lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011

Yet one more article...

And another article published!
This once in the journal Iranian journal WASJ (World Applied Science Journal).
This is the link:

Abstract: Structural dynamics is a rather complex field of research that concerns to a broad range of disciplines, from structural engineering to graphics animation, robotics or aeronautics. A primary consequence of this is an overwhelming amount of literature on the topic, apparently disconnected, as each author focuses on his / her particular field. To complicate things further, the daunting list of numerical methods severely blurs the scope of the researcher, making it very difficult to understand what their purpose is in each case and even if these are applicable to the analysis of structural behavior. This paper presents a reference framework where researchers and developers from diverse disciplines can assess the main methods currently used in structural dynamics simulation. A direct correlation is made between methods to solve  Ordinary, Partial and Algebraic Differential Equations and their physical counterparts Time, Matter and Constraints. It is also discussed their application in different industries.

Thanks to my mentors, Jaume and Vojko

domingo, 9 de octubre de 2011

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:
As a computational dynamics rookie myself I find it very hard to understand the whole complexity of the topic. For that reason, we decided to make an introductory overview of what is needed to start scouting through such a steepy and accidented path. I hope it serves to somebody else...

However, from all the article my favourite part is at the beginning: 
“Structural engineering is the art of molding materials we don’t wholly understand, into shapes we can’t fully analyze, so as to withstand forces we can’t really assess, in such a way that the community at large has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.”
Which I found as a quote from James E. Amrhein of the Masonry Institute of America...

Well, happy autumn!