Personal profile

Biography

I graduated in 2001 from the Mechanical Engineering Course at National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece where I earned also my Ph.D. degree in 2004 by successfully defending my thesis ‘Analysis of Mechanisms using the Finite Element Method’.

I was holding the position of Lecturer and Assistant Professor at Frederick University (Cyprus) for the periods 2005-2007 and 2007-2012 respectively. It was in my duties to teach the courses “Vehicle Dynamics and Control”, “Mechanical Vibrations and Machine Dynamics”, “Dynamics”, “Engineering Design and Numerical Optimization” and “Quantitative Methods in Engineering Management” in the Programmes of study “BSc in Mechanical Engineering”, “BSc in Automotive Engineering” and “MSc in Engineering Management”.

In the period 2012-2014 I was working at the Integrated Vehicle Safety Department of TNO, the Netherlands as a senior researcher. State estimatation, integrated vehicle controller concepts and model reduction techniques were my main research areas.

Research Interests

Motion control; Active dynamics; Learning behaviour

Vision Statement

My main inspiration is to study, design and develop systems with superior performance. Efficiently controlling in real-time the motion of a system while respecting various constraints (actuator saturation, state limitations, non-linear dynamics) and performance requirements (energy consumption, comfort, fatigue) is a highly nonlinear problem for which no closed form solutions exist.

What I hope to achieve in the next five years is to significantly contribute to the development of a highly energy efficient autonomous suspension system with particular focus on passenger comfort and to the development of an autonomous vehicle with provably improved predictive capability.

External positions

External examiner, Kingston University

1 Jul 20161 Jul 2019

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Research Output 2002 2017

Accurate Virtual Sensing of Vertical Tire Forces for Enhanced Handling Dynamics

Acosta, M., Kanarachos, S. & Fitzpatrick, M. 2017 Accurate Virtual Sensing of Vertical Tire Forces for Enhanced Handling Dynamics. Vol. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Sensors
Fuzzy inference
Tires
Acceleration measurement
Dynamic loads

A Hybrid Hierarchical Rally Driver Model for Autonomous Vehicle Agile

Kanarachos, S., Acosta, M. & Fitzpatrick, M. 26 Jul 2017 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Collision avoidance
Motion planning
Hybrid systems
System stability
Controllers

A hybrid hierarchical rally driver model for autonomous vehicle agile maneuvering on loose surfaces

Acosta, M., Kanarachos, S. & Fitzpatrick, M. E. 2017 ICINCO 2017 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics. SciTePress, Vol. 2, p. 216-225 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Collision avoidance
Motion planning
Hybrid systems
System stability
Controllers

Automotive Magneto-Rheological Dampers: Modelling and Parameter Identification using contrast-based Fruit Fly Optimisation

Kanarachos, S., Savitski, D., Lagaros, N. & Fitzpatrick, M. E. 3 Aug 2017 In : Soft Computing. (in press), p. (in press) 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fruits
Automotive industry
Particle swarm optimization (PSO)
Sensitivity analysis
Identification (control systems)

A Virtual Sensor for Integral Tire Force Estimation using Tire Model-Less Approaches and Adaptive Unscented Kalman Filter

Acosta, M., Kanarachos, S. & Fitzpatrick, M. E. 26 Jul 2017 ICINCO 2017 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics. SciTePress, Vol. 1, p. 386-397 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Tires
Kalman filters
Axles
Sensors
State estimation

Activities 2005 2015

  • 34 Participation in conference

6th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications

Kanarachos, S. (Keynote Speaker)
6 Jul 20158 Jul 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Transport Research Arena 2014

Kanarachos, S. (Speaker)
14 Apr 201417 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress

Kanarachos, S. (Speaker)
2 Jun 20146 Jun 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

FISITA 2014 World Automotive Congress

Kanarachos, S. (Speaker)
2 Jun 20146 Jun 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

2013 American Control Conferenc

Kanarachos, S. (Participant)
17 Jun 201319 Jun 2013

Activity: Participation in conference