Isabel Maria Alexandrino Duarte

Investigador Auxiliar
gabinete: 22.2.11
extensão: 23879
telefone externo: +351 234 370 830


Research group: Simulation Software Research and Development Group (GRIDS)

short cv

Dr.-Ing. Isabel Duarte is currently working as a researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Aveiro. Her main field of interests are the processing and the mechanical characterisation of structures based on porous metals and metallic foams, and the study and modelling of physics of metal foaming. She received her Degree in Chemical Engineering by the University of Coimbra in 1992, her Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico in 1998, and her Ph.D. Degree in Sciences Engineering by University of Porto in 2005. She worked as a researcher in the materials science and engineering field in the Materials Department of the Instituto Superior Técnico and in the Department of Materials and Production Technologies of Instituto Nacional de Engenharia, Tecnologia e Inovação (ex-INETI, currently known as LNEG), from 1992 to 1994 and from 1994 to 2009, respectively. During this period, she was involved in research projects on the processing and characterisation of advanced ceramic materials (e.g. alumina, zirconia and silicon carbide) and metals (e.g. tungsten carbide-cobalt, aluminium alloy foams) having used different manufacturing processes (e.g. slip casting, hot uniaxial pressing, cold isostatic pressing, hot extrusion, reaction sintering). From 1998 to 1999, she worked as a Research Fellow (European TMR Grant Holder) in the Department of Powder Technology at Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Materialforschung (IFAM, Germany) with Prof. Dr. John Banhart in the metallic foam field. From 2003 to 2005, she worked as a visiting researcher in the University of Porto with Prof. Dr. A.J.M. Ferreira on her Ph.D. studies on the modelling of physics of metal foaming. As a visiting researcher, she has also been staying in some universities or research institutes both in Portugal and abroad (e.g. Hahn-Meiter Institute in Berlin) for short periods of time. Her main research on metallic foam field has focused on the development of equipments/tools for monitoring the evolution of the liquid metal foam in-situand for producing in continuous and an automatic operation components based on metal foam (e.g. sandwich systems, foam filled profiles and complex shaped structures) used in lightweight, energy-absorption and damping structures in different industrial sectors (e.g. transport and building construction industries).

Selected Publication

Thesis & Dissertations

I. Duarte Metallic Foams: Production, Characterization and Numerical Simulation. Ph.D. Thesis. FEUP. University of Porto, Portugal. 2005.

I. Duarte. Metal Foams: Joining Technical and Foaming kinetics. Fraunhofer-Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials (IFAM). TMR Programme. Bremen. Germany. 1999.

Duarte I. Mechanical and Microstructure Characterization of Silicon Carbide Body obtained by Reaction Sintering. Master Thesis. IST, Technical University of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal. 1998

Books &Chapter books

I. Duarte, M. Oliveira. Aluminium Alloy Foams: Production and Properties. In: Powder Metallurgy, K. Kondoh (Ed.), InTech, Rijeka, 2012, Ch. 3., ISBN: 978-953-51-0071-3, pp.47-72.

Selected journal publications

I. Duarte , M. Vesenjak, L. Krstulovic-Opara. Dynamic and quasi-static bending behaviour of thin-walled aluminium tubes filled with aluminium foam. Composite structures, 2013, accepted.

I. Duarte, J.M.F. Ferreira. 2D Quantitative analysis of metal foaming kinetics by hot-stage microscopy. Advanced Engineering Materials, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/adem.201300171.

I. Duarte, M. Oliveira, M. Murkhejee, F. Garcia-Moreno, J. Banhart. Foaming of AA 6061 using multiple pieces of foamable precursor. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2013, DOI:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2013.02.061.

I. Duarte, F. Teixeira-Dias, A. Graça, A.J.M. Ferreira. Failure modes and influence of the quasi-static deformation rate on the mechanical behaviour of sandwich panels with aluminium foam cores, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures 17: 335-342, ISSN: 1537-6494, 2010 > DOI.

I. Duarte, M. Santos, M. Vide. Processo contínuo de produção de peças e protótipos em espumas metálicas. Ingenium, II série, Março/Abril 2008, 104: 78-80, 2008, ISSN0870-5968I.

I. Duarte, M. Santos. FCEM- Desenvolvimento do processo tecnológico de produção de espumas metálicas em contínuo. Ciência & Tecnologia dos Materiais, 19 (1/2): 79-82, 2007, ISSN0870-8312.

I. Duarte, J. Banhart, A.J.M. Ferreira, M. Santos. Foaming around fastening elements. Materials Science Forum, 514-516: 712-717, 2006, ISSN0255-5476 > DOI.

I. Duarte, A.J.M. Ferreira, J. Banhart. Espumas metálicas. Parte 1: processos de fabrico, propriedades e aplicações. Ciência e Tecnologia dos Materiais. 14(2/3): 27-34, 2002, ISSN0870-8312.

I. Duarte, A.J.M. Ferreira, J. Banhart. Espumas metálicas: parte 2: processos de fabrico, propriedades e aplicações. Ciência e Tecnologia dos Materiais, 14 (2/3): 35-45, 2002, ISSN0870-8312.

I. Duarte, A.J.M. Ferreira, J. Banhart. The influence of manufacturing process-kinetics and morphology. Key Engineering Materials 230-232: 96-101, 2002, ISSN1013-9826> DOI

H. Stanzick, I. Duarte, J. Banhart. Der schäumprozeß von aluminium, Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik 31(6): 409-411, 2000, ISSN: 0933-5137> DOI.

I. Duarte, J. Banhart. A study of aluminium foam formation - kinetics and microstructure. Acta Materialia 48(9): 2349-2362, ISSN: 1359-6454, 2000 > DOI

F. Baumgärtner, I. Duarte, J. Banhart. Industrialization of Powder Compact Foaming Process. Advanced Engineering Materials 2(4): 168-174, 2000, ISSN: 1438-1656 > DOI. This article was included in the Top 10 most cited articles over the last 10 years for the journal Advanced Materials engineering (see Adv. Eng. Mater.10: 1-2, 2008).

I. Duarte, P. Weigand, J. Banhart. Foaming Kinetics of Aluminium Alloys. In: J. Banhart, M.F. Asbhy and N.A. Fleck (Editors), Metal foams and porous metal structures. ISBN 3-9805748-7-3, Copyright © 1999, MIT-Verlag, Bremen. pp. 97-107.

Selected Projects Participation

Optimisation of moulding tools for the manufacture of ultra-lightweight aluminium alloy foams. National Project-QREN/ValeI&DT/nr.19025/MJAmaral, Portugal, team leader (2011-2012).

FCEM Project: Development of continuous technological process for the production of metal foams components. National/IDEIA/PRIME/EU Programme, Portugal, team member (2004–2007).

PROTAP Mobilizing Project: Strategic National Programme for the technological development of automotive components industry. Shape complex: Implementation of processes for manufacturing near-final form in the automobile industry. National/EU Programme PEDIPII, Portugal, team member (1999-2000).

DFG priority programme cellular metals: Investigations of formation and decay of metal foams. DFG (German research foundation). Priority program 1075, Germany, team member (1998-1999).

METEOR Project: Light-weight metal foam components for the transport Industry. European Community under the Industrial & Materials Technologies. Programme Brite- EuRam III, Germany, team member (1998 – 1999).

SIRA Project: The design and development of equipment with sintering systems removal of Binders. National/EU Programme PEDIPII, Portugal, team member (1997-1998).

PIM Project: Production of Tungsten Carbide- Cobalt components by the process of injection moulding of the metallic powders. National/EU Programme PEDIPII, Portugal, team member (1997-1998).

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