The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) was created in 1987 as a consortium between the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya (UPC).

CIMNE currently employs some 150 scientists and engineers from different technical fields and nationalities (over 15 different countries), working in the development and application of numerical methods (discrete and finite element methods) to a wide class of engineering problems.

The research activities of CIMNE cover non-linear analysis and safety studies of structures, adaptive meshing, shape optimization in structural and fluid dynamic problems, computational fluid dynamics, multidisciplinary and multi-physic problems as well as the numerical simulation of metal forming processes for the manufacturing industry such as casting, welding, AM processes, among others.

CIMNE takes an active part in R&D and innovation projects in different engineering fields, in cooperation with universities, research organizations and companies worldwide. In the last 25-year period, CIMNE has taken part in more than 490 R&D projects with the financial support of the European Community and the Spanish Government or direct contracting with Spanish and international enterprises. The outcome of the research has been published in over 700 scientific publications, technical reports and educational and commercial software codes. CIMNE is the Secretariat of SEMNI (Sociedad Española de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería), IACM (International Association for Computational Mechanics) and ECCOMAS (European Community in Computational Methods in Applied Sciences).

Leader of WP4: Thermal and stress analysis. This WP will take care of the numerical simulation of the AM process. The results obtained will be used to feed the optimization loop WP2 and WP3 to calibrate the process parameters and to define the best operational sequence.

Project Coordinator

SINTEF Digital
Dr. Tor Dokken


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