Composite Bridge
Design, manufacturing and testing of a bridge fully made of advanced composites.
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.
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.
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)
Damped Composites
Experimental investigation of composites damping.
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.
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.

Structural Mechanics and Smart Materials Group

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics,
University of Patras, 26500 Rion-Patras, Greece
Tel +30-2610-969438 (Lab Secretary)
Fax + 30-2610-969417

email: saam [AT] mech [DOT] upatras [DOT] gr