POLYNIKIS VAZOURAS

Research Associate
Structural Mechanics Group
Mechanical Engineering
University of Thessaly


Personal Data


Date of birth : 10/02/1983
Nationality: Hellenic
Address : Dim Georgiadou 117 st.,
Volos, p.c.38333, Greece
Mobile : +30 6942224750
Telephone : +30 2421023167
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Education

Today:

Doctoral Candidate in Structural Civil Engineering:
«Mechanical behavior of buried steel pipelines under ground-induced actions»
University of Thessaly,
Faculty of Engineering,
Department of Civil Engineering,
Supervisor: P Dakoulas, Dr. Civil Engineer, Professor

2005-2007:

Master of Science Degree in «Applied Mechanics, Systems Modelling and Simulation»
University of Thessaly,
Faculty of Engineering,
Department of Civil Engineering

2000-2005:

Diploma in Civil Engineering, (5-year professional degree)
University of Thessaly,
Faculty of Engineering,
Department of Civil Engineering
Grade: 8.19/10.00, «Very Good»

Diploma Thesis:
« Effect Of a Liquefiable Soil On Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction(in Greek)»
Supervisor: P Dakoulas, Dr. Civil Engineer, Professor
Grade: 10.00/10.00 , «Excellent»


Research

  • Research interests: Computational Mechanics, Stability and Buckling, Finite elements, Inelastic
    Analysis of Materials and Structures, Analysis of Shells, Design & Analysis of Steel Structures,
    Design & Analysis of Pipelines and Industrial Structures, Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering.



Publications


Publications in International Scientific Journals (with reviewers)

2010:

Polynikis Vazouras, Spyros A. Karamanos and Panos Dakoulas ”Finite element analysis of buried steel pipelines under strike-slip fault displacements” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol 30, Issue 11, pp 1361–1376, November 2010.

2012:

Polynikis Vazouras, Spyros A. Karamanos and Panos Dakoulas “Mechanical behavior of buried steel pipelines crossing active strike-slip faults” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Vol 41, pp164-180, October 2012.

Publications in International Conference Proceedings (with reviewers)

2007:

Dakoulas, P., Kalyvas, G and Vazouras P., (2007), Effect Of A Liquefiable Soil Layer On Soil-Structure Interaction And Building Damage,4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Thessaloniki, June 2007, Greece

2009:

Vazouras P, Dakoulas, P., and Karamanos, S (2009), “Finite element analysis of buried pipelines under seismic-fault displacement”, Proceedings of COMPDYN 2009, Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Rhodes, Greece, June 2009

2011:

Patricia Pappa, Daniel Vasilikis, Polynikis Vazouras, and Spyros A. Karamanos (2011) “ON THE SEISMIC BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN OF LIQUID STORAGE TANKS” Proceedings of COMPDYN 2011, Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Corfu, Greece, May 2011

2011:

Vazouras P, Karamanos S., and Dakoulas P. (2011) “FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF BURIED STEEL PIPELINES UNDER STRIKE-SLIP FAULT DISPLACEMENTS” Proceedings of COMPDYN 2011, Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Corfu, Greece, May 2011

2011:

Vazouras P, Karamanos S., and Dakoulas P. (2011) “MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BURIED STEEL PIPELINES CROSSING STRIKE-SLIP SEISMIC FAULTS” Proceedings of OMAE2011 30th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering June 19-24, 2011, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2012:

Vazouras P, Karamanos S., and Dakoulas P. (2012) “NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF BURIED STEEL PIPELINES SUBJECTED TO SEISMIC-FAULT-INDUCED DEFORMATIONS” Proceedings of the 22nd International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Rhodes, Greece, June 2012

 


Awards-Scholarships

2006: Post Graduate scholarship from Bodossakis Foundation

2008: Honour Diploma from National Chamber of Greece for outstanding performance during undergraduate stydies

2008: Phd scholarship from A.G Leventis Foundation

2009: Phd scholarship from Education and European Culture Foundation


Participation in Research Projects


2005-2007:

Seismic Strengthening of Existing Structures -(ΕΠΑΝΤΥΚ)

Funded by: Technical Chamber of Greece

2007-2010:

Prefabricated steel structures for low-rise buildings in seismic areas –(PRECASTEEL).

Funded by: RFCS
contract number: RFSR-CT-2007-00038

2008-2011:

PERFORMANCE-BASED APPROACHES FOR HIGH STRENGTH TUBULAR COLUMNS AND CONNECTIONS UNDER EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE LOADINGS -(ATTEL)

Funded by: RFCS
contract number: RFSR-CT-2008-00037

2009-2012:

Structural safety of industrial steel tanks, pressure vessels and piping systems under seismic loading –(INDUSE).

Funded by: RFCS
contract number: RFSR-CT-2009-00022

2011-2014:

Safety of Buried Steel Pipelines Under Ground-Induced Deformations– (GIPIPE)

Funded by: RFCS
contract number: RFSR-CT-20011-00027


Publications in International Scientific Journals (with reviewers)


2010:

Polynikis Vazouras, Spyros A. Karamanos and Panos Dakoulas ”Finite element analysis of buried steel pipelines under strike-slip fault displacements” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol 30, Issue 11, pp 1361–1376, November 2010.

2012:

Polynikis Vazouras, Spyros A. Karamanos and Panos Dakoulas “Mechanical behavior of buried steel pipelines crossing active strike-slip faults” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Vol 41, pp164-180, October 2012.

 


Publications in International Conference Proceedings (with reviewers)


2007:

Dakoulas, P., Kalyvas, G and Vazouras P., (2007), Effect Of A Liquefiable Soil Layer On Soil-Structure Interaction And Building Damage,4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Thessaloniki, June 2007, Greece

2009:

Vazouras P, Dakoulas, P., and Karamanos, S (2009), “Finite element analysis of buried pipelines under seismic-fault displacement”, Proceedings of COMPDYN 2009, Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Rhodes, Greece, June 2009

2011:

Patricia Pappa, Daniel Vasilikis, Polynikis Vazouras, and Spyros A. Karamanos (2011) “ON THE SEISMIC BEHAVIOUR AND DESIGN OF LIQUID STORAGE TANKS” Proceedings of COMPDYN 2011, Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Corfu, Greece, May 2011

2011:

Vazouras P, Karamanos S., and Dakoulas P. (2011) “FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF BURIED STEEL PIPELINES UNDER STRIKE-SLIP FAULT DISPLACEMENTS” Proceedings of COMPDYN 2011, Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Corfu, Greece, May 2011

2011:

Vazouras P, Karamanos S., and Dakoulas P. (2011) “MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BURIED STEEL PIPELINES CROSSING STRIKE-SLIP SEISMIC FAULTS” Proceedings of OMAE2011 30th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering June 19-24, 2011, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2012:

Vazouras P, Karamanos S., and Dakoulas P. (2012) “NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF BURIED STEEL PIPELINES SUBJECTED TO SEISMIC-FAULT-INDUCED DEFORMATIONS” Proceedings of the 22nd International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Rhodes, Greece, June 2012


Foreign Language Knowledge:

English , German


Teaching experience:


  • 2010-2011: Supportive teaching of the course: Soilmechanics,1st Semester, Department
    of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly.
  • 2010-2011: Teaching of the course: «Mechanics», Department of Forestry and Natural
    Environment Administration, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa.
  • 2010-2011: Supportive teaching of the course: «Descriptive Geometry», Department of
    Forestry and Natural Environment Administration, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa.



Professional experience:

2005-2007:

« Doubiotis I. & partners»: Construction company specialized in buildings.


Activities:

2003:

In charge of the financial recourse committee, 2nd National conference of students civil engineers

2004-2005:

Member of civil engineers student board, in University of Thessaly

2006-2009:

Member of the permanent commission for Public Works, in Technical Chamber of Greece

2008:

Funding Member of the Post Graduates and Phd civil engineers association, University of Thessaly

2008-up today:

Treasurer of the Post Graduates and Phd civil engineers association board, University of Thessaly

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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