Lightweight Structure Dynamics Group


The group Lightweight Structures Dynamics is composed by researchers from different specialities all focused on the behavior of structures in dynamic regime. Different experimental methodologies for conducting complex impact tests at high and medium speed have been developed. Likewise, the group has extensive experience in performing models for materials under high strain rates, and developing simple analytical models for modeling impact phenomena. Research projects with both public and private funding are carried out, having worked with major companies mainly in the aeronautics sector, such as Airbus, Aernnova, ITP, etc. ... In addition to this activity, the group disseminates its findings through research articles in various indexed journals, as well as scientific conferences, mainly international.


Detection of barely visible multi-impact damage on carbon/epoxy composite plates using frequency response function correlation analysis

Manuel Cuadrado, Jesús Pernas-Sánchez, José Alfonso Artero-Guerrero, David Varas

Measurement, 2022, p. 111194

Lifetime optimization of solar central receivers via linear actuators

Javier A. Moreno, Andrés Montoya, Jorge López-Puente, Domingo Santana

International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 2022, p. 107388

Non-conventional tube shapes for lifetime extend of solar external receivers

M.R. Rodríguez-Sánchez, M. Laporte-Azcué, A. Montoya, F. Hernández-Jiménez

Renewable Energy, 2022, pp. 535-546

Experimental Investigation on the Low Velocity Impact Response of Fibre Foam Metal Laminates

Patryk Jakubczak, Magda Droździel, Piotr Podolak, Jesus Pernas-Sánchez

Materials, 2021

Experimental Characterization Framework for SLA Additive Manufacturing Materials

Jordi Martín-Montal, Jesus Pernas-Sánchez, David Varas

Polymers, 2021

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Element CROR

Element Cror aims to solve the requirements of protection of the new design aircraft motors (open rotor) for the plane of the future using innovative solutions for fuselage protection. For more information contact with


The LSDG is involve in unveil the capability of Graphene relate materials of improvement in CFRP materials for impact protection application. More information:

Auxetic Protection

In the Auxetic project, LSDG are development a new family of 3D lattice auxetic protection for impact , using the latest 3D printing technology. More information:

UNION (Ultrasonic and iNductIve nOn destructive testiNg for thermoplastic CFRP)

Inspección no destructiva mediante campos electromagnéticos en CFRP. El empleo de matrices termoplásticas permiten proponer nuevos procesos de fabricación, soldadura por inducción y inspección inspección no destructiva por EM.


The aim of BEDYN project is to address a methodology (including innovative tests, measurements, and analysis methods) to properly characterize the dynamic behaviour up to rupture of composite structures submitted to a dynamic loading.

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