Lucas Alves

Ponta Grossa State UniversityBrazil

Alves, Lucas Maximo, Physicist, teacher, researcher and scientist in the field of Materials Science and Engineering; member of the Brazilian Society of Physics. born in Teresina, Piaui, Brazil, on November 4, 1962, the son of Luiz Max Rodrigues and Gercina Alves de Queiroz, married to Maria do Socorro da Nobrega, born December 30, 1971, has a daughter named Lis Engedi Gomes Maximo born on 17 December 1990. Associate Professor since 2011 at the State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa city - Paraná - Brazil where he currently coordinates and participates in several research projects since 1996. He operates in the area of Materials and Engineering Physics, with emphasis on Fracture Mechanics and Fractal Instrumentation Specifies General use. In their Professional Activities interacted with 39 co-workers in co-authorship of scientific papers. He was a researcher at the University of São Paulo São Carlos - São Paulo - Brazil in the 1985-1995 period where he worked in the Brazilian Space project developing silicon-germanium alloys for Thermoelectric Generators Radioisotopes. Researcher at the Federal University of Paraná - Curitiba - Paraná - Brazil since 2006. PhD in Numerical Methods in Engineering at the Federal University of Paraná and Ponta Grossa State University. He studied a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering - Inter USP São Carlos since 1995 and stopped in 2002. Master in Physics in 1995, the Physics Institute of São Carlos, University of São Paulo, São Carlos - São Paulo - Brazil. BS in Physics in 1991, the Institute of Physics of São Carlos, University of São Paulo, São Carlos - São Paulo - Brazil; He had scholarship from FAPESP, CNPq, CAPES, and Johnson & Johnson, He has several publications and contributions to national and international articles and book chapters. Published 15 articles in specialized journals, 3 chapters of Book, 63 works in Conference Proceedings. He has 1 Technological Product, 3 software, 2 Processes and Techniques and 43 other items of Technical Production. He participated in 40 events in Brazil and other countries. He directed 20 works of Scientific Initiation and 3 Work Completion of course in the areas of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Physics and Mechanical Engineering. Received three awards and/or honors. Between 1985 and 2016 he participated in 20 research projects, and coordinated 9 of these. In 2006 he was quoted in Marquis Who\'s who in the Book Mechanical Area fracture and according to ScienceDirect\'s TOP25 Hottest Articles has the third most read article in 2005 in the Engineering Subarea of Fracture Mechanics of the Journal Theo Appl Frac. Mec. Among his contributions include the discovery of the J-R curve fracture resistance of a material roughness is proportional to your set, defined by dL/dLo, where L is the rough path of the crack and Lo is the projected path. He was the first to develop an image processing method for obtaining the surface roughness of a crack in calculating the J-R curve fracture resistance in fractured materials. Developed an image processing method for the profile of a set of broken material; Produced an analysis software and fracture simulation materials. Developed a method for in-vitro measurements of the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of Sunscreens products for Johnson & Johnson. In his curriculum, the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and Artistic-Cultural are: Fracture Mechanics, Fractal, Fractal Dimension, Growth and cracks propagation, Thermoelectric Ceramics, Power Thermoelectric, Thermoelectric Generator, Semiconductors, Effect Seebeck and Peltier effects. He is referee of Engineering Fracture Mechanics, PHYSICA A and B Journal - Elsevier Editors, Amsterdam since 2003; He currently resides in Nito Rua Manoel Gutoch, 425, Bairro Tarobá, Ponta Grossa - Paraná CEP - 84032-314, works in Ponta Grossa State University on Avenida Carlos Cavalcanti, 4748, Bairro Uvaranas, Ponta Grossa - Paraná - Brazil, home phone:. + 55 (042) 3226 8092, work phone: +55 (042) 3220-3079, Fax: +55 (042) 3220-3079, personal E-mail:;;

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This book is a collection of 13 chapters divided into seven sections: Section I: "General Foundations of the Stress Field and Toughness" with one chapter, Section II: "Fractography and Impact Analysis" with two chapters, Section III: "Toughness Fracture" with three chapters, Section IV: "Fracture Behavior" with two chapters, Section V: "Natural and Hydraulic Fractures" with two chapters, section VI: "Fatigue" with one chapter and Section VII: "Fracture Biomaterials and compatible" with two chapters. This book covers a wide range of application of fracture mechanics in materials science, engineering, rock prospecting, dentistry and medicine. The book is aimed towards materials scientists, metallurgists, mechanical and civil engineers, doctors and dentists and can also be well used in education, research and industry.

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