Facundo Cosimo

ESR 3:
Facundo Cosimo

I am Facundo Cosimo, a Mechanical Engineer graduated from the National University of Rosario located in Argentina. For the last 5 years, I have been working in different companies as a Design Engineer and a Project Engineer. I started to work in these companies while I was still a student, something that allowed me to complement the formal education imparted at the University with highly valuable experience.

During my time spent in industry I was faced with complex problems that many times required me to rely not only on classical engineering tools but also in modern approaches, such as those found in CAE and CAD software packages. In addition, I consider myself passionate about programming. In this context, I find the THREAD project as the perfect opportunity to boost my skills both as a Mechanical Engineer and as a programmer.

I would say that the key assets that I have to offer are my experience in dealing with complex mechanical problems and my wide knowledge in software development. Both abilities prove to be essential to successfully deal with the simulation of multi-filament cables through the proposal of novel techniques as required by my THREAD’s research topic. I am also highly motivated by the multidisciplinary nature of the THREAD project, an aspect that I consider essential to deliver innovative and creative ideas. I truly believe that I am being faced with an invaluable opportunity to continue learning while actively contributing to groundbreaking developments.

Host Institution
University of Liège (Belgium)


The ESR will develop models of wire bundles based on non-smooth contact dynamics with applications to wiring harnesses which are compound, multi-wired rod-like structures. The simulation tool will combine an open-source advanced contact solver developed by INRIA in a project on hair simulation with an open-source rod formulation to be developed by ESR3. The ESR will conduct a comparison of these two approaches in terms of robustness and efficiency. The final aim of ESR3 is to develop a simulation code for mesoscopic structure models to perform virtual experiments able to reproduce and predict the outcome of the experiments performed by ESR11 in hardware.

Expected Results

Virtual experiments with mesoscopic models developed by ESR3 yield a powerful tool to analyse and interpret the outcome of the experiments performed by ESR11, provide an independent approach, complementary to the one developed by ESR6, to study harness-like structures, and thus enables a mutual validation of these methods.


planned at GDtech (industrial partner), Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (partner organisation), Centrale Supélec and Fraunhofer ITWM

associated with the Industrial Challenges

IC 1 Textile engineering
IC 3 Automotive engineering I
IC 9 Software development