Theofanis Plagianakos received his Diploma and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics of the University of Patras in 1999 and 2005, respectively. During his PhD Thesis (2000-2005) in the Smart Analysis and Active Materials Group he developed finite elements for the prediction of the damped dynamic response of composite structures with piezoelectric components. He has worked in the areas of inflatable beams (2006-2008, post- doctoral researcher at Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology) and engineering design of railway bogies (2009-2011, structural engineer at PROSE Ltd). He is currently working on actively controlling the impact response of smart sandwich structures in the context of a Marie Curie 2011 Intra-European Fellowship.
Structural Dynamics, Lightweight Structures, Finite Elements, Control Engineering, Fatigue Design
- Journal Papers:
Wever TE, Plagianakos TS, Luchsinger RH and Marti P, 2010. Effect of fabric webs on the static response of spindle-shaped Tensairity columns. Journal of Structural Engineering – ASCE, 136(4), pp. 410-418.
Plagianakos TS and Saravanos DA, 2009. High-order layerwise finite element for the damped free-vibration response of thick composite and sandwich composite plates. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 77(11), pp. 1593-1626.
Plagianakos TS, Teutsch U, Crettol R and Luchsinger RH, 2009. Static response of a spindle-shaped Tensairity column to axial compression. Engineering Structures, 31(8), 1822-1831.
Plagianakos TSand Saravanos DA, 2009. Higher-order layerwise laminate theory for the prediction of interlaminar shear stresses in thick composite and sandwich composite plates. Composite Structures, 87 (1), pp. 23-35.
Saravanos DA, Varelis D, Plagianakos TSand Chrysochoidis N, 2006. A shear beam finite element for the damping analysis of laminated composite blades.Journal of Sound and Vibration, 291(3-5), pp.802-823.
Plagianakos TS and Saravanos DA, 2005. Coupled high-order shear layerwise analysis of adaptive sandwich composite beams with piezoelectric actuators and sensors. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal, 43(4), pp. 885-894.
Plagianakos TS and Saravanos DA, 2004. High-order layerwise mechanics and finite element for the damped dynamic characteristics of sandwich composite beams. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 41(24-25), pp. 6853-6871.
Plagianakos TSand Saravanos DA, 2003. Hybrid multidamped composite plates with viscoelastic composite plies and shunted piezoelectric layers. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 14(1), pp. 57-66.
Plagianakos TSand Saravanos DA, 2003. Mechanics and finite elements for the damped dynamic characteristics of curvilinear laminates and composite shell structures. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 263(2), pp. 399-414.
- Selected Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers:
Plagianakos TSand Saravanos DA, 2008. Coupled high-order layerwise laminate theory for sandwich composite plates with piezoelectric actuators and sensors. 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures Technologies (ICAST 2008), Ascona, CH.
Plagianakos TS, Luchsinger RH and Crettol R, 2008. Buckling of a spindle shaped Tensairity column under compression: A Numerical – Experimental Study. 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM8) and 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008), Venice, ITA.
Plagianakos TS,Saravanos DA and Chrisochoidis, N, 2004. Analysis of adaptive sandwich composite beams with piezoelectric actuators and sensors using coupled high- order layerwise mechanics. AIAA paper 2004-1716, 45th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC SDM Conference and Adaptive Structures Forum, Palm Springs, California, US.
Saravanos DA, Varelis, D, Plagianakos TS, Chrisochoidis N, Assimakopoulou T, Antoniou A and Philippidis TP, 2004. Modeling and design of composite wind-turbine blades for enhanced damping. The Science of Making Torque from Wind (European Wind Energy Association special topic conference), Delft, NL.
Plagianakos TSand Saravanos DA, 2002. Hybrid damped composite plates with viscoelastic composite plies and shunted piezoelectric layers. AIAA paper 2002-1364, 43rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference – 10th AIAA Adaptive Structures Conference, Denver, Colorado, US.