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

Current Projects

  • INTELLICONT: Development and Manufacturing of Intelligent Lightweight Composite Aircraft Container (2018-2020). CleanSky 2 JTI.
  • BLADEOUT: CROR Blade-Out Impact Simulations and Sample Manufacturing (2016-2019). CleanSky 2 JTI, 686813.
  • TAVAC:Technologies for Active Vibration and Acoustic Comfort (2016-2019), CleanSky 2 JTI.

Completed Projects

  • InnWind: Innovative wind conversion systems (10-20MW) for offshore applications (2012-2017). FP7-ENERGY, GRA- 308974
  • Graphene: Graphene and its Nanocomposites: Production, Properties and Applications (2012-2017). Thalis National Project
  • OPENAIR: Optimisation for low Environmental Noise impact Aircraft (2009-2014). FP7-TRANSPORT
  • FIMAC: Fast impact cross-analysis methodology for composite leading edge structures (2014-2015). CleanSky JTI, SGO-02-073
  • FlexSense: Flexible sensor coopearation for structural health diagnorsis/prognosis (2014-2015). CleanSky-JTI, GRA-01-054.
  • MOSKIN: Morphing Skin with a Tailored Non-conventional Laminate (2012-2014). CleanSky-JTI, GRA-298164
  • SMyTE: Shape Memory Alloy Trailing Edge (2012-2013).FP7-CleanSky JTI, GRA-02-015
  • WISMOS: Wireless Integrated Strain Monitoring and Simulation System (2011-2012). CleanSky JTI, ECO-01-005
  • IIMEC: International Institute of Multifunctional Materials for Energy Conversion (2010-2013). NSF, USA
  • Preliminary Studies on Damage Tolerant Strategies for Composite Damage Detection and Health Monitoring (2008-2009). EOARD Grant
  • Integrated Wind Turbine Design (2005-2009). FP6-Energy
  • NOESIS: Aerospace Nanotube Hybrid Composite Structures with Sensing and Actuating Capabilities (2005-2009). FP6-Aerospace
  • Pythagoras: Smart Mechanical Structures with Stochastic Damage Self-Detection Capability (2005-2006). Hellenic Ministry of Education
  • International Collaboration on Predictive Μethodologies for the Design of Lamb-Wave Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring (2004-2007). NSF, USA
  • CNT: Modeling of Electromechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes and Nano-Composite Materials (2003-2006). K. Karatheodori Research Program, Univ. of Patras
  • Heracleitos: Smart Piezoelectric Composites with Damage Self-Monitoring Capabilities (2002-2006). Hellenic Ministry of Education
  • DAMPBLADE: Wind Turbine Rotor Blades For Enhanced Aeroelastic Stability And Fatigue Life Using Passively Damped Composites (2000-2004). FP5-ENERGIE ΕΝΚ6-CT2000-00320
  • EPET-II: Design & Development of a Composite Bridge (1999-2001). National Research Program EPET-II; Inst. of Chemical Engineering