Seminars and Coffee Talks

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CIMNE Coffee Talks in 2019

Large scale simulations of 3D geophysical flows
Nicola Germano, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy; and Simon Wenczowski, Technical University of Munich, Germany – 25/02/2019

Fatigue in Composites
Joel Jurado, CIMNE, Spain – 11/03/2019

Digital Twins in Structural Engineering Classrooms
Rolando Chacón Flores, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain – 20/03/2019

The history of CIMNE, a personal vision
Eugenio Oñate, CIMNE/ Technical University of Catalonia – 03/04/2019

Construction of general multiscale methods using dimensionality reduction
Joaquín A. Hernández, CIMNE/ Technical University of Catalonia – 30/04/2019

Introduction to GiT – practical course for beginners
Javi Gárate, CIMNE – 14/05/2019

Numerical and experimental procedure for damage identification on railway bridges
Pablo Sierra, CIMNE – 15/05/2019

Quasi-zero-thickness interface elements in Kratos
Ignasi de Pouplana, UPC/CIMNE, Spain – 29/05/2019

Bridging the gap between social sciences and civil engineering
Irene Josa, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain – 12/06/2019

Transport engineering and urban planning: design of public transport networks in a concentric city
Marcos Medina, CONICYT, Chile – 10/07/2019

InfoDay Call “Retos Colaboración 2019”
Project Management Department, CIMNE – 09/10/2019

Mixed finite element modeling of quasi-brittle cracks under monotonic and cyclic loading with enhanced accuracy
Gabriel Barbat, Technical University of Catalonia – 31/10/2019

Reduce Order Modelling with Application to Thermal Problems in Kratos Multiphysics
Jose Raúl Bravo, CIMNE – 13/11/2019

Scalable distributed asynchronous Monte Carlo workflow design
Riccardo Tosi, CIMNE – 27/11/2019

Simulating viscoelastic fluid flows with high Weissenberg number using a VMS stabilized formulation
Laura Moreno, CIMNE/ Technical University of Catalonia – 11/12/2019

CIMNE Seminars in 2019

Computational Methods for Multiphysics Problems
Eric Feulvarch, National Engineering College, Saint Etienne (France) – 13/02/2019

hp-Adaptivity for Dummies
David Pardo, Ikerbasque, the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU and Basque Center for Apllied Mathematics (BCAM), Bibao (Spain) – 19/02/2019

Computational Material Design (CMD). Research lines of the CMD group at CIMNE
Xavier Oliver, UPC/CIMNE, Barcelona (Spain) – 13/03/2019

Multiscale, Multi-phase Modelling of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
Marc Secanell, University of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada) – 24/4/2019

Strategies for Improving Yard Performance at Container Marine Terminals
Sergi Saurí, UPC/CENIT, Barcelona (Spain) – 8/5/2019

Computational Flexoelectricity
Irene Arias, ICREA (LaCàN)/CIMNE, Barcelona (Spain) – 22/5/2019

FreeFem ++ a toolbox to do solve PDE
Frederic Hecht, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France) – 6/6/2019

Peridynamic, a simple yet powerful method for multi-physics problems involving crack nucleation and progation
Farshid Mossaiby, University of Isfahan, Isfahan (Iran) – 19/9/2019

Data-Driven Engineering Modeling: Is it a Reinvention of Old Techniques or a Genuine New Paradigm
K. C. Park, University of Colorado, Colorado (Canada) – 15/10/2019

Recent Developments on reduced order modeling for flow mechanics
Joan Baiges, CIMNE, Barcelona (Spain) – 23/10/2019

Kratos Multiphysics time line
Pooyan Dadvand, UPC, Barcelona (Spain) – 6/11/2019

Modelling of machining with PFEM
Josep M. Carbonell, University of Vic, Vic (Spain) – 20/11/2019

Last advances of the PFEM for coupled problems
Alessandro Franci, UPC/CIMNE, Barcelona (Spain) – 4/12/2019


Below we list the most outstanding recognitions and awards granted to CIMNE scientist during the year 2019.

2019 in Tweets

CIMNE carries out an intensive activity through social media, with special attention to Twitter, where the centre has more than 1.300 followers. Below we highlight some of the 2019 tweets to explain CIMNE’s activities through the networks.

Post-graduate Studies and Courses

Post-graduate Studies

CIMNE supports the organization of the following postgraduate degrees awarded by the UPC · BarcelonaTech.

Master Degrees

Master on Numerical Methods in Engineering
Duration: 2 academic years, 120 ECTS

Master of Science on Computational Mechanics
Duration: 2 academic years, 120 ECTS

Doctoral Degrees

Simulation in Engineering and Entrepreneurship Development- SEED
Duration: PhD studies, 3-4 years period

PhD Degree in Structural Analysis
Duration: PhD studies, 3-4 years period


CIMNE has also been organizing courses and workshops related to its field of expertise:


Online courses held in 2019:

  • Initiation (English)
  • Advanced courses (only in Spanish):
  • Dam breaks
  • Water quality
  • Hydraulic works
  • Sediment transport

COMPLAS Course 2019

15th Short Course on Computational Techniques for Plasticity
Barcelona, 2-3 September 2019


Multi-scale analysis of slopes under climate change. A cross-disciplinary workshop
Barcelona, 19-20 September 2019



Knowledge transfer is of vital importance for CIMNE, which invests great efforts in training and education adressed to its research staff as well as to graduates and professionals from schools of engineering and universities in applied sciences.

CIMNE regularly organises seminars, coffee talks, courses and post-graduate studies related to the theory and application of numerical methods in engineering. It has also developed a web environment for distance learning education via Internet.

The research centre also plays an important role as event organizer in the fied of computational engineering. In the following pages, a summary of the conferences organized by CIMNE Congress Bureau during 2019 can be found. The wide agenda of congresses and conferences that will take place during 2020-2021 it is also included.