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)


Nikolaos A. Chrysochoidis
Dr Mechanical & Aeronautics Engineer

Contact info:

Structural Mechanics and Smart Materials Group, 
Applied Mechanics Lab,
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics,
University of Patras, 26504 Rion-Patras, Greece

Tel: +30-2610-996878
nchr [AT] mech [DOT] upatras [DOT] gr

Biographical Notes

Research Faculty in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics at the University of Patras. He holds a Ph. D. (2008) in Mechanical Engineering and BS/MS (2001) in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Patras. He was visiting scientist (Grantholder-30) for 3 years (2012-2015) in the ISPRA-EU Research Center in Italy working on the integration of smart devices in composite container structures for SHM and energy harvesting applications. He has fifteen years of experience in active materials, modeling, and damage detection in composite structures. He has published over 50 refereed journals articles and conference papers in the area of damage detection via analytical modeling and experimental investigation. He has participated in various Research Programs supported by Greek National Funds (Greek Ministry of Education), European Funds (FP6, FP7, CleanSky JTI, ESA etc.) and US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). He is a member of AIAA and is a registered member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.

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