Teresa Maria Bodas de Araújo Freitas

Assistant Professor

Domain of activity:

  • Soil mechanics and  geotechnical structures,
  • numerical analysis of geotechnical structures;
  • constitutive laws for soils;

Research areas:

  • numerical modelling of temperature and rate effects in soils;
  • elastic-viscoplastic models;
  • analysis of thermal active structures.


Title Authors Year Volume DOI Journal Impact factor Clar.Analytics CERIS Members
The influence of initial shaft resistance mobilisation in the response of seasonally, thermally-activated pile foundations in granular media Bourne-Webb, P.J.; Lupattelli, A.; Bodas Freitas, T.M.; Salciarini, D. 2022 V. 32 (art. 100299) 10.1016/j.gete.2021.100299 Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment 4.604 Peter John Bourne-Webb, Teresa Maria Bodas de Araújo Freitas
Thermal performance of seasonally, thermally-activated floating pile foundations in a cohesive medium Bodas Freitas, T.M.; Zito, M.; Bourne-Webb, P.J.; Sterpi, D. 2021 V. 243 (art. 112588) 10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112588 Engineering Structures 4.471 Peter John Bourne-Webb, Teresa Maria Bodas de Araújo Freitas
Thermally-activated piles and pile groups under monotonic and cyclic thermal loading–a review Bourne-Webb, P.; Bodas Freitas, T. 2020 V. 147, Part 2 (2572-2581) 10.1016/j.renene.2018.11.025 Renewable Energy 6,274 Peter John Bourne-Webb, Teresa Maria Bodas de Araújo Freitas
On the resistance to heat flow across soil-structure interfaces Bourne-Webb, P.; Figueira, J.D.S.; Bodas Freitas, T. 2020 V. 228 (art. 110488) 10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110488 Energy and Buildings 4,867 Peter John Bourne-Webb, Teresa Maria Bodas de Araújo Freitas
A review of pile-soil interactions in isolated, thermally-activated piles Bourne-Webb, P.; Bodas Freitas, T.; Assunção, R.M.F. 2019 V. 108, 61-74 10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.12.008 Computers and Geotechnics 3,345 Peter John Bourne-Webb, Teresa Maria Bodas de Araújo Freitas


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Name Reference Type PI Names CERIS Coordinator Research Group Other CERIS Members Leading Institution Other Institutions Funding Institutions Total Funding Funding for Ceris Beginning Date End Date State Website
DEEPCOOL - Use of Underground Spaces for Renewable Heating & Cooling PTDC/ECI-EGC/29083/2017 National Peter John Bourne-Webb Peter John Bourne-Webb Jaime Alberto dos Santos, Teresa Maria Bodas de Araújo Freitas IST-ID – Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento (Portugal) FCT 239764,61 239764,61 2017 2022