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Annual Plan for the utilisation of RTI 2019 resources

Grant number: 19/24482-0
Support type:Research Grants - Technical Reserve for Institutional Research Infrastructure
Duration: March 01, 2020 - February 28, 2021
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Waldyr Luiz Ribeiro Gallo
Grantee:Waldyr Luiz Ribeiro Gallo
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica (FEM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This document details the utilisation plan for the RTI 2019 resources to improve the Mechanical Engineering Faculty's (FEM Unicamp) infrastructure, specifically supporting the collective research infrastructure and benefiting our research projects. (1) The  Laboratório Multiusuário de Caracterização de Materiais do Departamento de Engenharia de Manufatura e Materiais has a  scanning electron microscope (SEM) Carl Zeiss, EVO MA15 model, bought with FAPESP EMU resources (process 2009/54075-6). This imported equipment was installed in june 2011, works with advanced technology and high sensibility and serves all of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. In february 2019 the person who used to run the microscope quit and the current employees can only partially run it. CarlZeiss group is based in Germany and has a subsidiary in Brazil and is the only company authorized to perform preventive and corrective maintenance as well as equipment training in Brazil. Therefore, it is extremely important to have this training, in order to make sure the equipment works correctly and its analyses are highly reliable. The training is for up to 10 participants and lasts one week. The program includes (i) electron microscope operation, (ii) EBSD Oxfordoperation, (iii) microscopy doubts and enquiries. (2) Finite element method is an established method to solve partial and ordinary differential equations and its use in engineering and science is widespread. The possibility for the FEM community to have access to high performance simulation programs should favour the development of technology projects and basic research in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermal analysis, materials, process simulation, electromagnetism, rotor dynamics among other areas. ANSYS is one of the most used softwares in the world for mechanical simulation. The code uses mainly the  finite element method, including several types of elements, a potent pre and post graphic processing system and hundreds of different physical simulation options are implemented. ANSYS is a reference tool for both academia and industry. The FEM community has been using this tool for over 20 years and several research groups are advanced users of the techniques implemented in this program. Therefore, this package can offer extremely valuable benefits for FEM, and the investment of RTI FAPESP funds to buy ANSYS is technically relevant, up to date in terms of the area's state of the art and will assist a large portion of our academic community.  We will renew 25 ANSYS Academic Teaching Mechanical and CFD licences and purchase a new ANSYS Academic Research Mechanical licence. Additionally, the purchase includes (i) maintenance of the new versions until february 2020 and (ii) technical support until february 2020. (3) FEM needs items to repair IT equipment used by all Faculty, such as hard disks, SSD, power supply, toner, keyboard, mouse etc. (AU)