Dr Mayorkinos Papaelias

Dr Mayorkinos Papaelias

School of Metallurgy and Materials
Senior Lecturer
Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
School of Metallurgy and Materials
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Mayorkinos Papaelias (Ph.D. in Metallurgy, Chartered Engineer – Greece, Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece) is Senior Lecturer in NDT and Condition Monitoring at the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, currently leading the NDT and Condition Monitoring Research Group.

He has been involved as technical coordinator or scientific consultant in several FP6, FP7 and H2020 collaborative research projects primarily focusing on renewable energy sources and transport. In addition to his work on European Commission funded research projects, Dr Papaelias has been funded by the EPSRC, the National Structural Integrity Research Centre, industry and UK government.

Dr Papaeliasis is the author or co-author of more than 110 journal and national and international conference papers in NDT and condition monitoring and has edited 3 books on the subject. He is a Member of the International Society for Condition Monitoring, currently chairing the Education Committee. He is also a Member of the BINDT Working Group on Acoustic Emission. Dr Papaelias regularly authors articles for industrial magazines.

Dr Papaelias is currently teaching NDT and condition monitoring techniques and methods among other subjects as part of the Design Against Structural Failure 3rd year undergraduate module, the M.Sc. and M.Res. Materials Characterisation module, and the Physics and Technology of Nuclear Reactors M.Sc. course.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Metallurgy, University of Birmingham, 2004
  • MSc in New Materials, Aberdeen University, 2000
  • BEng (Hons) in Materials Science and Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London, 1998

Research

The NDT and Condition Monitoring Research Group has been involved in several projects related to the renewable energy and transport sector with particular emphasis given to rail and maritime related applications. Projects that Dr Papaelias and the members of the NDT and Condition Monitoring Research Group have been involved include SAFERAIL, INTERAIL, NIMO, OPTIMUS, MOSAIC, COMORAIL and others.

Members of the Research Group led by Dr Papaelias have been successful in winning important awards including the Best Paper presented at The Stephenson Conference: Research for Railways held in London in April 2017, and the Len Gelman Award for the Best Paper from an Early Career Researcher at the First World Congress on Condition Monitoring held in London in June 2017.

The research carried out in SAFERAIL was also the subject of a FUTURIS documentary aired by Euronews. The NDT and Condition Monitoring Research Group offers a wide range of M.Sc. by Research and Ph.D. topics for interested applicants that are interested in pursuing a research degree on the subject.

Publications

V. Jantara, J. Zhou, S. Roshanmanesh, F. Hayati, S. Hajiabady, X. Li, H. Dong and M. Papaelias, Evaluation of damage mechanics of industrial wind turbine gearboxes, Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (Insight), 59 (8), 2017.

S. Shi, Z. Han, P. Vallely, S. Soua, S. Kaewunruen and M. Papaelias, Quantitative monitoring of brittle fatigue crack growth in railway steel using acoustic emission, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, available online, 2017.

S. Kaewunruen, L. Lopes, M. Papaelias, Influences of sleeper/crosstie material choices on georisks in railway systems under climate uncertainties, CESARE’ 17, Irbid, Jordan, May 2017.

A. Amini, Z. Huang, M. Entezami and M. Papaelias, Evaluation of the effect of speed and defect size on high-frequency acoustic emission and vibration condition monitoring of railway axle bearings, Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (Insight), 59 (4), pp. 184-188, 2017.

Z. Han, G. Xie, H. Luo, M. Papaelias, C. Davis, Acoustic emission monitoring of brittle fatigue crack growth in railway steel, Advances in Acoustic Emission Technology, pp. 371-382, 2017.

A. Amini, M. Entezami and M. Papaelias, Onboard detection of railway axle bearing defects using envelope analysis of high frequency acoustic emission signals, Case Studies in Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation, 6, pp. 8-16, 2016.

A. Amini, M. Entezami, Z. Huang, H. Rowshandel and M. Papaelias, Wayside detection of faults in railway axle bearings using time spectral kurtosis analysis on high-frequency acoustic emission signals, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 8 (11), 2016.

L. Zhang, Z.Q. Lang and M. Papaelias, Generalised transmissibility damage indicator with application to wind turbine component condition monitoring, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 63 (10), pp. 6347-6359, 2016.

J. L. Ferrando Chacon, E. A. Andicoberry, V. Kappatos, M. Papaelias, C. Selcuk, T-H. Gan, An experimental study on the applicability of acoustic emission for wind turbine gearbox health diagnosis, Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control, 35 (1), pp. 64-76, 2016.

M. Papaelias, A. Amini, Z. Huang, P. Vallely, D. C. Dias, S. Kerkyras, Online condition monitoring of rolling stock wheels and axle bearings, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 230 (3), 2016.

F. P. G. Marquez, J. M. Perez, A. P. Marugan and M. Papaelias, Identification of critical components of wind turbines using FTA over time, Renewable Energy, 87, pp. 869-893, 2016.

M. Papaelias, L. Cheng, M. Kogia, A. Mohimi, C. Selcuk, L. Constantinou, C. Q. Gómez Muñoz, F. P. Garcia Marquez and Tat-Hean Gan, Inspection and structural health monitoring for concentrated solar power plants, Renewable Energy, 85, pp. 1178-1191, 2016.

R. R. de la Hermoza Gonzalez, F. P. G. Marquez, A. Karyotakis and M. Papaelias, Methods and tools for the operational reliability optimisation of large-scale industrial wind turbines, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, 2015.

M. Papaelias, Z. Huang, A. Amini, P. Vallely, N. Day, R. Sharma, Y. Kerkyras and S. Kerkyras, Advanced wayside condition monitoring of rolling stock wheelsets, In the Proceedings of The 11th ECNDT, 2014.

Z. Han, H. Luo, C. Sun, J. Li, M. Papaelias and C. L. Davis, Acoustic emission study of fatigue crack propagation in extruded AZ31 magnesium alloy, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 597, pp. 270-278, 2014.

J. P. M. Perez, F. P. G. Marquez, A. M. Tobias and M. Papaelias, Wind turbine reliability analysis, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 23, pp. 463-472, 2013.

M. Entezami, S. Hillmansen, P. Weston and M. Papaelias, Fault detection and diagnosis within a wind turbine mechanical braking system using condition monitoring, Renewable Energy, 47, pp. 175-182, 2012.

F. P. G. Marquez, A. M. Tobias, J. P. M. Perez and M. Papaelias, Condition monitoring: Techniques and Methods, Renewable Energy, 46, pp. 169-178, 2012.

H. Rowshandel, M. Papaelias, C. Roberts, C. Davis, Development of autonomous ACFM rail inspection techniques, Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (Insight), 53, pp. 85-89, 2011.

M. Papaelias et al., "Further developments in high-speed detection of rail rolling contact fatigue using ACFM techniques", Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (Insight), Number 7, July 2010.

M. Papaelias et al., "INTERAIL: Development of a Novel Integrated Inspection System for the Accurate Evaluation of the Structural Integrity of Rail Tracks – Implementation of the ACFM Rail Inspection Module", ECNDT 2010 Conference, Moscow, June 7-11, 2010.

M. Papaelias et al., “Condition monitoring of Oil and Gas pumps and their driving equipment based on Acoustic Emission Techniques”, Non-Destructive Testing 2009 Conference, Blackpool, UK, September 2009.

M. Papaelias et al., “Further Developments in high-speed detection of rail rolling contact fatigue using ACFM Techniques”, Non-Destructive Testing 2009 Conference, Blackpool, UK, September 2009.

L. Girardi, J. Plu, B. Blakeley, P. Bredif, C. Davis, M. Lugg, M. Papaaelias, C. Roberts, ‘INNOTRACK SP4.4 – Detection of Rolling Contact Fatigue in Rails Using Electromagnetic and Ultrasonic Phased-Array Inspection Techniques’, 8th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, Firenze, Italy, September 15-18,2009.

M. Papaelias et al., “Detection and quantification of rail contact fatigue cracks in rails using ACFM technology”, Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (Insight), Number 7, July 2009.

M. D. G. Potter, S. Dixon, Y. Fan, R. S. Edwards, M. Papaelias and C. Davis, “A novel guided wave rail inspection system – on-line results from simulated defects in rail track”, British Institute NDT 2007 International Conference, September 15-18, 2008, Macclesfield, UK.

M. Papaelias et al., “High-Speed inspection of rails using ACFM technology”, Journal of NDT&E International, Vol. 42, Number 4, June 2009.

M. Papaelias et al., “A B-Spline Approach to Alternating Current Field Measurement for RailRoad Inspection”, International Conference of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management”, Singapore, December 2008.

M. Papaelias et al., “A review on non-destructive evaluation of rails: state of the art and future development”, I. Mech. E. Proceedings, Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit – Part F, Invited Review Paper, Vol. 222, Number F4, December 2008.

R. S. Edwards, Y. Fan, C. Holmes, M. Papaelias et al. “Ultrasonic detection of surface-breaking railhead defects”, Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (Insight), Number 7, July 2008.

M. Papaelias et al., “Detection and quantification of rail contact fatigue cracks in rails using ACFM technology”, Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (Insight), Number 7, July 2008.

E. Rassekorde and M. Papaelias, “Detection of Defects in Aerospace Low Pressure Compressor Blades Using Eddy Current Arrays”, AEROMAT 2008 Conference, Houston U.S.A., June 2008.

D. Fletcher, F. J. Frankling, E. Muyupa, J. Garnham, M. Papaelias et al., “Three-dimensional microstructural modelling of crack initiation in rail steel”, World Conference of Rail Road, Seoul, Korea 2008. (Won Prize for Best Paper)