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Carla Massignani Carrapatoso, Ph.D.

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Carla Massignani Carrapatoso, Ph.D.Dr. C. M. Carrapatoso graduated in civil engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and holds a doctorate and master’s degree in civil engineering, geotechnics from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. She has hands-on expertise in geotechnical field tests to predict mechanical behavior of soft soils and experience with rock mechanics applied to oil well drilling and to ground support. During her Ph.D. studies, Dr. Carrapatoso focused on the numerical modelling of the mechanical interaction between a specific bit cutter and rocks with the purpose of well drilling optimization.