Alvaro L. G. A. Coutinho

Professor, Civil Engineering


D.Sc. in Civil Engineering, COPPE/UFRJ, 1987


  • Finite Element Methods
  • Parallel Computing
  • Porous Media Flow
  • Iterative Equations Solving
  • Computational Solid and Fluid Mechanics

    Research Laboratories

  • Center for Parallel Computations (NACAD).
  • Laboratory for Computer Methods in Engineering( LAMCE)

    Recent Publications


  • Marcos A.D. Martins
  • Rubens M. Sydenstricker

    PhD Students

  • Denis A.F. Souza (co-supervisor JosÚ L.D. Alves)
  • Manlio Mano (co-supervisor Luiz Landau)
  • Manoel T.F. Cunha (co-supervisor JosÚ C.F. Telles)
  • Paula A. Sesini
  • Renato N. Elias

    MSc Students

  • Carlos A. Henao
  • Rosilene Kraft

    Graduate Courses

  • Computational Techniques
  • Finite Elements in Fluids I
  • Introduction to High Performance Computing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Multigrid Methods
  • Finite Elements in Fluids II

    Recent Talks

  • Computational Strategies for Coupled Problems, ENCIT 2002, Caxambu, MG, BRAZIL, October 15-18, 2002.
  • Computational Engineering at NACAD, CILAMCE 2003, 24th Iberian Latin-American Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering, 29-31 October 2003, Ouro Preto, MG, Brasil.
  • Computer Science Challenges in Computational Engineering, UniversitÚ de Nantes, France, Fevereiro de 2004.
  • Recent Developments in Computational Engineering Methods and Tools, US-South American Workshop: Mechanics and Advanced Materials, Research and Education, Hotel Caesar Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2-6, 2004.

    Visits (since February 2004)

    Editorial Services

    Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, Editorial Board

    International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Editorial Advisory Board