Design and Manufacturing
The Group is highly trained on the whole manufacturing process; from concept to final product.
Quality Assessment
Investigation of fabricated specimens using C-Scan facility for the identification of damage and impurities.
Coupon Fabrication and Instrumentation
Coupon fabrication and instrumentation following international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.) and successful practices.
Damage Simulation
Development of specialty Finite Elements and numerical tools for the simulation of damage initiation and propagation in composites.
Nanoscale Modeling
Nanomechanics simulation and development of specialty numerical tools.
Material Characterization
Specialty material testing and characterization, using international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.)
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)
Active and Morphing Structures Facility
Experimental investigation of SMA-based active and morphing structures.
Composite Bridge
Design, manufacturing and testing of a bridge fully made of advanced composites.
Modeling of Morphing Structures
Numerical modeling and simulations of morphing structures and components.
Damped Composites
Experimental investigation of composites damping.
Impact Facility
Hi-Speed impact testing facility. Typical velocities are around 300m/s.
  • “Linear and Nonlinear Lamb wave SHM methods for Composite Materials and Structures”, 2nd International Conference on Airworthiness and Fatigue (ICAF-2014), Univ. of Patras, Greece.
  • “Nonlinear In-Situ Wave SHM Method for Composites Laminates using Active Piezoceramic Sensors”, DAMAS 2013: 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, July 8-10, 2013, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
  • “Structural Dynamics and Simulation of Wind Turbine Blades”, SYSWIND Summer School, 16 - 20 July 2012, Univ. of Patras, Greece
  • “Damping of Composite Laminates and Structures”, Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, Sept 7-8, 2011.
  • “A Nonlinear Damped Beam Finite Element for the Vibration of Composite Blades Under Large Deformations”, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Mar. 2011.
  • “Layerwise Mechanics Models for Piezocomposite Materials and Structures”, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Apr. 2005.
  • "Update on Mechanics and Analytical Models for Smart Piezoelectric Composite Structures," 5th Annual Workshop: Enabling Technologies for Smart Aircraft Systems, NASA Langley Research Center, May 14-16, 1996.
  • "Layerwise Mechanics and Finite Elements for Smart Composite Structures with Piezoelectric Actuators and Sensors," 4th Annual Workshop: Advances in Smart Materials for Aerospace Applictions, NASA Langley Research Center, May 4-5, 1995.