João Carlos E. Ferreira

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Research Areas
Recent Graduate Students

Examples of Developed Software for Manufacture Support:

  1. Verify whether a machine is adequate to manufacture a certain dimension in a part (process capability)
  2. Calculation of the Tool Life (Applet version)
  3. Calculation of the Tool Life(JSP version)
  4. Calculation of the Machining Force and Power
  5. Balancing Activities in a Line
  6. Scheduling Activities
  7. Calculation of Batch Size

Group/Laboratory: Lecturer of GRUCON, Coordinator of GRIMA

Address: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica
GRIMA/GRUCON, Caixa Postal 476
88040-900, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

Phone: +(55)(48) 331-9387

Fax: +(55)(48) 234-1519

E-mail: ou


    Undergraduate: Mechanical Engineering, PUC-Rio, July 1984

    Master's: Mechanical Engineering, PUC-Rio, julho 1986

    Ph.D: Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK, January 1991

    Pos-Doctorate: Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA, between January 1999 and January 2000

Research Areas:

CAPP (Computer-Aided Process Planning):

    Applying Pre-Planned Alternatives in Process Plans

    Using Expert Systems in Process Planning

    Automatic Generation of Process Plans

Manufacturing Systems:

    Manufacturing Parts Remotely Using the Internet

    Integration of Manufaturing Systems

    Development of Software to Solve Problems Related to Manufacture (click here for some examples)


    Modeling Industrial Parts in the Computer Through Features

    Assembly Analysis of Manufacturing Parts

    Manufacturability Analysis of Industrial Parts


    Simulation of Manufacturing Systems

    Use of Simulation Techniques to Calculate Manufacturing Times and Costs

Ph.D. Thesis Supervised:

Master's Theses Supervised:


Papers in Refereed Journals:

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Recent Conference Papers:

Last updated: April 6th, 2001

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