(2017-2020)

FASTCOLD: F atigue strength of COLD-formed structural steel details, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project NUMBER-745982-FASTCOLD, Partners: Fincon Consulting, Univ. of Pisa, RWTH Aachen, Univ. of Potro, University of Burgos, Univ. of Thessaly, SCL, Shelter, Univ. of Genoa, Fritz Schafer, European Racking Federation, [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly], https://fastcold-rfcs.com/

(2016-2019)

REFOS: Life-Cycle Assessment of a Renewable Energy Multi-Purpose Floating Offshore System, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project NUMBER-709526-REFOS, Partners: NTUA, CSM, Univ. of Thessaly, Europipe, Elliniki Technolomiki-Anemos, IDESA [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly], https://refos3.wixsite.com/refos

(2015-2018)

JABACO: Development of Modular Steel Jacket for Offshore Windfarms, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2015-00024, Partners: CSM, OCAS, Univ. of Thessaly, Ramboll, NTUA, IDESA [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly], http://jabaco.uth.gr/

(2014-2017)

INDUSE-2-SAFETY: Component fragility evaluation, seismic safety assessment and design of petrochemical plants under design-basis accident conditions, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2014-00025, Partners: Univ. of Trento, Univ. Roma III, CSM, Univ. of Thessaly, RWTH Aachen, Univ. of Liverpool, CEA, Walter TostoSpA, IGF MBH [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].

(2013-2016)

SBD-SPIPE: Strain-based design of spiral-welded pipes for demanding pipeline applications, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2013-00025, Partners: CSM, Univ. of Thessaly, SZMF, OCAS, UGhent, Corinth Pipe Works [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].

(2013-2016)

MATCH: Material Choice for Seismic Resistant Structures, Sponsor: European Commission, project RFSR-CT-2013-00024, Partners: RWTH Aachen, Univ. of Thessaly, NTUA, UPisa, Ruuki, ILVA [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].

(2012-2015)

UPGRADE: Contemporary Evaluation Methodology of Seismic Vulnerability and Upgrade of Port Facilities, Sponsor: General Secretariat of Research & Development, Athens, Greece, program THALES, Partners: NTUA, Univ. of Thessaly, Univ. of Thessaloniki [participant - senior researcher].

(2012-2015)

RASOR: Risk Assessment for the Seismic Protection of Industrial Facilities, Sponsor: General Secretariat of Research & Development, Athens, Greece, program THALES, Partners: NTUA Univ. of Thessaly, ITSAK, Univ. of Patras [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].

(2011-2014) ULCF: Ultra low cycle fatigue of steel under cyclic high-strain loading conditions, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2011-00029, Partners: Univ. of Porto, Univ. of Thessaly, CSM, CIMNE, RWTH Aachen, SZMF [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].
(2011-2014) COMBITUBE: Bending Resistance of Steel Tubes in CombiWalls, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2011-00034, Partners: Delft University of Technology, Univ. of Thessaly, Univ. of Edinburgh, BAM Infraconsult BV, Arcelor Mittal, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].
(2011-2014) GIPIPE: Safety of buried steel pipelines under ground-induced deformations, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2011-00027 (www.mie.uth.gr/gipipe), Partners: Univ. of Thessaly, CSM, TU Delft, NTU Athens, Corinth PipeWorks SA, Tebodin BV [Program Coordinator & Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].
(2010-2014) Structural integrity of steel oil & gas pipelines with local wall distortions, Sponsor: Ministry of Education, program HRAKLEITOS – Funding of PhD dissertation research, awarded to Aglaia E. Pournara - PhD candidate.
(2010-2013) INNO-HYCO: Innovative hybrid and composite steel-concrete structural solutions for building in seismic area, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2010-00025, Partners: University of Camerino, Italy, University of Liege, Belgium, Technical University of Aachen, Germany, University of Thessaly, Pisa Consortium Research, Italy, Shelter SA, Greece, Univ. of Thessaly (subcontractor of Shelter SA) [Scientific Responsible for U. Thessaly].
(2009-2012) INDUSE: Structural safety of industrial steel tanks, pressure vessels and piping systems under seismic loading, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2009-00022, (www.mie.uth.gr/induse), Partners: Univ. of Thessaly, CSM, Univ. of Trento, Delft University of Technology, RWTH Aachen, EBETAM AE, TechniPetroL Hellas SA [Program Coordinator &Scientific Responsible for U. Thessaly].
(2008-2011) ATTEL: Performance-based approaches for high strength tubular columns and connections under earthquake and fire loadings, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2008-00035, Partners: U. Trento, Centro Sviluppo Materialli, U. Liege, U. Thessaly, StahlbauPichler [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].
(2008-2011) HITUBES: Design and integrity assessment of high strength tubular structures for extreme loading conditions, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2008-00037, Partners:University of Trento, Centro Sviluppo Materialli, ISQ, Fundacion ITMA, KIMAB AB, University of Liege, University of Thessaly, StahlbauPichler [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].
(2007-2010) STEELRETRO: Steel solutions for seismic retrofit and upgrade of existing constructions, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2007-00050, Partners: RIVA AcciaioSpA, Italy, CERI University of Rome, Italy, Technical University of Aachen, Germany, University of Thessaly, Arcelor Profil Luxembourg SA, Luxemburg, Shelter SA, Greece, ISQ, Portugal, University of Pisa, Italy, Polytechnic University of Timosoara, Romania , Region of Tuscany, Italy, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].
(2007-2010) PRECASTEEL: Prefabricated steel structures for low-rise buildings in seismic areas, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2007-00038, Partners: ILVA SpA, Italy, University of Camerino, Italy, Technical University of Aachen, Germany, University of Thessaly, University of Pisa, Italy, University of Navarra, Spain, Ferriere Nord, Italy, Shelter SA, Greece, ISQ, Portugal, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland, OCAM s.r.l., Italy [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].
(2007-2010) OPUS: Optimising the seismic performance of steel and steel-concrete structures by standardising material quality control, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2007-00039, Partners: RIVA Acciaio spa, Italy, University of Liege, Belgium, Technical University of Aachen, Germany, University of Thessaly, Arcelor Profil Luxemburg SA, Luxemburg, INSA de Rennes, France, University of Pisa, Italy [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].
(2005-2008) FATHOMS: Fatigue behavior of high strength steels welded joints in offshore and marine systems, Sponsor: European Commission, RFCS program, project RFSR-CT-2005-00042, Partners: CSM, Italy, Corus, UK, ISQ, Portugal, SZMF, Germany, Univ. of Thessaly [participant - senior researcher].
(2001-2003) Development of Design Guidelines for the Seismic Design of Industrial Equipment, Sponsor: Greek Organization for Earthquake Planning and Protection. Partners: University of Thessaly, Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry, Thessaloniki, Greece [Scientific Responsible for U. of Thessaly].
(1995-1996) Fatigue Design Guide for Circular and Rectangular Hollow Section Multiplanar Joints. Sponsor: European Convention of Steel and Coal (ECSC). Partners: Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, TNO Bouw, The Netherlands [participant - researcher].
(1991-1993) Stability of Tubes Under External Pressure and Structural Loads.Sponsor: Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas, USA. Partners: The University of Texas at Austin, USA [participant - researcher].https://otrc.tamu.edu/

(1988-1992)

Structural Integrity of Offshore Pipelines. Sponsor: Offshore Technology Research Center (OTRC) – Texas, USA. Partners: The University of Texas at Austin, USA, Texas A&M University, USA [participant - researcher].https://otrc.tamu.edu/

Spyros A. Karamanos, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering | University of Thessaly | Pedion Areos, Volos 38334, Greece
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