Rui Miguel Ferreira Paulo

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

– Finite element method
– Friction stir welding process
– Stability analyses of reinforced structures
– Machining of composite structures

EDUCATION

  • 2006-2011: MSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
  • 1998 – 2004: Licentiate Degree in Biology and Geology, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Since January 2012 : PhD Student

PhD student on the subject: Numerical simulation and structural stability characterization of stiffened panels subjected to complex static and dynamic loading conditions.

  • October 2011 – December 2011: Research scholar 

Research scholar on the subject: Numerical simulation of extruded stiffened panels for aeronautical application including friction stir welding. Grant by FCT with reference PTDC/EME-PME/113835/2009.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Articles in International Journals

R.M.F. Paulo, P. Carlone, R.A.F. Valente, F. Teixeira-Dias, G.S. Palazzo, Influence of friction stir welding residual stresses on the compressive strength of aluminium alloy plates, Thin-Walled Structures, 74, 184-190, 2014.

T.J. Grilo, R.M.F. Paulo, C.R.M. Silva, J.P. Davim, Experimental delamination analyses of CFRPs using different drill geometries, Composites Part B: Engineering, 45, 1344-1350, 2013.

R.M.F. Paulo, F. Teixeira-Dias, R.A.F. Valente, Numerical simulation of aluminium stiffened panels subjected to axial compression: Sensitivity analyses to initial geometrical imperfections and material properties, Thin-Walled Structures, 62, 65-74, 2013.

Conferences

R.M.F. Paulo, P. Carlone, R.A.F. Valente, F. Teixeira-Dias, G.S. Palazzo, Numerical modelling of AA2024-T3 friction stir welding process: sensitivity analyses on the model, Key Engineering Materials (ESAFORM conference), in press, 2015.

R.M.F. Paulo, P. Carlone, R. Valente, F. Teixeira-Dias, G.S. Palazzo, Buckling analysis of aluminium alloy structures accounting for friction stir welding effect, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, Naples, Italy 2014.

R.M.F. Paulo, P. Carlone, R.A.F. Valente, F. Teixeira-Dias, G.S. Palazzo, Influence of friction stir welding effects on the compressive strength of aluminium alloy thin-walled structures, Key Engineering Materials (ESAFORM conference), 611-612, 1718-1723, 2014.

R.M.F. Paulo, P. Carlone, R. Valente, F. Teixeira-Dias, G.S. Palazzo, Influence of friction stir welding residual stresses on the mechanical behaviour of aluminium stiffened panels, Proceedings of the 2st ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference, Bordeux, France, 2013.

D. Cardoso, R.M.F. Paulo, R. Valente, Numerical simulation and design of extruded integrally stiffened panels (ISP) for aeronautical applications subjected to blast loading: sensitivity analyses to different stiffeners configuration, Proceedings of the 2st ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference, Bordeux, France, 2013.

R.M.F. Paulo, P. Carlone, R.A.F. Valente, F. Teixeira-Dias, G.S. Palazzo, Integrated design and numerical simulation of stiffened panels including friction stir welding effects, Key Engineering Materials (ESAFORM conference), 554-557, 2237-2242, 2013.

R.M.F. Paulo, R. Valente, F. Teixeira-Dias, Numerical studies about the structural performance of aluminium stiffened panels, Proceedings of the 1st ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference, Aveiro, Portugal, 2012.

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