Impact Facility
Hi-Speed impact testing facility. Typical velocities are around 300m/s.
Impact Experiments and Numerical Models
Evaluation of Ballistic Limit and Damage
Material Characterization
Specialty material testing and characterization, using international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.)
Material Characterization
Prediction and Validation of Effective Composite Properties at Laminate Level
Piezoelectric Applications
Structural Health Monitoring Techniques
Active and Morphing Structures Facility
Experimental investigation of SMA-based active and morphing structures.
Shape Memory Alloy Applications
Morphing Structures
Coupon Fabrication and Instrumentation
Coupon fabrication and instrumentation following international standards (ISO, ASTM, etc.) and successful practices.
Nanoscale Modeling
Nanomechanics simulation and development of specialty numerical tools.
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)

 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".