Dr. J. Correia


José António Fonseca de Oliveira Correia, born 1984 in Peso da Régua, Portugal, is Researcher of INEGI/LAETA and CONSTRUCT/FEUP of the University of Porto (Portugal). Since 2018 he is Guest Teacher at the Engineering Structures Department of the Civil Engineering and Geosciences Faculty of the Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands). He was Invited Assistant Professor at the structural mechanics section in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Coimbra (2016/09 - 2019/01). He was appointed as Invited Professor at Applied Mechanics section in Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal) with beginning in September 2018. He obtained the degrees BSc (2007) and MSc (2009) in Civil Engineering by the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. He is specialist in steel and composite (steel and concrete) construction by the University of Coimbra in 2010. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Porto in 2015. 

Since 2008, he has lectured several units courses, such as: Steel Structures; Timber Structures; Structural Engineering Design; Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics; Steel Structures for Offshore and Renewable Energies; Design of Bridges; and, Offshore Structures Design.

He is co-author of more 80 scientific journal papers in the most relevant scientific journals devoted to structural integrity, fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures, 150 proceedings in international and national conferences, congresses and workshops, and 1 chapter book about local approaches applied in the fatigue crack propagation modelling.

Since 2015, he was appointed as member of the editorial board of several journals such as, Advances in Computational Design, Engineering Structures and Technologies, Structural Integrity and Life, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematical Problems in Engineeirng, Forensic Engineering (ICE),  SN Applied Sciences, among others. He is also associate member of the editorial board of the Marine Systems and Ocean Technology journal (Springer), as well as editor-in-chief, since 2017, of Book Series on Structural Integrity (Springer). He was supervisor of 20 master theses and he is co-supervisor of 4 Ph.D. thesis. He was/is also team member of the organization and participation in approved national (Portugal) and European research projects (11 research projects).

Proof of the international recognition of the scientific activities was the recent appointment (since January 2017) of José António Correia to chairman of the technical committee called "ESIS TC12 - Risk analysis and safety of large structures and components" of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS). He is a member of technical committees, CEN TC250 SC3 WG 1-9 Fatigue and CEN TC250 SC3 WG 1-10 Fracture, of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).


His current research interests are:

  • Behaviour to fatigue and fracture of materials and structures (steel and alluminium, riveted and bolted connections, pressure vessels, old steel bridges, wind turbine towers, offshore structures);
  • Probabilistic fatigue modelling of metallic materials (including statistical evaluation, size-effect, cumulative damage);
  • Probabilistic design of glass structural elements;
  • Mechanical behaviour of materials and wooden structures (connections and characterization of ancient structures);
  • Mechanical and chemical characterization of old mortars and masonry structures.

António L.L. da Silva, José A.F.O. Correia, Abílio M.P. de Jesus, Grzegorz Lesiuk, António A. Fernandes, Rui Calçada, Filippo Berto, “Influence of fillet end geometry on fatigue behaviour of welded joints”. International Journal of Fatigue, 2019 Volume 123, June 2019, Pages 196-212.

Lorenzo Alessi, José A.F.O. Correia, Nicholas Fantuzzi, “Initial design phase and tender designs of a jacket structure converted into a retrofitted offshore wind turbine”. Energies (MDPI), 2019, 12(4), 659, 28 pages.

Zhongxiang Liu, José Correia, Hermes de Carvalho, Patrícia Raposo, Abílio de Jesus, Rui Calçada, Filippo Berto, “Global-local fatigue assessment of an ancient riveted metallic bridge based on sub-modelling of the critical detail”. Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 2019; 42: 546–560.

Zhongxiang Liu, M.H. Hebdon, J.A.F.O. Correia, H. Carvalho, P.M.L. Vilela, A.M.P. De Jesus, R.A.B. Calçada, “Fatigue assessment of critical connections in a historic eye-bar suspension bridge”. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities - ASCE, Volume 33, Issue 1, 2019, Article number 04018091.

Bruno Pedrosa, José A.F.O. Correia, Carlos Rebelo, Grzegorz Lesiuk, Abílio M.P. De Jesus, António A. Fernandes, Rui Calçada, Milan Veljkovic, “Fatigue resistance curves for single and double shear riveted joints from old portuguese metallic bridges”. Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 96, 2019, Pages 255-273.

Fernando Marques, José A.F.O. Correia, Abílio de Jesus, Álvaro Cunha, Elsa Caetano, Augusto Fernandes,  “Fatigue analysis of a railway bridge based on fracture mechanics and local modelling of riveted connections”. Engineering Failure Analysis, 2018, Volume 94, pages 121-144.

Muhammad Farhan, Mohammad Reza Shah Mohammadi, José A.F.O. Correia, Carlos Rebelo, “Transition Piece Design for an Onshore Hybrid Wind Turbine with Multi-Axial Fatigue Life Estimation”. Wind Engineering, vol. 42 (4), 2018, pages 286-303.

S.P. Zhu, Z.Y. Yu, J. Correia, S. Blasón, A. D. Jesus, Filippo Berto, “Evaluation and comparison of critical plane criteria for multiaxial fatigue analysis of ductile and brittle materials”. International Journal of Fatigue, 2018, Volume 112, pages 279-288.

J.C.R. Pereira, Jeroen Van Wittenberghe, A.M.P. de Jesus, Philippe Thibaux, J.A.F.O. Correia, A.A. Fernandes, “Damage Behaviour of Full-Scale Straight Pipes under Extreme Cyclic Bending Conditions”. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 143, 2018, pages 97-109.

Dr. J. (José) Correia

Guest lecturer


Engineering Structures

Steel and Composite Structures

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