Dimitrios A. Giagopoulos

Position Academic Staff  
Laboratory Laboratory of Vibration and Machine Dynamics  
Relationship Assistant Professor (Tenured)  
Curriculum Vitae

dimitrios giagopoulosDr. Dimitrios Giagopoulos is Assistant Professor (Tenured), in the field of Dynamic Analysis of Machines and Mechanisms at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of 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 has more than 50 publications in International Referred Journals, International Referred Conference Proceedings and Book Chapters. Since 2000 participated as a Scientific Coordinator and Program Leader in over 20 Research Projects with the Industry in the field of Structural Dynamics. He is member of the Greek Technical Chamber, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM).

His scientific interests lie in 1. Structural Dynamics, Vibration and Control of Linear and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Mechanisms, 2. Optimal Design and Finite Element Analysis of Structures, 3. Parametric Modal Identification, Fault Detection and Finite Element Model Updating Techniques in Structures and Machines, 4. Integrated Reverse Engineering of Structures, 5. Dynamic Analysis, Vibration Monitoring and Fault Detection of Geared Rotor-Bearing Systems, 6. Structural Health Monitoring and Fatigue Analysis.

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.