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Robertt Valente

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro
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Since 1997, and after obtained my Mechanical Engineering degree, I have been involved in the field of numerical simulation, directly dealing and programming within the Finite Element Method (FEM). I have completed my PhD studies in University of Porto in 2004, in the subject of finite element design, formulation and implementation for general structural applications and metal forming simulations. My MSc degree, from University of Porto, Portugal, was obtained in 1999 in the field of numerical simulation of shell structures, including dynamic effects and instabilities. After that, in 2000, I started my career at University of Aveiro, Department of Mechanical Engineering, where I am integrated as a faculty member of TEMA Research Unity. Following my specialization in plate and shell structures, my main core of research is the study and improvement of the simulation aspects related to plastic forming processes, namely sheet, bulk and hydro-driven forming processes. Developments in these areas focus on the formulation and implementation of innovative membrane, shell, solid and solid-shell finite elements, integrated into in-house finite element programs in FORTRAN language as well as into commercial FEM packages, such as Abaqus, MSC-Marc and, more recently, LS-Dyna.

Recent publications

  • Modelling and simulation of cure in pultrusion processes

    • Tucci F
    • Rubino F
    • Paradiso V
    • et al.
  • Prediction of friction stir welding effects on AA2024-T3 plates and stiffened panels using a shell-based finite element model

    • Paulo R
    • Carlone P
    • Paradiso V
    • et al.

Professional experience

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro

October 2016 - Present

Assistant Professor

Universidade de Aveiro

January 2005 - September 2016(12 years)

Visiting researcher

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

May 2012 - August 2012(3 months)

Visiting researcher

Universita degli Studi di Pavia

September 2011 - April 2012(7 months)


PhD Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto

January 2000 - December 2004(5 years)


Co-authors (75)