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António Gaspar Lopes da Cunha
Department of Polymer Engineering
University of Minho, Campus de Azurém
4800-058, Guimarães
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The main areas of my scientific activity are:
• Modelling of polymer extrusion based processes;
•Multi-objective Multidisciplinary Design and optimization systems (MO-MDO).
The present research interests are:
•Modelling of single and twin-screw extrusion processes;
•Optimization and design of single screw extruders;
•Optimization and design of twin-screw extruders;
•Optimization of the plasticization, injection moulding cycle and final part properties;
•Development of MO-MDO systems for the above processes;
•Modelling of mixing in polymer processing;
•Modelling of the solids conveying zone using discrete element methdod;
•Robustness analysis;
•Decision making in multi-objective environment;
•Feature selection using multi-objective optimization algorithms.
A. Gaspar-Cunha, J.A. Covas, - RPSGAe - A Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm with Elitism: Application to Polymer Extrusion, in Metaheuristics for Multiobjective Optimisation, Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, Gandibleux, X.; Sevaux, M.; Sörensen, K.; T'kindt, V. (Eds.), Springer, pp. 221-249, 2004.

N. Domingues, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J.A. Covas, “Estimation of the morphology development of immiscible liquid–liquid systems during single screw extrusion,” Polymer Engineering & Science, vol. 50, 2010, pp. 2194-2204.

A. Gaspar-Cunha, J.A. Covas, Robustness in Multi-Objective Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms, Computational Optimization and Applications, 1, 39, pp. 75-96, 2008.

A. Gaspar-Cunha, B. Vergnes, J.A. Covas, Defining the Configuration of Co-Rotating Twin-Screw Extruders with Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms, Polymer Engineering and Science, 45, 8, pp.1159-1173, 2005.

J.A. Covas, A. Gaspar-Cunha and P. Oliveira, An Optimization Approach to Practical Problems in Plasticating Single Screw Extrusion, Polym. Eng. and Sci., 39, 3, pp. 443-456, 1999.