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Universidade Lusófona
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Structures and Geotechnics
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Ionut Dragos Moldovan

Assistant Professor

Domain of activity:

  • Computational mechanics;
  • Geomechanics;
  • Numerical methods;
  • Hybrid finite element formulations.

Present research topics:

  • Hybrid-Trefftz finite elements for acoustic, heat transfer and structural transient problems;
  • Hybrid finite elements for non-linear problems;
  • Automatic p-adaptive algorithms;
  • Dual Reciprocity Method for non-homogeneous boundary value problems;
  • Wave propagation in geomaterials;
  • Coupled numerical-experimental techniques for dynamic characterization of geomaterials.


Title Authors Year Volume DOI Journal Impact factor Clar.Analytics CERIS Members
Transfer Learning to Enhance the Damage Detection Performance in Bridges When Using Numerical Models Figueiredo, E.; Omori Yano, M.; Da Silva, S.; Moldovan, I.; Adrian Bud, M. 2023 V. 28, n.º 1 (art. 4022134) 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001979 Journal of Bridge Engineering Ionut Dragos Moldovan, Elói João Faria Figueiredo
A Roadmap for an Integrated Assessment Approach to the Adaptation of Concrete Bridges to Climate Change Figueiredo, E.; Santos, L.O.; Moldovan, I.; Kraniotis, D.; Melo, J.; Dias, L.; Coelho, G.B.A. 2023 V. 28, n.º 6 (art. 3123002) 10.1061/JBENF2.BEENG-5735 Journal of Bridge Engineering Ionut Dragos Moldovan, Elói João Faria Figueiredo
Transfer Learning for Structural Health Monitoring in Bridges That Underwent Retrofitting Omori Yano, M.; Figueiredo, E.; da Silva, S.; Cury, A.; Moldovan, I. 2023 V. 13, n.º 9 (art. 2323) 10.3390/buildings13092323 Buildings 3.8 Ionut Dragos Moldovan, Elói João Faria Figueiredo
Reliability of probabilistic numerical data for training machine learning algorithms to detect damage in bridges Bud, M.A.; Moldovan, I.; Radu, L.; Nedelcu, M.; Figueiredo, E. 2022 V. 29, n.º 7 (art. e2950) 10.1002/stc.2950 Structural Control & Health Monitoring 6.058 Ionut Dragos Moldovan, Elói João Faria Figueiredo
Hybrid-Trefftz displacement elements for three-dimensional elastodynamics Climent, N.; Moldovan, I.D.; Bendea, E.D. 2022 V. 70, n.º 6(1083-1105 10.1007/s00466-022-02224-4 Computational Mechanics 4.391 Ionut Dragos Moldovan, Natàlia Climent Pera , Elena Daniela Bendea
Three-dimensional hybrid-Trefftz displacement elements for poroelastodynamic problems in saturated media Climent, N.; Moldovan, I.D.; Freitas, J.A. 2022 V. 123, n.º 12(2919-2958 10.1002/nme.6965 International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 3.021 Ionut Dragos Moldovan, Natàlia Climent Pera
Damage Detection Approach for Bridges under Temperature Effects using Gaussian Process Regression Trained with Hybrid Data Da Silva, S.; Figueiredo, E.; Moldovan, I. 2022 V. 27, n.º 11 (art. 4022107) 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001949 Journal of Bridge Engineering 3.385 Ionut Dragos Moldovan, Elói João Faria Figueiredo
Smartphone Application for Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges Figueiredo, E.; Moldovan, I.; Alves, P.; Rebelo, H.; Souza, L. 2022 V. 22, n.º 21 (art. 8483) 10.3390/s22218483 Sensors 3.847 Ionut Dragos Moldovan, Elói João Faria Figueiredo
A local frequency-dependent absorbing boundary condition for unsaturated porous media based on the theory of mixtures with interfaces Moldovan, I.D. 2022 V. 155 (art. 107187) 10.1016/j.soildyn.2022.107187 Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 4.250 Ionut Dragos Moldovan
Direct boundary method toolbox for some elliptic problems in FreeHyTE framework Borkowski, M.; Moldovan, I.D. 2021 V. 125 (208-217) 10.1016/j.enganabound.2021.01.013 Engineering Analysis With Boundary Elements 2.964 Ionut Dragos Moldovan
A hybrid-Trefftz finite element platform for solid and porous elastodynamics Moldovan, I.D.; Climent, N.; Bendea, E.D.; Cismasiu, I.; Gomes Correia, A. 2021 V. 124 (155-173) 10.1016/j.enganabound.2020.12.014 Engineering Analysis With Boundary Elements 2.964 Ionut Dragos Moldovan, Natàlia Climent Pera , Ildi Cismasiu
Optimisation of receiver's location in bender element experiments using computational wave filtration Moldovan, I.D.; Correia, A.G. 2021 V. 143 (art. 106591) 10.1016/j.soildyn.2021.106591 Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 4.250 Ionut Dragos Moldovan
On rank-deficiency in direct Trefftz method for 2D Laplace problems Borkowski, M.; Moldovan, I.D. 2019 V. 106, 102-115, September. 10.1016/j.enganabound.2019.05.003 Engineering Analysis With Boundary Elements 2,243 Ionut Dragos Moldovan
Finite element–based machine-learning approach to detect damage in bridges under operational and environmental variations Figueiredo, E.; Moldovan, I.; Santos, A.; Campos, P.; Costa, J.C.W.A. 2019 V. 24, n.º 7, -, July. 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001432 Journal of Bridge Engineering 1,84 Ionut Dragos Moldovan
Hybrid-Trefftz finite elements for non-homogeneous parabolic problems using a novel dual reciprocity variant Moldovan, I.; Coutinho, A.; Cismaşiu, I. 2019 V. 106, 228-242, September. 10.1016/j.enganabound.2019.05.012 Engineering Analysis With Boundary Elements 2,243 Ionut Dragos Moldovan
FreeHyTE: a hybrid-Trefftz finite element platform Moldovan, I.D.; Cismaşiu, I. 2018 V. 121, 98-119, July 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2018.03.014 Advances in Engineering Software 4,194 Ionut Dragos Moldovan
Student Name Supervisor External Supervisor Co-Supervisors External Co-Supervisor #1 External Co-Supervisor #2 Title PhD Programme Universities Granting Title Funding Institution Scholarship Total PhD Funding PhD Funding for CERIS Begining Date End Date Year
PDF António Gomes Correia Ionut Dragos Moldovan Miguel Azenha Coupled experimental and numerical approaches for the optimisation and interpretation of bender element experiments in soils. Civil Engineering UMinho – University of Minho (Portugal) FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia FCT research project CEN-DynaGeo (PTDC/EAM-GTC/29923/2017) 43840 ongoing
PDF Elói João Faria Figueiredo Ionut Dragos Moldovan João Weyl da Costa Integration of structural health monitoring into bridge monitoring system in Brazil. Electrical Engineering UFPA – Federal University of Pará (Brazil) Departamento Nacional de Infraestrutura de Transportes (Brazil) 42736 ongoing
PDF Mihai Nedelcu Ionut Dragos Moldovan, Elói João Faria Figueiredo Integration of model- and data-based approaches for reliable structural health monitoring of bridges. Civil Engineering Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) 43475 ongoing
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
PDF INTENT – Intelligent health monitoring of road infrastructures using bender elements embedded in pavements 2022.06879.PTDC National Ionut Dragos Moldovan José Manuel Coelho das Neves, Vítor Filipe Silva Antunes, Elói João Faria Figueiredo ULusófona – Universidade Lusófona (Portugal) FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia 249865,58 22791 2023/03/12 2026/03/11
PDF CEN-DynaGeo – Coupled Experimental and Numerical Approaches Toward Reliable Dynamic Characterization of Multi-phase Geomaterials PTDC/EAM-GTC/29923/2017 National Ionut Dragos Moldovan João António Teixeira de Freitas IST-ID – Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento (Portugal) FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia 233723,75 142323,06 2018/10/01 2022/03/31
Title Editors (all, including CERIS members) Year Book Series Publisher Edition DOI ISBN/ISSN CERIS Members
Condition Assessment of Bridges: Past, Present and Future Figueiredo, E.J.F.; Moldovan, I.D.; Marques, M.J.M.B. 2013 Católica Editora 978-972-54-0401-0 Ionut Dragos Moldovan