Yannis Korkolis, Associate Professor

Yannis Korkolis, Associate Professor

ME Graduate Program Coordinator
Kingsbury Hall W131
(603) 862-2772


Ph.D. – Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009
M.Sc. – Computational Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 2002
5-year Diploma – Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1998

Prof. Korkolis joined the department in Fall 2009. He is trained as a mechanical engineer with emphasis on mechanical constructions and on manufacturing, while his graduate studies are in solid mechanics. He also has 2 years of industrial experience. His research aims at interfacing mechanics of materials, constitutive modeling and failure, using numerical methods and experimental techniques. It is motivated by – but not limited to – actual manufacturing problems, such as those encountered in sheet metal forming and tube hydroforming. He has worked on constitutive modeling of advanced aluminum alloys, formability and failure prediction, modeling of machining operations, tube hydroforming and microforming processes.

Prof. Korkolis is the recipient of a 2012 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). His research is further supported by grants from NSF, Office of Naval Research, Dept. of Commerce, Ford Motor Company and the Auto/Steel Partnership.  

Prof. Korkolis has taught ME 542 - Mechanical Dissection and Design Analysis, ME 643 – Machine Design, ME 795/895 - Materials Processing in Manufacturing, ME 777/877 - Computer-Aided Engineering, ME 927 - Theory of Plasticity and ME 795/995 - Experimental Mechanics while at UNH.

For more details, please take a look at Prof. Korkolis' C.V

Research Areas

Prof. Korkolis' areas of reasearch are the following:

  • Plasticity and constitutive modeling of materials.
  • Ductile fracture and formability. Instabilities and wrinkling.
  • Forming of light-weight materials (e.g., high rate forming processes, sheet metal forming, tube hydroforming).

His present research efforts are summarized below:


P.W. Ripley and Y.P. Korkolis, “Multiaxial deformation apparatus for testing of microtubes under combined axial force and internal pressure", (in preparation)

Y.P. Korkolis, N. Deng and T. Kuwabara, “On the non-linear unloading behavior of a biaxially loaded dual-phase steel sheet” (in preparation)

P. Knysh and Y.P. Korkolis, “Determination of the fraction of plastic work converted into heat in metals" (submitted)

C.P. Dick and Y.P. Korkolis, “Anisotropy of thin-walled tubes by a new method of combined tension and shear loading", (submitted)

C.P. Dick and Y.P. Korkolis, “Strength and ductility evaluation of cold-welded seams in aluminum tubes extruded through porthole dies" (submitted)

N. Deng, T. Kuwabara and Y.P. Korkolis, “Cruciform specimen design and verification for constitutive identification of anisotropic sheets”, (submitted)

J.H. Kim, Y.P. Korkolis and M.G.Lee, “Recent developments in hydroforming technology” (review article accepted in Journal of Engineering Manufacture for the special issue on TubeHydro 2013  Conference)

M. Knezevic, M. Jahedi, Y.P. Korkolis and I.J. Beyerlein, “Material based design of the extrusion of bimetallic tubes”, Computational Materials Science 95 (2014), 63-73 link

N.H. Moser, T.S. Gross and Y.P. Korkolis, “Martensite formation in conventional and isothermal tension of 304 austenitic stainless steel measured by x-ray diffraction”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions - A 45 (2014), 4891-4896 link

C.P. Dick and Y.P. Korkolis, “Mechanics and full-field deformation study of the ring hoop tension test”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51 (2014), 3042-3057 link

J.F. Wilson, B.L. Kinsey and Y.P. Korkolis, “Development of a biaxial loading frame for sheet metal”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes–SME, 15 (2013), 580-585 link 

N. Deng and Y.P. Korkolis, “Numerical study of the lateral crushing and reinflation of stainless steel and aluminum tubes”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes – SME, 15 (2013), 242-255 link

G.W. Cullen and Y.P. Korkolis, “Ductility of 304 stainless steel under pulsed uniaxial loading”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50 (2013), 1621-1633 link

L. Wang, Y.P. Korkolis and B.L. Kinsey, “Investigation of strain gradients and magnitudes during microbending”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering-ASME, 134 (2012), 041011-1/-9 link

Y.P. Korkolis and S. Kyriakides, “Hydroforming of anisotropic aluminum tubes. Part II: analysis”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 53 (2011), 83-90 link

Y.P. Korkolis and S. Kyriakides, “Hydroforming of anisotropic aluminum tubes. Part I: experiments”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 53 (2011), 75-82 link

T. Giagmouris, S. Kyriakides, Y.P. Korkolis and L.-H. Lee, “On the localization and failure in aluminum shells due to crushing-induced bending and tension”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47 (2010), 2680-2692 link

Y.P. Korkolis, S. Kyriakides, T. Giagmouris and L.-H. Lee, “Constitutive modeling and rupture predictions of Al-6061-T6 tubes under biaxial loading paths”, Journal of Applied Mechanics-ASME, 77 (2010), 064501-1/-5 link

Y.P. Korkolis and S. Kyriakides, “Path-dependent failure of inflated aluminum tubes”, International Journal of Plasticity, 25/11 (2009) 2059-2080 link

Y.P. Korkolis and S. Kyriakides, “Inflation and burst of anisotropic aluminum tubes, part II: an advanced yield function including deformation-induced anisotropy”, International Journal of Plasticity, 24/9 (2008) 1625-1637 link

Y.P. Korkolis and S. Kyriakides, “Inflation and burst of anisotropic aluminum tubes for hydroforming applications”, International Journal of Plasticity, 24/3 (2008) 509-543 link