Nelson Mineiro Souto

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

– Sheet metal forming processes
– Inverse problems in sheet metal forming
– Identification and determination of constitutive model parameters.
– Shape optimization
– Optimization methods
– Constitutive modeling and characterization of metallic materials.
– Experimental and numerical characterization of mechanical tests applied on sheet metal forming

EDUCATION

  • 2006-2011: MSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

“Characterization of the mechanical behavior of high strength steels” with supervision of Prof. A. Andrade-Campos and Prof. José Joaquim Grácio.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Since January 2012 : PhD Student

PhD scholar with a thesis entitled “Computational design of a technological mechanical test for material characterization by inverse analysis”, grant by the National Science Foundation, Portugal, with reference SFRH/BD/80564/2011. With supervision of  Prof. A. Andrade-Campos (University of Aveiro) and Prof. Sandrine Thuillier (University of Bretagne-Sud).

Awards

Merit Scholarship for outstanding academic achievements related to the academic year 2010/2011

Training Courses

Summer school on Hardening and Damage of Materials under Finite Deformations: Constitutive Modelling and Numerical Implementation, organised by A. E. Tekkaya and T. Balan, Dortmund, Germany, 3-7 September, 2012

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Articles in International Journals

Souto, N., Andrade-Campos, A., Thuillier, S., 2013. Shape optimization of the conventional simple shear specimen. Key Engineering Materials 554-557, 2156-2164.

Grilo, T.J., Souto, N., Valente, R.A.F., Andrade-Campos, A., Thuillier, S., Sousa, R.J.A.d., 2013. On the development and computational implementation of complex constitutive models and parameters’ identification procedures. Key Engineering Materials 554-557, 936-948.

Souto, N., Andrade-Campos, A., Thuillier, S., 2015. Material parameter identification within an integrated methodology considering anisotropy, hardening and rupture. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 220, 157-172.

Souto, N., Thuillier, S., Andrade-Campos, A., 2015. Development of a global indicator to assess mechanical tests. Key Engineering Materials 651-653, 883-888.

Conferences

Souto, N., Thuillier, S., Andrade-Campos, A., 2015. Development of a global indicator to assess mechanical tests. Proceedings of 18th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, Graz, Austria.

Souto, N., Andrade-Campos, A., Thuillier, S., 2013. Shape optimization of the conventional simple shear specimen. Proceedings of 16th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, Aveiro, Portugal.

Souto, N., Andrade-Campos, A., Thuillier, S., 2013. Mechanical behavior of mild steel up to rupture: characterization and validation. Proceedings of 2nd ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference, Bordeaux, France.

Souto, N., Andrade-Campos, A., Thuillier, S., 2013. Parameter identification procedure to model the anisotropy, hardening and rupture of a mild steel. Colloque Journée SF2M Section Ouest, Lorient, France. (Poster)

Souto, N., Grácio, J.J., Andrade-Campos, A., 2012.“High strength steel characterization by classical constitutive models”, First ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference, Aveiro, Portugal.

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