Gab.4.16, DECivil-SUTVS, IST, UL, Av. Rovisco Pais nº1
1049-001 Lisboa -

Patrícia Afonso Dinis Ferreira

Assistant Professor

Railway track design and deterioration prediction
Dynamic modelling of railway track at very high speeds
Railway Stations 
Transport Infrastructures Maintenance
Life Cycle Costs


  • Instituto Superior Técnico


  • DECivil

Research Group

  • Transportation Systems


Ferreira, P., Maciel, R., Rodriguez-Plaza, M., and Estaire, J., (2018) Railway track design optimisation for enhanced performance at very high speeds: experimental measurements and computational estimations. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, pp 1-13. doi: 10.1080/15732479.2018.1490325 Structure and Infrastructure Engineering
Patrícia Afonso Dinis Ferreira
Rui Maciel
Miguel Rodriguez-Plaza
Jose Estaire
Silva, C., Ferreira, P., Serro, J., and Teotónio, I., (2018) The Socio-Economic Feasibility of Greening Rail Stations: A Case Study in Lisbon. The Engineering Economist, pp 1-41. doi: 10.1080/0013791X.2018.1470272 The Engineering Economist
Cristina Matos Silva
Patrícia Afonso Dinis Ferreira
Joana Serro
Inês Teotónio
Ferreira, P.A.; Maciel, R. (2016) Optimization Algorithm Applied to VHS Track Design Towards Enhanced Track Dynamic Performance and Reduced Settlement. . Milan, Italy:
Patrícia Afonso Dinis Ferreira
Ferreira, P.A.; López-Pita, A. (2015) Numerical modelling of high speed train/track system for the reduction of vibration levels and maintenance needs of railway tracks. Construction and Building Materials, 79. pp 14-21. doi: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.12.124 Construction and Building Materials
Patrícia Afonso Dinis Ferreira
Ferreira, P.A.; López-Pita, A. (2013) Numerical modeling of high-speed train/track system to assess track vibrations and settlement prediction. Journal of Transportation Engineering-ASCE, 139, n.º 3. pp 330-337. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)TE.1943-5436.0000482 Journal of Transportation Engineering-ASCE
Patrícia Afonso Dinis Ferreira