Professor Athanasios Kolios

Visiting Professor

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2018 as Professor in Risk and Asset Management. During my academic career I have participated in several projects related to the development, analysis and optimisation of energy systems through a balanced portfolio of research council funded, industry sponsored and specialist consultancy projects.

I have participated from the onset (2012) in the development of the largest Joint Industry Projects related to Offshore Wind, called SLIC (Structural Lifecycle Industry Collaboration), with the participation of ten wind farm developers/operators, the support of two certification authorities and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), from the initial scoping study, to leading the pre-testing phase and managing the delivery of the main scope of the project which refers to the development of updated S-N curves specific for offshore wind support structures. In 2014, I was awarded an EPSRC Grant to perform research on the structural integrity and reliability assessment of marine energy technologies and a grant in 2016 through the EPSRC Supergen wind hub to develop a framework for the extrapolation of integrity assessment from instrumented to non-instrumented units across a farm. In 2017, I have been awarded another grant from the EPSRC Supergen wind hub to develop an open access O&M tool for floating offshore wind farms. I have been the PI and technical lead for the ELECTRA project, funded by the DECC through Aerogenerator Power Limited (APL) for the development of a novel Vertical Axis Wind Turbine, with the aim of scaling up the concept to the MW scale. I am also a co-investigator on the recently awarded H2020-ROMEO project aiming to develop reliable O&M decision tools and strategies for high LCoE reduction on offshore wind as well as the EPSRC INNO-MPP (2017) project investigating challenges of floating support structures. I am also associated with the EPSRC Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) CDT (2014).

I have authored more than 130 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, act as a reviewer in key journals and has chaired sessions on the Risk and Integrity Management of Energy Assets. I am a member of the board of the European Academy of Wind Energy and a member of the ISSC Offshore Renewable Energy Committee.  I am a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

 

Publications

A wind turbine blade leading edge rain erosion computational framework
Contreras López Javier, Kolios Athanasios, Wang Lin, Chiachio Manuel
Renewable Energy Vol 203, pp. 131-141 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2022.12.050
Risk-based maintenance strategy selection for wind turbine composite blades
Contreras Javier Contreras, Kolios Athanasios
Energy Reports Vol 8, pp. 5541-5561 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2022.04.027
The use of machine learning and performance concept to monitor and predict wind power output
Sathler Kelvin Palhares Bastos, Kolios Athanasios
International Conference on Electrical, Computer, and Energy Technologies, ICECET 2022 International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Energy Technologies (ICECET) 2022 International Conference on Electrical, Computer, and Energy Technologies, ICECET 2022, pp. 1-8 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1109/icecet55527.2022.9873076
A stochastic framework for the assessment of horizontally curved aluminium bridge decks on steel girders
Shittu Abdulhakim Adeoye, Abejide Samuel, Olisa Samuel Chukwuemeka, Mehmanparast Ali, Kolios Athanasios
Structures Vol 42, pp. 125-143 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2022.06.007
Inspection and maintenance planning for offshore wind structural components : integrating fatigue failure criteria with Bayesian networks and Markov decision processes
Hlaing Nandar, Morato Pablo G, Nielsen Jannie S, Amirafshari Peyman, Kolios Athanasios, Rigo Philippe
Structure and Infrastructure Engineering Vol 18, pp. 983-1001 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2022.2037667
Estimation of weld defects size distributions, rates and probability of detections in fabrication yards using a Bayesian theorem approach
Amirafshari Peyman, Kolios Athanasios
International Journal of Fatigue Vol 159 (2022)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2022.106763

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Research interests

My research interests can be summarised in the following:

  • Quantitative methods in engineering, decision making and risk management
  • Performance/Risk based design, analysis and operational management of offshore/marine energy assets
  • Reliability analysis using non-intrusive stochastic expansions
  • Integrity assessment of ageing structures
  • Development and optimisation of Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Development, application and calibration of design standards.

Projects

ECITB Energy transition
Mehmanparast, Ali (Principal Investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator)
Standatrd CPD terms used
26-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2023
European training Network in intelligent prognostics and Health mAnagement in Composite structurEs (ENHAnCE) (MSCA-ITN-2019)
Kolios, Athanasios (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
MarLEM: Maritime Logistics Engineering and Management (EMFF Blue Economy)
Tezdogan, Tahsin (Principal Investigator) Demirel, Yigit Kemal (Co-investigator) Incecik, Atilla (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Zhou, Peilin (Co-investigator) Terziev, Momchil (Research Co-investigator) Wei, Yujia (Researcher)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2023
CAMREG - Additive Manufacturing of Micro Architecture Composite - Metal Joints for Renewable Energy
Kolios, Athanasios (Principal Investigator) Lotfian, Saeid (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Jamieson, Peter (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Leithead, Bill (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2027
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures
Carroll, James (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Co-investigator) Jamieson, Peter (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Kolios, Athanasios (Co-investigator) Leithead, Bill (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2027

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