Early Stage Researchers

ESR 8: Multiscale modelling for impact simulations of aerostructural components

Julia Petro (Formerly: Chaman Srivastava)

Project: Multiscale modelling for impact simulations of aerostructural components

Nationality: Egyptian

Host Institution: UPAT


Supervisors:

  • George Lampeas (UPAT)
  • Ioannis Diamantakos (UPAT)
  • Martin Gillen (Bombardier)
  • David Thompson (Bombardier)

Start Date: 1 October 2019

PhD Status: Enrolled at UPAT


Secondments:

  • Julia Petro: TBA
  • Chaman Srivastava: Bombardier (1 week, Host: Derek Simpson)
  • Chaman Srivastava: POLITO (1 month, Host: Erasmo Carrera)

Work Package: 3

Email: jpetro@upatras.gr

Professional Experience

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Position: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Early Stage Researcher


  • - Project title: Multiscale modelling for impact simulations of aerostructural components
  • - Modelling of composite laminate using stacked shell method and using 2D and 3D progressive damage models to account for strain rate sensitivity
10/2019 - present

Department of Design and Production Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Position: Teaching and Research Assistant


  • - Application of Finite Element Method in solid mechanics under the supervision of Prof. Adel Monib El-Sabbagh
  • - Aero-elastic simulation of wind turbines using HAWC2 and FAST
  • - Optimization algorisms to optimize structural design variables using MATLAB optimization toolbox and my own developed codes
  • - Finite element method, Mechanical and thermal stress analyses, Machine Design, Metrology, Statistics and quality control, Manufacturing Technology, Machine Drawing and Solidworks
03/2013 - 08/2019

Département pec (productique, energitique et controle automatique), faculté d'ingénierie, université française d'egypte

Position: Teaching Assistant


  • - Mechanical Design, Mechanical and thermal stress analyses, Machine Design, Mechanical Vibrations, Engineering Drawing, AutoCAD, Manufacturing Technology, Operations Research, Project managemen
09/2012 - 06/2013

Education

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • - Project title: Multiscale modelling for impact simulations of aerostructural components
2019 - present

Department of Design and Production Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Design & Production Engineering)
  • - Master thesis: Structural Optimization of Horizontal axis Wind turbine blade
2015 - 2019

School of Business, American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Professional Diploma: Total Quality Management (TQM) studies
2013 - 2014

Research Interests

  • Modeling and simulation of Composite materials behavior in structural applications
  • Composite materials characterization Experimental Techniques
  • Smart structures
  • Inflatable structures
  • Structural dynamics and control

Publications

Conference Papers

J. Petro, A. Elsabbagh, W. Akl (2017). Structural and Aeroelastic analyses of a large composite wind turbine blade. 3rd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Bologna, Italy, 2017

C. Srivastava, B. Ravindran, G. Lampeas (2018). High strain rate modelling of woven composite using stack shell method. ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, Athens, Greece, 24-28th June 2018 (Oral presentation).

B. Ravindran, C. Srivastava, G. Lampeas (2018). Experimental characterisation of satin weave composite laminate at high strain rates using Split Hopkinson Bar Testing. ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, Athens, Greece, 24-28th June 2018 (Poster presentation).

M. Mehdikhani, C. Srivastava, K. Vanclooster, S.V. Lomov (2016). Effect of interlaminar defect in an Omega-Stiffener. SAMPE Europe Conference, Liege, Belgium, 13-15th September 2016.


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