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

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