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About k.s.giannakos

KONSTANTINOS GIANNAKOS, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASCE: Leader in railway engineering, with pioneering research which has elucidated the ballast-sleeper-fastening system. After more than 20 years of research involving laboratory tests and theoretical analyses, he has developed theoretical approaches for (a) calculating the actions on railway track, (b) determining the track mass participating in the motion of the Non Suspended Masses of railway vehicles and (c) for predicting the ballast fouling for certain types of sleepers, all the three verified by observations in railway tracks in operation. He has numerous publications in scientific journals and conference proceedings to his credit, and he has served on a number of European Union committees. From 1998 to 2002 he was the general coordinator of the group within the International Union of Railways (UIC) concerned with high-speed rail in southeastern Europe, and from 2002 to 2006 he was the chief executive officer and president of the Hellenic Railways Organization (the period of the Olympic Games in Athens included). The period 2007-2014 he was visiting/adjunct professor of railway engineering at University of Thessaly, Volos in Greece. Since 2002 he has been teaching in the graduate courses of transportation engineering, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He also serves on Transportation Research Board (Member of the National Academies of the USA) Committees AR050 & AR060 dealing with the design and maintenance of railways. He has been selected twice outstanding reviewer of the Journal of Transportation Engineering of ASCE, for the years 2011 and 2012. He is Member of Scientific Committees and Editorial Boards of several Journals and Conferences of his faculty, as well as guest editor of the Journal of Pavement Engineering for the special issue on High Speed Railways, appeared on 2010. His scholarly interests include also the technology used in ancient Greece, and he is a member of the Association of Ancient Greek Technology Studies and the AIGEYS Society of Prehistoric Aegean. He has presented four archaeological articles in conferences, included in the proceedings, and recently one article of his has been accepted for publication in an archaeological Journal (forthcoming).


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2016-Second Order Differential Equation of Motion in Railways:   the Variance of the Dynamic Component of Actions due to the Sprung Masses of the Vehicles, in International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

2010-  Reduced Service Life of Concrete Sleepers due to Inadequate Design, Chapter 147 of the two volume set Concrete under Severe Conditions

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