International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)
CIMNE is a research organisation created in 1987 specialised in the development of mathematical methods and software for analysis of structural and fluid flow problems using numerical techniques. Over the last years CIMNE has participated and coordinated different RTD projects within the EC programmes. The projects have been mainly focused on the development and application of finite element, finite volume and finite difference methods to solve multidisciplinary industrial problems such as high speed re-entry of aerospace vehicles, aero and hydro elastic design of aircrafts and ships, optimum aerodynamic shape optimisation, noise reduction in rotating flows, thermo-mechanical analysis of different metal forming processes (casting, sheet forming, rolling, powder compaction, etc.), advanced structural analysis involving contact and friction as well as in the development of parallel computing techniques. CIMNE hosts the Secretariats of a number of scientific organizations such as the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), the Spanish Pilot Center of the ERCOFTAC association and the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). Currently ECCOMAS/CIMNE employs 150 researchers specialised in software development, out of which some 60 researchers have experience in the development and applications of finite element methods for multidisciplinary problems. This experience will be essential for the successful development of the E-CAero project.
Background information and experience
Experience in development and application of the finite element method and meshless methods for analysis of coupled problems in engineering. ECCOMAS/CIMNE has developed in-house analysis software and pre/post processing tools for analysis of multidisciplinary problems. ECCOMAS/CIMNE has also developed IT tools for distance learning and for the administrative and technical management of conferences and scientific societies
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