Short bio

Hello, world! my name is Ramiro Mena Andrade. I am originally from Ecuador, but as far as I remember, I always try to mix traveling and studying. Following this approach, I moved to Spain to study at the Technical University of Madrid and Carlos III University where I received my bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in 2007 and 2009, respectively. After my graduation, I worked in the aerospace industry designing actuators with Shape Memory Alloys Technology for projects proposed by the European Space Agency. During my time as a practitioner, I saw first-hand the important role of numerical methods in engineering. In 2014, thanks to a scholarship funded by the European Union, I returned to the classrooms and studied the Erasmus Mundus Master in Computational Mechanics in Swansea University (UK), Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France) and Tsinghua University (China). Now, I am part of the Marie Skłodowska Curie ITN AdMoRe where my industrial partner is Airbus. My PhD research topic is to find the way to use Model Order Reduction techniques to study the post-machining operations required to mitigate distortions present in large structural parts made of aluminum.


Keywords of the project

Distortion mitigation, reshaping, plasticity, residual stresses and reduced order model.



  • Introduction to Python for Data Science. Microsoft and Datacamp, January 2018, online.
  • French language courses, October 2017 to April 2018 at Université de Nantes, France.
  • Discontinuous Galerkin summer school, July 2017, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Model Order Reduction Methods, January 2017, Nantes, France.
  • Theoretical foundaments of PGD (GdR AMORE), Novembre 2016, Paris, France.



Conference Proceedings:

  • R. Mena, J.V. Aguado, S. Guinard, A. Huerta, Reshaping of large aeronautical structural parts: A simplified simulation approach, ESAFORM2018 Conference, AIP Conference Proceedings 1960, 090001 (2018);
  • R. Mena, D. Deloison, J.V. Aguado, and A. Huerta, “Influence of the residual stresses in reshaping operations of large aeronautical parts,” in International Conference on Adaptative Modeling and Simulation ADMOS
    , edited by S. Perotto and P.Díez, eds., CIMNE, 2017.


Conferences talks

  • European Conference of Computational Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics ECCM – ECCFD 2018, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • European Scientific Associaton for Material Forming ESAFORM 2018, Palermo, Italy.
  • Computation and Big Data in Transport CM3, Brussels, Belgium.
  • International Conference on Adaptive Modeling and Simulation ADMOS 2017, Verbania, Italy.



  • Workshop on Numerical Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering 2018, Castelldefels (Spain)
  • Residual Stresses 2017, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, London (UK)