Coupon Fabrication and Instrumentation
Coupon fabrication and instrumentation following international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.) and successful practices.
Active and Morphing Structures Facility
Experimental investigation of SMA-based active and morphing structures.
Damage Simulation
Development of specialty Finite Elements and numerical tools for the simulation of damage initiation and propagation in composites.
Composite Bridge
Design, manufacturing and testing of a bridge fully made of advanced composites.
Hi-Speed Imaging and DIC
HiSpeed imaging can achive framerates up to 500k fps. Acquired images can be post-processed by specialty Digital Image Correlation software (GOM Aramis)
Material Characterization
Specialty material testing and characterization, using international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.)
Impact Facility
Hi-Speed impact testing facility. Typical velocities are around 300m/s.
Modeling of Morphing Structures
Numerical modeling and simulations of morphing structures and components.
Design and Manufacturing
The Group is highly trained on the whole manufacturing process; from concept to final product.
Damped Composites
Experimental investigation of composites damping.
Quality Assessment
Investigation of fabricated specimens using C-Scan facility for the identification of damage and impurities.
Nanoscale Modeling
Nanomechanics simulation and development of specialty numerical tools.


Who we are...

The Group is involved in the development of mechanics, analytical methods, finite elements and computational tools, enabling formal modeling and engineering of advanced materials and advanced structural concepts. The group is particularly active in the field of smart materials and adaptive structures, as well as, in the broader area of composite materials and composite structures.

What we do...

The Group is currently involved in various research projects. Our activities are focused on, but NOT limited to, Smart Materials & Adaptive Structures; Damped Composites & Structures; Carbon Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites; Shape Memory Alloys; Damage Detection & Structural Health Monitoring etc.

Join us...

We are always looking for people who are interested in or spacialize to advanced technology applications. If you wish to be actively involved into one of the most innovative and emerging technology areas today, feel free to contact Prof. D. Saravanos or the members of the SAAM Group. Especially for MEAD Students, we provide a series of introductory research projects in the form of Student and Diploma Theses.

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Hailstone Impact
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Modeling of Impact