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  • Montecarlo method for matrix inversion

    One of the countless applications of stochastic concepts to real life problems is the approximate solution of large systems of algebraic equations.After some research, I have accumulated some references on the topic and tried to implement their describ…

  • Master thesis: VARIATIONAL MECHANICS AND NUMERICAL METHODS FOR STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

    The past 25th June I had to present my (unexpected) master thesis in the UPC.I want to thank my mentors Prof. Jaume Roset and Prof Vojko Kilar for their support and tutoring during the whole process of writing that led to a mark of 8 over 10 at the UPC…

  • Nonlinearities in structural mechanics

    Two years have already gone in the preparation of this thesis and now it seems in order to pass to the next part: the study of stochasticity.Altogether with the preparation of our next article I am already summarizing and setting things up for the acco…

  • Tetrahedra discretization of a beam

    In this post I will introduce the advances of the last weeks regarding the discretization into tetrahedra of a beam with Grasshopper’s VB component.Rotations about an arbitrary axis An important part of the research has been devoted to the topic of 3d …

  • Yet one more article…

    And another article published!This once in the journal Iranian journal WASJ (World Applied Science Journal).This is the link: www.idosi.org/wasj/wasj14(8)11/21.pdf. Abstract: Structural dynamics is a rather complex field of research that concerns to a …

  • My first SCI Indexed Article!

    Here it is! A whole achievement! After some while working hard in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture of  the University of Ljubljana the result of our research appears published in a scientific Journal: http://www.ttem-bih.org/ttem_3_2…

  • First FEM + Lagrange multipliers program in Grasshopper

    Good, good…summer is about to finish and here I am, back in Ljubljana!The last post was created two months ago and a shift in the researching techinques was announced: from C++ under Code:Blocks, Visual Studio or any other IDE (never found the one th…

  • Programming FEM with Grasshopper(R) for Rhino(R)

    In the past year a powerful design tool called Rhinoceros has come into my sphere of activity.After several attempts of programming the necessary code to experiment with numerical methods using OGRE and C++, I have come to the conclusion that I need so…

  • WHAT DOES SHAPE FUNCTION MEAN IN FINITE ELEMENT FORMULATION?

    Finite Element Analysis is a mathematical tool very extended among engineers. However, after more than a year researching on the topic of computer simulation, where FEA plays such an important role, I haven’t yet found a satisfactory explanation on how…

  • Impulses, FEM and Verlet

    After some time struggling with formulations of many diverse categories, I have eventually managed to implement a computer program where the scheme explained in the november entry (A proposal on a course on Real-Time Structural Dynamics) becomes clear …

  • CANE STRUCTURES WITH FEM

    Currently Barcelona is holding a lot of activity in cane structure promoted by krfr collective (www.krfr.org). In a recent conversation with my colleague Oriol Palou (www.sustenta.eu) we discussed about the material properties of cane that are being st…

  • ON LAGRANGE’S UBIQUITI IN MODERN PHYSICS

    This post is just to point out a quite dazzling phenomenon I have been encountering during this year of research: Joseph Louis Lagrange.It happens to be that this Italian gentleman revolutionized the world of Physics some two hundred years ago (see her…