Category Archives: Caminos my dear

Abaqus (getting old ;-) part III)

Last months I’ve been very stressed involved in a pretty project at the GME. Some years ago, my coordinator Jacobo Díaz wrote a program called MEFLAP that created a FEM model with shell elements (with orthotropic materials definition)of voided slab … Continue reading

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Serpents in my life (getting old ;-) part II)

In the previous post I wrote about one of my projects working at the GME and the new tools for me I used. This post relates to the other project I work on it. The GME is partner of the … Continue reading

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The Qt x-perience (getting old ;-), part I)

Some time ago I think about writting my (short) experience programming GUI with C++/Qt/Qwt. This interesting post by Linus Torvalds blaming C++ motivated me again to do it. As I wrote in a previous post, last year I began to … Continue reading

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Lone wave

Tomorrow I’ld must be attending to the IV Civil Engineering, Territory and Environment Congress at Málaga (South Spain). Finally I couldn’t travel because domestic problems, so I’m a bit sad. I’m a bit sad because tomorrow morning my first boss … Continue reading

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Eternal poetry

When I was a teenager I had a controversy with my friends and our the Biology teacher. They said once the paper is destroyed, writtings are missed forever. Meanwhile, I defended even when the paper rots or burns, poetry will … Continue reading

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Art & attitude of Civil Engineering

Next November, 30th at my Civil Engineers School we’ll enjoy a very interesting speech of Julio Martínez Calzón [wikipedia, ES] of MC-2. He’s currently one of the best Spanish civil engineers, he has a very impressive (technical and artistic) work … Continue reading

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Highly connected nodes

It’s the leit motiv of my life these days… I’m a member of GPUL, so I’m a free software activist -> I collaborated with ESF-Galicia (Engineers Without Borders) in their migration to free software and open standards. I’m a social … Continue reading

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Engineer, but human too

“Until the engineer performs a poetic approach of the nature, he mustn’t operate on it.” JAFO (José Antonio Fernandez Ordóñez) These days I’m working among other things [that maybe will make me implode] in a series about Spanish civil engineering … Continue reading

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More than W*S

The last days at the Conference were intense, so I’ll write about them at home again. The second day began with RMS’s speech about patents. We arrived a bit late, but I can certify it was a very good speech … Continue reading

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Via Augusta

It’s 4 a.m. I’m trying to write slowly in the darkness because Gonzalo it’s trying to sleep. He will read his paper tomorrow. Today started the Conference. It seems the usual professional Conference in a four-star hotel, but there is … Continue reading

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Night and Girona

Two hours ago my buddies at work Gonzalo, Nacho and me arrived in Girona, Cataluña, North Spain. We will attend to the  III Jornadas de SIG Libre (3rd Free GIS Conference). CartoLab will read two papers, release one application, and … Continue reading

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Perfect purity

“Perfect purity is possible if you turn your life into a line of poetry written with a splash of blood“ Yukio Mishima. Runaway horses, 1969

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First milestone reached

Finally after fourth months, I have an approved proposal of final degree project. It has been a hard struggle because my first proposal (a cultural-artistic complex I had been conceiving the last years) was rejected. I could explain how absurd … Continue reading

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Frankenstein GUI

The week before Akademy I attended to a course about a Civil Engineering tool called Istram Ispol. It tries to be a killer-app for road and railway projects. It really has a very interesting lot of features, but I really … Continue reading

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My personal Guademy

GPUL was candidate to organize next summer the international Akademy and Guadec. We lost in the competition in favor of Canarias Islands candidate. But we won at least the competition to organize the Akademy-ES last November. It was a chance … Continue reading

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A little Geotechnical investigation

Last year I studied Special Foundations. Part of a paper about the jet grouting technique that allowed me pass the subject is now in my personal page (sorry, only in Spanish by now).

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GIStheresis

Some weeks ago I wrote about my work at the Territorial Studies Lab. After two months of a interesting, funny stage I left the Lab. Two doors from there, the CartoLab needed a geek person with some knowledge about GNU/Linux … Continue reading

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Principios para una Ingeniería Civil Humanista

(soon English version) Estos son unos principios extraídos de una profunda reflexión personal sobre el pasado y el presente de la ingeniería civil en España, intentando extraer el cómo debería ejercer mi profesión. Puede que varios sean muy idealistas, pero … Continue reading

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I was not resting in peace

I have not too much time to update this blog. Really, I never had time to do it, but now I’m aware of this fact but I’m not going to give up now. Last months were very hard but results … Continue reading

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More pieces for the FEM puzzle

Two interesting libraries that will help you in FEM analysis: libmesh, a FEM framework,  and PETSc, the linear/non linear equation parallelized solver. Via DM, materials engineering consultant Adam C. Powel‘s Opennovation.

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