Recent activities of the Laboratory of Technology and Strength of Materials extend to the following scientific areas:

  • Science and technology of materials (development of new materials and their production technologies, materials characterization and certification, experimental characterization and simulation of the mechanical behavior of materials and structures),
  • Strength of materials and structural components (determination of strength of metallic and composite materials, nano- materials and structural parts made of the pre mentioned materials),
  • Structural analysis (stress analysis, evaluation of structural integrity and impact strength, structural optimisation),
  • Design of aeronautical structures based on damage tolerance
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Damage Mechanics


Research activities of LTSM spread in the whole range of mechanical engineering applications with emphasis on aeronautics. Research is conducted mainly in the frame of European competitive research projects.

Recent programs :

  • Aeronautical Application of Wrought Magnesium (AEROMAG), CEC, STREP, 2005-2007.
  • Non-Linear Multiscale Analysis of Large Aero-Structures (MUSCA), CEC, STREP, 2005-2007.
  • Modular Joints of Aircraft Composite Structures (MOJO), EC, 2006-2009.
  • Cellular Structures for Impact Performance (CELPACT), EC, 2006-2009.
  • More Affordable Aircraft Through Extended, Integrated & Mature Numerical Sizing (MAAXIMUS), EU FP7, 2008-2013.
  • Simulation Based Solutions for Industrial Manufacture of Large Infusion Composite Parts (INFUCOMP), EU FP7, 2008-2013.
  • Cost Effective Reinforcement of Fastener Areas in Composites (CERFAC), EU FP7, 2010-2014.
  • Extended Non-Destructive Testing for Composite Bonds (ENCOMB), EU FP7, 2010-2014.
  • Innovative Manufacturing of Complicated Ti Components (INMA), EU FP7, 2010-2014.
  • Smart Aircraft in Emergency Situation (SMAES), EU FP7, 2010-2014.


Since 2008, LTSM chairs the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN Association). The aim of EASN is to support and upgrade the research activities of the European Aeronautics Universities, as well as to facilitate them to respond to their key role within the European Aeronautical research Community in incubating new knowledge and breakthrough technologies. Members of this network are Professors of the most significant Universities across Europe.

Research results of LTSM are published in peer review scientific journals and presented at international conferences. During the last decade more than 180 publications were made by LTSM members.

In recent years, LTSM has organized the following conferences :

  • 6th International Conference on Mesomechanics 2004, Patras 2004.
  • 3th National Conference of Metallic Materials, Patras 2007.
  • 1st International Conference of Engineering Against Fracture (ICEAF I), Patras 2008.
  • 2nd International Conference of Engineering Against Fracture (ICEAF II), Mykonos 2011.


During the last two decades, more than 20 doctorate theses have been successfully carried out at LTSM.