Research Groups AeroMaS EnerMeF

AeroMaS
Group AeroMaS performs research on materials and structures for aerospace applications with extension to several applications for other purposes.

EnerMeF
Group EnerMeF develops research in computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, energy technology forecasting, and optimization of energy systems.

AeroMaS - Aeronautical Materials and Structures

SPACE STRUCTURES
Studies on system dynamics in space environment with applications to spacecraft attitude and orbital control systems, large space structures, and formation flying.

TRENDS IN SPACE SYSTEMS
Current trends in space launch vehicles, propulsion systems, and satellite types and their applications.

NANOTECHNOLOGIES APPLIED TO THE HYBRID COMPOSITES
Nanoparticle and nanofibers reinforced composites, functional adhesive joints, materials for extreme service conditions, and biomaterials.

COMPOSITE STRUCTURES MONITORING WITH OPTICAL SENSORS
Usage of new generation optical sensors in CFRP laminates, real-time monitoring and non-destructive testing (NDT), and characterization of the degradation of materials properties in service-life.

RECYCLING AND REUTILIZATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES
New optimizations methodologies for reuse and recycling, design of mixtures and hybrid materials, high temperature materials, andsustainable industrial process.

MATERIALS USAGE
Technical capability, demand rebound, and new need creation, dematerialization, and sustainability of materials consumption.

  • Research Team
  • Projects
  • Publications and Patents
  • Post Graduate Program
  • Cooperation
Tessaleno Campos Devezas – Principal Investigator

Abílio Manuel Pereira da Silva
Ana Maria do Vale Seabra
Anna Guerman
Denis Alves Coelho
Paulo Nobre Balbis dos Reis
Denilson Paulo Souza dos Santos
Analysis of Inclusions in Metal Weld Deposit. Pop Up Project
Development of a Self-Flow Refractory C-MASTable Without Cement for Monolithic Applications. Pop Up Project
Development of New Materials for Art Applications. Pop Up Project
High Temperature Characterization of Self-Flow Refractories C-MASTables with 100% of alumina. Pop Up Project

AeroMaS Proj1 - Development of a self-flowing refractory castable without cement for monolithic linings. FCT, PTDC/CTM/66302/2006, 139.000€. Partners: UBI, Ceramic and Glass Department of Aveiro University and Termolab, Lda. PI: Abilio Silva.

AeroMaS Proj2 - CODIS - Space Systems Dynamics and Control, 80.000€, FCT, PTDC/CTE-SPA/64123/2006. Partners: UBI, National Institute for Space Research, Brazil (INPE), Technological Institute of Aronautics, Brasil (ITA), Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow (KIAM), University of Porto (UP). PI: Anna Guerman (international). Research Team: Anna Guerman (UBI-CAST), Denis Alves Coelho (UBI-CAST), Vasili Andreevich Sarychev (KIAM), Ivan de Azevedo Camelier (UBI-CAST), Ana Maria do Vale Seabra (UBI-CAST), Sergey Mirer (KIAM), Pedro Paglione (ITA), Michael Ovchinnikov (KIAM), Luiz Carlos Gadelha de Souza (INPE), Gueorgui Vitalievitch Smirnov (UP, UBI-CAST)

AeroMaS Proj3 - Optimização das Propriedades Mecânicas de Compósitos Reforçados com Nanoclays Especialmente Modificados, 90.948€, FCT (PTDC/EME-PME/103622/2008), Partners: Universidade da Coimbra, Universidade da Beira Interior

AeroMaS Proj4 - Nano-enhanced Explosion Resistant Composite Transport Security Containers, 12.000€, NATO (CBP.MD.CLG.983977)

AeroMaS Proj5 - Characterization of high-temperature properties of self-flowing alumina refractory castables; CAPES-FCT Program; 7.500€ (estimate) Partners: Department of Ceramics, University of São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil. PI: Abilio Silva (international)

AeroMaS Proj6 - DyCSol - Dynamics and Control of a Solar Sail, 5.000€, Acções Integradas Luso-Alemãs, CRUP - DAAD. Institutions: Universidade da Beira Interior, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, German Aerospace Center (DLR). PI: Anna Guerman, Bernd Dashwald (international)

AeroMaS Proj7 - ODySSea - Orbital Dynamics of Space Systems,148.620,00€ (UBI: 104.390€), FCT, COMPETE, QREN e FEDER, PTDC/CTE-SPA/098030/2008. Partners: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (CC RAS), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FC/UP), Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FFCUL), Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia, Brasil (INPE), Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brasil (ITA), Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences (KIAM) (international). PI: Anna Guerman

AeroMaS Proj8 - Integred Action N.º E-100/09 - Desenvolvimento de Eco-materiais Compósitos Poliméricos com Resíduos Minerais para Aplicações Técnico-Artísticas, FUP, Abílio Silva

AeroMaS Proj9 - Launch session of the Preventor Industrial SMEs software. 1.250€, ACT - Autoridade para as Condições do Trabalho (Porutguese Health and Safety Executive), 073APJ/08, Partners: UBI, Fundão School for Hotel and Tourism Professional Development. PI: Denis Coelho, João Matias.

AeroMaS Proj10 - CoDMoS - Controlo e Dinâmica de Movimento de Satélites, 30.000€. Cooperation Portugal - Brasil, FCT-CAPES. Partners: Universidade do Porto, Universidade da Beira Interior, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia, Brasil e Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica. PI: Gueorgui Smirnov, Luiz Gadelha de Sousa (international)
ISI Papers 2014

AeroMaS.2014.17 M. Ovchinnikov, V. Penkov, A.D. Guerman, and D. Roldugin, “Active Magnetic Attitude Control System Providing Three-axis Inertial Attitude,” Accepted to Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 2014

AeroMaS.2014.16 A.D. Guerman, A.M. Seabra, and G.V. Smirnov, On optimization of parameters for linear stabilization systems,” Accepted to Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 2014.

AeroMaS.2014.15 A.A. Burov, A. D. Guerman, and I. I. Kosenko, Dynamics of tethered system connected to a planet surface, Accepted to Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, 2014.

AeroMaS.2014.14 Coelho, D. A., Tavares, C.S.D., Lourenço, M.L., Lima, T.M. (2014 – accepted). Working conditions under multiple exposures: A cross-sectional study of private sector administrative workers. Work-A Journal of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation, (accepted for publication on June 24, 2014)

AeroMaS.2014.13 A.M. Amaro, F.V. Antunes, M.A. Neto, P.N.B. Reis and A.A. Minea “Resonant Techniques as NDT Applied to Composite Materials: Case Study on Low Velocity Impacts Detection”, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal; IF: 1.258

AeroMaS.2014.12 A.A. Burov, A.D. Guerman, I. I. Kosenko, Tether orientation control for lunar elevator. Accepted to Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, IF=2.319, SNIP=1.771, 9/93 in MATHEMATICS, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS), vol.52

AeroMaS.2014.11 SANTOS, D.P.S.; FORMIGA, J.K.S.. Application of a genetic algorithm in orbital maneuvers; Computational & Applied Mathematics, v. 2014, p. 1-14, 2014. ISSN 1807-0302

AeroMaS.2014.10 Reis, P. N. B., Ferreira, J. A. M., Zhang, Z. Y., Benameur, T., Richardson, M. O. W., Impact strength of composites with nano-enhanced resin after fire exposure, COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, Volume: 56, Pages: 290-295, DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.08.048

AeroMaS.2014.09 Reis, P. N. B., Ferreira, J. A. M., Pereira, A. M., Antunes, F. J. V., Influence of Superposition Length on Transverse Impact Response of Single-Strap Adhesive Joints, JOURNAL OF ADHESION, Volume: 90, Number: 1, Pages: 65-79, Number especial: SI, DOI: 10.1080/00218464.2013.797341; IF: 0.897; citations: 0

AeroMaS.2014.08 Mortas, N.,Er, O., Reis, P. N. B., Ferreira, J. A. M., Effect of corrosive solutions on composites laminates subjected to low velocity impact loading, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, Volume: 108, Pages: 205-211, DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2013.09.032; IF: 3.12; citations: 1

AeroMaS.2014.07 J.A.M. Ferreira, P.N.B. Reis, J.D.M. Costa and C. Capela “Assessment of the Mechanical Properties of Nanoclays Enhanced low Tg Epoxy Resins”, Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 14, pp. 1677-1684, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s12221-014-1677-7; IF: 1.113; citations: 0

AeroMaS.2014.06 Guerman, Anna; Ovchinnikov, Michael; Smirnov, Georgi; Trofimov, Sergey, High-precision single-input control of relative motion in spacecraft formation. Conferência: 1st International-Academy-of-Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DyCoSS) Local: Porto, PORTUGAL Data: MAR 19-21, 2012; Patrocinador(es): Int Acad Astronaut; ACTA ASTRONAUTICA Volume: 94 Number: 1 Pages: 375-382 Published: JAN-FEB 2014

AeroMaS.2014.05 Guerman, Anna D.; Misra, Arun K.; Bainum, Peter M., Dynamics and control of space systems. ACTA ASTRONAUTICA Volume: 94 Number: 1 Pages: 293-293 Published: JAN-FEB 2014

AeroMaS.2014.04 Formiga, J.K.S.; Dos Santos, Denilson Paulo Souza. An analytical description of the threedimensional swing-by. Computational & Applied Mathematics), p. 1-16, 2014.

AeroMaS.2014.03 A.M. Amaro, P.N.B. Reis, M.F.S.F. de Moura and A.M. Neto “Buckling Analysis of Laminated Composite Plates Submitted to Compression after Impact”, Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 15, pp. 560-565, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s12221-014-0560-x; IF: 1.113; citations: 0

AeroMaS.2014.02 A.M. Amaro, P.N.B. Reis, M.A. Neto and C. Louro “Effect of Different Commercial Oils on Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials”, Composite Structures, Vol. 118, pp. 1-8, 2014; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.07.017; IF: 3.12; citations:

AeroMaS.2014.01 A.A. Burov, A.D. Guerman, and I.I. Kosenko, On in-plane oscillations of a pendulum with variable length attached to a surface of a planet satellite. Cosmic Research, 2014, Vol. 52(4), pp. 289–294 (IF=0.348, IF5=0.372; SNIP=0.262, 25/28 in ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE). DOI: 10.1134/S0010952514040029;


ISI Papers 2013

AeroMaS.2013.23 SANTOS, D.P.S.; Prado, A. Fernando Bertachini de Almeida; ROCCO, Evandro Marconi . The Study of the Asymmetric Multiple Encounters Problem and Its Application to Obtain Jupiter Gravity Assisted Maneuvers. Mathematical Problems in Engineering (Print) , v. 2013, p. 1-12, 2013. ISSN: 1024123X; DOI: 10.1155/2013/745637

AeroMaS.2013.22 F. Couceiro, P. Gamboa, J. M. Silva, and A. Guerman, Configuration of a thin circular membrane subject to solar pressure; Applied Mechanics and Materials; Volume 290, 2013, Pages 47-52; 2012 International Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Mechanical Testing, ICSSMMT 2012; Xiamen; China; 27 December 2012 through 28 December 2012; Code 95886; ISSN: 16609336 ISBN: 978-303785633-8; DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.290.47

AeroMaS.2013.21 A.A. Burov, A. D. Guerman, and I.I. Kosenko, Equilibrium configurations and control of a Moon-anchored tethered system. Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; Volume 146, 2013, Pages 251-266; 13th International Space Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012; Kyoto; Japan; 15 May 2012 through 18 May 2012; Code 96606; ISSN: 00653438 ISBN: 978-087703591-6

AeroMaS.2013.20 Torres, A. L.; Gaspar, V. M.; Serra, I. R.; Diogo, G. S.; Fradique, R.; Silva, A. P.; Correia, I. J.; Bioactive polymeric-ceramic hybrid 3D scaffold for application in bone tissue regeneration; MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING C-MATERIALS FOR BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS Volume: 33 Number: 7 Pages: 4460-4469 Published: OCT 1 2013

AeroMaS.2013.19 Slazak, B.; Slania, J.; Wegrzyn, T.; Silva, A.P; Process Stability Evaluation of Manual Metal Arc Welding Using Digital Signals; Editado por: Pinto, AMP; Pouzada, AS; Conferência: 6th International Materials Symposium (MATERIALS 2011)/15th Meeting of SPM Local: Univ Minho, Guimaraes, PORTUGAL Data: APR 18-20, 2011; Patrocinador(es): Portuguese Mat Soc; Univ Minho, Sch Engn; Portuguese Fdn Sci & Technol; Ctr Mech & Mat Technol; Inst Polym & Composites; 3Bs Res Grp Biomaterials Biodegradables & Biomimet; Minho Univ, Ctr Phys; Um, Sch Sci; TecMinho; Town Hall Guimaraes; Beneq; Celoplas; Filsat; Izasa; Leica; MicroSystems; Mario Costa Martins & Filho Lda; Panalytical; ScienTec ADVANCED MATERIALS FORUM VI, PTS 1 AND 2 Série de livros: Materials Science Forum Volume: 730-732 Pages: 847-852 Published: 2013

AeroMaS.2013.18 SILVA, I., MATIAS, J.C.O., CHARRUA-SANTOS, F., BROJO, F., ‘Integration of the Information Systems in the Production Process: A Case Study’, Production, Planning and Control, Vol. X, No. Y, pp.1–14., 2013. Indexed by: ISI Web of Science and Scopus 2012 Impact Factor 0.660 Quartil Q4 nos dominios cientificos Engineering, Industrial (34/44) e Engineering, Manufacturing (32/39) e Operations Research & Management Science (60/79) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2013.840014

AeroMaS.2013.17 Reis, P. N. B.; Silva, A. P.; Santos, P.; Ferreira, J. A. M, Hygrothermal Effect on the Impact Response of Carbon Composites with Epoxy Resin Enhanced by Nanoclays, MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS Volume: 49 Number: 4 Pages: 429-436; DOI: 10.1007/s11029-013-9359-x; IF: 0.456 ; Citations: 0

AeroMaS.2013.16 Reis, P. N. B.; Santos, P.; Ferreira, J. A. M.; Richardson, M. O. W., Impact response of sandwich composites with nano-enhanced epoxy resin. JOURNAL OF REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES Volume: 32 Number: 12 Pages: 898-906 Published: JUN 2013; DOI: 10.1177/0731684413478993; IF: 1.188; Citations: 1

AeroMaS.2013.15 Reis, P. N. B.; Ferreira, J. A. M.; Zhang, Z. Y.; Benameur, T., Richardson, M. O. W., Impact response of Kevlar composites with nanoclay enhanced epoxy matrix. COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING Volume: 46 Pages: 7-14 Published: MAR 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.10.028; IF=2.602; Citations: 6

AeroMaS.2013.14 Pereira, A. M., Reis, P. N. B., Ferreira, J. A. M., Antunes, F. V., Effect of saline environment on mechanical properties of adhesive joints. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADHESION AND ADHESIVES, Volume: 47, Pages: 99-104, Number especial: SI, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2013.08.002; IF: 2.016; Citations: 0

AeroMaS.2013.13 Gama, Ricardo; Guerman, Anna D.; Seabra, Ana; Smirnov, Georgi V., Averaging Methods for Design of Spacecraft Hysteresis Damper. MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING; Número do artigo: 483457; Published: 2013 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/483457, IF=1.383, SNIP=0.746, 23/90 in ENGINEERING, MULTIDISCIPLINARY)

AeroMaS.2013.12 Ferreira, J. A. M.; Reis, P. N. B.; Costa, J. D. M.; Richardson, M. O. W., Fatigue behaviour of Kevlar composites with nanoclay-filled epoxy resin. JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS Volume: 47 Number: 15 Pages: 1885-1895 Published: JUL 2013; DOI: 10.1177/0021998312452024; IF: 1.257

AeroMaS.2013.11 Ferreira, J. A. M.; Reis, P. N. B.; Costa, J. D. M.; Richardson, M. O. W., A study of the mechanical behaviour on injection moulded nanoclay enhanced polypropylene composites. JOURNAL OF THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS Volume: 26 Number: 6 Pages: 721-732 Published: JUL 2013; DOI: 10.1177/0892705711428658; IF: 1.174; Citations: 2

AeroMaS.2013.10 Couceiro, F.; Gamboa, P. V.; Silva, J. M.; Guerman A.D., Membrane-based space energy collector: A conceptual study. ACTA ASTRONAUTICA Volume: 87 Pages: 8-13 Published: JUN-JUL 2013. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2013.01.012, IF=0.701, SNIP= 1.432, 9/28 in ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE)

AeroMaS.2013.09 Coelho, Denis A.; Harris-Adamson, Carisa; Lima, Tania M.; et al.; Correlation between Different Hand Force Assessment Methods from an Epidemiological Study; HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS IN MANUFACTURING & SERVICE INDUSTRIES Volume: 23 Number: 2 Pages: 128-139 Published: MAR-APR 2013; IF=0.624

AeroMaS.2013.08 Coelho, Denis A.; Ferrara, Patricia R.; Couvinhas, Ana F.; et al.; Macroergonomic aspects in the design of development programs in IDCs; WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION Volume: 41 Suplemento: 1 Pages: 2651-2655 Published: 2013

AeroMaS.2013.07 Burov, Alexander A.; Guerman, Anna D.; Kosenko, Ivan I., EQUILIBRIUM CONFIGURATIONS AND CONTROL OF A MOON-ANCHORED TETHERED SYSTEM. Editado por: Bainum, PM; Misra, AK; Morita, Y; et al. Conferência: 13th International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies (ISCOPS) Local: Kyoto Int Commun House, Kyoto, JAPAN Data: MAY 15-18, 2012; Patrocinador(es): Japan Rocket Soc; Amer Astronaut Soc (AAS); Chinese Soc Astronaut SPACE FOR OUR FUTURE Série de livros: Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Volume: 146 Pages: 251-266 Published: 2013

AeroMaS.2013.06 Aslanov, Vladimir S.; Ledkov, Alexander S.; Misra, Arun K.; Guerman Anna D., Dynamics of Space Elevator After Tether Rupture. JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS Volume: 36 Number: 4 Pages: 986-992 Published: JUL-AUG 2013 (DOI: 10.2514/1.59378, IF=1.270, SNIP=2.264, 3/28 in in ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE).

AeroMaS.2013.05 Amaro, A. M.; Reis, P. N. B.; Neto, M. A.; Louro, C., Effects of alkaline and acid solutions on glass/epoxy composites. POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY Volume: 98 Number: 4 Pages: 853-862 Published: APR 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2012.12.029; IF: 2.633; Citations: 1

AeroMaS.2013.04 Amaro, A. M.; Reis, P. N. B.; Neto, M. A.; Louro, C., Effect of different acid solutions on glass/epoxy composites. JOURNAL OF REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES Volume: 32 Number: 14 Pages: 1018-1029 Published: JUL 2013; DOI: 10.1177/0731684413483886; IF: 1.188; Citations: 1

AeroMaS.2013.03 Amaro, A. M.; Reis, P. N. B.; de Moura, M. F. S. F.; Neto, M. A., Influence of open holes on composites delamination induced by low elocity impact loads. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES Volume: 97 Pages: 239-244 Published: MAR 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2012.09.041; IF= 3.14; citations: 2

AeroMaS.2013.02 Amaro, A. M.; Reis, P. N. B.; de Moura, M. F. S. F, Neto, M. A., Influence of multi-impacts on GFRP composites laminates. COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING Volume: 52 Pages: 93-99 Published: SEP 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.03.041; IF: 2.602; Citations: 2

AeroMaS.2013.01 A.D. Guerman, G. Smirnov, and M. C. Pereira, Attitude Dynamics and Stability of a Simple Solar Photon Thruster, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 943107, 7 pages; Doi.org/10.1155/2013/943107, IF=1.383, SNIP=0.746, 23/90 in ENGINEERING, MULTIDISCIPLINARY).

Patents/propotypes

Patent of national invention #103432, “Methodology for obtain self-flowing C-MASTables without cement”, submitted in February of 2006, accepted and published in the Bulletin of INPI – Institute National of Industrial Property of August of 2007.
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Ph.D. thesis completed

AeroMaS PhD1 - Advisers: Anna Guerman (UBI/C-MAST), Hans Ulrich Pilchowski e Paulo Moraes Júnior (INPE). PhD: Maria Cecília Pereira de Faria, "Dinâmica orbital e controle de orientação de um veículo espacial com uma vela solar composta, Doutoramento em Engenharia e Tecnologia Espaciais - Dinâmica Orbital e Controle, INPE, Brasil, 2009.

AeroMaS PhD2 - Advisers: Gueorgi Smirnov, Anna Guerman (UBI/C-MAST). PhD: Ana Maria Vale Seabra, "Optimização de parâmetros de sistemas mecânicos e aplicações", Doutoramento em Matemática Aplicada, Universidade do Porto, 2010.

AeroMaS PhD3 - Advisers: Gueorgi Smirnov, Anna Guerman (UBI/C-MAST). PhD: Susana Valentina Martins Dias, "Jogos diferenciais de estabilização", Doutoramento em Matemática Aplicada, Universidade do Porto, 2012.

AeroMaS PhD4 - Advisers: Abílio Manuel Pereira da Silva (UBI/C-MAST), Ana Maria Bastos Segadães (UA). PhD: Deesy Gomes Pinto, "Thermomechanical behavior of a 100% alumina refractory castable for monolithic applications", Doutoramento em Engenharia Mecânica. Universidade da Beira Interior, 2012.

AeroMaS PhD5 - Advisers: Carlos Alberto Miranda Duarte (IADE) , Tessaleno Campos Devezas (UBI/C-MAST). PhD: Ana Maria Vieira Rebelo Correia de Barros, "Produtos de Apoio: Engenharia, Design e Desenvolvimento, Doutoramento em Engenharia e Gestão Industrial, Universidade da Beira Interior. 2012.

AeroMaS PhD6 - Advisers: Gueorgi Smirnov, Anna Guerman (UBI/C-MAST). PhD: Ricardo Luís da Costa Gama, "Estabilidade de soluções de inclusões diferenciais via método de medianização", Doutoramento em Matemática Aplicada, Universidade do Porto, 2013.

AeroMaS PhD7 - Adviser: Tessaleno Devezas (UBI/C-MAST). PhD: Dina Batista Pereira, "Essays on Entrepeneurial Transfrence of Technology and Patenting, Doutoramento em Engenharia e Gestão Industrial, Universidade da Beira Interior, 2013.

AeroMaS PhD8 - Adviser: Denis Alves Coelho. PhD: Tânia Daniela Felgueiras de Miranda Lima, "Ergo@Office: Uma Metodologia de identificação de Fatores de Risco orientada para a Prevenção de Lesões Músculo-Esqueléticas Relacionadas com o Trabalho". Doutoramento em Engenharia e Gestão Industrial, Universidade da Beira Interior, 2013.

AeroMaS PhD9 - Advisers: José Xavier (UTAD), Abílio Silva (UBI/C-MAST). PhD: João Luis Esteves Pereira, "Assessing wood quality by spatial variability of transverse elastic properties within the stem: case study on p. Pinaster at the meso scale", Doutoramento em Engenharia Mecânica, Universidade da Beira Interior, 2013.

AeroMaS PhD10 - Adviser: Tessaleno Devezas (UBI/C-MAST). PhD: Ana Margarida Ferreira, "Design Practices and Concept Evolution - Evolução do Conceito e da Prática do Design", Doutoramento em Engenharia e Gestão Industrial, Universidade da Beira Interior, 2008.
Cooperation with industry and International Groups
- Ana Maria Segadães (PhD); Department of Ceramic and Glass Engineering, University of Aveiro.
- Rafael Peralbo Cano (PhD) and Jorge Durán Suárez (PhD); Sculpture Department of Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Granada, Spain.
- Tomasz Wegrzyn (PhD) and A. Posmyk; Technical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.
- Francisco Piorino Neto (PhD) and Francisco Cristóvão Lourenço de Melo (PhD); Aerospace Technical Center, Institute of Space Activities, São José dos Campos, Brazil.
- Victor Pandolfelli (PhD), University of São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil.
- The work with ceramic composites is being developed in cooperation with the company “Termolab, Lda” (Águeda, Portugal).
- The group has also started a collaboration with the company “Corticeira Amorim” (Coroios, Portugal) with the objective of promoting new applications for cork composites (PhD work in progress).

Review for international journals:
- Tessaleno Devezas, Journal of Composite Materials (IF=0.693).
- Abílio Silva, Journal of Transport Problems

EnerMeF - Energy and Mechanics of Fluids

TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING AND OPTIMIZATION OF ENERGY USAGE
Construction of future energy scenarios, optimization of production, demand response in smart grid, and short-term thermal schedule problem.

HEAT TRANSFER ENERGY LOSSES IN SYSTEMS
Reduction of energy losses in industrial systems and thermal performance refrigerated display cabinets.

AEROSPACE PROPULSION SYSTEMS AND AERODYNAMICS
Cycloidal and Coanda nozzle vector thrusting propulsion systems, CFD analysis of gas turbine, Low-Re number propellers, and Applied-Field MPD thrusters.

COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR RHEOLOGY AND MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS/PLASMA ACTUATORS
Rheology problems, numerical models for non-Newtonian fluids, Magnetohydrodynamics, and DBD plasma actuators.

  • Research Team
  • Projects
  • Publications and Patents
  • Post Graduate Program
  • Cooperation
José Carlos Páscoa Marques – Principal Investigator

Paulo Jorge dos Santos Pimentel de Oliveira
Pedro Miguel Figueiredo Dinis Oliveira Gaspar
Victor Manuel Fernandes Mendes
Tessaleno Campos Devezas
João Carlos de Oliveira Matias
Denis Alves Coelho
Selected EnerMeF Projects

EnerMeF Proj1- European Project FP7 "ACHEON - Aerial Coanda High Efficiency Orienting-jet Nozzle", GA No. 309041 (2012-2015), the work is performed in cooperation with University of Modena and Reggion-Emilia (Italy), Vrije University Brussels (Belgium), University of Lincoln (UK), Nimbus SRL (Italy) and RE Innovazione (Italy) 124 400€

EnerMeF Proj2- European Project FP7 lead by C-MAST on "Cycloidal Rotors Optimized for Propulsion", GA No. 323047 (2013-2015), the work is performed in cooperation with University of Sheffield (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia (Italy), Grob Aircraft (Germany) and IAT21-Innovative Aeronautical Technologies (Austria).

EnerMeF Proj3- European Project FP7 "MAAT - Multibody Advanced Airship for Transport"; Total funding: 5.092.000€, UBI: 453.000€, FP7-AAT-2011-RTD-1; Nº285602. Institutions: Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Universidade da Beira Interior, Logistic Network Consultants GmbH, The University of Hertfordshire Higher Education Corp., Southern Federal University (Russia), ENGYS LTD, University of Lincoln, Università di Bologna, Esponential design Lab. S.A. (Uruguay), Aero Sekr S.p.A., Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Università di Torino.

EnerMeF Proj4- "AgriTraining - Formação Aplicada para o Sector Agro-Industrial". QREN 2007-2013 / COMPETE/POFC / SIAC: Project 03/SIAC/2009, N.º: 8310 Partners: UBI (national)

EnerMeF Proj5- "InovEnergy - Eficiência Energética no Sector Agro-Industrial". QREN 2007-2013 / COMPETE/POFC / SIAC: Project 01/SIAC/2011, N.º: 18642. Partners: UBI, InovCluster, IPCB, IPP, IPB, ISQ, ADAI, AnimaForum. Participantes C-MAST: Pedro Gaspar (national)

EnerMeF Proj6- "Assessment of Risk and Uncertainty in Large-Scale Integration of Distributed Generation and Demand-Side Management towards a Sustainable and Smart Grid", FCT (PTDC/EEA-EEL/118519/2010). Funding: € 133.000,00

EnerMeF Proj7- "EXTENSION- Escoamento Extensional de Fluidos Complexos em Microcanais" PTDC/EME-MFE/114322/2009, FCT, 2011-2014.

EnerMeF Proj8- "Smart and Sustainable Insular Electricity Grids Under Large-Scale Renewable Integration - SINGULAR", Grant Agreement No: 309048, FP7-EU, since 12-2012 (Participation: João Matias C-MAST).

EnerMeF Proj9- "Escoamentos Viscoelásticos Compressíveis", PTDC/EME-MFE/98558/2008, financiamento da FCT, 2010 -2013.

EnerMeF Proj10- "IProExt- Sistema Integrado para o Projecto Automático de Ferramentas Produtivas de Perfis Extrudidos", PTDC/EME-MFE/113988/2009, FCT, 2011-2014.
ISI Publications 2014


EnerMeF.2014.22 Seixas, Mafalda; Melicio, Rui; Mendes, Victor M. F.; Simulation of offshore wind turbine link to the electric grid through a four-level converter; Edited by: CamarinhaMatos, LM; Barrento, NS; Mendonca, R; Conference: 5th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS) Location: Costa da Caparica, PORTUGAL Date: APR 07-09, 2014; Sponsor(s): Soc Collaborat Networks; IFIP WG 5 5 Co Operat Infrastructure Virtual Enterprises & Elect Business; Ind Elect Soc; Univ Nova Lisboa; UNINOVA; PhD Program Elect & Comp Engn FCT UNL; TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FOR COLLECTIVE AWARENESS SYSTEMS Book Series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume: 423 Pages: 324-331 Published: 2014

EnerMeF.2014.21 R.J. Poole, G.N. Rocha, P.J. Oliveira (2014), “A Symmetry-Breaking Inertial Bifurcation in a Cross-Slot”, Computers and Fluids, Vol. 93, pp. 91-99. IF=1.532 IF5=1.895 Cit=0 Ais= (Scopus snip=1.997 Cit=1). DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2014.01.008

EnerMeF.2014.20 M. Seixas, R. Melício, V.M.F. Mendes, "Offshore wind turbine simulation: multibody drive train. Back-to-back NPC (neutral point clamped) converters. fractional-order control", ENERGY Volume: 69 Special Issue: SI Pages: 357-369 Published: MAY 1 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.03.025.

EnerMeF.2014.19 M. Seixas, R. Melício, V.M.F. Mendes, "Fifth harmonic and sag impact with a balancing new strategy for capacitor voltages", ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT Volume: 79 Pages: 721-730 Published: MAR 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2013.12.067;

EnerMeF.2014.18 Lobao, J. A.; Devezas, T.; Catalao, Joao P. S.; Decision Support in the Investment Analysis on Efficient and Sustainable Street Lighting; Edited by: CamarinhaMatos, LM; Barrento, NS; Mendonca, R; Conference: 5th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS) Location: Costa da Caparica, PORTUGAL Date: APR 07-09, 2014; Sponsor(s): Soc Collaborat Networks; IFIP WG 5 5 Co Operat Infrastructure Virtual Enterprises & Elect Business; Ind Elect Soc; Univ Nova Lisboa; UNINOVA; PhD Program Elect & Comp Engn FCT UNL; TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FOR COLLECTIVE AWARENESS SYSTEMS Book Series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume: 423 Pages: 345-352 Published: 2014

EnerMeF.2014.17 Lobao, J. A.; Devezas, T.; Catalao, J. P. S.; Influence of cable losses on the economic analysis of efficient and sustainable electrical equipment; ENERGY Volume: 65 Pages: 145-151 Published: FEB 1 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2013.12.022; IF: 4.159; citations: 1

EnerMeF.2014.16 Laia, Rui; Pousinho, Hugo M. I.; Melicio, Rui;V.M.F. Mendes, M. Collares-Pereira; Stochastic unit commitment problem with security and emissions constraints; Edited by: CamarinhaMatos, LM; Barrento, NS; Mendonca, R; Conference: 5th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS) Location: Costa da Caparica, PORTUGAL Date: APR 07-09, 2014; Sponsor(s): Soc Collaborat Networks; IFIP WG 5 5 Co Operat Infrastructure Virtual Enterprises & Elect Business; Ind Elect Soc; Univ Nova Lisboa; UNINOVA; PhD Program Elect & Comp Engn FCT UNL; TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FOR COLLECTIVE AWARENESS SYSTEMS Book Series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume: 423 Pages: 388-397 Published: 2014

EnerMeF.2014.15 L.J.R. Nunes, J.C.O. Matias, J.P.S. Catalão, "Mixed biomass pellets for thermal energy production: a review of combustion models", Applied Energy (ELSEVIER), Vol. 127, pp. 135-140, August 2014. Indexed by: Scopus; IF:5.261

EnerMeF.2014.14 L.J.R. Nunes, J.C.O. Matias, J.P.S. Catalão, "Biomass waste co-firing with coal applied to the Sines thermal power plant in Portugal", Fuel (ELSEVIER), Vol. 132, pp. 153-157, September 2014. Indexed by: ISI Web of Science and Scopus; IF:3.406

EnerMeF.2014.13 L.J.R. Nunes, J.C.O. Matias, J.P.S. Catalão, "A review on torrefied biomass pellets as a sustainable alternative to coal in power generation", Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (ELSEVIER), 2014 (accepted). To appear in ISI Web of Science and Scopus: IF:5.510

EnerMeF.2014.12 J. Nunes, P.D. Silva, L.P. Andrade, P.D. Gaspar, "Key points on the energy sustainable development of sausages industry - the Portuguese case study", Energy for Sustainable Development, Elsevier. (ISSN: 0973-0826) (IF: 2.221) (WOS:000336197600001)

EnerMeF.2014.11 Ilieva, G., Páscoa, J., Dumas, A., Trancossi, M.; MAAT - Promising innovative design and green propulsive concept for future airship's transport; (2014) Aerospace Science and Technology, 35 (1), pp. 1-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2014.01.014

EnerMeF.2014.10 H.M. Matos, P.J. Oliveira (2014), "Steady Flows of Constant-Viscosity Viscoelastic Fluids in a Planar T-Junction," Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Vol. , No. , pp. -. IF=1.944 IF5=1.951. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2012.11.005

EnerMeF.2014.09 G.J. Osório, J.M. Lujano-Rojas, J.C.O. Matias, J.P.S. Catalão, "A new scenario generation-based method to solve the unit commitment problem with high penetration of renewable energies", International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (ELSEVIER), 2014 (accepted). To appear in ISI Web of Science and Scopus: IF:3.111

EnerMeF.2014.08 G.J. Osório, J.C.O. Matias, J.P.S. Catalão, "Electricity prices forecasting by a hybrid evolutionary-adaptive methodology", Energy Conversion and Management (ELSEVIER), Vol. 80, pp. 363-373, April 2014. Indexed by: ISI Web of Science and Scopus; IF:3.590

EnerMeF.2014.07 Fialho, Luis; Melicio, Rui; Mendes, Victor M. F.;M. Collares-Pereira, "Amorphous solar modules simulation and experimental results: effect of shading; Edited by: CamarinhaMatos, LM; Barrento, NS; Mendonca, R; Conference: 5th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS) Location: Costa da Caparica, PORTUGAL Date: APR 07-09, 2014; Sponsor(s): Soc Collaborat Networks; IFIP WG 5 5 Co Operat Infrastructure Virtual Enterprises & Elect Business; Ind Elect Soc; Univ Nova Lisboa; UNINOVA; PhD Program Elect & Comp Engn FCT UNL; TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FOR COLLECTIVE AWARENESS SYSTEMS Book Series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume: 423 Pages: 315-323 Published: 2014

EnerMeF.2014.06 F.A. Cruz, R.J. Poole, A.A. Afonso, F.T. Pinho, P.J. Oliveira, M.A. Alves (2014), “A New Viscoelastic Benchmark Flow: Stationary Bifurcation in a Cross-Slot”, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Vol. , No. , pp. -. IF=1.944 IF5=1.951

EnerMeF.2014.05 D. Neves, P.D. Gaspar, P.D. Silva, L.P. Andrade, J. Nunes, "Predictive tool of energy performance in agrifood industries: The portuguese case study", Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier. (ISSN: 0196-8904) (IF: 2.775)

EnerMeF.2014.04 Cruz, Paulo; Pousinho, Hugo M. I.; Melicio, Rui; V.M.F. Mendes, M. Collares-Pereira; Optimal operation planning of wind-hydro power systems using a MILP approach; Edited by: CamarinhaMatos, LM; Barrento, NS; Mendonca, R; Conference: 5th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS) Location: Costa da Caparica, PORTUGAL Date: APR 07-09, 2014; Sponsor(s): Soc Collaborat Networks; IFIP WG 5 5 Co Operat Infrastructure Virtual Enterprises & Elect Business; Ind Elect Soc; Univ Nova Lisboa; UNINOVA; PhD Program Elect & Comp Engn FCT UNL; TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FOR COLLECTIVE AWARENESS SYSTEMS Book Series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume: 423 Pages: 277-286 Published: 2014

EnerMeF.2014.03 Abdollahzadeh, M., Pascoa, J.C., Ranjbar, A.A., Esmaili, Q.; Analysis of PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) fuel cell cathode two-dimensional modeling; (2014) Energy, 68, pp. 478-494. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.01.075

EnerMeF.2014.02 Abdollahzadeh, M., Páscoa, J.C., Oliveira, P.J.; Two-dimensional numerical modeling of interaction of micro-shock wave generated by nanosecond plasma actuators and transonic flow; (2014) Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 270, pp. 401-416. DOI: 10.1016/j.cam.2013.12.030

EnerMeF.2014.01 Abdollahzadeh, M., Páscoa, J.C., Oliveira, P.J.; Modified split-potential model for modeling the effect of DBD plasma actuators in high altitude flow control; (2014) Current Applied Physics, 14 (8), pp. 1160-1170. DOI: 10.1016/j.cap.2014.05.016.

ISI Publications 2013

EnerMeF.2013.15 Xisto, C. M.; Pascoa, J. C.; Oliveira, P. J.; A pressure-based method with AUSM-type fluxes for MHD flows at arbitrary Mach numbers; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS Volume: 72 Number: 11 Pages: 1165-1182 Published: AUG 20 2013

EnerMeF.2013.14 Pereira, R.; Fagundes, A.; Melicio, R.; Mendes, V. M. F.; Figueiredo, J.; Martins, J.; Quadrado, J. C.; Demand Response Analysis in Smart Grids Using Fuzzy Clustering Model; Editado por: CamarinhaMatos, LM; Tomic, S; Graca, P.; Conferência: 4th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2013 Local: Costa de Caparica, PORTUGAL Data: APR 15-17, 2013; Patrocinador(es): SOCOLNET; Int Federat Informat Process; IEEE Ind Elect Soc; TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS Série de livros: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume: 394 Pages: 403-412 Published: 2013

EnerMeF.2013.13 Nunes, L. J. R.; Matias, J. C. O.; Catalao, J. P. S.; Energy recovery from cork industrial waste: Production and characterisation of cork pellets; FUEL; Vol. 113, pp. 24-30, November 2013. in ISI Web of Science and Scopus: Citações :1; IF:3.406; Quartil Q1 nos dominios cientificos Energy&Fuels (17/81) e Engineering, Chemical (11/133 < 10%)

EnerMeF.2013.12 N.C. Batista, R. Melício, J.C.O. Matias, J.P.S. Catalão. Photovoltaic and wind energy systems monitoring and building/home energy management using ZigBee devices within a smart grid, Energy (ELSEVIER), Vol. 49, pp. 306-315, January 2013

EnerMeF.2013.11 Matos, H. M.; Oliveira, P. J.; Steady and unsteady non-Newtonian inelastic flows in a planar T-junction; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND FLUID FLOW Volume: 39 Pages: 102-126 Published: FEB 2013

EnerMeF.2013.10 Malheiro, Joana M.; Oliveira, Paulo J.; Pinho, Fernando T.; Parametric study on the three-dimensional distribution of velocity of a FENE-CR fluid flow through a curved channel; JOURNAL OF NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID MECHANICS Volume: 200 Number especial: SI Pages: 88-102 Published: OCT 2013

EnerMeF.2013.09 Lobao, J. A.; Devezas, T.; Catalao, J. P. S.; Experimental Validation of the Influence of Cable Losses in the Economic Analysis of Electrical Equipment; Book Group Author(s): IEEE; Conference: 48th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) Location: Dublin, IRELAND Date: SEP 02-05, 2013; 2013 48TH INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES' POWER ENGINEERING CONFERENCE (UPEC); Published: 2013;

EnerMeF.2013.08 Laia, R.; Pousinho, H. M. I.; Melicio, R.; Mendes, V. M. F.; Reis, A. H.; Schedule of Thermal Units with Emissions in a Spot Electricity Market; Editado por: CamarinhaMatos, LM; Tomic, S; Graca, P Conferência: 4th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2013 Local: Costa de Caparica, PORTUGAL Data: APR 15-17, 2013 Patrocinador(es): SOCOLNET; Int Federat Informat Process; IEEE Ind Elect Soc TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS Série de livros: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume: 394 Pages: 361-370 Published: 2013

EnerMeF.2013.07 J.C.O. MATIAS, J.M.J. FONSECA, I.J. BARATA, F.M.R.P. BROJO, "HACCP and OHS: Can each one help improve the other in the catering sector?", Food Control (ELSEVIER), Vol. 30, pp. 240-250, 2013. Indexed by: ISI Web of Science and Scopus 2012; Impact Factor 3.006 Quartil Q1 nos dominios cientificos FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (18/124)

EnerMeF.2013.06 G. Batista, P.D. Gaspar, P.D. Silva, Control, regulation and command system of hydronic radiant floors heating by wireless and energy harvesting sensors and actuators. Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 543, 2013, pp 389-392. (ISSN: 1662-9795); doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.543.389

EnerMeF.2013.05 Cruz, D. O. A.; Pinho, F. T.; Oliveira, P. J.; Analytical solutions for fully developed laminar flow of some viscoelastic liquids with a Newtonian solvent contribution; JOURNAL OF NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID MECHANICS Volume: 202 Pages: 12-12 Published: DEC 2013

EnerMeF.2013.04 Batista, Patricia S. P.; Rodrigues, Miguel A. A.; Silva, Daniela M. R.; Silva, A.P.; Correia, I.J.; Characterization of the mechanical and biological properties of a new alumina scaffold; JOURNAL OF APPLIED BIOMATERIALS & FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS Volume: 11 Number: 1 Pages: 18-25 Published: 2013

EnerMeF.2013.03 Batista, N. C.; Melicio, R.; Mendes, V. M. F.; Figueiredo, J.; Reis, A. H.; Darrieus Wind Turbine Performance Prediction: Computational Modeling; Editado por: CamarinhaMatos, LM; Tomic, S; Graca, P.; Conferência: 4th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2013 Local: Costa de Caparica, PORTUGAL Data: APR 15-17, 2013; Patrocinador(es): SOCOLNET; Int Federat Informat Process; IEEE Ind Elect Soc; TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS Série de livros: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume: 394 Pages: 382-391 Published: 2013

EnerMeF.2013.02 Batista, N. C.; Melicio, R.; Matias, J. C. O.; et al.; Photovoltaic and wind energy systems monitoring and building/home energy management using ZigBee devices within a smart grid; ENERGY; Vol. 49, pp. 306-315, January 2013. Indexed by: ISI Web of Science and Scopus 2012; Citações :7; WOS:000315555700029; Impact Factor 4.107 Quartil Q1 nos dominios cientificos Energy&Fuels (14/81) e Thermodinamics (2/55 < 10%)

EnerMeF.2013.01 Batista, Gilberto; Gaspar, Pedro Dinis; Silva, Pedro D.Control, Regulation and command system of hydronic radiant floors heating by wireless and energy harvesting sensors and actuators; Editado por: Hristoforou, E; Vlachos, DS; Conferência: 2nd International Conference on Materials and Applications for Sensors and Transducers, IC-MAST Local: Budapest, HUNGARY Data: MAY 24-28, 2012; MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS FOR SENSORS AND TRANSDUCERS II Série de livros: Key Engineering Materials Volume: 543 Pages: 389-392 Published: 2013


Ph.D. thesis completed

EnerMeF PhD1 - Adviser: Tessaleno Devezas (UBI/C-MAST).Advisers: Pedro Vilarinho (UA), Luis Carrilho Gonçalves (UBI/C-MAST). PhD student: Fernando Charrua Santos, "O problema do sequenciamento na definição de estratégias de planeamento da produção, Engenharia da Produção", Universidade da Beira Interior, 2009.

EnerMeF PhD2 - Advisers: João Paulo da Silva Catalão (UBI), Victor Manuel Fernandes Mendes (ISEL/C-MAST). PhD Student: Mário Rui Melício da Conceição, "Modelos dinâmicos de sistemas de conversão de energia eólica ligados à rede eléctrica". Doutoramento em Engenharia Electrotécnica. Universidade da Beira Interior. 2010.

EnerMeF PhD3 - Advisers: João Paulo da Silva Catalão (UBI), Victor Manuel Fernandes Mendes (ISEL/C-MAST). PhD: Rafael Baptista Rodrigues, "Protecção de Sistemas de Energia Eólica Contra Descargas Eléctricas Atmosféricas", Doutoramento em Engenharia Electrotécnica, Universidade da Beira Interior, 2011.

EnerMeF PhD4 - Advisers: João Paulo da Silva Catalão (UBI), Victor Manuel Fernandes Mendes (ISEL/C-MAST). PhD: Hugo Miguel Inácio Pousinho, "Optimização da Exploração de Curto Prazo e das Ofertas em Mercado para um Sistema Electroprodutor Considerando Incerteza e Risco", Doutoramento em Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores, Universidade da Beira Interior, 2012.

EnerMeF PhD5 - Adviser: Paulo Jorge dos Santos Pimentel de Oliveira (UBI/C-MAST). PhD: Hélder Miguel Marmela Matos, "Modelação de Escoamentosem BifurcaçõesEnvolvendo Líquidos Não Newtonianos", Doutoramento em Engenharia Mecânica, Universidade da Beira Interior, 2011.

EnerMeF PhD6 - Adviser: Paulo Jorge dos Santos Pimentel de Oliveira (UBI/C-MAST). PhD: Gerardo Imanuel de Nóbrega Rocha, "Escoamentos de Fluidos Não Newtonianos e Instabilidades Elásticas", Doutoramento em Engenharia Mecânica, 2010.

EnerMeF PhD7 - Adviser: João Carlos Oliveira Matias (UBI/C-MAST); PhD: Adelino José Ferreira Monteiro, "ESCOLA vs. EMPRESA: - O IMPACTO DA ENGENHARIA E DA AVALIAÇÃO DO DESEMPENHO NA MELHORIA DA COMPETITIVIDADE EMPRESARIAL", Doctor in Industrial Managment Engineering, Universidade da Beira Interior, 2013.

EnerMeF PhD8 - Adviser: Luis Carrilho Gonçalves (UBI/C-MAST), PhD: Pedro Miguel F. Dinis O. Gaspar, Titulo: Optimização do Desempenho e da Eficiência Energética de Equipamento de Refrigeração, Doutoramento em Engenharia Mecânica, Universidade da Beira Interior, 14 Maio 2008.

Cooperation with industry and International Groups
The SiNerge group inside CCTA has tried to obtain funds from industry or other institutions not related with State funding. The project “Development of a Pilot Plant for Energy Production from Biomass” is financed by a regional programme named PRAI Alentejo, from 2005-2007, as it is a project for regional developing and supporting also research activities through the university.

The project, POCTI/ENR/60035/2004, “Development of an integrated unit for free cooling of buildings”, is completed supported by FCT. However, the consortium team is participated by CITEVE, as a Technological Centre for textile industry that disseminates the obtained knowledge from the project through the enterprises members of the technological centre. This cooperation is granted by a contract between UBI and CITEVE.

Project 2xTRA – Technology Transfer of Research Results in the Atlantic Area (Interreg IIIB) intended to contribute in the application of measures of promotion and development of excellence centres, to improve and increase the innovation capacity of regional systems through the creation of a polycentric structure that binds the eligible regions of the Atlantic Area, promoting the activities of technology transfer in a transactional scope. The University of Beira Interior – Electromechanical Department (UBI-DEM) was one of the partners of this international project including institutions from Spain, France, United Kingdom and Ireland, acquiring competences in technology transfer from the partner’s experience. The dissemination of the R&D competences of the UBI and in particular from DEM to the regional enterprises aimed promoting technology transfer. During the project, the UBI partner done several collaborative publications (5) and organized a one conference (“R&D Projects with SMEs”, University of Beira Interior, 27th October 2005). All relevant documents and outputs of the 2xTRA project can be found in www.2xtra.info.

In the area of renewable energies, SiNerge group maintains close collaboration with the School of Industrial Engineering and the Faculty of Sciences of Extremadura University, Spain. Three collaborative papers were published in ISI journals.


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