Responsible Coordinator: Heraldo da Costa Mattos e João Reis
Sala 216, bloco E
The LMTA was founded in 1996 and it is a multidisciplinary research group that develops systematic procedures – modeling, identification of coefficients and numerical simulations – for the analysis of problems in mechanics involving nonlinearities (in solids and fluids). Most industrial problems of interest are related to nonlinear phenomena that are not adequately described by traditional theories of mechanics. The growing need to formulate models, experimental techniques and calculation methods capable of assisting in the study of these problems certainly makes the idea of having a multidisciplinary group quite appealing.
The LMTA develops research with emphasis on the following areas: composite and polymeric materials (fluids and solids); energy, oil and gas. The LMTA is the head office of the research group “Theoretical and Applied Mechanics”, formed by researchers from different national institutions and registered in the Directory of Research Groups of CNPq. The basic proposal is to use the components of the LMTA as connecting elements between different specialists (Mechanical Engineering, Material Sciences, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Informatics, Physics, Mathematics) that, normally, don’t work together. One of the current priorities is to seek a greater relationship with national companies in order to better understand the problems of industrial interest with the perspective of developing bilateral cooperation projects. The objective, in this case, is to provide global assistance for the implementation of improvements, seeking to develop, in an integrated way with the company’s professionals, new methodologies for the solution of specific problems, helping both in the analysis and in the control of processes.