The following papers refer to Engineering Design and Advances Manufacturing scientific publications at peer reviews journals by Researchers and PhD Students affiliated to the MPP Program.

They are organized by year and author’s last name in 5 subthemes:

Integrated Cost and Life Cycle considerations in EDAM


M. Farooq, H. Nóvoa R. Kirchain, A. Araújo, "Cost of Quality: Evaluating Cost-Quality Trade-Offs for Inspection Strategies of Manufacturing Processes", International Journal of Production Economics, Available online 7 April 2017

A. Rajkumar, L. L. Ferrás, C. Fernandes, O. S. Carneiro, M. Becker, and J. M. Nóbrega "Design Guidelines to Balance the Flow Distribution in Complex Profile Extrusion Dies", International Polymer Processing: Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 58-71. March 2017


P. Li, J. Dahmus, S. Guldberg, H.O. Riddervold, R. Kirchain, “How Much Sorting is Enough: Identifying Economic and Scrap-Reuse Benefits of Sorting Technologies”, J. Ind. Ecol., 15(5), 743-759, 2011.

E.A. Olivetti, G. Gaustad, F.R. Field, R. Kirchain, “Increasing Secondary and Renewable Material Use: A Chance Constrained Modeling Approach To Manage Feedstock Quality Variation”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 45(9), 4118–4126, 2011.


R. Folgado, P. Peças, E. Henriques, “Life Cycle Cost for Technology Selection: a Case Study in the Manufacturing of Injection Moulds”, Int. J. Prod. Econ., 128(1), 368-378, 2010.

G. Gaustad, E. Olivetti, R. Kirchain, “Design for Recycling: Evaluation and Efficient Alloy Modification”, J. Ind. Ecol., 14(2), 286-308, 2010.


C. Alves, P. Ferrão, M. Freitas, A. Silva, S.M. Luza, D.E. Alves, “Sustainable design procedure: The role of composite materials to combine mechanical and environmental features for agricultural machines”, Mater. Des., 30(10), 4060-4068, 2009.

J.R. Gregory, M.C. Nadeau, R.E. Kirchain, “Evaluating the economic viability of a material recovery system: the case of cathode ray tube glass”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43(24), 9245-9251, 2009.

P. Peças, I. Ribeiro, R. Folgado, E. Henriques, “A Life Cycle Engineering Approach for the Selection of Technology: a Case Study on Plastic Injection Moulds for Low Production Volumes”, J. Clean. Prod., 17(9), 846-856, 2009.

P. Peças, E. Henriques, “Impact estimation of the intrinsic innovations on electrical-discharge machining technology”, Int. J. Adv. Manuf. Tech., 44(9-10), 880-889, 2009.

A. Silva, E. Henriques, A. Carvalho, “Creativity enhancement in a product development course through entrepreneurship learning and intellectual property awareness”, Eur. J. Eng. Edu., 34(1), 63-75, 2009.


F. Field, R. Kirchain, R. Roth, “Process Cost Modeling: Strategic Engineering and Economic Evaluation of Materials Technologies”, Journal of Metals, 49(10), 1543–1581, 2008.

J.R. Gregory, R.E. Kirchain, “A Framework for Evaluating the Economic Performance of Recycling Systems: A Case Study of North American Electronics Recycling Systems”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 42 (18), 6800-6808, 2008.

I. Ribeiro, P. Peças, A. Silva, E. Henriques, “Life cycle engineering methodology applied to material selection, a fender case study”, J. Clean. Prod., 16(17), 1887-1899, 2008.


E. Alonso, F. Field, J. Gregory, R. Kirchain, “Material Availability and the Supply Chain: Risks, Effects, and Responses”, Environ. Sci. Technol., 41(19), 6649–6656, 2007.

G. Gaustad, P. Li, R. Kirchain, “Modeling Methods for Managing Raw Material Compositional Uncertainty in Alloy Production”, Resour. Conserv. Recy., 52(2), 180–207, 2007.

EDAM in Automotive


J. C. Ferreira, V. Monteiro and J. L. Afonso Vehicle-to-Anything Application (V2Anything App) for Electric Vehicles. Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Volume: PP, Issue: 99. Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TII.2013.2291321, Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 1


A.F. Silva, A.F. Goncalves, P.M. Mendes, J.H. Correia, “PVC formulation study for the manufacturing of a skin smart structure based in optical fiber elements”, Polym. Advan. Technol., 23(2),220-227, 2012.

Carvalho, I., Baier, T., Simoes, R., Silva A. (2012) Fuel Economy Through Modular Vehicle Architectures, Applied Energy, 93, 556-563


J.P. Carmo, A.F. Silva, R.P. Rocha, J.H. Correia, “Application of Fiber Bragg Gratings to Wearable Garments”, IEEE Sens. J., 12(1), 261-266, 2011.

E. Fuchs, R. Kirchain, “Plastic cars in China? The significance of production location over markets for technology competitiveness in the United States versus the People's Republic of China”, Int. J. Prod. Econ., 132(1), 79-92, 2011.

A.F. Silva, A.F. Goncalves, P.M. Mendes, J.H. Correia, “FBG Sensing Glove for Monitoring Hand Posture”, IEEE Sens. J., 11(10),2442-2448, 2011.


S.G. Azevedo, H. Carvalho, V. Cruz-Machado, “The influence of green practices on supply chain performance: a case study approach”, Transport. Res. E-log., 47(6), 850-871, 2010.

H. Carvalho, S.G. Azevedo, V. Cruz-Machado, “Supply chain performance management: lean and green paradigms”, Int. J. Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling, 2(3-4), 304-333, 2010.

H. Carvalho, S. Duarte, V. Cruz-Machado, “Lean, agile, resilient and green: divergences and synergies”, Int. J. of Lean Six Sigma, 2(2), 151-179, 2010.

J.C. Ferreira, J. L. Afonso, “Electric Vehicle Communities for Electric Market”, "World Electric Vehicle Journal", 2010 WEVA, Vol. 4, pp. 683-692, ISSN 2032-6653.

A.F. Silva, A.F. Goncalves, L.A. Ferreira, F.M. Araujo, P.M. Mendes, J.H. Correia, “PVC Smart Sensing Foil for Advanced Strain Measurements”, IEEE Sens. J., 10(6), 1149-1155, 2010.

A.F. Silva, A.F. Goncalves, L.A. Ferreira, F.M. Araujo, P.M. Mendes, J.H. Correia, “A Smart Skin PVC Foil Based on FBG Sensors for Monitoring Strain and Temperature”, IEEE T. Ind. Electron., 58(7), 2728-2735, 2010.

A.F. Silva, A.F. Goncalves, L.A. Ferreira, F.M. Araujo, P.M. Mendes, J.H. Correia, “Fiber Bragg grating sensors integrated in polymeric foils”, Materials Science Forum, 636-637, 1548-1554, 2010.


R. Chibante, A. Araújo, A. Carvalho, “Finite Element Modeling and Optimization-Based Parameter Extraction Algorithm for NPT-IGBTs”, IEEE T. Power Electr., 24(5), 1417-1427, 2009.

M.T. Outeiro, R. Chibante, A. Carvalho, A. Almeida, “A New Parameter Extraction Method for Accurate Modeling of PEM fuel cells”, Int. J. Energ. Res., 33(11), 978-988, 2009.

C. Shi, S.B. Gershwin, “An efficient buffer design algorithm for production line profit maximization”, Int. J. Prod. Econ., 122(2), 725-740, 2009.

M. Verbrugge, T. Lee, P. Krajewski, A. Sachdev, C. Bjelkengren, R. Roth, R. Kirchain, “Mass Decompounding and Vehicle Lightweighting”, Materials Science Forum, 618-619, 411-418, 2009.


E. Fuchs, F. Field, R. Roth, R. Kirchain, “Strategic Materials Selection in the Automotive Body: Economic Opportunities for Polymer Composite Design”, Compos. Sci. Technol., 68(9), 1989-2002, 2008.

EDAM in Aeronautics


S.M.O. Tavares, P.M.S.T. de Castro, “Stress intensity factor calibration for a longitudinal crack in a fuselage barrel and the bulging effect influence”, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 78(17), 2907–2918, 2011.


P.J.S. Gil, P. Rosa, I.M.L. Ferreira, “Modern approaches in the design of complex aerospace systems”, J. Aerospace Engineering, Sciences and Applications, II(1), 15-26, 2010.

P.M.G.P. Moreira, V. Richter-Trummer, S.M.O. Tavares, P. Vilaça, P.M.S.T. de Castro, “Characterization of fatigue crack growth rate of AA6056 T651 and T6: Application to predict fatigue behaviour of stiffened panels”, Materials Science Forum, 636-637, 1511-1517, 2010.

S.M.O. Tavares, R. Richter-Trummer, P.M.G.P. Moreira, P.M.S.T. de Castro, “Fatigue crack growth modeling in stiffened panels considering residual stress effects”, Materials Science Forum, 636-637, 1172-1177, 2010.

S.M.O. Tavares, R.A.S. Castro, R. Richter-Trummer, P. Vilaça, P.M.G.P. Moreira, P.M.S.T. de Castro, “Friction stir welding of T-joints with dissimilar aluminium alloys: mechanical joint characterisation”, Sci. Technol. Weld. Joi., 15(4), 312-318, 2010.


P.M.G.P. Moreira, T. Santos, S.M.O. Tavares, V. Richter-Trummer, P. Vilaça, P.M.S.T. de Castro, “Mechanical and metallurgical characterization of friction stir welding joints of AA6061-T6 with AA6082-T6”, Mater. Des., 30 (1), 180-187, 2009.


V. Richter-Trummer, S.M.O. Tavares, P.M.G.P. Moreira, P.M.S.T. de Castro, “Friction stir welding of aluminium alloys and damage tolerance of integral monolithic structures”, Mechanika, 73 (5), 18-22, 2008.

EDAM in Medical Devices and Micromanufacturing


R. P. Rocha, M. J. Maciel, J. M. Gomes, J. P. Carmo and J. H. Correia, Fabricating Microlenses on Photodiodes to Increase the Light-Current Conversion Efficiency, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 1343-1344, May 2014.

M. J. Maciel, R. P. Rocha, J. P. Carmo and J. H. Correia, Measurement and statistical analysis toward reproducibility validation of AZ4562 cylindrical microlenses obtained by reflow, Measurement: Elsevier Science, Vol. 49, pp. 60-67, March 2014.

R. P. Rocha, J. M. Gomes, J. P. Carmo, A. F. Silva and J. H. Correia, Low-cost/high-reproducibility flexible sensor based on photonics for strain measuring, Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 56, pp. 278-284, 2014.


J. P. Carmo, A. F. Silva, R. P. Rocha and J. H. Correia, Application of Fiber Bragg Gratings to Wearable Garments, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 261-266, January 2012.

J. P. Carmo, R. P. Rocha, M. Bartek, G. de Graaf, R. F. Wolffenbuttel and J. H. Correia, A review of visible-range Fabry–Perot microspectrometers in silicon for the industry, Journal of Optics & Lasers Technology: Elsevier Science, Vol. 44, No. 7, pp. 2312-2320, October 2012.

A. Ribeiro, J. Rasmussen, P. Flores, L.F. Silva, “Modeling of the condyle elements within a biomechanical knee model”, Multibody System Dynamics, 28(1-2), 181-197, 2012.

R. P. Rocha, J. P. Carmo, M. Belsley and J. H. Correia, Microlenses array made with AZ4562 photoresist for stereoscopic acquisition, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 47, pp. 619-622 , Elsevier Science, 2012, September 9-12, 2012.


J. P. Carmo, M. F. Silva, R. P. Rocha, J. F. Ribeiro, L. M. Goncalves and J. H. Correia, Stereoscopic image sensor in CMOS technology, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 25, pp. 1277-1280, 2011.

M. Machado, D. Lopes, J. Ambrósio, P. Flores, J. Pombo, M.T. Silva, “Development and Implementation of a Generic Methodology for Contact Dynamics of the Human Knee Joint”, EUROMECH Newsletter, 38, 7-18, 2011.

N. Monteiro, M.T. Silva, J. Folgado, J. Levi-Melancia, “Structural analysis of the intervertebral discs adjacent to an interbody fusion using multibody dynamics and finite element cosimulation”, Multibody Syst. Dyn., 25(2), 245-270, 2011.

A.F. Pereira, M.T. Silva, J.M. Martins, M. Carvalho, “Implementation of an efficient muscle fatigue model in the framework of multibody systems dynamics for analysis of human movements”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, 225(4), 359-370, 2011.

I.C.T. Santos, L.A. Rocha, J.M.R.S. Tavares, “Concept Selection in the Development of Medical Devices: The Case of the Smart Stent-Graft”, J. Med. Devices, 5(2), 027510, 2011.

A.F. Silva, J.P. Carmo, P.M. Mendes, J.H. Correia, “Simultaneous cardiac and respiratory frequency measurement based on a single fiber Bragg grating sensor”, Meas. Sci. Technol., 22(7), 075801, 2011.


M.S. Fernandes, N.S. Dias, A.F. Silva, J.S. Nunes, S. Lanceros-Méndez, J.H. Correia, P.M. Mendes, “Hydrogel-based photonic sensor for a biopotential wearable recording system”, Biosens. Bioelectron., 26(1), 80-86, 2010.

P. Flores, M. Machado, M.T. Silva, J.M. Martins, “On the continuous contact force models for soft materials in multibody dynamics”, Multibody Syst. Dyn., 25(3), 357-375, 2010.

D.S. Lopes, M.T. Silva, J.A. Ambrósio, P. Flores, “A mathematical framework for rigid contact detection between quadric and superquadric surfasses”, Multibody Syst. Dyn., 24(3), 255-280, 2010.

M. Machado, P. Flores, J.C.P. Claro, J. Ambrósio, M. Silva, A. Completo, H.M. Lankarani, “Development of a planar multi-body model of the human knee joint”, Nonlinear Dynam., 60(3), 459-478, 2010.

P. Silva, M. Silva, J. Martins, “Evaluation of the Contact Forces Developed in the Lower Limb/Orthosis Interface for Comfort Design”, Multibody Syst. Dyn., 24, 367-388, 2010.


L. Mol, L.A. Rocha, E. Cretu, R.F. Wolffenbuttel, “Fast step-response settling of micro electrostatic actuators operated at low air pressure using input shaping”, J. Micromech. Microeng., 19(7), 074020, 2009.

L. Mol, L.A. Rocha, E. Cretu, R.F. Wolffenbuttel, “Squeezed film damping measurements on a parallel-plate MEMS in the free molecule regime”, J. Micromech. Microeng., 19(7), 074021, 2009.

P. Silva, M. Silva, J. Martins, “Multibody DYNAMICS Analysis of an Ankle Foot Orthosis to Support Locomotion”, International J. Computat Vision and Biomechanics, 2(2), 187-197, 2009.

Sustainable Solutions


  • Mota, B, Gomes, M.I, Carvalho, A, Barbosa-Póvoa, A.P, “Towards supply chain sustainability: economic, environmental and social design and planning”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2014,



C. Alves, A. Dias, A.C. Diogo, P. Ferrão, S.M. Luz, A. Silva, L. Reis, M. Freitas, “Eco-Composite: the effects of the superficial treatments of jute fibers on the mechanical and environmental performance of the composite materials”, J. Compos. Mater., 45(5), 573-589, 2011.

B. Soares, L. Reis, L. Sousa, “Cork composites and their role in sustainable development”, Procedia Engineering, 10, 3223-3228, 2011.


C. Alves, P.M.C. Ferrão, A.J. Silva, L.G. Reis, M. Freitas, L.B. Rodrigues, D.E. Alves, “Ecodesign of automotive components making use of natural jute fiber composites”, J. Clean. Prod., 18 (4), 313-327, 2010.

O. Castro, J.M. Silva, T. Devezas, A. Silva, L. Gil, “Cork Agglomerates as an Ideal Core Material in Lightweight Structures”, Mater. Des., 31(1), 425-432, 2010.

J.M. Silva, T. Devezas, A. Silva, L. Gil, C. Nunes, N. Franco, “Exploring the use of Cork Based Composites for Aerospace Applications”, Materials Science Forum, 636-637, 260-265, 2010.


L. Reis, A. Silva, “Mechanical behaviour of sandwich structures using natural cork agglomerates as core materials”, J. Sandw. Struct. Mater., 11(6), 487-500, 2009.


Social and human aspects in engineering design and manufacturing


P. Marques, “How creativity leads to innovation: an industrial case study”, International Journal of Academic Research, 2(1), 160-164, 2010.



Y.J. Dori, A. Silva, “Assessing International Product Design & Development Graduate Courses: The MIT-Portugal Program”, Advances in Engineering Education, 2(2), 1-30, 2010.


C.L. Magee, J.D. Ringo, A.M. Cunha, “Engineering Design and Product Development: A focus of the MIT-Portugal Program”, Int. J. Engng. Ed., 24(2), 336-344, 2008.