João Alexandre Dias de Oliveira

Professor Auxiliar
gabinete: 22.2.15
extensão: 23884
telefone externo: +351 234 370 830

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The main focus of the research activity of João A. Oliveira has been numerical simulation, mostly in terms of development of numerical tools. In his graduation project he developed software for the study of the elasto-plastic behavior of 2D/3D beam/rod discrete structures, with cross-section evaluation methods. Afterwards, already as a member of TEMA and GRIDS he started the development of a new code which, in the version used as a basis for the Master Thesis, used several types of finite elements in multi-scale parallel simulations, with several modules that allowed, for instance, the automatic generation and pre-processing of periodic structure Representative Unit-Cells (RUC). Afterwards, in his work as a Ph.D. student, with a thesis entitled Development of Numerical and Optimisation Methodologies for Parallel Structural Analysis, the main research focus was centered on topology optimisation procedures, both for macro-structures and multi-scale problems, solved with parallel computing algorithms.
João finished his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the Universidade de Aveiro in March 2013 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the same institution. He has worked as a lecturer not only in the context of Mechanical Engineering, but also keeps a close connection to Design, Graphical and industrial. He is a member of GRIDS Research Group since its founding in January 2003. He is also a member of the SEE working group since its creation in September 2015. The Science and Engineering Education working group is an informal team of Higher Education Teachers and Investigators from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This team is focused on the study and development of skills that are essential to the teaching of engineering related fields, namely the ones closest to mechanical engineering at the university level. To achieve the goal of enhancing these skills, both for teachers and students, this group works to develop activities for the interaction with young students and to attract them to the engineering world.
He is also involved in the coordination of communication and dissemination activities related to the approach to young students and new audiences at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Universidade de Aveiro. This is mostly done through outreach events and promotion of scientific culture, as Summer Academies, Open Weeks for Science and Technology, guided visits to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, etc. He has also been faculty advisor of the Formula Student team of Universidade de Aveiro since 2010.
 
Research Group:
GRIDS. SEE
 
Habilitation:
> PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Department of MEchanical Engineering, Universidade de Aveiro, Metodologias de Optimização Topológica em cálculo Estrutural, 2013.
> MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade de Aveiro, Modelação Micromecânica do Comportamento de Materiais Compósitos de Matriz de Alumínio, 2006.
> BEng in Mechanical Engineering, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade de Aveiro, 2003.
 
Lecturer:
Mechanical Engineering (Thermal Machines, Product Development and Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, Technical Drawing); Product design and development (Production Materials and Processes)

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