David González

Profesor Titular (Associate Professor)

Mechanical Engineering
Campus Rio Ebro.- Edificio Agustin de Betancourt
Maria de Luna, s/n
50018-Zaragoza (Spain)
Tel:: +34 876 55 52 29
e-mail: gonzal (at) unizar.es


Ph.D. Mathematics (Applied Mathematics) (Sept – 2004) Universidad de Zaragoza

Ph.D. Thesis: “Mixed approximations in natural neighbour Lagrange-Galerkin methods. Application to Solid and Fluid Mechanics.” Download an abstract in english, or full document in spanish.

Research Topics

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Meshless Methods (Natural Element Method). Partition of unity methods
  • Numerical simulation of forming processes. Simulation of laser surface coating processes
  • Meshless simulation of fluid-structure interaction
  • Dimensional model reduction. Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD) methods.
  • Modeling and simulation of Carbon nanotube suspensions
  • Data-Driven on Computational Mechanics
  • Computational surgery
  • Real-time simulation


  • New book: An Introduction to Structural Mechanics for Architects, will be available soon at Springer. Now available, order here

  • Our new book: Resistencia de materiales para arquitectos (in spanish). Order here.


  • Book: PGD programming with Matlab is available at Springer. Order here.
  • Book: MATLAB Quick Guide (in spanish). Order here.


  • Here you can find a complete list of my publications

Latest videos YouTube channel

Advised students

  • Andres Galavis. Fluid-structure interaction from a Lagrangian point of view. (With Prof. E. Cueto [pdf])
  • Fares El Halabi. Multiscale Approach Based on Parametrized Microscale Models Using Proper Generalized Decomposition. (With Prof. M. Doblaré [pdf])
  • Carlos Quesada. Real-time simulation of surgery by Proper Generalized Decomposition techniques. (With Prof. I. Alfaro)
  • Alberto Badías. Data assimilation procedures for mixed and augmented reality. (With Prof. I. Alfaro)
  • Beatriz Moya. Physically-based machine learning of fluid behavior. Ongoing 2018. (With Prof. E. Cueto)



  • Paco Chinesta (ENSAM ParisTech)
  • Antonio Huerta (UPC)
  • Amine Ammar (U. Greoble)
  • Pedro Díez (UPC)

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