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.


Experimental Characterization Framework for SLA Additive Manufacturing Materials

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

Polymers, 2021

High-velocity ice impact damage quantification in composite laminates using a frequency domain-based correlation approach

Marco A. Pérez, J. Pernas-Sánchez, J.A. Artero-Guerrero, Roger Serra-López

Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 2021, p. 107124

Artificial bird strike on Hopkinson tube device: Experimental and numerical analysis

J. Pernas-Sánchez, J. Artero-Guerrero, D. Varas, J. López-Puente

International Journal of Impact Engineering, 2020, p. 103477

Model updating of uncertain parameters of carbon/epoxy composite plates from experimental modal data

M. Cuadrado, J.A. Artero-Guerrero, J. Pernas-Sánchez, D. Varas

Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2019 Aug 1, pp. 380-401

Numerical model of solar external receiver tubes: Influence of mechanical boundary conditions and temperature variation in thermoelastic stresses

Andrés Montoya, M.R. Rodríguez-Sánchez, Jorge López-Puente, Domingo Santana

Solar Energy, 2018 Oct 1, pp. 912-922

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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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Protecciones Ligeras de Sistemas Móviles

Lightweight Protection

En este curso se desarrollan los principios para el análisis de protecciones de sistemas móviles frente a impactos y cargas impulsivas. Así mismo se imparten los conocimientos necesarios para su modelización, diseño y ensayo según norma.


Sep 18, 2019

Hello world

This is the first hello world article of the web page