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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

 

Biography

Rubens R. Fernandes graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Technology - Parana (Curitiba - Brazil, 2014), and holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the same university (2016) . He joined the Paste, Particle and Polymer Processing group (P4G) in 2017, to start his PhD on cleaning of viscoplastic soil layers using impinging water jets under the supervision of Prof. Ian Wilson and Dr. Bart Hallmark. He is also a member of St John's College.

Rubens has experience in the rheology of yield stress materials, having worked as a research assistant (2010-2016) and research engineer (2016-2017) at the Research Center for Rheology and Non-Newtonian Fluids (Curitiba, Brazil). 

 

 

Research

Rheology, rheometry, industrial cleaning, non-Newtonian fluid mechanics.

Paste, Particle and Polymer Processing group

 

Publications

Key publications: 
  • Yang, J., Bhagat, R.K., Fernandes, R.R., Nordkvist, M., Gernaey, K. V., Krühne, U., Ian Wilson, D., 2019. Cleaning of toothpaste from vessel walls by impinging liquid jets and their falling films: quantitative modelling of soaking effects. Chem. Eng. Sci. 18, 702–707. DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2019.08.006
  • Fernandes, R.R., Oevermann, D., Wilson, D.I., 2019. Cleaning insoluble viscoplastic soil layers using static and moving coherent impinging water jets. Chem. Eng. Sci. 207, 752–768. DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2019.06.034
  • Fernandes, R.R., Turezo, G., Elias da Vinha Andrade, D., Franco, A.T., Ribeiro Negrão, C.O., 2019. Are the rheological properties of water-based and synthetic drilling fluids obtained by the Fann 35A viscometer reliable? J. Pet. Sci. Eng. 177, 872–879. DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2019.02.063
  • Oevermann, D., Bhagat, R. K., Fernandes, R. R., & Wilson, D. I. (2019). Quantitative modelling of the erosive removal of a thin soil deposit by impinging liquid jets. Wear, 422–423, 27–34. DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2018.12.056
  • Stafussa, A. P. ; Maciel, G. M. ; Rampazzo, v. ; Fernandes, R. R. ; Franco, A. T. ; Bona, e. ; Haminiuk, C. W. I. (2018). Multi-block analysis using ComDim for the correlation of physico-chemical and rheological data of 42 fruit pulps. Journal of Texture Studies1-10 . DOI: 10.1111/jtxs.12373
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Andrade, D. E. V. ; Franco, A. T. ; Negrao, C. O. R. . The yielding and the linear-to-nonlinear viscoelastic transition of an elastoviscoplastic material. Journal of Rheology, v. 61, p. 893-903, 2017. DOI: 10.1122/1.4991803
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Andrade, D. E. V. ; Franco, A. T. ; Negrao, C. O. R. . Influence of pre-shearing on rheometric measurements of an oil-based drilling fluid. Rheologica Acta, v. 56, p. 743-752, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s00397-017-1027-y
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Andrade, D. E. V. ; Franco, A. T. ; Negrao, C. O. R. . Correlation Between The Gel-Liquid Transition Stress And The Storage Modulus Of An Oil-Based Drilling Fluid. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, p. 6-10, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnnfm.2016.02.003
  • Andrade, D. E. V. ; Fernandes, R. R. ; Santos, T. G. M. ; Ceccon, E. V. ; Cruz, A. C. B. ; Franco, A. T. ; Negrao, C. O. R. . Curve-fitting equation for prediction of the start-up stress overshoot of an oil-based drilling fluid. Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering, v. 146, p. 902-908, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.petrol.2016.07.037

 

Other publications: 
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Wilson, D.I. . Cleaning viscoplastic soil layers with impinging water jets. In: CEB Research Conference 2019, 2019, Cambridge. Proceedings of the CEB Research Conference 2019. Cambridge: University of Cambridge, 2019.
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Wilson, D. I. . Modelling the cleaning of a viscoplastic soil layer by coherent impinging liquid jets. In: 2019 Summer Meeting of the SIG10, 2019, Oxford. SIG10 summer meeting: Fluid Mechanics of Cleaning and Decontamination. Oxford, 2019.
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Wilson, D. I. . Impinging water jet cleaning of a hydrophobic non-Newtonian soil on flat surfaces. In: 2018 SIG Summer Conference, 2018, Cambridge. Proceedings of the 2018 SIG Summer Conference. Cambridge, 2018.
  • BHAGAT, R. K. ; Chee, M. W. L. ; Ahuja, T. V. ; Wingmore, R. L. ; Taesopapong, N. ; Fernandes, R. R. ; Wilson, D. I. . Effect of jet length and surface curvature on cleaning of tank walls. In: Fouling and Cleaning in Food Processing, 2018, Lund. Proceedings of the Fouling and Cleaning in Food Processing 2018. Lund: Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University, 2018. v. 1. p. 333-340.
  • BHAGAT, R. K. ; Hunter, S. N. ; Mace, F. C. M. ; Fernandes, R. R. ; Wilson, D. I. . Cleaning tanks by impinging liquid jets. In: Chemeca 2018 - Chemical Engineering in Australasia, 2018, Queenstown. Proceedings of Chemeca 2018. Queenstown, 2018.
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Andrade, D. E. V. ; Franco, A. T. ; Negrao, C. O. R. . Experimental investigation of the yielding of an elastoviscoplastic material. In: 16th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and Engineering, 2016, Vitória. Proceedings of ENCIT 2016, 2016.
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Andrade, D. E. V. ; Franco, A. T. ; Negrao, C. O. R. . The role of the linear-to-nonlinear viscoelastic transition on the yielding of an elastoviscoplastic material. In: The XVIIth International Congress on Rheology, 2016, Kyoto. Proceedings of the the XVIIth International Congress on Rheology, 2016.
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Andrade, D. E. V. ; Franco, A. T. ; Negrao, C. O. R. . Correlation of storage modulus and gel strength of an oil-based drilling fluid. In: VII Brazilian Conference on Rheology, 2015, Curitiba. Proceedings of the VII BCR. Curitiba, 2015.
  • Ferreira, F. C. ; Andrade, D. E. V. ; Fernandes, R. R. ; Franco, A. T. ; Negrao, C. O. R. . Analysis of rheometric test geometries in rheological characterization of an oil based drilling fluid. In: VII Brazilian Conference on Rheology, 2015, Curitiba. Proceedings of the VII BCR. Curitiba, 2015.
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Andrade, D. E. V. ; Franco, A. T. ; Negrao, C. O. R. . Metodologia para preparação de amostras de um fluido de perfuração para ensaios de reometria. In: VI Encontro Nacional de Hidráulica de Poços de Petróleo e Gás, 2015, Rio Quente. Anais do VI ENAHPE. Rio Quente, 2015.
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Andrade, D. E. V. ; Franco, A. T. ; Negrao, C. O. R. . Prediction of the time-dependent static yield stress for an oil based drilling fluid under rest through the storage modulus evolution over the aging time. In: VI Encontro Nacional de Hidráulica de Poços de Petróleo e Gás, 2015, Rio Quente. Anais do VI ENAHPE, 2015.
  • Fernandes, R. R.. Sampling Methodology for an oil-based drilling fluid in rheometric tests. In: Society of Petroleum Engineers Latin American Student Paper Contest, 2015, Macaé. Brazil Offshore, 2015.
  • Fernandes, R. R.; Andrade, D. E. V. ; Franco ; Negrao, C. O. R. . Sampling methodology for rheological tests of drilling fluids: a study of the aging time and pre-shearing. In: 15th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and Engineering, 2014, Belém, Brazil. Proceedings of the 15th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and Engineering, 2014.

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 

Rubens supervises parts C and D of the Rheology and Processing module at CEB.

Research supervision: 
PhD student

Contact Details

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Philippa Fawcett Dr, UK
Cambridge
CB3 0AS