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Joaquín Irazábal González

  • PhD
  • Researcher
  • Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria
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Research interests

Numerical MethodsRailway BallastDiscrete Element Method

About

Joaquín Irazábal González earned his degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oviedo in 2011. He spent the last year of his Industrial Engineering studies at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden. In September 2013 he joined the Master on Numerical Methods in Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, which is still studying. In September 2014 he has been registered in the Structural Analysis Doctoral program of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. His current research is based on the application of the Discrete Element Method in the calculation of railway ballast. While working on his Final Industrial Engineering Thesis, Eng. Irazábal has been granted by the Spanish government to work in the Engineering and Infrastructure of Transports Area of the University of Oviedo in the application of the Finite Element Method to calculate crashes between cars and trucks, in order to improve passive safety of industrial vehicles. Since November 2011 Eng. Irazábal has been working in the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering in Madrid branch, developing Civil Engineering research projects. His research has been focused in the possibilities of using the Particle Finite Element Method in the affection of potential landslide in large water reservoirs and the application of the Discrete Elements Method to railway infrastructure calculations.

Co-authors (5)

  • Rafael Moran
  • Antonia Larese

Publications (5)

  • Numerical modelling of granular materials with spherical discrete particles and the bounded rolling friction model. Application to railway ballast

    • Irazábal J
    • Salazar F
    • Oñate E
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  • The Double Hierarchy Method. A parallel 3D contact method for the interaction of spherical particles with rigid FE boundaries using the DEM

    • Santasusana M
    • Irazábal J
    • Oñate E
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  • Numerical modelling of railway ballast behaviour using the Discrete Element Method (DEM) and spherical particles

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  • El papel de los modelos numéricos en la investigación y el diseño de aliviaderos de presas

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  • Numerical modelling of landslides in reservoirs using the Particle Finite Element Method and non newtonian Bingham model

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Professional experience

Researcher

Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria

November 2011 - Present

Education history

Structural Analysis

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

October 2013 - July 2015(2 years)