CURRICULUM VITAE
DANIEL VASILIKIS

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Mechanical Engineer, Ph.D.
PERSONAL DATA AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 30th January, 1984
Place of Birth: Rhodes, Greece
Address: Miaouli 58, Volos 38334, Greece
Phone: +30 2421074063
Mobile Phone: +30 6974208791
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EDUCATION

January 2013:Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering, Department of MechanicalEngineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece. Dissertation title: “Structural Behavior and Stability of Cylindrical Steel Shells with Lateral Confinement”, Advisor: Dr. S.A. Karamanos.

March 2008:Master of Science (Μ.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering, Title: “State-of-the-art Design and Analysis Methods in Industry”, Track: “Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing Processes”, Grade: 8.43/10, Department of MechanicalEngineering,University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.

July 2006:Diploma (5-year professional degree) in Mechanical Engineering, Specialization area: “Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing Processes”, Grade: 7.74/10, Department of MechanicalEngineering, UniversityofThessaly, Volos,Greece.

 

PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

2007 – Present:Research Associate in the Structural Mechanics Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.

2007 – 2010:Part-time Engineer in R&D department of Shelter S.A. Company, Larisa, Greece.

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013 – Present:Strain-based design of spiral-welded pipes for demanding pipeline applications – SBD-SPIPE. Funded by RFCS, contract number: RFSR-CT-2013-00025, duration: July 2013 –June 2016.

2013 – Present:Numerical simulation of manufacturing process of hot mandrel bending of seamless elbows. Funded by Intersteel S.A.

2011 – Present:Bending resistance of spiral-welded steel tubes in Combiwalls – COMBITUBE. Funded RFCS, contract number: RFSR-CT-2011-00034, duration: July 2011 – June 2014.

2009 – 2012:Structural safety of industrial steel tanks, pressure vessels and piping systems under loading – INDUSE. Funded by RFCS, contract number: RFSR-CT-2009-00022.

2007 – 2010:Prefabricated steel structures for low-rise buildings in seismic areas – PRECASTEEL. Funded by RFCS, contract number: RFSR-CT-2007-00038.

2007 – 2010: Steel solutions for seismic retrofit and upgrade of existing constructions –STEELRETRO. Funded by RFCS, contract number: RFSR-CT-2007-00050.

 

SPECIALIZATION

Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Simulation, Structural Stability, Inelastic Behavior of Materials and Structures, Stress and Structural Analysis of Pipelines.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Software: ABAQUS, SAP2000, AUTOCAD.

Programming: FORTRAN, MATLAB, MATHEMATICA.

LANGUAGES

Greek (native), English, German.

AWARDS

  • From the Technical Chamber of Greece for graduating third of my class (top 6 %) from the MechanicalEngineering Department of the University
  • Third award in the 17th Annual ASME PVPD Ph.D. Student Paper Competition, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP), Prague, Czech Republic, July 2009.
  • Invited paper in 2013 Special Issue of ASME Applied Mechanics Reviews and Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology.
  • Outreach for Engineers Scholarship to attend the Specialty Outreach Forum and the OMAE 2013 Technical Conference, ASME, Nantes, France, June 2013.

PUBLICATIONS

Publications in International Journals

  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Stability of Confined Thin-Walled Steel Cylinders under External Pressure”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 21-32, January 2009.
  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Buckling Design of Confined Steel Cylinders under External Pressure”, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol. 133, No. 1, Paper Number: 011205, February 2011.
  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Mechanical Behavior and Wrinkling of Lined Pipes”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 49, No. 23-24, pp. 3432-3446, November 2012.
  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Mechanics of Confined Thin-Walled Cylinders Subjected to External Pressure”, Applied Mechanics Reviews, ASME, Vol. 66, No. 1, Paper Number: 010801, January 2014. [Invited paper, special issue on AMR and JPVT].

Publications in Conferences

  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Buckling of Unconfined and Confined Thin-Walled Steel Cylinders under External Pressure”, ASCE Pipelines Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2008.
  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Buckling Design of Confined Steel Cylinders under External Pressure”, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP2009-77216, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2009.[3rd Prize in Student Paper Competition, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP2009), Prague, Czech Rep.]
  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Buckling of Double-Wall Elastic Tubes under Bending”, 9th HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics, Limassol, Cyprus, July 2010.
  • Pappa, P., Vasilikis, D., Vazouras, P., and Karamanos, S.A., “On the Seismic Behavior and Design of Liquid Storage Tanks”, COMPDYN Conference, Corfu, Greece, May 2011.
  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Buckling of Clad Pipes under Bending and External Pressure”, 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, ASME, OMAE2011-49470, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, June 2011.
  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Numerical Simulation of Clad Pipe Structural Behavior under Bending Loading”, 7th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics, Athens, Greece, June 2011.
  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Buckling Design of Confined Steel Cylinders Under External Pressure”, 7th National Conference on Metal Structures, Volos, Greece, September 2011.
  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Wrinkling of Lined Pipes under Bending”, 22nd International Conference on Offshore (Ocean) and Polar Engineering, ISOPE2012-TCP-0748, Rhodes, Greece, June 2012.
  • Vasilikis, D. and Karamanos, S.A., “Wrinkling of Lined Steel Pipes under Bending”, 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, ASME, OMAE2013-11122, Nantes, France, June 2013.
  • Vasilikis, D., Karamanos, S.A., Van Es, S.H.J and Gresnigt, A.M., “Bending Deformation Capacity of Large-Diameter Spiral Welded Tubes”, 10th International Pipeline Conference, ASME, IPC2014-33231, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 2014.

Contribution to Manuals of Practice (MoP)

My work has been incorporated in the following ASCE Manuals of Practice for steel pipelines and penstocks.

  • American Society of Civil Engineers, “Buried Flexible Steel Pipe. Design and Structural Analysis”, ASCE Manuals & Reports for Engineering Practice, No. 119, 2009.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, “Design of Steel Penstocks”, ASCE Manuals & Reports for Engineering Practice, No. 79, Second Edition, 2012.

My work has been incorporated in the following ASCE Manuals of Practice for steel pipelines and penstocks.

Theses – Dissertations

  • Vasilikis, D. “Finite Element Analysis and Buckling of Tight-Fit-Pipes under External Pressure”, Diploma Thesis, Grade: 10/10, Advisor: Dr. S.A. Karamanos,Department of MechanicalEngineering, UniversityThessaly, Greece, July 2006.
  • Vasilikis, D. “Stability of Confined Thin-Walled Steel Cylinders under External Pressure”, Master of Science (M.Sc.) Thesis, Grade: 10/10, Advisor: Dr. S.A. Karamanos,Department of MechanicalEngineering, UniversityThessaly, Greece, February 2008.
  • Vasilikis, D. “Structural Behavior and Stability of Cylindrical Steel Shells with Lateral Confinement”, Doctor of Philosophy Advisor: Dr. S.A. Karamanos,Department of MechanicalEngineering, UniversityThessaly, Greece, December 2012.


OTHER ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE)
Reviewer in International Journals:
Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (JPVT)
Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (JPCF)
Reviewer in International Conferences:
Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE)
Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE)
Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference (PVP)

Spyros A. Karamanos, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering | University of Thessaly | Pedion Areos, Volos 38334, Greece
Phone: +30 - 24210 74086, 74360 | Fax : +30 - 24210 74360 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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