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Ongoing Projects 2014
MAXBE: Interoperable Monitoring Diagnosis and Maintenance Strategies for Axle Bearings.
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Acronym: MAXBE
Project End: 2015
Project Start: 2012
Funding: EU, FP7 – Total funding: 4.6 M€; IDMEC/IST funding: 97.8 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Jorge Ambrósio (jorge@dem.ist.utl.pt)
Web Page: n/a
Short description: n/a
NOVEMOR - Novel Air Vehicles Design: From Fluttering Wings to Morphing Flight
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Acronym: NOVEMOR
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2011
Funding: EC, FP7 – Total funding: 1950 K€; IDMEC/IST funding: 600 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Afzal Suleman (suleman@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Web Page: www.novemor.eu
Short description: The aim of the NOVEMOR (NOvel Air VEhicle Configurations: From Fluttering Wings to MORphing Flight) research project is to investigate novel air vehicle configurations with new lifting concepts and morphing wing solutions to enable cost-effective air transportation. A multidisciplinary analysis and design optimization environment developed in an earlier EU Project (SIMSAC) will be used and improved to include analysis of novel configurations, such as the joined-wing concept for improved lift, and morphing wing solutions to tailor the wing for optimum lift and maneuvering capabilities. The design and development of the proposed solutions will be performed an integral part of the aircraft conceptual design, rather than just as an add-on later in the design cycle, thus enabling innovative aircraft designs to be made through the use of morphing structures technologies. Such concepts will enable improved aircraft efficiencies, aerodynamic performance, reduced structural loads and lighter weight structures.
PTDC/EME-PME/120630/2010 - Optimal design and material synthesis of ambient vibrational energy harvester for micro/nano devices
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Acronym: POMSTCE
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2012
Funding: FCT – Total funding: 60.7 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: José Miranda Guedes (jmguedes@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Web Page: n/a
Short description: To develop a computational model for the design and optimization of a self-powering micro/nano system that harvests its operating energy from the environment as well as to perform an experimental investigation of an efficient piezoelectric energy harvesting configuration.
PTDC/EME-PME/120830/2010, Optimal Design of Laminated Thermo-Piezo-Viscoelastic Composites
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Acronym: COMPOPT
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2012
Funding: FCT – Funding: 78.6 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Carlos Mota Soares (Carlos.mota.soares@dem.ist.utl.pt)
Web Page: n/a
Short description: The objective of this project is the optimization of laminated composite structures, with viscoelastic layers, sensors and piezoelectric actuators, to reduce vibrations and acoustic emissions in adaptive structures. Theoretical formulation of new coupled-electro-viscoelastic finite element models will be developed for static, dynamics and stability analysis. These new models will be based on different theoretical vibrational statements for beam, plate and shell adaptive structures. Theoretical formulations, algorithms, implementation and benchmarking will be carried out. Experimental and numerical techniques will be developed and validate, to carry out the identification by inverse techniques, of material, piezoelectric and dialectic properties of adaptive structures.
PTDC/EME-PME/115491/2009, WEARWHEEL – Wear of Railway Vehicles Steel Wheels
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Acronym: WEARWHEEL
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2013
Funding: FCT – Total funding: 133 K€, IDMEC funding: 59.4 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: João Pombo (jpombo@dem.ist.utl.pt)
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Short description: The WEARWHEEL project brings together two Portuguese Universities (IDMEC/IST and FCT/UC), one of the major rolling-stock manufacturers in the world (ALSTOM) and the Portuguese company for maintenance of railway equipment (EMEF). The aim of this project is to develop a computational tool for predicting the wheel wear evolution of railway vehicles in realistic operation conditions. For this purpose, the expertise of IDMEC/IST in railway dynamics is gathered with the background of FCT/UC in tribology and wear modelling, to develop a methodology for estimating the wear evolution on railway steel wheels. With their know-how, operational experience and practices, ALSTOM and EMEF will support the developments during the whole stages of the project and will provide the field data necessary to build the models and to validate the methodologies.
PTDC/ATP-AQI/5355/2012, ReabOp - Optimization of documentation workflows in the rehabilitation of built structures
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Acronym: ReabOp
Project End: 2015
Project Start: 2013
Funding: FCT – Funding: 187.7 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Joaquim Infante Barbosa (jib@dem.isel.ipl.pt)
Web Page: n/a
Short description: n/a
PEC 260, Projecto Ciência Viva – Escolher Ciência: D3Ds – Digital 3D school
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Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2013
Funding: FCT - Funding: 5 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Joaquim Infante Barbosa (jib@dem.isel.ipl.pt)
Web Page: http://www.dem.isel.pt/web_d3ds/d3ds
Short description:
Novel Configuration, Simulation and Analysis
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Acronym: ReabOp
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2011
Funding: IMMEC funding: 27 K€ (Contract)
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Afzal Suleman (suleman@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Web Page: n/a
Short description: n/a
Novel Aircraft Configurations
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Acronym: AlmaDesign- Contract
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2013
Funding: IMMEC funding: 15 K€ (Contract)
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Afzal Suleman (suleman@tecnico.ulisboa.pt)
Web Page: n/a
Short description: n/a
LAETA cooperation project n. 7, Computational and Experimental Biomechanics – Analysis and Validation
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Acronym: LAETA nº 7
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2012
Funding: Total funding: 41.9 K€; IDMEC funding: 15.3 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: João Folgado (jfolgado@dem.ist.utl.pt)
Web Page: n/a
Short description: n/a
PEC 256, Projecto Ciência Viva – Escolher Ciência: Composites are FUNtastic
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Acronym: FUNtastic
Project End: 2013
Project Start: 2012
Funding: FCT – Funding: 5 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Joaquim Infante Barbosa (jib@dem.isel.ipl.pt)
Web Page: http://www.dem.isel.pt/mosm/funmec/
Short description: n/a
PEC 214, Projecto Ciência Viva – Escolher Ciência: MecMat: Em busca da matemática no mundo das corridas de competição
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Acronym: n/a
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2013
Funding: FCT – Funding: 5 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: Joaquim Infante Barbosa (jib@dem.isel.ipl.pt)
Web Page: http://www.dem.isel.pt/mecmat/
Short description: n/a
IDMEC PE 216 - Accident Reconstruction
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Acronym: Accident Reconstruction
Project End: -
Project Start: 2004
Funding: Industry – Funding 2014: about 28 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: João Dias (jdias@dem.ist.utl.pt)
Web Page: http://www.dem.ist.utl.pt/acidentes/
Short description: Development and application of accident reconstruction methodologies to the investigation of traffic accidents occurred in Portugal especially in court and litigation processes.
IDMEC PE 478 - A Física dos acidentes
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Acronym: n/a
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2012
Funding: Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI), Prevenção e Segurança Rodoviária – Funding: 47.5 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: João Dias (jdias@dem.ist.utl.pt)
Web Page: n/a
Short description: The aim of this project is the development of didactic materials and contents related with road safety to younger’s based on the physics laws.
IDMEC PE 479 - Segurança dos utentes vulneráveis
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Acronym: n/a
Project End: 2014
Project Start: 2012
Funding: Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI), Prevenção e Segurança Rodoviária – Funding: 49.1 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: João Dias (jdias@dem.ist.utl.pt)
Web Page: n/a
Short description: In-depth investigation of the accidents occurred in Portugal related with vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists)
COST Action TU1101, “Towards safer bicycling through optimization of bicycle helmets and usage
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Acronym: COST TU1101
Project End: 2015
Project Start: 2011
Funding: EU, COST – Funding: 346.1 K€
Contact at Center/IDMEC: João Dias (jdias@dem.ist.utl.pt)
Web Page: n/a
Short description: n/a