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Dr. Kyriakos Kourousis

Biography

Dr Kyriakos I. Kourousis, Senior Lecturer in Airworthiness, has 20 years of experience in the fields of aircraft maintenance, airworthiness, quality control and assurance, engineering and technical/logistics support of aircraft and aeronautical equipment, as an Aeronautical Engineer Officer (Major res.) of the Hellenic Air Force.

He was formerly the manager of the Mirage 2000 and Mirage 2000-5 airframe/systems airworthiness, quality control and assurance program, as well as the fleet fatigue monitoring/structural integrity program. He has also served as aircraft maintenance officer and quality control and assurance officer of Mirage 2000 in 114 Fighter Wing at Tanagra, Greece.

He has a broad educational experience in teaching and supervising students in the University of Limerick, RMIT University and other tertiary education aviation/engineering schools in Europe. Dr Kourousis holds the honorary position of the Associate of RMIT University, in the School of Engineering. His research expertise is in the areas of airworthiness management & engineering and of metal plasticity of conventional and additively manufactured (3D printed) metals, working on modelling and characterisation of their mechanical behaviour under complex loading.

He is a registered Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the UK Engineering Council and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS). Dr Kourousis is also the Chair of the RAeS Airworthiness & Maintenance Specialist Group.

Research Interests

Aeronautical and Defence Engineering:

  • Continuing airworthiness management;
  • Aircraft engineering, maintenance and technical support;
  • Aviation safety;
  • Defence engineering and support;
  • Engineering Education and Training.

Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering:

  • Material mechanical behaviour modeling;
  • Cyclic plasticity constitutive modeling;
  • Light metal plasticity;
  • Metal Additive Manufacturing.

Teaching Interests

  • Airworthiness
  • Aircraft Systems Engineering
  • Metal Plasticity
  • Metal Additive Manufacturing

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2017 - Adjunct Associate Professor
  • 2014 - NATO Scientific Achievement Award, Team Member of AVT-174 Research Task Group on ‘Qualification and Structural Design Guidelines for Military UAVs'
  • 2014 - Associate of RMIT University

Employment

  • 2014 University of Limerick, Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering, Ireland - Senior Lecturer and Program Director, Aircraft Maintenance and Operations
  • 2012 Hellenic Air Force, Greece - Sabbatical Leave, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • 2012 RMIT University, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Australia - Lecturer and Program Director, Postgraduate Aerospace and Aviation Programs
  • 2005 Hellenic Air Force Support Command, Elefsina Air Force Base, Greece - Airworthiness & QA/QC Manager of HAF Mirage 2000/-5 & Structural Integrity Manager for HAF Mirage 2000/-5 fleet
  • 2004 Hellenic Air Force, 114 Combat Wing, Tanagra Air Force Base, Greece - Continuing Airworthiness & QA/QC Manager of HAF Mirage 2000 fleet (O and I Level Maintenance)
  • 2002 Hellenic Air Force, Base Maintenance Squadron, 114 Fighter Wing, Greece - Head of the 332 Squadron QA/QC Office (Airworthiness Compliance Assurance) & QC Officer
  • 2000 Hellenic Air Force, Base Maintenance Squadron, 114 Fighter Wing, Greece - Assistant Head – Maintenance Officer, Intermediate Level Maintenance Shops (Mirage 2000, Mirage F.1),
  • 2000 Hellenic Air Force (various sites), Greece - Specialisation Training (Engineering Regulations, Applied Aeronautical Engineering, Logistics Support)

Education

  • 2013 RMIT University - Graduate Certificate
  • 2011 National Technical University of Athens - PhD
  • 2003 National Techical University of Athens - MSc
  • 2000 Hellenic Air Force Academy - BSc

Association

  • Chartered Engineer, UK Engineering Council
  • Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

Language

  • Greek
  • English

Consultancy

  • Non-disclosable client - Research on Military Airworthiness
  • Etihad Advanced Integrated Solutions LLC (UAE) - Educational Assessment of Aircraft Maintenance Training Material
  • Indecon International Economic Consultants (Ireland) - Research on Skills-related Aspects of Aircraft MRO Sector in Ireland
  • Air Learning Ltd (Ireland) - Research on eLearning Training in Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance
  • Aircraft Technical Books Co. (USA) - Development of EASA Part 66 Training Material
  • Australian Tertiary Education Quality Standard Agency (Australia) - Registered Expert and Assessor of aerospace and aviation engineering undergraduate (University/TAFE) and postgraduate programs

Research Collaborators

  • Chris Wallbrink - Joint Publication - Defence Science & Technology Group, Department of Defence -Australia
  • Ioannis Giannopoulos - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - Cranfield University -England
  • Spyros Karamanos - Co-supervision of PhD - University of Thessaly -Greece

Publications

Book Chapter

2007

Cyclic plasticity model with multiplicative backstress decomposition
K. I. Kourousis, G. J. Saridis, Y. F. Dafalias
Computational & Experimental Analysis of Damaged Materials

Conference Publication

2018

MATEC Web of Conferences
Spyroglou I.;Kourousis K.;Koutsomichalis A.
DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/201818804008

2015

16th Australian International Aerospace Congress
D. Agius, K. Kourousis, C. Walbrink, W. Hu

2014

Military Airworthiness Conference 2014
Purton, L.; Kourousis, K.

2008

12th International Conference Fatigue and Plasticity
Kourousis, K.; Saridis, G.; Dafalias, Y.F.

Other Publication

2018

Cyclic plasticity and microstructure of as-built SLM Ti-6Al-4V: The effect of build orientation (vol 701, pg 85, 2017)
Agius, D;Kourousis, KI;Wallbrink, C;Song, TT
Materials Science And Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure And Processing DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2017.11.093

2017

Letter to the Editor: S. Sreenivasan, SK Mishra, K. Dutta. Ratcheting strain and its effect on low cycle fatigue behavior of Al 7075-T6 alloy
Kourousis, KI;Agius, D;Robinson, J
Materials Science And Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure And Processing DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2017.06.103

Peer Reviewed Journal

2019

Process phenomena influencing the tensile and anisotropic characteristics of additively manufactured maraging steel
Mooney, B;Kourousis, KI;Raghavendra, R;Agius, D
Materials Science And Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure And Processing DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2018.12.070

2018

The airbus A320 family fan cowl door safety modification: a human factors scenario analysis
Kourousis, KI;Chatzi, AV;Giannopoulos, IK
Aircraft Engineering And Aerospace Technology DOI: 10.1108/AEAT-08-2017-0191

2018

A simple model to estimate yield stress and variation of hardness in railheads
Kourousis, KI;Athukoralalage, A;De Pellegrin, D
Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part F-Journal Of Rail And Rapid Transit DOI: 10.1177/0954409717710557

2018

Indian and Chinese aviation industry: the EASA framework option
Kourousis, KI,Comer, A
Aircraft Engineering And Aerospace Technology DOI: 10.1108/AEAT-03-2017-0083

2018

Optimising the multiplicative AF model parameters for AA7075 cyclic plasticity and fatigue simulation
Agius, D,Kajtaz, M,Kourousis, KI,Wallbrink, C,Hu, WP
Aircraft Engineering And Aerospace Technology DOI: 10.1108/AEAT-05-2017-0119

2018

An Innovative Structural Fatigue Monitoring Solution for General Aviation Aircraft
Keryk, C;Sabatini, R;Kourousis, K;Gardi, A;Silva, JM
Journal Of Aerospace Technology And Management DOI: 10.5028/jatm.v10.779

2017
2017

Higher Education Aviation Programs in Greece: A Missed Opportunity or a Challenge to Meet?
Malagas, K,Fragoudaki, A,Kourousis, K,Nikitakos, N
Journal Of Aerospace Technology And Management DOI: 10.5028/jatm.v9i4.888

2017

Sensitivity and optimisation of the Chaboche plasticity model parameters in strain-life fatigue predictions
Agius, D,Kajtaz, M,Kourousis, KI,Wallbrink, C,Wang, CH,Hu, WP,Silva, J
Materials & Design DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.01.027

2017

Cyclic Elastoplastic Performance of Aluminum 7075-T6 Under Strain- and Stress-Controlled Loading
Agius, D,Wallbrink, C,Kourousis, KI
Journal Of Materials Engineering And Performance DOI: 10.1007/s11665-017-3047-2

2017

Letter to the Editor: S. Sreenivasan, S.K. Mishra, K. Dutta. Ratcheting strain and its effect on low cycle fatigue behavior of Al 7075-T6 alloy [Mater. Sci. Eng. A 698 (2017) 46–53]
Kourousis K.;Agius D.;Robinson J.
Materials Science And Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure And Processing DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2017.06.103

2017

Effects of bolt torque tightening on the strength and fatigue life of airframe FRP laminate bolted joints
Giannopoulos, IK,Doroni-Dawes, D,Kourousis, KI,Yasaee, M
Composites Part B-Engineering DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.05.059

2017

Sensitivity and optimisation of the Chaboche plasticity model parameters in strain-life fatigue predictions
Agius, Dylan; Kajtaz, Mladenko; Kourousis, Kyriakos I; Walbrink, Chris; Wang, Chun H; Hu, Weiping; Silva, Jose
Materials And Design

2017

On the utilisation of nonlinear plasticity models in military aircraft fatigue estimation: A preliminary comparison
Agius, D,Wallbrink, C,Hu, WP,Kajtaz, M,Wang, CH,Kourousis, KI
Aerospace Science And Technology DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2017.09.004

2017

Cyclic plasticity and microstructure of as-built SLM Ti-6Al-4V: The effect of build orientation
Agius, D,Kourousis, KI,Wallbrink, C,Song, TT
Materials Science And Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure And Processing DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2017.06.069

2016
2016

Constitutive modeling of additive manufactured Ti-6Al-4V cyclic elastoplastic behaviour
Kourousis K.;Agius D.;Wang C.;Subic A.
Technische Mechanik

2016

Anticipating the Need for New Skills for the Future Aerospace and Aviation Professionals
Lappas, I,Kourousis, KI
Journal Of Aerospace Technology And Management DOI: 10.5028/jatm.v8i2.616

2016

Enhanced non-linear material modelling for analysis and qualification of rollover protective structures
Agius, DJ,Kourousis, KI,Takla, M,Subic, A
Proceedings Of The Institution Of Mechanical Engineers Part D-Journal Of Automobile Engineering DOI: 10.1177/0954407015618851

2015

Picosatellites for Maritime Security Applications - the Lambdasat Case
Mantzouris, G,Papadopoulos, P,Nikitakos, N,Manso, M,Bordetsky, A,Sarris, Z,Markarian, G,Kourousis, K
Journal Of Aerospace Technology And Management DOI: 10.5028/jatm.v7i4.551

2014

Fire Resistant Aircraft Unit Load Devices and Fire Containment Covers: A New Development in the Global Airline Industry
Baxter, G.S.; Kourousis, K.I.; Wild, G.
Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management DOI: 10.5028/jatm.v6i2.327

2014

Mutual Recognition of National Military Airworthiness Authorities: A Streamlined Assessment Process
Purton, L.; Kourousis, K.I.; Clothier, R.; Massey, K.
International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences DOI: 10.5139/IJASS.2014.15.1.54

2014

Examination of Military Airworthiness Authorities; a Need for a Mutual Recognition
Purton, L; Clothier, R; Kourousis, KI; Massey, K
Aeronautical Journal

2013

Supervision of Engineering Doctorates in Australian Universities: A Review on Key Issues
Kourousis, K.I.
World Transactions of Engineering and Technology Education

2013

The Introduction of Innovative Services in a State Owned Airline: A Case Study of a IT Migration Project
Malagas, K; Kourousis, KI.; Baxter, G; Nikitakos, N; Gritzalis, S.
Journal of Technology Management and Innovation

2013

A Phenomenological Approach for Fatigue Damage Accumulation of CF/PEEK Laminates under Two-stage Loading
Pavlou, D.G.; Kourousis, K.I.
International Review of Mechanical Engineering

2012

Multiaxial ratcheting with advanced kinematic and directional distortional hardening rules
Feigenbaum, H.P., Dugdale, J., Dafalias, Y.F., Kourousis, K.I., Plesek, J.
International Journal Of Solids And Structures DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2012.06.006

2008

Multiplicative AF kinematic hardening in plasticity
Dafalias, Y.F., Kourousis, K.I., Saridis, G.J.
International Journal Of Solids And Structures DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2008.01.001