Dr Dorival Pedroso

Senior Lecturer

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
d.pedroso@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 31358

Overview

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Research achievements other than research outputs

Dr Pedroso is an expert in numerical and computer methods for solid mechanics and materials modelling. He has a strong background in tensor calculus, partial differential equations, computational geometry, and computer programming, among other topics. Dr Pedroso has been developing methods to model the mechanical behaviour of porous media including mixtures of solids, liquids and gases. This expertise is now being carried over to modelling metals. He has also recently been engaged in machine learning, artificial intelligence, general nonlinear multi-constrained/multi-objective optimisation and structural reliability. Dr Pedroso has also developed new methods in molecular dynamics to model solids and granular assemblies. Therefore, his research work is quite multi-disciplinary but revolves around computational engineering and mechanics.

Journal Reviews

Dr Pedroso is an expert in computational mechanics for porous media and optimisation and is reviewing papers for top journals such as Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Nature: Scientific Reports, Computers and Geotechnics, Geotechnique Letters, Advances in Engineering Software, Journal of Engineering Mechanics ASCE, Computer Physics Communications, International Journal of Plasticity, Soils and Foundations, Advances in Structural Engineering, Engineering Structures, among others.

Research Grants Reviewer

Dr Pedroso is an Australian Research Council (ARC) reviewer for DPs, DEs and LPs. He is also a reviewer for th Hong Kong Research Grants Council HK-RGC

Conference Services

Dr Pedroso has organised the 1st Workshop on New Advances on Computational Geomechanics in Australia in 2008 and the 5th Workshop on New Frontiers in Computational Geotechnics in 2010. Both in Brisbane, Australia.

Research Interests

  • Computational mechanics
    Computational mechanics, including numerical methods for partial differential equations and mathematical models for materials’ mechanical behaviour, in particular porous media.
  • Optimisation in engineering
    Mainly using evolutionary computations
  • Artificial intelligence in civil engineering
    Use of AI in civil engineering

Research Impacts

Funding

Dr Pedroso secured an ARC-DECRA (DECRA 2012 – Only 2 awards in Civil Engineering in the Country – highly competitive scheme with a success rate around 11% at that time), 1 ARC-DP, 3 ARC Linkages and some industry projects. He also recently received a full sponsorship to visit SimTech at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Dr Pedroso is also a Chief Investigator of an Advance Queensland Project with funding over $2 million.

Invited Talks

Over the last few years, Dr Pedroso’s work has attracted some international attention as evidenced by the invited seminars he gave for which he got successfully got full financial sponsorship:

  • 2016 Prestigious Argyris Lecture at The University of Stuttgart, Germany, July 6, 2016. Check out Argyris Lecture 2016

  • 2015 invited lecture on structural reliability during the 3rd International Workshop on Advances in Computational Mechanics, October 12-14, 2015, Tokyo, Japan,

  • 2012 present a mini-course in Brazil

  • 2011 present a keynote lecture in Brazil

Significant change or advance of knowledge in your field.

Dr Pedroso has independently developed mathematical models, solution methods, algorithms and computer codes for a number of applications in geometry, mathematics, physics and engineering. He has journal papers in top-journals including papers published with him as the first author. He has also a number of papers submitted with some under revision.

He has a comprehensive set of computer libraries written by his research team and published at https://github.com/cpmech that serve as a foundation for his students’ and his research work on computational mechanics. These include recent and new evolutionary algorithms for multi-objective and multi-constraints optimisation (publications are underway). The set of libraries has been developed with much hard work and has been made open source for the benefit of the scientists, engineers and the community. The number of innovative, advanced and much organised computer code is significant as illustrated by simply looking at the code repositories. The indirect impact of this work is demonstrated by the number of followers and stars gained along the years through the GitHub social networking. For example, Gosl (Go Scientific Library) has attracted many stars.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Brasilia
  • Master of Science Geotechnical Engineering, University of Brasilia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Brasilia

Publications

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Grants

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Nguyen, H. P., Wang, C. M. and Pedroso, D. M. (2020). A pitching WEC-type attachment for extracting wave energy and reducing hydroelastic response of VLFS. ACMSM25, Brisbane, Australia, 4-7 December, 2018. Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_21

  • Scheuermann, Alexander, Li, Ling, Muehlhaus, Hans, Bore, Thierry, Torres, Sergio Galindo, Pedroso, Dorival, Hamidi, Farzin, Harshani, H. M. D., Bittner, Tilman, Behraftar, Somayeh and Aminpour, Mohammad (2019). On How to Look Inside Geo-Materials. China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, 2018, Vienna, Austria, 13-16 August 2018. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-14987-1_20

  • Zhang, Yunpeng, Pedroso, Dorival M., Stephen, Andrew J. E. and Elford, Michael C. (2018). Automatic calibration of 3D anisotropic yield criteria using a parallel evolutionary algorithm. NUMISHEET 2018: 11th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes, Tokyo, , July 30, 2018-August 3, 2018. Bristol, United Kingdom: IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/1063/1/012190

  • Hokkanen, Jaro, Pedroso, Dorival M., Elford, Michael C., Stephan, Andrew J. E. and Zhang, Yunpeng (2018). Efficient isogeometric shell element with through-thickness stretch: application to incremental sheet forming. NUMISHEET 2018: 11th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes, Tokyo, , July 30, 2018-August 3, 2018. Bristol, United Kingdom: IOP Publishing. doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/1063/1/012189

  • Scheuermann, A., Muehlhaus, H. B., Galindo-Torres, S., Harshani, H. M. D., Aminpour, M., Bittner, T., To, P., Gholami-Korzani, M., Pedroso, D., Li, L. and Gross, L. (2017). Physical and mathematical modeling of erosion processes across the scales. 11th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials, IWBDG 2017, Limassol, Cyprus, 21-25 May 2017. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-56397-8_73

  • Zhang, Y. P., Pedroso, D. M. and Li, L. (2015). Assessment of finite difference methods to solve porous media dynamics. 14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014, Kyoto, Japan, 22-25 September 2014. Leiden, The Netherlands: Taylor and Francis/CRC Press/Balkema. doi: 10.1201/b17435-252

  • Kang, T., Pedroso, D. M., Scheuermann, A. and Li, L. (2015). Comparison of seepage analysis methods based on Finite Elements. 14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014, Kyoto, Japan, 22-25 September 2014. Leiden, The Netherlands: Taylor and Francis/CRC Press/Balkema. doi: 10.1201/b17435-250

  • Tun, Y. W., Pedroso, D. M., Scheuermann, A. and Williams, D. J. (2015). Multiple-slopes stability assessment by limit equilibrium and genetic algorithms. 14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014, Kyoto, Japan, 22-25 September 2014. Leiden, The Netherlands: Taylor and Francis/CRC Press/Balkema. doi: 10.1201/b17435-251

  • Schmidt, P., Pedroso, D. M., Scheuermann, A., Durand, R. and Steeb, H. (2015). On techniques to recover finite element data from integration points. 14th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014, Kyoto, Japan, 22-25 September 2014. Leiden, The Netherlands: Taylor and Francis/CRC Press/Balkema. doi: 10.1201/b17435-253

  • Galindo Torres, Sergio, Pedroso, Dorival, Williams, David and Muhlhaus, Hans (2014). An analysis of the strength of anisotropic granular assemblies via discrete methods. 1st Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM2013), Sydney, Australia, 3-4 October 2013. Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.525

  • Scheuermann, A., Galindo-Torres, S. A., Pedroso, D. M., Williams, D. J. and Li, L. (2014). Dynamics of water movements with reversals in unsaturated soils. 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT 2014), Sydney, Australia, 2-4 July 2014. Leiden, Netherlands: CRC Press/Balkema. doi: 10.1201/b17034-153

  • Galindo-Torres, S., Scheuermann, A., Pedroso, D. M. and Li, L. (2013). Effect of boundary conditions on measured water retention behavior within soils. American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA, 9-13 December, 2013.

  • Pedroso, D. M., Farias, M. M., Williams, D. J., Scheuermann, A. and Buzzi, O. (2011). Extended Barcelona basic model to the cyclic behaviour of unsaturated soils. 13th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Melbourne, Australia, 9-11 May 2011. Sydney, Australia: Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety.

  • Pedroso, D., Sheng, D., Williams, D., Scheuermann, A., Farias, M. M. and Nakai, T. (2011). The SFG model for the cyclic behaviour of unsaturated soils. VII Brazilian Symposium on Unsaturated Soils - nSat2011, Pirenopolis, Brazil, 29-31 August 2011.

  • Liu, HY, Williams, DJ, Pedroso, DM and Liang, WM (2009). Numerical procedure for modelling dynamic fracture of rock by blasting. 7th International Symposium on Rockburst and Seismicity in Mines, Dalian, China, AUG 21-23, 2009. New Jersey, U.S.A.: Rinton Press.

  • Pedroso, D. M. and Farias, M. M. (2007). Optimization of parameters of constitutive models using genetic algorithms. 10th International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics (NUMOG X), Rhodes, Greece, 25-27 April 2007. London, England: Taylor & Francis.

  • Farias, Marcio M., Nakai, Teruo, Shahin, Hossain M., Pedroso, Dorival M., Passos, Paula G. O. and Hinokio, Masaya (2005). Ground densification due to sand compaction piles. Tokyo, Japan.: Japanese Geotechnical Society. doi: 10.3208/sandf.45.2_167

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision