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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

My professional career is being eveloped mainly in the field of calculation of structures using numerical methods. Since November 2011 I work in the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) in Madrid developing research projects in Civil Engineering. The projects focus on the possibilities of using particle methods for the calculation of the behaviour of granular materials, specifically, the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) and the Discrete Element Method (DEM). During my years at the CIMNE I studied the Master of Numerical Methods in Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and my PhD thesis entitled "Numerical analysis of railway ballast behaviour using the Discrete Element Method", presented on October 6, 2017, also at the UPC. The thesis, awarded the XVI Talgo Prize for Technological Innovation, was focused on the application of the Discrete Elements Method to the calculation of the behaviour of railway ballast.

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

PhD

Universitat Politecnica Catalunya

September 2014 - October 2017(3 years)

Structural Analysis

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

October 2013 - July 2015(2 years)

Industrial Engineering

Universidad de Oviedo

September 2004 - March 2011(7 years)