Wellison José de Santana Gomes


Wellison Gomes is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, since 2013. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Alagoas, in 2008, and received his MS and PhD degrees in Structural Engineering from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2010 and 2013, after working under the supervision of professor Andre Beck. Part of his doctoral research was developed at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, under professor Terje Haukaas’ supervision. Dr. Gomes conducts research on structural optimization under uncertainties, with emphasis on numerical methods.

Research Area

Structural Engineering and Reliability.

Research Interests

Structural reliability and optimization, decision making, nonlinear structural analysis, software development, stochastic deterioration processes.


  • Solid Mechanics (Undergraduate program)

Stress and strain; torsion; pure bending; shearing stresses in beams; transformations of stress and strain; analysis and design of beams for bending.

  • Nonlinear structural analysis (graduate program)

Physical nonlinearity: uniaxial and multiaxial elastoplastic models; geometric nonlinearity; combined material and geometric nonlinear analysis.

  • Structural Reliability (graduate program)

First and second order reliability methods; simulation techniques; reliability evaluation of series and parallel systems; time-variant reliability.


  • H-index: 7
  • Papers: 17
  • Citations: 206