Pedro Santos Vilaca da Silva
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Pedro Santos Vilaca da Silva

Professor (Associate Professor)

Contact information

Postal address
Puumiehenkuja 3, 02150 Espoo
Mobile phone
+358503652110
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Pedro Vilaça (b. 1969) is Ph.D from the Technical University of Lisbon and is Associate Professor (tenured) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Aalto University since March 2013, where he is the head of the Engineering Materials research group. Before, Pedro Vilaça was Assistant Professor with permanent contract, at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST-Lisbon), since September 2003. His main research focus is on Welding Technology, including solid and fusion state processing domains with conventional and advanced techniques. Other research interests include non-destructive testing (NDT) technology, coating and surface processing, adhesive technology, materials science, mechanical design, computational mechanics and product development. During his career, he has built a large collaboration network with scientists all around the world. Pedro Vilaça has mature experience in leading R&D teams on welding and NDT related tasks in several R&D projects related with transport industry issues. Supervisor of 6 completed PhD students, 5 ongoing PhD thesis and over 50 MSc students.

Responsible of projects on fundamental science and support of industrial activities with research and technological development. Pedro Vilaça is also responsible for projects on commercialization of innovative technological solutions, and co-Founder of LENNAHC Oy a spinoff from Aalto since June 2018.

Pedro Vilaça (ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4749-3036) has h-index = 17 (Scopus and Web of Science), 24 (Google Scholar). In terms of publication record, has 1 book, 4 book chapters, 75 papers in International Journals with peer reviewing; 16 papers in National Journals; 140 communications in Conferences; 14 Patents and other IPR.

Areas of expertise

Welding Solid state thermomechanical processing Friction Stir Welding Non-Destructive Testing Mechanical Design Product Development

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jan 2011

Prize Eng. Cruz Azevedo awarded by Associação Portuguesa de Análise Experimental de Tensões (APAET) to the authors of paper “Friction Stir Welding on T-Joints: Residual Stress Evaluation”, considered the best published contribution in Journal Mecânica Experimental during 2011 Prize Eng. Cruz Azevedo awarded by Associação Portuguesa de Análise Experimental de Tensões (APAET) to the authors of paper “Friction Stir Welding on T-Joints: Residual Stress Evaluation”, considered the best published contribution in Journal Mecânica Experimental during 2011.

Publications

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

Fatigue behavior of MAG welds of thermo-mechanically processed 700MC ultra high strength steel

Publishing year: 2019 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

Role of retained austenite in hydrogen trapping and hydrogen-assisted fatigue fracture of high-strength steels

Publishing year: 2019 Materials Science and Engineering A
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

Joint strength evaluation of friction stir welded Al-Cu dissimilar alloys

Publishing year: 2019 Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contactless high-speed eddy current inspection of unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced polymer

Publishing year: 2019 Composites Part B: Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

A multiscale modelling approach for estimating the effect of defects in unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites

Publishing year: 2019 Materials
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Solid Mechanics, Engineering Design

Thermal Efficiency and Material Properties of Friction Stir Channelling Applied to Aluminium Alloy AA5083

Publishing year: 2019 Energies
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Evaluation of Different Non-destructive Testing Methods to Detect Imperfections in Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Composite Ropes

Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

MAG Welding tests of modern high strength steels with minimum yield strength of 700 MPa

Publishing year: 2019 Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Non-destructive microstructural analysis by electrical conductivity

Publishing year: 2019 JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering

The method of carbon nanotubes addition in to Al-Cu dissimilar friction stir welded joint

Publishing year: 2019 NANOCON 2018 - Conference Proceedings, 10th Anniversary International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research and Application