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System Dynamics Laboratory


RESEARCH

RESEARCH TOPICS

The following research topics are carried out at the present time

  • Uncertainty quantification, identification and propagation in large scale simulations of complex mechanical systems
  • Fatigue lifetime predictions in the entire body of metallic structures using limited number of sensors
  • Active Structural Control
  • Finite element structural model updating and validation on vehicle and bridge structures
  • Structural damage detection and identification using vibration measurements
  • Fatigue reliability of vibratory systems under random loading
  • Design optimization under uncertainty, structural design optimization based on fatigue
  • Topology optimization of structures under loading and structural uncertainty

SOFTWARE

The following software has been developed by the research staff of the lab

The following software is under development by the research staff of the lab

  • GUI software for design optimization under uncertainty

PROJECTS

Title: Management of Uncertainties in Structural Response and Reliability Simulations using Measured Data   Code:
Funding: Greek Ministry of Education (Hrakleitos II)   Budget: 45,000 Euro €
Partners: University of Thessaly   Responsible:  
Duration: 2010 - 2013  
 
Title: Advanced Methods for Structural Health Monitoring   Code:
Funding: IKYDA – Promotion of the Exchange and Scientific Collaboration between Greece and Germany   Budget: total: 10.000 €, UTH: 10.000 €
Partners: University of Thessaly, Greece University of Siegen, Germany   Responsible:  
Duration: 2007 - 2008  
 
Title: Dynamic Response and Design Optimisation of Vehicle Structures   Code:
Funding: Ministry of Development — Secretariat of Research & Technology   Budget: total:139.000 €, UTH:60.000 €
Partners: University of Thessaly (UTH), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Responsible:  
Duration: 2005 - 2008  
 
Title: Development of a Structural Identification and Damage Detection Methodology   Code:
Funding: Ministry of Education   Budget: total: 33.000 €, UTH: 33.000 €
Partners: University of Thessaly (UTH)   Responsible:  
Duration: 2003 - 2005  
 
Title: Development of a Health Monitoring System for Bridges   Code:
Funding: Greek Earthquake Planning and Protection Organisation   Budget: total: 58.000 €, UTH: 39.000 €
Partners: University of Thessaly (UTH), Institute of Engng Seismology and Earthquake Engng (ITSAK)   Responsible:  
Duration: 2001 - 2003  
 
Title: Development of a Monitoring System for the Dynamic Behaviour and Assessment of Structural Integrity of Important Bridges of Egnatia Odos   Code:
Funding: EGNATIA ODOS A.E.   Budget: total: 58.000 €, UTH: 44.000 €
Partners: University of Thessaly (UTH), Institute of Engng Seismology and Earthquake Engng (ITSAK)   Responsible:  
Duration: 2001 - 2003  
 
Title: Detection and Prevention of Leakages in Water Pipe Networks   Code:
Funding: Ministry of Development — Secretariat of Research & Technology   Budget: total: 150.000 €, UTH: 47.000 €
Partners: Athens Water and Sewerage Company (EYDAP), University of Thessaly (UTH)   Responsible:  
Duration: 2001 - 2003  
 
Title: Development of a System for the Modal Identification and Health Monitoring in Structures of Critical Importance   Code:
Funding: Ministry of Development — Secretariat of Research & Technology   Budget: total: 159.000 €, UTH: 48.000 €
Partners: University of Patras (UPatras), University of Thessaly (UTH), Aristotle University   Responsible:  
Duration: 2000 - 2001