Scientific Projects

1. International - member

• AIP3-CT-2003-502773 (6th FP IP): “Friendcopter – Integration of technologies in support of a passenger and environmentally friendly helicopter”
Principal contractor: VERTAIR EEIG, C/O AECMA (Belgium)
Participants: Westland Helicopters Ltd. (UK), Office National D'etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales' (France), Aircelle (France), Università Degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy), Riga Technical University (Latvia), University of Patras (Greece), Oldenburg University (Germany), Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal), Cranfiled University (UK), Zf Luftfahrttechnik GMBH (Germany), Výzkumný a Zkusebni Letecký Ústav, A.S. (Czech Republic), Turbomeca (France), Noliac A/S (Denmark), National Aerospace Laboratory (Holland), Leuven Measurement Systems International N.V. (Belgium), Paulstra Snc (France), Ingeniera y Economia del Transporte, S.A. (Spain), Aernnova Engineering Solutions, S.A (Spain), Free Field Technologies (Belgium), EADS (Germany), Daher Lhotellier Aerotechnologies (France), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft - und Raumfahrt E.V. (Germany), Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali Scpa (Italy), Agusta S.P.A. (Italy), Eurocopter (Germany), Ingenieria de Sistemas para la Defensa de España, S.A. (Spain), ISQ (Portugal), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Form Tech Gmbh (Germany), Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Sweden), Anotec Consulting, S.L. (Spain), Eurocopter (France), Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego "Pzl - Swidnik" Sa (Poland)
Project leader IST: J.M. Guedes
Financing entity: EU
Duration: 01/03/2004 - 31/09/2008
Status: concluded

• Grow 2001-4.1: “HORTIA - Heat and Oxidization Resistant Titanium Alloys Applications”
Principal contractor: Turbomeca SA (France)
Participants: Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal), TNO (Holland), Inasmet (Spain), Eurocopter S.A.S. (France), National Aerospace Laboratory (Holland), Exameca SA (France), Formtech GMBH (Germany), Prodem (France), Tutech Innovation GMBH (Germany), Airbus Spain SL (Spain)
Project leader IST: H.C. Rodrigues
Financing entity: EU
Duration: 01/03/2002 - 30/09/2004
Status: concluded

• EUCLID/CEPA 3/RTP 3.15/RPF 001: “Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) for Aerospace Structural Components”
Principal contractor: DASA / EADS (Germany)
Participants: DASA / EADS (Germany), DERA(United Kingdom), BAE (United Kingdom), Eurocopter (France), CEAT (France), Sonaca (Belgium), Samtech (Belgium), Fokker (Holland), NLR (Holland), Terma (Denmark), HAI (Greece), Baris (Turkey), Roketsan (Turkey), OGMA (Portugal)
Project leader IDMEC: C.A. Mota Soares
Financing entity: WEU
Duration: 1/06/1999 - 31/05/2002
Status: concluded

• “Modelization d'Absorbeurs d'Énergie pour l'Impact de Véhicules"
Principal contractor: ECIA-Equipements et Composants pour l'Industrie Automobile
Project leader CEMUL/IDMEC: L. Faria
Duration: 11/1991 – 11/1993
Status: concluded

2. Transnational – project leader

• Convention GRICES / ASCR: “Implementation of “post-processing” procedures for the finite element method with application to highly non-linear structural mechanics problems”
Portuguese project leader: Z. Dimitrovová
Czech project leader: M. Jirásek
Duration: 1/01/2005 - 31/12/2005
Status: concluded

3. Transnational – member

• Convention GRICES / ASCR: “Induced Vibrations Due to High Speed Trains - Evaluation and Comparison of Analytical and Semi-Analytical Solutions”
Portuguese project leader: J.C.G. Rocha de Almeida
Czech project leader: L. Frýba
Duration: 1/01/2008 - 31/12/2008
Status: concluded

• Portuguese - Hungarian Intergovernmental Science and Technology Cooperation Programme: “Moving Towards Investigation and Education Studies: MOTIVES”
Portuguese project leader: I. Carvalho
Hungarian project leader: Á. Bereczki
Duration: 1/01/2004 - 31/12/2005
Status: concluded

4. National – institutional coordinator

• PTDC/EME-PME/67658/2006: “Design of cellular elastomeric materials for passive vibration control”
Principal contractor: School of Engineering (IST)
Project leader: H.C. Rodrigues
Institutional coordinator FCT/UNL: Z. Dimitrovová
Financing entity: FCT
Duration: 01/05/2007 - 31/10/2010
Status: concluded

5. National – member

• PTDC/ECM/116161/2009: “PRECASEISMIC - Behaviour of Precast Concrete Structures under Seismic Actions – Development of High Performance Connections”
Principal contractor: FCT/UNL
Participants: FCT/UNL, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Project leader: V. Lúcio
Institutional coordinator FCT/UNL: V. Lúcio
Financing entity: FCT
Duration: 1/01/2011 - 30/06/2014
Status: concluded

• PTDC/ECM/114492/2009: “FLAT – Behaviour of Flat Slabs under Cyclic and Seismic Actions”
Principal contractor: FCT/UNL
Participants: FCT/UNL, LNEC (Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil)
Project leader: V. Lúcio
Institutional coordinator FCT/UNL: V. Lúcio
Financing entity: FCT
Duration: 1/01/2011 - 30/06/2014
Status: concluded

• PTDC/EME-PME/01419/2008: “SMARTRACK - SysteM dynamics Assessment of Railway TRACKs: a vehicle-infrastructure integrated approach”
Participants: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), FCT/UNL, REFER-EPE
Principal contractor: Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
Project leader: J. Ambrósio
Institutional coordinator FCT/UNL: M.A.G. Silva
Financing entity: FCT
Duration: 01/02/2010 - 31/07/2013
Status: concluded

• REEQ/378/EME/2005: Laboratory for Smart Structures and Composites
Principal contractor: IDMEC
Project leader: C.A. Mota Soares
Financing entity: FCT
Duration: 01/11/2005 - 30/09/2007
Status: concluded

6. National – collaboration

• POCTI/ECM/61114/2004: “Interaction soil-railway track for high speed trains”
Principal contractor: University of Minho
Project leader: A.G. Correia
Institutional coordinator FCT/UNL: M.A.G. Silva
Financing entity: FCT
Duration: 01/01/2005 - 30/06/2008
Status: concluded