RESEARCH LINES

Seeking to meet the general and specific objectives of the PROPEC, as well as its multidisciplinary nature and differentiation, were created following research:

Computational Mechanics


Description:

In this line of research, the objective is the study and development of methods and techniques that enable advances in computer simulation of engineering systems. The research projects of interest here address several areas of Structural Engineering, focusing not only solving typical problems of structural metallic systems, but also taking into account aspects related to computational efficiency, computer graphics and mesh generation (models). In general, the Finite Element Method (FEM) and Boundary Element (BEM) have been considered in the design of the line. In fact, this line of research is at the interface with the other lines of the program graduate, providing technical support on many projects. Below, we list teachers, research projects and theses and dissertations directly associated with this line.

Professors Involved:

Francisco Célio de Araújo
Francisco de Assis das Neves
João Batista Marques de Sousa Jr.
Marcílio Sousa da Rocha Freitas
Ricardo Azoubel da Mota Silveira
Valério da Silva Almeida
Andréa Regina Dias da Silva
Christianne de Lyra Nogueira
Alexandre da Silva Galvão
Alexandre Abrahão Cury
Kátia Inácio da Silva
Paulo Anderson Santana Rocha
Amilton Rodrigues da Silva
Péter Zoltán Berke

Research Projects in Progress:

- Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Structures
- Computational Modeling of Contact Problems
- Computational Analysis Linear and Nonlinear Structural Steel
- Computational Analysis of Structural Systems Engineering
- Computer Simulation of Wave Propagation Phenomena - Acoustics and Dynamics

Behavior and Design of Structures

Description:

This line of research aims, overall, the study of the behavior of the various parts of a structure, separately or jointly, involving steel and composite structures.

Professors Involved:

Arlene Maria Cunha Sarmanho
Ernani Carlos de Araújo
Geraldo Donizetti de Paula
Henor Artur de Souza
João Batista Marques de Sousa Jr.
Luiz Fernando Loureiro Ribeiro
Marcílio Sousa da Rocha Freitas
Ricardo Azoubel da Mota Silveira
Walnório Graça Ferreira
Andréa Regina Dias da Silva
Kátia Inácio da Silva
Paulo Anderson Santana Rocha
Amilton Rodrigues da Silva

Research Projects in Progress:

- Mixed Structures
- Profiles of Tubular Structures
- Structures of Light Profiles
- Structural Profiles Rolled, Soldiers and / or Electro-Soldiers

Structural Engineering and Materials

Description:

The analysis of the behavior of structures, their components and materials is the object of study of this research. Her research projects involving the use of computational and experimental methods for studying the behavior and use of structural steel and composite steel and concrete. These research projects are eminently practical, with the development of solutions for the industry.

Professors Involved:

Arlene Maria Cunha Sarmanho
Francisco de Assis das Neves
Luiz Cláudio Cândido
Marcílio Sousa da Rocha Freitas
Valério da Silva Almeida
Ricardo André Fiorotti Peixoto
Alexandre Abrahão Cury
Geraldo Rossoni Sisquini
Guilherme Jorge Brigolini Silva

Research Projects in Progress:

- Mechanical Behavior of Welded Connections
- Analysis of Security Structure
- Microstructural analysis (3D) composites                                                                          

Architecture and Built Environment

Description:

In this line of research aims to evaluate human comfort in buildings industrialized, with emphasis on thermal and acoustic performance of new systems of locks and construction employed in construction cleaning. Analysis of the design of modular and industrialized building systems and the possibilities for its use as architectural language and the study of the construction process complete: fabrication, pre-assembly, transport and assembly errors, projects, etc.. It is further evaluation and diagnosis of pathologies constructive interfaces proposing the same control techniques, inspection and maintenance construction and post-occupancy evaluation.

Professors Involved:

Arlene Maria Cunha Sarmanho
Ernani Carlos de Araújo
Geraldo Donizetti de Paula
Henor Artur de Souza
João Batista Marques de Sousa Jr.
Luiz Fernando Loureiro Ribeiro
Ricardo André Fiorotti Peixoto
Adriano Pinto Gomes

Research Projects in Progress:

- Thermal analysis of metal structures in buildings
- Architecture of buildings in steel structures
- Post-occupancy evaluation of steel structured buildings
- Study of natural ventilation, and unilateral cross in environments
- Methodologies for the detailing of steel structures