Dimitrios A. Giagopoulos

Position Academic Staff  
Laboratory Laboratory of Vibration and Machine Dynamics - [Full CV ]  
Relationship Assistant Professor  
Curriculum Vitae

Dimitrios GiagopoulosDimitrios Giagopoulos is Assistant Professor, in the field of Dynamic Analysis of Machines and Mechanisms at the University of Western Macedonia.

He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics at the University of Patras in 2000 and his Ph.D. in the field of Dynamic Analysis and Modeling of Complex Structures with Linear and Nonlinear Components using Numerical and Experimental Methods, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2006. He is a research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Laboratory of Machine Dynamics), at same University. Since 2000 participated as a project leader in many research projects in the area of numerical simulation and measurement of ground vehicle dynamics and powertrain. He has worked as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the Department of Production and Management Engineering of the Demokritus University of Thrace and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia.

His research interests include Structural dynamics and vibration of linear and nonlinear systems, Prediction of dynamic response and determination of displacement, strain and stress fields in structures, by analytical, numerical (Finite element methodologies) and experimental methods, Structural Health Monitoring, Analysis and control of mechanisms and multibody dynamic systems.

Course Catalogue

112 (Dept. Mech. Eng.) Dynamics

140 (Dept. Mech. Eng.) Mechanical Vibration and Machine Dynamics

231 (Dept. Mech. Eng.) Rotordynamics

372 (Dept. Mech. Eng.) Numerical methods in design of mechanical structures.

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University of Western Macedonia

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Office 104

Bakola & Sialvera Str.

501 00 Kozani

Greece, Western Macedonia

Contact Data

Tel: +30 24610 56751

Fax: +30 24610 56601

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Selected Publications
  • Natsiavas, S. and Giagopoulos, D., "Nonlinear Dynamics of Gear Meshing and Vibro-impact Phenomenon," Chapter in the Book Tribology and Dynamics of Engine and Powertrain (edited by H. Rahnejat), Woodhead Publishing Company, Cambridge, UK,  pp. 773-791, 2010.
  • Giagopoulos, D. and Natsiavas, S., "Hybrid (Numerical-Experimental) Modeling of Complex Structures with Linear and Nonlinear Components," Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol. 47, pp. 193-217, 2007.
  • Giagopoulos, D., Salpistis, C. and Natsiavas, S., "Effect of Nonlinearities in the Identification and Fault Detection of Gear-Pair Systems," International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Vol. 41, pp. 213-230, 2006.