Completed Projects

SHIPLYS: Ship life cycle software solutions

 

European Programme under FP7 (7th Framework Programme) (2016-2019)
Principal Investigator (for Greece): Prof. N. Tsouvalis.

About this project

SHIPLYS was a three-year project starting in September 2016 and had a budget of about 6.2 million Euros.​

The project was in response to needs of SME naval architects, shipbuilders and ship-owners, who in order to survive in the world market required to:

  • improve their capability to reduce the time and costs of design and production

  • develop the ability to reliably produce better ship concepts through virtual prototyping

  • meet the increasing requirements for LCCA (Life Cycle Cost Analysis), environmental assessments, risk assessments and end-of-life considerations as differentiators

The SHIPLYS consortium comprised of 12 participants from 7 countries who brought together a mix of stakeholder organisations and corresponding expertise. The participants included shipyards, a classification society, research institutes and industrial organisations that developed and provided technologies used in structural design and production.              

MOSAIC: Materials On-board (steel - composites)

 

European Programme under FP7 (7th Framework Programme) (2012-2015)
Topic: "MOSAIC: Materials On-board: Steel Advancements and Integrated Composites"
Principal Investigator (for Greece): Associate Prof. N. Tsouvalis

About this project:

The aim of this project was to investigate two novel ideas concerning ship structures. First, the introduction of High Strength Low Alloyed Steels (HSLA) in specific structural details and second the replacement of specific structural parts of the ship with composite materials.

HSLA steels with high toughness properties, in specific areas of the ship structure, reduce the risk of cracks developing in stress concentration areas while composite materials can replace parts of the steel structure, such as superstructures, transverse bulkheads, partial decks and other non-critical parts thereby reducing weight and corrosion effects.

The final outcome of the project was the development of relevant guidelines for the design and application of these two new concepts in shipbuilding.

FOUL-X-SPEL: Environmentally Friendly Antifouling Technology

 

European Programme under FP7 (7th Framework Programme) (2011-2014)
Subject: "FOUL-X-SPEL: Environmentally Friendly Antifouling Technology to Optimise the Energy Efficiency of Ships"
Principal Investigator (for Greece): Prof. D. Pantelis

About this project

The main objective of this project was the study and development of an environmentally friendly surface protection. The basic idea was to modify the common pot, providing a new antifouling coating with covalently attaching bioactive molecules that can provide biocidal activity, in order to avoid leaching and to promote a long and effective surface protection. This required an introduction of ingredients through a molecular bridge and study of the active concentration of bound active compounds. In this way, the new technology of surface coatings have minimized the surface roughness and improved the hydrodynamic properties of the hull.

Compressed Liquid Tank Manufactured by Filament Wound Composite Materials

 

Program funded by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology - GSRT (2011-2014)
Topic: "Compressed Liquid Tank (5000 psi and 1000 psi) Manufactured by Filament Wound Composite Materials (carbon fibers and epoxy resins)"
Principal Investigator: Associate Prof. N. Tsouvalis

Welding of Naval Metal. Mat. using concentrated Solar Energy

Program: “Solar Facilities for the European Research Area (SFERA)” (2011)

Topic: "Welding of Metallic Materials for Marine Applications using Concentrated Solar Energy"

Principal Investigator: Prof. D.I. Pantelis

The testing was carried out at the Plataforma Solar, Solar Furnace, for the period of 4 weeks.

Co-Patch - Composite Patch Repair for Marine and Civil Applications

 

Program funded by the European Commission (7th Framework Programme - FP7) (2010-2012)
Topic: "Composite Patch Repair for Marine and Civil Engineering Infrastructure Applications (Co-Patch)"
Principal Investigator (for Greece): Associate Prof. N. Tsouvalis
Partner: Prof. V. Papazoglou

About this project:

In January 2010 a consortium of 15 organisations from eight European countries have kick started a European (FP7) funded project on Composite Patch Repair for Marine and Civil Engineering Infrastructure Applications - Co-Patch.

Co-Patch is a novel and potentially effective repair and/or reinforcement method for large steel structures. Two basic structural types will be dealt with, namely marine structures (mainly steel ships) and iron/steel civil engineering structures (e.g. bridges, transmission towers, etc.). It is hoped that the use of patches will significantly reduce the maintenance costs, and in the case of metallic bridges, prolong their design life and help address the consequences of increasing live loads. The proposed technology creates a new market and gives the partners the capability of providing high technology and high added value services worldwide.

Main objectives are to demonstrate to all stakeholders that composite patch repairs or reinforcements can be environmentally stable and therefore, that they can be used as permanent repair measures on steel marine structures and steel civil engineering infrastructure applications.

SuSy - Surfacing System for Ship Recovery

 

Program sponsored by the European Commission (7th Framework Programme - FP7) (2010-2012)
Topic: "SuSy - Surfacing System for Ship Recovery"
Principal Investigator (for Greece): Prof. V. Papazoglou

About this project:

The propagation of spillages is one of the biggest environmental problems after a ship disaster. Instead of cleaning the dirty areas the SUSY system will avoid the spillages by stabilizing vessels immediately after an accident. Additionally the same technology should be used to lift sunken vessels by spending less effort than today. 
The main idea of the proposed project SuSy is to develop well known submarine rescue technology into systems to be used for merchant ships in emergency situation. The systems for submarines are based on satellite booster technology with liquid or solid fuel to blow water out of the ballast tanks in very short time to provide additional buoyancy to stop e.g. an uncontrolled diving process. This technology provides means to generate from a device of 0,5m^3 500 m^3 within 15 seconds under atmospheric pressure. 
The combination of this technology with air pressure systems and balloon technology to create a multi purpose modular system for ship rescue purposes is the target of the SuSY project.

Causes of the general failure of the hull of M/T ELLI

Research program with WORLDWIDE GREEN TANKERS LTD (2009-2010)

Topic: "Study of causes of the general failure of the hull of the ship ‘M/T ELLI’"

Scientific Responsible: Prof. D. Pantelis

Multiplex Optical Sensors hull stress monitoring system

 

Affiliate Program for SMEs, funded by various media and the European Commission under FP7 - 7th Framework Programme (2008-2011)
Topic: "Innovative continuum Multiplex Optical Sensors hull stress monitoring system, supporting shipping safety and Enhancing the control capability over structural Ship integrity (MOSES)"
Principal Investigator: Associate Prof. N. Tsouvalis
Partner: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Modern Materials in Precision Casting

Research program with ELKA (2007-2011) in the framework of EUREKA – MAJEPCAST

Topic: “Modern Materials in Precision Casting”

Scientific Responsible: Prof. D. Pantelis

Precision Design of Objects & Moulds of Traditional Pottery

 

Research program with ELKEA (2006-2010)
Topic: "Precision Design of Objects and Moulds of Traditional Pottery"
Principal Researcher: Prof. D. Pantelis 
Cooperation with ELKEA S.A. (HELLENIC CENTRE OF POTTERY S.A.), in the framework of EUREKA - APPTraC

Roughness and Texture Modification of Metal Surfaces

Research project with ELKEDE (2006-2010)

Topic: "Study of Roughness and Texture Modification of Metal Surfaces using Laser"

Principal Investigator: Prof. D. Pantelis

Cooperation with ELKEDE (Centre of Technology and Design) under the program EUREKA - DiM-LaST

Study of wood cutting and milling using Laser

Research program with ELKEDE (2006-2010) in the framework of EUREKA – WoLaCe

Topic: “Study of wood cutting and milling using Laser”

Scientific Responsible: Prof. D. Pantelis

Technology assessment of advanced cold spray coatings

 

International Cooperation Program in Industrial Research and Development Activities / pre-competitive stage - 2005 (2006-2007), in collaboration with the PIROGENESIS S.A.

Title: “Technology assessment of advanced cold spray coatings focusing on specific industrial applications”

Scientific responsible: Prof. D.I. Pantelis

Lifelong Learning for SMEs - Training packages

Project sponsored by the Hellenic Ministry of Labour within the Framework of the European Programme EQUAL (2005-2007)

Topic: "Adoption of Mechanisms and Life Learning Programs from the SMEs - Certification of Training Packages and Recognition of Acquired Knowledge In the Sectors of Information Technology and Technical Professions (get trained)"

Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Prof. D. Pantelis participated in the project under the topic: "Welding"

Use of Composite Patches for Steel Marine Structures

 

Research project funded by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology (2005-2006)
Topic: "Use of Composite Patches for Repairing and Strengthening Steel Marine Structures"
Principal Investigator: Associate Prof. N. Tsouvalis

NATURALHY – Preparing for the Hydrogen Economy

 

Research program, funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme - FP6 (2004-2007)
Topic: "NATURALHY - Preparing for the Hydrogen Economy by Using the Existing Natural Gas System as a Catalyst"
Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. E. Kakaris - School of Mechanical Engineering, NTUA

Attendance: Shipbuilding Technology Laboratory, Laboratory of steam engines and boilers (NTUA) and many other organisms (indicative: GASUNIE, GdF, BP, GE, NTNU, ENIM, STATOIL, TOTAL, TNO, etc.)

Purpose: Control of all the essential constituent parts of an hydrogen distribution system, by adding hydrogen into the existing natural gas distribution networks.

 

Prof. D. Pantelis participated in this work by planning and conducting experiments for the electrolytic production of hydrogen in samples from existing natural gas distributionpipes, through which an attempt was made to determine qualitatively and quantitatively the effect of hydrogen on the way and the propagation velocity of cracks after fatigue testing.

Study of the Corrosion of Shipbuilding HS Steel Welds

 

Research Program sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Education within the framework of the PYTHAGORAS Programme (2004-2007)
Topic: "A Study of the Corrosion of Shipbuilding High Strength Steel Welds and its Consequences on the Reliability of Marine Structures"
Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Purpose: Study of the erosion on welded high strength steel (High Tensile Steel - HTS). Characterization and interpretation of the corrosion effect on the mechanical behavior of steel. Assessment of reliability of naval structures, especially when their welds have been corroded.

Participation of Prof. D. Pantelis in the design and supervision of all the experimental measurements during the corrosion tests which were carried out.

Asia Link – Knowledge Transfer on Ship Design, Production and Operation

 

Program sponsored by the European Commission (2004-2007)
Topic: "Asia Link - Knowledge Transfer on Ship Design, Production and Operation"
Partner: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Study of brazing and soldering techniques

 

Research program with ELKA (2004-2007) in the framework of EUREKA – BraSold

Topic: “Study of brazing and soldering techniques”

Scientific Responsible: Prof. D. Pantelis

Development of a Design Methodology for Ro-Ro Vessels

 

Research program funded by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology (2004-2006)
Topic: "Development of a Design Methodology for Ro-Ro Vessels and Application for Designing a Feeder Line Vessel for the Hellenic Coastal Shipping"
Principal Investigator: Associate Prof. N. Tsouvalis

Occupational Health Hazards in the EU and Greece

 

Project sponsored by the Labor Institute, General Confederation of Greek Workers (2004-2005)

Topic: "Development of Policies for Covering Occupational Health Hazards in the European Union and Greece, with emphasis on Heavy and Unhealthy Occupations"

Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

MARSTRUCT - Network of Excellence on Marine Structures

 

Network of Excellence sponsored by the European Commission (6th Framework Programme - FP6) (2003-2007)
Title: "MARSTRUCT - Network of Excellence on Marine Structures"
Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Participant: D.I. Pantelis
Participation: European universities and institutes involved in the shipbuilding, shipyards and classification societies

Purpose: To improve the comfort, efficiency, safety, reliability and environmental impact of shipbuilding through the application of advanced methods in the design, constructionand operation of ships.

Development of Simulation Tools for Precision Casting

 

Research program with ELKA (2003-2006)
Topic: "Development of simulation tools for precision casting"
Principal Investigator: Prof. D. Pantelis 
Partner: Prof. V. Papazoglou
Cooperation with ELKA (Greek Centre of Silver-goldsmithery), in the framework of EUREKA - SimCast

Subject: Calibration of parameters for the simulation of precision casting - Development of methods for casting optimization (in already used softwares) - Database developmentfor particular casting case studies (including casting parameters which were identified through both simulation and experimental methods) - Determination of general casting rules, which could be applied to specific products' families or to parts of them.

Fatigue Experimental Tests of Composite Materials Specimens

 

Research project funded by the University of Patras (2002-2006)
Topic: "Fatigue Experimental Tests of Composite Materials Specimens"
Principal Investigator: Associate Prof. N. Tsouvalis

Solidification Mechanism of Melted Particles (HRAKLEITOS)

 

Research program EPEAEK ΙΙ - HRAKLEITOS (2002-2005)

Topic: “Investigation of Solidification Mechanism of Melted Particles During Coating Formation With Plasma-Spraying Technique”

Scientific Responsible: Prof. D. Pantelis

Continuation of the research program THALES (2002-2004)

Solidification Mechanism of Melted Particles (THALES)

 

Research program THALES (2002-2004)

Topic: “Investigation of the Solidification Mechanism of melted Particles during the Formation of Plasma Sprayed Coatings”

Scientific Responsible: Prof. D. Pantelis

Evaluation of the Production Stages for Valves

 

Research program with the Public Power Corporation (2002)

Topic: “Evaluation of the Production Stages for Valves and Quality Control of the Product and the Production Facilities in the Attica Region”

Scientific Responsible: Prof. D. Pantelis

Preservation and Strength Enhancement of Diesel Engine parts

Research program PAVE 2000 (2001-2003)

Topic: “Preservation and Strength Enhancement of Diesel Engine parts using Conventional and Nanocrystallic Thermal Spray Claddings”

Scientific Responsible: Prof. D. Pantelis

This project was in collaboration with PYROGENESIS S.A.

Development of Coatings for Biomedical Applications

 

Joint Research program between Greece and France – PLATON 2001 (2001-2003)

Topic: “Development of Coatings for Biomedical Applications using Advanced Plasma Spraying Techniques”

Scientific responsible (for Greece): Prof. D. Pantelis

This project was in collaboration with the "Centre des Materiaux Pierre Marie Fourt" of ENSMP, in France.

ShipYAG – Shipbuilding Low Cost, Versatile and Safe Welding

 

Research project sponsored by the European Commission ("Competitive and Sustainable Growth" Program) (2000-2003)
Topic: "ShipYAG - Shipbuilding Low Cost, Versatile and Safe Welding by YAG Laser Application"
Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Assessment of Health and Occupational Hazards in Shipyards

 

Research Program sponsored by Elefsis and Neorion Shipyards (2000-2002)

Topic: "Assessment of Health and Occupational Hazards in Shipyards"

Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Production of New Technology Fast Ferries for the Greek Seas

Research Program sponsored by GSRT within the framework of PEPER 2000 Programme (2000-2001) 

Topic: "New Methods for the Production of New Technology Fast Ferries for the Greek Seas"

Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Rules for Design - Construction of High Speed Small Crafts

 

Program sponsored by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Development (SYN'96) (1998-2000)
Topic: "Development of Rules for the Design and Construction of High Speed Small Crafts from Glass Reinforced Plastics"

Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Lightweight Composite Pressure Housings

 

Program sponsored by the European Commission (MAST III Program) (1997-2000)
Topic: "Lightweight Composite Pressure Housings for Mid-Water and Benthic Applications"
Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

CCTCS - Characterization and Control of Thick Composite Structures

 

Program sponsored by the European Commission (Thematic Network, Standards, Measurement and Testing Program) (1997-1998)
Topic: "Characterization and Control of Thick Composite Structures (CCTCS)"
Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Design Criteria for Composite Shell Structures

 

Program sponsored by the C.E.C. (Brite-EuRam Program) (1994-1998)
Topic: "Development and Validation of Design Criteria for Composite Shell Structures"
Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Advanced Systems Research for AUVs

 

Research program sponsored by the C.E.C. (MAST-II Program) (1992-1995)
Topic: "Advanced Systems Research for Unmanned Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)"
Partner: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Computer Algorithms for Ship Hull Vibrations Prediction

 

Research Program sponsored by the Hellenic Naval Command (1987-1988)

Topic: "Development of Computer Algorithms for Predicting Ship Hull Vibrations"

Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Feasibility Study for Deep Water Anchoring Systems

 

Program sponsored by the Hydrocarbon Division, Energy Directorate, C.E.C. (1986-1988)
Topic: "Feasibility Study for Deep Water Anchoring Systems"
Co-principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou

Fast Computer Algorithms for Calculating (welds) Distortion

 

Research project sponsored by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greece (1986-1988)

Topic:"Fast Computer Algorithms for Calculating Distortion due to Welding in Steel Structures"

Principal Investigator: Prof. V. Papazoglou