Damage Simulation
Development of specialty Finite Elements and numerical tools for the simulation of damage initiation and propagation in composites.
Impact Facility
Hi-Speed impact testing facility. Typical velocities are around 300m/s.
Quality Assessment
Investigation of fabricated specimens using C-Scan facility for the identification of damage and impurities.
Damped Composites
Experimental investigation of composites damping.
Modeling of Morphing Structures
Numerical modeling and simulations of morphing structures and components.
Composite Bridge
Design, manufacturing and testing of a bridge fully made of advanced composites.
Nanoscale Modeling
Nanomechanics simulation and development of specialty numerical tools.
Material Characterization
Specialty material testing and characterization, using international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.)
Coupon Fabrication and Instrumentation
Coupon fabrication and instrumentation following international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.) and successful practices.
Design and Manufacturing
The Group is highly trained on the whole manufacturing process; from concept to final product.
Active and Morphing Structures Facility
Experimental investigation of SMA-based active and morphing structures.
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)
  • Nastos C.V., Theodosiou T.C., Rekatsinas C.S. and Saravanos D.A. “A Finite Wavelet Domain Method for the Rapid Simulation of Wave SHM Systems in Composite Plate Strips for Impact and Damage Detection”, Int. Workshop on SHM 2015, September,1-3, 2015, Stanford University.
  • Rekatsinas C.S., Theodosiou T.C. and Saravanos D.A. “Explicit Time Domain Spectral Finite Element for Guided Wave SHM in Composite Plate Strips with Physically Modelled Active Piezoelectric Sensors”, Int. Workshop on SHM 2015, September,1-3, 2015, Stanford University.
  • Machairas T., Solomou A., Riziotis V. and Saravanos D. A. “Development of SMA Actuated Morphing Airfoil for Wind Turbine Load Alleviation”, TMS MEMA2015 Middle East – Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, January 11–14, 2015, Doha, Qatar.   
  • Karakalas A., Machairas T., Solomou A., Riziotis V. and Saravanos D. A. “Design and Simulation of Morphing Airfoil Sections with SMA Actuators for Wind Turbine Rotors”, ICAST 2014 – 25th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, October 6-8th, 2014, Hague, NL.
  • Rekatsinas C.S., Nastos C.V., Theodosiou T.C. and Saravanos D.A. “A Time-Domain High-Order Spectral Finite Element for the Simulation of Symmetric and Anti-symmetric Guided Waves in Laminated Composite Strips with Active Piezoelectric Sensors”, 7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM2014), July 8 – 11, 2014, Nantes, France.
  • Theodosiou T.C., Nastos C.V., Rekatsinas C.S. and Saravanos D.A. “Finite Wavelet Domain Method for Efficient Modeling of Lamb Wave Based Structural Health Monitoring Systems”, 7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM2014), July 8 – 11, 2014, Nantes, France.
  • Machairas  T. T., Solomou A. G., and Saravanos D. A. “A Morphing Chevron Actuated By Shape Memory Alloy Wires For Noise Reduction”, 2014 Greener Aviation: Clean Sky breakthroughs and worldwide status, March 12-14, 2014 SQUARE, Brussels Meeting Centre, Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • Solomou A. G., Machairas  T. T., Saravanos D. A., Hartl D.  and Dimitris  Lagoudas D.  “Transient Thermomecanical Response Prediction of Morphing Structures with Shape Memory Alloy Actuators”, ICAST 2013 – 24th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, October 7-9, 2013, Aruba.
  • Machairas Theodoros;. Hartl Darren J; Saravanos Dimitris A.; Lagoudas Dimitris C., “Multilevel Optimization of a Morphing Structure Incorporating Shape Memory Alloy Wires”, AIAA-2013-1914, 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 21st AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, 8 - 11 April 2013, Boston.
  • Solomou A. G., Machairas  T. T., Saravanos D. A. “A Coupled Thermomechanical Beam Finite Element for the Simulation of Shape Memory Alloy Actuators”, ICAST 2012 – 23rd International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, October 11-13, 2012, Nanjing, China.
  • Hartl, D.J., Solomou, A., Lagoudas, D.C., Saravanos, D., “Phenomenological modeling of induced transformation anisotropy in shape memory alloy actuators”, Proceedings of SPIE - 8342, art. no. 83421M, 2012
  • Barouni A., Chrysochoidis N., and Saravanos D. A., “On a Semi-Analytical Layerwise Wave Propagation Model for Composite Strips with Piezoelectric Actuators, Sensors and Damage”, 6th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM), July 3 – 6, 2012, Dresden, Germany.
  • Chrysochoidis N., and Saravanos D. A., “Critical Parameters of Impact Damage Detection in Composite Plates Using an Active Nonlinear Acousto-Ultrasonic Piezoceramic Sensor”, 6th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM), July 3 – 6, 2012, Dresden, Germany.
  • Solomou A. G., Saravanos D. A. “On the Development of a Morphing Chevron with SMA Wire Actuators”, ICAST 2011 - 22nd International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, October 10-12, 2011, Corfu, Greece.
  • Chrysochoidis N., Toulitsis A., and Saravanos D., “Impact Damage Detection in Composites Using an Active Nonlinear Acousto-Ultrasonic Piezoceramic Sensor” paper 7981-27, Proceedings SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring 2011, San Diego, California, USA, 6-10 Mar. 2011.
  • The Science of Making Torque from Wind, Crete - Greece, June 28-30, 2010.
  • Chortis D. I., Varelis D. S. and Saravanos D. A. “A Nonlinear Damped Beam Finite Element for the Free-Vibration of Composite Blades under Large Static Deformations”, TORQUE 2010, 3rd EAWE Conference -
  • Chrysochoidis N. A,  Assimakopoulou T. T. and Saravanos D. A. “Nonlinear Wave SHM Method Using an Active Nonlinear Piezoceramic Sensor for Damage Detection in Composites”, paper #AIAA-2010-2902, 18th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, 51st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, 2010.
  • Chrysochoidis N. A., Barouni A. and Saravanos D. A.  “On the delamination detection in composite beams with active piezoelectric sensors using non-linear ultrasonics”, Proceedings SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Non-Destructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, Paper 7295-52, San Diego, California, USA, 8-12 Mar. 2009.
  • Theodosiou T. C., Saravanos D. A.,  “Piezoresistive Behavior of CNT Nanocomposites Using Atomistic And Micromechanics Models”, Proceedings SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Non-Destructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, Paper 7289-41, San Diego, California, USA, 8-12 Mar. 2009  
  • Brunner A. J., Barbezat M., Chrysochoidis N. A. , Barouni A. and Saravanos D. A.“Delamination Detection in Composites using Active Piezoceramic Wafer and AFC Sensor”, 4th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM), Cracow, Poland, 2-4 July 2008.
  • Theodosiou T. C., Papadatos M. N. and Saravanos D. A. «Investigation of the Electromechanical Sensory Potential of CNT-Polymer Nanocomposites Using Nano- and Micro-Scale Models», AIAA-2008-1944, 49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference , 7-10 April 2008, Schaumburg, Illinois.
  • Chrysochoidis N. A.  and Saravanos D. A. “High Frequency Dispersion Characteristics of Smart Delaminated Composite Beams” 18th International Conference on Adaptive Structures Technologies, Ottawa, Oct. 3-5, 2007.
  • Varelis D. and Saravanos D. A. “Coupled Nonlinear Mechanics and FE for the Nonlinear Response of Active Laminated Shells Under Large Displacements and Rotations., COMP-07: 6th International Symposium on Advanced Composite Technologies, paper COMP2007-095, 16 - 18 May 2007, Corfu, Greece
  • Theodosiou T. C., Saravanos D. A.,  “Investigation of Carbon Nanotube Electromechanical Behavior Using Nanoscale Models”. COMP-07: 6th International Symposium on Advanced Composite Technologies, paper COMP2007-088, 16 - 18 May 2007, Corfu, Greece.
  • Chrysochoidis N.A., Anyfantis K.N. and Saravanos D.A. “Effect of Delamination on the High Frequency Wave Dispersion of Composite Beams with Active Piezosensors”, COMP-07: 6th International Symposium on Advanced Composite Technologies, 16 - 18 May 2007, Corfu, Greece.
  • Bottai, G.S., Chrysochoidis, N.A., Giurgiutiu, V. and Saravanos, D.A. “Analytical and Experimental Evaluation of Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors Performance for Lamb Waves based Structural Health Monitoring in Composite Laminates”, Proceedings SPIE Smart Structures and Materials & Non-Destructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, Vol. 6532, paper 6532-22, 18-22 Mar. 2007.
  • Theodosiou T. C. and Saravanos D. A. “Molecular Mechanics Based Finite Element For Carbon Nanotube Modeling”, ASME CANEUS 2006, Micro-Nano Technology for Aerospace Applications, Aug. 27-Sept. 1, 2006, Toulouse, France.
  • Chrysochoidis N. A.  and Saravanos D. A. “2D Layerwise Modeling of High-Frequency Modal Response in Delaminated Composite Beams with Active Piezoelectric Sensors,”  3rd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Granada, Spain, July 5-7, 2006.  
  • Chrysochoidis N. A.  and Saravanos D. A. “Realistic Layerwise Models for the Dynamic Response of Delaminated Composite Beams with Active Piezoelectric Sensors,” 16th International Conference on Adaptive Structures Technologies, Paris, Oct. 10-12, 2005.
  • Chrysochoidis N. A.  and Saravanos D. A. “Layerwise Dynamic Response Models for Delaminated Composite Beams with Active Piezoelectric Sensors,” AIAA paper AIAA 2005-2186, 46th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference – Adaptive Structures Conference, Austin, TX, April 18‑21, 2005.
  • Chrysochoidis N. A.  and Saravanos D. A. “Modeling the Effects of Delaminations on the Static and Dynamic Response of Piezo-Composite Laminates using Layerwise Mechanics,”  2nd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Munich, July 7-9, 2004.  
  • N. A. Chrysochoidis, S. Tzoutzouli,  and D. A. Saravanos, “Identifying the Temperature Effect on the Damped Response of Composite Beams Using Piezoceramic Actuators and Sensors,”  11th European Conference on Composite Materials, Rhodes, May 31-Jun. 3, 2004.
  • Plagianakos T. S. and Saravanos D. A. “Free-Vibration of Adaptive Sandwich Composite Beams with Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors Using Coupled High-Order Layerwise Mechanics,” 11th European Conference on Composite Materials, Rhodes, May 31-Jun. 3, 2004.
  • Saravanos D. A., Varelis D., Plagianakos T., Chrysochoidis N., Philippidis T. and Antoniou A. “Modeling and Design of Composite Wind Turbine Blades for Enhanced Damping,”  EWEA 2004-The Science of Making Torque from Wind  Conference, Delft, NL, April 20-22, 2004.
  • Plagianakos T. S., Saravanos D. A. and Chrysochoidis N. A. “Analysis of Adaptive Sandwich Composite Beams with Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors using Coupled High-Order Layerwise Mechanics,” AIAA paper 2004-1716,  45th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference – Adaptive Structures Conference, Palm Springs, CA, April 19‑22, 2004.
  • Varelis D. and Saravanos D. A. “Coupled Finite Element for Non-Linear Laminated Piezoelectric Composite Shells With Applications to Buckling and Postbuckling Behavior,”  AIAA paper 2004-1715,  45th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference – Adaptive Structures Conference, Palm Springs, CA, April 19‑22, 2004.
  • Saravanos D. A., Varelis D., “Mixed‑field Finite Element for the Nonlinear Effects of Large Deflections and Stress Stiffening on the Free Vibration of Adaptive Piezoelectric Plates” Proceedings, International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering & Sciences (ICCES03), July 24-29, 2003, Corfu, Greece.
  • Saravanos D. A., Varelis D., Plagianakos T., Chrysochoidis N.,  Philippidis T.P.,  Antoniou A. “A Shear Beam Finite Element for Predicting the Damping of Composite Wind‑Turbine Blades,” Proceedings, 2003 European Wind Energy Conference, Madrid, Spain, Jun. 16-19, 2003.
  • Chrysohoidis N.A. and  Saravanos D. A. “Composite Damping Characterization Using Induced Piezoelectric Strain Actuation”, 5th International Symposium on Advanced Composites, Corfu, Greece, 5‑7 May 2003.
  • Plagianakos T. S. and Saravanos D. A. “Higher Order Layerwise Mechanics and Finite Element for the Damped Dynamic Characteristics of Sandwich Composite Beams” 5th International Symposium on Advanced Composites, Corfu, Greece, 5‑7 May 2003.
  • Varelis D. and Saravanos D. A.,  “Small Amplitude Vibrational Response of Adaptive  Piezoelectric Plates Subject to Large Deflections and Initial Stresses”,  5th International Symposium on Advanced Composites, Corfu, Greece, 5‑7 May 2003.
  • Varelis D. and Saravanos D. A.,   “Non-linear Mechanics for Piezoelectric Composite Plates with Applications to Buckling and Postbuckling Behavior,”  Proceedings, 13th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, CRC Press, Postdam, Germany, Oct. 7-10, 2002.
  • Chrysohoidis N.A. and  Saravanos D. A  “Effects of Delaminations on the Damped Dynamic Response of composite beams with piezoelectric sensors and actuators,” Proceedings of the 1st European Workshop on Structural Health Monitroring, Ed. D.L. Balageas, Paris 10-12 2002, pp. 179-186
  • Plagianakos T. S. and Saravanos D. A  “Hybrid Damped Composite Plates with Viscoelastic Composite Plies And Shunted Piezoelectric Layers,” AIAA paper 2002-1364, 43rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - 10th Adaptive Structures Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 22‑25, 2002.
  • Varelis D. and Saravanos D. A., “Coupled Finite Element  For The Non-linear Response of Laminated Piezoelectric Composite Structures”,  AIAA paper 2002-1442, 43rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - 10th Adaptive Structures Conference, Denver, Colorado, April 22‑25, 2002.
  • Saravanos D. A. and Varelis D. “Nonlinear Mechanics and Buckling Analysis of Smart Composite Shells with Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, New York, Nov. 11-16, 2001.
  • Saravanos D. A. and Varelis D. “Linear Buckling Analysis of Smart Composite Shells with Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors,”  6th National Congress on Mechanics, Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2001.
  • Plagianakos T. S. and Saravanos D. A. “Mechanics and Finite Element for the Damped Dynamic Characteristics of Curvilinear Laminates and Composite Shell Structures,”   2nd Hellenic Conference on Composite Materials and Structures, Patras, Greece, June 2001.
  • Varelis D. and Saravanos D. A. “Nonlinear Finite Element for Buckling of Adaptive Composite Plates with Embedded Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors,”   2nd Hellenic Conference on Composite Materials and Structures, Patras, Greece, June 2001.
  • Saravanos D. A. and Christoforou A. P. “Impact of Smart Cylindrical Piezoelectric-Composite Laminated Shells,” 2nd Hellenic Conference on Composite Materials and Structures, Patras, Greece, June 2001.
  • Saravanos D. A. and Christoforou A. P.  “Impact Response of Adaptive Piezoelectric Laminated Plates,” AIAA paper 2000-1498,  41st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC SDM Conference and Adaptive Structures Forum, Atlanta, GA, Apr. 3-6, 2000.
  • Lee H. J. and Saravanos D.A.  “Mixed Multi-Field Finite Element Formulation for Thermopiezoelectric Composite Shells,” Proceedings of SPIE, Smart Structures and Materials Conference, Vol. 3667, Newport Beach, CA. Mar. 1-5, 1999.
  • Saravanos D. A.  “Passively Damped Laminated Piezoelectric Shell Structures with  Integrated Electric Networks,” AIAA 99-1543, 40th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC SDM Conference and Adaptive Structures Forum, St. Louis, Missouri ,  Apr. 12-15  1999.
  • Saravanos D.A.  “Analysis of Damping in Composite plates with Passive Piezoelectric-Resistor Elements,”  1st Hellenic Conference on Composite Materials and Structures, Xanthi, Greece, July 1997
  • Lee H. J. and Saravanos D.A.,”The effect of Temperature Induced Material Property Variations on Piezoelectric Composite Plates,"  AIAA -97-1355, 38th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC SDM Conference and Adaptive Structures Forum, Kissimmee, FL, April 7-10, 1997, pp. 1781-1788.
  • Kaljevic I. and Saravanos D.A., "Coupled Analysis of Smart Structures Surrounding Acoustic Enclosures," AIAA paper 96-3996, 6th AIAA/USAF/NASA/ISSMO Symprosium on Multidiciplinary Analysis and Optimization, Bellevue, WA, Sept. 4-6, 1996.
  • Lee H. J. and Saravanos D.A., "Analysis of Piezoceramic Composite Plates with Thermally Induced Bending and Twisting,"  AIAA -96-1277-CP, 37th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC SDM Conference and Adaptive Structures Forum, Salt Lake City, UT, April 18-19, 1996.
  • Saravanos D.A. and Heyliger P.R. "Multi-Field Layerwise Mechanics for Smart Composite Structures with Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors," Comp' 95 & 5th Europe-Japan Bilateral Colloqium on Composite Materials, Corfu, Greece, Sept. 18-22, 1995.
  • Lee H. J. and Saravanos D. A., "Layerwise Analysis of Composite Structures in Thermal Environments,"  Proceedings, ASME International ME 95 Congress and Exposition, San Fransisco, Nov. 12-17, 1995.
  • Saravanos D. A. and Hopkins D. A. , "Local Stresses in Composite Plates With Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors Using a Discrete-Layer Theory,"  Proceedings, ASME International ME 95 Congress and Exposition, San Francisco, Nov. 12-17, 1995.
  • Heyliger P. R., Brooks S., and Saravanos D. A., "Planar Dynamics of Finite Piezoelectric Laminates: Exact and Discrete-Layers Solutions," ASCE Engineering Mechanics Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, May 21-24, 1995.
  • Lee H. J. and Saravanos D. A.., "On the Response of Piezoelectric Composite Structures in Thermal Environments," 36th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC SDM Conference and Adaptive Structures Forum, New Orleans, LA, April 10-13, 1995.
  • Saravanos D. A., Birman V. and Hopkins D. A., "Micromechanics and Stress Analysis of Composites with Shape Memory Alloy Fibers in Uniform Thermal Fields," 36th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/ AHS/ASC SDM Conference and Adaptive Structures Forum, 95-1210, New Orleans, LA, April 10-13, 1995. (NASA TM-107011)
  • Birman V., Saravanos D. A., and Hopkins D. A., "Sensory Composite Beams for Delamination Detection in Thermal Environments," Adaptive Structures and Composite Materials, eds. E. Garcia, H. Cudney, A. Dasgupta, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, AD-Vol. 45-MD-Vol. 54, ASME, 1994, pp. 351-356.
  • Saravanos D. A., Lin Y.J., Choi B.B. and Hopkins D.A., "On Smart Composite Structures for Active Tip Clearance Control," Adaptive Structures and Composite Materials, eds. E. Garcia, H. Cudney, A. Dasgupta, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, AD-Vol. 45-MD-Vol. 54, ASME, 1994, pp. 145-153.
  • Saravanos D. A., Heyliger P. R. and Hopkins D. A. "Mechanics for the Coupled Dynamic Response of Active/Sensory Composite Structures," AIAA paper 94-1756-CP, AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum, Hilton Head, SC, April 21-22, 1994, pp. 199-209.
  • Saravanos D. A., Birman V. and Hopkins D. A., "Detection of Delaminations in Composite Beams Using Piezoelectric Sensors,"AIAA paper 94-1754-CP, AIAA/ASME Adaptive Structures Forum, Hilton Head, SC, April 21-22, 1994, pp. 181-191.
  • Davy D.T., Saravanos D.A., Hopkins D. A., and Chamis C. C. "Numerical Optimization and Composite Modeling Techniques Applied to Orthopaedic Implants," Proceedings, 39th International SAMPE Symposium and Exposition, Apr. 11-14, 1994, Anaheim, CA.
  • Heyliger P. R. and Saravanos D. A., 1993, "On Discrete-Layer Mechanics for Health Monitoring Application In Smart Composite Structures," Adaptive Structures and Material Systems, eds. G.P. Carman and E. Garcia, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, AD-Vol. 35, ASME, pp. 303-312.
  • Saravanos, D. A., 1993, "Mechanics for the Effects of Delaminations on the Dynamic Characteristics of Composite Lami­nates," Dynamic Characteristics of Advanced Materials, Eds. P.K. Raju and R.F. Gibson, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, NCA-Vol 16/AMD-Vol. 172, ASME, pp. 11-21.
  • Saravanos D. A. and Chamis C. C., "Process/Composite Concurrent Tailoring of SiC/Ti Composites," Characterization of Fibre Reinforced Titanium Matrix Composites, AGARD Report 796, 1993, pp. 16.1-16.7.
  • Blake T.A., Saravanos D.A., Waters S.A., Davy D.T., and Hopkins D. A. "Optimal Design of Composite Hip Implants using NASA Technology,"  NASA Technology 2002 Conference, Dec. 1-3, 1992, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Blake T.A., Davy D.T., Saravanos D.A., and Hopkins D. A. "Numerical Optimization of Composite Hip Stem Designs Under Different Loading Conditions," Proceedings, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Nov. 8-13, 1992, Anaheim, CA.
  • Blake T.A., Davy D.T., Saravanos D.A., and Hopkins D. A. "Numerical Optimization of Composite Hip Endoprosthesis under Different Loading Conditions," Proceedings, 4th AIAA/AIR FORCE/NASA/OAI Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, Sept. 21-23, 1992, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Saravanos, D. A. "Analysis and Optimal Design of Thick Composite Structures with Passive Damping Considerations," Proceedings, 4th AIAA/AIR FORCE/NASA/OAI Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, Sept. 21-23, 1992, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Saravanos, D. A. and Chamis C. C., "Damped Dynamic Characteristics of Specialty Composite Materials and Structures," Proceedings, Symposium on Vibroacoustic Characterization of Materials and Structures, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, Nov. 8-13, 199
  • Morel M. R., Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis C. C., "Optimization of the Fabrication Process to Improve the In-Service Loading Capacity of Metal-Matrix Composites," Proceedings, 6th U.S.-Japan Conference on Composite Materials, Orlando, FL, June 22-24, 1992. (NASA TM forthcoming)
  • Morel M. R., Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis C. C., "Tailored Metal-Matrix Laminates for High-Temperature Performance," Proceedings, 37th SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition, Anaheim, California, March, 1992. (NASA TM in press)
  • Saravanos, D. A., "The Effects of Interply Damping Layers on the Dynamic Response of Composite Structures," AIAA Paper 91-1124-CP, 32nd AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Baltimore, MA, Apr. 8‑10, 1991. (NASA TM 104497)
  • Saravanos, D. A., and Morel M., "Concurrent Fabrication-Material Tailoring of Metal-Matrix Laminates under Thermomechanical Loading," AIAA Paper 91-1044-CP, 32nd AIAA Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, AIAA Paper 91-1044-CP, Baltimore, MA, Apr. 8‑10, 1991.
  • Morel M. R., Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis C. C., "Interphase Layer Optimization of MMCs with Fabrication Considerations," Proceedings, 36th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition, San Diego, California, Apr. 18‑18, 1991. (NASA TM 105166)
  • Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis, C. C., ``Integrated Mechanics for the Passive Damping of Polymer-Matrix Composites and Composite Structures,'' ASTM Symposium on Mechanics and Mechanisms of Material Damping, March 13-15, 1991. (NASA TM 104346)  
  • Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis, C. C., ``Integrated Optimization of Composite Structures for Advanced Damped Dynamic Characteristics,'' Proceedings of Damping '91, Feb. 13-15, 1991 (Wright-Patterson AFB, WL-TR--91-3078).
  • Morel M. R., Saravanos D. A., and Chamis C. C., "Interphase Layer Optimization for Metal-Matrix Composites with Fabrication Considerations," 15th Annual Mechanics of Composites Review, Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 24-25, 1990.    
  • Morel, M., Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis C. C., "Micromechanical and Fabrication Processes Optimization for Advanced Metal‑Matrix Composites," Proceedings, Structural Engineering and Optimization, eds. J. Zarka and O. Ohtmer, Los Angeles, California, Nov.  5-6, 1990, pp.245-254.    
  • Davy D., Saravanos D. A., Chamis C. C., and Hopkins D., ``Optimization of Tibial Knee Implants,'' 1st World Congress of Biomechanics, Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 1990, San Diego, CA.
  • Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis, C. C., ``Multi‑Objective  Shape and Material Optimal Design of Composite Structures  Including Damping,'' 31st AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural  Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Long Beach, California,  Apr. 2‑4, 1990.   
  • Saravanos, D. A. et. al., ``Optimal Fabrication  Processes for Advanced Metal‑Matrix Composites: A  Computational Simulation,'' Proceedings, 35th International SAMPE Symposium and Exposition, Anaheim, California, Apr. 2‑5, 1990.   
  • Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis, C. C., ``An Integrated  Methodology for Optimizing  Structural Composite Damping,''  Proceedings, Symposium on Plastics and Plastic Composites, 1989 ASME Winter Annual Meeting, AMD-Vol. 104, San  Francisco, California, Dec. 10-15, 1989, pp. 167-180.  
  • Lamancusa, J. S., Saravanos, D. A., and Sommer, H. J. III, ``Shape Optimization of Robotic Manipulators for Maximum  Stiffness and Load Carrying Capacity,'' Proceedings, 15th  ASME Design Automation Conference, Vol. No. H0509B, Montreal, Canada, Sep. 17-21, 1989.   
  • Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis, C. C., ``Tailoring of  Composite Links for Optimal Damped Elasto‑Dynamic  Performance,'' Proceedings, 15th ASME Design Automation  Conference, Vol. No. H0509C, Montreal, Canada, Sep. 17-21, 1989.   
  • Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis, C. C., ``Computational  Simulation of Damping in Composite Structures,'' 2nd National Congress  in Applied Mechanics, June 29‑July 1, 1989, Athens, Greece.   
  • Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis, C. C., ``Mechanics of Damping  for Fiber Composite Laminates Including Hygro‑Thermal  Effects,'' Proceedings, 30th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural  Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Paper No. 89‑1191‑CP,  Apr. 1989, Mobile, Alabama, pp. 296-303.
  • Saravanos, D. A., and Chamis, C. C., ``Mechanics of Composite Damping,'' 13th Annual Mechanics of Composites Review, Bal Harbour, Florida, Nov. 2-3, 1988.  
  • Saravanos, D. A., and Lamancusa, J. S., ``Designing High‑ Performance Robotic Manipulators with Structural  Optimization and Composite Materials,'' Proceedings, 1st National Symposium on Automation and Robotics, Dec. 1987,  Athens, Greece.