N.N. Alves da Silveira MSc (Nubia)

PhD Candidate

About Me

I have a degree in Mechatronics Engineering, I am a Master in Aeronautical Engineering and have had experience in Maintenance Engineering for five years. I am very passionate about academic research and this has increased my interest in pursuing an academic career. I work well in partnership with colleagues and I am proactive. I always seek to discover new resources in my research combining my theoretical knowledge and practical skills.


Composite Material
Fracture Toughness
Engineering & Materials Science
Composite Materials
Fracture Toughness
Strain Rate


The Ministry of Defence in the Netherlands is operating military systems like vehicles, aircraft, helicopters and ships all around the world. The operational conditions of these systems are demanding and vary continuously. To ensure their availability, a lot of maintenance is required, which must be optimized to match the available budgets. More accurate predictions of upcoming failures result in maintenance just-in-time, high availability and low costs. In my work I will focus on deriving quantitative relations between the operational use (and environment) of military systems and the associated degradation behavior.


Alves da Silveira, N. N. , Loendersloot, R. , Meghoe, A. A. , & Tinga, T. (2021). Data Selection Criteria for the Application of Predictive Maintenance to Centrifugal Pumps. In Proceedings of the 6th European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Societ (pp. 372-380). (Archives of the PHM Society European Conference; Vol. 6, No. 1). http://papers.phmsociety.org/index.php/phme/article/view/2839
Rijsdijk, C. , Alves da Silveira, N. N. , & Tinga, T. (2020). Using ship sensor data to achieve smart maintenance? In Proceedings of the International Naval Engineering Conference 2020 (pp. 1-10). Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.24868/issn.2515-818X.2020.047
Silveira, N. , Tinga, T. , & Loendersloot, R. (2019). Advanced Predictive Maintenance of Military System. Poster session presented at 22nd Engineering Mechanics Symposium 2019, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Shiino, M. , Alves da Silveira, N. N., Ramírez, F., Garpelli, F., Sales, R., & Donadon, M. V. (2019). Interlaminar crack onset in co-cured and co-bonded composite joints under mode I cyclic loading. Fatigue & fracture of engineering materials & structures, 42(3), 752-763. https://doi.org/10.1111/ffe.12949
Souza, R. , Alves da Silveira, N. N., Nascimento Junior, S., Arbelo, M. A., & Donadon, M. V. (2019). Translaminar fracture toughness and fatigue crack growth characterization of carbon-epoxy plain weave laminates. Polymer composites, 40(10), 3791-3804. https://doi.org/10.1002/pc.25247
Sales, R., Sousa, A. F., Brito, C., Sena, J. , Alves da Silveira, N. N., Candido, G., & Donadon, M. V. (2019). Analysis of Hygrothermal Effects on Mixed Mode I/II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Carbon Composites Joints. International journal of adhesion and adhesives, 97, [102477]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2019.102477
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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N142
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N142
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands