University of Patras (LTSM-UPAT)

The Laboratory of Technology and Strength of Material (LTSM) is part of the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department of the University of Patras. The primary mission of LTSM is the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of materials science and technology and analysis and strength of structural components and structures. Conducting fundamental and technological state-of-the art research in scientific and technological fields that Laboratory covers is included in its main mission. Dissemination of knowledge, first of all to students, is accomplished through continuously updates of curriculum, but is more widely spread in academic and scientific society through national and international conferences, as well as though articles written and published in the most valid international journals or presented in specialized international conferences. Laboratory’s concern is the creation of a suitable environment for exchanging ideas amongst researchers, academics and practitioners. The Laboratory provides specialized services related to the characterization of materials technological properties and mechanical behavior, as well as their technical certification. Furthermore, the Laboratory provides services in resolving technical issues concerning phase analysis, strength evaluation and design of structural components and structures, as well as the analysis of structural failures.

The research activities of Laboratory of Technology and Strength of Materials (LTSM) are in the fields of Materials Science, Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis. LTSM has participated in more than 80 research projects in Aeronautics. During the last decade more than 180 publications were made by LTSM members, while in the last two decades, more than 20 doctoral theses have been completed. Since 2002, the Director of LTSM is the President of EASN.

Role in the project

The main tasks of LTSM in the project are include the experimental characterization of mechanical performance of bonded samples in dependence of sample treatment and the evaluation of functions between parameters affecting bonding quality and mechanical properties of treated bonded joints.

Mode I Fracture Toughness test
Mode I Fracture Toughness test
Mode I Fracture Toughness test

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636494.

This project is endorsed by the European Aeronautics Science Network - EASN.

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