Applied Mechanics- Petroleum and Energy- Thermal Science-
Research line: Solid Mechanics

Development of mathematical models for uni, bi and tri- dimensional analysis of structures by numerical methods, such as the finite element method. Development of techniques and procedures for mechanical design, focusing in theoretical, numerical and experimental stress analysis, fatigue, creep, fracture mechanics, mechanical behavior of materials, destructive and non-destructive testing, structural analysis and failure historic. Structural integrity monitoring. 


Research line: Dynamic systems and control

Modeling the dynamic behavior of mechanical and mechatronic systems including rigid or deformable elements.  Hard and rigid-elastic body systems, including the effects of friction, hysteresis and impacts. Analysis of stochastic processes. Control of mechatronic systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, including mobile and robotic manipulators. Development of actuation systems for sensing and mechanical quantities.



MEC2101 – Mecânica Clássica
MEC2120 - Elementos Finitos na Engenharia Mecânica
MEC2124 – Termomecânica do contínuo I
MEC2222 – Análise de vibrações
MEC2231 – Mecânica da Fratura e Fadiga
MEC2233 - Comportamento Mecânico dos Materiais Avançado
MEC2234 - Teoria das Placas e Cascas
MEC2240 - Teoria da Elasticidade
MEC2245 - Análise Experimental de Tensões
MEC2358 - Controle de Sistemas Mecânicos
MEC2359 - Dinâmica de Veículos
MEC2360 - Elementos de Automação e Robótica
MEC2362 - Modelagem de Sólidos
MEC2363 - Sistemas Dinâmicos
MEC2364 - Dinâmica
MEC2365 - Elementos Finitos Não-Lineares
MEC2367 - Integridade Estrutural
MEC2368 - Introdução à Acústica
MEC2369 - Propagação de Ondas Elásticas em Sólidos
MEC2374 - Projeto Mecânico de Dutos
MEC2401 - Introdução à Robótica
MEC2402 - Controle de Sistemas Robóticos
MEC2961 - Sensores a Fibra Óptica

The research and development projects in this area can be accessed on the faculty home-pages.
Last publications
31. RITTO, T. G.; ESCALANTE, M. ; SAMPAIO, R ; ROSALES, M. Drill-string horizontal dynamics with uncertainty on the frictional force. Journal of Sound and Vibration, v. 332, p. 145-153, 2013.

32. ZIDANI, H., PAGNACCO, E., SAMPAIO, R., ELLALA, R., SOUZA DE CURSI, J. E., Multi-objective optimization by a new hybridized method: applications to random mechanical systems, Engineering Optimization (Print), v. 45 (8), 2013.

33. BELLIZZI, S.; SAMPAIO, R . Analysis of stationary random vibrating systems using smooth decomposition. Shock and Vibration, v. 20, p. 493-502, 2013.

34. PIOVAN, M. T.; RAMIREZ, J. ; SAMPAIO, R. . Dynamics of thin-walled composite beams: Analysis of parametric uncertainties. Composite Structures, v. 105, p. 14-28, 2013.

35. RITTO, T. G.; SAMPAIO, R.. Measuring the efficiency of vertical drill-strings: a vibration perspective. Mechanics Research Communications, v. 52, p. 32-39, 2013.

36. LOPEZ, R. H.; RITTO, T.G.; SAMPAIO, R.; CURSI, E. Optimization of a stochastic dynamical system. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (Impresso), 2013. (ACEITO)

37. LOPEZ, R. H.; RITTO, T. G.; SAMPAIO, R.; CURSI, E.. A new algorithm for the robust optimization of rotor bearing systems. Engineering Optimization (Print), 2013. (ACEITO)

38. BUEZAS, F. S. ; ROSALES, M. B. ; SAMPAIO, R.. Propagation of uncertainties and multimodality on the impact problem of two elastic bodies. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 2013.(ACEITO)

39. CATALDO, E. ; SOIZE, C ; SAMPAIO, R.. Uncertainty quantification of voice signal production mechanical model and experimental updating. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 2013. (ACEITO)

40. AGUIAR,L.L.; ALMEIDA, C. A.; PAULINO, G.H. A Three-Dimensional Multilayered Nonlinear Pipe Beam Element. Computers and Structures, 2013. (ACEITO).

41. BEGHINI L., PEREIRA, A., ESPINHA, R., MENEZES, I.F.M., CELES, W., PAULINO, G.H., An Object-Oriented Framework for Finite Element Analysis based on a Compact Topological Data Structure, Advances in Engineering Software, 2013. (SUBMETIDO).

42. SOUSA, R. A. ; CASTRO, J. T. P. ; LOPES, A. A. O. ; MARTHA, L. F. . On improved crack tip plastic zone estimates based on T-stress and on complete stress fields. Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, v. 36(1), p. 25-38, doi:10.1111/j.1460-2695.2012.01684.x, 2013.

43. CASTRO, J.T.P. ; MEGGIOLARO, M. A. . Is notch sensitivity a stress analysis problem?. Frattura e Integrita Strutturale, v. 25, p. 79-86, 2013. 44. CASTRO, J.T.P.; LEITE, J.C.C. Does notch sensibility exist in environmentally assisted cracking (EAC)?”, Journal of Materials Research and Technology v.2, p.288-295, doi:10.1016/j.jmrt. 2013.02.010, 2013 (invited review paper).

45. MEGGIOLARO, M.A.; CASTRO, J. T. P.. Prediction of non-proportionality factors and equivalent ranges of multiaxial histories using the Moment Of Inertia method. International Journal of Fatigue, 2013 (SUBMETIDO).

46. MEGGIOLARO, M.A. ; CASTRO, J.T.P. The Moment of Inertia Method to Calculate Equivalent Ranges in Non-Proportional Multiaxial Histories. Journal of Materials Research, 2013 (SUBMETIDO).

47. GÓES, R.C.O.; CASTRO, J.T.P.; MARTHA, L.F. “3D effects around notch and crack tips”, International Journal of Fatigue (ACEITO) 2013.

48. CASTRO, J.T.P.; LANDIM, R.V.; LEITE, J.C.C.; MEGGIOLARO, M.A. “Prediction of Notch Sensitivity Effects in Fatigue and EAC”, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 2013 (SUBMETIDO).

49. I SHIH-LIU; SAMPAIO, R.S., “Remarks on material frame-indifference controversy”, Acta Mechanica, 2013. DOI 10.1007/s00707-013-0973-4.

50. SACRAMENTO, V.F.D.; SAMPAIO, R.; RITTO, T.G. “Fatigue Damage Induced by Ocean Waves", Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 2013. DOI 10.1007/s40430-013-0077-z.

51. CATALDO, E.; BELLIZZI, S.; SAMPAIO, R. "Free vibrations of  an uncertain energy pumping system", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2013. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2013.08.022.
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