Leandro Fleck Fadel Miguel



Prof. Fadel Miguel is Civil Engineer with Ph.D. in Structural Engineering (2007) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS/Brazil). As Associated Professor, he joined the Civil Engineering Department at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC/Brazil) in 2010. Between 2007 and 2010, he worked as a steel engineer in the Brazilian industry and as a consultant in this field. His main research interests are the study of nonlinear problems of steel structures and dynamic of structures, with particular emphasis on optimization and reliability analysis of civil engineering applications.

Research Area

Dynamics of structures, Steel structures

Research Interests

Dynamics of structures, Structural optimization and Steel structures with particular emphasis to transmission lines systems and transmission lines towers.


Introduction: mechanical properties; Wind effects on structures; Tension members; Compression members; Beams; Combined bending and axial load; Structural fasteners; Welding.

  • Dynamics of Structures I (graduate program)

Single degree of freedom systems; Analysis through the time domain: Duhamel integral equation; Analysis through the frequency domain: Fourier transform; Laplace transform; Multi degree of freedom systems; Principle of Virtual Work, Lagrange’s Equation and Hamilton’s Principle; Modal analysis; Modal superposition; Step-by-step methods.

  • Dynamics of Structures II (graduate program)

Random vibration; Dynamic effects of winds on structures; Earthquake loading; Vehicle-bridge interaction problem; Human-induced loads; Passive control of vibrations.


  • H-index: 22
  • Papers: 72
  • Citations: 1404