Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España
Materiales Compuestos Estructurales
IMDEA Materiales, C/ Eric Kandel, 2, Tecnogetafe, 28906 Getafe, Madrid – España
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Dr. Carlos González graduated in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid in 1995. He got his PhD. at the same institution at the Material Science Department of the E.T.S.de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos in 2000. He has carried out his lecture and research activities at this Department of which he holds the position of Lecturer since 2007.
His research activities have been focused in one of the main areas of Materials Science and Engineering: the analysis of the relationship between the microstructure of the materials and their physical properties, particularly of the mechanical properties of advanced structural materials, mainly composites. The development of models for the behaviour of composites based on their physical deformation and fracture mechanisms is a common point in all his research work. These technologies allow the developing of virtual testing with a high level of reliability, which are starting to be used to reduce the number of mechanical tests necessaries to certify a structural composite material. During the last years, his research was also focused on advanced manufacturing techniques for composite materials, with special emphasis on out-of-autoclave techniques such as resin transfer moulding, vacuum infusion, pultrusion and hot pressing, and including the development in parallel of the virtual processing technology for the manufacturing optimization.
Theses research activities have been carried out within the framework of more than 20 research projects funded by regional, national and international R&D programs and through contracts with companies (Airbus, EADS-CASA Espacio, Acciona, Gamesa, Anci, Future Fibers, etc). Dr. Gonzalez is author of more than 50 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, which have received over 800 cites (h index of 15). Some of those papers are considered as highly cited papers according to the thematic net ISI Web of Knowledge in the field of solid mechanics and even appear referenced in prestigious journals such as Science on the future prospects of the virtual simulation techniques.
He currently leads the Structural Composites group within IMDEA Materials Institute. where he keeps focused on the traditional research lines on structural composites adding a new research line on composites processing of polymeric matrix for the aerospace, automotive, sports industries, etc.
- Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Ing. Caminos, Canales y Puertos), Technical University of Madrid, Madrid , 2000
- Civil Engineer (Ing. Caminos Canales y Puertos), Technical University of Madrid, 1995
- Computational Micro and Mesomechanics of Composite Materials
- Composite Materials Manufacturing (liquid moulding RTM related, pultrusion, compression moulding, etc)
- Characterization of the Mechanical Behavior of Structural Materials
- Associate Professor of the Department of Material Science of the Technical University of Madrid
Current research projects
- ITER PCRs.– Micromechanical analysis of the ITER PC Rings. EADS CASA Espacio S.L.
- SIMSCREEN.- Virtual testing of advanced composites for aeronautical applications. Airbus Operations S.A.S.
- SEMICURED.- Semi-cured products manufacturing. Airbus Operations S.L.
- SIMET.- Numerical simulations for metallic fragments impact on composites. Airbus Operations S.L.
- ICE SHEDDING.- New material concepts for ice impact protection. Airbus Operations S.L.
- MUDATCOM.– Multifunctional and damage tolerant composites. MINECO (Fundamental Research Programme)
- MAAXIMUS More Affordable Aircraft Structure Lifecycle through eXtended, Integrated, & Mature nUmerical Sizing, (FP7 Program, led by Airbus)
- L. P. Canal, C. González, J. Segurado, J. LLorca. Intraply fracture of fiber-reinforced composites: microscopic mechanisms and modeling. Composites Science and Technology, 72, 1223–1232, 2012. DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.04.008
- M. Rodríguez, J. M. Molina-Aldareguía, C. González, J. LLorca. A methodology to measure the interface shear strength by means of the fiber push-in test. Composites Science and Technology 72, 11924-1932, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2012.08.011
- J. LLorca, C. González, J. M. Molina-Aldareguía, J. Segurado, R. Seltzer, F. Sket, M. Rodríguez, S. Sádaba, R. Muñoz, L. P. Canal.Multiscale modeling of composite materials: a roadmap towards virtual testing. Advanced Materials 23, 5130-5147, 2011. DOI:10.1002/adma.201101683
- S. Hernández, F. Sket, J. M. Molina-Aldareguía, C. González, J. LLorca. Effect of curing cycle on void distribution and interlaminar shear strength in polymer-matrix composites. Composites Science and Technology 71, 1331–1341, 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2011.05.002
- A. Ridruejo, C. González, J. LLorca. Micromechanisms of deformation and fracture of polypropylene nonwoven fabrics.International Journal of Solids and Structures 48, 153-162, 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2010.09.013
- E. Totry, J. M. Molina-Aldareguia, C. González, J. LLorca. Effect of fiber, matrix and interface properties on the in-plane shear deformation of carbon-fiber reinforced composites. Composites Science and Technology 70, 970-980, 2010.DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2010.02.014
- C. González and J. LLorca. Multiscale modelling of fracture in fiber-reinforced composites. Acta Materialia 54, 4171-4181, 2006. DOI:10.1016/j.actamat.2006.05.007
- J. Segurado, C. González and J. LLorca. A numerical investigation of the effect of particle clustering on the mechanical properties of composites. Acta Materialia 51, 2355-2369, 2003. DOI:10.1016/S1359-6454(03)00043-0
- J. Segurado, J. LLorca and C. González. On the Accuracy of Mean-field Approaches to Simulate the Plastic Deformation of Composites. Scripta Materialia 46, 525-529, 2002. DOI:10.1016/S1359-6462(02)00027-1
- C. González and J. LLorca. A self consistent approach to the elasto-plastic behaviour of two phase materials including damage. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 48, 675-692, 2000. DOI:10.1016/S0022-5096(99)00057-5
- J. LLorca and C. González. Microstructural Factors Controlling the Strength and Ductility of Particle-Reinforced Metal-Matrix Composites. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 46, 1-28, 1998. DOI:10.1016/S0022-5096(97)00038-0
Awards / Accomplishments
- 2007 National Certificate for Associate Professors in Material Science
- 2000 Fellowship Award to attend to the 1st MIT Conference of Computational Mechanics and Fluids (Cambridge, EEUU)
- 2000 Award of the Polytechnic University of Madrid to the best doctoral thesis
- 1995 Awards “Javier Huici” and “FCC Construcción” to the second best student of the Civil Engineering School of the Technical University of Madrid