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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Filipa Simões de Oliveira

Filipa Simões de Oliveira
Phone: 218 443 457

Professional Situation

Research Officer

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • 1997 - Ph.D. in Coastal Engineering. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London. UK.
  • 1995 - M.Phil. in Coastal Engineering. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London. UK.
  • 1993 - M.Sc. in River, Estuary and Coastal Engineering. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London. UK.
  • 1990 - Diploma in Civil Engineering. University of Coimbra. Portugal.

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Research officer. Consulting and research in coastal science and engineering. Hydraulics and Environment Department, LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Postgraduate research fellow. Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.Sc. in Coastal Engineering - Mathematical modelling of maritime wave propagation. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, UK.
  • Civil Engineer. Construction management and steel structures design. Simões Pereira e Cª Lda, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Civil Engineer. Structures design. Bullen & Partners, London, UK.

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Coastal science and engineering: Littoral physical processes; Beach-dune system morphodynamics during extreme events and recovery; Beach dune structures interaction modelling; Coastal protection; Beach rehabilitation.
  • Mathematics: Numerical method solutions for partial differential equations; Iterative Krylov subspace methods; Multigrid technique.

Research and Professional Activity

  • National (continent, Madeira and Porto Santo) and international (Brasil, People´s Republic of China, United Kingdom, São Tomé e Príncipe, Guiné Bissau and Angola) consulting projects, for public and private clients.
  • Research projects financed by national (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian) and international (European Commission) agencies.
  • The developed projects resulted in the authorship or co-authorship of 160+ publications, including: 31 indexed papers, 3 book chapters, 61 conference papers, and 69 technical reports.

Scientific Orientation

Supervision of 19 researchers: 12 research project fellows, 4 M.Sc. students, 1 Ph.D. student and 2 Pos-docs.

Relevant Publications

  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F. and Anastasiou, K., 1998. An efficient computational model for water wave propagation in coastal regions, Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 20, No.5, pp. 263-271.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F., 2000, Improvement on open boundaries on a time dependent numerical model of wave propagation in the nearshore region, Ocean Engineering, 28, pp. 95-115.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F., 2002, Wave climate modelling south of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Continental Shelf Research, 22, pp. 2021-2034.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F., 2004, Assessment of open boundary conditions on the elliptic formulation of the mild-slope equation, Ocean Engineering, Vol. 31/11-12, pp. 1567-1576.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F., 2006, Impact of a disposal area of dredged sediment in front of a beach. Journal of Coastal Research, S.I. No.39, Vol. II, pp. 801-805.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F., 2007, Application of a Krylov subspace iterative method in a multi level adaptive technique to solve the mild-slope equation in nearshore regions. Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 655-662.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F., 2007, Numerical modelling of deformation of multi-directional random waves over a varying topography. Ocean Engineering, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 337 342.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F. and Barreiro, O.M., 2010, Application of empirical models to bay shaped beaches in Portugal. Coastal Engineering, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 124-131.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F. and Freire, P.M.S., 2011, Coupling monitoring and mathematical modelling of beaches to analyse a problem of harbour sedimentation: case study. Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 27, No. 6A, pp. 104-115.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F., Freire, P., Sancho, F., Vicente C.M., Clímaco, M., 2011, Rehabilitation and protection of Colwyn Bay beach: A case study. Journal of Coastal Research, S.I. No.64, Vol. II, pp. 1272-1276.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F. and Contente, J., 2013, Scale effects in numerical modelling of beach profile erosion. Journal of Coastal Research, S.I. No. 65, Vol. II, pp. 1815-1820.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F., 2010, A simple and efficient methodology to assess long term shoreline evolution - Case study. Coastal and Marine Geospatial Technologies. Coastal Systems and Continental Margins. Springer, Volume 13, pp. 315-324. (DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9720-1_30).
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F., 2012, Aplicação do modelo Duner para erosão de dunas. 2ªs Jornadas de Engenharia Hidrográfica, IH, Lisboa, Portugal, pp. 315-318.
  • Oliveira, F.S.B.F., 2013, Erosão de dunas durante tempestades: aplicação de diferentes modelos numéricos. Congress on Numerical Methods in Engineering – CNM 2013, Bilbao, Spain, (http://congress.cimne.com/metnum2013/Proceedings/), 20 pp.

Other scientific and technical Activities

Jury member in academic examinations; Reviewer of scientific journals’ papers; Member of the organizing committee of scientific events (courses and conferences). Director of a publication in the field of Water Resources. Member of the Executive Board of the Portuguese Water Resources Association.

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