Nanoscale Modeling
Nanomechanics simulation and development of specialty numerical tools.
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.
Damage Simulation
Development of specialty Finite Elements and numerical tools for the simulation of damage initiation and propagation in composites.
Damped Composites
Experimental investigation of composites damping.
Impact Facility
Hi-Speed impact testing facility. Typical velocities are around 300m/s.
Quality Assessment
Investigation of fabricated specimens using C-Scan facility for the identification of damage and impurities.
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.
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.)
Active and Morphing Structures Facility
Experimental investigation of SMA-based active and morphing structures.

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