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Andrea Leone defends his PhD thesis on Thursday 13 June 2024

In August 2020, Andrea Leone joined THREAD as ESR 4 at NTNU Trondheim under the supervision of Elena Celledoni. He completed a PhD thesis on Data-driven and geometric methods for mechanical systems in March 2024 and will now be the third...

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THREAD is wonderful!

At the end of April, the European Commission invited young and old to its annual science fair Science is Wonderful! at Brussels. This year, the THREAD team from the University of Liège was selected to present its work on highly flexible structures at a...


31 March 2024: End of the THREAD project

The THREAD project has now been completed successfully. Thank you all for a great time.

We wish our Early Stage Researchers every success and all the best for their future careers in science, industry or wherever.


THREAD’s scientific publications

This list of scientific publications will be updated continuously so all interested readers have the opportunity to read up on the newest developments in THREAD. All publications are open access which means free online access for any user.

Articles in peer-reviewed...


LEUCOREA Wittenberg was the perfect place for hosting THREAD’s final meeting

The final annual meeting of the THREAD network was held at the LEUCOREA Conference Centre in Lutherstadt Wittenberg (Germany) from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th February 2024. Founded in 1502, at the time of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon, LEUCOREA was the seat of the...


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....


THREAD’s Annual meeting 2024

The THREAD project is now in its final phase. This year, most ESRs plan to complete and submit their PhD theses.

On 5-7 February 2024, the network will have its Annual meeting 2024 at LEUCOREA Conference Center in


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...

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International conference HFSS 2023 completes THREAD’s network-wide training programme

The International Conference on Highly Flexible Structures HFSS 2023 was held on 25-29 September 2023 in the beautiful port city of Rijeka, Croatia, as the final event of THREAD under network-wide training activity (nwt 4). The uniqueness of this event was the single-session...


THREAD at European Researchers’ Night 2023 in Rijeka

At the end of September, all members of the THREAD network met at URFCE in Rijeka for the International Conference on Highly Flexible Slender Structures HFSS 2023. Perfect opportunity to join afterwards European Researchers' Night 2023 at the hall...


Looking forward to THREAD’s final scientific conference HFSS 2023

The International Conference on Highly Flexible Slender Structures will be held between 25 and 29 of September 2023 at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Rijeka, Republic of Croatia. The conference will be organised as an ECCOMAS (European Community on Computational Methods...


Warming up for THREAD’s Final conference

In about two months, the THREAD network will meet for its final conference HFSS 2023 in Rijeka.

Time to warm-up at the 11th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics in Lisbon. Five Early Stage Researchers of the...

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Industrial Workshop – fleXstructures GmbH in cooperation with Fraunhofer ITWM

The second industrial workshop was held in Kaiserslautern at the Fraunhofer Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (ITWM) on the 25th and 26th of May, 2023. Organized by fleXstructures GmbH in cooperation with Fraunhofer ITWM, it allowed Early Stage Researches (ESRs) and guests of THREAD...


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...


Working on subsea systems with TechnipFMC: Andrea’s and Ergys’s industrial secondment

Our industrial secondment has just come to an end, and it really feels that time has flown by! TechnipFMC (TFMC) is a global leader in oil and gas engineering, and we had the chance to join the Structural Analysis Engineering (SAE) group,...


ECMI blog reporting on 25 years of MaGIC

The organisers of the MaGIC 2023 Manifolds and Geometric Integration Colloquium in Ilsetra hotel, Øyer, Norway report in ECMI’s blog on the history of the MaGIC colloquia and on the first days of MaGIC 2023 which is...

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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...


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...


CISM course on model order reduction with contribution by Olivier Thomas

The International Centre for Mechanical Sciences (CISM) in Udine, Italy, offers an Advanced Course on Model Order Reduction for Design, Analysis and Control of Nonlinear Vibratory Systems being organised by Cyril Touzé (Paris) and Attilio Frangi (Milano).


One-day workshop on riser analysis

The one-day industrial workshop on riser analysis took place on 30 January 2023 at the Lysaker branch of TechnipFMC. The workshop was organized by NTNU and TechnipFMC, which is a global leader in energy projects, technologies, systems, and services, providing clients...


THREAD contributes minisymposium to ICIAM 2023 Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics

The Scientific Committee of the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) accepted the proposal of THREAD PIs Martin Arnold (Halle), Sigrid Leyendecker (Erlangen) and Dejan Zupan (Ljubljana) for a minisymposium on Numerical Modelling of Highly Flexible Structures for Industrial...

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Save the date: MaGIC 2023 (nwt 9c)

From 27 February to 3 March 2023, NTNU will host the 2023 edition of the Manifolds and Geometric Integration Colloquia (MaGIC) at Ilsetra Hotel, Øyer, Norway.

In the three-day workshop, participants will hear and give talks about their research...


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


Return mapping algorithms for plasticity modelling: Sudhanva’s secondment at University of Rijeka

This October, I had my final secondment at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia. I worked under the supervision of Prof. Gordan Jelenić and had the opportunity to have several interactions with Prof. Leo Škec. During my stay, I focused on return mapping...


Secondment (mostly) in the dark: Denise finishes her visit at NTNU

Ten hours of daylight when I arrived, seven when I left. This is part of the magic of Norway. The days are shortening fast in autumn, and the light is different from any other place I have been before. Even the rain and the cold weather were...


THREAD at Industrie-Tag Informations-Technologie

In this year's edition of the Industrie-Tag Informations-Technologie (industry day information technology) at MLU, the first one after three years, Dr. Fabio Schneider-Jung from ITWM and our ESR 1 Denise Tumiotto gave a presentation...


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...


Save the date: THREAD’s International Conference HFSS 2023 on Highly Flexible Slender Structures, 25 September – 29 September, 2023

A contribution of THREAD Early Stage Researchers to the European Researchers' Night activities in Croatia (29 September, 2023) will be the final highlight of the International Conference HFSS 2023 on Highly Flexible Slender Structures, which will take place in Rijeka between 25 and...


THREAD’s third annual meeting in Liège

The third annual meeting of THREAD was held from 26 to 28 September at the University of Liège. Each ESR had the opportunity to present the progress in their research project and decide future steps with the PIs. Time was also made for discussing ideas for...


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...


THREAD at ECCOMAS Multibody Dynamics 2023 conference

Congratulations to our Principal investigators José Escalona (University of Seville), Johannes Gerstmayr (Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck) and Sigrid Leyendecker (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) who have been invited to present plenary talks at the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics 2023...


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.


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...


ECCOMAS approves THREAD’s network wide training event as Thematic conference on Highly flexible slender structures (HFSS 2023)

ECCOMAS, the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, is a scientific organization grouping together European associations with interests in the development and applications of computational methods in science and technology. Its Managing Board has approved THREAD's network wide training event nwt 4...


Bringing together mathematicians and industry: Math meets Industry (nwt13)

On 2nd and 3rd of June, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norwegian Network of Mathematics for Industry and Innovation and European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry organized Math meets Industry, an event with an...


THREAD: Living the project

Konstantina, Denise and Ergys report on their research and other THREAD related activities in a video that was produced by film-maker Anne Scheschonk and a team of WTV – Der Offene Kanal aus Wettin e.V., now available at THREAD's


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...


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...


nwt 3: Experimental data acquisition for modelling and validation in industrial applications

At the beginning of May, Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern hosted a five-day training on experimental data acquisition for modelling and validation in industrial applications as part of THREAD's core research training.

A consistent part of the training was dedicated to the...


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...


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...

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Kaiserslautern – Paris by TGV / ICE in less than 3 hours: Davide’s split secondment with CentraleSupélec

From the end of November to the end of March I had the opportunity to do my secondment at CentraleSupélec, working in close contact with Dr. Damien Durville and ESR 6 Ali Saadat. My secondment was focused on simulation of bending and torsion experiments...


MaGIC 2022: a magic experience

Another THREAD network-wide training was successfully completed. The Manifold and Geometric Integration Colloquia (MaGIC) took place in Ilsetra, Norway, from 28 February to 4 March 2022.

From the THREAD consortium, Denise Tumiotto (ESR1), Indrajeet...


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...


Save the date: Annual meeting at Liège, 26 September – 28 September 2022

The THREAD team at University of Liège invites the consortium to its Annual meeting from 26 September to 28 September 2022. The 14 fellows (ESRs) will report on the progress of their research projects and the consortium will discuss next steps in the research workpackages as...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


Three THREAD related sessions at ECCOMAS Multibody Dynamics 2021 conference

From 12 December - 15 December, 2021 the 10th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Multibody Dynamics was held at the University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary. Because of the pandemic situation in most European countries, the conference with its three plenary lectures and more...


Braid modelling at GDTech – Indrajeet completes first part of his secondment to industrial partner

The period of 20 October to 19 November 2021 marks a successful end to the first period of my secondment to GDTech, Belgium. Despite the constraints due to the measures of teleworking advised by the Belgian authorities, a healthy conduct of scientific...


Advanced training on modelling and simulation of contact-friction interactions

CentraleSupélec, in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, was host to the one-week training (15 to 19 November) on "Modelling and simulation of contact-friction interactions in assemblies of rods / beams". During this training, participants learned about different available approaches to treating frictional and non-frictional contact.


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...


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...


Upcoming events: nwt8 and nwt9b

CentraleSupélec will be the host of nwt8 from 15 to 19 November 2021. The ESRs will learn about the modelling and simulation of contact-friction interactions in assemblies of rods / beams. The training consists of courses, practical work and a round-table discussion about the challenges in...


Second annual meeting in Seville

Presentation of research results and discussion

From 5th to 7th October, the second annual meeting of THREAD took place in the beautiful city of Seville, hosted at the facilities of the University of Seville (USE). During this time, each ESR presented...


Annual meeting of THREAD in Seville

In less than two weeks, from 5 to 7 October, the THREAD consortium will meet in beautiful Seville for the second annual meeting, organised by the University of Seville.

We will discuss not only the progress we have made so...


NUMDIFF-16: Conference on Numerical Solution of Differential and Differential-Algebraic Equations

From the 6th to the 10th of September, the city of Halle (Saale) in Germany hosted the NUMDIFF-16 conference. During the week, 14 plenary lectures were held, including one from Prof. B. Owren, a PI of THREAD from NTNU, who presented a...

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Davide’s secondment to the home of industrial IPS Cable Simulation software

From the beginning of May to the end of July, I had the chance to complete my industrial secondment at IPS AB, in Göteborg, Sweden. After having to reschedule due to the pandemic situation, I was very happy to finally proceed with such an important...

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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...


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...


Network wide training on Communication, Knowledge transfer and Gender awareness

A three-day Network wide training programme on Communication, Knowledge transfer and Gender awareness was held at the University of Ljubljana between 30th June and 2nd July. Although the training was held as a hybrid event, most of the ESRs were able to attend it on-site which...

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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...

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University of Ljubljana organises courses on Communication and Outreach and on Gender awareness

The majority of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will attend the courses on Communication and Outreach (nwt 10b, June 30 - July 1, 2021) and on Gender awareness and Minorities (nwt 11, July 2, 2021) in presence. Both courses are organised by the THREAD team at


Two Young Researchers Minisymposia at NUMDIFF-16

THREAD ESRs will contribute two Young Researchers Minisymposia to the scientific programme of an international conference on the numerical solution of differential and differential-algebraic equations (NUMDIFF-16) in September 2021.

The first one with up to seven talks will...


New series of industrial secondments launched in May 2021

At the heart of THREAD’s comprehensive secondment programme are the industrial secondments with a length of three months. They are of high importance to fulfill the main objective of THREAD which is interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral training.

The series of 14 individual...


Virtual event at Mevea Ltd. on Digital twins in engineering education

According to Wikipedia, digital twins are virtual representations that serve as the real-time digital counterpart of physical objects or processes. In engineering, they help to get deeper knowledge on existing systems and products and to predict and to optimise the performance of future products.


Industrial workshop of PRINCIPIA SAS on modelling of offshore wind turbines

The industrial workshop of PRINCIPIA SAS, on modelling of offshore wind turbines, was held online on April 15-16, 2021. This workshop was organized by CentraleSupélec and PRINCIPIA SAS.

PRINCIPIA is an engineering company specialized in oil...

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Report from Liège: Online course on Textile engineering and Cable harnesses

Here we come to a successful end of the advanced research nwt 7 "Textile engineering and Cable harnesses" program from March 29, 2021 to March 31, 2021 hosted by the Université de Liège along with the industrial partners GDTech and


Two-day workshop on modelling of offshore wind turbines

On April 15 and 16, an Industrial Workshop with THREAD's partner Principia SAS will be held.


Future Leaders

It is the 25th of March, a new training with my international colleagues begins! These courses are the perfect occasion to know each other better, even if we are far away. The training is different from many of the previous ones. It talks about the future of...


Mug and bag with Halle University lion for Leone

Two online courses in a row, no joint coffee breaks, no small talk … but goodie bags from MLU's Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office that were sent by parcel to all our ESRs. Not all of them arrived in time for unboxing at the closing session of...


End of March 2021: Two online courses combined in one week

THREAD’s network wide training programme is continued by online courses on Research ethics, Research valorisation and Entrepreneurship (nwt 12 on March 25, 26 and 27) and Textile engineering and Cable harnesses (nwt 7 on March 29, 30 and 31).


Davide Murari (NTNU) attended MaGIC 2021 at Ilsetra, Øyer, Norway

The network wide training nwt 9, Manifolds and Geometric Integration Colloquia (MaGIC), took place during the first week of March 2021. Unfortunately, for most people it was not possible to join it in Norway, but it still was a very interesting training. Throughout the 3 days of...

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MaGIC moments

The Manifolds and Geometric Integration Colloquia (MaGIC 2021) started at Ilsetra, Øyer, Norway as a hybrid physical and digital event with contributions by 8 ESRs from the THREAD consortium.

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Toni Jelušić’s report on the workshop dealing with ropeway systems

On February 25 & 26, 2021 the members of the THREAD network participated in an online workshop dealing with ropeway systems: “THREAD Industrial workshop with Leitner”. The event was organized by the University of Innsbruck and the company Leitner.


Two-day workshop on current questions in ropeway systems

THREAD's next Industrial Workshop is held on February 25th and 26th. The online workshop is organised by teams from the University of Innsbruck and LEITNER.

We are very grateful to the the employees of...


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...


Andrea Leone (ESR 4) and Ergys Çokaj (ESR 5) report on nwt 6

The advanced research network wide training 6 “Geometric numerical integration and Lie group integrators” organized by our host institution, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), from 1st to 9th February, has been successfully completed.

It was a fully digital...


Save the date: Industrial Workshop with LEITNER ropeways at the end of February

THREAD‘s industrial workshop with LEITNER ropeways will be held on February 25-26, 2021. Due to the pandemic, it will be fully online and the organisers will do their best to provide insights into ropeway systems.

Talks by...


MaGIC 2021: Workshop on Manifolds and Geometric integration goes online

The annual informal workshop, Manifolds and Geometric Integration Colloquia (MaGIC) is organized by the Numerical Analysis groups in Bergen and Trondheim. This year MaGIC will be organised in a hybrid digital / physical setting in the week March 1 to 5, 2021. Due to recent travel restrictions...

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nwt6 starting soon

On Monday, February 1st the online course on Geometric integration and Lie group methods (nwt6) will start at NTNU.

The local website is now online.

It is still under...

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THREAD is ECMI’s featured project of January 21st

The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) selected THREAD as its featured project on Thursday, January 21st.

Andrea and Ergys presented their ESR projects in ECMI’s blog.

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nwt 6 as online course at NTNU in February

The next network-wide training will be organised by NTNU in Trondheim as an online event from 1 to 9 February 2021.

The participants will learn about geometric integration (Elena Celledoni, NTNU) and Lie group integration (Brynjulf Owren, NTNU) with lectures...

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Davide Manfredo (ESR 11) reports on nwt 2

The core research training nwt 2 “Virtual product development with interactive simulation of flexible structures” has come to an end and we all had a great experience.

The training started with an introduction to the IPS product portfolio, with a general...


Croatian THREAD partners listed at Net4Mobility+

THREAD has been included by Net4Mobility+ as a successful example of an MSCA project partly conducted in widening countries. Net4Mobility+ stands for facilitating transnational cooperation among the National Contact Points (NCP) in Horizon 2020: https://www.net4mobilityplus.eu/widening-countries-success-stories.


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nwt 2 in December

The next network-wide training will be organised by Fraunhofer ITWM as an online event from 7 to 11 December 2020.

The participants will learn about cutting-edge CAE technology used in industry in early product design phases and gain insights how...

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Narges in Lille – nwt 1 part 2

Narges Mohammadi (ESR 7) went to Lille for her first on-site network-wide training. This is what she experienced:

"nwt 1 part 2 was a different course for me since it was my first on-site nwt and my first...

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Industrial workshop with fleXstructures

"After THREAD’s Annual Meeting and Mid-term Check, we took part in our first industrial workshop organized by fleXstructures GmbH at Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern. Mr. Daniel Dengel, application engineer of the company, showed us their activities and collaborations with other industries all...

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First annual meeting and mid-term check meeting

From 19 to 22 October, the consortium met for our first annual meeting, combined with the mid-term check meeting but, due to the pandemic, only four ESRs, three PIs and the management team were able to meet at Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern, Germany in person. Everyone...

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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...

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Science festival in Rijeka spreads the passion for science through culture

The science festival in Rijeka is an annual event in Rijeka that tries to bring science closer to the general public. Usually it consists of lectures delivered by the volunteering researchers and professors all around the city of Rijeka and beyond. This year...

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THREAD’s first annual meeting and mid-term check meeting

We're happy to be the guests at Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern, Germany for our first annual meeting which will take place between 19 and 22 October 2020.

On the second day, we will have the mid-term check meeting. Our project...

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nwt 1 part 2 in October

The first part of nwt 1 took place in summer and due to the pandemic as a pure online event. The second part will now take place from 26-28 October 2020 at Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology, Lille, France. A live video stream will be...

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nwt 5: Summer school on ropes and cables was a complete success

The objective of the nwt 5 has been to train participants on the advanced simulation of ropes and cables. The contents included the absolute nodal coordinate formulation, ALE formulation, geometrically exact beams, and the efficient computer implementation, specifically with regards to open source simulation codes. Additionally, the...

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nwt 5: A guest’s perspective

Stefan Hante, a PhD student from Martin Luther University Halle, took part as an external participant in nwt 5 and shares his experience of the week in Austria.

"The network wide training nwt5 took place in the first week of September...

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THREAD in ECMI’s Annual Report

The European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) presented THREAD in its annual report.

Highly flexible slender structures like yarns, cables, hoses or ropes are essential parts of high-performance engineering systems. The complex response of such structures in real operational...

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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...

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Secondment of ESR 1 / nwt 1 – Press Release ITWM

Guest Scientist at Fraunhofer ITWM and Virtual Network-wide Training Promote Scientific Exchange

International networks enrich the scientific exchange. Within the framework of the European Union's THREAD doctoral program, this is currently lived out twice at the Fraunhofer ITWM: In July,...

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Learning about scientific writing and communication skills – nwt 10 part 1

The first part of nwt 10, organised by Prof. Dejan Zupan of the University of Ljubljana, took place online this week.

With a lot of practical exercises, the ESRs learned methods and instruments to write good scientific texts and to...

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Successful first network-wide training – nwt 1 part 1

This week, the first part of the first network-wide training took place. Our ESRs joined the lectures and practical exercises on non-linear beam theory and flexible multibody dynamics online.


nwt 5 in September

The first on-site network-wide training will take place from 1 September to 5 September 2020 in Obergurgl, Austria. It is organised by Prof. Johannes Gerstmayr from the University of Innsbruck.

The ESRs will hear lectures from Prof. José Escalona,...

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Network-wide training (nwt) starts online

Despite the current pandemic, the training activities in THREAD will start soon.

Our ESRs will be able to learn about non-linear beam theory, taught by the team of Professor Sigrid Leyendecker, and flexible multibody dynamics, taught by Professor José...

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Start of Davide Manfredo – Press release ITWM

EU-Doktorandenprogramm mit besonderen Herausforderungen

Am 1. April 2020 hätte Davide Manfredo seine Doktorandenstelle beim Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern antreten sollen. Er ist Teilnehmer eines ganz besonderen Programmes, in dem die EU europaweit 14 Promotionsstellen für drei Jahre fördert: »THREAD...

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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.

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...

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Fiume sale in orbita

La Facoltà di Edilizia fa parte del progetto ETN, una rete europea che si pone l’obiettivo di formare una nuova generazione di ricercatori. Ne abbiamo parlato con il docente Gordan Jelenić


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Lever des verrous technologiques concernant les « structures élancées » de systèmes industriels complexes tout en participant à la formation de doctorants, tels sont les deux principaux objectifs du projet européen THREAD, auquel participent les...

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Aus­­bildungs­­netz­­werk THREAD mit Inns­­bru­cker Be­­tei­li­gung

Ende Oktober fand das Kick-off Meeting zu THREAD statt, einem innovativen Ausbildungsnetzwerk (ITN) für Doktoranden mit Fokus auf anwendungsorientierte Forschung. Mit 3,6 Mio. Euro fördert die Europäische Union in den kommenden vier Jahren 14 Promotionsstellen....

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Kick-Off-Meeting 2019

24/10/2019, 09:00 – 25/10/2019, 14:00

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Riječki će doktoranti analizirati satelitske antene prilikom lansiranja u orbitu

Riječani će se baviti nelinearnom statičkom i dinamičkom analizom ponašanja satelitskih antena za vrijeme lansiranja, kada su izložene ekstremnom inercijalnom opterećenju i visokofrekventnim vibracijama

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THREAD – neuartiges Doktorandenprogramm der Europäischen Union

Am 24. Oktober findet in Halle/Saale das Kick-off Meeting zum EU-Projekt THREAD statt, einem neuartigen Doktorandenprogramm mit Fokus auf der direkten Anwendung neuer Forschung in der industriellen Praxis. Mit 3,6 Mio € fördert...

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Improved simulation using digital twins

Prestigious EU funding: FAU involved in international doctoral network
FAU is involved in a new European training network for doctoral researchers. The 14 research projects focus on the question of how to improve modelling and...

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High-level EU funding: MLU receives grant for an international PhD-network

The Institute of Mathematics at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) is to coordinate a new European Training Network (ETN) for doctoral students. The 14 research projects will examine how...