Konstantinos P. Baxevanakis


KPBaxevanakis Postdoctoral Research Associate
Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor

Personal Info
Born on February 26, 1984 in Volos, Greece.

Office Address
Drexel University
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Group, AEL 172F
3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Tel.: +1 215 895 6821 | E-mail: baxevanakis@coe.drexel.edu
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Publications



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Education


09/2014 Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
02/2008 M. Phil. in Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
07/2006 Diploma (M.Eng.) in Civil Engineering (5-year program) with First-Class Honours, University of Thessaly, Greece

Research Interests


Dislocations, Fracture Mechanics, Micromechanics, Crystal Plasticity, Wave Propagation, Generalized Continua, Contact Mechanics, Analytical and Numerical Methods

Professional Experience


2016 – present Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Drexel University
2014 – present Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Drexel University
2008 – 2014 Research Associate, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Science, National Technical University of Athens
2006 – 2007 Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
2002 – 2016 Research Assistant, Laboratory of Strength of Materials and Micromechanics, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly

Teaching Activities


09/2016 – 12/2016 MEM 591: Applied Engineering Analysis Methods I
01/2017 – presentMEM 592: Applied Engineering Analysis Methods II

Scholarships and Awards


2008 Techincal Chamber of Greece Honorary Diploma 
2006 George and Marie Vergottis Cambridge Bursary, Cambridge European Trust
2002 – 2006 Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation Scholarship
2002 – 2004 Technical Chamber of Greece Award
2002 – 2004Deligeorgis Foundation Award

Professional Activities


Reviewer:
Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Materials Research

Membership in Scholarly Societies:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Association of Civil Engineers of Greece (ACEG), European Mechanics Society, Society of Engineering Science (SES), Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG), The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)

Publications

Publications in Refereed Journals


[J7] J.A. Cuadra, K.P. Baxevanakis, M. Mazzotti, I. Bartoli and A. Kontsos, 2016. Energy dissipation via acoustic emission in ductile crack initiation, International Journal of Fracture 199, 89-104. [doi: 10.1007/s10704-016-0096-8].
[J6] P.A. Gourgiotis, Th. Zisis and K.P. Baxevanakis, 2016. Analysis of the tilted flat punch in couple-stress elasticity, International Journal of Solids and Structures 85-86, 34-43. [doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2016.01.017].
[J5] J. Cuadra, K.P. Baxevanakis, A. Loghin and A. Kontsos, 2016. Validation of a cyclic plasticity computational method using fatigue full field deformation measurements, Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 39, 722-736. [doi: 10.1111/ffe.12396].
[J4] K.P. Baxevanakis and A.E. Giannakopoulos, 2015. Finite element analysis of discrete edge dislocations: Configurational forces and conserved integrals, International Journal of Solids and Structures 62, 52-65. [doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.01.025].
[J3] Th. Zisis, P.A. Gourgiotis, K.P. Baxevanakis and H.G. Georgiadis, 2014. Some basic contact problems in couple stress elasticity, International Journal of Solids and Structures 51, 2084-2095. [doi: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2014.02.016].
[J2] K.P. Baxevanakis and A.E. Giannakopoulos, 2010. Finite element analysis of discrete circular dislocations, CMES  Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences 60, 181-198. [doi: 10.3970/cmes.2010.060.181].
Erratum (2014): CMES 97, 535-544. [doi: 10.3970/cmes.2014.097.535].
[J1] A.E. Giannakopoulos, K.P. Baxevanakis and A. Gouldstone, 2007. Finite element analysis of Volterra dislocations in anisotropic crystals: A thermal analogue. Archive of Applied Mechanics 77, 113-122. [doi: 10.1007/s00419-006-0065-1]. 

Publications in Refereed Conference Proceedings


[CP4] K.P. Baxevanakis, P.A. Gourgiotis and H.G. Georgiadis. Interaction of cracks with dislocations in couple-stress elasticity, 10th HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics, Chania, Greece, May 25-27, 2013.
[CP3] Th. Zisis, P.A. Gourgiotis, K.P. Baxevanakis and H.G. Georgiadis. Plane strain contact problems in couple-stress elasticity, 10th HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics, Chania, Greece, May 25-27, 2013.
[CP2] K.P. Baxevanakis and A.E. Giannakopoulos. Finite element analysic of Volterra dislocation loops, 4th International Conference from Scientific Computing to Computational Engineering (IC-SCCE), Athens, Greece, July 7-10, 2010. 
[CP1] A.E. Giannakopoulos and K.P. Baxevanakis. Finite element analysis of discrete circular dislocations, 2nd South East Conference on Computational Mechanics (SEECCM 2009), Rhodes, Greece, June 22-24, 2009 [Keynote paper].

Presentations in Conferences without Proceedings


[C22]A. Kontsos, B. Wisner and K.P. Baxevanakis. Particle fracture effects in microplasticity and damage of aluminum alloys, International Symposium on Plasticity and Its Current Applications, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January 3-9, 2017.
[C21]R. Whitmore, S. Rajaram, B. Wisner, K.P. Baxevanakis and A. Kontsos. Diagnostics and prognostics for vibrating structures based on microstructure-based damage precursorsASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Phoenix (AZ), USA, November 11-17, 2016.
[C20] K.P. Baxevanakis and A. Kontsos. Modeling of twin-induced shear bands in magnesium alloys, Society of Engineering Science 53rd Annual Technical Meeting, College Park (MD), USA, October 2-5, 2016.
[C19] R. Whitmore, S. Rajaram, B. Wisner, K.P. Baxevanakis and A. Kontsos. Computationally driven damage in structures from microstructure based damage mechanisms, Society of Engineering Science 53rd Annual Technical Meeting, College Park (MD), USA, October 2-5, 2016.
[C18] K.P. Baxevanakis, J. Cuadra, A. Loghin and A. Kontsos. Characterization of fatigue crack growth using a cyclic plasticity computational model and full-field deformation measurements, International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials XI, Hyannis (MA), USA, September 18-23, 2016.
[C17] A. Kontsos and K.P. Baxevanakis. Microstructure-driven computational modeling of shear bands in Mg alloys, IUTAM Symposium on Integrated Computational Structure-Material Modeling of Deformation and Failure under Extreme Conditions, Baltimore (MD), USA, June 20-22, 2016.
[C16] Th. Zisis, P.A. Gourgiotis, K.P. Baxevanakis and H.G. Georgiadis. Analysis of the tilted flat punch in couple-stress elasticity, 11th HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics, Athens, Greece, May 27-30, 2016.
[C15] S. Rajaram, R. Whitmore, B.J. Wisner, K.P. Baxevanakis and A. Kontsos. Acoustic emission as a link between diagnostics and prognostics, 58th Acoustic Emission Working Group Meeting (AEWG-58), Philadelphia (PA), USA, May 22-25, 2016.
[C14] K.P. Baxevanakis, J. Cuadra, A. Loghin and A. Kontsos. Fatigue crack growth characterization using an integrated full field deformation and cyclic plasticity method, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) 145th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Nashville (TN), USA, February 14-18, 2016.
[C13] A. Kontsos, K.P. Baxevanakis and M. Cabal. Computational modeling of microstructure-dependent strain localization in magnesium alloys, International Symposium on Plasticity and Its Current Applications, Keauhou Bay (HI), USA, January 3-9, 2016.
[C12] K.P. Baxevanakis, M. Cabal, J. Cuadra and A. Kontsos. Microstructure-sensitive strain localization modeling in magnesium alloysASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Houston (TX), USA, November 13-19, 2015.
[C11] K.P. Baxevanakis, J. Cuadra, M. Mazzotti., I. Bartoli and A. Kontsos. Integrated approach to forward modeling of acoustic emission in ductile fracture, Society of Engineering Science 52nd Annual Technical Meeting, College Station (TX), USA, October 26-28, 2015.
[C10] K.P. Baxevanakis, J. Cuadra, D. Liu and A. Kontsos. Modeling of the transient energy release due to damage initiation, 13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Diego (CA), USA, July 26-30, 2015.
[C9] K.P. Baxevanakis, H.G. Georgiadis and P.A. Gourgiotis. A displacement based formulation for crack problems in couple-stress elasticity, 8th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics, Volos, Greece, July 12-15, 2015.
[C8] K.P. Baxevanakis and A.E. Giannakopoulos. A finite element method for the simulation of crystal defects, 8th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics, Volos, Greece, July 12-15, 2015.
[C7] A.E. Giannakopoulos and K.P. Baxevanakis. Fracture and fatigue analysis of 3D cracks that appear in railway steels, 4th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure (ICEAF), Skiathos, Greece, June 24-26, 2015.
[C6] A.E. Giannakopoulos and K.P. Baxevanakis. Crack deflection of a fatigue crack initiated by rolling contact fatigue, 4th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure (ICEAF), Skiathos, Greece, June 24-26, 2015.
[C5] M. Cabal, B. Wisner, K.P. Baxevanakis, J. Hochhalter and A. Kontsos. Microstructurally-driven validation & quantification of acoustic emission due to twinning in magnesium, 57th Acoustic Emission Working Group Meeting (AEWG-57), Chicago (IL), USA, May 13-15, 2015.
[C4] K.P. Baxevanakis, P.A. Gourgiotis and H.G. Georgiadis. Interaction of cracks with dislocations and dislocation dipoles in couple stress elasticity, Euromech Colloquium 563 − Generalized Continua and their application to design of composites and metamaterials, Cisterna di Latina, Italy, March 17-21, 2014.
[C3] K.P. Baxevanakis and A.E. Giannakopoulos. Finite element analysis of discrete edge dislocations having variable core, 6th International Symposium on Defect and Material Mechanics (ISDMM13), Nantes, France, July 1-3, 2013.
[C2] A.E. Giannakopoulos and K.P. Baxevanakis. Finite element analysis of dislocations, 5th International Symposium on Defect and Material Mechanics (ISDMM11), Seville, Spain, June 27 - July 1, 2011. 
[C1] A.E. Giannakopoulos, K.P. Baxevanakis and A. Gouldstone. Finite element analysis of Volterra-type disclocations: A thermal analogue. International Symposium on the Mechanics of Material Forces, Symi, Greece, July 3-8, 2005.

Invited Lectures


[L1] K.P. Baxevanakis, P.A. Gourgiotis and H.G. Georgiadis. Interaction of cracks with dislocations in couple-stress elasticity. Department of Civil, Environmental & Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy, November 21, 2013.

Theses


[T3] Doctor of Philosophy Thesis: 'A computational approach for problems of interacting dislocations and cracks'.
Advisor: Prof. Haralambos G. Georgiadis
[T2] Master of Philosophy Thesis: 'Microstructure modelling of tendons', University of Cambridge, 2007 [pdf, 2.3 MB].
Advisor: Dr. Michael Sutcliffe
[T1] Diploma Thesis: 'Finite element analysis of dislocations', University of Thessaly, 2006 [pdf, 8.1 MB].
Advisor: Prof. Antonios E. Giannakopoulos


Last updated : February 03, 2017