Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Staff

Dr Georgios Mavros MSc, PhD

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Senior Lecturer

Background:

George studied a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.) and received a PhD in tyre modelling from Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University in 2005. He joined the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering department at Loughborough University in 2005 as a Lecturer in Vehicle Dynamics and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011. George left Loughborough In March 2015 to work for SIMPACK UK – Dassault Systems as a Technical Manager and subsequently re-joined the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering department at Loughborough as a Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Mobility and Vehicle Dynamics in October 2016.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Tyre Modelling and Vehicle Dynamics (2005), Wolfson School, Loughborough University
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (2001), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

Outline of main research interests: 

  • Thermo-mechanical and structural tyre modelling
  • Tyre testing and model parameter identification
  • Tyre modal testing
  • Mathematical modelling of friction
  • Multi-body dynamics theory and application
  • Vehicle dynamics and control
  • Mathematical modelling of motorcycle dynamics
  • Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) for motorcycles

Grants and contracts: 

Principal investigator in the following projects (approx. £500k)

  • 3D thermo-mechanical tyre modelling, funded by Jaguar Land Rover/SIMPACK UK, 2014-15
  • A tyre model parameter identification procedure to cover the needs of the motorsport and passenger car sectors in the UK, funded by the Transport iNet, 2011-12
  • Numerical modelling of tyre hydroplaning, funded by Michelin, 2011-12
  • Transient tyre modelling for the simulation of drive-train dynamic response under low-to-zero speed traction manoeuvres, EPSRC/Jaguar Land Rover, 2006-09

 Co-investigator and work-package leader in the following projects (approx. £2.2 m):

  • PSI project, funded by EPSRC/Jaguar Land Rover, 2013-18
  • Libralato FP7 project, funded by European Commission, 2012-13

Current teaching responsibilities:

  • TTA107 Vehicle Design and Development (module leader)
  • TTB211 Electrotechnology
  • TTD003 Automotive Group Project (module leader)
  • TTD017 Vehicle Handling
  • TTP404 Vehicle Dynamics and Control

Current administrative responsibilities:

  • AACME Champion for development of Digital Strategy for Learning and Teaching

Selected Publications:

  • Vasilis Tsinias and George Mavros (2015) Efficient In-Plane Tire Mode Identification by Radial-Tangential Eigenvector Compounding. Tire Science and Technology: January-March 2015, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 71-84.
  •  Czechowicz, M.P. and Mavros, G. Analysis of vehicle rollover dynamics using a high fidelity model. Vehicle System Dynamics: International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility, 2014, DOI: 10.1080/00423114.2013.863362
  • Tsotras, A. and Mavros, G. Frictional contact behaviour of the tyre: The effect of tread slip on in-plane structural deformation and stress field development. Vehicle System Dynamics, 2010, 48(8): 891-921
  •  Mavros, G. On the objective assessment and quantification of the transient-handling response of a vehicle. Vehicle System Dynamics, 2007, 45(2), 93-112.

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External Collaborators: 

  • Jaguar Land-Rover
  • SIMPACK UK
  • Coventry University
  • Michelin

External roles and appointments:  

  • Invited as workshop leader at the 5th Intelligent Tyre Technology conference, Frankfurt, 28-30 Sep 2009. Workshop title: “The virtual tyre within vehicle dynamic simulations: Current state-of-the art, recent modelling advances and the role of rubber friction”
  • Member of the AVEC10 - 10th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control organising committee (Loughborough, Aug 2010)
  • Session chair: Driver state estimation, in AVEC10 - 10th International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control (Loughborough, Aug 2010)
  • Member of the 4th International Tyre Colloquium organising committee (Surrey, April 2015)
  • PhD external examiner (Cranfield, Delft, DIT, Coventry)
  • MRes/MSc external examiner (Coventry)
  • Undergraduate course external examiner (Coventry)