Civil Engineering
Laboratory of Structural Analysis and Design
University of Thessaly
Pedion Areos
38334 Volos
Greece
Tel. +302421074146
Fax. +302421074124
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SPECIFIC INTERESTS
Area: Engineering & Technology research
Field: Civil & structural engineering
Subfield: Civil & structural engineering
Keywords: Numerical methods, fractals and engineering
PERSONAL DATA
Professional Address 
Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly Pedion Areos, 38334 Volos, Greece Tel.: ++30/24210/74146 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
STUDIES 

February 1988: 
Diploma in Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Department of Civil Engineering 
June, 1992 
Doctoral Thesis in the Division of Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University ofThessaloniki with the title: “Application of Fractal Geometry in Structural Analysis”. 
June 1992  2007: 
Static analysis and design of various structural projects. 
September 1999 – 2002 
Lecturer of Structural analysis and Reinforced concrete at the Dept. of Architectural Engineering of the University of Thessaly 
September 2003 – 2007 
Lecturer of Structural analysis at the Dept. of Civil Engineering of the University of Thessaly 
November 2007 – today 
Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Civil Engineering of the University of Thessaly 
Languages: 
English (fluent) 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
I. TEACHING
Assistant Proffesor at the Dept. of Civil Engineering of the University of Thessaly
Structural analysis III
Elastoplastic Analysis
Finite Elements
I. PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS
1. Dynamic and wave interaction phenomena in the framework of nonsmooth mechanics
Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology
Scientific coordinator: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, Professor AUTH
Program duration: September 1989  August 1991.
1. ΠΕΝΕΔ 89ΕΔ 432, Analysis and design of the limit properties of composite materials.
Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology
Scientific coordinator: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, Professor AUTH
Program duration: September 1991  April 1994.
1. ΠΕΝΕΔ 91 ΕΔ 752, Design of neural networks for the analysis of fibre reinforced composite materials.
Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology
Scientific coordinator: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, Professor AUTH
Program duration: May 1994  April 1996.
1. Solving combinatorial optimization problems in parallel (EU reference: Contract CHRXCT940640).
European community
Scientific coordinator: A. Ferreira, Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon.
Program duration: December 1994  November 1996.
1. Fractal compression of data and results in calculations with the F.E.M.
Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology
Scientific coordinator: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, Professor AUTH
Program duration: June 1996  May 1998.
1. COST  C1: Semirigid connections in Civil Engineering Structures (joint European action)
a) Participation in the working group “Steel and composite structures” (19931999)
b) Participation in the working group “Seismic resistant structures” (19941999)
c) Participation in the working group “Numerical simulation” (19931999)
d) Participation in the working group “Databases” (19941999)
European community
Scientific coordinator: C. Colson, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Strassburg.
Program duration: 1993  1999
II. PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
1. 1^{st} ^{}National Conference on Computational Mechanics, September 1992, Athens, Greece
2. 1^{st} International conference on contact mechanics ’93, July 1993, Southampton, UK.
3. 2^{nd} Contact Mechanics International Symposium, September 1994, Marseille, France.
4. 2^{nd} International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, September 1994, Athens, Greece
5. Dynamics, Repairs & Restoration of historical buildings ,May 1995, Chania, Greece.
6. Contact Mechanics II  Computational Techniques, June 1995, Ferrara, Italy.
7. 2^{nd} International Conference on Tribology, June 1996, June 1996, Thessaloniki, Greece.
8. 2^{nd}National Conference on Computational Mechanics, July 1996, Chania, Greece.
9. 2^{nd} European Conference on Numerical Methods in Engineering, September 1996, Paris.
10. 6^{th} National Congress of Mechanics, 2001,Thessaloniki, Greece.
11. 1^{st} International Conference on Nonsmooth/Nonconvex Mechanics with Applications in Engineering(in Memoriam of Professor P.D. Panagiotopoulos), July 2002, Thessaloniki, Greece.
12. 2^{nd} International Conference on Nonsmooth/Nonconvex Mechanics with Applications in Engineering(in Memoriam of Professor P.D. Panagiotopoulos), July 2006, Thessaloniki, Greece.
13. 2^{nd }South – East European Conference on Computational Mechanics, An IACMECCOMAS Special Interest Conference, June 2009, Rhodes, Greece.
14. 9^{th }HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics, July 2010, Limassol, Cyprus.
III. COMPUTING EXPERIENCE
Operating systems 
UNIX: HPUX, SunOS, MSDOS, Apple Macintosh, VAXVMS, PrimeOS, Windows 
Programming languages 
FORTRAN 77 & 90, Basic, Lisp, C 
IV. REVIEWER FOR INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
1. Solids and Structures.
2. Computers and Structures.
3. Engineering Stuctures.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Ι. DOCTORAL THESIS
1. O.K. Panagouli, “Application of Fractal Geometry in Structural Analysis”, Doctoral Thesis Aristotle University, 1992 (in Greek)
ΙΙ. PAPERS IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
II1: P.D. Panagiotopoulos and O.K. Panagouli, "Fractal Interfaces in Structures: Methods of Calculation"Computers and Structures, Vol 45, No 2, pp. 369380, 1992.
II2: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, E.S. Mistakidis and O.K. Panagouli, "Fractal Interfaces with Unilateral Contact and Friction Conditions",
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol 99, pp. 395412, 1992.
II3: O.K. Panagouli, P.D. Panagiotopoulos and E.S. Mistakidis, "On the Numerical Solution of Structures with Fractal Geometry. The F.E. Approach", Meccanica, Vol 27, pp. 263274, 1992.
II4: E.S. Mistakidis, P.D. Panagiotopoulos and O.K. Panagouli, "Fractal Surfaces and Interfaces in Structures. Methods and Algorithms", Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, Vol 2, pp. 551574, 1992.
II5: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, O.K. Panagouli and E.S. Mistakidis, "Fractal Geometry and Fractal Material Behaviour in Solids and Structures", Archive of Applied Mechanics, Vol 63, pp. 124, 1993.
II6: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, O.K. Panagouli and E.S. Mistakidis, "On the Consideration of the Geometric and Physical Fractality in Solid Mechanics I: Theoretical Results", ZAMM, Vol 73 (17), 1993.
II7: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, O.K. Panagouli and E.S. Mistakidis, "Fractal Geometry in Structures. Numerical Methods for Convex Energy Problems", Solids and Structures, Vol. 31(16), pp. 22112228, 1994.
II8: P.D. Panagiotopoulos and O.K. Panagouli, "The BIEM for Fractal Boundaries and Interfaces. Applications to Unilateral Problems in Geomechanics", in Boundary Element Techniques in Geomechanics, Comp. Mechanics Publications CMP (Ed. G.D. Manolis and T.G. Davies), pp. 477496.
II9: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, O.K. Panagouli and E.K. Koltsakis, "The BEM in Plane Elastic Bodies with Cracks and/or Boundaries of Fractal Geometry", Computational Mechanics, Vol. 15, 1994.
II10: O.K. Panagouli, P.D. Panagiotopoulos and E.S. Mistakidis, "Friction Laws of Fractal Type and the Corresponding Contact Problems", Chaos Solitons and Fractals, Vol. 5(11), pp. 21092119, 1995.
II11: P.D. Panagiotopoulos and O.K. Panagouli, "The B.E.M. in Plates with Boundaries of Fractal Geometry"Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol. 17, pp. 153160, 1996.
II12: O.K. Panagouli and P.D. Panagiotopoulos, "The FEM and BEM for Fractal Boundaries and Interfaces. Applications to Unilateral Problems", Computers and Structures, Vol. 64, pp. 329339, 1997.
II13: O.K. Panagouli, "On the Fractal Nature of Problems in Mechanics", Chaos Solitons and Fractals, Vol. 8(2), pp. 287301, 1997.
II14: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, E.S. Mistakidis, G.E. Stavroulakis and O.K. Panagouli, "Multilevel Optimization Methods in Mechanics: Calculations, Validations and Accuracy of Assumptions, Optimization for Fractal Geometries", in Multilevel Optimization: Algorithms, Complexity and Applications (Ed. A. Migdalas, P. Pardalos and P. Varbrand), Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 5190, 1998.
II15: P.D. Panagiotopoulos and O.K. Panagouli, "Mechanics on Fractal Bodies. Data Compression Using Fractals", Chaos Solitons and Fractals, Vol. 8(2), pp. 253267, 1997.
II16: O.K. Panagouli, E.S. Mistakidis and P.D. Panagiotopoulos, "On the Fractal Fracture in Brittle Structures. Numerical Approach", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 147, pp. 115, 1997.
II17: E.S. Mistakidis, O.K. Panagouli and P.D. Panagiotopoulos, "Unilateral Contact Problems with Fractal Geometry and Fractal Friction Laws: Methods of Calculation" Computational Mechanics, Vol.21, pp. 353362, 1998.
II18: P.S. Theocaris, P.D. Panagiotopoulos, O.K. Panagouli, and E.S. Mistakidis “On Debonding and Delamination Effects in Adhesively Bonded Cracks of Fractal Type" Journal of Elasticity, Vol.51, pp. 177201, 1998.
II19: P.D. Panagiotopoulos and O.K. Panagouli “Fractal Geometry in Contact Mechanics and Numerical Applications" in CISMBook on Scaling, Fractals and Fractional Calculus in Continum Mechanics (Ed. A. Carpinteri, F. Mainardi), Springer Verlag, pp. 109171.
II20: O.K. Panagouli and A.G. Kokkalis “Skid Resistance and Fractal Structure of Pavement Surface", Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, Vol.9(3), pp. 493505, 1998.
II21: A.G. Kokkalis and O.K. Panagouli “Fractal Evaluation of Pavement Skid Resistance Variations. I: Surface Wetting", Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, Vol.9(11), pp. 18751890, 1998.
II22: A.G. Kokkalis and O.K. Panagouli “Fractal Evaluation of Pavement Skid Resistance Variations. II: Surface Wear", Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, Vol.9(11), pp. 18911899, 1998.
II23: E. Stavroulakis, E.S. Mistakidis and O.K. Panagouli, “Multilevel Optimization in Mechanics”,Encyclopeadia of Optimization, Kluwer Academic Publ.
II24: G.D. Hu, P.D. Panagiotopoulos, O.K. Panagouli, O. Scherf and P. Wriggers, “Adaptive Finite Element Analysis of Fractal Interfaces in Contact Problems”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol.182, pp. 1737, 2000.
II25: A.G. Kokkalis, G.H. Tsohos and O.K. Panagouli, “A Consideration of Fractals Potential in Pavement Skid Resistance Evalution”, Journal of Transportation Eng.  ASCE, 126(6), pp. 591595, 2002 (technical note).
II26: E.S. Mistakidis and O.K. Panagouli, “ Strength Evaluation of Retrofit Shear Wall Elements with Interfaces of Fractal Geometry” Engineering Structures, 24, pp. 649–659, 2002.
II27: E.S. Mistakidis and O.K. Panagouli, “ Friction Evolution as a Result of Roughness in Fractal Interfaces”Engineering Computations, 20(1) , pp. 4057, 2003.
ΙΙΙ. PAPERS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
III1: O.K. Panagouli and P.D. Panagiotopoulos, "Fractals and Fractal Approximation in Structural Mechanics" in Proc. 1st National Congress on Computational Mechanics (Ed. D. Beskos), Vol. 1, pp. 229236, Athens, 1992.
III2: P.D. Panagiotopoulos, O.K. Panagouli and E.S. Mistakidis, "Fractal Interfaces in Contact Problems. Theory and Numerical Applications" in Proc. Contact Mechanics Int. Symp. (Ed. A. Curnier), pp. 237260, PPUR, Lausanne, 1992.
III3: P.D. Panagiotopoulos and O.K. Panagouli, "Unilateral Contact and Friction in Fractal Interfaces. Numerical Applications" in Proc. Contact Mechanics Computational Techniques (Ed. M.H. Aliabadi and C.A. Brebbia), pp. 353360, CM Publ. , Southampton, 1993.
III4: O.K. Panagouli and P.D. Panagiotopoulos, "The FEM and BEM in Plane Elastic Bodies with Fractal Geometry of Boundaries and Interfaces", in Proc. Computational Structures Technology 1994, Athens, 1994.
III5: E.S. Mistakidis, P.D. Panagiotopoulos and O.K. Panagouli, "Contact Friction of Fuzzy Type. Contact Friction of Fractal Type", in Proc. Contact Mechanics Int. Symp., Carry Le  Rouet, 1994.
III6: O.K. Panagouli, E.S. Mistakidis, P.D. Panagiotopoulos and A.A. Liolios, "Fractal Interfaces in Masonry Stuctures. Methods of Calclulation", in Proc. Structural Studies of Historical Buildings IV Volume 2: Dynamics, Repairs and Restoration, (Ed. C.A. Brebbia and B. Leftheris) Chania, 1995.
III7: A.A. Liolios, P.D. Panagiotopoulos, O.K. Panagouli and E.S. Mistakidis "Two Sided Solution Bounds in Unilateral Contact Elastomechanics under P Delta Effects", in Proc. Contact Mechanics II. Computational Techniques, (Ed. M.H. Aliabadi and C. Alessandri) Ferrara, 1995.
III8: O.K. Panagouli, E.S. Mistakidis and P.D. Panagiotopoulos, "Fractal Interpolation Functions for the Description of Friction Laws in Unilateral Contact Problems", Proc. On 2nd National Congress on Computational Mechanics Volume II. (Ed. D.A. Sotiropoulos, D.E. Beskos) Chania, 1996.
III9: O.K. Panagouli, E.S. Mistakidis and P.D. Panagiotopoulos, "Friction Laws of Fractal Type. Theory and Numerical Applications", Proc. On 2nd International Conference on Tribology (Ed. K.D. Bouzakis) Thessaloniki, 1996.
III10: P.D. Panagiotopoulos and O.K. Panagouli, “Fractal Data Compression in FEM”, in Proc. of the 2^{nd}European Conference on Numerical Methods in Engineering, (Eds J.A. Desideri, P.Le Tallec, E. Onate, J. Peraux, E. Stein), pp. 10131017, Wiley, 1996.
III11: E.S. Mistakidis, O.K. Panagouli and N.P. Politis, “A NonconvexNonsmooth Energy Optimization Approach for The Strength Evaluation οf Retrofit Shear Wall Elements” IASSIACM 2000 International Conference, Chania, 2000.
III12: E.S. Mistakidis and O.K. Panagouli, “The Influence οf Fractality of the Asperities to the Evolution of the friction Mechanism” ECCM2001, European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Poland, 2001.
III13: O.K. Panagouli and E.S. Mistakidis, “ Friction Evolution in Fractal Interfaces”, 6^{th} National Congress of Mechanics, Vol. II, pp. 8489, Thessaloniki, 2001.
III14: O.K. Panagouli and E.S. Mistakidis, Effect Of The Different Fractal Approaches For The Modeling Of The Interface Roughness On The Overall Structural Response, 1^{st} International Conference on Nonsmooth/Nonconvex Mechanics with Applications in Engineering (in Memoriam of Professor P.D. Panagiotopoulos),pp. 119126, Thessaloniki, 2002.
III15: E.S. Mistakidis and O.K. Panagouli, A Nonsmooth Mechanics Approach for the Analysis of the Bending Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Concrete Specimens, 2^{nd} International Conference on Nonsmooth/Nonconvex Mechanics with Applications in Engineering (in Memoriam of Professor P.D. Panagiotopoulos), Thessaloniki, 2006.
III16: O.K. Panagouli and E.S. Mistakidis, A Multiresolution Study on the Behavior of
Fractal Interfaces with Unilateral Contact Conditions, 5^{th} Contact Mechancs International Symposium, Chania, 2009.
III17. O.K. Panagouli, and E.S. Mistakidis, Dependence of Contact Area on the Resolution
of Fractal Interfaces for Elastic and Inelastic Problems, 2^{nd }South – East European Conference on Computational Mechanics, An IACMECCOMAS Special Interest Conference, Rhodes, 2009.
III18. O.K. Panagouli, and E.S. Mistakidis, Dependence of Friction Coefficient on the Resolution of Fractal Interfaces, 9^{th }HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics, Limassol, 2010.