STRUCTURES AND SPACE SYSTEMS
Fundamental studies of system dynamics in space environment and development of spacecraft attitude and orbital control systems, space missions, single spacecraft, large space structures, or distributed systems for space exploration, such as formation flying satellites.
Anna Guerman (PI), Vasily I. Nikonov
COMPOSITES, STRUCTURES AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES
Research of nanoparticle reinforced materials will be studied experimentally and numerically. New nanostructured compositions will be applied to PMC and CMC in order to obtain functionally graded materials (FGMs) and reinforced composites structures, functional adhesive joints, structures for extreme service conditions and biomaterials
Paulo Reis (PI), Abílio P Silva, Paulo Fael, João N Pereira, Marco Silva
Monitoring the structural health of a material or a structure in real time or through NDT contributes to the system efficiency and increase its life time. New generation of optical sensors or new compositions with the addition of particles (micro/nano size) with electrical, piezoelectric, magnetic or even bioactive properties allows new solutions for the monitoring of materials.
Abílio Silva (PI), Paulo Reis, João N Pereira, Marco Silva
SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION
Critical raw materials needed to enable industrial processes of higher efficiency, green and environmental resources urgently require methodologies for reuse and recycling. Dematerialization, from ongoing increases in technical capability, its strongly related to the Industry 4.0. Cultural and psychosocial environment as well as ergonomic and human interface f actors in organizational design and management systems in place, are responsible for increasingly stronger and decisive impacts in productivity factors.
Fernando Santos (PI), Tessaleno Devezas, Denis Coelho, Tânia Lima