Dr Daniel Dias da Costa

Senior Lecturer
School of Civil Engineering

J05 - J05 Civil Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3362
Fax +61 2 9351 3343

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Biographical details

Dr. Daniel Dias-da-Costa recently joined the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Porto and an MSc and PhD in Civil Engineering, from the University of Coimbra in Portugal.

His current research interests include both numerical and experimental topics of structural engineering and material mechanics. In the first case, he addresses the development of finite element enrichment techniques and solution finding algorithms for highly non-linear problems in the simulation of fracture. The experimental research is focused on image processing techniques for structural assessment and monitoring, including the identification of strain localisation and cracking propagation.

Research interests

With ongoing advances in the construction industry involving the introduction of new building materials and technologies, our ability to predict the structural behaviour and safety of these innovations is critical. Dr Daniel Dias-da-Costa's research into advanced computational simulation techniques aims to enhance the safety of our built environment by addressing a wide range of building materials, including concrete, masonry and glass.

"My research in structural engineering and material mechanics aims to introduce a new computational framework that will have a strong impact on practice engineering. This framework will effectively bridge high-end simulation and monitoring approaches, such that structural designers can explore the full potential of challenging construction designs.

"I develop computational techniques that can be used to simulate real-life structural failure. This allows us to efficiently predict the behaviour and response of structures in such situations; for instance, when concrete starts crushing or cracking, or when reinforcing steel yields and slips against the concrete.

"This is a very complex and computationally demanding task, and even high-end commercial software often fails to deliver reliable solutions. Therefore, I have been developing new programs to address this need. This approach has already shown good performance with a wide range of problems and materials.

"I really enjoy performing experimental tests of large-scale structures, where I have the chance of pushing the materials to the limit. In this way I can deeply understand the structural response. I then bring this knowledge to my numerical models and am able to run simulations of different situations that cannot be tested otherwise. This combined approach is crucial to achieve safer design solutions.

"I am passionate about my research because it can be applied to a wide range of different areas. This gives me the opportunity to deal with people from very different backgrounds, which in fact is what I find most enriching and rewarding about my work."

Selected grants

2014

  • Integrated multilayered floor systems for high-performance buildings; Ranzi G, Rasmussen K, Dias da Costa D, Clayton T, Szalla J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Stiffness degradation of concrete members induced by reinforcement corrosion; Ranzi G, Castel A, Gilbert R, Dias da Costa D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Godinho, L., Dias da Costa, D., Tadeu, A., Soares Jr, D. (2014). Advanced Techniques in Computational Mechanics. Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2014, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Pinto da Costa, A., Rabczuk, T., Quierós de Melo, F., Dias da Costa, D., Bezzeghoud, M. (2014). An alternative formulation for quasi-static frictional and cohesive contact problems. Computational Mechanics, 53(4), 807-824. [More Information]
  • Godinho, L., Dias da Costa, D., Valença, J., Areias, P. (2014). An Efficient Technique for Surface Strain Recovery from Photogrammetric Data using Meshless Interpolation. Strain, 50(2), 132-146. [More Information]
  • Dias da Costa, D., Valenca, J., Do Carmo, A. (2014). Curvature assessment of reinforced concrete beams using photogrammetric techniques. Materials and Structures, 47(10), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Saldanha, R., Júlio, E., Dias-da-Costa, D., Santos, P. (2013). A modified slant shear test designed to enforce adhesive failure. Construction and Building Materials, 41, 673-680. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Areias, P., Júlio, E. (2013). An embedded formulation with conforming finite elements to capture strong discontinuities. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 93(2), 224-244. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Rabczuk, T., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2013). Assumed-metric spherically interpolated quadrilateral shell element. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 66, 53-67. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Pires, E., Van Goethem, N. (2013). Asymmetric quadrilateral shell elements for finite strains. Computational Mechanics, 52(1), 81-97. [More Information]
  • Valenca, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Júlio, E., Araujo, H., Costa, H. (2013). Automatic crack monitoring using photogrammetry and image processing. Measurement, 46, 433-441. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Sargado, J., Rabczuk, T. (2013). Element-wise algorithm for modeling ductile fracture with the Rousselier yield function. Computational Mechanics, 52(6), 1429-1443. [More Information]
  • Graca-e-Costa, R., Alfaiate, J., Dias da Costa, D., Neto, P., Sluys, L. (2013). Generalisation of non-iterative methods for the modelling of structures under non-proportional loading. International Journal of Fracture, 182(1), 21-38. [More Information]
  • Godinho, L., Dias-da-Costa, D., Areias, P., Júlio, E., Soares, D. (2013). Numerical study towards the use of a SH wave ultrasonic-based strategy for crack detection in concrete structures. Engineering Structures, 49, 781-791. [More Information]
  • Godinho, L., Dias da Costa, D. (2013). The MLPG(5) for the Analysis of Transient Heat Transfer in the Frequency Domain. Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 96(5), 293-316.
  • Areias, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Pires, E., Infante Barbosa, J. (2012). A new semi-implicit formulation for multiple-surface flow rules in multiplicative plasticity. Computational Mechanics, 49(5), 545-564. [More Information]
  • Graça-E-Costa, R., Alfaiate, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Sluys, L. (2012). A non-iterative approach for the modelling of quasi-brittle materials. International Journal of Fracture, 178(1-2), 281-298. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Rabczuk, T., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2012). Asymmetric shell elements based on a corrected updated-Lagrangian approach. Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 88(6), 475-506. [More Information]
  • Veludo, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Júlio, E., Pinto, P. (2012). Bond strength of textured micropiles grouted to concrete footings. Engineering Structures, 35, 288-295. [More Information]
  • Valenca, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Júlio, E. (2012). Characterisation of concrete cracking during laboratorial tests using image processing. Construction and Building Materials, 28(1), 607-615. [More Information]
  • Veludo, J., Júlio, E., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2012). Compressive strength of micropile-to-grout connections. Construction and Building Materials, 26(1), 172-179. [More Information]
  • Santos, D., Santos, P., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2012). Effect of surface preparation and bonding agent on the concrete-to-concrete interface strength. Construction and Building Materials, 37, 102-110. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Júlio, E. (2012). FE modeling of the interfacial behaviour of composite concrete members. Construction and Building Materials, 26(1), 233-242. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Rabczuk, T., Dias-da-Costa, D., Pires, E. (2012). Implicit solutions with consistent additive and multiplicative components. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 57, 15-31. [More Information]
  • Jorge, S., Dias-da-Costa, D., Júlio, E. (2012). Influence of anti-corrosive coatings on the bond of steel rebars to repair mortars. Engineering Structures, 36, 372-378. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Veludo, J., Alfaiate, J., Júlio, E. (2011). An element enriched formulation for simulation of splitting failure. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 78(2), 301-316. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Valença, J., Julio, E. (2011). Laboratorial test monitoring applying photogrammetric post-processing procedures to surface displacements. Measurement, 44(3), 527-538. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Júlio, E. (2010). A comparative study on the modelling of discontinuous fracture by means of enriched nodal and element techniques and interface elements. International Journal of Fracture, 161(1), 97-119. [More Information]
  • Júlio, E., Dias-da-Costa, D., Branco, F., Alfaiate, J. (2010). Accuracy of design code expressions for estimating longitudinal shear strength of strengthening concrete overlays. Engineering Structures, 32(8), 2387-2393. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Júlio, E. (2010). Modelling creep of high strength concrete. Computers and Concrete, 7(6), 533-547.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Júlio, E. (2009). A discrete strong discontinuity approach. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 76(9), 1176-1201. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Júlio, E. (2009). Arbitrary bi-dimensional finite strain cohesive crack propagation. Computational Mechanics, 45(1), 61-75. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Júlio, E. (2009). Towards a generalization of a discrete strong discontinuity approach. Computational Mechanics, 198(47-48), 3670-3681. [More Information]
  • Júlio, E., Rebelo, C., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2008). Structural assessment of the tower of the University of Coimbra by modal identification. Engineering Structures, 30(12), 3468-3477. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Rahman, M., Ranzi, G., Gilbert, R., Castel, A., Dias da Costa, D. (2014). Behaviour of Simply-Supported Reinforced Concrete Slabs: An Experimental Study at Service Conditions. Concrete 2013: 26th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia, North Sydney, NSW, Australia: Concrete Institute of Australia.
  • Neto, P., Alfaiate, J., Graca-e-Costa, R., Dias-da-Costa, D., Valarinho, L., Correia, J., Branco, F., Vinagre, J. (2013). Characterization of the Bond Behaviour Between Glass and GFRP. 8th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-8), Toledo, Spain: CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
  • Fernandes, P., Sena-Cruz, J., Fernandes, C., Silva, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E. (2013). Flexural Response of HSC girders strengthened with non- and prestressed CFRP laminates. 11th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures 2013, Guimarães.
  • Graça-E-Costa, R., Alfaiate, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Sluys, L. (2013). Generalization of Non-Iterative Numerical Methods for Damage-Plastic Behaviour Modeling. 8th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-8), Toledo, Spain: CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
  • Gomes, S., Neves, L., Dias-da-Costa, D., Fernandes, P., Júlio, E. (2013). Probabilistic models for mechanical properties of prefabricated CFRP. 11th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures 2013, Guimarães.
  • Valenca, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Gonçalves, L., Julio, E., Araujo, H. (2012). Automatic Concrete Health Monitoring. International Conference Durable Structures: from construction to rehabilitation (ICDS12), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Areias, P., Fernandes, C., Julio, E. (2012). Conforming finite elements with embedded strong discontinuities. 12th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2012), Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Technology.
  • Saldanha, R., Julio, E., Dias-da-Costa, D., Santos, P. (2012). Modified Slant Shear Test to Enforce Adhesive Failure. Structural Faults & Repairs 2012-14th International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland: Engineering Technics Press.
  • Godinho, L., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E., Areias, P. (2012). Simulation of a Crack Detection Method for Concrete Structures using SH Waves. The Eleventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia: Civil-Comp Press.
  • Graca-e-Costa, R., Alfaiate, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Sluys, L. (2011). A new non-iterative approach to fracture. XI International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2011), Barcelona, Spain: CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
  • Valença, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E., Araujo, H. (2011). Automatic integrated system for monitoring superficial cracks. 35th International Symposium on Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE-IASS 2011), London, United Kingdom.
  • Saldanha, R., Santos, P., Julio, E., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2011). fib Model-Code 2010 Approach for Concrete-to-Concrete Interfaces. 35th International Symposium on Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE-IASS 2011), London, United Kingdom.
  • Jorge, S., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E. (2011). Influence of coatings on rebar-to-mortar bond in patch-repairs. 35th International Symposium on Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE-IASS 2011), London, United Kingdom.
  • Veludo, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E. (2011). Load Transfer Mechanisms in RC Existing Footings Strengthened with Textured Micropiles. 35th International Symposium on Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE-IASS 2011), London, United Kingdom.
  • Graça-E-Costa, R., Alfaiate, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E., Sluys, L. (2011). Numerical modelling of a high-strength prestressed concrete beam using a strong discontinuity approach. International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Models - Structural Concrete Applications (CoRAN 2011), Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Gomes, S., Dias-da-Costa, D., Fernandes, P., Julio, E. (2011). Numerical study of the flexural behaviour of precast prestressed high strength concrete beams. International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Models - Structural Concrete Applications (CoRAN 2011), Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Valença, J., Julio, E. (2011). Visual-DSC: Monitoring Structural Displacements and Strains. 35th International Symposium on Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE-IASS 2011), London, United Kingdom.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Julio, E. (2010). A generalized discrete strong discontinuity approach. 7th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-7), Jeju, Korea: CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Veludo, J., Alfaiate, J., Julio, E. (2010). An element enriched formulation for simulating longitudinal cracking of concrete due to rebar slippage. IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 2010), Paris, France: ECCOMAS.
  • Valenca, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E. (2010). Development of an innovative method for crack monitoring. Structural Faults & Repairs 2010-13th International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland: Engineering Technics Press.
  • Areias, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Julio, E. (2009). Arbitrary Bi-dimensional Finite Strain Crack Propagation. X International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2009), Barcelona, Spain: ECCOMAS.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Julio, E., Sluys, L. (2009). Numerical Modelling of the Shear Strength Between Concrete Layers. X International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2009), Barcelona, Spain: ECCOMAS.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Julio, E. (2008). Numerical Modelling of the Shear Strength between Two Concrete Layers with added Reinforcement crossing the Interface. Structural Faults & Repairs 2008-12th International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland: Engineering Technics Press.

2014

  • Godinho, L., Dias da Costa, D., Tadeu, A., Soares Jr, D. (2014). Advanced Techniques in Computational Mechanics. Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2014, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Pinto da Costa, A., Rabczuk, T., Quierós de Melo, F., Dias da Costa, D., Bezzeghoud, M. (2014). An alternative formulation for quasi-static frictional and cohesive contact problems. Computational Mechanics, 53(4), 807-824. [More Information]
  • Godinho, L., Dias da Costa, D., Valença, J., Areias, P. (2014). An Efficient Technique for Surface Strain Recovery from Photogrammetric Data using Meshless Interpolation. Strain, 50(2), 132-146. [More Information]
  • Rahman, M., Ranzi, G., Gilbert, R., Castel, A., Dias da Costa, D. (2014). Behaviour of Simply-Supported Reinforced Concrete Slabs: An Experimental Study at Service Conditions. Concrete 2013: 26th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia, North Sydney, NSW, Australia: Concrete Institute of Australia.
  • Dias da Costa, D., Valenca, J., Do Carmo, A. (2014). Curvature assessment of reinforced concrete beams using photogrammetric techniques. Materials and Structures, 47(10), 1-16. [More Information]

2013

  • Saldanha, R., Júlio, E., Dias-da-Costa, D., Santos, P. (2013). A modified slant shear test designed to enforce adhesive failure. Construction and Building Materials, 41, 673-680. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Areias, P., Júlio, E. (2013). An embedded formulation with conforming finite elements to capture strong discontinuities. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 93(2), 224-244. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Rabczuk, T., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2013). Assumed-metric spherically interpolated quadrilateral shell element. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 66, 53-67. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Pires, E., Van Goethem, N. (2013). Asymmetric quadrilateral shell elements for finite strains. Computational Mechanics, 52(1), 81-97. [More Information]
  • Valenca, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Júlio, E., Araujo, H., Costa, H. (2013). Automatic crack monitoring using photogrammetry and image processing. Measurement, 46, 433-441. [More Information]
  • Neto, P., Alfaiate, J., Graca-e-Costa, R., Dias-da-Costa, D., Valarinho, L., Correia, J., Branco, F., Vinagre, J. (2013). Characterization of the Bond Behaviour Between Glass and GFRP. 8th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-8), Toledo, Spain: CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
  • Areias, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Sargado, J., Rabczuk, T. (2013). Element-wise algorithm for modeling ductile fracture with the Rousselier yield function. Computational Mechanics, 52(6), 1429-1443. [More Information]
  • Fernandes, P., Sena-Cruz, J., Fernandes, C., Silva, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E. (2013). Flexural Response of HSC girders strengthened with non- and prestressed CFRP laminates. 11th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures 2013, Guimarães.
  • Graca-e-Costa, R., Alfaiate, J., Dias da Costa, D., Neto, P., Sluys, L. (2013). Generalisation of non-iterative methods for the modelling of structures under non-proportional loading. International Journal of Fracture, 182(1), 21-38. [More Information]
  • Graça-E-Costa, R., Alfaiate, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Sluys, L. (2013). Generalization of Non-Iterative Numerical Methods for Damage-Plastic Behaviour Modeling. 8th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-8), Toledo, Spain: CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
  • Godinho, L., Dias-da-Costa, D., Areias, P., Júlio, E., Soares, D. (2013). Numerical study towards the use of a SH wave ultrasonic-based strategy for crack detection in concrete structures. Engineering Structures, 49, 781-791. [More Information]
  • Gomes, S., Neves, L., Dias-da-Costa, D., Fernandes, P., Júlio, E. (2013). Probabilistic models for mechanical properties of prefabricated CFRP. 11th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures 2013, Guimarães.
  • Godinho, L., Dias da Costa, D. (2013). The MLPG(5) for the Analysis of Transient Heat Transfer in the Frequency Domain. Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 96(5), 293-316.

2012

  • Areias, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Pires, E., Infante Barbosa, J. (2012). A new semi-implicit formulation for multiple-surface flow rules in multiplicative plasticity. Computational Mechanics, 49(5), 545-564. [More Information]
  • Graça-E-Costa, R., Alfaiate, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Sluys, L. (2012). A non-iterative approach for the modelling of quasi-brittle materials. International Journal of Fracture, 178(1-2), 281-298. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Rabczuk, T., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2012). Asymmetric shell elements based on a corrected updated-Lagrangian approach. Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 88(6), 475-506. [More Information]
  • Valenca, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Gonçalves, L., Julio, E., Araujo, H. (2012). Automatic Concrete Health Monitoring. International Conference Durable Structures: from construction to rehabilitation (ICDS12), Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Veludo, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Júlio, E., Pinto, P. (2012). Bond strength of textured micropiles grouted to concrete footings. Engineering Structures, 35, 288-295. [More Information]
  • Valenca, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Júlio, E. (2012). Characterisation of concrete cracking during laboratorial tests using image processing. Construction and Building Materials, 28(1), 607-615. [More Information]
  • Veludo, J., Júlio, E., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2012). Compressive strength of micropile-to-grout connections. Construction and Building Materials, 26(1), 172-179. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Areias, P., Fernandes, C., Julio, E. (2012). Conforming finite elements with embedded strong discontinuities. 12th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2012), Vienna, Austria: Vienna University of Technology.
  • Santos, D., Santos, P., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2012). Effect of surface preparation and bonding agent on the concrete-to-concrete interface strength. Construction and Building Materials, 37, 102-110. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Júlio, E. (2012). FE modeling of the interfacial behaviour of composite concrete members. Construction and Building Materials, 26(1), 233-242. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Rabczuk, T., Dias-da-Costa, D., Pires, E. (2012). Implicit solutions with consistent additive and multiplicative components. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 57, 15-31. [More Information]
  • Jorge, S., Dias-da-Costa, D., Júlio, E. (2012). Influence of anti-corrosive coatings on the bond of steel rebars to repair mortars. Engineering Structures, 36, 372-378. [More Information]
  • Saldanha, R., Julio, E., Dias-da-Costa, D., Santos, P. (2012). Modified Slant Shear Test to Enforce Adhesive Failure. Structural Faults & Repairs 2012-14th International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland: Engineering Technics Press.
  • Godinho, L., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E., Areias, P. (2012). Simulation of a Crack Detection Method for Concrete Structures using SH Waves. The Eleventh International Conference on Computational Structures Technology 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia: Civil-Comp Press.

2011

  • Graca-e-Costa, R., Alfaiate, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Sluys, L. (2011). A new non-iterative approach to fracture. XI International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2011), Barcelona, Spain: CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Veludo, J., Alfaiate, J., Júlio, E. (2011). An element enriched formulation for simulation of splitting failure. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 78(2), 301-316. [More Information]
  • Valença, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E., Araujo, H. (2011). Automatic integrated system for monitoring superficial cracks. 35th International Symposium on Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE-IASS 2011), London, United Kingdom.
  • Saldanha, R., Santos, P., Julio, E., Dias-da-Costa, D. (2011). fib Model-Code 2010 Approach for Concrete-to-Concrete Interfaces. 35th International Symposium on Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE-IASS 2011), London, United Kingdom.
  • Jorge, S., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E. (2011). Influence of coatings on rebar-to-mortar bond in patch-repairs. 35th International Symposium on Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE-IASS 2011), London, United Kingdom.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Valença, J., Julio, E. (2011). Laboratorial test monitoring applying photogrammetric post-processing procedures to surface displacements. Measurement, 44(3), 527-538. [More Information]
  • Veludo, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E. (2011). Load Transfer Mechanisms in RC Existing Footings Strengthened with Textured Micropiles. 35th International Symposium on Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE-IASS 2011), London, United Kingdom.
  • Graça-E-Costa, R., Alfaiate, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E., Sluys, L. (2011). Numerical modelling of a high-strength prestressed concrete beam using a strong discontinuity approach. International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Models - Structural Concrete Applications (CoRAN 2011), Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Gomes, S., Dias-da-Costa, D., Fernandes, P., Julio, E. (2011). Numerical study of the flexural behaviour of precast prestressed high strength concrete beams. International Conference on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Models - Structural Concrete Applications (CoRAN 2011), Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Valença, J., Julio, E. (2011). Visual-DSC: Monitoring Structural Displacements and Strains. 35th International Symposium on Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE-IASS 2011), London, United Kingdom.

2010

  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Júlio, E. (2010). A comparative study on the modelling of discontinuous fracture by means of enriched nodal and element techniques and interface elements. International Journal of Fracture, 161(1), 97-119. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Julio, E. (2010). A generalized discrete strong discontinuity approach. 7th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-7), Jeju, Korea: CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
  • Júlio, E., Dias-da-Costa, D., Branco, F., Alfaiate, J. (2010). Accuracy of design code expressions for estimating longitudinal shear strength of strengthening concrete overlays. Engineering Structures, 32(8), 2387-2393. [More Information]
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Veludo, J., Alfaiate, J., Julio, E. (2010). An element enriched formulation for simulating longitudinal cracking of concrete due to rebar slippage. IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 2010), Paris, France: ECCOMAS.
  • Valenca, J., Dias-da-Costa, D., Julio, E. (2010). Development of an innovative method for crack monitoring. Structural Faults & Repairs 2010-13th International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland: Engineering Technics Press.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Júlio, E. (2010). Modelling creep of high strength concrete. Computers and Concrete, 7(6), 533-547.

2009

  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Sluys, L., Júlio, E. (2009). A discrete strong discontinuity approach. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 76(9), 1176-1201. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Júlio, E. (2009). Arbitrary bi-dimensional finite strain cohesive crack propagation. Computational Mechanics, 45(1), 61-75. [More Information]
  • Areias, P., Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Julio, E. (2009). Arbitrary Bi-dimensional Finite Strain Crack Propagation. X International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2009), Barcelona, Spain: ECCOMAS.
  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Julio, E., Sluys, L. (2009). Numerical Modelling of the Shear Strength Between Concrete Layers. X International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2009), Barcelona, Spain: ECCOMAS.
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2008

  • Dias-da-Costa, D., Alfaiate, J., Julio, E. (2008). Numerical Modelling of the Shear Strength between Two Concrete Layers with added Reinforcement crossing the Interface. Structural Faults & Repairs 2008-12th International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland: Engineering Technics Press.
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