Simulating structural behavior



Industrial Components

Steel Tubular Structures

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The Group of Structural Mechanics is within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and specializes in the simulation of the structural behavior of structures and structural components, under severe loading conditions that may threaten their structural integrity.
Simulation is mainly numerical through the development of nonlinear finite element models, whereas key experiments are also performed in support of the numerical work.
The Group is very active in funded research through a wide network of international collaborations, and offers high-level services to the steel construction industry and the oil & gas sector.



Past Students

George E. Varelis, PhD: currently at PDL Solurions LTD (

Daniel Vasilikis, PhD: currently at Technip SA (


Spyros A. Karamanos
Patricia Pappa
Aglaia E. Pournara
Polynikis Vazouras
Maria Vathi
Giannoula Chatzopoulou
Gregory Sarvanis

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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