• 78 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
1982 …2019
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Research Interests

Green overlays for rigid pavement rehabilitation; The effect of live loads on pre-cast concrete grandstands; Stress/structural analysis and design, using a variety of materials and advance computational methods and techniques


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 Department of Civil Engineering Architecture and Building, 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.

Vision Statement

I have always been ambitious, wishing to challenge myself and achieve a difficult goal every time. The above, combined with a natural thirst for knowledge and learning, have influenced the direction I took. The technical problems associated with the construction industry have become a constant source of encouragement for applied research. My aspiration is to employ my knowledge and expertise to help improve the lives of people in the United Kingdom and the world, by incorporating international dimensions into teaching, scholarship and especially research. This I hope to achieve by staying focused and motivated by the type of work I enjoy and the people I work with.

Education/Academic qualification

Computational Mechanics, Doctorate, Coventry University

Mathematical Modelling, Adv.Cert, University of Glasgow

NDT&E, MPhil(Eng), University of Birmingham

Structural Mechanics, Degree, Brunel University

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Research Output 1982 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Interfacial fracture toughness of composite concrete beams

Lin, Y. & Karadelis, J. N., 20 Jul 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 213, p. 413-423 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fracture toughness
Concrete pavements
Composite materials
Pavement overlays
Partial differential equations
Natural frequencies
Materials properties

Green Pavement Overlays. Composite Beams on Elastic Foundation and their Numerical Representation: Part I: Flexural. Part II: Shear

Karadelis, J., Yougui, L. & Xu, Y., 22 Feb 2018, p. 23-24. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Pavement overlays
Steel fibers
Portland cement
Composite materials
5 Citations (Scopus)
79 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Portland cement
Interfaces (computer)
Open Access
Finite element method
Composite materials

Activities 1994 2018

  • 6 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Invited talk

rt Applications in road Infrastructure

John Karadelis (Invited Speaker), Ioannis Brilakis (Invited Speaker)
30 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

17th Annual International Conference on Asphalt, Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure

John Karadelis (Session Chair)
21 Feb 201822 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

4th Chinese-European Workshop on Functional Pavement Design, CEW 2016

John Karadelis (Scientific Committee Member), John Karadelis (Session Chair)
29 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

NAFEMS Annual Workshop on Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Structuress

John Karadelis (Keynote Speaker)
1 May 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

State-of-the-Art Review of Mathematical Models for Concrete.

John Karadelis (Speaker)
21 May 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk