Dr Elias Tsoutsanis PhD, MEng, FHEA

Dr Elias Tsoutsanis

Dubai Campus
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham Dubai
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

Dr Elias Tsoutsanis graduated with an honours MEng degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool in 2003, and a PhD from Cranfield University in 2010. He specializes in gas turbine performance simulation, control, diagnostics and prognostics. He has held academic positions in Greece, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

Qualifications

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

  • PhD Cranfield University, UK, 2010
  • MEng Aerospace Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK, 2003
  • PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 2018
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Biography

Dr Elias Tsoutsanis received his MEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2003, and obtained his PhD in Gas Turbine Engineering in 2010 from Cranfield University, UK.  He received his PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Sheffield Hallam University, UK in 2018 and he is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in UK.

He has worked as postdoctoral researcher at the National Technical University of Athens (2010-2011), Paragon SA Greece (2011-2012), and Qatar University (2012-2015). He has held faculty positions in Emirates Aviation University, UAE (2015-2017), and Sheffield Hallam University, UK (2017-2018).

He is currently working as a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.

His research interests include performance simulation, control, optimization, diagnostics, and prognostics of gas turbines used for power and propulsion applications.  He has worked in several research projects funded by EPSRC, EU, and Qatar Foundation

Teaching

  • Electrical Engineering 1
  • Introduction to Computing for Engineers
  • Mechatronics and Control

Research

  • Gas Turbine Performance
  • Control and Diagnostics
  • Prognostics of Rotating Machinery
  • Condition Monitoring

Publications

  • Tsoutsanis, E & Meskin, N 2019, 'Dynamic performance simulation and control of gas turbines used for hybrid gas/wind energy applications' Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 147, pp. 122-142, DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2018.09.031
  • Tsoutsanis, E & Meskin, N 2018, 'Performance assessment of classical and fractional controllers for transient operation of gas turbine engines' IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 687-692. DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2018.06.182
  • Tsoutsanis, E, Li, YG, Pilidis, P & Newby, M 2017, 'Non-linear model calibration for off-design performance prediction of gas turbines with experimental data' Aeronautical Journal, vol. 121, no. 1245, pp. 1758-1777. DOI: 10.1017/aer.2017.96
  • Tsoutsanis, E & Meskin, N 2017, 'Derivative-driven window-based regression method for gas turbine performance prognostics' Energy, vol. 128, pp. 302-311.
  • Tahan, M, Tsoutsanis, E, Muhammad, M & Abdul Karim, ZA 2017, 'Performance-based health monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics for condition-based maintenance of gas turbines: A review' Applied Energy, vol. 198, pp. 122-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.04.048
  • Tsoutsanis, E & Meskin, N 2016, Forecasting the health of gas turbine components through an integrated performance-based approach. in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management, ICPHM 2016., 7542829, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016 IEEE International Conference on Prognostics and Health Management, ICPHM 2016, Ottawa, Canada, 20/06/16. DOI: 10.1109/ICPHM.2016.7542829
  • Tsoutsanis, E, Meskin, N, Benammar, M & Khorasani, K 2016, 'A dynamic prognosis scheme for flexible operation of gas turbines' Applied Energy, vol. 164, pp. 686-701. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.11.104
  • Tsoutsanis, E, Meskin, N, Benammar, M & Khorasani, K 2015, Performance-based prognosis scheme for industrial gas turbines. in 2015 IEEE Conference on Prognostics and Health Management: Enhancing Safety, Efficiency, Availability, and Effectiveness of Systems Through PHAf Technology and Application, PHM 2015., 7245018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Conference on Prognostics and Health Management, PHM 2015, Austin, United States, 22/06/15. DOI: 10.1109/ICPHM.2015.7245018
  • Tsoutsanis, E, Meskin, N, Benammar, M & Khorasani, K 2015, 'Transient gas turbine performance diagnostics through nonlinear adaptation of compressor and turbine maps' Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, vol. 137, no. 9, 091201. DOI: 10.1115/1.4029710
  • Tsoutsanis, E, Meskin, N, Benammar, M & Khorasani, K 2014, 'A component map tuning method for performance prediction and diagnostics of gas turbine compressors' Applied Energy, vol. 135, pp. 572-585. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.08.115
  • Tsoutsanis, E, Meskin, N, Benammar, M & Khorasani, K 2014, An efficient component map generation method for prediction of gas turbine performance. in Ceramics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy. vol. 6, American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME), ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2014, Dusseldorf, Germany, 16/06/14. DOI: 10.1115/GT2014-25753
  • Tsoutsanis, E, Meskin, N, Benammar, M & Khorasani, K 2013, Dynamic performance simulation of an aeroderivative gas turbine using the matlab simulink environment. in Dynamics, Vibration and Control. vol. 4 A, American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME), ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013, San Diego, CA, United States, 15/11/13. DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2013-64102
  • Tsoutsanis, E, Li, YG, Pilidis, P & Newby, M 2012, Part-load performance of gas turbines - Part I: A novel compressor map generation approach suitable for adaptive simulation. in ASME 2012 Gas Turbine India Conference, GTINDIA 2012. pp. 733-742, ASME 2012 Gas Turbine India Conference, GTINDIA 2012, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 1/12/12. DOI: 10.1115/GTINDIA2012-9580
  • Tsoutsanis, E, Li, YG, Pilidis, P & Newby, M 2012, Part-load performance of gas turbines - Part II: Multi-point adaptation with compressor map generation and ga optimization. in ASME 2012 Gas Turbine India Conference, GTINDIA 2012. pp. 743-751, ASME 2012 Gas Turbine India Conference, GTINDIA 2012, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 1/12/12. DOI: 10.1115/GTINDIA2012-9581