Background and activities
Miguel Costas Piñó joined CASA in January 2017. He earned his PhD at the University of A Coruña (Spain) in January 2016 with his thesis Crashworthiness analysis and design optimization of hybrid impact energy absorbers, being awarded the Cum Laude and international distinctions, and the extraordinary doctorate award.
In 2011, he graduated with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of A Coruña, with specialization in Structural Engineering. From 2011 to 2016, he worked at the Group of Structural Mechanics at the University of A Coruña, where he took his PhD and collaborated in several industrial and construction projects.
His research topics include material mechanics, crashworthiness, structural optimization, metal plasticity, impact engineering and finite element simulations of impact problems using explicit codes.
He is also a professional pianist graduated in 2005 from the Conservatory of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and he performs several times every year as a soloist or a collaborative artist.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) A through-thickness damage regularisation scheme for shell elements subjected to severe bending and membrane deformations. Journal of the mechanics and physics of solids. vol. 123.
- (2017) Static crushing of aluminium tubes filled with PET foam and a GFRP skeleton. Numerical modelling and multiobjective optimization. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. vol. 131-132.