Media & Newsletter

Monday, March 25th, 2024

The video for the Training School on Computational Modelling and Advanced Design Approaches (COMADA), that took place place in Belgrade, Serbia can be found on this link.

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Friday, March 15th, 2024

An article (in Serbian) detailing the aspects of the Training School on Computational Modelling and Advanced Design Approaches (COMADA).

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 –Monday, February 26th, 2024

The booklet for the Training School on Computational Modelling and Advanced Design Approaches (COMADA), that will take place in Belgrade, Serbia can be found here.

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

The booklet for the Management Committee Meeting 7, that will take place in Porto, Portugal can be found here.

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

Master thesis produced on Optimization of a representative wing component using a Genetic Algorithm at TU Delft, Netherlands. 

See more information here.

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Friday, September 1st, 2023

The booklet for the Management Committee Meeting 6, that will take place in Cardiff, United Kingdom can be found here.

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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023

The booklet for the Training School on INspection, SIGNal processing, Identification and Analysis (INSIGNIA) happening in Ohrid, N.Macedonia September 18-20th, 2023 can be found here.

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Thursday, July 13th, 2023

New article based upon work from our COST action – “Heat Flow Process Identification Using ANFIS-GA Model” by our WG1 member Mitra Vesović.

Download the full paper here.

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Thursday, June 29th, 2023

“Non-linear dynamics of a stiffened composite laminated panel with debonds”, a paper based on work from our ODIN COST Action, has been published in Composite Structures. The article is “Gold Open Access” and accessible through ScienceDirect.

To read the article, visit

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Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Training School (III) on Optimisation, Design and INtegration summarized in a video.

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Monday, March 13th, 2023

In the framework of the YUFE4postodocs Marie Sklodowska-Curie project ( – see also the enclosed leaflet), postdoc positions lasting 36 months are available with quite attractive conditions. The project is part of the activities of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) European University Alliance (

A possible research field, that currently is to be framed under the topics Sustainability or Digital societies, is energy harvesting, where a colleague of mine from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and I would be willing to be the supervisor and the co-supervisor of an interested applicant/postdoc.

The call (, for applications to be submitted via the web page, is opened up to May 7th.

If at your institutions there could be interested candidates that have earned their doctoral degree in the last 6 years, please do kindly ask them to get in touch with me so that I can provide them all the other eventually needed information.

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Friday, February 24th, 2023

You still can submit your abstract to the ICEAF conference and, in addition to the interesting conference, visit the beautiful island of Spetses in Greece, as upon the request the deadline was extended until 31st of March. I am organising the session on NDT/SHM “Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Health Monitoring for Prevention of Failure” in this conference, if you would like to contribute.

If you are interested, more information can be found here

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Friday, December 9th, 2022

Here you can find attached the first pages of a master dissertation that was carried out by Tiago Soares in FEUP, related to ODIN. It was finished in October. Although the title is “Optimization of an airplane wing representative structure for vibration and buckling“, just one of the stiffened panels was analysed. The complete dissertation will be available online.

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Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Prof. Romana Ewa Śliwa produced a summary report of the Training School on Energy Harvesting that happened  from June 29 to July 1, 2022, at the Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland.

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Special ODIN session will be organized at the 1st International Conference on Mathematical Modelling in Mechanics and Engineering ICME2022 in Belgrade, Serbia September 8-10, 2022.

The special session will be chaired by Prof. N. Trišović and P.Dimitrov. The program can be found here.

The program for the 1st International Conference on Mathematical Modelling in Mechanics and Engineering ICME2022 can be found here.

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Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Comparison of numerical analyses of a composite wing component subjected to 4-point bending. 

This paper is open source and can be downloaded here.

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Monday, March 28th, 2022

An international conference at the mathematical institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (the 1st International Conference on Mathematical modelling in Mechanics and Engineering), which will be held in Belgrade form 8th to 10th September, as well as on-line via our we-casting platform.
You can see the information about the conference on the web-site of the conference here
There is a plan to organize a Special Session dedicated to the Cost ODIN Action during the conference.

The participation is free of charge.

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A WG3 related publication is “marketed” as a highly cited paper in the journal it was published in. (click on the title)

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Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

As part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Mathematical Institute SANU, our Action’s member Ivana Atanasovska prepared a short article about our Action.

The article is a part of a virtual exhibition published on the website in the form of an application for mobile phones. The virtual exhibition is available at the link:

The QR codes of the applications are on the same page. Here you will find the info about our Action given on the Institute’s website.

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Friday, September 24th, 2021

Structural Health Monitoring Damage Detection Systems for Aerospace

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.
  • Presents the state-of-the-art in SHM technologies for aerospace.
  • Describes typical applications and maturity of each method.
  • Gives full details of each method so readers can quickly familiarize themselves.
  • Reviews in depth the defects to be detected alongside their relevance.

This article/publication is based upon work from COST Action CA18203 (ODIN –, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Our Action has been featured in the summer issue of the European Energy Innovation magazine: ‘Strengthening the EU aerospace industry by Optimizing design for inspection’  (page 35).

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Wednesday, 25th November 2020

Work produced as a collaboration in the EU COST Action CA18203 “Optimising Design for Inspection” (ODIN). Energy Harvesting Technologies for Structural Health Monitoring of Airplane Components—A Review.

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Damage Detection Systems for Aerospace Applications).

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Thursday, 22nd October 2020

Reminder of the opportunity to publish in a special issue of sensors related to our COST Action, look here.

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Friday, 18th September 2020

At the 10th EASN International conference on Innovation in Aviation & Space to the Satisfaction of the European Citizens”, there was a session “Optimising Design for Inspection” dedicated to the COST Action ODIN CA 18203 chaired by prof. dr. Rhys Pullin (Cardiff University) and prof. dr. Elena Jasiūnienė (Kaunas University of Technology)

  • S. Grigg, M. Pearson, C.A. Featherston & R. Pullin
    Acoustic based Structural Health Monitoring of Aircraft Structural Testing
  • Dejan Momcilovic, Ivana Atanasovska
    Failure analysis of ATR 72 tow bar – opportunity for re-design for inspection
  • Damira Smagulova, Vykintas Samaitis, Mastan Raja Papanaboina, Elena Jasiuniene
    A case study on ultrasonic guided wave inspection of aerospace components – is ‘in-situ’ feasible?

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Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020

The ODIN Industry flyer can be found here.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Paper Invitation for Special Issue “Damage Detection Systems for Aerospace Applications”

Dear Dr.All,

As the journal Sensors celebrates its 20th year, we invite you to take part in this celebration by submitting manuscripts for a Special Issue devoted to “Damage Detection Systems for Aerospace Applications”.Papers from a wide variety of perspectives that will help to advance the field are invited. For more information or questions about the fit of a potential manuscript, please e-mail us.All submissions are peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published immediately. It can either be a comprehensive review or full research paper.

For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• damage detection
• energy harvesting
• optimization
• wireless communication
• data management

The submission deadline is 15 December 2020.

You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to or

In the meantime, we hope that you are not directly affected by the corona virus and hope you and your families are all safe and healthy.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Rhys Pullin, Guest Editor and Chair of the ODIN Cost Action

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2020

Dear All, We are organising a special issue of the journal Sensors. Please encourage your students, post docs and colleagues to contribute. It is also advertised through Linked-In. Find out more here

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Monday, March 16th, 2020

With some regret we will have to postpone the AE training school due to the limited travel opportunities. It will be re-run in the near future. We know it hadn’t be widely advertised yet so hopefully it will not have too much impact.

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Aim: To facilitate capacity building on a topic relevant to the theme of the respective COST Action through the delivery of intensive training on a new or emerging subject. Not intended to provide general training.