John Karadelis

John N Karadelis completed his PhD at Coventry University, his MPhil(Eng) at the University of Birmingham and his BSc at Brunel University. He has been a Senior Lecturer in the School of Energy, Construction and Environment, Coventry University since 1992, teaching finite element analysis and structural dynamics to MSc students.

He has a strong background and interest in the area of stress/structural analysis and design, using a variety of materials and advanced computational techniques.

In recent years, he has focused on better materials and methods for the repair and strengthening of concrete pavements, as well as methods of assessing vibrations of (stadia) structures generated by users, and vibrations generated by building mounted wind turbines. He has collaborated actively with other researchers and industrial partners and has supervised a number of research students.

John has published extensively in well known journals, has presented his research findings in a number of International conferences and has been invited to speak at several scientific and engineering events. Among other duties, he is the Leader of a successful Applied Research Group, Director of the MSc course in Civil/Structural Engineering, Director of Studies for several research students, the editor of a well known civil engineering journal, and a member of several external committees and boards.

  • Karadelis, J.N. (2009) 'Concrete Grandstands. Part I. Experimental Investigation'. Proceedings of the ICE. Engineering and Computational Mechanics 161 (EM1), 3-9. 
  • Karadelis, J.N. (2009) 'Concrete Grandstands. Part II. Numerical Modelling'. Proceedings of the ICE. Engineering and Computational Mechanics 162 (EM1), 11-21. 
  • Karadelis, J.N., and Omair, M. (2001) 'Elasto-Plastic FE-Analysis with Large Deformation effects of a T-end Plate Connection to Square Hollow Section. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design'. International Journal of Applied Finite Elements and Computer Aided Engineering 38 (1), 65-77. 
  • Karadelis, J.N. (2000) 'A Numerical Model for the Computation of Concrete Pavement Moduli: A Non-Destructive Testing and Assessment Method'. Independent Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation International 33 (2), 77-84. 
  • Karadelis, J.N., and Brown, P. (2000) 'Punched Metal Plate Timber Fasteners Under Fatigue Loading'. Construction and Building Materials 14 (2), 99-108. 
  • Karadelis, J.N. (2012) 'Reliability Pointers for Modal Parameter Identification of Grandstand Terraces'. Journal of Civil Engineering Research 2 (6), 84-99. 
  • Karadelis, J.N., Lin, Y., Olubanwo, A., Xu, Y., and Koutselas, K. (2012) 'Sustainable, Bonded Overlays for the Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Pavements'. Concrete (Incorporating Concrete Engineering International) 46 (7),34-36. 
  • Xu, Y., and Karadelis, J.N. (2012) 'Shear Failure in Plain Concrete as Applied to Concrete Pavement Overlays'. Proceedings of the 7th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements, '7th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements'. Held 20-22 Jun 2012 in Delft, The Netherlands. London:Springer Publishing, 549-560. 
  • Karadelis, J.N. (2008) 'Grandstand Terraces. Experimental and Computational Modal Analysis'.Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, Joint IACM – IUTAM Minisymposium on Multi-phase and Multi-scale Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures, 'WCCM08 and ECCOMAS 2008, Joint IACM – IUTAM Minisymposium on Multi-phase and Multi-scale Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures'. Held Jul 2008 in Venice, Italy. 
  • Karadelis, J.N., Saidani, M., and Omair, M. (1999) 'The Behaviour of T-End Plate Connection to SHS. Part II: A Numerical Model'. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, 'Second International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures'. Held 15-17 Dec 1999 in Hong Kong. Elsevier, 313-322.
  • Optimum Design for Sustainable, Bonded Concrete Overlays (BCO) for Damaged Concrete Pavements: Looks at the problems associated with effective BCO, such as cracking due to shear and flexural failure and delamination. 
  • 'Green-Top’ for the Repair & Strengthening of Concrete PavementsA cost effective, minimal disruption, sustainable and environmentally friendly overlay material has been developed, as an alternative to demolishing the old pavement. 
  • Precast Concrete Grandstands under Human Induced Vibrations: This programme developed the methodology for improving the design and contributed to safe and efficient construction of grandstands subjected to dynamic loads. 
  • Noise and Vibration from Building Mounted Small Wind Turbines (SWT): To develop a method of prediction of vibration, and structure borne noise, generated by SWT, using advanced numerical analysis techniques.
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University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021