Robertt Angelo Fontes Valente

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perfil biográfico

Main research interests

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computational Plasticity
  • Finite Element Method (FEM) / Isogeometric Analysis (IgA) / Finite Cell Method (FCM)
  • Integrated design, modelling and reliability assessment
  • Simulation of:
    • material forming processes
    • joining techniques of metals (particularly Friction Stir Welding)
    • stability of thin-walled structures
    • additive manufacturing
    • more to come...
  • Engineering Education
  • University-Business Cooperation

Education

  • PhD (2004) in Mechanical Engineering (Alma Mater: University of Porto)

Experience

  • extensive pedagogical experience in courses related to fundamental, applied and computational mechanics
  • consolidated experience in the supervision of (successful) MSc and PhD students
  • supervision of research scholars funded by the National Science Foundation (FCT, Portugal)
  • Vice-President of the European Scientific Association For Material Forming (ESAFORM) from 2016 to 2018
  • Member of the Board of Directors, European Scientific Association For Material Forming (ESAFORM) from 2012 to 2018
  • Expert Evaluator at MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research) since 2012
  • Steering Committee Member of the International Association for the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community (NAFEMS) since 2010
  • Member of the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC)

Recent highlights

  • 3rd International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (CISPEE 2018)
    • http://see.web.ua.pt/cispee2018/

  • Editor, Special Issue "Constitutive Modelling for Metals"
    • http://www.mdpi.com/journal/metals/special_issues/constitutive_modelling_metals

  • Encyclopedia of Materials: Composites (Elsevier), Section Editor - "Design methods for composite materials", 2019

Coordination of competitive funded research projects (completed)

  • "Development of Isogeometric (IGA) Formulations for the Numerical Simulation of Plastic Forming Processes
", 2015

  • "Numerical simulation and design of extruded integrally stiffened panels (ISP) joined by friction stir welding (FSW) for aeronautic applications, 2014

  • "Numerical simulation of dual-phase steel sheet forming: multi-scale constitutive models and prediction of defects in automotive parts", 2014

  • "Wrinkling predictions in sheet forming of metallic alloys: enhanced 3D finite elements, anisotropic material laws, bifurcation analysis and sensitivity to process and numerical parameters
", 2010

Software product development / Dissemination of knowledge

  • GRIDS ALPHA - Finite Element Method (FEM) code (Rúben Lourenço), http://grids.web.ua.pt/index.php/projects/alpha/
  • GRIDS FCMUA - Finite Cell Method (FCM) code (Márcio Carvalheiro), http://grids.web.ua.pt/index.php/projects/fcmua/
  • GRIDS APPS - Android suite for Mechanical Engineering (Rúben Lourenço, Tiago Ávila et al.), https://gridsapps.tk/

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