Research Seminar in Advanced Production Systems

Academic year
Subject Area
Advanced Production Systems
Language of Instruction
Other Languages of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
3rd Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

Advanced mathematics, algebra, robotics fundamentals and computer programming.

Structure and Properties of Matter and Mechanical Technology.

Basic knowledge about Operations management and operation research.

Teaching Methods

The organization of the curricular unit is a function of the profile of the students who attend it, in each academic year, and must be determined according to the objectives defined by the teachers. This organization determines the weight of each components of the syllabus, in each academic year. The following complementary activities will be developed:

1- Participation in lectures.

2- Master classes.

3- Presentation and discussion of scientific articles/research topics by students.

4- Preparation of a monograph and/or project, with presentation and discussion in a workshop.

Learning Outcomes

Students should be able to:

• Demonstrate a comprehensive view of the state-of-the art and the main research challenges of the scientific area of Advanced production systems;

• Demonstrate fundamental knowledge about the syllabus of the curricular unit, namely through its application in the critical analysis of scientific works, including those that take place in the DEM research groups in the area of Advanced production systems;

• Demonstrate autonomous learning, synthesis and scientific writing skills, in particular through their application in written reports and manuscripts;

• Demonstrate verbal communication skills, including proactive participation in lectures.

Work Placement(s)



1. Introduction to collaborative robotics, human-robot interaction and robot safety.

2. Supply Chain Management: Main Research Lines. Advanced topics of production planning and control.

3. Technology of advanced welding processes (by fusion and in the solid state). Metallurgical aspects.

4. Microstructural and mechanical aspects of the deformation of metallic mono- and polycrystals.

5. Mechanics of continuous media at large deformation. Numerical Simulation of technological processes involving large deformations.

Head Lecturer(s)

Luís Filipe Martins Menezes

Assessment Methods

Synthesis work: 50.0%
Report of a seminar or field trip: 50.0%


Para cada tópico abordado na unidade curricular será fornecida aos alunos uma lista actualizada de referências bibliográficas relevantes e adequadas ao perfil do aluno.