Journal Papers

2015:

  1. Carrano, E. G., Coelho, D. G., Gaspar-Cunha, A., Wanner, E. F., & Takahashi, R. H. (2015). Feedback-Control Operators for Improved Pareto-Set Description: Application to a Polymer Extrusion Process. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 38(2), 147–167. doi:doi:10.1016/j.engappai.2014.10.016.

2014:

  1. Deb, K., Bandaru, S., Greiner, D., Gaspar-Cunha, A., & Tutum, C. C. (2014). An Integrated Approach to Automated Innovization for Discovering Useful Design Principles: Case Studies from Engineering. Applied Soft Computing, 15(2), 42–56.
  2. Fernandes, C., Pontes, A., Viana, J., Nóbrega, J. M., & Gaspar-Cunha, A. (2014). Modelling of Plasticating Injection Moulding – Experimental Assessment. International Polymer Processing, 29(5), 558–569. doi:10.3139/217.2862
  3. Gaspar-Cunha, A., & Covas, J. A. (2014). A Universal Engineering Scale-Up Approach using Multi-Objective Optimization. International Journal of Natural Computing Research, 4(1), 17–30. doi:10.4018/ijncr.2014010102
  4. Gaspar-Cunha, A., & Covas, J. A. (2014). The Plasticating Sequence In Barrier Extrusion Screws Part II: Experimental Assessment. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 53(14), 1456–1466. doi:10.1080/03602559.2014.909482
  5. Gaspar-Cunha, A., Ferreira, J., & Recio, G. (2014). Evolutionary Robustness Analysis for Multi-Objective Optimisation: Benchmark Problems. Structural Multidisciplinar Optimization, 49(5), 771–793. doi:10.1007/s00158-013-1010-x
  6. Gaspar-Cunha, A., Recio, G., Costa, L., & Estébanez, C. (2014). Self-Adaptive MOEA Feature Selection for Classification of Bankruptcy Prediction Data. The Scientific World Journal, 2014(314728), 20. doi:10.1155/2014/314728
  7. Michelangelli, O. P., Gaspar-Cunha, A., & Covas, J. A. (2014). The influence of pellet-barrel friction on the granular transport in a single screw extruder. Powder Technology, 264(9), 401–408. doi:10.1016/j.powtec.2014.05.066
  8. Teixeira, C., Covas, J. A., Stützle, T., & Gaspar-Cunha, A. (2014). Hybrid Algorithms for the Twin--Screw Extrusion Configuration Problem. Applied Soft Computing, 23(10), 298–307. doi:10.1016/j.asoc.2014.06.022

2013:

  1. A. Gaspar-Cunha and J. A. Covas, “The Plasticating Sequence in Barrier Extrusion Screws Part I: Modeling,” Polym. Eng. Sci., 2013.

2012:

  1. C. Teixeira, J. A. Covas, T. Stützle, and A. Gaspar-Cunha, “Multi-Objective Ant Colony Optimization for the Twin-Screw Configuration Problem,” Engineering Optimization, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 351–371, 2012.
  2. A. Gaspar-Cunha, O. Carneiro, S. M. Cunha, and J. A. Covas, “A laboratory modular instrumented single-screw extruder for the optimization of polymer processing,” Plastics , Rubber and Composites : Macromolecular Engineering, vol. 41, no. 9, pp. 373–383, 2012.
  3. N. Domingues, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J. A. Covas, “A Quantitative Approach to Assess the Mixing Ability of Single Screw Extruders for Polymer Extrusion,” Journal of Polymer Engineering, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 81–94, 2012.
  4. C. Teixeira, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J. A. Covas, “Flow and heat transfer along the length of a co-rotating twin screw extruder,” Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, vol. 51, no. 15, pp. 1567–1577, 2012.
  5. S. P. Ferreira, W. A. Ruiz, and A. Gaspar-Cunha, “Rheological and Thermal Characteristics of Wheat Gluten Biopolymers Plasticized with Glycerol,” Química Nova, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 719–722, 2012.
  6. C. Fernandes, A. Pontes, J. Viana, and A. Gaspar-Cunha, “Using Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms for Optimization of the Cooling System in Polymer Injection Moulding,” International Polymer Processing, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 213–223, 2012.

2011:

  1. C. Teixeira, J. A. Covas, F. Berzin, B. Vergnes, and A. Gaspar-Cunha, “Application of evolutionary algorithms to the definition of the optimal twin-screw extruder configuration for starch cationization,” Polymer Engineering and Science, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 330–340, 2011.
  2. C. Teixeira, J. A. Covas, T. Stützle, and A. Gaspar-Cunha, “Engineering an efficient two-phase local search algorithm for the co-rotating twin-screw extruder configuration problem,” International Transactions in Operational Research, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 271–291, Dec. 2011.
  3. C. Teixeira, J. A. Covas, T. Stützle, and A. Gaspar-Cunha, “Multi-Objective Ant Colony Optimization for the Twin-Screw Configuration Problem,” Engineering Optimization, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 351–371, 2011.
  4. A. Gaspar-Cunha, F. Mendes, and M. F. P. Costa, “Multi-objective memetic algorithm: comparing artificial neural networks and pattern search filter method approaches,” International Transactions in Operational Research, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 183–203, 2011.
  5. O. Michelangelli, M. Yamanoi, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J. A. Covas, “Modelling pellet flow in single extrusion with DEM,” Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, vol. 225, no. Parte E, pp. 255–268, 2011.

2010:

  1. N. Domingues, M. Camesasca, M. Kaufman, I. Manas-Zloczower, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J.A. Covas, “Modeling of Agglomerate Dispersion in Single Screw Extruders,” International Polymer Processing, vol. 25, 2010, pp. 251-257.
  2. N. Domingues, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J.A. Covas, “Estimation of the morphology development of immiscible liquid–liquid systems during single screw extrusion,” Polymer Engineering and Science, vol. 50, 2010, pp. 2194-2204.
  3. N. Domingues, A. Gaspar-Cunha, J.A. Covas, M. Camesasca, M. Kaufman, and I. Manas-Zloczower, “Dynamics of Filler Size and Spatial Distribution in a Plasticating Single Screw Extruder – Modeling and Experimental Observations,” International Polymer Processing, vol. 25, 2010, pp. 188-198.
  4. C. Fernandes, A. Pontes, J. Viana, and A. Gaspar-Cunha, “Using multiobjective evolutionary algorithms in the optimization of operating conditions of polymer injection molding,” Polymer Engineering and Science, vol. 50, 2010, pp. 1667-1678.
  5. F. Mendes, J. Duarte, A. Vieira, B. Ribeiro, A. Ribeiro, J.C. Neves, and A. Gaspar-Cunha, “Feature Selection for Bankruptcy Prediction: A Multi-Objective Optimization Approach,” International Journal of Natural Computing Research, vol. 1, 2010, pp. 71-91.

2009:

  1. J.A. Covas and A. Gaspar-Cunha, “Extrusion Scale-up: An Optimization-based Methodology,” International Polymer Processing, vol. 24, 2009, pp. 67-82.
  2. S.M. Cunha, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J.A. Covas, “Melting of polymer blends in single-screw extrusion-an experimental study,” International Journal of Material Forming, vol. 2, 2009, pp. 729-732.

-2008:

  1. J.M. Nobrega, O.S. Carneiro, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and N.D. Goncalves, “Design of calibrators for profile extrusion - Optimizing multi-step systems,” International Polymer Processing, vol. 23, 2008, pp. 331-338.
  2. N. Domingues, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J.A. Covas, “Global Mixing Indices for Single Screw Extrusion,” International Journal of Material Forming, vol. 1, 2008, pp. 723-726.
  3. S.M. Cunha, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J.A. Covas, “Melting of PP/PA6 Polymer Blends in Single Screw Extruders: An Experimental Study,” Materials Science Forum, vol. 587, 2008, pp. 505-509.
  4. A. Gaspar-Cunha and J.A. Covas, “Robustness in multi-objective optimization using evolutionary algorithms,” Computational Optimization and Applications, vol. 39, Jun. 2007, pp. 75-96.
  5. C. Leer, F.W.J. Van Hattum, A. Gaspar-Cunha, O.S. Carneiro, and C.A. Bernardo, “Tailored shear extrusion of carbon nanofibre/polyamide composites and its effect on electrical percolation threshold,” Plastics Rubber And Composites, vol. 35, 2006, pp. 268-275.
  6. N. Domingues, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J.A. Covas, “Modelling of Mixing in Single Screw Extruders,” Materials Science Forum, vol. 514, 2006, pp. 1409-1413.
  7. A. Gaspar-Cunha and A. Vieira, “A Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm using Neural Networks to Approximate Fitness Evaluations,” International Journal of Computers Systems and Signals, vol. 6, 2005, pp. 18-36.
  8. A. Gaspar-Cunha and J.C. Viana, “Using multi-objective evolutionary algorithms to optimize mechanical properties of injection molded part,” International Polymer Processing, vol. 20, 2005, pp. 274-285.
  9. A. Gaspar-Cunha, J.A. Covas, and B. Vergnes, “Defining the configuration of co-rotating twin-screw extruders with multiobjective evolutionary algorithms,” Polymer Engineering & Science, vol. 45, 2005, pp. 1159-1173.
  10. J.A. Covas, C.A. Bernardo, O.S. Carneiro, J.M. Maia, F.W.J. van Hattum, A. Gaspar-Cunha, L.P. Biró, Z.E. Horváth, I. Kiricsi, and Z. Kónya, “Continuous production of polycarbonate-carbon nanotube composites,” Journal of polymer engineering, vol. 25, 2005, pp. 39-57.
  11. A.V. Machado, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and J.A. Covas, “Modelling of the Grafting of Maleic Anhydride onto Polyethylene in an Extruder,” Materials Science Forum, vol. 455, 2004, pp. 763-766.
  12. J. A. Covas and A. Gaspar-Cunha, “Optimisation-based design of extruders,” Plastics, Rubber and Composites, vol. 33, Nov. 2004, pp. 416-425.
  13. A. Gaspar-Cunha, A. Poulesquen, B. Vergnes, and J.A. Covas, “Optimization of Processing Conditions for Polymer Twin-screw Extrusion,” International Polymer Processing, vol. 17, 2002, pp. 201-213.
  14. A. Gaspar-Cunha and J.A. Covas, “The Design of Extrusion Screws: An Optimisation Approach,” International Polymer Processing, vol. 16, 2001, pp. 229-240.
  15. J.A. Covas, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and P. Oliveira, “An optimization approach to practical problems in plasticating single screw extrusion,” Polymer Engineering & Science, vol. 39, 1999, pp. 443-456.
  16. J. Covas, A. Gaspar-Cunha, and P. Oliveira, “Optimisation of single screw extrusion. Theoretical and experimental results,” International Journal of Forming Processes, vol. 1, 1998, pp. 323-343.
  17. A. Gaspar-Cunha, J.A. Covas, and P. Oliveira, “Optimization of Polymer Extrusion With Genetic Algorithms,” IMA J. of Math. Appl. in Business and Industry, vol. 9, 1998, pp. 267-277.