Scientific Production 2021


[1]        M. Trancossi, J. Pascoa, and G. Cannistraro, “Comments on “New insight into the definitions of the Bejan number”,” International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Editorial Material vol. 120, p. 3, Jan 2021, Art. no. 104997.

[2]        M. R. Pendar and J. C. Pascoa, “Numerical analysis of charged droplets size distribution in the electrostatic coating process: Effect of different operational conditions,” Physics of Fluids,  vol. 33, no. 3, p. 23, Mar 2021, Art. no. 033317.

[3]        F. Rodrigues, M. Abdollahzadeh, J. C. Pascoa, and P. J. Oliveira, “An Experimental Study on Segmented-Encapsulated Electrode Dielectric-Barrier-Discharge Plasma Actuator for Mapping Ice Formation on a Surface: A Conceptual Analysis,” Journal of Heat Transfer-Transactions of the Asme,  vol. 143, no. 1, p. 14, Jan 2021, Art. no. 011701.

[4]        M. A. Alves, P. J. Oliveira, and F. T. Pinho, “Numerical Methods for Viscoelastic Fluid Flows,” in Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Vol 53, 2021, pp. 509-541.

[5]        A. F. Santos, P. D. Gaspar, and H. J. L. de Souza, “Ecoenergetic Comparison of HVAC Systems in Data Centers,”  Climate,  vol. 9, no. 3, p. 13, Mar 2021,Art. no. 42.

[6]        A.F.Santos, P.D. Gaspar, Souza,”Measuring the energy efficiency of evaporative systems through a new index – EvaCOP. Energies”, 2021. 14(9), 2689. (DOI: 10.3390/en14092689) (Q2; IF=2.702; SJR=0.635; h=78) [IJI0030]

[7]        P.D. Gaspar, Fernandez, C.M., Soares, V.N.G.J., Caldeira, J.M.L.P. Silva, H.,”Development of technological capabilities through the Internet of Things (IoT): Survey of opportunities and barriers for IoT implementation in Portugal´s agro-industry”. Applied Sciences, 2021,11(8), 3454. (Q1; IF=2.474; SJR=0.418; h=35) [IJI0029]

[8]        A.F Santos, P.D.Gaspar, H.J.L. de Souza, “Refrigeration of COVID-19 vaccines: Ideal storage characteristics, energy efficiency and environmental impacts of various vaccine options”. Energies, 2021, 14(7), 1849. (Q2; IF=2.702; SJR=0.635; h=78) [IJI0028]

[9]         M.L. Aguiar, P.D. Gaspar, P.D Silva, D.Duarte,. “Testing of a resistive sensor with fabric medium for monitoring frost formation in refrigeration systems”. Procedia Environmental Science, Engineering and Management, 2021, 8(1), 205-214. (ISSN: 2392-9537). ( (Q3; CiteScore=0.7; SJR=0.22; SNIP=0.403; h=5) [IJS0015] 

[10]       S.K. Madham, F.Leitão, P.D. Silva, P.D. Gaspar, N. Alves, “Experimental tests of the thermal behaviour of new sustainable bio-packaging food boxes”. Procedia Environmental Science, Engineering and Management, 2021, 8(1), 215-223. (ISSN: 2392-9537) ( (Q3; CiteScore=0.7; SJR=0.22; SNIP=0.403; h=5) [IJS0014] 

[11]      D. Morais, M.L. Aguiar, P.D. Gaspar, P.D. Silva, N. Alves. “Development of a monitoring device of fruit products along the cold chain”. Procedia Environmental Science, Engineering and Management, 2021, 8(1), 195-204. (ISSN:2392-9537) ( (Q3; CiteScore=0.7; SJR=0.22; SNIP=0.403; h=5) [IJS0013]

[12]      R. Pendar, J.Páscoa, “Numerical Analysis of Charged Droplets Size Distributionin the Electrostatic Coating Process: Effect of Different Operational Conditions”,Physics of Fluids, 2021,  33, 033317-23 .

[13]      Benmoussa, J. Páscoa “Cycloidal rotor coupled with DBD plasma actuatorsfor performance improvement”, Aerospace Science and Technology,2021,  110, 10646816.

[14]      Trancossi, C. Carli, G. Cannistraro, J. Páscoa, S. Sharma, “Could thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer research produce a fundamental step advance toward and significant reduction of SARS-COV-2 spread?”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer,2021, 170, pp. 12.

[15]       M Rami, J Páscoa “Performance Optimization of Forward-Flight and Lift-Up Phases in a Cycloidal rotor Using an Active Control Mechanism”, ASCE’s Journal ofAerospace Engineering, 2021, 34(4), pp. 18.


Book chapters

  1. Trindade, L.; Silva, J.; Brójo, F.; Gamboa, P.; “Manual de Procedimentos para Realização de uma Simulação CFD em Escoamento Incompressível. Caso de estudo: dirigível híbrido”, ISBN: 978-989-654-778-3


  1. Fernandes, M.; Brójo, F.; “Finite Element Method Analysis of Two Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Propellant Tanks using Different Manufacturing Methods”, 4th International Conference Nanomaterials Science and Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal, July 6-9, 2021
  2. Nunes,A.; Brójo, F.; “Development of a novel 4-stroke spark ignition opposed piston engine”, Proceedings of the ASME 2021, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2021, November 1-5, 2021, Virtual, Online