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In January 2020, the AMADE research group celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a small conference and a good meal. The success of the meeting encouraged us to hold a biannual mini-symposium. On this page you can find the presentations of all the AMADE DAYS.


January 26 at the “Sala de Graus” of the Faculty of Economic Sciences (UdG)

09:30 Welcome, Pere Maimí and Cristina Barris
09:45 “Auxetic stiffener as a new concept for lightweight high strength and toughness metal-CFRP T-joints”, Ahmed Wagih (KAUST – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and former Amade member)
10:15 “Institutional repositories to support Open Sciences practices”, Isabel Bagudanch
10:35 Session 1: Advanced material characterization Chairman: Emilio V. González
                  “A novel methodology to measure the transverse Poisson’s ratio in the elastic and plastic regions for composite materials”
, Ivan Ruiz
                  “Experimental characterisation of notch non-linearities in pseudo-ductile composite laminates using DIC”, Anbazhagan Subramani
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Session 2: FRP reinforced concrete structures Chairman: Marta Baena
                  “Experimental and Numerical Study on Bonding Behaviour of FRP-Concrete interface with Mechanical Fastening”, Mehdi Agha
                  “Machine Learning to Predict Concrete Cover Separation Failure Load”, Manish Prasad
12:25 Session 3: New design tools Chairman: Laura Carreras
                  “Optimization of the processing conditions for a novel vanillin epoxy via Time-Temperature-Transformation diagram”, Sihem Zaidi
                  “Sequential algorithms for the numerical analysis of delaminations: a new efficient and versatile approach”
, Luca Michelle Martulli (Politecnico di Milano)
14:00 Lunch at restaurant L’Avellaneda (Carrer Barcelona, 483, 17005 Girona)
16:00 Discussion & Closure


July 14 at the “Sala d’actes” of the Faculty of Education & Phychology (Seminar Building, Pl. Sant Domènec, 9, Campus Barri Bell 17004, Girona)

10:00 Welcome, Pere Maimí and Cristina Barris
10:15 “3D printing with composite materials: state of the art, technologies and trends”, Xavier Plantà (Industrial Technological Area Manager at Eurecat)
10:35 Session 1: Manufacturing facilities at Amade Chairman: Norbert Blanco
                  “AMADE Facilities: Advances in the Manufacturing of Composite Panels with Infusion and Hot Plates Systems”, Younes Jahani
                  “Fabrication and out-of-plane performance of additive manufacturing composite laminates with continuous fibres”, Alex Fernández
11:20 Coffee break and Amade Photo Contest
12:30 Session 2 Chairman: Dani Trias
                  “Quasi-Trivial solutions for composite laminates design”, Torquato Garulli
                  “On a Simple and Efficient Global/Local Stochastic Methodology for Accurate Stress Analysis, Failure Prediction and Damage Tolerance of Laminated Composites”, Paolo Minigher (INEGI,UdG)
                  “Matrix cracking detection using micro computed tomography (μCT) under cryogenic temperatures”, Mayerlin Salgado
                  “Biaxial fatigue testing for a LH2 tank”, Quirze Abella
14:45 Lunch at restaurant Casa Marieta (Pl. de la Independència, 5, 6)
16:00 Discussion & Closure


January 27 at the “Sala de Graus de la Facultat de Dret” (Campus de Montilivi, Carrer Universitat de Girona, 10, 17003 Girona)

10:00 Welcome,Pere Maimí and Cristina Barris
10:10 Computational Structural Mechanics using High Performance Computing”Gerard Guillamet (Barcelona supercomputing center – BSC and former Amade member)
10:40 “A personal experience in the participation in calls for grants for incorporating into the national research system”, Laura Carreras 
11:00 Session 1: Research and facilities of the “Grup de Recerca en Materials i Termodinàmica” (GRMT) Chairman:  Josep Costa
                  “Thermal analysis: application to polymer characterisation”, Daniel Sánchez Rodríguez
                  “Kinetic analysis of epoxy-based composite curing”, Jordi Farjas Silva
11:50 Coffee break  
12:20 Session 2: Modelling and characterisation of composite materials Chairman:  Jordi Renart
                  “A method for the efficient modelling of delamination in large structures”, Pierre Daniel (Btech and Amade)
                  “A methodology for the experimental characterization of energy release rate-controlled creep crack growth under mode I loading”, Edwin Meulman
                  “On the generation of design allowables taking into account the material variability, the presence of defects and the random spatial distribution of FRP”, Oriol Vallmajó
14:30   Lunch at restaurant Tomàquet (Carrer Albí,34,17003 Girona)

15:30  Discussion & Closure


July 15 at the “Sala d’actes” of the Faculty of Education & Phychology (Seminar Building, Pl. Sant Domènec, 9, Campus Barri Bell 17004, Girona)

10:00  Welcome, Pere Maimí and Cristina Barris
10:10 “Overview of the work performed at ONERA on composite materialsFrédéric Laurin (Onera)
10:30  Session 1:   New research lines and projects    Chairman:  Albert Turon
                  “AMADE’s sight upon composites sustainability” Josep Costa
                  “Experimental characterization and numerical modeling of composites at low cryogenic temperatures for the development of LH2 Tanks”   Jordi Renart
11:10  Coffee break
11:30   Amade Photo Contest
11:50  Session 2: PhD’s research progresses  Chairman:  Norbert Blanco
                  “Toward the prediction of the fatigue lifetime of laminated composites, using an incremental damage model with observable variables”   Stacy Patti
                   “Bond and flexural behaviour of Externally Bonded Reinforcement on Grooves (EBROG) strengthening systems: experimental study    Alba Codina
                   Influence of curing, post-curing and testing temperatures on mechanical properties of a structural adhesive”  Younes Jahari
12:50  Session 3: New training proposals and activities  Chairman:  Pere Maimí
                   “A new European Master course in AMADE: The FRP++”  Cristina Barris
                   “PhD internal meetings” Edwin Meulman and  Àlex Fernández
13:30    Lunch at the Cloister of the UdG 

14:30    Discussion & Closure


January 27, Virtual

10:00     Welcome, Pere Maimí and Cristina Barris
10:10     “From AMADE to IKERLAN: A gateway to modern industrial technologies Mario Cabello (invited speaker from Ikerlan and former Amade member)
10:30     Session 1: AMADE                                                                         Chairman: Josep Costa
                 “Introducing AMTEC: a new actor in the composites industry”, Carlos Sarrado
                 “AMADE PhD Sophomore Dissertations”, Marta Baena
11:10     Coffee break & virtual social meeting
11:40     Session 2: Modelling Composite materials                       Chairman: Dani Trias
                “Numerical Implementation of Experimentally Derived Mixed-Mode Cohesive Law”,  Ruben Isaac Erives Anchondo (invited speaker from DTU, Denmark)
Global sensitivity analysis and estimation of design allowables of composite tests within the framework of EU CleanSky Project ‘TREAL’”, Aravind Sasikumar
                “Numerical modelling and experimental behaviour of delamination and adhesive joints under dynamic loading”,  Pablo Villarroel

12:40     Closure


July 16,  Virtual

10:00   Welcome, Pere Maimí and Cristina Barris
10:10   Microscale modeling of fiber waviness and its effect on the composite properties and damage” (video), Tamer Sebaey  (invited speaker from Prince Sultan University and former Amade member)
10:30   Session 1: Fracture of composites                Chairman: Norbert Blanco
               “How AMADE advanced towards efficient dynamic interlaminar characterisation?”, Sergio Medina
               “How pseudo-ductility influences translaminar toughness and nominal strengths?”, Anbazhagan Subramani
               “Computational Micromechanics of deformation and failure in unidirectional composites”, Mostafa Barzegar
11:30    Coffee break & virtual social meeting
11:50    Session 2: FRP reinforced concrete structures   Chairman: Emilio V. González
               “Reinforcing and strengthening of structures with FRP”, Lluís Torres
               “Experimental study on the bond behaviour between CFRP NSM strengthening system and concrete under fatigue loading”, Javier Gómez
12:30   Session 3: Composite Structures           Chairman: Emilio V. González
A+ Glide Forming production process for aeronautical composite components”, Daniel Campos (Applus and Amade)
               “Testing and simulation of a composite-aluminium wingbox assembly subjected to thermal loading”,José M. Guerrero

13:10    Closure


January 26,  Virtual

10:00  Welcome, Pere Maimí and Cristina Barris
10:10“Opportunities in automation”, Elio Pajares  (invited speaker from Airborne and former Amade member)
10:30  Session 1: Facilities and experimental tests at Amade labs  Chairman: Cristina Barris
             “New tests and developments during 2020 in the AMADE composites lab”,  Carlos Sarrado
             “Facilities and capabilities of AMADE structures lab”, Marta Baena
11:20  Coffee break & virtual social meeting
11:40  Session 2: New tests and experiments Chairman: Albert Turon
             “Effect of temperature on flexural performance of NSM CFRP-strengthened RC beams”, Younes Jahani
             “Mixed mode test setup design & in-situ durability test“, Edwin Meulman
             “Determination of a mix-mode cylindrical cohesive law from DCB tests”, Ruben Isaac Erives Anchondo (invited speaker from DTU, Denmark)
             “Fatigue-driven delamination in GFRP laminates under mode I variable amplitude loading and G-control cyclic testing”,
Simon Mosbjerg Jensen (invited speaker from Aalborg and visiting student at Amade)

13:00   Closure



July 15,  Virtual

10:00  Welcome, Josep Costa
10:10  Rector de la Universitat de Girona, Dr. Quim Salvi i Mas
10:30 “Bellapart Chair in Light and Glass Structures: purposes and objectives”Dani Trias
10:50  “Amade’soperation during the Covid-19 pandemic”, Cristina Barris
11:00  Coffee break
11:10  Session 1:   Mechanical Testing Chairman: Josep Costa
             “X-ray tomography applications for composites”, Santiago García Rodríguez (invited speaker from Onera and former Amade member)
             “Four ways to measure the J(w) curve”, Pere Maimí
11:50  Coffee break
12:10  Session 2: Design tools Chairman: Pere Maimí
             “Complete transverse stress recovery model for linear shell elements in arbitrarily curved laminates”, Pierre Daniel (Btech and Amade)
             “Towards the definition of an hybrid experimental/virtual test matrix for the certification of the aeronautical components”,
Albert Turon, Oriol Vallmajó & Ivan Ruíz Cozar

13:10  Closure



January 24, at “Sala d’actes” of the “Campus Centre, UdG” (Emili Grahit, 77)

10:00  Welcome, Pere Maimí and Cristina Barris
10:10  “AMADE, 20th anniversary”, Josep Costa
10:50  Coffee break
11:10  Session 1: Additive manufacturing  Chairman: Dani Trias
             “Additive Manufacturing of Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites for Transports, Healthcare & Sports”, Norbert Blanco
             “3D printing of strong fiber reinforced polymer”, Adi Adumitroaie
11:50  Session 2:  Strain rate effects   Chairman: Dani Trias   
             “Strain rate effects: A challenging topic considered in new AMADE’s projects”, Emilio González
             “Measuring Mode-I dynamic fracture toughness of composites under intermediate speeds”, Sergio Medina
12:30  Coffee break
12:40  Session 3: Adhesive joints Chairman: Lluís Torres 
             “Efficient design of bonded joints under different loading and environmental conditions”, Jordi Renart
             “A methodology to analyse bonded joints subjected to different environmental conditions”, Said Abdel Monsef
             “Near- surface mounted FRP-concrete adhesive joints”, Cristina Barris
             “Bond behaviour of NSM FRP strengthening systems on concrete elements under sustained load”, Javier Gómez

14:00   Closure

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