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Dr Haris Alexakis

Dr Haris Alexakis

Research Associate in Infrastructure Monitoring and Modelling

Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC)


Biography:

2017 Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, U.S.
2014-16    Post-Doctoral Researcher Scholar, University of Central Florida, U.S. & University of Patras, Greece
2013 Doctorate, University of Patras, Greece
2005-15 Chartered Structural/Civil Engineer

Research Interests

structural analysis, structural health monitoring, signal processing, earthquake engineering, seismic protection of historic structures and monuments, modelling of masonry structures, fibre optics, acoustic emission sensors

Collaborators

Key Publications

Peer-reviewed journal publications

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2018), “Minimum Uplift Horizontal Acceleration of the Single-Nave Barrel Vault and the Rocking Frame”, International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories (in press)

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2017), “The Hinging Mechanisms of the Single-Nave Barrel-Vault Subjected to Lateral and Gravity Loads”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol 143(6), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001762

Makris N. and H. Alexakis (2015), “Limit equilibrium analysis of masonry buttresses and towers under lateral and gravity loads”, Archive of Applied Mechanics, Vol 85(12), 1915-1940

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2015), “Limit Equilibrium Analysis of Masonry Arches”, Archive of Applied Mechanics, Vol 85(9), 1363-1381

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2014), “Limit Equilibrium Analysis and the Minimum Thickness of Circular Masonry Arches to Withstand Lateral Inertial Loading”, Archive of Applied Mechanics, Vol 84(5), 757-772

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2013) “Minimun Thickness of Elliptical Masonry Arches”, Acta Mechanica, Vol 224(12), 2977-2991

Makris N. and H. Alexakis (2013), “The Effect of Stereotomy on the Shape of the Thrust-Line and the Minimum Thickness of Semicircular Masonry Arches”, Archive of Applied Mechanics, Vol 83(10), 1511-1533

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2013), “Structural Stability and Bearing Capacity Analysis of the Tunnel-Entrance to the Stadium of Ancient Nemea”, International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis, and Restoration, Vol 7, 673-692

Other Publications

Conference Proceedings

Makris N. and H. Alexakis (2016), “Elongation and Shear Failure Analysis of Masonry Buttresses and Towers subjected to Lateral and Gravity Loads”, 1st International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure, 28-30 June, 2016, Chania, Greece

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2015), “Limit equilibrium analysis and the minimum thickness of elliptical masonry arches”, 12th North American Masonry Conference, Denver, Colorado, May 17-20, Paper No.218

Makris N. and H. Alexakis (2014), “The effect of stereotomy on the shape of the thrust-line and the minimum thickness of masonry arches”, 9th International Masonry Conference, Guimarães, Portugal, 7-9 July, Paper No.1461

Makris N. and H. Alexakis (2014), “The effect of stereotomy on the shape of the thrust-line and the minimum thickness of masonry arches”, 2nd International Conference in Bridges (IBSBI), Athens, October 16-18, pp. 201-208.

Makris N. and H. Alexakis (2013), “From Hooke’s “Hanging Chain” and Milankovitch’s “Druckkurven” to a variational formulation: The adventure of the thrust-line of masonry arches”, 8th German-Greek-Polish Symposium, Recent Advances in Mechanics, Goslar, Germany, September 9-13, pp. 53-54.

Makris N. and H. Alexakis (2013), “From Hooke’s “hanging chain” and Milankovitch’s “druckkurven” to a Variational Formulation: in Search of the Minimum Thickness of Masonry Arches”, 10th HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics, Chania, Crete, Greece, 25- 27 May, Paper No.2

Makris N. and H. Alexakis (2012), “The effect of stereotomy on the minimum thickness of masonry arches: a variational formulation approach”. Int Jubilee Conf UACEG2012: Science & Practice, Sofia, November 15-17, pp. 273-278.

Makris N. and H. Alexakis (2012), “From Hooke’s “Hanging Chain” and Milankovitch’s “Druckkurven” to a variational formulation: The adventure of the thrust-line of masonry arches”, Proceedings of the International Conference of Contemporary Problems of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics – MechAM2012, Novi Sad, Serbia, September 3-6, pp. 30-32.

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2011), “Structural Stability and Bearing Capacity analysis of the Tunnel-Entrance to the stadium of Ancient Nemea”, Proceedings of the 4th Japan – Greece Workshop on Seismic Design of Foundations, Innovations in Seismic Design, and Protection of Cultural Heritage, (eds. T. Tazoh and G. Gazetas), vol. II, Kobe, October 6-7, pp. 377-392.

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2009), “Assessment of the structural capacity of the tunnel entrance in the stadium of Ancient Nemea”, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Protection of Historical Buildings – PROHITECH 09 (ed. F. Mazzolani), vol. II, University of Naples “Federico II”, Rome, June 21-24, pp. 1431-1435.

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2009), “Structural Analysis of the Tunnel-Entrance to the stadium of Ancient Nemea”, 2nd National Conference of Restoration, ETEPAM, Athens, May 21-24, pp. 26-28.

Bousias S.N., X. Palios, H. Alexakis, E. Strepelias, M.N. Fardis and S. Raftopoulos (2008), “Experimental and Analytical Study of Bridge Seismic Isolation Systems with or without Supplemental Energy”, 3rd National Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Athens, November 5-7, Paper No. 2064.

 

Chapters in Books

Alexakis H. and N. Makris (2016), “Validation of the Discrete Element Method for the Limit Stability Analysis of Masonry Arches”, Computational Modeling of Masonry Structures Using the Discrete Element Method (Eds V. Sarhosis, K. Bagi, J.V. Lemos, G. Milani), IGI Global, pp. 292-325.

 

Technical Reports

Makris N., H. Alexakis, G. Kampas, E Strepelias, C Kolonas and S. Bousias (2015), “Seismic protection of bridges via rocking of their piers which recenter with gravity”, Report series in EEAM 2015-01, University of Patras, Greece.

Makris N. and H. Alexakis (2012), “From Hooke’s “Hanging Chain” and Milankovitch’s “Druckkurven” to a variational formulation: The adventure of the thrust-line of masonry arches”, Report series in EEAM 2012-02, University of Patras, Greece.