Carla Cotas graduated in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) in 2008. Between 2008 and 2011 she developed research at the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering of the University of Coimbra in the area of Computational Fluid Dynamics. In 2011 she started her doctoral studies in Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering of the University of Coimbra, where in 2016 she obtained her degree of Ph.D. in the area of Modelling of Fiber Suspensions Flow in Pipes. In 2016 she started her Post-Doc in LSRE-LCM.

Supervisors: Madalena Dias, Ricardo Santos

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Non-Newtonian Fluids
Complex fluids and flows

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

C. Cotas, D. Asendrych, M.G. Rasteiro. Numerical simulation of turbulent pulp flow of concentrated suspensions: influence of the non-Newtonian properties of the pulp. Particulate Science and Technology, 34, 442-452, 2016 C. Cotas, D. Asendrych, F. Garcia, P. Faia, M.G. Rasteiro. CFD simulation of a turbulent fiber suspension flow – A modified near-wall treatment. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 9, 233-246, 2015 C. Cotas, R. Silva, F. Garcia, P. Faia, D. Asendrych, M.G. Rasteiro. Application of different low-Reynolds k-ε turbulence models to model the flow of concentrated pulp suspensions in pipes. Procedia Engineering, 102, 1326-1335, 2015
Carla Cotas
Postdoctoral Researcher
cpcotas@fe.up.pt