About me

Ignasi de Pouplana Sardà is a Civil Engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) since 2014, and a Ph.D. in Structural Analysis by the same university since 2018. 

His scientific career started in 2012 at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) when, in the context of the Civil Engineering thesis, he worked on the implementation and validation of a new code of the Discrete Element Method (DEM).

In 2014 he started working on continuum damage mechanics in the field of the Finite Element Method (FEM) under the supervision of Professor Eugenio Oñate, and developed a new approach for the failure analysis of quasi-brittle materials by combining non-local damage models with adaptive mesh refinement techniques.

He developed the Ph.D. with the research focused on fluid-structure interaction in porous and fractured media. Topics of major interest included: stable analysis of the fluid flux in porous media, fracture of the solid driven by the fluid pressure, and adaptivity of the mesh to account for the introduction of “quasi-zero-thickness interface elements”.

Ignasi is currently a researcher at CIMNE working on lagrangian fluid-structure interaction and stabilization techniques. He is also an adjunct professor at UPC and an active developer of Kratos Multiphysics, the open-source framework for building simulation software of CIMNE.


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