Ali defends his PhD thesis

On Friday 9th of February, at 10 am, Mohammad Ali Saadat, THREAD’s ESR 6 (CS), will defend his PhD thesis Efficient simulation of bending behavior of spiral strands: a strategy based on computational homogenization in SD.206 at Bouygues building, CentraleSupélec, 9 Rue Joliot Curie, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette. His fellow ESRs from the THREAD project plan to […]

Defence of Marielle’s doctoral thesis

More than ten ESRs have already completed their 36-month projects in THREAD and are working hard to finalise their PhD theses in the near future. On Thursday 7 December, Marielle Debeurre (ENSAM) will be the first THREAD PhD student to defend her thesis supervised by Olivier Thomas. Marielle’s work in the ESR 13 project Nonlinear […]

Simulations and experiments: Amol’s secondments with ITWM and CS

In February, Amol visited ITWM in Kaiserslautern to work with the local team. He was introduced to the IPS Cable Simulation software and developed an ODIN simulation code framework for torsion tests which can be used for basic torsion tests as well as basis for further testing. Unfortunately, a Covid-19 infection struck him so he […]

Davide completes his personal secondment programme

My last secondment, which took place at MLU in Halle, has come to an end. During the month of February, I was able to work on one hand on the 2D and 3D implementation of a staggered grid Cosserat rod model, and on the other hand on the inclusion of an inelastic constitutive law in […]

Muneer finished his intersectoral secondment at URFCE

I was fortunate to initiate my first three months secondment at Rijeka University’s Faculty of Civil Engineering from 2 November 2022 to 2 February 2023. I worked under the supervision of Professor Gordan Jelenić and Assistant Professor Nina Čeh, and had the opportunity to have several interactions with PhD researchers and faculty members at URFCE. I […]

Objectivity issue of 3D geometrically exact beam model: Ali’s secondment at PRINCIPIA

My three-month secondment, which was spanned over six months, unofficially started at the beginning of my PhD, after multiple discussions we had with the industrial partner of the project, PRINCIPIA. Through these discussions, I became familiar with DeepLinesTM, the software developed by PRINCIPIA to model offshore wind turbines and mooring lines. During my secondment, I […]

Narges went to Lappeenranta for an industrial secondment at MEVEA Ltd.

As an important part of the THREAD project, I started my three months industrial secondment in July 2022 at MEVEA in Lappeenranta, Finland. This secondment was a good part of my study since I was able to advance my work at the same time enjoying my life in the north of Europe. During my stay, […]

Martina visits Norway for her secondment at NTNU

My last secondment took place in Trondheim, Norway. Many people were involved in the collaboration NTNU-FAU, i.e. Elena Celledoni, Andrea Leone, Brynjulf Owren, Ergys Çokay and Davide Murari. We organized often meetings with Sigrid Leyendecker to discuss about our main goal: simulating beam mechanics in the framework of Neural Networks. It was interesting to see […]

August in Liège

Endoscopes are medical devices used to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels. In the bigger prospection of simulating these devices during operation, the importance of modelling the contact between the endoscope and the human body is clear. This was the main reason of my secondment at the Université de Liège where I […]

Summer in Amiens: Marielle finishes her industrial secondment

I recently finished my in-person split secondment at Valeo at the end of August and am very grateful to have had this opportunity. Valeo is a very large company, one of the largest companies in France and a major manufacturer of automotive components. Besides that, Valeo has a reputation for innovation and research and development […]

Halle-Kaiserslautern-Erlangen-Trondheim-Oslo: Indrajeet’s scientific expedition

After an exciting period of secondment in Halle for one month, Indrajeet’s scientific expedition continues further to Kaiserslautern for the nwt3 event, which was immediately followed by a warm welcome in Erlangen, Germany by the team of LTD in Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) for the secondment period of 07.05.2022 – 31.05.2022. The first day started with […]

Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern hosted three secondments between April and May 2022

ESR10, Martina, had the possibility to test the unloaded shafts provided by Karl Storz Estonia during her previous secondment. The purpose of this secondment was indeed the investigation of the stiffness parameters of such complex devices like endoscopes with the use of MeSOMICS at ITWM Fraunhofer. It was interesting and challenging to do some hands-on […]

One month in Halle with Konstantina, Ergys and Indrajeet

It has been an amazing journey with Indrajeet (ESR 2), Konstantina (ESR 8) and Ergys (ESR 5) together for the secondment in Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg in Halle (Saale), Germany. Each of the ESRs worked diligently in their part of doing collaborative research work, along with taking back great memories together from social events. Prof. Martin Arnold […]

Andrea and Jan’s secondment in Liège

Our one-month secondment at the University of Liège has passed very quickly. Working together with a local team of experts on robotics and dynamics was a very pleasant and beneficial experience. We had the opportunity to collaborate closely with ESR2 Indrajeet Patil and Prof. Olivier Brüls on topics related to our projects, namely contact mechanics […]

Studying Exudyn in the Alps: Narges’s secondment in Innsbruck

From February first until March, I did my secondment at the University of Innsbruck. In the first days, I visited the university and all the facilities such as the mechatronic lab. On the other hand, I started to become familiar and know how to work with Exudyn, which was an elaborated software with many interesting […]

Denise finishes her industrial secondment with fleXstructures

On 18 October, my industrial secondment in fleXstructures started. The company fleXstructures, based in Kaiserslautern, dedicates itself to the commercial and technical services of the software IPS cable simulations developed in Göteborg (Sweden). During my stay, I worked under the supervision of Michael Koch and Jiajun Gu. They both welcomed me and helped me learn […]

Research secondments boost scientific cooperation in the THREAD network

Year 2022 starts with a series of research secondments within the network. In a few days, Narges (THREAD’s ESR 7 from Seville) will go for one month to the University of Innsbruck. Afterwards, the MaGIC 2022 Colloquium on Manifolds and Geometric Integration in Ilsetra (Norway) will be the next highlight at network level. In March, […]

Circular Braiding: The Industrial Experience with Centexbel

Here we come to a successful end of an exciting industrial experience in Centexbel, Belgium. The hands-on experience with the circular braiding machine, its cutting-edge performance, the limitations as well as facing difficulties even to the extent of witnessing its breakdown has been a remarkable experience in the scientific pursuit. The secondment had been split […]

Konstantina’s secondment with industrial partner LEITNER

From 20 September to 20 December I had the luck to complete a three-month-long secondment in LEITNER company. LEITNER, a top manufacturer of ropeway systems, was the ideal environment for me to get an industrial experience in a field directly linked to my research topic. Investigating highly flexible axially moving beams with co-moving discrete masses, […]

Learning about endoscopes in Estonia – Martina’s industrial secondment

My industrial secondment at Karl Storz ended. The aim of the internship was to study the stiffness parameters of endoscopes for modelling purposes through an experimental campaign carried out on several endoscopes. During these three months I learnt a lot more than what was planned at the beginning. The engineers and the workers from every […]

Sudhanva’s secondment with his industrial partner

In August of 2021, I was fortunate to start my secondment with our industrial partner in Ljubljana. Here at Chair of Mechanics, UL FGG, we have a strong industrial cooperation with the building materials research institute Igmat d.d. and I had the privilege to learn a lot through experimentation at their test facilities under the […]

Marielle completes a two-month secondment to industry

In the spring of 2021, I was fortunate enough to be able to “officially” start my secondment with ENSAM’s industrial partner VALEO. The situation was made a bit more complicated due to the work-from-home mandate, but I was able to collaborate with the team of scientists at VALEO online via Google meets. The experience was […]

Denise’s and Jan’s secondment in Innsbruck: June / July 2021

Working at the University of Innsbruck has been a wonderful experience. The great team of mechatronics has welcomed us as part of the group since the beginning. During the days at the university, we were able to learn not only from Prof. Gerstmayr and ESR 8 Konstantina Ntarladima but also from the other PhD students […]

Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) hosts two secondments

Our 1-month secondment at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) was a wonderful experience. We learned a lot from everybody at the Chair of Applied Dynamics. Working on discrete mechanics of beams was very useful for our individual projects in THREAD and all the discussions we had with the scientific staff at FAU were very valuable for us as young researchers.  We did […]

Jan completed his industrial secondment at SPACE-SI, Ljubljana

I was looking forward to the secondment at SPACE-SI from the start of the project. They are breaking new ground in Slovenia and elsewhere with their space application technology. I saw this as an opportunity to learn a lot about the specifics of this field but also as part of the so needed networking that […]

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Konstantina’s secondment in Rijeka

In the middle of September my secondment in Croatia started. I spent a month in the University of Rijeka. I tried to gain the most out of my experience working in an inspiring environment and being surrounded by researchers working on state-of-the-art finite element techniques on non-linear dynamics and computational mechanics. The PhD group of […]

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Denise’s secondment at Fraunhofer ITWM

I spent the 3rd month of my Ph.D. project in Kaiserslautern. My experience there was amazing, and I learned so much during the four weeks I stayed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM. During this secondment, I had the opportunity to learn about a different way to research, which I never came in […]

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More ESRs join the network

01/04/2020 Rijeka, Croatia / Kaiserlautern, Germany On 1 April, two new doctoral students joined THREAD: Jan Tomec in the group of Professor Gordan Jelenić at the University of Rijeka and Davide Manfredo at Fraunhofer ITWM under the supervision of Dr. Joachim Linn. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not possible for Davide to travel to Kaiserslautern right now […]

Meeting in Rijeka

THREAD welcomes the first Early Stage Researchers

12/03/2020, Rijeka, Croatia A local meeting of THREAD partners was planned for today at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. Because of current travel restrictions due to COVID-19 / Corona virus, Dr. Tomaž Šuštar (Principal investigator at C3M d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia) and his PhD student Toni Jelušić could not attend the meeting personally but only online […]