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Carlos Azua Gonzalez

Research student, School of Engineering


Civil Engineer, by first training, and computational scientist (under training) keen on the development and use of numerical methods and algorithms for solving PDE's emerging from non-linear Mechanics including Mechanics of Materials, Solids and Porous media. To date, my research  has included Fracture Mechanics, (Multiscale) Micro/Macro-mechanics of heterogeneous materials and geo-mechanics


Research interests

I am keen on the broad field of Computational Solid Mechanics from method development to constitutive modelling, and naturally on applications of numerical methods in Engineering problems.

Publications in Conference Proceedings:

1. Azua-Gonzalez, C.X., Mihai, I., Jefferson, A.D. (2019), A combined Micromechanics Strong Discontinuity approach for modelling distributed and localised fracture in cementitious materials. UKACM conference 2019, London.

2. Azua-Gonzalez, C.X., van Zeben, J.C.B., Alvarez-Grima, M., van 't Hof, C., Askarinejad, A. (2019), Dynamic FE analysis of Soft Boundary Effects (SBE) on impact pile driving response in centrifuge tests, XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Reykjavik.

3. Van Zeben, J.C.B, Azua-Gonzalez, C.X., Alvarez Grima, M. , van’t Hof, C., Askarinejad, A. (2018), Design and performance of an electro-mechanical pile driving hammer for geo-centrifuge, Proc. Int. Conf. Phys. Mod. Geotech., London, 469-473.

4. Azua-Gonzalez, C.X., Pozo, C., Askarinejad, A. (2018), Finite Element analysis of soft boundary effects on the behaviour of shallow foundations, Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX, Volume 2, Porto, 1015-1024.