Carla Maria da Cunha Roque
  Post-Doc Fellowship  
   
  phone: 33110  
  e-mail: croque@ua.pt  
   
  supervisor: Vitor Brás Sequeira Amaral  
  group: 2 - multifunctional ferroic ceramics and nanostructures
 
   
   
Short Presentation

Dr. Roque obtained her PhD from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, in the area of numerical modeling of composite materials, using meshless numerical methods. During her research she applied several meshless numerical methods to the analysis of composite structures, including laminated composites and functionally graded composites. She also uses nonlocal and non-classical continuum theories to study structures at a micro and nano scales. More recently she incorporated optimization techniques into her research in order to optimize the design of beams and plates.

In 2012 she received the Timberlake Consultores award for best paper by a young researcher at the 1st National Conference on Symbolic Computation in Education and Research. She has teaching experience in the area of Algebra and Analysis, taught in the Integrated Master of Informatics and Computing Engineering, Integrated Master of Engineering and Industrial Management and Integrated Master of Mechanical Engineering, at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto.

Dr. Roque has co-authored around 63 articles in peer review international journals (indexed in the SCOPUS and Web of Science database) with an h index of 31/30/33 (Scopus/ISI Web of Science/Google Scholar) and with over 3000 citations in WoS.

 Also as part of her research activities she contributes regularly as a reviewer for many engineering and applied mathematical journals, having performed 202 verified review contributions on Publons up until January 2019. She also contributed has an evaluator for 4 calls of the EU Horizon2020 program.

 

Selected Publications
Chuaqui, T.R.C., Roque, C.M.C., Ribeiro, P.
Active vibration control of piezoelectric smart beams with radial basis function generated finite difference collocation method
(2018) Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 29 (13), pp. 2728-2743. 


Roque, C.M.C., Madeira, J.F.A.
RBF-FD meshless optimization using direct search (GLODS) in the analysis of composite plates
(2018) Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 92, pp. 114-123. 

Roque, C.M.C., Martins, P.A.L.S.
Maximization of fundamental frequency of layered composites using differential evolution optimization
(2018) Composite Structures, 183 (1), pp. 77-83. 

Chuaqui, T.R.C., Roque, C.M.C.
Analysis of functionally graded piezoelectric Timoshenko smart beams using a multiquadric radial basis function method
(2017) Composite Structures, 176, pp. 640-653. 

Roque, C.M.C., Martins, P.A.L.S., Ferreira, A.J.M., Jorge, R.M.N.
Differential evolution for free vibration optimization of functionally graded nano beams
(2016) Composite Structures, 156, pp. 29-34. 

Roque, C.M.C., Martins, P.A.L.S.
Differential evolution for optimization of functionally graded beams
(2015) Composite Structures, 133, pp. 1191-1197. 

Roque, C.M.C., Martins, P.A.L.S. Differential evolution optimization for the analysis of composite plates with radial basis collocation meshless method (2015) Composite Structures, 124, pp. 317-326.
Roque, C.M.C., Ferreira, A.J.M., Reddy, J.N. Analysis of Mindlin micro plates with a modified couple stress theory and a meshless method (2013) Applied Mathematical Modelling, 37 (7), pp. 4626-4633. Roque, C.M.C., Fidalgo, D.S., Ferreira, A.J.M., Reddy, J.N. A study of a microstructure-dependent composite laminated Timoshenko beam using a modified couple stress theory and a meshless method (2013) Composite Structures, 96, pp. 532-537. Neves, A.M.A., Ferreira, A.J.M., Carrera, E., Cinefra, M., Roque, C.M.C., Jorge, R.M.N., Soares, C.M.M. Static, free vibration and buckling analysis of isotropic and sandwich functionally graded plates using a quasi-3D higher-order shear deformation theory and a meshless technique (2013) Composites Part B: Engineering, 44 (1), pp. 657-674. Neves, A.M.A., Ferreira, A.J.M., Carrera, E., Cinefra, M., Roque, C.M.C., Jorge, R.M.N., Soares, C.M.M. Free vibration analysis of functionally graded shells by a higher-order shear deformation theory and radial basis functions collocation, accounting for through-the-thickness deformations (2013) European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids, 37, pp. 24-34. Roque, C.M.C., Ferreira, A.J.M., Reddy, J.N. Analysis of Timoshenko nanobeams with a nonlocal formulation and meshless method (2011) International Journal of Engineering Science, 49 (9), pp. 976-984. Ferreira, A.J.M., Carrera, E., Cinefra, M., Roque, C.M.C., Polit, O. Analysis of laminated shells by a sinusoidal shear deformation theory and radial basis functions collocation, accounting for through-the-thickness deformations (2011) Composites Part B: Engineering, 42 (5), pp. 1276-1284. Roque, C.M.C., Ferreira, A.J.M. Numerical experiments on optimal shape parameters for radial basis functions (2010) Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 26 (3), pp. 675-689. Ferreira, A.J.M., Batra, R.C., Roque, C.M.C., Qian, L.F., Jorge, R.M.N. Natural frequencies of functionally graded plates by a meshless method (2006) Composite Structures, 75 (1-4), pp. 593-600. Ferreira, A.J.M., Roque, C.M.C., Jorge, R.M.N. Analysis of composite plates by trigonometric shear deformation theory and multiquadrics (2005) Computers and Structures, 83 (27), pp. 2225-2237. Ferreira, A.J.M., Batra, R.C., Roque, C.M.C., Qian, L.F., Martins, P.A.L.S. Static analysis of functionally graded plates using third-order shear deformation theory and a meshless method (2005) Composite Structures, 69 (4), pp. 449-457.
Participation in Projects

PTDC/BIM-MEC/4507/2014: UROSPHINX - Physiology and mechanics of the male urinary sphincter. FCT, 2016-2019.

IF/01005/2012: Development of meshless methods for numerical analysis of composite materials. FCT, 2013-2018.

PTDC/EME-PME/109116/2008: Improvement of the meshless radial basis functions method with applications to composite materials, FCT, 2011-2013.

PTDC/EME-PME/110084/2009: Numerical simulation and production of polymeric functionally graded materials, FCT, 2010-2013.

SAPIENS POCTI/40201/EME/2001: Mechanical Behaviour of Natural Fibre Reinforced Plastics Composites.  FCT, 2002-2004.

POCTI/ECM/35955/1999: Long term properties of polymer concretes. FCT, 2000-2003.

 
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