E.C. Aifantis

Professor of Mechanics

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


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Continuum Mechanics

Strength of Materials
Mechanics of Micro-Nano Structures



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Laboratory of Mechanics and Materials

School of Engineering

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Box 421

GR-54124, Thessaloniki


 Tel./Fax: +30-2310-995921

e-mail: mom@mom.gen.auth.gr


SELECTED ARTICLES (more to be uploaded)

D. Walgraef and E.C. Aifantis, On certain problems of deformation-induced material instabilities, Int. J. Eng. Sci. 59, 140-145, 2012.

E.C. Aifantis, A note on gradient elasticity and nonsingular crack fields, J. Mech. Beh. Mater. 20, 103-105, 2012.

E.C. Aifantis, Gradient nanomechanics: Applications to deformation, fracture and diffusion in nanopolycrystals, Metal. Mater. Trans A 42, 2985-2998, 2011.

E.C. Aifantis, On the gradient approach—Relation to Eringen’s nonlocal theory, Int. J. Engng. Sci. 49, 1367-1377, 2011.

H. Askes and E.C. Aifantis, Gradient elasticity in statics and dynamics: An overview of formulations, length scale identification procedures, finite element implementation and new results, Int. J. Solids Struct. 48, 1962-1990, 2011.

E.C. Aifantis, Exploring the applicability of gradient elasticity to certain micro/nano reliability problems, Microsyst. Technol. 15, 109-115, 2009.

E.C. Aifantis, Non-singular dislocation fields, in: Proc. Dislocations 2008, Ed. A.H.W. Ngan, IOP Conf. Series: Mater. Sci. Engng.  3,  012026/1-10, 2009.

K.E. Aifantis and J.R. Willis, The role of interfaces in enhancing the yield strength of composites and polycrystals, j. Mech. Phys. Solids 53, 1047-1070, 2005.

E.C. Aifantis, Update on a class of gradient theories, Mech. Mater. 35, 259-280, 2003.

E.C. Aifantis, The physics of plastic deformation, Int. J. Plasticity 3, 211-247, 1987.

D. Walgraef and E.C. Aifantis, Dislocation patterning in fatigued metals as a result of dynamical  instabilities, J. Appl. Phys. 58, 688-691, 1985.


E.C. Aifantis, On the problem of diffusion in solids,  Acta  Mechanica 37, 265-296, 1980.





RECENT LAB PRESENTATIONS (more to be uploaded)

Metz 2014


Hong Kong 2013


Shanghai 2013


Jeddah 2012


Summer School 2010


Personal Data


Short CV can be downloaded here


Full CV can be downloaded here


Summary of Laboratory of Mechanics and Materials can be downloaded here




Strength of Materials (Downloads: Slides)

 Mechanics Tests (Downloads: Tension, Torsion, Bending, Fracture)

Continuum Mechanics (Downloads: Slides, Summary)

Gradient Elasticity (Mode I, Mode III)



Summer School Viewgraphs



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Workshops Organized through the ERC-13  and SEDEMP Projects Funded  by NSRF/GSRT

ERC/ARISTEIA Workshop, 4-6 August 2014, AUT (Program, Poster)

Chino-Hellenic Workshop, 26 February - 3 March 2015, AUT (Program)

AIFANTIS International Symposium, 4-9 October 2015, Antalya, Turkey (Program)

FINAL ERC-13/SEDEMP Workshop, 29-31 October2015,AUT (Program, Poster)