Lines of research and projects

The area of concentration of Design and Manufacturing Processes is essential and has major influence on the development of engineering projects. By means of integrated research, the master’s program has the purpose of scientifically and technologically contributing to the development of human resources, aiming for the sustainable and socioeconomic regional development.

The main lines of research of the Professional Post-Graduation Program in Design and Manufacturing Processes (PPGPPF) are:

1 – Manufacturing Processes

This area of concentration consists in the study of different machining processes, directed to scientific and technological knowledge on its fundamentals, tools, machine tools, parameters and peripherals (cutting fluids and accessories), aiming at professional qualification for optimized industrial application, considering economy, productivity and quality. In this context, this line of research includes the machining processes using tool of defined and undefined geometries, unconventional processes and high speed machining. Furthermore, the development of new methods of metallurgical processes and plastic forming can be carried out in this area.

2 – Design of Machinery and Equipment

This area of concentration comprises the study of methods and procedures in mechanical design and product development that are mandatory in modern engineering, which requires a solid basis of diverse knowledge, involving the phase of planning, conceptual design, modeling and prototyping, analysis of structural behavior, economic analysis, detailed design, industrial property and project management, considering theoretical foundation and analysis tools for simulation and experimentation. The line of research in Design of Machinery and Equipment is mainly focused on industrial equipment and products, steel structures and agricultural machinery.

3 - Material Selection in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing

This area of concentration focuses on material selection for the design of new products and the evaluation of the most appropriate manufacturing processes for the specific operating conditions of a mechanical component. Characterization of new materials, processes and failure analysis are conducted in an integrated approach to the mechanical design.