Associate Professor Dr. Efstathios Konstantinidis

Position Academic Staff

University of Western Macedoniaefstathios konstantinidis

Department of Mechanical Engineering {} 


Bakola & Sialvera Street

50100 Kozani


Contact Data

Tel (office): +30 24610 56754

Fax: +30 24610 56601


Laboratory -
Subject Fluid Dynamics
Curriculum Vitae

Dr Konstantinidis jointed the Department in  2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. He holds a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London (2001), a master in Process Engineering from University College London (1997) and a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1996). His research work concerns fluid mechanics using experimental and computational methods. He applied these methods mostly for the study of unsteady separated flows around single and arrays of bluff cylinders. His research interests include:

 • Vortex dynamics in bluff-body wakes and their interaction with forced perturbations

• Excitation mechanisms of flow-induced vibrations involving bluff bodies

• Flow, heat and fouling characteristics in heat-exchanger tube bundles

• Characterization of turbulent flows and identification of coherent structures


Heat Transfer
Fluid Mechanics II
Measurement Science
Pumps, Compressors, and Fluid Flow in Pipe Networks
Selected Publications 

Konstantinidis, E. (2013) “Added mass of a circular cylinder oscillating in a free stream.” Proceedings of the Royal Society A 469 (2156) 20130135. doi:10.1098/rspa.2013.0135

Konstantinidis, E. and Liang, C. (2011) Dynamic response of a turbulent cylinder wake to sinusoidal inflow perturbations across the lock-on range. Physics of Fluids 23, no 075102.

Konstantinidis, E. and Bouris, D. (2009) “Effect of nonharmonic forcing on bluff-body vortex dynamics.” Physical Review E 79(4): 045303

Konstantinids, E., Balabani, S. and Yianneskis, M. (2007) “Bimodal vortex shedding in a perturbed cylinder wake.” Physics of Fluids 19: 011701

Konstantinidis, E., Balabani, S. and Yianneskis, M. (2005) “The timing of vortex shedding in a cylinder wake imposed by periodic inflow perturbations.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 543: 44-55

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