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20/02/2024
EU’s new maritime carbon tax “not effective” at reducing emissions, experts warn
The new European Emissions Trading System (ETS), which imposes emission-based tariffs on ships sailing in European waters from January 1st is “not effective” at reducing carbon emissions, according to researchers from the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)....


16/02/2024
CIMNE’s Dr. Pere-Andreu Ubach Advocates for Inflatable Breakwaters in Coastal Defence
Dr. Pere-Andreu Ubach, from the Civil and Environmental Engineering research group at CIMNE, this week defended the need to validate the effectiveness of inflatable breakwaters to minimize coastline erosion and promote the recovery of seagrass meadows. Speaking for local station Canal Blau of the G...


09/02/2024
Phone data helps identify human´s impact on biodiversity
Researchers from the Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) and other Catalan and Spanish institutions have developed a novel methodology to identify threats to biodiversity. In a study released in the ...


30/01/2024
CIMNE experts reduce weight of chassis components of electric vehicles by 40%
Researchers at the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) have proposed novel material solutions based on high-strength steels, composites and hybrid materials to reduce the weight of electric car chassis components by 40%. The research was conducted as part of the Europe...


29/01/2024
CIMNE’s new machine learning-based software improves dam structural safety
Researchers from the Machine Learning in Civil Engineering group at CIMNE have developed a new machine-learning based software to predict structural behaviour of dams, allowing for enhanced decision-making and minimizing safety risks of these critical infrastructures. The tool, called SOLDIER: SOLu...


24/01/2024
Industry, Public Officials meet at CIMNE to outline future research
The Director of the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), Dr Javier Bonet, today led the opening of the centre's first Roadmapping Exercise, a two-day strategic event that brings together researchers, local businesses and public officials to align CIMNE's medium-...


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