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Dr Helder David Fernandes Miranda PhD Mech. Eng. MI Civil Eng.

Biography:

David Miranda is a Research Associate in the Division of Civil Engineering, where he is developing design tools for concrete materials and structural optimisation. David graduated in Civil engineering with specialisation in structures at the University of Porto. He dedicated his PhD to the study of numerical models for ‘Computational Generation and Homogenisation of Random Close Packed Materials’ using the Finite Element Method and 'multi-scale modeling' techniques. After working as a project engineer, David developed research experience design and modelling of fibre-reinforced composite materials with INEGI in Portugal. David's research interests incude: 

• computational methods to describe materials and structures and their application for design
• mathematical and computational techniques to solve engineering problems
• development of innovative structural concepts
• applications of composites for engineering.