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Rui de Almeida Reis

Rui de Almeida Reis
Phone: 218 443 756

Professional Situation

Doctoral Research Fellow - Topic: "Numerical and Physical Modelling of Wave Propagation Over Vegetation”.

Academic and Scientific Degrees

Dec 2011 - BSc + MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering. Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Since Feb 2017 - Doctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Hydraulics, Civil Engineering (Instituto Superior Técnico). Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), Departamento de Hidráulica e Ambiente (DHA), Núcleo de Portos e Estruturas Marítimas (NPE), Portugal.
  • Feb 2015 – Feb 2017 - Hydraulic Modeller. Royal HaskoningDHV – Engenharia e Consultoria, Reino Unido.
  • Sep 2012 – Feb 2017 - Junior Research Fellow. LNEC/DHA/NPE, Portugal.
  • Mar-Jun 2011 - Intern. Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG), Division for Energy Efficiency of Buildings, Portugal.
  • Sep-Oct 2010 - Intern. LNEC/DHA/NPE, Portugal.

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Wave and currents propagation over vegetation
  • Numerical modelling and physical modelling of wave propagation, overtopping and floods
  • Wave overtopping and flood risk assessment
  • Coastal and Harbour Engineering
  • Hydraulics, Energy and Environment

Research and Professional Activity

Has participated in around 15 research or engineering and consultancy projects at both national or international levels:
  • Numerical modelling of wave propagation:
    • Application of SWAN, MIKE 21 SW, COULWAVE and DREAMS models
    • Calibration and performance assessment of SWAN and COULWAVE models
  • Application and construction of 1D and 2D flood numerical models (HEC-RAS and ISIS-TUFLOW)
  • Application of wave overtopping model AMAZON and calculation of wave overtopping in maritime structures using neural network models NN_Overtopping2 and Overtopping Predictor v1.1
  • Development and application of methodologies for the wave overtopping and flood risk assessment and for an alert system
  • Physical modelling (flume) of regular, irregular and bichromatic wave propagation. Performing experiments using resistive probes, acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV) and wave generation and data acquisition systems
  • Assistance in field campaigns:
    • Topo-bathymetric survey using Differencial Global Positioning System (DGPS)
    • Measurement of wave and currents data using instruments pressure transducers, electromagnetic current meters and an ADV.
  • Spectral and time-domain analysis of free-surface elevation series and analysis of velocity time series
  • Processing and analysis of wave and currents data (field, numerical and laboratory)

Scientific Orientation

Supported and supervised colleagues and interns on several activities: (i) development of computational programming methodologies for the calculation of wave overtopping; (ii) processing field data for the construction of a drainage catchment model; (iii) managing and performing laboratory wave-flume experiments and analysis of the measured data.

Relevant Publications

  • Reis, R.; Fortes, C.J.E.M.; Reis, M.T.; Poseiro, P.; Santos, J.A. (2016). Avaliação comparativa de ferramentas neuronais. Aplicação à Praia da Vitória, Terceira, Açores, Terceira, Açores. VETOR – Revista de Ciências Exatas e Engenharias, v. 26 n. 1, p. 49-68, ISSN 0102-7352, E-ISSN: 2358-3452, February 2016.
  • Fortes, C.J.E.M.; Reis, R.; Reis, M.T.; Poseiro, P.; Craveiro, J.; Santos, J.A. (2015). Overtopping risk at Praia da Vitória maritime structures: Results from de HIDRALERTA system. Revista Territorium, Riscos – Territórios de convergência, nº 22, pp. 103-117, ISSN 0872-8941, 2015.
  • Reis, R.; Gabriel, S.; Fortes, C.J.E.M.; Moura, D. (2013). Contribuição para a caracterização da agitação marítima na Praia da Galé com base em dados de campo e modelação numérica. 8as JPECP – Jornadas Portuguesas de Engenharia Costeira e Portuária, Lisboa, 10-11 outubro 2013.
  • Reis, R.; Gabriel, S.; Fortes, C.J.E.M.; Moura, D. (2013). Contribution for the assessment of the wave characteristics at Galé beach: Evaluation of two modelling approaches. 6th SCACR – International Short Course/Conference on Applied Coastal Research, Lisboa, Portugal, 4-7 June 2013.
  • Conde, J.M.P.; Reis, R.; Fortes, C.J.E.M.; Neves, D.R.C.B. (2012). Wave propagation on a flume: Physical modelling. RETERM – Thermal Engineering, Vol. 11, pp. 22-29, June-December 2012, ISSN 1676-1790.
  • Rui de Almeida Reis (2011). Contributo para método simplificado no âmbito do SCE: grandes edifícios de serviços existentes”. Tese de Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia da Energia e do Ambiente. Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL), dezembro 2011.

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • Oral presentation of scientific works
  • Physical model testing of regular wave propagation on a flume
  • Development of methodologies for the analysis of the particle’s velocity components distribution along a wave flume
  • Simulation of thermal/energy performance of buildings
  • Application and verification of Portuguese Regulation for energy performance certification of service buildings (RSECE – Decreto-Lei 79/06)

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