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Savvas Triantafyllou

Associate Professor and First Year Senior Tutor, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Savvas is a Structural Engineer specializing in Computational Mechanics. Before coming to Nottingham, he was a Lecturer at Brunel University London (2013-2014) and previously a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) at Zurich (2012-2013). He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (2011), an Msc in Structural Analysis and Design (2006) and a Diploma in Civil Engineering (2004) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Dr. Triantafyllou is also a member of the Centre for Structural Engineering & Informatics Research Group.

Expertise Summary

Dr. Triantafyllou's primary research interest is in the nonlinear static and dynamic behaviour of structures and materials. He focuses on macro-modelling and micro-modelling computational methods to simulate the nonlinear response of large scale structures using smooth hysteretic models. Within this framework he has developed a family of hysteretic one-dimensional macro-elements and a generic method for the derivation of hysteretic finite elements.

Dr. Triantafyllou is currently developing a hysteretic multiscale finite element framework, capable of effectively simulating the nonlinear response of composite materials.

Teaching Summary

H22NAS - Nonlinear Analysis of Structures

H24SPS - Plates and Shells

Savvas is also running the B3 - Introduction to Matlab workshop for First year Civil Engineering students

Research Summary

Co-Ι: "MARQUESS: Multiscale Analysis of AiRframe Structures and Quantification of UncErtaintieS System", Clean-Sky 2 Framework, effective 01/06/2017-31/05/2020. Total Budget: £700.00 "SAFE-FLY:… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

  • Co-Ι: "MARQUESS: Multiscale Analysis of AiRframe Structures and Quantification of UncErtaintieS System", Clean-Sky 2 Framework, effective 01/06/2017-31/05/2020. Total Budget: £700.00
  • "SAFE-FLY: Damage modelling and online detection in aerospace composite structures", Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, effective 01/02/2017-31/01/2021. Total Budget: £800.000. Own share: £150.000.
  • "A multiscale computational framework for the prediction of hydraulic fracture induced vibrations", Dean of Engineering Award, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, effective 01/11/2015-31/07/2017. Budget: £35000.
  • "Development of combined enriched elements and continuum damage mechanics models for composites", effective 01/10/2015-30/09/2018, in collaboration with NSIRC. Total Budget: £72000.
  • "Hybrid multiscale methods for nonlinear dynamic processes", University of Nottingham Start-up Grant, effective 01/03/15-28/02/18. Total Budget: £46000.
  • "Retrofitting of masonry arches with textile reinforced mortars", effective 01/08/2015-31/07/2018. University of Nottingham Dean of Engineering prize. Total Budget: £42000.
  • "Strengthening of structures with advanced composite materials" funded under the Since without Borders program, CNPq, The National Council of Scientific and Technological Development, effective 01/08/2015-31/07/2018. Total Budget: £51,340.
  • "Multiscale modelling for dynamic crack propagation in porous media: A Multiphysics approach", International Collaboration Fund, The University of Nottingham, effective 01/12/2015-30/11/2018. Budget: £5000.
  • "A Multiscale Hysteretic XFEM Scheme for the Analysis of Composite Structures", Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Research Grant, Project # 200021_153379, effective 01/04/2014-31/03/2017, in collaboration with Prof. Eleni Chatzi, Chair of Structural Mechanics, ETH, Zurich.

Past Research

  • "Hysteretic Multi/Scale Modelling for the Reinforcing of Masonry Structures", Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Research Grant, Project #200021_146996, effective 01/04/2013-31/03/2015, in collaboration with Prof. E. N. Chatzi, Chair of Structural Mechanics, ETH, Zurich.

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