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Research interests

Mechanical characterisation of materials and structures.
Full-field optical methods in experimental mechanics (digital image correlation, grid method, defletometry, feature tracking method, ESPI).
Mechanical and fracture identification methods (virtual fields method, anisotropic-based method, compliance-based beam method).
Material characterisation at high strain rate loading based on full-field measurements.

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Research Output at NOVA 2017 2019

  • 1253 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
  • 3 Article
1 Citation (Scopus)

Determination of mode I dynamic fracture toughness of IM7-8552 composites by digital image correlation and machine learning

Cidade, R. A., Castro, D. S. V., Castrodeza, E. M., Kuhn, P., Catalanotti, G., Xavier, J. & Camanho, P. P., 15 Feb 2019, In : Composite Structures. 210, p. 707-714 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Learning systems
Fracture toughness
Composite materials
2 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Measuring the cohesive law in mode I loading of Eucalyptus globulus

Majano-Majano, A., Lara-Bocanegra, A. J., Xavier, J. & Morais, J., 21 Dec 2018, In : Materials. 12, 1, 23.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Energy release rate
Strain energy
Crack tips
Crack propagation
3 Citations (Scopus)

ULCF assessment of X52 piping steel by means of cyclic bending tests

Pereira, J. C. R., de Jesus, A. M. P., Xavier, J. & Fernandes, A. A., Nov 2017, In : Journal of Constructional Steel Research. 138, p. 663-674 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bending tests
Fatigue of materials


stress analysis
elastic properties

Prize Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida

José Xavier (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

mechanical engineering