Theodosios Papathanasiou is a lecturer in Structural Engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at Brunel University. He specialises in Computational Mathematics/Mechanics and in particular the development of Finite Element schemes for Coupled-Field problems. His main research interests are Hydroelasticity and Thermoelasticity. He is the author of 20 publications in peer reviewed journals, more than 20 publications in international scientific conferences, and has participated in numerous funded research projects. Dr Papathanasiou has been a Marie Curie Research Fellow (IAPP) in the University of Trento (Italy), where he conducted research on the thermomechanical response of refractory ceramics, the dynamic response of thermoelastic solids and numerical methods for generalised continuum field theories. Dr Papathanasiou is actively involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and the Greek Association for Computational Mechanics (GRACM).
9/2016 - Lecturer, Division of Civil Engineering, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Brunel University London.
5/2016-9/2016 - Research Fellow, ERC advanced grant no. FP7-PEOPLE-IDEAS-ERC-2013-AdG (2014-2019) “Instabilities and nonlocal multiscale modelling of materials”. Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
11/2014-5/2016 - EU IAPP-GA-2013-609758 Marie Curie research fellow/experienced researcher. Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
2011-2014 - Research Associate in NTUA.
- Collaboration with the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
- Collaboration with the school of Applied Mathematical and Physical Science
2009 - PhD, National Technical University of Athens, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences.
2008 - MSc, “Applied Mechanics”, National Technical University of Athens.
2006 - MSc, “Computational Mechanics/Solids”, National Technical University of Athens.
2004 - MEng, Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
- Computational Mathematics
- Computational Mechanics
- Applied Mechanics
- Finite Element Method and Error Estimation
- Coupled Field Problems (Thermoelasticity, Hydroelasticity)
- Water Waves
Participation in Funded Research Projects
[P1] HERACLETUS, EPEAEK II – “Development of Computational Code for the simulation of Resin Transfer Molding in Dies with high strength fiber nets”, EU - Greek government, co - funded research program. National Technical University of Athens, contract from 3/10/2005 to 30/4/2006 (part time)
[P2] EU funded research program SENARIO – “Advanced Sensors and Novel Concepts for Intelligent and Reliable Processing in Bonded Repairs”. National Technical University of Athens, contracts from 1/1/2007 to 31/3/2008 and from 1/1/2009 to 31/10/2009 (part time)
[P3] EU funded research program INCOBOND – “Integrated System for Monitoring and Inspection of Aircraft Composite Patch Repair”. National Technical University of Athens, contract from 1/2/2007 to 25/10/2007 (part time)
[P4] EU funded research program INDUCER – “Induction Heating and Health Monitoring Solutions for Smart Aircraft Maintenance Using Adapted Composite Patches”. National Technical University of Athens, contract from 15/8/2010 to 30/4/2011 (part time)
[P5] EU funded research program COMPARE – “Comparative Evaluation of NDT Techniques for High Quality Bonded Repairs”. National Technical University of Athens, contracts from 1/11/2010 to 30/6/2011 and from 28/4/2011 to 31/8/2011 (part time)
[P6] EU funded research program EXPECT – “Examination of Practical Aspects of Innovative Bonded Composite Repair Techniques”. National Technical University of Athens, contract from 1/9/2011 to 30/9/2011 (part time)
[P7] National Technical University of Athens funded basic research program PEVE 2010 – “Development of finite element formulations and numerical solution of initial/boundary value problems for generalized thermoelastic continua with microstructure”, contracts from 1/12/2010 to 30/11/2011 and from 3/9/2012 to 30/10/2012 (part time).
[P8] EU - Greek government co - funded research program THALES (NTUA) – “Development of a novel composite material and related health monitoring and self-healing capabilities for application in aircraft structures”. National Technical University of Athens, contract from 1/10/2012 to 30/6/2013 (part time)
[P9] EU-Greek government, co-funded research program ARCHIMIDES ΙΙΙ (TEI of Athens) HYDELFS – “Hydroelastic response of large floating structures and arbitrarily shaped bodies in an environment of varying 3D bathymetry”, contract from 6/9/2012 to 30/9/2014 (part time).
- Structural Dynamics and Seismic Design
- Steel and Concrete Design
- Advanced Steel Design
Each year, Dr Papathanasiou supervises a large number of undergraduate and postgraduate MSc projects
PhD student supervision
Ilias Giannakeas. Started in 2016 (2nd supervisor)
Papathanasiou, T. , Movchan, AB. and Bigoni, D. (2017) 'Wave reflection and transmission in multiply stented blood vessels'. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 473 (2202). doi: 10.1098/rspa.2017.0015 Download publication
Papathanasiou, TK. , Gourgiotis, PA. and Dal Corso, F. (2016) 'Finite element simulation of a gradient elastic half-space subjected to thermal shock on the boundary'. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 40 (23-24). pp. 10181 - 10198. doi: 10.1016/j.apm.2016.07.023 Download publication
Papathanasiou, TK. , Dal Corso, F. and Piccolroaz, A. (2016) 'Thermo-mechanical response FEM simulation of ceramic refractories undergoing severe temperature variations'. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 36 (9). pp. 2329 - 2340. doi: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.01.022 Download publication
Karperaki, AE. , Belibassakis, KA. and Papathanasiou, TK. (2016) 'Time-domain, shallow-water hydroelastic analysis of VLFS elastically connected to the seabed'. Marine Structures, 48 pp. 33 - 51. doi: 10.1016/j.marstruc.2016.04.002 Download publication
Papathanasiou, TK. , Karperaki, A. , Theotokoglou, EE. and Belibassakis, KA. (2015) 'A higher order FEM for time-domain hydroelastic analysis of large floating bodies in an inhomogeneous shallow water environment'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 471 (2173). pp. . doi: 10.1098/rspa.2014.0643
Papathanasiou, TK. , Karperaki, AE. , Theotokoglou, EE. and Belibassakis, KA. (2015) 'Hydroelastic analysis of ice shelves under long wave excitation'. NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 15 (8). pp. 1851 - 1857. doi: 10.5194/nhess-15-1851-2015
Manias, DM. , Papathanasiou, TK. , Markolefas, SI. and Theotokoglou, EE. (2015) 'Analysis of a gradient-elastic beam on Winkler foundation and applications to nano-structure modelling'. European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids, 56 pp. 45 - 58. doi: 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2015.10.004
Belibassakis, KA. , Athanassoulis, GA. , Papathanasiou, TK. , Filopoulos, SP. and Markolefas, S. (2014) 'Acoustic wave propagation in inhomogeneous, layered waveguides based on modal expansions and hp-FEM'. WAVE MOTION, 51 (6). pp. 1021 - 1043. doi: 10.1016/j.wavemoti.2014.04.002
Chrysafinos, K. , Filopoulos, SP. and Papathanasiou, TK. (2013) 'Error estimates for a fitzhugh—nagumo parameter-dependent reaction-diffusion system'. Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis, 47 (1). pp. 281 - 304. doi: 10.1051/m2an/2012028
Papathanasiou, TK. and Tsamasphyros, GJ. (2013) 'On Vergnaud's time integration method for autocatalytic cure rate equations'. APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATION, 220 pp. 748 - 755. doi: 10.1016/j.amc.2013.07.021
Papathanasiou, TK. , Markolefas, SI. , Filopoulos, SP. and Tsamasphyros, GJ. (2011) 'Heat Transfer in Thin Multilayered Plates-Part I: A New Approach'. JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 133 (2). pp. . doi: 10.1115/1.4002630
Papathanasiou, TK. , Markolefas, SI. , Filopoulos, SP. and Tsamasphyros, GJ. (2011) 'Heat Transfer in Thin Multilayered Plates-Part II: Applications to the Composite Patch Repair Technique'. JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 133 (2). pp. . doi: 10.1115/1.4002631