Zach Agioutantis, PhD

Journal Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Agioutantis, Z. and M. Karmis, Analysis of blasting waves with particular emphasis on the geomechanical characteristics of the site, Metalliologika Chronika (Mining Chronicles), No 58, Athens, Greece, 1984, August, pp. 24‑29, (in Greek).
  2. Karmis, M., A. Jarosz, P. Schilizzi and Z. Agioutantis, Surface deformation characteris­tics above undermined areas: Experiences from the eastern United States, Civil Engineering Transactions, Vol. CE29, no 2, The Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1987, April, pp. 106‑114.
  3. Agioutantis, Z. and M. Karmis, Developing improved methods of predicting surface displacements due to underground mining through the integration of empirical indices into numerical modeling, Mining Science and Technology, 1988, 7, pp. 133‑148,
  4. Karmis M., A. Jarosz and Z. Agioutantis, Predicting subsidence with a computer, Coal, 1989, vol 26, no. 12, December, pp. 54‑61.
  5. Karmis, M., Z. Agioutantis and A. Jarosz, Recent develop­ments in the application of the influence function method for ground movement predictions in the U.S., Mining Science and Technology, 1990, Vol. 10, pp. 233‑245,
  6. Agioutantis Z., Prediction of surface deformations due to underground mining using empirical procedures, Mineral Wealth, 1990, Vol. 69, Nov-Dec, pp. 25-34.
  7. Karmis, M., Z. Agioutantis and A. Jarosz, Subsidence prediction techniques in the United States: A State-of-the-Art Review, Mineral Resources Engineering, 1990, Vol. 3, No 3, pp. 197-210.
  8. Agioutantis, Z. Automated downtime recording and processing for continuous surface mining systems, International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 1994, Vol. 8, 159-162,
  9. Karmis, M., J. Mastoris and Z. Agioutantis, Potential of the ‘Damage Angle’ concept for assessing surface impacts of underground mining, Transactions, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc., 1994, Vol. 296, pp. 1883-1886, online access
  10. Agioutantis, Z. Using Numerical procedures for geomechanical modeling, Mineral Wealth, 1995, Vol. 96, pp. 23-34 (in Greek).
  11. Agioutantis, Z. and E. Gavalaki, Automation and control of rock mechanics laboratory experiments, Technical Chronicles, Technical Chamber of Greece, 1998, Vol. V, No. 1-2, pp. 9-18 (in Greek).
  12. Agioutantis Z., D. Sisoura and S. Kleftakis, Laboratory investigation of mechanical and physical properties of sand-resin mixtures, Mineral Wealth, 1999, Vol. 110, pp. 41-48 (in Greek).
  13. Monopolis, D., E. Stiakakis, Z. Agioutantis and C. Kavouridis, Geotechnical investigation at lignite mines, Mineral Resources Engineering, 1999, Vol. 8, No. 4, December, pp. 405-418.
  14. Duvris, D. and Z. Agioutantis, Air quality improvement of underground bauxite mines through a controlled maintenance program of the diesel-powered equipment, Transactions, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc., 1999, Vol. 306, online access
  15. Duvris D. and Z. Agioutantis, Economic analysis of the private mining and quarrying sector in Greece, Mineral Wealth, 1999, Vol. 113, pp. 21-32 (in Greek).
  16. Karmis M. and Z. Agioutantis, Discussion on the paper: FDM predictive methodology for subsidence due to flat and inclined coal seam mining, by L.R. Alejano, P. Ramirez-Oyanguren, J. Taboada, International Journal of Rock Mechanics, 2000, Vol 36, No 8, pp. 1095-1097,
  17. Agioutantis, Z. and A. Bekas, The potential of district heating using geothermal energy. A case study, Geothermics, 2000, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 51-64,
  18. Agioutantis, Z., E. Chatzopoulou and M. Stavroulaki, A numerical investigation of the effect of the interfacial zone in concrete mixtures under uniaxial compression – the case of the dilute limit, Cement and Concrete Research, 2000, vol 30, 715-723,
  19. Agioutantis Z. and G. Karahalios, Current trends in production and trade of industrial minerals in the south eastern European region, Transactions, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc., 2000, Vol 308, online access
  20. Agioutantis Z. and D. Duvris, Health and safety statistics and trends for the Greek mining and quarrying industry, Transactions, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. 2001, vol. 310, pp. 41-46, online access
  21. Schafrik, S., M. Karmis and Z. Agioutantis, A novel, web-based, continuous mining simulator, Transactions, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc., 2001, vol. 310, pp. 69-74, online access
  22. Pavloudakis F., M. Galetakis, Z. Agioutantis and C. Kavourides, Evaluation of on-line quality analyzer results, during its trial operation at western Macedonian lignite mines, Technical Chronicles, Technical Chamber of Greece, 2002, Vol 1&2., pp. 27-38 (in Greek).
  23. Agioutantis, Z., C. Stiakakis and S. Kleftakis, Numerical simulation of the mechanical behaviour of epoxy based mortars under compressive loads, Computers and Structures, 2002, 80, 2071-2084,
  24. Pavloudakis F., Z. Agioutantis and C. Kavourides, Stockpile homogenisation possibilities of the lignite produced from the mines of Ptolemais area, Greece, Bulk Solids Handling, 2003, Vol. 23, No. 1, January-February, pp. 22-26.
  25. Pavloudakis, F. and Z. Agioutantis, Simulation of bulk solids blending in longitudinal stockpiles, International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 2003, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 98-112,
  26. Heasley, K., Z. Agioutantis and Q. Wang, Automatic grid generation allows faster analysis of coal mines, Transactions, Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc., 2003, Vol. 314, pp. 75-80.
  27. Stavrakas , D. Triantis, Z. Agioutantis, S. Maurigiannakis, V. Saltas, F. Vallianatos and M. Clarke, Pressure stimulated currents in rocks and their correlation with mechanical properties, Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Sciences (NHESS), 2004, 4,  563-567,
  28. Schafrik, S., M. Karmis and Z. Agioutantis, Methodology of incident recreation using virtual reality, Mining Engineering, October, 2004.
  29. Sarris, E. and Z. Agioutantis, Numerical simulation of the dynamic phase during rock blasting, Mineral Wealth, 2004, Vol. 133, pp. 9-18 (in Greek).
  30. Maravelaki-Kalaitzaki, P., N. Kallithrakas-Kontos, D. Korakaki, Z. Agioutantis and S. Maurigiannakis, Evaluation of silicon-based strengthening agents on porous limestones, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2006, 57, 140-148,
  31. Kourkoulis, S., Z. Agioutantis, S. Maurigiannakis and E. Papatheodorou, Modeling three point bending of rock-type materials using an elastoplastic model with contact elements, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 2005, Vol. 16, Nos 1-2, 85-93,
  32. Agioutantis, Z., S. Kourkoulis, S. Maurigiannakis and E. Papatheodorou, Notched marble specimens under bending: Experimental study and numerical analysis using an elastoplastic model with contact elements, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 2005, Vol. 16, Nos 1-2, 1-8,
  33. Antoniou, A. and Z. Agioutantis Determination of the perimeter of the pit bottom in surface mining operations: An alternative approach, Metaliologika Chronika, 2006, No 189, Athens, Greece, pp. 77-91, (in Greek).
  34. Kourkoulis S.K., I. Prassianakis, Z. Agioutantis and G. Exadaktylos, Reliability assessment of the NDT results for the internal damage of marble specimens, Journal of Materials and Product Technology (IJMPT), 2006, Vol. 26, Nos 1/2, pp. 35-56,
  35. Agioutantis, E. Stiakakis, I. Kalogirou and S. Kourkoutis, An investigation of the stability and deformations of a deep open pit lignite mine using finite elements analysis, ‘Gornyy Informatsionno-Analiticheskiy Byulleten’ – Mining Information and Analytical Bulletin, No 10, pp 123-130, ISSN 0236-1493 (in Russian).
  36. Markides, Ch., E. Sarris, D.N. Pazis, Z. Agioutantis and S.K. Kourkoulis, Marble discs under distributed loading: Theoretical, numerical and experimental analysis, I, Buletin Resurse Minerale, December 2006, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 31-38, ISSN: 1842-290X.
  37. Stiakakis, E. and Z. Agioutantis, Deep excavations, kinetic behavior and geotechnical investigation, Mineral Wealth, 2007, Vol. 142, January-March (in Greek).
  38. Konialis, A., K. Komnitsas and Z. Agioutantis, Rethinking Capacity Building, Buletin Resurse Mineraleeditorial, June 2007, Vol 4, No 2, pp. 3-13.
  39. Kaklis, K.N., M.A. Dimopoulou and Z. Agioutantis, A theoretical and experimental investigation of the ring test on Dionysos marble, Mineral Wealth, 2007, Vol. 145, October-December, pp. 39-49.
  40. Maravelaki-Kalaitzaki, P., N. Kallithrakas-Kontos, Z. Agioutantis, S. Maurigiannakis and D. Korakaki, A comparative study of porous limestones treated with silicon-based strengthening agents, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2008, Volume 62, Issue 1, March, pp. 49-60,
  41. Kolettas P and Z. Agioutantis, A non destructive method of rock characterization through spectral analysis of ultrasonic analysis, Mineral Wealth, 2009, Vol. 151, pp. 19-30 (in Greek).
  42. Κaklis, K., S. Maurigiannakis, Z. Agioutantis and C. Istantso, Influence of Specimen Shape on the Indirect Tensile Strength of Transversely Isotropic Dionysos Marble Using the Three‐Point Bending Test, Strain, 2009, Volume 45, Issue 5, October, pp. 393-399,
  43. Stiakakis, E. and Z. Agioutantis, Α kinetic behavior model at a surface lignite mine, based on geotechnical investigation, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 2010, Volume 18, Issue 5, May, pp. 558-573,
  44. Agalaniotou, S., K. Kaklis and Z. Agioutantis, Anisotropy estimation for limestones using P-wave velocities, Mineral Wealth, 2011, Vol. 159, pp. 23-36 (in Greek).
  45. Kolettas, P., A. Vafidis and Z. Agioutantis, A novel technique for geophysical investigation using the frequency component of seismic waves – pilot study in carstic Neogene limestones in Hania, Greece, Technical Chronicles, Technical Chamber of Greece, 2010, Jan – April, Vol 1, Issue 1, pp. 191-199 (in Greek).
  46. Pazis D.N., Z. Agioutantis and S.K. Kourkoulis, The optical method of reflected caustics applied for a plate with a central hole: critical points and limitations, Strain, 2011, Volume 47, Issue 6, December, pp. 489-498,
  47. Blengini G.A, E. Garbarino, S. Solar, D. Shields, T. Hámor, R. Vinai and Z. Agioutantis, The EU SARMa Project: Life Cycle Assessment guidelines to boost sustainable production and recycling of aggregates, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2012, Volume 27, May, pp. 177-181,
  48. Triantis D., I. Stavrakas, A. Kyriazopoulos, G. Hloupis and Z. Agioutantis, Pressure stimulated electrical emissions from cement mortar used as failure predictors, Journal of Fracture, 2012, Volume 175, Issue 1, May, pp 53-61,
  49. Stavrakas, I., K., Moutzouris, K., Ninos, N., Mitritsakis, Z., Agioutantis and D. Triantis, Using AC conductivity measurements to study the influence of mechanical stress on the strength of geomaterials, Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 2012, Volume 02, Number 02, June, 
  50. Agioutantis Z. and S.N. Kamenopoulos, Rare Earth Elements: An analysis of their multi-dimensional global importance, Cuprum Magazine, 2012Vol 64, No. 3, (also, presented at the 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Society of Mining Professors, July 12-16, 2012, Wrocław, Poland), online access
  51. Maravelaki, P., Z. Agioutantis, E. Lionakis, M. Stavroulaki and V. Perdikatsis, Physico-chemical and mechanical characterization of hydraulic mortars containing nano-titania for restoration applications, Cement and Concrete Composites, 2013, 36, 33-41,
  52. Roumpos C., P. Partsinevelos, Z. Agioutantis, K. Makantasis and A. Vlachou, The optimal location of the distribution point of the belt conveyor system in continuous surface mining operations, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 2014, 47, 19-27,
  53. Tripolitsiotis, A., C. Steiakakis, E. Papadaki, Z. Agioutantis, S. Mertikas and P. Partsinevelos, Complementing geotechnical slope stability and land movement analysis using satellite DInSAR, Central European Journal of Geosciences, 2014, Volume 6, Issue 1, March, 56-66,
  54. Hamdan A.H., N. Andronikidis, G. Kritikakis, N. Economou, Z. Agioutantis, P. Schilizzi, C. Steiakakis, C. Papageorgiou, G. Tsourlos and A. Vafidis, Contribution of electrical tomography methods in geotechnical investigations at Mavropigi lignite open pit mine, Northern Greece, Environmental Earth Sciences, 2014, 72 (5), September, pp. 1589-1598,
  55. Agioutantis, Z., K. Luxbacher, M. Karmis, and S. Schafrik, Development of an atmospheric data management system for underground coal mines, The Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 114, (December 2014), 1059-1063, online access
  56. Jong, E.C., Y. Peng, W.T. Bradley, K.D. Luxbacher, Z. Agioutantis, and H.M. McNair, Development of a perfluoromethylcyclohexane (PMCH) permeation plug release vessel (PPRV) for tracer gas studies in underground mines, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 2015, 95, 136-145,
  57. Pavlides, A., D. Hristopulos, C. Roumpos, and Z. Agioutantis, Spatial modeling of lignite energy reserves for exploitation planning and quality control, Energy, 2015, 93, 1906-1917,
  58. Agioutantis, Z., K. Kaklis, S. Mavrigiannakis, M. Verigakis, F. Vallianatos, and V. Saltas, The potential of acoustic emissions from three point bending tests as rock failure precursors, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 2016, 26, 155-160,
  59. Partsinevelos, P. G. Kritikakis, N. Economou, Z. Agioutantis, A. Tripolitsiotis, S. Mertikas, and A. Vafidis. Integration of seismic and image data processing towards rockfall monitoring and early warning in highways, Natural Hazards, 2016, 83 (Suppl 1), pp. 133-153,
  60. Agioutantis, Z., C. Steiakakis, E. Apostolou, G. Papavgeri, and A. Tripolitsiotis, Integrating weather and geotechnical monitoring data for ensuring the stability of large scale surface mining operations, Open Geosciences, 2016, 8, pp. 694-699,
  61. Newman, C., Z. Agioutantis, and G. Boede Jimenez Leon, Assessment of potential impacts to surface and subsurface water bodies due to longwall mining, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 2017, 27, pp. 57-64,
  62. Kaklis K., V. Saltas, S. Mavrigiannakis, F. Vallianatos, and Z. Agioutantis, Using acoustic emissions to enhance fracture toughness calculations for CCNBD marble specimens, Journal of Fracture and Structural Integrity, 2017, 40, pp. 1-17,
  63. Kaklis, K., S. Mavrigiannakis, Z. Agioutantis, E.K. Steiakakis, and F.K. Stathogianni, Experimental investigation of the mechanical properties of Alfas stone, Journal of Fracture and Structural Integrity, 2017, 40, pp. 18-31,
  64. Kamenopoulos, S., Z. Agioutantis, and K. Komnitsas, A new Hybrid Decision Support Tool for evaluating the sustainability of mining projects, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 2018, Vol. 28, Issue 2, March, pp. 259-265
  65. Steiakakis, E., A. Lazaropoulos, A. Vafidis, Z. Agioutantis, G. Kritikakis, Determination of shear wave velocities in sediment deposits, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 2017, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp.  630-640,
  66. Kaklis, K., S. Mavrigiannakis, Z. Agioutantis and P. Maravelaki-Kalaitzaki, Characterization of pozzolanic lime mortars used as filling material in shaped grooves for restoring member connections in ancient monuments, International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 2018, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 75-90,
  67. Hescock, J., C. Newman and Z. Agioutantis, Development of a new algorithm for implementing the edge effect offset for subsidence calculations, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology2018, Vol. 28, Issue 1, January, pp. 61-66
  68. Newman, C., Z. Agioutantis and N. Schaefer, Development of a web-platform for mining applications, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology2018Vol. 28, Issue 1, January, pp. 95-99
  69. Mark, C. and Z. Agioutantis, Analysis of Coal Pillar Stability (ACPS): A new generation of pillar design software, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 2019, Vol. 29, Issue 1, January, pp. 87-91,
  70. Keles, C., F. Vasilikou, N. Ripepi, Z. Agioutantis and M. Karmis, Sensitivity analysis of reservoir conditions and gas production mechanism in deep coal Seams in Buchanan County, Virginia, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 94, (2019), 31-42,
  71. Arvanitidis, C., E. Steiakakis, and Z. Agioutantis, Peak friction angle of soils as a function of grain size, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 2019, Vol. 37, Issue 3, June, pp. 1155–1167,
  72. Kaklis, K., Z. Agioutantis, S. Mavrigiannakis, and P. Maravelaki-Kalaitzaki, A simplified damage evolution relationship and deformation characteristics of a pozzolanic lime mortar when subjected to unloading-reloading cycles in the pre-peak region, Journal of Fracture and Structural Integrity, 50, (2019), pp. 395-406,
  73. Agioutantis, Z., S. Delmadorou, N. Steiakakis, C. Steiakakis and S. Papaterpos, A real-time event-driven database productivity and maintenance planning tool for continuous surface mining operations, International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 2019, Vol 10, No 2/3/4, pp. 177-188
  74. Steiakakis, C., G. Papavgeri, N. Steiakakis, Z. Agioutantis and P. Schilizzi, A cloud – based near real time slope movement monitoring system, International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering,  2019, Vol 10, No 2/3/4, pp. 233-254,
  75. Kamenopoulos, S.N. and Z. Agioutantis, Geopolitical risk assessment of countries with Rare Earth Element deposits, Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 2020, Vol. 37, pp. 51-63,
  76. Androulakis, V., J. Sottile, S. Schafrik, and Z. Agioutantis, Concepts for Development of Autonomous Coal Mine Shuttle Cars, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Volume 56, Issue 3, May-June 2020, Print ISSN: 0093-9994, Electronic ISSN: 1939-9367,
  77. Nomikos, P.P, K. Kaklis, Z. Agioutantis and S. Mavrigiannakis, Experimental characterization and numerical modelling of the fracture process in banded Alfas porous stone, Material Design and Processing Communications, 2020, 1-15,
  78. Kamenopoulos, S. and Z. Agioutantis, The importance of the Social License to Operate at the investment and operations stage of coal mining projects: Application using a Decision Support, The Extractive Industries and Society, Volume 8, Issue 2, June 2021, 100740,
  79. Hong S-Y, A. Bal, F Badurdeen, Z. Agioutantis, and S. Hicks, Evaluation of Bunker Size for Continuous / Discrete Flow Systems by Applying Discrete Event Simulation: A Case Study in Mining. Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, 105 (2020), 102155, December
  80. Mark, C., R. Stephan, and Z. Agioutantis, Analysis of Mine Roof Support (AMRS) for US Coal Mines, Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 37, (2020),1899–1910,
  81. Androulakis V, S. Schafrik, J. Sottile and Z. Agioutantis, Data Management System for a Semiautonomous Shuttle Car for Underground Room and Pillar Coal Mines, Automation, 2021, 2, 153–172,
  82. Androulakis, V., J. Sottile, S. Schafrik, Z. Agioutantis, Navigation system for a semi-autonomous shuttle car in room and pillar coal mines based on 2D LiDAR scanners, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology incorporating Trenchless Technology Research, 117C (2021) 104149,

Book Chapters and Papers in Honorary Volumes

  1. Agioutantis, Z., Using computers for solving ventilation problems in mines, Chapter, Mine Ventilation, J.N. Economopoulos, 1991 (in Greek).
  2. Komnitsas, K. and Z. Agioutantis, Factors affecting revegetation of acid producing mine spoils, Chapter, The honorary volume for late Prof. Kontopoulos, NTUA Publications, 2004, pp. 305-312.
  3. Sarris, E., Z. Agioutantis, K. Kaklis and S. Kourkoulis, Numerical simulation of the cracked Brazilian disk under diametral compression, Chapter, Bifurcations, Instabilities, Degradation in Geomechanics, ed. G. Exadaktylos and I.G. Vardoulakis, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007, pp. 403-430,
  4. Kaklis, K., S. Maurigiannakis, Z. Agioutantis and G. Bazdanis, An investigation of the mechanical characteristics of Nestos Marble, Chapter, Volume in Honor of the late Professor K. Kavouridis, Technical University of Crete Publications, 2010, pp. 57-68 (in Greek).
  5. Kamenopoulos, S.N., D. Shields and Z. Agioutantis, Sustainable development criteria and indicators for the assessment of REE mining projects, Chapter 6, Rare Earths Industry: Technological, Economic and Environmental Implications, Ismar Borges de Lima and Walter Leal Filho, Editors, Elsevier, Boston, 2015, pp. 87-109,
  6. Kamenopoulos, S.N., Z. Agioutantis and K. Komnitsas, A framework for sustainable mining of REEs, Chapter 7, Rare Earths Industry: Technological, Economic and Environmental Implications, Ismar Borges de Lima and Walter Leal Filho, Editors, Elsevier, Boston, 2015, pp. 111-120,
  7. Partsinevelos, P., Z. Agioutantis, A. Tripolitsiotis and N. Schaefer, A review of unmanned aerial vehicles, citizen science and interferometry remote sensing in landslide hazards – applications in transportation routes and mining environments, 2017, Chapter 23, Remote Sensing of Hydrometeorological Hazards, George P. Petropoulos and Tanvir Islam, Editors, pp. 467-488,
  8. Dai, H.Y., S. Peng and Z. Agioutantis (2020), Prediction of surface subsidence, Chapter 2: Surface Subsidence Engineering: Theory and Practice, Peng SS (Ed.), CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne