Design and Manufacturing
The Group is highly trained on the whole manufacturing process; from concept to final product.
Composite Bridge
Design, manufacturing and testing of a bridge fully made of advanced composites.
Damped Composites
Experimental investigation of composites damping.
Nanoscale Modeling
Nanomechanics simulation and development of specialty numerical tools.
Impact Facility
Hi-Speed impact testing facility. Typical velocities are around 300m/s.
Coupon Fabrication and Instrumentation
Coupon fabrication and instrumentation following international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.) and successful practices.
Quality Assessment
Investigation of fabricated specimens using C-Scan facility for the identification of damage and impurities.
Active and Morphing Structures Facility
Experimental investigation of SMA-based active and morphing structures.
Modeling of Morphing Structures
Numerical modeling and simulations of morphing structures and components.
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.)
Damage Simulation
Development of specialty Finite Elements and numerical tools for the simulation of damage initiation and propagation in composites.

 Christoforos Rekatsinas

Christoforos S. Rekatsinas, PhD
Mechanical & Aeronautics Engineer

Contact info:

Structural Mechanics and Smart Materials Group, 
Applied Mechanics Lab,
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics,
University of Patras, 26500 Rion-Patras, Greece

Tel: +30-2610-969445
Fax: +30-2610-969417

xrek [AT] mech [DOT] upatras [DOT] gr

Biographical Notes

Undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Patras (Diploma in Mechanical & Aeronautics Engineering, 2010). Since September 2012, he has been working at the Computer Center of the Mechanical  Engineering & Aeronautics Dept. as Assistant Administrator. He is now a Ph D candidate at Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras (Structural Analysis & Active Materials Group); thesis topic: "STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY EVALUATION  FOR COMPOSITE STRUCTURES BASED ON THE STUDY OF WAVE PROPAGATION USING ACTIVE PIEZOCERAMIC SENSORS WITH INNOVATIVE TIME DOMAIN SPECTRAL FINITE ELEMENTS".