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Building C1, 2nd floor, Room C9

Campus Nord UPC


C/Gran Capità, s/n Campus Nord UPC, Edificio C1

08034, Barcelona, Barcelona, España

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Structural Mechanics

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Staff Scientist

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CV Dr. Fernando Rastellini Canela, Building Engineer (March 2000) and PhD on Structural Analysis by the UPC (June 2006) (Polytechnic University of Catalonia - Barcelona). His doctoral thesis entitled 'Numerical modelling of the constitutive nonlinearity of composite laminates'. Since July 2006, he is working at CIMNE (Barcelona) as senior researcher, where he is part of the Structural Mechanics Analysis research group in the area of MEF applied to metal forming and damage analysis in composite structures. Additionally, since December 2006, he also works at Quantech ATZ, S.A. (Barcelona) as technical director, where he performs research and development functions oriented to industrial software in the area of metal forming and composites. He has extensive experience in project management and coordination with more than 12 years of experience in the development and commercialization of technological tools focused on the industry. He is Associate Professor at the Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC) where he teaches degree courses for the subjects of 'Elasticity' and 'Numerical Methods in Engineering'. He is the author or co-author of 26 articles in international journals. He was awarded for 'Academic Excellence' granted by Bank Boston (Argentina) and 'Best graduates of Argentinian universities' awarded by the National Academy of Engineering in Argentina. Summary of doctoral thesis' work: The research activity has been focused in the numerical modeling of composite material behavior. His doctoral thesis work is entitled 'Numerical modelization of the non-linear constitutive behavior of composite laminates'. He proposed an innovative constitutive model for composite materials based on the appropriate combination of the constitutive models of the component materials, considered to behave as isolated continua, together with additional ‘closure equations’ that characterize the micromechanics of the composite from a morphological point of view. This methodology allows to take into consideration local degradation phenomena (in the constituents materials), like plasticity, damage, fatigue, etc. in a coupled manner.