ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
 FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Laboratory of Machine Elements and Machine Design

  

  







PERSONNEL

Name Georgios Savaidis
Professor
Phone: +30 2310 996005
e-mail: gsavaidis@meng.auth.gr 
Education Primary Education in Thessaloniki  1970-1976
  German School of Thessaloniki 1976-1982
Mechanical Engineering in the Technical University of Darmstadt 1982-1988
  PhD Thesis at the Technical University of Darmstadt 1995
Professional Experience Professor in the Laboratory of Machine Elements & Machine Design of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 2003
  Test Engineer (Versuchsingenieur) and later Division Manager (Abteilungsleiter) of the Division Structural Integrity - Test Rigs of MAN Trucks and Busses S.A. in Munich 1995-2003
  Teaching Contractor (Lehrbeauftragter) in the University of Applied Sciences of Jena 1998-2003
  Scientific Co-worker (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) in the Material Mechanics Group of the Technical University of Darmstadt 1989-1995
     
Awards Medal of Honour of the German Association for Materials Research and Testing for "excellent scientific achievements in the field of Lifetime Calculation and Structural Integrity of engineering components" 1998
Research Automotive Engineering
Interests Leaf Springs and Suspension Systems  
  Design and Integrity of Engineering Components and Structures  
Fatigue and Fracture of Materials and Structures
  Computational and Experimental Mechanics  
Strength of Materials and Components
     
R&D Projects Scinetific Corrdinator and/or Senior Researcher of >60 R&D projects financed from the European Committee, international Enterprizes, the Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology and the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece 2003-today
     
Publications and links >80 Articles in Journals and Conference Proceedings since the employment in the Lab. of Machine Elements & Machine Design 2003-today
  Previously published articles before 2003
     
Memberships Technical Chamber of Greece  
German Association for Materials Research and Testing
  Greek Association of Mechanical Engineers  
  Verein der Freunde des Fachgebiets Werkstoffmechanik der TU Darmstadt  
     
Selected recent  articles M. Malikoutsakis, G. Savaidis, A. Savaidis, C. Ertelt, F. Schwaiger. Design, analysis and multi-disciplinary optimization of high-performance front leaf springs, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 2016, article in press.  
   G. Savaidis, S. Karditsas, A. Savaidis, R. Fragoudakis. Microstructural, surface and fatigue analysis of stress peened leaf springs, International Journal of Structural Integrity, Vol.6 (2), p.589-604, 2015.  
  G. Savaidis, M. Malikoutsakis. Advanced notch strain based calculation of S-N curves for welded components, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 83, p.84-92, 2016.  
   S. Karditsas, G. Savaidis, M. Malikoutsakis. Advanced leaf spring design and analysis with respect to vehicle kinematics and durability, International Journal of Structural Integrity, Vol. 6 (2), p.243-258, 2015.  
  R. Fragoudakis, S. Karditsas, G. Savaidis, N. Michailidis. The effect of heat and surface treatment on the fatigue behavior of 56SiCr7 spring steel, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 74, p.309-313, 2014.  
     

 

 

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