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Research interests

My role aims at developing design tools capable of capturing the structural behaviour of through-thickness pinned composite structures under static and dynamic loading conditions. 

I am also interested in the development of micromechanical numerical analysis capable to predict the initiation and propagation of the different failure mechanisms in composite materials. The understading of how such mechanisms evolve can lead to the development of more efficient damage control and/or prevention techniques, allowing for an even more efficient appplication of composites by industry with consequent reduction in weight and costs.

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Research Output

  • 19 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 15 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 4 Chapter in a book
  • 30 Downloads (Pure)

    On the importance of nesting considerations for accurate computational damage modelling in 2D woven composite materials

    Varandas, L. F., Catalanotti, G., Melro, A. R. & Falzon, B. G., 1 Feb 2020, In : Computational Materials Science. 172, 19 p., 109323.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    AN ENERGY-EQUIVALENT COHESIVE LAW FOR MODELLING Z-PINNED COMPOSITE LAMINATES

    Melro, A. R., Serra, J., Allegri, G. & Hallett, S. R., 2019, ICCM22 Proceedings.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Prizes

    Award "Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida"

    Melro, Antonio R (Recipient), 2004

    Prize: National/international honour

    Best Student Award in Mechanical Engineering

    Melro, Antonio R (Recipient), 2004

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    • 17 Participation in conference
    • 9 Publication peer-review
    • 2 Fellowship awarded competitively

    7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Mechanical Response of Composites

    Antonio R Melro (Participant)

    18 Sep 201920 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    22nd International Conference on Composite Materials

    Antonio R Melro (Participant)

    11 Aug 201916 Aug 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    18th European Conference on Composite Materials - ECCM18

    Antonio R Melro (Participant)

    24 Jun 201828 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference