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Structural engineering

Welcome to XC

Pursuing structural engineering solutions for society.

We strive to contribute to society with structures that fit with the 3 E's of structural art: Efficiency, Economy, and Elegance. Our senses are open to Nature, both for learning from its beautiful forms as for raising personal awareness about sustainability. In terms of technology, we develop, with self-imposed mandate for openness and knowledge-sharing, much of the software that we use; conceiving tools to enhance, rather to compete with, the creative human process of design.

Featured Projects

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«Bowie» footbridge

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Viaduct over Aguisejo river

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Torito Hydroelectric Power Plant

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Roig gully aqueduct

XC Finite Element Open-source Software Project

XC

NEWS & EVENTS

11

APR

Migración casi-completa a software libre en el proyecto de estructuras

En el blog hemos colgado un artículo sobre cómo hemos ido avanzando en el uso de software libre para el proyecto de estructuras.

22

MAR

Tangled up with fibers

These days we are playing with XC fiber-material models of reinforced concrete sections. By integrating different fiber properties, we can find useful quantities relative to the geometry and tensional state of the section.

12

JAN

Analysis of instantaneous losses in prestress with XC

We have posted on the blog an article about the analysis of prestressed structures with XC, specifically, the article deals with the tracing of cables and the calculation of immediate losses in prestress.

09

SEPT.

Prestressed concrete slabs in XC

We are implementing in XC some developments to model prestressed concrete slabs.To test these tools, we create a 3D model of bridge with longitudinal and transverse prestressing tendons.

23

JULY

Kaizen

We have posted on the blog a couple of ideas that came out from some analogy between open source systems and the Japanese philosophy called Kaizen.


19

MAY

Analysis of tensegrity structures with XC

We have posted on the blog an article about tensegrity and how to address the analysis of different 2D and 3D tensegrity units with XC.

02

APRIL

Analysis of a vibrating string under tension with XC.

We have posted on the blog a case study that deals with a flexible string fixed at the ends and stretched to an initial strain. The first three natural frequencies are calculated with XC.

15

MARCH

Finite element analysis of structural steel joints.

We have posted on the blog a paper that deals with the finite element analysis of of structural steel joints. Two beam to column connections and two column base plates are modeled.

21

FEBRUARY

Analysis of a building with XC.

We have posted on the blog a case study that deals with a six-storey building with two underground parking levels. The displacements and internal forces are calculated with XC for several load combinations.