Aikaterini Marinelli

Aikaterini Marinelli

Dr Aikaterini Marinelli

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Marinelli is a Civil Engineer (MEng, MSc, PhD, EUR-Ing, FHEA), having started her research career at the National Technical University of Athens and the European Research project ‘PROHITECH: PROtection of HIstorical Structures by Reversible Mixed TECHnologies’. She has significant industry experience, having worked as a Structural Engineer for the Greek Ministry of Public Works, where she supervised the design of large scale infrastructure projects, before joining Edinburgh Napier University as a Lecturer in 2015. Her current research lies within the filed of structural assessment and optimisation of structural interventions to stone masonry monuments, for which she cooperates with local authorities and stakeholders.

Research Groups

Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Kourkoulis S.K., Marinelli A., Dakanali I., “A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks”, ECCOMAS congress 2016: VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering
  • Dakanali I., Marinelli A., Kourkoulis S.K., “An experimental study of the pull-out phenomenon in the restoration of marble monuments”, Structural Faults and Repair 2016, Edinburgh, 17-19 May 2016
  • Vlavianos G.J., Andrianopoulos K., Foti S., Marinelli A. “Bridge foundation on very soft alluvia with stone column ground improvement”, “18th International Conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering”, Paris, 2-6 September 2013.
  • Vayas I., Marinelli A., Kourkoulis S.K. & Papanicolopulos S.-A. “Investigating the fracture behavior of Dionysos marble: an experimental study”, PROHITECH conference, Rome, June 2009 (Proc. edited by F.M.Mazzolani, pg.1699-1704).
  • Vayas I., Marinelli A., Kourkoulis S.K. & Papanicolopulos S.-A. “The pull-out problem in restoring marble fragments”, PROHITECH conference, Rome, June 2009 (Proc. edited by F.M.Mazzolani, pg.1357-1362).
  • Kourkoulis S.K., Vayas I., Marinelli A., Papanicolopulos S-A. “Restoring marble fragments: The pull-out problem” ICEM13 “13th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics”, Alexandroupolis, 1-6/7/2007 (Proc. edited by E.E.Gdoutos – Springer, pg.949)
  • Vayas I., Dasiou M.E, Marinelli A., “Dynamic Behavior of ancient columns”, ECCOMAS Thematic Conference “Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2007)”, Rethymnon, 13-16 June 2007.
  • Marinelli A., Kourkoulis S.K., Vayas I., “Crack Opening Displacement: could it serve as fracture criterion in case of marble?”, ECF16 “16th European Conference of Fracture”, Αlexandroupolis, 3-7/7/2006, (Proc. edited by E.E.Gdoutos – Springer, pg.467-468)
  • Marinelli A., Syrmakezis C., Antonopoulos A. “Structural Response of Masonry Historical Structures using Fragility curves”, 3rd European Conference on Structural Control “3ECSC”, Vienna University of Technology, Austria 12-15/7/2004.

 

Editorial Activity

  • Member of the International Scientific Commitee of the 4th International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for the 6th Greek Conference on Metal Structures

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Member of the examination panel for one PhD candidate at the National Technical University of Athens

 

Date


12 results

Optimizing strengthening interventions on historic masonry walls: an experimental study

Journal Article
Marinelli, A., Santa, S., Spiliopoulos, A., & Dasiou, M. E. (2019)
Optimizing strengthening interventions on historic masonry walls: an experimental study. Procedia Structural Integrity, 18, 245-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2019.08.160
Scotland's historic environment is an essential part of the country's cultural background and its economy. T he country has a long history of building with stone and among the...

Comparative experimental study of the mechanical and fracture properties of Portland limestone and Corsehill sandstone

Journal Article
Marinelli, A., & Stewart, M. R. (2019)
Comparative experimental study of the mechanical and fracture properties of Portland limestone and Corsehill sandstone. Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (Fracture and Structural Integrity), 13(50), 438-450. https://doi.org/10.3221/IGF-ESIS.50.37
An experimental investigation of the mechanical and fracture characteristics of Portland limestone and Corsehill sandstone is undertaken, aiming at enhancing understanding of ...

An experimental study on restoration technique for the Acropolis of Athens: developing the experimental set-up for pull-out testing of titanium bars embedded in marble blocks

Journal Article
Dakanali, I., & Marinelli, A. (2019)
An experimental study on restoration technique for the Acropolis of Athens: developing the experimental set-up for pull-out testing of titanium bars embedded in marble blocks. Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (Fracture and Structural Integrity), 13(50), 370-382. https://doi.org/10.3221/IGF-ESIS.50.31
The present work aims at investigating the mechanisms activated during the extraction of titanium bars from a marble volume (pull-out phenomenon), used for rejoining fragmente...

Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., Mcdougall, J., Barreto, D., Marinelli, A., Dimitriadi, V., Anbazhagan, P., & Miranda, M. (2019)
Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions, (1403-1410
The dynamic properties of shredded rubber-soil mixtures (ShRm), comprising a sub-rounded quartz sand combined with small rubber shreds at 0, 10, 20, 30% by mass, were investig...

Particle-scale interaction in sand-rubber mixtures and their influence on energy dissipation mechanisms

Journal Article
Fonseca, J., Riaz, A., Bernal-Sanchez, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., McDougall, J., Miranda Manzanares, M., …Dimitriadi, V. (2019)
Particle-scale interaction in sand-rubber mixtures and their influence on energy dissipation mechanisms. Géotechnique Letters, 9(4), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgele.18.00221
Sand-rubber mixture (SRm) behaviour is affected by rubber content (RC) whilst dissipation in sands is caused by inter-particle sliding. Dissipation in SRm is as, or more signi...

A novel efficient mixed formulation for strain-gradient models.

Journal Article
Papanicolopulos, S., Gulib, F., & Marinelli, A. (2019)
A novel efficient mixed formulation for strain-gradient models. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 117(8), 926-937. doi:10.1002/nme.5985
Various finite elements based on mixed formulations have been proposed for the solution of boundary value problems involving strain-gradient models. The relevant literature, h...

Investigating the fracture behavior of Portland limestone: an experimental study

Journal Article
Marinelli, A., & Stewart, M. (2018)
Investigating the fracture behavior of Portland limestone: an experimental study. Procedia Structural Integrity, 10, 104-111
An experimental investigation of the mechanical and fracture characteristics of the ‘Grove Whitbed’ Portland limestone is undertaken with the aim to enhance understanding of t...

Dynamic behaviour of shredded rubber soil mixtures

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., McDougall, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., Miranda, M., & Marinelli, A. (in press)
Dynamic behaviour of shredded rubber soil mixtures. In Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Earthquake Engineering
Residential buildings in high population density areas are seismically vulnerable to the action of major seismic events. The high cost and technical difficulties related to th...

A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks

Conference Proceeding
Kourkoulis, S. K., Marinelli, A., & Dakanali, I. (2016)
A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks. In The ECCOMAS Congress 2016 Proceedings, (5207-5218
The present study describes the first stage of an ongoing research project aiming to investigate the failure mechanisms activated when reinforcing bars are pulled-out from the...

The Pull-Out Problem in Restoring Marble Fragments: A Design Criterion Based on Experimental Results

Journal Article
Marinelli, A., Papanicolopulos, S., Kourkoulis, S., & Vayas, I. (2009)
The Pull-Out Problem in Restoring Marble Fragments: A Design Criterion Based on Experimental Results. Strain, 45(5), 433-444. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-1305.2008.00519.x
For the development of innovative connections for the restoration of the integrity of structural elements of ancient stone temples, it is imperative, among others, to understa...

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