R&D Institutions

Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Engenharia Civil

Unidade de I&D

Centro de Investigação em Estruturas e Construção da UNL - UNIC [CIVE-LVT-Almada-635] visitada em 03/12/2007

Classificação: Good

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
The proposals for the Almada unit are very different in shape from the historical record reported in the submission made to FCT. Only one of the five groups reported will be continuing. This represents an important and appropriate reconsideration by the unit concerning how it should operate. The radical change needs to be seen against the background of this being a newly formed unit working to establish itself. The changes represent a significant consolidation and refocusing of activity, recognising that critical mass around particular research areas is needed for international excellence.
It is worth noting that the teaching load on group members is a high one. The group is also quite a young one, following recent staff appointments.
The reconfigured group has overall a sound record of international journal publication.
The group has achieved some research funding in particular areas.
Internationalisation is at a relatively low level, although it is recognised that this is something that needs to be worked on.
Leadership is strong and there is an emerging focus on modelling of structures. A start has been made on establishing an international advisory committee to help further develop the strategic direction of the unit.
The PhD programme is growing rapidly, with several students funded by industry.
Sobre os grupos de investigação
Behaviour of Concrete and Masonry Structures [RG-X-CIVE-LVT-Almada-635-937]
Development of Theoretical and Experimental Advanced Techniques for Structural Dynamics Evaluation [RG-X-CIVE-LVT-Almada-635-928]
Modeling and monitoring the behaviour and aging of structures and materials [RG-CIVE-LVT-Almada-635-1260]
Physical and Mathematical Modeling of Structural Behavior [RG-X-CIVE-LVT-Almada-635-816]