didia.covas@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
+351 218 418 152
Instituto Superior Técnico
DECivil Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 Lisboa - Portugal

Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas

Associate Professor

Domain of activity:

  • Fluid Mechanics;
  • Computational Hydraulics

Present research topics:

  • Hydraulic transients in pressurized pipes (unsteady friction, FSI, cavitation);
  • Energy efficiency in water supply systems (energy auditing, energy recovery);
  • Water losses control (leakage)

Institution

  • Instituto Superior Técnico

Department

  • DECivil

Research Group

  • Hydraulics

Publications

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Correia, T.; Caetano, J.; Silvestre, I.; Casimiro, R.; Almeida, S.; Covas, D. (2016) Performance assessment of water distribution systems for assisted decision making. Amsterdam:
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Carriço, N.; Soares, A.K.; Covas, D.I.C. (2016) Uncertainties of inverse transient modelling with unsteady friction and pipe-wall viscoelasticity. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua, 65, n.º 4. pp 342-353. doi: 10.2166/aqua.2016.075 Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Caetano, J.; Casimiro, R.; Covas, D.; Monteiro, L. (2016) Using hydraulic and water quality models as decision support tools in a water utility. Amsterdam:
Laura Sofia Pereira Pinto Monteiro
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Soares, A.K.; Martins, N.M.C.; Covas, D. (2017) Transient vaporous cavitation in a horizontal copper pipe. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 55, n.º 5. pp 731-736. doi: 10.1080/00221686.2017.1286394 Journal of Hydraulic Research
Nuno Miguel da Conceição Martins
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Martins, N.M.C.; Brunone, B.; Meniconi, S.; Ramos, H.M.; Covas, D.I. (2017) CFD and 1D approaches for the unsteady friction analysis of low Reynolds number turbulent flows. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 143, n.º 2. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001372 Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
Nuno Miguel da Conceição Martins
Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Soares, A.K.; Covas, D.I.C.; Ramos, H.M. (2013) Damping analysis of hydraulic transients in pump-rising main systems. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE, 139, n.º 2. pp 233-243. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000663 Journal of Hydraulic Engineering-ASCE
Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2013
Martins, N.M.C.; Soares, A.K.; Ramos, H.M.; Covas, D.I.C. (2016) CFD modeling of transient flow in pressurized pipes. Computers & Fluids, 126. pp 129-140. doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.12.002 Computers & Fluids
Nuno Miguel da Conceição Martins
Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Ferràs, D.; Manso, P.A.; Schleiss, A.J.; Covas, D.I.C. (2016) Experimental distinction of damping mechanisms during hydraulic transients in pipe flow. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 66. pp 424-446. doi: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2016.06.009 Journal of Fluids and Structures
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Ferras, D.; Manso, P.A.; Schleiss, A.J.; Covas, D.I.C. (2018) One-dimensional fluid-structure Interaction models in pressurized fluid-filled pipes: A review. Applied Sciences, 8, n.º 10. Applied Sciences
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2018
Monteiro, L.; Delgado, J.; Figueiredo, D.; Alves, R.; Póvoa, P.; Covas, D. (2016) Assessment of the potential for energy recovery in water trunk mains. Amsterdam:
Laura Sofia Pereira Pinto Monteiro
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Cabral, M.; Mamade, A.; Loureiro, D.; Amado, C.; Covas, D.I.C. (2016) Modeling the effect of weather conditions on urban water demand in multiple network areas: a practical approach to improve monthly and seasonal operation. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua, 65, n.º 8. pp 612-625. doi: 10.2166/aqua.2016.020 Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology-Aqua
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Silvestre, I.; Caetano, J.; Correia, T.; Casimiro, R.; Almeida, S.; Covas, D. (2016) Leveraging water hydraulics modelling with telemetry data. Amsterdam:
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Ferras, D.; Manso, P.A.; Schleiss, A.; Covas, D. (2017) Fluid-structure interaction in straight pipelines with different anchoring conditions. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 394. pp 348-365. doi: 10.1016/j.jsv.2017.01.047 Journal of Sound and Vibration
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Ferrás, D.; Covas, D.; Schleiss, A.J. (2014) Stress-strain analysis of a toric pipe for inner pressure loads. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 51. pp 68-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2014.07.015 Journal of Fluids and Structures
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2014
Marchionni, V.; Lopes, N.; Mamouros, L.; Covas, D. (2014) Modelling sewer systems costs with multiple linear regression. Water Resources Management, 28, n.º 13. pp 4415-4431. doi: 10.1007/s11269-014-0759-z Water Resources Management
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2014
Monteiro, L.; Viegas, R.M.C.; Covas, D.I.C.; Menaia, J. (2015) Modelling chlorine residual decay as influenced by temperature. Water and Environment Journal, 29, n.º 3. pp 331-337. doi: 10.1111/wej.12122 Water and Environment Journal
Laura Sofia Pereira Pinto Monteiro
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2015
Loureiro, D.; Mamade, A.; Alegre, H.; Covas, D.I.C. (2016) Water and energy efficiency in water supply systems - a cross relation analysis from a collaborative project. Brisbane:
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Feliciano, J.; Almeida, R.; Santos, A.; Ramalho, P.; Ganhão, A.; Covas, D.; Alegre, H. (2016) Assessing human resources renovation needs in water utilities. Water Practice and Technology, 11, n.º 4. pp 728-735. doi: 10.2166/wpt.2016.078 Water Practice and Technology
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Carriço, N.; Covas, D.; Alegre, H.; Almeida, M.C. (2014) How to assess the effectiveness of energy management processes in water supply systems. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA, 63, n.º 5. pp 342-349. doi: 10.2166/aqua.2014.094 Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2014
Subtil, J.; Martins, N.; Nunes, T.; Covas, D.; Vera-Cruz, P.; Voegels, R.; Paco, J. (2018) Including auditory tube function on models is relevant to assess water exposure after tympanostomy tubes – multiphase computerized fluid dynamics model. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 111. pp 187-191. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.06.022 International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Nuno Miguel da Conceição Martins
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2018
Frijns, J.; 3et, E.C.; Carriço, N.; Covas, D.; Monteiro, A.J.; Ramos, H.M.; Bolognesi, A.; Bragalli, C.; Baki, S.; Makropoulos, C. (2015) Management tools for hydro energy interventions in water supply systems. Water Practice and Technology, 10, n.º 2. pp 214-228. doi: 10.2166/wpt.2015.024 Water Practice and Technology
Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2015
Mamade, A.; Loureiro, D.; Alegre, H.; Covas, D. (2018) Top-down and bottom-up approaches for water-energy balance in Portuguese supply systems. Water, 10. doi: 10.3390/w10050577 Water
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2018
Martins, N.; Delgado, J.; Ramos, H.M.; Covas, D. (2017) Maximum transient pressures in a rapidly filling pipeline with entrapped air using a CFD model. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 55, n.º 4. pp 506-519. doi: 10.1080/00221686.2016.1275046 Journal of Hydraulic Research
Nuno Miguel da Conceição Martins
Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Brito, M.; Sanches, P.; Ferreira, R.M.L.; Covas, D. (2017) Experimental study of the transient flow in a coiled pipe using PIV. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 143, n.º 3. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001253 Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
Rui Miguel Lage Ferreira
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Monteiro, L.; Figueiredo, D.; Covas, D.; Menaia, J. (2017) Integrating water temperature in chlorine decay modelling: a case study. Urban Water Journal, 14, n.º 10. pp 1097-1101. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2017.1363249 Urban Water Journal
Laura Sofia Pereira Pinto Monteiro
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Almeida, S.; Casimiro, R.; Amado, C.; Silvestre, I.; Caetano, J.; Correia, T.; Covas, D. (2016) Condition assessment of wastewater drainage systems by cluster analysis. Amsterdam:
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Leitão, J.P.; Coelho, S.T.; Alegre, H.; Cardoso, M.A.; Silva, M.S.; Ramalho, P.; Ribeiro, R.; Covas, D.I.C.; Poças, A.; Vitorino, D.; Almeida, M.C.; Carriço, N. (2016) Moving urban water infrastructure asset management from science into practice. Urban Water Journal, 13, n.º 2. pp 133-141. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2014.939092 Urban Water Journal
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Cardoso, P.; Rato, R.; Estrela, M.; Santos, A.; Peixoto, M.; Monteiro, L.; Covas, D.; Póvoa, P. (2016) Assessment of pumps performance in water supply systems. Amsterdam:
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Ferràs, D.; Manso, P.A.; Schleiss, A.J.; Covas, D.I.C. (2016) Fluid-structure interaction in straight pipelines: Friction coupling mechanisms. Computers & Structures, 175. pp 74-90. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruc.2016.06.006 Computers & Structures
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Ferreira, J.P.B.C.C.; Martins, N.M.C.; Covas, D.I.C. (2018) Ball valve behavior under steady and unsteady conditions. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 144, n.º 4. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001434 Journal of Hydraulic Engineering
Nuno Miguel da Conceição Martins
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2018
Mamade, A.; Loureiro, D.; Alegre, H.; Covas, D. (2017) A comprehensive and well tested energy balance for water supply systems. Urban Water Journal, 14, n.º 8. pp 853-861. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2017.1279189 Urban Water Journal
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Alegre, H.; Coelho, S.T.; Covas, D.I.C.; Almeida, M.C.; Cardoso, M.A. (2013) A utility-tailored methodology for integrated asset management of urban water infrastructure. Water Science and Technology-Water Supply, 13, n.º 6. pp 1444-1451. doi: 10.2166/ws.2013.108 Water Science and Technology-Water Supply
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2013
Martins, N.M.C.; Carriço, N.J.G.; Ramos, H.M.; Covas, D.I.C. (2014) Velocity-distribution in pressurized pipe flow using CFD: Accuracy and mesh analysis. Computers & Fluids, 105. pp 218-230. doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2014.09.031 Computers & Fluids
Nuno Miguel da Conceição Martins
Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2014
Cabral, M.; Marchionni, V.; Covas, D. (2016) The valuation of assets for water supply infrastructures. Amsterdam:
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Monteiro, L.S.; Viegas, R.; Covas, D.; Ferreira, J.A. (2017) Assessment of current models ability to describe chlorine decay and appraisal of water spectroscopic data as model inputs. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 143, n.º 1. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001149 Journal of Environmental Engineering
Laura Sofia Pereira Pinto Monteiro
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Feliciano, J.; Almeida, R.; Santos, A.; Ganhão, A.; Covas, D.; Alegre, H. (2014) Energy efficiency in water distribution systems - a path to an ideal network: AGS experience. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 14, n.º 4. pp 708-716. doi: 10.2166/ws.2014.027 Water Science and Technology: Water Supply
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2014
Vieira, P.; Jorge, C.; Covas, D. (2018) Efficiency assessment of household water use. Urban Water Journal, 15, n.º 5. pp 407-417. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2018.1508596 Urban Water Journal
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2018
Marchionni, V.; Cabral, M.; Amado, C.; Covas, D.I.C. (2016) Estimating Water Supply Infrastructure Cost Using Regression Techniques. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-ASCE, 142, n.º 4. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000627 Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management-ASCE
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Apollonio, C.; Covas, D.; Marinis, G. de; Leopardi, A.; Ramos, H.M. (2014) Creep functions for transients in HDPE pipes. Urban Water Journal, 11, n.º 2. pp 160-166. doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2012.758295 Urban Water Journal
Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2014
Martins, N.M.C.; Brunone, B.; Meniconi, S.; Ramos, H.M.; Covas, D.I. (2018) Efficient computational fluid dynamics model for transient laminar flow modeling: Pressure wave propagation and velocity profile changes. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 140, n.º 1. doi: 10.1115/1.4037504 Journal of Fluids Engineering
Nuno Miguel da Conceição Martins
Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2018
Mamade, A.; Loureiro, D.; Covas, D.; H. Alegre, H. (2016) Preliminary assessment of energy consumption in urban water systems: A case-study. Amsterdam:
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Alegre, H.; Coelho, S.T.; Vitorino, D.; Covas, D.I.C. (2016) Infrastructure asset management – the TRUST approach and professional tools. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 16, n.º 4. pp 1122-1131. doi: 10.2166/ws.2016.033 Water Science and Technology: Water Supply
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Martins, N.M.C.; Brunone, B.; Meniconi, S.; Ramos, H.M.; Covas, D.I.C. (2017) Efficient CFD model for transient laminar flow modeling: pressure wave propagation and velocity profile changes. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 140, n.º 1. doi: 10.1115/1.4037504 Journal of Fluids Engineering
Nuno Miguel da Conceição Martins
Helena Margarida Machado da Silva Ramos
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Ferras, D.; Manso, P.A.; Covas, D.I.C.; Schleiss, A.J. (2017) Fluid–structure interaction in pipe coils during hydraulic transients. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 55, n.º 4. pp 491-505. doi: 10.1080/00221686.2016.1275045 Journal of Hydraulic Research
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Monteiro, L.; Figueiredo, D.; Moreira, A.C.; Pereira, J.; Camacho, P.; Covas, D. (2016) Using chlorine as a tracer to validate the hydraulic model. Amsterdam:
Laura Sofia Pereira Pinto Monteiro
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Loureiro, D.; Mamade, A.; Cabral, M.; Amado, C.; Covas, D.I.C. (2016) A Comprehensive Approach for Spatial and Temporal Water Demand Profiling to Improve Management in Network Areas. Water Resources Management, 30, n.º 10. pp 3443-3457. doi: 10.1007/s11269-016-1361-3 Water Resources Management
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016
Vieira, P.; Jorge, C.; Covas, D. (2017) Assessment of household water use efficiency using performance indices. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 116. pp 94-106. doi: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.09.007 Resources Conservation and Recycling
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2017
Cardoso, P.; Rato, R.; Estrela, M.; Santos, A.; Monteiro, L.; Covas, D.; Póvoa, P. (2016) Assessment of pumps performance in water supply systems. Lisbon:
Laura Sofia Pereira Pinto Monteiro
Dídia Isabel Cameira Covas
2016