Acoustics – Sound Pollution – Medical Systems – Man-machine Systems
Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS)
Tel. 2610 997848
Director: Professor Dimitrios Mourtzis
Members: Panayiotis Stavropoulos (Assistant Professor)
LMS is involved in a number of research projects funded by the CEU and European industrial partners. Particular emphasis is given to the co-operation with the European industry as well as with a number of “hi-tech” firms. LMS is organized in three different groups:
1. Innovative Manufacturing Processes
2. Advanced Human-Centered Design Techniques including Virtual Reality
3. Production Systems Planning, Control and Networking.
LMS is responsible for the delivery of the following courses:
- Non-Conventional Manufacturing Processes
- Mechanical Drawing and Machine Shop I
- Mechanical Drawing and Machine Shop II
- Manufacturing Processes & Laboratory I
- Manufacturing Processes & Laboratory II
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
- Ιntroduction to Manufacturing Systems
Innovative Manufacturing Processes
LMS is involved in the research and development of innovative manufacturing processes with a high potential for improving quality, productivity, cost and environmental efficiency. Specific fields involve:
- Laser manufacturing techniques, including 3D laser machining, laser gladding and remote laser welding
- Rapid Manufacturing, focusing mainly on Rapid Tooling techniques and new materials
- Nanomanufacturing and nanomaterial processing
- Advanced grinding techniques, including grind hardening
- Electro Discharge processes
- Life-Cycle Assessment, focusing mostly on Design for Assembly/Disassembly
Advanced Human-Centered Design Techniques
LMS is involved in research and development of advanced design techniques in order to support the verification of products and processes in terms of feasibility, functionality, ergonomics and reliability. Specific fields involve:
- Virtual and Augmented Reality industrial applications for process simulation and verification
- Digital Human Simulation, including motion capturing and modeling techniques
- Virtual Collaborative Environments
- Ergonomics and safety, employing prognostic and diagnostic tools (fault tree analysis, decision tools, risk assessment, discomfort evaluation)
- Systems reliability assessment
Production Systems Planning, Control and Networking
LMS interest is focused on the development, software implementation and use of advanced tools based on Artificial Intelligence methods for production systems planning & control and for the development of intelligent Internet-based applications addressing the enterprise-wide business activities. Specific fields involve:
- Real-time manufacturing scheduling and production planning
- Enterprise networking & Internet based software applications
- Concurrent Engineering approaches
- Flexibility in manufacturing systems
- e-business and e-work applications
- Statistical Process Control
- Model-based quality control procedures
More than three hundred publications on scientific journals and conferences as well as numerous technical reports have been produced based on these research activities and are available upon request.
Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Tooling
- Stereolithography machine 3DSystems SLA 250/30 with 30 mW HeCd
- LOM (Laminated Object Manufacturing) machine Helisys 1015
- FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) machine Stratasys 1650
- 2 industrial robots COMAU NJ130-2.6 and NJ370-2.7
- Machine for laser processing TRUMPF TCL 2530, with CO2 pulsed laser TLF turbo
- Electro Discharge Machine Charmilles ROBOFORM 22 CNC EDM
- CNC equipment consisting of: 1 3axis vertical CNC milling machine XYZ 3000 SMX SLV, 3 desktop CNC lathes and 4 desktop 3axis vertical CNC milling machines (Sherline)
- Conventional machine tools (lathes, milling, grinding and drilling machines)
Virtual Reality (VR)
- Advanced Working Stations: SGI Onyx2 Infinite Reality2 RK Workstation and 2 SGI Octane / SSE Workstations.
- Peripheral VR devices: FS5 Head Mounted Display, Cyberglove / Cybertouch / Gesture Plus data glove system, 2 position and direction location devices Long Ranger Fastrak, 1 set of stereoscopic glasses CrystalEyes and 1 3D mouse input device.
Laboratory of Mechanical Technology
Stochastic Mechanical Systems & Automation Laboratory
Tel. 2610 969 492/495
Director: Professor Spilios Fassois
Members: Ioannis Sakellariou (Assistant Professor)
The Laboratory for Stochastic Mechanical Systems & Automation (SMSA) specializes on statistical methods for the estimation, analysis, prediction, fault diagnosis and control of stochastic mechanical signals and systems. Emphasis is placed on structural identification, Structural Health Monitoring, random vibration analysis, aircraft automation, aircraft systems and control.
1) Mechatronic Systems
2) Systems & Automatic Control I
3) Systems & Automatic Control II
4) Stochastic Signals & Systems
5) Flight Mechanics II
6) Structural Identification and Health Monitoring
1) Identification & Estimation of Stochastic Systems
Τhe Laboratory has long experience on innovative industrial research projects with various companies in Greece, Europe, and the US. It also has extensive international relations, and actively collaborates with many research establishments and Universities in Europe and the world in the following areas:
• Smart systems and structures
• Experimental vibration analysis
• Experimental modal analysis
• Structural Health Monitoring
• Aircraft automation
• Aircraft guidance and control
• Fault detection systems
• Vibration control
• Non-stationary vibration analysis
• Non-linear identification of systems and structures
• Monitoring of moving structures and structures under earthquake excitation
• Reliability assessment and intelligent maintenance systems (IMS)
• Industrial SCADA signal acquisition and analysis systems (industrial informatics)
• Virtual sensor technology
• Experimental dynamic analysis
• Self-learning and intelligent industrial systems
The Laboratory runs fully equipped and modern facilities for mechanical (including vibration and acoustics) measurements and computer based identification, fault diagnosis and control of mechanical, aeronautical, and structural systems. Its main equipment includes:
• Data acquisition systems
• Impedance Heads for force excitation measurement
• Various accelerometer arrays
• Electromechanical and peripherals for experimental modal analysis
• Instrumented impulse hammers
• Arrays of PZTs and peripherals for smart structures
• Arrays of dynamic (wide bandwidth) strain gauges and peripherals
• Signal Conditioning equipment and dedicated amplifiers
• Analogue and digital controllers
• Real Time data acquisition systems
• Real Time control module
• Servo motor systems
• Hydraulic control systems
• Modern computing facilities
• Specialized software for DAQ, vibration and modal analysis, stochastic signal and system analysis and control.
The laboratory has also several prototype structures for the application and analysis of novel methodologies. Among them: Garteur aircraft scale skeleton structure, aircraft panels, bridge type structures, robotic devices, wind turbine structures, and so forth.
Division of Applied Mechanics, Technology of Materials and Biomechanics
(Director: Associate Professor Tserpes Konstantinos)
Area of expertise
The research activities of the Section are focused on leading technical areas such as, aerospace materials and aerostructures, composite materials, wind-turbine rotor structures, nanomaterials and nanomechanics, advanced computational mechanics, bio- and tissue-engineering, NDT, structural health monitoring and smart materials. The majority of conducted research receives competitive funding from national and EU sources, thus maintaining direct interactions with European Universities, Research Centers and Industry. The research works of the Section are internationally renowned through publications in referred journals, the authoring of books published by international publishers, presentations in international conferences, and organization of international conferences.
Demetrios Zois (Lecturer)
Tel. 2610 969415, 2610 997219
E-mail for Students : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Division consists of
Laboratory of Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Tel. 2610 969460
Director: Professor Despoina Deligianni
The Laboratory of Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering of the University of Patras has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of biomechanics and biomaterials emphasizing in the domain of cell-material interactions.
Blood compatibility testing using static and dynamic blood-material contact, cell-materila interactions in the case of diffenrent cell cultures, mechanical properties of cells, tissues and biomaterials are some of the main research interests of our group.
More recently nanotechnology and nanoidentation techniques, functionalization of polymeric surfaces via selected biomolecules immobilization techniques as well as techniques to study endothelial cell culture on biomaterials under dynamic (flow, mechanical stress) conditions have been developed.
CHEMISTRY (1st year of studies)
BIOMECHANICS (section of applied mechanics and biomechanics): studying the mechanics of living organisms
BIOMATERIALS (section of apllied mechanics and biomechanics): studying materials that come from living organisms and materials that can work in living organisms
ARTIFICIAL ORGANS (section of applied mechanics and biomechanics): studying the design of artificial systems that can substitute totally or partially the function of the living organism systems
Recent research projects:
2004-2008: COST Action 537, EEC,: Core Laboratories for the Improvement of Medical Devices in Clinical Practice from the Failure of the Explanted Prostheses Analysis (FEPA)
2005-2007: Project Pythagoras II “Expression and role of proteoglycans in the differentiation of osteoblastic progenetor cells”
2005-2008: Project STREP VASCUPLUG of the EEC: “Bioreactive Composite Scaffold Design for Improved Vascular Connexion of Tissue Engineered Products”
2006-2008: Project INTERREG between Greece and Italy: “Applied Biomaterials”
2006-2009: Project Karatheodoris: Biomechanics and biocompatibility of biomaterials applied in histotechnology.
2009-2013: FP7 Nanoparticles for Therapy and Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease
2010-2011 : Project IKYDA 2010Greece-Germany: “Histotechnology of Biomaterials”
2010-2011: Project IKYDA 2010Greece-Germany:”Combination of biomimetic surface coatings and mechanical forces to control the differentiation of human embryonic cells”
2010-2013: Project Synergasia :”Nano-arthro-chondros”
2010-2013: Project Synergasia :”BIOMINY”
2012-2014: Project LEADERA: e-iliza-Development of an e-health system in orthopedics
2012-2016: Project FP7-people-ITN/Marie Curie “TECAS” tissue engineering of vardiovascular implants.
M. Katsikogianni and Y.F. Missirlis, “Concise review of mechanisms of bacterial adhesion to biomaterials and of techniques used in estimating bacteria-material interactions”, European Cells & Materials Journal,8, 37-57,2004
G. Koromila, GPA Michanetzis, YF Missirlis and SG Antimisiaris. Heparin incorporating liposomes as a delivery system of heparin from PET-covered metallic stents: Effect on haemocompatibility. Biomaterials, Volume 27, I12, 2006, p. 2525-2533
M. Itskov, A. E. Ehret, and D. Mavrilas. “A polyconvex anisotropic strain energy function for soft biological tissues” Biomech Model Mechanbiol 5; 17-26 (2006).
D.. Mavrilas, P.G. Koutsoukos, E.N. Koletsis, E. Apostolakis, D. Dougenis. “In-vitro evaluation for potential calcification of biomaterials used for staple line reinforcement in lung surgery ” Experimental Biology & Medicine 231; 1712-1717 (2006).
Katsikogianni M. G., Syndrevelis C. S., Amanatides E., Mataras D. S., Missirlis Y. F., “Plasma treated and a-C:H coated PET performance in inhibiting bacterial adhesion”, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 4( S1), : S1046-S1051 ,2007
Th. S. Tsapikouni and Y.F.Missirlis, “pH and ionic strength effect on single fibrinogen molecule adsorption on mica studied with AFM”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 57, (1) : 89-96, 2007
Moutzouri A., Skoutelis A., Gogos H., Missirlis Y., Athanassiou G. ” Red blood cell deformability in patients with sepsis: A marker for prognosis and monitoring of severity” Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation, 36 (2007) 291-299.
DD Deligianni and CA Apostolopoulos. Multilevel finite element modeling for the prediction of local cellular deformation in bone. Biomech ModelMechanobiol 7(2), 2008, 151-9. Epub 2007 Apr 13.
GPAK Michanetzis, YF Missirlis and SG Antimisiaris. Haemocompatibility of nanosized drug delivery systems: Has it been adequately concidered? Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, V4, 2008, p 218-233.
Moutzouri A., Athanassiou G., Gogos C., “Red blood cells deformability from patients with Diabettes” Journal Infection Feb-2008.
CA Apostolopoulos and DD Deligianni. Prediction of local cellular deformation in bone-Influence of microstructure dimensions. Journal of Neuronal and Musculoskeletal Interactions Interactions 9(2), 2009, 99-108.
M. Krings, D. Kanellopoulou, P.G. Koutsoukos, D. Mavrilas, B. Glasmacher: “Development of a new combined test set-up for accelerated dynamic pH controlled in vitro calcification of porcine heart valves”. Int. J for Artificial Organs 32(11); 794-801(2009).
P Kokkinos, I. Zarkadis, T. Panidia and D. Deligianni. Estimation of hydrodynamic shear stresses developed on human osteoblasts cultured on Ti-6Al-4V and strained by four point bending. Effects of mechanical loading to specific gene expression. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 20, 2009, 655-65.
Stergios Dermenoudis and Yannis Missirlis, “Design of a novel rotating wall bioreactor for the in vitro simulation of the mechanical environment of the endothelial function “, J.Biomechanics, 43(7):1426-1431,2010
Th. S. Tsapikouni and Y.F.Missirlis, “Measuring the force of single protein molecule detachment from surfaces with AFM”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 75(1): 252-259,2010.
M.G. Katsikogianni, Y.F. Missirlis, “Bacterial adhesion onto materials with specific surface chemistries under flow conditions”, J. of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine , 21:963-968, 2010.
Kaleridis V., Athanassiou G., Deligianni D., Missirlis Y. “Effects of nucleus in leukocyte deformability at slow deformation rates” Clinical Hemorheology 45(1) 53-65, 2010 .
S.I. Gkizas, E. Apostolakis, E. Pagoulatou, D. Mavrilas, D.J. Papachristou, E. Koletsis, A. Papalois, H. Papadaki, D. Alexopoulos “Aldosterone receptor inhibition alters the viscoelastic biomechanical behavior of the aortic wall” Experimental Biology & Medicine 235;311-316 (2010).
S. Dermenoudis and Y.F.Missirlis, ” Bioreactors in Tissue Engineering”. Invited Review in Advanced Biomaterials, 2010.
A.Soininen, J.Levon, M.Katsikogianni, K.Myllymaa, R .Lappalainen, Y.T.Konttinen, T.J.Kinnari, V.-M.Tiainen,Y.Missirlis, ” In vitro adhesion of staphylococci to diamond-like carbon polymer hybrids under dynamic flow conditions” J Mater Sci: Mater Med, 22(3): 629-636, 2011
Th.Tsapikouni and Y.F.Missirlis, “P-selectin /ligand unbinding force measured with Atomic Force Microscopy: Comparison of two chemical protocols for the tethering of single molecules”, Journal of Molecular Recognition, 24(5): 847-853, 2011.
E. Pagoulatou, I.E.Triantaphyllidou, D.H. Vynios, D.J. Papachristou, E. Koletsis D.Deligianni, D. Mavrilas. Biomechanics and structural changes following the decellularization of bovine pericardial tissues for use as a tissue engineering scaffold”.
J Mater Sci: Mater Med, 23(6);1387-96 (2012).
PA. Kokkinos, R Wright, PB. Kirby, AND DD. Deligianni, Differential Regulation of Osteoblasts by Microstructural Features of Titanium Substrata. Trends Biomater. Artif. Organs 26(1), 2012, 16-24.
PA. Kokkinos, PG Koutsoukos, and DD Deligianni, Detachment strength of human osteoblasts cultured on hydroxyapatite with various surface roughness. Contribution of integrin subunits. J Mater Sci Mater Med, 23(6) (2012), 1489-1498.
European Patent Office:
Membranes made from P(AN/NVP)-copolymers with both haemo and tissue compatibility and their application in medical field.
Inventors: GKSS (Berlin): Albrect, Groth, Malsh, Seifert, University of Patras: Michanetzis, Missirlis, Free University of Berlin: Fey-Lamprecht, Gross, Strathclyde University: Courtney, Grant, Holland Biomaterials Group: Engbers
Greek Industrial Property Organization:
Description of a method to attach liposomic forms of heparin and/or other biomolecules on polymeric surfaces in order to control the release of their active substance(s) Inventors: Missirlis I, Antimisiaris S, Koromila G and Michanetzis G.
Equipment facilities include
Atomic Force Microscope (Veeco) / Nanoindemtation (Hysitron) system, Scanning Electron Microscope, Confocal / Epifluorescent Microscope (Nikon) (3 channels+transmission), clean room / cell culture facilites, mechanical testing devices, PCR, centrifuges, deep freezer, plate readers, …
Laboratory of Applied Mechanics and Vibrations
Laboratory of Technology and Strength of Materials
Tel. 2610 969498
Director: Professor Lampeas George
Subject of the Laboratory of Technology and Strength of materials is the education of undergraduate and post-graduate students on science and on technology of materials, strength of materials and components of engineering structures, as well as conducting fundamental and applied research on the above scientific fields. Concerning education, LTSM offers courses specialized in science and technology of materials, mechanical behavior of materials, strength of materials and structural components, fracture mechanics, structural analysis and structural integrity.
Concerning research, LTSM performs high quality research on development and characterization of materials, strength evaluation of structural components, as well as analysis and design of aeronautical structures. LTSM participates in a big number of national and European competitive research programs, mostly related to aeronautics, and has been established as focal point in Greece in terms of research on aeronautical materials and structures.
With reference to both education and research, LTSM has developed strong links with all leading Universities and aeronautics research centers in Greece and abroad, as well as all major aerospace and aircraft industries worldwide.
Finally referring to the sector of industrial services, LTSM affords equipment, human resources and long experience in mechanical testing, structural integrity mechanical behavior of materials and structures, structural analysis.
LTSM provides the following cources:
1) Materials science I,II
2) Strength of materials I,II
3) Mechanical behavior of materials
4) Aeronautical materials
5) Aeronautical structure analysis I,II
6) Fatigue of aeronautical structures
7) Fracture Mechanics
8) Metallic structure analysis
9) Analysis of limit loads
10) Technology of polymer and composite materials
Post-graduate studies :
1) Structural integrity
2) State of the art technologies in Materials Science
3) Advanced Strength of materials
Recent activities of the Laboratory of Technology and Strength of Materials extend to the following scientific areas:
- Science and technology of materials (development of new materials and their production technologies, materials characterization and certification, experimental characterization and simulation of the mechanical behavior of materials and structures),
- Strength of materials and structural components (determination of strength of metallic and composite materials, nano- materials and structural parts made of the pre mentioned materials),
- Structural analysis (stress analysis, evaluation of structural integrity and impact strength, structural optimisation),
- Design of aeronautical structures based on damage tolerance
- Fracture mechanics
- Damage Mechanics
Research activities of LTSM spread in the whole range of mechanical engineering applications with emphasis on aeronautics. Research is mainly conducted mainly in the frame of European competitive research programs.
Recent programs :
- Aeronautical Application of Wrought Magnesium (AEROMAG), CEC, STREP, 2005-2007.
- Non-Linear Multiscale Analysis of Large Aero-Structures (MUSCA), CEC, STREP, 2005-2007.
- Modular Joints of Aircraft Composite Structures (MOJO), EC, 2006-2009.
- Cellular Structures for Impact Performance (CELPACT), EC, 2006-2009.
- More Affordable Aircraft Through Extended, Integrated & Mature Numerical Sizing (MAAXIMUS), EU FP7, 2008-2013.
- Simulation Based Solutions for Industrial Manufacture of Large Infusion Composite Parts (INFUCOMP), EU FP7, 2008-2013.
- Cost Effective Reinforcement of Fastener Areas in Composites (CERFAC), EU FP7, 2010-2014.
- Extended Non-Destructive Testing for Composite Bonds (ENCOMB), EU FP7, 2010-2014.
- Innovative Manufacturing of Complicated Ti Components (INMA), EU FP7, 2010-2014.
- Smart Aircraft in Emergency Situation (SMAES), EU FP7, 2010-2014.
Since 2002, LTSM coordinates the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN). Subject of EASN is to support and upgrade the research activities of the European Aeronautics Universities, as well as to facilitate them to respond to their key role within the European Aeronautical research Community in incubating new knowledge and breakthrough technologies. Members of this network are Professors of the most significant Universities across Europe.
Research obtained at LTSM are published in peer review scientific journals and presented at international conferences. During the last decade more than 180 publications were made by LTSM members.
Recent puplications are:
- K.I. Tserpes, P. Papanikos, G.N. Labeas, Sp.G. Pantelakis. Multi-scale modeling of tensile behaviour of carbon nanotube-reinforced composites. Theoretical & Applied Fracture Mechanic, 2008, 49, 51-60.
- Sp.G.Pantelakis, Ch.V.Katsiropoulos, G.N.Labeas, H. Sibois ”A concept to optimize quality and cost in thermoplastic composite components applied to the production of helicopter canopies”, Journal of Composites: Part A (40), 2009, p.p. 595-606.
- G. N. Labeas, Diamantakos, I., Kermanidis, Th.
Assessing the effect of residual stresses on the fatigue behavior of integrally stiffened structures. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 2009, 51(2), 2009, 95-101.
- K.I. Tserpes, G.N. Labeas. ‘Mesomechanical analysis of Non-Crimp Fabric Composite Structural Parts. Composite Structures, 2009, 87(4), 358-369.
- Ll. Llopart P., Tserpes, K.I., Labeas, G.N.
Experimental and theoretical investigation of the influence of imperfect bonding on the strength of NCF double-lap shears joints. CompositeStructures, 2009, 92, 1673-1682.
- G. Moraitis and G. Labeas. Prediction of residual stresses and distortions due to laser beam welding of butt joints in pressure vessels. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 2009, 86, 133-142.
- A.N. Chamos, Sp.G. Pantelakis, V. Spiliadis.
Fatigue behaviour of bare and pre-corroded magnesium alloy AZ31. Materials & Design, 2010, 31, 4130-4137.
- A.T. Kermanidis, A.D. Zervaki, G.N. Haidemenopoulos, Sp.G. Pantelakis. The influence of salt fog exposure on the fatigue performance of alclad 6xxx aluminum alloys laser beam welded joints. Journal of Materials Science, 2010, 45, 4390-4400.
- A.N. Chamos, C.A. Charitidis, A. Skarmoutsou, Sp.G. Pantelakis. An investigation on the high stress sensitivity of fatigue life of rolled AZ31 magnesium alloy under constant amplitude fatigue loading, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures (FFEMS), 2010, 33, 252-265.
- G.N. Labeas, M.M. Sunaric. Investigation on the static response and failure process of metallic open lattice cellular structures. Strain, 2010, 46(2), 195-204.
- K.I. Tserpes, R. Ruzek, Sp. Pantelakis. ”Strength of Pi-shaped non-crimp fabric adhesively bonded joints”, accepted for publication in Plastics, Rubber and Composites Journal.
In recent years, LTSM has organized the following conferences :
- 6th International Conference on Mesomechanics 2004, Patras 2004.
- 3th National Conference of Metallic Materials, Patras 2007.
- 1st International Conference of Engineering Against Fracture (ICEAF I), Patras 2008.
- 2nd International Conference of Engineering Against Fracture (ICEAF II), Mykonos 2011.
During the last two decades, more than 20 doctorate thesies have been successfully carried out at LTSM.
- UNIVERSAL TESTING MACHINE 200kN: Displacement rate can be varied from 0.015 – 500 mm/min.
- 2 FATIGUE TESTING MACHINES MTS (250kN & 100kN): Servo-hydraulic machines with frequency range up to 104 Hz suitable for fatigue testing under constant or variable load, for evaluation of characteristic fracture properties (KIC, COD) and for tensile tests under dynamic monotonic loading. The 250 KN machine is equipped with environmental chamber for testing at temperatures ranging from -100 to 400 0C.
- TORSION/BENDING FATIGUE TESTING MACHINE (160kNm)
- COMPRESSION TESTING MACHINE (2500kN): Suitable for testing construction materials and for structural components compression testing.
- 4 CREEP MACHINES: Suitable for creep testing up to 1000 0C.
- INSTRON IMPACT TEST MACHINE (Dynatup drop tower)
- SPLIT HOPKINSON BARS: Suitable for high strain rate tensile and compression tests (>103/sec)
- 2 MOBILE UNITS FOR STRAIN MEASUREMENTS
- CHAMBER FOR ACCELERATED SALT SPRAY TESTS
- EQUIPMENT FOR ACCELERATED CORROSION TESTS: a) immersion, b) alternate immersion, c) exfoliation corrosion
- 4 STRESS CORROSION CRACKING DEVICES (in-house developed): the devices are equipped with automated system of alternate immersion.
- HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL CAMERA OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR CRACK DETECTION AND CRACK MEASUREMENT: Suitable for crack growth measurements under monotonic and fatigue loading as well as for multi-site damage detection.
- METALLOGRAPHY LABORATORY: optical microscope, mobile unit for digital stereoscopic capturing of fracture surfaces, grinding and polishing equipment).
- HARDNESS AND MICROHARDNESS TEST MACHINES
- NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING UNIT (C-SCAN, A-SCAN, acoustic emission, eddie current, potential drop)
- MOBILE UNIT OF SURFACE TREATMENT (Ultrasonic Impact Treatment 27KHz)
- PORTABLE SURFACE TREATMENT DEVICE ADJUSTABLE TO CNC(Ultrasonic Impact Machining)
- PORTABLE DEVICE FOR RESIDUAL STRESS MEASUREMENTS (Open hole drilling)
- EQUIPMENT FOR CRACK GROWTH MEASUREMENTS WITH REPLICATION TECHNIQUE (up to 10μm)
- THERMAL TREATMENT CHAMBER (1100 0C)
- MACHINE SHOP (1 Lathe, 1 CNC cutting machine)
Division of Energy, Aeronautics & Enviroment
(Director: Professor Margaris Dionysios)
Indicative scientific regions of the Division include: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, fluid dynamic machines, combustion, heat, energy and mass transfer, systems of production, transformation and disposal of energy, aerodynamics, mechanics of flight, computational fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, aeroacoustics, aircraft noise, technologies of propulsion systems, design technologies of land, air and space vehicles, nuclear technology, renewable sources of energy, natural gas technology, multi-phase flows, environmental technologies.
Penelope Menounou (Assistant Professor)
Tel. 2610 969463
Papadopoulos Polikarpos (Assistant Professor)
The Division consists of:
Laboratory of Aerodynamic Design of Air Vehicles
Tel. 2610 969407
Director: Proofessor Kallinderis Yannis
The subject of the Laboratory is the design and the aerodynamic analysis of air vehicles using computational or other methods. Emphasis is also placed on the development of computational methods in Fluid Mechanics.
The courses supported by the Laboratory apply to both Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineers. The subject areas that are taught are:
1) Aircraft and Helicopter Design
3) Compressible Flow
4) Computational Fluid Dynamics
5) Advanced Computational Aerodynamics
The Laboratory’s research areas are:
Aerodynamic Design, Aircraft and Helicopter Design, Computational Methods, Applied Fluid Mechanics.
The Laboratory’s hardware equipment is composed of computers in a modern working environment.
The Laboratory’s software equipment incorporates computational packages for the geometric design, the aerodynamic design and analysis of aircraft in the preliminary and detailed stages.
Laboratory of Engineering
For information contact Director of Division of Energy, Aeronautics & Environment
- Study and Development of Power Systems (Both Heat Engines and Thermal Power Plants for the Generation of Electricity)
- Study and Development of Propulsion Systems (mainly Gas Turbines)
Study and Development of critical components, mainly Blade Cooling Systems, Heat Exchanger Fins, etc.
- Introduction to the Thermal Engines
- Propulsion Systems
- Thermal Power Plants
- Unsteady and Secondary phenomena in Heat Engines
- Heat Transfer I
- Thermal Design and Optimization
- Human Systems I
Human Systems II
Research is focused on three main directions q
- Turbine Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer (mainly the physics of the creating mechanisms and their control for the Horseshoe and the Passage Vortices in turbine blade passages as well as the effectiveness of targeted air injection in reducing surface thermal loading)
- Study of critical components for (Home developed) Novel Cycles for power generation, such as (i) Incorporation of Rotating drums of Combustion Chambers in Reciprocating Engines to allow for sufficient time in burning “hard” fuels under Isochoric conditions (ii) Incorporation of the Isothermal Compression through regulated water injection into the Braysson cycle and the Humid Air cycle (iii) Encapsulated Oscillating Water Column plants for ocean wave energy extraction (iv) Ducted Wind Turbine plants incorporating the Humid Air Cycle (v) The Isochoric, Countercurrent Heat Exchanger for Stirling-like cycles
- Measurements and optimization of fins in various heat exchanger configurations.
1) Two Low Speed Wind Tunnels
2) An Annular Cascade Wind Tunnel (under assembly)
3) A Dynamometer facility for low power Reciprocating Engines
4) A water tunnel incorporating an Oscillating Water Column Plant
5) A low Thrust Turbojet testing facility
6) The Isothermal Compression through water Injection Facility
7) The Isochoric, Countercurrent Heat Exchanger Facility
8) The Large aspect ratio Diffuser Facility
9) The Fins-in-free-convection facility
Instrumentation includes q
(a) Homemade 5 Hole Pitot tubes (OD 1.2 mm) with the relevant (computer driven) 2-D traversing and Data Acquisition apparatus
(b) Indicator Diagram and Flue Gas Composition apparatus for the Reciprocating Engines Facility
(c) Two channel Hot Wire Anemometer
(d) A 60 channel thermocouple temperature measuring apparatus
(e) A highly sensitive Infrared Camera
Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Applications
Tel. 2610 997193/7201
Director: Professor Dionysios Margaris
The subject of the Laboratory is Experimental and Computational Fluid Mechanics in a wide range of applications
The courses taught by the Laboratory are:
1) Fluid Mechanics
2) Computational Methods
3) Fluid Dynamic Machines
4) Natural Gas Technology
5) Multiphase Flow Simulation
6) Experimental Fluid Mechanics
7) Wind Energy Systems
8) Flight Mechanics
The Laboratory’s research areas are:
Applied Fluid Mechanics, Wind Energy, Multiphase Flows, Natural gas Technology, Fluid Dynamic Machines, Computational Methods.
The Laboratory’s hardware equipment is composed of experimental flow devices, flow measurement and analysis tools and wind tunnels.
Flow simulation and analysis software is also available at the Laboratory’s computers.
Nuclear Technology Laboratory
1. Nuclear Technology: Fission and Fusion.
2. Non-destructive testing of conducting materials with eddy current thermography.
3. Induction heating.
4. Heat exchangers -Thermodynamic cycles (in collaboration with the “Thermal Engines” Laboratory).
1) Nuclear Technology: Fission and Fusion (Nuclear fuels – Fission – Fission reactors – Fusion – Fusion devices – Fusion reactors).
2) Radiation heat transfer (Radiation laws – Radiation properties of surfaces – View factors – Network method for radiation exchange – Radiation shields – Gas Radiation – Solar Radiation).
3) Electomagnetic and Thermal Problems in Energy Systems (Electomagnetics – Induction heating – Magnetic levitation – Electomagnetic – mechanical problems in Fusion reactors – Thermal Problems in Fission reactors – Magneto hydrodynamics).
4) Environmental problems of Energy Systems.
5) Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations (post-graduate).
- Development of an electromagnetic -thermal method for non-destructive testing that combines electromagnetic excitation of the work-piece, heating of the material by induction and inspection by transient infrared thermography. Numerical investigation of the method by considering various types of coils for the excitation of two- and three-dimensional work-pieces. Experimental investigation of the method by eddy current thermography.
- Induction heating systems. Coil design for magnetic field creation.
- Heat exchangers – Thermodynamic cycles (in collaboration with the “Thermal Engines” Laboratory). Development of the Isochoric, Counter-Current Heat Exchanger, a mechanism capable of implementing the thermodynamic process of regenerative preheating in the Lenoir cycle. The introduction of this mechanism may lead to a modified Lenoir cycle with a real efficiency comparable to that of the combined cycles employed in modern Power Plants.
- Nuclear Fusion: Analysis and prediction of the transient electromagnetic phenomena and the coupling magneto‑structural effects, i.e. the interaction between steady and transient magnetic fields and the conducting components of Tokamak fusion reactors, which is very important for the engineering design, the construction and operation of these devices.
- Nuclear Fission: Neutronics, Heat transfer in fission reactors.
- Measurements of nuclear radiation.
1) Experimental facilities for Induction heating.
2) Experimental facilities for non-destructive testing of conducting materials by eddy current thermography.
3) Instrumentation for measurements of nuclear radiation.
4) Instrumentation for measurements of thermal radiation.
5) Workstations, Personal Computers and software for Electomagnetics, Heat transfer, and coupled Electomagnetic-mechanical and Electomagnetic-thermal systems.
Laboratory of Thermodynamics and Statistical Applications
Tel. 2610 997244
Director: Associate Professor Koutmos Panayiotis
The overall mission of the Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (LAT) is to deliver high quality education and research in the fields of Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena and Combustion, with particular regard to their applications.
LAT has established partnerships within European Academic and Research Associations aiming to advance teaching as well as scientific knowledge and technology. LAT is a member of the European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (ERCOFTAC), the European Aeronautics Science Network Association (EASN) and the Greek Section of the Combustion Institute. The Lab is participating in a large number of national and European research projects. LAT is partner in the EU NoE on Environmentally Compatible Air Transport System (ECATS).
The experimental and numerical capabilities of LAT are used to provide services and consultancy in the fields of thermo-fluids and combustion. LAT is also accredited to carry out tests under the terms of ISO/IEC 17025. LAT, in collaboration with EADS, holds a patent on microtechnology manufacturing of multi sensor hot wire anemometry probes.
Educational activities of the Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics cover areas in Thermo-fluids, such as Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena of mass, momentum and heat in ordinary and multiphase systems, Combustion and Propulsion by offering a number of courses in these subjects.
- Thermodynamics I, Thermodynamics II
- Heat Transfer II
- Internal Combustion Engines
- Transport Phenomena
- Combustion and Pollutants
- Gas and Steam Turbines
- Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer
- Theory and Modeling of Turbulence Flows
- Aerospace Propulsion Systems
- Thermal Energy on the Generation of Work
- Phenomena on Turbulent Transfer Flow
- Experimental techniques in Transport Phenomena
During the last 20 years more than 100 diploma dissertations and 20 doctoral theses have been completed successfully
Research activities at LAT cover the areas of Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Multi Phase Flows-Spray dynamics and Combustion, with application in the fields of Energy, the Environment, Aeronautics and Biotechnology. Research is mostly financed by the EC, but also by the industry and National Research supporting agencies.
Indicative list of research activities (More at LAT site)
- Study of trailing turbulent vortices formed as a result of interaction and merging of co-rotating tip vortices.
- Development of Multi hot wire anemometry for simultaneous velocity-vorticity measurements
- Structure and dynamic development of turbulent diffusion buoyant flames
- Line fire plume
- LES simulation of turbulent and reacting flows
- Turbulent combustion and noise modelling, Fuel spray test rig
- Investigation of bubble dynamics
- Swirling flows
- Jet and plume study facilities
- Radiative heating systems
- Reaction to fire tests and fire behaviour of materials
Research results are disseminated mostly through publications in international journals and conference presentations. Results which present possible exploitation potential are protected by patents
- Water tanks for turbulence and diffusion experiments
- Wind channels for heat transfer experiments
- Open circulation wind tunnel
- Swirl flow apparatus
- Jet and plume facilities
- Convective heat transfer apparatus
- Cone calorimeter for reaction to fire tests
- Bomb calorimeter
- Two-phase channels (water – air bubbles)
- Combustion rigs for diffusion and premixed flames
- Low emission combustors
- Fire plume apparatus for forest and whirl fire simulations
- Confined test sections for fuel spray velocity and size measurements
- Multi sensor hot – wire anemometry (HWA)
- 2D Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV)
- Phase Doppler Anemometry (PDA)
- 2D Digital Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
- Flow visualization techniques
- High Temperature Thermocouples
- Pressure sensors
- Species concentration sensors
- Gas analysis equipment
LAT has developed computational fluid dynamic codes with suitable turbulence and global chemical reaction models. The Lab is also using commercial and open source numerical simulation codes such as:
Division of Management & Organization Studies
(Director: Associate Professor Adamides Emmanuel)
Area of expertise
Operations and production management, strategic management, Total Quality Management, innovation and technology management, technology policy, management information systems, computer-assisted learning systems, computer-assisted cooperation systems, industrial relations and related legal issues, operational research and systems science, supply chain management and logistics, economic analysis, applied statistics, quantitative methods, ergonomics, occupational health and safety, critical management studies, industrial sociology, industrial ecology, modeling and simulation, product development process management.
The Division consists of: